11.15.18 Parent Communication

We hope you can join us for Frontier Day this week at the High Desert Museum in Bend. This is a self-guided visit that will start at 10 and you will have the day at the museum. Please arrive a few minutes early so your students can participate in an icebreaker activity and take a photo with their classmates. If you are traveling please check the weather before leaving, we have had dangerous conditions on the pass last year and always want families to err on the side of caution.

Last Thursday, we shared the teacher appreciation videos the students created with the teachers they created them for. Thank you. We have a special group of teachers who care very much for their students and so those videos elicited a lot of tears. We are so fortunate to be able to do what we do and it is alway such a gift to hear good things from students and families.  

Don’t forget next week is Thanksgiving, students and staff have the week off from live lessons.  Enjoy the time!

Important Date Reminders

November 16th

Bend Frontier Day, High Desert Museum 10-1(ish); please bring your own lunch

November 19th - 23rd

Thanksgiving Week (No School)

December 24 - January 4th

Winter Break (No School)


10.30.18 Parent Communication

Thank you for those of you who were able to join us for our Beverly Beach Frontier Day, it was a damp one but it was great to see everyone finding treasures. We encourage you to share your pictures with your homeroom teachers if you took some home to break open and clean up.

 Picture of our families before the Fossil Guy presentation. Look at all those rain boots!

Picture of our families before the Fossil Guy presentation. Look at all those rain boots!

Frontier Day @ Bend

Join us for our 3rd Frontier Day of the year on November 16th at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. There will be a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits to explore and plenty of time to socialize with all your friends from class. The price of admission will be covered by FCA, but lunch will not be provided. The event begins at 10 am and ends at 1 pm. As always, parents are required to stay on site.

To RSVP for the event, please click here.

Halloween

Some homeroom teachers are gathering Halloween pictures on Wednesday from those who celebrate Halloween. If Halloween is something you do not want your child to participate in please send your teacher a quick email so they are aware and can let you know when this is happening.

Important Date Reminders

November 12th

Veterans Day (No School)

November 16th

Bend Frontier Day, High Desert Museum

November 19th - 23rd

Thanksgiving Week (No School)


10.15.18 Parent Communication

Hello Families!

This is our second ever Parent Communication email! Below you will find all the important and timely information regarding FCA (now with subheadings for easy referencing!). Enjoy!

Frontier Day Recap

Thank you to all who joined us at our second Frontier Day at the Rice Museum last Friday. We had over 150 students (and lots of family members) attend between the two dates! That is a great turnout. Our staff loves meeting you in person and hopefully, you have a chance to meet other students and families. If you were not able to make it we have two more lined up.

 Picture of students who attended the second Rice Museum Tour.

Picture of students who attended the second Rice Museum Tour.

Frontier Day @ Beverly Beach

Our next Frontier Day will be at Beverly Beach (Newport, Oregon). Will will be digging for fossils with Avocational Paleontologist, Guy DiTorrice. We will meet at 9 am and end around 12 pm. Below are a few important pieces of information about the Frontier Day, written in bullet point for readability:

  • Dress warm and appropriately for the weather.

  • Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged. We will be parking in the Day Use area for Beverly Beach. There are 110 potential parking spots and they are first come first serve. Many spots might be filled with overnight campers and people who arrive before us. There is also some off the highway parking on the north and south entrances.

  • We have access to 10 picnic tables, which isn’t very much considering how many families have expressed interest in this Frontier Day. We encourage everyone to bring their own chair for comfortable seating.

  • Food will not be provided, so families should bring their own snacks and sack lunches

  • Bags, gloves, and safety instructions have arrived from SOLVE of Oregon for our beach cleanup; once the outing is ending we will pick up all our trash (and any other trash we find) and load it into the bed of Guy’s truck.

Frontier Day @ Bend

Join us for our 3rd Frontier Day of the year on November 16th at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. There will be a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits to explore and plenty of time to socialize with all your friends from class. The price of admission will be covered by FCA, but lunch will not be provided. The event begins at 10 am and ends at 1 pm. As always, parents are required to stay on site.

To RSVP for the event, please click here.

Parent Luncheon

Hopefully, you were able to join us for our first parent luncheon hosted by the talented Mr. B; if you were unable to attend you can access the recording here. We will host similar events throughout the year to support families with the tech side of the school. Don’t forget you can always submit a help ticket anytime for more immediate help.

Important Date Reminders

October 26th

Newport Frontier Day

November 16th

Bend Frontier Day

November 19-23

No school--Thanksgiving break

 

 


10.01.18 Parent Communication

10.01.18 Parent Communication

Hello families!

We are starting our bi-monthly parent communication email this week. We will send this out every other Monday, and try and consolidate information as well as share all the great things our students are doing at FCA. These will also be posted to or website and our school Facebook page.

Thank you those of you who joined us at our September Frontier Day at the Rice Museum! We added an October date for this location to accommodate how many of our families signed up to attend. We have other fun events that can be found on our website events page. It is important to RSVP for those events that you wish to attend so we can plan appropriately for numbers.

Please continue to reach out with any questions regarding tech issues, classroom concerns, etc. We want to make sure you are accessing the best person, so here is a quick breakdown:

Tech issues

Please submit a help ticket in Canvas for prompt support. To submit a ticket, select Help in the Canvas global navigation menu and click “Submit a Help Ticket”.

Classroom questions

Please contact your child’s teacher—we are happy to help!

Special services

Please contact your child’s case-manager

Not sure?  

For grades K-5 you can start with Katie Schweitzer (kschweitzer@frontiercharteracademy.org); for 6-10 Beau Neal (bneal@frontiercharteracademy.org)

Don’t forget Student Onboarding resources in Canvas are still available to review if you need, there is a large amount of information there so always a good place to check.

Please join us for our Parent Luncheon Monday October 8th at 2:00 pm to learn about your Canvas Observer account and some tips and tricks to support your student. RSVP here. This session will also be recorded and available online if you are unable to attend.

Elementary families- you will be receiving school books and math manipulatives soon, we will also have our first month of science kits arriving. These are monthly deliveries for grades K-5.  Kiwi is for grades K-2 while Tinker is grades 3-5.

We are exciting to start our second month with all of you, thank you for making our school so great!

Thank you!

The FCA Staff

What Makes Our Classes Exceptional

What Makes Our Classes Exceptional

With no busy work, I never hear the dreaded, “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?”  I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that we’ve all had the gut-punch feeling of being asked that question by our kids and secretly thinking “Never.”