The Falcon Flash

Foskett Ranch Elementary Newsletter

January 23, 2019


All students in second grade are scheduled to participate in GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) testing the first week of February. The only second graders who will not take the test are those whose parents sent us the opt out forms. If you have questions about the specific times the students are testing, please contact your child’s teachers.

Some students in grades 3 - 5 will take the GATE tests as well. These are students who have been recommended by their parents. Students scheduled to take the GATE test in grade 3 will take the test on 2/6 and students scheduled to take the test in grades 4 and 5 will test on 2/7. Testing for grades 3 - 5 will start at 8:30 AM.

If your child is participating in the GATE test, thank you for ensuring your child gets a good night’s sleep prior to testing, eats breakfast and brings a snack to school.

If you have questions about the upcoming GATE testing, please contact your child’s teacher or the office.

Important Dates

Every Monday Early Release 1:40

  • 1/24 - 1st Grade Field Trip, Roseville Theater
  • 1/25 - 2nd Grade Field Trip. Roseville Theater
  • 1/31 - 4th Grade Field Trip, Railroad Museum
  • 2/1 - TK/Kinder Online Registration Opens
  • 2/5 - PTO Meeting 2:55 pm
  • 2/6 - Gate Testing 3rd Grade 8:30 am
  • 2/6 - K-Kids 2:45 Room 303
  • 2/7 - Gate Testing 4th & 5th Grades 8:30 am
  • 2/11 - TK/Kinder Registration paperwork returned to Foskett
  • 2/14, 2/15 & 2/18 - No School, President's Day
  • 2/19 - School Resumes
  • 2/19 - WPUSD Board Meeting at Foskett Ranch 7pm

Getting to School On Time

We appreciate your efforts to have students arrive on time to school. Our bell rings in the morning and the gates close at 8:13 AM so students have time to walk to their classroom and begin the day at 8:15 AM.

If your student arrives after the bell a parent/guardian will need to sign them in at the office and they will get a tardy slip.

Remember it's the Law!

Per California law any one under the age of 17 riding a bike, scooter, skateboard or skates must wear a helmet. Thank you for helping keep our students safe to and from school!

TK/Kinder Registration

TK/Kindergarten Online Registration opens February 1st.

To find out more information about the 2019/2020 school year click here and visit on registrations. Parents may turn in completed documentation to the office beginning Monday, February 11th.

Attention 4th Grade Parents

There are upcoming events this Spring and the profits help toward the cost of the 5th Grade Fort Bragg Trip. We are looking for a team of parents to head these events, such as the Father Daughter Dance and Mother Son Dance. These events will not happen without your help, please call the office and we will be happy to assist you!

After School Soccer/Futsal Club

We are happy to announce a new program coming to Foskett Ranch. Vision Soccer Training will be coming to our school starting January 29th to offer an after school Soccer/Futsal Club. To sign up see the link below or click here for flyer with more information.

What is Futsal?

Futsal originated in Uruguay and was quickly adopted throughout South America. It is now played all over the world and is growing rapidly in the United States.

Why is it so great?

Futsal is the ultimate game for helping players to develop skillful and creative tactics, foot skills, and ball control. Futsal is a fast-paced and exciting game that creates players that think quickly on the field and perform well under the pressure of a fast moving game. With on the field teams no larger than 5 vs 5, players are constantly involved in the action and touching the ball on a basketball style court, which has less space than a normal soccer field, encouraging control, finesse and high energy!

Program 1 - Soccer

All Tuesdays - Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19 - 2:50 to 3:50pm

Program 2 - Futsal

All Tuesdays - Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9 - 2:50 to 3:50pm

Open to grades 1 through 4.

To sign up please visit

Spirit Wear Wednesday's

We are encouraging students to show off their spirit wear (gray, burgundy, or Foskett attire) every Wednesday! Each week the class with the most spirit wear apparel on will win the trophy for the week. Click to purchase Foskett Ranch Spirit Wear.

2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Calendars

The district has approved and published 2 years of school calendars, click for details.

Be Safe~Be Respectful~Be Responsible

Our Mission & Vision


We expect our staff and students (our Falcons) to perform at high levels academically, behaviorally and socially.


At Foskett Ranch, students learn essential skills and knowledge to successfully progress towards college and career readiness.

Foskett Ranch...a place where falcons soar!