The Falcon Flash

Foskett Ranch Elementary Newsletter

November 7, 2018


Writing continues to be our school focus this year. Students write often in class, and one time per trimester we have students write a more formal piece as they respond to a prompt. Grade level teams and I collaborate to analyze the writing samples and use the information we learn to continuously improve our writing instruction.

We just completed the first trimester analysis in the text type of opinion writing. It is so exciting to report our students improved their writing abilities compared to last year at this time. Students reported to their teachers they are more comfortable in writing and actually enjoyed responding to this trimester's prompt. As we analyzed this trimester's writing samples, we will continue to work on skills/concepts such as writing structure, citing text evidence when opinions are stated, and adding descriptive vocabulary. We are super proud of our students' progress in the area of writing.

Veteran's Day is this Sunday. I want to take a moment to thank all of our veterans and active military for selfless sacrifice and service to our country. I appreciate you!

Important Dates

Every Monday Early Release 1:40

  • 11/7 - Dine Out Day - Support FRE at Panda Express 11am-10pm
  • 11/8 - Fall Picture Makeup
  • 11/9 - Early Release 12:30 Grades 1-5. All Kinder (am and pm) 8:00 - 11:20
  • 11/9 - Choir Performance 6-7pm
  • 11/12 - No School Veterans Day
  • 11/13 - Trimester Awards 8:30am
  • 11/13 - 11/16 - Early Release 12:30 Grades 1-5. All Kinder (am and pm) 8:00 - 11:20

Friday, November 9th Minimum Day Release 12:30 Grades 1-5. All Kinder (am and pm) 8:00 - 11:20.

Makeup Picture Day is Thursday, November 8.

For anyone who did not take a photo due to absence or being a new student to FRE to order photos please visit then eStore then click on Fall Portraits and enter the code 64fsrn18 to place your online order. This process needs to be completed by Wednesday, November 7th.

For anyone who who would like to retake their photo please return the entire portrait package you received to the photographers and they will retake the student's photo.

Great American Funraiser Pickup

The Great American fundraiser, (aka cookie dough) product and prize pick up is this Thursday, November 8th!

Please plan to pick up your orders from the Great American Fundraiser on Thursday, November 8th. The prizes the students earned will also be distributed.

Products will be distributed from 2:30 to 4:00 pm and 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday in the Cafeteria. Items MUST be picked up during one of these two distribution times as we do not have the freezer space to store any cookie dough. We are not able to hold any orders.

We also need help in sorting the items and we need help with getting the product out to parents on that day.

Please click on the link below and sign up to help!!!/showSignUp/8050c48aeab2cab9-gafdistribution

Conference Week Minimum Day Release

Mark your calendars as there will be a special minimum day release time for conference week 11/9 - 11/16. All 1-5 grades will be released at 12:30. All Kinder (am and pm) will attend 8:00-11:20.


Don’t forget to purchase your Strarstruck tickets by November 13th to guarantee seating availability. Tickets are not sold at the door and will sell out. Please send in your ticket orders as soon as possible.

Wednesday, November 28th

Anderson, Bryant, Burbage-Macaluso, Flanagan, Grever, Law, Noriega, Perry, Schrieber, Stice(Grades 3-4).

Thursday, November 29th

Butler, Leshnick, Mars, Sahyoun, Sordahl, Springborn, Stice (Grade 5), Taxara, Wittel.

Tickets are $3 each, 4 tickets per family per show, cash or check, no coins please. DVDs of the performance can be ordered on the night of the performance.

New Flyer Distribution

Check out our schools new and improved way to distribute flyers. Peachjar will have all of our current flyers in one convenient place. Click on the peachjar button to see flyers!

Choir Performance

Our choir will be holding a special Veteran's Day Performance at our school, in the multipurpose room, on Friday, November 9th from 6:00-7:00 please join us!

Panda Express Fundraiser

Panda Express will donate 20% of event sales on Thursday, November 7th to Foskett Ranch Elementary! Dine in or Take out.

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Lost and Found

Please make time to check the wall in front of the school for lost items such as jackets, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc., we will put items out Thursday, November 9th.

Remember to write your child’s name on items brought to school such as, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts and lunch boxes. It’s easier for items to find their way home with a name.

Accidents Happen

The schools health office is in need of clean new underwear for "accidents" and larger size pants 8-12. Thank you!

Canned Food Drive

Foskett Ranch is helping the local Lincoln Lions club by collecting canned food to be distributed to families to ensure they have a nice Thanksgiving meal. Our school wide goal is 1,000 cans of food (that's 2 to 3 cans per student). Start watching for Lion's donation boxes around campus.

Box Tops Update

Thank You Foskett Families, for turning in 5,626 eligible box tops. There were 14 classes plus STAR who participated.

Additionally, through the Box Tops app, we have also earned close to $78.00! Many thanks to all the volunteers that helped, we appreciate you, keep on clipping.

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!