Roadrunner Weekly

"We're Going Places!" - March 4th- March 8th

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Principal's Office

Hello, all!


Here is our Roadrunner Weekly for the week of March 4th through March 8th. What a great week we had in Roadrunner Country! 30 of our kids were reclassified as fluent English proficient; we celebrated our Perfect Attendance kids from trimester 2; our GATE Destination Imagination teams qualified for the state finals; and we just completed an amazing "Read Across America"! Special thanks to Ms. Swesey and all of the other teachers who worked with her to make "Read Across America" week so fun for our kids! Remember, reading and attendance at school are the two most important things your kids can do to promote academic success!


And speaking of attendance, we've had a lot of students out with various illnesses over the past few weeks. While we appreciate everyone's cautiousness, I did want to remind folks that unless your child has had a fever of a 100 degrees or more or has been throwing up within the previous 24 hours, we strongly encourage your child to be at school. If they continue to feel really crummy, we'll send them home. Nothing can make up for actually being at school!


Please continue to visit our teacher websites regularly to keep current on homework assignments, weekly projects, and events. Also, i-Ready is an important at home skill-building tool, so please encourage your child to continue using it for 45 minutes or more per subject, per week to stay sharp on their math and ELA skills.


Have a great!


Mr. Cubias

"Roadrunners in Action" - "Read Across America" Week Fun!

Congratulations to Our FSS "Destination Imagination" Teams!

Each year, Destination Imagination works with educators and industry experts to develop seven, new academic Challenges in the fields of STEM, the arts, social entrepreneurship and early learning (Rising Stars!). Students work in teams to research, design and build a solution to their preferred Challenge. In solving a Challenge, they learn the creative process—a powerful learning tool that helps students assess problems, reflect on their progress, learn from failure and turn their original ideas into reality. Students who participate in the Challenge Program have the opportunity to present their solutions at a local tournament and if they qualify at the state level, they’re invited to participate in Global Finals, our culminating international tournament that celebrates student creativity.


At the regional competition that just took place this past weekend, The 4th & 5th grade DI Team won first place in the Region One Tournament. They are headed to the state competition in Clovis on April 6th. The 3rd grade team tied for third place. They are headed to states, too! Go, Roadrunners! Some images from the competition are below...

Trimester 2 Perfect Attendance Kids!

Our Rockstar Reclassified Roadrunners!

Each year, English Language Learners take a test called the ELPAC which assess their proficiency in English. It measure proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. When they pass all four areas, they are designated as "reclassified" as fluent in English, and most are also fluent in their native language. Data shows that our reclassified students score higher than any other group on the end of the year national SBAC academic test. This year, First St. had about 30 students reclassified! Great job, Roadrunners!!
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"VIP" Dance - Saturday, March 16th

On Saturday, March 16th, our "CHAMPS" PTC group will be hosting our first annual "VIP" (Very Important Person) Dance from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Lincoln Community Center on the corner of 1st and Joiner. Each First St. student is invited to bring one "VIP" in their lives to this event. It's a chance to dance and have fun with someone who has meant a lot in their lives. Along with a DJ and dancing, we'll also have treats, drinks, photos, great raffle prizes, and more! The cost of the event is $7 per person, but contact us is money is an issue - we want all who want to attend to be able to attend! Check out our flyers attached below and be on the look out for sign-up and payment instructions coming soon!

Online TK/Kinder Registration Has Begun!

Western Placer Unified School District has begun registering Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for the coming 2019 – 2020 school year. WPUSD will be offering online registration for our TK and Kindergarten registration. Please click here to be taken to our registration page where you will find all of the registration information for the 2019- 2020 school year. We have Chromebooks available in our school office if you need a place to complete your online registration. Additionally, email Cecilia Sanchez at cesanchez@wpusd.org if you would like registration assistance.

Download Our First Street School App!

We have some exciting news! We have another way for you to stay connected with school events! You can now download our school App in iTunes or Google Play by typing First Street Elementary in your "Search" window. The school App gives you access to all of our school info. It will also allow you to send absence information directly to our school office and receive "Push Notifications" of important school information. Download our school App now! Also, please contact us if you are interested in having scrolling advertising space on our App.

"Week at a Glance"

“READ ACROSS AMERICA” WEEK


COMING UP THIS WEEK…


Monday, March 4th - Regularly Scheduled 1:40 Early Release Day

  • FSS Choir - 1:50-3:00 in rm.7

  • Destiny Church After School Club - 1:45-3:15 in rm.13

  • Vision Soccer "SAS" - 1:45-2:45 on the field (could be the blacktop depending on field conditions)

  • COES Parent Empowerment Night Presents “The 40 Developmental Assets” - 6:00-7:30 PM at Creekside Oaks Elementary School cafeteria


Tuesday, March 5th

  • “What Bugs You” Assembly by Placer County Mosquito Vector Control - 1:45 PM

  • Dream Enrichment “Early Engineers” Class - 2:50-4:00 PM in rm


Wednesday, March 6th

  • Student Leadership Mtg - 7:30 AM in rm. 11

  • Chess Club 2:45 to 3:45 Rm 18

  • FSS Band Practice - 3:00-4:15 PM in rm. 1


Thursday, March 7th

  • FSS Band Practice - 3:00-4:15 PM in rm. 1

  • PTC Board Mtg. - 3:00-4:00 in the Staff Room


Friday, March 8th - Spirit Day

  • Third grade to LHS Science Expo 8:30-11:40

Save the Date

  • 3/12 - PTC Parent Mtg. - 6:15 in the Staff Room
  • 3/14 - NED Show Assembly - 1:30-2:15 in the Multi
  • 3/14- First grade to Folsom Zoo Sanctuary - 8:30-2:00
  • 3/16 - FSS "VIP" Dance - 6:00-8:00 PM at the Lincoln Community Center - More details to come...

CHAMPS Corner

C.H.A.M.P.S. (formerly known as PTC) stands for "Committed to Honoring and Motivating Parents and Students". Parents play a vital role in helping to fundraise, plan school functions, and guide the direction of our school. We are currently looking for folks interested in serving on our board as well as community members just willing to attend our meetings and share input. Click on this link to read over our informational flyer, and please contact Lisa Chandra at lisac.fss.ptc@gmail.com if you have any questions. Our next CHAMPS general meeting will take place on October 16th at 6:15 PM in the Multi.

What's Happening at the Lincoln Library!

Peachjar

Our school district has invested in a great new way to communicate with our families. Peachjar is a program that sends flyers out to families and also saves and organizes them on our school websites for future viewing. Click here to go to our First Street School Peachjar page.

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Please click here to view and update parent and student information.

"My School Bucks" Account

Click here to enroll and manage cafeteria accounts and balances.

Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application

Click here to found out eligibility criteria.

About us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns you might have, and follow us on social media! You can also download our school App in iTunes or Google Play by typing First Street Elementary in your "Search" window.