Roadrunner Weekly

"We're Going Places!" - August 19th - August 23rd

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Principal's Office

Hello, all!


Here is our Roadrunner Weekly for the week of August 19th through August 23rd. Welcome back, everyone! We are very excited to be getting our 2019-20 school year underway! If you were able to attend "Back to School Night" and hear my presentation, you know we have a lot of new and exciting things happening this year (The slides are attached below if you'd like to review them). Highlights of our new Roadrunner BEEP Rules and AVID program can be found below. Speaking of school rules, we would like to make sure everyone reviews the Parent & Student Handbook linked here. Please return a signed copy of this Roadrunner Pledge with your student.


As the year begins, we wanted to remind everyone to please put your child's first and last name on any sweatshirts, coats, lunch boxes/bags, water bottles, etc., that they bring to school. Sadly, we end up having to donate lots of clothes and lunch items that go unclaimed every year. Please help us preserve your hard earned dollars by putting names on your student's belongings.


Also, as you can see from the pictures above, our new play structure is finally going up! The poles should be in by Monday, and we are hoping to gather a crew of folks Saturday, August 24th to complete the assembly. If you are a contractor or have those type of skills, please plan to join us next Saturday. Once we know exactly how many people we will need, we'll send out a volunteer sign-up sheet.


Lastly, i-Ready is an important at home skill-building tool which is proven to help students build key skills in math and ELA , so please encourage your child to continue using it for 45 minutes or more per subject, per week to stay sharp on his or her math and ELA skills.


Have a great week!


Mr. Cubias

Our New Roadrunner BEEP Rules!

We are proud to introduce our new school Roadrunner BEEP rules. BEEP is an acronym for Be Safe, Exercise Responsibility, Engage in Learning, and Practice Kindness. We want to reinforce the behaviors we want the kids to demonstrate by focusing on the positives, so be on the lookout for our new Roadrunner Cards which our kids will be able to use like currency in our soon to open Roadrunner Store! To learn more about PBIS and our new BEEP rules, click on this link to go to our school website. I'll be updating and adding more info throughout the year.

AVID About Learning!!

Also new this year is the addition of AVID to our school instructional program. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, and it focuses on giving the students the skills and growth mindset (click here to learn more) necessary to prepare them for college and life. The purchasing of school materials this year for your students is a part of the AVID program as we strive to help our kids build organization skills. We sent nine teachers to the Summer Institute this past July, and we plan to get the rest of our teachers trained in the next couple of years as we work to implement AVID principles school-wide. To help our kids begin to see college as a real possibility for their future, we will begin taking grade-level trips to colleges this year. Our plan is to have 2nd grade visit Sierra Jr. College; 3rd grade visit William Jessup; 4th grade visit Sacramento State; and 5th grade visit UC Davis. Click this link to learn more about AVID.

FSS Parent Information Night - Thursday, September 12th

Begin a parent in this day and age is not easy. We fully support the belief that it takes a village to raise our children. To support that process, we'll be hosting an informational night for parents that will address many of the challenges we all face in raising our children and offer some ideas, suggestions, and supports! A more detailed schedule will be coming soon, but here is an overview of the evening's offerings:

- Rebecca Teal (Curriculum Associates) - Facts About iReady; Supporting Students' Use of iReady; and/or Accessing the Ready Classroom Math Student Toolbox-

- Alexandra Wride/Cecilia Sanchez (Tobacco Prevention Program) - Vaping (English & Spanish)

- Steve Krueger (Lincoln PD) - Social Media and Internet Safety

- Mike Lombardo (PCOE) - Accessing Placer County Network of Care (English & Spanish)

- Jeremiah Aja (Wellness Together) - Supporting Student Learning at Home

- Debbie Dettner (Horace Mann) - Strategies for Financial Success and Planning for College

- Ellie Martinez (WPUSD FSS Psychologist) - Introduction and Overview of Love & Logic (with the hope for a full parent parent training at some point during the school year)

Download Our First Street School App!

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 School 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.

Kiwanis Annual Fishing Derby

The annual Fish n'Kids Fishing Derby is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln, Lincoln Police Activities League, Lincoln Fishery, and Lincoln Hills Fishing Group at the Lincoln Fishery in Lincoln. The event is open to fishing enthusiasts and novices, ages 7 to 12, living in Lincoln and Sheridan (Zip Codes 95648 and 95681). We anticipate 150 participants, plus parents, mentors and volunteers. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for the youth of Lincoln to experience a fun wholesome outdoor adventure, in a safe environment, while teaching the catch-and-release fishing concept.


To attend:

1. Print out, read, and sign our Fishing Derby Release and Waiver Form below.

Bring this signed form to the event. No child will be allowed to participate without a Release and Waiver Form submitted at check-in on the morning of the event. A separate Release and Waiver Form must be completed for each child. Blank waiver forms will also be available at check-in on the morning of the event.

Click here to view/print Release and Waiver Form


2. Complete on-line registration. Complete a separate registration for each child participating. You will receive a confirmation email upon full completion. Until you have received the confirmation email, your child is NOT registered.

Click here to complete on-line registration


For More Information Contact: Kiwanis Club of Lincoln at 916-581-2045 or email us at kiwanislincolnca@gmail.com

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"Week at a Glance"

Monday, August 19th - 1:40 Early Release Day


Tuesday, August 20th


Wednesday, August 21st

  • Fire Drill - 9:30


Thursday, August 22nd


Friday, August 23rd - Spirit Day - Wear Your Roadrunner Gear or Colors!

  • Roadrunner Ambassadors Mtg. - 2:40-4:00 in Rm.17

Save the Date

  • 9/2 - Labor Day - No School

  • 9/6 - Roadrunner Ambassadors Mtg. - 2:40-4:00 in Rm.17

  • 9/12 - First St. Parent Info Night - 5:30-7:30 PM

  • 9/20 - Roadrunner Ambassadors Mtg. - 2:40-4:00 in Rm.17

  • 9/24 - Fall Picture Day

  • 9/25 - Fire Drill - 1:55 PM

  • 9/28 - Bayside Serve Day Campus Beautification at First St. (More info to come…)

  • 10/3-10/7 - District No-School Days

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. 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.

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.