Roadrunner Weekly

"We're Going Places!" - May 9th

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School Mission Statement & AVID Mission Statement

"First Street School is dedicated to guiding students to become positively contributing citizens and life-long learners."


“AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.”


* To read more about our school vision and my commitment to you as your principal, please click here to read my "Principals Message" posted on our school website.

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW PRINCIPAL, MS. LYNDSAY REYNOLDS!

Hello First Street Families!


It is my absolute pleasure to introduce myself to you as the next principal of First Street School! I am honored to be joining such a wonderful community and I look forward to getting to know each of you and your families! Every student who walks through our doors has the potential to achieve great things and as our school’s administrator, my responsibility is to provide each student every opportunity to do so. Our teachers do an amazing job of providing high quality instruction to our students and I look forward to collaborating with them to make certain that they have every possible resource necessary for our students to be successful and to find joy in learning.


Education was my first true passion in life. As an educator, I am passionate about ensuring that our school is a warm, safe learning environment for all students and families. I believe that the first step to great learning is making sure that students are excited to come to school every day. Throughout my career, I have taught all subjects in second, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. Most recently, I have been serving as the interim Assistant Principal at Glen Edwards Middle School getting to know the big brothers and sisters, neighbors, and mentors of our First Street students. During my time there, it has cemented my belief of how special this community is. I grew up in a small farming community in Oregon, much like Lincoln. In that town, our school was a central hub for the town’s families, serving as a place to come together regularly for celebration and support. Getting to know the First Street School neighborhood has felt like coming home to me and I am excited to continue the great tradition of community that our First Street family has already created!


Being available and accessible to our school community is incredibly important to me. I would love for each member of our community to feel comfortable reaching out to me in whatever method is most convenient and comfortable for them. Whether you prefer to call, text, email, or chat with me at drop off or pick up, please feel free to utilize whatever method of communication you like best. I also want our families to feel comfortable communicating with me in their home language if that is most comfortable. I believe in our school goal of educating students to become lifelong learners and I can think of no better way to do that than by modeling lifelong learning myself. While I do not speak Spanish fluently (yet!), I have a goal of being fluent in Spanish by the time our current kindergarteners are promoted from fifth grade. Feel free to hold me accountable to that goal! In the meantime, I will make use of the wonderful resources we have available on campus to ensure that communication is clear and comfortable for all of our families.


I love being out in nature and spending time in the sunshine. Some of my family’s favorite adventures involve hiking, kayaking, and riding bikes. I have a garden that I love spending time in, there is nothing better than a fresh tomato off the vine. My family spends a lot of time at events in Lincoln as well, so if you see us, be sure to say hello!


For the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year, I will be splitting my time between Glen Edwards and First Street, getting to know you and your scholars. You can expect to see me on campus Mondays and Thursdays. If you see me, please take a moment to stop and introduce yourself and your student(s). Families are a key part of the educational experience for our students; you are the expert on your child! I look forward to partnering with you to ensure that your child’s experience at First Street School is joyful and prepares them well for their bright future!


BEEP BEEP, Roadrunners!


Lyndsay Reynolds


Proud Principal

First Street School

Call: 916-645-6330

Cell/Text: 916-408-6808

Email: lreynolds@wpusd.org

State Testing / May 9th - May 20th

State testing will take place from May 9th to May 20th. Please make every effort to get your students here on time.


Thank you!

ROADRUNNER TIMES - APRIL

Check out the debut of the First Street School newspaper. We hope you enjoy it! Great job, Leadership Team!! Click here

P.B.I.S. - Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program

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Online Roadrunner Store Open for Business!

WHAT IS THE ROADRUNNER STORE?


The Roadrunner Store is the place where kids can "shop" for items to purchase with the BEEP cards they earn here at FSS for Being Safe, Exercising Responsibility, Engaging in Learning, & Practicing Kindness!


Typically, the kids would be able to walk through our Roadrunner Store once a month and shop in person. For COVID safety reasons, we have set up a virtual on-line store. The items currently for sale are shown below. To place an order, kids simply need to print the order form attached below, mark the item(s) they are choosing, and turn their form into their teacher or the school office. The next turn in day of this school year will be Friday, January 19th! Deliveries will come the following school week!

LOOK WHAT'S NEW

New items have been added to the BEEP Store Order Form just in time for the next deadline date

in May! Check out the flyer below.

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ROADRUNNER STORE - Online Shopping Order Form

2022-2023 New Student Registration

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten registrations have started. Please see the information below. Please call our office if you have any questions, at 916-645-6330.


Transitional Kindergarten (TK) - child will turn 5 on or between September 2, 2022, and February 2, 2023

Kindergarten - For all new students to WPUSD who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 . Current TK students will automatically be enrolled in their home school kindergarten. Families interested in bilingual need to go to their Parent Portal and apply for the dual immersion program by clicking on the "Dual Language Program Application" form.

"Week at a Glance"

Monday, May 9th -

Lunch Entree of the Day

Burrito, Bean & Cheese, Alicias Local

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Nacho Kit (Cheese Cup + String Cheese + Tortilla Chip)

SunWise Grape Sandwich & String Cheese Meal


Tuesday, May 10th -

Lunch Entree of the Day

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Nacho Kit (Cheese Cup + String Cheese + Tortilla Chip)

SunWise Grape Sandwich & String Cheese Meal


Wednesday, May 11th -

  • 5/11 - 2nd Grade to Woodcreek Nature Center Leave: 8:30 am Return: 11:15 am

Lunch Entree of the Day

Cheese Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Nacho Kit (Cheese Cup + String Cheese + Tortilla Chip)

SunWise Grape Sandwich & String Cheese Meal


Thursday, May 12th -

Lunch Entree of the Day

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Nacho Kit (Cheese Cup + String Cheese + Tortilla Chip)

SunWise Grape Sandwich & String Cheese Meal


Friday, May 13th -

Lunch Entree of the Day

Tyson Crispy Chicken Tenders

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Nacho Kit (Cheese Cup + String Cheese + Tortilla Chip)

SunWise Grape Sandwich & String Cheese Meal

Celebrating Our Birthdays!

Here are our birthdays for the week...


Monday, May 9 ~ Jackson Wheeler

Tuesday, May 10 ~

Wednesday, May 11 ~ Yasmin Morales Felipe, Jazlyn Orozco, and Julian Orozco

Thursday, May 12 ~ Leonardo Adame-Ceballos

Friday, May 13 ~ Kaylee Belanger and Arianna Nolan

Saturday, May 14 ~

Sunday, May 15 ~ JJ Morris, Jesus Quezada Lopez, and Camilo Sosa Lomeli

First Street School Night at the Ballpark

We will be having FSS Night at the Ballpark on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:35 p.m. Please come out to McBean Park and support your child's school. Mark your calendars!!

"College Knowledge" Focus School of the Week - Sierra College

"College Knowledge" Focus School of the Week - Sierra College

“College Knowledge” Fun Facts of the Week - Our “College Knowledge focus school for this week is the Sierra College, home of the Wolverines! Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities it serves. Sierra serves more than 18,000 students each year at campuses and centers in Rocklin, Roseville, Grass Valley, and Truckee. Click here to see the Sierra College homepage with more information and videos to share.

  • Monday - Sierra College is what is known as a junior college. A junior college is a post-secondary (after high school) educational institution offering training designed to prepare students for either skilled trades and technical occupations and workers in support roles in professions such as engineering, accountancy, business administration, nursing, medicine, architecture, and criminology or for additional education at another college with more advanced academic material. Students typically attend junior colleges for one to three years. 8 of our staff members have taken classes at Sierra College. Click here to watch a video telling you more about Sierra.

  • Tuesday - In addition to offering 126 degrees, transfer programs and certificates, the college provides Distance Learning, a broad range of Community Education (non-credit courses) and is one of only four community colleges in the nation to have an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). OLLI at Sierra College is a unique learning community designed for lifelong learners, ages 50 years or better, who are eager to explore new areas of knowledge without the stress of tests or grades. Although classes are designed for adults aged 50 and over, there is no age limit for enrollment. Here is a link to a video about Sierra College’s Fire Academy.

  • Wednesday - Sierra College has been a pillar of community and educational excellence for 80 years. If you take the time to explore Sierra College’s history, you’ll find that its history is drenched in innovation.

    • The first community college to offer dedicated educational opportunities for wounded vets: Sierra College.

    • The first person to discover dinosaur fossils in Northern California: A Sierra College instructor.

    • The number one community college in California awarding associate degrees: Sierra College.

  • This is just the tip of the iceberg. At every turn, Sierra College has been an educational leader. It’s who we’ve been, it’s who we are, it’s who we’ll always be. Click here to see a video of Miss Vickie’s sister-in-law who attended Sierra College and is now on the Board of Trustees.
    Thursday - Sierra College received national recognition as the Summer training camp of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. From 1981 to 1997, the 49ers trained in Rocklin. Arguably, their best years were a result of their Sierra College experience. The 49ers won five Super Bowls during their stay at the college, and have not won another one since leaving the friendly confines of Sierra. Current 49er WR Brandon Ayuk attended Sierra College before transferring to Arizona State. Here is a 9-minute video that talks about his path through Sierra College to the NFL

  • Friday - In 1990, Sierra College scientific experiments rode on the space shuttle Endeavor. Check out a close walkthrough on the space shuttle Endeavor!

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. See the flyers attached below for more information, and please contact Lisa Chandra at lisac.fss.ptc@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Come Work With Us at First St. School!

* Click on the job title to see the EdJoin job posting.


Instructional Aide

  • Min qualifications: AA degree or able pass the Para Educator/Instructional Aide test
  • Pay: $16.58-$21.09/hour
  • Work directly with students and teachers in the classroom
  • 4.0 hours - Monday thru Friday / 10:40 am - 2:40 pm


Food Service Assistant
  • Min qualifications: high school diploma preferred, but not required
  • Pay: $15.12-$19.17/hour
  • Help prepare and serve student meals
  • 3.5 hours / Monday thru Friday


Paraprofessional Physical Health Care

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Pay: $16.58-$21.09
  • Work directly with students and teachers in the classroom
  • 6.5 hours - Monday thru Friday / 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


* Click here for a look at ALL of the available WPUSD positions.

COVID TEST KITS FOR STUDENTS FOR AT-HOME USE

The District received COVID test kits from the State for student use at home. If you would like access to a kit, which includes two tests, please contact us directly.


As a reminder, at-home tests - including these ones - are not allowed as confirmation for a student being deemed negative for COVID. The same rules apply as CDPH has not updated guidance to allow for us to accept at-home results.

Family Resource Information

We know that raising a family takes a village, and we are committed to working with and for you to support your efforts. This section will be an ever-growing list of supports, both for family needs and educational resources, so please check back here often if you need some help. You can always reach out to us directly at any time by emailing me at rayala@wpusd.org. stbrown@wpusd.org or calling our school office: (916) 645-6330.


Family Support Services

- Love & Logic - Info & Parenting Tips & Tricks

- Placer County Office of Education - Prevention Supports & Services

- County of Placer - Network of Care

- Smile, California! - Oral Health and School Readiness


Student Activities

- Lincoln Parks and Recreation - Find information for camps, team sports, and more!

- Lincoln Youth Soccer

- Lincoln Little League Baseball

- Lincoln Girls Softball

- Lincoln Jr. Zebra Football & Cheer

WPUSD Medication and Immunization - Annual Update

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please review the following information regarding medications and health care plans on campus.


Medication Orders and Health Care Plans:

  • If your student will require medication on campus (including non-prescription medications, inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors...), please visit our website to find the required forms (Student Health Concerns and Medications).
  • Please have your student's health care provider complete and sign the appropriate forms before returning to on-campus instruction.
  • Medication will NOT be allowed on campus without the appropriate paperwork.
  • If your student has a complex/personalized care plan, you will be contacted individually in early August to update their plan. Please do not hesitate to contact your school nurses if you have any questions.


Immunizations:

  • Incoming Kindergarten and 7th Grade students will need to be up to date on required immunizations before returning to on-campus instruction. Information about required immunizations can be found on the Shots for School website.
  • See attached flyers for Placer County's Back to School Immunization Clinics.
  • If your family is unable to access medical care or immunizations, please contact your school nurse (see contact info below) for assistance and information.


Kelley Gordon, School Nurse at FSS, COES, SES, GEMS, LHS, and PHS

kgordon@wpusd.org


Madi Schumann, School Nurse at FRE, LCE, SLE, CCC, TBE, and TBM

mschumann@wpusd.org

Student Accident Insurance (Digital Version)

The safety of our students is one of our most important concerns and we take appropriate steps to protect your child from injuries. Even so, accidents can and do happen during school events and resulting medical treatment (ambulance transport, surgery, hospitalization, etc.) can be very expensive. Please know that the District does not assume responsibility for these costs. However, as a service to you and your child, your school has joined with thousands of others by offering you access to a low cost, voluntary purchase student accident/health insurance program. The program is arranged and administered by Myers-Stevens and Toohey & Co., Inc., a firm that has specialized in such coverages for 40 years. Details and an enrollment form are in the link and accompanying brochure here. Please read it here carefully.


If you are interested in signing up for "Student Accident Insurance" please click on the application link here.

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

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