The Falcon Flash
Foskett Ranch Elementary Newsletter
March 13, 2019
NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL...
Mrs. Cacho, a parent at our school, worked with her company to donate dental goodie bags to each of our students as a part of Children's Dental Health Month. Thank you to Mrs. Cacho for all of her work in organizing all the details of this project.
The third diagnostic window for iReady has just opened as one way to measure students' progress in reading and math. Students have until April 12th to finish the assessments. A couple of classrooms just completed the reading diagnostic and are reporting that at least 90% of the students met their goals and scored at grade level in reading. As classes complete their third diagnostic assessments, teachers will be able to share the students' progress with parents.
When we worked with the iReady consultant in January, we learned that 45 minutes of iReady practice weekly in each is sufficient. In fact, we learned that too much iReady practice can become counterproductive. That being said, some students have been so motivated by iReady that they have spent more than the recommended time completing the online instruction with positive results. As a general rule, 45 minutes provides the students with enough practice at their level to meet their general and any stretch goals set for them.
Thank you for your support of the iReady program as a way to individualize reading and math intervention to meet our students' needs.
Every Monday Early Release 1:40
- 3/14 - Spirit Day "Bring your Bling"
- 3/15 - Spirit Day "Dress Like Leprechaun"
- 3/15 - Pennies For Patients Collections Due
- 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day
- 3/20 - K-Kids Meeting 2:45
- 3/21 - Spring Pictures - Pre-Register Online
- 4/2 - PTO Meeting 6:30
Spirit Days This Thursday and Friday!
We are celebrating Pennies for Patients with Spirit Days this Thursday and Friday.
- Thursday: "Bring Your Bling Day" Bring your shiny coins and wear your shiny chains and bright, shiny rainbow colors!!!
- Friday: Dress like a leprechaun and share your coins!
Pennies For Patients
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients campaign is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research--and our school is one of them! We are over half way to our goal of $1800.Thanks to schools like US and donors like YOU, there are more children and adults surviving every day.
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. Donations support LLS research, patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services.
Keep collecting, donations are due this Friday, March 15th. On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!
Free Shipping on School Spirit Wear
SportsHut is offering Foskett Families Free Shipping on all items purchased in the Foskett Ranch Spirit Wear Store now through Monday, March18th - http://frspiritwear.com
Wednesdays are Spirit Wear days and the class with the most students wearing Spirit Wear or school colors will win the Spirit Wear trophy for the week. Students have really been enjoying this and and have made it into a fun competition!
Spring pictures take place on Thursday, March 21st. Pictures will only be taken for those students who have prepaid and registered online.
You can register online here: https://payneandpaynephotography.onlinephotocart.com/prepay/23348805?code=65fsrn19
Hey Batter Batter......
PTO is partnering up with the Lincoln Potters Baseball for the 2019 season by selling ticket vouchers for $7. Potters will give FRES PTO $3.50 for each voucher sold, if we sell at least 300 vouchers. Voucher order forms were distributed last week and should be returned by Wednesday, March 20th.
There will be prizes for the top 4 sellers (assuming we sell 300 vouchers).
The TOP seller will get to throw out the first pitch at the June 2nd Foskett Ranch Night Potter home game, as well as, receive 2 passes to iFly. The next 3 top sellers will receive $25 Visa Gift Cards.
There Is Still Time To Register - After School Futsal Club
Vision Soccer Training will be coming to our school starting March 19th to offer an after school Futsal Club.
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 www.visionsoccertraining.com/skillsafterschool
If families book before March 12th they will qualify for early bird discount pricing and the whole program for just $49.
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!
The district has approved and published 2 years of school calendars, click for details.
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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.