The Falcon Flash

Foskett Ranch Elementary Newsletter

March 6, 2019

NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL...

We live in a digital age, and I am amazed at how even my young grandchildren can independently operate iPads, laptops and cell phones. Students know how to access and even post to Youtube and social media.


Many students here enjoy gaming, and over the years they have excitedly told me about the various games they are playing, challenges they face during their games and game conquests.


This week, the talk has been a little different for some students who have approached me to ask if I have heard about "Momo" and how this character hacks into games and Youtube. Although none of the students that talked to me have actually experienced this type of hacking, they seem concerned and need to talk nonetheless.


I believe this information has also been featured on the news and in newspaper articles.


I came across this resource designed to help parents understand what is happening in the digital world, as well as, other helpful information. It is worth a look to keep abreast to guide our students as they navigate various applications, games and situations. There is a good article about this and other challenges on Common Sense Media.

Important Dates

Every Monday Early Release 1:40


  • 3/8 - Field Trip 3rd Grade to LHS Science EXPO
  • 3/8 - Report Cards Go Home
  • 3/10 - Daylight Savings - Spring Forward
  • 3/15 - Pennies For Patients Collections Due
  • 3/20 - K-Kids Meeting 2:45
  • 3/21 - Spring Pictures

Pennies For Patients

We are almost half way to our goal of $1,800.00 . We will be collecting until March 15th. Thank you for participating! We are planning a spirit week for the last week of March with different themed dress up days. Details to be announced soon.

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 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

Spring pictures take place on Thursday, March 21st. Pictures will only be taken for those students who have prepaid and registered online. Fliers will be sent home next week with the code to register and prepay.

Box Tops

Thank you Foskett Families for clipping and collecting your box tops! Our last submission totaled 1,609 valid tops. Keep up the good work. Thanks for clipping and supporting our school!

Potter Up!!

It's that time of year, baseball season! 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 will be distributed on Wednesday, March 6th 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.

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!

2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Calendars

The district has approved and published 2 years of school calendars, click for details.

Be Safe~Be Respectful~Be Responsible

Our Mission & Vision


Mission:

We expect our staff and students (our Falcons) to perform at high levels academically, behaviorally and socially.

Vision:

At Foskett Ranch, students learn essential skills and knowledge to successfully progress towards college and career readiness.

Foskett Ranch...a place where falcons soar!