Roadrunner Weekly

"We're Going Places!" - May 13th - May 17th

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Principal's Office

Hello, all!


Here is our Roadrunner Weekly for the week of May 13th through May 17th. I wanted to begin today's newsletter by wishing all of our amazing First St. moms out there a Happy Mother's Day! We have incredible kids, and we know you moms out there are the primary reason why! We hope to see all our First St. families at our Open House this Thursday. See the complete schedule in the "Week at a Glance" below. Food trucks will be there also, so plan to join us for dinner!


As you all know by means of the district email sent out by Mr. Leaman, we had a "shelter in place" on Friday due to a gas line that was struck during city road improvement. Kids were moved to the Mormon Church parking area on "O" St. for just over an hour while PG&E repaired the leak. As the situation involved multiple school sites, the district chose to send out one message as opposed to having each school notify their parents separately. We needed to wait to ascertain the duration of the repair before determining if kids would need to be picked up; as it turned out, we were able to return both First St. and GEMS kids back to class safely. I wanted to recognize both our kids and staff for their terrific response to the situation. The students listened and followed directions properly, and our staff did a great job of monitoring students, keeping them calm, and being prepared to do whatever was required of them. I couldn't be prouder of our First St. family!


On a different note, we are still fundraising for our play structure. We received a grant through Miracle Play Systems that saved us 20% ($5,000)! We have revised the Donor's Choose page with the new amount and are awaiting final approval to re-post the page, so stay tuned!


Also, as things wind to a close, we want your feedback on how this school year has gone. Attached below is an on-line parent survey that we hope you can all take the time to complete by May 31st. Please only complete one survey per student. There is an English and Spanish version to choose from. Don't forget to complete the attached "Parent Input Form" by this Friday as well if you'd like to share some thoughts about placement of your student(s) for the 19-20 school year.


Lastly, 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 week!


Mr. Cubias

Parent Input Form

It's getting to be that time of year where we begin creating our classes for the 2019-20 school year. While we don't take specific teacher requests, we do want to give parents/guardians a chance to have some input into the learning environment that might best help your child succeed. If you choose to complete the form, please turn it into your child's teacher or the office by May 17th.

Roadrunners in Action - A Few of Our Great First St. Moms!

City Waterline Distribution Rehabilitation Project

Dear Parents,


Construction of the new underground water main around the perimeter of First Street Elementary and Glen Edwards Middle School began on Wednesday March 20th, 2019 and will continue through June 2019. Traffic controls have been implemented around the work zone for the safety of residents and the workers. In an effort to maintain the safety of the community, we are requesting parents talk to their children about the ongoing construction and urge them to remain on the sidewalks at all times, and only cross the street at designated crosswalks.


Due to the nature of the work being performed, large and heavy equipment is being utilized for the construction of the new water main. Large trucks and materials are also being staged within the work area. The contractor is required to maintain an accessible pathway around the work zone, and will make every effort to protect the work area and prevent children from entering the work area. It is crucial to have parents support to ensure the children are educated and are respectful of the construction activities, so as not to endanger themselves or others. The work area is not a playground and serious injuries could result from entering the work zone without authorization.


Thank you again for your understanding and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns. anyone have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


Andrew Kellen Email: Andrew.Kellen@Lincolnca.gov

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"Week at a Glance"

COMING UP THIS WEEK…….

5/13-5/17 - Book Fair Continues - Rm. 1


Monday, May 13th - Regularly Scheduled 1:40 Early Release Day

  • State Testing Continues for 3rd-5th Graders

  • FSS Choir - 1:50-3:00 in rm.7

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


Tuesday, May 14th

  • State Testing Continues for 3rd-5th Graders

  • Dream Enrichment “Early Engineers” Class - 2:50-4:00 PM in rm. 13

  • FSS Media/Tech Club Mtg. - 2:40-4:00 in Rm. 15


Wednesday, May 15th

  • State Testing Continues for 3rd-5th Graders

  • Chess Club Tournament Round #4 - 2:45-3:45 in Rm. 18

  • LAST DAY OF BAND - 3:00-4:15 PM in rm. 1


Thursday, May 16th

  • State Testing Continues for 3rd-5th Graders

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

  • Open House - 5:30-7:30 PM (Food trucks will also be present, so please join us for dinner as well!)

    • 1st grade concert 5:30-600

    • Classroom Visits 6:00-7:00

    • 3rd Grade, Mrs. Morebeck, & Choir performance at 7:00

    • FSS Parent Survey in the Computer Lab - 5:30-7:30

    • Book Fair in Room 13 - 5:30-7:30


Friday, May 17th - Spirit Day

  • Last Day to Turn in Box Tops (contest ends)

  • State Testing Concludes for 3rd-4th Graders

  • Book Fair ends - Room 1

Save the Date

  • 5/21 - District Board Mtg. @ FSS - 7:00 PM

  • 5/21- First Grade to Lincoln High School Farm 8:30-11:00

  • 5/23 - FSS School Site Council Mtg. - 5:30-6:30 in the Multipurpose Room

  • 5/24- Seaquest Field trip (Preschool/SDC and Roadrunner Ambassadors)

  • 5/27 - Memorial Day - No School

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.

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.

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.