Roadrunner Weekly

"We're Going Places!" - June 8th

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School Mission Statement

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

Congratulations on Your Retirement, Mrs. Ayala! We'll Miss You!

Mrs. Ayala is wrapping up an amazing teaching career, and we wanted to thank her for all of her years of service to our school community! She began teaching at Creekside Oaks before coming to First St. in the 2000-2001 school year where she has been a fantastic 1st grade teacher! She loves to travel, garden, and enjoys the outdoors. She loves to visit state parks and hopes to visit Yellowstone soon! She is also looking forward to spending time with her new puppy Heidi, which she got around Thanksgiving!


We wish you and Mr. Ayala years of fun, adventure, and relaxation in your retirement!

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Principal's Office

Hello First St. Families!


Here is our final Roadrunner Weekly for this 2019-20 school year. It has been a unique year to say the least, and from our entire staff to you, "Thank you for all of your amazing support!" As we do every year, we have created a parent survey that we would like you to complete that gives us valuable information on what we are doing well, and how we can continue to improve what we are offering our kids and community. With the strange way this year has ended and questions still remaining about how school will open, your feedback is more important than ever!


We also want to say some sad goodbyes to some amazing people. As noted above, Mrs. Ayala is leaving to join her husband, Mr. Ayala, in a well-earned retirement. Mrs. Sanchez-Okusako and her SDC pre-school program are also leaving as they are relocating to Leaman Elementary School. And finally, we want to wish a fond farewell to our 5th grade students as they move on to middle school. See below for a 5th grade slideshow put together by Mrs. Swesey! You all will be greatly missed!


Continue to stay healthy and safe, and remember to feel free to email your teachers and myself directly if you have any further questions or need support or help in any way! Until you hear from me again later in the summer, please continue to keep your students mentally and physically active. iReady will continue to be available as well as many of the other websites you have had access to during our closure period. As always, however, the best and simplest thing you can have your kids doing is reading for pleasure and getting outside to play!


Have a great summer!


Mr. Cubias

5th grade slide show 2020

Roadrunner in Action! Scenes from Our First St. Farewell Car Parade!

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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.

Updates from Mr. Leaman - Superintendent

Here is the update for Friday, June 5, 2020.


That Hasn’t Happened Before

Friday was the official last day of school for us. We should be getting ready for a large graduation at Lincoln High School tonight, but we can’t. As we reflect on the year, we have had quite a few “that has never happened before” moments. Our seniors lost many of their usual activities celebrating their years with us, and many were added to show the community’s appreciation. We are having a virtual graduation next Friday – that hasn’t happened before. Last fall was the beginning of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) and we had to close some schools – that has never happened before. We have a worldwide pandemic, all teachers are teaching remotely, and parents have been pressed into educational service with their children – that hasn’t happened before. We are looking at multiple years of deep cuts to the budget – that hasn’t happened as bad as this before. There really are too many to list. I am capturing these because I want you to know our goal is to somehow make sense of these situations and compete our mission to educate our youth. The situation I described, and probably new ones, will not stop us from planning and delivering the best we can with what is available to us. Thank you for your partnership this year – our parents and community have been amazing. “ Our character is defined not in good times, but in hard times” wrote Paul Brodie. The greater Lincoln community and parents have shown amazing character this year.


Budget

Our budget keeps evolving. We are waiting for the State budget to be adopted as we discuss different scenarios with our associations in the coming weeks. The budget will go to our Board on June 25, 2020!


New Student Registration

All students currently enrolled in WPUSD will roll forward and be enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. Students new to our district (for any grade) can enroll for the current school year or the 2020-2021 school year remotely via our website. The link below will take you where you need to go to register and provide you information on how to complete the process. If you have any questions, you can contact your child's homeschool on Thursdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

http://www.wpusd.org/Parent-Resources/Registration---NEW/index.html End of the Year

Meals for Students - Tuesday, June 9th

From the District Office & Food Service Dept.:


Summer Student Food Distribution – Major Change!!

Summer Student Food Distribution will start Tuesday, June 9th, 2020. Food distribution for students will continue throughout the summer every Tuesday starting at 10:00 am for one hour or until supplies last at the following locations:


10:00 am Food Distribution Locations

Creekside Oaks Elementary School

Lincoln High School

McBean Park

Sheridan Elementary School


4:30 pm Distribution

Creekside Oaks Elementary School


* Please note we are NOT going to serve food out of Glen Edwards Middle School over the summer due to final construction.

Celebrating Our Birthdays!

We typically give a morning "shout out" to our kids and staff who have birthdays on a daily basis. Here are our summer birthdays:


Summer Birthdays:

June 9 ~ Avani Chandra and Miley Natalio Lazaro

June 11 ~ Yamilet Sisko

June 12 ~ Ms. Karyn

June 14 ~ Jimena Jimenez Medina and Khloe Roadnizer

June 15 ~ Diana Alvarez

June 16 ~ Julissa Plascencia

June 17 ~ Daleysa Cabrera Apolonio, Joslyn Cardinet, Leyla Jaimes, and America Regino-Diaz

June 18 ~ Theodore Franklin and Landon Harreld

June 19 ~ Giana Borges-Munroe and Dev Chandra

June 20 ~ Camille Miller and Ivon Rosiles Bermudez

June 21 ~ Jaden Jurickovich and Elena Zaragoza-Rodriguez

June 23 ~ Allen DeLaLuz Villalba, Sarahy Flores Michel, Savanna Leles and Mrs. Hochstatter

June 25 ~ Sophia Munoz

June 26 ~ Miss Swesey

June 27 ~ Analize Ruiz and Tessa Holbrook Silvas

June 28 ~ Carson Heath and Luis Vergara

June 29 ~ Jesse Lewis and Mrs. Edwards

June 30 ~ Jacqueline Ignacio


July

July 1 ~ Maeve Mitchelson

July 2 ~ Brianda Herrera Contreras

July 3 ~ Natalie Jaimes, Aeden McKinty, Alissa Rodriguez, and Ms. Michelle

July 4 ~ Niko Gaitan

July 5 ~ Kaylee Applegate and Tsavauhnna Ballard

July 6 ~ Aiden McCandless

July 7 ~ Ms. Preet

July 8 ~ Samantha Chavez Carrillo and Stephanie Mauricio Blas

July 9 ~ Christopher Flores Cardenas, Neymar Martinez, and Jose Cruz

July 10 ~ Daphne Marcos, Nikolas Aponte, and Ariana Gomez Valerio

July 11 ~ Janessa Plascencia, Eden White, and Vincent Van Tassel

July 12 ~ Jessica Loyola Ruiz and Victor Lopez

July 13 ~ Nicholas Ford

July 14 ~ Colton Bachmann, Benjamin Wolfgram, and Gia Rodriguez

July 15 ~ Adan Rodriguez

July 16 ~ Elijah Meyerpeter and Carlos Ibarra Borrayes

July 17 ~ Kayla Sisko

July 18 ~ Strider Smith and Royal Quintana

July 20 ~ Maximum Von Zechlin and Mrs. Tucker

July 21 ~ Kassandra Guerra

July 22 ~ Mike Calixto and Hunter Phengmeuangkhoun

July 23 ~ Cyrus Azzo

July 25 ~ Ms. Irma

July 27 ~ Arnulfo Rodriguez Martinez

July 28 ~ Alegria Vazquez and Jayda Patrick

July 30 ~ Lilia Cardozo Lazaro


August

August 1 ~ Sophia Martinez

August 2 ~ Scarlett Applegate, Penelope Lopez and Roman Fabrizio

August 5 ~ Sherlyn Mauricio

August 6 ~ Anthony Lewis

August 7 ~ Xavier Nunez

August 8 ~ Juliette Velazquez Terriquez and Emma Wallace

August 11 ~ Jayce Bills

August 12 ~ Ivy Branham and Maddelyn Cordonnier

August 13 ~ Julian Herrera and Giana Zinzun

August 14 ~ Reece Cavero and Mrs. DeSantiago

August 15 ~ Cheila Avalos Chavez and Liam Mathis

August 16 ~ Alia Elvira Perez and Mr. Mike

August 17 ~ Joselynn Garcia Carrillo, Anthony Rodriguez, Rogelio Gomez Jaramillo, and Ms. Whitworth

August 18 ~ Jaxson Carlton, Jocelyn Nolan, and Melissa De La Luz

"Week at a Glance"

6/9/20 - Meal Distribution:


10:00 am Food Distribution Locations

Creekside Oaks Elementary School

Lincoln High School

McBean Park

Sheridan Elementary School



4:30 pm Distribution

Creekside Oaks Elementary School


Save the Date

  • First Day of School - Thursday, August 20th

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.

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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