"We are learners!" - September 25th, 2023
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Be Safe, Exercise Responsibility, Engage in Learning, and Practice Kindness!
Hello Roadrunner Families!
It was lovely seeing so many of you at our Family Science Night on Thursday evening! We had a ton of fun building our own marshmallow launchers, looking at fossils, and creating our own rainbows in a cup. I hope you all picked out something awesome at the book fair as well!
This week, we are looking forward to Fall Picture Day on Tuesday. It's always fun to see what style our students come to school with on picture day. No matter what style your student has, be sure to send them on Tuesday with their very best Roadrunner smile!
Looking ahead, please note that October 13th and October 16th there will be no school for our Fall Mini Break. I hope you enjoy some extra time with your students on these days.
The Fall and Spring mini breaks are a great time to schedule vacations! Travel is less expensive during the off-peak travel times, and your student won't miss any days of school. Consistent school attendance is important, as many of our subjects build on each other day over day. Plus, we miss your student when they are gone! Whatever you choose to do with your family over the Fall Mini-Break weekend, I hope you build memories and enjoy laughter together!
Have a wonderful week, Roadrunner families!
First Street School
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Topic of the Week
Strategies for Big Feelings : Use the Sensory Path/Take a Walk
This week, your students learned about how moving your body and exercising can help you clear you head to manage big and uncomfortable feelings.
Here at First Street School, we have three areas on our campus where students can safely move their bodies during a break if they are having trouble concentrating or need a moment to manage their feelings. These areas are called Sensory Paths. These paths take students through a series of hops, jumps, wall push ups, and spins to help them move their bodies in a way that releases energy, calms the body, and brings the student back to a state where they are ready to learn.
At home, you may not have a sensory path, but you can still move your body to help with big or uncomfortable emotions! Taking a walk with your student is a great way to move your body and also gives you time to talk to them about what is on their mind. Walking side by side means that students don't feel like they are in the spotlight, so they are more likely to open up.
Try talking a walk with your student this week when you need a break! It is great for our students to see their adults practicing the same strategies they are!
Month at a Glance
September 26th - Fall Picture Day
September 26th - School Site Council Meeting, 6:00pm, Library
September 29th - Food Bag Delivery, Non-perishables!
October 3rd - PTO Meeting, 6:00pm, Library
October 6th - College Wear Spirit Day!
October 12th - Anything But a Backpack Spirit Day!
October 12th - Coffee Chat with Ms. Reynolds, 8:15-9:15, Cafeteria
October 13th - No School, Fall Mini-Break
October 16th - No School, Fall Mini- Break
October 17th - English Language Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Library
October 20th - Food Bag Delivery, Produce!
October 20th - Harvest Festival, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Blacktop and Cafeteria
October 24th - School Site Council Meeting, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Library
October 27th - Food Bag Delivery, Non-perishables!
November 1st - No School, District In-service Day
September 26th : School Picture Day!
This Tuesday is our school picture day!
Lifetouch will be on campus during the school day to capture our gorgeous Roadrunner smiles and show off who we were in the 2023-2024 school year!
To order photos, follow the QR code in the picture below by opening your camera app, holding it over the QR code, and following the link that pops up.
You can also go to mylifetouch.com and enter in the picture day ID: 3FM3TRTVE
Please reach out to the office if you have any questions!
September 26th : School Site Council Meeting
This month's agenda includes:
- A brief introduction of the team
- Review of the purpose of the committee
- Review of last years goals and feedback on the development of this year's goals
We look forward to seeing you there!
Updates and Important Information
Students on Other Campuses : A Message from the GEMS Staff
Hello First Street School,
In order to protect the safety of our students and staff, the GEMS campus is a closed campus just the like other campuses in our district. This means that any visitors to campus before, during, or after school need to check in with the office. This includes students from other schools. Please remind your students that if they are going to go onto the GEMS campus after school, they need to check into the office before coming on to campus.
Thank you for your help in keeping our campus secure!
First Street School PTC Updates
Hello from the FSS PTO corner of the world!
The summer flew by but we are so excited to be back on campus planning and carrying out fun events for your roadrunners! Our first PTO meeting of the year was a success! If you missed it, no worries. The next one is 10/3/23 and we would love to see you! Please feel free to reach out to us directly ( email@example.com ) with any PTO related questions and we are happy to help. You can also find us on Facebook! Just search our group name: First Street School PTO. You can message us or keep up-to-date on our events.
Our Fall Cookie Dough and other Goodie fundraiser kicked off FRIDAY! Have you signed up yet?! You can do so HERE! We are raising funds to purchase an amazing, custom book vending machine for the kids on campus. You won't want to miss out on the cookie dough OR the super cool vending machine that will come out of this.
We wanted to give a quick update on all that YOU helped to raise for First Street School last year! In the 2022/2023 school year, we had many fundraisers (big & small) and made an overall $21,000 profit for our school! The funds have gone towards:
- teacher stipends for the classrooms
- Roadrunner Ambassador appreciation gifts
- Teacher Appreciation week
- Snacks for your kids during testing
- T-shirts for the staff for the 23/24 school year
- and MUCH more!
Things we are saving for:
- Our amazing book vending machine
- A digital sign for the front of the school
- Copious amounts of fun activities for your students!
On 9/15, we are having our first BEEP store of the year. Be on the lookout for lots of *special trinkets* that your students will be bringing home that evening. Feel free to really take in what they have chosen to purchase as they have worked HARD for those prizes. We are SO proud of our Roadrunners for Being safe, Exercising responsibility, Engaging in learning and Practicing kindness!
Your First Street School PTO
Join the PTC Facebook Page
Did you know PTO (CHAMPS) has a Facebook group? Join our group to share updates about ways to get involved with & support school happenings from the parents’ perspective.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops collection continues all year with the Box Tops app. First Street School gets $0.10 for each Box Top scanned for our school at NO COST TO YOU. The prices you pay for Participating Products don't change & neither does your shopping experience or favorite stores. With minimal effort to scan the receipts you're already getting, the school can earn enough program funds to pay for things like software licenses, supplies for class activities, etc.
- Earn Box Tops for Participating Products by scanning receipts with the Box Tops app.
- When you shop online or use delivery services, you can earn Box Tops by forwarding your e-receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org or by uploading it with the Box Tops app. Learn more about submitting e-receipts here.
Important Links and Information
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Curious what is on the menu each week? Follow this link to find out what is on the menu!
New Year, New Spiritwear Designs!
Check out our new Spiritwear designs this year!
We have twelve new designs to show off your school spirit in the 2023-2024 school year. Put any design on any shirt in the collection to make your own unique spirit shirt for our school. T-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts and more in adult and children's sizes!
We can't wait to see the design you pick out and the unique spirit wear you create!
Follow the QR code by opening your photo app on your phone and clicking the link or go to www.firststreetspiritwear.com to get your gear!
Have you downloaded the Parentsquare app yet? This is the best way to get updates from your students teacher and the school. Parentsquare will automatically translate our messages into the language of your choice and allows you to communicate with your child's teacher in the language of your choice as well!
If you don't have the app on your phone, download it now! Need help? Our wonderful office staff are happy to help!
Affordable Connectivity Program
Internet connectivity is an important part of academic success in education today. Luckily, there are a lot of different options to ensure that your student has access to internet at home. If you do not have internet at home, you may qualify for discounts on internet and computers through the federal Affordable Connectivity Program.
Find out if you qualify by following the instructions at the link here: https://getmyinternet.org/?j=9063912&sfmc_sub=198464893&l=2048712_HTML&u=202253676&mid=6409703&jb=17020&utm_source=edu_acp_2022.09.12&utm_medium=email
Updated COVID Protocols
Effective this year, California Department of Public Health has replaced most of the requirements about student quarantine with recommendations. The one remaining requirement is that students who are ill must be fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aide of fever-reducing medications before they are able to return to school. Please see the documents below for more detailed information.
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