The Falcon Flash

Foskett Ranch Elementary Newsletter

October 31, 2018


Schools are required to practice various drills (fire, earthquake, lock down, etc.) each month. So far we have practiced fire and earthquake drills. Tomorrow, November 1st, we are going to practice our first lock down drill. The purpose of this lock down drill is to practice responding to the district's standardized prompt - lock down, locks, lights, out of sight. In addition to locking down the classroom, teachers will practice securing the barracuda intruder defense devices that we received over the summer. We explain to the students we are participating in a drill and that it is not a real occurrence, and we work with the few that ask throughout the day if the drill was a practice reinforcing that everything is okay at school. Thank you for assuring your child(ren) that we were only practicing a drill like we do every month.

We are sorry that we had to cancel the trunk or treat activity last weekend. Students and staff were looking forward to the event. With football playoff games, soccer, baseball and other sports tournaments, we could only secure 13 cars to pass out candy at the event (and we needed 25 minimum). The trunk or treat committee took all the donated candy and made treat bags for every child in the school, and teachers distributed the treat bags today. Thank you to Heidi Reyes for all her work with the event and to the committee that made over 400 treat bags.

Important Dates

Every Monday Early Release 1:40

  • 11/7 - 3rd Grade Field Trip Maidu
  • 11/7 - K Kids Meeting 2:45 - 3:30pm
  • 11/7 - Dine Out Day -Support FRE at Panda Express 11am-10pm
  • 11/8 - Fall Picture Makeup
  • 11/9 - Early Release 12:30 Grades 1-5. All Kinder (am and pm) 8:00 - 11:20
  • 11/9 - Choir Performance 6-7pm
  • 11/12 - No School Veterans Day
  • 11/13 - Trimester Awards 8:30am
  • 11/13 - 11/16 - Early Release 12:30 Grades 1-5. All Kinder (am and pm) 8:00 - 11:20

Coming Soon... New Flyer Distribution

Are you tired of all those flyers in your students backpack? Starting next week all flyers will be in one easy place, Peachjar! No more searching for flyers, you will be able to go to Peachjar and all of our current flyers will be available to you in just one click, win win!
Click here to see flyers!


We are very excited for this years Starstruck Showcase. The evening performance for your child will take place on either Wednesday, November 28th or Thursday, November 29th at Foskett Ranch (see below for the listing of which classes perform on each night). The children will be performing two identical shows on the evening that they perform; one at 6:00 and another one at 7:00. All students performing on their respective night are required to stay for both shows. We are requesting a note for any student who will not be able to perform that evening as every absent student leaves a gap in the performance.

Wednesday, November 28th

Anderson, Bryant, Burbage-Macaluso, Flanagan, Grever, Law, Noriega, Perry, Schrieber, Stice(Grades 3-4).

Thursday, November 29th

Butler, Leshnick, Mars, Sahyoun, Sordahl, Springborn, Stice (Grade 5), Taxara, Wittel.

Tickets are now on sale for these performances at a cost of $3 each, 4 tickets per family per show, cash or check, no coins please. DVDs of the performance can be ordered on the night of the performance.





Great American Fundraiser

Product for the GA fundraiser will be delivered to the school on November 8th. Please make arrangements to pick it up per the schedule below. Some of the products are frozen so it must be picked up on November 8th as the PTO has no place to store it. Thanks for your help in arranging prompt pickup.

Pickup schedule is Thursday, November 8th 2:30 to 4pm and 5:30 - 7:30pm.

A Sign Up Genius will go out asking for your help to sort and distribute the product. Please donate your time if you can. It is really needed and appreciated .

The Limo Lunch for our sellers that qualified is being planned for December 11th. Permission forms for your student and their friend (where qualified) will be going out soon. Your student and their friend cannot board the limo without each having a signed permission form.

Conference Week

Mark your calendars as there will be a special early release time for conference week 11/9 - 11/16. All 1-5 grades will be released at 12:30. All Kinder (am and pm) will attend 8:00-11:20.

Choir Performance

Our choir will be holding a special Veteran's Day Performance at our school, in the multipurpose room, on Friday, November 9th from 6:00-7:00 please join us!

Panda Express Fundraiser

Panda Express will donate 20% of event sales on Thursday, November 7th to Foskett Ranch Elementary! Dine in or Take out.

Big picture

Amazon Smile

Now through November 2nd AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Foskett Ranch Elementary PTO when you shop at:


Socktober Update:

K -Kids is still collecting socks, toiletries, and gently used clothing and shoes for our Socktober drive. Our current total of donated items is 265. Those items will be donated to families in need right here in Lincoln. Thank you to all who have donated. Items can be turned in to the front office or at the turn in container in each classroom pod. Mrs. Taxara's Class gets a special shout out for most items donated at this time. Le's see if we can collect 500 items!

Canned Food Drive:

Starting in November, Foskett Ranch will help the local Lincoln Lyons club by collecting canned food to be distributed to families to ensure they have a nice Thanksgiving meal. Our school wide goal is 1,000 cans of food (that's 2 to 3 cans per student). Start watching for Lyon's donation boxes around campus.

The next K Kids meeting: November 7th, room 304 from 2:45-3:30.

Halloween candy

Turn your Halloween candy into cash!

Cookie Decorating

Learn how to decorate cookies!

Youth Chess

Click on the button for more information.

Be Safe~Be Respectful~Be Responsible

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.

Foskett Ranch...a place where falcons soar!