The Falcon Flash
Foskett Ranch Elementary Newsletter
October 31, 2018
NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL...
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.
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
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.
TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th
TO GUARANTEE SEATING AVAILABILITY.
ADDITIONAL TICKETS (IF AVAILABLE) MAY BE PURCHASED FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE STARTING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26th.
*TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.*
Great American Fundraiser
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.