The Falcon Flash

Foskett Ranch Elementary Newsletter

January 9, 2019

NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL...

Happy New Year!


We had a great first trimester and are in full swing for trimester two.


Thank you to everyone that attended our family event before the break. We all had a great time. A special thanks to all who volunteered to ensure a successful evening.


We are looking forward to our spelling bee on Monday. Finalists from each fourth and fifth grade class will compete to become this year's spelling bee champion and reserve champion. The two champions will proceed to the next level which is a written preliminary county spelling test that will be sent to the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE). PCOE will review the written tests from every school in the county and will notify us in February if we are invited to the oral spelling bee competition at the county level. Best wishes to all of our finalists.

Important Dates

Every Monday Early Release 1:40

  • 1/14 - Spelling Bee (Grades 3-5) 8:30 am
  • 1/17 - Minute to Win it - Family Night 5 - 6 pm
  • 1/21 - Martin Luther King Day, No School
  • 1/23 - K-Kids 2:45 pm
  • 1/24 - 1st Grade Field Trip, Roseville Theater
  • 1/31 - 4th Grade Field Trip, Railroad Museum
  • 2/6 - Gate Testing 3rd Grade 8:30 am
  • 2/7 - Gate Testing 4th & 5th Grades 8:30 am

Minute To Win It Family Fun Night

Tired from the Holiday's? Take a break and join us for a fun family night here at Foskett Ranch Thursday, January 17th from 5 - 6pm. There will be lots of interactive games for all to play. Laugh and play with your kids with no clean up, win win!

Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures

South Parking Lot (near the multipurpose room) - Parents driving students to school use two lanes of the south parking lot (near the multipurpose room) to drop off/pick up students.

We ask that parents of students in grades K - 2 use the lane closest to the multipurpose room. Please pull up to the front of the lane before allowing your children to exit/enter the cars.

Students using the lane closer to Joiner Parkway proceed to the crosswalk (using the sidewalk) and wait for a supervisor to cross them onto campus.


North Parking Lot (near the Kindergarten playground) - There is one drop off lane in the north parking lot when buses are not dropping off or picking up students. Please pull forward to the sign that indicates the beginning of the drop off lane and drop your child off at the curb. The curb is for drop off only; please drive away after your student exits the cars. The bus has priority in the north lot.

If you would like to observe your child walking through the front gates or into the Kindergarten classroom, we need you to park and escort him/her to that area to allow the drop off/pick up lanes to run efficiently.


Remember any red curb is a fire lane and not a parking or stopping zone.


Thank you for helping us maintain a safe and orderly procedure.

Spirit Wear Wednesday's

Every Wednesday will be spirit wear day! Wear your Foskett gear or burgundy and grey to show school spirit. Teachers will keep count on how many students participate and the class with the most participants will earn the spirit trophy for that week!


If you are interested in purchasing Foskett Ranch spirit wear click here.

Student Safety

Here at Foskett Ranch we value keeping our students safe. Please remember any student riding a bike, scooter, skateboard or skates to and from school must wear a helmet.

Clothing Donations

We are in need of clothes for the nurses office. Accidents happen, especially in the winter months with rain and other weather conditions.


  • Boys - Size 8 - 16 Pants/Shorts/Underwear
  • Boys - Large/Extra Large Shirts
  • Girls - Large/Extra Large Shirts

After School Soccer/Futsal Club

Vision Soccer Training will be coming to our school starting January 29th to offer an after school Soccer/Futsal Club.

Program 1 - Soccer

All Tuesdays - Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19 - 2:50 to 3:50pm

Program 2 - Futsal

All Tuesdays - Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9 - 2:50 to 3:50pm

Open to grades 1 through 4.

To sign up please visit www.visionsoccertraining.com/skillsafterschool


What is Futsal?

Futsal originated in Uruguay and was quickly adopted throughout South America. It is now played all over the world and is growing rapidly in the United States.


Why is it so great?

Futsal is the ultimate game for helping players to develop skillful and creative tactics, foot skills, and ball control. Futsal is a fast-paced and exciting game that creates players that think quickly on the field and perform well under the pressure of a fast moving game. With on the field teams no larger than 5 vs 5, players are constantly involved in the action and touching the ball on a basketball style court, which has less space than a normal soccer field, encouraging control, finesse and high energy!

Choir

All third, fourth and fifth grades students are welcome to join to the after school choral program. Students will learn to read music, build friendships, practice teamwork, learn responsibility and most importantly make music together. Meetings will be on Mondays from 1:40 - 2:40 in room 205. Practice starts Monday, January 14th.


If your child is interested please fill out and return the attached flyer by Friday, January 11th.

Choir Form

Please fill out and return to Ms. Azar or the office.

2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Calendars

The district has approved and published 2 years of school calendars, click for details.

Be Safe~Be Respectful~Be Responsible

Our Mission & Vision


Mission:

We expect our staff and students (our Falcons) to perform at high levels academically, behaviorally and socially.

Vision:

At Foskett Ranch, students learn essential skills and knowledge to successfully progress towards college and career readiness.

Foskett Ranch...a place where falcons soar!