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"We're Going Places!" - January 24th - January 28th

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School Mission Statement & AVID Mission Statement

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


“AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.”


* To read more about our school vision and my commitment to you as your principal, please click here to read my "Principals Message" posted on our school website.

Interim Principal's Office - We Need Your Help!

Hello First Street School Families!


I would like to use this space to reach out to you and ask for a little help. FSS will soon start to get ready for our Starstruck presentation scheduled for March 3. This year we're hoping to have the program outdoors on our playground. Since it will be in the evening, we will need lighting to ensure that our parents can adequately see the students' performance. If any of you have lighting that you feel would work, or if you know of how we can secure the light units, please give the office a call. Thank you for your help with this request!


Have a great weekend!


Mr. Ayala and Mr. Brown

Yearbooks Are Now On Sale!

Yearbooks are officially on sale! An order form came home last week with your child. If you would like to order online, please go to:

ybpay.com

ID: 13900222


Please note that the ordering deadline is April 28, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Swesey (mswesey@wpusd.org).

COVID TEST KITS FOR STUDENTS FOR AT-HOME USE

Last week the District received COVID test kits from the State for student use at home. If you would like access to a kit, which includes two tests, please contact us directly.


As a reminder, at-home tests - including these ones - are not allowed as confirmation for a student being deemed negative for COVID. The same rules apply as CDPH has not updated guidance to allow for us to accept at-home results.

Come Work With Us at First St. School!

* Click on the job title to see the EdJoin job posting.


Instructional Aide

  • Min qualifications: AA degree or able pass the Para Educator/Instructional Aide test
  • Pay: $16.58-$21.09/hour
  • Work directly with students and teachers in the classroom
  • 4.0 hours - Monday thru Friday / 10:40 am - 2:40 pm


Food Service Assistant
  • Min qualifications: high school diploma preferred, but not required
  • Pay: $15.12-$19.17/hour
  • Help prepare and serve student meals
  • 3.5 hours / Monday thru Friday


Paraprofessional Physical Health Care

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Pay: $16.58-$21.09
  • Work directly with students and teachers in the classroom
  • 6.5 hours - Monday thru Friday / 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


* Click here for a look at ALL of the available WPUSD positions.

"College Knowledge" Focus School of the Week - Penn State University

"College Knowledge" Focus School of the Week - Penn St. University

“College Knowledge” Fun Facts of the Week - Penn St. University Nittany Lions: Penn State is a public state-related land-grant research university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855 as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania, Penn State became the state's only land-grant university in 1863. Today, Penn State is a major research university which conducts teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery. Mrs. Pellegrino is a Penn St. graduate! Click here to see the Penn St. website.

  • Monday - Its University Park campus, which is the largest of the 19 Penn St. campuses, has an enrollment of more than 46,800 graduate and undergraduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States. Check out this 5 minute video on Penn St. and its University Park campus.

  • Tuesday - In addition to its land-grant designation, it also participates in the sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant research consortia; it is one of only four such universities (along with Cornell University, Oregon State University, and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa). These designations signal a university’s ability to receive federal funding for research projects that benefit the larger community. This quadruple honor means that Penn State is deeply engaged in solving some of the most pressing challenges we face as a society. To watch an interesting 5-minute video of turfgrass science at Penn State, click here.

  • Wednesday - Before launching what is now known as Ben & Jerry’s, the dynamic duo of Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield took an ice cream-making class at Penn State’s Creamery in 1977. Greenfield and Cohen opened their first ice cream store in Vermont, and the brand quickly took off thereafter. Even with its national following, it still doesn’t beat the Penn State Creamery’s classic ice cream. Click here to watch an 8 minute video on how they get their ice cream from cow to cone!

  • Thursday - Everyone on campus knows about Penn State’s intense dance marathon. For 46 hours straight, students dance throughout the THON weekend to fundraise for pediatric cancer. Click here to watch a 4-minute recap of the 2020 THON.

  • Friday - Saquon Barkley is an NFL running back for the New York Giants. He played college football at Penn State for three seasons where totaled 5,557 all-purpose yards in his three-year collegiate career. During Barkley's three-year collegiate career, he broke and set numerous Penn State records including most rushing touchdowns in a career, most rushing yards by a freshman and sophomore as well as most total yards in a single game. Barkley was drafted with the second overall pick by the Giants in the 2018 NFL Draft. As a rookie during the 2018 NFL season Barkley set numerous league and franchise records while on his way to a 1,300+ yard rushing season and a Pro Bowl nod. In 2018, Barkley set multiple league records, tying Randy Moss for most 50+ yard touchdowns from scrimmage in a season, along with recording the most receptions (91) by a rookie running back. Barkley also set three franchise records for rookies: most rushing touchdowns (11), most rushing yards (1,307), and most total touchdowns (15). Barkley was also awarded AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Check out this 3-minute college highlight video reel!

Celebrating Our Birthdays!

Here are our birthdays for the week...

Monday, January 24 ~ Marciano Garcia

Tuesday, January 25 ~

Wednesday, January 26 ~ Miera Aslin, Svea Domann, and Ava Zinzun

Thursday, January 27 ~ Zander Phung

Friday, January 28 ~ Alyssa Belloso and Arlett Torres

Saturday, January 29 ~ Josue Castillo

Sunday, January 30 ~ Ms. Norma

"Week at a Glance"

Monday, January 24th -

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Cheese Pizza Lunchable

Nacho Kit

Grape Sunbutter Sandwich


Tuesday, January 25th -

  • Lunch Entree of the Day - Grassfed 100% Beef Cheese Burger on Bun

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Cheese Pizza Lunchable

Grape Sunbutter Sandwich

Sunbutter Sandwich

Nacho Kit


Wednesday, January 26th -

  • Lunch Entree of the Day - Cheese/Pepperoni Pizza

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Nacho Kit

Grape Sunbutter Sandwich

Nacho Kit


Thursday, January 27th -

  • Lunch Entree of the Day - Breakfast For Lunch - Waffles, Chicken Sausage & Maple Syrup

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Cheese Pizza Lunchable

Grape Sunbutter Sandwich


Friday, January 28th -

  • Lunch Entree of the Day - Tyson Crispy Chicken Tenders

Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit

Nacho Kit

Cheese Pizza Lunchable

Grape Sunbutter Sandwich

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.

Online Roadrunner Store Open for Business!

WHAT IS THE ROADRUNNER STORE?


The Roadrunner Store is the place where kids can "shop" for items to purchase with the BEEP cards they earn here at FSS for Being Safe, Exercising Responsibility, Engaging in Learning, & Practicing Kindness!


Typically, the kids would be able to walk through our Roadrunner Store once a month and shop in person. For COVID safety reasons, we have set up a virtual on-line store. The items currently for sale are shown below. To place an order, kids simply need to print the order form attached below, mark the item(s) they are choosing, and turn their form into their teacher or the school office. The next turn in day of this school year will be Friday, January 19th! Deliveries will come the following school week!

Family Resource Information

We know that raising a family takes a village, and we are committed to working with and for you to support your efforts. This section will be an ever-growing list of supports, both for family needs and educational resources, so please check back here often if you need some help. You can always reach out to us directly at any time by emailing me at rayala@wpusd.org. stbrown@wpusd.org or calling our school office: (916) 645-6330.


Family Support Services

- Love & Logic - Info & Parenting Tips & Tricks

- Placer County Office of Education - Prevention Supports & Services

- County of Placer - Network of Care

- Smile, California! - Oral Health and School Readiness


Student Activities

- Lincoln Parks and Recreation - Find information for camps, team sports, and more!

- Lincoln Youth Soccer

- Lincoln Little League Baseball

- Lincoln Girls Softball

- Lincoln Jr. Zebra Football & Cheer

WPUSD Medication and Immunization - Annual Update

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please review the following information regarding medications and health care plans on campus.


Medication Orders and Health Care Plans:

  • If your student will require medication on campus (including non-prescription medications, inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors...), please visit our website to find the required forms (Student Health Concerns and Medications).
  • Please have your student's health care provider complete and sign the appropriate forms before returning to on-campus instruction.
  • Medication will NOT be allowed on campus without the appropriate paperwork.
  • If your student has a complex/personalized care plan, you will be contacted individually in early August to update their plan. Please do not hesitate to contact your school nurses if you have any questions.


Immunizations:

  • Incoming Kindergarten and 7th Grade students will need to be up to date on required immunizations before returning to on-campus instruction. Information about required immunizations can be found on the Shots for School website.
  • See attached flyers for Placer County's Back to School Immunization Clinics.
  • If your family is unable to access medical care or immunizations, please contact your school nurse (see contact info below) for assistance and information.


Kelley Gordon, School Nurse at FSS, COES, SES, GEMS, LHS, and PHS

kgordon@wpusd.org


Madi Schumann, School Nurse at FRE, LCE, SLE, CCC, TBE, and TBM

mschumann@wpusd.org

Student Accident Insurance (Digital Version)

The safety of our students is one of our most important concerns and we take appropriate steps to protect your child from injuries. Even so, accidents can and do happen during school events and resulting medical treatment (ambulance transport, surgery, hospitalization, etc.) can be very expensive. Please know that the District does not assume responsibility for these costs. However, as a service to you and your child, your school has joined with thousands of others by offering you access to a low cost, voluntary purchase student accident/health insurance program. The program is arranged and administered by Myers-Stevens and Toohey & Co., Inc., a firm that has specialized in such coverages for 40 years. Details and an enrollment form are in the link and accompanying brochure here. Please read it here carefully.


If you are interested in signing up for "Student Accident Insurance" please click on the application link here.

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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