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Foussat Elementary School

3800 Pala Road
Oceanside, CA  92058

(760) 721-2200 Office

(760) 721-2201 Attendance Hot Line
(760) 754-1567 Fax

Principal/Director
Frank Balanon
fbalanon@oside.us

Principal's Message

The mission of Foussat Elementary School is to provide a safe learning environment for students to achieve academic success enabling them to become productive members of society.

La misión de la Escuela Primaria Foussat es de proveer un ambiente seguro de aprendizaje para que los estudiantes puedan alcanzar éxito académico que les ayudará a ser miembros productivos en la comunidad.

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Wellness

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The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education.  

 Foods and beverages sold to students through the district’s child nutrition program, student stores, vending machines and fundraisers meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Nutrition education is provided as a part of the district’s health education program.  

Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living!

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On-Line Student Registration Support

On-Line Student Registration Support will be available at Mission Elementary School on the following dates:  Tuesday, May 6 5:00-7:00pm; Thursday, May 8 5:00-7:00pm; Saturday May 10 9:00am-12:00pm; Monday, May 12 5:00-7:00pm; Wednesday, May 14 5:00-7:00pm; Saturday, May 17 9:00am-12:00pm; Tuesday, May 20 5:00-7:00pm; Thursday, May 22 5:00-7:00pm; Wednesday, May 28 5:00-7:00pm.

Upcoming Events

End of the year is closing in and we have a few more events happening.  Mark your calendars for the following: Popcorn Fundraiser ends Wednesday 4/23; Jamba Juice will be available on Friday, 4/25; Family Dance Night Friday, May 2 6:00-8:30 pm (more details to follow); Jamba Juice Friday, May 9; Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, May 10Last Jamba Juice for the year Friday, May 23; Bike Rodeo on Saturday May 24.  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4.  Have a great summer!

Jog-A-Thon Results

2014 Jog-A-Thon top class earners are:  For Kindergarten Ms. Magana's class earned $123.55; 1st Grade Mrs. Trelease's class earned $452.72; 2nd Grade Mrs. Homer's class earned $349.00; 3rd Grade Mrs. Holzbauer's class earned $462.50; 4th Grade Mrs. Ayala's class earned $386.00 and 5th Grade Mr. Montgomery's class earned $606.87.  Total amount collected was $6,239.65.

Green Oceanside, OUSD Teaming up for Annual Contest

GreenOceansideLogo_2.jpgEnvironmentally conscientious students are invited to use their creative talents in this year’s City of Oceanside “Create to Educate” performance art contest. All students in grades 1-12 are eligible ...more

Transitional Kindergarten and Regular Kindergarten

May 5, 2014 kicks off our Transitional Kindergarten and Regular Kindergarten registration.  If your student will be 5 years old between September 2 and December 2, 2014, they will meet the qualifications for Transitional Kindergarten.  If your student will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014, they will register as a regular Kindergartener.  Keep checking back for information on this.

Congratulations to Mary Christopher's 2nd Grade Class

Pennies for Pasta.pngMary Christopher's 2nd Grade Class collected $248.72 to earn the Silver Pennant and an Olive Garden Lunch for collecting the most money for our Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser.  Other Pennants were earned by Mrs. Sepulveda, Mr. Rogala, Mrs. Montgomery, Mrs. Everett, Mrs. Holzbauer, Mrs. McHugh, Mrs. Mulqueen, Mr. Rice, Mr. Montgomery, Ms. Magana, Mrs. Scholle, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Trelease, Mrs. Gill, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Homer and Mrs. Afzali's classes.  Total amount raised by Foussat Falcons was $3,146.77.  Congratulations to all!

Influenza Information

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Flu Season and Staying Healthy

The Oceanside Unified School District strongly encourages all students and parents to utilize precautionary health measures to help prevent the spread of germs that can lead to illness.  Click Flu Season to learn more about what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming infected, and what to do should you become ill.

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Falcon Mileage Club is here!!!!

Kids running.jpgStarting with the 2013-2014 school year, Foussat Elementary School will have a Mileage Club for students.  In an effort to promote physical fitness, students will have the opportunity to earn rewards as they reach set milestones with their running or walking.  Spearheaded by parent volunteers, the Falcon Mileage Club will be open to all students on Mondays after school from 3:00 to 3:20 and on Fridays before school from 7:50 to 8:10.  Monetary donations are being sought for the initial start up costs.  If you need more information, want to volunteer to help or would like to make a donation, please contact the Foussat Mileage Club at falconmileageclub@gmail.com.

Student Supply Lists

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As you prepare for the new school year, please refer to the following grade level supply lists.  Click here to choose your grade level.

If you shop at Office Depot for school supplies or any office supplies please remember to give them the Foussat Elementary School ID # 70218216 and 5% of you qualifying purchases will go to the school for FREE supplies. 

Kids First Initiative

Copy of Kids First.jpgThe OUSD Kids First initiative is off and running.  Click Kids First  to view the 8 Keys of Excellence, watch student videos and to learn more about this life-changing project and how you can get involved as a partner with the district.  

Sleep--Are Your Children Getting Enough?

Kid sleeping.jpgAs parents, we know all too well how our own sleep affects our mood and ability to concentrate.  Because children are still growing, they depend on sleep even more than we do, for their physical and emotional health.  A recent study published in Pediatrics found that elementary-school children who went to sleep earlier were more emotionally stable and alert in class than those who went to bed later. During one week of school, half the students were put to bed earlier than normal, averaging about 27 minutes more sleep a night. The other half stayed up later than their routine bedtime, losing about 54 minutes of shut-eye each evening. Teachers then rated children's behavior, not knowing which children got more or less sleep. Students who were sleep-deprived not only seemed overly tired, but were more impulsive and irritable than their well-rested classmates. They were quick to cry, lose their tempers or get frustrated.  

All children have different sleep needs, but if your child seems overly emotional, irritable, or unfocused, try putting him or her to bed an hour earlier.  Winding down for the hour before bedtime also helps them to fall asleep more quickly.  TV, computer screens, and phones, have been shown to delay sleep, so encourage quiet play, reading, and listening to music.  Following are the recommended hours of sleep from webmd.com, a reputable medical database recommended by physicans.

5-6 year olds:  10-12 hours of sleep

7-12 year olds: 10-11 hours of sleep

Earlier bedtimes for children mean more wind down time for parents, so your sleep and emotional wellbeing may improve too!

Play First, Then Eat Lunch

recess.pngFoussat has implemented a new lunch schedule.  This new schedule has the students go out to play first then coming in to eat lunch.  Too often we see students rush through their lunch barely eating anything or nothing at all because they are in a hurry to get out to the playground.  By going out to play first, we hope to accomplish 2 main things.  First, we hope that the students will eat more of their school lunch.jpglunch because they will not be anxious about getting out to the playground.  The other goal is to have students return to the classroom in a calmer, less agitated state.  Initial feedback tells us we are accomplishing both of these goals. 

Kindergarten Lunch/Almuerzo para Kínder

school lunch.jpgKindergarten parents, did you know that the school lunch is available for your child, not only on Wednesdays, but every day of the week.  If they qualify for the Free Lunch Program or if you pay for their lunch, the student can eat a nutritious meal every day.  With the morning Kindergarten students, you can bring your child to the lunch room after you pick them up from the classroom.  For afternoon students, you can bring them a little early before their class starts and have them eat lunch.  Please call the school for more information or if you have questions.

¡Padres de familia de kínder, sabían ustedes que sus niños pueden almorzar en la cafetería, todos los días de la semana, no solamente los miércoles! Todos los niños de kínder, los que pagan y los que reciben el almuerzo gratis, todos están bienvenidos a obtener un almuerzo nutritivo todos los días. Los niños del turno de la mañana pueden ir con usted a la cafetería al terminar la clase, antes de ir a casa. Los niños del turno de la tarde, pueden llegar a la escuela antes de las 12:15 y usted puede llevarlos almorzar antes de comenzar las clases. Por favor llamar a la escuela para mas información o si tiene alguna pregunta.  

Common Core (Mathematics) Parent Information Nights

Two parent information nights focusing on mathematics and the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will be held later this month.  The first meeting will take place Tuesday, February 25 @ King Middle School.  The second meeting is slated for Thursday, February 27 at Lincoln Middle School.  Both meetings begin at 6 pm.  Parents can choose to attend one or both meetings.  For further questions, please call Eric Frandsen, OUSD math program specialist, at 760-966-7831.

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LCAP Parent Survey

The State of California has revised the way schools are funded.  Part of this new method allows for parents to provide input.  Each school district develops a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) which connects the district's goals and actions to the money provided by the state.  If you would like to provide input please click here to access the survey.

Common Core Parent Information

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpgCalifornia is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics.   This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards.  Click the Common Core link above to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.

Annual Bond Report

H 7.jpg Since the passing of Proposition H in June 2008, the Oceanside Unified School District has used funds from the $195 million bond measure to rebuild seven new schools, as well as refurbish the ...more

Flu Prevention and Protection

Flu Season.jpgFlu season typically peaks in January or February.  Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses.  It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness.  Click English or Spanish for more information on dealing with the flu. 

Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

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The 2012-13 OUSD Student/Parent Handbook is now available online.  Printable PDF versions in both English and Spanish can be obtained by clicking on the links below.  A hardcopy of this document may also be obtained at your child's school site or through the district's main or ESS offices. 

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Student/Parent Handbook (Spanish) 

Reading Corner/Sección de Lectura

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Want to listen to and read a book with your child at home? Each month, Barnes and Noble showcases an author reading a great children's book. This month is Green Eggs and Hamm by ...more

Principal's Friday Phone Message

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Are you receiving the Principal's Friday Calls?

If not, please contact the office at 760-721-2200 and make sure we have your current telephone number. 


 

¿Recibe usted las llamadas telefónicas de los viernes?   

Si no las recibe, por favor hable a la oficina y asegúrese que tenemos su número de teléfono correcto. Las llamadas le ayudan a estar al tanto de los avisos y eventos escolares. 

Calendar of Events/Calendario

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Back to School Reading Resources/Recursos de Lectura

Welcome Back to School!

Reading Resources from Mrs. Mocny

In this Reading Corner you will find resources to encourage and boost reading skills. Here is a great article on tips to encourage your ...more