Foussat Elementary School
3800 Pala Road
(760) 721-2200 Office
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.
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!
School Spelling Bee
Foussat will hold its annual school spelling bee on Friday, May 3rd. This event is open to all 2nd through 5th grade students. Winners of individual classroom spell offs will participate in the ...more
Kids First Initiative
The 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.
Green Week 2013 – City of Oceanside Teams Up with OUSD
Green Week 2013 is an annual environmental awareness program sponsored by the City of Oceanside. Now in its fifth year, Green Week will be celebrated the week of April 22-28. Student opportunities to participate include:
For questions or more information, visit the city’s Green Week website at http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/water/recycling/green/default.asp
Sleep--Are Your Children Getting Enough?
As 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: 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!
Parent Skill Building Series-Free through OUSD
All OUSD parents are invited to attend any of the upcoming sessions on topics relating to issues and concerns impacting students. All topics will be presented on two different days/times to accommodate more parents. Sessions will be presented at the Educational Support Services (ESS) Building, at 2080 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 92054. All trainings will be provided in English and Spanish.
"How to Provide Structure and Minimize Conflict"--Feb 6th 10:00-11:00 am, Feb 7th 6-7 pm
"How to Help My Child Deal with Bullying"--March 6 10:00-11:00 am, March 7, 6-7 pm
"Helping you Identify the Signs of Substance Abuse"--April 3rd 10:00-11:00 am, April 4th 6-7
"How to Help My Child Build Friendships and Relationships"--May 8th 10:00-11:00, May 9th 6-7
"Summer Activities"--June 5th 10:00-11:00, June 6th 6-7 pm
Connecticut Tragedy--Helping Children Cope
Dear Foussat Families,
Friday's school shooting in Connecticut was a senseless tragedy that gravely affects all those involved in the daily routine of educating children in our country. OUSD is deeply saddened by this unfortunate situation. Our sympathies are extended to the families and the community affected by this event.
We would like to reassure parents and the community that the safety and well-being of all students and staff is our top priority. OUSD regularly conducts lockdown drills at all of our school sites, while district administrators and personnel routinely prepare to deal with an assortment of emergency situations.
At school, we plan to reassure students of their safety by returning to familiar routine, making personal connections with our students, and, if appropriate, reminding them that school is one of the safest places for children and adults. We will watch for signs of distress in our students, and contact you with any concerns. Our school psychologist is available to talk to students, classrooms, and parents who have questions or need additional support.
Following are links for helping parents to talk with children in the aftermath of a crisis.
Para leer este artículo en español, por favor oprima sobre, En español, en el lado superior izquierdo de esta página.
Student Supply Lists
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.
Play First, Then Eat Lunch
Foussat 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 lunch 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 KÃnder
Kindergarten 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.
New District Calendar for Start of 2013-14 School Year
Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, the first day of class for all OUSD students will be Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The slightly earlier start date is a result of a new district-wide calendar unanimously approved by the OUSD Board of Education. The change was made during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Other minor changes regarding the revised calendar beginning in 2013-14 include a shorter Thanksgiving Week holiday and an end to the first semester at the winter break (December 20, 2013). The last day of instruction for students will be June 4, 2014.
The district asks that all OUSD families please take note of these changes in order to plan accordingly for the start of school in August 2013. For questions regarding the calendar change, please call 760-966-4008.
Jiji is here!!!
Foussat Elementary School has recently purchased a wonderful
game-based software program designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning. This program is called ST Math and is available to all of our students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. You have probably heard your child talk about learning math with Jiji, the penguin character in the program. Students have already begun going into our computer lab to learn their login and password and work on the program. Here is the best part. This wonderful program is web-based, meaning your child can access it from any computer that can access the internet. The school strongly encourages you to have your child work on the program for at least 30 minutes a day 2 - 3 times (or more) per week. If you have any questions, please ask your child's teacher. Click here to go straight to the ST Math program. Be sure to make it one of your favorites.
Flu Prevention and Protection
Flu 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.
Full Day Kindergarten and Transitional K Programs for 2012-13 School Year
The Oceanside Unified School District will offer several options for students to enroll in kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs for the 2012-13 school year. Eleven sites will offer full-day programs; five will provide half-day offerings, while an additional five campuses will be home to the district's new transitional kindergarten classes. School of Choice options are available for all of these programs. Click OUSD Kinder for information and how to register.
Student/Parent Handbook Available Online
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.
Reading Corner/SecciÃ³n de Lectura
Online Story Time
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
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
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
Foussat's Friday Message/Mensaje Semanal de los Viernes