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Foussat Elementary School

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
Mrs. Sam Glassford
sglassford@oside.us

 

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OUSD Student/Parent Handbook

The OUSD 2018/19 Student/Parent Handbook is now available for viewing online.  The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.  Parents can also download a PDF version of this guide.  Click English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.

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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

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Parent Conferences Begin Friday October 12!


 

Friday October 12- Friday Oct 19 is parent conference time!
All 1st -5th grade students get out at 1:05 EVERYDAY  (Kinder and Tk remain on their same schedule)

 

Please contact your child's teacher if you have not confirmed your conference time!

Red Ribbon Week Coming to Foussat

We are proud to be Drug and Bully Free at Foussat!  Our PTA has purchased red "Say no to Drugs" bracelets for kids to wear.  We have fun activities planned for the week of October 22-26th.


 

Membership & Spiritwear

Membership:

Membership is $10 You can join online or fill out a form and send in your payment to the front office or through your child's teacher.  Join Here!

 

Spiritwear:   We have a few of our "Classic Styles" left on hand: T-Shirts $15, Sweatshirts $25 (current style has limited sizes for both). 

New styles and pricing coming out next week.  https://www.spiritandpride.com/sap/SAPResult

These items will be by order only.  PTA will not be ordering extra stock.  Any questions, please contact Spirit and  Pride 1-800-929-2651. 

Students of the Month

Meet the BEST Students of August!  These students followed our three school rules.  Congratulations!

Be Safe.

Be Respectful.

Be Responsible.


 

Fall Carnival

Tentatively scheduled for Friday November 2nd.  5:00-8:00pm.  PTA will bring an outside company to set up booths, games and prizes.  Parent volunteers are always welcomed and appreciated.  Please check with your child's teacher for more info.  More info to follow.

Winter Concert Night

Happening December 14 formally known as Santa night has be revamped.  This year the focus will be on grade-level performances, craft booths, hot cocoa, snacks and of course, pictures with Santa. More details to follow. 

2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will begin April 23, 2018.  If your child will be 5 years old between September 1, 2012 and September 1, 2013, they will qualify for Kindergarten for the next school year.  Please come by the administration office anytime after April 23 to pick up your registration packet. 

 

Transitional Kindergarteners with a birthday between 9/2/13-12/2/13, are required to register at the ESS office located at 2080 Mission Ave.  

What's Happening in the DREAMS lab?

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Foussat Elementary School pictureWelcome Foussat Falcons.  School begins on Monday August 20.  For your convience, our gates will open at 8:35 am and close promptly at 8:55 to allow for any remaining parents on campus to exit.  Students arriving after 8:55 will have to come through the front office and receive a tardy slip before entering class.  The school day ends at 3:35 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Every Wednesday dismissal will be 1:05.  Afternoon Kindergarteners will come to school on Wednesdays from 8:55 - 1:05, They will have lunch on campus, and be dismissed with the rest of the entire school.  Please be on time to pick up your students.

 

Falcon Mileage Club is back!!!!

Kids running.jpg Foussat Elementary School PTA sponsored Mileage Club which is  spearheaded by parent volunteers is tentatively scheduled to begin on Oct 16.   Students can participate on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-8:50 am. 

 

Parents will need to complete a waiver prior to students participating.  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

2018-2019 New Shared Residency Procedures

Please be advised, IF you are currently attending school on a "Shared Residency Affidavit", you will need to renew the Affidavit each year.  Please complete the following steps to remain at Foussat for the 2018-2019 school year:

 

1.  You must file a Shared Residency Affidavit at the school office after Aug. 1, but before Aug. 14, 2018

2.  Take two proofs of the address where you will be living dated no earlier than July 15

3.  This process has to be completed at the school office within 30-days prior to registering your student for the new school year.

 

 

2018-2019 Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten 2018-19

Placement of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) students will be done at the Educational Support Services Office for the 2018-19 school year.  Your child is not guaranteed a specific school site for TK by residential address.  To be included in the lottery for placement, you must come to the ESS between May 1 and May 11, 2018, to fill out the form choosing the top three schools you are interested in having your child attend.  The lottery will be completed on Monday, May 14th, and notifications of placement will be made within that week.  Anyone not participating in the lottery will be assigned to a school on a first come, first served basis to one of the remaining openings.  You must bring 2 proofs of residence within OUSD boundaries with you to apply, but your residential address will not be used to determine placement.  Your child must turn five years old between Sep 2 and Dec 2, 2013 to be age eligible.  Registration instructions will be provided to you with your approved placement letter. 

For questions, please contact Student Services at 760-966-7802.

Student Handbook 2018/19-English

Student Handbook 2018/19-Spanish

Manual Para Padres/Alumnos

Youngest Falcons show Foussat pride - Mrs. Sifuentes' TK class

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18-19 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 view list.

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. 

Smarter Balance state assessments

computer testing.jpgAttention all 3rd, 4th & 5th grade parents, when we return from spring break we will begin the administration of the Smarter Balance assessments.  This is the new California state assessment that is completely computer-based.  This new form of testing will look very different than the traditional pencil and paper standardized tests taken in the past.  These new on-line tests are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which aim to encourage critical thinking, analytical writing, and real-world problem solving.  The new tests contain fewer multiple choice questions and more open-ended questions designed to draw responses that demonstrate a deeper understanding of key concepts learned. 

Click here for a link to the "TOP 10 THINGS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW" about the Smarter Balance assessments.  

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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.  

Support our 5th Grade Campers

You can donate to help lower the cost of camp for all of our 5th grade students!

Donate now!  Send to friends and family!

https://www.gofundme.com/foussat-5th-grade-camp?member=719630

What's Happening At Foussat

School Mission

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.

Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbook sales will begin January 2019.

 

Purchase your yearbook online!  You can customize 2 pages for your student.  Order now to have shipped to your home. 

https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1012843095931654

School Passcode 

1012843095931654


 

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

OUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers.  button-orange-stacked.pngClick Foussat School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.

To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

no bullying.jpgThe local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Reading Corner/Sección de Lectura

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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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