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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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Handbook

The OUSD 2014-15 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.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will begin on Monday, October 27.  This weeks list of activities are as follows:

Monday-Wear Red; Tuesday-Wear Red, White and Blue; Wednesday-Wear Pajamas to school (no slippers please); Thursday-Twin Day; Friday-Wear Black and Orange. 

Upcoming Fundraisers

November 23 @ Sprouts 4-7 pm Foussat School will receive 5% of all the sales

Thursday, November 27 The Turkey Trot-Foussat will receive $5 for each registration that designates our school

Entertainment Book Fundraiser

The PTA has just wrapped up the end of the Entertainment Books.

Congratulations to Mr. Potts and Mrs. Holzbauer's classes who each received a $50 Gift Card for classroom supplies  Any questions, please contact Jannel Guise @ jannellguise@gmail.com

4th and 5th Grade Math Night

On, Wednesday November 12 Foussat Elementary will be hosting Math Night for the 4th and 5th Graders.  This event will be held in the multipurpose room at 5:00 pm.  Please stop by and learn about the new Core Curriculum.  Hope to see you there.

2nd and 3rd Grade Math Night

Math Night for 2nd and 3rd Grade will be held January 27, 2015 @ 5pm.  More details to follow.

Yearbook Photos

It's that time again, to submit you personal photos for the 2014-2015 yearbook.  You can customize your pages and scan pictures into www.treering.com.  You will have to create an account passcode 1012843095931654.  Any questions, contact your PTA President at Foussat PTA.com

Impact Aid

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Impact Aid Survey Cards Help Benefit District

 

All OUSD parents and guardians are asked to please fill out the 2014 Federal Impact Aid Survey card.  Survey cards will be sent home with students on Wednesday, October 1 and must be returned the following day, Thursday, October 2.

This important survey is used to determine the number of parents in our district who work or live on federal property.  The federal government provides funds to the Oceanside Unified School District based on the results of this survey.

Examples of federal property include: all military bases (Camp Pendleton, MCRD, Miramar, etc.), Indian tribal lands (including casinos), immigration offices, homeland security offices, FBI buildings, farm land on federal property, border patrol offices and federal subsidized housing.

For questions or further information, please call 760-966-4012.

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpgA new ParentLink App for smart phones is now available to OUSD parents.  The App aims to provide and improve all avenues of district and student communication and information for parents.  Watch the video below.

ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation.  Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it. 

OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App.  For more information, please see the district website at http://www.oside.us/parentlink.

ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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Kindergarten Orientation

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Kindergarten Orientation was a big success.  Click here to see the teacher powerpoint presentation.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION OR CURRENT STUDENT DATA CONFIRMATION INFORMATION

Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is beginning the implementation of optional Online Registration for new students and Online Data Confirmation for currently enrolled students. Our goal is to make this process more convenient for our families and your busy schedules. Once you have completed the on-line process, print the Student Emergency Card, sign and date it, then bring it to the school with 2 current proofs of your address.  We also have computers in our lobby if you think you will need support.  If you prefer to complete the process, as you have done in the past by using the paper packet we can provide that to you as well.  The school office is open from 8:00 to 3:30, Monday through Friday.

 

We look forward to assisting you in our transition to the optional Online Registration process.

Registration Support Information (English)

Registration Support Information (Spanish)

14-15 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. 

Be a Foussat follower on Facebook!!

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2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

Foussat Elementary School pictureWelcome Foussat Falcons. The 2014-2015 school year has kicked off.  Gates will be open at 7:50 am and as a courtesy, will close at 8:20 to allow for the stroller brigade to exit.  Students arriving after 8:15 will have to come through the front office and receive a tardy slip.  School day ends on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri at 2:55 pm.  Wednesday dismissal is at 12:25 each and every Wednesday.  Afternoon Kindergarten will come to school on Wednesdays at 8:15 - 12:25 and have lunch with us on that day then dismiss with the rest of the students.

 

 

Transitional Kindergarten and Regular Kindergarten

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. 

PTA Positions still available

There are still some key positions open on our PTA Board for the 2014-2015 school year.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our new PTA President, Janel Guise at jannelguise@gmail.com  for any questions you may have.

Falcon Mileage Club is here!!!!

Kids running.jpgStarting with the 2014-2015 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 2:55 to 3:20 and Fridays 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

Kids First Initiative

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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.  

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Superintendent’s Vision Statement

“The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."

Click the link above to visit the superintendent’s web page.

Manual Para Padres/Alumnos

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.

Online Meal Registration

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Student Handbook

Common Core Parent Information

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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

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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10/25/14

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