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    Winter COncert Fri Dec 14th 5:00-7:30

    reindeer playing guitarreindeer playing guitarFriday December 14th 5:00-7:00 pm Winter Concert Fundraiser!
    Come see students play music and sing festive songs.  We will have Knockout Pizza for sale, Hot Cocoa and photos with Santa.  See our Winter Concert Flyer (Eng)  Winter Concert Flyer (Span) for grade level performance times.  

    Rubio's Fundraiser Dec 19th 2:00-10:00 pm

    Grab some great food and support Foussat Elementary!  Rubio's will be donating 50% of the profits from this event.  Bring in the Fundraiser Flyer to show that you are supporting Foussat.  

    3rd - 5th Grade Gift Maker Club in the Dreams Lab

    3rd-5th grade students join Mrs. Mocny for some Gift Making Fun!
    Sign up here to reserve your spot!

    2 Weeks left to come make some gifts.

    Foussat October Maker Challenge Cardboard Masks!

    Click here to see a slide show of all the great masks that turned up at Foussat.

    Students of the Month

    Meet the BEST Students of October!  And our Physical Fitness Award Winner! These students followed our three school rules.  Congratulations!

    Be Safe. Be Respectful. Be Responsible.

    Students of the Month

    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 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 in Back!!!

    Kids runningFoussat 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.

    Youngest Falcons show Foussat pride - Mrs. Sifuentes' TK class
    Sleep - Are Your Children Getting Enough?

    Kid sleepingAs 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!

    recessFoussat 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 lunchlunch 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

    school lunchesKindergarten 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.  

    Reading Corner

    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 Dr. Seuss.  This series is one of my all-time favorites! Click here for a really cute story! 

    Cuento en línea

    ¿Quiere escuchar y leer un cuento con su niño en la comodidad de su casa? Todos los meses Barnes & Noble presenta un precioso cuento para  niños de un escritor seleccionado. El cuento de este mes es, Green Eggs and Ham. ¡Oprima en el siguiente enlace y disfrute con su niño de un bonito cuento!

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    Getting Ready For Summer Reading / Preparemonos para Leer en las Vacaciones

    It is never too early to start thinking about ways to keep your kids reading over the summer.  Studies show that students who read at least 4-5 books over the summer, maintain their progress in reading, and don't  slide behind before their next school year starts.  Even though it can be hard for students, who have worked hard all year, to think of reading each glorious summer day. However, make it a fun part of the daily routine, involve them in some fun summer reading programs and let them chose books that they might not get to read during the school year (comic books, magazines, plays, graphic novels, poetry, travel brochures)--it is possible to have fun and work on reading skills at the same time!

    Books

    Each week until school gets out, I will be posting summer reading resources.  Today I am highlighting the Summer Reading program offered at Mira Costa College.  How important will your child feel taking a reading class on a college campus!  Wow!  These classes are geared towards your child's grade level skills and reading levels.  Follow this link for information, pricing and class times.

    Summer Reading Skills Program for Children and Adults at Mira Costa.

     

    Nunca es demasiado pronto para pensar en las maneras de ayudar a sus niños a leer durante las vacaciones. Estudios demuestran que los niños que leen por lo menos 4 ó 5 libros durante las vacaciones, mantienen el nivel de lectura, y no se atrasan al principio del siguiente año escolar. A pesar que es difícil para los estudiantes que han estudiado mucho durante el año escolar, pensar en leer cada glorioso día del verano. Sin embargo, hágalo parte de las actividades divertidas de la  rutina diaria, inscriba a su niño en programas de lectura y déjelos que escojan material que posiblemente no van a leer durante el año escolar (historietas, revistas, poesía, folletos de viaje) —esto cubre actividades divertidas y  ayudan a practicar lectura al mismo tiempo!

    Programas de Lectura para Niños y Adultos Durante el Verano en MiraCosta.


    Learn and Earn!

    Click here for an offer from Scholastic and Kumon where your child can earn some free books. Quantities are limited, so act quickly. 

    Scholastic has partnered with Kumon to offer free books for students who fill out a reading log and do a math and/or a reading worksheet.  You must download the forms here (or send your student to Mrs. Mocny for help printing out forms).  You can mail them on your own, or students can bring them to my room (E-3) for help with filling in the forms, getting envelopes and stamps.  Good luck!

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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.

    Bond Report

    Yes on Prop HSince 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 athletic facilities of the district’s two comprehensive high schools

    To learn more about the district’s building campaign, click the links that follow to view the annual report of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.  CBOC Report Pages 1-4 and CBOC Report Pages 2-3.

    Support our Donors Choose Projects!

    Kinder and First Grade Classrooms have active projects on Donors Choose!  Every Little Bit Counts!Choose

    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!

    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. 

    Order your Yearbook Here

    School Passcode: 1012843095931654

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    Peachjar E-Flyer Service

    OUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers.  PeachjarClick 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 & Discrimination

    no bullyingThe 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.

    2018-2019 Student Supplies Lists

    school supplies

    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 toBack to School give them the Foussat Elementary School ID # 70218216 and 5% of you qualifying purchases will go to the school for FREE supplies. 

    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. 


     

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