Mission Springs Chaperone Update

We are set! Thank you so much to the following parents:

  1. Angel Epstein
  2. Victoria Polischuk
  3. Ken Kirkman
  4. Igor Carreon
  5. Jerry Haynes

We now have all the chaperones we need for Mission Springs. There will be a chaperone meeting to be determined. MSOE packets will go home with students soon along with a packing list.

There will also be important information shared soon for students who take prescription medications and how that will be handled. Stay tuned.



Google Classroom Invitation

Today, Google announced parents can now accept invitations to receive updates on their child’s work delivered via Google Classroom.

You can view missing work, upcoming work, or class activity as it unfolds in Google Classroom.

Invitations went out today. You have up to 7 days to accept the invitation.

To learn more about Google Classroom and why you might want to keep tabs on what’s happening during the school day, please click HERE to read the recent notes shared by Google.

Mission Springs Chaperones

October 3 through 7 we will attend Mission Springs Outdoor Education Camp in Scott’s Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

As of today, I have two dads attending as chaperones: Ken Kirkman and Igor Carreon. Jerry Haynes will be attending as an additional staff member, since he is a teacher at Laguna Creek High School.

We need two female chaperones.

Calling all the mothers out there. Are you willing or able to attend as a chaperone? If not, we will “borrow” mom’s from another class to serve as a chaperone.

Please email me at jbentley@egusd.net by this weekend or call/text me on my cell at 916-216-9056 by this weekend please. We need to finalize chaperones by no later than Wednesday of next week.


For more information, please contact the Fingerprinting Office in Human Resources at

686-7797 ext. 7238

 Fingerprinting Hours are as follows:

Mondays and Wednesdays

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PTO Multi-Cultural Night October 19


The Foulks Ranch PTO would like to host our first annual Multicultural Night on Wednesday, October 19th, from 5:30-7:30pm. We have a very diverse group of kids and families and want to share with the entire community what it means to be different and yet so much the same.  We will host the event in the MP room, and would like to entertain a fashion show with food bites and booth displays.

We’re asking for samplings of food, dress (costume), arts/crafts, song/dance, or anything else that you might want to share with us and help with booth displays and setup/cleanup.

For food, please bring finger foods or a dish that can be broken into small sample cups and doesn’t need to be kept warm/heated.

If anyone has any cultural dress/costume that they would like to lend/donate to our kids or demonstrate themselves, we’d like to do a simple fashion show and short excerpt / description of the clothing and its meaning.

For those of you that would like to volunteer your time, but don’t have any wearables or aren’t so blessed in the kitchen, we would love to have you help with creating booth displays or cultural arts and crafts during the event.

Thank you and we look forward to a night of fun and exploration!

Please sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4DACAE28A6F94-foulks

Homework: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Math: Finish Lesson 1.1 Q’s 1-7 and 12-17. The small group that I worked with may skip the word problems tonight. We will work on those tomorrow in class. The independent workers need to finish all questions tonight.

Reading: We will write to a prompt tomorrow regarding the poem “Narcissa.” There will be a short comprehension quiz, too. Do not worry. You will do great on the comprehension quiz. The writing will be a baseline, diagnostic assessment for response to literature. What’s that mean? Don’t worry. It won’t be a part of your grade, but it will give me an idea of where your writing is for this type of writing.

You can listen to “Narcissa” by clicking the hyperlinked title in this line. 🙂

You can listen to a biography of Gwendolyn Brooks by clicking HERE.

Homework: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Finish Questions for poem “Narcissa” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Please fill out back to school forms and return by Friday. Thank you to the parents who were able to make it to back to school night Monday and returned forms already! 🙂

Mission Springs update: If you would like to chaperone, we would love to have you. I can take 2 male and 2 female chaperones. If more chaperones ask to join, there will be a lottery held to determine who goes.

Chaperones are needed October 3-7. The cost is $175. We ask that you commit to the full week. If it’s absolutely necessary to split a week with another parent, we can make that work, but it’s not preferred.

Please send an email to jbentley@egusd.net to let me know you’re interested in attending.