Tile Wall Legacy/Fundraiser

I’m sorry. I’m getting these forms out late.

If you’d like to leave a legacy at Foulks Ranch and paint a tile to be installed on our school’s campus AND raise money for our school garden all at the same time, PLEASE fill out the form being sent home today and return by MONDAY, AUGUST 29 with your $30 check payable to Foulks Ranch PTO.

I’ve included a photo of the image in case the form gets lost in transport from school to home.


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DonorsChoose.org Project Needs Your Help

We currently have a DonorsChoose.org project online to obtain one more Chromebook.

Donors Choose is an educational crowd-funding platform that helps teachers obtain materials students need. We need to raise $267 to complete the project. The good news:

The good news: we’ve already raised $200 thanks to a $100 donation by Mrs. Jelani and a $100 matching donation by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The even better news: a $37.50 donation right now could finish the project with the help of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation matching program going on right now! 🙂

Could you please share this opportunity with friends, families, or colleagues? The link to the project is bit.ly/2bj9bWe

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