The following students are receiving awards for non-academic categories?
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Lila
The Falcon Focus Traits;
Be Responsible: Ahmad
Be Respectful: Nia
Be Kind: Ella
Be Accountable: Zuri
Make Good Choices: Chris
Looking at the report card, you might notice there are some printing problems. The entire site had this issue. I anticipate report cards will be reprinted, since the symbols are not showing correctly nor are honor roll qualifications. As soon as I have more information, I’ll forward it along to you.
It’s been a BUSY week!
Yesterday we learned about the rock cycle and used a design thinking process to make wilderness shelters to survive a night in the wild. Students had fun building shelters and then wrapped up the night with an old fashioned barn dance! It was amazing to watch 112 sixth graders learning old Scottish square dance moves. There were a lot of smiles and laughter and fun for all.
Today is in full-swing. Students are on the trails learning about trees and adaptions. They’ve been putting the miles on and are building those leg muscles! Be prepared to do some laundry when they get home tomorrow…especially those socks! Plenty of dust and dirt to walk in around these parts.
Tonight is skit night. Students have been rehearsing skits to perform on the stage at campfire. It should be fun.
Tomorrow morning will wrap up our stay with a trip to the beach where students will learn about mole crabs and the marine environment off the coast of Santa Cruz. We’ll have a box lunch at the beach and a bus ride home.
We should arrive between 3 and 3:30. PLEASE call school for updates on the status of the bus and traffic we may or may not encounter. Teachers riding on the buses will notify school of our location periodically on the way home.
It’s been a packed week. We’ve got some tired but happy campers.
Thank you again for letting your child attend Mission Springs. This is a once-in-a-lifetime moment and will surely generate memories that will be treasured for years to come.
Last night we hiked up the “Pool Trail” to campfire. Naturalists performed skits for studnets and showed us how our skit night Thursday night could work. It was a fun experience hiking a trail…in the dark…with no moon or stars…using flashlights. Everyone made it up and back safely. 🙂
This morning was fun! After breakfast we hiked the Pool Trail again. It’s STEEP, and students are doing great with it. We climbed the climbing tower and challenged ourselves to try and set a climbing goal and achieve it. Many made it to the top. Many made it part way and got to their goals. Everyone tried, and THAT is something to be proud of.
This afternoon we’re off to hike more and learn about the trees, plants, and animals that inhabit Mission Springs. More to come tomorrow. Tonight will be our night hike. It will be fun and a great opportunity to enjoy nature at night without flashlights.
Get ready! Oct 24 – Oct 28 will be our book fair running from Monday to Friday. If you’re shopping for new books, save your money and shop at Foulks Ranch’s Book Fair to raise money to purchase even more books for our library.
Something new: Foulks Ranch will now host a recreational flag football team.
Heading this up are Mr. Shadbourne and Mr. Timmer. Students in grades 5-6 are invited. Must have a C average and good behavior record. Practice starts immediately after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and ends at 3:30.
Got questions? Please email Mr. Shadbourne at TShadbou@egusd.net
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.
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
We will have a parent chaperone meeting on September 6 starting at 6:00 pm in room F-5.
Feel free to park at the north end of the parking lot and enter through the blue-gate. We’ll keep it open for you. 🙂