Foussat Elementary School
3800 Pala Road
(760) 721-2200 Office
(760) 721-2201 Attendance Hot Line
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.
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!
**REMINDER** Friday, December 20 is our last day of school before Winter Break. This will be a regular school day with dismissal at 2:55 pm. Students and Staff will return to school on January 6, 2014. Happy Holidays to all.
SANTA NIGHT - FRI 12/6
**REMINDER** Santa Night is this Friday, 12/6 at 5 pm. Hope to see you there.
“Speak Up” Survey for Parents
“Speak Up” is the annual research project that collects and reports on the views of K-12 students, teachers, administrators and parents on 21st century education and technology. Speak Up provides a ...more
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Falcon Mileage Club is here!!!!
Starting with the 2013-2014 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 3:00 to 3:20 and on Fridays before school 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 email@example.com.
Student Supply Lists
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.
Kids First Initiative
The OUSD Kids First initiative is off and running. Click Kids First to view the 8 Keys of Excellence, watch student videos and to learn more about this life-changing project and how you can get involved as a partner with the district.
Sleep--Are Your Children Getting Enough?
As 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
Foussat 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 lunch 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
Kindergarten 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.
Common Core Parent Information
California is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics. This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards. Click the Common Core link above to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.
Annual Bond Report
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
Flu Prevention and Protection
Flu season typically peaks in January or February. Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness. Click English or Spanish for more information on dealing with the flu.
Student/Parent Handbook Available Online
The 2012-13 OUSD Student/Parent Handbook is now available online. Printable PDF versions in both English and Spanish can be obtained by clicking on the links below. A hardcopy of this document may also be obtained at your child's school site or through the district's main or ESS offices.
Reading Corner/SecciÃ³n de Lectura
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 ...more
Principal's Friday Phone Message
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
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