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From the Principal


Message From The Principal 


May 2, 2018

Dear Foster City Families, 

Many of us were privileged to attend the TK-2 Talent Show featuring acts from every TK-K class and several other student groups in Grades 1-2.  For those of you who did not attend, this event was also a tribute to retiring kindergarten teacher Becky Jones.  All of the acts featured songs and dance numbers that students learned from Ms. Jones. There was a flash mob dance number and special song performed by staff and parents. Thank you to PTA Financial Secretary Divya Seshadri and kindergarten teacher Jadelyn Chang for organizing this event.  It was a beautiful tribute to Becky Jones and an opportunity to showcase the talent of our primary grade students!

Looking forward to seeing many of you at our Grades 3-5 Talent Show this Friday, May 4th in our MPR!

Below are a few upcoming events and some important information.  Here’s to a great start of the month of May!



National Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day on May 9th

We want to invite you to Walk, Bike or Roll to School with your child on May 9th.  Be sure to talk about safety before the ride.  Foster City Police Department suggests that elementary school students ride and roll on the sidewalks, and then walk their bike or scooter to school when the sidewalks begin to have a small crowd.  As always, please teach your children to get off their bikes and scooters once they reach the school grounds.

Falcon Fest Volunteers PLEASE!

May 18th is our annual Falcon Fest -- an evening of fun, food, and games for the Foster City Community. This event requires many volunteers -- from running class booths to setup/cleanup. Please sign up HERE!

National PTA School of Excellence Award

Foster City Elementary School and the PTA are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence Program. In partnership with the teachers, staff and administrators, our focus has been creating a culture and climate that welcomes all families. Please help us with this process by taking our SURVEY .

Science Fair, Wednesday May 30th (6:30-7:30)

This year we have an optional science fair for students in Grades TK-4 (fifth grade students are assigned a project from their teachers). Please get an application from your child’s teacher and submit by Wednesday, May 9th.  

Wednesday June 20th is REGULAR (Full) Day and Thursday June 21st is Minimum Day

Be sure to mark this change on your calendars! The Wednesday prior to the last day of school is a full-day for students in grades 1-5. Thursday June 21st is a minimum day for all students. The kindergarten schedule is unchanged.

Safety and Security

Last month, we practiced the “Evacuation” protocol from the San Mateo County’s Big Five.  We would use the evacuation protocol in the case of a fire.

A few parents from our school were able to attend the recent Big Five training. All principals and managers are attending a mandatory training next week for “School Violence & Active Shooter Training.” This is in addition to the Big Five training which I attended in the fall. We will continue to refine our safety plan at Foster City School and our communication procedures.

This is a reminder that in the case of an actual emergency, all adults on the campus may be required to show ID to law enforcement. This is why, regardless of how well we know you, we ask you to show us an ID when you volunteer on campus.