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From the Principal

Message From The Principal



Dear Foster City Families,

I’m looking forward to seeing you and your children tomorrow as we come back from October break. We have found, at least here at school, that students quickly jump back into their routines and are excited to see their friends and teachers. I’m hoping that your morning routine goes smoothly as well. I recognize that a lot goes into getting your children ready for school in the morning. By the time I see them, they are awake, dressed, fed, and smiling!

As you’ll see, there are many opportunities over the next nine weeks for you to get involved in our school community, including meeting with your child’s teacher during November conferences. As always, there are volunteer opportunities, including Family Art night this Friday, October 26th.

During our first months of school, many of you attended our annual Movie Night featuring Coco. Thank you to PTA committee chair Preethi Karthik for organizing this event. Additionally, Nicola Burt organized our first New Family Coffee of the year on September 26th. At the beginning of this month, many of our students became part of the cast for our Opera a la Carte performance of The Elixir of Love. Thank you to kindergarten teacher Ms. Chang for organizing this event and preparing our student performers. As part of our community service efforts, Joyce Lew helped us collect an overflowing number of Halloween costumes, and second grade teacher Ms. Gross organized our first Wee Care collection of the year. Thank you everyone who participated in these events.

Have a wonderful day, and I will see you tomorrow. Below is additional information and upcoming opportunities.

Patrick Hurley, Principal

Family Art Night on Friday,  October 26th

Put on your creative hats and come join us for an entertaining night full of art, craft and fun! There will be several stations and a number of different projects to try… so don’t miss out! For more information, visit our PTA website.

Reflections Submissions Monday, October 29th

The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, more than 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program.

The Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to unleash their creative talents and be inspired, express themselves imaginatively in their artwork, experience the joy and fun of making art, tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme, and receive positive recognition for original works of art. For more information, visit the PTA website.

Walk, Bike or Roll to School Day, Tuesday, October 30th

Consider a safe alternative to driving to school on Tuesday, October 30th!

Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st  (after drop off)

This year, Halloween falls on a Wednesday, and we are going to have our annual Halloween parade after drop off in the morning. You may notice your children have been practicing some dance moves -- so you won’t want to miss out! More information and specific directions will be coming soon!

Boys’ Night Out, Friday, November 2nd from 6:30-8:00 PM

Boys, put on your dancing shoes, choose your favorite adult Jedi and bring them to a fun evening of dancing, photo booths, crafts and snacks! For more information, visit the PTA website.