From the Desk of Pat Larson -
October 13, 2014
Fall is officially here, leaves turning color and beginning to fall and the days getting shorter and a little cooler. After a successful Open House and College fair on October 2nd, we will continue the emphasis on college readiness by providing an all school PSAT/SAT testing day on October 15th. We would appreciate it if families made sure their students get a good night sleep the night before so they are rested and ready to do their best on these tests.
If your student is in an Algebra Foundations or Algebra Block class we will be having a parent meeting on Monday October 17 at 5:00 PM in the Foster High School Library. We will be getting acquainted, discussing how to improve student learning and setting some agreements to ensure the students make good academic progress. It will be a nice evening and I hope to see many parents that night.
Class meetings were held last week in preparation for Homecoming Week October 27-31. The theme this year is Mission Impossible and the students have expanded the first assembly to one hour for the second annual Cultural Assembly which was a huge success last year. The remaining assemblies on Tuesday and Thursday will be for 30 minute each and the final assembly an hour long on Friday. The Leadership class is invested on providing opportunities for all students to come to the dance. The class decided to discount dance ticket sales for 4 days and are also conducting a dress drive for gently so everyone can attend. If you have any dresses to donate to this cause, please drop them off at the main office and we will get them onto the dress rack. The football game is at Friday Night October 31 and the Homecoming Dance is Saturday November 1st.
Every fall, United Way begins their fund raising campaign. If you are considering contributing to United Way, I would like to encourage you to consider specifically designating your contribution go to Community Schools Coalition, who provide our after school support program or Foster High School. Any contributions to either designee will go directly to supporting students.
Coming up in November will be our Student Led Conferences and College Application Night November 12, 13 and 14.
Enjoy these beautiful fall days and I hope to see you at our Homecoming events.