1245 Veterans Court
Upland, CA 91786
Eileen La Turno, Principal
Office: (909) 949-7740
Absence Line: (909) 949-7740 ext. 257
Day Care Line: (909) 949-7747
Fax Line: (909) 949-7744
First Day of School: August 26, 2013
School starts at 8:30.
1st through 6th grade students start at 8:30 and dismiss at 3:00; Thursday dismissal is at 1:30.
To handle yourself use your head. To handle others use your heart.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
School Quality Snapshot
California's Academic Performance Index (API)
2012 Growth API 861
State Rank 7
Similar Schools Rank 7
2011-12 Growth From Prior Year 22
Met Schoolwide Growth Target Yes
All Student Groups Met Target Yes
5 - Laser Island
6 - Field Day, Volunteer Luncheon
7 - Last Day of School
Elementary Jazz Band
Congratulations to the Upland Elementary Jazz Band on their 1st place award at the Western States Jazz Festival. Foothill Knolls has 3 sixth graders who are members of this esteemed group.
History Day Champions
Congratulations to our 2013 County History Day competitors! We are so proud of Chloe, Ciera, Jesse, Ekene, Amadeus, Danny, Abraham, Travis, Kristen, Lauren, Danielle, Joshua, Laith, Sanaa, Jessica, Zach, and Gia
A special Mustang cheer for our County Champions, Victoria and Rebecca with their project called, "Morse Code: A Turning Point in Global Communication." They will be going on to State Competition.
We would like to express our thanks to our high school experts for their guidance and moral support during this process. The kids really appreciated their high school buddies.
We are very excited about a new recognition program for our Mustangs. Students in 3rd-6th grade have the opportunity to earn “Scholar Beads” for various achievements at Foothill Knolls. We will be recognizing things such as Honor Roll, perfect attendance, PTA Reflections entries, History Day participants, Students of the Month, and Book Club participants, and many others. Students will collect these beads on a necklace (kept at school), and wear them on assembly days. It is our goal to give recognition to our students when they go above and beyond what is required of them. We are so proud of our Mustangs for their scholastic achievements!
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Holy Chainsaw Mustangs! Lemony Snicket was here...or was he. Thank you to this creative, entertaining genius for spending the morning with our students. We had a great time.
Caldecott Author, Illustrator, Jon Klassen
Jon Klassen thrilled students with his talent at our school. Thank you for sharing your art with us.
Thank you to Shannon Messinger, the author of Keeper of the Lost Cities, for coming to our school. We love your message of "Find where you belong" and we think you belong right here.
Thank you to Lauren Oliver
Foothills Knolls was honored with a visit by Lauren Oliver, the author of Leisl and Po, and Spindlers. We loved learning where your inspiration came from and looking at your drawings! All of our budding young authors and artists were thoroughly entertained.
Margaret Peterson Haddix
What a treat! Thank you to Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of the Missing series and the Shadow Children series, for coming to our school and meeting with our students. You have inspired us to read and write more.
Author Visit - Lisa McMann
A special thank you to the author of the Unwanted series, Lisa McMann. We loved hearing about your family and how you write books. We also want to thank Miss Nelson's Toy and Book Store for sponsoring both of these author visits.
Shawn Thomas Odyssey Visit
Author, Shawn Thomas Odyssey beguiled the students at Foothill Knolls with his magic and songs. His trading cards for his new book, The Wizard of Dark Street, were a big hit. Our Thanks to Mr. Odyssey and Mrs. Nelson's Book Store for a great assembly.
Author's Visit - Michael Buckley
A heartfelt thank you to Michael Buckley, author of the Sister's Grimm and the Nerds series, for taking the time to come visit our school.
Thank You Jonathan Auxier
A special thank you to Jonathan Auxier, author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, for sharing his talent with us.