• Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 1/15/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.  I know that I have found it much harder to stay at home and isolate with my family more these day, but I also know that if we each do our small part, our community will be better off and we will be doing our parts to keep others safe and healthy as well.  While this definitely is not easy, this continues to be our chance to demonstrate to our students the value of character and sacrifice and putting others first even when it means a big sacrifice.

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations
    • Virtual Informational Presentation/Q&A about Hybrid Re-Opening
    • TRex Registration for Next Year Open
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • New Parent Support Group staring in January
    • Jingle Bell Run Picture Wanted

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Mon, Jan 18: No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

     

    Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations

    We met as a staff to discuss what we wanted to do with Valentine’s Day during this COVID time with our students.  Because we are in the midst of the height (hopefully it only goes down from here) we decided that we wanted to focus our efforts on being intentional and meaningful in demonstrating our character pillar of caring during this time rather than having parties and exchanging valentines.  Therefore, we are not going to be having students exchange paper valentines or goodie bags this year for Valentine’s Day.  We do not want to be passing germs at this point by collecting items and then redistributing them.   What we are going to do is make the week before Valentine’s Day a Caring and Kindness Week.  We will be focusing that week around demonstrating caring and kindness to others.  We will be doing a school-wide project, and teachers will be doing individual activities (some may be looking at virtual valentines) in class to provide time for our students to appreciate each other and do things for people in need in our community.  I know there will probably be some disappointment out there about not sharing paper valentines or having parties, but we feel that by focusing the week around caring and kindness we can make it an even more meaningful time for our students.

     

    Virtual Informational Presentation/Q&A about Hybrid Re-Opening

    You can find both the slides and the video of the presentation I did on Monday on our Tularcitos website.  Please email me with any questions.

     

    Requirements on Campus

    I want to remind everyone that campus is closed to the public until 4:00 pm each day (unless you are here to pick up materials).  This goes for the field and playground as well.  Also, please remember that all parents and student are required to wear a mask on campus whenever you are on campus.  Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe.

     

    Coming Ready for School

    I know we have all gotten more and more comfortable at home as time has gone on.  We are beginning to see more pajamas and breakfasts being eaten in class.  Please make sure that your child is ready for school at 9:00 each day dressed and ready to go with breakfast already eaten.  That way everyone in the class can take the class time more seriously.

     

    TRex Registration for Next Year Open

    While nobody knows what next school year will hold, we need to begin planning.  If you think you might be in need of before or after school care for your child for the 2021/22 school year, the registration packet will be ready for pickup at Carmelo after March 1st. You will need to pick up and return the packet to Carmelo. These programs are on a “first come-first served” basis.  Please complete the registration paperwork and return it ASAP along with a check for $50.00 in order to secure a spot in the program.  The Kinder hour is normally the first to fill up, so please be prompt in returning your paperwork. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Stacie Crane at scrane@carmelunified.org    

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.  Thank you to the people who came to our meeting on Wednesday.  Our next big event is Reading Week, March 1-5.  We have some exciting things planned even though it will be virtual, but we need some help to pull it off.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

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    New Parent Support Group Starting

    Many of you had the chance to participate in our Connecting through Conversations series with Monterey County Behavioral Health earlier this year.  We will now be offering a weekly Parent Chat for Tularcitos Families every Friday morning at 10:00 am beginning on Friday January 8th.  The Parent Chat is for parents needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents.  Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber starting Friday January 8th at 10am. 

    To join go to  https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735  Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Jingle Bell Run Pictures Wanted

    This is just a reminder that if you participated in the virtual Jingle Bell run, please email the picture to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com so we can see them and have a chance to add them to your yearbook this year.  I cannot wait to see where you did your run.

     

    Upcoming events

    Mon, Jan 18: No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Feb 15-19: February Break

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 1/8/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope you had a great first week back.  I know I enjoyed seeing staff and students again.  I am sure people are wondering what is happening as a result of the choice forms that were submitted and next steps.  We will be spending the next couple of weeks working out all of the details necessary to make the switch to hybrid and will be informing every one of their teacher and/or hybrid days when we get closer to the actual start date. While I know people are concerned, curious, or even anxious about what will happen with their current teacher, we want to make sure that students and staff can continue to move forward over the next few weeks focused on what and who is in front of them and make the most of each day.  I know it will be hard to wait, but as we know, things in the world are constantly shifting and changing so we have to make sure we are making the best of what we have each day and be flexible and ready to adapt accordingly at any time.

     

    Over the coming weeks I want to make sure everyone knows and realizes that, in order to make the changes we need to for the transition to hybrid and continue with school as is, we will be taking various days and afternoons over the next few weeks to plan and prepare.  Because we are unable to take days off of school to do that planning (we still need to have students in school 180 days), that means students will have some days and afternoons where they will be assigned asynchronous work.  I want to make sure everyone is informed of that now so that when those days and afternoons come, you know why. 

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Virtual Talent Show Signups Extended to Next Friday, 1/15
    • New Parent Support Group Starting
    • New Parent Support Group staring in January
    • Jingle Bell Run Picture Wanted
    • Virtual Informational Presentation/Q&A about Hybrid Re-Opening
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Mon, Jan 11 @ 6:30: Tularcitos Virtual Informational Meeting re Hybrid re-open
    • Wed, Jan 13 @ 6:30 PTO Meeting (zoom info below)
    • Friday, Jan 15: Talent Show Participation Form Due (this is a change)
    • Mon, Jan 18: No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

     

    Virtual Talent Show Signups Extended to next Friday, 1/15

    We are still wanting to get more students to sign up for our Virtual Talent Show this year so we are extending the deadline.  One of the great things about the Virtual Talent Show is that there are many more types of acts that are possible from home because you are not limited to the stage.  Now students can submit trick shot videos, dirt bike riding, Rube Goldberg contraptions, pet tricks, entire gymnastics routines… the options are almost endless.  So please talk with your child and see if there is something they would want to submit and show off.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with.  One of the biggest highlights of every year is our Talent Show.  And this year we can make it even better by bringing in more types of acts.  Our virtual Talent Show will be open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  Signups are now due this Friday, Jan 15.  Attached are the Talent Show Guidelines for this year, and here is the form to sign up for the Talent Show.  You can also find the guidelines and signup form on the Tularcitos Website. Right now we are just asking students to submit what they want to do.  The videos will not be due until Feb 5.  Acts are limited to 2 minutes, but the options are wide open (as long as they follow the guidelines).  Again, I can’t wait to see what you come up with.  Let your Bobcat creativity and spirit shine!

     

    New Parent Support Group Starting

    Many of you had the chance to participate in our Connecting through Conversations series with Monterey County Behavioral Health earlier this year.  We will now be offering a weekly Parent Chat for Tularcitos Families every Friday morning at 10:00 am beginning on Friday January 8th.  The Parent Chat is for parents needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents.  Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber starting Friday January 8th at 10am. 

    To join go to  https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735  Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Jingle Bell Run Pictures Wanted

    This is just a reminder that if you participated in the virtual Jingle Bell run, please email the picture to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com so we can see them and have a chance to add them to your yearbook this year.  I cannot wait to see where you did your run.

     

    Virtual Informational Presentation/Q&A about Hybrid Re-Opening

    I will be doing a virtual informational presentation Monday, January 11, at 6:30 pm on what parents can expect when we return to school in the Hybrid Learning Model and the Health and Safety Measures that will be in place.  The goal of this will be to present everything that has been put in place so far and gather feedback and questions to ensure everything is ready for when students return to campus.  This will only apply to those families that have chosen the hybrid model moving forward.  If you chose to stay in distance, you are welcome to join, but please know that nothing will apply to the distance learning model.  Here is the zoom link for the meeting

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/93398651722

    Meeting ID: 933 9865 1722

    Passcode: Tular

     

    Message From our PTO

    We hope everyone is doing well and that you enjoyed your break.  Happy New Year. Our next meeting will be Wed, Jan 13 at 6:30.  If you have suggestions or questions about the PTO or would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to Gina, our president: gina.nucci@gmail.com  or 831.214.3032.  The zoom info for the meeting is:

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/92022910279

    Meeting ID: 920 2291 0279

    Passcode: PTO

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Repeat In This Email

     

     

    Upcoming events

    Mon, Jan 11 @ 6:30: Tularcitos Virtual Informational Meeting re Hybrid re-open

    Wed, Jan 13 @ 6:30: PTO Meeting

    Friday, Jan 15, Talent Show Participation Signup Form Due (this is a change)

    Mon, Jan 18: No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Feb 15-19: February Break

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

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  • Principal's Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 1/4/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope you had a great break and holidays.  Happy New Year!  With school starting up again tomorrow there are a few items I want to remind everyone of as we come back from break. 

     

    Important Dates:

    • Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021: School resumes after Winter Break
    • Tuesday, Jan 5 @ 4:00 pm: Parent Choice Form Due
    • Friday, Jan 8: Talent Show Participation Form Due
    • Mon, Jan 11 @ 6:30: Tularcitos Virtual Informational Meeting re Hybrid re-open

     

    Virtual Talent Show Signups Due Friday

    One of the biggest highlights of every year is our Talent Show.  Even though we will not be able to hold a  live talent show anytime this year, we still want to showcase our Bobcat Talent.  So we are excited to have a virtual Talent Show and are even asking ourselves, “what if this were the year we had the most participation ever?”  Our virtual Talent Show will be open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  Signups are due this Friday, Jan 8.  Acts are limited to 2 minutes and students will be asked to submit a video of their act (which means you can do it as many times as you want to get it just right).  Attached are the Talent Show Guidelines for this year, and here is the form to sign up for the Talent Show.  You can also find the guidelines and signup form on the Tularcitos Website.

     

    Hybrid or Distance Learning

    Please remember to submit your choice form by January 5 at 4:00 pm.  You can find all of the information you need and the form on the Tularcitos website. 

     

    VIrtual Informational Presentation/Q&A about Hybrid Re-Opening

    I will be doing a virtual informational presentation Monday, January 11, at 6:30 pm on what parents can expect when we return to school in the Hybrid Learning Model and the Health and Safety Measures that will be in place.  The goal of this will be to present everything that has been put in place so far and gather feedback and questions to ensure everything is ready for when students return to campus.  The zoom link will be sent out in Friday’s email.

     

    Upcoming events

    Dec 21 – Jan 4: Winter Break

    Tuesday, Jan 5: School Resumes after the Winter Break

    Tuesday, Jan 5 @ 4:00 pm: Parent Choice Form Due

    Friday, Jan 8, Talent Show Participation Signup Form Due (see attached letter for details)

    Mon, Jan 11 @ 6:30: Tularcitos Virtual Informational Meeting re Hybrid re-open

    Mon, Jan 18: No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud. Happy New Year!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 12/18/2020

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    While the school year may not be over, I am guessing everyone is ready for this year to be over and for 2021 to start.  While I know many of us are disappointed that this holiday season cannot be what it normally is, what if that is a good thing?   “What if this was the year you could start a new tradition over break?” or “What if this was the year we could spend more time giving than getting?”  On my Monday announcements I challenged students to make this break and holiday season about giving to others and doing more acts of kindness.  I challenged them to try to do at least one small act a day.  It would be great to make that into a family goal.  And in doing that, I hope that everyone will be able to experience even more holiday cheer than normal. 

    Happy Holidays and have a great break, everyone!

    See you in the new year!

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Hybrid or Distance Learning
    • New Parent Support Group staring in January
    • Virtual Talent Show Coming
    • Jingle Bell Run
    • Tularcitos Yearbooks on Sale Now
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Bobcat Spirit Wear
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Dec 21 – Jan 4: No school for Winter Break
    • Now-Dec 31, 2020: Yearbooks on sale for $15 – see below for details. Jan 1, 2021 the price goes up to $20.
    • Tuesday, Jan 5 @ 4:00pm: Parent Choice Form Due
    • Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021: School resumes after Winter Break
    • Mon, Jan 11 @ 6:30: Tularcitos Virtual Informational Meeting re Hybrid re-open

     

    Hybrid or Distance Learning

    By now everyone should have received communication from our interim superintendent, Trisha Dellis, about the fact that CUSD is moving forward with a timeline to open our elementary schools at the beginning of February.  If you cannot find the email, please see the Tularcitos website for all of the information.  I know this is a hard decision for some people (I struggled with it for my own daughter as well).  While I hope this does not dampen any holiday spirit, please make sure to spend time over the break deciding which model is best for your child(ren) as the form is due January 5 at 4:00 pm.  Nothing about the hybrid and distance learning models has changed since our last presentation in October, so the links that were sent out have all the same information as before. 

     

    I have already gotten a number of inquiries about wanting to have access now to the video that is going to be sent out in January.  That video will be an informational video about how drop-off and pick-up will work and inform students about what arrows and signs mean around campus so they know what to expect when they arrive the first day.  That video will not have any information on it about the academic day.

     

    I am also already getting a number of questions about what parents can do to keep their current teacher.  When we asked people to choose last November, one of the biggest request was to be able to keep their teacher.  Many people asked if they could just select to keep the same teacher regardless of the model the teacher would be teaching.  We would have liked to make that happen so we spent significant time looking into what would happen if we gave parents that option. However, after looking at different scenarios, it was clear that it would cause too many scheduling difficulties.  Therefore, we were unable to make that option available to parents.   Families also asked if they could know what model the teachers were teaching so they could just sign up for that model in hopes of keeping their same teacher.  At the time that was not possible and we do not know now either.  Staffing decisions will not be able to be made until the beginning of January and all staffing decisions will be made according to a criteria that is independent of what the students in their class sign up for.  Therefore, it is important that you make the decision based on what you feel is best for your student and family. 

     

    Please know that our teachers want to keep their same students as much as our students want to keep their teachers.  Losing their students is one of the hardest things for the staff around the upcoming change.  They are very connected to all of you.  While it will be a sad time when we have to make the change, I also know that our teachers will develop another amazing community with their new class and we will spend time bringing closure to what we have now and developing.

     

    New Parent Support Group starting in January

    Many of you had the chance to participate in our Connecting through Conversations series with Monterey County Behavioral Health earlier this year.  We will now be offering a weekly Parent Chat for Tularcitos Families beginning on Friday January 8th at 10am.  The Parent Chat is for parents needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents.  Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber starting Friday January 8th at 10am.  To join go to  

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Virtual Talent Show Coming

    One of the biggest highlights of every year is our Talent Show. Even though we will not be able to hold a  live talent show anytime this year, we still want to showcase our Bobcat Talent.  So we are excited to have a virtual Talent Show and are even asking ourselves, “what if this were the year we had the most participation ever?”  Our virtual Talent Show will be open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  Acts are limited to 2 minutes and students will be asked to submit a video of their act (which means you can do it as many times as you want to get it just right).  Attached are the Talent Show Guidelines for this year, and embedded in those guidelines is the form to sign up for the Talent Show.  You can also find the guidelines and signup form on the Tularcitos Website.

     

    Jingle Bell Run

    I had such positive feedback on the Turkey Trot, we decided to do another run.  Attached is a flier for a Tularcitos Jingle Bell Run.  It will work the same way as our Turkey Trot.  Sometime over winter break go out for a run, walk, or hike as a family and take a picture of your family with the attached Jingle Bell Run flier.  Then email the picture to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com.  I cannot wait to see them.

     

    Tularcitos Yearbooks on Sale Now

    While the pictures in this  year’s yearbook will look different than in the past with a lot of pictures being from students at home and in the community, it will definitely be one you will want for the memories.  Yearbooks are now on sale.  Unfortunately, to cover rising costs of producing the yearbook, we are going to have to raise our prices.  But what if you can still get a yearbook for only $15 (which is a great deal for the hardbound colored yearbooks we produce).  If you purchase your yearbook by Dec 31, 2020 you can get them for only $15.  After Jan 1, 2021, the price will go up to $20.  So get your yearbook now. Here is the link to purchase your yearbook.  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09853877

    We are also wanting to make sure we get a picture of everyone doing school at home to go in the yearbook, so please take that picture now and email it to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com.

    If you are able to help with our yearbook, we can still use the help.  This is also something that is easily doable from home as it is all online.  If you can help, please contact Sawsan at sawsan93940@yahoo.com

     

    Message From our PTO

    We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this holiday season. Our next meeting will be Wed, Jan 13 at 6:30.  If you have suggestions or questions about the PTO or would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to Gina, our president: gina.nucci@gmail.com  or 831.214.3032.

     

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    Bobcat Spirit Wear

    Do you need a gift for the Holidays? Why not Bobcat Spirit Wear.  We have Sweatshirts, hats & more.

    Go to Tularcitos website, scroll down to the Bobcat Spirit Wear link. Happy Holidays & Goooo Bobcats.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Upcoming events

    Dec 21 – Jan 4: Winter Break

    Tuesday, Jan 5 @ 4:00pm: Parent Choice Form Due

    Tuesday, Jan 5: School Resumes after the Winter Break

    Mon, Jan 18: No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Friday, Jan 8, Talent Show Participation Signup Form Due (see attached letter for details)

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud. Happy Holidays!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 12/11/2020

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope you are enjoying the colder weather we have been having.  I wanted to make sure everyone was aware that there will be a presentation at next week’s school board meeting about our next steps in regards to the opening of CUSD elementary schools in a hybrid model. The board meeting will be Wednesday, 12/16, at 5:30 pm. You can find the links to the meeting on the CUSD website.

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Virtual Talent Show Coming
    • Jingle Bell Run
    • Tularcitos Yearbooks on Sale Now
    • Please return all library books next week
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Library Feedback
    • Bobcat Spirit Wear
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Dec 21 – Jan 4: No school for Winter Break
    • Now-Dec 31, 2020: Yearbooks on sale for $15 – see below for details. Jan 1, 2021 the price goes up to $20.
    • Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021: School resumes after Winter Break

     

    Virtual Talent Show Coming

    One of the biggest highlights of every year is our Talent Show. Even though we will not be able to hold a  live talent show anytime this year, we still want to showcase our Bobcat Talent.  So we are excited to have a virtual Talent Show and are even asking ourselves, “what if this were the year we had the most participation ever?”  Our virtual Talent Show will be open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  Acts are limited to 2 minutes and students will be asked to submit a video of their act (which means you can do it as many times as you want to get it just right).  Attached are the Talent Show Guidelines for this year, and embedded in those guidelines is the form to sign up for the Talent Show.  You can also find the guidelines and signup form on the Tularcitos Website. The signup form is due Friday, Jan 8, 2021.

     

    Jingle Bell Run

    I had such positive feedback on the Turkey Trot, we decided to do another run.  Attached is a flier for a Tularcitos Jingle Bell Run.  It will work the same way as our Turkey Trot.  Sometime over winter break go out for a run, walk, or hike as a family and take a picture of your family with the attached Jingle Bell Run flier.  Then email the picture to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com.  I cannot wait to see them.

     

    Tularcitos Yearbooks on Sale Now

    While the pictures in this  year’s yearbook will look different than in the past with a lot of pictures being from students at home and in the community, it will definitely be one you will want for the memories.  Yearbooks are now on sale.  Unfortunately, to cover rising costs of producing the yearbook, we are going to have to raise our prices.  But what if you can still get a yearbook for only $15 (which is a great deal for the hardbound colored yearbooks we produce).  If you purchase your yearbook by Dec 31, 2020 you can get them for only $15.  After Jan 1, 2021, the price will go up to $20.  So get your yearbook now. Here is the link to purchase your yearbook.  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09853877

    We are also wanting to make sure we get a picture of everyone doing school at home to go in the yearbook, so please take that picture now and email it to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com.

    If you are able to help with our yearbook, we can still use the help.  This is also something that is easily doable from home as it is all online.  If you can help, please contact Sawsan at sawsan93940@yahoo.com

     

    Please Return All Library Books Next Week: A message from Mrs. Curtice in the Library

    This was the last week for checking out library books until we return in January, 2021.

    For those of you who still have library books at home, please turn them in by December 18th. 

    There is a Library Book Return cart in front of the Library and there is an orange Library Book Return crate right as you enter Bobcat Hall. Thank you to all the parents and students who have participated in our Contactless Library Check-out program. It's been so fun communicating with everyone via email and sometimes if I'm lucky, waving a hello from afar. I hope to have more participants in the year 2021!

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Diana Curtice, Library Assistant dcurtice@carmelunified.org 831-620-8195 ext. 3318

     

    Message From our PTO

    We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this holiday season. Our next meeting will be Wed, Jan 13 at 6:30.  If you have suggestions or questions about the PTO or would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to Gina, our president: gina.nucci@gmail.com  or 831.214.3032.

     

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    Library Book Checkout Feedback

    We are collecting feedback about how the library book checkout system is going. If you have checked out books from our library, please complete the following feedback form for us.  If you have not been checking out any books, visit the Library Google Classroom for details.  Thank you in advance for your feedback.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6ecqqvLSna-W1Vo3170XAGS_9ApTwLrgt_88Wnnt8gTBjFw/viewform

     

    Bobcat Spirit Wear

    Do you need a gift for the Holidays? Why not Bobcat Spirit Wear.  We have Sweatshirts, hats & more.

    Go to Tularcitos website, scroll down to the Bobcat Spirit Wear link. Happy Holidays & Goooo Bobcats.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Upcoming events

    Dec 21 – Jan 4: Winter Break

    Tuesday, Jan 5: School Resumes after the Winter Break

    Mon, Jan 18: No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Friday, Jan 8, Talent Show Participation Signup Form Due (see attached letter for details)

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud. Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 12/4/2020

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and found many things to be thankful for.  Thank you to those of you who submitted pictures of your family Turkey Trot.  I hope you enjoyed that time together.  We posted some on the Tular website if you want to view them.  If you have not submitted them, please email them to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Virtual Talent Show Coming
    • Tularcitos Yearbooks on Sale Now
    • Filling Buckets – Items needed by Tuesday, Dec 8
    • Library Book Checkout Feedback
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Message from Bobcat Garden
    • Bobcat Spirit Wear
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Tues, Dec 8 – New deadline for items for the Carmel Valley Angel Project
    • Dec 21 – Jan 4: No school for Winter Break
    • Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021: School resumes after Winter Break
    • Now-Dec 31, 2020: Yearbooks on sale for $15 – see below for details. Jan 1, 2021 the price goes up to $20.

     

    Virtual Talent Show Coming

    One of the biggest highlights of every year is our Talent Show. Even though we will not be able to hold a  live talent show anytime this year, we still want to showcase our Bobcat Talent.  So we are excited to have a virtual Talent Show and are even asking ourselves, “what if this were the year we had the most participation ever?”  Our virtual Talent Show will still be open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  Acts are limited to 2 minutes and students will be asked to submit a videotape of their act (which means you can do it as many times as you want to get it just right).  Specific dates and details will come next week, but students can start thinking about what they want to do for their acts now.  Students will still be able to be in one solo act and one group act as long as the group act meets some requirements to stay safe. Look for the details in next week’s Friday email and if you have a talent you want to share, we are looking forward to you being part of the show this year.

     

    Tularcitos Yearbooks on Sale Now

    While the pictures in this year’s yearbook will look different than in the past with a lot of pictures being from students at home and in the community, it will definitely be one you will want for the memories.  Yearbooks are now on sale.  Unfortunately, to cover rising costs of producing the yearbook, we are going to have to raise our prices.  But what if you can still get a yearbook for only $15 (which is a great deal for the hardbound colored yearbooks we produce).  If you purchase your yearbook by Dec 31, 2020 you can get them for only $15.  After Jan 1, 2021, the price will go up to $20.  So get your yearbook now. Here is the link to purchase your yearbook.  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09853877

    We are also wanting to make sure we get a picture of everyone doing school at home to go in the yearbook, so please take that picture now and email it to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com.

    If you are able to help with our yearbook, we can still use the help.  This is also something that is easily doable from home as it is all online.  If you can help, please contact Sawsan at sawsan93940@yahoo.com

     

    Filling Buckets – Please Donate Items by Tuesday, Dec 8

    We are still in big need of items for families in need this holiday season.  Did you know there are over 200 children in Carmel Valley living below the poverty line?  To help fill those people’s buckets during the holiday season, every year we partner with the Carmel Valley Angel Project.   We will be collecting new items that will be distributed by the Carmel Valley Angel Project (no used items please). Here are some ideas of things to donate: Hygiene items: comb/brush, bar soap, washcloth, hair accessories; Small Toys: stuffed animal, jump rope, Hot Wheels car, ball, puzzles; Miscellaneous: crayons, markers, coloring books, socks, gloves, stickers, jewelry, flashlight (with extra batteries), watch, plastic water bottles.  Please drop off your items to the barrels in Bobcat Hall by Tues, December 8.  Thank you in advance for helping our Carmel Valley Families in need.  If you are a family who would like assistance this holiday season, please visit the website cvangelproject.org.

     

    Library Book Checkout Feedback

    We are collecting feedback about how the library book checkout system is going. If you have checked out books from our library, please complete the following feedback form for us.  If you have not been checking out any books, visit the Library Google Classroom for details.  Thank you in advance for your feedback.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6ecqqvLSna-W1Vo3170XAGS_9ApTwLrgt_88Wnnt8gTBjFw/viewform

     

    Message From our PTO

    We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this holiday season. Our next meeting will be Wed, Jan 13 at 6:30.  If you have suggestions or questions about the PTO or would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to Gina, our president: gina.nucci@gmail.com  or 831.214.3032.

     

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    Message From the Bobcat Garden

    Hi there Bobcat Gardeners! Hope you are enjoying the Harvest Season. Maybe you and your family are replanting for a Winter Garden? Baking and cooking delicious recipes with the last of the squash and pumpkins? Take a peek at our webpage, https://www.carmelunified.org/domain/201 and tell us about your gardening & cooking endeavors! 

    Also, check out our Autumn Newsletter, now published. And watch a video from Mrs. McCormick, the River school Garden Specialist, and myself, on how to make a fresh Pumpkin Pie using your own very pumpkin! Hope you enjoy it. 

    Happiest of Holidays, and hope the time with your family fills you with gratitude. 

    Blooming Blessings, 

    Ms. Lauren G., Tular Garden Specialist

     

    Bobcat Spirit Wear

    Do you need a gift for the Holidays? Why not Bobcat Spirit Wear.  We have Sweatshirts, hats & more.

    Go to Tularcitos website,  scroll down to the Bobcat Spirit Wear link. Happy Holidays & Goooo Bobcats.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Upcoming events

    Tues, Dec 8 – New deadline for items for the Carmel Valley Angel Project

    Dec 21 – Jan 4: Winter Break

    Tuesday, Jan 5: School Resumes after the Winter Break

    Mon, Jan 18: No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud. Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

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  • Principal's Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 11/24/2020

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.  I cannot wait to see your pictures from our first ever Tularcitos Turkey Trot (see below for details).  Also, make sure to get your book order in by this Sunday for our book fair (see below for details).  Enjoy the break!

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Tularcitos Turkey Trot
    • Message from Bobcat Garden
    • Bobcat Spirit Wear
    • Filling Buckets this Holiday Season with the Carmel Valley Angel Project
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Hello Bobcats from your Library – Virtual Book Fair
    • Two Acts of Gratitude for the Week
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Nov 16-29: Online Book Fair
    • Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
    • Nov 25-29: Tularcitos Turkey Trot (see below for details)

     

    Tularcitos Turkey Trot

    It has been a bucket list item for years to have some sort of fun run at Tular.   While we have tried, for various reasons, it has never happened.  So I just asked myself, what if this is the year we finally make it happen.  Here is how it will work.  Attached is a sign for our first ever Tularcitos Turkey Trot.  Sometime over Thanksgiving break, we are asking all Bobcat families to go out for a family run, walk, or hike. When you go out, please print out the attached Turkey Trot sign and take a picture of your family with it.  Then submit that photo to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com. Even though we might not be all together in one spot, we can all be doing the same thing and be together in spirit.  Attached are also some potential runs/walks/hikes you can do at Garland or Palo Corona.  Have a great time getting some family exercise over the break, and I cannot wait until we can actually do this all together.

     

    Message From the Bobcat Garden

    Hi there Bobcat Gardeners! Hope you are enjoying the Harvest Season. Maybe you and your family are replanting for a Winter Garden? Baking and cooking delicious recipes with the last of the squash and pumpkins? Take a peek at our webpage, https://www.carmelunified.org/domain/201 and tell us about your gardening & cooking endeavors! 

    Also, check out our Autumn Newsletter, now published. And watch a video from Mrs. McCormick, the River school Garden Specialist, and myself, on how to make a fresh Pumpkin Pie using your own very pumpkin! Hope you enjoy it. 

    Happiest of Holidays, and hope the time with your family fills you with gratitude. 

    Blooming Blessings, 

    Ms. Lauren G., Tular Garden Specialist

     

    Bobcat Spirit Wear

    Do you need a gift for the Holidays? Why not Bobcat Spirit Wear.  We have Sweatshirts, hats & more.

    Go to Tularcitos website,  scroll down to the Bobcat Spirit Wear link. Happy Holidays & Goooo Bobcats.

     

    Filling Buckets this Holiday Season with the Carmel Valley Angel Project

    Did you know there are over 200 children in Carmel Valley living below the poverty line?  To help fill those people’s buckets during the holiday season, every year we partner with the Carmel Valley Angel Project.   We will be collecting new items that will be distributed by the Carmel Valley Angel Project (no used items please). Here are some ideas of things to donate: Hygiene items: comb/brush, bar soap, washcloth, hair accessories; Small Toys: stuffed animal, jump rope, Hot Wheels car, ball, puzzles; Miscellaneous: crayons, markers, coloring books, socks, gloves, stickers, jewelry, flashlight (with extra batteries), watch, plastic water bottles.  Please drop off your items to the barrels in Bobcat Hall by Friday, December 18.  Thank you in advance for helping our Carmel Valley Families in need.  If you are a family who would like assistance this holiday season, please visit the website cvangelproject.org.

     

    Message From our PTO

    Happy Thanksgiving Bobcat families!  We hope you enjoy your break.  If you have suggestions or questions about the PTO or would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to Gina, our president: gina.nucci@gmail.com  or 831.214.3032.

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Hello Bobcats from your Library,

    In order to help families get more books, we are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair this month! The ONLINE-ONLY Book Fair will run from November 16th through the 29th. Here is a video explaining how to use the website. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SVnocgHvjGe_wcfGZXkjknUz8vdynIqV/view

    You can access the book fair through Tularcitos' unique link (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/tularcitos) Please consider making a purchase and supporting your Library.  More details (including promotional videos and book talks) will be on the Library website and in students' Library Google Classrooms next week. If you have any questions, please reach out either by filling out this form, or emailing me at (astrawser@carmelunified.org).

    Thanks!

    :o)

    Mrs. Strawser, Carmel River School Librarian

     

    Two Acts of Gratitude for This Week

    I would like to encourage all of our Bobcats to do two things this week to show our gratitude.  The first is to send an email to Ms Wheat (jwheat@carmelunified.org), the Tularcitos librarian, letting her know how much we miss her.  She has been out on medical leave since the start of the year.  The second is to email Mrs. Strawser (astrawser@carmelunified.org), the River School librarian, a big thank you for filling in for Ms Wheat so that we can continue to have Library.  We are very blessed to have Mrs. Strawser share her lessons with us and for putting together our online book fair.  Please take the time to show Ms Wheat and Mrs. Strawser our thanks.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Upcoming events

    Nov 16-29: Online Book Fair

    Nov 16-Dec 18: Collecting Items for Families in Need for CV Angel Project

    Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

    Nov 25-27: Tularcitos Turkey Trot

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

     

    Happy Thanksgiving and Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

     

     
     
     
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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 11/13/2020

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Can you believe we are already at the end of the first trimester?  I want to congratulate everyone for all you have done to make the best of this situation and keeping the right mindset as we go through this challenging time.  With everyone working together we have been able to create a high-quality distance learning program and we are seeing our students make some great progress.  Well done everyone!

     

    Parent-teacher conferences start next week and run Nov 18-24.  Obviously, they will be a little different this year.  First, they will all be done virtually, and not in person.  The schedule for the week will also be a little different in order to make time for instruction, specials, and conferences.  On conference days, Nov 18-24, students will be with their classroom teacher from 9:00-11:00.  Then, from 11:00-12:00, 1st-5th grade students will be in Specials and have asynchronous work to complete. Kindergarten Specials will be from 10:20-11:00.  Teachers will also provide students with optional work they can complete in the afternoon if families are looking for something more.  Conferences will start as early as 11:00 each day.  Teachers have already sent out signups for conferences.  Please make sure you sign up if you have not already.

     

    This is the same article I included last week, and wanted to include it again in case you did not get the chance to view it.   The article is about something small you can do with your child(ren) that makes a big difference both in a pandemic, and when it is all over.

    https://news.virginia.edu/content/how-10-minute-reset-may-make-huge-difference-kids-home

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Filling Buckets this Holiday Season with the Carmel Valley Angel Project
    • Hello Bobcats from your Library – Virtual Book Fair
    • Two Acts of Gratitude for the Week
    • Report Cards
    • Message from the PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Child Safety Workshop
    • Message from FOCUS
    • Yearbook Pictures
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Nov 18-24: Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

     

    Filling Buckets this Holiday Season with the Carmel Valley Angel Project

    Did you know there are over 200 children in Carmel Valley living below the poverty line?  To help fill those people’s buckets during the holiday season, every year we partner with the Carmel Valley Angel Project.   We will be collecting new items that will be distributed by the Carmel Valley Angel Project (no used items please). Here are some ideas of things to donate: Hygiene items: comb/brush, bar soap, washcloth, hair accessories; Small Toys: stuffed animal, jump rope, Hot Wheels car, ball, puzzles; Miscellaneous: crayons, markers, coloring books, socks, gloves, stickers, jewelry, flashlight (with extra batteries), watch, plastic water bottles.  Please drop off your items to the barrels in Bobcat Hall by Friday, December 18.  Thank you in advance for helping our Carmel Valley Families in need.  If you are a family who would like assistance this holiday season, please visit the website cvangelproject.org.

     

    Hello Bobcats from your Library,

    In order to help families get more books, we are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair this month! The ONLINE-ONLY Book Fair will run from November 16th through the 29th. You may have already seen a flyer with classroom materials. Tularcitos' unique link (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/tularcitos) will go "live" on the 16th, when you will be able to browse books for sale. Tularcitos Library receives a portion of the proceeds. Please consider making a purchase and supporting your Library.  More details (including promotional videos and book talks) will be on the Library website and in students' Library Google Classrooms next week. If you have any questions, please reach out either by filling out this form, or emailing me at (astrawser@carmelunified.org).

    Thanks!

    :o)

    Mrs. Strawser, Carmel River School Librarian

     

    Two Acts of Gratitude for This Week

    I would like to encourage all of our Bobcats to do two things this week to show our gratitude.  The first is to send an email to Ms Wheat (jwheat@carmelunified.org), the Tularcitos librarian, letting her know how much we miss her.  She has been out on medical leave since the start of the year.  The second is to email Mrs. Strawser (astrawser@carmelunified.org), the River School librarian, a big thank you for filling in for Ms Wheat so that we can continue to have Library.  We are very blessed to have Mrs. Strawser share her lessons with us and for putting together our online book fair.  Please take the time to show Ms Wheat and Mrs. Strawser our thanks.

     

    Report Cards

    Since our parent-teacher conferences will be done virtually this year, we will not be able to hand you the report cards in the conferences like usual.  We will be able to share them with you so you can see them, but will be printing them and sending them home after conferences.  Another thing to know about report cards this year is that, because Specialists grades are determined by participation, you may see lower marks on the report card in those areas because students are not always participating in those lessons.  To determine Specialist grades during distance learning, we set the following guidelines for Consistent (C), Sometimes (S), and Infrequent (I):

    Consistent (C): A student needed to participate in both synchronous and asynchronous lessons the majority of the time

    Sometimes (S): A student participated in less than half of the lessons or only participated in the synchronous lessons

    Infrequent (I): A student rarely participated in the lessons

    After you see the report cards if you have questions about the Specialists grades your child received, please contact that specialist.

     

    Message From our PTO

    Our next meeting will be Wed, Dec 2, in the evening and will be something social.  Details will be coming.  If you have suggestions or questions about the PTO or would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to Gina, our president: gina.nucci@gmail.com  or 831.214.3032.

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Child Safety Workshop:

    Our children’s safety is extremely important to all of us.  Because of that we are going to continue to provide our series of Child Safety Workshops for all grade levels even in this distance learning situation.  These workshops are offered for free to elementary schools because of the Maxine Waters Act of 1984. The Maxine Waters Act mandates that schools must provide information on the prevention of child abuse “in a clear, age- appropriate, nonthreatening manner.” These workshops are age and grade appropriate and will be conducted virtually during the normal class time.  Education staff from the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, along with Amy Bullas our school counselor, will be talking to your children about how to protect themselves and keep themselves safe. 

    If you decide that you do not want your child to participate in these presentations please complete this form and we will work with your child's teacher to find an alternative activity during the presentation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Amy Bullas, our school counselor, at abullas@carmelunified.org

     

    Message from FOCUS

    On behalf of the Friends of Carmel Unified Schools (FOCUS), we send you the warmest greetings. At this time of year, the FOCUS board is usually finalizing the details for its annual fall fundraiser.  You may recall our previous fundraisers, which included dinner and auction events at Quail Lodge and a Carmel-opoly board game launch.  This year, due to COVID, we have decided to not hold a Fall fundraiser.  We recognize that this is a challenging time for many people.  During this time, the FOCUS board continues to meet remotely via Zoom, and we are committed to continuing to support Carmel Unified schools through our well-established grant process. Later, when we are able to resume our fundraising activities, we hope that you will join us again in supporting the schools. In the meantime, we hope that you remain well and will consider supporting one or more of the many school organizations that are currently actively raising funds.  All are welcome to join us at our monthly board meetings. You can learn more about FOCUS, our meeting schedule, and grants we have funded by visiting our website: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/18. You can also follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/focus.pres.18. Thank you and be safe!

     

    Yearbook Pictures

    We will still have a yearbook this year, and we will need your help more than ever to get pictures.  Thank you to people who sent me some from your no screens celebration.  Throughout distance learning, as you take pictures, please email them to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com. One thing we are hoping for is to have a picture of everyone in their at home school environment.  So please make sure you take that and send it in as well as your at school Halloween photos or any other photos you have from your at home learning experience.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Upcoming events

    Nov 16-29: Online Book Fair

    Nov 16-Dec 18: Collecting Items for Families in Need for CV Angel Project

    Nov 18-24: Parent Teacher Conferences

    Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

     

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 11/6/2020

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope you had a fun time last weekend whatever you did for Halloween and that you enjoyed the extra hour.  I feel like this week has been a lesson in patience and a reminder to make the most of each day.  It has also been a reminder to keep my focus on “What if this was the year we have been waiting for?”  As educators we have grown tremendously over the past few months in shifting to distance learning, and we know there is so much more growth ahead.  I know many families have grown closer together, overcome some major obstacles, and persevered through some very difficult times.  As we continue to move forward, I want to encourage everyone to keep the mindset of making the most of each day, and not dwell in the thoughts of, “I can’t wait until this is over.”  I hope we continue to remember that the quality of our life is determined by how we respond and not what happens to us.  And that we keep asking ourselves, “What if this is the year we have been waiting for?” As long as we keep those thoughts in mind, we will not just survive this but have the chance to thrive and all come out stronger individuals, scholars, educators, families, and as a community.

     

    To help all of us thrive, here is a great article I hope everyone reads about something small you can do with your child(ren) that makes a big difference both in a pandemic, and when it is all over.

    https://news.virginia.edu/content/how-10-minute-reset-may-make-huge-difference-kids-home

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Nov 7 Drive-Through BBQ Fundraiser – Rain or Shine!
    • Socially Distant Bobcat Family Hike
    • School Pictures
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Trouble with PE Videos
    • Child Safety Workshop
    • Message from FOCUS
    • Message from the PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Yearbook Pictures
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Sat, Nov 7, 4:00-6:30: Drive Through BBQ – rain or shine!
    • Wed, Nov 11: No school for Veteran’s day
    • Wed, Nov 11 @ 10:30: Socially Distant Bobcat Hike at Garland Park starting at the Visitor’s Center (see below for details) – wear a mask
    • Nov 18-24: Parent Teacher Conferences

     

    Nov 7 Drive-Through BBQ Fundraiser – Rain or Shine!

    Our PTO and the Carmel Valley Youth Community Center will be hosting another drive-up and go Family BBQ Dinner on November 7 at the Community Center 4:00-6:30.  Here is a flier with details.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KH_88nZl-nHi05lv02X7RgcNyjAP9HOy/view?usp=sharing
    We also still need more help to put on the BBQ.  Here is a link for a volunteer Sign Up Genius for the BBQ Saturday.
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084aa5a82da2fd0-117

     

    Socially Distance Bobcat Family Hike

    The PTO is hosting a Family Hike at Garland Park on Wednesday, November 11th - VETERAN’S DAY! We’ll meet at 10:30 a.m. at the visitor center and one group will lead an easier ’nature walk’ around the loop, another will lead a more intense hike to the Mesa Pond, or you can just head out on your own. Remember to bring water, layer for weather, and wear a face mask. We look forward to seeing everyone on our first ever Family Hike.

     

    School Pictures – Retake Day

    If you never got an email with your child’s pictures, please email Lindsey at lterry@carmelunified.org.  Picture retakes are Friday, November 13, 2:30-4:30.

     

    Parent-Teacher Conferences November 18-24

    Obviously, parent-teacher conferences will be a little different this year.  We will still be holding them, but they will be virtually.  The schedule for the week will also be a little different in order to make time for instruction, specials, and conferences.  On conference days, Nov 18-24, students will be with their classroom teacher from 9:00-11:00.  Then, from 11:00-12:00 students will be in Specials and have asynchronous work to complete.  Teachers will also provide students with optional work they can complete in the afternoon if families are looking for something more.  Conferences will start as early as 11:00 each day.  Teachers will be emailing out an online form where parents will sign up for conferences.  Please make sure you sign up.

     

    Trouble with PE Videos

    Thank you everyone for working with the tech issues we have been having with our PE asynchronous videos. It seems that we have finally worked out the kinks with the restrictions of YouTube on the Chromebooks as of a few weeks ago. The only grade level that still seems to be having intermittent issues seeing the videos is 1st Grade. While we are working on getting this problem resolved we are posting the videos directly to the classroom as well for another location to access them. If you are still unable to see them on Youtube or on the Classroom, you may need to try a different device for now until we resolve this issue. Thank you again for your patience and understanding with the tech issues, we really appreciate it. 

     

    Child Safety Workshop:

    Our children’s safety is extremely important to all of us.  Because of that, we are going to continue to provide our series of Child Safety Workshops for all grade levels even in this distance learning situation.  These workshops are offered for free to elementary schools because of the Maxine Waters Act of 1984. The Maxine Waters Act mandates that schools must provide information on the prevention of child abuse “in a clear, age- appropriate, nonthreatening manner.” These workshops are age and grade appropriate and will be conducted virtually during the normal class time.  Education staff from the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, along with Amy Bullas our school counselor, will be talking to your children about how to protect themselves and keep themselves safe. 

    If you decide that you do not want your child to participate in these presentations please complete this form and we will work with your child's teacher to find an alternative activity during the presentation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Amy Bullas, our school counselor, at abullas@carmelunified.org

     

    Message from FOCUS

    On behalf of the Friends of Carmel Unified Schools (FOCUS), we send you the warmest greetings. At this time of year, the FOCUS board is usually finalizing the details for its annual fall fundraiser.  You may recall our previous fundraisers, which included dinner and auction events at Quail Lodge and a Carmel-opoly board game launch.  This year, due to COVID, we have decided to not hold a Fall fundraiser.  We recognize that this is a challenging time for many people.  During this time, the FOCUS board continues to meet remotely via Zoom, and we are committed to continuing to support Carmel Unified schools through our well-established grant process. Later, when we are able to resume our fundraising activities, we hope that you will join us again in supporting the schools. In the meantime, we hope that you remain well and will consider supporting one or more of the many school organizations that are currently actively raising funds.  All are welcome to join us at our monthly board meetings. You can learn more about FOCUS, our meeting schedule, and grants we have funded by visiting our website: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/18. You can also follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/focus.pres.18. Thank you and be safe!

     

    Message From our PTO

    It was great to see people in our PTO meeting Wednesday night.  Our next meeting will be Wed, Dec 2, in the evening and will be something social.  Details will be coming.  If you have suggestions or questions about the PTO or would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to Gina, our president: gina.nucci@gmail.com  or 831.214.3032.

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Yearbook Pictures

    Please remember to submit pictures for the yearbook to: tularcitosphotos@gmail.com

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Upcoming events

    Sat, Nov 7, 4:00-6:30 Drive Through BBQ

    Wed, Nov 11: No school for Veteran’s Day

    Wed, Nov 11 @ 10:30: Bobcat Family Hike at Garland Park starting at the Visitor’s Center – wear a mask

    Fri, Nov 13: Picture Retake Day 2:30-4:30

    Nov 18-24: Parent Teacher Conferences

    Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

     

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 10/30/2020

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    What a week!  I know that many of you have agonized over what to mark on the form, hybrid or distance, and have done all you can to think through both options in figuring out what would be best for your child(ren) and family.  While it was not an easy decision (As a parent, my wife and I went back and forth as well), I want to thank you for really thinking it through.  In our current reality where there are so many unknowns and it can feel like so much is out of our control, I want to thank you for the questions and feedback and the thought that you put into this decision.  When the Pandemic started, we knew that there would be some extremely hard decisions ahead where there would be no way of finding a solution that works for everyone.  This is definitely one of those times, and will probably not be the last.  Thank you again for your feedback and thoughtfulness in this decision.  It is not one I wish any of us had to make. 

     

    In the midst of the difficulties of the week, one of the positive things that did come out is that I overwhelmingly heard from people how much they love their teacher and class.  That was so great to hear and I think is a testament to the outstanding staff we have at Tular.  Developing such great relationships over the computer is not easy, yet our teachers did it in just a few months.  Great relationships are a pillar of our school and community and it was wonderful to hear that distance learning has not taken that away.

     

    Another positive is that I was witness to some very thoughtful, hard, raw, and respectful conversations happening between people where individuals were able to be open and honest with their views and no one was judging others.  It was wonderful to see our community engage in compassionate, respectful, forward-thinking dialog with one another, even if it had to be over school. 

     

    Over the next couple of weeks we will be tallying the results, reviewing all of the feedback, deciding on our next steps, and communicating those out to everyone.  Just to reiterate, this will be a process, and nothing can change in our current structure until 1) our overall county COVID numbers improve, or 2) we get the waiver and our Board of Education approves the elementary schools to return.  There is no way of knowing when either of those situations will happen, but for sure they are multiple weeks away.

     

    I hope that you are able to enjoy this weekend, make some great memories with this Pandemic Halloween however your family celebrates it or not, and enjoy the extra hour of sleep (Remember to set your clocks back Saturday night).

     

    I am so blessed to be a part of this community and am so grateful to be going through this with all of you.

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Free Flu Shot Clinic
    • Child Safety Workshop
    • Message from FOCUS
    • Nov 7 Drive Through BBQ Dinner
    • Yearbook Pictures
    • Message from the PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Student Directory
    • Bucks for Bobcats
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Sat night, Oct 31: Set your clocks back an hour (fall back)
    • Sat, Nov 7, 3:30-6:00: Drive Through BBQ
    • Wed, Nov 11: No school for Veteran’s day

     

    Free Flu Shot Clinic

    Carmel Valley Rotary and the VNA are sponsoring a free Flu Shot Clinic for anyone ages 2 and older Thursday, Nov 5, from 3:00-6:00 at Hidden Valley.  See the attached flier for details.

     

    Child Safety Workshop:

    Our children’s safety is extremely important to all of us.  Because of that we are going to continue to provide our series of Child Safety Workshops for all grade levels even in this distance learning situation.  These workshops are offered for free to elementary schools because of the Maxine Waters Act of 1984. The Maxine Waters Act mandates that schools must provide information on the prevention of child abuse “in a clear, age- appropriate, nonthreatening manner.” These workshops are age and grade appropriate and will be conducted virtually during the normal class time.  Education staff from the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, along with Amy Bullas our school counselor, will be talking to your children about how to protect themselves and keep themselves safe. If you would like to attend a Parent Preview Workshop, we will be hosting one on Thursday, November 5th from 2:00 - 2:45pm.

    You can join this meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83203440200
    You will be receiving an email next week, and be given an option to opt out if you desire.

     

     

    Message from FOCUS

    On behalf of the Friends of Carmel Unified Schools (FOCUS), we send you the warmest greetings. At this time of year, the FOCUS board is usually finalizing the details for its annual fall fundraiser.  You may recall our previous fundraisers, which included dinner and auction events at Quail Lodge and a Carmel-opoly board game launch.  This year, due to COVID, we have decided to not hold a Fall fundraiser.  We recognize that this is a challenging time for many people.  During this time, the FOCUS board continues to meet remotely via Zoom, and we are committed to continuing to support Carmel Unified schools through our well-established grant process. Later, when we are able to resume our fundraising activities, we hope that you will join us again in supporting the schools. In the meantime, we hope that you remain well and will consider supporting one or more of the many school organizations that are currently actively raising funds.  All are welcome to join us at our monthly board meetings. You can learn more about FOCUS, our meeting schedule, and grants we have funded by visiting our website: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/18. You can also follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/focus.pres.18. Thank you and be safe!

     

    Nov 7 Drive-Through BBQ Fundraiser

    Our PTO and the Carmel Valley Youth Community Center will be hosting another drive-up and go Family BBQ Dinner on November 7 at the Community Center 3:30-6:00.  We still need people to help put this on.  Here is the signup genius if you are able to help. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084aa5a82da2fd0-117

     

    Yearbook Pictures

    We will still have a yearbook this year, and we will need your help more than ever to get pictures.  Thank you to people who sent me some from your no screens celebration.  Throughout distance learning, as you take pictures, please email them to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com. One thing we are hoping for is to have a picture of everyone in their at home school environment.  So please make sure you take that and send it in as well as your at school Halloween photos or any other photos you have from your at home learning experience.

     

    Message From our PTO

    Our next PTO meeting is Wed, Nov 4, at 6:30 via zoom.  There is a lot of potential for this role in being creative in building community, adding fun, and helping collect photos of everyone’s experience to document this for us.  If you have suggestions or questions about the PTO or would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to Gina, our president: gina.nucci@gmail.com  or 831.214.3032.

    Here is the zoom info for the meeting

    Join Zoom Meeting https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/92022910279

    Meeting ID: 920 2291 0279

    Passcode: PTO

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Student Directory

    We were finally able to get all of the information we needed for our students directory (which only has contact info for families who approved being in the directory when they registered their child).  It is attached to this email.  We will not post it on the website because we don’t want to post families’ information on our website.

     

    Bucks for Bobcats

    Thank you to everyone who gave during our Bucks for Bobcats campaign.  Unfortunately, we were only able to raise a little over $12,500 this year.  Please know that it is never too late to give.  Here is a letter detailing everything:  

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FfnnUJ3gWeJKtEEAcXaXe6RjCMzrYUJU/view?usp=sharing

    You can also donate online here: www.bucksforbobcats.org or drop off a check in Bobcat Hall during school packet pick-ups anytime. 

    We realize that many families are in hard times right now so we understand. However, please know that this means the smaller fundraising efforts of the Kona Ice and To Go Dinners are going to be that much more important for our families to participate in throughout the year so we can raise the money we need to continue to support our teachers, even in this distance learning.   Thank you for all of your ongoing support.  We know you are all doing more this year than ever assisting in your child’s education and making this year a success.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Boynge

     

    Upcoming events

    Sat, Nov 7 3:30-6:00 Drive Through BBQ

    Wed, Nov 11: No school for Veteran’s Day

    Fri, Nov 13: Picture Retake Day 2:30-4:30

    Nov 18-24: Parent-Teacher Conferences (schedule still being worked out)

    Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

     

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

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