• Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Kimberly Carley on 9/16/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Being Good Neighbors
    • First Bobcat Campout a Success
    • School Site Council Opening
    • No Screens Weed
    • Advice for Screens at Home (attached last week)
    • Message from our PTO

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    • PTO Bucks for Bobcats - Thank You
    • Music Teacher Update
    • Helping with Tular History

    Upcoming events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Wed, Sept 18 @ lunch: Ice Cream Party for No Screens Week participants
    • Fri, Sept 27: PTO’s Fall Festival!

     

    Being Good Neighbors – please do not use driveways

    We know that parking and drop-off can be hard with everyone coming to Tular all at once and having such limited parking.  During these times, we want to make sure we are good neighbors to those that live around Tular.  Please make sure when you park around campus that you do not block our neighbors’ mailboxes and please do not use their driveways to turn around.  Thank you for your cooperation with this.

     

    First Bobcat Campout a Success

    I want to give a huge shout-out to the PTO Tular Dads for such a fun campout last Friday.  It was a great team effort, and we especially want to thank Neil Smith for all of his organization and stepping up to make this event happen.  We also want to thank the CVCYC for opening the pool for the evening and providing dinner.  Families had a wonderful time swimming, roasting marshmallows, watching a movie, camping out on the lawn, and enjoying a delicious pancake breakfast. 

     

    School Site Council Opening

    We have open seats for parents to participate on our School Site Council this year.  The School Site Council is a group comprised of four school staff and four parents that helps set goals for the school related to student achievement, establishes our safety plan, and then monitors those goals from year to year.  There will be five meetings throughout the year.   If you are interested in being part of our School Site Council, please email me at rpeterson@carmelunified.org.  Our first meeting will be Monday, Sept 23, at 3:15.  This is an open meeting and anyone is welcome even if you just want to check it out.

     

    No Screens Week

    I hope you had a great no screens week and that you enjoyed the extra family time.  I also hope that you were able to re-evaluate as a family the role screens play in your lives and made sure you have the right boundaries on them for your family.  The ice cream party will be Wed, Sept 18, at lunch.

     

    Advice for your Screens at Home (this was attached last week)

    We have all seen an increase in the time students are spending in front of screens (phones, tablets, TV’s, computers, video games, etc).  We’ve all been in places where we see entire families or groups of friends sitting together looking at their phones/tablets rather than interacting and two-year-olds begging for their parent’s cell phone.  I am guessing we’ve all thought about the question, “How is all of that screen time impacting children, families, and relationships?” 

     

    More and more research is being done regarding the impact screen time has on people. In the article, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” from the Atlantic, generational researcher and author, Jean Twenge, found, “There’s not a single exception. All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all non-screen activities are linked to more happiness.”  (While the article is on the longer side, it is worth every minute to read. The link is at the end of this letter).  As a school that has computers in every classroom and individual computers for each student starting in 3rd grade, this is something we have thoughtfully discussed.  We see a lot of value in using technology strategically to enhance a child’s education, but we also want to make sure we use it in a limited fashion.  We want to make sure we are teaching our students to be creators with the technology, not consumers.  It is very important to us that the students not spend too much time on computers at school (or at home), and that screen time does not get in the way of face time.  We hope that your family will engage in the same discussions at home.

     

    Here are a few family rules that I would like to pass along for families to consider as you discuss what you want your family rules to be around screens.  (It is important to remember that smartphones not just phones, but are computers connected to the internet and all that the internet offers.)

    • Put a filter and parental controls on all your devices:  This is just good practice so children are not exposed to inappropriate content and you can monitor their activity.
    • Set a screen time limit:  Whether it’s daily (i.e. 30 minutes a day), weekly (i.e. 5 hours a week), or conditional (i.e. you get screen time after you…) set a limit on screen time and hold everyone to it.
    • No Device Dinner:  Family mealtimes are extremely important.  TV’s, phones, tablets, all get in the way of the conversations families can have during that time.  Nobody, including adults, should be allowed to bring a screen to any meal.
    • No screens in the car:  There are two reasons for this.  First, I always recommend to parents that they volunteer to be the drivers for their child’s, and their friend’s, activities because it is amazing what students will talk about in the back seat of a car.  The children forget an adult is driving.  Overhearing those conversations provides a great window into what goes on in your child’s life.  In the car is also a time where you can have that precious uninterrupted time with your children (or family) to talk about how life is going and connect with each other.  Second, recent brain research is informing us of how important “down time” or “bored time” is to the brain’s development.  It is during those down times when you are staring out the window or waiting in line that the brain builds connections to all of the learning that happened that day.  The car can be a great place for this.  Today many children get in the car and immediately go on their phones.  When they do that, it takes away from time for interactions as well as time for the brain to grow.
    • No screens in the bedroom (or at least require the door to be open):  This one changes as the children get older.  I feel that, at the elementary level, there is never a time where a student should be alone in their room with a screen.  Today, computers and phones are a window to the world and all the world has to offer, both the good and bad.  Obviously, as children get older, this rule will need to be adjusted because of homework demands, but screens behind closed doors is always a bad idea.  Every family situation is different and you will have to make this decision as a family.  No matter where the screen is, however, the screen should always be easily visible to the parent.
    • No phones in the room at night:  In general, people make poorer decisions as the night goes on.  Children struggle with this even more.   If you allow your child to have their phone in their room because it is an alarm clock, get them an alarm clock and take the phone out of the room at night (best is to have it in your room where you can see if anything is happening).  I think this rule should not change no matter what age a child is. 
    • Get a Family Cell Phone Basket:  Having a place where people put their cell phones when they come in the door lets your whole family know that relationships with those present are what is the most important.  This helps keep people from being on their phones rather than engage in relationships with those present.  This also provides a place for your child’s friends to put their cell phones when they visit so that when the children are playing they are doing so together and not just playing side by side on their individual screens.
    • Wait, Wait, Wait on Social Media: No elementary student needs to be on social media (Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.).  There is even a growing body of research questions whether middle schoolers should even be social media.  In addition to the fact that the law requires someone to be 13 to be on social media, studies are beginning to show the numerous negative impacts of social media on children, especially girls, before they are mature enough to handle it.  In elementary school, they are not mature enough and should not be on social media.
    • Sign a family tech use agreement: You can get ones that are already made (see commonsensemedia.org for some great resources), or create your own. These agreements should be signed by everyone in the household, child, and adult, so everyone is held accountable.
    • Wait Until 8th: Resist getting your child a cell phone until as late as possible (thankfully, in response to all of the research, there is a growing movement in the country to wait until at least 8th grade).  If you feel an absolute need to get them a phone before 8th grade or high school (when my children will get their phones), either do not make it a smartphone, or put enough parental controls on it to limit who they can call/text, the apps they can put on their phone, and shut off the internet on the phone altogether (thankfully parental controls are great now so you can have a lot of control over what your child can do on their phone – see commonsensemedia.org).  The other option is something like a Gizmopal – a watch that only calls a limited number of people.  Over the years we have found that elementary students are not mature enough to handle a smartphone of their own, the access to the internet and social media, most of the apps and especially texting appropriately.  Students are not missing out on anything by waiting until later to have a phone that does all of that.  At the elementary level, they only need to make a phone call.  Some people argue that children these days need a phone because everyone texts so they need to text their friends.  There is more and more research coming out about the detrimental impacts of children using texts to communicate and how it is impairing their ability to interact.  As parents, we need to start thinking twice about how early we get our children a phone (or give them our old ones) and make the best decisions for our own children, and not give in to what “everyone” in society is doing.

     

    Even if you don’t adopt these recommendations, my hope is that these rules will at least spark a conversation in your family about screen time and help us start challenging the norm.  Setting limits now, when your children are in elementary school, will make setting the limits when they are older much easier, help establish healthy habits as a family along the way, and teach our students about the importance of relationships and face to face time.  We also want to make sure that as our children get older, we can begin handing them more and more responsibility.  If you just give them full reign now, you cannot do this later on.  Children need our limits to not only thrive now, but also feel more responsibility as we give them more freedoms as they get older.  Finally, remember that children look to their parents as examples.  We have to behave as we want our children to behave. 

     

    Like mentioned above, if you are looking for a great online source for setting family rules and expectations for screen time and online behavior, commonsensemedia.org, is a great resource. Enjoy using your screens responsibly to have fun and enhance your relationships, rather than allowing them to get in the way. 

     

    Article link: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

     

    If you have any questions or thoughts you want to share, please give me a call.  I am a parent in this with you and appreciate the conversations.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came to our first PTO meeting.  We had a great turnout.  We are still in need of help in various roles within PTO including help with putting on our Fall Festival on Sept 27.  If you are interested in helping out in any way please come to our first meeting or contact Heaven Tempalski (PTO President) at htempalski@gmail.com.  Our next meeting will be Wed, Oct 2, at 6:00 at the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center with free childcare for those attending provided in Bobcat Hall. 

     

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    PTO Bucks for Bobcats – Thank you!

    Thank you to everyone who gave to our Bucks for Bobcats campaign.  We had over 81% participation and raised over $34,000 as a school with 12 classes getting over 80% participation and two classes, Mrs. Southerland and Mrs. Becker, earning a pizza and ice cream party for getting 100% participation.  Thank you again, for supporting our PTO so they can continue to help strengthen our community and support the great learning happening in the classrooms.

     

    Music Teacher Update

    I wanted to let everyone know that we have hired a music teacher, Jennifer Kremer, and are very excited for her to join us.  Unfortunately, it will still be a few weeks until she can start teaching at Tular as she is still under contract with MPUSD and cannot be released from her current position until they have hired another music teacher to take her place.  I’ll let you know when she is finally here.  In the meantime, we have Kathy Findley, a retired music teacher, as our long-term sub.  Kathy has been fabulous with the students and we are lucky to have her during this transition.

     

    Helping with Tular History

    The Carmel Valley History Museum and I are working on a project together to put together of history of Tularcitos (starting way back when it was a one-room schoolhouse) to put up in our front office.  While we have put together the history, we are in search of photos.  We need photos of the old schoolhouses (there were two) as well as photos of the original school building here on Ford Rd.  If you, or any friends or relatives, have any old photos, please bring them into the office and we will scan them (of feel free to scan and email them to me at rpeterson@carmelunified.org). Any other historical memorabilia could be great to have scanned as well.  Thanks for your help with this fun project.

     

    Upcoming events

    Mon, Sept 16 @ 3:00: Popsicles with Peterson

    Wed, Sept 18 @ lunch: Ice Cream Party for No Screens Week participants

    Fri, Sept 27, 3:00-6:00: PTO Fall Festival

    Wed, Oct 2 @ 6:00: PTO Meeting at CVCYC.  Childcare provided at Bobcat Hall during the meeting

    Wed, Oct 9: Picture Makeup Day

     

     

    Have a great weekend!

    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 Kimberly Carley on 9/9/2019 2:20:00 PM

    9/6/2019

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Too much screen time? No Screens Week is next week!
    • Cell Phone Basket
    • Being Good Neighbors
    • Music Teacher Update
    • Youth In Action
    • PTO Bucks for Bobcats – Thank you!
    • Message from our PTO

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    • Playing at Tular After School
    • Helping with Tular History
    • Swimming – Thank you Monterey Peninsula Foundation
    • Morning Mile

    Upcoming events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Today is the campout! You can check-in anytime after 3:30
    • Next week is No Screens for Ice Cream Week. A flier came home today with more information.

     

    Too much screen time? No Screens Week – 9/9 through 9/13

    Do you feel your kids are spending too much time in front of a screen?  Want to reclaim family time?    We are encouraging and challenging all families to turn off the screens in their home from Monday, 9/9, after school to Friday, 9/13, when school starts.  In turning off the screens our hope is to encourage families to spend more time with one another playing games, eating meals together, going for those family walks, and students reading more at home.  Many people know or feel that their family members spend too much time in front of a screen.  We hope that you will take this opportunity to spend a week reducing that screen time, and maybe even use this to reevaluate how you want to structure your family time at home for the year.  Students of families who choose to accept this challenge will need to complete the bottom portion of the flier that went home yesterday for their child to earn an ice cream party on Tuesday, Sept 19, at lunch.  Turning off screens involves everything with a screen including phones, tablets, computers, and TV’s (of course this does not include time that students or parents need to be on a screen for educational purposes or to read or make phone calls). A flier with more details will went home today. 

     

    Cell Phone Baskets

    I mentioned this at our Back to School Night, but want to challenge our entire community.  There is plenty of research out there on the negative effects of too much screen time and social media.  None of those things are bad in themselves, but we have to make sure we put boundaries on use in a way that is developmentally appropriate for the different age groups.   Attached is a list of what I think are some of the best recommendations about screen time use and cell phones for families with elementary students in order to set a strong foundation of use as your children get older.  One of the best ways I have heard to help put boundaries on the use for everyone in the family is to get a small basket that everyone puts their cell phones into when they get home (this means everyone, adults and children’s friend who visit as well).  This helps keep your time at home as relational time and helps prevent the use of cell phones as a time filler/waster.  People can still hear the cell phones go off or buzz in the basket, so you’ll still get your calls, but not having the phones on your person will encourage the face to face interactions we are all needing to reclaim.  We have had a cell phone basket in our house for over a year now and we won’t go without it now as every relationship in our family has benefitted.  I hope you will not only seriously consider getting your own cell phone basket (and determining how to best use it in your family), but also to read the attached recommendations to make sure we are being strategic in how we incorporate technology into our lives and families.  If you do decide to create a cell phone basket, please post it and share it on your own social media to encourage others to as well.  I firmly believe our entire community would benefit from the limited screen time and more face time from this one small action.  Here is a great video (same as above) to spark some thought about this.  It is worth your 5 minutes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC21TcRQzKs

     

    Being Good Neighbors – please do not use driveways

    We know that parking and drop-off can be hard with everyone coming to Tular all at once and having such limited parking.  During these times, we want to make sure we are good neighbors to those that live around Tular.  Please make sure when you park around campus that you do not block our neighbors’ mailboxes and please do not use their driveways to turn around.  Thank you for your cooperation with this.

     

    Music Teacher Update

    I wanted to let everyone know that we have hired a music teacher, Jennifer Kremer, and are very excited for her to join us.  Unfortunately, it will still be a few weeks until she can start teaching at Tular as she is still under contract with MPUSD and cannot be released from her current position until they have hired another music teacher to take her place.  I’ll let you know when she is finally here.  In the meantime, we have Kathy Findley, a retired music teacher, as our long-term sub.  Kathy has been fabulous with the students and we are lucky to have her during this transition.

     

    Youth in Action

    Youth in Action is a community service organization led by children and started by Tularcitos students three years ago.  We help with community projects such as the book drive, toy drive, and more!  We plan to have four projects this school year.  Any student is welcome to join.  Our next meeting will be at St. Dunstan's on September 8th at 3pm.  We can't wait for you to come!  To learn more, go to: https://www.youthinactionmontereypeninsula.com/ 

     

    PTO Bucks for Bobcats – Thank you!

    Thank you to everyone who gave to our Bucks for Bobcats campaign.  We had over 81% participation and raised over $34,000 as a school with 12 classes getting over 80% participation and two classes, Mrs. Southerland and Mrs. Becker, earning a pizza and ice cream party for getting 100% participation.  Thank you again, for supporting our PTO so they can continue to help strengthen our community and support the great learning happening in the classrooms.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came to our first PTO meeting.  We had a great turnout.  We are still in need of help in various roles within PTO including help with putting on our Fall Festival on Sept 27.  If you are interested in helping out in any way please come to our first meeting or contact Heaven Tempalski (PTO President) at htempalski@gmail.com

     

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    Playing at Tular after school

    After school is out, please do not ride bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc. on campus until the vast majority of people are off campus and it is at least 3:15.  That way we can make sure everyone is safe.

     

    Helping with Tular History

    The Carmel Valley History Museum and I are working on a project together to put together of history of Tularcitos (starting way back when it was a one room schoolhouse) to put up in our front office.  While we have put together the history, we are in search of photos.  We need photos of the old school houses (there were two) as well as photos of the original school building here on Ford Rd.  If you, or any friends or relatives, have any old photos, please bring them into the office and we will scan them (of feel free to scan and email them to me at rpeterson@carmelunified.org). Any other historical memorabilia could be great to have scanned as well.  Thanks for your help with this fun project.

     

    Swimming – thank you Monterey Peninsula Foundation for the grant for our swim program

    Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are swimming away.  We want to extend a big thank you to the Monterey Peninsula Foundation for the grant they give us that, with the support from our PTO, makes this swimming program possible. 

     

    Morning Mile

    Hello Parents! On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will be having our Morning Mile from 8:15am-8:35am. This will take place on the Track that encompasses our soccer field (if you get lost, just follow the music). Morning Mile is a time for parents, students, and teachers to share the enjoyment of physical activity prior to entering the learning environment. The outcome of this early morning movement is a student who is more attentive and engaged while in the classroom. In order to incentivize our students with a little extrinsic motivation, students are able to earn "Twinkle Toes" after completing a certain number of laps. I will be recording these laps, and Twinkle Toes will be awarded at the end of the month in the student's PE class. You can help them earn these cool prizes by participating along side your student during Morning Mile. Your laps will be added to your child's laps (effectively doubling their score). The hope is that by joining us on our runs, you will be demonstrating the importance of physical activity to your students. This importance and love for movement are the building blocks in which we can help make our students physically active for life. I hope to see you all at Morning Mile! – From Mr. A

     

    Upcoming events

    Fri, 9/6: Tular Campout

    Sept 9-13: No Screens Week

    Mon, Sept 16 @ 3:00: Popsicles with Peterson

    Fri, Sept 27, 3:00-6:00: PTO Fall Festival

    Wed, Oct 2 @ 6:00: PTO Meeting at CVCYC.  Childcare provided at Bobcat Hall during the meeting

    Wed, Oct 9: Picture Makeup Day

     

     

    Have a great weekend!

    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 Kimberly Carley on 6/3/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Can you believe that we only have one week left?  I hope you enjoy the last week of school next week.

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Spring Music Concert
    • Bobcat Art Show Thank You
    • Dance Info
    • CVCYC Swim Lesson
    • Message from our PTO

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    • Important Next Year Registration Information

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Thurs, June 6 @ 9:00 in Bobcat Hall: 5th Grade Promotion
    • Fri, June 7: Last day of school – students released at 12:30
    • Tues, Aug 13, 2019: First day of school for next year

     

    Spring Music Concert

    Thank you to all of our 4th and 5th grade music students and Mr. Short for a fun and entertaining strings, band, and chorus concert last night.  It was great to see how our music students have grown over the year.   Thank you to our families as well for all of your support for our music program over the years.

     

    Bobcat Art Show Thank You

    Thank you to the fabulous group of Art Show volunteers that worked so hard to make this year’s event the best yet!  We had a super group of volunteers lend a hand and I am truly grateful.  A special shout out to Lisa DeMarchi, Somer Madsen, Jodi Price, Susie Olvera, Molly Valdez, Eve Mauldin, Kristen Bartoli, Shelley Nemith, Tara Brockmann, Rebecca Kirk and family, Emily Frew, Sara Maguire, Tara Lim, Bobby Pfeiffer, Dena Fitzgerald, and Laura Stenvick, a group that went above and beyond with assisting before, and after our yearly show. 

     

    Dance Info

    The Father Daughter Family dance will be tonight from 7:00-9:00 in Bobcat Hall. Between great music, dancing, and desserts, it should be a memorable, celebratory and fun-filled evening!  There is no charge for the dance because we want everyone to be able to attend, but we will be asking for a $10 donation to help cover the cost, as well as asking people to bring a dessert (that can be eaten with fingers – cookies, brownies, etc.  No cakes please) to contribute to the dessert table for everyone to enjoy. 

     

    CVCYC Summer Swim Lessons

    CVCYC swim lesson registration is open.  They offer swim lessons beginning June 10th.  You can register online at www.cvcyc.org.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our first event next year will be our Welcome Back Meet and Greet in Bobcat Hall at 8:30 on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug 13.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone when we get back from summer.

     

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    Important Registration Information for Next Year:

    1) Online Registration for Returning Students - (Parent Data Confirmation) 

    Families have been asking, "Don't we usually register our returning students for next year about this time of year on Infosnap?" In previous years, that was true, but this year we are changing the annual online registration process from Infosnap to Aeries. In the new process, now called "Parent Data Confirmation," you'll register your returning students during the summer (unless they are entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten -- see Enrolling New Students below). We are planning to roll out Parent Data Confirmation in July and early August before the school year starts. 

    In the new Parent Data Confirmation process, you will just log into Aeries and confirm or update the existing information about your child. You'll also acknowledge receipt of required annual notifications and policies -- and that's it! For Parents of CMS and CHS students, you'll use your existing Aeries account. For parents at other schools, you will set up an online account in Aeries and then access Parent Data Confirmation from there. We'll be sending full details by email in July.

    2) Enrolling New Students, which includes all Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 

    The online enrollment window is now open for students who are new to the district. Our definition of "new" also includes all Transitional Kindergartners and Kindergartners, even if they have previously attended a district school. If you have a new student or TK/K student to enroll, please check with the school registrar, who will collect the information needed and then set you up to do online enrollment.

    3) Proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders 

    May is still residency affidavit month for students who are changing schools, such as all incoming 6th and 9th graders. If you have not already submitted your proof of residency, you can find the instructions and forms here: 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=6251&dataid=16709&FileName=CUSD%20324%20-%20Residency%20Affidavit%20.pdf

     

     

    Upcoming events

    Fri, May 31 @ 7:00: Father Daughter Family Dance

    Thurs, June 6th @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Fri, June 7th: Last Day of School. Students released @ 12:30

    Tues, Aug 13: First Day of School

     

    Enjoy the weekend,

     

    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 Kimberly Carley on 5/28/2019 3:10:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Ending Hunger in Monterey County
    • Important Next Year Registration Information
    • Father Daughter Family Dance Clarification
    • Dance Info
    • Library Books Due
    • Message from our PTO

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    • Only 12 Yearbooks Left

    Upcoming Events

     

    Ending Hunger in Monterey County – Food Drive

    Thank you to everyone who brought in food for the food drive to help end hunger in Monterey County.  Way to go Bobcats!

     

    Important Registration Information for Next Year:

    1) Online Registration for Returning Students - (Parent Data Confirmation) 

    Families have been asking, "Don't we usually register our returning students for next year about this time of year on Infosnap?" In previous years, that was true, but this year we are changing the annual online registration process from Infosnap to Aeries. In the new process, now called "Parent Data Confirmation," you'll register your returning students during the summer (unless they are entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten -- see Enrolling New Students below). We are planning to roll out Parent Data Confirmation in July and early August before the school year starts. 

    In the new Parent Data Confirmation process, you will just log into Aeries and confirm or update the existing information about your child. You'll also acknowledge receipt of required annual notifications and policies -- and that's it! For Parents of CMS and CHS students, you'll use your existing Aeries account. For parents at other schools, you will set up an online account in Aeries and then access Parent Data Confirmation from there. We'll be sending full details by email in July.

    2) Enrolling New Students, which includes all Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 

    The online enrollment window is now open for students who are new to the district. Our definition of "new" also includes all Transitional Kindergartners and Kindergartners, even if they have previously attended a district school. If you have a new student or TK/K student to enroll, please check with the school registrar, who will collect the information needed and then set you up to do online enrollment.

    3) Proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders 

    May is still residency affidavit month for students who are changing schools, such as all incoming 6th and 9th graders. If you have not already submitted your proof of residency, you can find the instructions and forms here: 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=6251&dataid=16709&FileName=CUSD%20324%20-%20Residency%20Affidavit%20.pdf

     

    Father Daughter Family Dance Clarification

    I have had a number of people approach me excited that we are doing a father daughter family dance, and a few also concerned about the fact that, because this is only for daughters, we are excluding boys and not valuing all relationships in the family equally.  People have very eloquently expressed how one of the aspects of Tular that they love is its inclusiveness in all of our events, so the fact that this dance is not including everyone and only highlights the father-daughter relationship does not match that characteristic of our school.  People have also asked where this dance came from.  I completely understand and really appreciate those concerns (I love that Tular is known as inclusive and valuing the entire family).  A little background for where this dance came from… Every year I get more requests for a Father Daughter dance than any other event we do not currently do.  So, when I was recently approached by people willing to put on a Father Daughter dance, I said yes and have been working with them to make the dance happen (this did not come from our PTO or our Tular Dad’s group).  Therefore, I have to take full responsibility for any hard feelings toward the dance and our school that this has caused.  I was excited to finally provide a dance that so many people have asked for over the years, and did not think through the excluding feelings that such a dance would cause.  I am sorry for that.  There was no intention to make mothers or sons feel excluded.  The hope was to celebrate daughters and fathers or other special relationships a daughter might have. I very much want our school to feel inclusive as so many have expressed.  If this dance opportunity had come up earlier in the year it would have been more of a discussion and my hope would have been that we could find people to put on something for sons and mothers as well so that we have events to celebrate both relationships.  Please know that when we start next year, we will be planning an event for sons and continuing to discuss this dance and other potential such events at our PTO meetings to determine how we want to move forward.  Again, I am sorry for, and take full responsibility for, any hard feelings this has caused.  I hope that this does not put a damper on the end of the year.  It has been a great year and I hope that everyone is able to celebrate that.  Please feel free to call me or email me with any concerns you have.

     

    Dance Info

    The Father Daughter Family dance will be May 31, 7:00-9:00 in Bobcat Hall. The goal of the dance is to celebrate the relationship between fathers and daughters. However, we realize that families look different for people. So whether our girls bring a father, uncle, grandfather, friend of family or any special person in their life, we invite all of the girls to attend. Between great music, dancing, and desserts, it should be a memorable, celebratory and fun-filled evening!  There is no charge for the dance because we want everyone to be able to attend, but we will be asking for a $10 donation to help cover the cost, as well as asking people to bring a dessert (that can be eaten with fingers – no cakes please) to contribute to the dessert table for everyone to enjoy.  A flier will be coming home next week with more information.  Any questions, please contact John Burton at jnburton@att.net

     

     

    Library Books Due

    All library books were due this week.  If you missed the deadline, make sure to bring them in Tuesday.

     

    LAST WEEK TO ORDER YEARBOOKS! 

    As we approach the last days of school, we are getting ready to bundle up the yearbooks for those who have purchased one.  We will STOP ALL SALES on May 31, 2019 so that we can bundle them up for class distribution on Wednesday (5th Graders) and Thursday (K – 4th).  Should you not order one before that date, you may still purchase one on the LAST day of school.  The price will then be $20.00 (subject to availability – we have 13 left) and must be picked up in the office.

     

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered in our PTO this year.  We had a lot of fun supporting Tularcitos students and staff and helping build our community.  At our meeting on Wednesday we voted in our board for next year.  They are:   President Heaven Tempalski, VP Lauren Robertson, Secretary Gina Nucci Hincks, Treasurer Lauren Collins, and Room Parent Liaison Hilary Hamilton.  Thank you to all of you for stepping up again this coming year.  Next year we will be looking for people to shadow our board to learn about all they do and then step into those roles the following year.  We hope you have a great end to the school year and look forward to working with all of you again next year to keep Tularcitos the amazing school that it is. 

     

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    Only 12 Yearbooks left to sell

    FYI.  We only have 12 yearbooks left to sell.  We have closed the online ordering system so if you still wish to purchase a yearbook, please drop by the office an submit an order form along with your $15 payment.  Don’t wait because the cost goes up to $20 on the last days of school if we have any left to purchase.

     

    Tular Art on Display at CV Library

    Congratulations to Marisa, Phoebe, Maia, Breanna, Izabell, Siena, Stalla, and Nina who have their creative artwork on display from May 1-25 at the CV Library.  These talented art students are part of Cherie Rousseaus’s after school enrichment class.  Thank you for supporting these students and visual arts in our schools.

     

    Upcoming events

    Mon, May 27: No School for Memorial Day

    Thurs, May 30 @ 7:00: 4th and 5th grade Spring Music Concert

    Fri, May 31 @ 7:00: Father Daughter Family Dance

    Thurs, June 6th @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Fri, June 7th: Last Day of School. Students released @ 12:30

     

    Enjoy the long weekend,

     

    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 Kimberly Carley on 5/20/2019 8:45:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Ending Hunger in Monterey County
    • Father Daughter Family Dance
    • Bobcat Art Show Volunteers Needed
    • Spring Sing Concert
    • Important Next Year Registration Information
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Tular Art on Display at CV Library
    • Only 12 Yearbooks Left to Sell

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • May 22 5:00-7:00: Tular Open House.  Dinner served from 5:00-6:00.  Garden open from 6:00-7:00.  Art Show open from 5:00-7:00.  Classrooms open from 6:00-7:00

     

    Ending Hunger in Monterey County – Food Drive

    Did you know ending hunger in Monterey County IS POSSIBLE? Well, it is and we can pitch in and be a part of the solution.  The third grade classes are going to begin their Monterey County Food Bank service project on Monday, May 13th. Please bring in non-perishable foods May 13-24th. Barrels will be out during Open House too, May 22nd. After collecting food at Tularcitos for two weeks, students will then go to the Monterey County Food Bank and help process the donations and learn about solving problems locally.

     

    Father Daughter Family Dance

    We will be holding our first Father Daughter Family dance May 31, 7:00-9:00 in Bobcat Hall. The goal of the dance is to celebrate the relationship between fathers and daughters. However, we realize that families look different for people. So whether our girls bring a father, uncle, grandfather, friend of family or any special person in their life, we invite all of the girls to attend. Between great music, dancing, and desserts, it should be a memorable, celebratory and fun-filled evening!  There is no charge for the dance because we want everyone to be able to attend, but we will be asking for a $10 donation to help cover the cost, as well as asking people to bring a dessert to contribute to the dessert table for everyone to enjoy.  A flier will be coming home next week with more information.  Any questions, please contact John Burton at jnburton@att.net

     

     

    Bobcat Art Show Volunteers Needed

    All our Artwork is ready to go!  Thank you to everyone who came in and helped out.  Now we just need a few more volunteers to help set up before and take down after the event.  Please sign up in the link below.  Any time you can contribute will be helpful to the art show.
    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b094badad23a0fd0-artshowcase

     

    Spring Sing Concert

    Thank you to Mr. Short and our Kinder, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students for an enjoyable and lively concert last night! It was great to see you all up on stage celebrating our wonderful music program.

     

    Library Books Due

    All library books are due Thursday, May 23.  Please make sure to turn any library books you may have back into the library by then.

     

    Important Registration Information for Next Year:

    Online registration for returning students; enrollment for new students; and proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders

    1) Online Registration for Returning Students - (Parent Data Confirmation) 

    Families have been asking, "Don't we usually register our returning students for next year about this time of year on Infosnap?" In previous years, that was true, but this year we are changing the annual online registration process from Infosnap to Aeries. In the new process, now called "Parent Data Confirmation," you'll register your returning students during the summer (unless they are entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten -- see Enrolling New Students below). We are planning to roll out Parent Data Confirmation in July and early August before the school year starts. 

    In the new Parent Data Confirmation process, you will just log into Aeries and confirm or update the existing information about your child. You'll also acknowledge receipt of required annual notifications and policies -- and that's it! For Parents of CMS and CHS students, you'll use your existing Aeries account. For parents at other schools, you will set up an online account in Aeries and then access Parent Data Confirmation from there. We'll be sending full details by email in July.

    2) Enrolling New Students, which includes all Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 

    The online enrollment window is now open for students who are new to the district. Our definition of "new" also includes all Transitional Kindergartners and Kindergartners, even if they have previously attended a district school, If you have a new student or TK/K student to enroll, please check with the school registrar, who will collect the information needed and then set you up to do online enrollment.

    3) Proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders 

    May is still residency affidavit month for students who are changing schools, such as all incoming 6th and 9th graders. If you have not already submitted your proof of residency, you can find the instructions and forms here: 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=6251&dataid=16709&FileName=CUSD%20324%20-%20Residency%20Affidavit%20.pdf

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered in our PTO this year.  We had a lot of fun supporting Tularcitos students and staff and helping build our community.  At our meeting on Wednesday we voted in our board for next year.  They are:   President Heaven Tempalski, VP Lauren Robertson, Secretary Gina Nucci Hincks, Treasurer Lauren Collins, and Room Parent Liaison Hilary Hamilton.  Thank you to all of you for stepping up again this coming year.  Next year we will be looking for people to shadow our board to learn about all they do and then step into those roles the following year.  We hope you have a great end to the school year and look forward to working with all of you again next year to keep Tularcitos the amazing school that it is. 

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Only 12 Yearbooks left to sell

    FYI.  We only have 12 yearbooks left to sell.  We have closed the online ordering system so if you still wish to purchase a yearbook, please drop by the office an submit an order form along with your $15 payment.  Don’t wait because the cost goes up to $20 on the last days of school if we have any left to purchase.

     

    Tular Art on Display at CV Library

    Congratulations to Marisa, Phoebe, Maia, Breanna, Izabell, Siena, Stalla, and Nina who have their creative artwork on display from May 1-25 at the CV Library.  These talented art students are part of Cherie Rousseaus’s after school enrichment class.  Thank you for supporting these students and visual arts in our schools.

     

    Upcoming events

    Wed, May 22 5:00-7:00: Tularcitos Open House

    Mon, May 27: No School for Memorial Day

    Thurs, May 30 @ 7:00: 4th and 5th grade Spring Music Concert

    Fri, May 31 @ 7:00: Father Daughter Family Dance

    Thurs, June 6th @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Fri, June 7th: Last Day of School. Students released @ 12:30

     

    Enjoy the wet weekend!

     

    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 Kimberly Carley on 5/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Only 24 Yearbooks Left to Sell
    • Ending Hunger in Monterey County
    • Campout Help Needed
    • Campout Dinner Signups if You Want Dinner Provided
    • Bobcat Art Show Volunteers Needed
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Tular Art on Display at CV Library
    • State Testing for 3rd-5th Grade Students

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • May 6-17 (various days): State Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th
    • May 17: Bobcat Campout at Tularcitos
    • May 22 5:00-7:00: Tular Open House

     

    Only 24 Yearbooks left to sell

    Because we have only 24 yearbooks left to sell, we are closing the online ordering system through Jostens.  We have less than 1 month of school left and the yearbooks are arriving next week.  If you still wish to purchase a basic yearbook, please fill out the attached form and bring it to the office with your $15 payment. Order forms will be available in the office as well.  The first 24 orders will be honored.

     

    Ending Hunger in Monterey County

    Did you know ending hunger in Monterey County IS POSSIBLE? Well, it it and we can pitch in and be a part of the solution.  The third grade classes are going to begin their Monterey County Food Bank service project on Monday, May 13th. Please bring in non-perishable foods May 13-24th. Barrels will be out during Open House too, May 22nd. After collecting food at Tularcitos for two weeks, students will then go to the Monterey County Food Bank and help process the donations and learn about solving problems locally.

     

    Campout Help Needed

    Only one more week until our first Tular Campout.  More information will be sent out next week with logistics of what to expect when you arrive on Friday.  As a reminder, there are no open flames allowed, so please do not plan on cooking anything on your own.  We are in need of some help during that day still, so if you are willing to help please sign up using the link below  – purchasing a few things prior to the campout, supervising the playgrounds, helping with concessions and s’mores, and helping clean-up.  Most of the shifts to help during the campout are only one hour, so are easy to do. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948afaf22a7f58-tular

     

    Campout Dinner Signups if You Want Dinner Provided

    To help the CVCYC Pool know how much food they need to provide for dinner, we are asking everyone who is planning on eating dinner at the pool to please go on their website, cvcyc.org by Wednesday, May 15th to reserve your meal. Anyone who might try to purchase food at the door may not get any food if we run out!  For the campout, we will have a pancake breakfast provided for everyone Saturday morning, but the only dinner that will be provided is through the CVCYC Pool, so unless you are planning on bringing your own dinner, please pre-purchase your dinners through their website.

     

    Bobcat Art Show Volunteers Needed

    One of the highlights of our Open House is our Bobcat Art Show.  We need a number of volunteers before, during, and after to put their work on display.  Please sign up in the link below.
    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b094badad23a0fd0-artshowcase

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered in our PTO this year.  We had a lot of fun supporting Tularcitos students and staff and helping build our community.  At our meeting on Wednesday we voted in our board for next year.  They are:   President Heaven Tempalski, VP Lauren Robertson, Secretary Gina Nucci Hincks, Treasurer Lauren Collins, and Room Parent Liaison Hilary Hamilton.  Thank you to all of you for stepping up again this coming year.  Next year we will be looking for people to shadow our board to learn about all they do and then step into those roles the following year.  We hope you have a great end to the school year and look forward to working with all of you again next year to keep Tularcitos the amazing school that it is. 

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Tular Art on Display at CV Library

    Congratulations to Marisa, Phoebe, Maia, Breanna, Izabell, Siena, Stalla, and Nina who have their creative artwork on display from May 1-25 at the CV Library.  These talented art students are part of Cherie Rousseaus’s after school enrichment class.  Thank you for supporting these students and visual arts in our schools.

     

    State Testing for 3rd-5th Grade Students

    3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking the state-wide Smarter Balanced Assessment on a few different days over the next two weeks of May 6th and May 13 in the morning.  During these weeks, Please do not schedule appointments during the morning and make sure the students get a good breakfast and come with a healthy snack (as they should every day) so students’ brains are well fueled and ready to do their best. 

     

    Upcoming events

    May 6-17: State Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

    Thurs, May 16 @ 6:00: K-3rd grade Spring Sing Concert in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, May 17: Tular Family Campout

    Wed, May 22 5:00-7:00: Tularcitos Open House

    Thurs, May 30 @ 7:00: 4th and 5th grade Spring Music Concert

     

    Have a fun weekend

     

    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 Kimberly Carley on 4/29/2019 11:00:00 AM

    Ryan Peterson

    Fri, Apr 26, 5:16 PM (3 days ago)
     
     
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    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break!

    Sorry for this coming out late.  It has been a very busy week.

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Volunteer Appreciation
    • Art Show Volunteers Needed
    • Bobcat Beach Cleanup
    • Tular Family Campout - clarification
    • Message from our PTO

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    • Puberty Ed
    • Sex Ed
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year is Available

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Next Week, Apr 29-May 3 is Staff Appreciation Week at Tular
    • Tues, Apr 30 @ 9:00: Kinder Fairness Character Assembly – Wear Orange

     

    Volunteer Appreciation

    Thank you, again, so much to all of you who volunteer at Tularcitos.  For those of you who were able to make it to the appreciation assembly and brunch today, we hope you enjoyed it.  For those of you who could not make it, please know we tremendously value the time and love you put into the students and staff at Tular.

     

    Art Show Volunteers Needed

    We are in need of help getting our students’ art ready for the art show at our open house.  We need a number of volunteers before, during, and after to put their work on display.  Please sign up in the link below.
    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b094badad23a0fd0-artshowcase

     

    Bobcat Beach Cleanup

    Bobcat families will be partnering with the Surfrider Foundation to help clean up Del Monte Beach on Sunday, April 28, from 10:00-12:00.  We’ll meet at Monterey Municipal Wharf 2.  Bags and gloves will be provided by the Surfrider Foundation, but we would recommend bringing your own gloves.  All students must be accompanied by their parents/guardians.  Let’s show that Bobcat and Ocean Guardian Spirit and help keep our environment clean

     

    Tular Family Campout

    There was some confusion about the camp-out.  This is for the whole family (moms, dads, and kids, or whoever can make it).  It will be the night of Friday, May 17.  We only have a certain number of spaces available on our lower field, and still have a few more available.  Spaces will be given at a first-come-first-served basis.  Please turn your registration (found on the flier) into the office ASAP to reserve your spot.  We are asking a $25 donation for a camping spot, but if that is too much, feel free to give what you can.  It will be a fun night with the CV Pool being open for swimming as well as dinner (there is a separate charge to swim and for dinner), s’mores, and outdoor movie, and pancake breakfast Saturday morning.  Families will be able to start setting up their camping spot (more information coming on how this will work) any time after 3:30 that Friday and will need to be packed up and off campus by 11:00 Saturday. 

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting will be Wed, May 1 at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  Nominations for 2019/20 Board Members went out last week.  Please return any ASAP to Lauren Robertson.  At the May meeting we will be voting in next year’s board.  Lauren Robertson (PTO Vice-President) can be reached at mom2lizardboy@gmail.com

     

    Next week as the finale of Teacher appreciation Week, the parents of Tularcitos will be hosting the annual staff appreciation banquet. The PTO is  supplying the main course which will be salmon and chicken but we will need appetizers / side dishes and desserts. We also need people to volunteer for yard duty so that all of the staff can actually sit down together and enjoy a meal. Please sign up below! 
     
     

    Puberty Ed

    We presented a puberty education video to our 4th grade girls and our 5th grade boys last week.  We have found in the past that those times are the most appropriate for the given ages and genders. The video we use is extremely informative, well done, and relatable to the students.  We hope that parents will take the time to follow up with their child about what they learned.  We also hope that parents will continue to have ongoing conversations with their children as the children’s bodies continue to change in the future.

     

    Sex Ed

    At school we only do puberty education.  We do not do sex education.  Sex is something parents need to educate their children about, and ideally before children start talking about it with their friends.  Sex is something our children are exposed to earlier and earlier these days.  Given that the average age a student is exposed to pornography these days is about 11 (unfortunately, you read that right), when your child is in 4th or 5th grade is the time to start thinking about, planning, and having your discussions with your child.  With the internet, if a child is curious about something, an answer (whether it is the one you want them to have or not) is a click away.  Sex is too important to let the internet do the educating (unless it is helping you with talking to your child about it).   This is not a onetime conversation with your child.  It is an ongoing conversation that starts young and continues throughout the teen years, making sure to discuss topics that are age appropriate.  Remember that children learn best through dialog, so talk with, not at, your child.  Sex education is not just about sex.  It is about having a positive self-image, how to have healthy relationships, how to treat the opposite sex with dignity and respect, having a healthy view of physical intimacy in your relationship (all the way from holding hands to sex), and communicating your convictions.  As parents, if we fail to educate our students the media, the internet, or their friends will do the educating.  Sex is way too important of a topic to let others take the role of educating our children.  If you are a parent of a 4th or 5th grader and haven’t begun discussing sex with your child, please begin planning and having that conversation so your children can enjoy healthy relationships and experience intimacy at appropriate times as they grow up. 

     

    Kindergarten and TK Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending TK or Kindergarten next year please come to the school office and pick up a registration packet ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbours with children that will be attending next year please spread the word.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email in May. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Upcoming events

    Apr 29-May 3: Staff Appreciation Week

    Tues, Apr 30 @ 9:00: Kinder Fairness Character Assembly – Wear Orange

    May 6-17: State Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

    Fri, May 10: Min Day.  Students released after lunch at 12:30

    Thurs, May 16 @ 6:00: K-3rd grade Spring Sing Concert in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, May 17: Tular Family Campout

    Wed, May 22 5:00-7:00: Tularcitos Open House

    Thurs, May 30 @ 7:00: 4th and 5th grade Spring Music Concert

     

     

    I hope you enjoy your weekend

     

    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 Kimberly Carley on 3/11/2019

    3/1/2019

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year are Available
    • Smile to raise funds for our PTO
    • Reading Week/No Screens Week Thank You
    • Next Tular Dads Meeting
    • Tech at Home
    • Message from our PTO

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    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Fri, Mar 8: Minimum Day for Teacher PD.  Students released after lunch at 12:30
    • Mar 11-15: Parent Teacher Conference Week.  Minimum days. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

    Kindergarten and TK Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending TK or Kindergarten next year please come to the school office and pick up a registration packet ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbours with children that will be attending next year please spread the word.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email in May. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Smile to raise funds for our PTO

    Did you know you can earn money for our PTO when you shop on Amazon by just remembering to smile?  You can earn free money for the Tularcitos’ PTO whenever you shop on Amazon by going to smile.amazon.com and choose to support “Tularcitos Parent Teacher Organization”.  All pricing is the same. The only difference is that Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the PTO if you checkout at smile.amazon.com   So remember to use smile.amazon.com whenever you shop on Amazon.  To make it easy on yourself, just bookmark the smile.amazon.com site so you remember to use it.

     

    Reading Week/No Screens Week Thank You

    Thank you to Katie Reneker, many of our PTO board members, and all of the other parents who made Reading week and night happen.  Thank you also to our readers: Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Reimer, Mr. A, Mr. G, Ms. Amy, Monterey County Sheriff, Anthony Herro, Richard Lookinghawk, Steve Mosesley, and Tess Arthur.  It was such a fun community evening. I hope that the week of reading and turning off the screens at home helped your family. Students who participated in No Screens week will have their ice cream party on March 19 at lunch.  

     

    Next Tular Dads Meeting

    The next meeting for our Tular Dads group will be Wednesday, Mar 6, at 5:30 at the CV Winehouse.  The movie night we hosted was a great success. Now we’ll begin talking about the campout at Tular this spring.  Come at 5:30 to help plan, or whenever you can to plan or come just socialize. We’ll be there until 7:30.

     

    Tech At Home

    When thinking about tech use at home, we need to be very strategic.  Attached is a longer explanation of these recommendations (which I think are worth the read), but here are some ideas for you to consider as you determine how to manage tech use at home.  Commonsensemedia.org is a great resource to use as well.

      • Put a filter and parental controls on all your devices  
      • Set a screen time limit  
      • No Device Dinner
      • No screens in the car  
      • No screens in the bedroom
      • No phones in the room at night  
      • Get a Family Cell Phone Basket  

     

    • Wait on Social Media

     

    • Sign a family tech use agreement
    • Wait Until 8th (or make their cell phone only a phone)

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting will be Wed, Mar 6, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  We’ll be finalizing plans for the Spring Fling and other end of year events and need help.  

     

    Repeat in this Email

     

    Upcoming events

    Wed, Mar 6 @ 8:45: PTO meeting in Bobcat Hall

    Wed, Mar 6 @ 5:30: Tular Dad’s Meeting at CV Wine House

    Thurs, Mar 7 @ 7:00: District Choral Festival at Sunset Center

    Fri, Mar 8: Minimum day for Teacher Professional Development

    Mar 11- 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Minimum days all week

    Next CUSD Board Meeting: Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1 (see district website for more information)

    Tues, Mar 26 @ 7:00: Tular Band Festival at Sunset Center

    Fri, Mar 29 @ 6:00: PTO Spring Fling at Hidden Valley

    Thurs, Apr 10 @ 7:00: District Orchestra Festival at CHS theater

    Apr 15-19: Spring Break

     

    Have a fun weekend.

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

    3/8/2019

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • PTO Spring Fling
    • Pennies for Patients
    • Lunch for Staff during Conference Week
    • District Choral Festival
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year are Available
    • No Screens Ice Cream
    • Tular Campout
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Smile to raise funds for our PTO
    • Tech at Home

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Daylight Savings time this weekend. Spring the clocks 1 hour ahead Saturday night
    • Mar 11-15: Parent Teacher Conference Week.  Minimum days. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

    PTO Spring Fling

    Make sure you have this year’s Spring Fling on your calendars.  Information has been coming home. This year’s Spring Fling will be Friday, March 29, at Hidden Valley from 5:45-9:30.  A flier with more information is attached.

     

    Pennies for Patients

    The Tularcitos Student Council is kicking off their Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign to help raise money to support research for pediatric leukemia and lymphoma.  Our goal is to earn $1,500 by March 22nd.  Please consider sending in your spare change with your children to place in their class's donation box.  In addition, online donations through our classroom donation page can be made by following this link:  https://events.lls.org/pages/svmb/Tularcitos-Elementary-School-2019.  Thank you so much for helping raise money for such a worthy cause.

     

    Lunch for Staff during Conference Week

    Next week is a very busy week for all of the hardworking teachers and staff so the PTO is hosting a staff luncheon on Monday catered by Jerome's and on Wednesday March 13th there will be a lunch with dishes from families.  Any contributions would be wonderful! This is a great way to show our appreciation for all of the support they show our children! Please sign up to bring in food on Wednesday using the following link:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945AEAF2BAAF94-tularcitos

     

    District Choral Concert

    District choral students from 4th through 12th grade put on a fabulous concert last night at the Sunset Center.  Thank you to all of our music teachers and singers for a wonderful performance.  

     

    Kindergarten and TK Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending TK or Kindergarten next year please come to the school office and pick up a registration packet ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbours with children that will be attending next year please spread the word.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email in May. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    No Screens Ice Cream

    Students who participated in No Screens week will have their ice cream party on March 19 at lunch.  

     

    Tular Campout

    The Tular Dads will be hosting our first ever campout on campus Friday night, May 17.  More details will be coming in April, but put it on your calendars now. The next Dads meeting where we will be planning the campout will be Thurs, Apr 4 at 5:30.  Place still TBD.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came to our last meeting.  We need lots of help putting on our Spring Fling. Please contact Heaven if you would like to help.  Our next meeting will be Wed, Apr 3, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Smile to raise funds for our PTO

    Did you know you can earn money for our PTO when you shop on Amazon by just remembering to smile?  You can earn free money for the Tularcitos’ PTO whenever you shop on Amazon by going to smile.amazon.com and choose to support “Tularcitos Parent Teacher Organization”.  All pricing is the same. The only difference is that Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the PTO if you checkout at smile.amazon.com   So remember to use smile.amazon.com whenever you shop on Amazon.  To make it easy on yourself, just bookmark the smile.amazon.com site so you remember to use it.

     

    Tech At Home

    When thinking about tech use at home, we need to be very strategic.  Attached is a longer explanation of these recommendations (which I think are worth the read), but here are some ideas for you to consider as you determine how to manage tech use at home.  Commonsensemedia.org is a great resource to use as well.

      • Put a filter and parental controls on all your devices  
      • Set a screen time limit  
      • No Device Dinner
      • No screens in the car  
      • No screens in the bedroom
      • No phones in the room at night  
      • Get a Family Cell Phone Basket  

     

    • Wait on Social Media

     

    • Sign a family tech use agreement
    • Wait Until 8th (or make their cell phone only a phone)

     

    Upcoming events

    Mar 11- 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Minimum days all week

    Next CUSD Board Meeting: Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1 (see district website for more information)

    Tues, Mar 26 @ 7:00: Tular Band Festival at Sunset Center

    Fri, Mar 29 @ 6:00: PTO Spring Fling at Hidden Valley

    Thurs, Apr 10 @ 7:00: District Orchestra Festival at CHS theater

    Apr 15-19: Spring Break

     

    Enjoy your weekend.

     

    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 Kimberly Carley on 2/15/2019

    2/15/2019

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,
    In this email
     Don’t Miss This
     Get your yearbooks before prices go up
     SS/History Materials Adoption
     Parent Feedback Desired for District Goals
     Reading Week/No Screens Week Coming
     Message from our PTO
    Repeat in this email
    Upcoming Events
    Don’t Miss This
     Feb 18-22 is February Break
    Get Your Yearbooks Now Before the Price Goes Up:
    Get this one off of your to do list and buy your yearbooks while the price is only $15 and are available to
    purchase online. Please go to www.jostens.com. A donation option to “Donate a Yearbook” for $15 is
    also available. Paper order forms will be available in the office if you prefer to fill out a form.
    SS/History Materials Adoption – In 2018 the California State Board of Education adopted new materials
    for use in K-8 Social Studies/History. Subsequently, each district engaged in a review process to select
    the best materials for their specific district. The CUSD K-5 Social Studies/History Adoption Committee
    has completed their review of materials and is excited to recommend the following for adoption: Social
    Studies Weekly (K-3rd grades) and TCI: Social Studies Alive! (4th & 5th grades). Copies of student materials
    are available for review in the front office at each elementary school and at the District Curriculum &
    Instruction Office through March 1st. The Board will consider the adoption of the new materials at the
    March 13, 2019 Board meeting. The newly adopted materials will then be implemented districtwide in
    the 2019-2020 school year.
    Parent Feedback Desired on District Goals
    Please join CUSD for the CA Dashboard and District Goals/LCAP Stakeholders Engagement Meeting at
    the Carmel High School Theater February 6th, 2019 at 6:00PM. This meeting will include a presentation
    on the recently released CA Dashboard results.
    Each year, CUSD's Curriculum + Instruction Department presents updated information regarding the CA
    Dashboard and solicits input for additional updates to the District's Goals & Local Control Accountability
    Plan (LCAP).To find out more information regarding the CA Dashboard & access the presentation please
    click the following link: CUSD CA Dashboard Website. The LCAP goals, actions, services, and outcomes
    are all closely aligned with our District Goals. The LCAP Stakeholder Input Survey will be open until
    March 1, 2019.
    Reading Week/No Screens Week Coming
    Reading week and No Screens week is the week we return from break. More info will be coming home
    when we return from break. Mark your calendars now, however, for Reading Night. The Cachagua
    Reading Night will be Wednesday, Feb 27, at 6:30, and Tular’s Reading Night will be Thurs, Feb 28 at
    5:15. At the Tular night dinner will be available to purchase with a book fair and other activities starting
    at 5:15 and reading will start at 6:30.
    Next Tular Dad’s Meeting
    The next meeting for our Tular Dads group will be Wednesday, Mar 6, at 5:30 at the CV Winehouse. The
    movie night we hosted was a great success. Now we’ll begin talking about the campout at Tular this
    spring. Come at 5:30 to help plan, or whenever you can to plan or just socialize. We’ll be there until
    7:30.
    Message from our PTO
    Our next meeting will be Wed, Mar 6, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall. We’ll be finalizing plans for the Spring Fling
    and other end of year events and need help.
    Repeat in this Email
    Upcoming events
    Feb 18-22: February Break
    Reading Week and No Screens Week: Feb 25 – Mar 1
    Wed Feb 27 @ 6:30: Reading Night at Cachagua
    Thurs, Feb 28 @ 5:15: Reading Night at Tularcitos
    Fri, Mar 8: Minimum day for Teacher Professional Development
    Mar 11- 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences. Minimum days all week
    Next CUSD Board Meeting: Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1 (see district website for more information)
    Enjoy you February Break!
    Ryan Peterson
    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School
    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons.

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Sorry this is coming out later than normal.  It has been one of those weeks with a lot going on so I am just now getting to this email.

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Parent Volunteers Needed to Help with Recess Supervision
    • Winter Music Concert Sadly Canceled
    • Spelling Bee Help Still Needed
    • PJ Movie Night Tonight, Jan 25 @ 6:00 – “Small Foot”
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Tonight, Fri, Jan 25 @ 6:00: Movie Night in Bobcat Hall – Small Foot

     

    Parent Volunteers Needed for Help with Recess Supervision.

    Unfortunately, a number of our instructional aides have been having to take significant time off for various issues lately.  While we have been working hard to try to fill their positions, we are not always able to do this because we do not have many people who can sub for instructional aides.  While we can make adjustments in the classroom, one area that has been difficult to fill has been their recess duty. So we are looking for parent volunteers who would be willing to come to school from 10:30-10:45 or 12:30-1:15 on a regular basis through the month of February to help with recess supervision.  If you could do that, even if only one time a week, or be willing to be on call, please call Kim in the office. Thank you!

     

    Winter Music Concert Sadly Cancelled

    As you may know, Mr. Short was finally able to have his long-awaited knee surgery at the end of our winter break.  Unfortunately, the recovery is taking longer than we had hoped. Because of that, the students who play instruments have not had good instruction since December.  We are hopeful that Mr. Short may be able to return next week sometime, but even if he can, we would not be able to get the students ready for the Winter concert in time.  Additionally, our instrumental students need to begin practicing for the upcoming district music festivals soon. Therefore, we are sadly going to have to cancel our winter concert scheduled for Jan 31.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the district music festivals. Chorus will perform March 7, Band will perform March 26, and Strings will perform April 4. More details will come out as we get closer to the dates.

     

    Spelling Bee Stills Needs Help!

    It is spelling bee time for 4th and 5th graders.  We still need help correcting papers for our spelling bee during the following times:

    • Wednesday Jan 30th at 8:40-10:00, need 4-6 Volunteers to correct 40 tests
    • Wednesday February 6th at 8:50-10:00 need 3 volunteers to help with oral spelling bee (Your child can't be in the finals)

    Please contact Kimberly in the office if you can help!  Thanks Tular Parents! 

     

    PJ Movie Night Tonight, January 25 @ 6:00

    Put on your pajamas and bring your blankets to our first Pajama Movie Night for Tular families in Bobcat Hall on Friday, January 25. We’ll be watching Small Foot.  The whole family is welcome, or dads can come with the kids and give moms some time to themselves. This is not a drop-off event. Parents need to stay. Put it on your calendars now.  Light concessions will be on sale to help raise money for our PTO.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting will be Thursday, Feb 7, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  We are having to hold this meeting on Thursday because the finals of our Spelling Bee will be Wednesday morning.  At our February PTO meeting Colin Matheson, district tech coach, will be presenting the district’s plan to teach our students about digital citizenship as well as ask for parent feedback on how the district can support parents at home with tech use.  This will be a great time to provide the district with feedback about the role of technology at school.

     

    Repeat in this Email

     

    Upcoming events

    Fri, Jan 25 at 6:00: Tular PJ Movie Night in Bobcat Hall

    Mon, Feb 4 @ 3:15: Talent Show Rehearsals

    Fri, Feb 8 @ 6:00: Tular Talent Show

    Again, the music concert schedule for Thursday, Jan 31, at 6:30 has been canceled

     

    Upcoming School Board Meetings (see district website for more information)

    Feb 13 @ Tularcitos

    Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1

     

    Have a great weekend.

     

    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 Elaine Eldridge on 1/14/2019

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Welcome Back.  I hope you had a great vacation!

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Spelling Bee Help Needed
    • PJ Movie Night Friday, Jan 25 @ 6:00
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Change in 5th Grade Science Fair

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Thurs, Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm: PTO meeting at CVCYC.
    • Talent Show Auditions: Jan 22 & 23 at 3:15
    • Fri, Jan 25 @ 6:00: Movie Night in Bobcat Hall

     

    Spelling Bee Help Needed!

    It is spelling bee time for 4th and 5th graders.  We need help correcting papers for our spelling bee during the following times:

    • Wednesday Jan 23rd at 8:40-10, need 8-10 Volunteers to correct approximately 200 tests
    • Wednesday Jan 30th at 8:40-10, need 4-6 Volunteers to correct 40 tests
    • Wednesday February 6th at 8:50- 10 need 3 volunteers to help with oral spelling bee (Your child can't be in the finals)

    Please contact Elaine/Kimberly in the office if you can help!  Thanks Tular Parents! 

     

    PJ Movie Night Friday, January 25 @ 6:00

    Put on your pajamas and bring your blankets to our first Pajama Movie Night for Tular families in Bobcat Hall on Friday, January 25.  The whole family is welcome, or dads can come with the kids and give moms some time to themselves.  This is not a drop-off event.  Parents need to stay.  Put it on your calendars now.  Light concessions will be on sale to help raise money for our PTO.

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope that everyone has a wonderful winter break.  Our next meeting will be Thursday, Jan 17, at 6:00 pm at CVCYC.  At this PTO meeting Colin Matheson, district tech coach, will be presenting the district’s plan to teach our students about digital citizenship as well as ask for parent feedback on how the district can support parents at home with tech use.  This will be a great time to provide the district with feedback about the role of technology at school.

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Change in 5th Grade Science Fair

    We are trying something new with our 5th grade science fair this year.  Rather than having the students do experiments at home, we are going to offer students the choice of four different experiments to do here at school.  They will then be going through the scientific process here at school and presenting during the day.  This way our students can go through this meaningful experience and you do not have to do anything at home with it.   We are hoping this will be more developmentally appropriate for our students, and we hope they will walk away with a good foundation in the scientific method and confidence in how to conduct a science experiment.

     

    Upcoming events

    Thurs, Jan 17 @ 6:00: PTO Meeting at CVCYC. 

    Tues, Jan 22 and 23 @ 3:15 – Talent Show Auditions

    Fri, Jan 25 at 6:00: Tular PJ Movie Night in Bobcat Hall

     

    Upcoming School Board Meetings (see district website for more information)

    Jan 16, 2019 @ Carmel Middle School

    Feb 13 @ Tularcitos

    Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1

     

    Enjoy the rain this weekend!

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