• Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 6/4/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    We made it!  While we are excited to say goodbye to this past year, we are also excited to see our students back next year.  I hope that you are able to have a great summer with lots of fun and time to relax. 

     

    While we are not sure what the exact regulations will be next year, right now, we are moving forward with planning for school to be just like it was pre-COVID with a start time of 8:40 and an end time of 2:00 for kinder and 3:00 for 1st-5th.   Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that everything keeps going in the right direction and we can open school just like we used to. 

     

    Please make sure to start checking your email and ParentSquare App towards the end of July for communication about the start of next school year so you know what to expect. 

     

    Important Dates:

    • June 5 - Aug 9: Summer Break
    • Monday, August 9: First Day of Next School Year

     

    Until then, have a great summer, and stay bobcat strong and Tular proud.

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 5/28/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    We are almost there!  As we get to the end of this year, I want to encourage everyone to make sure you spend time celebrating the accomplishment it was to make it through this year and reflecting on what this year has taught us.

     

    Throughout this whole year I have been encouraging us to keep a “What if” mindset.  While this year has been full of challenges we never even imagined we would face, I hope that, as you look back, you can stand tall and be proud of how you and your family came through this.  Even though I am sure we all hope we never have to repeat another year like this again, I hope that you can find ways that this was the best year ever and that you can look back and have some fond memories.  I know that I enjoyed the slowed down pace of life (even though I worked more this year than ever before), loved the extra time I had with my wife and kids, and was finally able to get back into running regularly. 

     

    As we go into summer soon, I hope that everyone finds time to relax and celebrate.  And as we look forward to next year, I hope that we start the new school year putting in place the lessons we learned from this year and really make things a “new normal” and not just return to “normal.”  

     

    So that everyone knows, while we are not sure what the exact regulations will be next year, right now, we are moving forward with planning for school to be just like it was pre-COVID with a start time of 8:40 and an end time of 2:00 for kinder and 3:00 for 1st-5th.   Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that everything keeps going in the right direction and we can open school just like we used to.

     

    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • Chromebook Return for 4th, 5th, and DL Students
    • What a splash we made!
    • Summer School Update
    • Spirit Days every Friday
    • Yearbook Waiting List
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • ParentSquare Required

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Monday, May 31: No School for Memorial Day
    • Fri, June 4: Last Day of School. Students dismissed at 12:15 after lunch.

     

     

    Message to Everyone Learning In-Person at School

     

    Nothing specific to communicate

     

     

    Message to Everyone in Distance Learning

     

    Nothing specific to communicate

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    Chromebook Return for 4th, 5th, and Distance Learning Students

    Please return your student's chromebook on the following schedule.  Be sure that your student also brings the charger to school on the day they are scheduled to return their chromebook. 

    • 4th grade - Return on Weds June 2; bring chromebook and charger to school
    • 5th grade - Return on Thurs June 3; bring chromebook and charger to school
    • Distance Learning - Return chromebook and charger to Bobcat Hall (your teacher's table) after school on Friday June 4

     

    What a Splash we Made

    Our community is so amazing.  Once we get all of the committed donations in, we will now be at our goals of $14,000 raised.  Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our swim program to ensure it happens next year.  And if you were not able to donate, don’t worry, our PTO will be doing our normal fundraiser next year to support all of the other great activities we have going on at Tular. Thank you again, to everyone who donated.

     

    Summer School Update

    CUSD is going to be running a summer school program from June 14 – July 2 at Carmel Middle School for students that were identified as needing extra assistance from this past year.  Because of how summer school is funded, it is only open to students who significantly struggled this year.  Because we do not yet know how many teachers we will have for summer school, the number of students we could invite to summer school is limited right now.  If, however, we are able to get more teachers, we may be able to expand the number of students that were invited.  Invitations are being sent directly to families for students who were identified as needing additional assistance based on student performance on report cards this year.  If you did not receive an invitation it is because your child did not qualify at this time. 

     

    Spirit Days Every Friday

    It was fun to see the positive messages today and the Bobcat Spiritwear.  Next Friday is Bobcat Spirit wear Day: wear your Bobcat spirit wear, or dress in green and white

     

    Yearbook Waiting List

    We are sold out and the waiting list is filling.  Please complete the following form to be added to the waiting list which will be first come first served if we have extras.  Yearbooks are $25. Form to be put on the waiting list:  https://forms.gle/RHcsjeWHrbtF3qou8

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone for all of your help with our PTO this year.  We are still looking for a president for next year.  If you would like to serve as president or have someone you want to nominate, please contact Mr. Peterson or current PTO President, Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Repeat In This Email

    ParentSquare Required for next year!

    I hope that getting communications from ParentSquare has been a nice change.  The rest of this year I will be sending out all of my Friday emails via ParentSquare as well as our current communication system because, starting next year, we will only be using ParentSquare as our communication tool.  Our district spent significant time this year researching and evaluating different communication systems and ParentSquare was, hands down, the best.  So, for any families who have not yet downloaded the ParentSquare app because you are still on distance learning, please make sure to download it now.  Here are the directions:

    Again, we need every family to download the app now to ensure you get all of the communications moving forward. Thank you.

     

    Upcoming events

    May 31: No School for Memorial Day

    June 4: Last Day of School.  Students released after lunch at 12:15

     

     

    Have a fun Memorial Day weekend

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 5/21/2021
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    Ryan Peterson posted in Tularcitos Elementary School
     
         
     
         
     
    Message from Mr. Peterson
     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    With only two weeks left we are all trying to end the year well even though we are all feeling very tired.  Please encourage your children to keep up their best effort.  As a school, we are talking about what we can do with our classes to celebrate the end of the year.  I hope that you will be able to do something as a family as well.  Our students have been working so hard and we are seeing amazing things from them.  This year was hard, and to get to this point is definitely worth celebrating.   

     


    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • Library Books Due Monday, May 24
    • What a splash we made!
    • Spirit Days every Friday
    • Yearbook Waiting List
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • ParentSquare Required

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Monday, May 31: No School for Memorial Day
    • Fri, June 4: Last Day of School.  Students dismissed at 12:15 after lunch.

     

     

    Message to Everyone Learning In-Person at School

     

    Nothing specific to communicate

     

     

    Message to Everyone in Distance Learning

     

    Nothing specific to communicate


     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    Library Books Due Monday, May 24

    If you have any library books at home, please make sure to return them Monday, May 24.   

     

    What a Splash we Made

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Make a Splash campaign.   As of today we have been able to raise over $11,500.  That is an amazing start!  Way to go Bobcat families and community.

     

    Spirit Days Every Friday

    It was fun to see the stuffies on campus today.  Here are the next two spirit days.

    • May 28: Positive Message Shirt day
    • June 4 (last day of school) Bobcat Spirit wear Day: wear your Bobcat spirit wear, or dress in green and white

     

    Yearbook Waiting List

    We are sold out and the waiting list is filling.  Please complete the following form to be added to the waiting list which will be first come first served if we have extras.  Yearbooks are $25. Form to be put on the waiting list:  https://forms.gle/RHcsjeWHrbtF3qou8

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone for all of your help with our PTO this year.  We are still looking for a president for next year.   If you would like to serve as president or have someone you want to nominate, please contact Mr. Peterson or current PTO President, Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com

     

    Repeat In This Email

    ParentSquare Required

    I hope that getting communications from ParentSquare has been a nice change.  The rest of this year I will be sending out all of my Friday emails via ParentSquare as well as our current communication system because, starting next year, we will only be using ParentSquare as our communication tool.  Our district spent significant time this year researching and evaluating different communication systems and ParentSquare was, hands down, the best.  So, for any families who have not yet downloaded the ParentSquare app because you are still on distance learning, please make sure to download it now.  Here are the directions:

    Again, we need every family to download the app now to ensure you get all of the communications moving forward. Thank you.

     

    Upcoming events

    May 31: No School for Memorial Day

    June 4: Last Day of School.   Students released after lunch at 12:15

     

     

    Have a fun weekend!

    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 5/14/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope that everything is going well.  I cannot believe we only have three weeks left.  You can definitely feel the excitement in the air from the students. 

     

    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • Make a Splash for the Bobcat Swim Program
    • Spirit Days every Friday
    • 5th Grade Families
    • You can Still get a Yearbook!
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • ParentSquare Required
    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Saturday, May 15 4:00-6:00 pm: Make a Splash Drive-Through BBQ at CV Community Center
    • Monday, May 31: No School for Memorial Day
    • Fri, June 4: Last Day of School. Students dismissed at 12:15 after lunch.

     

     

    Message to Everyone Learning In-Person at School

     

    Next week we will be able to have grade levels playing together on the playground.   We are excited to be able to open this up to them so they can play with more of their friends.

     

     

    Message to Everyone in Distance Learning

     

    I hope that everyone continues to do well in distance learning.

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    Make a Splash for the Bobcat Swim Program

    All of the proceeds from our May 15 bbq will go straight to our swim program.  The bbq will be tomorrow, Saturday, May 15th, from 4 - 6pm, at the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center. Not only is this a fun community event with the option to hang out together - socially distanced - but it’s a great way to raise money.

    To purchase tickets for the BBQ Dinner, use the following link:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hsutTAvsOz3YDqml-ViyxxWX6xj_wwah/view?usp=sharing

     

    Spirit Days Every Friday

    It was fun to see students in their crazy hair and hats today.  As a reminder, here are the rest of the spirit days every Friday for the rest of this year.

    • May 21: Stuffy Day – bring a, or your favorite, stuffy to school with you
    • May 28: Positive Message Shirt day
    • June 4 (last day of school) Bobcat Spirit wear Day: wear your Bobcat spirit wear, or dress in green and white

     

    5th Grade Families

    Please make sure you read the email that went out to all 5th grade families regarding this year’s promotion.  There is a form everyone must fill out in order to attend the ceremony.

     

    You can Still get a Yearbook

    Only 5 copies are left to purchase on the Yearbook website . Once the 5 copies are sold, we will close online sales and start a waiting list in case we have additional copies ( not guaranteed ). If you are unable to purchase a yearbook online, please complete the following form to be added to the waiting list which will be first come first served if we have extras.  Yearbooks are $25 and are available for purchase online. Please go to www.jostens.com to order online. 

    Form to be put on the waiting list:  https://forms.gle/RHcsjeWHrbtF3qou8

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone for all of your help with our PTO this year.  We are still looking for a president for next year.  If you would like to serve as president or have someone you want to nominate, please contact Mr. Peterson or current PTO President, Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Drop-in Times

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st & 2nd grade - Wednesday 12 - 12:30

    3rd, 4th, & 5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Repeat In This Email

    ParentSquare Required

    I hope that getting communications from ParentSquare has been a nice change.  The rest of this year I will be sending out all of my Friday emails via ParentSquare as well as our current communication system because, starting next year, we will only be using ParentSquare as our communication tool.  Our district spent significant time this year researching and evaluating different communication systems and ParentSquare was, hands down, the best.  So, for any families who have not yet downloaded the ParentSquare app because you are still on distance learning, please make sure to download it now.  Here are the directions:

    Again, we need every family to download the app now to ensure you get all of the communications moving forward. Thank you.

     

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    Saturday, May 15 4:00-6:00 pm: Make a Splash BBQ at CV Community Center

    May 31: No School for Memorial Day

    June 4: Last Day of School.  Students released after lunch at 12:15

     

     

    Have a great weekend!

    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 5/7/2021
    Friday Email from Mr. Peterson
     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope everyone had a great week.   Things at school keep going extremely well.  Starting with this communication I will now be sending out all of my Friday emails via ParentSquare as well as our current communication system because, starting next year, we will only be using ParentSquare as our communication tool.   Our district spent significant time this year researching and evaluating different communication systems and ParentSquare was, hands down, the best.  So, for any families who have not yet downloaded the ParentSquare app because you are still on distance learning, please make sure to download it now.   Here are the directions:

    Again, we need every family to download the app now to ensure you get all of the communications moving forward. Thank you.

     

    I want to give a big thank you to all of you for a wonderful staff appreciation week.   All of the gifts, treats, flowers, and decorations were so appreciated.  Thank you, also, to our PTO and Jeromes Market for a wonderful lunch today.   We all feel so appreciated.  Thank you!

     

     

    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • COVID Response Communications
    • Washing Masks
    • Make a Splash for the Bobcat Swim Program
    • Spirit Days every Friday
    • 5th Grade Families
    • Parent Input for Next Year’s Class Placement Due Today
    • You can Still get a Yearbook!
    • Math Textbook Adoption
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Saturday, May 15 4:00-6:00 pm: Make a Splash Drive-Through BBQ at CV Community Center
    • Monday, May 31: No School for Memorial Day

     

     

    Message to Everyone Learning In-Person at School


     

    With the changing guidelines, we are excited to let you know that we will soon be able to allow classes at the same grade level to play together at recess (students still need to stay masked and keep 3 ft of distance as they play). We could start this on Monday.  However, because of our recent COVID positive case and that quarantine time ending on Tuesday, we are going to wait until Monday, May 17 to start this to ensure everyone’s safety.

     

    Message to Everyone in Distance Learning


     

    All the announcements this week are for everyone

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    COVID Response Process

    I know we had a range of emotions in response to the communication that went out about our recent COVID positive case at Tular.  I had a few people ask about how communication works when we have a COVID positive person on campus because they were concerned about how close they were to the case.  Here is how the communication works.  First, we interview the COVID positive person to find out which Tular students/families were in contact with for the 48 hours prior to their first symptoms.  This goes for at and off school grounds.  Those people who are considered a close contact all get a personal phone call from someone at Tular to inform them of the situation.   Next, a communication goes out to any families in the cohorts where the COVID positive case occurred but may not be considered a close contact so they know more of the situation and can ask any questions they have.  Finally, a communication goes out to the entire school community informing them of the COVID positive case.  

    I share that so everyone knows that if you are even remotely close to the COVID positive case, you will get a communication from us other than the communication that goes to the entire school community. Therefore, if you only see the communication to the Tular community, you can know that you were not exposed to the COVID positive case.

     


    Please remember to wash your reusable masks regularly.

    Students have done an amazing job of wearing their masks at school.  However, we have noticed a number of masks coming to school that are dirty.  Please make sure to wash your student’s masks regularly.  Thank you.

     


    Make a Splash for the Bobcat Swim Program

    There have been a couple of changes to our Make a Splash Swim Program Fundraiser. (See my Wednesday email for more information about our swim program).

     

    Unfortunately, we found out that we are not allowed to do 50-50 raffles as a PTO.  So we are changing that to a straight donation.  If you are wanting to donate directly to the swim program you can use the link https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tularpto

     

    Now, all of the proceeds from the May 15 bbq will go straight to our swim program.  The bbq will be Saturday, May 15th, from 4 - 6pm, at the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center. Not only is this a fun community event with the option to hang out together - socially distanced - but it’s a great way to raise money. We need volunteers to help set up, grill and pack food. It’s a ton of fun, and a great way for older children to get community service hours.  Please sign up to volunteer with the following link:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4CA9A82FA6F94-make

    To purchase tickets for the BBQ Dinner, use the following link:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hsutTAvsOz3YDqml-ViyxxWX6xj_wwah/view?usp=sharing

     

    We are still soliciting Sponsorships for our "Let’s Make a Splash” Campaign. This sponsorship campaign will continue all Summer and Fall semester. We're looking for community leaders and businesses to sponsor the swim program. The Tularcitos PTO is a non-profit organization. 100% of donations are tax deductible (Tax I.D. # 77-0010111). For more information, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

    Link below to learn more about our Sponsorships:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nSB__hxBm5H-mYR2TDNeXSTkFL9jeiZt/view?usp=sharing

     


    Spirit Days Every Friday

    It was fun to see students dressed in their pajamas or Bobcat spirit wear today.   As a reminder, here are the rest of the spirit days this year.

    • May 14: Crazy Hair/Hat Day – do something crazy with your hair or wear a crazy hat
    • May 21: Stuffy Day – bring a, or your favorite, stuffy to school with you
    • May 28: Positive Message Shirt day
    • June 4 (last day of school) Bobcat Spirit wear Day: wear your Bobcat spirit wear, or dress in green and white

     


    5th Grade Families

    In looking at the most recent guidelines, we are excited to announce that we will be able to hold an in-person promotion ceremony this year with everyone all at once on our field.  We will still do a virtual ceremony as well for those families who do not feel comfortable joining the in-person ceremony.  The exact time and date are coming and this will be limited seating with guests required to register ahead of time in order to follow the guidelines.  5th grade parents, we will be communicating details out to you next week.

     


    Parent Input form for Next Year’s Class Placement due Today

    While we cannot 100% say what next year will look like, we are moving forward at this point planning for us to be fully open next year.   At the end of each year, we work as a staff to establish classes that are balanced for next year.  When making class placement decisions, we take into account a variety of factors to achieve the best balance possible. The following factors are considered: 

    • Each student’s academic status, special needs, interests, behavior, and motivation; 
    • Boy/girl ratio; 
    • Academic balance of high, medium and low achieving students; 
    • Styles of individual teachers; 
    • Class size balance among classes at each grade level.

    Parents/Guardians who would like to give input about their child’s placement may write a request for a particular learning environment (e.g. learning style, personality attributes, classroom physical environment, educational needs, etc.) by completing the Electronic Class Placement Parent Input Form below.  All forms must be submitted by today, May 7th.   No late forms will be accepted.  Additionally, since some teachers change grade levels year to year, please do not write a request for a specific teacher. If a form is turned in with a teacher's name as a particular request, it will be discarded and not considered.

    Input Form: https://forms.gle/6BHdnBkS8p9XgLHE8

     


    You can Still get a Yearbook

    Only 5 copies are left to purchase on the Yearbook website . Once the 5 copies are sold, we will close online sales and start a waiting list in case we have additional copies ( not guaranteed ). If you are unable to purchase a yearbook online, please complete the following form to be added to the waiting list which will be first come first served if we have extras.  Yearbooks are $25 and are available for purchase online. Please go to www.jostens.com to order online.  

    Form to be put on the waiting list:  https://forms.gle/RHcsjeWHrbtF3qou8

     


    Math Textbook Adoption

    Next year our school district will be going through a process to adopt a new elementary math curriculum. We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to provide us your feedback on what you would like to see in a math program to help us in our decision.  Below are links to the survey in Spanish and English.  Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

    Spanish Version: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdl_4OSdMjm5YqrMKYbHiu0Ohb044T4WLWHbBbtPdC7EGuFcw/viewform

    English Version:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJUngr7nO3Bx-KDhTjigHAcFMgn_am82nOwjSr2ZnsRTHOHQ/viewform

     


    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone for all of your help with our PTO this year.  We are still looking for a president for next year.   If you would like to serve as president or have someone you want to nominate, please contact Mr. Peterson or current PTO President, Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com

     


    Counseling Drop-in Times

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st & 2nd grade - Wednesday 12 - 12:30

    3rd, 4th, & 5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Parent Chat 

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    Saturday, May 15 4:00-6:00 pm: Make a Splash BBQ at CV Community Center

    May 31: No School for Memorial Day

    June 4: Last Day of School.   Students released after lunch at 12:15

     

     

    Happy Mother’s Day (and an early Father’s Day since that always happens in summer)

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 4/30/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    It has been a great second week and it is starting to feel like we have been back in-person school or with our new distance learning classes for a while now.  Thank you for better following the drop-off and pick-up routes before and after school.  Doing so has helped us to get all of our students onto and off campus quicker and reduced the time parents have had to wait in their cars.  Thank you. 

     

    This coming Friday, May 7, is a minimum day for everyone in the district.  In order to facilitate pick-up times across the district so families can get from Tular to CMS/CHS in time, we will be releasing students at 12:15 on Friday, May 7.  Students will go to lunch at 11:50.

     

    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • Make a Splash for the Bobcat Swim Program
    • Spirit Days every Friday
    • 5th Grade Families
    • Parent Input for Next Year’s Class Placement
    • You can Still get a Yearbook!
    • Math Textbook Adoption
    • CUSD Grant Funding Feedback
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • State Testing
    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • May 7: Minimum Day: Students released after lunch at 12:15

     

     

    Message to Everyone Learning In-Person at School

     

    All the announcements this week are for everyone

     

     

    Message to Everyone in Distance Learning

     

    All the announcements this week are for everyone

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    Make a Splash for the Bobcat Swim Program

    There have been a couple of changes to our Make a Splash Swim Program Fundraiser. (See my Wednesday email for more information about our swim program).

     

    Unfortunately, we found out that we are not allowed to do 50-50 raffles as a PTO.  So we are changing that to a straight donation.  If you are wanting to donate directly to the swim program you can use the link https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tularpto

     

    Now, all of the proceeds from the May 15 bbq will go straight to our swim program.  The bbq will be Saturday, May 15th, from 4 - 6pm, at the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center. Not only is this a fun community event with the option to hang out together - socially distanced - but it’s a great way to raise money. We need volunteers to help set up, grill and pack food. It’s a ton of fun, and a great way for older children to get community service hours.  Please sign up to volunteer with the following link:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4CA9A82FA6F94-make

    To purchase tickets for the BBQ Dinner, use the following link:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hsutTAvsOz3YDqml-ViyxxWX6xj_wwah/view?usp=sharing

     

    We are still soliciting Sponsorships for our "Let’s Make a Splash” Campaign. This sponsorship campaign will continue all Summer and Fall semester. We're looking for community leaders and businesses to sponsor the swim program. The Tularcitos PTO is a non-profit organization. 100% of donations are tax deductible (Tax I.D. # 77-0010111). For more information, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

    Link below to learn more about our Sponsorships:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nSB__hxBm5H-mYR2TDNeXSTkFL9jeiZt/view?usp=sharing

     

    Spirit Days Every Friday

    We have always done a few dress up spirit days throughout the year, but they never got on our calendar this year.  We thought it would be fun to end the year with different spirit days each Friday.  Here is the schedule.  If your student does not feel like doing whatever is listed, they can always wear their Bobcat spirit wear or dress in green and white.

    • May 7: PJ Day – wear your pajamas to school
    • May 14: Crazy Hair/Hat Day – do something crazy with your hair or wear a crazy hat
    • May 21: Stuffy Day – bring a, or your favorite, stuffy to school with you
    • May 28: Positive Message Shirt day
    • June 4 (last day of school) Bobcat Spirit wear Day: wear your Bobcat spirit wear, or dress in green and white

     

    5th Grade Families

    We are still in the process of planning out the end of year events for you.  We are excited that we should be able to do an in-person promotion ceremony, but we are still planning everything, including the day and time of the ceremony, in order to follow the regulations.  We want to and need to get this information out to you soon.  Stay tuned for more communication next Friday.

     

    Parent Input form for Next Year’s Class Placement

    While we cannot 100% say what next year will look like, we are moving forward at this point planning for us to be fully open next year.  At the end of each year, we work as a staff to establish classes that are balanced for next year.  When making class placement decisions, we take into account a variety of factors to achieve the best balance possible. The following factors are considered:

    • Each student’s academic status, special needs, interests, behavior, and motivation;
    • Boy/girl ratio;
    • Academic balance of high, medium and low achieving students;
    • Styles of individual teachers;
    • Class size balance among classes at each grade level.

    Parents/Guardians who would like to give input about their child’s placement may write a request for a particular learning environment (e.g. learning style, personality attributes, classroom physical environment, educational needs, etc.) by completing the Electronic Class Placement Parent Input Form below.  All forms must be submitted by Friday, May 7th.  No late forms will be accepted.  Additionally, since some teachers change grade levels year to year, please do not write a request for a specific teacher. If a form is turned in with a teacher's name as a particular request, it will be discarded and not considered.

    Input Form: https://forms.gle/6BHdnBkS8p9XgLHE8

     

    You can Still get a Yearbook

    There is still time to order the yearbook for this crazy COVID year.  You will definitely want it as a memory. From now until May 14th, yearbooks are $25 and are available for purchase online. Please go to www.jostens.com.  

     

    Math Textbook Adoption

    Next year our school district will be going through a process to adopt a new elementary math curriculum. We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to provide us your feedback on what you would like to see in a math program to help us in our decision.  Below are links to the survey in Spanish and English.  Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

    Spanish Version: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdl_4OSdMjm5YqrMKYbHiu0Ohb044T4WLWHbBbtPdC7EGuFcw/viewform

    English Version:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJUngr7nO3Bx-KDhTjigHAcFMgn_am82nOwjSr2ZnsRTHOHQ/viewform

     

    CUSD Grant Money Feedback

    Good news! The district is expecting to receive approximately $1.5 million through a new state grant. We’d like your input about how to spend the funds. Through the passage of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant (Senate Bill 86), the state of California is allocating funds to school districts for learning recovery programs that provide supplemental instruction, support for social and emotional well being, and meals for specified student groups.

    Please click this survey link to provide your input about what we should prioritize as a district. The survey will be open through the end of day Sunday, May 2.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm.  For next school year we are looking for a new President and Vice President.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Peterson or current PTO President, Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Drop-in Times

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st & 2nd grade - Wednesday 12 - 12:30

    3rd, 4th, & 5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    May 7: Minimum Day. Students released after lunch at 12:15

    May 31: No School for Memorial Day

    June 4: Last Day of School

     

     

    Have a fun weekend

    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 4/23/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    What a fun week of school!  Even with a few minor headaches of having to readjust some drop-off and pick-up procedures, overall, the week went really well and there are lots of smiles around campus and on the distance learning screens.  We knew the first few days would be an adjustment, but it only took those first couple of days.  In distance learning everyone was up and going right away.  At school, by day two everyone was in class on time in the morning, and by day three everyone was picked up by 2:16 after school.  Thank you to everyone for your patience as we worked through those few kinks.  Thank you for having your masks on when you arrive, the ParentSquare app up on your phones, and your child’s backpacks at their feet.  We are only able to keep people moving quickly when you do that.  Thank you for taking those small steps to help everyone out. 

     

    Thank you, also, to everyone who made sure to read through and follow the drop-off and pick-up procedures and followed the directions of the staff around campus.  It is vital for everyone’s safety and to get everyone dropped off and picked up efficiently, that we follow those directions.  I know there will be times we forget out of habit, but if you choose to do your own thing and not follow the correct paths to campus because it seems inconvenient, please stop.  While the paths we have set out may not be the most convenient, they are the safest and most efficient for everyone and we need everyone to follow them.  Below, in my message to In-Person School families, I have tried to very explicitly state what is and is not acceptable for each location.  Again, please follow those directions.

     

    Even though we just got done “starting school” again for a third time this year, we are in the midst of planning for the end of the year.  5th grade families, we are currently finalizing everything for transitioning to CMS (class selections, orientations, etc.) and what we will do for promotion and your special end of year events. Stay tuned for those communications, and know that no matter what program you are in, distance or in-person, you will be involved in all of the end of year events. 

     

    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    • General Information for Drop-off and Pick-up
    • Specific Drop-off and Pick-up Directions by Location

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • You can Still get a Yearbook!
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • State Testing
    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • April 12-16: No School for Spring Break

     

     

    Message to Everyone Learning In-Person at School

     

    General information for Drop-off and Pick-up

    Please also do not arrive before 8:30 am for drop-off and 1:45 pm for pick-up each day.  This will help keep the roads around campus free of cars for as long as possible and help the Tularcitos neighbors. 

     

    Please do not plan on picking up your child early between 1:30-2:00 for appointments.  We cannot get your child out of class and to your car at this time because of the traffic around school and getting ready for pick-up. If you need to pick your child up early for an appointment, you will need to pick your child up by 1:30. 

     

    Specific Directions for Drop-off and Pick-up by Location

    Pilot Road/TRex Parking Lot:  Make sure to approach campus at drop-off and pick-up heading westbound on Via Contenta from El Caminito or CV Road.  Please do not come eastbound on Via Contenta from Ford Rd or up from Pilot Rd from CV Road - doing so creates traffic problems that only adds to the time it takes and creates unsafe situations.

     

    Via Contenta: Make sure to approach campus from driving around the airport and coming south on Ford Rd and then east onto Via Contenta for drop-off and pick-up.  Please do not come up Ford Rd or Pilot Rd from CV Road, or drive westbound on Via Contenta - doing so create traffic problems that only adds to the time it takes and creates unsafe situations.

     

    Bus Lane: For drop-off and pick-up, please approach campus going north on Ford Rd from CV Road to the bus pic-up area.  Please do not come south on Ford Rd or from Via Conenta - doing so create traffic problems that only adds to the time it takes and creates unsafe situations.

     

     

    Message to Everyone in Distance Learning

     

    I hope you enjoyed your first week in your “new class” and that everything continues to go with distance learning.  Please remember that the fastest way to get tech assistance is through our “Tech Support Request” on our online Distance Learning Portal.

     

    We have moved the tables in Bobcat Hall where you will pick up new materials for the rest of the year.  Please look for the new tables along the south wall.  You can pick up materials between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    You can Still get a Yearbook

    There is still time to order the yearbook for this crazy COVID year.  You will definitely want it as a memory. From now until May 14th, yearbooks are $25 and are available for purchase online. Please go to www.jostens.com.  

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm.  For next school year we are looking for a new President and Vice President.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Peterson or current PTO President, Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Drop-in Times

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st grade - Friday 10:40 - 11

    *2nd & 3rd grade grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 1:30 - 2:00 (new Friday time)

    4th grade - Tuesday 12:30 - 1

    5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Repeat In This Email

    State Testing

    It turns out that our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are going to need to do state testing this year.  Thankfully, the test is being condensed so that it is not as long as normal.  While it is unfortunate that we will have to give up about six hours to do this, the results will help us in finding out how this year impacted our students’ learning.  We will be taking time over the weeks of May 10 and 17 for our students to do this and spreading out the testing so it least impacts the school day.  While we will be doing what we can to make sure our students know what to expect when they take this test, we will not be doing as much practice as a normal year because we do not want to spend any more time on the state tests than we have to during the precious time we have left.  We want to make sure we are spending our time on learning, building relationships, and enjoying being back at school.

     

    Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten or will be new to Tular next year please go to the Registration Tab/Box on our website to complete residency ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbors with children that will be attending Tular next year please spread the word and send them to our website.  If you have a TK student, contact Carmelo at 624-8047.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email sometime in the future. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    May 7: Minimum Day. Students released at 12:30

     

     

    Enjoy the Weekend

    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 4/9/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope this last week went well and that everyone is excited for the last seven weeks of school when we return from spring break.  That time is going to fly by as it always does.  We will need to make sure to make the most of it.

     

    As society has started to open back up I have been thinking a lot about our outlook on the year, “What if?” I have been wondering, “what if we actually take the time to remember the good things that we hopefully learned from this pandemic and make them a part of our new normal rather than just trying to return to our old lives?” I recently read an article, Dear Normal: Were you really that great in the first place?which ended with:

     

    “When life changed, there was a period of adjustment. It took a while to get used to it. Then we did. That’s happening again right now in the United States as more people are vaccinated and infection rates decrease. Already, the pulls of Normal are tugging.

    For all the growth and change and adaptation that has happened in the past year, it is hard to even define what a post-pandemic normalcy might mean. The dictionary defines it simply as conforming to a standard — usual, typical, or expected. Is that really what we want? “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be,” Maya Angelou once said.

    Without Normal, the path forward is more open, the opportunities perhaps broader. What if there’s a whole lot of amazing that stands to be lost if Normal returns? What if, instead of banking on normalcy, we focused on that one-of-a-kind ability to adapt and evolve? Maybe that’s the way forward, instead of simply reconciling with what was and trying to recreate something that’s already had its day.

    It’s too late, anyway. Remember, Normal: You and me, we already broke up.”

     

    As we head into spring break and the end of the school year, I hope that everyone will take time as a family to remember and reflect on this past year and somehow document all of the good things this time brought with it as well as the lessons learned and set goals for what you want your new normal life to look like.  As a pastor I heard one time say, “mental ink fades fast.”  So whether it is a photo book, a personal or family journal, a collage, or something more creative, I hope you take the time to create something as a family you can look back on later to remember.  Because if we are not intentional about how we live our lives, society and all of its consumerism will dictate it for us.

     

    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • You can Still get a Yearbook!
    • For 5th Grade Parents Only
    • Presentation to Students Returning to Campus
    • Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week Thank You
    • Come Join the FOCUS Board
    • Character Assembly
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • April 12-16: No School for Spring Break

     

     

    For Everyone Returning In-Person

     

    For those of you returning to campus after break, it is important that you review our “Returning to School Packet” that was emailed out last Friday and can be found on our “In-School Learning Information” link on our website. 

     

    Please make sure to read through the “Drop-off and Pick-Up” information in the “Returning to School Packet” and look at the attached map so you know how you need to drive to campus so we do not back up cars and create a very unsafe situation on Carmel Valley Rd. 

     

    To better assist the drop-off and wellness checks to go well, please make sure to:

    1. Visit Tularcitos over break and find out where your child’s classroom is located so they know where to go when they get out of the car on April 19th
    2. Install and use the Parent Square App to complete your wellness check questions at home before driving to school. Here are the direction for using the app.
    1. Download the app for your phone from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
    2. On a computer, just go to parentsquare.com/signin to set up your account
    3. For detailed instructions, check out this link to a quick step-by-step installation guide, which includes a video.
    4. For help with the ParentSquare app, you can submit a help request at 
    5. https://carmelunified.incidentiq.com/guest/NVJFER9S/parent-ticket
    1. Leave the app up on your phone or take a screen shot of the “passed check” screen showing the green boxes for each child.  If you are dropping off children from another family, have that family’s parents text you a screen shot photo of their child’s passed health screening.
    2. Drive the correct way around campus (see the drop-off procedure mentioned above)
    3. When you get in line at the wellness check immediately,
      1. roll the windows of your car down
      2. make sure everyone has their masks on
      3. bring up the ParentSquare app on your phone, (or a screen shot of the “passed” screen when you completed it at home before you got in the car
    4. Have your child’s backpacks next to them in the car as they will not be able to get out of the car and get backpacks out of the trunk/back of the car.

     

    To better make the pick-up times go well:

    1. Make sure to drive the correct way around campus
    2. Make sure to fill out and hang the signs we are handing out to students on Monday from your rear-view mirror when you get to school (we realize you will not have them Monday, the 19th).  That way we can quickly call for your student.

     

    Message about Music Bags

    Mrs. Kremer would like to remind all students who are returning to campus after break that they will need to bring their red music bags to school for continued use in class.  Families should be sure to write the students' name in permanent marker on each bag and bring all of the original items that were inside.  While Mrs. Kremer is excited to be able to have in-person music classes conducted safely outside, we will not be able to share materials.  Students will need their own individual items for their music lessons for the rest of the year.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kremer.  

     

    Message to Those Staying in Distance

     

    Please make sure that your child has accepted the invitation to the new google classroom prior to April 19.  We want to make sure they can get into their new class that day.  Please also know that the fastest way to get tech assistance that Monday is through our “Tech Support Request” on our online Distance Learning Portal. If you run into trouble on April 19, please use that support request rather than calling our front office.  You will get faster and better support that way.

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    You can Still get a Yearbook

    There is still time to order the yearbook for this crazy COVID year.  You will definitely want it as a memory. From now until May 14th, yearbooks are $25 and are available for purchase online. Please go to www.jostens.com.  

     

    For 5th grade parents only: 

    It would be great if each 5th grader was represented in the memory pages of the yearbook. Treat your child to lasting memories in the yearbook with Memory Pages (a.k.a Yearbook Recognition Ads).  Although the deadline for online submission had passed, you still can submit up to 4 photos, write your personal message or dedication to your child, and e-mail Sawsan at sawsan94930@yahoo.com and we will make arrangements to process your order.  The price for the Ad is $75.  Yearbooks must be purchased separately. 

     

    State Testing

    It turns out that our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are going to need to do state testing this year.  Thankfully, the test is being condensed so that it is not as long as normal.  While it is unfortunate that we will have to give up about six hours to do this, the results will help us in finding out how this year impacted our students’ learning.  We will be taking time over the weeks of May 10 and 17 for our students to do this and spreading out the testing so it least impacts the school day.  While we will be doing what we can to make sure our students know what to expect when they take this test, we will not be doing as much practice as a normal year because we do not want to spend any more time on the state tests than we have to during the precious time we have left.  We want to make sure we are spending our time on learning, building relationships, and enjoying being back at school.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came to our PTO meeting on Wed.   For next year we are looking for a new President and Vice President.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Peterson or current PTO President, Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Drop-in Times

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st grade - Friday 10:40 - 11

    *2nd & 3rd grade grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 1:30 - 2:00 (new Friday time)

    4th grade - Tuesday 12:30 - 1

    5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Come join the FOCUS Board!

    FOCUS supports quality education within the Carmel Unified School District and since its founding has provided over $3,000,000 in grants that support academic and social-emotional student success. Several FOCUS Board members have students leaving CUSD at the end of this academic year and we need parents to join our Board. As we move into the final months of the school year, all Executive Board positions are now open to interested candidates for the 2021-2022 year. 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. If interested, please contact Kath Uyeda at kuyeda@zcheetah.com or contact Rosaleen Ryan Trambley at rtrambley@gmail.com if you would like to join our next monthly 4:30pm Zoom meeting on April 7th. Thank you and be safe!

     

    Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten or will be new to Tular next year please go to the Registration Tab/Box on our website to complete residency ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbors with children that will be attending Tular next year please spread the word and send them to our website.  If you have a TK student, contact Carmelo at 624-8047.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email sometime in the future. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    April 12-16: No School for Spring Break

    Mon, Apr 19: School opens for In-Person instruction

     

    Have a great Spring 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 4/2/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    This evening at 5:00 pm class lists for the remainder of the year will be emailed out by grade level, the same as we did when we switched to hybrid.

     

    Next week will be a mostly normal week for students. Teachers will be spending some time towards the end of the week bringing some closure to their current class and preparing students to transition to what school will be like starting April 19.  Because of different tech needs and plans, each grade level will be transitioning students to their new Google Classrooms (which every student will need, even those returning to In-Person) in slightly different ways next week.  Please make sure to pay attention to the teachers’ communications so you know how to assist your student with any Google Classroom changes they may need to make.

     

     

    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • You can Still get a Yearbook!
    • For 5th Grade Parents Only
    • Presentation to Students Returning to Campus
    • Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week Thank You
    • Come Join the FOCUS Board
    • Character Assembly
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • April 12-16: Spring Break
    • Mon, April 19: School opens to In-Person Learning 

     

     

    For Everyone Returning In-Person Message

     

    For those of you returning to campus on April 19 we will be sending out a welcome packet early next week with important information.  Please make sure to read that thoroughly, especially the information about drop-off and pick-up.

     

     

    Message to Those Staying in Distance Learning

     

    I know that a lot of time, energy, effort, and communication is going into the students returning to campus right now.  I want to make sure you know that we are excited to be able to continue to offer the Distance Learning option to our families. We are committed and want you to know that we are still all one school no matter where you are doing your learning from, and we will make sure that your learning experience to end this year is a great one. 

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    You can Still get a Yearbook

    There is still time to order the yearbook for this crazy COVID year.  You will definitely want it as a memory. From now until May 14th, yearbooks are $25 and are available for purchase online. Please go to www.jostens.com.  

     

    For 5th grade parents only: 

    It would be great if each 5th grader was represented in the memory pages of the yearbook. Treat your child to lasting memories in the yearbook with Memory Pages (a.k.a Yearbook Recognition Ads).  Although the deadline for online submission had passed, you still can submit up to 4 photos, write your personal message or dedication to your child, and e-mail Sawsan at sawsan94930@yahoo.com or contact the office and we will make arrangements to process your order.  The price for the Ad is $75.  Yearbooks must be purchased separately. 

     

    Presentation for Students Returning to Campus

    For students coming to campus after Spring Break Nurse Milla, Mr. Peterson, and Ms. Amy will be zooming with them next week to help prepare them for their return to campus. We will be covering ways we will help keep each other safe and healthy (i.e. masks, 3 ft apart, signs on campus to guide them, handwashing etc..), and will share how these things might change the way they play, eat lunch, and learn and find out what they are excited about and what they are wondering about.   1st & 2nd grade will be Wednesday April 7th 10:40 - 11:20, and 3rd, 4th, & 5th will be Thursday April 8th 10:40 - 11:20. During this time, those students who are going to continue with Distance Learning will meet with their Distance Learning teachers and classmates in another zoom. 

     

    Reading Week and No (Extra) Screens Week Thank You

    I hope that everyone enjoyed Reading Week and No (extra) Screens week.  I want to thank Gina and Shelly for organizing it all, and our readers for the week: Tommy Knowles, Barbara Greenway, Matt Week, Mrs. Stasio, Eddy Hamlin, Ms. Amy, Ms. Christine, Mr. A, Mr Short (thanks for coming back), and the Sheriff Deputy.  Additionally, I want to thank all the Tular staff who videoed themselves reading a story for everyone.  Those videos will stay up on the Reading Week website for another couple weeks so everyone can enjoy them.  What a great week of celebrating reading.  I also want to congratulate all of you who completed the No (extra) Screens challenge.  Please send me a picture of whatever you did to reward yourself for meeting the challenge.  I really enjoyed seeing them last time and would love to see what you did this time.

     

    Come join the FOCUS Board!

    FOCUS supports quality education within the Carmel Unified School District and since its founding has provided over $3,000,000 in grants that support academic and social-emotional student success. Several FOCUS Board members have students leaving CUSD at the end of this academic year and we need parents to join our Board. As we move into the final months of the school year, all Executive Board positions are now open to interested candidates for the 2021-2022 year. 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. If interested, please contact Kath Uyeda at kuyeda@zcheetah.com or contact Rosaleen Ryan Trambley at rtrambley@gmail.com if you would like to join our next monthly 4:30pm Zoom meeting on April 7th. Thank you and be safe!

     

    Character Assembly

    With all that has gone on, we are extending the deadline for students to submit their character pillar example videos to April 8.  If you would like your child to participate please submit a short 5 -10 second video (no longer) of your child demonstrating their grade level’s character pillar.

    Grade Level Character Pillars 

    Kindergarteners will be demonstrating Fairness & Forgiveness 

    1st graders will be demonstrating Trustworthiness & Integrity

    2nd graders will be demonstrating Caring & Kindness 

    3rd graders will be demonstrating Responsibility & Self Control 

    4th graders will be demonstrating Respect & Integrity

    5th graders will be demonstrating Citizenship & Generosity 

     

    Please use this form to submit your child's video.  

    When submitting your video think about the following....
    1. Aspect Ratio: If you are filming with your phone, film it horizontally (landscape).
    2. Lighting: Usually the more light the better. Avoid light from behind the student
    3. Audio: make sure we can hear the audio of the video and it is free of background noises
    4. Resolution: Use the highest resolution. We want to see your student!
    5. Formats: Use .mov or .mp4 Videos are limited to 1 GB & should be no more that 5 to 10 seconds in length.

    If you have questions please contact  Amy Bullas at abullas@carmelunified.org

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next PTO meeting will be Wed, April 7, at 6:30 pm. At that meeting we will be discussing what we can do for a celebratory Spring Fling in May, how we can end the year well, and discussing board positions for next year.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Drop-in Times for Next Week, 4/5-4/9

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st grade - Friday 10:40 - 11

    *2nd & 3rd grade grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 1:30 - 2:00 (new Friday time)

    4th grade - Tuesday 12:30 - 1

    5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten or will be new to Tular next year please go to the Registration Tab/Box on our website to complete residency ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbors with children that will be attending Tular next year please spread the word and send them to our website.  If you have a TK student, contact Carmelo at 624-8047.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email sometime in the future. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    April 12-16: Spring Break

    Mon, Apr 19: School opens for In-Person instruction

     

    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 3/26/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I would think I would just get used to the constant changes, but what a difference a week makes.  We are excited to finally be able to bring more students back onto campus April 19.  Overall, 80% of our students are returning, and 20% are staying in distance learning.  So school will feel much more like school now.  These next two weeks we will be extremely busy putting together all of our schedules and figuring out all of the little details (for the third time this year) so that we can have everything ready by the time we get back from spring break.  Starting with my next Friday email there will be significant communications coming home again so everyone knows what to do when we start our new schedule on April 19.  I know from firsthand experience (my own three children are in three different schools) that the amount of communication parents are about to receive can be overwhelming.  However, please make sure to read all of it.  I know every CUSD principal is trying to make their communication as precise and informative as possible.  While we will be back in school, we are still in a pandemic and therefore school is not like normal.

     

    It is also important to know that as we get closer to opening school and as we make the changes we need to, students may go through a range of emotions again – excitement, nervousness, sadness. Please take time this weekend to talk to your child about the upcoming change and whether you chose in-person school or distance learning.  When we made the change to hybrid a few weeks ago, we found that the teachers were the ones telling students for the first time.  It would be better if it came from you as the parents.  Please also let your child know that, with all of this change, teachers may change.  Here is a great article I shared a few weeks ago when we were transitioning to hybrid about how to help children process their emotions at this time. I highly recommend reading it. 

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-prepare-your-kids-now-that-theyre-going-back-to-school_l_60351f99c5b67c329620bca1

     

    Please also be aware that almost all of the Tular staff is getting their second COVID vaccine shot over the next two weeks.  As most of us have heard, a significant number of people are getting sick with their second shot.  We have already seen this with some of our teachers and we want to make sure you are aware because when that happens we will have to be assigning more asynchronous work on the days teachers are sick.

     

    Again, this is a very exciting time, and there is a lot to do to get ready.  Please pay close attention to the communications you will receive over the next two weeks as we may have a few days of a different schedule just like we had to do when we transitioned to hybrid.

     

    One thing everyone can do right now to start to get ready is to sign up for and install the ParentSquare app. Every family coming back on campus will need to set this up.  Here are directions on how to do that.

     

     

    In this email

    Hybrid Family Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week
    • FOCUS
    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • Character Assembly
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Mar 29-Apr 2: Reading Week
    • April 12-16: Spring Break

     

     

    Hybrid Family Message

    We need everyone to start using the ParentSquare app in the morning.  If you have not downloaded the app yet, please follow the directions above. 

    We have also found it extremely helpful when parents have hung the signs we handed out from their rear-view mirror.  Please do that if you have not already.

     

    Distance Learning Family Message

     

    Please remember to pick up your materials on Fridays in Bobcat Hall between 7:30 am -7:00 pm. Your teacher will communicate to you which Fridays you should pick up materials. 

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    Reading Week and No (Extra) Screens Week 3/29-4/2

    Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week is coming 3/29-4/2. For Reading Week we will have videos posted each day of staff reading books so you can have a virtual storytime each night from your previous teachers.  We will also have live stories being read every night starting at 6:30 pm.  Attached is a schedule for next week.  There is also a link to everything about Reading Week on our website

    This week will also be No (extra) Screens Week.  This will work similarly to the one we held in the fall:

    From Monday, 3/29, to Friday, 4/2 families at home are encouraged to turn off any screens when not doing school work - Turn off the TV, computer (except for school work), ipads, tablets (except for reading), computer games, smartphones (except for phone calls), or anything else with a screen.  In place of the screens families should read, play games, play outside, etc. together.  Attached is a flier with more information about No (extra) Screens.  We hope that you find this time away from the extra screens has a positive impact on your family. 

     

    Come join the FOCUS Board!

    FOCUS supports quality education within the Carmel Unified School District and since its founding has provided over $3,000,000 in grants that support academic and social-emotional student success. Several FOCUS Board members have students leaving CUSD at the end of this academic year and we need parents to join our Board. As we move into the final months of the school year, all Executive Board positions are now open to interested candidates for the 2021-2022 year. 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. If interested, please contact Kath Uyeda at kuyeda@zcheetah.com or contact Rosaleen Ryan Trambley at rtrambley@gmail.com if you would like to join our next monthly 4:30pm Zoom meeting on April 7th. Thank you and be safe!

     

    Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten or will be new to Tular next year please go to the Registration Tab/Box on our website to complete residency ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbors with children that will be attending Tular next year please spread the word and send them to our website.  If you have a TK student, contact Carmelo at 624-8047.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email sometime in the future. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Character Assembly

    We are planning for a live school wide character assembly at the end of April and to help us prepare we are asking families to film their students demonstrating their grade level character pillar at home.  Video production students from CHS will be helping us compile and edit these to share as a part of this assembly. If you would like your child to participate please submit a short 5 -10 second video (no longer) of your child demonstrating their grade level’s character pillar by March 29th to be included. 

    Grade Level Character Pillars 

    Kindergarteners will be demonstrating Fairness & Forgiveness 

    1st graders will be demonstrating Trustworthiness & Integrity

    2nd graders will be demonstrating Caring & Kindness 

    3rd graders will be demonstrating Responsibility & Self Control 

    4th graders will be demonstrating Respect & Integrity

    5th graders will be demonstrating Citizenship & Generosity 

     

    Please use this form to submit your child's video.  

    When submitting your video think about the following....
    1. Aspect Ratio: If you are filming with your phone, film it horizontally (landscape).
    2. Lighting: Usually the more light the better. Avoid light from behind the student
    3. Audio: make sure we can hear the audio of the video and it is free of background noises
    4. Resolution: Use the highest resolution. We want to see your student!
    5. Formats: Use .mov or .mp4 Videos are limited to 1 GB & should be no more that 5 to 10 seconds in length.

    If you have questions please contact  Amy Bullas at abullas@carmelunified.org

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next PTO meeting will be Wed, April 7, at 6:30 pm. At that meeting we will be discussing what we can do for a celebratory Spring Fling in May, how we can end the year well, and discussing board positions for next year.  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

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st grade - Friday 10:40 - 11

    2nd grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 11 - 11:30

    *3rd grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 11 - 11:30

    4th grade - Tuesday 12:30 - 1

    5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

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

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    Mar 29 – Apr 2: New Week for Reading Week

    April 12-16: Spring Break

    Mon, Apr 19: School opens for In-Person instruction

     

    Can’t wait to see more of you soon! 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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