• Tular Bobcat Brief

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 9/10/2021
    Tularcitos Elementary School Tularcitos Elementary School
         
         
     
    Ryan Peterson posted in Tularcitos Elementary School
     
         
     
         
     
    Tularcitos Bobcat Brief
     
     

    Good Evening Bobcat Families,

     

    Sorry about the lateness of the Bobcat Brief.  I forgot to his "post" earlier.  Almost this entire communication is around tech and screen use for students and the home.  While it is a little longer, please take the time to read through it.  I hope is sparks some great conversations in your home.

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Bucks for Bobcats
    • No Screens Week (the bulk of the communication)

    Repeat in this Email

    • Heavy Call Volume at Tular
    • Helping your Child with Being Back at School
    • Community Center Parking Lot
    • Alternative Housing for Emergencies
    • Just for Fun

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Next Week, Sept 13-17: No Screens for Ice Cream Week
    • Fri, Sept 17: Minimum Day for staff professional development. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

    Bucks for Bobcats

    Thank you again, to all of you who have already donated to our fundraiser.   All the money we raise goes straight to our PTO to support the wonderful things happening at Tular.  You can turn money into the office or your teacher, or donate online at http://www.bucksforbobcats.org/.  All classrooms that get 100% participation will earn an ice cream party. All donations, however big or small, are welcome.

     

    No Screens Week (the bulk of this communication)

    It is time for what has historically become one of the most enjoyed weeks of Tular families each year… No Screens for Ice Cream Week… where you get a week without screens and more quality time with your family and your child gets ice cream for participating.  (A flier is attached and went home today with details)   

     

    This year, more than ever, I want to encourage the whole family to participate in our No Screens Week.   Especially given the past year and a half where we all saw children spending too much time on screens (and we realize that part of that was due to the fact that students were on screens for school), now would be a great time to re-establish the guidelines in your home for screen use for your whole family.  Our hope is that this coming week of No Screens Week will help you in those efforts and will give you time to rethink and talk about what tech use/screen time in your home will look like going forward for the whole family (yes, that means you too!).  

     

    We have all been in plenty of 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.  And I am guessing that I am not the only parent who has stopped in my tracks in my own home when I suddenly realize that almost every family member is on their own device at the same time.  

     

    There is a significant amount of research out there about the impacts of screen time on children as young as 6 months.  And it all points to the fact that, in order to prevent the harmful impacts and gain from the positives, we need to put boundaries on screen time for our kids and be strategic in what we allow them to do with the technology and that time.   And most of us know from experience, if we are not strategic about it, the technology will take over and keep us coming back for more (and that is what it is designed to do!)

     

    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 over the years.  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 people time.  

     

    Tech/Screen Time Guidelines to Consider

    As you talk as parents and as a family this week, here are a few family guidelines 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 are not just phones, but are computers connected to the internet and all that the internet offers so it is crucial to set firm boundaries with phones.)

    • 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. There are great apps and software you can install the provide you with lots of options.  commonsensemedia.org is a great resource for what is out there.
    • 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 meal times 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, 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.
    • Absolutely NO screens in the bedroom:  This one adjusts as the children get to middle and high school.   However, 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.  As I said, 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.  No matter where the screen is the screen should always be easily visible to the parent.
    • No phones, EVER, in the room at night.  In my opinion this should go all the way up until, yes I am going to say this, they graduate from high school and can make the decision for themselves. People make poorer decisions as the night goes on.  Children struggle with this even more.   There is nothing a child needs their phone for when they are sleeping.  In fact, we know screens prevent students from sleeping well.  So, if you allow your child to have their phone in their room because it is an alarm clock (the biggest reason I hear), get them an alarm clock and take the phone out of the room at night. I would also recommend keeping your child’s phone in your bedroom charging each night so you can also see if anything is happening.  
    • Get a Family Cell Phone Basket or Common Charging Station:  Having a place where people put their cell phones when they come in the door lets your whole family know that your family relationships are important, and helps your kids see that you are not tethered to your own phone.  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 on Social Media: No elementary student needs to be on social media (facebook, snapchat, etc.).  There is even a growing body of research questioning whether middle schoolers should even be on 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, kids 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.
    • Make Screens Social:  Whether it is watching a TV show or playing a videogame, resist the urge for everyone in the house to be on their own device and use the screen as a family time.  There is a lot of great bonding and conversation that can come from watching a show together or playing a videogame together.  When you, as the adult, take time to engage with your child in their videogames, it demonstrates to your child that you are interested in them and their interests which goes a long way in building a positive relationship.  I can also pretty much guarantee that you’ll end up with some humorous stories and fun memories afterward of how your child destroyed you in the game.
    • 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 (when my own children get their phones), either do not make it a smart phone, 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 all together (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 watch that only calls a limited number of people.  
    • More on Phones: Over the years we have found that elementary students are not mature enough to handle a smart phone 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 will not be able to put limits on later.  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.  

     

    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.

     

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    Heavy Call Volume at Tular

    With everything going on, there have been a lot of calls coming into our office and we are unable to pick up the phone at times.  If you do not reach someone, please leave a message and we will get it and call you back as soon as we can.  Thanks.

     

    Community Center Parking lot

    We know that parking is difficult around Tularcitos.  Thankfully, we have always had a great relationship with the Carmel Valley Youth Community Center and have been able to use their parking lot before and after school to help with our drop-off and pick-up.  Lately, however, people have been parking in their red zones, double-parking, and parking in non-parking spots.  Please be respectful of our wonderful neighbors and use the parking lot appropriately so everyone can stay safe and we can maintain the use of that space.

     

    Alternative Housing in Case of an Emergency

    Our district is trying to help us be prepared for an emergency in making sure everyone has identified alternative housing and contacts and shared that with us.   If you have not already done so, please use one of the links below to complete a CUSD Alternate Housing Form as soon as possible as we need one from each CUSD family. We use this information in the event of an emergency, fire, flood, evacuations and road closures. 

    Information Requested:

    • Host Family for your student(s) - In the event that your child needs a place to stay, a relative or family friend as a host family until you are able to safely reach your child.  For instance, if your child is at school and there is a road closure on the route between the school and your home.
    • Alternate Housing for your family- In the event that your family cannot go home for safety reasons or your family has been told to evacuate your home. 

    Alternate Housing Form Student Families - English

    https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/alternate-housing-form-student-families-electronic-form?token=kDJLkGensNm1seRkWw4GW6X3

    Alternate Housing Form Student Families - Spanish

    https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/alternate-housing-form-student-families-spanish-electronic-form?token=25QY2ahmVjMSxRYdSzS5dDus

     

    Just for Fun

    I don’t know how many of you know of the Holderness Family Videos.  They have put out some very funny ones throughout the pandemic and with the start of school.  For those of us who were in school in the 80’s, here is a great one I thought you might enjoy about the start of the school year.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_hFqeJ65So

     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Sept 13-17: No Screens Week

    Fri, Sept 17: Minimum day for Staff Professional Development. Students released after lunch at 12:30

    Fri, Sept 24: PTO Outdoor Family Movie Night in the CV Park – more details coming

     

    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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  • Tular Bobcat Brief

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 9/3/2021
    Tularcitos Elementary School Tularcitos Elementary School
         
         
     
    Ryan Peterson posted in Tularcitos Elementary School
     
         
     
         
     
    Bobcat Brief
     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    While it has been great to finally be back and be able to have parents on campus again, please be respectful of teachers’ time and safety before and after school.  If you need to talk with your child’s teacher, we want to talk with you, but will need to set up a zoom meeting for that.  We cannot have impromptu meetings before or after school when you are dropping off or picking up your child.  There is too much going on at that time. We would also ask that when you drop off or pick up your child and do say hi to your teacher (which we love), please either keep your distance or be masked.  We want to make sure we are keeping our teachers safe and healthy.   Thank you for your cooperation in this.

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Heavy Call Volume at Tular
    • Helping your Child with Being Back at School
    • Community Center Parking Lot
    • Alternative Housing for Emergencies
    • Just for Fun

    Repeat in this Email

    • Picture Day Retakes
    • Back to School Night Videos from Specialists
    • Morning Mile

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Mon, Sept 6: No School for Labor Day

     

    Heavy Call Volume at Tular

    With everything going on, there have been a lot of calls coming into our office and we are unable to pick up the phone at times.  If you do not reach someone, please leave a message and we will get it and call you back as soon as we can.  Thanks.

     

    Helping your Child with Being Back at School 

    CHOMP/Montage hosts online lectures on a regular basis.  Here is one that was shared that may be of interest to people.  Here is the link with the info:  "Managing the School Year in the "New Normal" 

    https://www.montagehealth.org/classes-events/search-results-detail/?eventId=7f06fdea-67f5-eb11-a840-000d3a611ea2

     

    Community Center Parking lot

    We know that parking is difficult around Tularcitos.  Thankfully, we have always had a great relationship with the Carmel Valley Youth Community Center and have been able to use their parking lot before and after school to help with our drop-off and pick-up.  Lately, however, people have been parking in their red zones, double-parking, and parking in non-parking spots.  Please be respectful of our wonderful neighbors and use the parking lot appropriately so everyone can stay safe and we can maintain the use of that space.

     

    Alternative Housing in Case of an Emergency

    Our district is trying to help us be prepared for an emergency in making sure everyone has identified alternative housing and contacts and shared that with us.   If you have not already done so, please use one of the links below to complete a CUSD Alternate Housing Form as soon as possible as we need one from each CUSD family. We use this information in the event of an emergency, fire, flood, evacuations and road closures. 

    Information Requested:

    • Host Family for your student(s) - In the event that your child needs a place to stay, a relative or family friend as a host family until you are able to safely reach your child.  For instance, if your child is at school and there is a road closure on the route between the school and your home.
    • Alternate Housing for your family- In the event that your family cannot go home for safety reasons or your family has been told to evacuate your home. 

    Alternate Housing Form Student Families - English

    https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/alternate-housing-form-student-families-electronic-form?token=kDJLkGensNm1seRkWw4GW6X3

    Alternate Housing Form Student Families - Spanish

    https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/alternate-housing-form-student-families-spanish-electronic-form?token=25QY2ahmVjMSxRYdSzS5dDus

     

    Just for Fun

    I don’t know how many of you know of the Holderness Family Videos.  They have put out some very funny ones throughout the pandemic and with the start of school.  For those of us who were in school in the 80’s, here is a great one I thought you might enjoy about the start of the school year.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_hFqeJ65So

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Picture Day Coming Retakes

    If you missed picture day or want to take retakes (You will get your pictures in a couple of weeks over email from Generations.  Make sure to check your spam.), picture retake day is Friday, November 5.


     Back to School Night Videos from our Specialists

    Our specialists have put together short videos about their programs for Back to School Night. I hope you enjoy watching them (they are only a few minutes each).  Here is a link to the videos:

    Spanish: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FgYYJlJU7S-_NpdDS7tzlm2TspSv4CQ0/view?usp=sharing

    Music: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d_W32u3kNQJ_Uexgqx3Q5E5qFWd0udQc/view?usp=sharing

    PE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XLSOKOyTWRCssnvlP2jpwU_6VOdDV2E9/view?usp=sharing

    Science: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1smwG6JtfrGpXnn1BbPFeedOjmnNf1adY/view?usp=sharing

    Library: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17op20TlI0_DsIuIq48lW4bMwkwSKHtzL/view?usp=sharing

     

    Morning Mile

    This is Mr. A, your students' P.E. teacher. This past week we restarted our Morning Mile. It takes place on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:15am-8:40am. As students run around, they receive popsicle sticks that they can earn to some extrinsic awards. Some of them are individual (twinkle toes) and some of them are class sized (pool party/outer space party). The cool thing is, you can help them out! If you join your students on the loop, you receive popsicle sticks too. You can in turn give those popsicle sticks to your kids and really rack up their laps (if you have babies in strollers, that counts too!). 

    There are two goals for this program, by providing an inclusive and positive family routine around physical activity, it can be something you can continue with your students as they grow into healthy adults! The second objective is to help your students achieve their educational goals. Studies have shown that physical activity prior to academic instruction aids in cognitive retention and will help your student concentrate and remember what is taught in the lesson. Hope to see you all out on the track while we are listening to music and having a great time being active!

     

    Upcoming Events

    Mon, Sept 6: No School for Labor Day

    Fri, Sept 17: Minimum day for Staff Professional Development. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

    Have a fun long 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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  • Tular Bobcat Brief

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 8/27/2021
    Tularcitos Elementary School Tularcitos Elementary School
         
         
     
    Ryan Peterson posted in Tularcitos Elementary School
     
         
     
         
     
    Tularcitos Bobcat Brief
     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope you are doing well.  Given my recent communication around COVID in our community, I know more people are on edge these days.  Like I mentioned in my email, I want to assure you that we are keeping the health and safety of our students and staff a top priority.  We continue to work in close collaboration with our district office and the Monterey County Health Department and are implementing all layered mitigation strategies including: masking, handwashing, ensuring appropriate ventilation, making vaccination and testing readily accessible, performing immediate contact tracing, and most importantly, requiring students and staff to stay home if sick and provide a negative COVID test or doctors note before returning to school.  Please know that if your child is ever a close contact to a COVID positive case, we will contact you.  

     

    From our recent COVID experiences, we have realized that an additional step we can take to keep people safe and in school is to do what we can to reduce the number of close contacts while on campus, especially unmasked close contacts.   So, in addition to everything else we are doing, we are going to have students keep a little more spacing between them whenever they are unmasked and sitting around.  We are not having them play any differently, and they will still be able to sit around their friends at lunch, but we are going to start having them maintain at least an arms-length from each other while they are eating or standing around on the playground.  We feel this is a reasonable way to reduce the unmasked contacts while still allowing them to be with their friends and play like they normally would.  

     

    Something you can do at home to help us keep everyone safe is to make sure to send your child to school in a properly sized mask.  We have noticed that some students are coming in adult-sized masks that are hard for students to keep on their face.  When students come with a properly fitted mask, it is more comfortable and they can wear it appropriately.  The other thing you can do is to make sure to monitor your student and family members for any COVID-like symptoms and keep them home if they develop any symptoms.  If your student does develop symptoms, please call the Tular office immediately.  Likewise, if anyone in your family tests positive for COVID, contact the Tular office immediately as well.

     

    More information will be sent out Monday from our district with information about what our district is putting in place for our COVID response.  Until then, here is a link to our CUSD website that posts our district’s COVID numbers and has a chart showing what individuals have to do in different exposure situations. https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/5611

     

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions.

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Returning to School after any Absence
    • Back to School Night Videos from Specialists
    • Picture Day Retakes

    Repeat in this Email

    • Let’s Make a Splash Sponsorship Thank You

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Thurs, Sept 2 @ 6:30 pm: PTO Meeting at CV Youth Center and Virtually
    • Mon, Sept 6: No School for Labor Day

     

    Returning to School after any Absence

    Before any student can come back to campus after being absent, they must be cleared through the front office.  If you have to keep your child home for any reason, please call the office that day so we can walk you through the required steps to come back to school.   Be aware that if your student stays home because they are not feeling well or showing any sick symptoms, they must meet the following criteria:

    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever and symptom improvement without the use of medication

    AND 

    • They test negative on a Rapid Antigen or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test, OR a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis or condition, OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset. (home tests are not accepted)

    AND

    • You check your child back in at the school office with proof of the negative test or doctor’s note upon returning to school

    No student will be allowed back into class without a note from our office staff verifying you have met the above criteria.


     Back to School Night Videos from our Specialists

    Our specialists have put together short videos about their programs for Back to School Night. I hope you enjoy watching them (they are only a few minutes each).  Here is a link to the videos:

    Spanish: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FgYYJlJU7S-_NpdDS7tzlm2TspSv4CQ0/view?usp=sharing

    Music: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d_W32u3kNQJ_Uexgqx3Q5E5qFWd0udQc/view?usp=sharing

    PE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XLSOKOyTWRCssnvlP2jpwU_6VOdDV2E9/view?usp=sharing

    Science: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1smwG6JtfrGpXnn1BbPFeedOjmnNf1adY/view?usp=sharing

    Library: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17op20TlI0_DsIuIq48lW4bMwkwSKHtzL/view?usp=sharing

     

    Picture Day Coming Retakes

    If you missed picture day or want to take retakes (You will get your pictures in a couple of weeks over email from Generations.  Make sure to check your spam.), picture retake day is Friday, November 5.

     

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    Let’s Make A Splash Sponsorship THANK YOU

    Our swim program was in jeopardy last year when we lost grant funding from the Community Foundation. Our community rallied in support of our need and in an amazing feat - and lots of generous community leaders and Tularcitos families - we raised over $14,000 in just a few weeks. Please take the time to thank our swim program sponsors and support their businesses. 

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MEzs-tHHChphqyyodIOlQGHu_4SSmHj5/view?usp=sharing

     

    Upcoming Events

    Thurs, Sept 2 @ 6:30 pm: PTO Meeting at CV Youth Center and Virtually

    Mon, Sept 6: No School for Labor Day

    Fri, Sept 17: Minimum day for Staff Professional Development. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

     

    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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  • Tular Bobcat Brief

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 8/20/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • COVID Update
    • Symptomatic Students
    • New Back to School Night
    • Picture Day Coming Monday
    • Internet Hotspots for those without Internet
    • Masks 

    Repeat in this Email

    • Let’s Make a Splash Sponsorship Thank You
    • No Coming onto Campus Before 8:25
    • Dropping Students off Late or Picking up Early

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Mon, Aug 23: Picture Day
    • Wed, Aug 25, at 6:00 pm: Virtual Back to School Night via Zoom

     

    COVID Update

    As school is now in full swing we are starting to get questions about what to do if your student is sick or has had exposure to a COVID positive individual. The district has been working with the Monterey County Office of Education and Health Department and will be releasing updated guidance next week about how to handle different situations and how to determine if/when a quarantine is necessary. At this time we are asking parents to contact the school if your child is sick or has had known COVID exposure, and we will assist in providing guidance and next steps. We appreciate everyone’s help in keeping our students, staff, and community safe and our schools open.

     

    Symptomatic Students

    In order to keep us all safe and healthy, please be aware that any student at school who shows any symptom of illness will be sent to the office immediately and evaluated by our school nurse.  Our nurse will then call the parents to discuss the situation and necessary next steps. If it is determined the student needs to leave campus, the student will need to be picked up from school immediately and the necessary next steps be followed before the student will be allowed onto campus.  Please make sure you have prearranged a way of having your child picked up if you know you would have a hard time getting to school during the day.  Then, upon return to campus, you and your child must check in with the office before returning to class.  Thank you for your help with this and keeping us all safe and healthy.


     New Back to School Night

    We are sorry that we had to cancel last night’s Back to School Night.  Our IT department was able to find a six to the problem today so we are up and running again.  Our Virtual Back to School Night will now be next Wednesday, Aug 25, at 6:00 pm via Zoom.  Your teacher will send out the zoom link for the evening.

     

    Picture Day Coming Monday

    Prior to Picture Day:

    1.  Students need to pre-register online in order to receive your child's picture proofs and to order pictures. Go to this website to register for Picture Day: https://mailchi.mp/30a927068c10/picture-day-is-coming-pre-register-today) Your student ID can be found on Aeries in the student info/demographic section.
      2.  No prepay is required or offered.
      3. You do not need to print out your Camera Tickets at home. Students will receive a Camera Ticket Sticker on picture day at school.
      On Picture Day:
      1. Come dressed and ready for pictures!
      2. Students will be able to remove masks for the picture.
      After Picture Day:
      1. Picture proofs and ordering information will be emailed to parents approximately 2 weeks after picture day directly from Generations (Make sure to check your spam)
      2. If you order pictures, all orders will be mailed directly to your home.

     

    Internet Hotspots for those without Internet
     
    The district has applied for a grant to offer free hotspots to TK-12 students and staff who lack sufficient bandwidth to participate in remote/distance learning.
     Use this form to apply for a hotspot. It only takes a few minutes.  https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/hotspot-application?token=4nP9sLMDK85TwsESEKK8YWPF
     We need the total count by Thursday, August 26, so apply now!

     

    Masks

    As a reminder, please make sure you wash your child(ren)’s masks regularly as they get dirty quickly

     

    Repeat in this Email

    No Coming onto Campus Before 8:25

    We do not have supervision until 8:25 in the morning so students are not allowed onto campus until after the 8:25 bell rings. If you arrive before 8:25, please keep your child(ren) with you until after you hear the 8:25 bell.  Please also remember that parents are not allowed in classrooms at this point. Thank you.  

     

    Dropping Students Off Late or Picking up Early

    If you are dropping your student off late, please bring your child directly to the area outside the office and call us from there or wave to us.  We will then check you in and let you know what to do.   If you are picking your child up early, please call the office ahead of time so we know what time you are arriving and can have your child pulled out of class ready for you and then come to the area outside the office and wait for your child there.   

     

    Let’s Make A Splash Sponsorship THANK YOU

    Our swim program was in jeopardy last year when we lost grant funding from the Community Foundation. Our community rallied in support of our need and in an amazing feat - and lots of generous community leaders and Tularcitos families - we raised over $14,000 in just a few weeks. Please take time to thank our swim program sponsors and support their businesses. 

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MEzs-tHHChphqyyodIOlQGHu_4SSmHj5/view?usp=sharing

     

    ParentSquare

    I know from experience this week (my family is at four different schools in the district) that there was a lot of communication going out and with the default settings for ParentSquare the amount of communication could be overwhelming.   However, one of the great features of the ParentSquare communication system is that you can set up your account to receive communications in most convenient way possible for you.  Whether it is by text, email, or app notifications, you can decide how you want to receive communication (the default setting is to get them all of those ways) and even what times you would want to receive them each day.  To learn how to adjust your settings visit the website:  https://parentsquare.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040910132-Notification-Settings-.

    (Even if you prefer to get the communication through text or email, I would, personally, recommend still getting the app on your phone as this makes it easy to see and reference all of the messages in one place. You can just turn off the app notifications if you do not want to get the messages that way)

     

    Upcoming Events

    Mon, Aug 23: Swimming starts for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade PE

    Mon, Aug 23: Picture Day

    Wed, Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm: Virtual Back to School Night via Zoom

    Thurs, Sept 2 @ 6:30 pm: PTO Meeting at CV Youth Center and Virtually

    Mon, Sept 6: No School for Labor Day

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud!

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Tular Bobcat Brief

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 8/13/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope you had a great first week of school.  It was so nice to see everyone back on campus with smiles on faces.  I hope that the second week goes even better for all of you.

     

    I know from personal experience this week (my family is at four different schools in the district), that there was a lot of communication going out and with the default settings for ParentSquare the amount of communication could be overwhelming.   However, one of the great features of the ParentSquare communication system is that you can set up your account to receive communications in the most convenient way possible for you.  Whether it is by text, email, or app notifications, you can decide how you want to receive communication (the default setting is to get them all of those ways) and even what times you would want to receive them each day.  To learn how to adjust your settings visit the website:  https://parentsquare.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040910132-Notification-Settings-.

    (Even if you prefer to get the communication through text or email, I would, personally, recommend still getting the app on your phone as this makes it easy to see and reference all of the messages in one place. You can just turn off the app notifications if you do not want to get the messages that way)

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • COVID
    • No Coming onto Campus Before 8:25
    • Dropping Students off Late or Picking up Early
    • Back to School Night
    • Picture Day
    • Swimming for 3rd-5th Grade PE (new start date)
    • Let’s Make a Splash Sponsorship Thank You
    • From our PTO – Pool Party Time 

    Repeat in this Email

    • Music Program Changes
    • Symptomatic Students

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Fri, Aug 20, 2:00-5:00 PTO Welcome Back Pool Party at CV Pool (2:00-3:00 kinder only)

     

    COVID

    It is vital that we ensure the safety of our students and staff.  If someone in your household tests positive for COVID, please immediately call the Tular office at 620-8195.  Thank you for helping us stay safe.

     

    No Coming onto Campus Before 8:25

    We do not have supervision until 8:25 in the morning so students are not allowed onto campus until after the 8:25 bell rings. If you arrive before 8:25, please keep your child(ren) with you until after you hear the 8:25 bell.  Please also remember that parents are not allowed in classrooms at this point. Thank you.  

     

    Dropping Students Off Late or Picking up Early

    If you are dropping your student off late, please bring your child directly to the area outside the office and call us from there or wave to us.  We will then check you in and let you know what to do.  If you are picking your child up early, please call the office ahead of time so we know what time you are arriving and can have your child pulled out of class ready for you and then come to the area outside the office and wait for your child there.   

     

    Back to School Night

    Back to School Night is Thursday, Aug 19, at 6:00 pm and will be done virtually over zoom.  You will not be coming to campus.  Teachers will be sending out their zoom link next week.  This night is a great time to get to know your teacher, know how to stay on top of what is happening in the class, and know what is expected from students and parents.  Please make sure to attend the event.  We will also be recording the presentations and posting them online for parents who have multiple student and cannot make all of the presentations.  

     

    Picture Day

    Picture Day will be Monday, Aug 23.  More information will be coming next week.

     

    Swimming for 3rd-5th Grade PE – New Date

    Swimming for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will start Monday, Aug 23.  Students will be swimming each day they have PE and will need to make sure they bring a swimsuit and towel on those days.

     

    Let’s Make A Splash Sponsorship THANK YOU

    Our swim program was in jeopardy last year when we lost grant funding from the Community Foundation. Our community rallied in support of our need and in an amazing feat - and lots of generous community leaders and Tularcitos families - we raised over $14,000 in just a few weeks. Please take time to thank our swim program sponsors and support their businesses. 

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MEzs-tHHChphqyyodIOlQGHu_4SSmHj5/view?usp=sharing

     

    From our PTO – Pool Party Time!

    We hope everyone’s first week of school was amazing.  Next Friday please join us for a Back To School Pool Party at the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center on Friday, August 20th, from 2 - 5pm. (It will start at 2:00 for kinder families and 3:00 for 1st-5th grade families.  This is not a drop-off event.  All students must be supervised by their parent or other adult.) We are fortunate to have such an amazing resource right next door. PTO will have a table set up with snacks and water, but also sign up forms and an opportunity to learn more about how you can help volunteer for our amazing school. Becoming a room parent, volunteering for our hospitality committee, Reading Week committee chair, are a few examples of how we can use your support. The saying, "It takes a village" has never been more prudent. Please join us to learn about our needs and have some fun. Parents ARE allowed to swim and particularly jump off the diving board. 

    Back to School Pool Party Flier

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O-OwTjwcCfO1jcyOWgNP-a6B_b6ZhScf/view?usp=sharing

    We’re looking forward to an amazing year ahead...full of gifts to reimagine. GO BOBCATS!!!

     

    Repeat in this Email

     

    Music Program Changes

    We all know that the benefits of music in our lives is tremendous.  Two years ago we were planning on making some exciting changes in our music program to improve the experience for students both in the music program and in the classroom.  When COVID hit, those plans got put on hold.  We are, again, excited to finally put those changes into place this year.   Moving forward we have 1) expanded the time student have classroom music each week in 1st-5th grades, 2) in kinder – 4th grades we will be adding more instrumentation to our music program so students get to play more instruments as part of general music, and 3) all 5th graders will now be choosing an instrument to play and meeting in those instrument groups during the school day in place of having a general music class (they will still be able to have chorus as well).  In making all of these changes, this means that 4th graders will no longer be choosing an instrument to play.  While we will miss this opportunity for the 4th graders, we feel that, for all the students, the changes we have put in place will get students more excited about music, make them more proficient musicians, and encourage more of them to stick with it as they leave Tular.   We are very fortunate to have the quality music program we do in CUSD, and we all feel that these changes will make the program even better.  5th grade families, more information will be coming directly to you about how instruments will work this year.

     

    Symptomatic Students

    In order to keep us all safe and healthy, please be aware that any student at school who shows any symptom of illness will be sent to the office immediately and evaluated by our school nurse.  Our nurse will then call the parents to discuss the situation and necessary next steps. If it is determined the student needs to leave campus, the student will need to be picked up from school immediately and the necessary next steps be followed before the student will be allowed onto campus.  Please make sure you have prearrange a way of having your child picked up if you know you would have a hard time getting to school during the day.  Thank you for your help with this and keeping us all safe and healthy.

     

    Upcoming Events

    Thurs, Aug 19 @ 6:00 Virtual Back to School Night via Zoom

    Fri, Aug 20 2:00-5:00: PTO Welcome Back Pool Party at CV Pool.  Open to Kinder at 2:00, open to 1st-5th at 3:00

    Mon, Aug 23: Swimming starts for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade PE

    Mon, Aug 23: Picture Day

    Thurs, Sept 2 @ 6:30 pm: PTO Meeting at CV Youth Center and Virtually

    Mon, Sept 6: No School for Labor Day

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud!

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 8/6/2021
    Tularcitos Elementary School Tularcitos Elementary School
         
         
     
    Ryan Peterson posted in Tularcitos Elementary School
     
         
     
         
     
    Message from Mr. Peterson and Class Lists
     
     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope that everyone has enjoyed their last week of summer and that you have fun this upcoming weekend.  As another reminder, school starts this Monday, Aug 9, at 8:25.  Having the new families on campus this week for orientations was a lot of fun.  I cannot wait to see everyone on campus Monday.

     

    In this email

    • Class Lists
    • Important School Information
    • Coming to Campus and Masks
    • Music Program Changes
    • Symptomatic Students
    • Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Mon, Aug 9: School Starts
    • Mon, Aug 9 @ 8:30: PTO Meet and Greet in CV Park (next to the school)
    • Fri, Aug 13: Minimum Day for Staff Professional Development.  Students released at 12:30 after lunch

     

    Class Lists

    Class lists are attached to this communication.  All class placements are final unless we made a mistake.  If you do not see your name on the list it is most likely because there are still unfinished registration or immunization issues.   Please call the office first thing Monday morning to clear them up.

     

    Important School information

    As a reminder, if you have not already read through the Welcome Back Packet that was sent earlier this week, I have attached it again.  Make sure to read it, especially the drop-off and pick-up section, so you know how this year will be the same and different than years past.

     

    Coming onto Campus and Masks

    This year you are allowed to come onto campus to drop off and pick up your child(ren) before and after school.  As long as anyone is outdoors, masks are optional. So you and your child(ren) can decide whether you want to wear a mask outside when you come to school.   As masks are required by all individuals in the classroom, we will be requiring all students to put their masks on as they line up outside the door of the classrooms before they enter.  Other than the before school drop-off and after school pick-up times, parents need to call the office ahead of time before coming onto campus.  Do not just drop by campus and the office.  Make sure to call ahead of time if you need to pick your child up early for an appointment, drop your child off late because they had an appointment, drop something off for your child, or if you need to speak to the office.  

     

    Music Program Changes

    We all know that the benefits of music in our lives is tremendous.  Two years ago we were planning on making some exciting changes in our music program to improve the experience for students both in the music program and in the classroom.  When COVID hit, those plans got put on hold.  We are, again, excited to finally put those changes into place this year.  Moving forward we have 1) expanded the time student have classroom music each week in 1st-5th grades, 2) in kinder – 4th grades we will be adding more instrumentation to our music program so students get to play more instruments as part of general music, and 3) all 5th graders will now be choosing an instrument to play and meeting in those instrument groups during the school day in place of having a general music class (they will still be able to have chorus as well).  In making all of these changes, this means that 4th graders will no longer be choosing an instrument to play.  While we will miss this opportunity for the 4th graders, we feel that, for all the students, the changes we have put in place will get students more excited about music, make them more proficient musicians, and encourage more of them to stick with it as they leave Tular.   We are very fortunate to have the quality music program we do in CUSD, and we all feel that these changes will make the program even better.  5th grade families, more information will be coming directly to you about how instruments will work this year.

     

    Symptomatic Students

    In order to keep us all safe and healthy, please be aware that any student at school who shows any symptom of illness will be sent to the office immediately and evaluated by our school nurse.  Our nurse will then call the parents to discuss the situation and necessary next steps. If it is determined the student needs to leave campus, the student will need to be picked up from school immediately and the necessary next steps be followed before the student will be allowed onto campus.  Please make sure you have prearranged a way of having your child picked up if you know you would have a hard time getting to school during the day.  Thank you for your help with this and keeping us all safe and healthy.

     

    Upcoming Events

    Mon, Aug 9: School Starts

    Mon, Aug 9 @ 8:30: PTO Meet and Greet in CV Park (next to the school)

    Fri, Aug 13: Minimum Day for Staff Professional Development.  Students released at 12:30

    Mon, Aug 16: Swimming starts for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade PE

    Thurs, Aug 19 @ 6:00 Virtual Back to School Night via Zoom

    Mon, Aug 23: Picture Day

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud!

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Kindergarten and New Family Orientation Information

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 8/3/2021

    Good Evening Bobcat Families,

     

    This is a reminder of Kindergarten and New Family events this week and additional details.  I will send out another email Friday about next week.  Remember that school starts Monday, Aug 9.

     

    Kindergarten Reminders:

    • Wednesday, 8/4, at 12:30 pm: Class lists for kindergarten will be emailed out along with a link to the Virtual Back to School Night.
    • Wednesday, 8/4, at 6:00 pm: Kindergarten Virtual Back to School Night via Zoom
    • Thursday, 8/5, at 10:00 -10:30 am: Kindergarten Open House for students.  Parents will drop their students off at the kinder classrooms (make sure your student comes with a mask).  While students are with the teachers, parents will have some paperwork to complete. Tables will be set up near the kinder building for parents to use while completing the paperwork.  If you are unable to make the Open House, you will get the paperwork the first day of school.

     

    1st-5th Grade Family Reminders:

    • Thursday, 8/5, at 9:00-10:00 am: 1st-5th Grade New Family/Student Orientation for all new families to Tular this year, or families new to Tular last year that were distance learning the entire year.  This will take place on the lower playground near the office.
    • Friday, 8/6, at 4:30: 1st-5th grade class lists emailed out

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud!

    See you soon.  Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Welcome Back Tularcitos Bobcats! School Year Info

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 7/29/2021

    Good Evening Tularcitos Bobcats and Families,

     

    I hope that you have all been enjoying your summer.   It is an understatement to say that we are excited for the start of school this year.   If you are new to Tularcitos, welcome to the Bobcat Family.  If you are returning, welcome back!  I cannot wait to see all of you on campus.

     

    As I have been thinking about this coming year, many different thoughts have gone through my mind, but one that keeps standing out is, what if this year is a Gift to Re-Imagine everything?

     

    Like I shared a few times last year, one of my greatest fears going into this year is that everyone will forget what we went through the last 15 months and rush to return to our old ways.  I worry that, personally, we will get back to lives that were too full, and not always full of the right things.  I worry that, as families, we will overbook everything and not get any quality time together. And I worry that, as a school, we will go right back to the way we always did things.  While our school has always done wonderful things, there are things that need to be made better.  This is a great year to Re-Imagine the way things can be in all areas of our lives to make sure our lives really reflect our values and what we know to be important.    

     

    Last year was a hard year. Yet is also proved that we can do whatever we want to do.  So, as we go into this year, let’s treat this year as a Gift to Re-Imagine what school could be and what we can do, and how this can be a year to really become a better version of ourselves – personally, as families, as a school, and as a community. We must take this year as a Gift to Re-Imagine what everything could be.

     

    At the end of last year and over the summer we had several changes to our staff.  The first few are that our librarian, Ms. Wheat, our Special Ed teacher, Mrs. Petray, and our ELD teacher, Ms. Proctor, all retired.  We are very excited for them as they start a new chapter in their lives and will miss them all tremendously.  In their place, we have hired Claire Cocchi as our librarian, Gretchen Abate (who is coming to us from CHS) as our Special Ed teacher, and Mrs. Colon (yes, our Spanish teacher) as our ELD teacher.  As you now know, this means we hired a new Spanish teacher, Diana Barakzoy.  Over the summer we also hired a new Music teacher, Wendy Crawford.  Mrs. Kremer took a position in another district where she will be able to teach middle school which she has been wanting to do for some time.   We all are wishing Mrs. Kremer the best.   Additionally, this year Mrs. Southerland will be taking a year leave to help care for her parents.  We are very happy to say Alison Holt-Genesy will be stepping into Mrs. Southerland’s place for this year.  Lastly, we had a number of kindergarteners register over the summer and therefore we got to add a fourth kindergarten teacher.  We are excited to announce that Sarah Maloney, who use to teach TK at Carmelo, as our new kinder teacher.  As you meet all of our new staff, please give them a warm Tularcitos Bobcat welcome.

     

    I know that most people have been paying close attention to what has been going on in the district and the state with the start of school.  If you have not, we are planning for starting school mostly like normal this year.  We will be on the same schedule as before the pandemic (in the attached info packet). There are no physical distancing requirements so classrooms will look like they did pre-pandemic as well.  Students will all be able to be out on the playground together unmasked (unless your child wants to be masked). And parents will be able to drop-off and pick-up just like they did pre-pandemic (details in the attached info packet).  While many things are returning to normal, a few things regulations will remain in place when we start school.  The biggest is that everyone, students and staff, will have to wear a mask indoors.  Another is that all large group events like assemblies will have to be outdoors or nights like Back to School Night will have to be virtual.  Finally, field trips are all still on hold as well.  Then, there are items we are still working out like volunteers and after school enrichment.  More to come on those two items.

     

    With regards to masks, I am sure there are mixed emotions about having to continue to wear masks as we return.  However, as I think about that, I also cannot keep from thinking, what if the masks are actually a gift to help us remember to not just return to our old ways.  What if the masks can be a good visual reminder to stop and ask why and remember this Gift we have to Re-Imagine all we can do this year?  As usual, our students will take their cues from the adults around them.  If we keep a positive outlook on things like masks, they will too.  Thank you for your help with this.

     

    I have always felt blessed to be at Tular.  I am often asked what the best part of Tular is.  My answer is always “the people.”  We have the most amazing staff, students, families, and community members.   While we may not yet be back to the way we all want things, let’s remember to keep asking ourselves, “What if this year is a Gift to Re-Imagine what our lives can be like so we can become a better version of ourselves, our families, our school, and our community?”

     

    I know this is a long introductory letter, and that there will be a lot of communication coming your way to start this year.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.  In the attached packet there is a list of important dates to start the year and other important info about how school will work to start the year.  Please make sure to ready through that as well.

     

    I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again on the 9th.  Let’s all stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.  See you soon.

     

    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 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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