• Principal's Weekly Email

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 12/2/2022

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope everyone had a great break and Thanksgiving last week.  There is a great quote from the book, The Secret of Saying Thanks, that reads, “The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.  The more we say thanks, the more we find to be thankful for.  And the more we find to be thankful for, the happier we become.  We don’t give thanks because we’re happy.  We are happy because we give thanks.”  I know that, at times, I get those reversed.  I think that once I am happy, then I will have something to be thankful for.  That quote is always a great reminder that it is the other way around.  Being thankful is what leads to happiness.  I hope that you were able to spend time last week identifying what you have to be thankful for.  And I hope we can do that every day. 

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Carmel Valley Angel Project Stocking Stuffer Drive
    • Spiritwear has Arrived!
    • Yearbooks On Sale Now
    • Updated Library Website
    • Responsibility Assembly
    • A Message from our Local Health Community
    • Message from PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parenting Presentation on Drugs and Alcohol

    Upcoming events

     

     

    Important Dates:

    • Fri, Dec 9: Minimum Day for Staff Professional Development. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

    Carmel Valley Angel Project Stocking Stuffer Drive

    The Carmel Valley Angel Project is a local organization that helps families in Carmel Valley who need a bit of extra help during the holidays. They serve between 60-80 families each year. This year, they are asking students from local schools to provide new stocking stuffers for children, infant through 5th grade. Some ideas include: 

    • Toothbrushes, socks, toys, small balls, small dolls,
    • Hot Wheel cars, small Lego sets, silly putty, crayons,
    • Fuzzy socks, stickers, jewelry, flashlights, etc.
    • NO Gift Cards please
    • Items need to fit in a 5” diameter stocking

    You can turn donations into the barrel in front of the office.  All donations need to be turned in by December 7.  Thank you so much for helping us help others! You can learn more about the Angel Project at cvangelproject.org

     

    Spiritwear has Arrived!!!

    We have spirit wear! We will be taking ONLINE sales ONLY. Starting today, you can go to https://tularcitos-pto.square.site/ to place your order.  Please be sure to specify your student and class after check out. Orders will not be delivered unless this has been completed. 

     

    Yearbooks On Sale Now

    Yearbooks sales are open!! Follow the link below to purchase a yearbook for your child. Additionally, you can also purchase your 5th grade recognition ads for your promoting 5th grader by following the recognition ad link.  Recognition ads are only for 5th graders, so please only purchase them if you have a 5th grader.  If you own a business you can also help support the yearbook and Tular by purchasing a business ad through the link below.  Go Bobcats!

    https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1095661/TULARCITOS-ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL/2023-Yearbook/20221201131509373112/CATALOG_SHOP

     

    Lost Coats

    If you are missing a coat, check the lost and found.

    Taking Medicine at School

    As a reminder, in order for a student to take medicine at school, including an inhaler, we must have a Authorization for Medication Administration form fill out by the physician.  You can find the form on the CUSD website under forms for parents.

     

    Updated Library Website

    Just wanted to let you know that Tularcitos has updated its library webpage.  There are links for research, writing, online stories and fun interactive sites.  Just go to the Tularcitos webpage, navigate to Program/Services and then click on our library link.  Enjoy!!  Ms. Curley

     

    Responsibility Assembly

    Before break we held our first Character Counts Assembly since February 2020.  I want to thank Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Barakzoy, our 3rd grade teachers, and all our 3rd grade students for a fun Responsibility assembly.  It was also the first time we had sung our Bobcat Song all together in a long time as well.  Hearing all our school sing that was one of the highlights of the year so far.   

     

    A Message from Our Local Health Community

    Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Mee Memorial Healthcare System, Natividad Medical Center, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, and the Monterey County Health Department urge all residents to act now to protect themselves and their families against respiratory viruses circulating this holiday season, including influenza (“flu”), COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). An early wave of RSV and influenza activity in California has led to increased hospitalizations among children in many places across the state, placing stress on the healthcare system.  Local hospitals and the Health Department ask for everyone’s help keeping our children and families safe heading into the winter season by following these steps: 

    • Stay Home if You Are Sick.  When you are sick, avoid close contact with others to protect them and to take the time you need to heal.   
    • Wash Your Hands. Frequent handwashing with soap and warm water is an easy way to stay healthy and keep from spreading germs. 
    • Cover Your Cough or sneeze with your elbow, arm, or a disposable tissue to help prevent the spread of winter viruses.

     

    Message from PTO

    Our next meeting will be Wed, Jan 11, at 6:30 at the CV Community Center and Online.   

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Parenting Presentation on Drugs and Alcohol
     
    The Carmel Unified School District (CUSD) is committed to continuing and open communication with our families to ensure the educational success, health and well-being of each student we serve. For the 2022-23 school year, CUSD will be offering a Family Education Series on a variety of topics including drug and alcohol use, sleep science, appropriate use of technology, and mental health and wellness. Please click on the link to learn more:
     
    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/6196

     

    Upcoming Events

    Thurs, Dec 8 @ 6:00: Kinder Band Performance in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, Dec 9: Minimum day for staff development. Students released after lunch at 12:30

    Thurs, Dec 15 @ 6:30: 5th Grade Winter Music Concert in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, Dec 23: PJ Day

    Dec 24-Jan 9: Winter Break

    Tues, Jan 10, 2023: School Resumes

    Tues, Jan 16: No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons

     

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  • Principal's Weekly Email

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 10/28/2022

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Halloween Costume Guidelines and Parade Info 
    • Veterans Day Bobcat Family Fun Run
    • Volunteer in the Bobcat Garden
    • Message from PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Monday, Oct 31, Halloween Parade(s)
      1. 8:50: Kinder parade on the Tular track
      2. 1:30 (please note time change): 1st-5th grade parade in the village.  Details below

     

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    As we have conducted parent-teacher conferences via zoom and in-person over the past few years we have learned that doing parent-teacher conferences in-person is more valuable.  We have found that teachers and parents build a better connection, and the teacher can more clearly and easily communicate about a child’s learning to the parent.  Therefore, we are going back to in-person parent-teacher conferences.  If, however, you are unable to make an in-person conference, please reach out to your child’s teacher for other arrangements.  Teachers will be sending out their conference signups on Monday.   Please make sure to sign up.  This is an extremely valuable time to learn how school is going, what is coming, and how we can keep working together to improve your child’s educational experience.

     

    Halloween Costume Guidelines and Parade Info

    I know many people are thinking about Halloween costumes.  So you know, here are our guidelines for costumes at school and during the parade

    • Must follow normal dress code (can be found in our Discipline Plan on our website)
    • No Masks (we need to see students’ faces and face paint is more fun)
    • No real, fake, or play weapons, guns, swords, light sabers, pistols, knives, bows and arrows, etc.
    • No wheels
    • Nothing offensive, violent, or gory
    • Costumes should be culturally sensitive

     

    Monday, Oct 31 at 8:50 – Kindergarten Halloween Parade on the Tular Track

    We are inviting all of our kinder parents (this is for kinder parents only) to stay after drop-off and line the Bobcat track to cheer on and see our kindergarten costumes.  For this parade, we are also going to bring our 1st-5th grade students out to line the track as well.  

     

    Monday, Oct 31 at 1:30 – 1st – 5th Grade Parade Through the Village

    Students will be walking with their buddy classes (except kinder) with extra staff walking with everyone to assist.  We will be using the same parade route as in the past - we will leave Tular out the gate on Pilot Road, go north on Pilot Rd, head east on Via Contenta, then south on El Caminito, west on Carmel Valley Road, west on Delfino, and then back to Tular through the Pilot Rd gate.   Most of the fun for students in walking in a parade is having people on the sidelines cheering and waving to you, so we want to have as many people on the sidelines as possible.  Please come out and help us in making this the best parade yet for the students.

     

    Veterans Day Bobcat Family Fun Run

    Looking for something to do as a family on Veterans Day where you can get outdoors together and honor and support our veterans?  We are hosting our second annual Veterans Day Bobcat Family Fun Run on Friday, November 11th at Carmel Middle School starting at 10am (begin arriving at 9:45). There will be a 2 mile and 1 mile run on the CMS Cross Country Course starting by the gym entrance.  We will also be taking donations to support our local Veterans’ Center.  We hope to see everyone there that day to celebrate our veterans and spend time together as a community.

     

    Volunteer in the Bobcat Garden

    So much to be grateful for this season. Our Garden has been growing with abundance this year and the community support has made a big difference!  Want to come and help in the Bobcat Garden? Come join us on Thursday mornings, right after the Morning Mile, 8:30-9:30am. 

    Looking forward to getting our hands in the soil together! 

    Blooming Blessings, 

    Ms. Lauren

     

    Message from PTO

    Thank you to everyone who has stepped into the various roles within our PTO.   Our next meeting with be Wed, Nov 2, at 6:30 at the Community Center and via zoom (zoom link will be sent our next week).  

     

    Repeat in this Email

     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Mon, Oct 31: Halloween Parade – details above

    Fri, Nov 11: No School for Veterans Day

    Fri, Nov 11: Veterans Day Bobcat Family Fun Run

    Nov 14-18: Minimum Days for Parent Teacher Conferences

    Nov 21-25: No School for Thanksgiving Break

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons

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  • Principal's Weekly Email

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 10/21/2022

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope you had a great October Break!

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • CUSD Music Boosters Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser Sunday
    • Halloween Costume Guidelines and Parade Info 
    • Message from PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Monday, Oct 31, Halloween Parade(s)
      1. 8:50: Kinder parade on the Tular track
      2. 1:30 (please note time change): 1st-5th grade parade in the village.  Details below

     

    CUSD Music Boosters Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser!

    Happening Sunday, October 23, 2022 @ Carmel High.

    Help support our children’s musical education and get a brand-new high-quality mattress at a deep discount.  This fundraiser supports music programs District wide! On October 23rd a showroom full of an amazing mix of mattress types and brands will be setup at the CHS Gym.  Please get the word out to your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to support this fundraising event. Mark the date in your calendar and make sure you take advantage of this great sale.”

     

    Halloween Costume Guidelines and Parade Info

    I know many people are thinking about Halloween costumes.  So you know, here are our guidelines for costumes at school and during the parade

    • Must follow normal dress code (can be found in our Discipline Plan on our website)
    • No Masks (we need to see students’ faces and face paint is more fun)
    • No real, fake, or play weapons, guns, swords, light sabers, pistols, knives, bows and arrows, etc.
    • No wheels
    • Nothing offensive, violent, or gory
    • Costumes should be culturally sensitive

     

    Monday, Oct 31 at 8:50 – Kindergarten Halloween Parade on the Tular Track

    We are inviting all of our kinder parents (this is for kinder parents only) to stay after drop-off and line the Bobcat track to cheer on and see our kindergarten costumes.  For this parade, we are also going to bring our 1st-5th grade students out to line the track as well.  

     

    Monday, Oct 31 at 1:30 – 1st – 5th Grade Parade Through the Village

    Students will be walking with their buddy classes (except kinder) with extra staff walking with everyone to assist.  We will be using the same parade route as in the past - we will leave Tular out the gate on Pilot Road, go north on Pilot Rd, head east on Via Contenta, then south on El Caminito, west on Carmel Valley Road, west on Delfino, and then back to Tular through the Pilot Rd gate.   Most of the fun for students in walking in a parade is having people on the sidelines cheering and waving to you, so we want to have as many people on the sidelines as possible.  Please come out and help us in making this the best parade yet for the students.

     

    Movie in the Park

    Friday, Oct 28, at 4:30 our PTO will host another Movie in the Park.  Kona Ice, Big Sur Taco and CVCYC will be selling food and concessions starting at 4:30.  The movie, Coco, will start at dusk.  

     

    Message from PTO

    Thank you to everyone who has stepped into the various roles within our PTO.   Our next meeting with be Wed, Nov 2, at 6:30.  

     

    Repeat in this Email

     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Fri, Oct 28: Movie in the Park 

    Mon, Oct 31: Halloween Parade – details above

    Oct 17-31: Storybook Pumpkins in the Library 

    Fri, Nov 11: No School for Veterans Day

    Nov 14-18: Minimum Days for Parent Teacher Conferences

    Nov 21-25: No School for Thanksgiving Break

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons

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  • Principal's Weekly Email

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 10/7/2022

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Wow, what an amazing Bucks for Bobcats campaign.  We were able to raise $43,800 with about 90% of our families contributing.   Thank you to everyone who contributed and Goooo Bobcats!  Our students will get their extra recess the Friday we return from October break.  If you didn’t contribute over the month of September, don’t worry, you still can. We are always accepting donations.   Donations can be made by check or cash by turning them into the office, or you can also pay online at www.bucksforbobcats.org via PayPal.


    I hope that everyone has a fun October break whether you are staying local or headed somewhere else.   

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Fall Festival Thank You
    • Before and After School Reminder
    • Picture Retakes and Makeups
    • Message from PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Health Policy Reminder
    • Storybook Pumpkin Decorating in the Library

    Upcoming events

     

      

    Important Dates:

    • Oct 10-14: No school for October Break
    • Wed, Oct 19: Picture Retake and Makeup day (details below)

     

    Fall Festival Thank You

    Thank you to everyone who stepped up and volunteered with our Fall Festival.  It was so much fun to be together as a community.   I especially want to thank Gina, Carla, Beth, Ryann, Cath, Jay, Alyssa, Daniel, Kristen, and Jessie for all of your work in organizing everything.  Also to Mrs. DeRenzo, Mr. Bonynge, and Mr A for getting dunked in the dunk tank.   Thank you again to everyone for creating such a special memory for our students and families.

     

    Before and After School

    Except on Tuesday and Thursday Morning Mile Days, please do not come onto campus (adults or students) before 8:25 unless you have an appointment. That is when campus is open and we have supervision.  Similarly, students are not allowed to hang out on campus after school unsupervised. If your child wants to play at school after 3:00, you must be present to supervise them or you must arrange it with another adult to be supervising your child.  Any students on campus after school who are unsupervised will be sent to the office to call their parents.  Thank you for your help in making sure our students stay safe.

     

    Picture Makeups and Retakes

    Wed, Oct 19, is Picture Retake and Makeup day. This is open to any families who would like their pictures retaken or missed the original day.  There is nothing to do ahead of time if you want to participate other than come ready to take your picture, unless you have already purchased your pictures and you want retakes.  Any families who purchased photos and would like a retake, we ask that you return your picture package on makeup day or contact Generations customer service after to coordinate how to return your photos for a new picture package print.  

     

    establishing good nighttime and morning time habits is essential to

     

    Message from PTO

    We had a great meeting last night.  Thank you to everyone who came.  Our next event will be another Movie in the Park on Friday, Oct 28.  Thank you to everyone who has stepped into the various roles within our PTO.  Our next meeting with be Wed, Nov 2, at 6:30.  

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Health Policy Reminder

    Different sicknesses are going around.  Please remember that your child must be fever free for 24 hours to return to school.  Similarly, when a student throws up, 24 hours must past from the last time they throw up to when they come to school.  Following these policies will help keep us all healthy.  Thank you for your cooperation.

     

    Storybook Pumpkin Decorating in our Library

    All students are invited to celebrate a great book by decorating a pumpkin as a storybook character and bring it into the library from October 17th - 28th. Pumpkins will then be on display from Oct 17-31.  Due to space constraints we ask for only one pumpkin per family.  Following are the guidelines:

    • The book from which the storybook character is chosen should be an elementary school appropriate title.
    • Please avoid characters based on toys, trading cards, TV shows or movies unless the book was published prior to the related toys, trading cards, TV shows or movies.
    • The pumpkin should be smaller than the student’s head and fit inside a backpack.  The entire display should fit on a paper plate.
    • The pumpkin can be painted, glued, pinned, or otherwise added to, but NOT carved.  We would like to avoid the magic of decomposition in the library.
    • The student should provide three clues (sentences) about the identity of their character on a 4x6 card (or similar paper).  On the back, they should write the character’s name, the book title, their own name and the name of their teacher.
    • Pumpkins will be displayed inside the library from October 17th - 31st. Pumpkins can be dropped off any day to the library during that window of time. Starting November 1st, students may pick up their pumpkin, or ask their friendly librarians to make them disappear.

     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Oct 10-14: October Break. No School

    Wed, Oct 19: Picture Makeup and Retake Day

    Fri, Oct 28: Movie in the Park – details coming 

    Mon, Oct 31: Halloween Parade – details coming 

    Oct 17-31: Storybook Pumpkins in the Library 

    Fri, Nov 11: No School for Veterans Day

    Fri, Nov 11: PTO's Veterans Day Bobcat Family Fun Run - details coming

    Nov 14-18: Minimum Days for Parent Teacher Conferences

    Nov 21-25: No School for Thanksgiving Break

     

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons

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  • Principal's Weekly Email

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 9/30/2022

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    This communication is coming out early to remind everyone that today is the last day to give towards our Bucks for Bobcats fundraising campaign and have it count towards our goal (however, you can always give if you want). 

     

    So far we have raised $38,100 with 77% of our families donating.  That means we only need 8% more of our families donating to reach the 85% for the students to get their extra recess, and 23% to reach our goal of 100% of our families giving.  Remember, any amount counts.

     

    Donations can be made by check, cash or PayPal. There is a lock box by the front office door where you can place your donations (when you come to the fall festival), or you can also pay online at www.bucksforbobcats.org via PayPal.

     

    Get those donations in by today!

     

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Fall Festival is Today, Friday, 9/30 after school
    • Book Fair
    • Storybook Pumpkin Decorating in the Library
    • CHS Presents A Midsummer’s Night Dream
    • Message from PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Pictures and Retakes

    Upcoming events

     

      

    Important Dates:

    • Today is the last day to give to Bucks for Bobcats to count towards our goal 
    • Today, Friday, Sept 30 after school is our Fall Festival
    • Oct 3-7: Book Fair in the Library
    • Oct 10-14: No school for October Break

     

    Fall Festival Is Today Friday, Sept 30 After School

    Thank you to all of you who stepped up and signed up to volunteer for our fall festival.  When we all do a little we can do great things for our community.  This is one of our biggest community events of the year with lots of games, food, and fun for everyone.   If you have not already purchased a bracelet for your child, you can do so at the festival when you arrive.  Please also remember that you cannot drop your child off at this event.  An adult must be present to supervise each child.   

     

    Health Policy Reminder

    Different sicknesses are starting to go around.  Please remember that your child must be fever free for 24 hours to return to school.  Similarly, when a student throws up, 24 hours must past from the last time they throw up to when they come to school.  Following these policies will help keep us all healthy.  Thank you for your cooperation.

     

    Book Fair

    We will be holding our Book Fair Oct 3-7, with a family night on Thursday, Oct 6 from 5:00-7:00 (so you can come to the book fair and then attend the PTO meeting at 6:30) Please see the communications from Mrs. Curley for more details.

     

    Storybook Pumpkin Decorating in our Library

    All students are invited to celebrate a great book by decorating a pumpkin as a storybook character and bring it into the library from October 17th - 28th. Pumpkins will then be on display from Oct 17-31.  Due to space constraints we ask for only one pumpkin per family.  Following are the guidelines:

    • The book from which the storybook character is chosen should be an elementary school appropriate title.
    • Please avoid characters based on toys, trading cards, TV shows or movies unless the book was published prior to the related toys, trading cards, TV shows or movies.
    • The pumpkin should be smaller than the student’s head and fit inside a backpack.  The entire display should fit on a paper plate.
    • The pumpkin can be painted, glued, pinned, or otherwise added to, but NOT carved.  We would like to avoid the magic of decomposition in the library.
    • The student should provide three clues (sentences) about the identity of their character on a 4x6 card (or similar paper).  On the back, they should write the character’s name, the book title, their own name and the name of their teacher.
    • Pumpkins will be displayed inside the library from October 17th - 31st. Pumpkins can be dropped off any day to the library during that window of time. Starting November 1st, students may pick up their pumpkin, or ask their friendly librarians to make them disappear.

     

    CHS presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Carmel High School drama performance opens this week! With jokes so witty and plot twists so outrageous, you’ll find yourself wondering if it was all a dream… or a scream! Come by the theater for a spell on the 29th, 30th, 1st, 6th, and 7th at 7pm and on the 2nd at 2pm. Tickets will be sold at the door. 

     

    Message from PTO

    Thank you to everyone who has stepped into the various roles within our PTO.   Our next meeting with be this coming Thursday, Oct 6, at 6:30.  Please note this is not our normal Wed night time.

     

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Pictures and Retakes

    You should have received an email from Generations School Photography from picture day. The email sent had the direct gallery link of your child's school picture. If you did not receive this email you can:

    1. Check your spam folder
    2. Visit gsp-photos.com and click "Find My Code". Follow the steps to retrieve your child's private gallery code 
    3. Still having issues? Contact Generations School Photography at: orders@gsp-photos.com

    For retake day: We open it up to any families who would like to participate in this. Any families who purchased photos and would like a retake, we ask that you return your picture package on makeup day or contact Generations customer service after to coordinate how to return your photos for a new picture package print.

     

    Upcoming Events

    Sept 1-30: Bucks for Bobcats

    Fri, Sept 30: PTO Fall Festival after school

    Oct 3-7: Library Book Fair

    Thurs, Oct 6: Book Fair Family Night

    Thurs, Oct 6: 6:30 PTO Meeting – this is a change of date 

    Oct 10-14: October Break. No School

    Storybook Pumpkins in the Library Oct 17-31

     

     

     

    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 Weekly Update

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 9/23/2022

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families,

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Fall Festival is Back Friday, 9/30
    • Pictures and Retakes
    • PTO Bucks for Bobcats
    • Message from PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Child Safety Workshops
    • Book Fair

    Upcoming events

     

      

    Important Dates:

    • Bucks for Bobcats goes until Sept 30
    • Friday, Sept 30 after school: Fall Festival

     

    Fall Festival Is Back Friday, Sept 30 After School

    We are excited to announce that next Friday our Fall Festival is back.  This is one of our biggest community events of the year with lots of games, food, and fun for everyone.   Envelopes with information about how to prepurchase your wristbands for the games went home.  Please note that there is no raffle this year (we forgot to remove that from the envelope).   There is a green box in front of the office to return your envelope.  We hope to see everyone there.  

     

    Pictures and Retakes

    You should have received an email from Generations School Photography from picture day. The email sent had the direct gallery link of your child's school picture. If you did not receive this email you can:

    1. Check your spam folder
    2. Visit gsp-photos.com and click "Find My Code". Follow the steps to retrieve your child's private gallery code 
    3. Still having issues? Contact Generations School Photography at: orders@gsp-photos.com

    For retake day: We open it up to any families who would like to participate in this. Any families who purchased photos and would like a retake, we ask that you return your picture package on makeup day or contact Generations customer service after to coordinate how to return your photos for a new picture package print.

     

    Bucks for Bobcats

    We have had another good week for our Bucks for Bobcats Fundraising campaign.    So far we have raised $30,860 with 201 families contributing (that is 59%).  As a reminder, we need to reach 85% for the students to earn extra recess and 100% for extra recess and ice cream party. Every dollar helps, so however much you can give is greatly appreciated.  

     

    Donations can be made by check, cash or paypal. There is a lock box by the front office door where you can place your donations. Or you can send it back to school to your child's teacher. You can also pay online at www.bucksforbobcats.org via PayPal.

     

    Message from PTO

    Thank you to everyone who has stepped into the various roles within our PTO.   Our next meeting with be Thursday, Oct 6, at 6:30.  Please note this is not our normal Wed night time.

     

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Child Safety Workshops

    Children’s safety is extremely important to us. Because of this our school will begin a series of Child Safety Workshops for all grade levels. These services are offered for free to elementary schools because of the Maxine Waters Act of 1984. The Maxine Waters Act mandates that schools must provide information on the prevention of child abuse “in a clear, age- appropriate, nonthreatening manner.” These workshops are age and grade appropriate and will be conducted in your child’s classroom during school hours.  Education staff from the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, along with Amy Bullas our school counselor, will be talking to your children about how to protect themselves and keep themselves safe the week of Oct 3. 

     

    If you decide that you do not want your child to participate in these presentations please complete this form and we will work with your child's teacher to find an alternative activity during the presentation.  Here is a power point with the content that will be covered at each grade level.  

     

    Please feel free to reach out to Amy Bullas, our school counselor with any questions or concerns. 

     

    Book Fair

    We will be holding our Book Fair Oct 3-7, with a family night on Thursday, Oct 6 (this is a change from the first communication).  Please see the communications from Mrs. Curley for more details.

     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Sept 1-30: Bucks for Bobcats

    Fri, Sept 30: PTO Fall Festival after school

    Oct 3-7: Library Book Fair

    Thurs, Oct 6: Book Fair Family Night

    Thurs, Oct 6: 6:30 PTO Meeting – this is a change of date 

    Oct 10-14: October Break. No School

     

     

     

    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 Weekly Update

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 9/16/2022

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families,

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Child Safety Workshops
    • Cachagua Family Input
    • PTO Bucks for Bobcats
    • Book Fair
    • Message from PTO
    • No Screens Week and Tech Use at Home

    Repeat in this Email

    • Absences
    • School Pictures

    Upcoming events

     

      

    Important Dates:

    • Bucks for Bobcats goes until Sept 30
    • Friday, Sept 30 after school: Fall Festival

     

     

    Child Safety Workshops

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

     

    If you would like to attend a Parent Preview Workshop, we will be hosting one on Thursday, September 22nd from 2 - 3pm via zoom. You can join this meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

     

    If you decide that you do not want your child to participate in these presentations please complete this form and we will work with your child's teacher to find an alternative activity during the presentation.  Here is a power point with the content that will be covered at each grade level.  

     

    Please feel free to reach out to Amy Bullas, our school counselor with any questions or concerns. 

     

    Cachagua Family Input

    CUSD will be hosting Community Listening Sessions next week in Cachagua and Big Sur. Our Superintendent, Dr. Knight will be in attendance and is hoping to hear from families in these outlying communities regarding the Board Districting process, as well as the possible changes to school start times. You can learn more about Districting on our webpage here - https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4924 and more about School Start Times on our webpage here - https://www.carmelunified.org/domain/776.  The Cachagua meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 20, at 5:30 at the Cachagua Community Park.   Free dinner and childcare will be provided.

    We hope many in the community will be able to make it out to share their thoughts, but for those who are unable to attend, you can always provide feedback to the District by emailing feedback@carmelunified.org.

     

    Bucks for Bobcats

    We have had another good week for our Bucks for Bobcats Fundraising campaign.    So far we have raised $22,547 with 134 families contributing.  As a reminder, we need to reach 85% for the students to earn extra recess and 100% for extra recess and ice cream party. Every dollar helps, so however much you can give is greatly appreciated.  

     

    Donations can be made by check, cash or paypal. There is a lock box by the front office door where you can place your donations. Or you can send it back to school to your child's teacher. You can also pay online at www.bucksforbobcats.org via PayPal.

     

    Book Fair

    We will be holding our Book Fair Oct 3-7, with a family night on Thursday, Oct 6 (this is a change from the first communication).  Please see the communications from Mrs. Curley for more details.

     

    Message from PTO

    Thank you to everyone who has stepped into the various roles within our PTO.   Our next meeting with be Thursday, Oct 6, at 6:30.  Please note this is a change in date.

     

    No Screens Week and Tech Use at Home

    Throughout the week I kept hearing about how much families were enjoying not having screens during the week, the extra time they were able to spend as a family, and how they noticed less conflict in their household as well.  

     

    Like I mentioned in my previous communications, my big hope for this week is that families will not just resort back to their past practice, but will take the time to evaluate screen/tech use in their home and see how they want to adjust to create better habits.  I know that making changes to habits is hard, takes intentionality, and comes with adjustment pains, but they are well worth it.  (If you are looking for a great resource on changing life habits, google “Power of Habit Charles Duhigg” for some great advice)

     

    As a reminder, here are some ideas to consider for tech use guidelines in your home.   If you only chose one thing to do, start with the 9th bullet.

     

    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 mealtimes are extremely important.  TV’s, phones, tablets, all get in the way of the conversations families can have during that time.  Nobody, including adults, should be allowed to bring a screen to any meal.
    • No screens in the car:        There are two reasons for this.        First, I always recommend to parents that they volunteer to be the drivers for their child’s, and their friend’s, activities because it is amazing what students will talk about in the back seat of a car.  The children forget an adult is driving.  Overhearing those conversations provides a great window into what goes on in your child’s life.  In the car is also a time where you can have that precious uninterrupted time with your children (or family) to talk about how life is going and connect with each other.  Second, 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 bedroom at night.  This should apply all the way up until, yes I am going to say this, they graduate from high school. 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, Instagram, TikTok, etc.).  There is even a growing body of research questioning whether middle or high schoolers should even be social media.  In addition to the fact that the law requires someone to be 13 to be on social media, studies are beginning to show the numerous negative impacts of social media on children, especially girls, before they are mature enough to handle it.  In elementary school, 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, takes 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 got 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.  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.

     

    For one of the best resources on tech, media, and cell phone use for students see https://www.commonsensemedia.org/.  This website is one of the best resources on the internet for assisting parents with technology use.  

     

    I hope you enjoyed no screens next week and the extra time you have as a family.   If you have any great stories, please email me or share them with me when you see me.

     

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Absences – call office, not just teacher

    As a reminder, if your child is absent from school make sure to call the front office even if you tell your teacher.

     

    School Pictures – will get email within the week

    If you have not already gotten an email from Generations, our school photographer, you should reveive one in the coming week.  If you do not, please email Generations at Generations@GSP-photos.com If you like your photo, you can order the pictures then.  If not, and you want to do retakes, or if you were absent on picture day, you can take your picture during retake day.  Retake day will be Oct 19. For those retaking pictures, more information will be coming as we get closer to that date.

     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Sept 1-30: Bucks for Bobcats

    Fri, Sept 30: PTO Fall Festival after school

    Oct 3-7: Library Book Fair

    Thurs, Oct 6: Book Fair Family Night

    Thurs, Oct 6: 6:30 PTO Meeting – this is a change of date 

    Oct 10-14: October Break. No School

     

     

     

    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 Weekly Update

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 9/9/2022

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families,

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • PTO Bucks for Bobcats
    • No Screens Week
    • Absences
    • School Pictures
    • Bobcat Family Campout

    Repeat in this Email

    • Playing Before School
    • No Dogs on Campus
    • Spiritwear

    Upcoming events

     

      

    Important Dates:

    • No Screens Week is next week
    • Sept 16 & 17: Bobcat Family Campout

     

     

    Bucks for Bobcats

    It has been a good start to our annual Bucks for Bobcats Fundraising campaign.  In the first week we have had 18% participation and raised a little over $15,000.  Again, our goal is 100% participation, whatever amount you can give.  Every dollar donated goes straight to supporting the students and teachers and building our school community.  

     

    It's super simple. We ask for donations at the beginning of the year. A flat donation, big or small. We don't ask families to participate in any other fundraising activities, until our Spring Fling party May 20, 2023. No caramel apples, wrapping paper or See's candy. Promise.
     
     Bucks for Bobcats funds all the great things that PTO does for our school – Field Trips, Art Program, School Garden, Swim Lessons, Assemblies, School Supplies, Campus improvement, playground equipment, Classroom materials, and all the wonderful events the PTO puts on throughout the year.  On average we spend $162 per student.  
     
     We have changed the class competitions this year to focus on our SCHOOL WIDE goal:

    • 85% participation = Extra Recess School Wide
    • 100%participation = School Wide Extra Recess AND Ice Cream Party

     

    Donations can be made by check, cash or paypal. There is a lock box by the front office door where you can place your donations. Or you can send it back to school to your child's teacher. You can also pay online at www.bucksforbobcats.org via PayPal.
     
     We understand that everyone is in different financial situations. All donations are kept private. For those who can donate extra, please consider doing so. For those who have businesses, family foundations, Grandparents, employers, neighbors - they can also donate!
     
     The Tularcitos PTO is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, EIN 77-0010111. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You received no goods or services as a result of this donation.
     
     Thank you for making Tularcitos such an amazing community for our children!

    Bucks for Bobcats will go through Sept 30.  Attached are more details.
     HAPPY BUCKS FOR BOBCATS!!
     Tularcitos PTO

     

    No Screens Week

    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 will go home Monday with details)  

     

    Our hope is that this coming week of No Screens Week will help your family evaluate your screen use 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.  

     

    Next week I will be sending out more information about what to consider for technology guidelines with elementary students and some thoughtful articles for us as adults as well.  One resource I always send people to is https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

    This website is one of the best resources on the internet for assisting parents with technology use.  

     

    I hope you enjoy no screens next week and the extra time you have as a family.

     

    Absences – call office, not just teacher

    As a reminder, if your child is absent from school make sure to call the front office even if you tell your teacher.

     

    School Pictures – will get email within two weeks

    You can expect to get the email with your child’s photo from our school photographer, Generations, sometime in the next two weeks.  At that point you can decide how many you want to order or if you need retakes done.  If you were absent on picture day you can take your picture during retake day.  Retake day will be Oct 19. For those retaking pictures, more information will be coming as we get closer to that date.

     

    Bobcat Family Campout

    The Campout is back!  This is an event designed for the whole family.  It will be the night of Friday, Sept 16.  Registration is due Sept 9.  Spaces will be given at a first-come-first-served basis and are limited.   Please complete the online registration form below ASAP to reserve your spot.  We are asking a $25 donation for a camping spot, but if that is too much, feel free to give what you can.  Money will be collected when you check-in on Sept 16.  

     

    To register complete the following form by Friday, Sept 92022 Bobcat Family Campout Registration

     

    We are still in need of more people to help with the event.  Here is the signup genius to volunteer:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948afaf22a7f58-tular2

     

    We have been asked if you can come and participate through the movie and then not spend the night.   Yes, you can do that.  Just indicate in the signups if you are not camping. 

     

    Regular school rules apply for this event – no pets, wheels (bikes, skateboards, etc), knives, open flames, or alcohol.  

     

    Here is the agenda for the event:

     

    Friday, 9/16

    3:00 pm – Everyone must leave campus

    3:30 pm – Check-in is open in front of the office.  

    • When you check in you will be able to pick your spot and people will be available to help with transporting your equipment to your camping spot.  You can then set up whenever is convenient to you

    3:30 pm – Available Activities

    • CV Pool is open for swimming 3:30-7:00. There is a separate charge to swim and have dinner that must be reserved and paid to CVCYC by Sept 14. You can purchase tickets on their website at cvcyc.org.        
      • Cost for swimming and dinner is $12/adult and $10/student. Cost includes swimming, pizza, salad, and drinks.
    • Playgrounds are open and playground balls will be provided.  The lower field will be closed because of the camping.

    5:00 pm – 6:30 Dinner available for purchase from the CV Pool. (see above for details)

    • Families are not allowed to cook their dinner at school.        You will need to either purchase dinner from the pool or bring your own dinner. If you are purchasing dinner from the pool, you must do so ahead of time using the link above 

    7:15 pm – S’more making on the lower playground

    8:00 pm – Movie in Bobcat Hall

    10:00 pm – Lights Out

     

    Saturday, 9/17

    7:00 am – Pancake Breakfast (available until 9:00 am), play time, and pack up 

    11:00 am – Everyone must be off campus

     

     

    Repeat in this Email

     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Sept 1-30: Bucks for Bobcats

    Sept 12-16: No Screens Week

    Sept 16 and 17: Tular Family Campout on Campus.   See above for details

    Fri, Sept 30: PTO Fall Festival after school

     

     

     

    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 Weekly Update

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 9/2/2022

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families,

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • PTO Bucks for Bobcats
    • Bobcat Family Campout

    Repeat in this Email

    • Playing Before School
    • No Dogs on Campus
    • Spiritwear

    Upcoming events

     

      

    Important Dates:

    • Mon, Sept 5: No School for Labor Day
    • Fri, Sept 9: Minimum Day – students released after lunch at 12:30

     

     

    PTO Bucks for Bobcats

    We just started our PTO's Bucks for Bobcats fundraising campaign which runs until September 30th, our FALL FESTIVAL. You should have received a letter and envelope in your child's folder explaining the program - attached as well.
     
     It's super simple. We ask for donations at the beginning of the year. A flat donation, big or small. We don't ask families to participate in any other fundraising activities, until our Spring Fling party May 20, 2023. No caramel apples, wrapping paper or See's candy. Promise.
     
     Bucks for Bobcats funds all the great things that PTO does for our school – Field Trips, Art Program, School Garden, Swim Lessons, Assemblies, School Supplies, Campus improvement, playground equipment, Classroom materials, and all the wonderful events the PTO puts on throughout the year.  On average we spend $162 per student.  
     
     Our goal is 100% participation, which means a donation made for every student at our school.
     
     We have changed the class competitions this year to focus on a SCHOOL WIDE goal:
     
     85% participation = Extra Recess School Wide
     100%participation = School Wide Extra Recess AND Ice Cream Party
     
     Donations can be made by check, cash or paypal. There is a lock box by the front office door where you can place your donations. Or you can send it back to school to your child's teacher. You can also pay online at www.bucksforbobcats.org via PayPal.
     
     We understand that everyone is in different financial situations. All donations are kept private. For those who can donate extra, please consider doing so. For those who have businesses, family foundations, Grandparents, employers, neighbors - they can also donate!
     
     The Tularcitos PTO is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, EIN 77-0010111. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You received no goods or services as a result of this donation.
     
     Thank you for making Tularcitos such an amazing community for our children!
     
     HAPPY BUCKS FOR BOBCATS!!
     Tularcitos PTO

     

     

    Bobcat Family Campout

    The Campout is back!  This is an event designed for the whole family.  It will be the night of Friday, Sept 16.  Registration is due Sept 9.  Spaces will be given at a first-come-first-served basis and are limited.   Please complete the online registration form below ASAP to reserve your spot.  We are asking a $25 donation for a camping spot, but if that is too much, feel free to give what you can.  Money will be collected when you check-in on Sept 16.  

     

    To register complete the following form by Friday, Sept 92022 Bobcat Family Campout Registration

     

    Regular school rules apply for this event – no pets, wheels (bikes, skateboards, etc), knives, open flames, or alcohol.  

     

    Here is the agenda for the event:

     

    Friday, 9/16

    3:00 pm – Everyone must leave campus

    3:30 pm – Check-in is open in front of the office.  

    • When you check in you will be able to pick your spot and people will be available to help with transporting your equipment to your camping spot.  You can then set up whenever is convenient to you

    3:30 pm – Available Activities

    • CV Pool is open for swimming 3:30-7:00. There is a separate charge to swim and have dinner that must be reserved and paid to CVCYC by Sept 14. You can purchase tickets on their website at cvcyc.org.  
      • Cost for swimming and dinner is $12/adult and $10/student. Cost includes swimming, pizza, salad, and drinks.
    • Playgrounds are open and playground balls will be provided.  The lower field will be closed because of the camping.

    5:00 pm – 6:30 Dinner available for purchase from the CV Pool. (see above for details)

    • Families are not allowed to cook their dinner at school.        You will need to either purchase dinner from the pool or bring your own dinner. If you are purchasing dinner from the pool, you must do so ahead of time using the link above 

    7:15 pm – S’more making on the lower playground

    8:00 pm – Movie in Bobcat Hall

    10:00 pm – Lights Out

     

    Saturday, 9/17

    7:00 am – Pancake Breakfast (available until 9:00 am), play time, and pack up 

    11:00 am – Everyone must be off campus

     

    This is an event that we get dads to put on, so dads, we need you to sign up to help.  Here is the signup genius to help:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948afaf22a7f58-tular2

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Playing Before School

    As a reminder, except for Morning Mile on Tuesdays and Thursdays, campus is closed until 8:25.   So if you are at school before 8:25 on Mon, Wed, or Fri, please stay in your car until you hear the 8:25 bell.   Also, only Tular students are allowed on the play structure before school.  Younger siblings are not allowed on our play structure until after school.

     

    No Dogs on Campus

    We have noticed some people carrying their dogs onto campus before and after school.  Please know that no dogs are allowed on campus without prior approval for educational reason even if you are carrying them.

     

    Spiritwear

    We are still waiting for our new Spiritwear to come in.  As soon as it does we will announce it.  We are also working on an online store.

     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Mon, Sept 5: No School for Labor Day

    Wed, Sept 7 @ 6:30 pm: PTO Meeting at CV Community Center and via Zoom

    Fri, Sept 9: Minimum Day. Students released after lunch at 12:30

    Sept 12-16: No Screens Week

    Sept 16 and 17: Tular Family Campout on Campus.   See above for details

     

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons

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  • Principal's Bobcat Brief

    Posted by Brandi Mooneyham on 8/26/2022

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families,

     

    I hope you have had a great third week of school.

     

    In this email

    • Important Events
    • Playing Before School
    • No Dogs on Campus
    • Picture Day is Sept 1
    • Spiritwear
    • PTO Family Campout

    Repeat in this Email

    • Yearbook Photo Request

    Upcoming events

     

      

    Important Dates:

    • Today, Fri, Aug 26 after school: PTO Pool Party and Movie Night at CV Pool and Park
    • Thurs, Sept 1: Picture Day
    • Mon, Sept 5: No School for Labor Day

     

    Playing Before School

    As a reminder, except for Morning Mile on Tuesdays and Thursdays, campus is closed until 8:25.   So if you are at school before 8:25 on Mon, Wed, or Fri, please stay in your car until you hear the 8:25 bell.  Also, only Tular students are allowed on the play structure before school.  Younger siblings are not allowed on our play structure until after school.

     

    No Dogs on Campus

    We have noticed some people carrying their dogs onto campus before and after school.  Please know that no dogs or animals are allowed on campus without prior approval for educational reasons even if you are carrying them.

     

    Picture Day is Sept 1

    For picture day this year there is nothing you need to do ahead of time for ordering pictures.  About two weeks after pictures are taken you will get an email with a proof of the pictures and then decide how many pictures you want to order online.  All you need to do for Picture Day on Sept 1 is send your child to school ready to have their picture taken.  

     

    Spiritwear

    We are still waiting for our new Spiritwear to come in.  As soon as it does we will announce it.  We are also working on an online store.

     

    PTO Family Campout Sept 16

    We will be holding our annual family campout on Friday, Sept 16.  On that day anyone who wants to campout for the night comes back to school at 3:30, sets up a tent on our lawn in designated spaces, hangs out on campus or goes swimming at the pool.  Enjoy dinner (either purchased from the pool or brought on your own), smores and movie at night, sleeps in their tents, and gets a pancake breakfast the next morning.   It is a fun night and another great way to hang out as a community.  More details and signup will be coming next week, but mark it on your calendars now.   This is an event that we get dads to put on, so dads, we need you to sign up to help.  Here is the signup genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948afaf22a7f58-tular2

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Yearbook Photo Request

    We are already collecting photos for this year.  Please submit photos of your kids (and their friends) from the first day of school for the Tular Yearbook.  We would appreciate any group photos you may have of kids in addition to just your child.  Photos can be uploaded directly to the Tular Yearbook Google Drive by following the link below or emailing them to Tularcitosyearbook@gmail.com.  

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10cRCMKt1bZdRy8R15SucDqhwxUrEe5aK?usp=sharing 

     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Thurs, Sept 1: Picture Day

    Mon, Sept 5: No School for Labor Day

    Wed, Sept 7 @ 6:30 pm: PTO Meeting at CV Community Center and via Zoom

    Fri, Sept 9: Minimum Day. Students released after lunch at 12:30

    Sept 16 and 17: Tular Family Campout on Campus.   See above for details

     

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons

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