• Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Kimberly Carley on 2/15/2019

    2/15/2019

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

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

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

     

    In this email

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

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    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

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

     

    Parent Volunteers Needed for Help with Recess Supervision.

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

     

    Winter Music Concert Sadly Cancelled

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

     

    Spelling Bee Stills Needs Help!

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

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

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

     

    PJ Movie Night Tonight, January 25 @ 6:00

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

     

    Message from our PTO

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

     

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    Upcoming events

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Feb 13 @ Tularcitos

    Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1

     

    Have a great weekend.

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 1/14/2019

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Welcome Back.  I hope you had a great vacation!

     

    In this email

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

    Repeat in this email

    • Change in 5th Grade Science Fair

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

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

     

    Spelling Bee Help Needed!

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

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

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

     

    PJ Movie Night Friday, January 25 @ 6:00

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

     

    Message from our PTO

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

     

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    Change in 5th Grade Science Fair

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

     

    Upcoming events

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

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

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

     

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

    Jan 16, 2019 @ Carmel Middle School

    Feb 13 @ Tularcitos

    Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1

     

    Enjoy the rain this weekend!

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 12/21/2018

    12/21/2018

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope that you have a wonderful vacation with family and loved ones.  Remember to tell them you love them.  We’ll see you back Tuesday, Jan 8. Happy Holidays!

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Screen Time Ideas for Vacation
    • Another Adorable Angel Band
    • Change in 5th Grade Science Fair
    • Tular Dads
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • PE Dance Unit – From Mr. A

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Winter Break: Dec 24 – Jan 7
    • Monday, Jan 7, 2019: No school for teacher professional development
    • Tuesday, Jan 8: First day back from break

     

    Screen Time Ideas for Vacation

    Navigating the tricky waters of screen time can be especially challenging during the long winter break. Here is a great blog post about how to manage screen time during vacation: https://www.reconnect-families.com/blog/peace-love-and-screentime. In this post, blogger Julia Storm shares strategies to deal with stay-at-home vacations, destination vacations, large family gatherings, and playing with screens in a new way.  Julia Storm is a Los Angeles-based Digital Media Parenting Educator and founder of ReConnect, a whole child and whole family approach to preparing kids for life in the Digital Age.  Enjoy.

     

    Another Adorable Angel Band

    Our kindergarteners put on a precious Angel Band performance last night for the parents and this morning for our students.  Thank you to all of the kindergarteners, and especially their teachers, for blessing us with some great songs, big smiles, and wonderful memories.  Today, the entire school got to be kindergarteners again and sing the Pinata song together.  It was so wonderful to look at everyone and see smiles on all of the faces and to be like kindergarteners again.  What a great school we have! 

     

    Change in 5th Grade Science Fair

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

     

    Tular Dads – Movie Night Coming in January

    We had our first meeting last night.  Thank you to all the dads that came out (and to those interested but couldn’t because or prior commitments).  The first event the Dads will be putting on will be a Pajama Movie Night for Tular families in Bobcat Hall on Friday, January 25.  The whole family is welcome, or dads can come with the kids and give moms some time to themselves.  Put it on your calendars now.  Tular Dads will be meeting again on Thursday, Jan 10, at the Carmel Valley Wine House.  Those interested in helping with the movie night will be meeting at 5:30, and when the planning is done we’ll be hanging out until 7:30 socializing. We hope to see as many dads there to either help plan the movie night or just come and hang out.

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope that everyone has a wonderful winter break.  Our next meeting will be Thursday, Jan 17, at 6:00 pm.  Place TBD.

     

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    PE Dance Unit – From Mr. A

    As you most likely know, after Thanksgiving we started a dance unit in PE. This is the first time we have done dance at Tularcitos.  Dance is a unit that has always had a little bit of hesitation from students, myself included growing up, so I wanted to give some information on why it is important to teach a dance unit in elementary school. Whether it is square dance, for 1st & 2nd, or swing dance, for 3rd-5th, there is an enormous amount of social development involved with dancing. One of my main emphasis in the unit is respect and how to treat your peers with respect. This includes how to ask another student to dance, proper hand hold, looking and smiling at your partner while dancing, and showing gratitude to your peer after the dance. In addition to the social development, there is a strong correlation that dance prior to studying helps with cognitive retention. Performing an activity that is physically engaging, but also requires thought and a knowledge of movements, has an impressive effect on the brain. Hormones and proteins, such as BDNF, are released during activities that involve a mind-body connection, just like dancing. Students are becoming more physically active and improving cognitive retention... sounds like a win win to me! My main justification for teaching swing dance in upper grades instead of sticking with square dance is the prevalence of using swing dance as they become adults. Yes I would love to teach the 5th graders how to do the Grand Square, but there are not very many social events off the top of my head where I see people busting out the allemandes and promenades. On the other hand, swing music is often played at weddings, graduation parties, etc. Having the confidence and knowledge to be able to do the basic step and a few simple turns during these social events is not only impressive, it gives them more opportunities to become physically active as they grow up. If you have any questions or concerns, email me anytime. Thank you! 

     

    Upcoming events

    Dec 24-Jan 7: Winter Break

    Tues, Jan 8: First day back from break

    Thurs, Jan 10 @ 5:30: Tular Dads meeting at CV Wine House

    Thurs, Jan 17 @ 6:00: PTO Meeting.  Place TBD

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

    Fri, Jan 25 at night: Tular Movie Night

     

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

    Jan 16, 2019 @ Carmel Middle School

    Feb 13 @ Tularcitos

    Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1

     

    Happy Holidays!

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 12/14/2018

    12/14/2018

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • PE Dance Unit – From Mr. A
    • Sprit Days Next Week
    • Tular Dads – Movie Night Coming in January
    • Talent Show
    • Remember to Wash Your Hands
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • For 5th Grade Parents Only – Yearbook Deadline

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Winter Break: Dec 24 – Jan 7
    • Monday, Jan 7, 2019: No school for teacher professional development
    • Tuesday, Jan 8: First day back from break

     

    PE Dance Unit – From Mr. A

    As you most likely know, after Thanksgiving we started a dance unit in PE. This is the first time we have done dance at Tularcitos.  Dance is a unit that has always had a little bit of hesitation from students, myself included growing up, so I wanted to give some information on why it is important to teach a dance unit in elementary school. Whether it is square dance, for 1st & 2nd, or swing dance, for 3rd-5th, there is an enormous amount of social development involved with dancing. One of my main emphasis in the unit is respect and how to treat your peers with respect. This includes how to ask another student to dance, proper hand hold, looking and smiling at your partner while dancing, and showing gratitude to your peer after the dance. In addition to the social development, there is a strong correlation that dance prior to studying helps with cognitive retention. Performing an activity that is physically engaging, but also requires thought and a knowledge of movements, has an impressive effect on the brain. Hormones and proteins, such as BDNF, are released during activities that involve a mind-body connection, just like dancing. Students are becoming more physically active and improving cognitive retention... sounds like a win win to me! My main justification for teaching swing dance in upper grades instead of sticking with square dance is the prevalence of using swing dance as they become adults. Yes I would love to teach the 5th graders how to do the Grand Square, but there are not very many social events off the top of my head where I see people busting out the allemandes and promenades. On the other hand, swing music is often played at weddings, graduation parties, etc. Having the confidence and knowledge to be able to do the basic step and a few simple turns during these social events is not only impressive, it gives them more opportunities to become physically active as they grow up. If you have any questions or concerns, email me anytime. Thank you! 

     

    Spirit Days Next Week

    Next week is spirit week.

    • Monday – Any costume day. This means you can wear any costume that you have –an old Halloween costume, a princess costume, or even just a cape (remember that the same restrictions for costumes apply as did on Halloween)
    • Tuesday – Crazy Day. This means you can dress and accessorize in any crazy way you want
    • Wednesday – Holiday Multiple Day. Dress in any holiday gear you have an look around at school to see how many matches you can find.
    • Thursday – Throw Back Day. This means you can wear anything from the past. You might dress as  a hippie from the 60’s or a punk rocker from the 80’s.
    • Friday – Pajama Day. Wear you pajamas to school.

     

    Tular Dads – Movie Night Coming in January

    We had our first meeting last night.  Thank you to all the dads that came out (and to those interested but couldn’t because or prior commitments).  The first event the Dads will be putting on will be a Pajama Movie Night for Tular families in Bobcat Hall on Friday, January 25.  The whole family is welcome, or dads can come with the kids and give moms some time to themselves.  Put it on your calendars now.  Tular Dads will be meeting again on Thursday, Jan 10.  Those interested in helping with the movie night will be meeting at 5:30, and when the planning is done we’ll be hanging out until 7:30 socializing.  The place is still TBD, but we hope to see as many dads there to either help plan the movie night or just come and hang out.

     

    Talent Show

    Talent show permission slips were due today.  If you forgot yours at home, please make sure to turn it into the office first thing Monday morning.

     

    Remember to Wash your Hands

    It is that time of year when sickness is on the rise.  Remember to wash your hands on a regular basis to help keep yourself and everyone around you healthy.

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope that everyone has a wonderful winter break.  Our next meeting will be Thursday, Jan 17, at 6:00 pm.  Place TBD.

     

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    FOR 5TH GRADE PARENTS ONLY:  Yearbook Deadline 2/8/19

    Treat your child to lasting memories in the yearbook with Memory Pages (a.k.a Yearbook Recognition Ads).  These Ads are an exclusive offer for 5th graders, limited to one per student. We take creative liberties to design a one-of-a-kind Ad by adding a background (i.e. color or one of your photos) and by fine-tuning photo placement and size. Take the time today to honor your child: choose up to 4 photos, write your personal message or dedication to your child, and order online.  You may even have your child write something instead, like a reflection of their experience at Tularcitos or what they will miss or who they would like to thank.  They might have something to say.  The price for the Ad is $35.  Yearbooks must be purchased separately for $10.  Ads must be ordered ONLINE by February 8, 2019.  If you are unable to order online, please e-mail Carolina Walbrun at  carolina.walbrun@gmail.com or contact the office and we will make arrangements to process your order.   It would be great if each 5th grader was represented in the memory pages of the yearbook. To order the Recognition Ad online using your computer, go to:  www.jostens.com and click on “Yearbook Recognition Ads”.

     

    Upcoming events

    Dec 17-21: Spirit Week

    Thurs, Dec 20 @ 6:00: Kinder Angel Band Performance

    Dec 24-Jan 7: Winter Break

    Tues, Jan 8: First day back from break

    Thurs, Jan 10 @ 5:30: Tular Dads meeting. Place TBD

    Thurs, Jan 17 @ 6:00: PTO Meeting.  Place TBD

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

    Fri, Jan 25 at night: Tular Movie Night

     

     

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

    Jan 16, 2019 @ Carmel Middle School

    Feb 13 @ Tularcitos

    Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1

     

    Have a fun weekend!

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 12/7/2018

    12/7/2018

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    ·         Don’t Miss This

    ·         Remember to Wash Your Hands

    ·         Carmel Valley Angel Project Stocking Drive

    ·         Attention Tular Dads

    ·         Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    ·         For 5th Grade Parents Only – Yearbook Deadline

     

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    ·         Winter Break: Dec 24 – Jan 7

    ·         Monday, Jan 7, 2019: No school for teacher professional development

    ·         Tuesday, Jan 8: First day back from break

     

    Remember to Wash your Hands

    It is that time of year when sickness is on the rise.  Remember to wash your hands on a regular basis to help keep yourself and everyone around you healthy.

     

    Carmel Valley Angel Project Stocking Drive

    Thank you to everyone who brought items in for the Carmel Valley Angel Project.  Even though we are no longer collecting items, you can get more information and make secure tax deductible donations on our website at www.cvangelproject. org.  Questions, please call Robyn at 831-238-4639.  Carmel Valley families with children 18 and under needing a little extra help during this holiday are welcome to call for an appointment to shop for their kids' gifts at the "free store".  Call Alicia at 831-298-7425.

     

    Attention Tularcitos Dads

    Our first meeting will be Thursday, Dec 13, from 5:00-6:00 at Trailside Café.  At that meeting we’ll be discussing what we want to accomplish as a group as well as plan out our first event which will most likely put on will be a PJ movie night for the family in January.  If you are a dad and want to be part of the group, please email me rpeterson@carmelunified.org 

    The mission of the dad’s group would be to:

    ·         Assist Tularcitos Staff and PTO in building a welcoming and supportive community at Tularcitos and the surrounding Carmel Valley for dads and the entire family.

    ·         Provide a volunteer forum for dads in the community to connect and get to know one another.

    Hope to see dad’s at our first meeting.

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope that everyone has a wonderful winter break.  Our next meeting will be Thursday, Jan 17, at 6:00 pm.  Place TBD.

     

    Repeat in this Email

    FOR 5TH GRADE PARENTS ONLY:  Yearbook Deadline 2/8/19

    Treat your child to lasting memories in the yearbook with Memory Pages (a.k.a Yearbook Recognition Ads).  These Ads are an exclusive offer for 5th graders, limited to one per student. We take creative liberties to design a one-of-a-kind Ad by adding a background (i.e. color or one of your photos) and by fine-tuning photo placement and size. Take the time today to honor your child: choose up to 4 photos, write your personal message or dedication to your child, and order online.  You may even have your child write something instead, like a reflection of their experience at Tularcitos or what they will miss or who they would like to thank.  They might have something to say.  The price for the Ad is $35.  Yearbooks must be purchased separately for $10.  Ads must be ordered ONLINE by February 8, 2019.  If you are unable to order online, please e-mail Carolina Walbrun at  carolina.walbrun@gmail.com or contact the office and we will make arrangements to process your order.   It would be great if each 5th grader was represented in the memory pages of the yearbook. To order the Recognition Ad online using your computer, go to:  www.jostens.com and click on “Yearbook Recognition Ads”.

     

    Upcoming events

    Sat, Dec 8 @ 10:30: Carmel Valley Santa Fly In

    Tues, Dec 11 @ 10:45 5th grade assembly 

    Dec 17-21: Spirit Week

    Thurs, Dec 20 @ 6:00: Kinder Angel Band Performance

    Dec 22-Jan 7: Winter Break

    Tues, Jan 8: First day back from break.

     

     

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principals Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 12/3/2018

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

    I hope that your week is off to a good start.  I am not sure what happened to my email on Friday.  It went into the system, but never went out. Here it is.  

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Carmel Valley Angel Project Stocking Drive
    • For 5th Grade Parents Only – Yearbook Deadline
    • PTO Social
    • Attention Tular Dads
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

     

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Carmel Valley Tree Lighting scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled because of the weather

     

    Carmel Valley Angel Project Stocking Drive

    In 2017, the Carmel Valley Angel Store served 75 Carmel Valley families with 195 children and teens.  Each year we serve more & more families.  The "store" offers a stocking, two gifts, a book, and a fleece jacket per child, plus a game, staples and fresh food for the family.  We are asking Tularcitos families to help fill stockings for these local families in need.  Please place your new stocking items in the Donation Barrel in front of the office.  You may get more information and make secure tax deductible donations on our website at www.cvangelproject. org.  Questions, please call Robyn at 831-238-4639.  Carmel Valley families with children 18 and under needing a little extra help during this holiday are welcome to call for an appointment to shop for their kids' gifts at the "free store".  Call Alicia at 831-298-7425.

     

    FOR 5TH GRADE PARENTS ONLY:  Yearbook Deadline 2/8/19

    Treat your child to lasting memories in the yearbook with Memory Pages (a.k.a Yearbook Recognition Ads).  These Ads are an exclusive offer for 5th graders, limited to one per student. We take creative liberties to design a one-of-a-kind Ad by adding a background (i.e. color or one of your photos) and by fine-tuning photo placement and size. Take the time today to honor your child: choose up to 4 photos, write your personal message or dedication to your child, and order online.  You may even have your child write something instead, like a reflection of their experience at Tularcitos or what they will miss or who they would like to thank.  They might have something to say.  The price for the Ad is $35.  Yearbooks must be purchased separately for $10.  Ads must be ordered ONLINE by February 8, 2019.  If you are unable to order online, please e-mail Carolina Walbrun at  carolina.walbrun@gmail.com or contact the office and we will make arrangements to process your order.   It would be great if each 5th grader was represented in the memory pages of the yearbook. To order the Recognition Ad online using your computer, go to:  www.jostens.com and click on “Yearbook Recognition Ads”.

     

    PTO Social Wednesday, Dec 5th from 5-8pm, The Wine House
    Please join us for some holiday cheer in lieu of our monthly meeting. Nibbles will be served with a no host bar. We’ll also be collecting unwrapped gifts or stocking stuffers for the Carmel Valley Angel Project. We hope you can make it!

     

    Attention Tularcitos Dads

    Our first meeting will be Thursday, Dec 13, from 5:00-6:00 at Trailside Café.  At that meeting we’ll be discussing what we want to accomplish as a group as well as plan out our first event which will most likely put on will be a PJ movie night for the family in January.  If you are a dad and want to be part of the group, please email me rpeterson@carmelunified.org 

    The mission of the dad’s group would be to:

    • Assist Tularcitos Staff and PTO in building a welcoming and supportive community at Tularcitos and the surrounding Carmel Valley for dads and the entire family.
    • Provide a volunteer forum for dads in the community to connect and get to know one another.

    Hope to see dad’s at our first meeting.

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope to see people at our social Dec 5 at The Wine House from 5:00-8:00.  Our next official meeting will be Thursday, Jan 17, at 6:00 pm.

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Nothing

     

    Upcoming events

    Sat, Dec 8 @ 10:30: Santa Fly In

    Thurs, Dec 20 @ 6:00: Kinder Angel Band Performance

    Dec 22-Jan 7: Winter Break

    Tues, Jan 8: First day back from break.

     

    I hope you enjoy the rain this weekend

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

    Nurturing Hearts, Expanding Minds, Inspiring Actions, Broadening Horizons

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 11/16/2018

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Happy Thanksgiving
    • Lost and Found
    • Thank You
    • Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Yearbook Info

     

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Nov 14-20: Parent Teacher Conferences. Students released after lunch at 12:30
    • Nov 21-23: Thanksgiving Break

     

    Happy Thanksgiving

    I will not be sending out an email next week.  I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  In the story I read Monday, The Secret of Saying Thanks, I highlighted the last lines.  “We don’t give thanks because we’re happy, we are happy because we give thanks.”  Too many times we all forget that.  We wait to be happy before being thankful.  This is a good time to remember that having a thankful heart is what comes first.  I hope that this Thanksgiving you are able to pause and reflect on all of the things in your life you can be thankful for and take time to tell the important people in your life how much you love them.

     

    Lost and Found

    Our lost and found is overflowing.  Please check it when you are here for parent teacher conferences.  All items left in the lost and found after Nov 20 will be donated to charity over the Thanksgiving break.

     

    Thank You

    Thank you so much to everyone who brought in food for the staff on Wednesday.  We feel so appreciated and valued.  It is very nice to not have to worry about packing a lunch when there is a lot to do to get ready for conferences.

     

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    Thank you for participating in the parent teacher conferences.  This is extremely important in not only making sure we maintain a great partnership in educating your children, but also in letting your children know how important their education is. Thank you for being so involved.

     

    3rd Grade Responsibility and Self Control Assembly

    Thank you 3rd graders and teachers for teaching us more about what it means to be responsible and have more self-control in our assembly today.  What a fun assembly.

     

    Attention Tularcitos Dads

    We are going to be starting a Tularcitos Dads group.  The mission of the group would be to:

    • Assist Tularcitos Staff and PTO in building a welcoming and supportive community at Tularcitos and the surrounding Carmel Valley for dads and the entire family.
    • Provide a volunteer forum for dads in the community to connect and get to know one another.

    The first event we will most likely put on will be a PJ movie night for the family in January in Bobcat Hall.  If you are a dad and want to be part of the group, please email me rpeterson@carmelunified.org  We will be hosting our first dads meeting in December.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came out to our last meeting.  We have a number of things coming up in the winter and spring including the talent show, reading week/night, our first ever fun run, and spring fling.  If you are interested in helping out our PTO in any way please come to our meeting or contact Heaven Tempalski (PTO President) at htempalski@gmail.com

     

    Repeat in this Email

    YEARBOOK EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:

    Take advantage of this discount.  Yearbooks are currently only $10 and are available for purchase online.  Please go to www.jostens.com.  After December 21st, they will be offered at $15.  A donation option to “Donate a Yearbook” for $10 is also available.  Paper order forms will be available in the office if you prefer to fill out a form.  

    YEARBOOK BLING:  

    Add some sparkle to your yearbook this year.  Bedazzle the cover with your child’s name in gold foil and maybe add his or her grade.  Add a touch of personality to the yearbook by choosing icons like dance, art, choir, gymnastics, skateboarding, and martial arts just to name a few.   

    Personalization is an extra cost in addition to the yearbook cost.  Prices are:  $7 for your child’s name and $4 for each icon.  About half of the proceeds from the personalization will go towards offsetting yearbook production costs.  So, this is a great way to raise funds for the yearbook!

    If you choose to opt out of personalization, students may write his or her name on the inside of the yearbook cover.

    SPONSORS:

    We are currently seeking sponsors who would like to advertise their business in the yearbook.  Stay tuned for ad size options and pricing, as well as the ability to place your order and create your ad online.

     

    Upcoming events

    Nov 14-20: Parent Teacher Conferences and Minimum Days

    Nov 21-23: Thanksgiving Break

    Sat, Dec 1 @ 4:30: CV Tree Lighting

    Sat, Dec 8 @ 10:30: Santa Fly In

    Thurs, Dec 20 @ 6:00: Kinder Angel Band Performance

    Dec 22-Jan 7: Winter Break

    Tues, Jan 8: First day back from break.

     

    Happy Thanksgiving!

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 11/9/2018

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Lost and Found
    • Remember to Wash your Hands
    • 10 Common Mistakes Parents Make
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Yearbook Info

     

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Mon, Nov 12: No School for Veterans Day – Please thank a veteran
    • Nov 14-20: Parent Teacher Conferences. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

    Lost and Found

    Our lost and found is overflowing.  Please check it when you are here for parent teacher conferences.  All items left in the lost and found after Nov 20 will be donated to charity over the Thanksgiving break.

     

    Remember to Wash your Hands

    It is that time of year when sickness is on the rise.  Remember to wash your hands on a regular basis to help keep yourself and everyone around you healthy.

     

    10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (and what to do instead) Article

    Attached is a great article I've sent out before but is a great reminder for us parents.  Enjoy!

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came out to our last meeting.  We have a number of things coming up in the winter and spring including the talent show, reading week/night, our first ever fun run, and spring fling.  If you are interested in helping out our PTO in any way please come to our meeting or contact Heaven Tempalski (PTO President) at htempalski@gmail.com

     

    Repeat in this Email

    YEARBOOK EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:

    Take advantage of this discount.  Yearbooks are currently only $10 and are available for purchase online.  Please go to www.jostens.com.  After December 21st, they will be offered at $15.  A donation option to “Donate a Yearbook” for $10 is also available.  Paper order forms will be available in the office if you prefer to fill out a form.  

    YEARBOOK BLING:  

    Add some sparkle to your yearbook this year.  Bedazzle the cover with your child’s name in gold foil and maybe add his or her grade.  Add a touch of personality to the yearbook by choosing icons like dance, art, choir, gymnastics, skateboarding, and martial arts just to name a few.   

    Personalization is an extra cost in addition to the yearbook cost.  Prices are:  $7 for your child’s name and $4 for each icon.  About half of the proceeds from the personalization will go towards offsetting yearbook production costs.  So, this is a great way to raise funds for the yearbook!

    If you choose to opt out of personalization, students may write his or her name on the inside of the yearbook cover.

    SPONSORS:

    We are currently seeking sponsors who would like to advertise their business in the yearbook.  Stay tuned for ad size options and pricing, as well as the ability to place your order and create your ad online.

     

    Upcoming events

    Mon, Nov 12: No School for Veterans Day

    Fri, Nov 16 @ 9:00: Character Counts Respect Assembly hosted by 3rd grade – wear green!

    Nov 14-20: Parent Teacher Conferences and Minimum Days

    Nov 21-23: Thanksgiving Break

    Sat, Dec 1 @ 4:30: CV Tree Lighting

    Sat, Dec 8: Santa Fly In

    Thurs, Dec 20 @ 6:00: Kinder Angel Band Performance

    Dec 22-Jan 7: Winter Break

    Tues, Jan 8: First day back from break.

     

    Have a fun long weekend!

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     



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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 11/2/2018

    11/2/2018

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Halloween Day, Parade, and Costumes
    • FOCUS Auction
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Free Flu Shot Clinic
    • Emergency Contacts Picking Up Students
    • Yearbook Info

     

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Free Flu Shot Clinic Nov 6, 4:00-7:00
    • Mon, Nov 12: No School for Veterans Day
    • Nov 14-20: Parent Teacher Conferences. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

    Halloween Day, Parade, and Costumes

    Thank you to everyone who came to cheer on our students during our parade.  It was so much fun!

     

    FOCUS Auction

    The annual FOCUS Fall Back Bash Auction is wrapping up tomorrow!!!  After 11pm on Saturday, November 3rd, your opportunity to bid on and win highly desired items donated by the schools and local businesses will be gone, gone, gone!  Whether you are interested in golf, special school performances, or reserved parking, don’t miss out…visit:  https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/2018-focus-fall-back-auction-5391 before time runs out! 

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday, Nov 7, at 8:45 in Bobcat hall.  We have a number of things coming up in the winter and spring including our first ever fun run, talent show, reading week/night, and spring fling.  If you are interested in helping out our PTO in any way please come to our meeting or contact Heaven Tempalski (PTO President) at htempalski@gmail.com

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Free Flu Shot Clinic Tuesday, Nov 6, 4:00-7:00

    Good News!  Do you still need your flu shot?  Our Free Flu Shot Clinic is on for Tuesday, Nov 6, from 4:00-7:00 in Bobcat Hall.  They have shots for anyone two years and older.  This is open to anyone!  It is being sponsored by our Local Rotary Clubs and the VNA.

     

    YEARBOOK EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:

    Take advantage of this discount.  Yearbooks are currently only $10 and are available for purchase online.  Please go to www.jostens.com.  After December 21st, they will be offered at $15.  A donation option to “Donate a Yearbook” for $10 is also available.  Paper order forms will be available in the office if you prefer to fill out a form.  

    YEARBOOK BLING:  

    Add some sparkle to your yearbook this year.  Bedazzle the cover with your child’s name in gold foil and maybe add his or her grade.  Add a touch of personality to the yearbook by choosing icons like dance, art, choir, gymnastics, skateboarding, and martial arts just to name a few.   

    Personalization is an extra cost in addition to the yearbook cost.  Prices are:  $7 for your child’s name and $4 for each icon.  About half of the proceeds from the personalization will go towards offsetting yearbook production costs.  So, this is a great way to raise funds for the yearbook!

    If you choose to opt out of personalization, students may write his or her name on the inside of the yearbook cover.

    SPONSORS:

    We are currently seeking sponsors who would like to advertise their business in the yearbook.  Stay tuned for ad size options and pricing, as well as the ability to place your order and create your ad online.

     

    Upcoming events

    Tues, Nov 6, Free Flu Clinic after school

    Mon, Nov 12: No School for Veterans Day

    Nov 14-20: Parent Teacher Conferences and Minimum Days

    Nov 21-23: Thanksgiving Break

     

    Have a really fun weekend!

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 10/26/2018

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Halloween Day, Parade, and Costumes
    • FOCUS Auction
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Free Flu Shot Clinic
    • Emergency Contacts Picking Up Students
    • Yearbook Info

     

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Wed, Oct 31 @ 1:15: Halloween Parade
    • Free Flu Shot Clinic Nov 6, 4:00-7:00

     

    Halloween Day, Parade, and Costumes

    On Wednesday, October 31st, at 1:15 pm we will be holding our Halloween Parade through the Village.  In trying to keep this parade about the students and for the students, we are asking all parents, family members, and friends to stand along the sidewalks of the parade route rather than walk with the students.  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.  To make sure our youngest students will be safe teachers may ask a couple of parents for help and students will be walking with their buddy classes.  However, other than those few parents we want everyone else to come line the sidewalks along the parade route. We would also like to encourage everyone to invite relatives and family friends to join them to be spectators for the parade as well.  It would be great if we could get hundreds of people on the sidelines cheering and waving to our students.   For the parade route 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.  Thank you for your help in making this the best parade yet for the students.

     

    Here are our guidelines for costumes at school and during the parade (I’m guessing you may be shopping for costumes over break)

    • 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

    If you have any specific questions about a costume, please email or give me a call.

     

    FOCUS Auction

    FOCUS (Friends of Carmel Unified Schools) is a non-profit education foundation that grants funds based on teacher and staff requests to schools throughout CUSD. We really need your help to continue this amazing mission that directly benefits our kids! This year we will be holding our online Fall Back Bash Auction from Friday, October 26th through Saturday, November 3rd.  Whether you are a golf fanatic or just want to avoid jostling for a parking space or a theater seat, don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to bid on and win highly desired items donated by the schools and local businesses! There are a few fun Tular packages in this auction.  When bidding opens at 8am on October 26th, please visit: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/2018-focus-fall-back-auction-5391

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came out to our last meeting.  We have a number of things coming up in the winter and spring including our first ever fun run, talent show, reading week/night, and spring fling.  If you are interested in helping out our PTO in any way please come to our meeting or contact Heaven Tempalski (PTO President) at htempalski@gmail.com

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Free Flu Shot Clinic Tuesday, Nov 6, 4:00-7:00

    Good News!  Do you still need your flu shot?  Our Free Flu Shot Clinic is on for Tuesday, Nov 6, from 4:00-7:00 in Bobcat Hall.  They have shots for anyone two years and older.  This is open to anyone!  It is being sponsored by our Local Rotary Clubs and the VNA.

     

    Emergency Contacts Picking Up Students

    Here is some information that came up in our drill that we want to make everyone aware of.  Our students’ safety is our number one priority so we want to make sure you know that:

    1. By law, we are not allowed to check out a student to anyone during an emergency except the parent/guardian, even if you are on the emergency contact list.
    2. We must have verbal contact from the parent/guardian to release your child to someone else. That person will be required to show us a driver’s license.  If verbal contact is not made, we will hold your child until we can hear from you.
    3. If you are traveling, and leave your child with another adult, make sure you tell our office. We want the name and contact number for who is responsible for your child while you are away.  In general, Temporary Medical and Guardianship forms should be completed as they would be accepted with a driver’s license to pick up in an emergency.

     

    YEARBOOK EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:

    Take advantage of this discount.  Yearbooks are currently only $10 and are available for purchase online.  Please go to www.jostens.com.  After December 21st, they will be offered at $15.  A donation option to “Donate a Yearbook” for $10 is also available.  Paper order forms will be available in the office if you prefer to fill out a form.  

    YEARBOOK BLING:  

    Add some sparkle to your yearbook this year.  Bedazzle the cover with your child’s name in gold foil and maybe add his or her grade.  Add a touch of personality to the yearbook by choosing icons like dance, art, choir, gymnastics, skateboarding, and martial arts just to name a few.   

    Personalization is an extra cost in addition to the yearbook cost.  Prices are:  $7 for your child’s name and $4 for each icon.  About half of the proceeds from the personalization will go towards offsetting yearbook production costs.  So, this is a great way to raise funds for the yearbook!

    If you choose to opt out of personalization, students may write his or her name on the inside of the yearbook cover.

    SPONSORS:

    We are currently seeking sponsors who would like to advertise their business in the yearbook.  Stay tuned for ad size options and pricing, as well as the ability to place your order and create your ad online.

     

    Upcoming events

    Wed Oct 31 @ 1:15: Halloween Parade

    Tues, Nov 6, Free Flu Clinic after school

    Mon, Nov 12: No School for Veterans Day

    Nov 14-20: Parent Teacher Conferences and Minimum Days

    Nov 21-23: Thanksgiving Break

     

    Have a really fun weekend!

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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