• Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/30/2020 8:50:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families. 

     

    Hopefully, you have already read Dr. Dill Varga’s latest email about the extension of school closures in Monterey County.  It saddens me to think that we won’t see everyone until May 4 at the earliest.  I hope that your family is continuing to do well and that you are finding your family’s rhythm.  I know that my family is just now starting to get our stride.  For those of us who are still getting our feet under us, know you are not alone.  We are all at different points in this journey.  I want to encourage you to keep at it and reach out to me if you need help.  (There is an encouraging article for you below as well)

     

    This week teachers have been trying to reach out to families to see what support you need at home.  In doing so, we have, on average for different classes, heard back from about 50-75% of students and families.  We would love to hear back from you.  We are missing you. In our original planning we prepped the materials for being out through Spring break just in case.  So the work you got in your packets is meant to get you through that time.  You will, however need to keep checking your emails and the teachers’ websites for updated directions of what to do each week.  Over the coming weeks we will continue to reach out to students and families to provide you support at home (we are experimenting with a few different options including email, phone, and video-conferences as we have to be flexible for our teachers’ and families’ various needs), and figure out what learning will look like after spring break.  More information will be coming about that in the future.

     

    Please also know that if you have any questions at any time about what your child is learning, or if your child needs help or has questions, your teacher is just an email away.  Please feel free to email your teachers anytime.  We are trying to provide just enough direction and reach-out to families so that you and your students know what is expected and feel supported, but also not too much as to overwhelm you.  It is a hard balance to find, especially because every family’s need is different.  Also, as you come across resources, please feel free to share them with your child’s teacher (and me), as well as give feedback to us on what is working well or not working as well.  We want to make sure we are doing the best we can to support you.  Continue to check your teachers’ websites and the specialist websites for the most up-to-date activities.  We continue to thank you for your patience as we work together to figure all of this out.

     

    In this email

    • Article: “That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief”
    • Article: “Parents”: It’s OK If You’re Barely Getting By Right Now”
    • Technology Needs at Home
    • Staff Videos online
    • Information from the Specialists
    • 3rd grade service project moving online
    • Meal Delivery
    • Message from our PTO

     

    Repeat in this Email

    • Put on your own oxygen mask first

     

    Great article: “That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief”

    I saw this article and two people have already shared it with me and I wanted to pass it along.  It was helpful in putting language to the array of feelings we are experiencing right now. I hope it provides some comfort and help.

    https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief?fbclid=IwAR35_lZ8_xajIcqad-GfMTT6_Hcp_ytepXFah30uvVNMHnbri4RB6GmVPC4

     

    Another great article I mentioned in the intro – “Parents: It’s OK If You’re Barely Getting By Right Now”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/parents-remote-learning-covid-19_n_5e738298c5b63c3b648bb8dd?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAA333Wfl3qz0HzNgl5k1zwyToLFHmdCfgfOr1Ebp2vua_lN_Tj0cAWeP3aNFvtL5Qv1GKBLtbl7Jg4G7NOfj-S4YoLCC8rxEEiOkkoQuYPuPL2bi_dCmOnBTOnIVTXk4OlR5639FBvhLVzbrfEEmdQS8EkLcixw2ZS2i4d4noSJr

     

    Technology Needs at Home

    Please make sure to let your child’s teacher know if you are having trouble with technology related to what we are providing at home, or if your child is in need of a Chromebook.  Our district IT is trying to provide support to our students’ tech needs at home, but we are routing those needs through the classroom teacher at this point in time.  This may change in the near future so that you, as the parent, can put in a trouble ticket directly.

     

    Staff videos online

    We are still posting new videos on our website, so check it every couple of days.  I am trying to make sure to have a new one up every Monday as that is when I normally do the announcements for the students. 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/5483

     

    Information from some Specialist

    I want to make sure everyone knows that our specialists are posting activities for students to do at home as well.  Here are some examples form the Library and Spanish.

    From the Library

    We recommend to read and explore these websites.

    1. The Monterey County Free Libraries have wonderful on-line resources. Activities for preschool-high school.  Tumblebooks, activities and games. Older students can read E-books and E-magazines.  They recently updated their website. Students/Parents do need a public library card.

    Here is their web address: emcfl.org or

    https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-i-z/library  

    1. We have been learning about space in the library this year. There are read alouds from the International Space station.  Here are some sites to explore.

    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/story_time_from_space 

    Or  https://storytimefromspace.com/library/

    1. If you have a favorite story you would like to listen to try this website:

    https://storytimefromspace.com/library/  

    Mrs. Curtice and I hope that you continue reading your books at home or stories on-line. Please keep a reading log (on any paper) so we can share when we are together at school. 

    See you soon, Mrs. Wheat and Mrs. Curtice.

    From Senora Colon

    Please take time to visit my website. Here are some videos I have done and posted.

    Episode 1

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M_1OIDNrPJG7QOBiaO3rt-YmDtxdEE-s/view?usp=sharing

    Episode 2

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nOusYE8Kn8wDpOn-jIXOJs_YmxKnsEoW/view?usp=sharing

     

    3rd Grade Service Project moving online

    At this time of year our 3rd graders normally do a service project of collecting food for the Monterey County Food Bank.  We do this project in spring because the food bank is normally low on food during this time.  I know that the food bank is in high need of donations right now.  While we cannot collect food for them, we do want to encourage our families, if you are able, to donate money to them.  Here is the link to their website where you can donate. 

    https://foodbankformontereycounty.org/

     

    Meal Deliveries

    The School Lunch Program will provide free meals to any child 18 or younger during school closure.  Beginning Monday, March 23rd, CUSD will provide free breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meals to individuals under the age of 18 twice a week.  Meals will be delivered on Mondays with meals for two days, and again on Wednesday with meals for 3 days. 

    Meals will be distributed from a district van, and may be picked up by families at these locations: 

    • Carmel Middle School Cafeteria parking lot: 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
    • Big Sur River Inn parking lot: 12:30 - 12:45 p.m.
    • Big Sur near Ventana entrance. Look for the district van parked at pull out area off Highway 1:
    • 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
    • Tularcitos Elementary School Bus loading zone: 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Cachagua Community Center parking Lot: 1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

    Changes to locations or delivery times will be posted on the CUSD web site.  Please check the website for the most current information.

     

    Message for our PTO

    Our PTO is working to figure out how to support our community right now using their Facebook Page.  We would encourage you to like and follow “Tularcitos Elementary PTO.”  We are trying to post themes of the day and have Tular families post pictures of what is happening at their house to keep our community connected.  If you have other ideas, please email them to either me, or Heaven.

     

    Repeat in this email

    Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First

    As they tell you in an airplane safety presentation, you need to make sure to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others.  Right now it can be easy to put everything into your children at home.  And while that is understandable and somewhat necessary in these circumstance, I want to make sure we all remember that, in order to fully care for our children, we also have to care for ourselves

    Tending to your own stress

    I know that right now a lot of us adults have our own stress levels rising.  Please make sure that you are staying aware of your own stress and doing what you need to manage that stress in a healthy way.  Here is a great resource for not only talking with kids, but also staying emotionally healthy as adults.

    https://childmind.org/

    Prioritizing your Relationship with your Spouse or Significant Other

    In addition to making sure you stay emotionally healthy, for those of you who are married or have a significant other, we need to make sure that we continue to invest in those relationships as well.  I want to encourage you to invest in those relationships with ideas like: making sure to take time every day to be face to face uninterrupted from the kids; going on walks just the two of you; fixing dinner together; or even giving kids dinner early and then setting them in front of the TV while the two of you have dinner together (and you know if I am saying to put them in front of the TV for anything it must be important!).  I’m sure you can come up with more creative ideas (or search for them online), but I want to make sure to encourage all of us to keep investing in these relationships at a time where we can easily get distracted from it because this will benefit your children as well.

     

     

    Hope you enjoy your weekend.  Miss all of you!

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/20/2020 6:10:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families. 

     

    I miss seeing all of you!  As things in our world are changing daily, our teachers and district are hard at work trying to make sure that we are providing you with the best resources that we can find to support learning at home.  Additionally, although no plans for the closure have changed, we are already in discussions about how we can best continue to support our students’ learning and help them progress if we have to be in “School Away from School” past April 8.  Please know that if you have any questions about what your child is learning, or if your child needs help or has questions, your teacher is just an email away.  Please feel free to email your teachers anytime.  Also, as you come across resources, please feel free to share them with your child’s teacher (and me), as well as give feedback to us on what is working well or not working as well.  We want to make sure we are doing the best we can to support our students and families.  Continue to check your teachers’ websites and the specialists' websites for the most up-to-date activities.  We also thank you for your patience as we work together to figure all of this out.

     

    In this email

    • Put on your own oxygen mask first
    • Resources to assist with students who struggle to focus
    • 3rd grade service project moving online
    • Tips for talking with your children about the current state of affairs
    • CUSD home technology survey
    • Meal Delivery
    • Message from our PTO

     

    Repeat in this Email

    • Staff Videos online

     

    Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First

    As they tell you in an airplane safety presentation, you need to make sure to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others.  Right now it can be easy to put everything into your children at home.  And while that is understandable and somewhat necessary in these circumstances, I want to make sure we all remember that, in order to fully care for our children, we also have to care for ourselves

    Tending to your own stress

    I know that right now a lot of us adults have our own stress levels rising.  Please make sure that you are staying aware of your own stress and doing what you need to manage that stress in a healthy way.  Here is a great resource for not only talking with kids, but also staying emotionally healthy as adults.

    https://childmind.org/

    Prioritizing your Relationship with your Spouse or Significant Other

    In addition to making sure you stay emotionally healthy, for those of you who are married or have a significant other, we need to make sure that we continue to invest in those relationships as well.  I want to encourage you to invest in those relationships with ideas like: making sure to take time every day to be face to face uninterrupted from the kids; going on walks just the two of you; fixing dinner together; or even giving kids dinner early and then setting them in front of the TV while the two of you have dinner together (and you know if I am saying to put them in front of the TV for anything it must be important!).  I’m sure you can come up with more creative ideas (or search for them online), but I want to make sure to encourage all of us to keep investing in these relationships at a time where we can easily get distracted from it because this will benefit your children as well.

     

    Resource to assist with students who struggle to focus

    Attached is a great resource that was shared with me by a local Speech and Language Pathologist, and parent at Tular.  It has some very practical strategies for helping your children get work done at home, especially if your child has trouble focusing. 

     

    3rd Grade Service Project moving online

    At this time of year our 3rd graders normally do a service project of collecting food for the Monterey County Food Bank.  We do this project in spring because the food bank is normally low on food during this time.  The last I heard, they had only a two week supply of food, which in this time of need, will not be enough for our community.  While we cannot collect food for them, we do want to encourage our families, if you are able, to donate money to them.  Here is the link to their website where you can donate. 

    https://foodbankformontereycounty.org/

     

    Tips for talking with your children about the current state of affairs

    As part of our support, Dr. Susan Swick, Physician in Chief, Ohana, has put together some tips for parents to help navigate this transition with their children.

    www.montagehealth.org/swick-tips

     

    CUSD Home Technology Survey

    Now that we are at the end of the first week of school closure, we want to check in to see how the technology is working for staff, students and your families. Please take a few minutes this weekend to provide your feedback so we can better serve your needs. We are particularly interested in any problems you are experiencing. (If you are not having any problems, this survey is optional.) Please also know that you can email your teacher if you ever experience tech problems with the learning programs at home.  They will then help you with what they can, or forward the problem to a district IT person who will reach out to you to help.

    Please use this link: https://forms.gle/TEPHhhkKEavhbx8XA to complete the survey

     

    Meal Deliveries

    The School Lunch Program will provide free meals to any child 18 or younger during school closure.  Beginning Monday, March 23rd, CUSD will provide free breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meals to individuals under the age of 18 twice a week.  Meals will be delivered on Mondays with meals for two days, and again on Wednesday with meals for 3 days. 

    Meals will be distributed from a district van, and may be picked up by families at these locations: 

    • Carmel Middle School Cafeteria parking lot: 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
    • Big Sur River Inn parking lot: 12:30 - 12:45 p.m.
    • Big Sur near Ventana entrance. Look for the district van parked at pull out area off Highway 1:
    • 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
    • Tularcitos Elementary School Bus loading zone: 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Cachagua Community Center parking Lot: 1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

    Changes to locations or delivery times will be posted on the CUSD web site.  Please check the website for the most current information.

     

    Message for our PTO

    Our PTO is working to figure out how to support our community right now using their Facebook Page.  There are some bugs we are working out, but we would encourage you to join the page, “Tularcitos Elementary PTO.”  We are trying to post themes of the day and have Tular families reply with pictures of what is happening at their house to keep our community connected.  If you have other ideas, please email them to either me, or Heaven.

     

    Repeat in this email

    Staff videos online

    To help with our students doing School Away from School (at home with you), I will be posting videos of myself giving announcements or reading books a few times a week on our website.  I have also posted videos of a few teachers reading stories as well.  Here is the link to the page where they will all be posted.  I’ll title the videos with the dates so you know which is the newest.  The first one to watch tomorrow morning (or anytime) with your children is posted. 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/5483

     

     

    Stay well, and keep up the great work.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/17/2020 4:25:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    To help with our students doing School away from School (at home with you), I will be posting videos of myself giving announcements or reading books a few times a week on our website.  I have also posted videos of a few teachers reading stories as well.  Here is the link to the page where they will all be posted.  I’ll title the videos with the dates so you know which is the newest.  The first one to watch tomorrow morning (or anytime) with your children is posted. 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/5483

     

    Please remember to check your teacher’s websites as directions for each week will be posted there. They will also be emailed to you by the teachers each Friday.  Please also remember to check the Pullout/Specials Teachers’ websites on a weekly basis for activities.

     

    In talking with many of you it sounds like most people are getting a good routine and schedule going for the time at home.  Here is a link to a good sample if you need one.  It is on Ms. Amy’s webpage with some other good resources.

    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/5405

     

    We are also looking at starting something fun on our PTO Facebook page with a theme of the day to keep our community connected and so people can see what other families are up to.  You can find them on Facebook under "Tularcitos Elementary PTO"

     

    You check the front page of our website for the most current information.

     

    We are looking forward to seeing you back when we start up again. Stay well.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/16/2020 12:40:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    As you all know, our lives are changing day by day.  In the midst of this, I hope that things are going well for you at home.  Here is where we are today.

     

    Last Friday and today teachers have been working at school to create a schedule and packet of classwork for students to complete during the closure. As you know, it is not feasible to recreate in the packets a learning experience that is on par with the high quality education program students benefit from in their daily experience with us. Our goal in planning and designing the packets, therefore, is to have students "maintain" their current academic standing until school resumes and assist you with activities students can do at home.  While some may view these packets as optional, we are highly recommending that you make it a priority as a family to complete this work while school is closed.  This will greatly assist us in picking up right where we left off when we return. (For students who receive additional academic assistance at school we also included additional materials to continue growth in those areas as well.) We will need to collect all student work from families when we return to school, so please make sure to keep the work students complete at home.  In the event that the closure lasts longer than the current projected time, teachers placed enough work into the packet additional weeks if need be.  Please know that directions of what to do will be posted on the teachers’ websites and will be emailed out from the classroom teacher each Friday if we are out additional weeks.

     

    Our expectation is that the resulting work will be approximately one hour a day for K-2nd students, and 90 minutes for 3rd -5th  students. The work may include hardcover books/texts, consumable texts, worksheets and on-line resources that can be accessed through Classlink and the teachers’ websites.  Directions of how to access student’s online accounts with passwords will be provided in the packets for your reference.

     

    The packets will be available for pickup in Bobcat Hall from 3:00-5:00 pm today, Monday 3/16, and tomorrow, Tuesday 3/17, from 8:00-5:00.  They will be in a bag labeled with your child’s name on a table in Bobcat Hall.  To assist students who do not have a device at home to work on, we are checking out Chromebooks to those families.  If you require a Chromebook, it can be picked up from Bobcat Hall when you pick up your child’s packet. Any packets not picked up by Tuesday at 5:00 will be transported to the CMS gym and will be available for pickup when they offer food distribution to families in need (that communication will be sent out separately).

     

    In addition to the work from the classroom teachers, the Specialists (Spanish, Library, Music, PE, Science) will also have activities posted on their websites for student and families to do.  Directions of what to do for Specials will be posted under the announcements on the Tular website as well as sent in a weekly email each Friday.

     

    Setting Up a Daily Routine

    While you are at home, I would encourage families to establish a daily routine for getting school work done.  Students thrive under routine and establishing this could really help your family.  In this routine I would recommend including: a consistent bed and wakeup time where your child gets the roughly 10 hours of sleep they need, two different “school work” times throughout the day rather than one, a reading time, and play times where they go outside or you play games together as a family.  Additionally, I would highly recommend that you set limits on how much screen time your child will get each day so that it does not consume the time. Here is a link to my screen use suggestions for your reference with some alterations for the time we are in:

    https://www.carmelunified.org/domain/192

    To complement the work teachers will be providing and to help you at home, Khan Academy has been putting together some great resources for parents.  (see the “Daily Schedules for…” under the “Parents” heading)

    https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/611770255064350720/remote-learning-with-khan-academy-during-school

     

    Not Your Normal Vacation

    Please remember this time should not be treated like a “snow day,” as the following article puts it, or like a typical break.  We need to following the advice of the medical professionals and be socially distancing ourselves during this time.  Please read the following article for advice on how to go about your daily lives to make sure we are being socially responsible and limiting the spread of coronavirus.

    https://medium.com/@ariadnelabs/social-distancing-this-is-not-a-snow-day-ac21d7fa78b4

    Additionally, here is an article to get us thinking out of the box on how to go about our lives in the midst of social distancing (although this is now a couple of days old).

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/14/us/what-to-do-this-weekend-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

     

    Talking to Your Child about Coronavirus

    Here is also a link to an informative article about talking to your child about coronavirus for your reference

    https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

     

    What is happening with Upcoming Events?

    It is too early to tell for sure, but here is the current thinking for the events schedule between now and Spring Break.

    • After School Enrichment – postponed – a decision about what will happen will be made after we return
    • Tues, Mar 24 @ 7:00: District Band Festival – TBD
    • Sun, Mar 29 @ 4:00: Spring Fling Fundraiser at Gardner’s Ranch – being rescheduled – more info coming
    • Tues, Mar 31 @ 10:40: Trustworthy Character Counts Assembly by 1st Grade – being rescheduled
    • Wed, Apr 1 @ 7:00: District Orchestra Festival – TBD
    • Fri, Apr 3 @ 3:00: Popsicles with Peterson – being rescheduled
    • Wed, Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm: PTO Meeting – TBD
    • Fri, Apr 10 before school: Pancake Breakfast provided by Tular Dads – TBD
    • Fri, Apr 10: Spirit Day: Beach Attire - TBD
    • Apr 13-17: Spring Break

     

    You may contact me or your teachers directly through email during the closure.  Please know that no one, including teachers, are allowed on site starting Wednesday, 3/18.  

     

    We wish you the very best during the closure. Please share with your children that we will miss them and look forward to their return. Stay well, safe, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need assistance.  As no one can predict what will happen over the coming days and weeks, please check your email and/or the district website for current communications and to know what to expect for school.  I still plan on sending out a Friday email to keep you updated on what is going on for school.  On the Tularcitos website under announcements we have also posted some fun videos for the students, and parents, to enjoy.  I’d encourage you to check them out.  While this is a difficult time, other than all of us staying healthy and safe, one of my hopes in this is that we will be able to recapture the importance of family time and slowing down.  Our lives are often so full of activities and distractions we lose focus on what is important. I am hoping that this forced break from what has become our fast-paced normal will help us redefine and refocus on what our lives should be like and be about. 

     

    We are looking forward to seeing you back when we start up again.

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/9/2020 7:49:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families. 

     

    In this email

    • PTO Spring Fling Fundraiser – Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds
    • Yearbooks
    • Zero Waste Week
    • DELAC Meeting
    • Lunch for Teachers
    • Talking to your child about the coronavirus
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year
    • T-Rex Registration Open for Next Year
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parent-Teacher Conference Week
    • Movie Night Tonight
    • Pennies for Patients

    Upcoming events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Tonight: Movie Night @ 6:00
    • Remember to spring your clocks ahead this Saturday night
    • Mar 9-13: Parent Teacher Conference Week. Minimum days each day

     

    Get your tickets now! Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds – A Tularcitos Spring Fundraiser

    Live Auction Highlights!

    • 7 days at Corazon del Rio Private Residence in Costa Rica: Sleeps 14 (5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms) http://corazondelrio.weebly.com
    • A Birthday Party with Mr. A facilitating kids games with custom cake design by Sweet Reba’s!
    • A Moroccan Themed Private Dinner Party for 8 at The Buttercup Farm hosted by Lisa & Doug Steiny

    Silent Auction Highlights!

    • 3 liter French Rose Wine from Miraval Estate and many other wines
    • AT&T Pro-Am Tickets, golf outings
    • Restaurants gift certificates, Wine, Summer Camps & more

    Raffle Prizes – Tickets are $10 each or 5 for $50 – Choice of one item below:

    • One night stay at Carmel Valley Ranch with gift certificates for Golf for two and spa for two.
    • 4 Tickets - SF Giants baseball game with parking
    • 4 Tickets to the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

    $95/ticket Includes:

    -      Family Style Gourmet Meal Catered by the Meatery

    -      Two drink tickets

    -      Desserts from Paris Bakery

    -      Complimentary babysitting with dinner and a movie

    -      Live music with Alex Lucero

    https://cowboysdenimdiamonds.brownpapertickets.com/?fbclid=IwAR3XtjHdaU1CDx-qCgWwdOUvt1ZOyEShklHC56y923bGoApaqNZuFPiKeno

    If you can donate an item or know of businesses that would be willing to donate, please contact Lisa Marsh at lisabellemarsh@hotmail.com or Lisa Bianchi at lisa_bianchi@sbcglobal.net 

     

    Yearbooks

    Online Yearbook sales have closed. We purchased few extra copies for parents that missed buying a yearbook online. The copies are first come first serve. If you need to purchase a yearbook, write a check for $20 payable to Tular PTO, and drop at the school office. Please include student name and grade/teacher and phone number where we can contact you.

     

    Zero Waste Week - April 20-26, 2020

    Tularcitos students are inviting everyone in the community to "Go Green and Think Blue" by joining them in the first annual Students for Zero Waste Week campaign, happening April 20th-24th. During this campaign, students will focus on reducing land-based waste in order to protect the health of local marine environments. These young leaders are raising awareness of how single-use plastic and other types of litter affect the health of local watersheds, national marine sanctuaries, and the ocean.

    We will be finishing off the week with a recycling audit on campus, to see how much single use plastic waste we can reduce in one week, in the hope that we make a lasting improvement for our environment.  The grand finale for the week happens Sunday, April 26th, when all Tularcitos Bobcat families are invited to join Ms. Stasio and Mrs. O’Bryan for a beach clean-up day with Surfrider at Del Monte Beach in Monterey.

     

    As we prepare for Zero Waste Week, all interested parents are invited to join us. We will need support to get local stores, the post office, library, etc to display student created ZWW posters around the community. Parents may also help students make posters and an “up-cycled” single use plastic trash sculpture at our “Green Team” meetings happening every Wednesday at lunchtime in room 20 or the science lab.  If interested, please contact Erin O’Bryan or Kim DeRenzo at eobryan@carmelunified.org  kderenzo@carmelunified.org for more information.

     

    District English Language Advisory Council (DELAC) Meeting

    On Wednesday, March 18, there will be a District English Language Advisory Council (DELAC) meeting at Tular at 3pm.  The DELAC advises district officials on English learner programs and services.  Please come to the meeting to learn more information about English Learners in Carmel Unified School District.

     

    Lunch for Teachers

    Conference week is coming soon! This is a very busy week for all of the hardworking teachers and staff so our PTO is hosting a staff luncheon on Monday, March 9th, with dishes from the families.  The PTO will also sponsor a luncheon on Wednesday, March 11th, with soups and salads that will be catered.  Any contributions would be wonderful for the luncheon on Monday, March 9th! This is a great way to show our appreciation for all of the support they show our children.  Thanks! 

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

    You can drop off your food items in the office in the morning on Monday.

     

    Talking to your child about coronavirus

    Here are a couple of resources for talking with your child about the coronavirus if you are looking for something. 

    From the National Association of School Psychologists 

    https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

    Comic Strip from NPR

    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

     

    Kindergarten and TK Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

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

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who attended our PTO meeting on Wednesday.  Our next meeting will be Wed, April 8, at 6:00 in the evening.  We are beginning to discuss PTO Board and lead positions for next year.  If you are interested in taking on more of a role within our PTO please reach out to Heaven Tempalski (PTO President) at htempalski@gmail.com or Mr. Peterson.

     

    Repeat in this email

    Parent-Teacher Conference Week

    Please make sure you have signed up for and that you attend your parent teacher conference during the week of Mar 9-13.  These conferences are extremely important in your child’s education and provide you the opportunity to know more about how your child is doing in school and how you can better partner with your child’s teacher for their success.  If you have any questions about the conference, please contact your child’s teacher.

     

    Movie Night Tonight

    The PTO Tular Dads will be hosting a family movie night in Bobcat Hall on Friday, March 6.  Doors will open at 6:00 and the movie will start at 6:30. We will be watching Abominable.  This is a free event with concessions for sale.  Put on your pajamas, grab some blankets and come watch a movie together.

     

    T-Rex Registration for Next Year Open

    Registration for T-Rex for next year will open on Monday, March 2nd.  The packets will be available for pickup at T-Rex or Carmelo.  Spots are first come-first served and ALL packets must be turned into the Carmelo office only.  All families must re-register every year, so get those packets turned in if you want a spot next year.  Spots fill up quickly so don’t wait.

     

    Student Council Raising Money for Pennies for Patients

    This Monday, March 2, Student Council will be kicking off our Pennies for Patients fundraiser to help raise money for pediatric leukemia and lymphoma cancer research.  Our fundraiser will run for three weeks from March 2-March 20. Our Student Council goal is to raise $1,000.  We are encouraging students to bring in their spare change to place in their class's donation bag. Adults can also donate online through our school's donation page. https://events.lls.org/pages/svmb/Tularcitos-Elementary-School-2020  Thank you, in advance, for your support with this fundraiser!  

     

    Upcoming events

    Fri, Mar 6 @ 6:00: Movie Night in Bobcat Hall (Abominable)

    Mar 9-13: Parent Teacher Conference Week.  Minimum Days all week.  Students released at 12:30

    Tues, Mar 24 @ 7:00: District Band Festival

    Sun, Mar 29 @ 4:00: Spring Fling Fundraiser at Gardner’s Ranch

    Tues, Mar 31 @ 10:40: Trustworthy Character Counts Assembly by 1st Grade

    Wed, Apr 1 @ 7:00: District Orchestra Festival

    Fri, Apr 3 @ 3:00: Popsicles with Peterson

    Wed, Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm: PTO Meeting

    Fri, Apr 10 before school: Pancake Breakfast provided by Tular Dads

    Fri, Apr 10: Spirit Day: Beach Attire

    Apr 13-17: Spring Break

     

     

    Enjoy the weekend!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/3/2020 8:49:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Parent-Teacher Conference Week
    • Lunch for Teachers
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year
    • T-Rex Registration Open for Next Year
    • Reading and No Screens Week
    • Movie Night Coming
    • Flu Season and Coronavirus
    • Pennies for Patients
    • PTO Spring Fling Fundraiser
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Yearbook Business Sponsors Needed

    Upcoming events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Fri, March 6 is a minimum day for teacher professional development
    • Mar 9-13: Parent Teacher Conference Week. Minimum days each day

     

    Parent-Teacher Conference Week

    Please make sure you have signed up for and that you attend your parent teacher conference during the week of Mar 9-13.  These conferences are extremely important in your child’s education and provide you the opportunity to know more about how your child is doing in school and how you can better partner with your child’s teacher for their success.  If you have any questions about the conference, please contact your child’s teacher.

     

    Lunch for Teachers

    Conference week is coming soon! This is a very busy week for all of the hardworking teachers and staff so our PTO is hosting a staff luncheon on Monday, March 9th, with dishes from the families.  The PTO will also sponsor a luncheon on Wednesday, March 11th, with soups and salads that will be catered.  Any contributions would be wonderful for the luncheon on Monday, March 9th! This is a great way to show our appreciation for all of the support they show our children.  Thanks! 

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

     

    Kindergarten and TK Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

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

     

    T-Rex Registration for Next Year Open

    Registration for T-Rex for next year will open on Monday, March 2nd.  The packets will be available for pickup at T-Rex or Carmelo.  Spots are first come-first served and ALL packets must be turned into the Carmelo office only.  All families must re-register every year, so get those packets turned in if you want a spot next year.  Spots fill up quickly so don’t wait.

     

    Reading and No Screens Week

    We have had a fun Reading week with two great community Reading Nights this week.  The first in Cachagua on Tuesday and the second at Tularcitos last night.  Thank you to Senora Colon and Mrs. Proctor for making the night in Cachagua a great success.  Thank you Katie Reneker for organizing such a fun week and all of the people who read at both the Cachagua and Tularcitos nights.  Thank you also to the Bubba Pickens Band for playing last night, Youth in Action for a great book sale and raising money for the Read to Me Project, and to Fire on Wheels Pizza for providing a yummy dinner.  In addition to the reading nights, I hope everyone enjoyed the week without screens.  If you did not remember to turn in your participation forms today, please remember to turn them in Monday.  I have attached extra forms if you lost yours.   

     

    Movie Night Next Friday

    The PTO Tular Dads will be hosting a family movie night in Bobcat Hall on Friday, March 6.  Doors will open at 6:00 and the movie will start at 6:30. We will be watching Abominable.  This is a free event with concessions for sale.  Put on your pajamas, grab some blankets and come watch a movie together.

     

    Flu Season and Coronavirus

    The District Office recently sent --via Blackboard and PeachJar-- a letter from the Superintendent regarding Cold/Flu Season and the recent Coronavirus epidemic.  As we all know the situation is changing frequently and I wanted to let you know that our district is taking steps to stay as on top of things as much as possible.  We are in communication with the Monterey County Health Department and district staff has a meeting Monday to discuss and plan for how we will handle the Coronavirus in CUSD.  At the school level we are encouraging students to wash their hands, disinfecting surfaces on a nightly basis, and making sure to send students home who show any symptoms of being sick.  We would ask that everyone in our community to make sure to follow our regular guidelines of staying home when you are experiencing symptoms of being sick (attached to this email) and to make sure we are all washing our hands on a frequent basis.  Let’s all do our part to keep ourselves and our community healthy.  If you want more information on the Coronavirus you can go to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, cdc.gov

     

    Student Council Raising Money for Pennies for Patients

    This Monday, March 2, Student Council will be kicking off our Pennies for Patients fundraiser to help raise money for pediatric leukemia and lymphoma cancer research.  Our fundraiser will run for three weeks from March 2-March 20. Our Student Council goal is to raise $1,000.  We are encouraging students to bring in their spare change to place in their class's donation bag. Adults can also donate online through our school's donation page. https://events.lls.org/pages/svmb/Tularcitos-Elementary-School-2020  Thank you, in advance, for your support with this fundraiser!  

     

    PTO Spring Fling Fundraiser

    Head on over to the link to purchase your tickets for Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds before they sell out.  https://cowboysdenimdiamonds.brownpapertickets.com

    Attached is a flier with more details.  Please save the date for our biggest fundraiser event of the year! Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds, on Sunday, March 29th, 2020, at 4:00 at the stunning Gardner’s Ranch.  Childcare will be available in Bobcat Hall by donation for those attending.  We are kicking things up a notch this year so mark your calendars now.  In addition to a fabulous dinner there will be great silent and live auction items.  If you can donate an item or know of businesses that would be willing to donate, please contact Lisa Marsh at lisabellemarsh@hotmail.com or Lisa Bianchi at lisa_bianchi@sbcglobal.net 

     

    Message from our PTO

    We are also in full swing planning the Spring Fling and are making this event even larger this year, and therefore be needing more help.  If you are interested in helping out in any way please come to our meeting or contact Lisa Marsh at lisabellemarsh@hotmail.com or Lisa Bianchi at lisa_bianchi@sbcglobal.net   Our next meeting will be Wed, March 4, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  We are beginning to discuss PTO Board and lead positions for next year.  If you are interested in taking on more of a role within our PTO please reach out to Heaven Tempalski (PTO President) at htempalski@gmail.com or Mr. Peterson.

     

    Repeat in this email

    Yearbook Deadlines

    We are still in need of sponsors who would like to advertise their business in the yearbook.  Please contact Sawsan at sawsan93940@yahoo.com to advertise in the yearbook and help keep our yearbook prices down for our students.

     

    Upcoming events

    Fri, Feb 28: Crazy Day Spirit Day – wear something crazy

    Tues, Mar 3 @ 7:00: District Choral Festival at Sunset Center

    Wed, Mar 4 @ 8:45 in Bobcat Hall: PTO Meeting

    Fri, Mar 6: Minimum Day for Teacher professional development: Students released at 12:30

    Fri, Mar 6 @ 6:00: Movie Night in Bobcat Hall (Abominable)

    Mar 9-13: Parent Teacher Conference Week.  Minimum Days all week.  Students released at 12:30

     

     

    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 Lindsey Terry on 2/14/2020 4:16:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Caring Assembly
    • Flu Season and Coronavirus Communication
    • Talent Show
    • PTO Spring Fling Fundraiser
    • Yearbook Business Sponsors Needed
    • Reading Week/No Screens Week Coming
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • New Science Textbook Public Review

    Upcoming events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • February Break is Feb 17-21

     

    Caring Assembly

    Thank you 2nd graders for not only a wonderful assembly today, but for our entire week of caring.  Each day the 2nd graders challenged us to be more caring to one another by giving smiles, saying hello, doing random acts of kindness.  Thank you for helping us be better people.

     

    Flu Season and Coronavirus Communication

    The District Office recently sent --via Blackboard and PeachJar-- a letter from the Superintendent regarding Cold/Flu Season and the recent Coronavirus epidemic. Also included was a document of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). A copy can be found on the district website.   

     

    Talent Show

    We had a fun talent show last Friday night.  Thank you to all of the participants for your wonderful performances.  Thank you also to Ana and Michael Lykken and Beth Henshaw for all of your help in making this Talent Show possible and a great success.

     

    PTO Spring Fling Fundraiser

    Head on over to the link to purchase your tickets for Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds before they sell out.  https://cowboysdenimdiamonds.brownpapertickets.com

    Please save the date for our biggest fundraiser event of the year! Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds, evening of Sunday, March 29th, 2020, is being held at the stunning Gardners Ranch.  We are kicking things up a notch this year so mark your calendars now.  We are looking for some great silent and live auction items.  If you can donate an item or know of businesses that would be willing to donate, please contact Lisa Marsh at lisabellemarsh@hotmail.com or Lisa Bianchi at lisa_bianchi@sbcglobal.net   More information was sent home about donating with students this week.

     

    Yearbook Deadlines

    Sponsors:

    We are still in need of sponsors who would like to advertise their business in the yearbook.  Please contact Sawsan at sawsan93940@yahoo.com to advertise in the yearbook and help keep our yearbook prices down for our students.

     

    Reading Week/No Screens Week Coming

    Reading week and No Screens week will be 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 Tuesday, Feb 25, at 6:00, and Tular’s Reading Night will be Thurs, Feb 27 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.

     

     

    Message from our PTO

    We are also in full swing planning the Spring Fling and are making this event even larger this year, and therefore be needing more help.  If you are interested in helping out in any way please come to our meeting or contact Lisa Marsh at lisabellemarsh@hotmail.com or Lisa Bianchi at lisa_bianchi@sbcglobal.net   Our next meeting will be Wed, March 4, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall. 

     

    Repeat in this email

    New Science Textbook Public Review

    In order to select a new state adopted instructional materials program for Science at the elementary level the CUSD K-5 NGSS Science Adoption Committee engaged in a review process to select the best materials for the district. The Science Adoption Committee has completed their review of materials and is excited to recommend the following for adoption: STEMScopes (grades K-5) published by Accelerate Learning. Copies of student materials are available for review at the District Curriculum & Instruction Office through March 1st. The Board will consider the adoption of the new materials at the March 11, 2020 Board meeting. The newly adopted materials will then be implemented districtwide in the 2020-2021 school year.

     

    Upcoming events

    Feb 17-21: No School for February Break

    Feb 24-28: Reading and No Screens Week

    Change: Tues, Feb 25 @ 6:00: Reading Night at Cachagua Children’s Center

    Thurs, Feb 27 @ 5:15: Reading Night at Tularcitos

    Fri, Feb 28: Crazy Day Spirit Day – wear something crazy

    Fri, Mar 6 @ 6:00: Movie Night in Bobcat Hall (movie TBD)

     

     

    Enjoy your break!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     
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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 2/10/2020 7:49:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families. 

     

    In this email

    • New Science Textbook Public Review
    • Talent Show
    • PTO Spring Fling Fundraiser
    • Reading Week/No Screens Week Coming
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    Upcoming events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Tonight, Fri, Feb 7 @ 6:00: Tular Talent Show. Dinner available for purchase at 5:00 (see below for details)
    • February Break is Feb 17-21

     

    New Science Textbook Public Review

    In order to select a new state adopted instructional materials program for Science at the elementary level the CUSD K-5 NGSS Science Adoption Committee engaged in a review process to select the best materials for the district. The Science Adoption Committee has completed their review of materials and is excited to recommend the following for adoption: STEMScopes (grades K-5) published by Accelerate Learning. Copies of student materials are available for review at the District Curriculum & Instruction Office through March 1st. The Board will consider the adoption of the new materials at the March 11, 2020 Board meeting. The newly adopted materials will then be implemented districtwide in the 2020-2021 school year.

     

    Talent Show

    The big show is tonight from 6:00-8:00.  The show is open for all Tular students and families to come watch and support the performers.  Dinner will also be available to purchase from the DeWeese family’s Fire on Wheels Organic Pizza Oven starting at 5:00.  So come make it a fun night out with the entire family.

     

    PTO Spring Fling Fundraiser

    Head on over to the link to purchase your tickets for Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds before they sell out.  https://cowboysdenimdiamonds.brownpapertickets.com

    Please save the date for our biggest fundraiser event of the year! Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds, evening of Sunday, March 29th, 2020, is being held at the stunning Gardners Ranch.  We are kicking things up a notch this year so mark your calendars now.  We are looking for some great silent and live auction items.  If you can donate an item or know of businesses that would be willing to donate, please contact Lisa Marsh at lisabellemarsh@hotmail.com or Lisa Bianchi at lisa_bianchi@sbcglobal.net   More information was sent home about donating with students this week.

     

    Yearbook Deadlines

    5th grade memory pages

    The online entry for 5th grade ads is being extended until next Friday, Feb 14th, so give some extra time for those families who were unable to get your entries done.  We are hoping that all 5th graders will have an add in the yearbook.  Please go to www.jostens.com  to complete your 5th grade add.

     

    Sponsors:

    We are currently seeking sponsors who would like to advertise their business in the yearbook.  Please contact Sawsan at sawsan93940@yahoo.com to advertise in the yearbook and help keep our yearbook prices down for our students.

     

    Reading Week/No Screens Week Coming

    Reading week and No Screens week will be 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 Tuesday, Feb 25, at 6:00, and Tular’s Reading Night will be Thurs, Feb 27 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.

     

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came to our meeting Wednesday. CUSD’s Chief Academic Officer, Blaise DiGirolamo presented on CUSD’s and Tularcitos’ dashboard.  We are also in full swing planning the Spring Fling and are making this event even larger this year, and therefore be needing more help.  If you are interested in helping out in any way please come to our meeting or contact Lisa Marsh at lisabellemarsh@hotmail.com or Lisa Bianchi at lisa_bianchi@sbcglobal.net   Our next meeting will be Wed, March 4, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall. 

     

    Repeat in this email

     

     

    Upcoming events

    Fri, Feb 7 @ 6:00: Tular Talent Show.  Dinner available for purchase at 5:00

    Wed, Feb 12 @ 5:30: Board of Education Meeting at Tularcitos (Bobcat Hall)

    Fri, Feb 14 @ 1:15: Caring Character Assembly by 2nd grade – wear Red

    Feb 17-21: No School for February Break

    Feb 24-28: Reading and No Screens Week

    Change: Tues, Feb 25 @ 6:00: Reading Night at Cachagua Children’s Center

    Thurs, Feb 27 @ 5:15: Reading Night at Tularcitos

    Fri, Feb 28: Crazy Day Spirit Day – wear something crazy

     

     

    Enjoy the nice 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 Lindsey Terry on 2/3/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families. 

    If you did not get a Friday email last week, we found out there were problems in the email system we use and as a result it did not go out to everyone.  Hopefully, everything is now fixed and you are getting this email.  

    In this email

    • Last Day for Feedback on CUSD’s LCAP Process
    • Talent Show
    • PTO Spring Fling Fundraiser
    • Winter Music Concert
    • Spelling Bee
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    Upcoming events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Fri, Feb 7 @6:00: Tular Talent Show. Dinner available for purchase at 5:00 (see below for details)

     

    Last Day for Feedback on CUSD’s LCAP Process

    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). Your feedback is very important and valuable to our goal setting process. The LCAP survey is brief and will only take a few minutes to fill out. We welcome your input. 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, 2020.   

     

    Talent Show

    Our tryouts were this week and we have a lot of great acts lined up for our talent show this year.  Dress rehearsals will take place Monday, Feb 3, after school.  The big show will be Friday, Feb 7, from 7:00-8:00.  The show is open for all Tular students and families to come watch and support the performers.  Dinner will also be available to purchase from the DeWeese family’s Fire on Wheels Organic Pizza Oven starting at 5:00.  So come make it a fun night out with the whole family.

     

    PTO Spring Fling Fundraiser

    Head on over to the link to purchase your tickets for Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds before they sell out.  https://cowboysdenimdiamonds.brownpapertickets.com

    Please save the date for our biggest fundraiser event of the year! Cowboys, Denim & Diamonds, evening of Sunday, March 29th, 2020, is being held at the stunning Gardners Ranch.  We are kicking things up a notch this year so mark your calendars now.  We are looking for some great silent and live auction items.  If you can donate an item or know of businesses that would be willing to donate, please contact Lisa Marsh at lisabellemarsh@hotmail.com or Lisa Bianchi at lisa_bianchi@sbcglobal.net   More information was sent home about donating with students this week.

     

    Winter Music Concert

    I want to thank Mrs. Kremer and our 4th and 5th-grade music students for a wonderful concert last night.  It was great to see how much you have grown in your musical ability and what you are able to do.   Thank you, parents, for all of your support for our music program and for helping your children at home with their practicing.  Without the practicing, the students won’t make the progress they need to make to enjoy and be successful with their instrument.

     

    Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to all of the students who made it to the final round of our spelling bee.  In the end, Ben came in first, Evan second, Louis third, and Elise fourth.  Well done you four! 

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting will be Wed, Feb 5, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  CUSD’s Chief Academic Officer, Blaise DiGirolamo will be at this meeting to discuss our district’s goals and get feedback.  We are also in full swing planning the Spring Fling and are making this event even larger this year, and therefore be needing more help.  If you are interested in helping out in any way please come to our meeting or contact Lisa Marsh at lisabellemarsh@hotmail.com or Lisa Bianchi at lisa_bianchi@sbcglobal.net   

     

    Repeat in this email

     

     

    Upcoming events

    Mon, Feb 3 @ 3:15 in Bobcat Hall: Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

    Fri, Feb 7 @ 6:00: Tular Talent Show.  Dinner available for purchase at 5:00

    Wed, Feb 12 @ 5:00: Board of Education Meeting at Tularcitos (Bobcat Hall)

    Fri, Feb 14 @ 1:15: Caring Character Assembly by 2nd grade – wear Red

    Feb 17-21: No School for February Break

    Feb 24-28: Reading and No Screens Week

    Change: Tues, Feb 25 @ 5:30: Reading Night at Cachagua Children’s Center

    Thurs, Feb 27 @ 6:00: Reading Night at Tularcitos

    Fri, Feb 28: Crazy Day Spirit Day – wear something crazy

     

     

    Have a great weekend!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Kimberly Carley on 11/19/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Change in the Front Office
    • CUSD Parent Feedback – Please show our Bobcat Pride
    • 5th Grade UNICEF Giving
    • Morning Mile Start Time
    • Help Providing Lunch for Teachers During Conference Week
    • New Year’s Bobcat Family Square Dance and Sock Hop
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Staying Healthy – as individuals, families, and a community

    Upcoming events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Parent Survey is out. Please take the time to complete it! Link is below
    • Mon, Nov 11: No School for Veteran’s Day
    • Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:40: Responsibility Assembly by 3rd grade – wear green!
    • Nov 20-26: Min days for Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Nov 27-29: No School for Thanksgiving Break

     

    Change in the Front Office

    Our wonderful Ms. Kimberly has decided it is time for a change.  Her last day will be next Friday.  Before then, please come in to thank her for all she has done over the past year and wish her well. 

    Here is a message from Ms. Kimberly:  Thank you all for the wonderful experience of working here at Tularcitos. I loved every day I got to engage with the staff, students, and families. I have decided it is time to focus more on my health and family. I know you will welcome whoever is my replacement. Thank you, again. 

    If you are interested in applying for Ms. Kimberly’s position, or know someone who would be great in the position, the job is posted on the CUSD Human Resources website.  We will be accepting applications through November 25.

     

    Parent Teacher Conference Week Expectations

    During parent teacher conferences (Nov 20-26) students are released after lunch at 12:30 each day.  Each day of conferences, the school is closed after 12:30 so that teachers can meet with parents without the disruption of people playing on the playground.   If you would like to play after school, please use the CV Park playground.  Thank you for your help in this.

     

    Lost and Found

    Please check the lost and found before Thanksgiving Break (when you are here for your parent teacher conference would be a great time).  All items will be donated over the break.

     

    Morning Mile Start Time

    We’ve had an explosion of runners for Morning Mile which has been great.  And while we love the enthusiasm to come early to run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please do not drop your student off at school prior to 8:15 those days.  And only drop them off early for morning mile.  Thank you for helping ensure our students are safe before school.

     

    Help Providing Teachers Lunch During Conference Week

    Next week is a very busy week for all of the hardworking teachers and staff so our PTO is hosting a staff luncheon on Wednesday, Nov 20th, with dishes provided by our families.  The PTO will also sponsor a luncheon on Monday, Nov 25th, with soups and salads from Jerome's Market.  Any contributions would be wonderful for the luncheon on November 20th! This is a great way to show our appreciation for all of the support they show our children.  Thanks!  Please use the following link to sign up for what to bring on Nov 20th

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

     

    CUSD Parent Feedback – Please show our Bobcat Pride

    English Link: The district's Parent Satisfaction Survey is now open: 

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSGRLWL!  

    Spanish Link: ¡La Encuesta de Satisfacción de Padres del distrito ahora está abierta en! 

    https://forms.gle/WPTXyoK4z65EeGU1A   

    This week you should have received an email with the above link to the parent survey.  Please take the 10-15 minutes to complete this survey for us by Nov 22. This survey is important not only to our district, but is also very important to Tularcitos.  Let’s try to get the highest participation rate in the district! Please take the time to give us your feedback.  Thank you! 

     

    5th Grade UNICEF Giving

    For the 5th grade service project this year, they raised money for UNICEF.  Thank you to our 5th graders who raised $644.14 for UNICEF this year by Trick-or-Treating.

     

    New Year’s Bobcat Family Square Dance and Sock Hop

    Between Thanksgiving and Winter break students will be learning dance in PE.  K-2 will be learning line dancing and 3-5 will be learning swing dancing.  To celebrate the end of the unit and provide a fun family event, we and our PTO will be hosting a New Year’s Bobcat Family Square Dance and Sock Hop Friday, January 10 from 6:00-7:30 (square dance for k-2) and 7:30-9:00 (Sock Hop for 3-5).  More details will be coming, but Mr. A and I are looking for some help in planning and putting on this fun family dance (and coming up with a shorter name).  If you are interested in helping, please email me at rpeterson@carmelunified.org

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next PTO event will be a parent social the evening of Dec 18.  Details will be coming.  Our next meeting will not be until Wed, Jan 15, at 6:00 at the Community Center (with childcare in Bobcat Hall).  We still have a couple of positions open within our PTO.  If you are interested in helping out in any way please come to our meeting or contact Heaven Tempalski (PTO President) at htempalski@gmail.com

     

    Repeat in this email

    Staying Healthy – as individuals, families, and a community – From the Nurse’s office

    It is that time of year when students start to get sick.  We would like to emphasize the importance of working together so that all our students stay as healthy as possible.  If one child comes to school sick, the illness spreads quickly to other students and to the staff, as well as family members. For this reason, you need to keep your child home if he/she has any of these symptoms and seek medical care if problem persists:

    • Fever, vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
    • Nasal discharge that is profuse or colored
    • Red, inflamed eyes
    • Body rash, unless determined non-infectious by a Doctor
    • A cough which is severe or persistent
    • Less than 24 hours of being on an antibiotic

    Reminder: Your child must be “fever free” or “vomit free” for 24 hours without medicine (Motrin, Tylenol or Advil) before they can return to school.

     

    Additionally, and while we have had no outbreaks, we want to remind families to also do periodic lice checks on their children (especially after any sleepovers).  For those of us who have had to deal with lice, we know how time-consuming and cumbersome it is to do deal with. If we all perform checks on our children and treat any lice immediately, it helps us all.

     

    Please also know that if a physician diagnoses your child with a contagious disease such as chickenpox, strep throat, or pink eye, please keep your child home and notify the school as soon as possible.  This information will help us identify new cases early and reduce the spread of illness.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.  620-8195 ext. 2393. 

     

    Thank you for your cooperation. Nurse Milla

     

     

    Upcoming events

    Nov 20-26: Parent Conferences – minimum days each day

    Nov 27-29: Thanksgiving Break

    Sat, Dec 7 @ 4:30: CV Park Tree Lighting

    Sat, Dec 14: Santa Fly-In

    Thurs, Dec 12 @ 6:00: Kinder Angel Band Performance

    Wed, Dec 18 @ 9:00: Citizenship Assembly by 5th grade – wear purple

    Wed, Dec 18: PTO Evening Social – more information coming

    Fri, Dec 20: Spirit Day – Pajama Day! – wear your PJ’s

     

     

     

    Have a fun weekend!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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


     
     
     
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