• Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 6/4/2018

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families. 

     

    In this email

    Don’t Miss This
    5th Grade Video
    Amazing Yearbook
    Summer Reading Program
    Free National Parks Pass with 4th Graders
    Message from our PTO
    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    Make sure to complete your Infosnap registration for next year if you have not already
    First day of school next year is Tuesday, Aug 14
     

    I cannot believe that this is the last day of school.  Thank you for such a fantastic year at Tularcitos.  This is a special place and I am very honored to be part of it.  I hope that everyone has a fun summer and has lots of time to spend with loved ones and doing things they enjoy.  I am looking forward to seeing you next year.  I also want to say congratulations again to our 5th graders on all of their hard work this year.  Have a great time in middle school and remember to keep filling buckets and make other people’s day better. 

     

    5th Grade Video

    If you are a 5th grade family and want the video from promotion, it is posted on the Tular website.  Some people also asked for a copy of my speech.  You can find it on our website as well. 

     

    Amazing Yearbook

    I want to give a huge thank you to the yearbook committee, photographers, and journalists for the hundreds of hours they spent putting together our amazing yearbook again this year.  It is a gift that the students will cherish for years. Additionally, the yearbook sponsors were entered in a raffle to win a $100 gift certificate to a local restaurant.  And the winner is....Vivi Fenwick of Vivi Fenwick Consulting.  She will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant of her choice.  Thanks again for sponsoring!

     

    Summer Reading Program

    In addition to playing, exploring, and having lots of fun, keeping a routine of daily reading is extremely important over the summer.  To help encourage students, and families, to do this, we have a summer reading program in place where students who participate and read, on average, 15 minutes a day get to enjoy a nice brunch when we return from summer.  A reading log went home with more details and a calendar to keep track of minutes.  Enjoy reading over the summer!

     

    Free National Park Pass with 4th Graders

    If you are headed to national parks this summer and have a 4th grader, know that there is free entry to ALL national parks for a whole YEAR if you bring a 4th grader! Here is the website for more details.  https://www.everykidinapark. gov/

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you, again, to everyone who helped out this year.  We look forward to working with everyone next year to make it an even better year.

     

    Have a great summer!  Go Bobcats!!!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal of Tularcitos Elementary School

     

    Upcoming events

    Thurs, 8/9 @ 6:30: Kinder Back To School Night for parents

    Thurs, 8/9 @ 5:00: Kinder class lists posted

    Fri, 8/10 at 9:00: 1st – 5th Grade New Family Orientation

    Fri, 8/10: Class lists posted at 5:00

    Mon, 8/13 @ 10:00: Kinder Open House for Students

    Tues, 8/14: First Day of School

    Tues, 8/14 @ 8:45: PTO Welcome Back Meet and Greet in Bobcat Hall

    Wed, 8/23: Back to School Night

    Fri, 8/24: No School for Car Week

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  • Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 5/29/2018

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families. 

     

    In this email

    Don’t Miss This
    Last Music Concert
    Yearbook Information
    Summer Reading Program
    Carmel Valley Pool
    Message from our PTO
    Repeat in this Email

    Next Year Teachers
    Parent Survey
    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    Make sure to complete your Infosnap registration for next year if you have not already
    No school Monday for Memorial Day
    5th Grade Promotion is Thursday, May 31, at 9:00 in Bobcat Hall
    Last day of school is Friday, June 1. Students are out after lunch at 12:30
    Our lost and found is overflowing. Please make sure to check it before the end of the year.  All items will be donated after the last day of school.
    First day of school next year is Tuesday, Aug 14
     

    Last Music Concert

    Our 4th and 5th grade music students put on a wonderful music concert last night.  We are so blessed to have such a rich program.  Thank you to all of the performers and Mr. Short for a great year of music.

     

    Yearbook Information

    If you did not purchase a yearbook, they will be on sale while supplies last beginning Thursday May 31 in the school office (not before then).  For students who have already ordered their yearbooks, they will be distributed early to the 5th graders on Wednesday, 5/30, and to the K-4th graders on Thursday 5/31. If a student has a negative lunch balance or any overdue library books they will not receive their yearbook until those are cleared.

     

    Summer Reading Program

    In addition to playing, exploring, and having lots of fun, keeping a routine of daily reading is extremely important over the summer.  To help encourage students, and families, to do this, we have a summer reading program in place where students who participate and read, on average, 15 minutes a day get to enjoy a nice brunch when we return from summer.  A reading log will be coming home soon with more details and a calendar to keep track of minutes.  Enjoy reading over the summer!

     

    Carmel Valley Community Youth Center Pool

    The pool will be open this weekend from 12-5 each day.  Summer swim lessons begin Monday, June 4th.  Register for lessons online at www.cvcyc.org.  They will also be holding adult swim this summer.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who helped out this year.  The PTO board for next year will be: President Heaven Tempalski, VP Lauren Robertson, Secretary Gina Nucci Hincks, Treasurer Lauren Collins, and Room Parent Liaison Hilary Hamilton.  We are looking forward to next year.  Thank you again to everyone who helped out this year and to our outgoing board.

     

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    Next Year Teachers

    Many were wondering last night who was teaching what class next year.  I specifically wait until after Open House to let people know because I want Open House to be about celebrating this year, and not looking for teachers for next year.  So, below are the teachers for next year.  There are some changes in both who is teaching what grade level as well as how many classes are at each grade level.  Thankfully we are in a district that can support low class sizes and, as a school, next year we will be at the lowest class size average we have been in over a decade.  That said, we had to make a tough decision on which grade level would only have three classes next year (this year it was first grade).  In order to make that decision, we looked at the makeup of the students at the different grades and the potential class sizes moving forward with what we are projecting will be the numbers at each grade level next year.  Ultimately, in order to continue to prioritize small classes at the primary grades we decided that 4th grade will have only three classes next year.  This will mean that our 4th and 5th grade classes will all have class sizes around 25 and all of our K-3 classes will be able to be below 20.  Again, these are excellent class sizes for each grade level.  Some names you won’t see in the list below that you may be wondering about.  Mrs. Bankston, Mrs. Surprenant (intervention specialist), and Mrs. Kamm (Special Ed teacher) are all retiring this year (congratulations to all of them), and we are excited to let you know that Mrs. Weist will be our intervention specialist next year teaching reading and math to our struggling primary grade students.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

    Kinder: Neuhaus, Maschmeyer, Campbell, Southerland

    1st: Burns, Stasio, Reimer, O'Bryan

    2nd: Becker, Slavet, Stallcup, Beck (yes, she's coming back to the classroom!)

    3rd: Ogata, Guzowski, Golden, Parker

    4th: Morgan, Reding, Hoover (yes, she is coming back too!)

    5th: Bonynge, Dinsmore, Kershing, Wojtalewicz

     

    Parent Survey

    Thank you again to everyone who took the parent survey a few months ago.  We have our results and I wanted to share them with you.  Overall, our community is very happy with things at Tular.  As a district, we try to make sure we are above 80% satisfaction in every category (which, according to survey specialists is a very high mark of satisfaction for a large group of people), and I am happy to report that we are above 80% everywhere and actually in the mid to high 90%’s in almost all categories.  Even with those high results, there are some areas where we identified needed improvement. 

    The first was in our academic support classes. This took a little dip in satisfaction (from 93 to 88) and from the written feedback we got that has to do with parents wanting more communication about what is going on in the support classes.  This is something we will be working on next year.  Another area of growth was in continuing our work with students in our character education, social emotional learning, and class meetings on treating each other well.  Overall, 96% of the families report that Tular is an inviting and safe place for students to learn, 97% say this is a safe place for their child, and 84% said harassment and bullying are not a problem, but those were all small decreases from two years ago.  Therefore, this is an area that we will continue to focus and work on moving forward, especially around developing empathy and how students treat each other at recess, which is where the comments reported things happening. 

    There were a few other areas of feedback that were not prevalent in the numbers, but were in the comments.  One was about wanting more challenge for above level students.  This is something we are constantly working on and will continue to look at moving forward, and we have this as one of our school goals.  We want to keep every student challenged and every year we try to add more to our curriculum to make this happen.  Another area of feedback was on wanting more time with the specialists (art, music, garden, science, etc.)  While this would be great, as a school we already struggle with getting the time we need to teach the core subjects so taking time away from the core subjects to add more time to specialist would be very difficult.  Our specialist are always trying to improve their programs to make sure we maximize the time students have in those classes, so that is where we will continue to put our efforts. 

    Again, thank you again to everyone who took the time to complete the survey and offer your feedback.  It is good to know that, overall, people are very satisfied with how things are going at Tular.  If you have any further questions, let me know. 

     

    Have a enjoyable last weekend of the school year!  Happy Memorial Day!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal of Tularcitos Elementary School

     

    Upcoming events

    Mon, May 28: No School for Memorial day

    Thurs, May 31 @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, June 1: Last Day of School.  Students released at 12:30.

    Tues, Aug 14: First Day of School

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  • Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 5/21/2018

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Register for Next Year
    • Open House
    • Parent Survey
    • Order Your Yearbooks
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    Upcoming Events

    • SELPA Announcement
    • New Spirit wear

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Thurs, May 24: 4th and 5th Grade Spring Music Concert
    • Mon, May 28: No School for Memorial day

     

    Registering for Next Year

    As of yesterday 276 students are registered for the 2018-2019 school year. All families new and returning must complete the infosnap registration each year.  The last day to complete the on-line registration  for the 2018-2019 school year is May 31st.  If your child will not be returning to CUSD please notify the school office.

     

    Open House

    I hope that all of you enjoyed Open House last night.  It was so much fun to watch all of you enjoying the work your children have done in class and talk to each other around campus.  We have such a wonderful community.  I want to give a big thank you to the Friends of Cachagua Community Center for a wonderful fiesta dinner last night at Open House.  It was delicious.  Thank you, everyone, for all of your support of Tularcitos and our students. 

     

    Next Year Teachers

    Many were wondering last night who was teaching what class next year.  I specifically wait until after Open House to let people know because I want Open House to be about celebrating this year, and not looking for teachers for next year.  So, below are the teachers for next year.  There are some changes in both who is teaching what grade level as well as how many classes are at each grade level.  Thankfully we are in a district that can support low class sizes and, as a school, next year we will be at the lowest class size average we have been in over a decade.  That said, we had to make a tough decision on which grade level would only have three classes next year (this year it was first grade).  In order to make that decision, we looked at the makeup of the students at the different grades and the potential class sizes moving forward with what we are projecting will be the numbers at each grade level next year.  Ultimately, in order to continue to prioritize small classes at the primary grades we decided that 4th grade will have only three classes next year.  This will mean that our 4th and 5th grade classes will all have class sizes around 25 and all of our K-3 classes will be able to be below 20.  Again, these are excellent class sizes for each grade level.  Some names you won’t see in the list below that you may be wondering about.  Mrs. Bankston, Mrs. Surprenant (intervention specialist), and Mrs. Kamm (Special Ed teacher) are all retiring this year (congratulations to all of them), and we are excited to let you know that Mrs. Weist will be our intervention specialist next year teaching reading and math to our struggling primary grade students.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

    Kinder: Neuhaus, Maschmeyer, Campbell, Southerland

    1st: Burns, Stasio, Reimer, O'Bryan

    2nd: Becker, Slavet, Stallcup, Beck (yes, she's coming back to the classroom!)

    3rd: Ogata, Guzowski, Golden, Parker

    4th: Morgan, Reding, Hoover (yes, she is coming back too!)

    5th: Bonynge, Dinsmore, Kershing, Wojtalewicz

     

    Parent Survey

    Thank you again to everyone who took the parent survey a few months ago.  We have our results and I wanted to share them with you.  Overall, our community is very happy with things at Tular.  As a district, we try to make sure we are above 80% satisfaction in every category (which, according to survey specialists is a very high mark of satisfaction for a large group of people), and I am happy to report that we are above 80% everywhere and actually in the mid to high 90%’s in almost all categories.  Even with those high results, there are some areas where we identified needed improvement. 

    The first was in our academic support classes. This took a little dip in satisfaction (from 93 to 88) and from the written feedback we got that has to do with parents wanting more communication about what is going on in the support classes.  This is something we will be working on next year.  Another area of growth was in continuing our work with students in our character education, social emotional learning, and class meetings on treating each other well.  Overall, 96% of the families report that Tular is an inviting and safe place for students to learn, 97% say this is a safe place for their child, and 84% said harassment and bullying are not a problem, but those were all small decreases from two years ago.  Therefore, this is an area that we will continue to focus and work on moving forward, especially around developing empathy and how students treat each other at recess, which is where the comments reported things happening. 

    There were a few other areas of feedback that were not prevalent in the numbers, but were in the comments.  One was about wanting more challenge for above level students.  This is something we are constantly working on and will continue to look at moving forward, and we have this as one of our school goals.  We want to keep every student challenged and every year we try to add more to our curriculum to make this happen.  Another area of feedback was on wanting more time with the specialists (art, music, garden, science, etc.)  While this would be great, as a school we already struggle with getting the time we need to teach the core subjects so taking time away from the core subjects to add more time to specialist would be very difficult.  Our specialist are always trying to improve their programs to make sure we maximize the time students have in those classes, so that is where we will continue to put our efforts. 

    Again, thank you again to everyone who took the time to complete the survey and offer your feedback.  It is good to know that, overall, people are very satisfied with how things are going at Tular.  If you have any further questions, let me know. 

     

    Order Your Yearbook:

    As the end of school approaches, we only have a limited amount of yearbooks to sell.  WE HAVE LESS THAN 100 LEFT.  So, please order your yearbook today if you haven’t already.  The last day to order the yearbook for $15 ONLINE or to turn in PAPER ORDERS is MAY 18th.  Please go to www.jostens.com or drop off payment in the office.  After May 18th, yearbooks will be available for purchase for $20 in the office on May 31st after school and June 1st (last day of school), while supplies last. 

     

    Yearbook Distribution Days in the Classrooms:

    5th Graders – Wednesday, May 30th, after the promotion practice

    K-4th Graders – Thursday, May 31st

    To make sure your child doesn’t miss out on distribution day in the classrooms, order your yearbook by May 18th.

     

    A Big Thank You to our Sponsors!

    Thank you to all the sponsors who have generously supported the 2017-2018 Tularcitos yearbook!  We appreciate your help with making the yearbook affordable to everyone.  We will announce the winner of the raffle to a local dinner soon.  Stay tuned. Please take the time to support these local businesses from our Tularcitos community.  Look for their advertisement in the yearbook.  A special thank you to Jenny Lutes and Pete Garneau for sponsoring without a business advertisement.

    Law Office of Aengus L. Jeffers

    Carmel Lahaina Utility Services, Inc.

    Carmel Berry Company

    Salinas Pump Company

    Rental Depot

    ILuvChem Tutoring Service

    Paris Bakery

    Vivi Fenwick Consulting

    OCG Plumbing, Inc.

    Arlyn Knapic, Violin and Viola Instructor

    Polaris Consulting

    Monterey Bay Orthodontics

    Griggs Nursery

    Carmel Valley Olive Co., LLC

    Cassady Orthodontics

    Lice Clinics of America of Monterey

    Jerome's Carmel Valley Market

    Big Sur River Inn

    Cordrey Construction

    Dr. Gregory Tapson, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric Medicine

    The Meatery

    Melissa Radowicz of Monterey Coast Realty

    Carmel Computers

    Jennifer Metcalf, Financial Advisor

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who helped out this year.  The PTO board for next year will be: President Heaven Tempalski, VP Lauren Robertson, Secretary Gina Nucci Hincks, Treasurer Lauren Collins, and Room Parent Liaison Hilary Hamilton.  We are looking forward to next year.  Thank you again to everyone who helped out this year and to our outgoing board.

     

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    Monterey County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Announcement

    The California Department of Education requires all SELPAs to submit annual budget and service plans each spring for the upcoming school year.  Those plans must be approved by the SELPA's governing body following a public hearing.  Notice of the public hearing must be posted at every school within all member districts at least 15 days prior to the public hearing. The public hearing for the 2018-19 plans will be held during the SELPA Governance Council meeting scheduled for May 24, 2018.  Attached are copies of the notice in English and Spanish.

     

    New Spiritwear available

    We have a lot of great new Bobcat spiritwear available in our store, and have restocked on some favorites.  We now have socks, sweatpants, shorts, swim bags, and water bottles.  Please come by the Barn Monday or Friday before school. Credit cards are accepted.

     

    Have a fun weekend!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal of Tularcitos Elementary School

     

    Upcoming events

    Thurs, May 24: 4th and 5th Grade Spring Music Concert

    Fri, May 25: 5th grade UNICEF bake sale after school

    Mon, May 28: No School for Memorial day

    Thurs, May 31 @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, June 1: Last Day of School.  Students released at 12:30.

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  • Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 5/14/2018

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families.  Happy Mother’s Day!!!

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Spring Sing
    • Open House Fiesta Dinner
    • Art Show Set-Up Help
    • Order Your Yearbooks
    • SELPA Announcement
    • New Spiritwear
    • Message from our PTO

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    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Thurs, May 17 @ 5:00: Open House and Fiesta Dinner. 5:00-6:00 Fiesta Dinner and Spirit Wear available for purchase.  5:00-7:00 Art Show in Bobcat Hall.  6:00-7:00 Classrooms open.

     

    Spring Sing

    Thank you to Mr. Short and all of our kinder, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders for a fun, uplifting concert last night.  It is so great to see our students showing off their musical talent.

     

    Open House Fiesta Dinner.

    Our Open House will be this coming Thursday, May 17.  There will be a fiesta dinner from 5:00-6:00.  Adult plates are $8 and kid plates are $6.  All proceeds will go to the Friends of Cachagua Childrens’ Center to help support the summer programs being held in Cachagua this summer.  Ice cream will also be available for purchse Classrooms will be open from 6:00-7:00 and the Art Show will be open 5:00-6:00.

     

    Art Show Set-Up Help
    Thank you to the wonderful group of parents and staff who helped prepare this year's art show.  Our spectacular art exhibit would not be possible without such generosity.

    We still need a small army of people to set up on Thursday, May 17 at 8:45 am in Bobcat Hall so it's not too late to lend a hand and get a firsthand look at this year’s talent!

    Breakdown of the exhibit will take place Friday, May 18 at 10:00.  It's fast but fun.

    See you next week!

     

    Order Your Yearbook:

    As the end of school approaches, we only have a limited amount of yearbooks to sell.  WE HAVE LESS THAN 100 LEFT.  So, please order your yearbook today if you haven’t already.  The last day to order the yearbook for $15 ONLINE or to turn in PAPER ORDERS is MAY 18th.  Please go to www.jostens.com or drop off payment in the office.  After May 18th, yearbooks will be available for purchase for $20 in the office on May 31st after school and June 1st (last day of school), while supplies last. 

     

    Yearbook Distribution Days in the Classrooms:

    5th Graders – Wednesday, May 30th, after the promotion practice

    K-4th Graders – Thursday, May 31st

    To make sure your child doesn’t miss out on distribution day in the classrooms, order your yearbook by May 18th.

     

    A Big Thank You to our Sponsors!

    Thank you to all the sponsors who have generously supported the 2017-2018 Tularcitos yearbook!  We appreciate your help with making the yearbook affordable to everyone. 

    We will announce the winner of the raffle to a local dinner soon.  Stay tuned.

    Please take the time to support these local businesses from our Tularcitos community.  Look for their advertisement in the yearbook.  A special thank you to Jenny Lutes and Pete Garneau for sponsoring without a business advertisement.

    Law Office of Aengus L. Jeffers

    Carmel Lahaina Utility Services, Inc.

    Carmel Berry Company

    Salinas Pump Company

    Rental Depot

    ILuvChem Tutoring Service

    Paris Bakery

    Vivi Fenwick Consulting

    OCG Plumbing, Inc.

    Arlyn Knapic, Violin and Viola Instructor

    Polaris Consulting

    Monterey Bay Orthodontics

    Griggs Nursery

    Carmel Valley Olive Co., LLC

    Cassady Orthodontics

    Lice Clinics of America of Monterey

    Jerome's Carmel Valley Market

    Big Sur River Inn

    Cordrey Construction

    Dr. Gregory Tapson, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric Medicine

    The Meatery

    Melissa Radowicz of Monterey Coast Realty

    Carmel Computers

    Jennifer Metcalf, Financial Advisor

     

    Monterey County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Announcement

    The California Department of Education requires all SELPAs to submit annual budget and service plans each spring for the upcoming school year.  Those plans must be approved by the SELPA's governing body following a public hearing.  Notice of the public hearing must be posted at every school within all member districts at least 15 days prior to the public hearing. The public hearing for the 2018-19 plans will be held during the SELPA Governance Council meeting scheduled for May 24, 2018.  Attached are copies of the notice in English and Spanish.

     

    New Spiritwear available

    We have a lot of great new Bobcat spiritwear available in our store, and have restocked on some favorites.  We now have socks, sweatpants, shorts, swim bags, and water bottles.  Please come by the Barn Monday or Friday before school. Credit cards are accepted.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who helped out this year.  The PTO board for next year will be: President Heaven Tempalski, VP Lauren Robertson, Secretary Gina Nucci Hincks, Treasurer Lauren Collins, and Room Parent Liaison Hilary Hamilton.  We are looking forward to next year.  Thank you again to everyone who helped out this year and to our outgoing board.

     

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    Have a great weekend!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal of Tularcitos Elementary School

     

    Upcoming events

    Wed, May 16 @ 9:00: 4th/5th grade achievement awards assembly

    Thurs, May 17 @ 5:00: Open House and Dinner

    Thurs, May 24: 4th and 5th Grade Spring Music Concert

    Fri, May 25: 5th grade UNICEF bake sale after school

    Mon, May 28: No School for Memorial day

    Thurs, May 31 @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, June 1: Last Day of School.  Students released at 12:30.

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  • Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 4/30/2018

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Staff Appreciation
    • Kindergarten Fairness and Forgiveness Assembly
    • Youth In Action – Making a Positive Difference in our Community
    • SBAC Testing
    • Message from our PTO

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    • Art Show Needs Your Help
    • Attention 5th Grade Parents
    • Parent Input Form
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year Available

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • SBAC (state testing) for 3rd-5th grade students is Apr 30-May11

     

    New Spiritwear available

    We have lot of great new Bobcat spiritwear available in our store, and have restocked on some favorites.  We now have socks, sweatpants, shorts, swim bags, and water bottles.  Please come by the Barn Monday or Friday before school.

     

    Staff Appreciation

    Thank you so much to everyone who brought something in for the staff this week and the delicious food for the staff appreciation lunch today.  We felt so blessed and appreciated.  Thank you Bobcat Families.

     

    Kindergarten Fairness and Forgiveness Assembly

    Thank you to our kindergartens and the teachers for an inspiring Fairness and Forgiveness Character Assembly today.  The whole assembly was wonderful and left us with great examples of how to be better people of character in our lives.  After the assembly we were also able to honor the three teachers who are retiring at the end of this year. They are, if you don’t already know, Mrs. Kamm, Mrs. Surprenant, and Mrs. Bankston.  When you see these amazing educators, please give them a congratulations and a thank you.

     

    Youth in Action Event – Making a Positive Difference in our Community

    All Tularcitos students and their families are invited to join the Youth in Action Group on Saturday May 5th to go gleaning with Ag Against Hunger. The kids and their parents will pick produce that would otherwise rot in the fields for donation to local food banks. Just be sure to sign up as soon as you can or by Monday April 30th at noon. Click this link to learn more and register: 

    https://gleaning-with-youth-in-action.eventbrite.com

     

    SBAC (State Test) testing schedule

    3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking the state-wide Smarter Balanced Assessment during the weeks of April 30th and May 7th (we are spreading the tests out over two weeks to give our students the best chance at success) in the morning.  During these weeks, Please do not schedule appointments during the morning and make sure the students get a good breakfast and come with a healthy snack (as they should every day) so students’ brains are well fueled and ready to do their best.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting, and last of this year, will be Wednesday, May 2, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  At that meeting we’ll be voting in the new Exec Board, approve next year’s budget and begin planning for next year.  Attached to this email are the minutes from our April meeting to review.

     

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    Art Show Needs Your Help

    The Tularcitos Art Show is just around the corner and we need at least one helper to mat our children's art works.  Four days only ....just simply drop-in.  Even an hour makes a huge difference.  No art experience necessary.  Bring a friend and have some fun. 

    Where:  Room #64 - Art Room

    When:   May 2 and 3 AND May 9 and 10

                  Anytime between 8:30 and 3:00

    Questions?:  contact art teacher Mrs. Woodward at twoodward@carmelunified.org

     

    Attention 5th Grade Parents

    Other communication went out earlier, but I want to make sure all of you know that Carmel Middle School is holding an orientation for parents of all incoming 6th graders this coming Thursday night, May 3, from 5:00-6:00 at the CMS gym.  You are then welcome to attend their dinner and stay for their Open House to walk through the classrooms with your child.   See the CMS Website for more details.

     

    Parent Input Form

    Each year, we work as a staff to establish classes that are balanced for next year.  When making class placement decisions, we take into account a variety of factors to achieve the best balance possible. The following factors are considered:

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

    Parents/Guardians who would like to give input about their child’s placement may write a request for a particular learning environment (e.g. learning style, personality attributes, classroom physical environment, educational needs, etc.) by completing the Class Placement Parent Input Form which is located on our website under the “For Parents” tab and in the Tularcitos Front office.  All forms must be completed and turned in to the school office by Friday, May 4th.  No late forms will be accepted.  Additionally, since some teachers change grade levels year to year, please do not write a request for a specific teacher. If a form is turned in with a teacher's name as a particular request, it will be discarded and not considered.

     

    Have a great weekend!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal of Tularcitos Elementary School

     

    Upcoming events

    Apr 30-May 11: SBAC Testing (California Standardized Testing for all 3rd-5th graders)

    Thurs, May 10 @ 6:00: Spring Sing Concert – All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders

    Thurs, May 17 @ 5:00: Open House and Dinner

    Thurs, May 24: 4th and 5th Grade Spring Music Concert

    Thurs, May 31 @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, June 1: Last Day of School.  Students released at 12:30.

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  • Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 4/23/2018

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Art Show Needs Your Help
    • Volunteer Appreciation
    • Staff Appreciation Week and Lunch
    • SBAC Testing
    • Attention 5th Grade Parents
    • Parent Input Form
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Dress Code Reminder
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year Available

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Wed, Apr 25 @ 9:00: Volunteer Appreciation Assembly
    • SBAC (state testing) for 3rd-5th grade students is Apr 30-May11

     

    Art Show Needs Your Help

    The Tularcitos Art Show is just around the corner and we need at least one helper to mat our children's art works.  Four days only ....just simply drop-in.  Even an hour makes a huge difference.  No art experience necessary.  Bring a friend and have some fun. 

    Where:  Room #64 - Art Room

    When:   May 2 and 3 AND May 9 and 10

                  Anytime between 8:30 and 3:00

    Questions?:  contact art teacher Mrs. Woodward at twoodward@carmelunified.org

     

    Volunteer Appreciation

    We want to instill in our students an attitude of gratitude.  To that end, on Wednesday, April 25, at 9:00 our Tularcitos students and staff would like to thank and honor all of our wonderful volunteers.  Without our volunteers, we could not provide the level of education we do for our students.  At 9:00 that morning we’ll be putting on an assembly followed by a reception with all of our volunteers as our guests of honor.  If you have volunteered for our school this year in any way, we hope you can attend.

     

    Staff Appreciation Week and Luncheon

    If you are wanting to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher and the other staff at Tularcitos, staff appreciation week is the week of Apr 23-27.  Please contact your room parent for more information about what your class might be doing for your teacher(s) and aide(s).  On Friday, Apr 27, our PTO hosts a big luncheon for all of the Tular staff where the PTO provides the main dish and we ask other families to contribute side dishes and desserts.  During the lunch we also need parents to help supervise at recess so all of the staff can enjoy the meal.  Below is the link to sign up to bring something for the luncheon or sign up to help with recess supervision. 

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4faea72da2f49-annual1

     

    SBAC (State Test) testing schedule

    3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking the state-wide Smarter Balanced Assessment during the weeks of April 30th and May 7th (we are spreading the tests out over two weeks to give our students the best chance at success) in the morning.  During these weeks, Please do not schedule appointments during the morning and make sure the students get a good breakfast and come with a healthy snack (as they should every day) so students’ brains are well fueled and ready to do their best.

     

    Attention 5th Grade Parents

    Other communication went out earlier, but I want to make sure all of you know that Carmel Middle School is holding an orientation for parents of all incoming 6th graders this coming Thursday night, May 3, from 5:00-6:00 at CMS.  You are then welcome to attend their dinner and stay for their Open House to walk through the classrooms with your child.   See the CMS Website for more details.

     

    Parent Input Form

    Each year, we work as a staff to establish classes that are balanced for next year.  When making class placement decisions, we take into account a variety of factors to achieve the best balance possible. The following factors are considered:

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

    Parents/Guardians who would like to give input about their child’s placement may write a request for a particular learning environment (e.g. learning style, personality attributes, classroom physical environment, educational needs, etc.) by completing the Class Placement Parent Input Form which is located on our website under the “For Parents” tab and in the Tularcitos Front office.  All forms must be completed and turned in to the school office by Friday, May 4th.  No late forms will be accepted.  Additionally, since some teachers change grade levels year to year, please do not write a request for a specific teacher. If a form is turned in with a teacher's name as a particular request, it will be discarded and not considered.

     

    Message from our PTO

    We still have some open PTO Executive Positions next year.  If you are interested in being on the PTO Board or taking me a more active role in PTO, please contact Ola, PTO President, Mr. Peterson, or any current PTO board member.  Our next meeting, and last of this year, will be Wednesday, May 2, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  At that meeting we’ll be voting in the new Exec Board and begin planning for next year.

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Dress Code Reminder

    The warm weather is here and I know people may do some shopping over the break, so I want to remind everyone of our dress code at school.  In order to help students remember that they are at school to learn and play safely at recess, this is our dress code:

    1. Students are to wear clothing that covers underwear, the torso, tummy, and upper thigh (please make sure the shorts are long enough and age appropriate – they should come to a students’ fingers). Tops must have wide straps (spaghetti straps are not allowed).  Shorts must be worn under skirts. We highly recommend having girls at the k-2 level wear shorts under all skirts and dresses as they are very active in their play.
    2. Clothing and accessories must be in line with our character pillars and may not display “uncaring” words (stupid, dumb, idiot, etc) or present images that are crude, sexually suggestive, violent, use profanity, express prejudice, or refer to drugs, alcohol or tobacco.
    3. Students are to keep their hair groomed so as not to cover the eyes.
    4. Students must wear sturdy shoes or sandals with a strap over the heel. Flip flops, clogs, platform- or high-heeled shoes, and roller-shoes are not allowed.  On PE days, students must wear sturdy athletic shoes that allow for safe and comfortable running.
    5. Hats, caps, and sweatshirt-hoods are not to be worn indoors unless granted permission from the teacher or adult in charge for a specific event.
    6. Current student sports team uniforms and caps may not be worn at school (example, Carmel Valley Baseball uniforms, All Star uniforms, etc.) Professional sports team jerseys are okay.
    7. Girls’ swimming suits must have straps that go over the shoulder. Street clothes (cut-offs, t-shirts) may not be worn for swimming.
    8. Consequences for not conforming to the dress code may include wearing school-provided clothing for the remainder of the day or until parent contact is made and appropriate clothing is brought to school.

     

    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 May. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Enjoy your spring break!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School Principal

     

    Upcoming events

    Apr 23-27: Staff Appreciation Week

    Wed, Apr 25 @ 9:00: Volunteer Appreciation Assembly – where we thank the volunteers for all you do.

    Fri, Apr 27: Staff Appreciation Lunch

    Fri, Apr 27 @ 9:00: Kindergarten Character Assembly on Fairness

    Apr 30-May 11: SBAC Testing (California Standardized Testing for all 3rd-5th graders)

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  • Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 4/16/2018

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • District Strings Festival
    • 3rd Grade Food Drive
    • 3rd-5th Grade Swimming Starting
    • Volunteer Appreciation
    • Staff Appreciation Week and Lunch
    • Dress Code Reminder
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year Available
    • Puberty Ed
    • Sex Ed
    • District Music Festivals

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Spring Break: April 9-13
    • Wed, Apr 25 @ 9:00: Volunteer Appreciation Assembly
    • Hurry and register for Kindergarten and TK for next year – packets available in the office.

     

    District Strings Festivals

    Last night our strings students performed the last of this year’s district music festivals.  It was another amazing performance by our music department.  Throughout the night I was in awe of what our students are capable of and to the level our music teachers take our students.  Thank you, again, to Mr. Short and to all of our CUDS music teachers for all they do to instill the love and appreciation of music in our students. 

     

    3rd Grade Food Drive

    Thank you to everyone who brought in food for our 3rd grade food drive to help end hunger in Monterey County.  We were able to fill 10 barrels of food with 1,308 pounds of food.  This is a wonderful community service project and learning experience for our students.  Thank you for being a part of it. 

     

    3rd-5th Grade Swimming Starting

    3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students start swimming for PE when we return from spring break, Monday, April 16.  Remember to bring your swimsuit and towels starting then. 

     

    Volunteer Appreciation

    We want to instill in our students an attitude of gratitude.  To that end, on Wednesday, April 25, at 9:00 our Tularcitos students and staff would like to thank and honor all of our wonderful volunteers.  Without our volunteers, we could not provide the level of education we do for our students.  At 9:00 that morning we’ll be putting on an assembly followed by a reception with all of our volunteers as our guests of honor.  If you have volunteered for our school this year in any way, we hope you can attend.

     

    Staff Appreciation Week and Luncheon

    If you are wanting to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher and the other staff at Tularcitos, staff appreciation week is the week of Apr 23-27.  Please contact your room parent for more information about what your class might be doing for your teacher(s) and aide(s).  On Friday, Apr 27, our PTO hosts a big luncheon for all of the Tular staff where the PTO provides the main dish and we ask other families to contribute side dishes and desserts.  During the lunch we also need parents to help supervise at recess so all of the staff can enjoy the meal.  Below is the link to sign up to bring something for the luncheon or sign up to help with recess supervision. 

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4faea72da2f49-annual1

     

    Dress Code Reminder

    The warm weather is here and I know people may do some shopping over the break, so I want to remind everyone of our dress code at school.  In order to help students remember that they are at school to learn and play safely at recess, this is our dress code:

    1. Students are to wear clothing that covers underwear, the torso, tummy, and upper thigh (please make sure the shorts are long enough and age appropriate – they should come to a students’ fingers). Tops must have wide straps (spaghetti straps are not allowed).  Shorts must be worn under skirts. We highly recommend having girls at the k-2 level wear shorts under all skirts and dresses as they are very active in their play.
    2. Clothing and accessories must be in line with our character pillars and may not display “uncaring” words (stupid, dumb, idiot, etc) or present images that are crude, sexually suggestive, violent, use profanity, express prejudice, or refer to drugs, alcohol or tobacco.
    3. Students are to keep their hair groomed so as not to cover the eyes.
    4. Students must wear sturdy shoes or sandals with a strap over the heel. Flip flops, clogs, platform- or high-heeled shoes, and roller-shoes are not allowed.  On PE days, students must wear sturdy athletic shoes that allow for safe and comfortable running.
    5. Hats, caps, and sweatshirt-hoods are not to be worn indoors unless granted permission from the teacher or adult in charge for a specific event.
    6. Current student sports team uniforms and caps may not be worn at school (example, Carmel Valley Baseball uniforms, All Star uniforms, etc.) Professional sports team jerseys are okay.
    7. Girls’ swimming suits must have straps that go over the shoulder. Street clothes (cut-offs, t-shirts) may not be worn for swimming.
    8. Consequences for not conforming to the dress code may include wearing school-provided clothing for the remainder of the day or until parent contact is made and appropriate clothing is brought to school.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came to our PTO meeting on Wednesday.  We still have some open PTO Executive Positions next year.  If you are interested in being on the PTO Board or taking me a more active role in PTO, please contact Ola, PTO President, Mr. Peterson, or any current PTO board member.  Our next meeting, and last of this year, will be Wednesday, May 2, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  At that meeting we’ll be voting in the new Exec Board and begin planning for next year.

     

    Repeat In This Email

    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 May. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Puberty Ed

    A permission slip went home this week to our 5th grade boys and 4th grade girls to participate in our puberty education video showing.  Each year we present a puberty education video to our 4th grade girls and our 5th grade boys.  We have found in the past that those times are the most appropriate for us to show the video to the given ages and genders. The video is very well done and does a good job of explaining to students both the physical and emotional changes that come with puberty.  Any parent who wants to preview the video before the students see it can contact Nurse Milla for a copy of the CD to watch at home.  For those parents of 4th grade girls and 5th grade boys who have not yet talked about puberty, or even for those that have, this will be a great discussion starter for you at home.

     

    Sex Ed

    At school we only do puberty education.  We do not do sex education.  Sex is something parents need to educate their children about, and ideally before children start talking about it with their friends.  Unfortunately, sex is something our children are exposed to earlier and earlier these days.  Given that the average age a student is exposed to pornography these days is about 11, when your child is in 4th or 5th grade is the time to start thinking about, planning, and having your discussions with your child.  With the internet, if a child is curious about something, an answer (whether it is the one you want them to have or not) is a click away.  Sex is too important to let the internet do the educating (unless it is helping you with talking to your child about it).   Talking about sex is not a onetime conversation with your child.  It is an ongoing conversation that starts young and continues throughout the teen years, making sure to discuss topics that are age appropriate.  Remember that children learn best through dialog, so talk with, not at, your child.  Sex education is not just about sex.  It is about having a positive self-image, how to have healthy relationships, how to treat the opposite sex with dignity and respect, having a healthy view of physical intimacy in your relationship (all the way from holding hands to sex), and communicating your convictions.  As parents, if we fail to educate our students the media, the internet, or their friends will do the educating.  Sex is way too important of a topic to let others take the role of educating our children.  If you are a parent of a 4th or 5th grader and haven’t begun discussing sex with your child, please begin planning and having that conversation so your children can enjoy healthy relationships and experience physical intimacy at appropriate times as they grow up. 

     

    Enjoy your spring break!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School Principal

     

    Upcoming events

    Apr 9-13: Spring Break

    Mon, Apr 16: Swimming starts for 3rd-5th grade PE

    Apr 23-27: Staff Appreciation Week

    Wed, Apr 25 @ 9:00: Volunteer Appreciation Assembly – where we thank the volunteers for all you do.

    Fri, Apr 27: Staff Appreciation Lunch

    Fri, Apr 27 @ 9:00: Kindergarten Character Assembly on Fairness

    Apr 30-May 11: SBAC Testing (California Standardized Testing for all 3rd-5th graders)

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  • Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 4/2/2018

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families.  Happy Easter!

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Egg Hunt in CV Park
    • Spring Fling Success!
    • 3rd Grade Food Drive Mar 26 – Apr 6
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year Available
    • Puberty Ed
    • Sex Ed
    • District Music Festivals

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Change in PTO meeting: PTO meeting will be Wednesday, Apr 4, @ 8:45 in Bobcat Hall
    • Wed, Apr 4, @ 7:00: District Strings Festival at CHS Theater
    • Spring Break: April 9-13
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration Packets are available for next school year

     

    Egg Hunt in CV Park

    Our local Kiwanis Club, the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center, and the Park District are hosting an egg hunt in the CV Park tomorrow, Saturday, March 31, at 12:00 for children in Carmel Valley.  There will be hotdogs and hamburgers for sale as well.  Come enjoy a fun time together. 

     

    Spring Fling Success

    Thank you to everyone who helped put on and came to the Spring Fling last Friday.  In addition to having a fun time together as a community, we raised over $27,000 for our PTO!  Way to go Bobcats! 

     

    Dress Code Reminder

    The warm weather is here and I know people may do some shopping over the break, so I want to remind everyone of our dress code at school.  In order to help students remember that they are at school to learn and play safely at recess, this is our dress code:

    1. Students are to wear clothing that covers underwear, the torso, tummy, and upper thigh (please make sure the shorts are long enough and age appropriate – they should come to a students’ fingers). Tops must have wide straps (spaghetti straps are not allowed).  Shorts must be worn under skirts. We highly recommend having girls at the k-2 level wear shorts under all skirts and dresses as they are very active in their play.
    2. Clothing and accessories must be in line with our character pillars and may not display “uncaring” words (stupid, dumb, idiot, etc) or present images that are crude, sexually suggestive, violent, use profanity, express prejudice, or refer to drugs, alcohol or tobacco.
    3. Students are to keep their hair groomed so as not to cover the eyes.
    4. Students must wear sturdy shoes or sandals with a strap over the heel. Flip flops, clogs, platform- or high-heeled shoes, and roller-shoes are not allowed.  On PE days, students must wear sturdy athletic shoes that allow for safe and comfortable running.
    5. Hats, caps, and sweatshirt-hoods are not to be worn indoors unless granted permission from the teacher or adult in charge for a specific event.
    6. Current student sports team uniforms and caps may not be worn at school (example, Carmel Valley Baseball uniforms, All Star uniforms, etc.) Professional sports team jerseys are okay.
    7. Girls’ swimming suits must have straps that go over the shoulder. Street clothes (cut-offs, t-shirts) may not be worn for swimming.
    8. Consequences for not conforming to the dress code may include wearing school-provided clothing for the remainder of the day or until parent contact is made and appropriate clothing is brought to school.

     

    3rd Grade Food Drive

    Did you know ending hunger in Monterey County IS POSSIBLE?  Well, it is and we can pitch in and be part of the solution. The third grade classes began their Monterey County Food Bank service project on Monday, March 26th.  We will be collecting items thru Friday April 6th. The third grade students will be going to the food bank and to help process the donations and learn about solving hunger problems locally and globally.  Please no glass items please.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next PTO meeting will be Wednesday, Apr 4, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  Sorry for the change back to a morning meeting, but we could not make an evening meeting work. We will have some open PTO Executive Positions next year.  If you are interested in being on the PTO Board or taking me a more active role in PTO, this is a great meeting to come to for more information.

     

    Repeat In This Email

    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 May. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Puberty Ed

    A permission slip went home this week to our 5th grade boys and 4th grade girls to participate in our puberty education video showing.  Each year we present a puberty education video to our 4th grade girls and our 5th grade boys.  We have found in the past that those times are the most appropriate for us to show the video to the given ages and genders. The video is very well done and does a good job of explaining to students both the physical and emotional changes that come with puberty.  Any parent who wants to preview the video before the students see it can contact Nurse Milla for a copy of the CD to watch at home.  For those parents of 4th grade girls and 5th grade boys who have not yet talked about puberty, or even for those that have, this will be a great discussion starter for you at home.

     

    Sex Ed

    At school we only do puberty education.  We do not do sex education.  Sex is something parents need to educate their children about, and ideally before children start talking about it with their friends.  Unfortunately, sex is something our children are exposed to earlier and earlier these days.  Given that the average age a student is exposed to pornography these days is about 11, when your child is in 4th or 5th grade is the time to start thinking about, planning, and having your discussions with your child.  With the internet, if a child is curious about something, an answer (whether it is the one you want them to have or not) is a click away.  Sex is too important to let the internet do the educating (unless it is helping you with talking to your child about it).   Talking about sex is not a onetime conversation with your child.  It is an ongoing conversation that starts young and continues throughout the teen years, making sure to discuss topics that are age appropriate.  Remember that children learn best through dialog, so talk with, not at, your child.  Sex education is not just about sex.  It is about having a positive self-image, how to have healthy relationships, how to treat the opposite sex with dignity and respect, having a healthy view of physical intimacy in your relationship (all the way from holding hands to sex), and communicating your convictions.  As parents, if we fail to educate our students the media, the internet, or their friends will do the educating.  Sex is way too important of a topic to let others take the role of educating our children.  If you are a parent of a 4th or 5th grader and haven’t begun discussing sex with your child, please begin planning and having that conversation so your children can enjoy healthy relationships and experience physical intimacy at appropriate times as they grow up. 

     

    The District Music Festivals

    STRINGS  Wed    April  4      7:00 pm  CHS Theatre

    Each morning at these sites, we need a few parents to chaperone the kids from approx 9:30 - 11:35  during their rehearsals. You will not have to ride on the bus. You can just meet us at the rehearsal site. Please email Mr Short at gshort@carmelunified.org  if you can help. We will loan a White Shirt to each student for each performance.  Please have them wear all Black from the waist down. Wash & return the Shirt in a bag with their name on it ASAP after the performance. I look forward to fun, smiles and music!  Many Thanks for your support!

    Gene Short

     

    Enjoy your weekend.  Happy Easter!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School Principal

     

    Upcoming events

    Wed, April 4 @ 8:45: PTO meeting in Bobcat Hall

    Wed, April 4 @ 7:00 pm  District Strings Festival CHS Theatre

    Apr 9-13: Spring Break

    Mon, Apr 16: Swimming starts for 3rd-5th grade PE

    Apr 23-27: Staff Appreciation Week

    Wed, Apr 25 @ 9:00: Volunteer Appreciation Assembly – where we thank the volunteers for all you do.

    Fri, Apr 27: Staff Appreciation Lunch

    Fri, Apr 27 @ 9:00: Kindergarten Character Assembly on Fairness

    Apr 30-May 11: SBAC Testing (California Standardized Testing for all 3rd-5th graders)

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  • Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 3/26/2018

     

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Spring Fling is Tonight!
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year Available
    • 3rd Grade Food Drive Mar 26 – Apr 6
    • 1st Grade Trustworthy Assembly
    • Puberty Ed
    • Sex Ed
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this Email

    • District Music Festivals

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Tonight, Fri, Mar 23 @ 6:00-9:00: PTO Spring Fling at Joyce
    • Tues, Mar 27 @ 7:00: District Band Festival at the Sunset Center

     

    Spring Fling is Tonight!

    Our annual Tularcitos Spring Fling is tonight, March 23, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Joyce Tasting Room.  In addition to the great time hanging out as a community we will be raising money for our wonderful PTO that provides amazing support to our school. 

    That night we will be drawing the winners of the raffle items

    • Disney Gift Card,
    • 4 SF Giants Tickets for June 24 (not July 24 as first published)
    • 4 PB Food & Wine Grand Tasting Tickets

    We will also have some wonderful silent auction items to bid on including:

    • golf packages, 49ers tickets, orthodontics packages, Dinner parties, Summer Camp certificates, and other local business gift certificates. 

    Please see the attached fliers for more details.  Raffle Tickets can be purchased for $10 from your child (they went home last week) or the front office if you need more.  Don’t wait in line to buy your tickets at the event. Purchase them for $40 before 3pm on March 21st, or $50 at the door.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

     

    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 May. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    3rd Grade Food Drive

    Did you know ending hunger in Monterey County IS POSSIBLE?  Well, it is and we can pitch in and be part of the solution. The third grade classes are going to begin their Monterey County Food Bank service project on Monday, March 26th.  Please bring in non-perishable food starting on Monday March 26th thru Friday April 6th.  We will be collecting food at Tularcitos for two weeks. The third grade students will be going to the food bank and to help process the donations and learn about solving hunger problems locally and globally.

     

    1st Grade Trustworthy Character Assembly

    Thank you to our 1st graders and their teachers for a fun assembly today on what it means to be trustworthy.  Thank you for some great examples, quotes, and ideas reminding us about how telling the truth and being trustworthy is so important.

     

    Puberty Ed

    A permission slip went home this week to our 5th grade boys and 4th grade girls to participate in our puberty education video showing.  Each year we present a puberty education video to our 4th grade girls and our 5th grade boys.  We have found in the past that those times are the most appropriate for us to show the video to the given ages and genders. The video is very well done and does a good job of explaining to students both the physical and emotional changes that come with puberty.  Any parent who wants to preview the video before the students see it can contact Nurse Milla for a copy of the CD to watch at home.  For those parents of 4th grade girls and 5th grade boys who have not yet talked about puberty, or even for those that have, this will be a great discussion starter for you at home.

     

    Sex Ed

    At school we only do puberty education.  We do not do sex education.  Sex is something parents need to educate their children about, and ideally before children start talking about it with their friends.  Unfortunately, sex is something our children are exposed to earlier and earlier these days.  Given that the average age a student is exposed to pornography these days is about 11, when your child is in 4th or 5th grade is the time to start thinking about, planning, and having your discussions with your child.  With the internet, if a child is curious about something, an answer (whether it is the one you want them to have or not) is a click away.  Sex is too important to let the internet do the educating (unless it is helping you with talking to your child about it).   Talking about sex is not a onetime conversation with your child.  It is an ongoing conversation that starts young and continues throughout the teen years, making sure to discuss topics that are age appropriate.  Remember that children learn best through dialog, so talk with, not at, your child.  Sex education is not just about sex.  It is about having a positive self-image, how to have healthy relationships, how to treat the opposite sex with dignity and respect, having a healthy view of physical intimacy in your relationship (all the way from holding hands to sex), and communicating your convictions.  As parents, if we fail to educate our students the media, the internet, or their friends will do the educating.  Sex is way too important of a topic to let others take the role of educating our children.  If you are a parent of a 4th or 5th grader and haven’t begun discussing sex with your child, please begin planning and having that conversation so your children can enjoy healthy relationships and experience physical intimacy at appropriate times as they grow up. 

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, April 3, from 6:30-7:30 pm for those of you working parents.  Place is still TBD.  At that meeting we’ll be recapping the year and begin looking toward next year.  We will also have some open PTO Executive Positions next year.  If you are interested in being on the PTO Board or taking me a more active role in PTO, this is a great meeting to come to for more information.

     

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    The District Music Festivals

    BAND       Tues   March 27   7:00 pm  Sunset Center

    STRINGS  Wed    April  4      7:00 pm  CHS Theatre

    Each morning at these sites, we need a few parents to chaperone the kids from approx 9:30 - 11:35  during their rehearsals. In addition to the above mentioned dates there is a BAND/STRING rehearsal at CMS on March 16, from 9:30-11:35.  You will not have to ride on the bus. You can just meet us at the rehearsal site. Please email Mr Short at gshort@carmelunified.org  if you can help. We will loan a White Shirt to each student for each performance.  Please have them wear all Black from the waist down. Wash & return the Shirt in a bag with their name on it ASAP after the performance.

    I look forward to fun, smiles and music!  Many Thanks for your support!

    Gene Short

     

    Hopefully see you tonight at the Spring Fling!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School Principal

     

    Upcoming events

    Fri, Mar 23 @ 6:00: Spring Fling at Joyce Tasting Room

    Tues, Mar 27 @  7:00 pm District Band Festival Sunset Center

    Wed, April 4  @ 7:00 pm  District Strings Festival CHS Theatre

    Apr 9-13: Spring Break

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  • Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 3/19/2018

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • UNICEF Bake Sale
    • Spring Fling is Next Friday!
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year Available
    • No Screens for Ice Cream
    • Food for Staff During Conference Week
    • Message from our PTO

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    • District Music Festivals
    • Kindergarten Alternative Clothes Needed

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Fri, Mar 23 @ 6:00-9:00: PTO Spring Fling at Joyce

     

    UNICEF Bake Sale

    Our 5th graders are continuing to raise money to support children in need around the world by giving to UNICEF.  They will be holding another bake sale Friday 3/23/18 right after school. All items are $2.00.  Come enjoy the treats and support children in need at the same time.

     

    Spring Fling is Next Friday!

    Our annual Tularcitos Spring Fling is coming Friday, March 23, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Joyce Tasting Room.  In addition to the great time hanging out as a community we will be raising money for our wonderful PTO that provides amazing support to our school. 

    That night we will be drawing the winners of the raffle items

    • Disney Gift Card,
    • 4 SF Giants Tickets for June 24 (not July 24 as first published)
    • 4 PB Food & Wine Grand Tasting Tickets

    We will also have some wonderful silent auction items to bid on including:

    • golf packages, 49ers tickets, orthodontics packages, Dinner parties, Summer Camp certificates, and other local business gift certificates. 

    Please see the attached fliers for more details.  Raffle Tickets can be purchased for $10 from your child (they went home last week) or the front office if you need more.  Don’t wait in line to buy your tickets at the event. Purchase them for $40 before 3pm on March 21st, or $50 at the door.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

     

    Science Fair

    Thank you to Mrs. DeRenzo and our 5th grade teachers for a fun and informative science fair.  Our students did a wonderful job using the scientific method to perform their experiments and were very articulate in describing what they learned.  It was very impressive!

     

    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 May. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    No Screens Week Ice Cream

    If your students ask, we will be giving the students who participated in No Screen Week their ice cream party on Tuesday, March 20 at lunch.

     

    Food for Staff During Conference Week

    Thank you so much to everyone who provided food and flowers for the Tular staff for conference week.  Everything was delicious!  Not having to worry about lunch for a couple of days during a very busy week was greatly appreciated.

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope everyone enjoyed your break.  Thank you to everyone who attended the PTO meeting on Wednesday.  We are excited for our Spring Fling.  If you love to throw a party, we could use your help with the Spring Fling.  Please contact Summer Hennessy if you can help.  Our next PTO meeting will be April 4, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  See you there.  Also, if you are interested in being on the PTO Board for next year, please contact Mr. Peterson or Ola Rocha.

     

    Repeat In This Email

    The District Music Festivals

    BAND       Tues   March 27   7:00 pm  Sunset Center

    STRINGS  Wed    April  4      7:00 pm  CHS Theatre

    Each morning at these sites, we need a few parents to chaperone the kids from approx 9:30 - 11:35  during their rehearsals. In addition to the above mentioned dates there is a BAND/STRING rehearsal at CMS on March 16, from 9:30-11:35.  You will not have to ride on the bus. You can just meet us at the rehearsal site. Please email Mr Short at gshort@carmelunified.org  if you can help. We will loan a White Shirt to each student for each performance.  Please have them wear all Black from the waist down. Wash & return the Shirt in a bag with their name on it ASAP after the performance.

    I look forward to fun, smiles and music!  Many Thanks for your support!

    Gene Short

     

    Kindergarten Alternative Clothes Needed

    Because sometimes accidents happen in kindergarten, we keep a well-stocked bin of extra clothes to provide students who might need to change in the middle of the day.  Our bin, however, is running very low.  If you have some clothes in good condition that are outgrown and you can donate to our extra clothing bin, we would greatly appreciate it.  We need underwear, socks, pants, shorts, shirts, and sweatshirts for both kinder boys and girls.  Please bring clothes you can donate freshly washed to the kinder teachers or the front office.  Thanks!

     

    Enjoy the wet weekend!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School Principal

     

    Upcoming events

    Tues, Mar 20: No Screens Ice Cream at lunch time

    Fri, Mar 23 @ 6:00: Spring Fling at Joyce Tasting Room

    Tues, Mar 27 @  7:00 pm District Band Festival Sunset Center

    Wed, April 4  @ 7:00 pm  District Strings Festival CHS Theatre

    Apr 9-13: Spring Break

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