• Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Kimberly Carley on 6/11/2019 2:20:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Tularcitos Families. 

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • 5th Grade Video and Promotion Speech
    • Amazing Yearbook
    • Summer Reading Program
    • Message from our PTO

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • First day of school next year is Tuesday, Aug 13
    • There is no school Friday, Aug 16 for Car Week

     

    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 and Promotion Speech

    If you are a 5th grade family and want the video from promotion, it will be posted on the Tular website next week.  Some people also asked for a copy of my promotion speech.  It is attached to this email. 

     

    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 this year.  I want to extend a special thank you to Lisa DeMarchi, Sawsan Nimri, and Carolina Walbrun for all of their work on it. It is a gift that the students and families will cherish for years.

     

    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!

     

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

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

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

    Fri, 8/9 @ 10:00 am: Kinder Open House for Students

    Fri, 8/9: Class lists for 1st-5th posted at 5:00 pm on the office windows

    Tues, 8/13: First Day of School

    Tues, 8/13 @ 8:45 am: PTO Welcome Back Meet and Greet in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, 8/16: No School for Car Week

    Wed, 8/21: Back to School Night

     

     



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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Kimberly Carley on 6/3/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Can you believe that we only have one week left?  I hope you enjoy the last week of school next week.

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Spring Music Concert
    • Bobcat Art Show Thank You
    • Dance Info
    • CVCYC Swim Lesson
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Important Next Year Registration Information

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Thurs, June 6 @ 9:00 in Bobcat Hall: 5th Grade Promotion
    • Fri, June 7: Last day of school – students released at 12:30
    • Tues, Aug 13, 2019: First day of school for next year

     

    Spring Music Concert

    Thank you to all of our 4th and 5th grade music students and Mr. Short for a fun and entertaining strings, band, and chorus concert last night.  It was great to see how our music students have grown over the year.   Thank you to our families as well for all of your support for our music program over the years.

     

    Bobcat Art Show Thank You

    Thank you to the fabulous group of Art Show volunteers that worked so hard to make this year’s event the best yet!  We had a super group of volunteers lend a hand and I am truly grateful.  A special shout out to Lisa DeMarchi, Somer Madsen, Jodi Price, Susie Olvera, Molly Valdez, Eve Mauldin, Kristen Bartoli, Shelley Nemith, Tara Brockmann, Rebecca Kirk and family, Emily Frew, Sara Maguire, Tara Lim, Bobby Pfeiffer, Dena Fitzgerald, and Laura Stenvick, a group that went above and beyond with assisting before, and after our yearly show. 

     

    Dance Info

    The Father Daughter Family dance will be tonight from 7:00-9:00 in Bobcat Hall. Between great music, dancing, and desserts, it should be a memorable, celebratory and fun-filled evening!  There is no charge for the dance because we want everyone to be able to attend, but we will be asking for a $10 donation to help cover the cost, as well as asking people to bring a dessert (that can be eaten with fingers – cookies, brownies, etc.  No cakes please) to contribute to the dessert table for everyone to enjoy. 

     

    CVCYC Summer Swim Lessons

    CVCYC swim lesson registration is open.  They offer swim lessons beginning June 10th.  You can register online at www.cvcyc.org.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our first event next year will be our Welcome Back Meet and Greet in Bobcat Hall at 8:30 on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug 13.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone when we get back from summer.

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Important Registration Information for Next Year:

    1) Online Registration for Returning Students - (Parent Data Confirmation) 

    Families have been asking, "Don't we usually register our returning students for next year about this time of year on Infosnap?" In previous years, that was true, but this year we are changing the annual online registration process from Infosnap to Aeries. In the new process, now called "Parent Data Confirmation," you'll register your returning students during the summer (unless they are entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten -- see Enrolling New Students below). We are planning to roll out Parent Data Confirmation in July and early August before the school year starts. 

    In the new Parent Data Confirmation process, you will just log into Aeries and confirm or update the existing information about your child. You'll also acknowledge receipt of required annual notifications and policies -- and that's it! For Parents of CMS and CHS students, you'll use your existing Aeries account. For parents at other schools, you will set up an online account in Aeries and then access Parent Data Confirmation from there. We'll be sending full details by email in July.

    2) Enrolling New Students, which includes all Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 

    The online enrollment window is now open for students who are new to the district. Our definition of "new" also includes all Transitional Kindergartners and Kindergartners, even if they have previously attended a district school. If you have a new student or TK/K student to enroll, please check with the school registrar, who will collect the information needed and then set you up to do online enrollment.

    3) Proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders 

    May is still residency affidavit month for students who are changing schools, such as all incoming 6th and 9th graders. If you have not already submitted your proof of residency, you can find the instructions and forms here: 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=6251&dataid=16709&FileName=CUSD%20324%20-%20Residency%20Affidavit%20.pdf

     

     

    Upcoming events

    Fri, May 31 @ 7:00: Father Daughter Family Dance

    Thurs, June 6th @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Fri, June 7th: Last Day of School. Students released @ 12:30

    Tues, Aug 13: First Day of School

     

    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 Kimberly Carley on 5/28/2019 3:10:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Ending Hunger in Monterey County
    • Important Next Year Registration Information
    • Father Daughter Family Dance Clarification
    • Dance Info
    • Library Books Due
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Only 12 Yearbooks Left

    Upcoming Events

     

    Ending Hunger in Monterey County – Food Drive

    Thank you to everyone who brought in food for the food drive to help end hunger in Monterey County.  Way to go Bobcats!

     

    Important Registration Information for Next Year:

    1) Online Registration for Returning Students - (Parent Data Confirmation) 

    Families have been asking, "Don't we usually register our returning students for next year about this time of year on Infosnap?" In previous years, that was true, but this year we are changing the annual online registration process from Infosnap to Aeries. In the new process, now called "Parent Data Confirmation," you'll register your returning students during the summer (unless they are entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten -- see Enrolling New Students below). We are planning to roll out Parent Data Confirmation in July and early August before the school year starts. 

    In the new Parent Data Confirmation process, you will just log into Aeries and confirm or update the existing information about your child. You'll also acknowledge receipt of required annual notifications and policies -- and that's it! For Parents of CMS and CHS students, you'll use your existing Aeries account. For parents at other schools, you will set up an online account in Aeries and then access Parent Data Confirmation from there. We'll be sending full details by email in July.

    2) Enrolling New Students, which includes all Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 

    The online enrollment window is now open for students who are new to the district. Our definition of "new" also includes all Transitional Kindergartners and Kindergartners, even if they have previously attended a district school. If you have a new student or TK/K student to enroll, please check with the school registrar, who will collect the information needed and then set you up to do online enrollment.

    3) Proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders 

    May is still residency affidavit month for students who are changing schools, such as all incoming 6th and 9th graders. If you have not already submitted your proof of residency, you can find the instructions and forms here: 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=6251&dataid=16709&FileName=CUSD%20324%20-%20Residency%20Affidavit%20.pdf

     

    Father Daughter Family Dance Clarification

    I have had a number of people approach me excited that we are doing a father daughter family dance, and a few also concerned about the fact that, because this is only for daughters, we are excluding boys and not valuing all relationships in the family equally.  People have very eloquently expressed how one of the aspects of Tular that they love is its inclusiveness in all of our events, so the fact that this dance is not including everyone and only highlights the father-daughter relationship does not match that characteristic of our school.  People have also asked where this dance came from.  I completely understand and really appreciate those concerns (I love that Tular is known as inclusive and valuing the entire family).  A little background for where this dance came from… Every year I get more requests for a Father Daughter dance than any other event we do not currently do.  So, when I was recently approached by people willing to put on a Father Daughter dance, I said yes and have been working with them to make the dance happen (this did not come from our PTO or our Tular Dad’s group).  Therefore, I have to take full responsibility for any hard feelings toward the dance and our school that this has caused.  I was excited to finally provide a dance that so many people have asked for over the years, and did not think through the excluding feelings that such a dance would cause.  I am sorry for that.  There was no intention to make mothers or sons feel excluded.  The hope was to celebrate daughters and fathers or other special relationships a daughter might have. I very much want our school to feel inclusive as so many have expressed.  If this dance opportunity had come up earlier in the year it would have been more of a discussion and my hope would have been that we could find people to put on something for sons and mothers as well so that we have events to celebrate both relationships.  Please know that when we start next year, we will be planning an event for sons and continuing to discuss this dance and other potential such events at our PTO meetings to determine how we want to move forward.  Again, I am sorry for, and take full responsibility for, any hard feelings this has caused.  I hope that this does not put a damper on the end of the year.  It has been a great year and I hope that everyone is able to celebrate that.  Please feel free to call me or email me with any concerns you have.

     

    Dance Info

    The Father Daughter Family dance will be May 31, 7:00-9:00 in Bobcat Hall. The goal of the dance is to celebrate the relationship between fathers and daughters. However, we realize that families look different for people. So whether our girls bring a father, uncle, grandfather, friend of family or any special person in their life, we invite all of the girls to attend. Between great music, dancing, and desserts, it should be a memorable, celebratory and fun-filled evening!  There is no charge for the dance because we want everyone to be able to attend, but we will be asking for a $10 donation to help cover the cost, as well as asking people to bring a dessert (that can be eaten with fingers – no cakes please) to contribute to the dessert table for everyone to enjoy.  A flier will be coming home next week with more information.  Any questions, please contact John Burton at jnburton@att.net

     

     

    Library Books Due

    All library books were due this week.  If you missed the deadline, make sure to bring them in Tuesday.

     

    LAST WEEK TO ORDER YEARBOOKS! 

    As we approach the last days of school, we are getting ready to bundle up the yearbooks for those who have purchased one.  We will STOP ALL SALES on May 31, 2019 so that we can bundle them up for class distribution on Wednesday (5th Graders) and Thursday (K – 4th).  Should you not order one before that date, you may still purchase one on the LAST day of school.  The price will then be $20.00 (subject to availability – we have 13 left) and must be picked up in the office.

     

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered in our PTO this year.  We had a lot of fun supporting Tularcitos students and staff and helping build our community.  At our meeting on Wednesday we voted in our board for next year.  They are:   President Heaven Tempalski, VP Lauren Robertson, Secretary Gina Nucci Hincks, Treasurer Lauren Collins, and Room Parent Liaison Hilary Hamilton.  Thank you to all of you for stepping up again this coming year.  Next year we will be looking for people to shadow our board to learn about all they do and then step into those roles the following year.  We hope you have a great end to the school year and look forward to working with all of you again next year to keep Tularcitos the amazing school that it is. 

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Only 12 Yearbooks left to sell

    FYI.  We only have 12 yearbooks left to sell.  We have closed the online ordering system so if you still wish to purchase a yearbook, please drop by the office an submit an order form along with your $15 payment.  Don’t wait because the cost goes up to $20 on the last days of school if we have any left to purchase.

     

    Tular Art on Display at CV Library

    Congratulations to Marisa, Phoebe, Maia, Breanna, Izabell, Siena, Stalla, and Nina who have their creative artwork on display from May 1-25 at the CV Library.  These talented art students are part of Cherie Rousseaus’s after school enrichment class.  Thank you for supporting these students and visual arts in our schools.

     

    Upcoming events

    Mon, May 27: No School for Memorial Day

    Thurs, May 30 @ 7:00: 4th and 5th grade Spring Music Concert

    Fri, May 31 @ 7:00: Father Daughter Family Dance

    Thurs, June 6th @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Fri, June 7th: Last Day of School. Students released @ 12:30

     

    Enjoy the long weekend,

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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


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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Kimberly Carley on 5/20/2019 8:45:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Ending Hunger in Monterey County
    • Father Daughter Family Dance
    • Bobcat Art Show Volunteers Needed
    • Spring Sing Concert
    • Important Next Year Registration Information
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Tular Art on Display at CV Library
    • Only 12 Yearbooks Left to Sell

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • May 22 5:00-7:00: Tular Open House.  Dinner served from 5:00-6:00.  Garden open from 6:00-7:00.  Art Show open from 5:00-7:00.  Classrooms open from 6:00-7:00

     

    Ending Hunger in Monterey County – Food Drive

    Did you know ending hunger in Monterey County IS POSSIBLE? Well, it is and we can pitch in and be a part of the solution.  The third grade classes are going to begin their Monterey County Food Bank service project on Monday, May 13th. Please bring in non-perishable foods May 13-24th. Barrels will be out during Open House too, May 22nd. After collecting food at Tularcitos for two weeks, students will then go to the Monterey County Food Bank and help process the donations and learn about solving problems locally.

     

    Father Daughter Family Dance

    We will be holding our first Father Daughter Family dance May 31, 7:00-9:00 in Bobcat Hall. The goal of the dance is to celebrate the relationship between fathers and daughters. However, we realize that families look different for people. So whether our girls bring a father, uncle, grandfather, friend of family or any special person in their life, we invite all of the girls to attend. Between great music, dancing, and desserts, it should be a memorable, celebratory and fun-filled evening!  There is no charge for the dance because we want everyone to be able to attend, but we will be asking for a $10 donation to help cover the cost, as well as asking people to bring a dessert to contribute to the dessert table for everyone to enjoy.  A flier will be coming home next week with more information.  Any questions, please contact John Burton at jnburton@att.net

     

     

    Bobcat Art Show Volunteers Needed

    All our Artwork is ready to go!  Thank you to everyone who came in and helped out.  Now we just need a few more volunteers to help set up before and take down after the event.  Please sign up in the link below.  Any time you can contribute will be helpful to the art show.
    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b094badad23a0fd0-artshowcase

     

    Spring Sing Concert

    Thank you to Mr. Short and our Kinder, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students for an enjoyable and lively concert last night! It was great to see you all up on stage celebrating our wonderful music program.

     

    Library Books Due

    All library books are due Thursday, May 23.  Please make sure to turn any library books you may have back into the library by then.

     

    Important Registration Information for Next Year:

    Online registration for returning students; enrollment for new students; and proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders

    1) Online Registration for Returning Students - (Parent Data Confirmation) 

    Families have been asking, "Don't we usually register our returning students for next year about this time of year on Infosnap?" In previous years, that was true, but this year we are changing the annual online registration process from Infosnap to Aeries. In the new process, now called "Parent Data Confirmation," you'll register your returning students during the summer (unless they are entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten -- see Enrolling New Students below). We are planning to roll out Parent Data Confirmation in July and early August before the school year starts. 

    In the new Parent Data Confirmation process, you will just log into Aeries and confirm or update the existing information about your child. You'll also acknowledge receipt of required annual notifications and policies -- and that's it! For Parents of CMS and CHS students, you'll use your existing Aeries account. For parents at other schools, you will set up an online account in Aeries and then access Parent Data Confirmation from there. We'll be sending full details by email in July.

    2) Enrolling New Students, which includes all Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 

    The online enrollment window is now open for students who are new to the district. Our definition of "new" also includes all Transitional Kindergartners and Kindergartners, even if they have previously attended a district school, If you have a new student or TK/K student to enroll, please check with the school registrar, who will collect the information needed and then set you up to do online enrollment.

    3) Proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders 

    May is still residency affidavit month for students who are changing schools, such as all incoming 6th and 9th graders. If you have not already submitted your proof of residency, you can find the instructions and forms here: 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=6251&dataid=16709&FileName=CUSD%20324%20-%20Residency%20Affidavit%20.pdf

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered in our PTO this year.  We had a lot of fun supporting Tularcitos students and staff and helping build our community.  At our meeting on Wednesday we voted in our board for next year.  They are:   President Heaven Tempalski, VP Lauren Robertson, Secretary Gina Nucci Hincks, Treasurer Lauren Collins, and Room Parent Liaison Hilary Hamilton.  Thank you to all of you for stepping up again this coming year.  Next year we will be looking for people to shadow our board to learn about all they do and then step into those roles the following year.  We hope you have a great end to the school year and look forward to working with all of you again next year to keep Tularcitos the amazing school that it is. 

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Only 12 Yearbooks left to sell

    FYI.  We only have 12 yearbooks left to sell.  We have closed the online ordering system so if you still wish to purchase a yearbook, please drop by the office an submit an order form along with your $15 payment.  Don’t wait because the cost goes up to $20 on the last days of school if we have any left to purchase.

     

    Tular Art on Display at CV Library

    Congratulations to Marisa, Phoebe, Maia, Breanna, Izabell, Siena, Stalla, and Nina who have their creative artwork on display from May 1-25 at the CV Library.  These talented art students are part of Cherie Rousseaus’s after school enrichment class.  Thank you for supporting these students and visual arts in our schools.

     

    Upcoming events

    Wed, May 22 5:00-7:00: Tularcitos Open House

    Mon, May 27: No School for Memorial Day

    Thurs, May 30 @ 7:00: 4th and 5th grade Spring Music Concert

    Fri, May 31 @ 7:00: Father Daughter Family Dance

    Thurs, June 6th @ 9:00: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Fri, June 7th: Last Day of School. Students released @ 12:30

     

    Enjoy the wet 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 5/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Only 24 Yearbooks Left to Sell
    • Ending Hunger in Monterey County
    • Campout Help Needed
    • Campout Dinner Signups if You Want Dinner Provided
    • Bobcat Art Show Volunteers Needed
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Tular Art on Display at CV Library
    • State Testing for 3rd-5th Grade Students

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • May 6-17 (various days): State Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th
    • May 17: Bobcat Campout at Tularcitos
    • May 22 5:00-7:00: Tular Open House

     

    Only 24 Yearbooks left to sell

    Because we have only 24 yearbooks left to sell, we are closing the online ordering system through Jostens.  We have less than 1 month of school left and the yearbooks are arriving next week.  If you still wish to purchase a basic yearbook, please fill out the attached form and bring it to the office with your $15 payment. Order forms will be available in the office as well.  The first 24 orders will be honored.

     

    Ending Hunger in Monterey County

    Did you know ending hunger in Monterey County IS POSSIBLE? Well, it it and we can pitch in and be a part of the solution.  The third grade classes are going to begin their Monterey County Food Bank service project on Monday, May 13th. Please bring in non-perishable foods May 13-24th. Barrels will be out during Open House too, May 22nd. After collecting food at Tularcitos for two weeks, students will then go to the Monterey County Food Bank and help process the donations and learn about solving problems locally.

     

    Campout Help Needed

    Only one more week until our first Tular Campout.  More information will be sent out next week with logistics of what to expect when you arrive on Friday.  As a reminder, there are no open flames allowed, so please do not plan on cooking anything on your own.  We are in need of some help during that day still, so if you are willing to help please sign up using the link below  – purchasing a few things prior to the campout, supervising the playgrounds, helping with concessions and s’mores, and helping clean-up.  Most of the shifts to help during the campout are only one hour, so are easy to do. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948afaf22a7f58-tular

     

    Campout Dinner Signups if You Want Dinner Provided

    To help the CVCYC Pool know how much food they need to provide for dinner, we are asking everyone who is planning on eating dinner at the pool to please go on their website, cvcyc.org by Wednesday, May 15th to reserve your meal. Anyone who might try to purchase food at the door may not get any food if we run out!  For the campout, we will have a pancake breakfast provided for everyone Saturday morning, but the only dinner that will be provided is through the CVCYC Pool, so unless you are planning on bringing your own dinner, please pre-purchase your dinners through their website.

     

    Bobcat Art Show Volunteers Needed

    One of the highlights of our Open House is our Bobcat Art Show.  We need a number of volunteers before, during, and after to put their work on display.  Please sign up in the link below.
    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b094badad23a0fd0-artshowcase

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered in our PTO this year.  We had a lot of fun supporting Tularcitos students and staff and helping build our community.  At our meeting on Wednesday we voted in our board for next year.  They are:   President Heaven Tempalski, VP Lauren Robertson, Secretary Gina Nucci Hincks, Treasurer Lauren Collins, and Room Parent Liaison Hilary Hamilton.  Thank you to all of you for stepping up again this coming year.  Next year we will be looking for people to shadow our board to learn about all they do and then step into those roles the following year.  We hope you have a great end to the school year and look forward to working with all of you again next year to keep Tularcitos the amazing school that it is. 

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Tular Art on Display at CV Library

    Congratulations to Marisa, Phoebe, Maia, Breanna, Izabell, Siena, Stalla, and Nina who have their creative artwork on display from May 1-25 at the CV Library.  These talented art students are part of Cherie Rousseaus’s after school enrichment class.  Thank you for supporting these students and visual arts in our schools.

     

    State Testing for 3rd-5th Grade Students

    3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking the state-wide Smarter Balanced Assessment on a few different days over the next two weeks of May 6th and May 13 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. 

     

    Upcoming events

    May 6-17: State Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

    Thurs, May 16 @ 6:00: K-3rd grade Spring Sing Concert in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, May 17: Tular Family Campout

    Wed, May 22 5:00-7:00: Tularcitos Open House

    Thurs, May 30 @ 7:00: 4th and 5th grade Spring Music Concert

     

    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 Kimberly Carley on 4/29/2019 11:00:00 AM

    Ryan Peterson

    Fri, Apr 26, 5:16 PM (3 days ago)
     
     
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    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break!

    Sorry for this coming out late.  It has been a very busy week.

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Volunteer Appreciation
    • Art Show Volunteers Needed
    • Bobcat Beach Cleanup
    • Tular Family Campout - clarification
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Puberty Ed
    • Sex Ed
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year is Available

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Next Week, Apr 29-May 3 is Staff Appreciation Week at Tular
    • Tues, Apr 30 @ 9:00: Kinder Fairness Character Assembly – Wear Orange

     

    Volunteer Appreciation

    Thank you, again, so much to all of you who volunteer at Tularcitos.  For those of you who were able to make it to the appreciation assembly and brunch today, we hope you enjoyed it.  For those of you who could not make it, please know we tremendously value the time and love you put into the students and staff at Tular.

     

    Art Show Volunteers Needed

    We are in need of help getting our students’ art ready for the art show at our open house.  We need a number of volunteers before, during, and after to put their work on display.  Please sign up in the link below.
    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b094badad23a0fd0-artshowcase

     

    Bobcat Beach Cleanup

    Bobcat families will be partnering with the Surfrider Foundation to help clean up Del Monte Beach on Sunday, April 28, from 10:00-12:00.  We’ll meet at Monterey Municipal Wharf 2.  Bags and gloves will be provided by the Surfrider Foundation, but we would recommend bringing your own gloves.  All students must be accompanied by their parents/guardians.  Let’s show that Bobcat and Ocean Guardian Spirit and help keep our environment clean

     

    Tular Family Campout

    There was some confusion about the camp-out.  This is for the whole family (moms, dads, and kids, or whoever can make it).  It will be the night of Friday, May 17.  We only have a certain number of spaces available on our lower field, and still have a few more available.  Spaces will be given at a first-come-first-served basis.  Please turn your registration (found on the flier) into the office ASAP to reserve your spot.  We are asking a $25 donation for a camping spot, but if that is too much, feel free to give what you can.  It will be a fun night with the CV Pool being open for swimming as well as dinner (there is a separate charge to swim and for dinner), s’mores, and outdoor movie, and pancake breakfast Saturday morning.  Families will be able to start setting up their camping spot (more information coming on how this will work) any time after 3:30 that Friday and will need to be packed up and off campus by 11:00 Saturday. 

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting will be Wed, May 1 at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  Nominations for 2019/20 Board Members went out last week.  Please return any ASAP to Lauren Robertson.  At the May meeting we will be voting in next year’s board.  Lauren Robertson (PTO Vice-President) can be reached at mom2lizardboy@gmail.com

     

    Next week as the finale of Teacher appreciation Week, the parents of Tularcitos will be hosting the annual staff appreciation banquet. The PTO is  supplying the main course which will be salmon and chicken but we will need appetizers / side dishes and desserts. We also need people to volunteer for yard duty so that all of the staff can actually sit down together and enjoy a meal. Please sign up below! 
     
     

    Puberty Ed

    We presented a puberty education video to our 4th grade girls and our 5th grade boys last week.  We have found in the past that those times are the most appropriate for the given ages and genders. The video we use is extremely informative, well done, and relatable to the students.  We hope that parents will take the time to follow up with their child about what they learned.  We also hope that parents will continue to have ongoing conversations with their children as the children’s bodies continue to change in the future.

     

    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.  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 (unfortunately, you read that right), 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).   This 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 intimacy at appropriate times as they grow up. 

     

    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.

     

    Upcoming events

    Apr 29-May 3: Staff Appreciation Week

    Tues, Apr 30 @ 9:00: Kinder Fairness Character Assembly – Wear Orange

    May 6-17: State Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

    Fri, May 10: Min Day.  Students released after lunch at 12:30

    Thurs, May 16 @ 6:00: K-3rd grade Spring Sing Concert in Bobcat Hall

    Fri, May 17: Tular Family Campout

    Wed, May 22 5:00-7:00: Tularcitos Open House

    Thurs, May 30 @ 7:00: 4th and 5th grade Spring Music Concert

     

     

    I hope you enjoy your 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 3/11/2019

    3/1/2019

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year are Available
    • Smile to raise funds for our PTO
    • Reading Week/No Screens Week Thank You
    • Next Tular Dads Meeting
    • Tech at Home
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Fri, Mar 8: Minimum Day for Teacher PD.  Students released after lunch at 12:30
    • Mar 11-15: Parent Teacher Conference Week.  Minimum days. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

    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.

     

    Smile to raise funds for our PTO

    Did you know you can earn money for our PTO when you shop on Amazon by just remembering to smile?  You can earn free money for the Tularcitos’ PTO whenever you shop on Amazon by going to smile.amazon.com and choose to support “Tularcitos Parent Teacher Organization”.  All pricing is the same. The only difference is that Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the PTO if you checkout at smile.amazon.com   So remember to use smile.amazon.com whenever you shop on Amazon.  To make it easy on yourself, just bookmark the smile.amazon.com site so you remember to use it.

     

    Reading Week/No Screens Week Thank You

    Thank you to Katie Reneker, many of our PTO board members, and all of the other parents who made Reading week and night happen.  Thank you also to our readers: Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Reimer, Mr. A, Mr. G, Ms. Amy, Monterey County Sheriff, Anthony Herro, Richard Lookinghawk, Steve Mosesley, and Tess Arthur.  It was such a fun community evening. I hope that the week of reading and turning off the screens at home helped your family. Students who participated in No Screens week will have their ice cream party on March 19 at lunch.  

     

    Next Tular Dads Meeting

    The next meeting for our Tular Dads group will be Wednesday, Mar 6, at 5:30 at the CV Winehouse.  The movie night we hosted was a great success. Now we’ll begin talking about the campout at Tular this spring.  Come at 5:30 to help plan, or whenever you can to plan or come just socialize. We’ll be there until 7:30.

     

    Tech At Home

    When thinking about tech use at home, we need to be very strategic.  Attached is a longer explanation of these recommendations (which I think are worth the read), but here are some ideas for you to consider as you determine how to manage tech use at home.  Commonsensemedia.org is a great resource to use as well.

      • Put a filter and parental controls on all your devices  
      • Set a screen time limit  
      • No Device Dinner
      • No screens in the car  
      • No screens in the bedroom
      • No phones in the room at night  
      • Get a Family Cell Phone Basket  

     

    • Wait on Social Media

     

    • Sign a family tech use agreement
    • Wait Until 8th (or make their cell phone only a phone)

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next meeting will be Wed, Mar 6, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.  We’ll be finalizing plans for the Spring Fling and other end of year events and need help.  

     

    Repeat in this Email

     

    Upcoming events

    Wed, Mar 6 @ 8:45: PTO meeting in Bobcat Hall

    Wed, Mar 6 @ 5:30: Tular Dad’s Meeting at CV Wine House

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

    Fri, Mar 8: Minimum day for Teacher Professional Development

    Mar 11- 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Minimum days all week

    Next CUSD Board Meeting: Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1 (see district website for more information)

    Tues, Mar 26 @ 7:00: Tular Band Festival at Sunset Center

    Fri, Mar 29 @ 6:00: PTO Spring Fling at Hidden Valley

    Thurs, Apr 10 @ 7:00: District Orchestra Festival at CHS theater

    Apr 15-19: Spring Break

     

    Have a fun weekend.

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

    3/8/2019

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    In this email

    • Don’t Miss This
    • PTO Spring Fling
    • Pennies for Patients
    • Lunch for Staff during Conference Week
    • District Choral Festival
    • Kindergarten and TK Registration for Next Year are Available
    • No Screens Ice Cream
    • Tular Campout
    • Message from our PTO

    Repeat in this email

    • Smile to raise funds for our PTO
    • Tech at Home

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

    • Daylight Savings time this weekend. Spring the clocks 1 hour ahead Saturday night
    • Mar 11-15: Parent Teacher Conference Week.  Minimum days. Students released after lunch at 12:30

     

    PTO Spring Fling

    Make sure you have this year’s Spring Fling on your calendars.  Information has been coming home. This year’s Spring Fling will be Friday, March 29, at Hidden Valley from 5:45-9:30.  A flier with more information is attached.

     

    Pennies for Patients

    The Tularcitos Student Council is kicking off their Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign to help raise money to support research for pediatric leukemia and lymphoma.  Our goal is to earn $1,500 by March 22nd.  Please consider sending in your spare change with your children to place in their class's donation box.  In addition, online donations through our classroom donation page can be made by following this link:  https://events.lls.org/pages/svmb/Tularcitos-Elementary-School-2019.  Thank you so much for helping raise money for such a worthy cause.

     

    Lunch for Staff during Conference Week

    Next week is a very busy week for all of the hardworking teachers and staff so the PTO is hosting a staff luncheon on Monday catered by Jerome's and on Wednesday March 13th there will be a lunch with dishes from families.  Any contributions would be wonderful! This is a great way to show our appreciation for all of the support they show our children! Please sign up to bring in food on Wednesday using the following link:

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

     

    District Choral Concert

    District choral students from 4th through 12th grade put on a fabulous concert last night at the Sunset Center.  Thank you to all of our music teachers and singers for a wonderful performance.  

     

    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 Ice Cream

    Students who participated in No Screens week will have their ice cream party on March 19 at lunch.  

     

    Tular Campout

    The Tular Dads will be hosting our first ever campout on campus Friday night, May 17.  More details will be coming in April, but put it on your calendars now. The next Dads meeting where we will be planning the campout will be Thurs, Apr 4 at 5:30.  Place still TBD.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came to our last meeting.  We need lots of help putting on our Spring Fling. Please contact Heaven if you would like to help.  Our next meeting will be Wed, Apr 3, at 8:45 in Bobcat Hall.

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Smile to raise funds for our PTO

    Did you know you can earn money for our PTO when you shop on Amazon by just remembering to smile?  You can earn free money for the Tularcitos’ PTO whenever you shop on Amazon by going to smile.amazon.com and choose to support “Tularcitos Parent Teacher Organization”.  All pricing is the same. The only difference is that Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the PTO if you checkout at smile.amazon.com   So remember to use smile.amazon.com whenever you shop on Amazon.  To make it easy on yourself, just bookmark the smile.amazon.com site so you remember to use it.

     

    Tech At Home

    When thinking about tech use at home, we need to be very strategic.  Attached is a longer explanation of these recommendations (which I think are worth the read), but here are some ideas for you to consider as you determine how to manage tech use at home.  Commonsensemedia.org is a great resource to use as well.

      • Put a filter and parental controls on all your devices  
      • Set a screen time limit  
      • No Device Dinner
      • No screens in the car  
      • No screens in the bedroom
      • No phones in the room at night  
      • Get a Family Cell Phone Basket  

     

    • Wait on Social Media

     

    • Sign a family tech use agreement
    • Wait Until 8th (or make their cell phone only a phone)

     

    Upcoming events

    Mar 11- 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Minimum days all week

    Next CUSD Board Meeting: Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1 (see district website for more information)

    Tues, Mar 26 @ 7:00: Tular Band Festival at Sunset Center

    Fri, Mar 29 @ 6:00: PTO Spring Fling at Hidden Valley

    Thurs, Apr 10 @ 7:00: District Orchestra Festival at CHS theater

    Apr 15-19: Spring Break

     

    Enjoy your 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 2/15/2019

    2/15/2019

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

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

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

     

    In this email

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

    Repeat in this email

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

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

     

    Parent Volunteers Needed for Help with Recess Supervision.

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

     

    Winter Music Concert Sadly Cancelled

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

     

    Spelling Bee Stills Needs Help!

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

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

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

     

    PJ Movie Night Tonight, January 25 @ 6:00

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

     

    Message from our PTO

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

     

    Repeat in this Email

     

    Upcoming events

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Feb 13 @ Tularcitos

    Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1

     

    Have a great weekend.

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 1/14/2019

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Welcome Back.  I hope you had a great vacation!

     

    In this email

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

    Repeat in this email

    • Change in 5th Grade Science Fair

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

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

     

    Spelling Bee Help Needed!

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

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

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

     

    PJ Movie Night Friday, January 25 @ 6:00

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

     

    Message from our PTO

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

     

    Repeat in this Email

    Change in 5th Grade Science Fair

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

     

    Upcoming events

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

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

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

     

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

    Jan 16, 2019 @ Carmel Middle School

    Feb 13 @ Tularcitos

    Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1

     

    Enjoy the rain this weekend!

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Elaine Eldridge on 12/21/2018

    12/21/2018

     

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

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

     

    In this email

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

    Repeat in this email

    • PE Dance Unit – From Mr. A

    Upcoming Events

     

    Don’t Miss This

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

     

    Screen Time Ideas for Vacation

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

     

    Another Adorable Angel Band

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

     

    Change in 5th Grade Science Fair

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

     

    Tular Dads – Movie Night Coming in January

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

     

    Message from our PTO

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

     

    Repeat in this Email

    PE Dance Unit – From Mr. A

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

     

    Upcoming events

    Dec 24-Jan 7: Winter Break

    Tues, Jan 8: First day back from break

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

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

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

    Fri, Jan 25 at night: Tular Movie Night

     

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

    Jan 16, 2019 @ Carmel Middle School

    Feb 13 @ Tularcitos

    Mar 13 @ CMS Portable 1

     

    Happy Holidays!

     

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     

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