• Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 4/9/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope this last week went well and that everyone is excited for the last seven weeks of school when we return from spring break.  That time is going to fly by as it always does.  We will need to make sure to make the most of it.

     

    As society has started to open back up I have been thinking a lot about our outlook on the year, “What if?” I have been wondering, “what if we actually take the time to remember the good things that we hopefully learned from this pandemic and make them a part of our new normal rather than just trying to return to our old lives?” I recently read an article, Dear Normal: Were you really that great in the first place?which ended with:

     

    “When life changed, there was a period of adjustment. It took a while to get used to it. Then we did. That’s happening again right now in the United States as more people are vaccinated and infection rates decrease. Already, the pulls of Normal are tugging.

    For all the growth and change and adaptation that has happened in the past year, it is hard to even define what a post-pandemic normalcy might mean. The dictionary defines it simply as conforming to a standard — usual, typical, or expected. Is that really what we want? “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be,” Maya Angelou once said.

    Without Normal, the path forward is more open, the opportunities perhaps broader. What if there’s a whole lot of amazing that stands to be lost if Normal returns? What if, instead of banking on normalcy, we focused on that one-of-a-kind ability to adapt and evolve? Maybe that’s the way forward, instead of simply reconciling with what was and trying to recreate something that’s already had its day.

    It’s too late, anyway. Remember, Normal: You and me, we already broke up.”

     

    As we head into spring break and the end of the school year, I hope that everyone will take time as a family to remember and reflect on this past year and somehow document all of the good things this time brought with it as well as the lessons learned and set goals for what you want your new normal life to look like.  As a pastor I heard one time say, “mental ink fades fast.”  So whether it is a photo book, a personal or family journal, a collage, or something more creative, I hope you take the time to create something as a family you can look back on later to remember.  Because if we are not intentional about how we live our lives, society and all of its consumerism will dictate it for us.

     

    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • You can Still get a Yearbook!
    • For 5th Grade Parents Only
    • Presentation to Students Returning to Campus
    • Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week Thank You
    • Come Join the FOCUS Board
    • Character Assembly
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • April 12-16: No School for Spring Break

     

     

    For Everyone Returning In-Person

     

    For those of you returning to campus after break, it is important that you review our “Returning to School Packet” that was emailed out last Friday and can be found on our “In-School Learning Information” link on our website. 

     

    Please make sure to read through the “Drop-off and Pick-Up” information in the “Returning to School Packet” and look at the attached map so you know how you need to drive to campus so we do not back up cars and create a very unsafe situation on Carmel Valley Rd. 

     

    To better assist the drop-off and wellness checks to go well, please make sure to:

    1. Visit Tularcitos over break and find out where your child’s classroom is located so they know where to go when they get out of the car on April 19th
    2. Install and use the Parent Square App to complete your wellness check questions at home before driving to school. Here are the direction for using the app.
    1. Download the app for your phone from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
    2. On a computer, just go to parentsquare.com/signin to set up your account
    3. For detailed instructions, check out this link to a quick step-by-step installation guide, which includes a video.
    4. For help with the ParentSquare app, you can submit a help request at 
    5. https://carmelunified.incidentiq.com/guest/NVJFER9S/parent-ticket
    1. Leave the app up on your phone or take a screen shot of the “passed check” screen showing the green boxes for each child.  If you are dropping off children from another family, have that family’s parents text you a screen shot photo of their child’s passed health screening.
    2. Drive the correct way around campus (see the drop-off procedure mentioned above)
    3. When you get in line at the wellness check immediately,
      1. roll the windows of your car down
      2. make sure everyone has their masks on
      3. bring up the ParentSquare app on your phone, (or a screen shot of the “passed” screen when you completed it at home before you got in the car
    4. Have your child’s backpacks next to them in the car as they will not be able to get out of the car and get backpacks out of the trunk/back of the car.

     

    To better make the pick-up times go well:

    1. Make sure to drive the correct way around campus
    2. Make sure to fill out and hang the signs we are handing out to students on Monday from your rear-view mirror when you get to school (we realize you will not have them Monday, the 19th).  That way we can quickly call for your student.

     

    Message about Music Bags

    Mrs. Kremer would like to remind all students who are returning to campus after break that they will need to bring their red music bags to school for continued use in class.  Families should be sure to write the students' name in permanent marker on each bag and bring all of the original items that were inside.  While Mrs. Kremer is excited to be able to have in-person music classes conducted safely outside, we will not be able to share materials.  Students will need their own individual items for their music lessons for the rest of the year.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kremer.  

     

    Message to Those Staying in Distance

     

    Please make sure that your child has accepted the invitation to the new google classroom prior to April 19.  We want to make sure they can get into their new class that day.  Please also know that the fastest way to get tech assistance that Monday is through our “Tech Support Request” on our online Distance Learning Portal. If you run into trouble on April 19, please use that support request rather than calling our front office.  You will get faster and better support that way.

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    You can Still get a Yearbook

    There is still time to order the yearbook for this crazy COVID year.  You will definitely want it as a memory. From now until May 14th, yearbooks are $25 and are available for purchase online. Please go to www.jostens.com.  

     

    For 5th grade parents only: 

    It would be great if each 5th grader was represented in the memory pages of the yearbook. Treat your child to lasting memories in the yearbook with Memory Pages (a.k.a Yearbook Recognition Ads).  Although the deadline for online submission had passed, you still can submit up to 4 photos, write your personal message or dedication to your child, and e-mail Sawsan at sawsan94930@yahoo.com and we will make arrangements to process your order.  The price for the Ad is $75.  Yearbooks must be purchased separately. 

     

    State Testing

    It turns out that our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are going to need to do state testing this year.  Thankfully, the test is being condensed so that it is not as long as normal.  While it is unfortunate that we will have to give up about six hours to do this, the results will help us in finding out how this year impacted our students’ learning.  We will be taking time over the weeks of May 10 and 17 for our students to do this and spreading out the testing so it least impacts the school day.  While we will be doing what we can to make sure our students know what to expect when they take this test, we will not be doing as much practice as a normal year because we do not want to spend any more time on the state tests than we have to during the precious time we have left.  We want to make sure we are spending our time on learning, building relationships, and enjoying being back at school.

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came to our PTO meeting on Wed.   For next year we are looking for a new President and Vice President.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Peterson or current PTO President, Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Drop-in Times

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st grade - Friday 10:40 - 11

    *2nd & 3rd grade grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 1:30 - 2:00 (new Friday time)

    4th grade - Tuesday 12:30 - 1

    5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Come join the FOCUS Board!

    FOCUS supports quality education within the Carmel Unified School District and since its founding has provided over $3,000,000 in grants that support academic and social-emotional student success. Several FOCUS Board members have students leaving CUSD at the end of this academic year and we need parents to join our Board. As we move into the final months of the school year, all Executive Board positions are now open to interested candidates for the 2021-2022 year. You can learn more about FOCUS, our meeting schedule, and grants we have funded by visiting our website: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/18. You can also follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/focus.pres.18. If interested, please contact Kath Uyeda at kuyeda@zcheetah.com or contact Rosaleen Ryan Trambley at rtrambley@gmail.com if you would like to join our next monthly 4:30pm Zoom meeting on April 7th. Thank you and be safe!

     

    Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten or will be new to Tular next year please go to the Registration Tab/Box on our website to complete residency ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbors with children that will be attending Tular next year please spread the word and send them to our website.  If you have a TK student, contact Carmelo at 624-8047.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email sometime in the future. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    April 12-16: No School for Spring Break

    Mon, Apr 19: School opens for In-Person instruction

     

    Have a great Spring Break!

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     

     

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 4/2/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    This evening at 5:00 pm class lists for the remainder of the year will be emailed out by grade level, the same as we did when we switched to hybrid.

     

    Next week will be a mostly normal week for students. Teachers will be spending some time towards the end of the week bringing some closure to their current class and preparing students to transition to what school will be like starting April 19.  Because of different tech needs and plans, each grade level will be transitioning students to their new Google Classrooms (which every student will need, even those returning to In-Person) in slightly different ways next week.  Please make sure to pay attention to the teachers’ communications so you know how to assist your student with any Google Classroom changes they may need to make.

     

     

    In this email

    In-Person Learning Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • You can Still get a Yearbook!
    • For 5th Grade Parents Only
    • Presentation to Students Returning to Campus
    • Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week Thank You
    • Come Join the FOCUS Board
    • Character Assembly
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • April 12-16: Spring Break
    • Mon, April 19: School opens to In-Person Learning 

     

     

    For Everyone Returning In-Person Message

     

    For those of you returning to campus on April 19 we will be sending out a welcome packet early next week with important information.  Please make sure to read that thoroughly, especially the information about drop-off and pick-up.

     

     

    Message to Those Staying in Distance Learning

     

    I know that a lot of time, energy, effort, and communication is going into the students returning to campus right now.  I want to make sure you know that we are excited to be able to continue to offer the Distance Learning option to our families. We are committed and want you to know that we are still all one school no matter where you are doing your learning from, and we will make sure that your learning experience to end this year is a great one. 

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    You can Still get a Yearbook

    There is still time to order the yearbook for this crazy COVID year.  You will definitely want it as a memory. From now until May 14th, yearbooks are $25 and are available for purchase online. Please go to www.jostens.com.  

     

    For 5th grade parents only: 

    It would be great if each 5th grader was represented in the memory pages of the yearbook. Treat your child to lasting memories in the yearbook with Memory Pages (a.k.a Yearbook Recognition Ads).  Although the deadline for online submission had passed, you still can submit up to 4 photos, write your personal message or dedication to your child, and e-mail Sawsan at sawsan94930@yahoo.com or contact the office and we will make arrangements to process your order.  The price for the Ad is $75.  Yearbooks must be purchased separately. 

     

    Presentation for Students Returning to Campus

    For students coming to campus after Spring Break Nurse Milla, Mr. Peterson, and Ms. Amy will be zooming with them next week to help prepare them for their return to campus. We will be covering ways we will help keep each other safe and healthy (i.e. masks, 3 ft apart, signs on campus to guide them, handwashing etc..), and will share how these things might change the way they play, eat lunch, and learn and find out what they are excited about and what they are wondering about.   1st & 2nd grade will be Wednesday April 7th 10:40 - 11:20, and 3rd, 4th, & 5th will be Thursday April 8th 10:40 - 11:20. During this time, those students who are going to continue with Distance Learning will meet with their Distance Learning teachers and classmates in another zoom. 

     

    Reading Week and No (Extra) Screens Week Thank You

    I hope that everyone enjoyed Reading Week and No (extra) Screens week.  I want to thank Gina and Shelly for organizing it all, and our readers for the week: Tommy Knowles, Barbara Greenway, Matt Week, Mrs. Stasio, Eddy Hamlin, Ms. Amy, Ms. Christine, Mr. A, Mr Short (thanks for coming back), and the Sheriff Deputy.  Additionally, I want to thank all the Tular staff who videoed themselves reading a story for everyone.  Those videos will stay up on the Reading Week website for another couple weeks so everyone can enjoy them.  What a great week of celebrating reading.  I also want to congratulate all of you who completed the No (extra) Screens challenge.  Please send me a picture of whatever you did to reward yourself for meeting the challenge.  I really enjoyed seeing them last time and would love to see what you did this time.

     

    Come join the FOCUS Board!

    FOCUS supports quality education within the Carmel Unified School District and since its founding has provided over $3,000,000 in grants that support academic and social-emotional student success. Several FOCUS Board members have students leaving CUSD at the end of this academic year and we need parents to join our Board. As we move into the final months of the school year, all Executive Board positions are now open to interested candidates for the 2021-2022 year. You can learn more about FOCUS, our meeting schedule, and grants we have funded by visiting our website: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/18. You can also follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/focus.pres.18. If interested, please contact Kath Uyeda at kuyeda@zcheetah.com or contact Rosaleen Ryan Trambley at rtrambley@gmail.com if you would like to join our next monthly 4:30pm Zoom meeting on April 7th. Thank you and be safe!

     

    Character Assembly

    With all that has gone on, we are extending the deadline for students to submit their character pillar example videos to April 8.  If you would like your child to participate please submit a short 5 -10 second video (no longer) of your child demonstrating their grade level’s character pillar.

    Grade Level Character Pillars 

    Kindergarteners will be demonstrating Fairness & Forgiveness 

    1st graders will be demonstrating Trustworthiness & Integrity

    2nd graders will be demonstrating Caring & Kindness 

    3rd graders will be demonstrating Responsibility & Self Control 

    4th graders will be demonstrating Respect & Integrity

    5th graders will be demonstrating Citizenship & Generosity 

     

    Please use this form to submit your child's video.  

    When submitting your video think about the following....
    1. Aspect Ratio: If you are filming with your phone, film it horizontally (landscape).
    2. Lighting: Usually the more light the better. Avoid light from behind the student
    3. Audio: make sure we can hear the audio of the video and it is free of background noises
    4. Resolution: Use the highest resolution. We want to see your student!
    5. Formats: Use .mov or .mp4 Videos are limited to 1 GB & should be no more that 5 to 10 seconds in length.

    If you have questions please contact  Amy Bullas at abullas@carmelunified.org

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next PTO meeting will be Wed, April 7, at 6:30 pm. At that meeting we will be discussing what we can do for a celebratory Spring Fling in May, how we can end the year well, and discussing board positions for next year.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Drop-in Times for Next Week, 4/5-4/9

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st grade - Friday 10:40 - 11

    *2nd & 3rd grade grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 1:30 - 2:00 (new Friday time)

    4th grade - Tuesday 12:30 - 1

    5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten or will be new to Tular next year please go to the Registration Tab/Box on our website to complete residency ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbors with children that will be attending Tular next year please spread the word and send them to our website.  If you have a TK student, contact Carmelo at 624-8047.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email sometime in the future. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    April 12-16: Spring Break

    Mon, Apr 19: School opens for In-Person instruction

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/26/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I would think I would just get used to the constant changes, but what a difference a week makes.  We are excited to finally be able to bring more students back onto campus April 19.  Overall, 80% of our students are returning, and 20% are staying in distance learning.  So school will feel much more like school now.  These next two weeks we will be extremely busy putting together all of our schedules and figuring out all of the little details (for the third time this year) so that we can have everything ready by the time we get back from spring break.  Starting with my next Friday email there will be significant communications coming home again so everyone knows what to do when we start our new schedule on April 19.  I know from firsthand experience (my own three children are in three different schools) that the amount of communication parents are about to receive can be overwhelming.  However, please make sure to read all of it.  I know every CUSD principal is trying to make their communication as precise and informative as possible.  While we will be back in school, we are still in a pandemic and therefore school is not like normal.

     

    It is also important to know that as we get closer to opening school and as we make the changes we need to, students may go through a range of emotions again – excitement, nervousness, sadness. Please take time this weekend to talk to your child about the upcoming change and whether you chose in-person school or distance learning.  When we made the change to hybrid a few weeks ago, we found that the teachers were the ones telling students for the first time.  It would be better if it came from you as the parents.  Please also let your child know that, with all of this change, teachers may change.  Here is a great article I shared a few weeks ago when we were transitioning to hybrid about how to help children process their emotions at this time. I highly recommend reading it. 

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-prepare-your-kids-now-that-theyre-going-back-to-school_l_60351f99c5b67c329620bca1

     

    Please also be aware that almost all of the Tular staff is getting their second COVID vaccine shot over the next two weeks.  As most of us have heard, a significant number of people are getting sick with their second shot.  We have already seen this with some of our teachers and we want to make sure you are aware because when that happens we will have to be assigning more asynchronous work on the days teachers are sick.

     

    Again, this is a very exciting time, and there is a lot to do to get ready.  Please pay close attention to the communications you will receive over the next two weeks as we may have a few days of a different schedule just like we had to do when we transitioned to hybrid.

     

    One thing everyone can do right now to start to get ready is to sign up for and install the ParentSquare app. Every family coming back on campus will need to set this up.  Here are directions on how to do that.

     

     

    In this email

    Hybrid Family Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week
    • FOCUS
    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • Character Assembly
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Mar 29-Apr 2: Reading Week
    • April 12-16: Spring Break

     

     

    Hybrid Family Message

    We need everyone to start using the ParentSquare app in the morning.  If you have not downloaded the app yet, please follow the directions above. 

    We have also found it extremely helpful when parents have hung the signs we handed out from their rear-view mirror.  Please do that if you have not already.

     

    Distance Learning Family Message

     

    Please remember to pick up your materials on Fridays in Bobcat Hall between 7:30 am -7:00 pm. Your teacher will communicate to you which Fridays you should pick up materials. 

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    Reading Week and No (Extra) Screens Week 3/29-4/2

    Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week is coming 3/29-4/2. For Reading Week we will have videos posted each day of staff reading books so you can have a virtual storytime each night from your previous teachers.  We will also have live stories being read every night starting at 6:30 pm.  Attached is a schedule for next week.  There is also a link to everything about Reading Week on our website

    This week will also be No (extra) Screens Week.  This will work similarly to the one we held in the fall:

    From Monday, 3/29, to Friday, 4/2 families at home are encouraged to turn off any screens when not doing school work - Turn off the TV, computer (except for school work), ipads, tablets (except for reading), computer games, smartphones (except for phone calls), or anything else with a screen.  In place of the screens families should read, play games, play outside, etc. together.  Attached is a flier with more information about No (extra) Screens.  We hope that you find this time away from the extra screens has a positive impact on your family. 

     

    Come join the FOCUS Board!

    FOCUS supports quality education within the Carmel Unified School District and since its founding has provided over $3,000,000 in grants that support academic and social-emotional student success. Several FOCUS Board members have students leaving CUSD at the end of this academic year and we need parents to join our Board. As we move into the final months of the school year, all Executive Board positions are now open to interested candidates for the 2021-2022 year. You can learn more about FOCUS, our meeting schedule, and grants we have funded by visiting our website: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/18. You can also follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/focus.pres.18. If interested, please contact Kath Uyeda at kuyeda@zcheetah.com or contact Rosaleen Ryan Trambley at rtrambley@gmail.com if you would like to join our next monthly 4:30pm Zoom meeting on April 7th. Thank you and be safe!

     

    Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten or will be new to Tular next year please go to the Registration Tab/Box on our website to complete residency ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbors with children that will be attending Tular next year please spread the word and send them to our website.  If you have a TK student, contact Carmelo at 624-8047.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email sometime in the future. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Character Assembly

    We are planning for a live school wide character assembly at the end of April and to help us prepare we are asking families to film their students demonstrating their grade level character pillar at home.  Video production students from CHS will be helping us compile and edit these to share as a part of this assembly. If you would like your child to participate please submit a short 5 -10 second video (no longer) of your child demonstrating their grade level’s character pillar by March 29th to be included. 

    Grade Level Character Pillars 

    Kindergarteners will be demonstrating Fairness & Forgiveness 

    1st graders will be demonstrating Trustworthiness & Integrity

    2nd graders will be demonstrating Caring & Kindness 

    3rd graders will be demonstrating Responsibility & Self Control 

    4th graders will be demonstrating Respect & Integrity

    5th graders will be demonstrating Citizenship & Generosity 

     

    Please use this form to submit your child's video.  

    When submitting your video think about the following....
    1. Aspect Ratio: If you are filming with your phone, film it horizontally (landscape).
    2. Lighting: Usually the more light the better. Avoid light from behind the student
    3. Audio: make sure we can hear the audio of the video and it is free of background noises
    4. Resolution: Use the highest resolution. We want to see your student!
    5. Formats: Use .mov or .mp4 Videos are limited to 1 GB & should be no more that 5 to 10 seconds in length.

    If you have questions please contact  Amy Bullas at abullas@carmelunified.org

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next PTO meeting will be Wed, April 7, at 6:30 pm. At that meeting we will be discussing what we can do for a celebratory Spring Fling in May, how we can end the year well, and discussing board positions for next year.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st grade - Friday 10:40 - 11

    2nd grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 11 - 11:30

    *3rd grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 11 - 11:30

    4th grade - Tuesday 12:30 - 1

    5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Upcoming events

    Mar 29 – Apr 2: New Week for Reading Week

    April 12-16: Spring Break

    Mon, Apr 19: School opens for In-Person instruction

     

    Can’t wait to see more of you soon! Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/19/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope that the first week of the new schedule went well.  I know we had to work through a few online glitches, but by most accounts, everything went well.

     

    As a reminder, moving forward, all school materials need to be dropped off and picked up on Fridays between 7:30 am – 7:00 pm.   In urgent situations where materials are missing or Chromebooks need to be replaced, we can arrange special times during the week.  However, general materials drop-off and pick-up must be done on Fridays because students are on campus Mon-Thurs.

     

     

    In this email

    Hybrid Family Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week
    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • Character Assembly
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Material Pick-Up and Drop-Off
    • Goodie Bag and Birthday Treats
    • TRex for Next Year
    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Mar 29-Apr 2: Reading Week

     

     

    Hybrid Family Message

    Thank you to everyone who downloaded and is using the ParentSquare app.  That has really helped drop-off in the morning go more smoothly.  If you have not downloaded the app yet, please follow the directions below.  The signs in the windshield for pick-up have also been a huge help in the afternoons.  However, we are noticing that sometimes the signs are hard to see on the dashboard.  Therefore, next week we will be giving students special cards that you can hang on your rearview mirror with your child’s grade level(s) and name(s).  We are hoping this will help us see the names easier and make pickup time go even faster and easier for you.

    • Parent Square App. This works well as long as you have completed it at home and have your app open when you get to school and can show us the “Daily Self-Screening Form” page which you get to by clicking on the “Submit Daily Health Screening” bar on the app.  If you are unable to bring up the app when you arrive, we will ask you the same two questions in person as part of your screening when you arrive.  If you need to install Parent Square, here are the directions:

     

     

    Distance Learning Family Message

     

    Nothing specific to communicate this week

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    Reading Week and No (Extra) Screens Week 3/29-4/2

    Reading Week and No (extra) Screens Week is coming 3/29-4/2. For Reading Week we will have videos posted each day of staff reading books so you can have a virtual story time each night from your previous teachers.  We will also have live stories being read every night starting at 6:30 pm.  We will be sharing a schedule of the readers in next week’s Friday email. 

    This week will also be No (extra) Screens Week.  This will work similarly to the one we held in the fall:

    From Monday, 3/29, to Friday, 4/2 families at home are encouraged to turn off any screens when not doing school work - Turn off the TV, computer (except for school work), ipads, tablets (except for reading), computer games, smartphones (except for phone calls), or anything else with a screen.  In place of the screens families should read, play games, play outside, etc. together.  We hope that you find this extra time away from screens has a positive impact on your family. 

     

    Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten or will be new to Tular next year please go to the Registration Tab/Box on our website to complete residency ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbors with children that will be attending Tular next year please spread the word and send them to our website.  If you have a TK student, contact Carmelo at 624-8047.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email sometime in the future. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    Character Assembly

    We are planning for a live school wide character assembly in April and to help us prepare we are asking families to film their students demonstrating their grade level character pillar at home.  Video production students from CHS will be helping us compile and edit these to share as a part of this assembly. If you would like your child to participate please submit a short 5 -10 second video (no longer) of your child demonstrating their grade level’s character pillar by March 29th to be included. 

    Grade Level Character Pillars 

    Kindergarteners will be demonstrating Fairness & Forgiveness 

    1st graders will be demonstrating Trustworthiness & Integrity

    2nd graders will be demonstrating Caring & Kindness 

    3rd graders will be demonstrating Responsibility & Self Control 

    4th graders will be demonstrating Respect & Integrity

    5th graders will be demonstrating Citizenship & Generosity 

     

    Please use this form to submit your child's video.  

    When submitting your video think about the following....
    1. Aspect Ratio: If you are filming with your phone, film it horizontally (landscape).
    2. Lighting: Usually the more light the better. Avoid light from behind the student
    3. Audio: make sure we can hear the audio of the video and it is free of background noises
    4. Resolution: Use the highest resolution. We want to see your student!
    5. Formats: Use .mov or .mp4 Videos are limited to 1 GB & should be no more that 5 to 10 seconds in length.

    If you have questions please contact  Amy Bullas at abullas@carmelunified.org

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next big event for our community is Reading Week on March 29-April 2.  We have some exciting things planned even though it will be virtual, so put it on your calendars.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.  Our next PTO meeting will be Wed, April 7, at 6:30 pm.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st grade - Friday 10:40 - 11

    2nd grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 11 - 11:30

    *3rd grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2 & Friday 11 - 11:30

    4th grade - Tuesday 12:30 - 1

    5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Material Pickup and Dropoff

    All classroom materials will need to be picked up on Fridays moving forward.  I know some families were picking up materials on Monday mornings.  Mondays will no longer work to pick up materials as that is when students are coming onto campus.  Please make sure to pick up your materials on Fridays between 7:30 am - 7:00 pm.  For this coming Monday, if you forgot to pick up materials, you need to pick them up by 8:00 am Monday.

     

    Goodie Bags and Birthday Treats

    We are still prevented from passing out any goodie bags or birthday treats from families to other students in the class whether in distance learning or in hybrid learning.  So please do not bring anything to pass out to your class.

     

    TRex for Next Year

    We want to let you know that before and after school care for next year in TRex is now full.  There is still room in the Kinder Hour from 2:00-3:00 each day. If you want to be added to the waiting list, please call Carmelo at 624-8047. 

     

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

     

    Upcoming events

    Mar 29 – Apr 2: New Week for Reading Week

    April 12-16: Spring Break

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

     

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/12/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Our first week of hybrid and having students on campus went well.  There were a few little details we found to make the day run more smoothly, but overall it was a great success.  While it is not quite like school as normal, it was so much fun to have students back on campus and hear kids playing at recess.

     

    Next week will start the first week of our actual hybrid schedule with the adjusted Specialists’ times and the “new Friday” schedule.  Not much will change, and you will want to make sure to review and continue to follow your teacher’s weekly schedule just as you have been all year.  Just be aware that the daily schedule may change slightly as Specials are now scheduled all throughout the day, and not just in the afternoon. A change everyone will notice with the new hybrid schedule is that PE, Spanish, Science, and Music will now be synchronous every week.

     

    We have gotten a number of questions about Fridays and how those days will work.  Please be aware that Fridays will vary slightly by grade level based on what teachers have planned and when students will receive their aide support for the day.  However, we are still planning for students to have work and learning to do from 9:00-2:00 each Friday as these are still important school days.  All students are always expected to be present in the morning Zoom class meeting every Friday as that is where we will take attendance for the day (which is required by law).  Students and families should also count on being present with the instructional aide during the provided aide time as well.  To make the most of the day we are planning to use that aide time for multiple purposes including providing directions students will need for the day, instruction they need to receive, or support they will get.  There may be Fridays where your child will not need to access the aide unless they need additional support, but as a general rule, you should always count on needing to be present for the time with the aide. 

     

    Once you see your schedule for next week, if you have any questions, please contact your teacher as they are the ones who can best answer your questions.

     

     

     

    In this email

    Hybrid Family Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • Material Pick-Up and Drop-Off
    • Goodie Bag and Birthday Treats
    • Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration for Next Year Open
    • TRex for Next Year
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parent Chat

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Mar 29-Apr 2: Reading Week

     

     

    Hybrid Family Message

    Next week we begin our regular schedule.  Kindergarteners will need to be picked up at 12:30.  1st-5th graders will need to be picked up at 2:00.  Students still need to be dropped off between 8:40-8:55. 

    Here are some things we learned this first week that I wanted to share to help the days go more smoothly. 

    • Parent Square App. This works well as long as you have completed it at home and have your app open when you get to school and can show us the “Daily Self-Screening Form” page which you get to by clicking on the “Submit Daily Health Screening” bar on the app.  If you are unable to bring up the app when you arrive, we will ask you the same two questions in person as part of your screening when you arrive.  If you need to install Parent Square, here are the directions:
    • Please have your child, or the youngest child, sitting on the passenger side of the car at drop-off. This will help us get students out of the car more quickly and keep the line moving
    • If you arrive after 8:55 am, you will have to go to the bus lane where you will call the office and be screened. All other health screening areas will be closed at 8:55 so teachers can get to their classrooms to teach by 9:00.
    • Having a large sign (8.5x11 works great) in your window with your child’s last name on it and grade level for pick-up is essential. Please make sure to do this for us. 

     

    When you see your student’s schedule for next week, you will probably notice a couple of differences between what we have planned and what we thought we would do in our hybrid program. The first is that you will notice that the time with the classroom aide on the at home days is longer than we initially thought we could provide.  We are excited to make that happen.  The next is that there is now one special per day that students will attend whether they are at home or at school rather than two specials each day they are at home.  After we saw the numbers in our classes we decided that it would be better for students to experience the specials as a “whole class” rather than in just smaller groups.  We felt this would help students still feel a part of a bigger class and provide them with the chance to interact with other classmates on a regular basis as well.  We are also going to be using this Specials time to take attendance for the day because attendance must be done by a credentialed teacher.  We are looking forward to seeing how this will work.

     

     

    Distance Learning Family Message

     

    We continue to have people ask about what to expect for distance learning schedules for next week.  Distance Learning daily schedules will not change that much.  You will still be in school 9:00-2:00 for 1st-5th, and 9:00-12:00 for kinder.  You will continue to follow the weekly schedule on your student’s Google Classroom.  The only real change may be the times you have specials each day.

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    Material Pickup and Dropoff

    All classroom materials will need to be picked up on Fridays moving forward.  I know some families were picking up materials on Monday mornings.  Mondays will no longer work to pick up materials as that is when students are coming onto campus.  Please make sure to pick up your materials on Fridays between 7:30 am - 7:00 pm.  For this coming Monday, if you forgot to pick up materials, you need to pick them up by 8:00 am Monday.

     

    Goodie Bags and Birthday Treats

    We are still prevented from passing out any goodie bags or birthday treats from families to other students in the class whether in distance learning or in hybrid learning.  So please do not bring anything to pass out to your class.

     

    Kindergarten, TK, and New Student Registration Packets for Next Year are Available

    If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten or will be new to Tular next year please go to the Registration Tab on our website to complete residency ASAP.  If you have any friends or neighbors with children that will be attending Tular next year please spread the word and send them to our website.  If you have a TK student, contact Carmelo at 624-8047.  On-line registration for returning students will be sent out via email sometime in the future. If you have any questions please call the school office.

     

    TRex for Next Year

    We want to let you know that before and after school care for next year in TRex is now full.  There is still room in the Kinder Hour from 2:00-3:00 each day. If you want to be added to the waiting list, please call Carmelo at 624-8047. 

     

    Message from our PTO

    Our next big event for our community is Reading Week on March 29-April 2.  We have some exciting things planned even though it will be virtual, so put it on your calendars.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Kinder - Push-in support & by appointment

    1st grade - Friday 10:40 - 11am

    2nd grade - Thursday 1:30 - 2pm & Friday 11 - 11:30

    3rd grade - Friday 11 - 11:30

    4th grade - Tuesday 12:30 - 1

    5th grade - Friday 12 - 12:30

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

     

    Upcoming events

    Mar 29 – Apr 2: New Week for Reading Week

    April 12-16: Spring Break

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 3/5/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    Starting with this Friday email, I will include sections with messages just for hybrid families and just for distance learning families in addition to my normal content.  We are now essentially running two different schools and there are topics that will only apply to hybrid families and ones that apply to only distance learning families.  Feel free to read both, but also feel free to read only the one that applies to you.

     

    I hope that this week went well with the switches.  I know we were very nervous, but all of the tech transitioned smoothly and from what I heard from teachers and parents, everything went well.  I hope that you are all enjoying your “new classes.”

     

    I know that this transition has included a range of emotions.  Here is a great article about emotional health of students during this transition and how to talk with your child about what they are feeling.  Enjoy.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-prepare-your-kids-now-that-theyre-going-back-to-school_l_60351f99c5b67c329620bca1

     

     

    Mar 8-12: Parent-Teacher Conference Week

    Here is what the week will look like because teachers will be doing conferences starting at 11:30 each day.

    • Monday – Thursday Schedule:

    Students on Campus in Hybrid Learning: 

    Cohort A on Mon/Wed,

    Cohort B on Tues/Thurs

    When students are at Home in

    Hybrid Learning or Distance Learning

    Before school Wellness Checks done 8:40-8:55

    Teacher instruction 9:00-11:30 

    Classroom instruction 9:00-11:30.  

    Snack Recess 10:15-10:30

    Snack Recess 10:15-10:30

    Asynchronous work from 11:30-12:00

    Lunch 11:30-12:00 on campus.

    Lunch 12:00-12:40

    Students leave campus at 12:00.

     

    Specials and asynchronous work 12:40-2:00

    Specials and asynchronous work 12:40-2:00

     

    • Friday will be the first hybrid Friday structure. Students will have a class meeting in the morning with their teacher, have asynchronous work, get assistance from their aide, and have two specials.
    • Conference times will be Monday – Thursday after 11:30 a.m.
    • Conferences will be with your original teacher (even if you have changed teachers the week before) and be done by request only. (There will be another time available to meet your new teacher if you had to switch classes).
    • Teachers have already communicated with their parents about how to request a conference time. If you did not see a communication, please reach our directly to your teacher.

     

    Week of Mar 15-19: First Normal Hybrid Schedule week

    This schedule is in the Hybrid Welcome Packet for hybrid students found on our Hybrid Informational Website.  Students will start being on campus 9:00-2:00 for 1st-5th grade, and 9:00-12:30 for kindergarten.  For distance learning students, the schedule does not change much except for the time of the specialists.

     

     

     

    In this email

    Hybrid Family Message

    Distance Learning Family Message

    Information for Everyone

    • Book Fair and Reading Week
    • Talent Show
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parent Chat
    • Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations
    • TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Fri, Feb 26 @ 6:30: Talent Show Premier
    • Mar 8-11: Parent Teacher Conferences

     

     

    Hybrid Family Message

     

    We are excited to have students starting next week.  Students in cohort A will be on campus Monday and Wednesday (March 8 is your first day).  Students in cohort B will be on campus Tuesday and Thursday (March 9 is your first day).  Make sure to look above for the special schedule next week. 

     

    The biggest change to how school will operate is in drop-off and pick-up.  Please make sure to watch the videos on our Hybrid Informational Link to know how school will go.  Please also make sure to read through the “Drop-off and Pick-Up” information in the Hybrid Welcome Packet found on the Informational Link as well.  To better assist the drop-off and wellness checks to go well, please make sure to:

    1. Visit Tularcitos this weekend and find out where your child’s classroom is located so they know where to go when they get out of the car (we will also have people assisting). (Maschmeyer room 33, Reimer room 11, Stallcup room 24, Guzowski room 46, Parker room 51, Reding room 56, Wojtalewicz room 58)
    2. Drive the correct way around campus (see the drop-off procedure mentioned above)
    3. When you get close to Tular, roll the windows of your car down and/or turn off the heat in the car (the car heaters throw off the temperature checks we need to do), and make sure that your students do not have any hats or hoods on their heads.
    4. Have your child’s backpacks next to them in the car as they will not be able to get out of the car and get backpacks out of the trunk/back of the car.
    5. Install and use the Parent Square App to complete your wellness check questions at home. Here are the direction for using the app.
    6. Download the app for your phone from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
    7. On a computer, just go to parentsquare.com/signin to set up your account
    8. For detailed instructions, check out this link to a quick step-by-step installation guide, which includes a video.
    9. For help with the ParentSquare app, you can submit a help request at 
    10. https://carmelunified.incidentiq.com/guest/NVJFER9S/parent-ticket

    Then, each morning before you leave your house, complete the daily wellness check on the app.  This will help us save time in not having to ask you the questions when you arrive.  When you arrive at school, you will need to get out your phone and show us the green “ok” screen which tells us you already answered the questions.  We will then just have to take your student’s temperature.  If you forget to complete the screening at home, we will just ask you the questions upon arrival. 

    1. In order to keep the drop-off areas moving and get everyone to class on time, if you do not pass the health screening for any reason, wrong answers to the questions or too high of a temp, you will be directed to another screening area where our nurse will recheck your temp and assist you.

     

    Distance Learning Family Message

     

    We have had a few people ask about what they can expect for distance learning schedules.  Distance Learning daily schedules will not change that much.  You will still be in school 9:00-2:00 for 1st-5th, and 9:00-12:00 for kinder.  You will continue to follow the weekly schedule on your student’s Google Classroom.  The only real change may be the times you have specials each day.

     

     

    Information for Everyone

     

    Book Fair and Reading Week

    While reading week will be Mar 29, to get everyone ready, we have set up another Scholastic Book fair where everyone can purchase books and our PTO will get some of the profits.  Follow this link to purchase some books.  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/tularcitos

     

    Talent Show

    Thank you, again, Brian Granbery, Ana Lykken, and all of our Bobcat performers for all of your work to make our talent show and amazing one this year.  It was so much fun to watch and we are excited to figure our how we can incorporate more of the acts that cannot be done on a stage into our show next year again. 

     

    Message from our PTO

    Thank you to everyone who came to our PTO meeting on Wednesday.  Our next big event for our community is Reading Week on March 29-April 2.  We have some exciting things planned even though it will be virtual, so put it on your calendars.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    While nobody knows what next school year will hold, we need to begin planning.  If you think you might be in need of before or after school care for your child for the 2021/22 school year, the registration packet will be ready for pickup at Carmelo after March 1st. You will need to pick up and return the packet to Carmelo. These programs are on a “first come-first served” basis.  Please complete the registration paperwork and return it ASAP along with a check for $50.00 in order to secure a spot in the program.  The Kinder hour is normally the first to fill up, so please be prompt in returning your paperwork. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Stacie Crane at scrane@carmelunified.org    

     

    Upcoming events

    Mar 8-11: Parent Teacher Conferences

    Mar 29 – Apr 2: New Week for Reading Week

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 2/26/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    We are full speed ahead with having students back on campus starting Monday, March 8.  As everyone knows, with this switch to hybrid we had to shuffle classes around.  New class lists will be emailed tonight at 5:00 pm.  In that communication, there will also be a Hybrid Welcome packet that all hybrid families will need to read thoroughly as soon as possible.  We want to make sure all questions are answered before students come onto campus on March 8. 

     

    Please know that those class lists are final and no changes will be made unless we made a mistake and placed someone into the wrong learning model based on the last parent choice form that was submitted in January.

     

    Switching models right now is a major change for some of us and a minor change for others.  And even though we knew this was coming, change is hard and with change comes a range of emotions.  People will be nervous, excited, sad, anxious, and all of that combined.  That is to be expected.  The good news is that the entire Tular staff is amazing and our teachers will develop great classroom communities with their new classes quickly and make it a great rest of the year. One great thing about this change in our district is that students from Captain Cooper School who are choosing to stay distance learning will be joining our distance learning classes for the remainder of the year.  We have eight students from Cooper joining us.  When you see the students in “class” and get the chance to meet their parents, make sure to give them a big Bobcat welcome.

     

    Through this all, let’s continue to remember that life is what we make of it… What if this change ends up making the end of the year the best part of the year yet for everyone? 

     

    Here are some more details of what will take place over the next couple of weeks.  Please make sure to review it so you know what is happening.

     

    Week of Mar 1-5:  Transition week 

    • Monday-Tuesday: Last two days with your current class. Our focus will be on closure with your current class community. We will also begin all of the changes to our technology programs that need to take place to change classes.
    • Wednesday: There will be a special schedule this day where students will rotate between different specialists. Classroom teachers will be in meetings and making changes to class rosters in online programs.
    • Thursday-Friday: This will be the first two days with your new class all in a distance learning format. Our focus will be on getting to know each other, needed routines, and establishing community. Teachers will also ensure students login to all of the different online software programs to ensure they can still access everything after the changes.

     

    Week of Mar 8-12: Parent-Teacher Conference Week

    • We will start our ABABC instructional model this week. Here is what the week will look like because teachers will be doing conferences starting at 11:30 each day.
    • Monday – Thursday Schedule:

    Students on Campus in Hybrid Learning: 

    Cohort A on Mon/Wed,

    Cohort B on Tues/Thurs

    When students are at Home in

    Hybrid Learning or Distance Learning

    Before school Wellness Checks done 8:40-8:55 for Cohort A students coming to campus

    Teacher instruction 9:00-11:30 

    Classroom instruction 9:00-11:30.  

    Snack Recess 10:15-10:30

    Snack Recess 10:15-10:30

    Asynchronous work from 11:30-12:00

    Lunch 11:30-12:00 on campus.

    Lunch 12:00-12:40

    Students leave campus at 12:00.

     

    Students have their specials and asynchronous work to do at home 12:40-2:00

    Specials and asynchronous work 12:40-2:00

     

    • Friday will be the first hybrid Friday structure. Students will have a class meeting in the morning with their teacher, have asynchronous work, get assistance from their aide, and have two specials.
    • Conference times will be Monday – Thursday after 11:30 a.m.
    • Conferences will be with your original teacher (even if you have changed teachers the week before) and be done by request only. (There will be another time available to meet your new teacher if you had to switch classes).
    • Teachers have already communicated with their parents about how to request a conference time. If you did not see a communication, please reach our directly to your teacher.

     

    Week of Mar 15-19: First Normal Hybrid Schedule week

    This schedule is in the Hybrid Welcome Packet for hybrid students.  For distance learning students the schedule does not change much except for the time of the specialists.

     

     

     

    In this email

    • Talent Show Premiere
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parent Chat
    • Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations
    • TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Fri, Feb 26 @ 6:30: Talent Show Premier
    • Mar 8-11: Parent Teacher Conferences

     

     

    Talent Show Premiere

    We are excited to present our  2021 Virtual Tularcitos Talent Show tonight, February 26, at 6:30 pm.  The show will premiere on PadreTV and start right at 6:30 pm for everyone.  So don't be late. 

    Here is the link to the 2021 Virtual Tular Talent Show: PadreTV 

    Enjoy watching the amazing acts submitted by our students.  (FYI, there is a 10-minute intermission in the middle).  I also want to give a big thank you to Brian Granbery for putting the video together and Ana Lykken for all of her help with the organization this year.  After the premiere, the show will be available to watch on PadreTV at any time. 

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.  Our next meeting will be Wed, March 3, at 6:30 pm.  With the transition to hybrid taking place when we had scheduled Reading Week, we are going to postpone reading week to March 29 - April 2.  We have some exciting things planned even though it will be virtual, so put it on your calendars.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    While nobody knows what next school year will hold, we need to begin planning.  If you think you might be in need of before or after school care for your child for the 2021/22 school year, the registration packet will be ready for pickup at Carmelo after March 1st. You will need to pick up and return the packet to Carmelo. These programs are on a “first come-first served” basis.  Please complete the registration paperwork and return it ASAP along with a check for $50.00 in order to secure a spot in the program.  The Kinder hour is normally the first to fill up, so please be prompt in returning your paperwork. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Stacie Crane at scrane@carmelunified.org    

     

    Upcoming events

    Feb 26 @ 6:30: Virtual Talent Show Viewing Party

    Mar 8-11: Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Mar 29 – Apr 2: New Week for Reading Week

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 2/12/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    First, I hope that everyone has a wonderful break.  I know we all need it.  In a normal year, this is usually the hardest time of year and many of us are especially feeling it now.  So I hope everyone has a fun and relaxing break. 

     

    Second, a lot has happened this week.  Our county COVID numbers continue to move in a positive direction by dropping and the board has approved our timeline for transitioning to hybrid when we return from break.  While the date we can have students back on campus will all depend on when our county numbers drop below the established COVID number threshold, we are moving forward with our transition plan so that we can have students return to campus the moment we meet that threshold.

     

    Here is what the transition plan will be when we return from break.  More specific information will be coming to everyone when we return from break.  This is just to give you a heads up so you can begin planning accordingly.


    Week of Feb 22-26

    • School as normal
    • Teachers will be spending this week doing final assessments and report cards
    • Friday: students find out who their teacher will when we switch to hybrid

     

    Week of Mar 1-5  

    Transition week - This will happen regardless of the COVID numbers. 

    • Monday-Tuesday: Last two days with your current class. Our focus will be on closure with your current class community. We will also begin all of the changes to our technology programs that need to take place to change classes.
    • Wednesday: There will be special schedule this day where students will rotate between different specialists. Classroom teachers will be in meetings and making changes to class rosters in online programs.
    • Thursday-Friday: This will be the first two days with your new class all in a distance learning format. Our focus will be on getting to know each other, needed routines, and establishing community. Teachers will also ensure students login to all of the different online software programs to ensure they can still access everything after the changes.

     

    Week of Mar 8-12: Parent-Teacher Conference Week

    • In the event COVID numbers allow us to have students on campus, we will move to a hybrid schedule and have students on campus this week.
    • If the COVID numbers do not allow it, we will stay distance learning for everyone with your new class.
    • Conferences will be with your original teacher (even if you have changed teachers the week before) and be done by request only. (There will be another time available to meet your new teacher if you had to switch classes).
    • Conference times will be Monday – Thursday after 11:30 a.m.
    • Teachers will communicate with their parents when we return from break about how to request a conference time.

     

    The following weeks:

    • Once COVID numbers allow us to have students on campus, we will move to our hybrid schedule.
    • If the COVID numbers do not allow it, all students will stay distance learning until the numbers allow.

     

    If you need information (or a refresher) about what our hybrid program will look like, please visit the Tularcitos website where you can view the informational presentation I did in late January.  Again, more specific information will be coming when we return from break.

     

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Feedback Please
    • Caring Week
    • Last call for Yearbook Pictures
    • Talent Show Premier
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parent Chat
    • Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations
    • TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Feb 15-19: February Break
    • Fri, Feb 26 @ 6:30: Talent Show Premier
    • Mar 29 – Apr 2: New Reading Week

     

    Feedback Please

    We have had a little over 200 people provide feedback so far (Thank you if that was you).  I would love to have another 100 do so.  If you have not, please take 10 minutes to provide your feedback sometime tonight.  As a staff, we have been continuously discussing what we can do to improve our distance learning program and ensure we are doing everything we can for our students. As we get closer to transitioning to hybrid, we would appreciate and value your feedback to help make the rest of this year the best it can be. Feel free to complete one form for your family or multiple if you have more than one student and your students' experiences have been different.

    Feedback Form: https://forms.gle/fmmifpZ2TaSG6ioh9

     

    Caring Week

    I hope everyone enjoyed our caring week and extending acts of kindness.  Thank you to our 2nd grade teachers and Ms Amy for organzing everything and putting the hearts up on the Library window.  It is clear that Tular Cares!

     

    Last call for yearbook pictures

    We are still collecting pictures for another week of distance learning to put in our yearbook this year.  If you have good pictures of things you have done in distance learning related to school, please email them to tularcitosphotos@gmail.com

     

    Talent Show Premier

    We will be holding our 2021 Virtual Talent Show premier Friday, Feb 26, at 6:30.  We have great acts coming your way.  The wonderful part about this virtual talent show is that many students were able to submit talents that they could not do on our normal stage from stop-motion animation to tricks to electronic music creation to just name a few.  You will definitely want to put this show on your calendar and join premier showing.  More details about how to access the show will come out a few days prior.

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.  Our next meeting will be Wed, March 3, at 6:30 pm.  With the transition to hybrid taking place when we had scheduled Reading Week, we are going to postpone reading week to March 29 - April 2.  We have some exciting things planned even though it will be virtual, so put it on your calendars.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    While nobody knows what next school year will hold, we need to begin planning.  If you think you might be in need of before or after school care for your child for the 2021/22 school year, the registration packet will be ready for pickup at Carmelo after March 1st. You will need to pick up and return the packet to Carmelo. These programs are on a “first come-first served” basis.  Please complete the registration paperwork and return it ASAP along with a check for $50.00 in order to secure a spot in the program.  The Kinder hour is normally the first to fill up, so please be prompt in returning your paperwork. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Stacie Crane at scrane@carmelunified.org    

     

    Upcoming events

    Feb 15-19: February Break

    Feb 26 @ 6:30: Virtual Talent Show Viewing Party

    Mar 29 – Apr 2: New Week for Reading Week

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 2/5/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    I hope everyone enjoyed having our sunshine back.  If you have been watching the news you are seeing that there is a lot of action going on with schools reopening in California.  Right now there is no new information to share about our switch to hybrid.  We are still waiting for the numbers in our county to drop to the right level (25/100K).  Like I shared in last week’s email, once the numbers drop we are ready to go and will be able to transition smoothly, quickly, and in the best way possible for students.

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Great Kindness Challenge
    • Still Collecting Yearbook Pictures
    • Talent Show Video Submittal Deadline moved to Sunday, 2/7
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Tularcitos Board of Education Presentation
    • Message from CUSD Curriculum and Instruction Department
    • Parent Support Group
    • Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations
    • TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Feb 5: Talent Show Videos Due Today
    • Feb 15-19: February Break

     

    Great Kindness Challenge

    Our 2nd grade teachers have planned a fun week around caring and kindness for next week where we will join people around the world to spread kindness.  Your students will be getting various activities to do and we will have the hearts they all created up around school.  We hope everyone enjoys spreading their Bobcat kindness to others as they do what they can to make the day better for someone else.  Here is a little video about the Great Kindness Challenge of 2021 you can watch about the week.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41UOAeWII8s&feature=youtu.be

     

    Last call for yearbook pictures

    We are still collecting pictures of distance learning to put in our yearbook this year.  If you have good pictures of things you have done in distance learning related to school, please email them to tularphotos@gmail.com

     

    Talent Show Video Submittal deadline moved to Sunday

    I know a few people were having technical difficulties with getting their videos done and submitted.  So we are extending the deadline to Sunday night, 2/7.  Here is the information that went out in the email to submit the video of your acts:

    When submitting your video think about the following

    1. Aspect Ratio: If you are filming with your phone, film it horizontally (landscape).
    2. Lighting: Usually the more light the better. Avoid light from behind the student
    3. Audio: make sure we can hear the audio of the video and it is free of background noises
    4. Resolution: Use the highest resolution. No one wants a blurry performance
    5. Formats: Use .mov or .mp4 Videos are limited to 1 GB
    6. If you have any questions about how to turn in your video email Brian Granbery (parent who is putting together the video) at bgranbery@carmelunified.org

    Please submit your acts using the following link:  https://forms.gle/FNWvvF26zGS2fZAP8

    If you signed up for the talent show, you should have received an email from our Talent Show Coordinator, Ana Lykken, this week.  If you did not, please email her at ana@soaresandlykken.com

    We are looking forward to seeing them!  The talent show will go live Feb 26 at 6:30 pm.  We are hoping to do some sort of virtual watch party at that time.  Stay tuned for details. 

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.  Thank you to the people who came to our meeting on Wednesday.  Our next big event is Reading Week, March 1-5.  We have some exciting things planned even though it will be virtual, but we need some help to pull it off.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Tularcitos Board of Education Presentation

    At the Board of Educations’s meeting on Wednesday, Feb 10, I will be doing a short presentation on how distance learning has been going at Tular.  The Board meeting starts at 5:30 pm.  I do not know what time the presentation will be because the timing will depend on the length of the agenda items before it.  If you want to watch you can find the link to the board meeting on the district webpage.

     

    Message from CUSD Curriculum and Instruction Department

    At the January 20, 2021 CUSD Board of Education Meeting, the district's 2019-20 School Accountability Report Cards were approved for publication. They are now available to the community and can be viewed on the District's homepage under Quick Links, or the following link: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4680. Hard copies of these reports can be provided on request by contacting the CUSD Curriculum + Instruction Department at (831) 624-1546 ext. 2031.

     

    Parent Chat

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations

    We met as a staff to discuss what we wanted to do with Valentine’s Day during this COVID time with our students.  Because we are in the midst of the height (hopefully it only goes down from here) we decided that we wanted to focus our efforts on being intentional and meaningful in demonstrating our character pillar of caring during this time rather than having parties and exchanging valentines.  Therefore, we are not going to be having students exchange paper valentines or goodie bags this year for Valentine’s Day.  We do not want to be passing germs at this point by collecting items and then redistributing them.   What we are going to do is make the week before Valentine’s Day a Caring and Kindness Week.  We will be focusing that week around demonstrating acts of caring and kindness to others.  We will be doing a school-wide project, and teachers will be doing individual activities (some may be looking at virtual valentines) in class to provide time for our students to appreciate each other and do things for people in need in our community.  I know there will probably be some disappointment out there about not sharing paper valentines or having parties, but we feel that by focusing the week around caring and kindness we can make it an even more meaningful time for our students.

     

    TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    While nobody knows what next school year will hold, we need to begin planning.  If you think you might be in need of before or after school care for your child for the 2021/22 school year, the registration packet will be ready for pickup at Carmelo after March 1st. You will need to pick up and return the packet to Carmelo. These programs are on a “first come-first served” basis.  Please complete the registration paperwork and return it ASAP along with a check for $50.00 in order to secure a spot in the program.  The Kinder hour is normally the first to fill up, so please be prompt in returning your paperwork. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Stacie Crane at scrane@carmelunified.org    

     

    Upcoming events

    Sun, Feb 7: Talent Show Videos Due

    Wed, Feb 10 @ 5:30: Tularcitos Presentation to School Board

    Feb 15-19: February Break

    Feb 26 @ 6:30: Virtual Talent Show Viewing Party

    Mar 1-5: Reading Week

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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  • Principal's Friday Email

    Posted by Lindsey Terry on 1/29/2021

    Good Afternoon Bobcat Families,

     

    What a crazy week.  I hope everyone was able to stay safe through the storm this week. 

     

    Mrs. Dellis, CUSD Superintendent, is sending out a communication today with more information about reopening in hybrid.  Please make sure you read that email. 

     

    I know it is very frustrating for all of us to sit in limbo and to have to wait on our county numbers to drop in order to reopen.  It makes it hard for the teachers to plan, and I know we are all feeling a little anxious about any potential classroom changes.  While we wait, I want to ensure you that we have done all we can up to this point to be ready so that when the numbers do drop and we are cleared to come back, we can make that transition as smoothly, quickly, and in the best way possible for students.  Until then, let’s continue to make the most of every day (rainy or sunny).

     

    In this email

    • Important Dates
    • Talent Show Submittal
    • Tularcitos Board of Education Presentation
    • Message from CUSD Curriculum and Instruction Department
    • Message from our PTO
    • Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    Repeat in this Email

    • Parent Support Group
    • Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations
    • TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    Upcoming events

     

    Important Dates:

    • Feb 5: Talent Show Videos Due
    • Feb 15-19: February Break

     

    Talent Show Video Submittal

    If you signed up for the talent show, you should have received an email from our Talent Show Coordinator, Ana Lykken, this week.  If you did not, please email her at ana@soaresandlykken.com

    We are looking forward to seeing them!  The talent show will go live Feb 26 at 6:30 pm.  We are hoping to do some sort of virtual watch party at that time.  Stay tuned for details. 

     

    Here is the information that went out in the email to submit the video of your acts:

    Thank you for being part of our virtual talent show this year.  Your video is due by midnight on Feb 5.

    When submitting your video think about the following

    1. Aspect Ratio: If you are filming with your phone, film it horizontally (landscape).
    2. Lighting: Usually the more light the better. Avoid light from behind the student
    3. Audio: make sure we can hear the audio of the video and it is free of background noises
    4. Resolution: Use the highest resolution. No one wants a blurry performance
    5. Formats: Use .mov or .mp4 Videos are limited to 1 GB
    6. If you have any questions about how to turn in your video email Brian Granbery (parent who is putting together the video) at bgranbery@carmelunified.org

    Please submit your acts using the following link:  https://forms.gle/FNWvvF26zGS2fZAP8

     

    Tularcitos Board of Education Presentation

    At the Board of Educations’s meeting on Wednesday, Feb 10, I will be doing a short presentation on how distance learning has been going at Tular.  The Board meeting starts at 5:30 pm.  I do not know what time the presentation will be because the timing will depend on the length of the agenda items before it.  If you want to watch you can find the link to the board meeting on the district webpage.

     

    Message from CUSD Curriculum and Instruction Department

    At the January 20, 2021 CUSD Board of Education Meeting, the district's 2019-20 School Accountability Report Cards were approved for publication. They are now available to the community and can be viewed on the District's homepage under Quick Links, or the following link: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4680. Hard copies of these reports can be provided on request by contacting the CUSD Curriculum + Instruction Department at (831) 624-1546 ext. 2031.

     

    Message from our PTO

    We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.  Thank you to the people who came to our meeting on Wednesday.  Our next big event is Reading Week, March 1-5.  We have some exciting things planned even though it will be virtual, but we need some help to pull it off.  If you are able to help, please contact Gina Nucci at gina.nucci@gmail.com.

     

    Counseling Check-ins with Ms. Amy

    School Counselor optional zoom check-ins times for students 

    Zoom Link: https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735

    Passcode: Bobcat

    Tuesday 12:40  (3rd & 4th) Ogata, Parker, Hoover, Morgan 

    Tuesday 1:20 (3rd & 4th) Southerland, Golden, Guzowski  

    Thursday 12:40 (1st & 2nd) Reimer, O'Bryan, Becker, Stallcup

    Thursday 1:20 (1st & 2nd) Stasio, Slavet, Barsotti

    Friday 12:00 (5th) Wojtalewicz, Kershing, Dinsmore

    Friday 1:20 (4th & 5th) Reding, Bonynge

     

    Repeat In This Email

    Parent Support Group

    Are you a parent needing support, wanting to share ideas or just connect with other parents? Join us for our weekly Parent Chat with Ms. Amy & Ms. Amber Fridays at 9:45 am.  To join go to 

    https://carmelunified.zoom.us/j/96644754735 

    Passcode: Bobcat

     

    Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations

    We met as a staff to discuss what we wanted to do with Valentine’s Day during this COVID time with our students.  Because we are in the midst of the height (hopefully it only goes down from here) we decided that we wanted to focus our efforts on being intentional and meaningful in demonstrating our character pillar of caring during this time rather than having parties and exchanging valentines.  Therefore, we are not going to be having students exchange paper valentines or goodie bags this year for Valentine’s Day.  We do not want to be passing germs at this point by collecting items and then redistributing them.   What we are going to do is make the week before Valentine’s Day a Caring and Kindness Week.  We will be focusing that week around demonstrating acts of caring and kindness to others.  We will be doing a school-wide project, and teachers will be doing individual activities (some may be looking at virtual valentines) in class to provide time for our students to appreciate each other and do things for people in need in our community.  I know there will probably be some disappointment out there about not sharing paper valentines or having parties, but we feel that by focusing the week around caring and kindness we can make it an even more meaningful time for our students.

     

    TRex Registration for Next Year opens March 1

    While nobody knows what next school year will hold, we need to begin planning.  If you think you might be in need of before or after school care for your child for the 2021/22 school year, the registration packet will be ready for pickup at Carmelo after March 1st. You will need to pick up and return the packet to Carmelo. These programs are on a “first come-first served” basis.  Please complete the registration paperwork and return it ASAP along with a check for $50.00 in order to secure a spot in the program.  The Kinder hour is normally the first to fill up, so please be prompt in returning your paperwork. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Stacie Crane at scrane@carmelunified.org    

     

    Upcoming events

    Feb 5: Talent Show Videos Due

    Feb 15-19: February Break

    Feb 26 @ 6:30: Virtual Talent Show Viewing Party

    Mar 1-5: Reading Week

     

     

    Stay Bobcat Strong and Tular Proud.

    Go Bobcats!

    Ryan Peterson

    Proud Principal, Tularcitos Elementary School

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

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