Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

September 3, 2015

Good Afternoon,

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Please remember there is no school on Monday, September 7th, 2015.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. To read more about the history of Labor Day, follow this link:


Another fun place to visit with your kids is Fun Science and Technology for kids!: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/funny.html

Enjoy your holiday and "Thank you," to all those American Workers who continue to make our country one of strength and prosperity.


Doug Hayman



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Our school district has elected to participate in the Gallup Student Poll as a means of measuring our District’s Key Performance Indicator of social/emotional wellbeing in grades 5 and 10. By taking this important step, we are joining thousands of other schools in helping to measure the hope, engagement, and wellbeing of America’s students.

Students in these grades will bring home permission slips for the poll in the near future. Please complete the permission slip and return it to the school office. The poll will take place during school hours sometime between September 28th and October 30th. Look for more information on the Gallup Student Poll in the weeks to come.

Another Huge Thank You

A Huge "Thank you," to Nancy Russell for donating more school supplies. It is great how people in our community support the kids in our school.
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Health tips from Mrs. Abel

Here are a couple of health tips for the newsletter (you could choose the one that seems to fit):

· “Kids that eat breakfast are more likely to get good grades, pay better attention, participate in discussion, and solve problems more easily than kids who skip breakfast. A breakfast containing equal parts complex carbohydrate and protein, along with some Calcium, is shown to be good for brain functioning.”


· “Spending time outside provides a source for Vitamin D, helps improve eye health, promotes exercise, and may increase attention span, mood and emotional stability ... so get outdoors!”

What will be doing during the early release on September 16th?

During our early release time, we will be working with one of the district coaches to refine our reporting and communication with you by learning more about the standards-based report cards. Our goal is to be able to share exactly what your children are learning by using this tool. We will continue to refine our use of this tool throughout October so the first report card home is as clear and informative as possible.

Upcoming events:

September 7, Labor Day NO SCHOOL

September 8, Picture Day

September 12, 5K Annual Run

September 15, PTO Meeting, 4pm

September 16, Early Release

September 23, Bible kids (formally "G-Force") at Tustumena 3:45pm- 5pm

September 28, Site Council Meeting, 4pm