November 19, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Eagles,

As we head into a week off for Thanksgiving Break, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your partnership so far this year. I told the students today at Friday Flag that truly one of the things I am most thankful for is them. I love seeing their sweet faces every day in person at school. I wish you a restful, fun and happy week off and we will see you back on Monday, Nov. 29th. I hope you and your students are able to set down some worries and rest. Here's an encouraging video. It's a great reminder. :)


Take care,

Lani Russi

Principal, TLES



•Self-Confidence is the Foundational Strength of Thrivers. All other strengths build from self-confidence.

• Core Assets Are Strongest Positive Qualities, Traits and Talents.

The acronym, TALENT describes common characteristics of Core Assets:

Tenacity, Attention, Learning, Eagerness, Need, and Tone.

• 3 Abilities Nurture Self-Confidence:

1. Self-awareness; 2. Strength awareness; 3. Finding purpose.

• Kids are Happiest When in States of Flow: Flow are those peak moments when children are fully absorbed in an activity that uses their strengths.

• Self-Confidence Is Not Self-Esteem. Real self-confidence is an outcome of facing obstacles, creating solutions and snapping back on your own.

Thrivers are self-driven: we must unleash from helicoptering. • Use Nouns, Not Verbs to Amplify a Child’s Strength. Using a noun descriptor may motivate kids to use their strength more frequently because they want to pursue a positive identify.

• Praise Effort, Not Talent. An ultimate goal is for children to develop a strength mind-set – the belief that if she works on her strengths they will improve and help her become her best.

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS How would you describe your child to someone? What strengths or interests do you see in your child that could help him gain accurate self-knowledge? My take away:

3 questions: Who do I think my kid is? Who does my child think she is? Who does she want to become?

Lessons for my family: How will I strengthen my child’s confidence?

Community Mission of Hope Food Drive

Please join our PTA by supporting the Community Mission of Hope Food Drive this Sunday, November 21st. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, CMOH has signed up OVER 500 NEW FAMILIES for their food program. In order to keep up with demand, they need our help!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. PACK...pack up the kids and your non-perishable donations

2. over to CMOH, follow the FOOD DRIVE signs

3. DROP...pop open your trunk & they will grab the donation!

No need to get out of your car!

Most needed items: Canned fruits & veggies, peanut butter & jelly, pasta & sauce, snacks & boxed sides, toothpaste & toothbrushes, soap & deodorant.

Sunday, November 21, 2021


Housing Resource & Food Distribution Center

41760 Rider Way, Temecula, CA 92590

Lost & Found Fridays

Beginning December 3rd, we will have our Lost & Found in front of the office during pick up every Friday. Please be sure to look for lost items. Any unclaimed items will be donated over Winter Break.


Please help us by ensuring your students come to school each day prepared for the day.

  • Wear shoes (no flip-flops). Students are able to play on the playground and also participate in PE. It is required that they wear shoes. Sandals are allowed but must have a backstrap.
  • Please make sure any iPads that are taken home are brought back fully charged for use at school.
  • Please continue to send water for your child (donations welcome also).
  • Masks are required. Please send your child with a mask daily. (disposable mask donations are also welcome).
  • Please make sure students are rested and fed and dressed appropriately for the weather.


If you have not signed up for our text reminders, it's not too late! They are helpful for everything from Modified and spirit day reminders, to important updates.

Please sign up to be in the group of your oldest child.


Kinder: text @tleskinder to 81010

1st grade: text @tlesfirst to 81010

2nd grade: text @tlessecond to 81010

3rd grade: text @tlesthird to 81010

4th grade: text @tlesfourth to 81010

5th grade: text @tlesfifth to 81010

Running Club: text @tlesru to 81010

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To ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors, all persons entering our campus are expected to adhere to the following protocols.

  • Students and staff should complete the daily health screening via the email they receive every morning before coming to school or reporting to their work location. If you did not, please use the QR code below.

  • Face Coverings Are Required when indoors

Here is the link to the daily health screening.

Care Solace

TVUSD is in partnership with Care Solace to assist with accessing mental health and
substance abuse services. Please feel free to utilize this resource as
well. Contact the Care Concierge team 24/7 at 888-515-0595, email at, or visit our district's link:

*Please note that if there is an emergency, please call 911.