Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

February 9, 2016

Happy February,

It was good to see so many of you at the Parent/Teacher conferences. If you did not make it for your appointment, please call your child's teacher for a phone conference. We hope to have 100% participation. You are your child's first teacher and the partnership between you and the classroom teacher is irreplaceable.

February 15th is Presidents' Day. The actual federal holiday is called Washington's Birthday (even though his birthday is actually on February 22nd and Lincoln's is February 12th.) We do have school on this day. Here is a link to some fun facts about Presidents day and some of our presidents. http://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/president_fun_facts.php

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the district Forensics Match here on February 27th. From 9am to noon we could use some help with the parking lot, data runners, hall monitors, judges, and timers. Please contact Ms. Gossett or me (260-1345) if you would like to help.

Thank you.

Doug Hayman

Up coming events

February

9- Grades 5 and 6- Battle of Books

10- Grades 3 and 4 - Battle of Books

12- Mighty Meatball- 5:30pm

16 - PTO meeting

18, 25, and March 3 - SEM 2pm to 3pm each day- Need Volunteers

27 - Saturday- District Forensics Match - Need Volunteers

29- Site Council 4pm

March

11- No School- Inservice Day

14-18 Spring Break

29- ALICE Drill

The Legislature and KPBSD

For your information

It is "LOVE OF READING WEEK!"

Love of Reading Week - February 8-12

Monday * Bookmarks – Students will make bookmarks to share later in the week with their buddy readers.


Tuesday * Door Decorations – The Children will decorate their classroom door with a reading theme (favorite author, book title, or anything to do with reading). * Readable Hat or T-Shirt Day – Children may wear school appropriate readable t-shirt or hat.

Wednesday Pajama/Sweats Day and Read-In - Classes will wear pajamas or sweats to school and get comfortable to read. Teacher determines time and length for read-in. Students may bring a blanket, pillow or stuffed animal to snuggle in and read.

Thursday *Buddy Reading/Bookmark Exchange

Friday – Valentines Party

Health tip from Mrs. Abel

“The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends “screen time” (e.g. TV, computer, tablet, or phone time) be limited to one or two hours of high-quality content per day for kids age 3 and up (AAP says kids ages 2 and under should avoid screen time). At home, “screen free” zones (e.g. keeping screens out of bedrooms or off during meal times) and encouraging alternate activities (e.g. outdoor play, reading, hobbies, and social or imaginative play) helps kids learn to set limits and maintain balance with technology.”

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