Tustumena Elementary Newsletter
February 9, 2016
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.
Up coming events
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
11- No School- Inservice Day
14-18 Spring Break
29- ALICE Drill
It is "LOVE OF READING WEEK!"
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.”