Weekly News from the Ranch

Tustin Ranch Elementary

A Message from Mrs. Denny

Hello TRE Families,

Whew! It has been a hot start to our school year! I wanted to let you know how our cool coyotes are beating the heat! If it is cool enough our students have been going outside for their first recess/snack break to play and get some wiggles out. On the really HOT days students have been eating and playing games or watching a movie in their classrooms. On other days we offer students the opportunity to spend their playtime in the multipurpose room watching a video. The solar panels and trees offer a lot of shade. Students have access to their water all day and we have water bottle filling stations all over campus. Today we had a popsicle party to stay cool! TK and Kindergarten will have theirs on Monday :)

See the picture below.

Next week we begin visiting our amazing library and students will be able to check-out books to keep for a week. We are excited to get started!

In this newsletter we are going to cover:

Teacher Bios

Family Activities

Dashboard Placards for student pick-up

Dress Code

Cell Phone Policy

Kathi Denny

Proud TRE Principal

PAWS for a Cause

PAWS for a CAUSE is our annual fundraiser that supports assemblies, music instruction, art instruction, PE instruction, field trips (both on and off campus), and so much more! Each year our goal is to raise $30,000. We have currently raised $8,700. Please donate TODAY! Your donation is tax deductible and eligible for the employee donation match if your employer offers it. More information is in your child's Friday Folder.

Please use the QR code to the right to donate OR you can go to the PTA website at www.trecoolcoyotes.org

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Tuesday, 9/13 School Site Council Meeting #1 @ 3:00
  • Wednesday, 9/14 Minimum Day
  • Thursday, 9/15 Art Masters (Sponsored by TRE PTA)
  • Thursday, 9/15 ELAC Meeting #1
  • Monday, September 19 - Monday, September 26 are minimum days. Please plan accordingly.

PTA Happenings at TRE

Please check out our website: www.trecoolcoyotes.org

We need Art Masters support/parent helpers. No art experience necessary! Please email treartmasters@gmail.com There are six Art Masters assemblies throughout the year. We could use your help with one or all, just let us know. Training is at 8:20 on the days below. Then you would help teach the lesson in your child's classroom at another time.

Sep 15, 2022

Oct 20, 2022

Jan 12, 2023

Feb 16, 2023

Mar 30, 2023

Apr 20, 2023

The famously popular COOL COYOTE STORE is returning once again! Opening Day for the 2022-2023 school year will be next Friday, September 2nd at lunch by the Snack Tree.

The Cool Coyote Store will be open to 1st-5th grades every other Friday this year, on the following dates in 2022:

September 16

September 30

October 14

October 28

November 4

November 18

December 2

December 16

(2023 dates released soon)

Parents, help our students spend their Cool Coyotes by running the 'store' via our rolling kiosk by the snack tree facing their lunch tables. If you have never done this before, it is a fun & great way to 'surprise' your child while interacting with other TRE Parents. Fridays during their lunch 12pm - 1:15pm.

Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4caaa92ca13-cool

Teacher Bios - Three (3) Per Week

Whole School Popsicle Party

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Your Dashboard Placards Are Ready!

Your bright yellow dashboard placards are in your child's Friday Folder! Please put it on the passenger side of your dashboard OR the passenger side visor so the teachers on dismissal duty can see your child's name. If we can call your child to your car the line goes a lot quicker. Please see the illustration below for more details.
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School Lunch Information

We will offer a breakfast snack at first recess and hot lunch. You are always welcome to pack a lunch from home as well.

School breakfast and lunches are free for students.

To see the daily menu click this link: https://www.myschoolmenus.com/instance/655/district/547

Data Confirmation

Data Confirmation!

If you have students who are not newly enrolled, you must complete Data Confirmation each year to verify and update family and student information, Emergency contacts, etc. This helps us to keep in contact with you and ensure the safety of our students.

Data Confirmation is open NOW! Simply log on to the Aeries Parent Portal to complete for each student.

Log in HERE

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

TK and Kindergarten

8:10 am - 1:50 pm

Wednesdays/ Minimum Days: 8:10 am-12:55 pm

Grades 1-3

8:10 am- 2:38 pm

Wednesdays/ Minimum Days: 8:10 am- 1:24 pm

Grades 4-5

8:20 am- 2:48 pm

Wednesdays/ Minimum Days: 8:20 am- 1:34 pm

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Tustin Ranch Dress Code

Education Law does allow public schools to establish a dress code.

Student Dress Codes are established to:

● Promote a climate and culture where scholar focus is on learning

● Promote a productive safe instructional environment

While society reflects a wide range of personal expression in clothing, grooming, and accessories, the quality of scholar work and behavior is affected by personal appearance. Scholars are expected to wear clothing that is clean, neat, appropriate, and safe.

TUSD Dress Code:

To eliminate misinterpretations of the dress code, the following dress standards shall be enforced:


· No tight/revealing shirts (workout tops, undergarments showing, see-through, low-cut, etc.)

· Undergarments must not be visible (including sports bras)

· No bare midriff/crop tops (If skin shows when arms are raised the top is too short.)

· No spaghetti straps, bare shoulders, or shirts with less than one-inch straps

· No halter or swimwear tops

· No tube tops

· No “underwear” style tank tops

· No shirts with oversize armholes showing torso area

No hood from hoodies worn at school unless it is raining


· No short-shorts or micro-mini skirts (minimum 5” inseam)

· No excessively loose or baggy pants/shorts

· Pants/shorts must be worn at the waistline

· Hems must be sewn; no frayed, split, or pinned legs

· Pants may not drag on the ground, or have rips or holes.

· Pants/shorts may not allow undergarments to be exposed

· No excessively long, untied, or dangling belts

· Overall straps must be worn over the shoulders and buttoned


· Footwear which is safe for school activities must be worn at all times

· Footwear must be closed toe and closed back

Dangerous Jewelry/Objects

· No chains, or sharp dangly earrings

· No dagger style ear plugs

· No riveted dog collars or raised rings

· No chains for wallets or on masks

· No laser light pens (Scholars shall be cited as per Penal Code Sections 417.25 and 417.27.)

Other Inappropriate Attire

Clothing, apparel, and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia that is crude, vulgar, profane, demeaning, sexually suggestive, or which advocates or promotes racial, ethnic, religious, sexual prejudice or strife, or which relates to the use of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol.

· No sex/sexual comments/innuendoes

· No drugs or references to drugs (blunt, 13, hemp, marijuana leaf, 4:20, etc.)

· No tobacco product names or trademarks

· No liquor products or bar names or trademarks/logos

· No depicting a person engaged in illegal activities (tagging, weapons, etc.)

· No hats/caps/hoods indoors, and must follow the guidelines above.

· No visible tattoos

*No hats/caps/hoods worn in the classroom. No hoods unless raining.

*Teachers and staff may have students remove or put away non- essentials items (ie: hats, jewelry, personal items, accessories, etc.) either in or out of the classroom if they are causing a disruption or are distracting other students.

*Please label all water bottles, lunch boxes, jackets, and removable clothing items with your child’s name. These items are commonly left on the playground, and as we do our best to return labeled items to the proper owner, unlabeled items will be placed in the Lost & Found located outside the Multi-Purpose Room.

Tustin Ranch & Pioneer Middle School Cell Phone Policy


To ensure student safety and exposure to unmonitored internet contact directly, or through friends, cell/smartphone use is not allowed on school campus by students (including field trips).

Cell phones and smartphones must be stored in the owner’s backpack and powered “off” while on the Tustin Ranch campus. Students are not permitted to keep their cell/smartphone in their pockets or desks, or otherwise “on their person” while at school.

Smart devices such as watches are not to be used during school in any capacity that mimics a cell or smartphone. Use of a watch or activity tracker is permissible.

If students violate the cell phone policy or are found to have a smart device in their possession that is not stored and in the ’off’ position, it will be confiscated and held until a parent or guardian can pick it up.

Tustin Ranch is not responsible for items that have gone missing during school. While we are sympathetic to items that are missing please remember that it is our endeavor to focus as much time as possible on refining our programs and instruction to maximize student achievement, and the time taken to look for these items hinders these efforts.

A licensed physician and surgeon may direct a student to use an electronic signaling device if carrying such a device is essential for the health of the student. Use of the device by the student is limited specifically to the health of that student.

If a student needs to call their parents they may call from the school office or classroom.

If a parent needs to give their child a message they may call the front office at (714)730-7580. We will be sure the student receives the message.