Truckee Elementary Cub News
August 31st, 2023
Truckee Elementary CUB NEWS 11/21/2023
From the Principals Desk-
Hello Truckee El Families,
It has been a fast and furious lead up to our Thanksgiving break. From our family to yours, we want to wish you a very safe, happy and relaxing Thanksgiving. We will see everyone back at school on Monday, November 27th!
See details about our Thanksgiving Reading Challenge below. It is a great way to keep kids inspired to read during this short holiday break.
Trimester 1 ended on November 17. Report cards will go out after the end of Trimesters 2 and 3.
See information about the Nurtured Heart Approach trainings below. They all take place via Zoom over 3 Tuesdays in December. The Nurtured Heart Approach consists of a set of strategies that focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers and the world around them. It is a great set of strategies that all parents can benefit by! Here is the registration link: https://bit.ly/45W6Vz9
On December 1st from 1:00-2:30 pm we are having our Hot Chocolate Celebration! In order to serve 485 students hot chocolate as a reward for all their hard work, we will need lots of parent volunteers! If you are interested and available, please register at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHcjcZjUgiymZv90j4vSN2JK5GgHc_dn1ujuN2BAo2AvksHA/viewform
Have a great family filled Thanksgiving Break!
Ryan Galles, Principal
Thanksgiving Reading Challenge- November 22-26
Thanksgiving Mini Reading Challenge 2023
Get ready to Gobble up some great books! During Thanksgiving, each time you read a book, write the title of the book on the line in a feather (A chapter counts as a “book”). Fill in all 5 feathers; of course you can add more feathers if you’d like!
Be sure to have an adult at home sign your Thanksgiving Mini Reading Challenge and turn it in by December 4, 2023 for a fun prize.
Bring completed form to school and turn it into your teacher
Have an adult take a photo of your form and email it to email@example.com
Nurtured Heart Approach Parent Workshops in December
Winter Conditions Safety Reminders
With winter conditions quickly approaching, it's a great time to review how to stay safe and avoid slips and falls. Please click on the attachments to get advice from the friendly penguin, who will share important things to remember, including the following:
- Plan for extra time to drive to work and extra time to enter the workplace
- Focus on your footing - do the penguin shuffle!
- Take it slow, avoid a slip
- Carry only what you can - use a bag or backpack to keep your hands free
- Don't be distracted - focus on your path
- Don't use your cell phone
- Wear sensible footwear (non-slip sole, deep tread, wide/low heel, consider adding cleats)
- No shortcuts - pick the safe route
- Step down, not out from the curb
- Step down, not out from the car
- Watch for changing conditions (ice, snow, sleet)
- Report icy conditions
Truckee Elementary Book Study
We are starting something new and exciting here at Truckee Elementary this year. Every month we will focus on a book study as a school. The intention is to tie our love of reading with social emotional learning. Each month we’ll ask for families to support the book study by listening to a reading of the book at home and doing the home activity. It’s a great way to connect. This month's reading is Mango, Abuela and Me. Here is the reading in English and Spanish as well as the home connection activity! Exploring culture with your child can be a fun and memorable experience. There are a number of ways to explore your family culture with your child including cooking together, taking language classes together, or even going through old family pictures and talking about family traditions, stories, and family members that may not be here. Try making a family favorite family recipe! Buy the ingredients together, talk about each step in the process, and eat it together talking about flavors and smells.
Explorar la cultura con su hijo puede ser una experiencia divertida y memorable. Hay varias formas de explorar la cultura familiar con su hijo, como cocinar juntos, tomar clases de idiomas juntos o incluso mirar fotografías familiares antiguas y hablar sobre tradiciones, historias y miembros de la familia que tal vez no estén aquí. ¡Intenta hacer una receta familiar favorita de la familia! Compren juntos los ingredientes, hablen de cada paso del proceso y cómanlo juntos hablando de sabores y olores.
Sign up to be a volunteer driver:
If you would like to be a parent volunteer driver, we would love for you to start the process as early as possible. In order to start the process, please complete the Volunteer Clearance Application online. Make sure to attach a copy of your DMV Driving record and a copy of your Liability Auto Insurance for a minimum of $100,000/$300,000.
Who Wants to Work at Truckee El?
Want to earn some extra holiday cash? We have 1 recess coach position that we are looking to fill. Parents in our Truckee Elementary community are encouraged to apply. This is a hourly position from 11:15 am until 2:15pm. It is a great way to be part of our school community and be on the same schedule as your student. Please reach out to Mr. Galles if you are interested. The positions are posted on EdJoin.org and we are hoping to have them filled by the start of the school year. https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1828294
Early outs are incredibly hard at the end of the day. Please refrain from pulling your student out after 2:50 and wait until the end of the school day at 3:15 (or 3:00 for TK/K). Most of the time at the end of the day your student and their class are doing end of day clean up, social skills activities, and closing day activities. Those are incredibly important routine parts of your child’s school day. Some classes have enrichment or library or other activities that are out of their classroom for that last part of the day and it's hard to get your child in time before school ends. Unless it’s a true emergency please refrain from doing early outs after 2:50.
Please remember to not park in the bus lane between 8:40-9:05 and 2:50-3:20. The bus lane is located up front of Truckee Elementary and when cars park it makes an unsafe path for our students to exit and blocks off our buses.
Information Regarding School Illness
We are entering the cold and flu season and in an effort to keep everyone healthy at school please remember to keep your student(s) home if they are sick. We recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing illness symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.
Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he/she/they has any of these symptoms:
Fever greater than 100ºF. Your child needs to stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
Vomiting: Your student may return to school once they’ve been 24 hours without vomiting
Cough and Cold Symptoms: Please keep your student home if they have worsening cough and cold symptoms.
To help prevent the flu and illness, teach your child good hygiene habits:
Wash hands, frequently, for 20 seconds with soap and water
Do not touch the eyes, nose, or mouth (the T-zone)
Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing. Use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
Remember to get your flu vaccine!
Please see the following links for symptoms and guidelines for common illnesses
Thank you in advance for helping to keep our school healthy.
TTUSD Health Services
Important Upcoming Dates
November 22 - 24- Thanksgiving Break, No School
November 22-26- Thanksgiving Reading Challenge
November 28- ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
December 1- Hot Chocolate Party @ TES 1:00-2:30 pm (Volunteers Needed)
December 5- School Site Council 8-8:50 am in Conference Room
December 6- Minimum Day Students out at 12:50 pm
December 13- PTO Meeting at Truckee Elementary Gym 6:30-8pm
December 22- January 5- No School Holiday Break
January 15- No School MLK Holiday
February 6- ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
February 19-23- No School February Break
March 5- ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
March 6- Minimum Day Students out at 12:50 pm
April 1-5- No School Spring Break
April 16- ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
May 1- Minimum Day Students out at 12:50 pm
May 8- Combined PTO/ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
May 15- ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
May 16- June 8- CAASPP Testing @ TES 3rd-5th Grade
June 21- Last Day of School (with 5 snow days)
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