Weekly News from the Ranch

Tustin Ranch Elementary

A Message from Mrs. Denny

Hello TRE Families,

As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to take a minute to pause and thank you, our Tustin Ranch families for all that you do for our school. Every day I am grateful to be a part of such an amazing community. Our teachers, staff and students make Tustin Ranch an incredible place to learn and grow. Enjoy this week! We will see you on the 28th.

It's that time of the year! Report card time! Report cards will be available on Aeries after 4:00 PM today as well as coming home in your child's Friday Folder. Please review your child's report card with them, then sign the envelop it comes in and send back to school on Monday, November 28th.

Thank you to all the families who joined us at our Family Restaurant Night at Round Table! They were able to donate over $300. back to our school! Yay!

Next week is our Fall Break! All schools will be closed Monday, November 21-25. We will see everyone Monday, November 28th. Every student that comes to school on time and walks through the gates will get a Cool Coyote.

Reminder, school starts for TK-3rd grade starts at 8:10. The gates open at 8:00. Please be sure to enter the parking lot by 7:55 AM to ensure your child is not late. 4th and 5th grade starts at 8:20, and gates open at 8:12 AM. If you are late often, try waking up a few minutes earlier, packing backpacks the night before, and/or picking out outfits for the day the night before.

Kathi Denny

Proud TRE Principal

Upcoming Important Dates


  • 9th: Dad's Recess: 11:40-1:10 PM
  • 15: Spirit Day- 80th Day / Dress like the 80s
  • 19-21: Holiday Spirit Week
  • 19: Holiday Pajama day
  • 20: Holiday socks and headwear day
  • 21: Holiday sweaters and sweatshirts
  • 22: Non-Student Day- Teacher Work Day
  • 23-January 9: No School (Winter Recess)


Last Thursday Mrs. Denny got slimed by Mr. Porter's Class and Ms. Ellis's Class (as well and our PTA President, Chris and Custodian, Mr. Fernando)! The class with the most raised for Paws for a Cause and the class with the most participation were able to slime Mrs. Denny and their teachers while the whole school watched, cheered and celebrated.

Our goal was to raise $30,000. We came super close raising $27,000. This money supports all of the assemblies, helps with transportation and field trips, our STEAM Lab, and much more. If you are looking to make a tax deductible donation before the end of the year, please think about donating to our school. Thank you!

Family Restaurant Night at Round Table Pizza

How to Access You Report Card on Aeries

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PTA Happenings at TRE

Please check out our website: www.trecoolcoyotes.org

PTA meeting

Thank you for the families who attended the PTA General Meeting. The lucky winner of the family four pack of both Irvine Railroad & Pedal Car rentals at the Irvine Regional Park.: Misha Gvozdov's family in Mr. Porter's class won the November 3rd PTA General Meeting Raffle. Donation was made by the Irvine Park Railroad to the Tustin Ranch PTA. Thank you and congrats to the Gyozdov’s family for their participation.
The next General PTA meeting will be January 27th, 2023 at 8:30 AM. Join us for another informative, fun and enlightening meeting. We will host another raffle. Who will be the winner?

Restaurant Night

Thank you to all the families who joined us for restaurant nights at Round Table Pizza. Your support helps us provide more for our students at TRE.

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So do we! Join, follow and like our Facebook Page. Frequent updates, events and news is also shared on the page: Tustin Ranch Elementary PTA

The Cool Coyote Store

The Cool Coyote Store was open today for 1st-5th grades. They will return every other Friday this year.

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

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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.