TLES Community Newsletter

March 3, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Eagles,

It has been an exciting month at TLES! We had a fun Family Game Night sponsored by PTA, Pizza with the Principals for students who have earned and turned in 100 Eagle feathers, we are in the midst of our fundraiser to support the American Heart Association, and we had a very successful Read Across America Day yesterday! If you don't already follow us on Instagram you might want to if you'd like to see pictures from all our events!

Follow us @temecula_luiseno_eagles

Additionally, we had a very entertaining Talent Show last month. If you were unable to attend, here is a link to the video. TLES TALENT SHOWCASE 2023

With all that we have already done and are currently doing, there's still much more happening ahead at TLES! Our PTA has so much information to share regarding the yearbook, Book Fair, and 5th Grade promotion they have their own newsletter. Here is the link to their newsletter.

Lastly, we would like to remind families of the importance of consistent attendance. We are finding that many families are planning vacations or even day trips during school days. Not only does this impact the funding our school receives for ADA (Average Daily Attendance) but more importantly it absolutely impacts your child's progress in school. Please plan vacations during scheduled school breaks and please model for your students the importance of showing up ON TIME for school daily unless they are truly sick.

We need your help with this as we already have 5,847 absences this school year with a student population of under 800. We want and need to show improvement in this area and appreciate your partnering with us.

Remember, when we attend we achieve!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Lani Russi

Principal, TLES

Upcoming Events

3/7 - Garden Club 3:30-5:00

3/8 - ELCAP/CAP Meeting 3:00-4:30

3/9 - Spring Picture Day

3/13-3/17 - Mental Health Week

3/20 - 3/24 - Book Fair

3/23 - TLES Open House / Book Fair Night

3/27 - 4/7 - Spring Break

4/14 - Louie Palooza

4/19 - Movie Madness

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5th Grade Parent Promotion Shirts

Click here to purchase your shirt!

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Our Lost & Found is overflowing with clothing, water bottles and lunchboxes. Please stop by our MPR during Friday Flag or after school to look for your items. *ALL items left behind will be donated during Spring Break*

Book Donations Needed

With spring break right around the corner, you may plan on doing some spring cleaning. If you can clean out the bookshelves in your home, we welcome any used books for our TLES Book Cart. You may leave them in the front office for Mrs. Albertoni. Please be sure and label the bag/box with your name or your child’s name. We want to be able to thank you. All book donations are appreciated.

Going Green!

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Traffic Safety

At TLES safety is our first priority. With that in mind, we would like to ask once again that families please remember:

* Please reduce speed when driving near the school and particularly through the pick-up and drop-off loop.

* Please use the crosswalks. We still have parents darting through traffic oftentimes with their children in tow. This is extremely dangerous and does not model how we would want students to safely cross a street.

* Please obey traffic laws including not double parking. Just because the parking lot is full does not allow you to block others in. If you get to the lot after all spaces are filled you will need to get in line to drive through the loop or park on the street and walk to pick up students.

* Please ensure your car does not cross over into the crosswalk in the loop or the streets. Your bumper should meet the limit line, not cross it.

Families often ask us why our traffic seems so congested and the answer is that the school was built as a neighborhood school where most students would walk. However, since most of our families choose to drive students to school, we need to be patient and courteous and follow the safe and legal requirements to keep everyone safe.

Please note: The back two rows of the parking lot will be blocked off to prevent students from being dropped off and picked up in the parking lot. Students may only be picked up in the loop. If families need or want to park and walk to meet their students at the gate, you may pull through in lane 2 and then turn left into the lot, park, and walk your student to the crosswalk and across. Or, you will need to wait in the first lane line (lane closest to the curb) to drop off. Additionally, the loop near BASES is only intended for use by our special needs and BASES students who were given passes. If you do not have a pass, we ask that you please do not drop off or pick up in that area. If your student rides a bike or scooter to and from school please ensure they were a safety helmet.

TLES School Schedule

Gates open at 8:35 AM. Please do not drop children off prior to 8:35 AM as there will not be supervision for them unless enrolled in our BASES program.

Daily Schedule for Grades 1-5: M, T, Th, F 8:50 AM-3:15 PM

Wednesdays: ALL STUDENTS TK-5 attend 8:50 AM-12:55 PM

TK and Kinder Early Birds attend M, T, Th, F from 8:50 AM-12:55 PM

Wednesdays 8:50 AM-12:55 PM

TK and Kinder Late Birds attend M, T, Th, F from 10:25-2:30 PM

Wednesdays 8:50 AM-12:55 PM

**Please note start and end times are 5 minutes earlier this year than in years past.**

The first bell rings at 8:45 AM and the tardy bell rings at 8:50. STUDENTS SHOULD BE IN CLASS IN THEIR SEATS BY 8:50. Please help us limit the tardies by leaving earlier and getting to school on time.

H.O.T.! (Here on Time) Incentive

In an effort to incentivize being here on time, classes with no tardies all week will be put in a drawing and the winning class will leave for lunch 5 minutes earlier every day the next week. Please help your students to prepare all of their things the night before (lunches, shoes, backpack, charged ipads, water bottle, et) and try to arrive when gates open at 8:35 AM.


Get and Stay Connected

We highly encourage you to sign up for our text reminders. They are helpful for everything from Modified and spirit day reminders, to important updates.

Please sign up to be in the group of your oldest child.


TK/Kinder: text @tleskinder to 81010

1st grade: text @tlesfirst to 81010

2nd grade: text @tlessecond to 81010

3rd grade: text @tlesthird to 81010

4th grade: text @tlesfourth to 81010

5th grade: text @tlesfifth to 81010

Running Club: text @tlesrun to 81010

Care Solace

TVUSD is in partnership with Care Solace to assist with accessing mental health and
substance abuse services. Please feel free to utilize this resource as
well. Contact the Care Concierge team 24/7 at 888-515-0595, email at, or visit our district's link:

*Please note that if there is an emergency, please call 911.