Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

January 7, 2020

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

We hope you are all rested up and enjoyed your family time over break. For some, (parents) this has been a very long vacation. For others... not long enough. In either case, we just wanted to remind everyone to dress in layers and to write names on all those new coats, gloves, snow pants, etc. We are deep into winter and it is beyond COLD out there. Please be sure that your child has full winter gear daily. We have outdoor recess up to -10 (including wind chill), so students need to be dressed for it!

We are jumping right into third quarter here at Tustumena. This week are our Lynx Tracks Ice Skating field trips. See the Upcoming Events for your child's day.

We also want to say "GREAT JOB" to our students and staff for such a wonderful Winter Program. It was enjoyed by all in the audience as well as those performing. Congratulations on a very successful program!

A Note from Nurse Claudette

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Please remember if your child is sick KEEP THEM HOME!

Stomach bug or norovirus?

You may hear norovirus illness called “food poisoning”, “stomach flu”, or “stomach bug.” Noroviruses are the leading cause of foodborne illness. Norovirus illness is NOT related to the flu, which is caused by influenza virus. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Norovirus infection causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). This leads to diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Norovirus takes a long time to get over. Students with a confirmed case of norovirus, should be kept home until told to return by a doctor. For more information, follow the link below.


Upcoming Events


7th - Students return to school & Lynx Tracks Skating for Kindergarten and 5th grades

8th - Lynx Tracks Skating for 2nd and 4th grades

9th - Lynx Tracks Skating for 1st, 3rd, and 6th grades

13th - Report Cards sent home

15th - Early Release Day (No PM Preschool) & School Assembly

20th - PTO Meeting 4pm

21st - Cross Country Skiing (after school) starts

27th - Site Council Meeting 4pm


11th - District Battle of the Books 5/6th Grades

13th - District Battle of the Books 3/4th Grades

14th & 17th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - no school for students

19th - Early Release Day (No PM Preschool)

24th - Site Council Meeting 4pm

25th - Skyview visits 6th grade for registration

29th - District Forensics at Tustumena 10am (Saturday)


6th - Inservice - No school for students

9-13th - Spring Break - school closed

16th - PTO meeting 4pm

17th - Skyview Parent/Teacher Orientation Night for next year at SMS 6pm

18th - Early Release 2:05pm

30th - Site Council Meeting 4pm