Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

February 18, 2020

Early Release Tomorrow

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, February 19th is an early release day. School is dismissed 90 mins early and all afternoon buses will run 90 mins early as well. There is no afternoon preschool on an early release day, but morning preschool is regular hours.

Do you know about our community food pantry? It was added to the front of the school, toward the left, a food cabinet pantry. The idea is “take what you need, leave what you can”. If you find yourself or your family in need of some food, help yourself. If you find you’re able to contribute, leave what you can. Students will re-stock daily as needed. If you find there isn’t room when you come to bring items, please feel free to bring them to the office as we have addition storage inside that we re-stock from. Please be aware of containers that may break when frozen, during winter months, please stick to bagged or boxed items. Thank you.

Also, our PTO is requesting donations of individually-wrapped candy for their Community Easter Egg Hunt. Your donations can be brought to the school office. Thank you for your generosity!

Thank You to the kind citizen who anonymously donated cash toward Mr. Hayman's Science Supply request, we ordered the following items:

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From District Office:

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Homer Library
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. in the KCHS Library
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm. in the SoHi Library
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Seward Library

As new budget information becomes available, it will be posted here: http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=38. If you have questions, please call Natalie Bates at 714-8888.

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Upcoming Events


17th - Tustumena Shirt orders due

19th - Early Release at 2:05pm (No PM Preschool)

20th - School Forensics at 1:15pm

24th - Site Council Meeting at 4pm

25th - Skyview visits 6th grade for registration

27th - Last day for Cross Country Skiing

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


6th - In-service Day - No school for students

9-13th - Spring Break - school closed

16th - PTO meeting at 4pm

17th - Lynx Track Tubing Grade 5

& Skyview Parent/Teacher Orientation Night for next year at SMS at 6pm

18th - Early Release at 2:05pm (No PM Preschool)

19th - Lynx Tracks Movie Trip grades K-3

20th - Lynx Tracks Tubing Grades 4th/6th

30th - Site Council Meeting at 4pm & Academic testing window opens


1st - Yearbook orders due

10th - Vacation day - school is closed

11th - Easter Egg Hunt

15th - Early Release at 2:05pm (No PM Preschool)

17th - Academic Testing Window closes

20th - PTO Meeting at 4pm

24th - Box Tops classroom Popcorn Parties

27th - Site Council Meeting at 4pm