Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

January 12, 2016

Happy January,

I hope everyone is having a great 2016 so far. Report cards went home this week along with appointment cards for our Parent/Teacher conferences on February 4th and 5th. If you didn't get one, or didn't see your child's report card, please contact our teachers right away.

I don't have to tell you about how dedicated our teachers are, but you have an opportunity to let them know they are appreciated. At the bottom of this newsletter is a link and a letter explaining the BP Teachers of Excellence Program. If you feel your child's teacher should be recognized by a nomination, please take a moment and visit the website.

Please remember that this is a three day weekend for our school in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King. We also have several other events coming up including SEM clusters and District Forensics match for which we need volunteers. Please contact the school if you can help.


Doug Hayman


Up coming events


18- No School

19- PTO meeting 4pm

25- Site Council Meeting 4pm

25-29- Pre-K and Kindergarten pre-registration available- Students who turn 5 by September 1st


3- Early Release - 2:05pm

4-5 - No School- Parent/Teacher conferences

9- Grades 5 and 6- Battle of Books

10- Grades 3 and 4 - Battle of Books

16 - PTO meeting

18, 25, and March 3 - SEM 2pm to 3pm each day- Need Volunteers

27 - Saturday- District Forensics Match - Need Volunteers

29- Site Council 4pm


11- No School- Inservice Day

14-18 Spring Break

Health tip from Mrs. Abel

“Creating art can be a good way to stimulate brain growth, increase release of the “feel good” neurotransmitter dopamine, reduce impulsivity, improve problem-solving skills, relieve stress, and train people to concentrate on details or attend to the environment. Coloring books have become a popular mental health tool even for adults.”

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Please be informed and engaged

Let us not stick our heads in the sand. A lot of budget decisions are going to be coming down the pike and it would be best if all of our community was informed and engaged with the topic. For more information click on the following link: http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=38