Tarwater Weekly Update


A Message From The Principal

May 20, 2022

My mantra has been "let's finish strong" but I can't imagine the end of this school year any stronger with Toro spirit and opportunity! Our First Graders performed, our PreK students performed, Third Grade had a field trip, many classes had celebrations from the fundraiser, and plenty of fun was had!

The big news came on Wednesday when we got a call from Senator Kelly's office. They heard we were crazy about all things space at Tarwater and want to continue the conversation with our students. On Friday, May 27 (the day after school lets out for summer), we will host our Toros and special guests to tell our students all about space travel. They plan to contact the International Space Station again, this time through a streaming service. We feel so fortunate to get this very special opportunity. If this school year doesn't inspire our kids to love science, I don't know what will!

Next week is our last week of school. Thursday is the last day and it is a half day. Students will dismiss at 11:20am.

Take time this weekend to rest and enjoy.

Last Day of School

The last day of the school year for grades Kindergarten - 12 is Thursday, May 26, 2022. This is a half day for all students. Tarwater students will be dismissed at 11:20 a.m. Please see the attached letter from Leo B. Schlueter, Director for Elementary Education.

Summer Curbside Meals Registration

CUSD Nutrition Department will be offering Summer Curbside Meals.


Free meal packs for all children 18 and under. First come, first serve!

Click here or scan below to REGISTER!

555 S. Pennington Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85224

7 am - 9 am

5/31, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

Email us at nutrition@cusd80.com

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Super Fun Mandarin Summer Camp - Innovative Architects

There will be a summer Mandarin Camp at Tarwater in July. The camp is for incoming first - sixth grade students. The camp will run July 5-8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Registration is through CUSD Community Education. See the flyer attached to this newsletter.

Free Mandarin Tutoring Program & Summer Read Challenge

In addition to the Mandarin Summer Camp there are two other programs offered for our Mandarin students. Please see the attached flyers for more information on the Mandarin Tutoring Program and a Mandarin Summer Read Challenge.

PreK Update

PreK parents please note that the last day of school for PreK students is WEDNESDAY, MAY 25. If you have not registered your child for kindergarten for next school year, please do so as soon as possible.

NetTutor Offers K-12 CUSD students 24/7 Access to Live Tutoring

NetTutor offers K-12 CUSD students 24/7 access to live tutoring on-demand, question drop-off, and writing feedback. Tutors are subject matter experts trained in how to translate tutoring best practices and learning strategies to support students online. Visit https://www.cusd80.com/NetTutor to learn more and access NetTutor.

Now Enrolling for 2022-2023!

Online registration is now available for the 2022-2023 school year. Go to the CUSD website and click on the ENROLL WITH US link in the upper right hand corner.

Open Enrollment applications and Mandarin Dual Language applications are now being accepted. The links can be found on the Tarwater Elementary website.

Tarwater Kindergarten 2022-2023

Online registration continues for 2022-2023 Kindergarten. If you have an incoming kindergarten student to register, please register as soon as possible. Early registration helps in the planning process for next school year.

Sign Up for Incoming Kindergarten Kist Testing

All registered incoming kindergarten students will take the Kist test. This is a basic skills test to measure a child’s knowledge of literacy skills and basic math concepts. This testing will take place on Monday, July 11. The test takes approximately 20 minutes. You may click on the below link to sign up for a time slot for KIST testing.


If you have questions regarding Kist testing, please call the school office at 480-883-4300.

PTO News 5/20/22

PTO Weekly News----

Dad's Club

Dad's Club meets once a month at Barro's Pizza. The first meeting of the 22-23 school year will be Thursday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

MAY 2022

May 23 - Toro Assemblies

May 24 - 3rd Grade Breakfast & Books - 8:20-8:50 a.m. Courtyard

May 24 - 6th Grade Field Trip Hamilton HS Pool 9:45 a.m.

May 24 - 5th Grade Author's Lunch DLI Classes 12:10 p.m. Classic 5th Gr Classes 12:35 p.m.

May 25 - Last day of School for PreK Classes

May 26 - 6th Grade Clap Out and Promotion 10:00 a.m.

May 26 - Last Day of School - Early Release 11:20 a.m.

May 27 - Visit from Senator Mark Kelly and Nasa Administrator 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Have a great break!

July 2022

July 5-8 - Mandarin Summer Camp

July 11 - Incoming Kindergarten Student KIST testing sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D49A5AE23A2FF2-tarwater2

July 16 - City of Chandler Operation Back to School @ Chandler HS 8:00-10:00 a.m.

July 18 - Meet the Teacher

July 20 - First Day of School for Students for the 2022-2023 School Year