Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

November 16, 2015

Snow Pants for everyone!!

Yep, it is that time, every child (not just the K-3 students) need to have snow pants at school in order to attend recess. We go out to recess every day that it is warmer than -10 degrees (including wind chill factor) so snow pants are a "must." Of course, gloves/mittens, hats, boots, and coats are needed as well. Thank you for your attention to this. Please be sure your child has all of the equipment for recess when they leave your house in the mornings.

If you happen to have an extra pair of snow pants from last year that your kids have outgrown, please send them to school and we will take care of "handing them down."

Thank you.


If you have never been to Turkey Bingo, you have missed out. It is a great time for everyone. Adults get to have fun playing bingo (and maybe even win Thanksgiving dinner) and the kids get to have fun playing Lynxo (Bingo for books in the library.) Bingo starts at 6pm so come a little early to buy your cards and pick out a spot where you can hear the number caller (Thank you Brent Johnson.) Twelve Turkeys, a bunch of pies, and a lot of fun for everyone. See you here this Friday.
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HUGE "THANK YOU" to the Kasilof Mercantile/Rocky's Cafe

From ice cream at Easter to sponsoring the Community Thanksgiving Dinner and so much more, the "Merc" and Rocky's Café are always stepping up to help our community and our school. I would just like to say "Thank you," for all you do

Thank you to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary!

Many heads are warmer now, thanks to our VFW Ladies Auxiliary who donated several warm hats for our students. Thank you so much.

Health tip from Mrs. Abel

“At birth, babies already show preference for their native language (they have already started to develop phonological awareness, or recognition of sounds). The more language a child hears, the better they are able to speak it! To speak a second language with minimal accent, research suggests a child should be exposed to phonemes (sounds) of the second language before puberty.”

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Upcoming events


17-PTO meeting 4pm

20- Turkey BINGO - 6pm- 8pm

25- Early Release- 2:05

26-27- Thanksgiving Break

30- Site Council 4pm


4- Cash Raffle Drawing -6pm

10- Winter Concert- 6pm - all grade levels

16- Geography Bee - 1:30pm grades 4-6

17- Reindeer Games

18- Teacher in-service- no students

December 19-January 3- Winter Break

Our agendas for November 25th early release and December 18th in-service day

November 25th:

  • Schedule enrichment clusters for first session of SEM

December 18th:

  • Analyze input from first SEM sessions
  • Plan next SEM sessions
  • Team Building
  • Potluck lunch
  • Report card alignment
  • Merry Christmas