Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

April 21, 2015

Site Council Survey

Hello Kasilof Families,

Our Tustumena Site Council would like to hear from you and gather your input on what you believe the needs of the Kasilof community are and how Tustumena Elementary School can meet those needs better. Below will be a link to a survey. Please take a few moments to respond to the survey. Your input is vital to the continuous improvement of our school and community.


Thank you.

Doug Hayman


Kasilof Public Library

The KPL Book Fair will be held May 4th through the 15th. Please feel free to stop by and take a look.
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Press release from KPBSD

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888

News Release

KPBSD launches new system to accept online payments

Soldotna, April 21, 2015—“Mom, I forgot my lunch money!” Have you ever wanted to add money to a school meal account, for a student activity fee, donation, or lost book via an online payment? Now you can! KPBSD is working with RevTrak, which allows parents and other interested parties to make online payments to the district, via a computer or mobile device.

Food service payments

Online payment for food services is now available for all KPBSD schools. Online payments are processed in real time; this means that someone could make a payment in the morning, and the funds would be available for the student when he or she goes to lunch that day.

Student activity fees
Kenai Central High School and Ninilchik School are piloting the receipt of online payments for student activities, such as class fees, activity participation fees, donations, lost book fees and so forth. Additional schools are going live in coming weeks.

To make a payment
Parents or other people making payments can access a student record in three ways to make payments:

“The district has had many requests for some type of online payment capability, so we are glad to be able to offer this service for students and we hope it will be helpful,” said Laurie Olson, director of finance. “Liz Hayes in our finance department together with Eric Soderquist and David Henson in information services have worked since last summer to get this online and functioning; they are the main reason we are able to offer this service.”

Note: there is a 3.61% processing fee calculated on all payments, no exceptions. This is the actual cost of the processing fee from RevTrak, and is not a source of revenue for the district.


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Pegge Erkeneff | Communications Specialist

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

148 N. Binkley Street, Soldotna, AK 99669
907.714.8888 | fax: 907.262.5867

KPBSD Communications

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Upcoming Events

April 21- PTO meeting 4pm

April 22 - Grade 5 AMP

April 23 - Grade 6 AMP

April 27 - Last Site Council meeting of 2014-15 school year 4pm


May 1 - Early Release- Collaboration Day - students out at 2:05

May 6- Kindergarten Visit

May 6- Salmon celebration

May 6- 6th grade to Peterson Bay (maybe) they need more chaperones

May 8- 6th grade visit to Skyview 10am

May 12- Nikiski Pool- Mills, Young, Hopkins

May 13 - Nikiski Pool - Bosick, Gossett, Michael

May 14- Nikiski Pool - Blossom, Pollock, Werner

May 18- End of year Assembly- 1:15

May 18- 6th Grade Graduation 2:00

May 19 - Talent Show 2:00

May 19 - Picnic for Primary at Johnson Lake

May 19- 6th grade Bridges Project and egg drop

May 20- Field day 9:30 to Lunch (need volunteers)

May 20- Last day for students

May 21- Last day for teachers

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