Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

March 3, 2020

It's A Short Week

Friday is the last day of the third quarter and there will be no school for students that day as it is a staff in-service day. There will be no school next week, March 9-13, for spring break; school will start again on Monday, March 16th. There will be field trips the week we return, so please be sure all permission slips and fees are turned in by Thursday in order for your student to attend.

Just as a reminder, after school skiing is over for the year, we will follow each student's pre-skiing after school plan for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Yearbook order forms are being sent home this week. You may order online with a credit card at ybpay.lifetouch.com with yearbook ID 14063020 or with the paper form turned into school with exact cash or check made payable to Tustumena Elementary.

Last week we had a "surprise fire drill" on a very cold day and the building needed to be evacuated. We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about dressing appropriately. No tank top or sleeveless shirts or dresses should be worn unless a sweater or covering is worn with it. No open-toe shoes or sandals. Shorts may be worn before October 1st and after May 1st, but not between October 1st and May 1st. It is suggested that girls wearing dresses or skirts have tights or pants underneath. There are several reasons for these expectations, one of which is the weather outside. While students wear warm gear during recess, there are often fire drills - with or without warning, or may be actual emergencies, in which there is not time to “prepare” with warm gear, therefore, appropriate attire is needed at all times. Layers are strongly encouraged so students are ready for the warm inside as well as the chilly outside if needed.

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!

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Upcoming Events


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

9-13th - Spring Break - school closed

16th - PTO meeting at 4pm

17th - Lynx Tracks 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

26th - School Assembly at 2pm

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


1st - Yearbook orders due

10th - Vacation day - school is closed

11th - Community Easter Egg Hunt and bake sale at 1pm sharp

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

17th - Academic Testing Window closes

20th - PTO Meeting at 4pm

24th - PreK screenings (by appt only) & Box Tops classroom Popcorn Parties

27th - Site Council Meeting at 4pm


1st - Wax Museum

5th - Last day of AWANA

7th - Kindergarten Round-Up

8th - Lynx Tracks beach trip for 5th Grade

11th - Lynx Tracks pool trip for 3rd Grade

12th - Lynx Tracks pool trip for 2nd Grade & Float Trip for 6th Grade

13th - Lynx Tracks Jumpin' Junction trip for Kindergarten and 1st Grades

14th - Sixth Grade visits Skyview

15th - Lynx Track beach trip for 4th Grade

20th - Last Day of School - Field Trip and BBQ