Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

October 15, 2019

Short week...

This Wednesday is early release. School is dismissed 90 mins early (2:05pm) and afternoon buses run 90 mins earlier. Morning preschool is not effected and will be regular hours. There will be no afternoon preschool on Wednesday.

It is also picture retakes in the morning. If you would like your child to re-take their picture, please send them to school with the original pictures to return. Afternoon preschool students who want re-takes need to arrive at 9:00am for retakes.

This Friday is an in-service day, so there is no school for students.

As a reminder, the main entrance of the school remains locked until 8:30am because we do not have staff here to monitor students before then. Please do not drop off your children before 8:30am. This is especially true as colder weather arrives. We do not want children left outside in the cold.

Snow is the the forecast! That means it's time to start sending kids with warm winter gear so they are prepared for recess every day. If possible, please leave a set of snow pants, hat, and gloves at school. If you can't leave a set at school, please be sure your child brings them daily. Once the snow is flying and the temperatures are colder, full gear will be required daily. Thank you.

From the Library and Miss Thompson:

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!! Miss Thompson is looking for volunteers; to help set up on Friday October 18, 9:30 to 12:30; to help take down the Fair on Wednesday, November 6th; to help run the book fair daily during Public Library time – 2:00 to 6:00 Mondays thru Thursdays and in the morning 9:30 to 12:30. Volunteers get a free book!! To sign up to volunteer, you can contact Miss Thompson at the school – 260-1345, ext. 1375 or email – rthompson@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or sign up on line at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=tustumenaelementaryschool1

Don’t forget that our Online Bookfair (with thousands more books) starts October 13 and runs through the 26th

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Upcoming Events


16th - Early Release Day 2:05pm AND Picture Retakes

18th - No School/Inservice Day

21st - Book Fair Starts AND PTO Meeting 4pm

22nd - Lynx Tracks Hay Tunnel - Grades K/1/2

23rd - Lynx Tracks Hay Tunnel - Grades 3/5

25th - Halloween Carnival 6-9pm

26th - Online Scholastic Book Fair Ends

28th - Report Cards go home AND Site Council Meeting at 4pm

29th - Lynx Tracks Hay Tunnel - Grades 4/6

31st - Trunk or Treat


1st & 4th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School for students

5th - Last Day of Book Fair

11th - No School

12th - District Budget Meeting and Site Council Meeting 6pm

18th - PTO Meeting 4pm

28th & 29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School


6th - Cash Raffle Drawing 4:30pm

10th - Geo Bee 1:30pm

13th - Spelling Bee 1:30pm

23rd-Winter Break begins, students return to school January 7, 2020.