Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

August 20, 2019

Welcome Back!

We had a wonderful first day of school! It was so nice to see all the excited faces. We look forward to a fun and learning-packed year ahead. A few reminders as we go through the week:

We have a few updates/reinforcing old rules:

1. Parents are welcome to walk their students to class THE FIRST DAY, after the first bell at 8:45am. After the first day, students know where they are going and are responsible for getting themselves to class, and we ask parents to say goodbye to their children in the foyer. If you have a matter that you need to discuss with a teacher, you may either send a note or call to schedule a time to meet with them. This allows teachers to greet their students as they arrive and begin instruction on time. The ONLY EXCEPTION is PreK parents may walk their children down to class between 8:45 and 9am. If PreK students arrive late, a staff member will walk them to class. We will have signs in the halls to remind you.

2. Breakfast service will begin at 8:40 rather than 8:45am (before the first bell - please be aware this is NOT when students may head to classes). This will allow students a few more minutes to eat before heading to class at 8:55. Please encourage your children to focus on eating during that time as there is not a lot of time and it is not designed as a social time.

We have posted Rule & Expectations throughout the building regarding behavior in the hallway, lunchroom, playground, etc. They are also included below. One to make special note of is there is no trading food in the lunchroom.

No Boys and Girls Club this week, it will resume next week.

Reading Logs for Summer Reading Rewards are due August 30th in order for students who qualify to attend the Pool Event.

If you ever miss a newsletter or can't open it in your email, they are also on our website at Tustumenaelementary.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Thank you to Soldotna Elks, Credit Union One and Roots Family Church Kasilof for donating many school supplies to help students and staff this year! Your generosity is appreciated!

Upcoming Events


21st - Second day of school - please say your goodbyes in the foyer and students may walk themselves to class

20th-22nd - Kindergarten half days

23rd - Pre K screening (by appointment only)


2nd - Holiday - No School

9th - Picture Day

17th - PTO Meeting 4pm

18th - Early Release 2:05pm

30th - Site Council Meeting 4pm


15th - PTO Meeting 4pm

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

18th - No School/Inservice Day