November 6, 2023
Hello Twin Oaks Elementary Community,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you're off to a great start this week. With the extra hour gained from Daylight Saving Time, our Coyotes came to school this morning ready and eager to learn.
Just a friendly reminder that this is a short week, as there will be no school this Friday in observance of Veteran's Day. We want to take this opportunity to honor and express our gratitude to the brave men and women who have served our country. It's a time to reflect on their sacrifices and contributions.
We have no doubt that our amazing students will work hard and make the most of the days they have this week. We appreciate your support in keeping them well-rested and prepared for school each and every day. Your involvement and dedication make a significant difference in their success.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. If you ever have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to support you and your children every step of the way.
In case you missed it, HERE is our district's Superintendent's Newsletter!
Let your voice be heard! LCAP Survey now open
Your input and feedback for our Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP, is crucial in developing the goals, actions, and budget priorities for our district. With the LCAP a three-year plan, this year we are developing a new plan, and ensuring alignment with our Portrait of a Graduate & Strategic Promise every step of the way!
Please help us shape the future of student success, take the anonymous survey here.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
We will be collecting food donations for Twin Oaks families on Thursday, November 9th, Monday, November 13th and Tuesday, November 14th. Look for donation boxes at the gates during drop off and pick up.
The most requested items are:
Rice Beans Corn Macaroni and cheese Baked goods Vegetable cans Fruit cans Mashed potatoes Pasta Pasta sauce Cereal Snacks $25-$50 grocery gift cards (give to office staff)
Macaroni and cheese
$25-$50 grocery gift cards (give to office staff)
Volunteers are needed to help collect and organize the donations. Please sign up for a short shift: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4DADAB28A6FF2-45595361-food#/
Sheriff’s Office Tips: Talk to your students about situational awareness
With the new school year under way and many students walking or biking to school, and with Halloween around the corner, we wanted to remind you of the importance of situational awareness with some tips from our partners at the Sheriff's Office:
Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
Do not be distracted by smartphones or electronic devices.
Go with a group; avoid walking or biking alone.
Don’t respond to conversation from strangers on the street; keep walking.
Keep these tips in mind in October, and all year long! Let’s stay safe, San Marcos!
Low Cost Computers for Families
Need an affordable computer? Computers2Kids hosts an upcoming event
The San Diego County Office of Education and Computers2Kids are hosting an event for families to purchase affordable computers on Saturday, October 7th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at San Marcos Elementary School, 1 Tiger Way, San Marcos CA 92069 (Drive Thru Event).
Click this link for details.
PLEASE DO NOT BE THE PERSON WHO CUTS THE CAR LINE
Open Positions at Twin Oaks Elementary
Special Education Instructional Assistants 3.75 hours a day and 6 hours a day
General Education Instructional Assistant- Kindergarten 3.75 hours a day
General Education Instructional Assistant- Intervention 3
Application information in English HERE
Application information in Spanish HERE
SMUSD is now on ParentSquare! Download the app today!
Do you qualify for free or reduced cost Internet Service?
The Affordable Connectivity Program helps to connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
For the English flyer click hereFor the Spanish flyer click here
Skip the Drop-Off Line & Take the School Bus!
Did you know? Five elementary schools in SMUSD have expanded school bus service thanks to new State funding.
Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary, La Mirada Academy, Paloma Elementary School, San Marcos Elementary & Twin Oaks Elementary students all have the opportunity to ride the bus to school!
To submit an application for your student for free or low cost bus service to and from school, please click here for details!