Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

January 28, 2020

Dear Tustumena Families,

I would like to extend a huge “Thank you” to you all for purchasing $3000 worth of ski equipment for our cross country ski program. You may be thinking, “I didn’t give them the money.” But you did. Even if you are not a PTO officer or don’t attend the PTO meetings you attend our fundraisers and are a part of the positive atmosphere that is referred to as “Tustumena.” Along with other recent success stories such as an outstanding Christmas concert and being recognized as a National Distinguished school, these skis are testimony to the support parents show to our school. So again, “Thank you.”

Looking down the pike for next year, we are planning on constructing an outdoor ice skating area. Of course, this is largely dependent on the weather next fall but if it is possible, we will be looking at a rink about the size of a regular hockey rink. It will be of simple design but we will still need help with snow removal, ice maintenance, and donated equipment. The rink will be available for the community after school as well. I just want to let you know now so you can plan accordingly if this is your kind of project.

Thank you.

Doug Hayman

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Thank you to Fred Meyer and Participating Families

Thank you to Fred Meyer and all of our families who participate in their Community Rewards Program. If you haven't already signed up, please do so at https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4 and help our PTO and students. You will still receive all of your usual rewards through Fred Meyer. Thank you!
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Upcoming Events


4th - Fifth Grade to Challenger Center

10th - PTO Meeting at 4pm

10th - 13th - Love of Reading Week - Wednesday PJ Day & Thursday Wear Red

11th - District Battle of the Books 5/6th Grades

13th - District Battle of the Books 3/4th Grades

14th & 17th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - no school for students

17th - Tustumena Shirt orders due

19th - Early Release at 2:05pm (No PM Preschool)

20th - School Forensics at 1:15pm

24th - Site Council Meeting at 4pm

25th - Skyview visits 6th grade for registration

27th - Last day for Cross Country Skiing

29th - District Forensics at Tustumena 10am (Saturday)


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

9-13th - Spring Break - school closed

16th - PTO meeting at 4pm

17th - Skyview Parent/Teacher Orientation Night for next year at SMS at 6pm

18th - Early Release at 2:05pm (No PM Preschool)

19th - Lynx Tracks field trip grades K-3

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


1st - Yearbook orders due

10th - Vacation day - school is closed

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

17th - Academic Testing Window closes

20th - PTO Meeting at 4pm

27th - Site Council Meeting at 4pm