Casimir Weekly Cougar Updates

September 9, 2022

Parents/ Guardians, please enjoy the latest AMAZING Casimir news!

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Back to School Night: Sept 20th!

We are excited and looking forward to seeing All Parents & Students here at Casimir's Back To School Night on Sept 20th.


Please note:

* 9/20 = Tuesday: will be a Regular Schedule Day Day / No Late Start

* 9/21 = Wednesday: will be a Late Start Schedule

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Class Schedule

If you would like to request a class schedule adjustment, please complete the form below by Wednesday 9/14/22. Here are a few things to keep in mind when making a request:


1) Please understand, this is just a request for a class change. Completion of this form does not guarantee that a change will be made; every best effort will be made to accommodate your request.


2) Class change requests are subject to space available.


3) Please note that class changes can result in changing of multiple classes & teachers being changed.


4) There must be a valid reason for the request (ex. Math level is too difficult). Teacher or friend preference is not a valid reason to request a class change.


5) Once a class change is officially made, it cannot be reversed/undone.


If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Rojas at rojas.erin@tusd.org


Thank you for your patience and understanding Casmir Families.

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Casimir PTSA Paper Drive Competition!

Casimir Needs Your Help!!


We are collecting reams of paper to benefit our students! On Monday, the Casimir PTSA Paper Drive is starting! Bring reams of 8.5" x 11" paper in any color to the office. Please write your name and 4th period teacher on the ream or box.


The period 4 class with the most reams of paper will win a cash gift card for everyone in the class!


The student who brings in the most reams of paper in the entire school will win the grand prize... a Brand New Pair of Shoes (up to $125)!!!


Bring your paper to the office from Monday, 9/12 through Tuesday, 9/20!!

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Friday Golden Ticket Winner!

Congratulations to Stewart Suyeyoshi! You won a mini fridge with cool cash!!!

Step It Up Golden Ticket!

Did you turn in your Golden Ticket this week? If not, what are you waiting for? Be in the running to win some amazing prizes, including iPads, Gift Cards, mini fridges, a PS5 or $500 cash! All that’s required of you is to send out 10 emails to family and friends. That’s it! This is Casimir’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we’re hoping to get 100% participation! Please help us meet our goal!
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Casimir Soccer Tryouts!

Soccer tryouts will begin next week after school. Please turn in your permission slips to the coach at tryouts.


Girls tryouts will be on 9/12 & 9/13 for all grades


8th grade Boys tryouts will be on 9-13-22

7th grade Boys tryouts will be on 9-15-22

6th grade Boys tryouts will be on 9-16-22


Permission slips are available in the office for anyone interested.

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Casimir Cell Phone Classroom Policy

Parents and students, here is the 2022-23 Casimir Cell Phone Classroom Policy. Please be sure to read through this so you know the school policy. Thanks!


Students will need to keep their phones and headphones out of sight during class so that instruction is not interrupted. Teachers have pocket charts for you to place your phones in during class if you do not want to leave them in your lockers. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Rojas.

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Put your backpack in your locker

Reminder, students will need to keep their backpacks in their lockers. If they are left outside, they will be collected and can be retrieved in the office.
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Tired of the front gate traffic jam before and after school?

Parents, the back gate on Spinning Avenue is a fantastic option to avoid the traffic jam at the front gates.


Traffic congestion is a concern during drop off and pickup times. Our goal is to make this process flow in a safe and smooth manner. Please comply with all traffic laws and parking restrictions to ensure the safety of our students. We need every parent, guardian and adult to cooperate with us on this issue.

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Casimir Spirit Wear!

New Casimir Spirit Wear is coming soon! T-shirts and sweatshirts will be available to order online in early September, so keep an eye out!
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Please Remember to Always Hydrate!

As we're experiencing some warmer weather lately, it is encouraged that kids bring a water bottle with them to stay hydrated - they can also refill their bottles as there are a few water filling stations around campus.

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Dress Code Reminder!

No spaghetti straps, crop tops , or shorts shorter than the tips of your fingers. No excessively ripped pants. No clothing with inappropriate logos. No pants or shorts that sag below the hipbone. No chains attached to wallets or belt loops. Hats must be worn in the proper manner, no backwards caps. No slippers or open toed shoes, sandals should have a heel strap.
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Safety Reminder!

Students may not leave and return to campus afterschool.

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Please do not bring lunch to the office!

It is unacceptable to bring or accept food for students during lunch. Parents, thank you for not bringing lunch to the office for your child.
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Attending North High Football Games?

North High welcomes middle school students to attend home varsity football games; however, they must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/guardian at all times. No exceptions.
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Quick Guide to Reporting Student Absences


Quick Guide to Reporting Student Absences


Reporting student absences has always been important but even more so now with students back at school with COVID-19 protocols being in place. If/When your student is absent please notify us via email by sending an absence note with the following information to cook.lindsay@tusd.org


Absence Notes should include:

1. Date

2. Name of your Child

3. Date of absence

4. Reason for absence (if out due to illness please specify what symptoms your child is having)

5. Parent/Guardian Name & Relationship (absence notes can only be accepted from Primary Guardians listed in PowerSchool)

6. Phone Number where you can be reached


If you have any questions or concerns you can always reach out to Ms. Lindsay our Attendance Clerk @ (310) 533-4498 ext. 4782

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What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive system approach to help parents and school staff create and maintain a safe, supportive, learning environment, while promoting life skills and reducing negative behaviors so that all children can learn and succeed in school.


Here at Casimir we follow the Cougar Code to promote positive behavior around our school!

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Gotcha Tickets!

Students, you can earn a Gotcha Ticket when you demonstrate our Cougar Code at school!


Turn in your tickets to the boxes in the main office for a chance to win prizes!


Prizes include: Shakey's 7" pizza coupon, books, sticker packs, large pizza to share with your friends, lunch with the Assistant Principal, and lunch with the Principal!

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You can now win a large pizza to share with your friends at lunch!

Turn your Gotcha tickets into the large pizza box in the office. Winners will be chosen at the end of the quarter!
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Cougar Kudos!

At Casimir we all follow the Cougar Code! We are safe, responsible, respectful and successful in everything we do. We created an opportunity for students to publicly acknowledge and recognize one of their peers for demonstrating our Cougar Code in a positive way! Your Cougar Kudos will be shared on the weekly Casimir newsletter.


Please click this for the Cougar Code Kudos form to fill out. There is a Cougar Kudos folder in the office to turn in the form too if you prefer to write on paper!


Teachers Recognizing Students:


  • Thank you to Sophia, Kason, Audriana, and Emily for processing the science workbooks. You saved me a ton of time. It's very much appreciated. - Hintergardt
  • Congratulations to the two students who completed the summer reading challenge! Nice job! - Ms. Stoll
  • Great job to all of Casimir for being safe and walking between classes! Keep up the good work Cougars! - Mrs. Rojas
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Helping Students Learn - September 2022

Parents, check out the latest issue of Helping Students Learn for great articles such as, "Team up from the start to make this a great year for your child," "Teach conduct by example," "Sleep is vital homework," and "Three ways to motivate."
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Join Speech and Debate Club!

Dr. Van Klooster will have an after school Speech and Debate Club this year! Students will have many opportunities to overcome their shyness and become excellent speakers in a comfortable setting. More details to come!
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Counselor's Corner

Please reach out to our School Counselor or School Therapist for any mental health needs:

School Counselor

Ms. Hunnel (Room 24)

hunnel.stephanie@tusd.org

(310) 533-4498 ext. 4711


School Therapist

Ms. Thatcher, AMFT (Room 42)

thatcher.taylor@tusd.org

(310) 533-4498 ext. 4784

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Casimir Facebook Page

Please take a moment to join our Facebook Page! You can find us at @CasimirMiddle
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Calendar at a Glance

9/12 - 9/20 - Casimir PTSA Paper Drive

9/12 - 9/13 - Girls Soccer Tryouts

9/13 - 8th grade Boys Soccer Tryouts

9/15 - 7th grade Boys Soccer Tryouts

9/16 - 6th grade Boys Soccer Tryouts

9/20 - Back to School Night/ Regular Schedule Day

9/21 - Late Start Schedule