Tustumena Staff Newsletter

For the week of January 22, 2013

Pulled from the parent newsletter

I hope we don’t have adverse weather on February 1st. That is the day of our Tustumena Carnival. From 5:30pm to 8:30pm the gym and multi-purpose room will be full of booths designed for fun and laughs. Our PTO has been working on the details so it will be a great night. They could still use volunteers. If you can help out please call Corrine Johnston @ 953-1838. If you cannot volunteer that night we could still use your help. There is a need for cakes for our cake walk. Please call the school if you can support the PTO by sending in a cake and plan to send your cake in to school the morning of February 1st.

The Kasilof Boys and Girls club will be closing early on the night of the carnival and asks that if you have a child at the club that night, that you plan on picking them up by 5:30pm or better yet, plan on attending the carnival with them. The KB&G Club now has 44 members and is expanding constantly. They now offer other activities besides afterschool homework support (please remember, parents still need to check the homework) such as project weeks. Upcoming projects that are tentatively scheduled for this spring (because my wife helped me volunteer) are water rockets, birdhouses, windmills, and flight simulator. The cost to be a member of the KB&G is $75 per student. Scholarships are available for qualified members. Also if you are interested in “before school club” starting at 7:30am contact Michele Hayman: mhayman@positiveplaceforkids.com.

As I mentioned last week, we will be converting over to an electronic format for our newsletter soon. We want to give families plenty of opportunity to give us input on the availability of internet in homes. If you would like to continue to receive a paper copy of the newsletter, simply write a note or call the school (260-1345) and let us know. Electronic is faster, less expensive, and easier to edit.

We have a Tustumena School Site Team meeting on January 28th at 4pm. The agenda for the meeting is:

  • · Conversation about gaps in school security
  • · Soldotna Area Schools Configuration conversation and information
  • · Upcoming PTA events
  • Gather input on how to handle the firewood given to the school from the borough

Minutes from the past, Agenda for the future

Minutes from January 16, 2013

Reported on the Soldotna Area Configuration Team Meeting

Two 7-9 Middle school model was the plan presented

- We would like explore SMS converted to "9th grade house" and Skyview as a middle school

-Community Meeting on February 10th at all effected schools

- Positives to the plan

Agenda for January 23

  • Lynx Tracks activity - How kids qualify
  • Collaboration Change proposal
  • Good of the Order

Mrs. Werner, Highlighted Staff member- 5th Grade teacher