Tarwater Weekly Update


Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms and all those individuals who play the role of mom.

A Message From The Principal

May 6, 2022

This last month of school started with a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so very grateful for all the love shown to the entire staff this week by our community. We all feel so blessed to get to spend our days at Tarwater with this amazing student body, but that doesn't mean it isn't hard work too! We appreciate being thanked for the hard work.

Teachers are working hard to keep students engaged and having fun. We know that the learning isn't finished, but we also know that fun has to be part of it this time of year.

This is the time of year when I remind all students and teachers that our aim is to finish strong. Please help at home by remembering to follow the same routines you have followed all school year, save vacation time for summer, and make sure students stay focused on the now. Summer and next school year will be here soon enough. Let's live in the now!

Take time this weekend to rest and enjoy. The weather is supposed to cool off again!

Super Fun Mandarin Summer Camp - Innovative Architects

There will be a summer Mandarin Camp at Tarwater in July. The camp is for incoming first - sixth grade students. The camp will run July 5-8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Registration is through CUSD Community Education. See the flyer attached to this newsletter.

PreK Update

PreK parents please note that the last day of school for PreK students is WEDNESDAY, MAY 25. If you have not registered your child for kindergarten for next school year, please do so as soon as possible.

PreK will have a picnic and learning celebration on May 20. More information will be coming from your child's PreK teacher.

Elementary Parent Survey - It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

Today is the last day to complete the CUSD Elementary Parent Survey. If you have not already done so, please click on the link below to complete the annual CUSD Parent Survey. The survey can be taken in English or Spanish. Thank you for your feedback.


Now Enrolling for 2022-2023!

Online registration is now available for the 2022-2023 school year. Go to the CUSD website and click on the ENROLL WITH US link in the upper right hand corner.

Open Enrollment applications and Mandarin Dual Language applications are now being accepted. The links can be found on the Tarwater Elementary website.

Tarwater Kindergarten 2022-2023

Online registration continues for 2022-2023 Kindergarten. If you have an incoming kindergarten student to register, please register as soon as possible. Early registration helps in the planning process for next school year.

Sign Up for Incoming Kindergarten Kist Testing

All registered incoming kindergarten students will take the Kist test. This is a basic skills test to measure a child’s knowledge of literacy skills and basic math concepts. This testing will take place on Monday, July 11. The test takes approximately 20 minutes. You may click on the below link to sign up for a time slot for KIST testing.


If you have questions regarding Kist testing, please call the school office at 480-883-4300.

Student Led Fundraiser "Dollar Donations for Ukrainians"

This student led fundraiser will be May 2-13. The donations will help provide meals for families through the World Central Kitchen. Each classroom has an envelope to add their donations to. At the end of the fundraiser the envelopes will be collected and the class that donates the most will get a root beer float party. Our Toros sure know how to show compassion and to band together to support those in need. See the attached flyer and clock on the video below.


PTO News 5/6/22

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Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Son-sational Fun Event. Don't miss out on this night of fun with your son. http://bit.ly/TarwaterSons2022

Thank you Tarwater community for showing your appreciation for our All-Star Teachers and staff. You really hit it out of the park this week!

Thank you Shoppers Supply for donating umbrellas for the Teacher patio.

Thank you Code 3 Junk Removal for supporting PTO.

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Dad's Club

Dad's Club meets once a month at Barro's Pizza. The meetings are on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. The next meeting is May 19.

Upcoming Events

MAY 2022

May 10 - Orchestra Concert 6:00 p.m. Amphitheater

May 11 - PTO "SonSational" Event

May 12 - Volunteer Tea 8:00 a.m.

May 13 - 2nd Grade Country Report Presentation

May 16 - 20th - 6th Grade Olympic Week

May 16 - Drum Club 2:50 p.m.

May 16 - Drum Club Concert 6:30 p.m.

May 19 - 1st Grade BUGZ Performance 6:30 p.m. Amphitheater

May 19 - Dad's Club Meets at Barro's Pizza 8:30 p.m.

May 20 - 3rd Grade Field Trip AZ Museum of Natural History

May 20 - PreK Picnic & Learning Celebration

May 23 - Toro Assemblies

May 24 - 3rd Grade Breakfast & Books - 8:20-8:50 a.m. Courtyard

May 24 - 6th Grade Field Trip Hamilton HS Pool 9:45 a.m.

May 24 - 5th Grade Author's Lunch 12:45 p.m.

May 26 - 6th Grade Clap Out and Promotion 10:20 a.m.

May 26 - Last Day of School - Early Release 11:20 a.m.

July 2022

July 5-8 - Mandarin Summer Camp

July 11 - Incoming Kindergarten Student KIST testing sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D49A5AE23A2FF2-tarwater2

July 16 - City of Chandler Operation Back to School @ Chandler HS 8:00-10:00 a.m.

July 18 - Meet the Teacher

July 20 - First Day of School for Students