Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

April 16, 2018

Hello Tustumena Families!

Now that weather has turned and so has the ground (to mud) we are beginning the turn to the home stretch. Now as much as ever, it is important for our kids to get lots of sleep, keep a regular schedule, and eat healthy. There are still a few flu bugs around so please remember that if your child had a fever please keep them home for 24hrs after the fever is gone. With any luck, we are on the down hill slope of flu season.

We are in open season for Pre-School and Kindergarten registration. Contact Mrs. Mills, 260-1345 if you have a child who will be 4yrs (for pre-school) or 5yrs (for kindergarten) before September 1st.

In a couple of weeks, things will begin to speed up, so please keep an eye on our "coming events."

Thank you.

Doug Hayman




April Health news

Here are a few suggestions to stay healthy and be ready for school.

1. Start off strong with a healthy breakfast. A good breakfast provides energy and will help keep you alert and attentive in class. Eat a nutritious lunch. Choose foods from all the food groups. Different food groups supply our bodies with energy to think, move, and grow. Make healthy choices from the daily menus, or pack a healthy lunch from home. Cut back on sugar and salty snacks – they will leave you feeling tired soon after eating them.

2. Drink plenty of water. Water is the best fluid to stay hydrated without the added sugar found in some juice and soft drinks. Water and milk are served at school for breakfast and lunch every day.

3. Don’t forget to wash your hands often. Keep hands away from your face, mouth, and nose where germs can enter your body.

4. Enhance your brain performance. Exercise, play memory games, do puzzles, and eat brain foods like berries, fish, and nuts.

5. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day – at recess and at home. Go for a daily walk with a friend, parent, or your pet. Exercise helps our bodies to be strong, flexible, and resilient.

6. Turn off the TV and video games at least one hour prior to bedtime. Take time to relax, take a bath or shower, brush your teeth, read a book or pack up for the morning and get to bed early!

If you have any need to speak with the school nurse, I am available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 845a-345p. Please stop by or call 907-260-1372. Let’s work together to help our children succeed.

Nurse Claudette

Parent University 3rd Grade Math

multiplication 2 digits by 1

Parent University 3rd Grade Language Arts

Good stories to go with "Surviving Mt. Everest."

Parent University 3rd Grade Language Arts

Good stories to go with "Surviving Mt. Everest."

Parent University 3rd Grade Reading

Reading the story, "The Foot Race Across America."

Coming Events


17- PTO Meeting 4pm

20- VACATION DAY - No school

27- Masonic Awards KPBSD- KCHS 6:30

30- Site Council 4pm

30- 5th Grade to Homer (Islands and Oceans Exhibit)


2- Early Release- 2:05pm

3- Kindergarten Visit - 1:30-3:00pm

7-Spring Concert K-6 6:00pm

9-10- 6th Grade to Coastal Studies

11- 5th Grade Wax Museum 1pm

14- Kindergarten Ninilchik Pool (Lynx Tracks)

15- First Grade Ninilchik Pool (Lynx Tracks)

16- Second Grade Ninilchik Pool (Lynx Tracks)

16 - Fifth Grade Cohoe Beach (Lynx Tracks)

16- Sixth Grade to Kenai Float Trip (Lynx Tracks)

16- PTO Meeting 4pm

17- Third Grade Ninilchik Pool (Lynx Tracks)

18- Sixth Grade to Skyview 9am to 1pm

21- Sixth Grade Graduation - End of Year Assembly

23- Last Day of School for Students- Field Day

24- Last Day for Teachers (especially Mrs. Hopkins)

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