Trailblazer Tidbits

Tony Tobin Elementary~September 20, 2020

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Dear Trailblazer Families,

It's hard to believe we have already completed our fifth week of school. While we have had many challenges, frustrations and even tears, we have also grown in our resilience and technology skills. Thank you for everything you have been doing at home to support your children during this time. Please know you may call the front office any time at 951-294-6355 for assistance. We are also available to help you in person if there are still difficulties after watching the video links and receiving over the phone support. You can come to the school site between 9am-3pm for support with your device. We are unable to provide support on external accessories you may be utilizing with the devices.

If you are in need of a device please contact the front office.

If you need an internet hotspot, you may request one by completing the following form.

Thank you for partnering with us in helping your child(ren) be successful. We appreciate everything you are doing at home to support student learning.


Mrs. Hernandez

Weekly Behavior Standard Focus

The last week of the month is to review all the standards taught that month, so we will focus on Following Instructions, Getting the Teacher's Attention, and Listening to Others.

Zoom Information

Got A Minute? Sign in to Zoom on the iPad

How to join a Zoom meeting?

Please prepare your iPad for joining a Zoom Meeting. On 9/21 our PE and Visual Arts Teachers along with other teachers will begin using Zoom.
Zoom on iPads

Coming Soon ~ Let's Prepare

iReady is coming this week. What is iReady? TVUSD is excited to offer i-Ready which is an online program for reading that will help your child’s teacher determine their academic needs, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. I-Ready allows your teacher to meet your child exactly where they are and provides data to increase their learning gains.
All students in 1st-5th grade will be assessed in the area of reading (see your teacher's schedule for your child's testing days). Kindergarten will not be assessed until at least January. Please watch the brief video below to learn more about the iReady assessment and online instruction to follow. i Ready includes reading and math, however, we will be giving the online assessment in reading only.

Click on the picture below for the iReady Parent Video

Starting this week ~ visual arts @ TTES

The Music Rotation has ended and this week students will be participating in Visual Arts Lessons with our Teacher, Mrs. Jansson. Please see your child's teacher communication for Zoom Meeting Links. Instead of having Music Lessons--students will now have Art Lessons at the scheduled time they had Music.

PE & Visual Arts Update

This week all live sessions for PE & Visual Arts will occur with Zoom. Please see the Zoom video above if you need help accessing Zoom.

The Zoom platform provides added safety features for teachers and students. For that reason, as Tony Tobin staff works to learn more about the Zoom Platform and develop insight with our students; PE and Music lessons will be asynchronous and independent until the week of September 21st. As of September 21st, students will not be permitted into live sessions if they are not logged in with their student account. Between now and then we are working towards teaching and providing this insight to our students. In the meantime, lessons will continued to be provided for students asynchronously and independently.

English Learner Acquisition Meeting

Please join us for an upcoming English Learner Acquisition Meeting. Click on the slide for more details. We look forward to seeing you join us.

You're Invited-Click Here-ELAC Meeting

Trailblazer Birthdays

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Important dates

Monday, Sept. 21: Grab N Go Meals available at VRMS 11am-1pm

Wednesday, Sept. 23: Wear College gear!

Friday, Sept. 25: Show your Trailblazer Spirit!

Friendship Room at Lunch

We would love to see your child at lunch and participate in our Friendship Room Activities.

Your teacher will share the Friendship Room Bitmoji Classroom. On these slides your students can access their grade level Friendship Room at lunch and interact with their peers and our Friendship Room Staff. It will be fun. Please see your teacher's class information for Meet Codes to the Friendship Room and your grade level scheduled day and time. We can't wait to see you!

**Calling All Photos**

While we continue to adjust and navigate through each new school day with a fresh SMILE we now how hard you are all working. We would love for you to capture these moments and share with us. Get your cameras ready and take some pictures and share with us via email to

We would love pictures of the following:

1) 1st Day of School

2) OnlineLearning at Home

3)Learning with your school iPad Device

4)Wearing your College Gear

5) Showing your School spirit with Tony Tobin Spirit Wear

6) Learning with your school iPad

7) First Responder Pictures

8) Wearing Red, White, and Blue to Honor our 1st Responders

FroYo membership contest is heating up!
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Email TTES PTA at:

Click the link below for membership information!

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Tony Tobin Together...Trailblazers, Lead the Way!