Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

April 19, 2013

The School from the Black Lagoon

If you have been in our building this week, you may have notice that the hallway from the office to the library has taken on a new look, The Black Lagoon. On Wednesday author Mike Thaler will be in our building to present lessons on being a published author as well as artist. Ask your kids about his books, they should be able to describe how "scary things" become a lot less scary once you get to know them. (I think he even wrote a book titled, "Principal from the Black Lagoon."



Speaking of scary things that are just not understood, the sixth graders well be out of the building next Monday -Wednesday. They will be experiencing a sort of "Outdoor Education," down in Kasitsna Bay. Thanks to Rocky and Destiny of Rocky's Cafe, they will all have warm, hooded sweatshirts to wear while they are exploring. Thank you Rocky's!



We also have a lot of students learning about one of our economic as well as biological phenomena, the salmon. On Tuesday, May 7, many of our students will be at Johnson Lake with the ADF&G enjoying the day and learning about what makes salmon special.



Have a great week!



Doug Hayman





More News

From our Pre-K/Title One teacher


There will be a Title I meeting and pizza party to celebrate the end of the school year on Tuesday, April 23rd from 3:45- 5:30 We will be discussing Summer Reading Programs and making crafts.


Students must be accompanied by an adult to attend.


Please contact Mrs. Granger at 260-1366 for more information.


Thank you,


Christina Granger

PreKindergarten/Title I Teacher

Tustumena Elementary



What's coming up?

April 16- PTO Meeting- 4pm

April 19- We DO have school (snow day make up)

April 22-May 3- KPL Book Fair in Library

April 23- Title One meeting- 4pm to 5:30 pm

April 24- Mike Thaler- Black Lagoon assemblies

April 22-24- Sixth graders to Kasitsna Bay

April 22-26- Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 25- Pre-K Screening 12-4pm

April 29- Site Council meeting- 4pm

May 15-17 end of year Lynx Tracks field trips

May 20- Sixth Grade Graduation 1pm

May 20- End of year Assembly 2pm