Weekly News from the Ranch

Tustin Ranch Elementary

A Message from Mrs. Denny

Happy Friday TRE Families,

I hope you have enjoyed meeting with your child's teacher for conferences this week! THIS MONDAY 9/26 is also a minimum day, conference day. Please be sure your child knows the family plan for early dismissal and pick-up.

TK & Kindergarten Dismissal: 12:55 PM

1st-3rd Dismissal: 1:24 PM

4th-5th Dismissal: 1:34 PM

Our students are getting excited for our first movie night of the year! This is a FREE event for the whole family sponsored my your donations to Paws for a Cause. Bring some chairs and a blanket. Our student leadership (PALS) will be selling snacks, popcorn and drinks.

Starting in October, the 5th grade students will begin selling Ice cream after school on Tuesdays to raise funds toward their Outdoor Science Camp trip in April 2023. Stop by, say hello and buy an ice cream to support our 5th graders.

You may have noticed some cones down the middle of the driveway. These cones are a reminder to drive safely and not go around others. Please DO NOT park or get out of your car in the drop-off or pick-up line! If you would like to walk your child to the gate or the office, please park in the VISITOR spots or the Sportspark.

Reminder, school starts for TK-3rd grade starts at 8:10. The gates open at 8:00. Please be sure to enter the parking lot by 7:55 AM to ensure your child is not late. 4th and 5th grade starts at 8:20, and gates open at 8:12 AM. If you are late often, try waking up a few minutes earlier, packing backpacks the night before, and/or picking out outfits for the day the night before.

In this newsletter:

  • Spirit Wear Reorders
  • How to SLIME Mrs. Denny
  • Paws for a Cause
  • Family Movie Night
  • Family Chick-Fil-A Night
  • Teacher Bios-New bios each week!

Kathi Denny

Proud TRE Principal

PAWS for a Cause

PAWS for a CAUSE is our annual fundraiser that supports assemblies, music instruction, art instruction, PE instruction, field trips (both on and off campus), and so much more! Each year our goal is to raise $30,000. We have currently raised $10,000. Please donate TODAY! Your donation is tax-deductible and eligible for the employee donation match if your employer offers it. More information is in your child's Friday Folder.

Please use the QR code to the right to donate OR you can go to the PTA website at www.trecoolcoyotes.org

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • Monday, September 19 - Monday, September 26 are minimum days. Please plan accordingly.
  • Minimum Day Dismissal Times: TK & Kindergarten Dismissal: 12:54 PM

    1st-3rd Dismissal: 1:24 PM

    4th-5th Dismissal: 1:34 PM

  • September 27: Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Night

  • September 30th: Family Movie Night: Gates open at 6:30. Movie starts at 7:00 PM. PALs will be selling popcorn and snacks
  • Friday, October 7: No School
  • October 12: TUSD Walk to School Day and Vision and Hearing Screening
  • October 20: Art Masters (Sponsored by TRE PTA)
  • October 20: Great Shake Out! Earthquake Drill

  • October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week

  • October 26: Make Up Picture Day

  • October 27: Trunk or Treat

  • October 28: Dress as your favorite book character

PTA Happenings at TRE

Please check out our website: www.trecoolcoyotes.org

In case you haven't noticed the school year is in full swing and it is time to update your profile information on our PTA Website. This will help provide one more avenue to stay in the loop about programs, family events and volunteer opportunities on campus.

Please take the time and revisit TRECoolCoyotes.org and peruse the different sections. Especially our calendar where we have a lot already planned out for the year.

The Cool Coyote Store

The Cool Coyote Store was open today for 1st-5th grades. They will return every other Friday this year.

Parents, help our students spend their Cool Coyotes by running the 'store' via our rolling kiosk by the snack tree facing their lunch tables. If you have never done this before, it is a fun & great way to 'surprise' your child while interacting with other TRE Parents. Fridays during their lunch 12pm - 1:15pm.

Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4caaa92ca13-cool

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP for PAWS for the Cause. We need YOUR help to continue the wonderful programs we sponsor at TRE. We are at $10,000 and need to reach our goal of $30,000, in order to pay for field trips and other exciting events. Use the QR code to make donations, today!!

Other opportunities to donate to TRE: - Shop on Amazon????? We are all guilty 😊 So why not have a small donation come back to our school. Sign up for Amazon Smile and chose Tustin Ranch Elementary. Instruction on how to add TRE as your charity of choice

- Our neighborhood Ralphs also donates back to our school. Every little bit counts so be sure to sign up and mention TRE.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thank you to all the parents who generously donated snacks and drinks for our teachers this week. They were all very grateful!


Our Room Parent Coordinator - Kim Moore, will have a Google Meet call Wednesday with Room Parents and others to discuss the TRE 2022-23 school year for those volunteers.

Walk to School

Families and friends are encouraged to participate in the

Walk to School event on October 12th. PTA will have some gifts and snacks for walkers. Get your walking shoes out and we will see you at school!

Running Club

Running Club starts September 28th. Registered students will participant in Running Club every Wednesday after school. New students to Running Club will receive a shirt. We are not able to register any more students unless we recruit more adult volunteers.

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Chick-Fil-A Family Night

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for dinner at Chick-fil-a on September 27, 12-8 pm. Our school will receive 20% of the total purchase, so order extra to-go. Don’t forget to bring the flyer below.

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Teacher Bios - Three (3) Per Week

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School Lunch Information

We will offer a breakfast snack at first recess and hot lunch. You are always welcome to pack a lunch from home as well.

School breakfast and lunches are free for students.

To see the daily menu click this link: https://www.myschoolmenus.com/instance/655/district/547

Data Confirmation

Data Confirmation!

If you have students who are not newly enrolled, you must complete Data Confirmation each year to verify and update family and student information, Emergency contacts, etc. This helps us to keep in contact with you and ensure the safety of our students.

Data Confirmation is open NOW! Simply log on to the Aeries Parent Portal to complete for each student.

Log in HERE

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

TK and Kindergarten

8:10 am - 1:50 pm

Wednesdays/ Minimum Days: 8:10 am-12:55 pm

Grades 1-3

8:10 am- 2:38 pm

Wednesdays/ Minimum Days: 8:10 am- 1:24 pm

Grades 4-5

8:20 am- 2:48 pm

Wednesdays/ Minimum Days: 8:20 am- 1:34 pm

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Tustin Ranch Dress Code

Education Law does allow public schools to establish a dress code.

Student Dress Codes are established to:

● Promote a climate and culture where scholar focus is on learning

● Promote a productive safe instructional environment

While society reflects a wide range of personal expression in clothing, grooming, and accessories, the quality of scholar work and behavior is affected by personal appearance. Scholars are expected to wear clothing that is clean, neat, appropriate, and safe.

TUSD Dress Code:

To eliminate misinterpretations of the dress code, the following dress standards shall be enforced:


· No tight/revealing shirts (workout tops, undergarments showing, see-through, low-cut, etc.)

· Undergarments must not be visible (including sports bras)

· No bare midriff/crop tops (If skin shows when arms are raised the top is too short.)

· No spaghetti straps, bare shoulders, or shirts with less than one-inch straps

· No halter or swimwear tops

· No tube tops

· No “underwear” style tank tops

· No shirts with oversize armholes showing torso area

No hood from hoodies worn at school unless it is raining


· No short-shorts or micro-mini skirts (minimum 5” inseam)

· No excessively loose or baggy pants/shorts

· Pants/shorts must be worn at the waistline

· Hems must be sewn; no frayed, split, or pinned legs

· Pants may not drag on the ground, or have rips or holes.

· Pants/shorts may not allow undergarments to be exposed

· No excessively long, untied, or dangling belts

· Overall straps must be worn over the shoulders and buttoned


· Footwear which is safe for school activities must be worn at all times

· Footwear must be closed toe and closed back

Dangerous Jewelry/Objects

· No chains, or sharp dangly earrings

· No dagger style ear plugs

· No riveted dog collars or raised rings

· No chains for wallets or on masks

· No laser light pens (Scholars shall be cited as per Penal Code Sections 417.25 and 417.27.)

Other Inappropriate Attire

Clothing, apparel, and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia that is crude, vulgar, profane, demeaning, sexually suggestive, or which advocates or promotes racial, ethnic, religious, sexual prejudice or strife, or which relates to the use of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol.

· No sex/sexual comments/innuendoes

· No drugs or references to drugs (blunt, 13, hemp, marijuana leaf, 4:20, etc.)

· No tobacco product names or trademarks

· No liquor products or bar names or trademarks/logos

· No depicting a person engaged in illegal activities (tagging, weapons, etc.)

· No hats/caps/hoods indoors, and must follow the guidelines above.

· No visible tattoos

*No hats/caps/hoods worn in the classroom. No hoods unless raining.

*Teachers and staff may have students remove or put away non- essentials items (ie: hats, jewelry, personal items, accessories, etc.) either in or out of the classroom if they are causing a disruption or are distracting other students.

*Please label all water bottles, lunch boxes, jackets, and removable clothing items with your child’s name. These items are commonly left on the playground, and as we do our best to return labeled items to the proper owner, unlabeled items will be placed in the Lost & Found located outside the Multi-Purpose Room.

Tustin Ranch & Pioneer Middle School Cell Phone Policy


To ensure student safety and exposure to unmonitored internet contact directly, or through friends, cell/smartphone use is not allowed on school campus by students (including field trips).

Cell phones and smartphones must be stored in the owner’s backpack and powered “off” while on the Tustin Ranch campus. Students are not permitted to keep their cell/smartphone in their pockets or desks, or otherwise “on their person” while at school.

Smart devices such as watches are not to be used during school in any capacity that mimics a cell or smartphone. Use of a watch or activity tracker is permissible.

If students violate the cell phone policy or are found to have a smart device in their possession that is not stored and in the ’off’ position, it will be confiscated and held until a parent or guardian can pick it up.

Tustin Ranch is not responsible for items that have gone missing during school. While we are sympathetic to items that are missing please remember that it is our endeavor to focus as much time as possible on refining our programs and instruction to maximize student achievement, and the time taken to look for these items hinders these efforts.

A licensed physician and surgeon may direct a student to use an electronic signaling device if carrying such a device is essential for the health of the student. Use of the device by the student is limited specifically to the health of that student.

If a student needs to call their parents they may call from the school office or classroom.

If a parent needs to give their child a message they may call the front office at (714)730-7580. We will be sure the student receives the message.