Spartan Scoop (Week 5 of 38)
September 19th - 23rd
A Message from Dr. Vue
We had another amazing week at Tarpey. On Tuesday, we kicked off our Cookie Dough Fundraiser. All profits from the fundraiser will go towards our student body, such as field trips, academic awards, rallies, athletics, rewards/incentives, uniforms, intramurals, etc. Our students were thrilled to learn about all of the neat prizes they can win and were even more excited to learn that if they reach $20,000, they will be able to throw water balloons at myself, Mr. Gillen, Mr. Moreno, Mr. Plevney, and Mr. Martinez. We want to thank our students, families and staff in advance with all their support with our Fall Fundraiser.
On Thursday, the student council held election day. Congrats to the following students for being elected to represent the Tarpey student body.
President: Natalie Rodriguez
Vice President: Regina Fernandez
Secretary: Lilly Diaz
Human Relations Commissioner: Natalie Martinez
Activities Commissioner: Iris Yang
Grounds Commissioner: Keerat Maan
Athletics Commissioner: Isaac Thibodeau
Teachers also kicked off our first positivity project on Other's People's Mindset. This activity went smoothly and we heard a lot of positive feedback from the students. They really enjoyed partaking in conversations about this topic and were encouraged to view how their actions may affect others.
One last reminder, be sure to check out our staff Spotlight this week focusing on Mrs. Stephanie Johnson, 4th-6th grade Functional Life Skills teacher and Assistant Varsity Softball coach.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Our staff spotlight this week is Mrs. Stephanie Johnson, Functional Life Skills teacher for 4th-6th grade and Assistant Varsity Softball coach. Mrs. Johnson graduated from Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in Communication then went on to receive a Masters Degree in Special Education also at Fresno State. Mrs. Johnson is currently in her fourth year at Tarpey Elementary and has been in Clovis Unified for over 10 years. Her favorite thing about Tarpey is the students and teachers she gets to work with everyday. Her hobbies include any activities with her children. She is often on the go cheering them on at practices and events from one sport to the next but when they have a break, you will find them at the beach or the lake. One fun fact about Mrs. Johnson is that she is a huge sports fan and roots for the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Chargers.
Thank you, Mrs. Johnson, for everything you do at Tarpey. We appreciate you!
This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Curiosity. Curiosity means you like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.
Curiosity is a crucial component of one’s character. Our innate urge for discovery and exploration is a key element of our human desire for wisdom and knowledge. It’s what keeps us intrigued in the plotlines of movies and books. It’s what pushes us to try new activities or travel to different places. All individuals experience curiosity but differ in their willingness to experience it -- behaviorally, intellectually, and emotionally.
Individuals with the character strength of curiosity are more likely to ask questions and try new things. Curiosity, then, is a form of courage. Asking questions exposes the fact that we don’t know and trying a new activity means we might fail. But, it’s only through asking questions and exploring new opportunities that we learn and grow.
To practice and encourage the character strength of curiosity with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.
Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 are eligible to participate in after school athletics. Practices are scheduled from 2:50pm to 3:50pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with games on Fridays.
Football (Grades 5-6)
Boys Cross Country (Grades 4-6)
Girls Cross Country (Grades 4-6)
Girls Volleyball (Grades 5-6)
Wrestling (Grades 4-6)
Boys Basketball (Grades 5-6)
Girls Basketball (Grades 5-6)
Baseball (Grades 5-6)
Softball (Grades 5-6)
Boys Track (Grades 4-6)
Girls Track (Grades 4-6)
Boys Volleyball (Grades 5-6)
Permission is required for students to join a team and stay after school for practice. This Permission Click will cover Fall/Winter/Spring Sports.https://permission.click/3zJVn/us
Clovis Unified encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with our students. Community volunteers in our schools enrich the educational program, contribute to school safety, and strengthen our schools’ relationships with the community. Please see volunteer application link below.