Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

February 11, 2020

Love of Reading Week

We are celebrating Love of Reading this week - Monday is door decorating day, Tuesday is bookmark making day, Wednesday is Pajama or Sweats day, Thursday is Wear Red day. Some classes may be having Valentine's Day parties. Please remember that you are welcome to attend these parties IF you are on the approved volunteer list for this school year.

There will be no school Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th for Parent-Teacher Conferences. We look forward to seeing you and discussing your child's progress.

Tustumena Shirt orders (for pullovers not t-shirts/sweatshirts) are due Monday, February 17th. Order forms have been sent home and are available in the front office as well.

Our Lost & Found is growing! Please be sure to check it out and have your child check for lost belongings. Smaller items are in the office so feel free to ask to see the small item lost and found. Items will be placed on a "free" table during conferences on Friday and Monday, then donated.

Reminder: Tustumena Elementary is encouraging confidence and independence! How can you help? Parents, please say goodbye to your children in the foyer. Students know where their lockers and classrooms are located and are responsible for getting themselves ready and to class. If you have a matter that you need to discuss with a teacher, you may either send a note or call to schedule a time to meet with them. This allows teachers to greet their students as they arrive and begin instruction on time. The ONLY EXCEPTION is PreK parents may walk their children down to class between 8:45 and 9am for morning PreK and 12:50-1pm for afternoon PreK. If PreK students arrive late, a staff member will walk them to class.

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Upcoming Events


10th - 13th - Love of Reading Week - Wednesday PJ/Sweats Day & Thursday Wear Red

11th - District Battle of the Books 5/6th Grades

13th - District Battle of the Books 3/4th Grades

14th & 17th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - no school for students

17th - Tustumena Shirt orders due

19th - Early Release at 2:05pm (No PM Preschool)

20th - School Forensics at 1:15pm

24th - Site Council Meeting at 4pm

25th - Skyview visits 6th grade for registration

27th - Last day for Cross Country Skiing

29th - District Forensics at Tustumena 10am (Saturday)


6th - In-service Day - No school for students

9-13th - Spring Break - school closed

16th - PTO meeting at 4pm

17th - Lynx Track Tubing Grade 5

& Skyview Parent/Teacher Orientation Night for next year at SMS at 6pm

18th - Early Release at 2:05pm (No PM Preschool)

19th - Lynx Tracks Movie Trip grades K-3

20th - Lynx Tracks Tubing Grades 4th/6th

30th - Site Council Meeting at 4pm & Academic testing window opens


1st - Yearbook orders due

10th - Vacation day - school is closed

11th - Easter Egg Hunt

15th - Early Release at 2:05pm (No PM Preschool)

17th - Academic Testing Window closes

20th - PTO Meeting at 4pm

24th - Box Tops classroom Popcorn Parties

27th - Site Council Meeting at 4pm