Tarwater Weekly Update


A Message From The Principal

May 13, 2022

Several times today I found myself saying "it sure feels like old times here at Tarwater." We had a campus full of activity today and it was great to see. We welcomed volunteers on campus for our volunteer breakfast, the second graders had visitors for their country reports, sixth graders had parents on campus for lunch, and classrooms all over campus were doing engaging activities. This last month of school is a busy one, but it's great to have so much learning to celebrate. Teachers are working hard to keep students engaged and having fun. We know that the learning isn't finished, but we also know that fun has to be part of it this time of year.

Yesterday we hosted an ice cream social for incoming Kindergarten students. We find ourselves living in two school years in May. We are welcoming new friends as we wrap up a year and prepare to say goodbye to old friends. It's definitely a tricky balance, but we know that is what May is all about!

This is the time of year when I remind all students and teachers that our aim is to finish strong. Please help at home by remembering to follow the same routines you have followed all school year, save vacation time for summer, and make sure students stay focused on the now. Summer and next school year will be here soon enough. Let's live in the now!

Take time this weekend to rest and enjoy.

Last Day of School

The last day of the school year for grades Kindergarten - 12 is Thursday, May 26, 2022. This is a half day for all students. Tarwater students will be dismissed at 11:20 a.m. Please see the attached letter from Leo B. Schlueter, Director for Elementary Education.

Super Fun Mandarin Summer Camp - Innovative Architects

There will be a summer Mandarin Camp at Tarwater in July. The camp is for incoming first - sixth grade students. The camp will run July 5-8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Registration is through CUSD Community Education. See the flyer attached to this newsletter.

PreK Update

PreK parents please note that the last day of school for PreK students is WEDNESDAY, MAY 25. If you have not registered your child for kindergarten for next school year, please do so as soon as possible.

PreK will have a picnic and learning celebration on May 20. More information will be coming from your child's PreK teacher.

NetTutor Offers K-12 CUSD students 24/7 Access to Live Tutoring

NetTutor offers K-12 CUSD students 24/7 access to live tutoring on-demand, question drop-off, and writing feedback. Tutors are subject matter experts trained in how to translate tutoring best practices and learning strategies to support students online. Visit https://www.cusd80.com/NetTutor to learn more and access NetTutor.

Now Enrolling for 2022-2023!

Online registration is now available for the 2022-2023 school year. Go to the CUSD website and click on the ENROLL WITH US link in the upper right hand corner.

Open Enrollment applications and Mandarin Dual Language applications are now being accepted. The links can be found on the Tarwater Elementary website.

Tarwater Kindergarten 2022-2023

Online registration continues for 2022-2023 Kindergarten. If you have an incoming kindergarten student to register, please register as soon as possible. Early registration helps in the planning process for next school year.

Sign Up for Incoming Kindergarten Kist Testing

All registered incoming kindergarten students will take the Kist test. This is a basic skills test to measure a child’s knowledge of literacy skills and basic math concepts. This testing will take place on Monday, July 11. The test takes approximately 20 minutes. You may click on the below link to sign up for a time slot for KIST testing.


If you have questions regarding Kist testing, please call the school office at 480-883-4300.

PTO News 5/13/22

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Last week’s Teacher Appreciation Week was so special for our teachers and staff. PTO is grateful for a community that truly stepped up to the plate and helped us celebrate our All-Stars.

Be sure to check out the video recaps from last week's events.

Dad's Club

Dad's Club meets once a month at Barro's Pizza. The meetings are on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. The next meeting is May 19.

Upcoming Events

MAY 2022

May 16 - 20th - 6th Grade Olympic Week Begins

May 16 - Drum Club 2:50 p.m.

May 16 - Drum Club Concert 6:30 p.m.

May 19 - 1st Grade BUGZ Performance 6:30 p.m. Amphitheater

May 19 - Dad's Club Meets at Barro's Pizza 8:30 p.m.

May 20 - 3rd Grade Field Trip AZ Museum of Natural History

May 20 - PreK Picnic & Learning Celebration

May 23 - Toro Assemblies

May 24 - 3rd Grade Breakfast & Books - 8:20-8:50 a.m. Courtyard

May 24 - 6th Grade Field Trip Hamilton HS Pool 9:45 a.m.

May 24 - 5th Grade Author's Lunch DLI Classes 12:10 p.m. Classic 5th Gr Classes 12:35 p.m.

May 25 - Last day of School for PreK Classes

May 26 - 6th Grade Clap Out and Promotion 10:20 a.m.

May 26 - Last Day of School - Early Release 11:20 a.m.

Have a great break!

July 2022

July 5-8 - Mandarin Summer Camp

July 11 - Incoming Kindergarten Student KIST testing sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D49A5AE23A2FF2-tarwater2

July 16 - City of Chandler Operation Back to School @ Chandler HS 8:00-10:00 a.m.

July 18 - Meet the Teacher

July 20 - First Day of School for Students for the 2022-2023 School Year