Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

April 26, 2013

So much to do, so little time.

As I was putting in the order for the yearbooks this week, it really hit me that the end of year is just a few weeks away. Speaking of the yearbook, I ordered only 10 more than we have sold so if you didn't order one, you will want to call Mrs. Mills soon to lay claim on one of the extras. They are $15.

Our last Site Team meeting will be this coming Monday, April 29th at 4pm. Our agenda will include information about the recent surveys on collaboration, end of year activities, welcoming new members, and deciding what our focus as a site team will be for next year.

In the spirit of next year, our sixth graders, fresh back from their overnighter in the bay, will be visiting SMS on May 3rd. This will be a great time for them to really get a feel for the what the future holds for them.

We have one more big academic push coming up in our end of year benchmark testing between May 6th and 17th so attendance is still vital. This is the assessment we will use to compare with our assessments at the beginning of the year to determine if the kids are on track for the next grade level.

Of course there will be lots of fun stuff going on too. Our primary concert is on May 9th, with two shows, one at 2pm and the other in the evening at 6pm. Then the following week, on May 14th, we will have our talent show. Another fun event will be the 6th grade egg drop and spaghetti bridges and of course on the last day, May 22 will be the field day and BBQ. (Teachers don't get to go home until May 23;-))

I am looking forward to seeing many of you at these end-of-year events.


Doug Hayman

From Nurse Gayle

If the need is there...

Any student who has lost a love one may attend a bereavement camp. Camp-Mend-A-Heart is free and designed to help a child express their feelings and give them coping skills in dealing with the grieving process. Applications are at the nurse’s desk. 260-1345