Dewey Tiger Tale
June 7, 2021
We made it!
Hello Dewey Families!
Congratulations to everyone (students, parents and staff) for persevering through a challenging school year. I would like to take this opportunity to again acknowledge and congratulate our retirees:
- Mrs. Pefley - Art
- Ms. Karres - Cafeteria Manager
- Ms. Roderick - Sign Language Interpreter.
Although tomorrow marks the end of the school year, we are already planning for when students return to school in August. Our teaching staff for next year will be:
Kindergarten: Mrs. Truitt and Mrs. Shook
1st Grade: Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Willett
2nd Grade: Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Ruswinkle
3rd Grade: Mrs. Kiksman and Mrs. Larsen
Welcome Back Mrs. Larsen! She is returning to Dewey after working at the district level for the past five years.
4th Grade: Mrs. Winje and TBD
5th Grade: Ms. Burton and Mr. Key
6th Grade: Mrs. Corey, Mrs. Janeway and Mrs. McCulloch
- Art: Mrs. Lange (Welcome!)
- PE: Mr. Deal
- Music: Mrs. Huff
Intervention: Mrs. Conlon
RSP: Mrs. Johnson
We are also excited (and saddened) to share that Mrs. Teachout will be taking an administrative position with the district. She will be greatly missed!
We hope that you have a wonderful, relaxing and safe summer. We will see you in August!
-Ms. Parsley, Principal
Dates to Remember
June 7th - PFO Meeting 7pm
June 8th- Last day of school- Minimum Day
June 14th-25th - Dewey's Summer Program
August 2nd- School Office Re-opens
August 9th- Kindergarten Parent's Back to School Night
August 9th- PFO's Welcome Back to Campus Event
August 12th- First Day of Instruction
August 25th- Back to School Night
View the SJUSD student calendar here:
PFO Meeting TONIGHT
Please join us for the final PFO meeting of this year! We'll see you at 7pm tonight.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 859 7153 8815
Did you know that during summer, scrip rebates go directly into your family account? That means you earn the rebate for your family to use for classroom costs and field trips next year. With school returning in the fall we are anticipating being able to go on field trips. Now it’s super easy to earn especially if you have the app, RaiseRight, because you can purchase those e-cards at any time.
If you need physical cards be sure and order by the dates below. I will be doing an order on June 22, July 6, and August 6. Please contact me with any questions you have at email@example.com Thank you!
Message from the PFO Board
Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW for these two important dates:
The PFO will be hosting a big “welcome back to campus” event on Monday,
August 9th. Join us to celebrate our return to full in-person learning, reunite with old
friends, meet new ones, say hello to your teachers, and check out all the ways you can
volunteer and get involved! This event will also be a fundraiser for our newly-
revamped STEM classroom (formerly computer lab), so come on out and enjoy some
FLOUR DUST PIZZA and KONA ICE with your Dewey fam!
Our first PFO meeting of the new school year will be on September 13th at 7pm!
Save that date, as well as the 2nd Monday of each month! The Dewey PFO would love
some new faces & new ideas for the 2021-2022 school year. Keep an eye on the Tiger Tale for more details.
Finally, we are still seeking VOLUNTEERS to help coordinate some of our special
events next year, including the Fall Fest (October), Santa’s Night (December), and
the Crab Feed (March), as well as possibly a school dance, and any other fun events
you can dream up! Please contact Ali Houting, PFO Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-204-6315 if you are interested in getting involved in any way! These long-standing traditions are a huge part of what makes Dewey great, and your PFO looks forward to a fantastic return next year! Together, we are #DeweyStrong.
For Incoming Kinder through 1st graders
For Incoming 2nd Graders
Dear Incoming Second Graders,
We are looking forward to seeing all of you in-person next year. Our year promises to be fun from beginning to end. We will be diving into science and learning about animals, plants, Earth’s surfaces, and properties of matter. W.O.W. on Wheels Science Museum will visit us and show us some great hands-on experiments. In social studies we will learn about maps, communities, producers, and consumers. This will lead us to a day of fun at the Hamburger Farm. In addition to academic fun, we will be getting to know each of you this year through our All About Me weekly activities.
We can’t wait to see you in August!
Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Ruswinkle
For incoming 3rd graders
Entering 3rd grade is an exciting and fun adventure! We always have fun being artistic and crafty. We love drawing and building during all of our lessons. We learn all about the geography of our beautiful state of California, as well as, the history and the Native American culture that once thrived on this land. Our best field trips provide students an opportunity to really see the history of this land. Effie Yeaw is one of our favorite day trips. Inventors, engineers, scientists and historical figures, as well as, how the government works will all come to life in third grade. We will read, write and do hands on activities to learn all about animals, plants, weather, force and motion. This is the year we, also, learn to multiply and divide through games and music. We often have special guest speakers who visit with our classes to bring real world life to the classroom. But the best part about 3rd grade is the team we create and friends we make as we learn together, play together and grow together. 3rd grade at Dewey is always a fun year!
— Mrs. Kiksman & Mrs. Larsen
3rd grade Teachers
For incoming 4th through 6th graders
We will be asking:
- Students who will be returning to Dewey and are not participating in a summer school program.
- Students who are disenrolling from SJUSD to return their chromebook to school.
Those students who are currently on campus in cohort AB may bring their Chromebook and charger back beginning on Friday, June 4 and return it to their teacher. Students in cohort C will need their Chromebook through the last day on June 8. Cohort C may bring their Chromebook and charging cord back to the office beginning on Wednesday, June 9. We will collect and check in chromebooks from your classrooms each morning.
From the Art Desk
Dear Dewey students and families,
This has been quite a year ! As this school year comes to an end, I want to thank the many students who attended the Art Zoom meetings throughout the year and for all of their hard work on the various art assignments. I know what a challenge it has been at times to keep up with everything, so I thank you for your perseverance !
While some of the students already know, I will be retiring this June. I am looking forward to getting back to doing my own artwork, specifically, watercolor painting and pen and ink work to start.
It has been a privilege to teach Art to the students at Dewey School over the years. There is a lot of talent out there, so kids, I hope that you continue to learn, experiment and explore working with different art mediums in the future. Remember that there are no mistakes and to have fun creating !
Thank You Dewey families for supporting the different art events and fundraisers over the years. Take care and have a GREAT summer !
Dewey Fundamental Elementary School