October 20, 2023
Hello Twin Oaks Elementary Community,
I hope you had a wonderful week! Here are some highlights from our TOES community:
Equity Team Professional Development: Our site equity team engaged in important professional development sessions this week. These sessions are crucial in our mission to create a strong sense of belonging for our entire community, including students, families, and staff.
The Power of Story: On Wednesday evening, some of us had the privilege to attend SMUSD's series, "The Power of Story," featuring Dr. Shree Walker. Dr. Walker shared her personal story, reminding us that there is always a deeper story beyond first impressions. We're excited about attending additional sessions in this series.
Farewell to Mrs. Gayden: Thursday marked the farewell to Mrs. Gayden, our beloved school librarian. We bid her a heartfelt farewell with a traditional clap-out. We wish her all the best and will miss her dearly.
Family Friday: Our second Family Friday took place on Friday. A big thank you to all who attended, and to those who joined us for Coffee with the Principal. It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss both our celebrations and concerns with our fantastic community.
We hope to see you this upcoming Friday at our Spirit Rally, ELAC meeting and Boo Bash!
As we head into the weekend, I hope you all enjoy a well-deserved break. Stay safe and take care!
Boo Bash This Friday! We'll See You There!
Sheriff’s Office Tips: Talk to your students about situational awareness
With the new school year under way and many students walking or biking to school, and with Halloween around the corner, we wanted to remind you of the importance of situational awareness with some tips from our partners at the Sheriff's Office:
Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
Do not be distracted by smartphones or electronic devices.
Go with a group; avoid walking or biking alone.
Don’t respond to conversation from strangers on the street; keep walking.
Keep these tips in mind in October, and all year long! Let’s stay safe, San Marcos!
Low Cost Computers for Families
Need an affordable computer? Computers2Kids hosts an upcoming event
The San Diego County Office of Education and Computers2Kids are hosting an event for families to purchase affordable computers on Saturday, October 7th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at San Marcos Elementary School, 1 Tiger Way, San Marcos CA 92069 (Drive Thru Event).
Click this link for details.
PLEASE DO NOT BE THE PERSON WHO CUTS THE CAR LINE
Open Positions at Twin Oaks Elementary
Special Education Instructional Assistants 3.75 hours a day and 6 hours a day
General Education Instructional Assistant- Kindergarten 3.75 hours a day
General Education Instructional Assistant- Intervention 3
Application information in English HERE
Application information in Spanish HERE
SMUSD is now on ParentSquare! Download the app today!
Do you qualify for free or reduced cost Internet Service?
The Affordable Connectivity Program helps to connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
For the English flyer click hereFor the Spanish flyer click here
Skip the Drop-Off Line & Take the School Bus!
Did you know? Five elementary schools in SMUSD have expanded school bus service thanks to new State funding.
Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary, La Mirada Academy, Paloma Elementary School, San Marcos Elementary & Twin Oaks Elementary students all have the opportunity to ride the bus to school!
To submit an application for your student for free or low cost bus service to and from school, please click here for details!