Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

November 12, 2015

Guess what time it is...

Its Turkey Bingo Time!!

That's right, in less than two weeks, Friday November 20th, 6pm to 8pm, is our annual Turkey Bingo Night. It is a fun time for everyone. Kids can come too. We have Blinko (Bingo for books) for them in the library. There will be 12 Turkeys and several pies for prizes. It is a good time for all.

Professional Development for teachers

We have two professional development opportunities coming up for our teachers. The first is November 25th, (early release day). The kids go home at 2:05 while the teachers put the finishing touches on our first addition of the School Enrichment Model (SEM). The SEM clusters will begin on November 30, December 3rd, and 4th.

The next professional development day will be December 18th. Students do not have school that day but the teachers will be analyzing what we learned about our first addition of the SEM and preparing the next session of clusters. Teachers will also use part of that day to assure the standards for the second quarter are aligned and ready to report on the report cards.

Did you know?

You may know that you can pay for student lunches on line, but did you know you can also pay for Lynx Tracks field trips, 5th and 6th grade field trips, and buy sweatshirts and T-Shirts there too. You can log on to your PowerSchool account or login in using the KPBSD website under the Students/Parents tab. We hope this make things more convenient for you.

Health tip from Mrs. Abel

“Some estimate it takes 10,000 hours of practice and study to become an expert in something. If you practice something for an hour per day, you can become an expert in that activity after 27 years. Pick something you enjoy doing every day to build up eventual expertise. What do you want to be an expert in?”

Up coming events


17-PTO meeting 4pm

20- BINGO - 6pm- 8pm

25- Early Release- 2:05

26-27- Thanksgiving Break

30- Site Council 4pm


4- Cash Raffle Drawing -6pm

10- Winter Concert- 6pm - all grade levels

17- Reindeer Games

18- Teacher in-service- no students

December 19-January 3- Winter Break