Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

September 17, 2019

Back to Usual

With all the buzz, heartache, and hard times around the "near strike," I wanted to take a moment to thank you as families, the Tustumena Family, for all your extra effort and acknowledge the tough place you were in because of this issue. I hope and pray we are never in it again.

I am delighted we are focused back on our #1 issue, educating the children of our community. I also want to testify to the focus our educators have had on education. There were some horror stories around the district of emotions running wild over this issue. This was understandable, but the Tustumena staff must be super-human, because they never flinched. I am proud to work with some of the best people on the planet and to live in this supportive community.

Thank you.

Doug Hayman


Tomorrow is an early release day. Tustumena Elementary School will be dismissed at 2:05pm and afternoon buses will run 90 mins earlier that their usual times. There is also NO afternoon preschool tomorrow, but morning preschool will be on regular schedule.

Our Scholastic Book Fair begins October 21 and runs through Tuesday November 5th. Our online book fair will be 10/13 - 10/26.

A Message from Nurse Claudette:

In today’s world, we are faced with conflict on a daily basis. Some conflicts are bigger than others and teaching our children how to handle conflict will help them in the future. The following information is a good suggestion on how to talk to your children about handling conflict. It’s never too early to teach them!


Upcoming Events


17th - PTO Meeting 4pm

18th - Early Release 2:05pm

25th - Fifth Grade field trip to Seward

26th - Summer Reading Rewards swimming field trip

30th - Site Council Meeting 4pm


1st - Tustumena Shirt Orders are Due

9th - Fourth Grade field trip to Bear Creek

11th - Sixth Grade field trip to Seward

15th - PTO Meeting 4pm

16th - Early Release Day 2:05pm AND Picture Retakes

18th - No School/Inservice Day

21st - Book Fair Starts

22nd - Lynx Tracks Hay Tunnel - Grades K/1/2

23rd - Lynx Tracks Hay Tunnel - Grades 3/5

25th - Halloween Carnival 6-9pm

29th - Lynx Tracks Hay Tunnel - Grades 4/6


1st /4th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School for students

5th - Last Day of Book Fair

11th - No School

19th - PTO Meeting 4pm

25th - Site Council Meeting 4pm

28th/29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School