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.
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!
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