Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

January 30, 2018

Community Project

For years, actually since the time I have been the principal of Tustumena, the Tustumena Site Council has suggested that it would be nice to have an informational road sign displayed near our school. The purpose would be to serve the community with real-time community service announcements as well as school information. For the last three years, the idea has been put forward during the Community Revenue Sharing meeting as the highest priority that the community would want, but the funding has never come through. This year, the Revenue Sharing funding was not even an option.

So, if it is a need of the community, I would like to organize the project. Step one is to verify that it is a desire of our community, so I have developed a short (three question) survey. Please take a minute to complete this survey as it will be used as a data point in determining if there will be a step two. I have included some examples just for the sake of explanation, I have no idea of what the actual design might be. That would be up to a sub-committee of the PTO/Site Council.

I will leave the survey open until February 2, 2018.

Thank you.

Doug Hayman


link to sign project survey

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Special Event Coming Up

We’re celebrating “Love of Reading” Feb. 12- 16

Monday Bookmarks – Students will make bookmarks to share later in the week with their buddy readers.

Tuesday Door Decorations – The Children will decorate their classroom door with a reading theme (favorite author, book title, or anything to do with reading).

Wednesday Valentine’s Day – no scheduled Love of Reading Events.

Thursday Pajama/Sweats Day and Read-In - Classes will wear pajamas or sweats to school and get comfortable to read. Teacher determines time and length for read-in. Students may bring a blanket, pillow or stuffed animal to snuggle in and read.

FridayReadable Hat or T-Shirt Day – Children may wear school appropriate readable t-shirt or hat.


Sylvia Burford and Jaci LeDoux whom both made a generous donation of winter hats and gloves.

Coming Events


29--Feb. 2- Pre school and Kindergarten Registration


1- Thinkers Club, Grades 4-6- 1:30-2:30

2- Campfire- Grades K-3 - 2:15-3:15

6- Battle of Books- Grades 3-4

7- Early Release - 2:05

8-9- Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School

13- Battle of Books- Grades 5-6

14- 5th Grade to Challenger Center- 9-12:30

15- Building Level Forensics Match

20- PTO Meeting 4pm

24- (Saturday) District Forensics Match 10-12:30

26- Site Council Meeting

27- Skyview Middle School Counselors visit 6th Grade


9- No School - Inservice Day

12-16- Spring Break

20- PTO Meeting 4pm

26- Site Council Meeting 4pm

29- Lynx Track K-1 to Jumpin Junction

31- Easter Egg Hunt - 10:00am (Sharp)

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Link

Tustumena partners with three other schools, Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass. This is a link to there combined newsletter.