Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

April 28, 2015

Things are moving right along.

Please be sure to check our up-coming events for all the field trips and other events in the near future. We have just over three weeks of school left, but in that three weeks we have a ton of stuff going on. Your child's teacher will be sending home information as well along with permission slips for off-campus events.

Today we had an unscheduled event. The septic system decided to go on strike. It even staged a bit of a protest in the north-end restrooms. The good news is our school was built in stages over the years, and at least one advantage to that process was the development of two septic systems. So although it was inconvenient, we marched through the day (and down the hall to the restrooms by the gym) without skipping a beat.

I hope to see our 3rd through 6th grade parents at our concert tonight. Please have the kids here at 5:45. Last night K-2 concert was a big success. Thank you to Mrs. Hall for creating such a fun event to watch and listen to.

Best Wishes,

Doug Hayman

From our Nurses

April 27, 2015

Dear Parents and guardians of 4th-6th Grade Girls and 5th-6th Grade Boys,

We will be doing a lesson in growth and development on Thursday, May 7th. This will be a 45 minute lesson on puberty. There will be a 20 minute video shown and then a question and answer session. The boys will be taught by Mr. Michael and Mr. Mills. The girls will be taught by either Nurse Francie or Nurse Gayle. The girl’s video may be previewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzjbyEiuruM ; the boy’s video may be previewed by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKJPtx1QuCc.

If you do not want your child to participate in this lesson please complete the opt-out form that is attached to the hard copy of this letter that was sent home, and return it to the school.


Nurse Francie

Nurse Gayle

Tustumena School Nurses


Up Coming Events

April 28- 3rd through 6th grade concert- 6:00 - students arrive at 5:45


May 1 - Early Release- Collaboration Day - students out at 2:05

May 6- Kindergarten Visit

May 6- Salmon celebration

May 6- 6th grade to Peterson Bay (maybe) they need more chaperones

May 8- 6th grade visit to Skyview 10am

May 8- 1st grade field trip

May 12- Nikiski Pool- Mills, Young, Hopkins

May 13 - Nikiski Pool - Bosick, Gossett, Michael

May 14- Nikiski Pool - Blossom, Pollock, Werner

May 15- 2nd grade to Kasilof Museum

May 18- End of year Assembly- 1:15

May 18- 6th Grade Graduation 2:00

May 19 - Talent Show 2:00

May 19 - Picnic for Primary at Johnson Lake

May 19- 6th grade Bridges Project and egg drop

May 20- Field day 9:30 to Lunch (need volunteers)

May 20- Last day for students

May 21- Last day for teachers

Pay on line for lunches

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888

News Release

KPBSD launches new system to accept online payments

Soldotna, April 21, 2015—“Mom, I forgot my lunch money!” Have you ever wanted to add money to a school meal account, for a student activity fee, donation, or lost book via an online payment? Now you can! KPBSD is working with RevTrak, which allows parents and other interested parties to make online payments to the district, via a computer or mobile device.

Food service payments

Online payment for food services is now available for all KPBSD schools. Online payments are processed in real time; this means that someone could make a payment in the morning, and the funds would be available for the student when he or she goes to lunch that day.

Student activity fees
Kenai Central High School and Ninilchik School are piloting the receipt of online payments for student activities, such as class fees, activity participation fees, donations, lost book fees and so forth. Additional schools are going live in coming weeks.

To make a payment
Parents or other people making payments can access a student record in three ways to make payments:

“The district has had many requests for some type of online payment capability, so we are glad to be able to offer this service for students and we hope it will be helpful,” said Laurie Olson, director of finance. “Liz Hayes in our finance department together with Eric Soderquist and David Henson in information services have worked since last summer to get this online and functioning; they are the main reason we are able to offer this service.”

Note: there is a 3.61% processing fee calculated on all payments, no exceptions. This is the actual cost of the processing fee from RevTrak, and is not a source of revenue for the district.


This and all KPBSD media releases are online at this web page: http://bit.ly/MediaPublicRelationships

Suggest or contribute a story online link: http://bit.ly/SuggestKPBSDstory

Please contact me with questions or connections to be made for your KPBSD district and school stories.


Pegge Erkeneff | Communications Specialist

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

148 N. Binkley Street, Soldotna, AK 99669
907.714.8888 | fax: 907.262.5867

KPBSD Communications

Facebook: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

twitter: @KPBSD

One district—44 diverse schools: www.KPBSD.org