Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

March 24, 2020

Lots of Information

With everything going on, we thought some fun, lighter information might be appreciated, as well as information about distance learning.


Enstar is doing their Fourth Annual "Call Before You Dig" Kids' Art Contest. Release form and submission information is below. Since we will not have school in the building before the contest is over, please submit your entries directly to Enstar at the address on the flyer, do NOT bring them to the school.


Also, we will still have a yearbook! We are going forward and completing the 2019-2020 Tustumena Yearbook. Since we cannot accept items at school, you cannot submit paper forms and payments (unless you turned them in before spring break). Therefore, here is the online ordering information: You may order online with a credit card at ybpay.lifetouch.com with yearbook ID 14063020


Obviously we are unable to take our planned 3rd Quarter Lynx Tracks field trips. We are depositing the previously paid fees for those toward future field trips and keeping track of student payments. If you would like to request a refund instead of using toward future field trips, please contact the school office at 907-260-1345 and we can request that for you.


Distance Learning materials can be picked up on WEDNESDAY this week. The time schedule is below. Online instruction will begin Monday. After this week, we plan to have material pick up days on Fridays or the last school day of the week. That said, as with everything lately, this is subject to change and we will keep you updated as we go.


Unfortunately, our PTO's Community Easter Egg Hunt is cancelled this year.


Tustumena Lunch Pick up: You MUST sign up each child. All children under 18 are eligible but must be signed up individually. You may sign up by calling KPBSD Student Nutrition Services at 907-714-8890 and they can answer all questions regarding this process as well. Pick up is between 12-1pm outside the Tustumena School at the bus.


B&G club serving dinner starting today at:


KENAI:
Kaleidoscope Elementary: 5PM-5:30PM
Kenai Central High School: 5:45PM-6:15PM
Mt. View Elementary School: 6:30PM-7PM

SOLDOTNA:
Redoubt Elementary: 5PM-5:50PM

NIKISKI:
Nikiski North Star Elementary: 6:40-7PM
Nikiski Middle High Elementary: 6:30-7PM
North Peninsula Rec Center: 5PM-5:30PM

Access to Internet

We wanted to make you aware of internet offer details from some of the local telecommunication vendors. Details on these options have been consolidated to a single resource page on the District’s website and linked from the front page. We will continue to update this resource as we are made aware of other connectivity options.

Families must contact the providers to start the signup process. Instructions are included on the flyers from each provider, linked from the site noted below.

Resources are listed at https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/communications.aspx?id=41738

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Upcoming Events

March:

25th - Drive up distance delivery for materials - no need to get out of your vehicle, just drive up in line at your appointed time:


Pick-Up Schedule by student LAST NAME:

10:00-10:30 Last name ending in A-D

10:30-11:00 Last name ending in E-I

11:30-12:00 Last name ending in J-M

12:00-12:30 Last name ending in N-Z

If you miss your appointed time, you can come by during any pick-up time after. If you miss the whole pick-up schedule, call me 907-260-1345 and I will make an appointment for you.


April:

3rd - Drive up distance delivery for materials - no need to get out of your vehicle, just drive up in line at your appointed time.

9th - Drive up distance delivery for materials - no need to get out of your vehicle, just drive up in line at your appointed time.

10th - Online Yearbook Orders Due

17th - Drive up distance delivery for materials - no need to get out of your vehicle, just drive up in line at your appointed time.

24th - Drive up distance delivery for materials - no need to get out of your vehicle, just drive up in line at your appointed time.

All at-school/after school activities cancelled.


May:

1st - School Scheduled to resume.

The following are tentative at this point, more information will be available as we get closer:

5th - Last day of AWANA

7th - Kindergarten Round-Up

8th - Lynx Tracks beach trip for 5th Grade

11th - Lynx Tracks pool trip for 3rd Grade

12th - Lynx Tracks pool trip for 2nd Grade & Float Trip for 6th Grade

13th - Lynx Tracks Jumpin' Junction trip for Kindergarten and 1st Grades

14th - Sixth Grade visits Skyview

15th - Lynx Track beach trip for 4th Grade

20th - Last Day of School - Field Trip and BBQ