Truckee Elementary Cub News
August 31st, 2023
Truckee Elementary CUB NEWS 2/5/2024
From the Principals Desk-
Hello Truckee El Families!
Big snow is expected this weekend, so stay tuned for information about possible snow days early next week.
Thank you to everyone who reached out about how our injured staff member is doing. I have been given permission to share that she has no broken bones, but is very sore and is still recovering at home. We feel fortunate that this wasn't worse.
I also want to thank everyone who reached out about their safety concerns for pickup and dropoff. We are reissuing our safety guidance to all families (see the note below) and are including it in a Friday phone call. Safety is everyone's concern and responsibility. This is one area where we can come together as a school community and make our campus safer for everyone. Please read through our safety guidelines and continue to share with Sarah and me your safety concerns/suggestions for improvement when they come up.
Our lost and found has been organized by category. We would love for students and parents to peruse our lost and found for students to claim any lost items. If you are missing any jackets or lunchboxes or any other article of clothing parents can feel free to sign in and check the lost and found. Items will be donated if they are left here before Ski Week.
Have a great weekend!
Ryan Galles, Principal
Safety During Dropoffs and Pickups
We want to send a reminder on safety for our drop off and pick up procedures. Please remember that when you’re dropping off your student in the morning or picking up in the afternoon to give yourself the extra time (especially in weather) that you might need to drop off or pick up your student safely. From the time you begin drop off at our line to the time you pull around it’s no more than 10 minutes. From the time you enter the line in the afternoon until you pull out of TES’s loop it’s no more than 10 minutes. Remember that we all want students, staff, and parents to have a safe and positive experience, if you need to give yourself the extra 10 minutes.
The drop off procedures in the morning are as follows:
Follow the directions of the pink vests adults.
Pull as far forward as possible in the lane
Do not double park to let your child out of the car
Do not get out of your car–have your child on the right hand side of the car so they can exit on to the sidewalk and not on to the street side
If for some reason you need to get out of your car, pull up as far to the second set of gates as you can
Follow all normal traffic rules and laws
5 MPH in the drop off/pick up zone
Do not use the right hand turn lane from Northwoods to cut off the line
Remember to look out for pedestrians
Do not be on your cellphone or texting during drop off or pick up
A smile and a wave go a long way. Both to your pink vesters as well as to the drivers and students around you. We’re all role models for how we want our students to show up. Please help us to keep your students and our staff and parents as safe as possible.
Snow Day/Late Start Communication
With Winter weather upon us make sure to stay informed about Snow day or late start information. In the attachment below we have the updated information about Snow Day policies and procedures the district follows.
- This webpage is updated to reflect if any snow day decision is made: https://www.ttusd.org/Page/306
- To receive information via a recorded telephone message, call (530) 582-2510.
- Download the TTUSD app - it's one of the first places a snow day is announced.
K/1 Mountain Programs @ Palisades
Dates for our K/1 Ski Programs at Palisades have been set. We are so grateful for this opportunity!
Release of Liability and Rental Forms will need to be filled out. Kids who have their own gear can bring their gear with them on the bus.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your child's teacher. We'd love to have our students supported on the hill.
Our Kindergarten and 1st Grade Dates at Palisades-Alpine Meadows are as follows.
February 12th 1st Grade- Paras
February 13th 1st Grade- Garcia
February 27th Kindergarten- Woelbing/Depew
March 4th 1st Grade- Pierce
March 5th Kindergarten- Seaborg/Krengel
We'd like students to be on campus by 9:00 am so we can leave promptly. Students will leave Palisades by 1:00 pm and eat lunch back at school.
Lost and Found Items
The lost/found is thinned out and organized. We would love for students and parents to peruse our lost and found for students to claim any lost items. If you are missing any jackets or lunchboxes or any other article of clothing parents can feel free to sign in and check the lost and found.
Then the PTO will clear the rest is if out before ski/skate break.
Calling All Parents- Original Art!
Let’s make some memories!
Truckee Elementary is holding a Spring fundraiser. The PTO and teachers will be working with all of your kids to create One-of-a-Kind artwork that will be made available in many forms of keepsakes that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Want something for Mother’s Day? Father’s Day? Memorabilia to celebrate for years to come? This is a great opportunity. And, the earned profits will go to Truckee Elementary PTO. WIN-WIN!
Our kids and their teachers will work together to get the artwork completed and submitted to the order website. Student submissions will be completed by February 29th. Once submitted and the gallery is setup, the website will open up for ordering items near the end of March. We will let everyone know the opening date and closing dates in future Cub News editions.
Watch in the coming weeks for updates and order information in the Truckee El Cub News from Principal Galles
Let’s celebrate our TES 2023/24 students!
TES Parent Survey
We have extended our Parent Survey to get more respondents. Please take the time to fill out this survey. We’re working to collect feedback on how to support our students and better involve parents here at Truckee Elementary. TES Parent Survey. Our goal is to have 100% parent participation in this survey so we get an accurate picture of how best to support. This survey will close February 9th.
TTUSD LCAP Feedback
Dear TTUSD Community,
We are seeking your feedback on the district’s performance! Your feedback will be incorporated into our annual update to complete the 2023-2024 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a state/county three-year plan which outlines goals, actions, services, and expenditures to drive positive student results. This is the third and final year of the current LCAP. We will use your feedback to update TTUSD LCAP goals and action plans to align with our newly adopted District Strategic Plan and will bring a proposed 2024-2027 LCAP to the board in June 2024.
You can view the current approved TTUSD LCAP on our website as a reference. One method of gathering input to drive the upcoming LCAP is through this anonymous TTUSD-specific survey developed by Hanover Research. It allows you to help the district’s continuous improvement process by providing feedback regarding your and your child’s experiences in TTUSD. The survey, which can be taken in English or Spanish, covers a broad range of topics and will take 10 - 15 minutes to complete. Please note the survey closes on February 9, 2024. Thanks in advance for your contributions!
Reading is SNOW much fun! Due: 3/1/24
Get ready to have snow much fun with some great books! During the February break, each time you read a book, write the title of the book on a snowflake (A chapter counts as a “book”). Fill in 5 snowflakes to complete the challenge. Be sure to have an adult at home sign your Reading Challenge form and turn it in by March 1, 2024 to receive a prize.
Bring completed form to school and turn it into your teacher
Have an adult take a photo of your form and email it to email@example.com
Ski PE at Tahoe Donner
TES has some awesome opportunities to do XC ski field trips with Tahoe Donner in February and March. Teachers will be sending these out electronically to their families. We will also have hard copies available in English and Spanish in the office. Here are the Sign Up Genius Links for TDXC field trips coming up Jan-March. Please fill out permissions for both dates that your child's classes will be xc skiing (if your class has 2 dates).
Piper/Haky-Smith- #1 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/775234907477?aff=oddtdtcreator
Sign up to be a volunteer driver:
If you would like to be a parent volunteer driver, we would love for you to start the process as early as possible. In order to start the process, please complete the Volunteer Clearance Application online. Make sure to attach a copy of your DMV Driving record and a copy of your Liability Auto Insurance for a minimum of $100,000/$300,000.
Who Wants to Work at Truckee El?
Want to earn some cash? Truckee El has several positions available. Parents in our Truckee Elementary community are encouraged to apply. Cheryl Pile's position as school secretary is open. The hours of the position are 10 am- 1:30 pm. We also have 1 recess coach position that we are looking to fill (Colleen O'Hanlan's Position). This is a hourly position from 11:15 am until 2:15pm. It is a great way to be part of our school community and be on the same schedule as your student. Please reach out to Mr. Galles if you are interested. The positions are posted at https://tahoetruckeeusd.teamtailor.com/
Information Regarding School Illness
We are entering the cold and flu season and in an effort to keep everyone healthy at school please remember to keep your student(s) home if they are sick. We recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing illness symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.
Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he/she/they has any of these symptoms:
Fever greater than 100ºF. Your child needs to stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
Vomiting: Your student may return to school once they’ve been 24 hours without vomiting
Cough and Cold Symptoms: Please keep your student home if they have worsening cough and cold symptoms.
To help prevent the flu and illness, teach your child good hygiene habits:
Wash hands, frequently, for 20 seconds with soap and water
Do not touch the eyes, nose, or mouth (the T-zone)
Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing. Use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
Remember to get your flu vaccine!
Please see the following links for symptoms and guidelines for common illnesses
Thank you in advance for helping to keep our school healthy.
TTUSD Health Services
Important Upcoming Dates
February 6- School Site Council 8:00 am- 8:50 am
February 7- XC Skiing (Storrud) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
February 8- XC Skiing (Flynn) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
February 9- XC Skiing (Blond/Reid) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
February 12- Palisades Alpine Ski Day 1st Grade Paras 9:00 am- 1:30 pm
February 13- XC Skiing (Piper/Haky-Smith and Maitia) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
February 13- Palisades Alpine Ski Day 1st Grade Garcia 9:00 am- 1:30 pm
February 14- XC Skiing (Perkins) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
February 16- Bobby Andrs Memorial Bookshelf Dedication- Library @ 8:30 am
February 16- XC Skiing (Perez) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
February 19-23- No School February Break
February 27- XC Skiing (Piper/Haky-Smith and Maitia) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
February 27- Palisades Alpine Ski Day Kindergarten 9:00 am- 1:30 pm
February 29- XC Skiing (Perkins) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
March 4- Palisades Alpine Ski Day 1st Grade Pierce 9:00 am- 1:30 pm
March 5- ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
March 5- Palisades Alpine Ski Day Kindergarten 9:00 am- 1:30 pm
March 6- Minimum Day Students out at 12:50 pm
March 7- XC Skiing (Fertitta) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
March 12- XC Skiing (Perez) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
March 14- XC Skiing (Flynn) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
March 22- XC Skiing (Richey) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
March 29- XC Skiing (Richey) 10:30 am-12:30 pm
April 1-5- No School Spring Break
April 16- ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
May 1- Minimum Day Students out at 12:50 pm
May 8- Combined PTO/ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
May 15- ELAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
May 16- June 8- CAASPP Testing @ TES 3rd-5th Grade
June 21- Last Day of School (with 5 snow days)
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