John Tuck Elementary School

December Newsletter 2021-2022


Dear John Tuck Community,

I hope this letter finds each of you well and that you had the chance to truly enjoy family during Thanksgiving. We are continuing to forge ahead with learning and school activities. We encourage all families to make nightly reading and math fact games a part of your routine. If you need suggestions or resources, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

Holiday Parade:

We launched a Holiday Parade last year that was a ton of fun! We are doing it again this year on Tuesday, Dec 14th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We will have candy canes for all the children and the first several kids to go through the parade will also receive a special gift!

Holiday Food Drive:

Our outstanding PTO Team headed by Michele Hyde and FAN Advocate Kelly Johnson are leading the charge to create comprehensive Holiday Care and Food Baskets. Thank you for donating to these baskets as we teach our students about the value of giving to others in need!

Free Breakfast and Lunch:

This is a friendly reminder that all students can get free breakfast and lunch on any school day.

Family Access Network:

Does your child or family have additional needs during this holiday season? Please let us know and we can connect you with our F.A.N. Advocate, Kelly Johnson to get you plugged in with resources.

Thanks for all you do to support your child and the greater John Tuck Community. We wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas. #allinforallkids

Yours in Service,

Dusty Porter


John Tuck Elementary – Go Tornados!

Gylling’s Greeting

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” -William Arthur Ward

Happy December Tuck families! This month, students are learning about kindness. Teaching kindness in schools increases students’ abilities to: form meaningful relationships with peers, have a greater sense of belonging, feel valued, and have improved self-esteem. During their social/emotional lessons, students will learn what kindness looks/sounds like, attributes of a person that exudes kindness, and simple ways to spread kindness to others. Below is a great resource that has additional ways to spread kindness, both in your family and local community.

Happy Holidays to you and your family! ~Mrs. Gylling

A Message from our FAN Advocate

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A MESSAGE FROM OSU Extension Service

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We are focusing our food drive on healthy and filling foods from all five food groups. Only non-perishable food in sturdy packaging (cans, boxes, bottles – no glass!) No open packages, expired food, or homemade goodies, please.

We are also collecting coins and cash to go towards a gift card for each family to purchase perishable items (fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, etc.) for their holiday meal. The drive begins on Monday 11/29 and ends on Friday 12/10.

Please review the wish list on the back of this announcement & help us if you CAN!

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