Casimir Weekly Cougar Updates

May 6, 2022

Parents/ Guardians, please enjoy the latest AMAZING Casimir news!

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State Testing Starts This Monday!!

Testing will be 5/9 - 5/26!

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During Testing: Tuesdays will be Regular Schedule & Fridays will be Late Start

3 REGULAR SCHEDULE TUESDAYS for testing: 5/10, 5/17 & 5/24


3 LATE START FRIDAYS for testing: 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27

To help your child do the very best they can on the test, here are some Great Testing Tips!

  1. Be present. Please make sure your child is at school every day and on time for testing. If you must remove your child from school please avoid appointments from 10:00 to 1:00 Monday through Thursday.

  2. Be ready. Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and has a healthy breakfast. Keeping the body and mind in good working order is essential for your child to function at their highest level.

  3. Be Positive. Please help us support us in communicating that testing is important and that they should try their best every day.

  4. Be prepared. Dress in appropriate but comfortable clothing (Still no pajamas), a water bottle, their regular school work and books, and bring a pair of headphones or earbuds but no wireless devices (or use our classroom sets).


Thank you for all your support!

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Phone Usage

There has been an unacceptable increase in people using their phones against the CMS phone policy. Video and pictures are NEVER allowed and phones are not to be used during class time without teacher permission in or outside of class. Phones will be banned school wide if this continues.
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Save the Date for Casimir Open House on 5/31!

We're excited to invite everyone to Casimir's Amazing Spring Open House on 5/31 where you will have an opportunity to visit your child's classes and see some of the wonderful accomplishments that your child has been working on in each of their classes. We're looking forward to seeing you all here soon. Thank you!


Open House Tentative Agenda:

  • 5:00pm: Choir/ Band
  • 5:40pm: PTSA meeting
  • 6:00pm Class Visits
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Congratulations Casimir Speech and Debate Club!

Congratulations on great TUSD Ted Talks!! You all did amazing!
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Congratulations Casimir ESports Team!

Congratulations to Casimir’s ESports team as they crushed Richardson Middle School 4 games to 2 in Super Smash and took the win in Mario Kart.
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Volleyball Schedule *UPDATED

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Class Spirit Competition

This is the LAST quarter for the class colors competition. Let's keep the spirit going on strong! The winning class will win a Yogurtland party!


The top three classes with the most school spirit are Hollon, Rice, and Lee! June 3 is the last day for class counting.

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Did you know?

School Nurse Day & California Teacher’s Day is Wednesday, May 11th.
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Social Media Resources for Parents!

Parents, please check out these social media resources. The first link below is "Media Moms and Digital Dads: Fact-not-Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age," a previous presentation in the speaker series. The second link below is to a speaker series called "Left To Our Own Devices; Healthy Device & Good Digital Citizenship Skills Management for Adolescents, Teens, and Adults" on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.


Please click the links below for more information.

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Win a car!

Torrance Education Foundation 18th Annual Spectacular Car Raffle


Tickets: $40 each

For every ticket sold, Casimir earns $20. Help us raise money to purchase a new electronic marquee. See district flyer link below for all raffle details.

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Torrance Education Foundation Dinner

Torrance Education Foundation dinner is on May 20. You can purchase tickets at TEF4KIDS.org

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CombatBot Battle and Lego Obstacle Course Competition

Please see the flyer link below for the annual CombatBot Battle and Lego Obstacle Course competition at Hull Middle School on Friday, May 20th. It is from 6-8 pm. It is open to all K-12 TUSD students. Please contact Ron Ambro (ambro.ronald@tusd.org) for questions regarding the CombatBot Battle and Jan Coward (coward.jan@tusd.org) for questions regarding the Lego Obstacle Course.
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College Fair

There will be a College Fair at Torrance High School on Saturday, May 21st, from 10:00am - 1:00pm.
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Helping Students Learn - May 2022 Issue

Parents, please look through the May issue of Helping Students Learn for articles about summer journaling, finishing strong, positive discipline, life skills, helping and pushing, summer reading, civil discussions, parent-child bonds, and summer safety.
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Congratulations to some of our Gotcha ticket snack winners for this week!!

Sofia Santiago

Kaylnne Asahara

Chloe Ahn

Emily Shibata

Sydney Matsumoto


Please see Ms. Beasley in Room 13 for your snacks!

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Congratulations to our Q3 Win a Book winners!

Ayesha Bholat

Danielle Hwang

Madison Brammer

Savannah Haywood

Anthony Lopez

Kyle Chin


Please see Ms. Beasley in room 13 to choose your book.

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Congratulations to one of our weekly Torrance Bakery cookie winners!

Sandy Vazquez


Please see Ms. Beasley in room 13 for your prize!

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Congratulations to our weekly In-N-Out burger coupon winners!

Addyson Begonia

Jimmie Stewart


Please see Ms. Beasley in room 13 for your prize!

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Congratulations to our weekly sticker pack winners!

Bernice Casimiro

Kan Vanichchayasakul


Please see Ms. Beasley in room 13 for your prize!

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Quarter 4 Gotcha Ticket Prizes - Enter now!

Bowling Passes

Lunch with the Assistant Principal

Large Pizza for You and Your Friends

Win a Book

Shakey's 7" Pizza

Mini Bundt Cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes

Win a Book


Free In-N-Out Burger Coupon - Winners chosen every week!

Free Torrance Bakery Cookie Coupon - Winners chosen every week!

Sticker Pack - Winners chosen every week!

Snacks - Winners chosen every week!

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Thank you for following the Cougar Code!

Be safe!

Be responsible!

Be respectful!

Be successful!

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Cougar Kudos!

At Casimir we all follow the Cougar Code! We are safe, responsible, respectful and successful in everything we do. We created an opportunity for students to publicly acknowledge and recognize one of their peers for demonstrating our Cougar Code in a positive way! Your Cougar Kudos will be shared on the weekly Casimir newsletter.


Please click this for the Cougar Code Kudos form to fill out. There is a Cougar Kudos folder in the office to turn in the form too if you prefer to write on paper!

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Counselor's Corner

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Please reach out to our School Counselor or School Therapist for any mental health needs:

School Counselor

Ms. Hunnel (Room 24)

hunnel.stephanie@tusd.org

(310) 533-4498 ext. 4711


School Therapist

Ms. Thatcher, AMFT (Room 42)

thatcher.taylor@tusd.org

(310) 533-4498 ext. 4784


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Drop Off/ Pick Up Support

Parent/ Guardians,

Your support during drop off/ pick up time is requested. Please be mindful of all posted street signs in the neighborhood and make every best effort to be respectful of our community by keeping all driveways accessible.

Thank you!

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Casimir Facebook Page

Please take a moment to join our Facebook Page! You can find us at @CasimirMiddle
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Quick Guide to Reporting Student Absences

Quick Guide to Reporting Student Absences


Reporting student absences has always been important but even more so now with students back at school with COVID-19 protocols being in place. If/When your student is absent please notify us via email by sending an absence note with the following information to esqueda.jessica@tusd.org


Absence Notes should include:

1. Date

2. Name of your Child

3. Date of absence

4. Reason for absence (if out due to illness please specify what symptoms your child is having)

5. Parent/Guardian Name & Relationship (absence notes can only be accepted from Primary Guardians listed in PowerSchool)

6. Phone Number where you can be reached


If you have any questions or concerns you can always reach out to Ms. Jessica our Attendance Clerk @ (310) 533-4498 ext. 4782

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Reminder about Dress Code

Reminder - All students must follow the school dress code. In part, shirts must cover the midriff and shoulders, you may not have wallet chains, and baseball caps must be worn forward. Please see your Student Planner for the complete dress code.
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Math Club

Math Club will be meeting every Friday from 3:10 - 4:10 from now through March.

Room 75 (Mr. Merrihew)

Come and elevate your mind!

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Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate will meet every Monday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m after school in room 63. Please have your parent send an email to Mrs. Stoll (stoll.julie@tusd.org) or stop by room 63 to get a permission slip, if you would like to join. See you then!
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Ping Pong Afterschool on Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Do you have Ping-Pong skills?


Come one, come all to Rm #81 to join Mr. Rose's Ping Pong Club afterschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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School Site Council

Our next School Site Council meeting will be on May 12, 2022.
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Calendar at a Glance

5/10 - No Late Start = Regular Schedule

5/10 - Volleyball Game - Casimir vs Magruder at Casimir

5/12 - Next SSC Meeting

5/13 - Late Start Schedule

5/13 - End of P4

5/17 - No Late Start = Regular Schedule

5/17 - Volleyball Game - Casimir vs Hull at Casimir

5/19 - Volleyball Game - Casimir vs Bert Lynn at Casimir

5/20 - Late Start Schedule

5/21 - College Fair at Torrance High School

5/24 - No Late Start = Regular Schedule

5/24 - Volleyball Game - Casimir vs Richardson at Casimir

5/27 - Late Start Schedule

5/31 - Casimir Open House

6/4 - Volleyball - West High Tournament