Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

September 25, 2019

So Much Coming Up...

With the change of season comes the change in attire. We will have outdoor recess even in some rain and wind, so please be sure your child brings a jacket or raincoat to school so they are prepared. We also have a number of field trips and school events coming up, so please be on the lookout for permission slips so you don't miss a deadline. Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events list below.

If you'd like to attend a field trip or classroom event or party during the school day, please be sure to complete your volunteer application online at www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us and follow the links under Volunteers. This is a school district requirement that must be completed each school year. Once you receive approval, it is valid for the whole school year, so get it done now and be ready for the event you want to attend.

PTO is planning the Halloween Carnival for October 25th from 6-9pm. This is a very fun event for the whole family, but as with most events, it's also a lot of work to put on. So if you are interested in helping, we would appreciate it! We need help setting up, working the booths, and with clean up. Please be on the look out for sign up sheets from your child's classroom or call the office and let us know you'd like to help! We appreciate all of our families and all that you do to make these events possible.

Our big cash raffle fundraiser is also beginning. The tickets are $20 with 22 cash prize winners, winning up to the Grand Prize of $2500. Don't forget to purchase your ticket at the school office. This helps to support our PTO and sponsors many student activities, including field trips.

If you're interesting in becoming involved with our PTO (Parent Teacher Organzation), you are welcome to attend the meetings. The next meeting is October 15th. Also, be sure to "like" their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/TustumenaElementaryPto/.

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Upcoming Events


25th - Fifth Grade field trip to Seward

26th - Summer Reading Rewards swimming field trip

30th - Site Council Meeting 4pm


1st - Tustumena Shirt Orders are Due

9th - Fourth Grade field trip to Bear Creek

11th - Sixth Grade field trip to Seward

13th - Online Scholastic Book Fair starts

15th - PTO Meeting 4pm

16th - Early Release Day 2:05pm AND Picture Retakes

18th - No School/Inservice Day

21st - Book Fair Starts

22nd - Lynx Tracks Hay Tunnel - Grades K/1/2

23rd - Lynx Tracks Hay Tunnel - Grades 3/5

25th - Halloween Carnival 6-9pm

26th - Online Scholastic Book Fair Ends

29th - Lynx Tracks Hay Tunnel - Grades 4/6


1st & 4th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School for students

5th - Last Day of Book Fair

11th - No School

19th - PTO Meeting 4pm

25th - Site Council Meeting 4pm

28th & 29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School