THE's Weekly eBlast

December 4, 2016

Principal Message


We certainly had a busy week returning from Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to the next few weeks with the students finalizing their goals for this first semester. Students and Staff are working hard to accomplish goals and achieving academic success.

I am proud to work with our staff, students, and parents here at Tuscany.

On a safety note, as we approach the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I wanted to mention a few safety concerns that staff and parents have shared with me recently. Please be cautious with parent drop off and pick up. We have staff on duty at 7am in the front office. Prior to this time, your child is unattended. There is not a guarantee a staff member will be here prior to 7am, and if so, it is their time in their classroom/work area. Please use curbside to drop students off in the car lane. We have seen students dropped off in the parking lot at the crosswalk to avoid the line. This is not a safe practice due to the high volume of vehicles in the morning. Thank you for understanding we want all students to be safe.

We wish everyone a wonderful December!

Thank you,

Tara Bailey


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Upcoming Events

Now- December 9th- Toy Drive to support our Partner School, Olmos Elementary

Wrap Days, Dec. 7th and Dec. 9th; Delivery to Olmos Elementary on Dec. 12th.

December 6th- PTA Meeting, 4th Grade Performs

December 9th- Learning Labs

December 12th- Last day to order 5th grade Tshirts

December 21st- Last Day of 1st Semester

Winter Parties:

Kinder- 9:05-9:50

1st- 11:35-12:20





January 5th- Students return from Winter Break Holiday

January 12th- Class/Group Pictures

January 16th- Student/Staff Holiday- Martin Luther King Jr

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Pack 89

The Pack 89 Bear Den dropped off half of the THE Halloween candy donation to the SAPD last night! They were surprised at the volume and very thankful!

PTA News

Toy Drive – Please donate toys until December 9th. This is a great way for all of us to synergize and help out the kids at our Partners in PTA school. Please turn in new, unwrapped toys to our collection box in the entryway foyer. Appropriate gifts should be for the elementary school age, for boys or girls. Some examples- Barbies, hot wheels, dolls, trucks, Barbie/doll clothes, sports balls, stuffed animals and board games. We know that anything from the heart will be a wonderful treat for these sweet kids. Thanks so much for helping us with this fun drive!


Order your 5th Grade Class T-shirt NOW! ALL ORDERS DUE BY MONDAY 12/12!

Celebrate your 5th grader's final year at Tuscany with a special 5th Grade Class T-shirt, to be worn every Wednesday starting in January for WILD WEDNESDAY! Every student's name will be included on the back of the T-shirt! These shirts will The cost of the shirt is $15, tax included, and can be ordered online at (preferred method, pay with credit card/PayPal) or with the attached paper form (cash/check). Forms were also sent home in backpacks. Parents are encouraged to purchase a shirt as well! Proceeds help pay for the End of Year Party, and T-shirts will be delivered to your child's classroom after Winter Break.

It's a RACE to the RACE! Are you "SELLING" Run For The Heights race registrations??? The registration contests are going on NOW and you can earn cool rewards at the student, class, and grade levels. We are excited about some of the new things we will do this year! The Fun Run is now even more fun with color! Don’t miss out on our registration discounts for families of three or more! Now through January 6, 2017, any family of three or more who registers with the orange paper form, or online, will receive a $15 discount. This offer is only good through January 6, 2017. Give the gift of health this holiday season, and register your loved ones for our 5K at

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY! -Toy Gift Wrapping - It's a Win-Win! You earn community service hours while helping another student! In addition to shopping for toys for our partners at Olmos Elementary, students can earn Community Service hours by wrapping those gifts. Come on Wednesday, December 7 or Friday, December 9 to the PTA Room in the 3rd grade hallway after school from 2:40 pm – 4:00 pm. A parent must be signed up with his/her student(s). Look for a link to volunteer spot for sign up coming soon. You may sign up another student if you have that student’s car dismissal tag. If you would like to donate a roll of "kids" wrapping paper, please bring it to the Front Office or with you to volunteer.

Greenbacks- Help THE Tigers earn pajama day before the Winter Break! We are only $280 from the first goal of $5000! Please remember Tuscany Heights PTA for your end of year giving. It is 100% tax deductible. You can give online at


Parents, with the cooler months upon us our Lost and Found is quickly filling up with students' lost sweaters and jackets. Please remember to label your child's most frequently lost items (water bottles, lunch boxes and jackets) so we can return them to it's rightful owner. All items will be on display in the rotunda on December 6th before and after our next General PTA meeting.

***Please note all unclaimed Lost and Found items will be donated during Christmas break.

Lunchroom volunteers needed!

We are recruiting volunteers to help in the cafeteria during lunch rotations. A special request is for the Kinder-2nd classes that eat between10:40-12. Please visit THE Volunteers SignUp to learn more.

Faculty Favorites are LIVE online! Check out the favorites of our teachers and staff by visiting the PTA website. You can access it by “Helpful links” and then “Favorite Things” or by clicking

T.H.E. PTA ONLINE STORE IS STILL OPEN! – You can still go online donate to Greenbacks and help us reach our goal of $8,000 and join PTA! Go to

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website

Run for the Heights Website

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link

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