Casimir Weekly Cougar Updates

January 20, 2023

Amazing Casimir Families, Please Enjoy Our Newsletter!!

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Support Casimir Afterschool Athletics!

Come support Casimir at Chipotle on Tuesday, January 24th from 5:00 - 9:00pm. Show the flyer below or use the code online to help support Casimir Afterschool Athletics.
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Casimir Flag Football Team

Are you interested in joining the Casimir flag football team? Come and sign up in Mr. Merrihew’s room 75. There will be a boys and girls team! All grades welcome. Tryouts will begin next week.
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Art Competition

The Student Council is hosting an art competition for Black History Month starting on February 1st and ending on the 14th. Art piece objectives are to imitate Jean Michel-Basquiat’s art style - an American artist who rose to success during the 1980s as part of the Neo-expressionism movement. Guidelines will be on a flier passed to your classroom in the near future.
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Casimir Esports Mario Kart

Esports will be doing tryouts for Mario Kart and four player team! Players practice Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch time in the Computer Lab - Room 47. The games are on Tuesdays after school which players need a Parent Permission slip for. More info to come! Go Cougars!

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Next SSC Meeting

The next School Site Council meeting will be Thursday, 2/2.
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Yearbooks are on sale until 3/3/23!

If you have not bought a yearbook yet and would like one, they are on sale until 3/3/23! Order yours today!
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TRADING CARD CLUB!

Come collect cards of all kinds with Mr. Sabo and Mr. Merrihew.

WEDNESDAYS after school in ROOM 75 (Mr. Merrihew's Room) from 3:20 - 4:20.

Permission slips are available in the office or from either Mr. Sabo or Mr. Merrihew.

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Math Club!

FRIDAYS from 3:20-4:20 in Room 75 (Mr. Merrihew)

Come elevate your mind with us!

Be sure to pick up a permission slip in the office.

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Ping Pong Club!

Ping Pong Club is on Mondays and Thursdays after school from 3:20 to 4:00pm. Pick up a permission slip in the office if you want to play.
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Casimir’s Crochet Crew!

Do you love to crochet? Or are you interested in learning? Join Casimir’s Crochet Crew! Crochet Club meets Tuesdays after school in room 52. Pick up a permission slip in the office. See Ms. Vuoso for more information.

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Homework Club!

Do you need a quiet place to do your work or do you need to use a Chromebook for your homework? Then come to Homework Club on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 3:20 - 4:00pm. Be sure to pick up a permission slip in the office!

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Greek and Roman Mythology Club

The Greek and Roman Mythology Club at Casimir is held on Thursdays at lunch in room 73.

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Helping Students Learn Newsletter - January 2023

Parents, check out the latest issue of Helping Students Learn for fantastic articles about helping your child reboot school habits, building student responsibility, boosting thinking skills with conversation, expectations that fit, talking in advance about ways to improve writing, encouraging active studying, middle schooler's moods, and addressing the way your child thinks.
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Free online tutoring now available to Californians

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that every Californian can now access free online tutoring available 24/7 through a new initiative offering homework help in every K-12 subject. Real-time homework help is now available "on the websites of any of the 1,130 local public libraries around the state," and at this link City of Torrance Library Tutoring Help. The pilot program led by the State Library offers assistance in Math, Language Arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. There’s no age limit to who can use the service. Adult learners can also access writing assistance, citizenship resources and other tools. You can use the online resource via smartphone, tablet or computer, so long as you're in the state of California.

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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 cook.lindsay@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. Lindsay our Attendance Clerk @ (310) 533-4498 ext. 4782

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

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Congratulations To Our Weekly Winners!

Sticker Pack Winners!

We have 2 Gotcha sticker pack winners today: Natalia Garcia and Kyra Guerrero! Congratulations! Please see Ms. Beasley in room 13 after school to choose your stickers.
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In-N-Out Winner!

Congratulations to Matthew Orozco! You won the weekly In-N-Out burger! Please see Ms. Beasley in room 13 after school to pick up your coupon.
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Q3 Gotcha Ticket Grand Prize!

All Gotcha tickets turned into the raffle prize boxes in the office from now through next Friday, 1/27, will be entered in our Q2 Grand Prize which is a brand new pair of shoes up to $100!!!
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Wellness Center/ Counselor Office

The Wellness center/ Counselor office is open everyday during lunch. Room 24
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See Something Say Something Reporting System Video

Parents and Students, please take time to watch this video about the See Something, Say Something Reporting System from the Whitehouse.

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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Stay in Contact!

Be sure to follow @CasimirMiddleSchool on Instagram!
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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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Calendar at a Glance

1/24 - Chipotle Fundraiser

1/27 - Dine & Dash (tentative - based on # of parent volunteers)

1/27 - End of Q2

2/2 - Next SSC Meeting

2/13 - No School - Lincoln Day

2/20 - No School - President's Day