December Newsletter 2023
Message from Dr. Tunney
Dear TLC Families,
December is always such an exciting time at school, and I am looking forward to seeing you all and enjoying the season together at our upcoming Winter Program performances, classroom celebrations, and more! Please check the calendar of dates in this newsletter to see all we have planned. And don't forget -- TLC will have Winter Break from Monday, December 18th - Monday, January 9th. We wish all families a peaceful and joyful time away from school.
This month is also a time of looking back to reflect on the Fall and the start of the 2023-24 school year. There is so much we have accomplished together since August: opening the TLC Community Library (THANK YOU to parents and friends for your hard work and time!), settling in to our new classrooms at Site 2, welcoming new staff and students into our TLC community, and continuing to work hard and learn together to make sure each, every, and all students can grow and thrive in our inclusive learning setting. We are grateful to families and friends for your ongoing support and commitment for the benefit of our students.
My very best wishes to everyone for a joyful end to 2023.... and here's to inspiration, love, and joy in 2024!
Our read-a-thon is still going strong! If you haven’t already signed your child up, there’s still time! Just click this link to get started! The last day is Monday, December 11th
This event not only raises funds for our school, but encourages reading and builds literacy skills. Combined with our virtual book fair with Paper Pie, it's a perfect time to both support our school and your child's learning.
Virtual Book Fair Ends December 15th!
Speaking of reading, our Paper Pie book fair is live until December 17th. This is a great opportunity to refresh your child’s book collection at home and support our school's new library since every purchase will receive a 50% match in product credit.
Click this link to start shopping!
2024/25 Enrollment & Information Sessions
It’s already enrollment time! All students both new and already attending TLC need to enroll for the 2024/25 school year by March 1, 2024.
Please also fill out the "Intent to re-enroll" form sent home with your child at your earliest convenience. These forms are incredibly important to our school and we appreciate you taking the time to fill them out.
New families can learn more about our school at our upcoming info sessions:
Friday, December 8th, 9:00 am @ Site 1 (1130 E Walnut Ave. Orange, CA 92867
Friday, December 15th, 9:00 am @ Site 2 (250 S Yorba St. Orange, CA 92869
🔸 Mobile Eye Clinic - December 8th
On December 8th our community partner, Lestonic Clinic, will be on campus for free eye exams. For consent forms or questions please contact Ms. Yesica (email@example.com)
🔸Winter Camp January 2nd - 5th
Winter Camp is available at January 2nd - 5th at Site 1 (1130 E Walnut Ave. Orange, CA 92867).
To register, please make sure to call the main office (657-284-5228) by December 15th.
🔸 Winter Performances
Site 1 (Walnut Ave.) 9:00 am | Site 2 (Yorba) 1:30 pm
🔸 Class Parties - December 15th
If you have any questions or would like more information on donating supplies or volunteering please contact your child’s teachers.
🔸 Trolly Food Distribution
December 15th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm @ Site 1 on Walnut Ave.
🔸 Lost & Found
Please be sure to check the lost and found for your child’s jackets, water bottles, or lunch boxes. Anything unclaimed will be donated to families in need on December 15th.
🔸 Learning Packets
Keep an eye our for the special winter packets we’re sending home to help your kids stay engaged with learning during winter break.
If you'd like to further support our school please consider contributing to our new library! On our wish list we have book series, sensory area toys, and practical items that will ensure our library is running smoothly. Thank you for your support!
Staff Highlight - Mrs. Puccini
Hello TLC friends and family! Today we’re highlighting one of TLC’s newest additions - our interim principal, Mrs. Puccini!
Hello Mrs, Puccini! So what exactly do you do at TLC? I'm the interim principal. I am the first one here and the last one to leave. I make sure everyone is safe and has what they need. I work with everyone to make sure the school runs smoothly.
What do you love about being in education? I love students! I love seeing students learn new things and get excited when they discover something new.
What do you like to do for fun? I love staying home with my husband and three big rescue dogs.
Fun fact: My favorite time of year to travel is winter so I can visit Christmas markets.
Favorite kids book: Alice in Wonderland
Favorite food: Anything my husband makes
Anything else you’d like to share? I'm so happy to be here at TLC. It's been wonderful getting to know the students are their families. It's also been fun reconnecting with several of my former students from El Modena and are now TLC staff or parents.