TLES Community Newsletter

February 3, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Eagles,

As you know this year's theme is "Growing Minds and Heart." Our intention with this theme was to continue to build strong relationships with students and families, and increase student engagement and family involvement knowing this would positively impact student performance. We implemented our HOT (Here on Time) program to improve attendance, launched our Eagle-I parent involvement program, implemented daily morning meetings to support social-emotional learning, focused on learning and implementing student engagement strategies within the classroom (Eduprotocols), and increased our social skills lessons and groups. In addition, we continue to work with our PTA to plan and provide family nights such as our (Trunk or Treat, Book Fair Night, Craft Night, and our upcoming Family Game Night and of course Louie Palooza!)

As a result, we have seen a decrease in tardies and low-level reports each month since the start of the year. Additionally, our iReady data shows that overall our schoolwide growth in reading and math is at our above the expected growth rate (more than 50% growth at the halfway mark). This is great news!!

To date, we have had approximately 20 family members participate in our Eagle-I program. But, we would love to increase that number as the more positive adults we have monitoring and supporting our students at school, the fewer discipline issues we tend to have. Additionally, we ask that families continue to communicate with teachers on ways to support learning at home including getting those iReady minutes done and reading daily. Don't forget to encourage your child to show what a good and kind person they are by being a good friend and a respectful student.

Lastly, thank you for respecting the fact that the loop by BASES is only to be used by those families who have been issued passes (BASES families or those with students with special needs). We also ask that you please not block the driveway behind the kinder building. Please use the pick-up loop in front of the school or find a designated parking spot in our lot or along the street for pick-up and drop-off.

Thank you as always for your support from home. Please reach out to our office if you are interested in volunteering or becoming one of our Eagle-I parents (we just ask for one volunteer day this year from each adult family member).

Take care,

Lani Russi

Principal, TLES

Upcoming Events

2/9 - Talent Show

2/10 - Spirit Day - Jersey Day: wear your favorite jersey

2/14 - Spirit Day - Love to Learn: wear red, white, pink, or lavender

2/15 - Movie Madness - Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

2/17-2/20 - President's Weekend - No School

2/21 - Garden Club

2/23 - Family Game Night

3/20-3/24 - Book Fair

3/23 - TLES Open House / Book Fair Night

4/14 - Louie Palooza

Movie Madness - 2/15/23 Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

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Traffic Safety

At TLES safety is our first priority. With that in mind, we would like to ask once again that families please remember:

* Please reduce speed when driving near the school and particularly through the pick-up and drop-off loop.

* Please use the crosswalks. We still have parents darting through traffic oftentimes with their children in tow. This is extremely dangerous and does not model how we would want students to safely cross a street.

* Please obey traffic laws including not double parking. Just because the parking lot is full does not allow you to block others in. If you get to the lot after all spaces are filled you will need to get in line to drive through the loop or park on the street and walk to pick up students.

* Please ensure your car does not cross over into the crosswalk in the loop or the streets. Your bumper should meet the limit line, not cross it.

Families often ask us why our traffic seems so congested and the answer is that the school was built as a neighborhood school where most students would walk. However, since most of our families choose to drive students to school, we need to be patient and courteous and follow the safe and legal requirements to keep everyone safe.

Please note: The back two rows of the parking lot will be blocked off to prevent students from being dropped off and picked up in the parking lot. Students may only be picked up in the loop. If families need or want to park and walk to meet their students at the gate, you may pull through in lane 2 and then turn left into the lot, park, and walk your student to the crosswalk and across. Or, you will need to wait in the first lane line (lane closest to the curb) to drop off. Additionally, the loop near BASES is only intended for use by our special needs and BASES students who were given passes. If you do not have a pass, we ask that you please do not drop off or pick up in that area. If your student rides a bike or scooter to and from school please ensure they were a safety helmet.

TLES School Schedule

Gates open at 8:35 AM. Please do not drop children off prior to 8:35 AM as there will not be supervision for them unless enrolled in our BASES program.

Daily Schedule for Grades 1-5: M, T, Th, F 8:50 AM-3:15 PM

Wednesdays: ALL STUDENTS TK-5 attend 8:50 AM-12:55 PM

TK and Kinder Early Birds attend M, T, Th, F from 8:50 AM-12:55 PM

Wednesdays 8:50 AM-12:55 PM

TK and Kinder Late Birds attend M, T, Th, F from 10:25-2:30 PM

Wednesdays 8:50 AM-12:55 PM

**Please note start and end times are 5 minutes earlier this year than in years past.**

The first bell rings at 8:45 AM and the tardy bell rings at 8:50. STUDENTS SHOULD BE IN CLASS IN THEIR SEATS BY 8:50. Please help us limit the tardies by leaving earlier and getting to school on time.

H.O.T.! (Here on Time) Incentive

In an effort to incentivize being here on time, classes with no tardies all week will be put in a drawing and the winning class will leave for lunch 5 minutes earlier every day the next week. Please help your students to prepare all of their things the night before (lunches, shoes, backpack, charged ipads, water bottle, et) and try to arrive when gates open at 8:35 AM.


Get and Stay Connected

We highly encourage you to sign up for our text reminders. They are helpful for everything from Modified and spirit day reminders, to important updates.

Please sign up to be in the group of your oldest child.


TK/Kinder: text @tleskinder to 81010

1st grade: text @tlesfirst to 81010

2nd grade: text @tlessecond to 81010

3rd grade: text @tlesthird to 81010

4th grade: text @tlesfourth to 81010

5th grade: text @tlesfifth to 81010

Running Club: text @tlesrun to 81010

Care Solace

TVUSD is in partnership with Care Solace to assist with accessing mental health and
substance abuse services. Please feel free to utilize this resource as
well. Contact the Care Concierge team 24/7 at 888-515-0595, email at, or visit our district's link:

*Please note that if there is an emergency, please call 911.