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October 17, 2011
Tesoro Newsletter 09-07 -11
September 7, 2011 Office 661 294-5380
Issue #3 Child Care 661 294-5381
Mary McKeon Post, Principal Fax 661 294-1461
DATES TO REMEMBER
Message from Mrs. Post….
Many people in our community are interested in improving their English language skills. Help us connect the need to the solution; spread the word about these 3 upcoming fall classes. When we start the fall semester, we will have 2 weeks to fill up these classes. Our fee-based program depends on your help. Some of you can tell your SUMMER students about these.
Conversational English and American Culture
This class is designed to engage students in listening and speaking activities related to real life settings in order to help develop fluency of spoken English. Students will master patterns of spoken American English through the study of pronunciation, tone, and conversation strategies. This class emphasizes the practical use of English and components of American culture. This class is open to anyone. However, the course content is more appropriate for intermediate and high-level English language learners.
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; 6 sessions:
Sept 7 to Oct 12 / Fee: $49
Instructor: Peggy Khoury
Location: Bonelli Hall 13 @ COC
Reading and Writing in English
This course focuses on reading and vocabulary building. Topics include finding the topic, guessing meaning from context, skimming, scanning, basic dictionary use, and increasing vocabulary through understanding root words. Students will then use their understanding to write sentences and paragraphs.
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; 6 sessions;
Sept 6 to Oct. 11 / Fee: $49
Instructor: Jeffrey Bretz
Location: Bonelli Hall 306
Talk This Way
Accent Reduction for ESL Students
This class focuses on accent reduction for non-native speakers of English. This introductory course provides students with samples of relaxed, American English that reflect everyday activities. This class will cover discrete sounds as well as stress and intonation, aural discrimination, and sound pattern reproduction.
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; 6 sessions;
Oct. 12 to Nov. 16 / Fee: $49
Instructor: Thomas Rix
Location: Bonelli Hall 306
Kevin G. Kistler, Ed.D., J.D.
Dean, Instructional Support /College of the Canyons
Please remember to call the office before 9:00 a.m. the morning that your student will be absent from school. The State of California requires a specific reason, "not feeling well" or "sick" are not acceptable. Please let us know if your child has a cold, is vomiting, is out of town, etc.
LIBRARY NEWS FROM MRS. SQUIRES
It is time to turn in your Summer Reading Forms. The deadline is Friday, Sept 2nd. If you don't have a Summer Reading Form you may list the books that you read on a sheet of notebook paper, but be sure to print your name and your teacher's name at the top of the page and have your parents sign the list. Any book that students read alone, with a parent, or to someone else, counts toward their Summer Reading Total.
Your librarian is on the web. For library information visit the Tesoro Tiger Tales Wiki: [Click to view link] For information about the reading, writing and sharing of children's books, read my blog - All About the Books: [Click to view link]
SAY CHEESE!! Tuesday, September 13th is School Picture Day. Order forms will be coming home next week.
JOG-A-THON 2011 – OCTOBER 26TH
It's that time again to plan for our 2011 Running for a Reason Jog-a-thon! Tesoro's main fundraiser remarkably raised $32,000 last year, but we hope to reach the $45,000 goal in 2011!
What we need now?
1) Corporate Sponsors to provide a tax-deductible donation of $250 or more. In return, your company logo will be placed on the back of over 600 event day t-shirts, a banner in front of the school and publicly recognized in the school newsletter and PTA website.
2) Committee Members to plan this fun but vital event!
Interested persons please contact Lisa Maloney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for the jog-a-thon flier in the Tuesday folder!!
PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Catch the wave, join the PTA!!!
Aloha Tesoro Tigers, welcome back to another great year at Tesoro. Did you know that because of your collaborative efforts, the Tesoro PTA provides our school and your child with all types for programs, assemblies, field trips, family events and much more. Don’t get left out! Support our school’s programs and catch the wave, join the PTA. Everyone and anyone can join.
Mahalo (Thank You)
It's Easy... just shop, swipe your card & earn!
Ralphs Community Contribution Program was designed to make fundraising the easiest in town by simply using your Ralphs rewards card.
- Simply register your Ralphs rewards Card online at www.ralphs.com and link it to Tesoro del Valle Elementary through the Community Contribution Program.
- Individual purchases will begin counting towards our school within 72 hours of registering the individual rewards Cards on-line.
- Every time a member shops for groceries and swipes their card, Tesoro Elementary automatically starts earning a rebate. You will be able to see at the bottom of your receipt that a portion is being sent to Tesoro.
Even if you have registered previously, you must re-register every September 1st.
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