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December 06, 2011
Tesoro Newsletter 11-08-11
DATES TO REMEMBER
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Message from Mrs. Post….
Fifth graders going to Camp Pali arrived at camp at approximately 9:45 a.m. Monday morning. Thank you, parents, who worked so hard to get your child ready for camp and got here on time to board the buses at seven a.m. Their departure went smoothly as planned by our wonderful teachers, Mrs. Lisa Craigie, Mrs. Melisa Ray, and Mrs. Michelle White! We look forward to more emails and photos in the next few days and their return on Thursday afternoon.
Our Reflections Reception last Wednesday was a celebration of our students and their unique gifts in the areas of literature, music, dance, art and photography. I hope you had a chance to see the student work on display. Teachers were invited to take their classes through the MPR on Thursday and Friday to view the beautiful work of our Tesoro students. I would like to once again extend a thank you to Mrs. Maria Fenelon and Mrs. Portia Guardado who worked so hard on the PTA Reflections contest. My thanks, too, to Mr. Polio who created the beautiful banner displayed above the stage and to all the judges who so kindly agreed to judge the Reflections entries. We hope to have their names as well as the Reflections honorees that will represent our school at the PTA Council level in our bulletin next week.
The word of character this month is Responsibility. Yesterday at broadcast I reminded students that it was their responsibility to do homework and put it in their backpack so that they had it for the next day. While the younger students might need some assistance at first, they can be taught to be responsible for their own homework. I’m hoping that through the broadcast each Monday morning that I can make suggestions that the students will remember and will help you at home as well.
Congratulations are extended to Mrs. Michelle White who has been chosen to be Tesoro’s honoree for the Santa Clarita Teacher Tribute this year. Each year, teachers at each site nominate a fellow teacher to be honored by the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation. It is well deserved and we wish Mrs. White a year filled with much deserved honors. Mrs. White will be honored at the College of the Canyons along with all the other teachers from each school in the Santa Clarita Valley. This special evening will be held in the spring at the COC Performing Arts Center. Congrats, Mrs. White.
As you know the state of California continues to make cuts to funding for the schools and we wait for more budget cuts in the next few months. Each day your child is out of school, no matter for illness or other reasons, the school loses approximately $30.00. After a recent Administration Meeting, it is apparent that we all need to join together to be sure that our students are here at school each day unless ill. We do not want your child here if they are ill but we do encourage them to be here rather than going on family vacations, trips to amusement parks, etc. If we have ten students absent, the school will lose $300.00 for that school day. Many of you already know that doctor and dental appointments need not be a full day out of school. Thank you for bringing your child to school and making arrangements to bring them back so school is not missed. Anything you can do to help us avoid loss of school funding is very much appreciated.
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.
Parents - Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 16th, 8:30 a.m., our new Superintendent Dr. Lucid and the new Chief Business Officer, Cynthia Shieh will be attending our PTA meeting. Come and learn more about our school district. Ask questions and show your support of Tesoro del Valle!
Volunteers needed - the yearbook needs volunteers during school events! Participation is easy as you attend our school events, please share and take a few extra pictures for yearbook consideration.
The yearbook committee’s goal is to involve as many Tesoro families to share the wonderful pictures captured during school events. Every picture shared will contribute to the creation of a diverse representation of the children in the yearbook. Not to mention the excitement from the kids and parents alike looking for pictures they took in the yearbook.
If you have pictures to share, please leave them in the PTA Yearbook mailbox and email us at Tesoro.firstname.lastname@example.org If you have questions, or are interested in joining the committee and participate at events as time allows, we have CDs for you to transfer files.
Thank you and looking forward to a fun year,
Christina & Louis Polio
Keep sending in your BoxTops! Our next collection date is December 16. Look for the details of our next contest coming soon.
A great big thank you to our local Albertson's for donating the popsicles for our last BoxTops contest.
Don't forget you can earn BoxTops while shopping
online. Go to boxtops4education.com and shop your favorite local retailers. Print out a copy of "Your Earnings" page and send it in with your BoxTops to your child's class, and we'll count online BoxTops towards the contest.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS BINS
The PTA could use a little help from you to prepare your kids for an emergency. We are gathering supplies for our disaster bin and could use notepads and colored pencils. Many stores currently have these items on clearance for as low as 25 cents. These supplies will be used to give your children something to do as they face a potentially lengthy wait for parents or others you may have designated to pick them up from school. If you are able to help, please send the items in with your children clearly marked for the PTA Disaster Bin.
Thank you, TaShera Jenkins
TURBO TIGERS RUNNING CLUB IS BACK
Every Friday at lunch, weather permitting. Please remind your children to bring their necklaces every Friday. Volunteers needed from 11:30-1:15 on Fridays.
If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Begley: email@example.com
For the month of November, we will be collecting flour, sugar, salt, baking mixes or evaporated milk. This year, we will also be collecting personal hygiene items. These items should be new and unopened. All items can be dropped off in the food bins in the MPR. Thank you for your participation.
Susan Daymude, Food Drive Coordinator
Parents, in an effort to keep you more updated on things happening at our school, we have created a Tesoro del Valle PTA Facebook page. Please like us to see updates and learn more.
Our Website is updated! Please visit – http://www.teacherweb.com/CA/Tesorodelvalle
Elementary/TesorodelVallePTA/apt9.aspx. You’ll find our school calendar, PTA updates, forms, flyers, and more!
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