October 16, 2016
I hope the weekend finds you well. This week is our final week of focus on the positive character trait of Trustworthiness. A trustworthy person is reliable and can be counted on for anything. On Friday, we will have our awards assembly to recognize students who exemplified the quality in some special way. All are welcome to attend.
Last week, I wrote a little about how our mindset can affect our achievement and sense of satisfaction in life. Take a look at this short YouTube video: Carol Dweck, A Study on Praise and Mindsets. It might impact how you interact with your child.
October 20 is the Great Shake Earthquake Drill. Parents, take this opportunity to review earthquake safety at home. Make sure you have enough supplies on hand to last a few weeks without support. Check the supplies in your car. You should have an emergency kit along with some food, water, walking shoes, a flashlight and a blanket. TUSD will have a district wide earthquake drill so staff and students can practice safety procedures. I remind you to STAY OFF CAMPUS in the event of an emergency. Remain calm. Come to the front of the school. Check out your child(ren) from the check-out gate with your I.D. After checking out, your child(ren) will be brought to the reunion gate and you can leave. Your on-line emergency information MUST be up to date. I recommend including the names of as many people as you trust to collect your child in the event of any type of emergency.
Red Ribbon Week will begin on Friday with a kick-off after our Trustworthy Awards. For those of you who don’t know, Red Ribbon week is a time when we raise awareness of the destruction that drugs cause in ourselves if we use them and in our communities. The theme this year is: YOLO. Be Drug Free. (YOLO means, you only live once.) PTA has organized some activities to support our awareness campaign. Thank you PTA!
Textbook Access from Home: The digital version of the Wonders language arts textbook should now be available for your use at home. Students can access the digital version of the textbook one of the following ways.
1. Go to connected.mcgraw-hill.com Students will login using IDfirstname.lastname@example.org for the username, and ID# and two capital letters for the password.
2. Students can also access the link on the eTUSD homepage. After logging into eTUSD, click on the link on the homepage, that says Elementary Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts- Digital textbook links. Then, click on the McGraw-Hill Connect ED link. Students will login using IDemail@example.com for the username, and ID# and two capital letters for the password.
Super Saturday has been changed. This year, we will have SUPER SUNDAY on November 6! Mark your calendar and show up to help spiff up the school by building, raking, washing and repairing. Everyone is welcome!
Sketchers Pier to Pier Walk: We have only 12 participants so far. Please sign up and walk. It’s FUN and good for the kids to participate in healthy community activities. Plus, the school receives a financial benefit! Go on-line and join the Seaside PTA Team today.
Enjoy your Sunday!