Friday Facts

Friday Facts

September 14, 2018

Fall Conferences and Minimum Days
Fall Conferences will be held September 24-28. Your child’s teacher will contact you regarding sign up times. Monday through Friday will also be minimum days. Dismissal is 1:19 pm. Please make any necessary arrangements to have your child picked up on time.

Coin-a-Day Challenge
Let's build our classroom libraries at our Book Fair! This week, we are challenging students to dig under the cushions and find any and all spare change to donate for our Coin-a-Day Challenge:

Monday - Pennies
Tuesday - Nickels
Wednesday - Dimes
Thursday - Quarters
Friday - All coins!

The classes that raise the most will get a special treat!

Book Fair-Save the Date!
Myford will be hosting our annual Book Fair in conjunction with Fall Conference Week. September 24-28. More details to follow!

School Site Council
Congratulations and THANK YOU to Brittney Brockett, Angie Daftary, Karina Liu, Trisha Morgan, and Christine Patchen, who will serve as the parent representatives for our SSC 18-19.

Our first meeting will be Monday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Start With Hello
Start with Hello! This program, started by the Sandy Hook Promise, enables students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way. We will kick of the week at Monday assembly and encourage students to introduce themselves to one new person a day. Then we’ll end the week with our first Spirit Day – Wear GREEN!

Children’s Business Fair
One of our own Myford students is involved with the Children’s Business Fair, which inspires children to discover their inner entrepreneur. The largest entrepreneurship event for kids in North America, this one-day market gives children the opportunity to showcase their very own businesses. If you are interested in taking part for the October 1st event at the Santa Ana Art Walk, please save your spot. Contact Michelle Leek at for more information.

Dino Dash 2018
Register by September 30th for a chance to have lunch with Mrs. Fairchild!

* Update: We have almost 100 already registered! We currently have one of the HIGHEST NUMBERS out of all TUSD Schools! I will invite one student to lunch for EVERY 100 that we register!

It's that time of the year! Join hundreds of Myford Mountain Lions and thousands of TUSD families and staff in the 28th Annual TPSF Dino Dash held on Sunday, November 4, 2018. All proceeds from the annual Dinosaur Dash benefit the non-profit Tustin Public Schools Foundation and local public schools. Every Myford registration comes back to Myford students.

PTO Membership
WE ARE ONLY $1,500 AWAY FROM OUR FIRST SURPRISE SCHOOL WIDE INCENTIVE EVENT! As a special THANK YOU, Lynn Wong Realty has generously donated Myford tote bags, and we are passing on that gift to all the families that have joined our PTO. One tote bag will be given per family and will be sent home with your child. If you have more than one child at Myford, the tote bag will be given to your oldest to take home to you. We will continue handing out tote bags to families that donate to our Membership Drive through the month of September. After September, the bags will be available for purchase for $5.00. We only have a limited supply, so please consider making a donation this month.

We have a new classroom in the lead for the Classroom Participation Challenge. Congratulations to Ms. Bruckler's 4th graders for having over 50% participation so far! The classroom challenge will continue through the month of September with the TOP THREE classrooms receiving pizza parties.

Stay Informed - UPDATED
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Save the Date: Upcoming Events
Sep 24-28 Fall Conferences and Book Fair: Minimum days all week
Oct 5 Staff Development: No students
Oct 18 School Picture Day
Oct 22-26 Red Ribbon Week
Oct 31 Halloween Parade
Nov 6-9 5th Grade Outdoor Education Camp
Nov 12 No school-Veteran’s Day

Nov 19-23 Thanksgiving Break