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The TRE Ohana Update

Monthly News from Tustin Ranch Elementary

Message from Mrs. Denny

Hello Cool Coyotes,

 

We are in the home stretch, Cool Coyotes! We have a full week this week, Memorial Day holiday on Monday, and then three final days. The last day of school is Thursday, May 28th. I am so proud of our students, parents, and teachers. EVERYONE has done a remarkable job during this scary and unprecedented time. Many of us have really had to stretch out of our comfort zones and learn new ways of teaching and learning FAST! I know many of you had no plans of homeschooling your children and our teachers were not planning on becoming online teachers but you have all done a wonderful job! I feel grateful to be part of such an amazing community. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation and encouragement over the past eight weeks of Distance Learning. It is appreciated.

 

I have loved getting a chance to chat with you during Coffee with the Principal and Lunch with the Principal on Thursdays. Up next is 4th grade on May 21st. I will send a link with the Google Meet code the day before. Kim Gameroz, past TRE teacher and current TUSD Social Emotion Learning Coach, has been able to join us each week with some great resources which I have listed below.

 

Many of you have asked about what school will look like in August (school starts August 13th). At this point, a decision has not been made. Our district leaders are watching other countries, states, and school districts watching how they have reopened and learning from their choices. As soon as I have information, I will share that with you.

 

You will be able to drop off library books and pick up student supplies on May 26-28 and June 1st. TK - 4th grade school iPads will not be collected until school starts for the 2020-2021 school year. It will be very important that we stick to the schedule to ensure everyone's safety. SEE SCHEDULE BELOW.

 

May 26: TK, K, Kuskie, and Hoang

May 27: 1st, 2nd, and Barr/Holewinski

May 28: 3rd and 4th

June 1st: 5th Grade iPad Collection and Celebration

 

If you haven't already done so, please be sure to fill out the Enrollment Survey for next year (TK-4). Here is the link: https://forms.gle/dJDftGwdZRq7SU8i8 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at kdenny@tustin.k12.ca.us and I can help you!

 

If you have a neighbor or friend who will be new to Tustin Ranch and hasn't yet enrolled, please have them call the office and enroll their students (714) 730-7580.

 

Have a great week! Keep up the good work you are doing and remember to show each other grace, we are ALL doing the best that we can! Remember, we are ALL in this together!

 

Stay healthy,

 

Mrs. Denny

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Message from our PTA President About Yearbooks

Due to the mandated government shutdowns, Lifetouch had to reduce its capacity for printing yearbooks. As they safely return to the production facility, be assured that everyone who ordered a yearbook will receive one, but the delivery of your yearbook will be delayed. Once we get word on our delivery date, the PTA will be making arrangements for a safe distribution. If you did not order a yearbook and would like one, we will have a very limited quantity available for sale. Once we get the official delivery date we will let you know and open up sales. If you have any questions pertaining to yearbooks please email trepta@gmail.com

Thank you!

TRE PTA

Upcoming Dates for May

  • May 19: ELAC Meeting 8:00 AM
  • May 21: 4th grade parents Coffee with the Principal 8:30
  • May 21: 4th grade students Lunch with the Principal 11:30 AM
  • May 25: Memorial Day
  • May 26: TK, Kinder, Kuskie, & Hoang Drive-through pick-up supplies/drop-off library books
  • May 27: 5th grade Virtual Send-Off 8:30 AM
  • May 27: 1st & 2nd grade, and B/H Drive-through pick-up supplies/drop-off library books
  • May 28: Huff, Nelson & 4th Grade Drive-through pick-up supplies/drop-off library books
  • May 28th Last Day of School
  • June 1st: 5th grade iPad collection and Drive-through celebration!!

5th Grade Corner-I Will Put Information for 5th Graders HERE!

Virtual Send-Off/Celebration through Google Meet will be held Wednesday, May 27th from 8:00 - 9:00 AM. Please follow these guidelines when attending. The link will be sent out on Tuesday, May 26th.

  • One device logged on per family (having too many users logged on will cause the event to crash)

  • Please keep your mic muted for the entire event.

  • Students may NOT mute their camera during the event. If their camera is muted they will be exited from the celebration.

  • Please avoid using the chat function on Group Meets.

  • Feel free to dress for the occasion! It’s a celebration!

 

iPad Collection and Drive-thru Celebration will be Monday, June 1st. There will be stations along the curb for you to pick-up items left behind; return library books and school textbooks; return classroom library books; return iPads, chargers, and cables; AND wave good-bye to your child’s teacher!

  • Mr. Porter: 9:00

  • Mrs. Frank: 10:00

  • Mr. Judd: 11:00

  • Ms. Guns: Thursday, May 28th at 2:00

 

Please follow these guidelines for this day:

  • Please open your trunk prior to entering the school parking lot. Once you have opened your trunk, please remain in your vehicle. We will close your trunk at the last station.

  • Place your nameplate on the dashboard of your car. If you no longer have the nameplate, create your own by writing your child’s last name on a piece of paper in large block letters with a marker.

  • Bring TUSD iPad fully-charged and turned on; place iOS cord & block in a lunch baggie/Ziploc with your child’s name attached (example: place a sticky note inside the bag with your child’s first and last name).

  • Bring any school library books you have at home to return.

 

5th Grade Class Photo: Please reach out to Lifetouch.

You will need this event # EVTTT6DZV.

Here are the instructions.

Call 1-800-736-4753 number and follow the following prompts:

 

press 6 (K-11th grade students)

press 1 Lifetouch school portraits

 

press 1 to speak with someone and listed to message

 

OR

 

 

Go to mylifetouch.com

click on the LIVE CHAT blue button under our contact information in the bottom left hand side of the screen.

 

Fill in your name, number and add the Picture day ID number (EVTTT6DZV) and type: Can I get the Access Code for my student?

Virtual Lunch With Mrs. Denny on Thursdays at 12:00

Our Last Luch with the Principal This Year

5/21: 4th Grade

Coffee with the Principal

NEW SCHEDULE

Bring Your Own Coffee/Tea/OJ or whatever on Thursdays at 8:30 AM!

5/21: 4th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Kuskie is Retiring. We Will Miss Her Very Much!

One of my fondest memories from TUSD is the staff relationships I've built at Tustin Ranch Elementary.

Our school is a warm, inviting place where teachers and students strive to always do their best. Coming to work everyday at Tustin Ranch has always been a joy! I have always enjoyed teaching and my students have made this career one of my fondest memories. I have taught for 37 years and the time has flown by.

Spring Pictures from Lifetouch

Please reach out to Lifetouch.

You will need this event # EVTTT6DZV.

Here are the instructions.

Call 1-800-736-4753 number and follow the following prompts:

press 6 (K-11th grade students)

press 1 Lifetouch school portraits

press 1 to speak with someone and listed to message

OR

Go to mylifetouch.com

Click on the LIVE CHAT blue button under our contact information in the bottom left hand side of the screen.

Fill in your name, number and add the Picture day ID number (EVTTT6DZV) and type: Can I get the Access Code for my student?

A Message from Mrs. Gameroz our Social Emotional Learning Coach

Hello, Tustin Ranch Families,

 

We're focusing on our favorite strategies these last few weeks of Distance Learning. There are some incredible resources available to you on our SEL Distance Learning website, and we're excited to share them with you as we continue working with our children in all aspects of social, emotional, and academic support.

 

Using an Interactive Feelings Journal is definitely one of my favorite daily go-to strategies. Children are able to identify how they are feeling, and after just one click, they are taken to a visual list of strategies they can use to support themselves right away. They are able to watch calming videos, listen to music, and receive visual prompts all in the comfort of their own home. Once they've used a strategy, they can go back to the home screen and choose another tool, or they can choose to return to the group plan and show the expected behavior. Make a copy of your own Interactive Feelings Journal by using this LINK. Add the slideshow to your digital device, and be sure to be in "present mode" when your child is using this tool throughout the day.

 

For more behavior supports, strategies, and picture books to use at home, please visit our TUSD Social Emotional Learning At Home website, and follow me on Instagram @backtobehavior. You can also find more tips and resources at listeningfromtheheart.com.

 

Warm Regards,
Kim Gameroz
TUSD Behavior Support Teacher On Special Assignment

 

Mrs. Denny's Empathy & Kindness Read Aloud Book List

*I am Human by Peter H. Reynolds *One Drop of Kindness *And That’s Why She’s My Mama *Thelma the Unicorn *What If *All Are Welcome *Last Stop on Market Street *The Big Umbrella - Amy June Bates *Honey Smoke *The Day You Begin *Where Oliver Fits *You, Me, and Empathy *Most People *Come With Me *Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller *Save Me a Seat *If You Plant a Seed *We’re All Wonders *I Am Enough *Enemy Pie *Lovely *Superheroes Club *I Walk with Vanessa *The Monster Who Lost His Mean *The Rabbit Listened *Otis and the Scarecrow *Lost and Found Cat *How Kind *Pass It On *Listening with My Heart *Empathy is My Superpower! *Just Feel by Mallika Chopra *Just Breathe by Mallika Chopra *Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler *I am Love by Susan Verde

 

Kathi Denny, Principal Tustin Ranch Elementary

 

Tustin Ranch Elementary

Contact Mrs. Denny

12950 Robinson Drive, Tustin, CA, USA

kdenny@tustin.k12.ca.us

(714)730-7580