Weekly Update Bulletin

Weekly Update Bulletin

03/05/2017

Good Evening Cheetah Families,
 
This is Mandy Bedard, principal of Tierra Bonita, with your weekly announcements. 
 
SECOND TRIMESTER PROGRESS NOTICES 
Second trimester progress notices will be sent home this Friday, March 10th.  We hope that you enjoy reviewing them with your child and celebrating all of the progress they have made.
 
TALENT SHOW
Come on out this Thursday, March 9th to watch the 4th and 5th grade talent show in the MPR at 6pm.  Our Cheetahs have talent!  
 
PARENT LUNCH WITH 4TH GRADE STUDENTS
Attention 4th grade parents! Join your favorite 4th grader for a healthy lunch this Thursday, March 9th in the lunch arbor at 12:25.  The kids love sharing this time with their special adult!
 
PTA BOARD MEETING
All are welcome to the next PTA Board meeting to be held this Wednesday, March 8th in the staff lounge at 7pm.  We’ll be talking about all the exciting things we are doing this spring.  Come on out, bring a friend!
 
MULTICULTURAL NIGHT
Multicultural Night is coming up on April 28th and we are still looking for volunteers.  We rely heavily on volunteers to pull off this huge event and to man the country booths.  So, if you have an hour or two to spare please consider helping out.  It is a wonderful opportunity for your children to learn more about the world we live in. Please contact Kristi Worley, Beth Greenwood or Gael Gilson for more information on how you can get involved.
 
SHINE BRIGHTLY AT STARS – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Parents, TBEF is excited to host the 13th Annual STARs event on April 1st, 6-11pm, in Dollen Hall at St. Gabriel's. Join us for a fun evening of parent camaraderie and fundraising at the dinner, auction, and party. All proceeds from the event will support TBEF's efforts to help our students shine brightly in science, technology, arts, reading, and wellness.
 
Purchase your tickets NOW by clicking this link:  http://TBSTARs17.gesture.com
 
We look forward to celebrating with you on April 1st!
 
ELEMENTARY PARENTING WORKSHOPS
Only as parents do we expect that love will be enough.  Often it just isn’t.  Parents also need skills!  Sign up for our fun, highly acclaimed parent workshops.  No boring lectures, not just theory, but fun, interactive learning. Get results you can see immediately!  Isn’t your child worth it? 
 
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk!
Back by popular demand!  This series is based on the best seller by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.  Learn to create a climate where cooperation occurs and behavior changes!  Also included - the problem solving steps from the Second Step research-based curriculum your children are currently learning at school!
 
Tuesdays:  3/7 & 3/14 & 3/21 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. @Westwood Elementary
 
*Reserve your space online today at www.theparentworkshops.com.  Each SERIES is $35/individual or $59/couple if you register online prior to the first class.  Tuition is due on the first evening.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Walk-in registration is $39/individual or $64/couple.  How to Talk So Kids Will Listen book will be available for $15 on the first evening.  The book is highly recommended.  Sorry, no refunds.
 
Tweens In Action!
From the publishers of Active Parenting of Teens… Teens in Action is a high-energy, video-based program for tweens (current 5th graders) and their parents.  Teens in Action is a fun way to help them understand changes in their bodies and brains; communicate in a mature way with adults and others; develop skills for resisting negative peer pressure and learn techniques for peaceful conflict resolution.  Teens will meet in one classroom while their parent(s) meet in another classroom.  New this year!
Thursdays:  3/23 AND 3/30 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. @Stone Ranch Elementary
 
*Reserve your space online today at www.theparentworkshops.com.  Each SERIES is $29/individual or $49/couple if you register prior to the first class.  Tuition is due on the first evening.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Walk-in registration is $35/individual or $55/couple.  Active Parenting of Teens book will be available for $15.  The book is highly recommended.  Sorry, no refunds. 
 
Challenges of Parenting a Gifted Child!
Has your child been identified GATE or gifted?  Back by popular demand!  This evening will offer strategies for the three most common challenges gifted children struggle with:
  1. Perfectionism – No one is perfect!
  2. Self-confidence – Learning involves trying new things and taking risks!
  3. Making mistakes - Accepting failure and disappointment with grace!
 
Tuesday:  3/28 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. at Painted Rock Elementary
 
*Reserve your space online TODAY at www.theparentworkshops.com.  Class is $12/individual or $20/couple if you register online prior to the first class.  Tuition is due on the first evening.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Walk-in registration is $15/individual or $25/couple.  Sorry, no refunds.
 
 
 
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN INTEREST LIST 2017 – 2018 – MARCH 1ST
Parents of children with a fifth birthday between June 1st and September 1st, 2017 who wish to enroll their child into a TK class, MUST place their name on a District Interest Wait List.  The wait list opens on March 1st
 
Follow this link to the District website to access the wait list: http://powayusd.com/en-US/Departments/Learning-Support/Enrollment/Transitional-Kindergarten
 
Additional information about Transitional Kindergarten can be found on the District website. 
 
Please note, parents of children with a fifth birthday between September 2, 2017 and December 2, 2017 do not need to place their child’s name on the wait list.  Your child should be enrolled in TK and the wait list is not necessary.  You will need to enroll your child at Tierra Bonita on Tuesday, May 2nd.
 
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
This coming school year, Tierra Bonita Elementary School will open a NEW half-day Preschool Class.  The class hours will be 8 – 11 AM with 4 year old students attending on M/W/F and 3 year old students on T/Th.  Parents can choose to participate/volunteer in the class 2-3 days per month for a reduced tuition as noted on the website.  “Registration Request” forms for 2017-2018 will be accepted February 1 – March 1, 2017. The form is available and can be completed online: http://powayusd.com/preschool
All completed forms are automatically sent directly to the PUSD Preschool Administration Office.  A lottery process may be required if the requests for a class exceeds openings in the class. Parents will be notified starting the week of March 13th about class placements or wait list status. Registration Request forms received after March 1st will be processed in the order received. Children must be 3 before September 1, 2017 to enroll in preschool. State-funded free Preschool class registration begins at the end of April for families who are income eligible.  For more information: go to website above or call (858) 521-2800. 
 
ADOBE BLUFFS FLES PROGRAM
Adobe Bluffs Elementary School is proud to offer the “Foreign Language in Elementary School” or FLES program. All students at ABES participate in FLES and enjoy two weekly sessions of Mandarin language and Chinese cultural lessons in addition to the existing elementary school curriculum..*FLES is not a dual immersion language program.  If interested, you are invited to attend one of two parent meetings on March 13 either at 7:45 AM or 6:00 PM in the ABES Multi-Purpose Room to find out more information.  If interested in a school tour, contact Principal Eddie Park at epark@powayusd.com .
Thank you and have a wonderful evening!
 
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