Hello Terrapins!
This is Mr. Carlin from Turtleback Elementary School.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and support as we welcomed March.  Next week I am excited for our Apex Fun Run!  Our Terrapins have been enjoying the character lessons and experiences provided by our APEX team and I know they can’t wait to get out and run!  Thank you to all of the families that have generously donated.  The donations received for this event will go directly towards improving the social and emotional experiences of each and every Terrapin.  Our goal is to raise sufficient funds to support differentiated opportunities at recess and lunch while enhancing our outdoor spaces on campus for many years to come!
Please be aware that our 2nd grading period came to a close today.  Progress reports will be coming home Friday, March 13th.  Be proud of your young Terrapins and focus on the progress that is being made as they are working hard each and every day. 
Tip:  Focus on the process (not the product)!  Outcome is important, process is even more important.  HOW did your child do what he/she did, HOW did he/she achieve their goal?  Teach your child this is just as important, if not more important, than the outcome and mistakes/failure are part of the process.
Please don’t forget to be mindful of our neighbors.  Never block driveways and always use our crosswalk.  If you are volunteering during the day please park across the street and not in the staff parking lot.
Please continue to check our website and calendar frequently.  Have a wonderful weekend and hug the ones you love!  
The luckiest principal in the world,
Adam Carlin
Turtleback Principal 
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