Terrapin Times e-Bulletin

TERRAPIN TIMES – March 6, 2020
At Turtleback Elementary School, we empower each other to create, communicate, collaborate and think critically in a community where Character Counts!
3/10    5th Grade Pano Pic, 8:30 a.m.
3/11    Apex Fun Run, 8:30-11:30
  • 8:30-9:30       TK, K and 1st Grade
  • 9:30-10:30     2nd and 3rd Grade
  • 10:30-11:30  4th and 5th Grade
3/12    PUSD Board Meeting, 6:00-8:00 p.m., (District Office)
3/13    Friday Flag – Caring!, 8:20 a.m. (MPR)
3/13    Continuing Student Surveys due back to Teachers
3/15    Deadline for Submission of Yearbook Recognition Ads
3/19    Parent Night with Julie Harris, 6:30 p.m. (Collab)
3/25    Lunch with a Loved One, 11:10 a.m.–12:50 p.m.
  • TK: 11:10-11:25 a.m.
  •  K: 11:10-11:30 a.m.
  • 1st Grade: 11:30-11:50 a.m.
  • 2nd Grade: 11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade: 12:00-12:20 p.m.
  • 4th Grade: 12:15-12:35 p.m.
  • 5th Grade: 12:30-12:50 p.m.
4/1       Spring Picture Day
4/1       Restaurant Night, Wings and Things (CMR)
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 Foster Carlin  
Turtleback Principal  
Number Seven: Choose to see the beauty in diversity. I choose to be considerate of those who are different from me. Our world is full of diversity and variety which can make life more beautiful.
-Project Wisdom
We are starting the enrollment process for the 2020-2021 school year.  Your child’s teacher has sent home a survey asking if your student will be returning to Turtleback next year.   Please mark the form according to your plans for next year and return to the teacher by Friday March 13th.  It is extremely important that all parents and guardians complete the survey to ensure that your child is included in our enrollment numbers for the 2020/21 school year and to ensure your student will have a seat at Turtleback next year.  Continuing registration for our continuing students will be done on line this year in April - details to follow in a separate email.   If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 858-673-5514.
Next Wednesday, March 11th is the APEX Fun Run! Earlier this week, Super Fly Ty and his team came for the pep rally and introduced the kids to this year’s theme: GAME ON – Go Getter, Appreciate, Move Forward, Explore, Others First, and Now What! Each day, students get an important character lessons that make them a game changing leader! In addition to these lessons, Terrapins are learning about the importance of exercise. And, while doing all that, they’re raising money for the school!
If you haven’t already, please login to the APEX website (you’ll need to enter your child’s unique access code, which can be found on their lanyard), select your student’s shirt size and make a pledge. Last year, this event raised over $20,000 for Turtleback! And, with your support, this year we hope to raise even more to help fund the quality of our student’s outdoor experiences, support social and emotional needs, campus beautification, classroom supplies, and other school needs. You can also make your donation on the Turtleback Education Foundation website and your student will still receive credit.
Our Lost and Found cart is once again overflowing.  Please look for any of your student’s missing coats, water bottles or lunch boxes at your earliest convenience.  All items not claimed will be donated to charity on Friday April 10th
Turtleback is pleased to announce our Classified Employee and Teacher of the Year.  
Marco Ramirez
Mr. Marco is the shining star of Turtleback!  He is always happy to help in any way he can.  Marco is always moving and hard at work and does everything with a smile.  He works quickly when something is needed and makes it happen. He is always right on top of everything.  He checks in and always asks “what else can I do”?  But he has already done everything!  Mr. Marco is awesome - always friendly, hardworking, extremely helpful and loved by all!  Thank you for all you do Mr. Marco!
Ms. Kim Capriola-Juza
Ms. Capriola-Juza is an amazing teacher.  Room 8 is always lively with flexible seating and happy noise.    Ms. Capriola-Juza is dedicated to the success of each and every one of her students.  She genuinely cares for and takes the time to get to know every student.  She implements strategies to help all of her students be successful.   Ms. Capriola-Juza is always happy and works extremely hard, she steps up to every challenge without complaining.  She always has great ideas and solutions to problems.  Ms. Capriola-Juza is an awesome team member and a valuable asset to our Turtleback Team. 
2020 YEARBOOK NOW ON SALE. $35/copy
Take advantage of the opportunity to recognize your child or a special teacher with a yearbook recognition ad. Ads are $5 each and approximately 2.5” x 1.5”. Special fifth-grade recognition ads are $10 each and approximately 3.25” x 2.5”. You can design your special ad at https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool
(Use your existing login or create a new one). School code: 88537. Space is limited and the deadline to submit your recognition ad is March 15.
For more information, visit the Foundation Website at www.turtlebacker.org/yearbook
This week our new wireless mics and upgraded CD player were installed in the MPR just in time for our Variety Show and spring performances.  Thank you again to CJ Interino, Genni Myles and Bipulendu Jena for making this a reality!
TURTLEBACK’S GOT TALENT 4- TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  March 20 & 21st at 7pm in the MPR
Tickets for the Variety Show are now on sale.  Either fill out the attached form and submit it to the office with your cash or check made out to the Turtleback Education Foundation or go to www.turtlebacker.org and click on Music & Theater, scrolling to the ticket purchasing section.  $5 each or maximum $20 per family during presale.  $8 at the door.  Come out to see over 50 Terrapin Super Stars at this upbeat performance that will put a smile on your face!  Singers, actors, dancers, martial artists and more will WOW you!  Questions?  Genni Myles 858-243-1848 or gsmyles@hotmail.com
Registration is now open for our after school pay to participate Musical Theater Medley.  This spring’s theme is Jungle Jives so get ready for your child to move and groove to some of the Lion King & Jungle Book favorites!  Thursdays in the MPR from 2:30-3:15pm, $85 per child, April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21  Mini Performance: May 28  To register print the attached form and submit to the office or pay online at www.turtlebacker.org and click Music & Theater, scrolling to the Musical Medley program.  Questions?  Genni Myles 858-243-1848 or gsmyles@hotmail.com
How befitting that Dr. Seuss’s birthday was this week!  This beloved musical is filled with fun songs and silly Seussical characters.  Your child is bound to love this after school experience putting together a mini musical showcase.  Classes will be on Fridays from 1-2:30pm in the MPR on April 3, 10, 24  May 1, 8, 15, 22 and Performance on May 29th  $130 per child   To register, return the attached form to the office with payment or go online to www.turtlebacker.org and click Music & Theater, scrolling to the Seussical Program.  Questions?  Genni Myles 858-243-1848 or gsmyles@hotmail.com
Save the dates for our next Turtleback Parent Education night!
March 19th from 6:30-8:00 p.m., the Turtleback PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) Team will present how the new changes are helping simplify and transform Turtleback into a place that is more safe, kind and responsible.
Mission Fed Representatives are here EVERY Thursday morning before school taking student deposits.
If you currently have a student at Turtleback with an approved IDT, your IDT is approved through 5th grade and you are not required to do anything further to keep your student at Turtleback.  If your child is currently on an Intradistrict Transfer, his/her siblings do not automatically get into Turtleback. You must apply for a separate Transfer for the sibling (i.e. TK, Kindergarten enrollment for 2020-21) and need to be aware of the new policy regarding Intradistrict Transfer requests. 
You must submit a request during the transfer window of February 1 – March 31, 2020, (before enrollment even opens for the 2020-2021 school year). No transfer requests will be accepted outside of this window, and no exceptions will be made. Note: if your student is currently on an Intradistrict Transfer and is moving to the next level (elementary to middle or middle to high school), he/she does not automatically move to the next school with their classmates. You must reapply for an Intradistrict Transfer. Please click the link below for more information and frequently asked questions on transfer requests, as well as upcoming timelines for continuing student registration and new student enrollment. https://powayusd.com/en-US/Departments/Attendance-Discipline/Student-Transfer-Requests/FAQs-for-Residency-Transfers
If you should move during the school year, you need to complete a Residency Verification Form and provide two proofs of your new residency to our school office.  If you are no longer living in Turtleback boundaries, your next step is to submit a transfer request to ensure your student’s continued attendance.
•           If you still live within the Poway Unified School District (PUSD) boundaries, please submit an Intradistrict Transfer request by going to the following link:
•           If you moved outside the PUSD boundaries, please submit an Interdistrict Transfer Permit. You can find the form here:
Your district of residence must sign off on the transfer request prior to bringing/mailing it to the PUSD district office at 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128.
If you have any questions, please call the Student Attendance and Discipline Office at 858-521-2840.
The Caring Connections Center offers several different parenting classes.  Parents are NOW able to enroll and pay online at Poway Adult School for the classes they are interested in attending!  (www.powayadultschool.com)
  • NEWParenting LGBTQIAP2 + Children – All Grades 
LGBTQIAP2+ -- A list of initials, numbers, and symbols that describes a vibrant community of individuals keeps changing. The dynamic nature of the list, while potentially confusing, reflects the ongoing efforts of the community to both represent and welcome individuals with unique and evolving ways of defining themselves with regard to biological sex, gender identity, romantic attraction, sexuality, spirituality, and advocacy. Participate in a conversation focused on parenting and caregiving LGBTQIAP2+ children.
Tuesday, March 24th, Abraxas High School from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Class fee: $16/individual or $27/couple
Please note, scholarships are available to parents who may be in need. Parents can contact the Caring Connections Center at 858/668-4084 for more information.
Thank you for supporting PUSD Parent Education!
Lunch price is $3.25 per day.  Please be sure to maintain a positive balance in your student’s lunch account.  You can put money into your student’s account in the school office or set up an account online at myschoolbucks.com.  Free and reduced price meals are available for all students that qualify.  New applications must be completed each school year.  Only one application is required per family.  Applications will be sent home in first day packets, but you can apply on line on the PUSD Food and Nutrition website at any time. 
Remember!  Don’t let your child go without a meal!  We encourage you to place $20 in your child’s account as “lunch insurance”. 
ALL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE FOOD AND NUTRITION WEBSITE:                                                      http://www.powayusdnutrition.com
Turtleback Elementary School
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