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Wednesday, 5/21
Professional Growth
Dismiss @ 11:45am

Monday, 5/26
Memorial Day Holiday

Thursday, 6/12
School Ends


Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning. The following are a few suggestions, which may help to guide you:


~Illness during the night
~Fever is present (100 degrees or greater)
~Complaints of nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, diarrhea prior to leaving for school
~Development of a rash on face and/or body
~Has a severe cold, cough and/or sore throat
~Has inflamed eye(s) with discharge from them

Please Remember: An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom. The spread of illness and disease through class or school can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home during the acute stage of an illness. If the school health tech detects any of the above, your child will be sent home.

People with influenza-like illness are to remain home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100o F [37.8o C]) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

A student’s absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 673-3967.

Homework can also be requested on this phone message, please indicate when you will be picking it up.

Welcome to Turtleback!

Ann Auten, Principal
Line-up Bell sounds at 8:05 am
School Hours:
TK: 8:05 am - 11:35 am,
Kindergarten: 8:05 - 2:20, Mon-Thu; 8:05 - 12:50pm, Fri
Grades 1-5: 8:05 - 2:30pm, Mon-Thu; 8:05am - 1:00pm, Fri

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs 7:40 am - 3:10 pm
Fri 7:40 am - 2:00 pm

Terrapin Times - April 14, 2014

4/16 Book Exchange, 2:30-3:00pm
4/17 STAR Testing, Grade 5 only
4/17 Mission Federal Bank Day
4/18 PTA Family Movie Night and Association Meeting
4/24 Fun Run
4/25 Spring Swing

The Turtleback Education Foundation is hosting the first ever Spring Swing on Friday, April 25th! This is an evening for adults to join together with good friends and have fun while directly supporting the students of Turtleback. There will be live entertainment, dancing, silent auction, prizes and more. Make a hole-in-one and win a brand new car! Buy your tickets now at

Do you have accounting skills and like to volunteer? The Foundation is in need of a Treasurer for the 2014-2015 school year. The current Treasurer is available to train and assist you with your duties. Meetings occur in the evenings so even working parents can join the Foundation Board. If you are interested, please email our Foundation President, Karen Cardno, at Thank you for your consideration.

Please mark your calendars for this years "Fun"raiser. This year the fun run will be an exciting event, kicking off with a pep rally for the students on April 15th and ending with the run on April 24th. Parents you are more than welcome to come and support your child during the run, we will need volunteers to mark the kids t-shirts as they run each lap. Please contact your child's teacher or if you can come out and help. The times for the fun run are:
TK-2 8:10-9:00am
3-4 9:10-10:00am
5th 10:10-11:00am

Come out for an evening of fun on Friday, April 25th from 5-8pm at the Rancho Bernardo Country Club. This adult-only event will host a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, live entertainment and a putting contest. This is an absolute steal at $20 per person which includes food and a drink. Don’t miss your chance to WIN A NEW CAR!!! Swing a hole in one and drive away with a new Toyota worth $30,000! Participants must swing during daylight hours. Golf swings are limited to one per guest at $10 each and there are only 100 available, so buy yours now! Thank you to our key event sponsor, Shea Realty. Complete and return the flyer to school with payment. Tickets will also be available for purchase online at Questions? Call Genni Myles at 858-243-1848

Events and Information

Turtleback Welcome Letter

2014-2015 Student Information Form

Turtleback’s 2nd Annual Science Fair

2013-2014 School Supply List

Shop Amazon and raise money for Turtleback!

Recycling Information

TBK Education Foundation Pledge Form

Join the Green Team here

Student Handbook
Please take a moment to review the Student Handbook with your child.  This handbook has Terrapin character expectations as well as other general information about our school.

Bicycle Riding
Riding a bicycle is limited to children in grades 3, 4, and 5. Each child must wear a helmet and provide a lock for his/her bicycle. Students riding a bike to school must have a permission slip (click here) to download a form) signed by a parent, on file in the school office. Skateboards, roller shoes, and rollerblades are not allowed on campus.

Turtleback PTA
  Turtleback's Education Foundation