Welcome to Turtleback!
Ann Auten, Principal
TK: 8:05 am - 11:35 am, Mon-Fri
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
Mon-Thurs 7:40 am - 3:10 pm
Fri 7:40 am - 2:00 pm
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!
DATES TO CALENDAR
9/1 No School, Labor Day
9/9 Picture Day
9/17 Picture Make-up Day
9/22 No School, Professional Growth Day
9/23-25 Fall Book Fair
Thank you to everyone who attended Back to School Night last night. We had a huge turnout of parents! Our teachers were so grateful to see you and have the opportunity to fill you in on what will be happening this year. A special thank you to our wonderful PTA and Foundation parents who work tirelessly for many hours to help raise money to make the learning experience for every child at Turtleback an enriching and engaging one. I strongly encourage you to join the PTA, $11.00 for a membership and to also help the Foundation pledge drive. This pledge drive is the Foundation’s main source of income for the year. We certainly appreciate any donation you are able to give to these organizations.
This year, we will celebrate “School Spirit Day” on Mondays where students can wear their favorite Turtleback shirt, college shirt, Charger shirt, Padre shirt, or any of their favorite shirt! Every Friday will be “College Spirit Day”! Each class has adopted a college to represent, but students can wear any college shirt they choose to.
I had the opportunity to visit each classroom this past week. I read one of my favorite Bucketfilling books to students and we discussed how wonderful it is to be kind and receive kindness from others. Earlier today, we had two Bucketfilling assemblies with the entire student body. We discussed what good behavior looks like, the Six Pillars of Character, how to resolve conflicts peacefully and other import school behavior expectations. The Terrapin Handbook that was sent home has much of this information and is also available from our website for those that might be interested. http://www.powayusd.com/pusdtbkes/studentHandbooks/StudentHandbook1415.pdf
As always, thank you for your support. Terrapins are Bucketfillers for life!
Events and Information
TBK Education Foundation Pledge Form
Join the Green Team here
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.
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.