Welcome to Turtleback!
Ann Auten, Principal
Monday-Friday: 8:05 am - 11:35 am
Monday - Thursday: 8:05am - 2:20pm
Friday: 8:05am - 12:50pm
Monday - Thursday: 8:05am - 2:30pm
Friday: 8:05am - 1:00pm
Mon-Thurs 7:40 am - 3:10 pm
Fri 7:40 am - 2:00 pm
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!
During this time each year I take time to reflect upon how thankful I am to be your principal and how thankful I am to work with such an amazing community of people at Turtleback. I hope all of you take time to relax and enjoy your families next week. Have a wonderful week off.
Thank you to all, parents, students and teachers for participating in conferences this week. It was wonderful to see all the parents and students meeting with teachers. Our hope is that the information exchanged during conferences will help each of our students to be the best possible students they can be!
This year our district is soliciting information from all of PUSD parents, teachers, students, administrators and classified staff in regards to the area of technology. Providing our students with the most up to date educational resources is a priority for our school and our district. As part of that effort, the Poway Unified School District is engaging this winter in a comprehensive study of the current use and future uses of educational technology in our schools. Parent input in the direction of this work is critical. A primary focus of this effort will be to address new plans and budget priorities for the integration of technology resources to support student learning. Parent results from this survey and subsequent focus group work will be incorporated in a new Poway Unified Technology Plan. This work will also be important in our own school planning, as we will receive direct school-wide results from staff, parent and student input. This survey data will be part of the school district’s state required district plan, the Local Control Accountability Plan.
Please find time to join the 20 minute survey by clicking on the following link: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2015/. If your student is taking the survey, which we are encouraging, they will need the password, pusd. (Check in with your students, they may have completed the survey in their classrooms.) Parents do not need a password to enter the survey. Thank you for your assistance in this important effort.
Terrapin Times 11/20/2015
Life Lessons: Character Counts -- Click Here to See Video
Mrs. Auten has earned her white belt! Click on the cartoon image below to see her breaking a board!
The office is open Monday-Thursday from 7:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m., and Friday from 7:40 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The playground opens for Terrapins at 7:50 a.m. All Terrapins are expected to go to the playground before school. There is no playground supervision after school. Terrapins are expected to go home when school is released unless they attend ESS (Extended Student Services). For more information about ESS, contact the ESS Office at (858) 673-3659.
Events and Information
Click Here to Donate to the Turtleback Education Foundation. Money raised goes to support the needs of Turtleback Elementary School.
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.
Turtleback's Education Foundation