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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 21, 2014

4/22 SBAC Testing Begins, Grades 3-5
4/24 Apex Fun Run
4/25 Spring Swing!

We hope you will join us on Friday, April 25 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo for the first ever Spring Swing! For just $20, you can enjoy live entertainment, dancing, silent auction, prizes and great company! Some of the amazing items up for auction are: Sea World tickets, Padres tickets near the field, Outpost Summer Camps, Helen Woodward Critter Camp, golf packages, birthday party packages, theater tickets, gift baskets, front row seats to 5th grade promotion and Principal for a Day! This is a great opportunity to enjoy an evening out among adults while supporting our students. Friends and family are welcome to share in the fun. Buy your tickets now at or drop off payment to the school office. We hope to see you there!

Did you know that the State of California is ranked #50 for K-12 education funding? This means that our state receives the least amount of money per student of all 50 United States. Our PTA and Foundation have been essential in providing funding to supplement the academic, physical and social needs of our students. Next year, our PTA and Foundation will combine forces to streamline fundraising. Moving forward, you will see less fundraising opportunities as our PTA and Foundation strive to simplify fundraising for our parents and students. The success of the Spring Swing is critical to our funding. We hope you will consider purchasing a ticket or donating to this event.

As always, Turtleback is a great place to be. I am so grateful for the amazing support that our community provides to our students each and every day.


Ann Auten

On Monday, you will receive a Connect-Ed message both by telephone and email regarding registration and class placement for the 2014-2015 school year. Please respond to the telephone survey if at all possible. If you are unable to respond to the telephone survey, please see the corresponding email for instructions.
Based on your input, we can begin building class rosters for next year. Many factors are considered as we make student placements. We make every effort to balance classes according to many factors including boy/girl ratio, learning styles, class size, language skills, the need to group or separate children, as well as other pertinent information.
Parent input is another factor we are pleased to consider as we develop classes. If you would like to share information which we may not already have, you may submit a Student Information Form. This form can be found on the Turtleback website,%202014-15.pdf or in the school office. The Student Information Form is optional and must be returned to the school office no later than Friday, May 23, 2014. Please understand that requests for specific teachers will not be considered.
Registration forms will be sent home with your child on the first day of school. Thank you for your assistance with our registration and class placement process.

SBAC testing will begin on Tuesday, April 22nd and end on Monday, May 12th. Please make every effort to have your child here during testing. If you must check out your child early or arrive late to school, contact the office for specific dates and times that testing will take place in your child’s classroom. Due to State testing regulations, there will be no parent volunteers or visitors allowed in the Computer Lab during the testing administration. You can help prepare your child by ensuring a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and on-time arrival at school. Thank you so much for your support!

Come out for an evening of fun on Friday, April 25th from 5-8pm at the Rancho Bernardo Country Club. We have 50 guests so far but we need 150! Foundation volunteers and our sponsor Jon Shea of Shea Realty have worked many hours to put this event together to raise funds for OUR kids. Now it’s YOUR turn to step up and support this event which needs to fund many of the great programs our kids enjoy at Turtleback such as music, technology, art and the garden. Next year, PTA and Foundation will be joining forces to present fewer fundraisers collectively, but we need the support of EVERY parent to continue to run and grow these wonderful programs for OUR kids.
The Spring Swing is an adult-only event that includes a silent auction, appetizers, 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 50 available, so buy yours now! Complete and return the flyer to school with payment. Tickets also available online at Questions? Call Genni Myles at 858-243-1848

We need a few parents to help out at our Spring Swing event for just an hour or so. In return, you'll get a free ticket for the putting contest! Please consider giving a little of your time, it will be a lot of fun for a great cause! Click the link below to sign up and please enter your contact info. d/1iW_1huAbQ6UZkrE2bGhf5xIw8PVuCTrLXruczns4I1E/edit#gid=0

Are you good with numbers and looking for a way to get more involved in your child’s education? The Foundation is a parent volunteer group and the key fundraising organization for our school. We are seeking a Treasurer for next school year.
This is a CRITICAL Board position that we cannot function without. For more information, visit our website or contact Dave and Karen at

Bring in recycling next Tuesday and you will receive a voucher for half off the putting contest at our Spring Swing fundraiser on April 25!
Win great prizes like tickets to Disneyland and an overnight stay at the Westin Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter!

The Apex Fun Run weeks are off to a great start! We kicked off with a pep rally for the students on April 15th. Keep collecting those pledges and logging them in!!!
The Fun Run will take place 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

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