Terrapins, you are special and loved.  You are capable of doing amazing things!  
Continue making each day great! 

Terrapin Families,

This next week is going to be amazing for each and every Terrapin as we continue towards winter break.  I am confident that this upcoming week will be a great success as we celebrate the amazing work our Terrapins have produced this year.

Thank you to our amazing Foundation for a fun Winter Night, Thursday night.  Terrapins and families enjoyed the evening together and we appreciate our Turtleback Foundation for creating these opportunities.

Enjoy the weekend and stay warm!

The Luckiest Principal in the World,
Adam Carlin

Number Ten: Choose to know my vision. 

I choose to talk to my parents, teachers, or faith leader about my personal rules for living, about who I want to be in the world, and about my goals for becoming that person.
-Project Wisdom

Turtleback Parking Lot:
In the recent weeks some unsafe practices have been observed while students are being dropped off and picked up at Turtleback.  In order to create a safe and efficient environment we ask for your support in the following:

  • Use one of the two designated drop off lanes 
  • Do not get out of vehicle
  • Pull all the way forward in all drop off zones
  • Do not be on your cell phone during drop off and pick up
  • Have your child ready to exit (all materials ready to go) on curb side of vehicle
  • Crosswalk in parking lot closed during drop-off and dismissal
  • Parking and walking?  Please park on the street off campus and walk Terrapins down the stairs or enter at the west end of the parking lot.

We commit to having staff out front during these times to support and we thank you again for your partnership!  




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