Hello Terrapins!


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



Terrapin Families,

I hope that everyone enjoyed the week.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that are working so hard to prepare for our upcoming Autumn Extravaganza!  This event will be a terrific way to celebrate Autumn and all the fun opportunities it brings.  Please wear a mask while attending the event.

We can always use more volunteers at our Autumn Extravaganza!  To get involved sign up here now:

Our students continue to work hard everyday!  Please continue to make sure to celebrate each and every student daily with love and support throughout the year.  Your positive messages change lives!  

Please do not park in the Turtleback parking lot.  We have staff members that are unable to find parking spots because we have a limited number of parking spaces.  Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.

Together we make a huge difference!

The luckiest principal in the world,

Adam Carlin



Number One: Choose honesty. (honesty = integrity = wholeness and uprightness) I choose to be honest with myself and others. When I choose honesty, I make better and healthier choices. I choose to be honest about the mistakes I make, learn from them, and stand proud. I make the best choices I can each day.

Number Two: Choose to do and be your personal best. 
I choose to do my very best each day. When I am willing to do my personal best, I win self-respect and self-esteem.

Number Three: Choose a positive attitude. I choose a positive attitude, seeing what’s good, right, and wonderful in myself and others. I learn to laugh at myself.

Number Four: Choose self-responsibility. 
I choose to take responsibility for what I think, what I say, what I do, and the choices I make. I take responsibility for achieving my goals, for my own happiness, and for raising my self-esteem.


A message to you from Mr Carlin with our school's Heath and Safety Information. 


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