Terrapin Times e-Bulletin

TERRAPIN TIMES – May 14, 2021

At Turtleback Elementary School, we empower each other to create, communicate, collaborate and think critically in a community where Character Counts!
May Character Trait = Compassion/Understanding

5/31 Memorial Day Holiday - No School
6/1 Foundation Meeting, 6-7:30 pm (via zoom)
6/3 PUSD Board Meeting, 6 pm (via livestream)
6/18 Last Day of School
As the end of this school year approaches, the staff and I are in the early stages of the planning process for student placement and teaching assignments for next year.  I wanted to take this opportunity to explain our philosophy for creating classes at Turtleback Elementary.  Our goal is to build classes where all children can be academically, socially, and emotionally successful.  The process is done carefully and thoughtfully to create balanced classes.  Many different criteria are used including:
·         Balancing ratios of boys & girls
·         Unique learning needs – special services, behaviors, etc.
·         Separation of students who have a history of not working well together
·         Parent requests for multiage/multi-grade or looping
Parents are welcome to share input regarding the best learning environment for their child or any specific concerns that you believe we may not be aware of and should be taken into consideration regarding class placement.  Please know that this is not an invitation for you to "choose" a teacher for your child for next year, but rather a chance to inform our thinking as we create balanced classes.  If you have specific information that you would like to communicate, please complete this form no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, May 28th.  Forms will not be accepted after this date and please do not mention specific staff names. PARENT INPUT FORM 2021-2022

A big shout-out to all families and Terrapins for participating and supporting Turtleback. THANK YOU!! The Trot was a big success!
Turtleback and Golden Spoon RB are celebrating the success of our Turtleback Terrapin Trot! This weekend, 20% of your purchase at Golden Spoon RB will be donated to Turtleback to support STEM programs. Just mention “Turtleback” when you order. Thank you!
When: Saturday May 15 - 11:30 am to 10 pm 
Sunday May 16 - 11: am to 9:30 pm
Where: Golden Spoon RB
11838 Rancho Bernardo Rd

Our show is almost ready to take the virtual stage!  It will be released soon via a YouTube private link for all of Turtleback to enjoy and passed on to local and Midwestern elder homes.  If you would like to order a DVD of the performance, they will be available for $5 and will support music programs.  To order, please e-mail Genni Myles at gsmyles@hotmail.com or text 858-243-1848.  Checks (made out to the Turtleback Education Foundation) or cash can be turned into the office marked DVD- SMILES FOR SENIORS- Mrs. Myles

YEARBOOK 2020-2021
YEARBOOK SALES:  $35/copy. ONLY 50 COPIES LEFT! Reserve your yearbook now! Limited copies will be available and they will sell fast. Pay online via http://www.turtlebacker.org/yearbook  or download/print the attached order form.
4th and 5th grade Turtleback students are invited to join a FREE Virtual Robotics/STEM Summer Camp on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. (for 4th-8th graders).  You will have fun and learn more about STEM
and robotics. To sign up use the QR code in the attached flyer or here: Virtual
Robotics/STEM Summer Camp Sign Up Link

Counselor's Corner, May 2021
Learning how to understand our moods and regulate our emotions is a critical skill and is something that many children and adults still find perplexing. In The Book of Moods, Lauren Martin helps to demystify the complexity of our moods and offers adults concrete strategies that we can use for...

Poway Unified New Student Enrollment is open!  Please share with any new families in the neighborhood!

New for the 2021-2022 school year,  New Student Enrollment for Poway Unified School District will be an on-line process. 

Packets are completed digitally using any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. (Please contact your assigned school of residence to schedule an appointment if you do not have access to a device/internet or need assistance with completing the online enrollment packet.)

 Please visit the PUSD website for directions and access to the online enrollment portal.

We look forward to welcoming your student to our district!
Parents, please remind your children who ride vehicles (bike, scooter, skateboard) to be safe while traveling to and from school.  Please review and remind them to always obey traffic signs and be extremely careful while crossing intersections.  They also need to have a bike/scooter permit on file in the office.  Please stop by and pick one up if you need it!

If you or someone you know is wondering about PUSD preschool, please take a moment and review this video.  It highlights the benefits your child will gain when you enroll them in one of our preschool classrooms.  Don’t have a preschool age child?  Consider sending this video to a neighbor or friend who might be interested.

If you should move during the school year, you need to complete a Residency Verification Form and provide two proofs of your new residency to our school office.  If you are no longer living in Turtleback boundaries, your next step is to submit a transfer request to ensure your student’s continued attendance.
If you still live within the Poway Unified School District (PUSD) boundaries, please submit an Intradistrict Transfer request by going to the following links: If you moved outside the PUSD boundaries, please submit an Interdistrict Attendance Permit. You can find the forms here: Your district of residence must sign off on the transfer request prior to bringing/mailing it to the PUSD district office at 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128.
If you have any questions, please call the Student Attendance and Discipline Office at 858-521-2840. 

Breakfast and Lunch Distribution (MONDAY – FRIDAY)
7:00 AM TO 8:30 AM OR 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
*Available for all students enrolled in PUSD and any PUSD Transition student up to age 22
NOTE: Only one breakfast and lunch meal per eligible student per school day. Please maintain 6 feet of physical distance and wear a facemask when picking up meals. No ID is required for students. It is recommended that students be present when parents are picking up meals. Parents may pick up meals without a child but must complete a Parent Meal Pickup Certification Form to verify that meals are only provided to eligible students, without duplication. Parent or guardian would only need to complete the form once and return it to the designated school location where all meals will be picked up.
Meals for virtual learning students will be available at these school sites: 
• Del Norte High School (16601 Nighthawk Lane, San Diego, CA 92127)
• Meadowbrook Middle School (12320 Meadowbrook Lane, Poway, CA 92064)
• Mt. Carmel High School (9550 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92129)
• Poway High School (5500 Espola Rd, Poway, CA 92064)
• Rancho Bernardo High School (13010 Paseo Lucido, San Diego CA 92128)
• Twin Peaks Middle School (14640 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway, CA 92064)
• Westview High School (13500 Camino Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92129)

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