Terrapin Times e-Bulletin

TERRAPIN TIMES – October 23, 2020
At Turtleback Elementary School, we empower each other to create, communicate, collaborate and think critically in a community where Character Counts!

10-26 - 10/30 Red Ribbon Week - Be Happy!  Be Brave!  Be Healthy!
Have your child celebrate making healthy choices during Red Ribbon Week. During Red Ribbon week, all on-campus and VLA students are encouraged to show their spirit and commitment to health.
10/26 Wear Red - Wear Red with glee!  Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! 
10/27 Wear a Hat - Hats off to Healthy Kids!
10/28 Wear your favorite Team Jersey - Join Turtleback Healthy Team!
10/29 Wear your Pajamas - Your healthy choices are the key to achieving your dreams!
10/30 Wear a Costume - Making Healthy Choices is Fun!
11/2, 11/3 Polling Place, TBK MPR (7:00 am - 8:00 pm)
11/11 Veteran’s Day - No School

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

The luckiest principal in the world,
Mr. Carlin

Turtleback MPR will be a polling place on Monday 11/2 and Wednesday 11/3 from 7 am to 8 pm.  Please be aware that there will be extra traffic in our parking lot those two days and plan accordingly!  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Important Drop off Reminders:
  • Terrapins seated on passenger side of car for a safe exit
  • AM Drop off begins at 8:00
  • PM Drop off begins at 11:35
  • Two lanes for drop off and pick up
  • Please pull all the way forward and be attentive at all times
One of our favorite Morning Announcement Friends makes a guest appearance to help demonstrate drop off:    
Lil T was SO excited to get back to school, he forgot to wear his mask.  Please make sure to always wear yours! 

We are so excited to see so many of our Terrapins riding their bikes to school.  Please be aware of our Bicycle Expectations.  Students need to be in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade and have a signed Bicycle Permission Slip (attached) on file in the office in order to ride their bike to school.  Please follow all of the bicycle safety rules and always wear a helmet.  

Update:  Since we now have students on campus, the morning food service has stopped.  Breakfast is served at other school sites (See attached).  You may now pick up your lunches for Turtleback students only at Turtleback between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  We encourage our VLA students that want lunch to come between 11:05 am and 11:25 am to avoid the traffic of our On Campus Students.  Lunch is still free for all PUSD students 18 years and younger and any PUSD Transition students up to age 22 but we may only distribute lunches at Turtleback to current Turtleback students.  Please see the information below regarding specific school sites that are distributing to ALL PUSD students.  
To View Menus and Learn More, go to: www.powayusdnutrition.com


Emotional Strength and Resiliency
Dear Families,
This is a year that has tested us all. It is times like this when we realize just how important it is to help our children develop emotional strength and resiliency and one of the best ways we can do that is to model being emotionally strong and resilient ourselves.
Please use the link below to access the rest of our October Newsletter:
**You can find all the previous newsletters on the counseling website under "Newsletters"
Mrs. Lovasz
Counseling with Mrs. Lovasz Website
There are two parent education workshops being offered next month online through Zoom.  Parents are able to enroll and pay online at Poway Adult School for the classes they are interested in attending using the link below: 
Preparing Positively for Puberty – TK-8th Grade 
We can prepare our children for puberty by teaching them what to expect as their bodies transition from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to break down "the big puberty talk" into tiny talks that are more comfortable for both caregivers and children. Participants will review resources such as books and websites that can simplify the process of starting a tiny talk. Activities that can promote a positive and practical attitude toward this important life stage will be discussed.
                Monday, October 26th  from 6:30pm-8:00pm  Online Course via Zoom
                Class fee: $16/individual or $27/couple
FREE SPANISH Positive Parenting Program  via ZOOM (See attached flyer)
Thursdays, October 29th, November 5th, and November 12th
From 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Nurturing Sexual Intelligence in Our Children via ZOOM – All Grades
Many parents and caregivers struggle to come up with age-appropriate answers to sexually-related questions. Your child needs authentic answers to develop the knowledge and skills required for self-care.  Learn how to welcome your child’s questions and nurture the sexual intelligence they need to navigate healthy relationships throughout life.
Monday, November 9th  2020 from 6:30pm-8:00pm 
Online Live Course via ZOOM
Class fee: $16/individual or $27/couple
Scholarships available upon request, please contact the Caring Connections Center at (858) 668-4084 or email at vephraim@powayusd.com
Sorry, no refunds
Thank you for supporting PUSD Parent Education! 
Turtleback supports Recycling. Recycling creates new products, conserves natural resources, reduces energy use and less trash in the landfill. Let's teach our Terrapins the importance of recycling and supporting Turtleback too. For several years, our Recycling Program has been raising money for our school.
Almost every container/bottle can be recycled. Items we collect must be empty and clean and include:
- milk and water plastic containers
- glass: food jars, beer/wine bottles
- beverage/water/soda/juice/only marked with: CA CRV or CA CASH REFUND
- printer toner/ink cartridges
Bring them any day to Turtleback's Recycling Collection Area (blue round barrels/containers at the back parking area/basketball court side). Please refer to the attached flyer for more details on what recyclable items we collect or click and go to our website: http://www.turtlebacker.org/fundraising/recycling
Gather your recyclables from your homes and offices and bring them to Turtleback. You will not only help reduce the pollution caused by waste, but you will also help raise money for Turtleback.
You may mark your bags or boxes with your child's name to be thanked in one of our future announcements.
Questions? email us at tbkrecycles@gmail.com

Turtleback Elementary School
Turtleback: https://www.powayusd.com/en-US/Schools/ES/TBKES/Home
Foundation: http://www.turtlebacker.org




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