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Si usted necesita hablar con un empleado del distrito,  en español,  por favor llame a TES en nuestra línea telefónica  al (805) 434-4027 y hable con Annette Calcote, profesora del Desarrollo de Ingles (ELD).  Si la llamada no es contestada, por  favor deje un mensaje con un buen número para comunicarse con usted.  Intentaremos de contestarle durante las horas de 1:30-2p lúnes a viernes, o hasta las 9:00 de la noche el mismo día. Sus preguntas e inquietudes son muy importantes para nosotros, y queremos asegurarse de que ustedes pueden conseguir sus preguntas relacionadas a la escuela.

Atentamente,

Jill Southern, Directora TES y Annette Calcote, Profesora de ELD

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IMPORTANT TES DATES!

 

Wednesday, September 2 - First Early Release Wednesday - WACKY SNACK

Thursday, September 3 - TES Back To School Night - (5:45p-7p)

Monday, September 7 - NO SCHOOL Labor Day

Thurs and Fri, Sept 10 & 11 - Picture Days - a note will be sent home regarding which day is for your child's class

 

If you would like to view our Bell Schedule for 2015-16, please click the link below: 

BELL SCHEDULE

Thank you to our incredible staff and families for all your involvement in the education of our students!

PICTURE DAYS! Sept. 10 and 11

Hi Templeton Families!  School Picture Days are fast approaching!

 

TES has 2 picture days.  See below for what day is your child’s class:

 

 

Thursday, September 10:

Mrs. West

Mrs. Hardman

Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Zemella

Mrs. Long

Mrs. Walker

Mrs. Wesner

Mrs. Love

Mrs. Wishon

Ms. Thornberry

Mrs. Tedone

Ms. Serena

 

 

Friday, September 11:

Mrs. Kershaw

Mrs. Goode

Mrs. Gracey

Mrs. Stephenson

Mrs. Carvalho

Mr. Kirschner

Mrs. Bath

Mrs. Vigario / Mrs. Madsen

Mrs. Lorz

Mrs. Smith

Ms. Smith

Mrs. Duhon

TEMPLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

215 8th Street, Templeton, CA  93465

tes.tusd.ca.schoolloop.com        (805) 434-5820

    

Dear Templeton Elementary School Parents and Guardians,

I am so looking forward to seeing all our bright, joyful students and to meeting or revisiting with each of you! I hope you and your family enjoyed a beautiful summer break.  Looking to 2015-16 with optimism, I am motivated by the amazing students, families, and staff.  The TES campus has been a busy place over summer, and our school is ready to warmly welcome our 520+ students. We even have a brand new play structure with 5 (yes 5) slides!

We are so proud to continue the many programs and activities that help make TES so special.  Our students will regularly attend sessions of Art, Music, Library, and Computers.  The Science Fair, Literature Parade, Read Across America, TES Choral Concert, and County Writing Contest are some of the many activities your children will have the opportunity to be a part of.  During the 2015-16 school year, our continued delivery of the rigorous Common Core State Standards emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving strategies, and 21st century skills.  

Your participation in your child’s educational experience is vital.  Your genuine interest in what they are learning and your true efforts to support our increasingly complex curriculum are appreciated.  Whether it is reading nightly with loved ones, writing letters to relatives, or exploring nature in your own backyard, the time families spend together joyfully learning can have dramatic positive effects on how children approach academics.  We encourage your participation here at school as well.  There are so many ways you can volunteer: in our classrooms, at PE, assisting in our outdoor classroom/garden, being involved with organizations like PTO, Art for Children, DELAC, and TEF, and so much more.  When children see family being involved in their learning, they better comprehend the importance of school.  Regular school attendance and being on time are essential.  Missing even the first few minutes of a school day can have negative effects.  This year, with a full week off at Thanksgiving, we encourage families who can flexibly schedule their out of town vacations to do so over school breaks like this.

We are keeping our successful staggered bell schedule that we had last year; it is included in this folder.  Every day, AM kindergarten starts at 8:05a; 1st grade starts at 8:10a; 2nd grade starts at 8:20a.  PM kindergarten starts at 11:30a (10:10a on most Wednesdays). Please note the staggered end times for all our grades.  

With 520+ students, the large number of children means we all need to be especially safe during drop off / pickup times.  With our beautiful climate and sidewalk on Crocker St., we encourage families to park legally on neighboring streets or near the park and walk to school.  Yard supervision in the morning starts at 7:30a and in the afternoon lasts until 3:15p (2p on Wednesdays) which allows parents to avoid the traffic by dropping off a bit earlier or picking up a few minutes later.  Drivers must remain in their cars if parked along the drop off zone.  If there is no spot available at the drop off zone, please carefully drive through and loop around the neighborhood.  If traffic backs up to Old County Rd., the police department has notified us that citations may be given out.  If we work together on this, we can all be safe and happy.  Here are recommended times for staggered pickups:

2:30p - 1st grade parents (1:35p early release Wed.; 12:15p min day)

2:40p - 2nd grade parents (1:50p early release Wed.; 12:25p min day)

2:50p - Afternoon Kindergarten parents (1:30p early release Wed.)

Thank you for being the supportive parents you are for your children.  Save the date for Back to School Night: Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5:45p.  I look forward to a great 2015-16 school year at TES!

Sincerely,

Jill Southern - TES Principal

TES School Supply Lists 2015-2016

Click below to see the TES grade level supply lists for TK and K, grade 1, and grade 2

 

We are looking forward to a super year!

 

Grade Level Supply Lists 2015-16

ONLINE RESOURCES you can use at home!

Click the link below for a long list of resources you can use with your students at home!  We will be updating this frequently as we discover more great links!

 

WEB RESOURCES

TARGET RED CARD - YOU "WIN" AND TES "WINS"! $4595.05 LAST YEAR!! DO YOU HAVE ONE? 180 PEOPLE HAVE REGISTERED FOR TES... ARE YOU NEXT?

Hello TES Families,

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SCHOOL FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY WHERE YOU TRULY BENEFIT AS WELL?

 

Attaching your Target Red Card to TES benefits both you and TES.  It is a complete Win-Win situation.  

 

LOOK HOW MUCH WE EARNED IN ONE YEAR!

$4595.05!!!  WOW AND THANK YOU!

 

Do you have a TARGET RED CARD?  Did you know that the Target Red Card gives you 5% off your purchases and gives an additional 1% to our school?

It's easy to get one - SEE BELOW:

HELP OUR SCHOOL!!!
 
Did you know there’s an easy way to help us raise money for our school—for books, activities, reading programs and anything else that can use extra funding? It’s called Take Charge of Education®, and it’s helping our school right now.
 
Here’s how it works:
 
Apply for a Target REDcard debit or credit card at checkout the next time you shop (a voided personal check is needed for the debit card). There is no charge to apply. You will save 5% off your bill at every purchase and 1% of all your purchases will go to the school of your choice (TES!). Schools receive a check from The Target Corporation once a year (now in February.).
 
Once you sign up it’s important to designate our school. You can call 1-800-316-6142 or go online at Target.com/tcoe
 
Follow the steps listed below:
 
• Click on find a school under the heading Already Have a REDcard?
• Enter city, state and school name
• Click select this school and enter your REDcard information
 
If you already have a REDcard go to Target.com/tcoe and make sure you have selected TES as your school. You can check on our school’s donation progress by entering your REDcard number under the heading Already Enrolled?
 
Let friends and family know that they can designate Templeton Elementary School to receive funds too, even if they live far away!
 
Use your REDcard whenever you shop!!!!
 
The more people we involve, the more the program works for our school. If you’re already participating, thank you!
 
It all adds up!!!
 
Current Statistics for Templeton Elementary School:
 

Most recent Target donation (February 2015 - This was for Sept to Feb): $2,184.86

Total of all Target donations to this school through February 2015: $30,023.81

Amount accumulated toward the next Target donation:* $1,810.26

Number of REDcard holders who have designated this school: 180

Trout in the Classroom!

All our 1st grade classes are learning about trout life cycles, ecology, and our environment through Trout in the Classroom!  Our very own Krissy Lorz (1st grade teacher) wrote a TEF grant (we so appreciate the support of TEF) for this wonderful, hands-on, multi-week experience which culminates with the actual release of live trout the students have raised!  Today, our outdoor classroom was used all day as a hands-on educational space - take a look!Trout 2.JPG

Grade level success - What does it look like?

Milestones

TES PE Volunteers for 1st and 2nd grade Will be Needed!

Hi TES Parents / Guardians of TES 1st and 2nd Graders:

 

I very much realize it is summer, but if you are already making plans for how you can volunteer at school next year, PE is a great option.  We have great centers and PE equipment.  Your children will regularly work on coordination, balance, sportsmanship, teamwork, and much more. Our PE program is necessary for a few reasons:

 

  1. Our Friday PE sessions help meet our required minutes of organized PE.
     

  2. Our necessary Eagle Hour planning happens during PE.  PE allows your child’s teacher to work collaboratively with his/her entire team.  

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  While we do have our yard duties, our counselor (Dr. Meece), our principal, and some great parent volunteers (thank you!) already running PE centers, we will still be needing more adults Friday mornings.  We typically need 14-16 adults for centers.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING US?  IF SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

 

TIMES:     1st GRADE PE: Fridays 9-9:45a           

  2nd GRADE PE: Fridays 10:30-11:15a.  

 

  1. If you would like to assist with your child’s class at PE, please let your child’s teacher know. (On Minimum Days, we have an adjusted schedule - check with your teacher)

  2. On Friday, please check in the office first to sign in and to get a volunteer badge.

  3. Head to our field and check in with Mrs. Southern to be informed as to what center you will be monitoring.

  4. You will be there to assist students with being good sports, following the station rules, knowing where to go when the whistle blows to move to the next station, etc.

 

Your support is so appreciated.  Without parent volunteers like you, we can’t offer this great PE experience, and we also would not be able to do the necessary planning to run our AMAZING EAGLE HOUR!

 

THANK YOU!

Sincerely,

Jill Southern - TES Principal

 

2015-16 TK / Kinder Enrollment

TEMPLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN & TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

2015/2016

Enrollment packets will be available for pick up on Monday,

February 2, in the TES office. A copy of a recent utility

bill or escrow document with your name and physical address in

addition to copies of your child's birth certificate and current

immunizations must be provided before you will be given the

enrollment packet. Completed packets may be returned to the

TES office beginning Wednesday, February 11, after 1:30 p.m.

Our office hours are 7:30-4:00.

 

The Kindergarten Readiness Act changed the age for

entrance into kindergarten in California. Children must be

five years of age for kindergarten by:September 1, 2015 for the

2015-16 school year.

Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year

kindergarten program for children whose kindergarten

entrance is changed as a result of this new law. Children

will be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten if their fifth

birthday is between:

 

-September 2 and December 2 for the 2015-2016

school year and each year thereafter

 

Only COMPLETED packets will be accepted.

**All Transitional Kindergarten students must meet the

same requirements as traditional Kindergarten students,

including proof of residency, birth certificate and

immunizations current for school entry.

NOTE ABOUT FOODS IN OUR CLASSROOMS, AT CLASS CELEBRATIONS, AND MORE:

 


October 14, 2014

To Parents / Guardians of Templeton Elementary Students:

 

NOTE ABOUT FOODS IN OUR CLASSROOMS, AT CLASS CELEBRATIONS, AND MORE:

Templeton Elementary School is regularly looking at ways to keep our students safe.  We currently have multiple students in all our grade levels at our school with life threatening allergies and food related illnesses.  There have been some unintentional situations where students have had allergic reactions to food products this year at school.  While we certainly appreciate the intent of families bringing in outside food to share with the class, we do not want to put any student in potential danger by exposing him or her to outside foods.  

To keep our kids safe, we are adding some new protocols for foods brought into classes to share with others:

1) If your child is having a birthday or other event and wants to bring something to share with the class, please have it be a non-food item (pencils, erasers, or stickers could be ideas).  

2) There will still be fun, planned opportunities for families to bring in foods to share.  There will be pre-announced class party days for each grade level where families will be notified in advance that food will be in the class and of what foods they can bring.  Please talk with your child’s teacher about these class celebration days.

We certainly appreciate the generosity and creativity of our Templeton families.  The last thing we would want is a child being exposed to a life threatening allergen through a well-intentioned, home-baked food item shared in class.

Sincerely,

The Templeton Elementary School Staff

Thanks so much TEF!!!!!

TES would like to send out a HUGE thank you to TEF!!! Without the support of the Templeton Education Foundation (TEF), TES would not be able to offer many of the unique, progressive, and phenomenally educational programs that we do.  We were just awarded these grants:

 

$2652.32 for Trout in the Classroom

$2,295.50 for 4 IPADS for Math Intervention

$1,501.78  for 60 IPAD MINI Cases

$2,855.76 for After School Enrichment Classes

Interested in previewing the SBAC?

The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) is the standardized testing system affiliated with Common Core.  Though the youngest grade testing will be 3rd grade, we thought knowing what types of things will be asked of 3rd graders starting in 2015 would be of interest to TES parents.  You can take a look at sample tests and questions at the following web link:

 

https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/

CA Department of Education Link to Common Core Resources

Click here to get to the California Department of Education's Website for Common Core State Standards.  Here, you will find the standards and many resources available to you including sample questions for the Common Core state assessments (called SBAC - starts at grade 3), parent information for student success, FAQ, etc.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/

 

Also, there are some great Parent Guides for Student Success for Common Core found at the following link (English and Spanish):

http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2910

 

Common Core - Key Ideas for Families

Common Core - Key Ideas for Families
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IPADS in TES classrooms!

Through incredibly generous donations by PTO and individual families, classrooms at TES have IPADS.  Students are motivated and engaged learners using the most up to date technology and Apps!  The learning is genuine and the potential is endless.  21st Century Learning is happening at TES!!!

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NEW SIZES ARE IN!!! TES SPIRIT WEAR!!!

We have new stock of ALL sizes of sweatshirts and Tshirts!!!

Youth Small 
Youth Med
Youth Large
 
Adult Small
Adult Med
Adult Large

Adult XL

Click the link below for the order form for TES SPIRIT WEAR!!!  Have you seen those great green t-shirts supporting our great school?  If you want to see the t-shirts up close, we have some on display at the TES Office.  The form on the link below gives the sizes and prices.

Spirit Wear Order Form

A quote from Dr. Seuss

The more that you read,

the more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

the more places you'll go.

Dr. Seuss

Does Your Child Have Health Insurance?

Click the link to the flyer below for information regarding NO-COST MEDI-CAL Health Care and LOW COST HEALTHY FAMILIES Health Care for those who qualify.  The flyer is in both English and Spanish.

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Teacher WEBSITES!!! Click the links below

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Eagle Hour - What is it?

Eagle Hour - What is it?

EAGLE HOUR - Reading Process Grades 1-2

For the 2015-16 school year, Templeton Elementary School is so proud to continue our Eagle Hour curriculum planning and delivery process for every student grades 1 and 2.  Eagle Hour is a PROCESS by which we assess our students and then place them in a classroom within their grade level for reading and literacy for one hour a day, four days a week.  TES has been and continues to receive thorough training for Eagle Hour, and we are dedicated to deliver differentiated literacy instruction that addresses the needs of every child on such a consistent basis.  This is research based and being done in over 300 schools.  This reading process will begin in mid September this year, a full month earlier than last year.

Each child is taught at his or her instructional level and advanced accordingly.  Lessons and curriculum are planned collaboratively, on a weekly basis by the whole grade level team.  

TES Eagle Hour Passion Statement:

"With clear purpose, collaboration, and as supported lifelong learners, we, at Templeton Elementary School will not rest until all of our students participate in leveled, targeted, and engaging instruction that advances literacy and fosters a love of learning."

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Accelerated Reader

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Got Spirit?

Every Friday, teachers and office staff wear their green TES shirts.  Join us as we show our Templeton Pride!  To order your Eagle apparel, please print an order form here or contact TES PTO via email at tespto@hotmail.com.

 

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