hablar en español
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.
Jill Southern, Directora TES y Annette Calcote, Profesora de ELD
CHECK OUT THESE EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES:
(They are all also on the Student / Parents Info Page)
Jessica & Terisa
If your child must be absent, please call the 24-hour absence verification line at (805) 434-5826.
For your convenience, our office hours are from - 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m Monday through Friday, 434-5820
Fax number - 434-5811
Contact a teacher by email
IMPORTANT TES DATES!
Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20 - TES Vision Screenings
Wednesday, September 21 - DELAC (District English Learners Advisory Committee)
Tuesday, September 27 - TES SAC (3:15-4:15)
Monday, October 10 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
Thursday, Oct. 13 - TES Jogathon!
We have had an incredible start to our year!
If you would like to view our Bell Schedule, please click the link below:
Thank you to our incredible staff and families for all your involvement in the education of our students!
DELAC Meeting - Wednesday, September 21, 2016
District English Learners Advisory Committee
We want to welcome and invite you to our first DELAC Meeting
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6-7:30 pm
Miércoles 21 septiembre 2016 a las 6 - 7:30
Templeton Middle School ~ Classroom F4
Templeton Middle School ~ Salón F4
Childcare/Tutoring will be provided
Tendremos cuidado de niños / Ayuda con tarea
*Come share and receive ideas on how to improve the skills of yous students who are learning English.*
TES Back To School Night Prezi!
Cookin' and Bookin'
Vision Screenings (sponsored by the Lions Club) at TES in mid September
Coming in mid-September... The Lions Clubs of North San Luis Obispo County sponsor the vision screening of Kinder, 2nd, 5th and 8th grade students. The Lions Club Sight Conservation Program funds the school screenings by donations. The vision screening is designed to detect gross deficiencies in a child’s sight and is not a substitute for a complete visual exam. A full vision exam is recommended for all children. The screening is performed by local optometrists who are members of the Tri-Counties Optometric Society.
TES School Supply Lists 2016-2017
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!
TES Eagle Eye - June 24, 2016
TES is a GOLD RIBBON SCHOOL and an EXEMPLARY ARTS SCHOOL!
TES HAS BEEN AWARDED THREE MAJOR HONORS BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION!!:
TES PTO NEEDS YOU for the 2016-17 School Year!!!
Hi Incredible TES Families!!
As we come to a close this school year, I want to send a huge thank you out to our incredible 2015-16 PTO. They have run incredible fundraisers like our annual Book Fair, the JogaThon, The PTO Dinner/Auction, Wacky Snack, Mixed Bags, See's Candy Sales, Spirit Wear, and much more. Did you know their efforts, coupled with YOUR INVOLVEMENT led to THOUSANDS of dollars raised going right back to TES?? Wouldn't you like to be involved with these events that support YOUR CHILDREN next year??
You may not know that almost all of the Document Cameras and Projectors in your children's classrooms (that are used every day) were purchased with PTO funds. Many of the IPADS that are daily used on campus were also purchased with funds from PTO.
Are you impressed with your child's reading and writing progress? Thousands of PTO $ has gone towards our EAGLE HOUR Reading process and to WRITE FROM THE BEGINNING Training (a highly successful writing program that pairs with Thinking Maps). We would not have this growth without the great PTO support.
Maybe you weren't aware that a HUGE PERCENTAGE of the class supplies that are used everyday come as a result from PTO donations. Last year alone, PTO donated over $15,000 towards TES class supplies that TEACHERS know their STUDENTS need to LEARN AND GROW.
WITH THE FINISH OF THIS YEAR, OUR INCREDIBLE PTO BOARD IS TURNING OVER, AND WE NEED NEW INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE WANTING TO GIVE BACK TO OUR SCHOOL IN THESE INCREDIBLE WAYS. Many of you reading this have expressed wanting to be involved more at TES. Here is your chance!!! PTO is so important! You will get to work with our incredible families and staff! Most importantly, your efforts will truly make a difference to hundreds of students every year!!!
TO BE ON THE PTO BOARD, YOU DO NOT NEED PRIOR EXPERIENCE!! The current board members and principal, Jill Southern will train you and give you input and advice to set you up to be successful. We even have a few board members who are still interested in chairing some of the individual fundraising events. We are extremely interested in having our families just joining TES (perhaps your child is just about to start kindergarten!) be a part of PTO. Again, NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.
Doesn't this sound like an incredible organization you'd like to be involved with?
Maybe you are not interested in being a board member (Pres, VP, Secretary, or Treasurer), but you are interested in helping with events, stuffing our beginning of the year Eagle Folders, assisting with Book Fair, selling Wacky Snack, or?
PLEASE email our current TES PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being involved with PTO next year in any way... as a potential board member or as an occasional volunteer. We appreciate your time and dedication!!
Jill Southern - TES Principal
Cookin' and Bookin' Update
Cookin’ & Bookin’ Update
Dear TES Families,
Happy Summer!!! Some exciting news is that we are planning to continue Cookin’ & Bookin’ next school year! I am thrilled to be able to continue this innovative, fun, and educationally exciting class again! For those of you who are new to TES, Cookin’ and Bookin’ is a series of classes that connect our school garden with kitchen safety, recipes, healthy eating, and children’s literature.
As this is a newer enrichment class, we have a very small budget. We also relied on you, our generous families, to provide a large amount of our ingredients. I thank each and every one of you for the many, many donations. I am also aware that many donated multiple times. I am sincerely astounded by the generosity of our TES community and the surrounding businesses such as Nature's Touch that have also donated ingredients.
With this in mind, I started a GO FUND ME campaign. The goal being to raise $1000 in order to provide equipment and ingredients for our class. To date, over $800 has been donated. Thank you to everyone who has so kindly donated. We will use the funds for appropriate equipment and to minimize the amount of donations I will need to ask you for next year! For more information about how to donate and a full explanation of what we will be doing with the money raised, please go to:
If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me at Julia.email@example.com
With sincere thanks and warm wishes for a wonderful summer!
ELA / ELD Curriculum - We've Adopted Benchmark Advance!
English Language Arts/English Language Development Instructional Materials Adoption (K-5)
Senate Bill 201 (Chapter 478 of the Statutes of 2013), signed on October 2, 2013, authorized the State Board of Education to conduct an adoption of kindergarten through grade eight instructional materials in ELA/ELD aligned to the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS ELA/Literacy) and the new California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards).
Templeton Elementary School and Vineyard Elementary School have done intense research and training on various potential ELA/ELD published curricula. After our thorough research, we have narrowed our curriculum search and have selected a curriculum choice that we are proposing to adopt. Benchmark Education Company's "Benchmark Advance" is an extremely exciting program we are proud to bring to the TUSD School Board as our adoption choice K-5. It addresses our students' needs well. Benchmark Advance was built from the ground up, aligning with our new California State Standards. Both TES and VES are impressed with the rigor, cross-curricular connections, and the engaging reading materials of Benchmark.
Benchmark Advance is dynamic and offers incredible language arts learning experiences for our students.
The curriculum was proudly explained to the TUSD School Board on May 26, 2016. At a recent school board meeting (June 9, 2016), the K-5 adoption of Benchmark Advance was approved by the TUSD School Board.
Our Outdoor Classroom!
Have you stepped into our OUTDOOR CLASSROOM recently! As a result of hard work, collaboration, and a community grant through the Templeton CSD, a lot new is literally and figuratively "growing" there! In addition, the tireless work of our very own 1st grade teacher, Krissy Lorz and 2nd grade teacher, Joe Kirschner, has made this area happen. It so useful for so many aspects of our educational day. Thank you to our amazingly talented Math Intervention specialist (and true artist), Gilda Zimmerling and former incredible employee, Amy Stith, for collaborating with all our classes on the BEAUTIFUL mosaics that decorate the planters. Thank you to Chris Bonin and our TUSD MOT department for promoting our vision and dedicating time and resources to making this space come alive!
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!
TRAFFIC, PARKING, and SAFETY at TES
January 28, 2016
Dear Templeton Elementary School Parents and Guardians,
THIS LETTER IS ABOUT TRAFFIC and PARKING. SAFETY FOR ALL IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE!
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE LETTER!
Thank you to those who are safe, respectful, observant, and patient during drop off and pickup times at TES. Most families are following the rules in our parking lot and surrounding areas. That being said, we have seen an alarming increase in unsafe behaviors, so this reminder to ALL is very much warranted. If you have extended family or others doing drop off or pickup of your child, please share this information with them. Ultimately, we all need to work together. What we are seeing is that when one person chooses to make a dangerous choice like driving the wrong direction in our parking lot, other families are following suit. The safety of everyone needs to be top priority.
With our beautiful climate and the sidewalk on Crocker St., we encourage families to park legally on neighboring streets or near the park and walk to school. We do have yard supervision in the morning starting at 7:30a and in the afternoon 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. If we work together on this, we can all be safe and happy. We have created some recommended times for staggered pickups. See below:
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.)
Together, we can make this a safer and less frustrating situation for everyone.
Jill Southern - TES Principal
IMPORTANT - NOTE ABOUT FOODS IN OUR CLASSROOMS, AT CLASS CELEBRATIONS, AND MORE:
TEMPLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
“Home of Tomorrow’s Leaders”
215 Eighth St. ∙ Templeton ∙ 93465 ∙ (805) 434-5820
August 30, 2016
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 and compliant with the Wellness Policy. We currently have multiple students in all grade levels at our school with life threatening allergies and food related illnesses. 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 allergens.
To keep our kids safe, we are continuing the following 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 may be fun, planned opportunities for families to bring in foods to share. These would 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.
3) When bringing food to school for pre-announced, sharing purposes, it must be store bought with a nutrition fact label and ingredient label. By having the nutrition fact label, we are able to help our diabetic children regulate their sugar levels and insulin needs. These foods can not be prepared at home, even if they are healthy foods like sliced fruit. We can not guarantee that home prepared foods don’t contain allergens. Foods must arrive on our campus still in packaging. Good examples of store prepackaged items are mini bags of carrots, mini bags of pretzels, mini boxes of raisins, packaged cheese sticks, or mini bags of sliced apples.
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.
The Templeton Elementary School Staff
Reading 20 minutes a day...
Bedtime Stories for Young Brains - great article
By PERRI KLASS, M.D.
AUGUST 17, 2015
A little more than a year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement saying that all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion, starting at birth.
That means pediatricians taking care of infants and toddlers should routinely be advising parents about how important it is to read to even very young children. The policy statement, which I wrote with Dr. Pamela C. High, included a review of the extensive research on the links between growing up with books and reading aloud, and later language development and school success.
But while we know that reading to a young child is associated with good outcomes, there is only limited understanding of what the mechanism might be. Two new studies examine the unexpectedly complex interactions that happen when you put a small child on your lap and open a picture book.
This month, the journal Pediatrics published a study that used functional magnetic resonance imaging to study brain activity in 3-to 5-year-old children as they listened to age-appropriate stories. The researchers found differences in brain activation according to how much the children had been read to at home.
Children whose parents reported more reading at home and more books in the home showed significantly greater activation of brain areas in a region of the left hemisphere called the parietal-temporal-occipital association cortex. This brain area is “a watershed region, all about multisensory integration, integrating sound and then visual stimulation,” said the lead author, Dr. John S. Hutton, a clinical research fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
This region of the brain is known to be very active when older children read to themselves, but Dr. Hutton notes that it also lights up when younger children are hearing stories. What was especially novel was that children who were exposed to more books and home reading showed significantly more activity in the areas of the brain that process visual association, even though the child was in the scanner just listening to a story and could not see any pictures.
“When kids are hearing stories, they’re imagining in their mind’s eye when they hear the story,” said Dr. Hutton. “For example, ‘The frog jumped over the log.’ I’ve seen a frog before, I’ve seen a log before, what does that look like?”
The different levels of brain activation, he said, suggest that children who have more practice in developing those visual images, as they look at picture books and listen to stories, may develop skills that will help them make images and stories out of words later on.
“It helps them understand what things look like, and may help them transition to books without pictures,” he said. “It will help them later be better readers because they’ve developed that part of the brain that helps them see what is going on in the story.”
Dr. Hutton speculated that the book may also be stimulating creativity in a way that cartoons and other screen-related entertainments may not.
“When we show them a video of a story, do we short circuit that process a little?” he asked. “Are we taking that job away from them? They’re not having to imagine the story; it’s just being fed to them.”
We know that it is important that young children hear language, and that they need to hear it from people, not from screens. Unfortunately, there are serious disparities in how much language children hear — most famously demonstrated in a Kansas study that found poor children heard millions fewer words by age 3.
But it turns out that reading to — and with — young children may amplify the language they hear more than just talking. In August, Psychological Science reported on researchers who studied the language content of picture books. They put together a selection from teacher recommendations, Amazon best sellers, and other books that parents are likely to be reading at bedtime.
In comparing the language in books to the language used by parents talking to their children, the researchers found that the picture books contained more “unique word types.”
“Books contain a more diverse set of words than child-directed speech,” said the lead author, Jessica Montag, an assistant research psychologist at the University of California, Riverside. “This would suggest that children who are being read to by caregivers are hearing vocabulary words that kids who are not being read to are probably not hearing.”
So reading picture books with young children may mean that they hear more words, while at the same time, their brains practice creating the images associated with those words — and with the more complex sentences and rhymes that make up even simple stories.
I have spent a great deal of my career working with Reach Out and Read, which works through medical providers to encourage parents to enjoy books with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers. This year, our 5,600 program sites will give away 6.8 million books (including many to children in poverty), along with guidance to more than 4.5 million children and their parents. (The group also provided some support to Dr. Hutton’s research.)
Studies of Reach Out and Read show that participating parents read more and children’s preschool vocabularies improve when parents read more. But even as someone who is already one of the choir, I am fascinated by the ways that new research is teasing out the complexity and the underlying mechanisms of something which can seem easy, natural and, well, simple. When we bring books and reading into checkups, we help parents interact with their children and help children learn.
“I think that we’ve learned that early reading is more than just a nice thing to do with kids,” Dr. Hutton said. “It really does have a very important role to play in building brain networks that will serve children long-term as they transition from verbal to reading.”
And as every parent who has read a bedtime story knows, this is all happening in the context of face-time, of skin-to-skin contact, of the hard-to-quantify but essential mix of security and comfort and ritual. It’s what makes toddlers demand the same story over and over again, and it’s the reason parents tear up (especially those of us with adult children) when we occasionally happen across a long-ago bedtime book.
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!
Grade level success - What does it look like?
TES PE Volunteers for 1st and 2nd grade Will be Needed for the 2016-17 School Year!
Hi TES Parents / Guardians of TES 1st and 2nd Graders:
If you are looking for a great way to volunteer at TES, PE may be your 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:
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.
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!
Jill Southern - TES Principal
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 would be of interest to TES parents. You can take a look at sample tests and questions at the following web link:
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.
Also, there are some great Parent Guides for Student Success for Common Core found at the following link (English and Spanish):
Common Core - Key Ideas for Families
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.
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.
Teacher WEBSITES!!! Click the links below
Ms. Gracey Welcome to Our Class's Web Page! TC Gracey
Mrs. Lorz Welcome to Krissy Lorz's Website
Mrs. Wishon Welcome to B1!
Mrs. Wilson Welcome to Mrs. Wilson's Class!
Mr. Kirschner Welcome to Mr. Kirschner's Class Webpage!
Mrs. Zemella Welcome to Mrs. Zemella's Class Webpage!
Mrs. Walker Welcome to Mrs. Walker's Class!
Mrs. Kershaw Welcome to Mrs. Kershaw's Class!
Mrs. Wesner Welcome to Mrs. Wesner's Class!
Mrs. Tedone Welcome to Mrs. Tedone;s Class!
Mrs. Goode Welcome to Mrs. Goode's Class!
Eagle Hour - What is it?
EAGLE HOUR - Reading Process Grades 1-2
For the 2016-17 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.
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."
TES PTO! Click below for their FACEBOOK PAGE!
Title III Letter (link below) in English and Spanish
A Week in Preview
Cafeteria menus and other information
Templeton Elementary Address and Phone #
Templeton Elementary School Address:
215 Eighth Street
Templeton, CA 93465
Phone: (805) 434-5820