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AsTumbo Elementary School * 255 Chalan Hachon, Dededo * Phone 635-4363/64 * November, 2013 * Newsletter #2

Our school mission is to:
To give our students the opportunity to learn, promote academic and social skills, and provide support to become responsible and productive.

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PTO Information
Fall Fest-Outstanding Turnout:
The PTO would like to thank each and every one of you who contributed in one way or another for making our 1st Fall Festival Carnival a huge success. We had a great turnout! Your continued support is greatly appreciated. School Kine Cookies: The School Kine Cookie orders were sent out. A memo will be sent out when the orders arrive. Our next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6pm in the cafeteria. The 3rd grade team will be selling snacks. Upcoming Events: Thanksgiving luncheon on November 27, 2013 Movie Night ?????????????

Volunteers for Carnival

Fall Fest

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Parent Portal: Upcoming Events Parent Teacher Conference (PTC): There will be a PTC on 11/5/13 from 8:00 to 1:00! Parents please come on down to visit your child’s teacher! Wellness Fair:
During the PTC, there will be a wellness event! There will be health screening. There will also have a thirty minute Zumba class. Time: 10:00-12:00 Place: Cafeteria

This is a great program for parents to view their child’s progress in class. If you have not signed up for this program please come to the office during PTC to get more information on this.

Nurse’s News
FAST (Family and School Working Together) Workshop Rescheduled! Date: Nov. 16, 2013 Time: 8:00-12:00 Place: Okkudo High School

Counselor’s News
Shout Outs:
I would like to thank Mr. Artero from Department Youth Affairs (DYA) for coming out to present to the third, fourth, and fifth graders! I know the students got some excellent information about how DYA operates. So, thank you very much Mr. Artero for presenting.

United Bullying Prevention!
The Month of October was the month for bullying prevention! We had some awesome activities. The ESL team hosted some activities for the students, the counselor had mini lessons in the classrooms, and our special guest, the Urban Dance Studios, ended our month with an awesome performance.

Students signing a poster!

ESL Students’ artwork!

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Uniforms: Students are still required to wear uniforms daily unless informed by admin to dress otherwise for special occasions. Reading with Student: Read and Respond: This homework should be done every night and acknowledged with parent or guardian signature.








Sat. 2

All Souls Day-Holiday



5 Parent Teacher Conference (PTC)

6 Healing HeartsPresentation Green Flag/Red Flag 13

7 Healing HeartsPresentation Green Flag/Red Flag 14

8 Healing HeartsPresentation Green Flag/Red Flag 15



11 Veteran’s DayHoliday














28 ThanksgivingHoliday

29 Make-up Day for 10/18/13


October 21, 2013

Dear Parent (s)/Guardian (s) of ______________________________: The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) is inviting you to attend a free workshop on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the Home. When: What Time: Where: What: November 16, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast) Guam Marriott Hotel & Spa Learn how Elementary & Middle Schools are using Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) to build student success. Learn how to use Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) at home to: ! Increase positive communication with your children; ! Have a more positive relationship with your children; and ! Get what you want your children to do without raising your voice. Cost: Free (lunch will be provided)

Registration: To confirm your participation and request an accommodation, please complete the attached form and return to the school counselor on or before November 8, 2013. Space is limited! For more information, contact the GDOE Student Support Services at 300-1626 or email ___________________________________________________.

PBIS in the Home Registration Form Name of Parent: ________________________________________ Name of Child’s School: _________________________________________________ Name of Child (ren): ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Home Phone Number: _________________Work Phone Number: _______________ Mailing address: _______________________________________________________ E-mail address: ________________________________________________________ As a parent, I am requesting the following accommodation (s). Check all that apply.

" Language Interpreter
Identify language: ___________________

" Sign language interpreter " Handouts in Braille " Other (state): _________________

" Large print Handouts " Other (state): ____________________