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PTO Weekly Update 10/21/15


The next TES-PTO Dine Out is tomorrow Thursday, October 22nd. The Dine Out will be at our local McDonald’s at 10595 Tierrasanta Boulevard. As part of the McDonald’s philosophy to give back to the communities they serve, a percentage of the sales generated from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. dine in or drive thru on October 22nd will be donated back to our school. No flyers are required. We invite everyone in our Tierrasanta/Murphy Canyon neighborhood to stop by, visit with neighbors, and support TES!  Spread the word to family and friends. “None of us is as good as all of us,” said Ray Kroc, the founder of the McDonald’s Corporation. TES appreciates your community spirit and generosity.



PTO meetings are held on the last Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

The October PTO meeting will be on Monday, October 26th in the TES library. Everyone is welcome and hope you can join us. Please contact Kristina Hepburn with any questions.



Please join Mrs. Viavada for a Principal Chat next Wednesday, October 28th at 7:45 a.m. in the auditorium. Come hear about the latest happenings at TES and ask any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!



Our annual Monster Mash Halloween dance is at the TES auditorium next Friday, October 30th!  DJ services are provided by All Around Mobile Music.  This event sells out, so please buy your tickets ahead of time.

There will be two dances:  4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tickets will be sold for $4 each before and after school until sold out starting on Monday.

Tickets will be $5 each at the door if the dance is not sold out.

Pizza, baked goods, and glow sticks will be available for purchase.  Light refreshments will be provided.

All ages are welcome.  A responsible adult must be in attendance for every four children. Under 2 are free, but everyone else needs a ticket.  Costumes must adhere to TES school dress code and have no wands, weapons, masks, or gore.

NOTE:  kids are not allowed to wear Halloween costumes to school during the regular school day, but they can wear them at the Monster Mash!

This dance is a fundraiser for 5th grade activities, and we need help from other 5th grade families!  5th grade parents, if you would like to donate water or snacks, please email Christine or Martha.

Also, we need help at the dances and selling tickets.  Please let us know if you can help us so that we can fund the year-end activities for all of 5th grade.  Thank you!



Now Recruiting Noon Duty Supervision!

Lunch supervision personnel are needed at Tierrasanta Elementary! Do you live in the area and are available between the hours of 11:20 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. (Monday,TuesdayWednesday and Friday)? If so, TES needs you! Help your school and make a little money at the same time.

Starting pay is $11.19 per hour and entails supervising children during their lunch period (both on the playground and at the lunch tables).  If you can work all 4 days per week great, if you can only work 2 days per week that will work too!

If interested, please contact Janet Brooks . Thank you!



The PTO Parent’s Choice fundraiser is still going on, it is not too late. If you haven’t participated yet, please consider making a voluntary donation/fundraiser buy out to keep programs like Art Corps, Science Fair, Science Club, Running Club, School Gardening, Classroom Grants up and running! We need as much help as we can. You can voluntary donate online with a credit card or your bank account through PayPal (consider setting up a monthly voluntary donation) at or you can send a check or cash in to the TES Foundation. Any amount helps!


PARENT’S CHOICE FUNDRAISER – Signature Fundraising

Thank you for supporting TES-PTO Parent’s Choice with Signature Fundraising Catalog orders.  All orders have been submitted and checks were deposited last Friday.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Claudette Steinhauer.



Our 2015-2016 PTO Facebook Page is now up and running.   Much like the PTO Membership, our Facebook page will be updated every school year.  Last year’s Facebook membership does not carry over so if you are interested in joining the new group, you must request to do so at

Membership to this Facebook page is only open to current TES parents/guardians and staff.  Privacy is a high priority; only members are able to view any of the post.  If you filled out this school year’s PTO Membership Form, you might already have received an email invite to check out the Facebook page.



Fall Pictures will be sent home with your child on Monday!!!  Please attend Picture Retake Day if you are a new student, absent on the day of picture day or unhappy with the proofs or pictures you received. Wednesday, November 4th is Make-up Picture Day! Please pick up an order sheet in the office if needed. If your child was absent or you need retakes, please tell your student to attend retake day. If you already received pictures and are unhappy, send the photos with your student back to picture day, this will be your form of payment. If you still want to order photos, you can do so with your proof-sheet by calling the company, ordering online or by mail. We no longer will accept order forms after Wednesday, November. 4th.



The school office is now continuously updating Tierrasanta Elementary School’s website. The website address is



All parents of GATE students are encouraged to attend the GATE-DAC meetings to learn about and give input regarding the District’s GATE identified students. The next meeting is on Monday, Nov 9th from 6:30-8 PM in the Ballard Parent Center in Old Town. The address is: 2375 Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110. As the TES representative for the District Advisory Committee for GATE, I would like to pass along information that was shared at the most recent meeting held on Oct. 12th.  The topic for this meeting was the introduction of the new GATE test called the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). This test will replace the Raven test. For questions, please contact Jerel Zak, GATE-DAC rep.

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