Posted in Fundraising, Membership, Volunteer Opportunities, Weekly Update

PTO Weekly Update 10/28/2015


Dear TES Families,

It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school! More children are hit by cars near schools than any other location.

If you’re dropping off

  • Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles
  • Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school, or across the parking lot
  • Carpool or walk to reduce the number of vehicles at the school

Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians

A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:

  • Always stop for a school safety patrol officer holding up a stop sign
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • Do NOT make illegal U-Turns!
  • Never text while driving

Thank you for doing your part to follow the laws of the road and keep our children safe!


FROM THE FRONT OFFICE – Re: Phone Call to School Office

Roadrunner Families,

We do our best to answer phones calls promptly during our office hours of 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.  but in case we are away from our desks, please do not hesitate to email us OR leave a message on our answering machine and we will return your call promptly. Also ALWAYS dial our main line number which is (858) 496-8255. Sometimes different school phone numbers might show up on your caller ID, but they are outside lines that might not dial directly to the office. Email communication is also a very efficient way to communicate with us. You can email either one of us regarding attendance or any other matter and we are happy to help. Thank you for your support.             

Angela Herrera                                Janet Brooks



The Monster Mash Halloween Dance is this Friday!  Tickets are on sale this week before and after school for $4 each until it sells out.  If tickets are still available the day of the dance, they will be $5 at the door.  There must be an adult at the dance for every four children, and everyone 2 and older needs a ticket.  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.  Pizza, baked goods, and glow sticks will be available for purchase.  Light refreshments will be provided.  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 .  We are trying to fund the year-end activities for all of 5th grade.  Thank you!



Fall Pictures or proofs were sent home in students’ Monday folders. You can order photos all year long by following the directions on the proof sheet, ordering online, by phone or mail with Lifetouch directly. Please attend Picture Retake Day if you are a new student (after October 7th), absent on 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 please send the photos back with your student on make-up 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. The school office or PTO will not accept order forms for Lifetouch after Wednesday, November. 4th.



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! You can voluntary donate online through PayPal 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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Claudette Steinhauer



The approved PTO meeting minutes from the September 2015 meeting are attached.



The Playground to Plate/ Garden Program is responsible for all the wonderful gardens on the TES school grounds. The goal is to make sure all students receive garden time and learn about gardening. Garden flyers were sent home grades 2nd-5th asking for volunteers to help out garden team leaders while they teach the lesson for the month. The Garden program is still hoping to find a volunteer to teach the already prepared TK/K/1st lessons once a month for 30 minutes. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kristina Hepburn



You can get rid of your old clothes and shoes AND make money for Tierrasanta Elementary at the same time. Donate all items regardless of stains, wear and tear, or condition. We will take everything: clothes, shoes, hats, belts, linens, etc. All items are welcome. The more you contribute the more profit we generate for TES.

Please deposit your donations in the blue donation box located next to the South Parking lot. Take a moment today to clean out your closets and attics! Create more space in your home to enjoy with your family!

Thank you for supporting TES!

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