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PTO Weekly Update 11/4/2015


See attached letter from the Principal regarding November Character Education.Gratitude Letter- TES.docx



This month’s TES-PTO Dine-Out is a little different. It is a “Dine-In” at TES. On Friday, November 13th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the TES School parking lot the TES-PTO will be having a Food Truck Dine-In. We have 3 different food trucks available to choose from with kid friendly menus. All three are popular food trucks in the San Diego community and excited to be a part of the Food Truck Dine In at TES. This year we are adding a movie playing on the K playground. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and join families for a fun and unique dinner outside or pick up food to go and take home. Invite extended family, friends and neighbors to join too. All the food trucks will be donating a percentage back to TES-PTO from their sales on Friday, November 13th. Thank you for supporting TES – PTO’s Food Truck Dine-In fundraiser.



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



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!



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.



Popsicles are sold every Friday after school, weather permitting. Sales help support academic and enrichment programs at TES. The cost is $1.00. Small bills are appreciated! Popsicle Coupon Books can be purchased during the Friday sales for $10.00 (10 coupons plus 2 free). Please note that Popsicle sales will not take place on minimum days or the Friday before a holiday break. Thank you to all of the volunteers who help out selling Popsicles on Fridays.



The TES-PTO is looking for volunteers who are possibly interested in volunteer positions for the 2015-2016 school year. This school year is a great time for interested volunteers to get a chance to work with the volunteers who are 5th grade parents or teams that are in need of on-going help because of the program’s growth. The following PTO teams are hoping to gain more volunteers – Science Fair, Spirit Gear, Hospitality, Gardens/Playground to Plate, After School Enrichment, Marquee and Tierra Times. If you are interested in helping out or even leading a PTO position/team please contact Kristina Hepburn to find out more.



THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who came out to help at this year’s Monster Mash.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Also, thank you to those who donated goodies, decorations, and water.  Our fundraiser was a success, and we hope everyone had fun too.
– 5th Grade Committee



“ASEP News Update!

Part 1:

Up Coming changes to the ASEP Winter schedule 2016 for Jr. Theatre. The format will be a Mini Musical.  The workshops would be 1.5hrs per class with 2 Instructors for 8 weeks long.

Here’s a brief description I’m forwarding to you from Jr. Theatre:


In Junior Theatre’s unique program, students will study voice and music

through brief adaptations of popular musical theatre shows.  Singers will

learn to sing as an ensemble while creating unique characters to tell an

engaging story.  This class is excellent preparation for students interested

in auditioning for theatre productions.  An short performance will take

place at the end of the session.

Winter 2016 – Theme is Schoolhouse Rock

Send an email to Maria to be included on the Interest List, be sure to put the name of the class in the subject line.

Part 2:

Robotics – Winter 2016 Theme “Star Wars”

Ordered 2 instructors:

1st instructor – K-2 grade (Min students:8 and Max students: 12)

2nd instructor: 3rd-5th grade (Min students:8 and Max students: 12)

Part 3:

Possibly adding 2 new vendors:

1. Futsal ~ Brazilian Soccer

2. Cooking ~

3. Fencing ~

Interest lists on the above changes please email Maria

When sending an email please state what you’re interested.



The approved PTO meeting minutes from the September 2015 meeting are attached. Approved PTO Meeting Minutes Sept 2015.pdf

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