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This Week at Teach
Saturday, December 2 Big Brothers Big Sisters Holiday Party, 12-2 PM
Wednesday, December 6 Yosemite Parent Information Night, 5:30-7:00 PM
Friday, December 8 6th Grade to Los Osos Middle School 
to see "The Christmas Carol" play
11:45 AM - 2:10 PM
Friday, December 8 Booster Club Meeting, 1:00-2:00 PM, Room 24
For more calendar events, visit  http://te.slcusd.org/event-calendar.php
Principal's Corner
Dear Families,

I want to say thanks to all of the teachers, parents, and students for gathering together before break to review and reflect on first trimester progress. The teachers and I know the students have grown so much since the first day of school, and I was proud of their ability to conduct a student-led conference to share their successes and next steps. Thank you, parents, for your partnership in their learning. Several parents have asked about our writing program. Please join us at our Coffee With the Principal on Friday, December 15th 8:30-9:30 to take a look at our district writing curriculum, expectations, and tips for parents.

This week, students had another opportunity to reflect on the trimester when they nominated a classmate for an Amazing Award. Students nominated someone in their class who demonstrated something amazing. Students provided written evidence with specific examples of how their nominee was amazing in academics and character. As teachers gave awards at our Tiger Pride Assembly on Thursday, I was amazed by what students said about each other. What a thoughtful group of children. They set their expectations high for one another, try to meet them everyday with their words and actions, and celebrate each other's successes. "WOW," is all I can say.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving break, I know my family cherished the extended time together.

Darla Batistic, Principal
School Corner
Teach Community Book Club: Next Book!
Our first Teach Community Book Club breakfast was a rousing success!  Our next breakfast will be on Monday, 29, 2018.  The book that has been chosen as the topic of this Book Club meeting is Sheep by Valerie Hobbs.  You've got a few months to read this engaging tale of hope--parents and students are sure to love it.
Garden News
Drive-Thru Farmer's Market 
Thank you to everyone who bought our garden produce! The students were excited to sell what they have grown. Watch for news of the next market, featuring carrots, onions, kale and lettuce! All money goes to further the garden program. 

Woo Hoos!
The  Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design has chosen Teach and ten other schools to be given specially designed mobile planting boxes and storage benches, increasing our planting area and outdoor classroom space. We expect these to arrive this week, so come and see our library outdoor alcove come alive!

Teach garden was awarded a grant from the California Foundation for Ag in the Classroom for outdoor science equipment to allow greater use of our gardens by our teachers and students for outdoor science education. 

We always need people to help in the garden. Join your child at lunch for garden activities! Contact Julie Mittman  julianemittman@gmail.com.
Yosemite Clothing Collection and Distribution  
Do you have children's snow clothing (jackets, snow pants, boots, scarves, hats, gloves, etc.) that your child has outgrown or no longer uses?  Please donate it to school for the use of this year's 5th graders on their Yosemite trip in January.

Clothing will be collected for the next two weeks, and then starting December 18 the clothing will be available for "adoption" by this year's 5th graders.  All clothing can be dropped off at the office!
Booster Corner
Teach Tiger Gear Winter Order Window Closes Dec. 4
Tiger Gear is once again available online for a limited time.  Orders will be accepted through midnight, Monday, December 4.  Tiger Gear makes a great gift for your Tiger!
Teach Tiger Water Bottles Still Available in the Office
Check out our new water bottles!  This limited edition piece of spirit gear is available in the office for $10 until we are sold out.  There is a space on the bottle to write your name, and students will be encouraged to write their names on when they purchase.  You can also purchase online and have your water bottle sent home with your Tiger--just visit teachboosters.com, our online store.
Aiden and Brendan Eagon visit KSBY Studios for Aiden's Tiger Challenge Prize.
Upcoming School Events
Friday, December 15 Principal's Coffee:  Writing Curriculum
Monday, December 18 Kids Take Over Teach Day (Principal/Teachers for the Day)
Monday, December 18 Site Council Meeting, 3:05-4:30 PM
Tuesday, December 19 4th Grade Mini-Mall
Thursday, December 21 Winter Party Day
Friday, Dec. 22-Fri. Jan. 5 WINTER BREAK--NO SCHOOL
Thursday, January 11 Electives Begin
Friday, January 12 Professional Development Day--NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day--NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, January 17 Science Fair
Friday, January 19 Family Lunch Day, 12:30-1:05 PM
Friday, January 19 Booster Club Meeting, 1:05-2:30 PM
January 22-26 5th Grade to Yosemite!
For more calendar events, visit  http://te.slcusd.org/event-calendar.php
Community Events and Activities
COMMUNITY FLYERS AND EVENTS!
All approved flyers for community events and classes for kids are posted on the district website at http://www.slcusd.org/fliers.  Just follow the link to find out more about after-school classes and weekend events.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYERS  If you are part of an organization with a flyer to distribute, you can also submit it for approval and posting at this site.

Activities posted that you may be interested in include the following:
Monart Winter Break Art Classes
Our art teacher, Caroline Vaccaro, extends an invitation to Teach students to join her Winter Break art classes.  Classes will be held right here on our campus in Room 16 (the room in between the office and the library).  You can sign up for one 1/2-day session, full day, six day, or anything in between.  Click here for more information.
Donate your Gently Used Toys to a Great Cause!
Re/Max Del Oro Realty is hosting their 15th annual toy drive to benefit local families in need.  Unlike most toy drives, the toys do not need to be new, but should be in good condition.  Toys should be dropped off at 857 Santa Rosa Street, SLO.  Call Randy Steiger at 781-8101 if you have any questions.
Working in San Luis Coastal
Have you ever had thoughts about working in the school that your child attends?  Or in a department where you can use your skills?  We are always looking for people to fill different positions in our district.  Why not consider substituting in various places/jobs to try it out and see if San Luis Coastal is the place for you?  The following jobs can be found on our website ( www.slcusd.org - departments - personnel services - job opportunities)
  • Crossing Guards
  • Custodian
  • Food Service Workers
  • Playground Supervisors
  • Special Education Paraeducator (Instructional Aide)
  • Adult Education Childcare Aide
Access us online or give your child's school a call for more information!  
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