Get ready for your week...read the Teach news update!
Our wonderful 6th grader Max and his mom Jen were able to visit us briefly after lunch Friday and Mrs. Robson presented them with the greetings and gift cards you all so lovingly sent in for their family.  They were very touched and a little overwhelmed by your generosity.  Thank you all SO much for your kindness and generosity.  It is wonderful and humbling to be part of such a kind and giving school community.
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Teach News 
for the week of December 19, 2016
This Week at Teach
Monday, December 19 Kids Run Teach!  Principal/Teachers/Secretary for a Day
Thursday, December 22 Winter Party Day
BEFORE BREAK!
Check the Lost & Found for your child's items--all lost and found items will be donated to a local charity over winter break!
Principal's Corner
Dear Teach Families,

Today,students took over Teach! Don't be alarmed, but ask yourselves,"What does this mean!?" Well,one student from each class has taken over the job of being teacher. In fourth grade, Mr. Crabb's class was taught by Miss Evelyn Heffner and Mrs. Robson's class was taught by Miss Jordyn McNabb. In fifth grade, Mrs. Whitaker and Mrs. Sander's class was taught by Miss Sammy Daane and Mr. Lanier's class was taught by Mr. Myles Keith. In sixth grade, Mrs. Dodge's class was taught by Miss Kylie Meas and Mrs. Woehrle's class was taught by Mr. Edward Chaing. The office staff included, Miss Julia Rizzo, as Secretary for the day, and I, Miss Pierson Kromhout, was Teach Principal. The student teachers planned lots of great lessons, gave us extra, extra minutes at recess, and had a great time eating in the staff lounge. The teachers still got to eat in the staff room, but they had to sit on the couch. It was a great prize to win for our amazing fundraising efforts at Tiger Challenge. 

-Pierson Kromhout and Julia Rizzo
-Principal and Secretary
School Corner

For Kids From Kids Toy Drive

Kids collected over 125 toys for the For Kids From Kids Toy Drive!  Isn't that amazing?  Student Council members presented the toys to the districts' homeless and foster youth liaisons Mariana Gutierrez and Rocio Hernandez.
Winter Clothing FREE for 5th Graders for Yosemite






5th grade families are welcome to stop by the office and take winter wear for Yosemite that has been brought in by other families.  We have several nice pairs of snow pants, some nice jackets and lots of hiking boots.  Shop here before you buy!
Mini-Mall Raised $1,077.33 for Jack's Helping Hand!
At our assembly Monday, 4th grade students, Mrs. Robson and Mr. Crabb presented a check for $1,077.33 to Karen Borges of Jack's Helping Hand.  Congratulations to the 4th graders for their creativity, hard work, and generosity!  What an a amazing project! 
Band After Winter Break
Band members will meet both Monday and Tuesdays after school  when we get back from break.  We will meet both days for the remainder of the year.  If your child cannot meet both days, than they will have to practice at home to keep up with the group.
Get Your Veggies!  
Teach Tiger Farmer's Market
Dec. 19-21, after school 
We are harvesting in the garden! For three days only next Monday-Wednesday. After school we will sell lovely lettuce, kingly  kale, luscious leeks and sweet sage for $2/bag. 

Experience the one and only "drive-thru farmer's market." Garden Club students will deliver veggies to your car as you pick up your child! Bring cash.  Supplies are limited. All sales are a donation to support our new garden. 

Garden News:

The garden has been growing and growing. We are now in harvest mode and will begin to prep the soil for spring planting in the new year. We are looking forward to Garden being an elective in January.

Garden Club is meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch to do garden projects and groups of Mr. Lanier's students are also working in the garden twice a week. 

A special shout out to Andy Brewster and Stephen Lin who everyday take great care of the garden. Sun hats off to you two! 
FREE Winter Break E-Book Library
Keep children reading with FREE eBooks during winter break, December 16 through January 3.  Go to FableLearning.com/PopUp or download the Fable Reader app to your tablet.   Click here for more information.  This library is carefully curated for exceptional quality titles from well-known and respected authors and illustrators.  Happy Reading!
Booster Corner
Tax Years and Donations
Parents--if you'd like to make donations for this calendar year for their tax planning purposes, they can make their donations by check by Dec 22 (last day of school and last deposit run) or online http://teachboosters-com.3dcartstores.com/Donation_p_28.html by December 31.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Friday, December 23 through Friday, January 6 Winter Break--NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 10, 12:30 Variety Show Information Meeting, Room 21
Thursday, January 12 --Tiger Pride Assembly, 11:45 AM
--Electives Begin!
Friday, January 13 Professional Development Day--NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day--NO SCHOOL
January 23-27 5th Grade to Yosemite!
GET READY!
February 22
VARIETY SHOW...Start thinking about your act!
Try-outs on Tuesday, January 31
For more calendar events, visit  http://te.slcusd.org/event-calendar.php
SLCUSD Job Announcement:  LVN Needed
San Luis Coastal Unified School District has an immediate opening for a LVN to work with the nurse team in our district. This job may involve driving to several school sites where there is a need for nursing support. Hours are 8:00 AM - 3:10 PM. No working weekends, holidays, evenings, nights, or during school vacation. If this sounds like something you are interested in and might fit your needs, please check the job posting at Ed Join (link below). If you need more details feel free to call 549-1283 and leave your name and best contact time for Judith Gier, School Nurse Team Coordinator.   https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/868500  
Community Events and Activities
Little Theater's "A Christmas Story"
Don't miss SLO Little Theater's "A Christmas Story" this season and see Teach students Coen Carlberg and Owen Blackwell!  Visit  http://www.slolittletheatre.org/shows/a-christmas-story-2/ for more information!
A Different Kind of Toy Drive
14th Annual Toy Drive to benefit local families in need. THE TOYS DO NOT NEED TO BE NEW, but should be in good condition. Of course we will accept new toys, as well as non-perishable holiday food items.  Donations are accepted Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm through Thursday, December 22nd, 2016.  Toys and non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Re/Max Del Oro Realty,  857 Santa Rosa Street (on the corner of Mill and Santa Rosa streets). For more information or assistance please call Randy Steiger at (805) 781-8101.
Elite Basketball Handling Clinic December 22 only, 6-9 PM
This is a special chance to train with professional players and college coaches.  Boys and girls ages 8-17 are invited, and walk-ins are welcome.  Cost is $35 at the door at the Cuesta College Gym.   Click here for more information.
Monart Winter Break Camp
Art Camp will be offered here on campus during winter break--SLOCA room 10.  Half and full day options are available during the week after Christmas.   You'll be painting acrylics on canvas.   Please click here for more information.  
Winter Break Futsal Soccer Camp
Give the gift of soccer!  Two great weeks of soccer will be offered over winter break.  Taught by great local coaches and current college players.   Click here for more information.
Winter Break Cuesta College Holiday Hoop Skills Camp
Sign up to take your game to the next level January 3-5, 9 AM - 1:00 PM, boys and girls ages 8-17, $120. Click here for more information.
Teacher Workday Camp, January 13
SLO Parks & Rec is holding their Teacher Workday Camp, "Space Odyssey" at Bishop's Peak Elementary on January 13, 7 AM - 6 PM.  Early registration cost is $40 (through Jan. 6) and $50 after.  Please click here for more information.
SLO Youth Baseball
It's time to register for the 2017 season of SLO Youth Baseball!  For more than 60 years, San Luis Obispo Youth Baseball has been bringing America's Pastime to our local youth.  SLO Youth Baseball is the oldest non-profit local youth sports organization in the county and registration has begun for the 2017 season.   Click here for more information or visit www.sloyouthbaseball.com. 
YMCA Youth Basketball
The YMCA leagues plays January through March.   Click here for more information or visit www.sloymca.org to register.
SLO Youth Volleyball
Sign up now for Spring!  8 weeks of instruction in a safe, fun and encouraging environment.  There are 4 age divisions of boys and girls, 7-15.  Registration price includes a volleyball, t-shirt, and participation award.  Register by 12/1 for $135, by 3/1 for $155 or by 4/1 for $185.  Multiple child family discount and financial aid available to those who qualify.  Register at usyvl.org.   Click here for more information.
Next Level Flag Football
Cal Poly Football presents next level flag football.  Features league play from January to March.  Teams are formed within respective grades, not by age groups.  All teams will have a Cal Poly student athlete as their coach.  Participants get to play with friends, classmates, parents enjoy weekend games within social circles.  Each participant will get a personalized name and numbered jersey.  League is open to all participants, K-8th grade.  register at www.nextlevelflag.comClick here for more information.