Gathering of the Pack is a tradition at TTCS. New families are welcomed, students discover who their teacher is going to be and who their new classmates will be. Parents will have a chance to sign up for volunteer opportunities, learn about the Governing Board, the PTO and the Foundation and much more.
Starting at 4:30pm, the classroom lists will be posted on the classroom doors. Please be sure to attend the mandatory training for our new school communication tool: Student360. This will also be your opportunity to sign your student up for our new Free after school extended learning programs, or ELPs.
Come join us for an evening of Mariachi at El Campanario Events Center, 3136 Cerrillos Road! Friday, August 2nd, 6pm to 10pm.
Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at the school front office (between the hours 9am and 2pm M-F). $25 per person, Kids under 6 are Free! Cash preferred.
This fundraising event is to support our school foundation which supplements the school financially in areas such as tutoring and more.
Turquoise Trail Charter School
Putting together a new PTO
Please see the attached PDF for more information. The School administration recognizes that taking on the PTO for an entire school can be a daunting task, so we are trying to break it down into more manageable chunks.
NO NURSE ON THURSDAYS: PARENTS BE AWARE, I will not be in my office on Thursdays. Front Office Staff will give daily routine medication and asthma inhalers to students. There will be no treatment given and any student not feeling well enough to be in class will be sent home. Front office staff cannot diagnose, give Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, eyedrops, allergy medication or cough medication. I do this when I am here to keep students in school unless they have a fever. If your student does not feel well in the morning, has a fever, or has vomited during the night, do not send them to school.
Jennie Farquhar BSN RN
Turquoise Trail School Nurse
Food is Fuel
Some teachers have expressed concern that students are hungry particularly in the afternoon. Many classes have snack in the morning and I’m always preaching about a healthy breakfast, however some students don’t eat all their lunch because they play around or don’t like what is served. Teachers cannotsupply afternoon snacks in the classroom and it takes time away from academic work.
Please review the cafeteria menu with your child and encourage them to eat! It’s amazing how much food we see being thrown away!
Digital Vision screening for Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, and 3rd was done by the Lion’s Club recently. I will be sending home referral letters for students who need to be seen by an eye doctor. Also any child who did not have their glasses that day and failed will get a referral letter to remind parents that they need their glasses everyday at school and should be replaced if lost or broken!
DROPPING Off Prescription Medications: When you drop off prescription medications such as eye drops, ear drops, and antibiotics at the front office in the morning, MAKE SURE you write a note including instructions, parent name and phone number or Amber will ask you to fill out a medication form. I will call parents to confirm before administering the medication. Also remember NO NURSE on Thursdays. No one is available to administer the medication. If your student needs non routine medication, you or a family member will have to come to school and give it to them.
Did you know?
Did you know?
Healthy, moist mucus membranes can help fight off bacteria.
The school has installed several filtered water bottle stations. Please send your child with a water bottle and encourage them to use these stations. Also chapstick can go a long way to help fight the sever dryness in our area.
Dear TTCS Community,
Announcement from the Nurse’s Office
The flu season is upon us. Unfortunately this year we will not be giving the flu vaccine. Due to a delay from the Public School Distribution System we were unable to receive it in a timely way. Also new requirements are making it even more difficult to provide it in schools.
The Flu Vaccine is available at most drug stores, grocery stores and hospital clinic. Please do not hesitate to get it as soon as possible. If you have insurance, the flu shot should be free or of very low cost.
We apologize for any inconvenience Let us know if you need any information about any vaccinations.
Nurse Jennie Farquhar,
Dr. Ray Griffin and the
TTCS Administrative team
Info I need
THANK YOU for all the physician injury reports, doctor/dental excuses, and phone calls! It really helps me do my job and check up on your children while they are here at school.
Be aware, students with medical issues will require new Doctor's orders and medications such as ASTHMA INHALERS AND EPI-PENS for the new school year. Please notify the nurse if your student has any new medical or allergy issues.
Certificates of Exemption are due BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. It must be filed with the State Department of Health and a notarized copy returned to Jennie Farquhar, school nurse. Please call 986 4005 if you need a form or have any questions.
Without a Certificate of Exemption, your student's vaccines MUST be up to date before school starts. Please check with your pediatrician at every visit.
Drop off and Pick up WARNING
Teachers out at Parent-Pick up have seen these DANGEROUS mistakes!
Make sure kids are IN THE CAR before driving away.
Make sure kids have SEAT BELTS on before driving away.
Make sure car DOOR IS CLOSED before driving away.
Stay OFF OF CELLPHONE while picking up students. SCHOOL RULES.
NO SMOKING while on school property picking up students. SCHOOL RULE.
Do not leave younger children or animals ALONE in a car in the parking lot, its getting WARM/HOT!
This is for the SAFETY of YOUR children and a reminder from the Safety/Wellness Committee!
Flu shots are done. If your child needs a flu shot please contact your pediatrician.
Despite the Warm Weather, IT IS FLU SEASON INCLUDING MANY OTHER VIRAL ILLNESSES! Here is how you can prevent them: Wash hands routinely!
Cover coughs and keep fingers out of noses and mouths!
Disinfect your home surfaces and doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards!
Take you child’s temperature and KEEP THEM HOME IF RUNNING A FEVER!
KEEP THEM HOME if the student is VOMITING and/or has DIARRHEA!
Jennie Farquhar BSN RN
Turquoise Trail School Nurse
Dental sealants are done for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades
Stop Spreading Germs!
Please remind your student to wash their hands frequently, especially after using the restroom and before eating, but also after using the computer lab or any other area that many people use and touch. Also let them know that most diseases around schools are spread through the nose, ears, eyes and mouth. If they can minimize touching their face, they can avoid getting sick.