December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018
Principal’s Newsletter
Carrillo Elementary School

December 2, 2018

Dear Carrillo Families,

This Week

(5th-Grade Only) Healthy Kids Survey permission slips will go out this week. Please see my separate email for more information and return the permission slip ASAP.

Evening PTO Meeting- December 4 at 6 pm.

Flag Salute with Gratitude Awards- December 7 (8:45 am)
You will be informed by your child’s teacher if they are receiving a “Citizen of the Month” award this month. If you are available, we invite you to join us after the flag salute where we recognize each Citizen of the Month individually by reading off the nominations from their peers and teacher. This adds an additional 30 minutes to the ceremony but we feel it is important to honor each child that receives this award. Please note, children can only win this award once per school year.

Kindergarten Performances- December 7
AM- 11:25, PM- 11:50

Carrillo’s 18th Annual Camp Pendleton Food Drive Reminder
The 18th Annual Camp Pendleton Food Drive is in full swing! This drive is a wonderful way to show our Camp Pendleton Marine families how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make for us. We are looking for donations of canned/boxed/packaged food items, diapers and baby wipes. All donations go directly to the Camp Pendleton Marine families. Please make sure all food items have an expiration date of 2019 or later. Our 5th-Grade Girl Scout volunteers will be in front of the school during morning drop-offs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings every week. Please hand your items to the Girl Scouts and inform them which grade level should get credit for the items. They will help carry your donated items to our collection area. The grade level that collects the most cans by the end of this week will receive a “Just Dance” party during recess and lunch with Mrs. Keeton and I. There will be additional grade level prizes each week. The grand prize for the grade level that collects the most cans by Thursday, December 20th will be extra recess immediately after the Flag Salute on December 21st. All donated items will be presented to the Camp Pendleton Marines at our Flag Salute on Friday, December 21st.

Box Tops Update - **Please continue to have your child collect box tops and give them to their teacher.

Upcoming Events:

Carrillo Family Laser Tag night will be held December 10 through December 11, 2018, at 5:30 pm at Invasion Laser Tag San Marcos. You can choose either Monday or Tuesday to participate. If you would like more information, please click here. I hope to see you there!

Camp Pendleton Flag Salute and Minimum Day- December 21

Winter Break- December 24, 2018- January 14, 2019

Flag Salute- January 18 @ 8:45 to introduce the Character Trait: “Social Intelligence”

Carrillo 5k Run- Please mark your calendars for Saturday, January 19 for the 5k.

The annual Carrillo 5k is almost here! Join us this year as we focus on starting the new year with a healthy mind, body, and soul. The run will be at Carrillo on Saturday, January 19, 2019. There are some exciting new things happening this year. We have a brand new race course, a bounce house and activities (free), a variety of food trucks and coffee (for purchase), balloon animals and face painting (free with tips accepted), a raffle, plus an all new Health Expo where you can meet local health and wellness-oriented businesses in the area. Plus there will be a DJ and live music to motivate the runners!
Registration forms can be picked up in the office. Or register online at:

Thank you,

Gary Pope, Principal