February 10, 2019

February 10, 2019
Principal’s Newsletter
Carrillo Elementary School

February 10, 2019

Dear Carrillo Families,

This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a fabulous performance of “Alice in Wonderland” by our students in the Starz2B Program. Congratulations to the all-star cast and parent volunteers who contributed to the presentation. I loved it!
Starz2B is part of our enrichment program at Carrillo and is available to all 4th and 5th-graders who audition for a part. We are very fortunate to have the talented Danielle Broyles as the Director and Producer of the show. In addition to Carrillo, she also produces plays at San Elijo Middle School and San Elijo Elementary. Mrs. Broyles worked with our Carrillo students for several months in preparation for “Alice in Wonderland” and it was a hit! She is always looking for more talented Colts so if you will have a 4th or 5th-grader next year, please think about having them audition. I’m so excited to see what they will perform next year!
TK/Kindergarten Registration Has Begun
Packets are available online and in the front office
GATE Testing for 3rd-Grade begins the week of February 12
Qualified students were given notices of their specific testing date. If you have any questions, please email Jodi Kinard (jodi.kinard@smusd.org) or Lisa Mariano (lisa.mariano@smusd.org).
ELAC Meeting
Our ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) meeting will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, February 12th in Room 6. To join us, please enter through the Kindergarten gate. At our meeting we will discuss the upcoming ELPAC testing (English Language Proficiency Assessment for California) that will begin during the week of February 25th. This language assessment is given only to students who are designated as English Learners and measures the growth of our student’s English Proficiency. We will be sharing ways to prepare your student for this important test.

Carrillo Elementary’s Annual Invention Convention
Thursday, February 14th in the Cafeteria. Please email Carolynn Yates (carolynn.yates@smusd.org) if you have any questions.

President’s Weekend
No school this Friday, 2/15 and Monday 2/18
Flag Salute and Citizens of the Month Awards for “Social Intelligence”
Friday, February 22

5th-Grade Spelling Bee
March 1, 2019, from 9 am- 10:30 am in the cafeteria (parents welcome)

We are inviting all 5th-graders to sign up for the Carrillo Spelling Bee. Participation is 100% voluntary. You can signup in the classroom or by emailing carrillospellingclub@gmail.com. Please include the name of your student and his/her teacher. The last day to signup is Thursday, February 14th

Please look on the Carrillo website under Programs/Spelling Bee for information to help you perform at your best. This is where you will find the format of the bee, what the rules are, study tips, and extra word lists. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact our Spelling Bee Coordinator at carrillospellingclub@gmail.com.

*Semi-finals: Friday, February 22 @ 10 am or 11:10 am (parents welcome)
*Final Bee: March 1 @ 9am

If the participation is low, the semi-finals will not be held, and all participants will go directly to the finals.
After School Popsicle Sales ($1 each)
Friday February 22nd

Thank you,


Gary Pope, Principal