February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020
Dear Carrillo Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and are ready for a busy (and fun) month at Carrillo! We have our APEX Fundraising and Fun Run, our first-ever Literature Parade, a few family events, and more coming soon. Please see below!

School Site Council Meeting This Thursday, February 27, from 5:30 pm -7 pm

All parents are welcome to attend our monthly school site council meeting. This month, we will be reviewing progress monitoring data and planning for upcoming events, including the District Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) stakeholder meeting, parent training/workshops for social media safety, and other forthcoming school events. For a more detailed agenda, please click here.

Box Top Collection and Competition This Week!

The class that collects the most box tops this week will win a special treat. Please write your child’s name and teacher on all submissions and start turning them in now through Friday, February 28. Thanks!

Fifth Grade Spelling Bee, March 4

We will not hold a semi-final round for the Spelling Bee. All students that signed up for the Spelling Bee will advance to the final round, which will take place Wednesday, March 4, at 9 am. Parents of participants are welcome to attend.

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

Family Laser Tag- Mar 23, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020, from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Moms & Sons, Dads & Daughters, Grandparents, and Grandchildren. . . don’t miss this chance to hang out together and impress each other with your laser tag skills!

Tickets are $12 per person and include two games of laser tag. Turn in completed Ticket Order Forms to your student’s teacher or order online at carrillopto.com SHOP/DONATE tab. Pledge for families can receive tickets at no charge but must order tickets online or use the form below. Tickets are limited, so purchase early! Tickets must be purchased no later than March 19th!

Popsicle Sales

After school popsicle sales will resume every Friday unless notified otherwise. The “popsicles” are actually 100% fruit pops sold for $1 to fund 5th-grade activities.

APEX Fundraiser and Fun Run begins March 2

Please see below for important dates regarding our upcoming APEX fundraiser. Students will receive a pledge kit/account to send out to family members and friends. This fundraiser is our largest of the year and allows the PTO to continue to fund STEM Lab, academic support staff, Arts Attack, Running Club, Family Events, classroom materials, Chromebooks and iPads in the classroom, and much more.

Open House and Art Show!

Please mark your calendars for our Open House and Art Show. This year, we are mixing up the grade levels a bit, so please take note of which days you will attend.

1st-grade, 2nd-grade, and 4th- grade will take place on Wednesday, 4/1-5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Preschool, TK, Kinder, 3rd-grade, and 5th-grade 5:30-6:30 Thursday, 4/2- 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

LEAP Summer Program

If you are interested in summer enrichment camps for this summer, The San Marcos Promise is offering a summer program at La Mirada Academy and San Elijo Elementary. These summer classes will be taught by San Marcos Unified teachers, including three teachers from Carrillo: “Illustrator’s Workshop” (Ms. Duke), “Body, Mind, and Soul” (Ms. Lancon) and “The ART of Poetry” (Ms. Kinard). For more information and to check out all of the classes, please visit https://thesanmarcospromise.org/leap/ and click “Summer 2020.”

Important Dates

February 27- School Site Council Meeting @ 5:30 pm in the Carrillo Library

March 2- APEX Fun Run Pep Rallies (APEX Fundraising Campaign will run between 3/2-3/12)

March 4- 5th-grade Spelling Bee @9 am

March 6- KOC is closed all-day

March 6- Literature Day Parade @ 8:45 am

March 10- Preschool APEX Fun Run

AM- 9:45-10:15
PM- 12:45-1:15
March 11- TK-5th APEX Fun Run

*Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and volunteer. Please mark your calendars for the following run times-

8:55-9:40 am- TK and Kinder

9:45-10:30 am- 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade

10:35-11:20am- 1st Grade

11:30-12:15pm- 4th Grade

12:15-1:00pm- 5th Grade

April 1- Open House for 1st, 2nd, and 4th-grade

April 2- Open House for Preschool, TK, Kinder, 3rd, and 5th-grade

April 6-10- Spring Break (No School)


Remind Links:

Preschool: https://www.remind.com/join/carrillopr

Kindergarten and TK: https://www.remind.com/join/carrilloki

1st-Grade: https://www.remind.com/join/carrillotk

2nd-grade: https://www.remind.com/join/carrillot

3rd-grade: https://www.remind.com/join/4e8cc7

4th-grade: https://www.remind.com/join/carrillo2n

5th-grade: https://www.remind.com/join/carrillo3r



Thank you,



Gary Pope, Principal