January 26, 2020

January 26, 2020
Dear Carrillo Families,

Thank you
 to everyone who participated in the Carrillo Healthy New Year 5k. I love seeing our community come together for these fun events that promote healthy lifestyles in children at such an early age. Special thanks to Cristen Mugford, the event organizer and PTO VP of Running Club, the event sponsors, and all of the parent and student volunteers for making this happen!

Kindness Week THIS Week (January 27-31)

Our Carrillo Ambassadors have been busily planning for Carrillo’s participation in “The Great Kindness Challenge,” a global campaign that promotes kindness in schools. It is a proactive anti-bullying campaign used to create a culture of kindness. For more information about the global campaign, please visit https://thegreatkindnesschallenge.com/.

From Ms. Beninger, the Carrillo Ambassadors’ advisor:

I am excited to announce our upcoming Kindness Week (January 27-31). The week will be filled with ways for our students to learn, explore, and practice kindness. Studies have indicated that promoting kindness in youth promotes self-confidence, optimism, leadership, and increased happiness. This coming week, students will be part of many awesome experiences. Some of them are outlined below.


Spirit Day - Dreaming of Kindness (Wear PJs)

Kindness Ambassadors make morning announcement

Students receive acts of kindness checklist

Compliment Challenge! 

Kindness Chain begins


Spirit Day - Crazy for Kindness (Crazy Hair)

Kindness Ambassadors make morning announcement

Sidewalk chalk for recess

Kindness Chain on display


Spirit Day - Peace, Love & Kindness (Dress like a hippie)

Kindness Ambassadors make morning announcement

Students write kind notes for staff during recess and lunch

Kindness Chain on display


Spirit Day - You Can’t Take Back Unkind Words (Wear your shirt backward)

Kindness Ambassadors make morning announcement

Kindness Chain on display


Spirit Day - You Can’t Beat Kindness (Wear sports gear)

Kindness Ambassadors make morning announcement

Kindness Chain on display

School Site Council Meeting This Tuesday @ 5:30 pm in the library

School Site Council is an elected group of parents, teachers, and staff members who oversee the School Plan for Student Achievement, approve LCAP Supplemental spending and act as an advisory group for school-wide policies and functions. Although there are formal members, ALL parents, staff members, and other stakeholders are welcome to attend. It is a great way to learn more about our school by digging into data and evaluating programs and policies through rich discussions. Please see the agenda below for this Tuesday, January 28, at 5:30 pm:

Approval of meeting minutes from 11/19/2019
Review and receive input on our new school vision and mission
School Plan for Student Achievement- mid-year data review and progress monitoring toward goals
California Healthy Kids Survey Review- any concerns or possible actions steps to add to SPSA
(If time permits) Review the California Dashboard- official California School Accountability System
Final and Championship Geography Bee this Thursday

We had an exciting preliminary Geography Round last week and are ready to continue the competition this Thursday, 1/30/2020, at 1:45 pm.

Congratulations to all of the participants. All of you should be very proud of your accomplishment and willingness to take a risk and join this new Carrillo academic contest!

Starz2B Presents Seussical Jr.!

Come see our 4th & 5th graders sing and dance their hearts out in this incredible musical!! $5 Donations and snack bar proceeds will go back to help the Starz2B production. Director Danielle Broyles is amazing and brings out the true talent of our students. This is a must-see show!!

Jan 31st Friday Show is at 6 pm

Feb 1st Saturday Show is at 6 pm

Feb2-Sunday Show is at 11:30 am

Doors open 15 minutes before

Sweethearts Dance-

Feb. 8 from 5 pm - 8 pm. This fun event takes place in the Carrillo Multi-Purpose room and is open to all parents and children. There will be a DJ, professional photography, a treat table, and more! Please save the date.

Fifth Grade Spelling Bee

Inviting all fifth graders to sign up for Carrillo Spelling Bee. Participation is 100% voluntary. You can sign up either in the classrooms or you can also email the name of the student and the class teacher to carrillospellingclub@gmail.com. The signup sheets have been provided to all 5th-grade class teachers. The last day for signing up will be February 6, 2020.

*Semi-Finals: Thursday, February 13th @ 10:00 a.m

Cafeteria / Parents are Welcome!

Final Bee: Friday, February 28th @ 9:00 a.m

Cafeteria / Parents are Welcome!

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 word lists. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me at carrillospellingclub@gmail.com 

* If the participation is low, the semi-finals will not be held & the students automatically get advanced to the finals.

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER! Time is running out to register for a Carrillo after school enrichment camp session 3. Avoid those long pick up lines at the end of the school day while your student has fun making new friends and learning new things. We have art, science, cooking, sports and team-building camps. Registration will close Friday, January 31st at 8pm. If you have any questions email Kelly Tompkins at carrilloprograms@gmail.com

To register your student for after school enrichment camps you will need to go on-line to www.carrillopto.com, then go to the Shop/Donate drop-down menu and select your camps.

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.

Important Dates

January 27-31- Kindness Week- Spirit Dress up Days Every Day

January 28- School Site Council Meeting (All are welcome) @5:30 pm in the Carrillo Library

January 30- 4th and 5th-Grade Final Geography Bee

January 31- Preschool Dressup Day. Wear BLUE!

January 31, Feb. 1-2- Starz2B Presents Seussical Jr.

February 6- Imagination Machine Assembly

February 8- Sweethearts Dance

February 14 and 17- President’s Weekend/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
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