March 21, 2021

Dear Carrillo Families,

Next week we begin week 2 of our Read-A-Thon School Fundraiser! I can’t thank our families enough for the enormous support we have received for this campaign. For anyone still interested in participating, here is a digital copy of the brochure that includes all of the information you need to know:



How to register to make a donation and/or send pledge requests to friends and family:

Go to

Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

Follow the instructions on-screen to register students under “Enter Readers”

After you register you can make a donation with a credit card by clicking “Donate Now.” You can also send pledge request under the tab “Add Family & Friends + Track Donations

*As a reminder, the Pledgestar system only accepts flat donations, not per chapter or minute reading. We hope this makes it easier for parents and family members to know the exact amount of every donation.

Separately from the Pledgestar system, students have been working toward their pre-set reading goals. Each child created their own reading goal calendar in their classroom, so please ask them about it!

We have also been celebrating different books and genres through our themed dress-up days. Please see the schedule for next week. The dress-up days repeat for both A and B cohorts, but students in AM/PM cohorts will only dress up one of the days.




Mon. March 22

Scary Story Day

Read a scary/Halloween story, wear your Halloween costume!

All (remote)

Tues. March 23

Pajama Day

Read a bedtime story, wear your PJs!!

Cohort A, PK-1 AM

Weds. March 24

Pajama Day

Cohort B, PK-1 PM

Thurs. March 25

Literature Parade!

Celebrate Carrillo’s love of reading with a school-wide book themed parade!

Cohort A, PK-1 AM

Fri. March 26

Literature Parade!

Cohort B, PK-1 PM


School Pictures 

**URGENT- Students should have received school picture proofs last week. Please complete the instructions on the proofs if you’d like to order school pictures and choose which shot will go into the yearbook. Ordering is due by Monday, March 22.

If you have any questions about school pictures, please contact Isa Rocha at or 760-747-2263.

Purchase your Yearbook Dedications now!

The deadline is March 26



Questions? Email

Mendocino Farms Dine Out

Mar 24, 2021, from 11 am - 9 pm

The Square at Bressi Ranch

2674 Gateway Road

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Add Coupon Code CARRILLO324 at checkout and they will donate 20% of your total purchase to the Carrillo PTO.

Invention Convention Showcase!

We have received a plethora of submissions for our upcoming Annual Invention Convention! Our innovative Colts have done it again! You won't want to miss this event.

Please join us virtually on April 7th at 5:30. The format of the event will be similar to the talent show where each child’s video is played and given positive reinforcement. I can’t wait to see the students’ projects! The Zoom link will be sent out via email as we get closer to the date.

Inventors, you rocked it! 

Remember, every possibility exists in a child's mind.

Upcoming Dates at a Glance:

March 15-26- School Fundraising Campaign “Read-A-Thon!!”

March 24- Mendocino Dine out 11-9

March 25/25: Literature Day Parade: Parents will be invited to view via Zoom

March 29-April 2- Spring Break/No-School

April 5- First day back from Spring Break/TK-5th remote learning from 8:30-10:10/Pre-K on campus

April 7- Virtual Invention Convention @ 5:30 pm


Thank you,

Gary Pope

Office- 760 290-2904

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