November 11, 2018

November 11, 2018
Principal’s Newsletter
Carrillo Elementary School

November 11, 2018

Dear Carrillo Families,

First of all, to all of the past and present Armed Forces Service Members and their families in our Carrillo community, thank you for your service! We appreciate all you have done and sacrificed for our nation. In observance of Veteran’s Day, there will be no school tomorrow, November 12. I hope students enjoy their extra day off and take an opportunity to thank a veteran as well.

Spirit Days This Week!
Tuesday, November 13 is World Kindness Day (this is true, I googled it). The Carrillo Ambassadors have asked the student body to wear crazy socks to raise awareness and support our campus of kindness. The Carrillo Ambassadors will also be demonstrating random acts of kindness and encouraging other students to participate.

Wednesday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day (I’m not making that up either, it was a UN resolution in 2006). Our very own Mrs. Gidner organizes a fundraising event every year (see details below) asked that we wear blue and a mustache to raise awareness of this event. Luckily, blue is also our school color so feel free to get your spirit gear out! As far as the mustache, use your creativity!

100% Fruit Pop Sales Friday!!
The 5th Grade Promotion Committee will be selling 100% Fruit Bars for only ONE dollar after school on Friday! Bars can be purchased at both the front and back gates after school.
Don't forget to bring your dollar and support your 5th graders!

No Leo Carrillo Ranch parking this Friday (11/16) due to a wedding.
Please do not use the Ranch for pickup after school this Friday.

Carrillo’s 18th Annual Camp Pendleton Food Drive
November is the Month of Gratitude here at Carrillo Elementary School. To go along with the theme of the month, we would like to start collecting items for our 18th Annual Camp Pendleton Food Drive. 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. Please make sure all food items have an expiration date in 2019 or later. We will start having our Girl Scout volunteers out in front of the school at morning drop-offs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. They can help carry your donated items to our collection area. We are having a contest to see which grade level can collect the most donations by Thursday, December 20th. The grade level with the most contributions will get a special prize on Friday, December 21st. All donated items will be presented to the Camp Pendleton Marines at our Flag Salute on Friday, December 21st.

Lockdown Drill, November 15
Last Wednesday, the San Diego Sheriff’s Deputy who serves as the School Resource Officer for San Marcos High School provided training for all teachers in the event of an intruder/active shooter. Our School Resource Officer from the Carlsbad Police Department was also in attendance. The purpose of the training was to inform teachers of the new “Options-Based Response” tactic in these situations. Law enforcement is now advising schools follow a “Run, Hide, Fight” protocol. We spent our Wednesday afternoon learning this protocol and other safety tips for the possibility of such an event. We will be doing a schoolwide “lockdown” drill on November 15 during school. As a staff, we discussed the importance of how we teach students the importance of drills, remaining calm, and following a set procedure for each type of drill we have (fire, earthquake, secure campus, and lockdown). Although the event of an active shooter is extremely rare and we will not live in fear, it certainly doesn’t hurt to be prepared and know what you will do just in case. Over the next two weeks, we will be preparing for this drill to ensure students take it seriously but not become fearful. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding these safety measures.

Must Dash for a Cure is a mustache themed fun walk/run to benefit Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). It's Sunday, Nov. 18th with check in at 8:30 and the "dash" starts promptly at 9:30. It's a community event in San Elijo Hills. All the money raised goes directly to the JDRF, a foundation striving for a better life and a cure for all those with T1D. Every year, we have a large number of Carrillo families in attendance. All students that walk/run the 5 miles will earn credit toward from the Running Club! Please click here to register.

Thanksgiving Break is November 19-23. No school all week!
Speak Up Survey is open now through November 16. Please take 5-10 minutes to take the survey, so we remain in our top spot. You can find the link to the parent survey on our homepage.
Box Tops- Please have your child collect box tops and give them to their teacher.

Thank you,

Gary Pope, Principal