November 4, 2018

November 4, 2018
Principal’s Newsletter
Carrillo Elementary School

November 4, 2018

Dear Carrillo Families,

Congratulations to all of the Talent Show participants. I had a wonderful time watching you perform! Special thanks to Candice Lai and all of the volunteers that made this event possible for our students. Research shows, when students find a love or passion for something, they develop a purpose for working hard and becoming better at it. This purpose can transfer to other, less preferred tasks because they start to see the value of effort and sustained practice. As a school, it is important that we would “stoke the flame” of student creativity through opportunities such as the Talent Show. I’m so happy to see this happening at Carrillo and looking forward to other events throughout the year in which students can explore their curiosity and individual passions.

Upcoming Events:
Hulse Candy Competition
Monday, November 5, is the last day to turn in your candy for the candy exchange. Instead of bringing the candy to the school, the competition requires students to hand in the candy to the orthodontics office. Please stop by 6405 El Camino Real Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92009 on your way home from school to drop off the candy. Thank you!

Parents Night Out: Trivia Night and AK Martial Arts For Babysitter
Please join fellow Carrillo parents at Trivia Night at Ignite Bistro November 10 from 5 pm- 8 pm. To see more information and to signup, please click on this link.

In conjunction with the parent Trivia Night, AK Martial Arts is also offering a fun night for our Carrillo kids from 5-9. Space is limited, so I suggest signing up soon. All proceeds from the Parent Night will go back to Carrillo. To sign up your children for the AK parent night, please click here.

Restorative Practices Parent Information Night
If you missed the Restorative Practices parent night, don’t worry! We are working on a video presentation that I will send out to everyone to recap the major points. Please stay tuned.

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.

Our Accelerated Reading (AR) Program is up and running, and we are Wild about Reading! Please click here for instructions on how to access your child’s account and receive updates on their progress.
Parking Lot: Unless you need accessible parking, please do not park in the staff lot to pick up your child after school. We have designated the overflow lot for that purpose. Parking in the overflow lot is a lot safer than having to walk through the pickup loop. It also prevents congestion and allows our pick-up to remain flowing. Also, when lining up for pick-up, please do not block access to the overflow lot. Thanks!
Enrichment Camp signups are happening now. To register your student for after-school enrichment camps, you will need to go online to, then go to the Shop/Donate drop down menu and select your camps.
Speak Up Survey is open now through November 16. So far, Carrillo is in the top three in the District for participation! 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