October 28, 2018

October 28,2018
Principal’s Newsletter
Carrillo Elementary School

October 28, 2018

Dear Carrillo Families,

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 www.carrillopto.com, 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.

Upcoming Events

Restorative Practices Parent Information Night is happening this Tuesday, October 30, at 5:30 pm in the Carrillo Multipurpose Room. Our facilitator for the Parent Training session will be Cristina Parodi Araya who is a Parent/Family Liaison for the San Diego County Office of Education and a trainer of restorative practices. During our session, Christina will:
Give an introduction to the rationale
Share current research and data related to the program
Review training practices/language/behavior expectations that are currently being used by our staff members
Provide parents with a circle experience

Please mark your calendars for this important informational session.

School Spirit Day, October 31, 2018
Please do not have your child wear a costume. Instead, we will have a school-wide pajama spirit day.

After Halloween, Hulse is hosting a contest between schools for trading in candy. The school that collects the most candy will receive a $1,000 donation! We will send out more information this week.

Flag Salute this Friday, November 2, at 8:45 am. We will be introducing the character trait of the month, “Gratitude.” If you are a current or former member of our Armed Forces, we would like to extend an invitation for you to attend this Flag Salute as we will be demonstrating gratitude for all service members in our community.

PTO Meeting this Friday, November 2, at 1:45 pm. Dr. Garcia, our new superintendent, will be in attendance. All parents are welcome, so please consider attending if you are available.

Carrillo’s Annual Talent Show!!
November 3rd from 4:30pm - 7pm
Admission is Free!!
Food and snacks will be available for purchase.
We are asking a $5.00 donation for each participant in the show to help cover the cost of the show.
Sign up here to participate
Rehearsals October 24th

Lockdown Drill, November 15
Last Wednesday, the San Diego Sherrif’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.

Thank you,

Gary Pope, Principal