November 10, 2019

November 11, 2019

San Marcos Unified School District
Dear Carrillo Families,

Happy Veteran’s Day. I hope everyone is enjoying their extended weekend. To all of our nation's Veterans and active duty service members, we thank you for your service!

Dine-out At Mendocino Farms this Wednesday

Wednesday, November 13- Mendocino Farms in Bressi Ranch is giving 50% of the sales back to Carrillo Programs. The Carrillo Singers Jr. will be performing at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Parking may be limited, so please arrive early.

Flag Salute and Awards this Friday:

Please arrive early if you plan to check-in with the computer system. For the past flag salutes and other busy Friday mornings, we have used a simple sign-in sheet. However, we would like to start using the computer check-in system every time we have visitors to ensure the safety of our children and everyone else on campus. We will have extra volunteers helping people with the computer check-in system for everyone new to the process. When checking in for an assembly, click “Tracy Alt” for the teacher and “cafeteria” for the location. This will hurry the process along. All adult visitors on campus must have a photo ID to scan into the computer system (please let grandparents and other family members know too!) Please also bring your smiles and patience as this will take longer than usual.

**Friendly can sign-in early (8 am) then grab a coffee from the coffee truck. When it’s time to walk through the gate, you will be able to pass through with your visitor sticker...and a delicious cup of coffee!

Canned Food and Diaper Drive Update

Thank you all for making our Veteran’s Day push a success! Below are last week’s totals (congrats 5th-grade!)

Please keep collecting items and passing the word to your neighbors, friends, and family.

We are less than halfway to our goal of 7 pallets but still have plenty of time. We will be collecting until December 11 or 12. Feel free to bring items any day of the week. Students can drop off their items in the MPR or front office. We will also continue to have volunteers collecting items from the car drop off area every Thursday morning.







*Box of diapers=20 cans, pack of wipes=2 cans included in totals

Parent Trivia Night and Child Care at AK Karate

Parent Trivia Night is on November 16th Ignite Bistro 5:30-8:30 pm

-$20 per person Appetizers & 1 drink ticket included Trivia by Bar Knights Prizes and Bragging Rights!

Space is Limited! Visit to get your tickets. Need childcare? See below-

The Carrillo Elementary Laser Tag Parent’s Night Out is Sat November 16th, 5 to 9 pm

-Laser Tag, Pizza Party, Goody Bags, Laser Light Show, Nintendo Switch/Wii Games, Dodge ball and more.

-$35 for 1st child, $30 sibling.

-Ages 5 and Up. Open to the public.

Register at

AK Martial Arts & Fitness

6120 Innovation Way

RealFit4Life Building

Bressi Ranch, Carlsbad 760-828-7165

Speak Up Survey is open until December 27th

Parents: We want to hear your views on technology and learning!

Be a part of the conversation! Starting now, we will be participating in the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning. Speak Up is and was the first online research tool designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education.

Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of more than 5.4 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policymakers as well as the business community—and contributing to the national dialogue about how best to prepare students for the future.

Speak Up is open to students, educators, and parents; it’s quick and easy to get involved.

To participate, visit: and select the Parent option.

All participation is confidential. Questions take about 20 minutes to complete.

We appreciate you taking the time to share your views with us! We need your input!

Important Dates:

October 19-December 11- Canned Food, Diapers, and Baby Wipe Drive for the Camp Pendleton Marines

November 13- Mendocino Farms Dineout (Bressi Ranch)

November 15- Flag Salute and Awards Assembly 8:50 am-9:30 am

November 16- AK Karate Parent Night Out and Trivia Night!

November 19- School Site Council Meeting in the Carrillo Library at 5:30 pm. All parents are welcome!!

November 22- TK and Kinder Families only! Parent Focus Group through the San Diego County of Education at 8:45-9:45 am in the Multipurpose Room. Please see the flyer to sign up. Parents_ Your Opinion Counts!_SanMarcos-1.pdf

November 25-29- No School, Thanksgiving Break

Remind Links:


Kindergarten and TK:






Thank you,

Gary Pope, Principal