November 14, 2021

Dear Carrillo Families,

I trust everyone is well rested from the long weekend. We wish a Happy Veteran's Day to all of our Carrillo Family Veterans and their families. Your service to our nation is truly appreciated. We hope you can join us on December 3 for the Marine Corps Flag Salute!

STEM Committee Meeting: Initial Brainstorm

We are having a brainstorming session regarding the future of our PTO-funded STEM program. We would love parents to join this conversation to learn about the parameters of what we can offer and provide insight into what they would like the program to entail. We hope to form partnerships with local science, technology, and engineering companies. If you are in these industries, it would be great to hear from you. The meeting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, 11/17, at 5:30 pm. This meeting will be an initial brainstorm followed by several other sessions in the future. If you'd like to join the conversation, here is the Zoom link information:

Join Zoom Meeting (ID: 89129620312)

Food and Diaper Drive to benefit Camp Pendleton Marines

We are continuing our food and diaper collection for Camp Pendleton Marines for another two weeks. Please consider donating to ensure this collection is a success. We hold a grade-level competition during this campaign to see which grade level collects the most cans, diapers, and wipes. When you donate, the grade level is recorded and added to the total. The winner earns a special recess/outdoor playtime with our guests on December 3, Marines in the Assault Amphibian School at Camp Pendleton! Here are the current totals by grade level-

PreK/TK/Kinder- 144 items

1st-grade- 107 items

2nd-grade- 220 items

3rd-grade- 311 items

4th-grade- 238 items

5th-grade- 221 items

Marine Corps Flag Salute

On December 3, Marines from Camp Pendleton will be coming to Carrillo to pick up all of our donations and be honored with a special Flag Salute/Performance. The Flag Salute serves as a salute to all service members. We would love to invite any parents or grandparents within our community who are veterans or active duty service members as well! I will send an RSVP form as the date approaches.

5th-Grade Presents...The Festival of Lights! (Message from our 5th-grade committee)

I am happy to announce the first-ever Carrillo Festival of Lights! The event will take place on Friday, December 10th, 2021, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and will be hosted by the 5th Grade Promotion Committee. In the spirit of the holiday season, we are excited to gather our amazing Carrillo community and display our Carrillo spirit in beautiful HOLIDAY LIGHTS!!!

The event will be free entry, but our sweet 5th graders will have a table set up and will welcome any donation. There will be items for sale such as Hot Cocoa, Cookie and S’mores Kits, Light necklaces, and Candy Cane Grams…just to name a few. Rush Coffee truck will be there, and we hope to have a few more food trucks as well. All proceeds from this event will go back to the school and help with 5th-grade promotion and our Class of 2022 gift. We will send out flyers in the coming weeks with all the details.

Important Dates at a Glance

  • November 17- STEM Committee Meeting via Zoom @ 5:30 pm
  • November 22-26- No School, Thanksgiving Break (school resumes on November 29)
  • December 3- Marine Corps Flag Salute
  • December 8- Dine-out at Casero Tacos, all day 20% give back
  • December 10- Flag Salute and Awards 8:50 am - 9:40 am
  • December 10- PTO meeting 9:45 am at lunch tables
  • December 10- Festival of Lights 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • December 20-January 7- No School, Winter Break (school resumes on January 10)
  • January 14- PTO meeting 9 am at lunch tables
  • January 17- No School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Please click below if you'd like to receive grade-level reminders through





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Thank you,

Gary Pope, Principal

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