Friday Letter

June 7, 2019

Dear Tunbridge Families,

This week our 6th and 7th graders went on their end of year (EOY) field trips.  The annual 7th grade trip is an overnight camping trip that encourages teamwork and collaboration as they pitch their own tents, engage in friendly competitions, and enjoy each other’s company.  They return exhausted!  The 6th graders participate in an Outward Bound Experience.  During this trip, students work in small groups to overcome obstacles.  It takes perseverance, flexibility, active listening, cooperation, and a positive attitude.  Students often return from this trip with a sense of pride that they tackled the challenges and had the encouragement of their peers.  Both of these outings culminate the work students have been doing all year in advisory.  We are excited to hear about this year’s adventures!

Our attendance rate currently this month is 95%.  Let’s finish strong!  Students should continue to come to school each day on time and in uniform, even on a trip day.  Many classes are scheduled to complete their end of year i-Ready testing next week that measures growth in reading and math so we need students to be in school.  Results from the testing will be distributed with report cards.

OST Enrollment for 2019-20 School Year
It is open enrollment time for Tunbridge families interested in their student attend OST for the 2019-20 School Year.  We are accepting applications from now until June 30th. There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee that must be paid thru our online Smartcare system.  Within a week of receiving your application you will receive an email inviting you to download the app and pay the $30 fee, securing your spot for the coming year.

Blank Applications can be found in the office.  Any student whose applications and/or registration fee is received after June 30th will be put on the waiting list.   If you have any questions that were not answered by the flyer, please feel free to email.

A Message from the PTO
Between today and June 16th, parents have the opportunity to order school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year in a one-stop-shop online.  Supplies will be packed individually for each student and delivered in time for Sneak-a-Peak in the fall.  The school supply sale is a service to the parents and also a fundraiser - profits go the PTO to support school activities.  To order, visit this website and enter the school ID, TUN008.  For more information, see the flyer attached to the Friday Letter email.

And don’t forget about Bring Your Parent to School Day on Monday, June 10th.  You are invited to stop by and spend whatever amount of time you can with your child between 8-2.  A do-it-yourself photo booth will be set up with props in the front hallway for you to capture the memories of being in school together.   June 10th is also the Tunbridge Mile.  If you are able to volunteer at the mile, reach out to Mr. Schaffer.

Have a safe and healthy weekend,

Sheila Adams

Vanessa Stone
Director of Climate and Culture

Upcoming Events:

  • June 10th ~ Bring Your Parent to School Day
  • June 10th ~ Tunbridge Mile 8:00 – 10:00 AM
  • June 11th ~ 8th Grade Cruise @ 5:30 PM
  • June 12th ~ 8th Grade Closing Ceremony @ 6:30 PM
  • June 17th ~ 5th Grade Promotion Picnic @ 11:00 AM
  • June 18th ~ Pre-K Closing @ 9:00 AM
  • June 19th ~ Kindergarten Closing @ 9:00 AM
  • June 20th ~ LAST DAY OF SCHOOL