Great First Semester

Director's notes                                                                                               Jan 29, 2014

Hi all,

Progress Reports will be available Monday; we will be sending them in sealed envelopes home with students. Wonderful job everyone on our first half of the year.

Jenn Skaff and I will be out of the Office next week, Wed, Feb 5 – Fri, Feb 7. Anna Demm will be Office support on those days. If you need something, you can call the Office phone: 448-8115.

Congratulate students on a great job so far this year with hanging on to their stuff; the Lost and Found box has not yet overflowed. :)

Possible Snow Day tomorrow (Thurs). If it happens, all families should get an early morning call from TTUSD personnel announcing the Snow Day and closure of schools. You can also call 530-582-2510 or 530-581-7020. The decision is usually made by 4:30 am and calls go out around 6:30 am.


Friday, February 7th is SELSebration Sock Hop Family Dance from 6pm-8pm in the SELS gym. Be prepared to dance in your socks, shoes will be left in the hallway. We need volunteers, so please sign up on this Google doc.

Students can make song requests via the container in the library. This is for all families, so feel free to bring family friends. $5 per person or $15 per family. Bring your water bottle.

Next meeting is Monday, February 10th at 5:30pm in M6. Join us!


  • Feb 5, Minimum Day for all students

  • Feb 17-21, Ski/Skate Week – NO SCHOOL


Notas del director                                                                                29 de enero 2014

***Si tienes preguntas en Español puedes comunicarte con la nueva línea de Español de SELS al (530) 386-3273. Si no te contestan por favor deja un mensaje en Español con tu número de teléfono y se te devolverá el llamado.

Hola a todos,

Informes de progreso estará disponible de lunes ; estaremos enviando en un sobre cerrado con los estudiantes . Maravilloso trabajo a todos en nuestro primer semestre del año .

Jenn Skaff y voy a estar fuera de la Oficina de la próxima semana , miércoles, 05 de febrero - Viernes , 07 de febrero . Anna Demm será el apoyo de oficina en esos días. Si necesitas algo, puedes llamar al Teléfono de la oficina : 448-8115 .

Felicite a los estudiantes en un gran trabajo hasta ahora este año con aferrarse a sus cosas , el cuadro de Lost and Found aún no se ha desbordado . :)

Posible Día de Nieve de mañana ( jueves) . Si sucede, todas las familias deben recibir una llamada temprano por la mañana desde el personal TTUSD anunciando el día de la nieve y el cierre de las escuelas. También puede llamar al 530-582-2510 o 530-581-7020 . La decisión se hace generalmente antes de las 4:30 am y las llamadas salen alrededor de las 6:30 am .

Viernes, 07 de febrero es SELSebration Sock Hop Baile Familiar de 18:00-20:00 en el gimnasio SELS . Esté preparado para bailar en los calcetines , los zapatos serán dejadas en el pasillo. Necesitamos voluntarios , así que por favor inscribirse en este doc Google .
Los estudiantes pueden hacer peticiones de canciones a través del contenedor en la biblioteca. Esto es para todas las familias, así que siéntase libre de traer amigos de la familia . $ 5 por persona o $ 15 por familia. Traiga su botella de agua.

La próxima reunión es el lunes, 10 de febrero a las 5:30 pm en M6 . Únete a nosotros!

05 de febrero , Día mínimo para todos los estudiantes
17 hasta 21 feb , Esquí / Semana Skate - NO HAY CLASES

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