View in browser
Presidio School Monthly Newsletter - October 2019
October 2019

Presidio Family,

'Tis the season - the busy season.  It seems like the time between October 1 and January 1 speeds up significantly with holiday parties, festivities, gift buying and giving, recitals, and everyday life.  In addition, the days are shorter and the weather is nicer (at least in Arizona).  However, during this busy season, it is important to remember to slow down and take care of ourselves and our loved ones.  It is important to be kind and remember that everyone we meet is on their own journey.  Finally, it is important to trust yourself and your instincts.  Listen to your body when it is tired or sick, take a rain check on a social outing to stay at home with family, reach out to a trusted person if you are in need of help, and please remember that the Presidio Family is always here for each other. 
 
Happy October!

Jessica Montierth Puls, Principal


Contact the Principal
Important Dates
Friday, November 1st - History & Humanities Cultural Festival
Wednesday, November 6th - Nekter Juice Bar Fundraiser
Saturday, November 9th - Fall Artisan & Craft Market
Monday, November 11th - Veteran's Day No School
November 12th - 14th - Presidio Book Fair
Wednesday, November 13th - November Dine Out With Presidio
Sunday, November 17th - Tucson's 5th Annual Youth Blues, Jazz and Pop Showcase
Thursday, November 21st - PTSO Meeting
Friday December 6th - Winter Showcase Dance & Kung Fu
Friday, December 6th - December Dine Out With Presidio
December 20th - January 3rd - Winter Break
Important Updates
Presidio PTSO

The next PTSO Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Dreamcatcher Library. Curious what the PTSO has in the works? Read the meeting minutes from the our last meeting to find out.

Bring any suggestions or ideas of things that you would like to see happen at Presidio this year, as well as any resources that you have that might help.

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
-Margaret Mead

Don't Forget!
Office Event and Reminder Screens

Don't forget to check the Office Event and Reminder screens in both offices for important information on upcoming events and announcements! 

Presidio Book Fair

The Annual Presidio Book Fair will be held Tuesday, November 12 through Thursday, November 14 in Room 102 in the MPR. It will be open from 7:15 - 7:45 am and from 2:45 - 4:00 pm. Please come support Presidio and the Dreamcatcher Library!

History & Humanities Festival


History and Humanities Fall Festival

Presidio School’s second annual History and Humanities Festival is scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019.  The History and Humanities Festival activities will celebrate history and reading as well as music and art.

  • Start and end times for Festival Day will be at 8:00 AM and continue to normal pick up times. 
    • Festival activities will end before pick up times to ensure students can return to their homeroom/classroom to pick up any belongings before leaving for the day.
    • After Care will end promptly at 3:30 PM  
    • Campus will close for all students at 3:30 PM.

Costume Parade/Information:

  • The all-school costume parade will be held from 9:50-10:10 AM.
  • Costumes must represent a time in history or a character from a book. 
    • For safety purposes, Presidio staff must be able to identify students so costumes may not include masks or face coverings. Additionally, weapons of any kind are not allowed to be part of the costume.
  • It is not necessary to wear a costume for the festival. However, any costumes need to be either about a book or from a time in history.
    • Students who opt not to wear a costume must wear the school uniform.
  • All costumes need to be something that the children can wear throughout a busy and active day. 

Possible Costume Options/Suggestions

Here are some ideas for costumes, just to get the creativity going: 

Period Characters-poodle skirts, with a tucked-in blouse, ponytail or puffy hair with bow; jeans, sneakers, white tucked-in t-shirts, slicked-back hair; flapper dress; zoot suits etc.

Royalty - a dress and a crown for queens; big long-sleeved shirt, belted at the waist, with pants and a crown for kings

Rodeo Folks - jeans, buttoned shirt, bandanas, boots, hats 

Book Characters - Look at the illustrations of a favorite book. Notice what makes that character recognizable. For example, The Cat in the Hat needs that black body and tall red and white striped hat. 

Historical Figures - Search for specific representations of historical figures. For example, Harriet Tubman’s long dress and a head kerchief; George Washington’s knee breeches and a white ponytail;  Sally Ride’s white jumpsuit with a NASA logo.

History and Humanities Fall Festival

Presidio School’s second annual History and Humanities Festival is scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019.  The History and Humanities Festival activities will celebrate history and reading, as well as music and art.

  • Start and end times for Festival Day will be at 8:00 AM and continue to normal pick up times. 

    • Festival will end before pick up times to ensure students can come back to their homeroom/ classroom teacher to pick up any belongings before leaving for the day.
    • After Care will not be provided on Festival Day.
    • Campus closes at 3:30 PM.

Costume Parade/Information:

  • The all-school costume parade will be held from 9:50-10:10 AM.
  • Costume must represent a time in history, or a character from a book. 

    • For safety purposes, Presidio Staff must be able to identify students.  Costumes may not include masks, face coverings, and/or weapons of any kind.
  • It is not necessary to wear a costume for the festival. However, any costumes need to be either about a book or from a time in history.

    • Students who opt not to wear a costume must wear their school uniform.
  • All costumes need to be something that the children can wear throughout a busy and active day. 


Possible Costume Options/Suggestions

Here are some ideas for costumes, just to get the creativity going: 

  • Period characters-poodle skirts, with a tucked-in blouse, ponytail or puffy hair with bow, jeans, sneakers, white T shirts tucked in, slicked-back hair, flapper dress, zoot suits, etc.
  • Royalty-a dress and a crown for queens, big long-sleeved shirt, belted at the waist, with pants and a crown for kings
  • Rodeo folks-jeans, buttoned shirt, bandanas, hats are nice
  • Book characters-Look at the illustrations of a favorite book. Notice what makes that character recognizable. For example, The Cat in the Hat needs that black body and tall red and white striped hat. 
  • Historical figures-Search for specific representations of historical figures. For example, Harriet Tubman’s long dress and a head kerchief, George Washington wore knee breeches and a white ponytail. Sally Ride in her white jumpsuit with a NASA logo.
Make Dinner a Selfless Act
Dine Out With Presidio - Chipotle
2019-11-13 04:00:00
-
2019-11-13 08:00:00
3055 N. Campbell A
Add to your calendar
November Dine Out
Chipotle
Winter Showcase - Dance & Kung Fu

Dance and KungFu will be having their seasonal Winter Showcase on Friday, December 6th. - 2 shows are available 9am and 1pm. 

The show usually sells out, so please get there early for better seating. Seating opens 30 minutes before each show. Shows tickets are only $1 per person, and per performance. 

Please watch for your child's dance costume needed items to be emailed or sent home.  If you have any questions on dance costume needs, please email the Dance Director, Karen Penazek at kpenazek@presidioschool.com   

See you at the show!!


Showcase Order, subject to change:
DANCE K BLUE Caterpillars
DANCE K RED Caterpillars
DANCE K BOTH Caterpillars
DANCE 9-12 HIGH SCHOOL
KUNG FU 9-12 HIGH SCHOOL
DANCE 4TH EXPLORERS
KUNG FU K RED/BLUE Caterpillars
KUNG FU 2ND TREE FROGS
DANCE 4TH PIONEERS
KUNG FU 2ND TOUCANS
DANCE 9-12 SMALL GROUPS
KUNG FU 4TH EXPLORERS
KUNG FU 4TH PIONEERS
DANCE 2ND TREE FROGS
DANCE 2ND TOUCANS
KUNG FU 7TH DOLPHINS
KUNG FU 9-12 HIGH SCHOOL
DANCE 6TH CHARGERS
DANCE 9-12 HIGH SCHOOL

CLASSROOM & STUDENT UPDATES
National Honor Society

Thank you to all of the high school National Honor Society volunteers who helped out at the Zoo Boo event! The zoo staff was impressed by your maturity, enthusiasm, and willingness to interact with guests. Hundreds of Tucson children had a memorable night, in part because of you. You make Presidio proud! :)   

GATE

Model UN
Acceptance letters to Model United Nations have gone out. Students will be competing in a debate in New York City in March. Please consider donating to this great learning experience—an opportunity for students to travel, debate, and see the city. There is a dine-out at Chipotle on the 13th of November and also one at Nekter on Wednesday, November 6th to help fundraise for this! You can also donate directly for tax credit to the website, however, please note that your contribution is for the GATE trip to NYC: \https://presidioschools.webconnex.com/taxcredit


APP Development

Students have started developing their own apps in GATE. Some Apps are for homework help, whereas others are for travel or awareness of diseases around the world. Students are coding the apps with the end goal to have them published in the App Store. 


National Geographic
National Geographic Challenge is underway. Students are creating ways to stop plastic pollution. 


Community Garden
Younger students are setting up the community garden, working on extensive word problems, and making our writing as juicy as the tomatoes that we are growing in the garden! 

High School Science

The environmental science students tested the efficacy and toxicity of home-made vs. store-bought cleaning products, observed a guest presentation from the University of Arizona's Project WET about groundwater pollution mitigation, and used a Goldfish "fishing" game to learn about the Tragedy of the Commons. The honors biology students solved riddles at stations around the room while reviewing cell transport and photosynthesis, and observed osmosis using eggs. The chemistry students observed how electron configuration relates to how metal ions burn and memorized the symbols and names of the first 40 elements on the periodic table. Finally, our AP biology students used fermenting yeast to blow up balloons, and observed how catalase (an enzyme found in animal tissues) was impeded by various environmental factors. This activity involved cutting apart a cow liver which was--pungent.

High School Music

High School Music did a great job at the Dogtopia Tanque Verde's  grand opening! We look forward to performing two shows for the student body at Presidio's History and Humanities Festival on November 1st. We are proud to be invited back to the 5th Annual Youth Blues, Jazz and Pop Showcase on Sunday, Nov. 17. Come show your support by coming to see us play at Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile. The Showcase begins at 5pm, and we are scheduled to take the stage at approximately 6:50 - 7:10pm. Please make reservations if you are planning to dine by calling  520-207-2429. Thank you, and we'll see you there!


Miranda Medlen-Ursell
Representing Presidio School at the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

Huge Congratulations to Miranda Medlen-Ursell who has been selected to represent Presidio School at the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine in June of 2019!! Miranda's selection was based on her exemplary academic record and her interest in the field of medicine. NYLF Medicine represents an opportunity for Miranda to receive hands-on experience and valuable insight from health care professionals that will help her succeed in her future medical studies and career. By taking part in this program, Miranda will learn all about the medical school application process, explore the many career options available, and specifically identify strategies, academic pathways, and career skills she will need to be successful in the medical and allied health fields.  

The NYLF Medicine is a 9-day conference in Washington D.C. The fees for the conference can range up to $3,995 not including her plane ticket. In order to reserve her spot in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity $500 will be due on or before November 9th. To help with the costs and to ensure Miranda is able to attend the NYLF Medicine conference a GoFundMe account has been created. If you would like to contribute please click the button below to help Miranda represent Presidio at this prestigious event.  

Help Miranda Now
Presidio School

1695 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson
United States

facebook twitter instagram website

You received this email because you signed up on our website or made a purchase from us.

Unsubscribe
MailerLite