Welcome back to another exciting school year! We are fortunate to be back in person and have some wonderful events planned including flag ceremonies, PTSO meetings, and a Back-to-School night to name a few. In the coming months, we will participate in field study opportunities (both on and off campus), festivals, and community nights. All of this is only possible with the support of the Presidio Family. “How can I help?” I am so glad you asked! You can support Presidio by attending PTSO, Board, and site council meetings, volunteering to chaperone on field study opportunities, and/or through extracurricular tax credit donations. Extracurricular spending includes field study opportunities, transportation to off campus field study opportunities, tutoring, character education, clubs, and testing fees associated with AP, SAT, and PSAT assessments. Individuals who are “married filing jointly” can donate up to $400 per calendar year; whereas individuals filing “separate” can donate up to $200 per calendar year. If you are unable to support Presidio in person, this is a wonderful way to show your support! To make a donation, click here. For more information contact Erin Foudy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first flag ceremony of the 22/23 school year is scheduled for Friday, September 9, 2022 at 8:10 AM. I would love to see you all there, either in person or virtually (a GoogleMeet link will be provided as we get closer to the date).
Welcome to the start of another fantastic school year at Presidio School! Presidio PTSO is so excited to host several great events and some fun activities throughout the 2022-2023 school year! We are looking forward to having a booth set up at the upcoming Back to School - Open House and encourage you to stop by to say hello! Please join us for our next PTSO Meeting on Thursday, September 8th at 5:00 pm in the Tutor Resource Center.
What is PTSO?
PTSO stands for Parent Teacher Student Organization.
What is the Purpose of the PTSO?
To be a relevant resource for families and communities
To serve as a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every student
To serve as a type of forum where parents, teachers, administrators, staff, students, and other concerned community members discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy school environment
Presidio will be having our Back to School Night/Open House on Tuesday, September 13th from 4:30 - 6:30pm. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us!
What to expect:
Talent Show held outside in the courtyard from 5:30 - 6:15pm - Does your student have talent? Any students interested in being in the Talent Show please fill out the form below and supply a a video for approval.
Visit student's classrooms and view exterior wall displays of student work from 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Club booths - see if there are any clubs that might interest your student(s).
Please consider bringing an old towel from home as a donation for the Humane Society and/or a can of food as a donation for the food bank.
Hours of operation: 2:45 - 5:15 pm. Late fees begin at 5:16 pm. Aftercare Fees
The Aftercare program uses the free Procare App which is only available to parents or guardians. You will be required to learn and use your 4 digit Procare PIN number and provide a signature (required by licensing) when picking up your child from Aftercare. Each of your emergency contacts will also receive a unique PIN number. Emergency contacts must use the assigned PIN number to physically sign out your child. Emergency contacts do NOT have access to the Procare app and they will not be allowed you use your number. Your child will not be released to any person not listed on the Blue Emergency Card. Please be sure to keep the card current at all times. This is for your child's safety. Dismissal from aftercare is at the northeast gate located on the 1615 campus which is located between the 1615 and 1695 campuses. If we are inside, you will need to use the Procare app to message us that you are at the gate and ready to pick up your child. Emergency contacts should call 881-5222 and follow the recorded prompt for aftercare pickup.
If you are unable to sign your student out using ProCare and they have a cell phone, please contact them directly. Our Tutor Resource Center employee will sign your student(s) out of ProCare and send them to the Tutor Resource Center gate.
Tutor Resource Center pickup is at the Tutor Resource Center gate, located at the southwest end of the administration building and right outside the Dreamcatcher Library
The gate is labeled “Tutor Resource Center Gate.”
Tucson Girls Chorus Tutti Choir!
"Tutti" is an Italian musical term meaning "everyone together"
Tutti is open to all youth in grades K-12.
Rehearsals are in person and outdoors, masks optional
TGC Central Location (River & Alvernon)
Wednesdays, 4:30pm- 5:30pm
Rehearsal Dates for Fall 2022:
September 28 - December 13
(no rehearsal October 12)
Conductor: Dr. Sierra Norris, Board-Certified Music Therapist
Cost: $180- includes class fee, registration fee & tshirt ($165 for returning members, does not include tshirt)
Scholarships available! ESA funds accepted!
What to Expect:
Each choir meeting will consist of vocal exploration, singing, and movement to music with a focus on pop-style repertoire.
Children who enjoy music are welcome to be a part of the choir, regardless of physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities. The music therapist will provide different levels of participation to make music accessible to all participants.
Tutti Choir Mission:To enhance and deepen life experiences for individuals of all abilities through the power of music and the friendships that blossom when we make music together.
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Second grade students have been building bridges at home out of recyclable materials based on our engineering unit in science. This engineering lesson will be expanded by building ramps out of cardboard for our classroom's Hot Wheels cars.
In ELA students completed a step-by-step drawing of Sonic the Hedgehog with a writing piece included.
In Social Studies, we are focused on learning about the past and present.
For Math, students are learning how to count all the way up to 200!
Hello Guardians of our 4th graders,
Mr. Mike and Miss. Holm have been busy this month getting everyone adjusted to being back in school from Summer break. The kiddos have been great!
Honestly one of my best experiences with teaching yet and we are excited to see what the rest of the year brings our 4th grade classes.
In Science, we are learning about energy in motion and completing labs in class. In Social Studies we are learning about the United States and its regions. In English Language Arts we are reading picture books, having classroom discussions and learning about sources and sentence structure. Lastly, in Math we are going over place value relationships, expanded form and multiplication.
Starting this week (8/29-9/1), if students don't finish their classwork in math, it will be sent home on Fridays as homework. Students are also allowed to bring their chromebooks home now if they choose, but they must make sure that they have them at school for tech ed with Mr. Berry (Tuesdays for Mr. Mike, Thursdays for Miss. Holm).
Just some reminders: Please make sure kiddos have snacks and water bottles for class. Some have also mentioned being cold in the classroom, so they can also bring a sweater
If you ever have questions or need to get in touch with Mr. Mike or Miss. Holm here are our emails:
It's been a lab-filled month for the high school science students. Each class started the year by working as a team to create an Antarctic shelter using limited resources (and limited vision/hand use!). All of the students also visited interactive stations around the lab to learn the basics of lab safety. The Biology students have been learning how to properly use compound light microscopes, testing the pH of various substances, and testing their taste-buds (and their knowledge of independent and dependent variables). The Chemistry students made slime to learn about metric conversions, separated the components of a mixture using teamwork, designed an experiment with chalk and vinegar to review the scientific method, and created density tubes. The Anatomy students tested how various environmental factors impact enzyme-catalyzed reactions in the liver, used regional terms to describe injury locations, observed osmosis in eggs, and visited a variety of stations to learn about macromolecules, medical prefixes and suffixes, and cell-organelle disorders.
In Music, we are working on techniques for making the best sound from the instruments. Learning to read music is incorporated in our daily lessons. As we grow in learning music, the goal is to be able to read music and play together with others. These are skills that can bring joy for a lifetime!
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