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Presidio School Monthly Newsletter - November 2019
November 2019

Citizenship = Empowerment

"Citizenship is the chance to make a different to the place where you belong." - Author Unknown

For those of you who don't know, didn't vote, or haven't seen my hair recently, Citizenship (purple) is our Character Pillar for the month of November. I have had the privilege of seeing many fantastic Character Pillar activities devoted to citizenship during the grade level flag ceremonies and the underlying theme throughout all of the activities is empowering individuals through service. Whether it is picking up pieces of trash on the way to class, working together to achieve a common class goal, or something as silly as voting on the next color choice for my hair, our campus is bursting with citizenship. Through citizenship, the Presidio Family is able to make a difference to others in and outside of campus. Through citizenship, students feel empowered to share their thoughts, be active members of the Presidio Family, and empower others.

Jessica Montierth Puls, Principal

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Important Dates
Wednesday, November 26th - Campus Closes 3:30 pm
Thursday, November 27th - 28th - Thanksgiving Holiday No School
Friday December 6th - Winter Showcase Dance & Kung Fu
Friday, December 6th - December Dine Out With Presidio
Saturday, December 14th - Presidio at Barnes and Noble
December 18th - Decorate a Cookie
December 20th - January 3rd - Winter Break
January 11th - $1 Clothing Sale
Important Updates
Presidio PTSO

The next PTSO Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23rd 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

Holiday Bazaar - December 9th, 10th, 11th, and 16th, 17th, and 18th 2:30-4:00


Please consider dropping off any items that could be used for our Bazaar. Items can be dropped off at the front desk for Mrs. Abbey or the GATE program until December 6th. 

All raised funds will go to supporting Presidio students!

$1 Clothing Sale

Date: Saturday, January 11th
Time: 9am-1pm (while supplies last)
Location: Presidio School (1695 E Fort Lowell Rd.)
***Pay with cash OR card for purchases of $20 and up!***

Tucson! Start the new year off right by shopping for a cause at Presidio School's $1 sale! On Saturday, January 11th, stop by 1695 E Fort Lowell Rd to shop a great selection of clothing and accessories - 100% of the proceeds will go to this award-winning non-profit school’s efforts to close the achievement gap. The sale starts at 9am and $1 items go quickly, so arrive early for the best selection. Pay with cash OR card for purchases of $20 and up! See you there!

History & Humanities Festival

Thank you to all of the teachers, staff, and students who worked so hard to make the Second Annual History and Humanities Festival a day of fun and learning for everyone. In particular, we could not have done this without Kendra Baker, who was amazing at creating the schedule and arranged to have high school students help in every activity. The high school students were well-trained, responsible, and truly kept the event enjoyable for all. Miss Tanya and the High School Rock Band entertained us with their excellent music. The officers of our National Honor Society were the judges for the costume parade contest which featured book characters as well as those representing times in history. The high school seniors ran a center called Presidio Rocks, where every student "got to rock a rock" to keep. Thirteen different faculty members ran activities celebrating poetry, mystery, history, photography, cultural crafts, dance, and a community service project - Project Linus. Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Lunchtime went very smoothly thanks to the expert planning of Mr. Joe. It was a wonderful day, and I am tremendously proud of all of our team. I hope that people will have photos to share.

Mrs. Kruse

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    Dine Out With Presidio - Panda Express
    12/06/2019 10:30 AM
    12/06/2019 10:00 PM
    2800 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, United States
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    December Dine Out
    Panda Express
    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. 

    If you don't have any of the dance costume requested items, please let Karen Penazek, Dance teacher, know. Presidio will provide the needed items for the recital.

    See you at the show!!


    Roadrunners are learning how to find the main idea of an informational text. The main idea is what the text is mostly about. We are using a strategy called Boxes and Bullets. We write the main idea in the box. Then, the details that describe the main idea are jotted below using bullets. You only have to include keywords or phrases, not complete sentences. However, if you collect more than five supporting details, you may need to revise. Think categories! The purpose of informational writing is to inform the reader, so learning how to take notes is an important skill.

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    Mrs. Aliperti's 3rd Grade Roadrunners

    AZ Pioneers

    The Pioneers have been busy learning about the water cycle, multiplying using various strategies, and even writing explanatory essays about our own businesses we created! Check out a photo of the presentation we had by Tucson Water recently. GO PIONEERS!

    Middle School Science

    The Dolphins and Diamondbacks have been enjoying several activities in Science while learning about plate tectonics as part of Earth Sciences.


    Model UN
    Students going to Model United Nations are still raising funds. If anyone is interested in donating please consider donating through the tax credit link.

    If you would like to purchase tamales, please let Ms. Bush know. Hayleigh Navarro is busy making and selling tamales to raise money to help cover some of her Model UN travel expenses.

    Our garden is taking off!

    National Geographic Challenge
    Students working on National Geographic Challenge have finished their maps

    SAM Labs
    Students in Sam labs are creating their own apps and coding them!

    High School Art

    These high school landscape paintings were created by second year art students. The lesson involves applying acrylic paint in various consistencies. Applying several layers results in pleasing and highly effective dimensional effects!

    Supply Requests

    The Front office is requesting hand sanitizer, kleenex, and boxes of tissues. With the cold and flu season in full force these items would be extremely helpful for us! :)

    Presidio School

    1695 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson
    Arizona 85719 United States

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