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Judith Gass 
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Get educated with Ed100!
California State PTA and have teamed up to help parents learn more about education in our state.  You can explore the education system through a series of lessons to help create better schools.   It is a free online source to help answer questions we all have as parents invested in our children’s education.  It is easy to use and there is no jargon or partisan slant.  Log on today by clicking the link below and start learning! I want to start learning!   ... read full article
Bianca Nakasone 
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ACE registrationBianca Nakasone9/17/20181/18/2019
ACE registration
ACE REGISTRATION closes on January 18th!  Don’t miss out! Register at More information at the  Activities Tab under “ACE” Want to see the great classes:  Click Here!   “If you are interested in volunteering for the Turtle Rock ACE program, please email Ian Lang at .” ... read full article
2019-20 PTA BoardBianca Nakasone4/15/20194/29/2019
2019-20 PTA Board
2019-2020 PTA Executive Board: President- Grace Kim.                                 EVP- Valerie Amado VPs Family Events- Judith Gass and Mary vondemBussche VP Membership- Niro Sivakumar                        VP Fundraising- Open  Auditor- Michelle Chavira.                       Treasurer- Jun Wang Historian- Jewell Green                           Financial Secretary- Jaclyn McKay Parliamentarian- Shiping Xu.                 ... read full article
MULTICULTURAL EVENTBianca Nakasone4/9/20194/24/2019
Join us for the PTA sponsored Multicultural Event for an evening of performances, education, food, and fun!  We have lots of countries planning to have tables and welcome more.  We also need volunteers to help with set up, the activities of the night, and clean up.  There will be a sign up posted soon.   When: Friday evening, April 26th Where: Turtlerock Elementary School Who:  YOU and your family! Contact Saliha Boyraz at  to volunteer or coordinate a country table ... read full article
MODEL ROCKETSBianca Nakasone4/8/20194/22/2019
MODEL ROCKETS ENRICHMENT IS BACK! We are looking for fifty (50) 4th, 5th and 6th graders who want to participate in understanding, building and launching rockets. The activity is composed of 3 sessions and ALL FOR THE LOW LOW PRICE OF $10, which includes one rocket kit and 2 motors.  REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL 12TH Click HERE for more details ... read full article
CALLING ALL PHOTOS!Bianca Nakasone3/21/20194/8/2019
Want to make this our best yearbook ever?  Upload your photos of classroom and school events to document our wonderful year at TRE!  It's simple, you upload and we do the rest! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION   ... read full article
ACE CLASSES ARE HERE!Bianca Nakasone3/20/20193/31/2019
Join us for Amazing Afterschool Enrichment classes!  Classes offered Monday through Friday in lots of great subjects.  Check out the brochure and get registered by March 31! Click here for more information! ... read full article
Rockin' Bubble Run!Judith Gass2/28/20193/29/2019
Rockin' Bubble Run!
Our largest FUNdraiser of the year here!  For more info on prizes and how to donate   CLICK HERE Classroom Volunteers and prize distribution volunteers are needed.   CLICK HERE  to sign up! ... read full article
Guy StuffBianca Nakasone2/24/20193/10/2019
Guy Stuff
A special event for our 6th grade boys and their fathers/adult male mentors.  Join is for a presentation by Chris Cooper about health and what to expect as our boys transition to young men.  RSVP for the event at: ... read full article
IPSF Tournament - Hoops ClassicJudith Gass2/5/20192/19/2019
IPSF Tournament - Hoops Classic
IPSF Tournament of Champions registration is OPEN! If your 3rd thru 6th grader is interested in representing Turtle Rock Elementary in the 2019 Hoops Classic t ournament on 3/8-10/19 sign up by 2/8/19 For more details visit the website Parent volunteers needed: Coach(es) and Team Parent If you're interested send email to   SCHEDULE: 2/8/19  – Mandatory player registration ends 2/11/19  – Tryouts start (times & locations coaches) 2/15/19  – Team selections (TBD once coaches hold tryout) 2/19/19  – Practices start (after head coach registers official team roster including all payments) 3/8/19  – First + Second round of ... read full article
Talent Show: Auditions Jan 10th!Bianca Nakasone12/17/20181/10/2019
Talent Show: Auditions Jan 10th!
Auditions are open to kids of all ages in all grades. You can have a group or fly solo, no talent is too big or too small!    Auditions:  January 10th from 1:45 - 5:00  (lower grades audition  first)      Parent  MUST  bring completed paperwork to the front office BEFORE student January 10th auditions.   Download packet  -   CLICK HERE   and rehearsal calendar  -  CLICK HERE   ... read full article
Coding Club Winter RegistrationBianca Nakasone12/11/20181/17/2019
Coding Club Winter Registration
Coding Club is back for Winter 2019! Registration begins on January 11th online at 9am! Click HERE for registration and more info.   ... read full article
Annual Fall FestivalBianca Nakasone9/30/201810/20/2018
Annual Fall Festival
IS COMING! CLICK HERE for all the details! Our annual Fall Festival is almost here.  We will be celebrating Fall with all of our Turtlerock friends on October 20th from 4-7pm.  It is a chance to try on that costume, enjoy carnival games and activities, laugh with friends and enjoy the company of your fellow Turtlerockers! We will have our BOOK FAIR  is full swing so please donate your books for this wonderful fundraiser and reading promotion!  You can drop you gently used books at school until Oct 20th to be sold at the fair (children's and adult's books accepted) ... read full article
Mathcounts TeamBianca Nakasone9/17/201810/2/2018
Mathcounts Team
  Sixth Graders: Tryouts for Turtle Rock's Mathcounts team will be held on Tuesday October 2nd from 2:30PM-3:30PM in the MPR.  Please bring pencils to the tryout.    Mathcounts is a nationwide math competition for students in 6th through 8th grade (more information is available at ).  The first round of the competition is held each year in February.   Since each school is only allowed to bring 10 students to the competition, we will use the tryout to administer a screening test that will allow us to select a small group of students for further practice sessions.  The ... read full article
Sign up for Coding Club!!!Bianca Nakasone9/17/20189/24/2018
Sign up for Coding Club!!!
  CODING CLUB IS BACK! Our wonderful PTA parent volunteer Natalya Hung is again offering a coding class for our 5th and 6th grade students.  The class will be after school in the Room 13 and offered to the first twenty (20) students who register.  Registration will open on September 21st at 9am and you can register under Coding Club on the Activites tab.  Don't miss out on this great class! More information: Click here to learn more! ... read full article
Family Movie NightMarlene Dugan8/16/20189/27/2018
Family Movie Night
  Join us on September 28th for Family Movie Night! 6:30 - 9 pm Movie: 7 pm Popcorn and snacks  available for purchase. Please bring picnic, chairs, blankets, and jackets. CLEAN UP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED-please e-mail Gina Bowlen at   ... read full article
ACE is All Year!!Marlene Dugan8/16/20176/10/2018
ACE is All Year!!
ACE- After School Enrichment at Turtle Rock *Registered students stay after school*   *Classes held in Turtle Rock classrooms* 2018 Fall Classes COMING SOON! Registration:   ... read full article
ACADEMIC CHALLENGEBianca Nakasone1/21/20194/26/2019
ACADEMIC CHALLENGE FORMS ON LINE! We hope to have lots of participants in our annual Academic Challenge.  Check out rules and requirements for this fantastic PTA challenge under the Activities Tab.  Logs and Final Submission Form available on line.  Questions???  Please contact our wonderful Chair Jeannie de Flaivis at ... read full article
Reflections:Heroes Around MeBianca Nakasone8/29/201810/12/2018
Reflections:Heroes Around Me
Our 2018 Reflections program theme is “Heroes Around Me” Submissions are due  Friday, Oc tober 12th by 2pm in the MPR . Click HERE  to download more information, entry form, and contest rules.  Please read carefully to ensure proper entry.  Contact Vaishali Surve, our Reflections Chairperson with any questions. ... read full article
Eat Talk DonateBianca Nakasone8/16/20184/11/2019
Eat Talk Donate
Tired of cooking dinner?  Then take a night off and plan a casual evening out with your family and all of your Turtlerock friends at the restaurants below. Even better?  A percentage of your dinner check will be donated to the Turtle Rock PTA and goes straight back to all of our wonderful student programs.  Please join us and don't forget to print and present the flyer to your server.   CHECK OUT THE GREAT LINE UP!  Come join the fun!!!! May 30th: Dave and Busters End of the Year Bash  ... read full article
Dave & Busters Year End Party!Judith Gass4/17/20195/31/2019
Dave & Busters Year End Party!
Join family, friends and FUN at our  Dave & Buster's year-end party Thursday, May 30th!  The school year is coming to a close so let's wrap up the year with one last family night out.  Enjoy a fun night out and visit with TRE families before heading out for Summer break. The PTA is selling D&B playcards for $20 and a portion of the sales are donated to the PTA.  Buy your card HERE by May 29th.     ... read full article
Barnes & Noble Family Fun Night!Judith Gass11/16/201811/16/2018
Barnes & Noble Family Fun Night!
Eat, read, and have a few laughs at the PTA Family Fun Night!! Bring the family, celebrate reading, and have a fun filled evening at our annual Book Fair & Family Fun Night! Mark your calendars for Thursday Nov 15, 4-8 pm at the Barnes & Noble bookstore and participating restaurants in Irvine Spectrum. You won’t want to miss this free fun night out of literacy and live entertainment.  Get started on your holiday shopping or buy your classroom a few books. B&N will donate a portion of your purchase to TR PTA! Enjoy a bit to eat at Panda Express, ... read full article
You're Invited! PTA Parent Meeting Judith Gass11/5/201811/5/2018
You're Invited! PTA Parent Meeting
In conjunction with our November TR PTA General meeting, parents are invited to hear from Irvine's finest, Officer Jose Ayala.  Officer Ayala will be discussing the importance of online safety and ways you can protect your child from cyberbullying, online predators and hurting their personal reputation. Other topics will include monitoring social media, apps, computer programs and more. Mark your calendars and please join us on November 28th @ 6pm in the MPR. ... read full article
Harvest Cup COMING SOON!Bianca Nakasone9/19/201810/3/2018
Harvest Cup COMING SOON!
Turtle Rock Girls Harvest Cup Soccer Team   The Turtle Rock Girls Harvest Cup soccer team will hold tryouts and the first practice from 2:30PM to 3:45 PM on Friday, September 28th on the school's main field.   Harvest Cup is a soccer tournament for schools in Irvine to be held on October 19th and 21st.  We welcome 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls to try out. Girls should come to the tryout with regular soccer practice gear: cleats, shin guards, water, and (preferably) a ball. If you are interested in playing on the team, we also ask that you ... read full article
PTA Newsletters Judith Gass11/20/201812/4/2019
PTA Newsletters
    Catch up on our latest news: May 2019 April 2019 March Update   ... read full article
Get educated with Ed100!Bianca Nakasone8/16/20186/30/2019
Get educated with Ed100!
California State PTA and have teamed up to help parents learn more about education in our state.  You can explore the education system through a series of lessons to help create better schools.   It is a free online source to help answer questions we all have as parents invested in our children’s education.  It is easy to use and there is no jargon or partisan slant.  Log on today by clicking the link below and start learning! I want to start learning!   ... read full article
Get Your Spirit Wear!Bianca Nakasone8/10/20174/7/2019
Get Your Spirit Wear!
Fridays are Spirit Day at Turtle Rock! Do you have your Spirit Wear?  Order Today!! Orders made by the 15th of the month will be delivered on the following week to the school.   Click Here to Order as Guest ... read full article
Thank you!Bianca Nakasone5/2/20195/16/2019
Thank you!
 Sending the warmest thank you to our wonderful Multicultural Event Chair Saliha Boyraz and h er volunteers for another amazing Multicultural Event!  Great job! ... read full article