Exclusive for Turtle Rock PTA members, check out upcoming campus events and programs. Not a PTA member yet?  Join HERE! This month ACE Program Registration, Coding Club, Talent Show auditions, and Science Info Night! To view this page on our website: Click Here

Events & Announcements:


7 - Welcome Back!  Return from Winter Break
10 - Talent Show Auditions (1:45-5pm)
16 - Science Info Night General PTA Meeting (6pm)
21-22 - No SCHOOL - MLK Holiday
26 - Winter Bowl IPSF Tournament
31 - Dine Out  - Square One Pizza!


11 - No School - Staff Development Day
12-15 - Book Fair (on campus)
13 - Open House
18 - No School - Presidents' Day
19-22 - 6th Grade Outdoor Ed

Stay up-to-date on all PTA events PTA Calendar 


PTA Membership & Fall Pledge Drive Results 

THANK YOU!! to every parent and teacher who joined the PTA!!  Your support and commitment to our students means EVERYTHING.  Our school is rockin' it with 412 parents, teachers, and grandparents joining the PTA this year!  

Congratulations to Mrs. Palmer and Mr. Finley's classes for winning a class party for the highest membership participation!

Our Fall Pledge Drive resulted in $47K in total donations.  Which will help fund many of our student enrichment programs this year! If you haven't submitted your company match yet, make sure to do it soon!  The PTA accepts memberships and contributions all year long at www.pta.rocks  It's never too late to support your PTA!


Science Information Night 

Please join us for a Parent ONLY event that focuses on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standard) presented by the IUSD Science Department. A brief PTA general assembly meeting with Mr. Stonebarger will take place before the presentation. 

The presentation will cover:
* What/Why is NGSS?
* What does it look like for our students?
* Questions you may have.

Onsite Childcare provided by the CDC for $10. Pre-registration required: https://tinyurl.com/TRE-ScienceNight 

CLICK HERE for the Flyer




Turtle Rock's Got Talent!!  It's that time a year again! We are having an open call for all the talented kids at Turtle Rock Elementary!

If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, perform magic or any other talent you want to show off...we want you! 

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 calendarCLICK HERE 

IPSF - After-School Classroom Enrichment at Turtle Rock Elementary! 

The ACE program is a high quality district-wide program that provides opportunities for Turtle Rock students to participate in classes ranging from artistic to athletic to academic. Turtle Rock holds one of THE BEST programs around, due to our kids and the engagement of our teachers and classes. Students have been having an amazing experience for years and we hope to see you there next session.
Winter session classes run Jan 23rd to Mar 15th.  Check out the list of Winter session courses CLICK HERE.  
Registration opens January 8th. https://portal.ipsfacademy.org





NEW Coding Club Winter Session!  

In this session of the Coding Club, we will introduce Python, a text-based programming language.  With the help of turtle graphics, we will cover many fundamental programming concepts while keeping coding visual and fun!  (Note that this is a repeat of the fall 2017, spring 2018, and fall 2018 sessions.)

Club meets Fridays starting January 18th.  Registration is starts on January 11 and open to 5th & 6th grade students.  

For more info and to register: CODING CLUB REGISTRATION

Come on out for the PTA's next dine out and family night!  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 on January 31st at Square One Pizza (Oak Creek).  Dine at lunch, dinner, or even take-out ALL DAY!!  Just tell them you're from Turtle Rock Elementary.  It's THAT easy!


IPSF Tournament of Champions Registration is open and ongoing for Hoops Classic! If your 3rd - 6th grader is interested in representing Turtle Rock Elementary in the IPSF Hoops Classic Basketball tournament sign up here by February 8th: 


Parent volunteers needed: Coach(es) and Team Parent(s) will be needed for each grade level.  If you're interested send email to info@pta.rocks and sign-up at  https://ocyouthsports.org/irvine/tournaments/hoops-classic/#





Rockin' Bubble Run Sponsorship & Prize Donations Your PTA VP of Fundraising and chair for this year's Rockin' Bubble Run,  Frezia Chirila is excited to kick off this year's sponsorship opportunities.  Check out the sponsorship letter and share it with your employer, real estate agent, doctor or bank.  Or, if you own a small business, please consider making a tax deductible sponsorship to help make our Jog-A-Thon fun for our students!

Help your PTA make this the Rockin-est Bubble Run EVER by helping us to find sponsors and secure prize donations! 

Download the sponsor letter HERE.


IUSD Parent Education and Information Classes 

If you have questions about math, science, advanced learning or even behavior intervention, check out IUSD Parent Ed. There's something for everyone.  Check out the calendar:  https://iusd.org/events



Box Tops for Education!  Please collect Box Tops and bring to the Box Tops box in your classroom.  Each Box Tops earns our school $0.10 toward PTA student programs!  The class that collects the most Box Tops wins a popcorn party and extra recess time.  All classes that collect over 300 Box Tops will get extra recess.  Check out all the great ways to collect  www.boxtops4education.com/earn

Parent Engagement - Looking for a way to be more active in your students education and campus life? Organized by busy moms and dads, your PTA Board and Chairs know how precious time is.  But the look of love and pride when your student sees you volunteering is to be cherished!  Committees are forming now for future events.  Please contact the following program chairs to see how you can help:

Academic Challenge:  AcademicChallenge@pta.rocks
Multi-Cultural Day:  Multicultural@pta.rocks
Rockin’ Bubble Run Jog-a-thon:  FundraisingVP@pta.rocks

General Volunteer Questions:  Info@pta.rocks



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