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Newsletter for the week of June 3-7

Newsletter for the week of June 3-7

            Mission Statement:  Together we strive to educate all students to achieve at or above grade level.                                                                                                                                                    
Message from the Principal:
Farewell to School Year 2023-2024
We reached the last day of the 2023-2024 school year.  We have said our goodbyes to  Ms. Cassie, Mrs. McCarthy, Miss. Koper, and Ms. Lyndsey.  The Fifth graders had a great last day of celebration with a clap out, breakfast, talent show and a slideshow presentation.   The campus will be open to the public from 5/31- 6/3 from 8:00AM-3:00 PM.  We will open back up on July 29 from 8:00 to noon and then 8/2-8/19 from 8:00-3:00.  There is a lunch break for the staff from 12:00-1:00.    We will now  begin preparing for the 2024-2025 school year.  We have new staff members that will begin this next  school year.
Diana Yi ( Office Manager)-  Diana has worked in the district for 10 years and is very knowledgeable in the duties of an office manager.  Ms. Cassie has been working with her to create the smoothest transition possible.  She will begin work at Tijeras Creek July 25th.  Please welcome her in Tijeras Creek style. 
Brooke Powell ( 5th grade teacher)-Ms. Powell comes to Tijeras Creek this year.  She has both elementary and middle school experience.  She has been in the district for 15 years and provides good experience in the area of PLCs and will be an excellent resource for our students.  
Enjoy your summer break and spend time with family and friends.  Take time to rest, recharge, and refresh your life.  We have all worked so hard this year and breaks are needed for replenishment and regaining strength.  Have a wonderful summer and I will see you back on
campus on August 20,2024 at 7:45 AM. 
“Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like summer to me.”     Unknown
Andrew Klinkenberg, Principal Tijeras Creek.
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Here is a link to theDistrict School Calendar
End of Year Office Hours:
5/31-6/3 8am-3pm
(Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Summer Office Hours:
7/29-8/1  8am-Noon
8/2-8/19  8am-3pm
(Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
 Office Phone # (949) 234-5300
There are SO many items in the lost and found, please stop by and go through it! Wednesday it will all be bagged up and donated!
CUSD Elementary Summer Enrichment Resources 
Free Summer Lunch at the Library: 
Free lunch is available for all children 18 and under this summer at the San Juan Capistrano Library. Lunch is available from June 10-July 25 from 12:00-1:00 PM at 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. Lunch must be eaten at the library. Registration is not required.  flyer 
Saddleback College Community Education  
Feel like your students are still playing catch-up?
Get ahead of next year’s curriculum with The EDGE, an academic-focused program geared toward Middle and High School students looking for remediation and/or acceleration in Math and Language Arts. The EDGE is offered in partnership with Capistrano Unified School District to closely align and support the Core Curriculum taught during the school year at Middle and High Schools and equips students with the essential confidence and skills to achieve their full potential inside the classroom.
What do you need to know?
-  This is a targeted curriculum developed by CUSD teachers. Unlike the typical one-size-fits-all programs, The EDGE is custom designed specifically with CUSD Core Curriculum in mind.
-  The curriculum, as engaging as it is rigorous, addresses the critical concepts and skills needed for academic success on day 1 in the classroom for both Math and Language Arts.
-  Students participating in The EDGE will build their confidence significantly and in turn show decreased anxiety when faced with academic expectations of the next grade level.
-  No grades and no homework!
What will the classes include?
In small, focused classes on the Saddleback College campus, instructors will empower students through engaging group and independent activities, academic rigor, and creative lessons. Instructors will present specifically targeted lessons designed for academic achievement and confidence building in the classroom.
To register,click here or visit our website at
See below for our schedule of classes! All classes will run July 22 – August 1, Monday through Thursday. For more information, please call our office at (949) 582-4646.

Hint: Click on the class titles below to be redirected to our registration site, and review class descriptions, fees, and other important information.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Thank you,
Community Education
Saddleback College
(949) 582-4646

Camp Invention® is coming to Capistrano Unified School District!
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Capistrano Unified School District is excited to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering K through 6th grade. This inspiring, weeklong summer experience provides opportunities for open-ended, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and more! Taking on a variety of exhilarating activities each day, children have fun collaborating with friends, thinking creatively and inventing their own solutions to real-world challenges.
The week begins on July 8, 2024 with Tiffany Quinn serving as Director. The all-new 2024 program will spark the imagination of both new and returning campers with an adventure full of inspiration, innovation and unforgettable discoveries! 
During this action-packed, confidence-boosting program, young innovators will:
  •         Develop their own sports ball and customize a light-up game with a unique brand and logo as they explore athletics, design and innovation
  •         Discover the science of light through illuminating inventions and fluorescent animals, then build a one-of-a-kind Glow Box using circuitry and ultraviolet light
  •         Embark on an epic global operation to tackle water challenges around the world, learning the role that water plays with the help of a robotic lab-on-wheels
  •         Star as a contestant on a prototyping game show, molding and shaping ideas into awesome inventions using everyday items and a DIY toolbox
Early registration discounts are available! Register using FUN25 by 3/27 to save $25 or FUN15 by 5/16 to save $15 off the $340 registration fee. 
Availability is limited, so or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!
Back to School Hiring Fair:
Mark your calendars for Monday, July 22nd for the CUSD Back to School Hiring Fair. 9am-11:30am 
Want to sub… Front Office, Student Supervisor, or Para Educator? Make a little money while your kids are at school? Please see Cassie in the front office, we need you! 
Electronic Devices
Electronic devices include, but are not limited to cell phones, calculators, wearable technology, tablets,computers, e-reader, pagers, and cameras. While students may bring electronic devices on campus, these devices must be turned off during class time unless approved by the teacher (including tutorial). Misuse of electronic devices may cause devices to be confiscated and may be considered approval and authorization for an administrator to search the screen and open applications.The school is not responsible for damage or loss of electronic devices.
Having visible access to a cellular phone or any other electronic device during a quiz or test will be considered a violation of the school academic integrity policy.
Don’t forget to turn in your recycling..remember we can ONLY accept CA CRV aluminum cans and plastic bottles pre sorted. Please NO glass or trash recycling. Let your child's teacher know the amount that you 
School Play Interest Committee
Calling all fans of TCES Children’s Theater!! Our school play NEEDS YOU! As you know, TCES has one of the best theater programs in town. Our school play is a super fun and awesome experience each year and we want to continue this fun tradition that our actors and community love.

TCES Children’s Theater needs to form a committee to meet over the summer to pick the 2024-2025 Play.
If you are a parent of an actor and have ANY interest in helping with our amazing school play, please email No amount of help is too small. Please reach out and be part of our wonderful little theater.
Order Your School Yearbook
Secure your 2023-24 yearbook by ordering today!
Get A Jump Start on Next Year! Buy Your School Supplies Today!
We are partnering with School Toolbox to make Back to School Supply shopping easy! Our teachers have created their school supply lists on the School Toolbox website! You can simply find your student's grade level and buy the whole set of supplies. Visit, search for Tijeras Creek and order your supplies today!
If your prefer to purchase school supplies on your own, here is a list by grade:
Reflections Art Contest:  Accepting Imperfections!
Get a head start this summer on your Reflections Art Contest submissions! Reflections is a state wide art contest that occurs every fall. Works of choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts are accepted.  Get inspired by this year's theme, Accepting Imperfections and create your own unique artwork to showcase first at Tijeras Creek in September! Selected works of art will go on to the district, county and state levels. Get creative this summer and show us your best work! More details will come out this fall!
Follow Tijeras Creek PTA on Social Media!
The Tijeras Creek PTA is hard at work on creating some awesome new events for our school community!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and save the dates!  We are updating regularly with PTA and school events so you won’t want to miss it!