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Last PTA Meeting of the Year!5/22/20245/22/2024
Last PTA Meeting of the Year!
General Assembly is May 22, 5-6 pm via Zoom Join us for our final PTA General Assembly this school year from the comfort of your home.  The assembly will be done via Zoom, and was emailed out by Debbie Foret via Parent Square. You can also access the link here (must be logged in to your PTA website account). ... read full article
Valentine's Treats for Staff2/9/20242/14/2024
Valentine's Treats for Staff
Let's show our whole Turtle Rock Staff we love and appreciate them on Valentine's Day!  We have so many wonderful Staff helping our kids (Classroom Teachers, Art, Music and Science Teachers, PE Coaches, Yard Monitors during recess and lunch, Front Office Staff, and our Custodians).   On your next grocery or Costco run, consider grabbing a small treat and drop it off at the front office THIS MONDAY, TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY. Below is a link to sign up but you can also bring any treat without signing up.Together, Let's Fill Their Lunchroom With Love! Thank you for your support!   Please label ... read full article
General Assembly Meeting, Thursday, January 18, 5pm on Zoom1/17/20241/19/2024
General Assembly Meeting, Thursday, January 18, 5pm on Zoom
Our 3rd General Assembly Meeting of the year is on Thursday, January 18, 5pm on Zoom. Join us to hear about our Nominating Committee and upcoming PTA events. Mr. Stonebarger will be our guest speaker! Zoom link went out via Parent Square on Wednesday. You may also access link here (must be logged in).  ... read full article
Jog-A-Thon 2024: Save the Date for March 20!1/12/20243/21/2024
Jog-A-Thon 2024: Save the Date for March 20!
This is our biggest fundraiser of the school year! Kids loved the Jog-A-Thon last year so we are bringing it back!  Let's meet our Goal of $50,000 Together! Click here for everything about Jogathon 2024!   The Jogathon is only 1 week away and it is 100% run by parent volunteers. There are many tasks that can be completed from home, in addition to day-of volunteering on site. The Jogathon Committee meets every Tuesday 8-9am right after drop off in the MPR. Feel free to drop by when you can.    What can you do now?   Block off March ... read full article
Zoom Bedtime Stories (date change)12/5/202312/7/2023
Zoom Bedtime Stories (date change)
Zoom Bedtime Stories will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 7pm. Zoom link can be found here (must be logged in), or in your email from the school. ... read full article
Harvest Cup Soccer Tournament11/3/202311/10/2023
Harvest Cup Soccer Tournament
Harvest Cup is a soccer tournament for students in Grades 3-6, and will be held this year at Great Park on December 1-3. If your child would like to participate, please register by Friday, November 3 at We still need a coach for a 4th grade team! If you are interested in coaching, please email ... read full article
PTA General Assembly Meeting, Friday 9/27, 8am9/27/20239/29/2023
PTA General Assembly Meeting, Friday 9/27, 8am
On Friday, 9/29, at 8:00 am we will have our first PTA  General   Assembly  of the year. Please join us at the school Multipurpose Room (MPR) to be a part of the PTA discussion and our plans for the year. The agenda for the meeting is: Call to Order & Welcome Approval of May Minutes Approval of May/June Treasurer’s Report Approval of 2023-2024 Budget President’s Update Principal’s Update               ... read full article
Family Movie Night! Friday, September 159/11/20239/16/2023
Family Movie Night! Friday, September 15
Family Movie Night is September 15, 2023, 5:30pm (Movie will start at dusk)!   PTA is excited to sponsor our first family event on the evening of Friday, September 15th! We will have a large movie screen on the upper playground featuring The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Feel free to bring blankets or chairs to sit on, and come at 5:30pm to reserve your spot and have a picnic dinner. Mr. Falafel and Kona Ice food trucks will be onsite selling food. We hope to see you there! ... read full article
Fall Festival is Friday, October 13, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm10/3/202310/13/2023
Fall Festival is Friday, October 13, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm
Each year the PTA organizes this exciting event for all students and their families. There are tons of fun activities including Inflatable Games, Family Dance Party with Live DJ, Trunk-or-Treat, Cake-Walk Games, Teacher Dunk-Tank and Food Trucks! Come dressed in your Halloween Costumes and be ready for lots of fun! Tickets sales are open online now!  Each child (ages Pre-K and up) requires a ticket, and it allows for enjoyment of all attractions. Parents and adult family members are free. Pre-Purchase Tickets: We encourage you to pre-purchase tickets in advance of the event. For more info about the event and ... read full article
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: April 29 - May 34/22/20245/4/2024
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: April 29 - May 3
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up and we will be celebrating our teachers and staff to let them know how much they mean to us. The following are some suggested ideas for how to celebrate our staff throughout the week.  Monday, April 29 - bring a flower or plant Tuesday, April 30 - bring a school supply Wednesday, May 1 - bring a snack Thursday, May 2 - bring a small gift or gift card Friday, May 3 - bring a handwritten card PTA will also be sponsoring a staff breakfast on Monday and a taco lunch on Wednesday! Any ... read full article
Zoom Pizza Night1/12/20241/31/2024
Zoom Pizza Night
We are bringing back Zoom Pizza Night ! Join our principal, Mr. Stonebarger, and fellow Turtle Rock students to bake pizzas together virtually! Pizza kits must be ordered online in advance . Order deadline is Monday, January 29 at 10am. Each kit is $20 and includes 2 toppings chosen at pick up time (based on availability). One kit will feed an average of 2 people. 20% will be donated back to Turtle Rock PTA Kits will be available for pick up at school on Wednesday, January 31 from 4-5pm . Join us at 6pm on Zoom (link will also be ... read full article
Book Fair 11/27-12/111/20/202312/2/2023
Book Fair 11/27-12/1
The Book Fair runs from November 27 – December 1 . Students will be allowed to browse and purchase books during their library time as well as recess and lunch that week. Cash, credit, debit, Apple pay, or book fair gift cards will all be accepted. Book fair gift cards are an easy payment method that won’t get lost in a backpack. Buy them online for use at both our in-person and online fair. If you are unable to purchase in person, the online Book Fair is open now through December 1. Students can create wish lists to share with ... read full article
PTA General Assembly Meeting, Thursday 11/16, 5pm on Zoom11/14/202311/19/2023
PTA General Assembly Meeting, Thursday 11/16, 5pm on Zoom
General Assembly Meeting: Thursday, Nov 16, 5PM (via Zoom) Joshua Razo and Elena Perez, Resource Counselors will speak regarding the support services and program for students. ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Art Contest3/3/20243/3/2024
Yearbook Cover Art Contest
Yearbook  Cover Art Contest: The theme is "Our Time to Shine" - more info coming soon!   Check back here for guidelines and rules. Deadline will be Wednesday, March 27 .   ... read full article
Dine Out Fundraiser: Sgt Pepperoni's2/12/20242/26/2024
Dine Out Fundraiser: Sgt Pepperoni's
Come join us at Sgt Pepperoni's on Monday, February 26, 4-8pm for our Dine Out Fundraiser! Mention Turtle Rock Elementary when you dine-in, takeout, or order delivery at Sgt Pepperoni's in Irvine (4533 Campus Dr), and 20% will be given back to our school! ... read full article
Yearbooks are 10% off in October!10/19/202310/31/2023
Yearbooks are 10% off in October!
We are excited to start taking orders for our 2023-24 yearbook! We are offering both a softcover (for $24) and hardcover (for $27.91) version this year, through the publisher Tree Ring. There is a sale that ends October 31 for 10% off (ends 11:59PM on 10/31), so please take advantage of the discounted price while it is available.  Any questions? Email our yearbook coordinator at ... read full article
Sponsor a Staff Membership for PTA!9/18/202310/6/2023
Sponsor a Staff Membership for PTA!
Did you know you can gift a PTA membership to your child's teacher or another staff member? Staff memberships are $15 each and can be purchased following the link below (after entering or confirming your info, scroll to the bottom and add "Staff PTA Membership" to your cart:   Questions about staff sponsorships? Email ... read full article
PTA Survey5/28/20246/7/2024
PTA Survey
We want your feedback! Please fill out our PTA survey for 2023-24 to help us plan our programs for next year. (in English) (in Chinese) ... read full article
Lunch on the Lawn! (Friday, May 24)5/15/20245/24/2024
Lunch on the Lawn! (Friday, May 24)
You're invited to Lunch on the Lawn with your student on Friday, May 24! Times: 1st & 2nd, 11:25-12:05 primary field 3rd, 11:25-12:05 upper field 4th-6th, 12:15-12:55 upper field Important reminders: Make sure to bring a blanket/towel and a meal for you and your child Inform your child that you will be attending so they can meet you on the field Go straight to the field. No need to check in at the office. Siblings who do not attend Turtle Rock must be under your supervision at all times. Street Parking ONLY   ... read full article
Used Book Sale: Donation Collection5/8/20245/17/2024
Used Book Sale: Donation Collection
Our used book sale collection has started! Drop off books between now and Thursday, May 16 in front of the school. Children's books only. Books will be sold for $1 at the Multicultural Festival on May 17, 5-7pm. Would you like to help out with this event? Sign up here: Contact our wonderful parent volunteer Andraya at with any questions. ... read full article
Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of cultural richness at Turtle Rock Elementary's Multicultural Family Event, happening on Friday, May 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm!  Step into a world of diversity at our outdoor stage and lunch area, where you can visit country tables, a captivating parade starting at 5:05 pm, folkloric dances, delectable traditional food samples, games, and much more!  Don't miss this opportunity to embrace and explore the beautiful tapestry of cultures within our community.  Join us for an unforgettable evening of unity and appreciation for our diverse heritages.  We look forward to seeing you there! For ... read full article
Kids Heart Challenge4/16/20245/11/2024
Kids Heart Challenge
The Kids Heart Challenge is coming back to Turtle Rock again this year! Students will learn how to have happy and healthy hearts and brains, while raising lifesaving donations to help others with special hearts. Plus, your family can learn the lifesaving skill of  Hands-Only CPR  in  Finn’s Mission ! Register  TODAY  at turtlerock    or by downloading the FREE AHA Schools App. Students who register early will be recognized at our assembly on April 22 nd ! Thank you for supporting our school, the American Heart Association, and this lifesaving program! ... read full article
Multicultural Family Night is Coming!4/14/20245/6/2024
Multicultural Family Night is Coming!
Mark your calendars!  Turtle Rock Elementary School PTA  is hosting the annual  Multicultural Family Event  on  Friday, May 17th,  from  5 pm to 7 pm.  Join us outdoors for your country tables, cultural performances, and more as we celebrate our diverse school community! This event is a great opportunity for families to learn about different cultures and traditions.  For folklore and table entries reach: . ... read full article
Book Fair4/14/20244/20/2024
Book Fair
We are excited to announce we are hosting another book fair next week! Mark your calendars for April 15-19, 2024 Students will be allowed to browse and purchase books during their library time as well as lunch and recess that week. school=turtle-rock-elementary- school-irvine-ca ... read full article
Yearbook Announcements3/4/20244/13/2024
Yearbook Announcements
Yearbook Cover Art Contest Submit your cover art for the yearbook! This year the theme is " Our Time to Shine " and entries must be submitted by Wednesday, March 27, 1:15pm  (deadline has been extended to Thursday, March 28, 12:30pm) .  Artwork must be done only by the student. Submit entries to the front office with artwork inside a large envelope (do not fold artwork!) with student's name, grade, and teacher labeled on the envelope. Entries may also be submitted online (please send in a high-quality scan of the artwork,  do not take a picture ).   See  flyer  for ... read full article
ACE Spring Session2/27/20243/13/2024
ACE Spring Session
Register for Afterschool Classes! Registration Dates: Feb. 29 – Mar. 19 Session Dates: Apr. 10 – May 15 Looking for activities to keep your child engaged and learning while having fun after the school day? The next session of IPSF’s ACE program is coming soon, offering our students hands-on opportunities to explore interests and discover new passions. Classes are held in-person, directly after school on our campus beginning Apr. 10, 2024. For more information on classes offered, and to register, visit: uploads/2024/02/ACE-Flyer- Turtle-Rock.pdf ... read full article
2024-2025 Turtle Rock PTA Executive Board Nominees2/26/20243/21/2024
2024-2025 Turtle Rock PTA Executive Board Nominees
The PTA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce The Slate for the Turtle Rock PTA Board for 2024-2025. The Nominating Committee has nominated following PTA members are the nominees for the positions listed below, and the official election will take place at the next PTA General Assembly meeting on March 21st at 6:00pm at the school.  2024-2025 Turtle Rock PTA Executive Board Nominees Steven Adyani - President Valerie Amador - Executive Vice President Emily Jen - Treasurer  Anna Kovchina - Auditor Christie Chang - Secretary  Leslie Perez Mendoza - Historian Nara Bashirova - VP Family Events Lulu Wu - VP Membership Michelle Yi - Parliamentarian Reshma Syeda - Financial Secretary ... read full article
Irvine Junior Games: Sunday, May 52/14/20242/28/2024
Irvine Junior Games: Sunday, May 5
Attention 4th-6th graders! Save the date because the Irvine Junior Games are back!  It will be held on Sunday, May 5th at Irvine High School. For those of you who are new to the games, it is a track and field event where students get an opportunity to compete against other students throughout the district.  This is a great experience that encourages students to be active while coming together to represent our school and support a great cause.  All proceeds go to support the Irvine Children’s Fund.   To register, click on the link below. If you have any questions, ... read full article
Join our 2024-25 PTA Board!1/12/20242/1/2024
Join our 2024-25 PTA Board!
The Executive Board of the PTA plans and supports school events, provides resources and strives to enrich school experiences for our students. Without the participation of parents on the Executive Board, events such as the Fall Festival, Movie Night, Multicultural Festival, Jogathon and the publication of the Yearbook would not be possible.  So, we are looking for parents who would be interested in joining the Executive Board. The time commitment is not substantial, which includes a board meeting once per month and a general assembly meeting every other month. Some of the benefits include: Become more involved in your child’s ... read full article
Upcoming events: Jan/Feb12/22/20231/5/2024
Upcoming events: Jan/Feb
Mark your calendars! More info to come soon. 1/31 Pizza Zoom Night  2/6 Girl Talk (5th Grade girls) 2/7 Guy Stuff (6th Grade boys) Happy Holiday! We hope everyone has a nice winter break! ... read full article
Annual Turtle Rock Gift Drive12/4/202312/8/2023
Annual Turtle Rock Gift Drive
Our teachers are running the annual gift drive! During this season of happiness and gratitude, we wanted to support some of our Turtle Rock families and help them have a wonderful holiday season. With your help and support we can make sure that everyone in our Turtle Rock family feels loved and blessed this holiday season.  Any excess toys will be donated to the Spark of Love toy drive at our local fire station.   For a grade level wish list, please see the flyer that was sent home both digitally and in the conduit, by your child's teacher. If ... read full article
Yearbook orders11/21/20233/3/2024
Yearbook orders
Purchase your yearbook now! We are offering both a softcover (for $24) and hardcover (for $27.91) version this year, through the publisher Tree Ring. Yearbooks will be delivered to students during the last couple weeks of school. Any questions? Email our yearbook coordinator at ... read full article
PTA Membership Benefits11/20/20232/29/2024
PTA Membership Benefits
As a member of the  PTA  you can enjoy discounts from  PTA partners including Big 5 Sporting Goods and Aquarium of the Pacific. A list of benefits can be found here . ... read full article
PTA Reflections: Deadline Extended to Monday, October 16th9/15/202310/16/2023
PTA Reflections: Deadline Extended to Monday, October 16th
The 2023–2024 Reflections Arts Program celebrating student creativity is now underway. This year's theme is “I am Hopeful Because…” All Turtle Rock students are invited to submit their completed works of art in one of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. The deadline to submit at the school level is October 16, 2023 . More information is available here. ... read full article
Happy First Day of School!8/24/20239/14/2023
Happy First Day of School!
Dear Turtle Rock Families, I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! I would like to share some of the plans PTA has for the 2023-2024 school year. We look forward to having you involved!  We are excited to welcome everyone back to campus and have hosted a tour for new families and a Welcome Back Breakfast and a First Day of School Lunch for teachers and staff. We have fun events planned throughout the school year.  We will be bringing back the outdoors  Family Movie Night  in September and the awesome  Fall Festival  is planned again for October. We will provide  enrichment ... read full article
Welcome Back!8/14/20238/24/2023
Welcome Back!
Thanks for visiting the Turtle Rock Elementary PTA's website! We are working hard to get things updated for the 2023-24 school year, and will have new information for families soon.  If you would like to help us with our website maintenance, please send an email to . If you are interested in volunteering in other ways, please sign up here.    ... read full article
Fall Membership Pledge Drive9/9/202311/30/2023
Fall Membership Pledge Drive
We hope everyone has had a great start to the school year! Our Fall Membership Pledge Drive is going on NOW! Go here for details.   All students who have at least ONE family member sign up for PTA ($25) will get a Panda Express kids meal voucher, and a goodie bag with fun prizes!  NEW prize added : A Dave and Busters Discount Card ($50 Game Card with $25 purchase) In addition to our basic membership ($25/adult), our pledge drive offers four donation level packages with fun prizes . Please donate if you can. There is not enough public funding ... read full article
Thank you to our 2023-24 donors!12/22/20236/8/2024
Thank you to our 2023-24 donors!
A great big thank you to all of our PTA donors !!  ... read full article

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