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Hoops Classic
18th Annual Hoops Classic: March 17-19, 2023 Attention parents of boys and girls in 3rd-6th grades! The Hoops Classic is an annual inter-school basketball tournament played each year in March. Hoops Classic gives kids the opportunity to represent their school, learn to play, have fun and compete against other O.C. schools as part of the Tournament of Champions. If your child is interested, please register them by February 12th at the link below: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/ 327099 ... read full article
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2/6/2023-2/12/2023

Teacher Wish Lists and Donors Choose
For families wishing to provide additional school supplies for their student's classrooms throughout the year, we have compiled our teachers' Amazon Wish Lists and Donors Choose projects here . If you make a purchase on Amazon, our PTA gets 0.5% back from your purchase through the Amazon Smile Program!    ... read full article
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1/13/2023-3/31/2023

Irvine Junior Games
Attention 4 th -6 th  Graders…Save the Date!  The Irvine Junior Games will be held on  Sunday, May 7 th  at Irvine High School.  For those of you who are new to the games, this is a track and field event where students get an opportunity to compete against other students throughout the district.  This is a great event 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, please contact ... read full article
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Coffee, PTA General Assembly Meeting, and T-shirt sales9/12/20229/13/2022
Coffee, PTA General Assembly Meeting, and T-shirt sales
Please join us for our first parent meet up on Tuesday, September 13, immediately after drop off (beginning at 7:45am ). Come to socialize with fellow Turtle Rock parents in front of the school near the upper playground! We will have a coffee truck providing free drinks to all parents. All are welcome! We will also be selling school t-shirts ($10) at the parent meet up tomorrow.  At 8:15am , t he first PTA General Assembly meeting will take place Tuesday morning in Rosenthal Hall . Feel free to bring in your coffee from the Parent Meet Up and then ... read full article
Family Movie Night: The Bad Guys!9/12/20229/16/2022
Family Movie Night: The Bad Guys!
This Friday, September 16, 2022, 5:30pm (Movie will start around 7pm) PTA is excited to sponsor our first family event this week! We will have a large movie screen on the upper playground featuring the movie, The Bad Guys. 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 as well. We hope to see you there! 6th graders will be selling drinks and snacks as a fundraiser for 6th grade promotion. Please bring cash. ... read full article
Zoom Pizza Night: Thurs, 2/21/17/20232/2/2023
Zoom Pizza Night: Thurs, 2/2
UPDATE: Zoom link here (must be logged in to view) Order your pizza kits here by Tuesday, January 31, 10am *Online orders have now closed. There will be no pizza kits for sale on Thursday.* https://turtlerockpta.org/Page/PTA/PizzaNight Pick up will be Thursday, February 2, 4-5pm at school. Join us on Zoom to bake your pizza with Mr. Stonebarger! Thursday, February 2, 6pm.  PTA is bringing back the popular Zoom Pizza Night again this year! Please save the date for this fun evening, when you can purchase pizza kits to prepare and enjoy at home, and join your fellow Turtle Rock families ... read full article
Teacher Bedtime Stories: December 7, 6:30pm (on Zoom)12/2/202212/7/2022
Teacher Bedtime Stories: December 7, 6:30pm (on Zoom)
We are excited to offer a special evening during the holiday season this year for our students to enjoy bedtime stories read by some of our own Turtle Rock teachers on Zoom! Thank you to the teachers and our principal, who have volunteered to read during the event! Mr. Stonebarger, Ms. Gomez, Ms. Clemmons, Ms. Reza, Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Sanchez, Ms. Pitts Update: Zoom link available here and in your email. You must be signed in to your website account to access link.  ... read full article
Jog-a-thon Committee11/15/20221/9/2023
Jog-a-thon Committee
We are beginning to plan the Jog-A-Thon for this school year and we would love your help! Jog-A-Thon is an annual event that promotes fitness and fun for all of our Turtle Rock Students. It is also the largest PTA fundraiser of the year which makes up a large portion of the budget for each school year, allowing PTA to provide STEAM enrichment activities for students such as the Art Masters and Brainstorm programs that are being offered this year. Jog-A-Thon will take place on March 22, 2023 and we are currently exploring options for the format, etc. We will ... read full article
Yearbook Sale! (2 days only)10/29/202210/31/2022
Yearbook Sale! (2 days only)
We are excited to start taking orders for our 2022-23 yearbook! We are offering both a softcover (for $24) and hardcover (for $27.91) version this year, through our new publisher Tree Ring. There is a 2-day sale October 30-31 for 10% off (ends 11:59PM on 10/31), so please take advantage of the discounted price while it is available.  To purchase your yearbook, go to  www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 101663184877574  Or use this link www.treering.com/purchase?PassCode=101663184877574 For more info, see flyer here . Any questions? Email our yearbook coordinator at yearbook@turtlerockpta.org ... read full article
Fall Festival, October 28, 5-7pm10/12/202210/28/2022
Fall Festival, October 28, 5-7pm
This year, we have planned 22 carnival attractions, as well as a cake walk and a trunk or treat for all of the children to enjoy. There will be food trucks with food for purchase and costumes are encouraged! Wristbands can be purchased online here, and we highly encourage you to purchase your wristbands in advance online. Wristbands purchased ahead are discounted ($5 for PTA members, $7 for non-members). In order to run all of the attractions at Fall Festival for the full two hours we still need 20 more volunteers to give one hour of their time. Please sign ... read full article
Fall Membership Pledge Drive UPDATE9/14/202210/3/2022
Fall Membership Pledge Drive UPDATE
Fall Membership Pledge Drive 2022-23 UPDATE 9/28 : We have raised $45,000 towards our $50,000 goal! Thank you to everyone who has joined PTA and donated so far! We have 5 days left of our Membership Pledge Drive so don't forget to go to this link to renew your PTA membership for 2022-23 or to join today!  Join by  September 30 to be included in class participation prizes. The class in each grade with the highest PTA membership participation will win a popsicle party AND a prize for their teacher. The top three classes from all grades will get to ... read full article
Fall Membership Pledge Drive8/20/20229/13/2022
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! See flyer for details.   All students who have at least ONE family member sign up for PTA ($25) will get a free Panda Express kids meal, a Raising Cane's Lemonade Card, and a goodie bag with fun prizes! Join TODAY because the Panda Express/Raising Cane's are available only while supplies last.  In addition to our basic membership ($25/adult), our pledge drive offers four donation levels with fun prizes . Please donate if you can. This ... read full article
Turtle Rock Water Bottle Sales11/21/202212/1/2022
Turtle Rock Water Bottle Sales
We have reopened up online orders for Turtle Rock insulated water bottles! Please place your order by Thursday, December 1st. We hope to have them distributed to students before school gets out for Winter Break. We have some additional colors available now and a larger size option too! Go here to order or see more info:  https://turtlerockpta.org/ Page/SpiritWear/Info ... read full article
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities!11/4/20221/13/2023
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities!
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities–Final Deadline for Commitment Now January 13, 2023! Do you have a business or use a service that may benefit from raising awareness among the Turtle Rock community?  We are pleased to introduce our new corporate sponsorship program and invite sponsors to sign up by December 16, 2022. We will begin with digital recognition immediately and look forward to having physical recognition on a banner that will go up in early 2023 as well as on the shirts that will be provided to students for Jog-A-Thon this year.  We have Gold ($2,000) and Silver ($1,000) level sponsorships available. ... read full article
Book Fair10/16/202210/28/2022
Book Fair
Fall Book Fair: October 24-28, 2022 The library is excited to announce they are hosting another book fair this month! Mark your calendars for October 24 – 28. Students will be allowed to browse and purchase books during their library time and lunch and recess that week. If you are unable to purchase in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair. The online fair is open from September 26 – October 28. Visit:  https://efairs.literati.com/? school=turtle-rock-elementary- school-irvine-ca .   You can also purchase gift cards at that link. Gift cards help support a “hands free” environment and are ... read full article
Hoops Classic2/6/20232/12/2023
Hoops Classic
18th Annual Hoops Classic: March 17-19, 2023 Attention parents of boys and girls in 3rd-6th grades! The Hoops Classic is an annual inter-school basketball tournament played each year in March. Hoops Classic gives kids the opportunity to represent their school, learn to play, have fun and compete against other O.C. schools as part of the Tournament of Champions. If your child is interested, please register them by February 12th at the link below: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/ 327099 ... read full article
Parent Meet Up, Friday, 1/27, 7:50-9:00am1/17/20231/27/2023
Parent Meet Up, Friday, 1/27, 7:50-9:00am
PTA will be sponsoring another Parent Meet Up next Friday, January 27th after drop off. Come enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and get to know other Turtle Rock parents and our principal, Mr. Stonebarger. The meet up is planned outside near the upper grades drop off gate, but may move inside to the MPR, depending on the weather.  ... read full article
Teacher Wish Lists and Donors Choose1/13/20233/31/2023
Teacher Wish Lists and Donors Choose
For families wishing to provide additional school supplies for their student's classrooms throughout the year, we have compiled our teachers' Amazon Wish Lists and Donors Choose projects here . If you make a purchase on Amazon, our PTA gets 0.5% back from your purchase through the Amazon Smile Program!    ... read full article
PTA General Assembly: Thursday, January 26, 2023 Via Zoom1/9/20231/26/2023
PTA General Assembly: Thursday, January 26, 2023 Via Zoom
Please plan to join via zoom the next PTA General Assembly meeting which will feature a presentation from the IUSD Family Resource Center on managing anxiety and mental health. More details and the zoom link will be provided as the date nears. ... read full article
Sign Up for Winter Bowl!12/7/20221/1/2023
Sign Up for Winter Bowl!
The Winter Bowl is an annual inter-school flag football tournament played each year in January at the Great Park in Irvine, CA. Winter Bowl gives students the opportunity to represent their school, learn to play, have fun and complete against other O.C. schools as part of the Tournament of Champions. If your child is interested please register them using the link below   **Please register by Jan. 1st https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/327096 Coaches Needed!!!! Would you like to be apart of this fun experience? We have 1 Coach but could use a couple more !! Please follow the link below to register as a ... read full article
Imagination Machine: Story Submission Deadline December 9, 202212/2/202212/9/2022
Imagination Machine: Story Submission Deadline December 9, 2022
Imagination Machine will be back on February 8, 2023! This is an assembly offered to all students where stories submitted by our very own Turtle Rock students are acted out by the vendor. The deadline to submit stories is December 9, 2022 ! The guidelines for a successful submission are below. Your child’s teacher may also be sending home additional information. Please encourage your students to submit a story! Each story submitted must be labeled with the student’s FULL name, grade level and teacher’s name.  We accept as many stories per class as teachers can provide. We would rather have ... read full article
ACE Coordinator12/2/202212/16/2022
ACE Coordinator
We are seeking a new volunteer to coordinate the ACE after school classes after the winter break. If you are interested and would like to learn more, please email  executivevp@turtlerockpta.org . We will need a new coordinator to be able to continue these classes after the break! ... read full article
Turtle Rock's 2nd Annual Gift Drive11/21/202212/1/2022
Turtle Rock's 2nd Annual Gift Drive
Turtle Rock is excited to announce our 2 nd  annual Gift Drive. This year we will support 7 Turtle Rock families and help them have the holiday season we all deserve. Grade level lists were sent home with your child, listing specific items that will benefit the family your child's grade level is 'adopting'. If you prefer to order off of Amazon and have it sent directly to the school, you can click on your child's grade level wish list below.  Click here:  Gift Drive Grade Level Letters  Kindergarten:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2OETPBLPON6WR?ref_=wl_share First Grade:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/F0QNHKTWAGE3?ref_=wl_share Second Grade:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3D34VPGB4OOER?ref_=wl_share   Third Grade:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3FU8RUZLJHHLC?ref_=wl_share ... read full article
PTA General Assembly: Thursday, November 17, 5-6pm via Zoom11/15/202211/17/2022
PTA General Assembly: Thursday, November 17, 5-6pm via Zoom
The PTA General Assembly meeting for the month of November will take place this Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 5-6pm via Zoom. Principal Stonebarger will talk to us about Turtle Rock’s Title I status and programs. The agenda for the meeting is: Call to Order & Welcome Approval of September Minutes Approval of Treasury Report Approval of Audit                                                President’s Update Principal’s Update Presentation on Title I Status and Programs by Turtle Rock Principal, Mr. Stonebarger  Adjourn                    Zoom link HERE . Please login to your account to view the link, or check your email.  ... read full article
Parent Meet Up: Friday, November 18, 7:50am11/15/202211/18/2022
Parent Meet Up: Friday, November 18, 7:50am
Please plan to join us for the second Parent Meet up of the school year, this Friday November 18th right after drop off, inside the MPR. Come have a cup of coffee or tea and stay and visit with other parents from the Turtle Rock Community, and meet Turtle Rock Principal, Mr. Stonebarger. We look forward to seeing you there! ... read full article
Alice in Wonderland11/7/202211/21/2022
Alice in Wonderland
Calling All Performers! Turtle Rock's 6th Grade teachers present the musical Alice in Wonderland .  Update:  If you auditioned for this year's musical , the call back auditions for the Alice in Wonderland musical has been changed to Monday, November 21 from 2:30-4:00 pm.  We apologize for the last minute change.   If you are needed for a call back audition on Monday, you will receive an email over the weekend. Auditions (MPR): Tuesday, Nov. 15 2:30-4:00pm (3rd-4th grade) Thursday, Nov. 17 2:30-4:00pm (5th -6th grade) Flyer here   ... read full article
Harvest Cup!10/26/202211/9/2022
Harvest Cup!
Harvest Cup is back after a two year break! Harvest Cup is a soccer tournament held at Great Park in December. Students from grades 3-6 represent Turtle Rock and compete against teams from other Irvine schools.  Coaches needed! Enthusiastic and positive volunteers are needed each season to coach our Youth Sports teams. We need volunteers to coach our Turtle Rock teams to compete in OC Youth Sports' Tournament of Champions! Coaching a team of youngsters can be a tremendously rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to help young players grow and learn, face challenges and experience success. No prior coaching ... read full article
Red Ribbon Week, October 24-2810/24/202210/28/2022
Red Ribbon Week, October 24-28
Thank you to Student Council for leading the students in learning to make healthy choices during  Red   Ribbon  week! Your students are encouraged to participate each day by: Monday 10/24 :  Wear  Red  "Pledge to have healthy bodies"  Tuesday 10/25 : Wear Turtle Rock Spirit Gear "Turtle Rock STARS live healthy lives" Wednesday 10/26 : Wacky Wednesday (Wear clothes backwards, silly socks, crazy hair) "It’s crazy to be unhealthy" Thursday 10/27 : Pajama Day "Dreaming of healthy bodies" (Wear pajamas) Friday 10/28 : Superhero Day (Wear superhero t-shirt or gear, NOT costumes) "You have the superpower to make healthy ... read full article
Insulated Water Bottle: Pre-order only, due Monday, 10/1010/6/202210/12/2022
Insulated Water Bottle: Pre-order only, due Monday, 10/10
We have insulated water bottles for sale ($25), and replacement lids ($8.50) too! Go here to order: https://turtlerockpta.org/Packet/Spirit/ ... read full article
Reflections: Show Your Voice!9/25/202210/21/2022
Reflections: Show Your Voice!
The 2022–2023 Reflections theme is “Show Your Voice…” Students 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 20, 2022 . More information is on our website:  https://turtlerockpta.org/ Page/Reflections/2022 . Please email reflections@turtlerockpta.org with any questions.   ... read full article
Volunteers Needed!8/31/20229/30/2022
Volunteers Needed!
Are you interested in getting involved with PTA activities this year? We are always looking for more volunteers! Check out our list of volunteer opportunities here: https://turtlerockpta.org/Packet/Volunteer Contact any board member if you have questions. All of our contact info is listed under "About Us" on our menu.  ... read full article
Welcome!8/14/20229/17/2022
Welcome!
Dear Turtle Rock Families, I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! As the new school year approaches, I would like to share some of the plans PTA has for the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to having you involved!  We are excited to help welcome everyone back to campus and are hosting 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 and I encourage you to save the dates found on this flyer . We will be bringing ... read full article
Kinder Screening, August 9-108/7/20228/11/2022
Kinder Screening, August 9-10
Incoming Kindergarten Parents - Remember to attend your scheduled Kindergarten Screening on August 9th, or August 10th. Please arrive with your child before the scheduled time.  Plan to be there for about 30 minutes. This time was scheduled during Kindergarten Registration. This is for registered and confirmed Kindergarten students that signed up for appointments – only. To help prepare your child for the screening, please explain this process.  The teacher will be talking with your child on an individual basis (sorry, children only), about colors, shapes, numbers, letters, etc.  During this time, parents will be completing a "Get to know my child" questionnaire.   We look forward ... read full article
New Family TourMelody Powell7/22/20228/15/2022
New Family Tour
Who's excited for the new school school year!? Turtle Rock Elementary PTA will be hosting a new family tour on campus on August 15 at 4pm. Come and meet our principal and PTA board members, tour our classrooms! We are so excited to meet our new families!  ... read full article
2021-2022 Yearbooks7/19/20228/10/2022
2021-2022 Yearbooks
If you would still like to order a 2021-2022 yearbook, please place your order here. We have a limited amount available. Orders will not be distributed until August when school starts. Questions? Email yearbook@turtlerockpta.org https://turtlerockpta.org/Packet/Yearbook ... read full article
Summer 20227/5/20228/13/2022
Summer 2022
Welcome to the Turtle Rock PTA's website! We are working hard over the summer to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year and will have new updates soon. In the meantime, you can follow us on social media ( Facebook , Instagram ), and support us by shopping Amazon Smile. Have a great summer and we will see you in August!   Your 2022-23 PTA Board ... read full article
Irvine Junior Games1/24/20233/17/2023
Irvine Junior Games
Attention 4 th -6 th  Graders…Save the Date!  The Irvine Junior Games will be held on  Sunday, May 7 th  at Irvine High School.  For those of you who are new to the games, this is a track and field event where students get an opportunity to compete against other students throughout the district.  This is a great event 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, please contact ... read full article
Sgt. Pepperoni's Dine Out Fundraiser9/19/202210/10/2022
Sgt. Pepperoni's Dine Out Fundraiser
First Dine Out at Sgt.  Pepperoni ’s Pizza Store: October 10, 2022 4-8pm Save the date to participate in our first Turtle Rock Dine Out on Monday, October 10th! Dine Outs are particular dates when local restaurants agree to donate a percentage of the proceeds from sales to our community back to our school. Sgt.  Pepperoni ’s Irvine location is offering 20% back to Turtle Rock for all dine in, take out or delivery orders where “Turtle Rock Elementary” is mentioned on 10/10. Take a night off from cooking dinner and help support our school!  4533 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA ... read full article
Sponsor a Staff Member for PTA!9/5/20229/30/2022
Sponsor a Staff Member 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 here (after entering or confirming your info, scroll to the bottom and add "Staff PTA Membership" to your cart:   https://turtlerockpta.org/Packet/Join   Questions about staff sponsorships? Email membershipVP@turtlerockpta.org ... read full article

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