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Published: 4/16/18




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Attention 2018-19 8th graders!

If you are interested in taking the following electives next year, please fill out the Elective Application Cover Sheet:

  • W.E.B.
  • Yearbook
  • ASB
  • Falcon Films

The deadline to complete this form is Wednesday, April 18. 

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Published: 3/28/18




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Published: 3/19/18




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Published: 3/16/18




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Support Tuffree Middle School!
Visit the Scholastic Book Fair
Monday March 19th - Friday March 23rd
& Open House Night 3/20 in the evening
 

Book Fairs help our school stock up on resources to enrich your children's education and offers them volunteer opportunities. Best of all, each Fair provides kids access to more books.
More books means more choice, which means kids get to read the books they want to read. The right book can ignite a passion for reading, so we encourage families to work together to create a reading culture at home. Reading expands the mind, nourishes the imagination, and opens a world of possible.
Middle School is an exploratory time when kids are reading about real-life experiences, fun facts, love, and friendship.

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Published: 3/14/18




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Published: 3/13/18




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TUFFREE VOCAL ENSEMBLE

2018-19 VOCAL AUDITIONS

(held in Room 125 on the Tuffree Middle School campus (right next to the MPR)

Please come to the TMS choir room (room 125) BEFORE the scheduled day of your audition to sign up for an audition time, or sign up online.

  • MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 @3:45 - 5:30 p.m. 
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 @3:45 - 5:30 p.m. 
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018  @3:45 - 5:30 p.m. 

For vocal auditions, students should prepare 16-30 bars (about 30 seconds, or a verse and a chorus) of a song that showcases their voice to its best ability.  Students may sing a cappella or with an instrumental track that they provide - NO VOCALS on the backing track, please.  If you have sheet music, I can play piano for you. Pop, Broadway, Disney and art songs are all great choices for music.

Students will also sing some warmups to demonstrate vocal range, sing back pitches played on the piano to demonstrate tonal memory, and sight-read (clap and count) a simple rhythmic exercise.

The Vocal Ensemble cast list will be posted on our website (www.TuffreeVocal.com) and on the gate at the front of the school by 7:30p on Friday, March 30, 2018

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Published: 3/9/18




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Published: 2/23/18




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Published: 1/22/18




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Published: 1/18/18




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Published: 12/5/17




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From Nov. 7-15, Tuffree is holding a Food Drive! Donate any unexpired, non-perishable food items (e.g. canned goods, pasta, soup, rice, boxed items, etc.) and they will be passed on to Tuffree families! Turn items in to your first period class!


 

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Published: 11/9/17




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Published: 11/7/17




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Halloween is Tuesday, Oct. 31. Students are permitted to dress up if they wish, but must adhere to the following costume guidelines:


 

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Published: 10/24/17




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Published: 9/25/17




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SAVE THE DATE

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) is proud to present its inaugural Women in Industry Conference, an inspirational event geared towards empowering the next generation of female leaders through 21st century learning.  

Families and students of all ages are encouraged to attend this conference for the opportunity to learn from an esteemed panel of female captains of industry who represent diverse professional sectors including keynote speakers, Sue Enquist and Candy Plahy.

Notable female industry leaders such as Executive Vice President for Universal Television, Erin Underhill, President of Crème de la Crème, Inc., Jennifer Wilson, and CIS/CSR Professor at Coastline College, Tobi West will also participate on the panel and share firsthand experiences involving their journeys, positions, and successes through a ‘Q & A’ session.  PYLUSD Career Technical Education (CTE) Academy students will serve as hosts and moderators to the event in order to incorporate a student’s viewpoint with the professional perspectives of the panel members.

We encourage you, your students, and your fellow staff members to attend this educational night of empowerment.  For more information and to see a full list of panelists, please visit www.pylusd.org/WIIconference/.

Attached below is a flyer for you to post in your classroom and/or around your campus, should you please.  Help us spread the word about this incredible opportunity for our students!  

Event:        Women In Industry (Empowered) Panel.

Date:          Tues., Oct. 17, 2017

Location:   Valencia High School (Auditorium)

                   500 N. Bradford Ave.

                   Placentia, CA 92870

Time:          6 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost:          FREE (Open to the public)

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Published: 9/22/17




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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please accept our invitation to Tuffree Middle School’s Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm. Click here to download a letter with more details.

 

Estimados Padres de Familia/Guardiánes:

Por favor, acepte nuestra invitación a la Noche de Regreso a Clases de la Escuela Secundaria Tuffree, el día martes, 19 de septiembre, 2017 de 6:00-8:00pm. Haga clic aquí para descargar una carta con más información.

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Published: 9/14/17




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ASB Fundraiser:  Last Thursday, we kicked off our most important school fundraiser of the year.  Students collect donations to help our school earn money, but instead of running laps our students can win a memorable day of playing challenging games, along with earning cash and prizes and chilling out with the Kona Ice Truck!  Your donations will help pay for important school activities, student incentives, and fun school assemblies.  Your student should have come home with the instructions on how to donate in 4 easy steps.  If you do not use the internet,  you can still send cash or checks payable to Tuffree Middle School ASB on Tuesday 9-26-2017. Your student should have brought home.  They are attached below. As always, thank you for your support!

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Published: 9/11/17




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Tuffree's Scholastic Book Fair

is happening on campus from Monday Sept. 18 through Friday Sept. 22 & during Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, 9/19.

 

Click to visit our online book fair.


 

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Published: 9/4/17




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Published: 8/28/17




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LCAP Overview

California’s 2013-2014 Budget Act included landmark legislation that resulted in the largest overhaul in 40 years to the state’s funding for public schools.  As part of the State’s new funding system called Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), all school districts are required to submit by June a Local Control Accountability (LCAP) plan that describes how districts intend to meet annual goals for all students, English learners, low-income students and foster youth.  Specifically, the plan must address local district priorities and the state’s eight priorities, which are:

  1. Basic Services such as access to fully-credentialed teachers instructional materials and safe facilities;
  2. Common Core State Standards implementation;
  3. Parent involvement so the local community is engaged in educational programs;
  4. Improving pupil achievement and outcomes;
  5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent;
  6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors;
  7. Access and enrollment, ensuring that all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers regardless of what school they attend or where they live; and
  8. Other pupil outcomes.

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District firmly believes in the importance of seeking stakeholder input prior to writing the plan.  Annually in March and April, district staff meet with parents, educators and community groups to engage stakeholders in important conversations. After input is gathered, the initial draft of the plan is shared with the Board of Education and additional revisions are made.  The plan is due to the State by June each year.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Local Control Accountability Plan. To learn more, please click on the resources posted on the right side of this page.

A draft of the LCAP for 2017-20 is included below as an attachment.   

Click here to provide feedback via a short survey.

For more information, visit the LCAP page at PYLUSD.ORG

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Published: 6/4/17




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Eighth-grade AVID students from all six PYLUSD middle schools were recognized by the Orange County Department of Education at Angels Stadium. The evening includes representatives from 71 AVID middle schools around Orange County. Each Standout was given a new laptop.  Kayla Moran from Tuffree Middle School was one of 8 students selected as an Angels Scholar which includes a $10,000 scholarship to be held in trust until she enrolls in college.

 

AVID stands for advancement via individual determination and supports students with post-secondary potential to successfully matriculate to college, persevere and earn a degree.

 

Students are nominated by their AVID Elective teacher. Here are all the AVID Standouts:

  • Bailey Maxwell (Bernardo Yorba) nominated by Leigh Ann Swarm
  • Liliana Jaimes (Kraemer) nominated by Deniz Fierro
  • Zander Grass (Travis Ranch) nominated by Rebekah Smith
  • Kayla Moran (Tuffree) nominated by Kim Schultz
  • Joanna Garcia (Valadez) nominated by Santiago Villafana
  • Tobias Teng (Yorba Linda) nominated by Dion Taylor

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Published: 5/11/17




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Published: 4/21/17