What is a Flag Salute?
At Carrillo Elementary, we have a once per month Flag Salute. We gather together all students and staff to say the Pledge of Allegiance. We also use it as an opportunity to recognize student awards and to introduce new character traits, programs and upcoming events. Awards include:
Music class of the month
PE class of the month
Character Trait Awards
Running Club Awards
You will be notified by your child's teacher if they are recieving an award. All parents are welcome to attend our Flag Salutes each month. Parents stay near the lunch tables for the entire program. If your child is recieving an award, they will come to you for pictures.
Immediately following Flag Salute is the PTO monthly meeting. All are welcome. Join is in the staff lounge following Flag Salute. Please reach out if you have any questions. We hope to see you at our next Flag Salute & PTO Meeting.
Food & Diaper Drive
This a special tradition we have at Carrillo where we collect goods for the Marines and their families at Camp Pendleton. The Marines come for a Flag Salute in November to accept the donations and often stay to interact with the kids during recesses.
We will be collecting donations every Thursday during morning drop-off in October as well as the entire first week of November. Items being accepted are canned goods (please be sure they are not expired), diapers, and wipes. You can also donate, paper plates, plastic utensils, disposable cups, napkins, shower curtains, new kitchen utensils and pans, things for babies and toddlers such as new toys, formula, new blankets, toilet paper, plastic storage containers, zip lock bags, etc. A lot of these Marines move every couple years and when they move, it takes some time to get settled and for their personal belongings to arrive, so they have to go out and buy everything new
Thank you in advance to your contributions and to Girl Scout troop 1267 for their collection and organization efforts. We know our local Marine Families appreciate your support during the upcoming months.