Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Everybody is Somebody @ TCE!

Hi TCE families, 

Welcome to the first post for the year with our Town Center Elementary Principal's Blog!  I can't believe we are already moving into the middle of September!  We have had an amazing start to the year and we are all excited at TCE as we look forward to a year full of learning, fun and building relationships with all of our learners and families! 

My blog will be a great place to go in order to find out about what is happening at TCE as well as I will be elaborating throughout the year on instructional strategies and resources concerning our lesson design and learning with STEM!

Our PTO has kicked off our Write-a-Check for the school year!  Please remember that any donations go to help our school in supporting learning and resources for our learners inside our classrooms and around the school!  
The goal this year is $20,000!  
Many companies will match dollar donations given to schools, so you might check with your business or work to see if they might help us in supporting TCE!

Safety Patrol
Thank you to all of our 5th graders who have volunteered to help support TCE this year and for the parent support in getting them here early and picking them up late each day!  Please make sure and have your kiddos tell them thank you each day as they help with our morning and afternoon dismissal! 

Author Visit - Don Tate
We will be having an author visit for all of our learners this week on Thursday, September 17th!  Mrs. Montgomery our librarian/media specialist has sent home the following form for ordering any books from the author.  Looking forward to hearing all that he has to share!
Book Fair
We will be having our TCE annual fall book fair in the library the week of September 21st-25th!  We hope all of you will get the chance to swing by and see all of the wonderful literature offered!  They will be open each morning starting at 7:30am and will close each afternoon at 3:15pm. They will also be open on Special Friend's Day! 
 Special Friend's Day
We will have our TCE Special Friend's Day on Friday, September 25th.  This is a day where you can have a parent, relative or other family friend come up to the school and visit your child's room and the school!  Our TCE learners love having their special friend visit and see what they have been learning as well as seeing the school!  You will check in at the front of the school during your grade level's time slot.

Here is the schedule for the day:

4th- 8:30-9:30am

Kinder- 9:30-10:30am

3rd- 10:30-11:30am

1st- 11:30am-12:30pm

2nd- 12:30-1:30pm

5th- 1:30-2:30pm

Fall Family Picnic
Our annual TCE Fall Family Picnic will be 
Friday, September 25th from 5:30-7:30pm.
This is a wonderful evening to come out and relax with the family and enjoy some great food truck vendors!  Make sure and bring cash if possible for the food trucks and then a chair or blanket for your family to sit on.  We will have a DJ again this year that will play us some tunes as we enjoy this fall family night of fun and relaxation!

Fall Raffle
 All of our families and the community will have an opportunity to participate in the PTO fall raffle!  
See the following info about how to go about purchasing tickets and prizes!  
You will also be getting this information sent home in the next few days in your child's take home folder!

Please make sure and follow us at our 
Town Center Twitter handle:

There are many tweets already posted on our Town Center website as well as many of our teachers have Twitter handles that you can follow as well to see learning in action at TCE!

Texan Town
We will be starting our Town Center Texan Town jobs and clubs on October 1st!  We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with running a club or helping to facilitate a club!  Please contact me at aapplegate@coppellisd.com if you would be able to help with this fall session or like to discuss an idea for a club!

(Dates for the Fall Session of Texan Town:  October 1st, 16th, 30th, November 6th, 13th and 20th, December 4th)

Look for more Town Center Elementary Principal News to come your way soon!