Sunday, October 4, 2015

Starting to Feel Like Fall!

It is truly starting to feel like fall!  We are so excited for October and looking forward to all of the learning that will be happening for your kiddos this month!  Also, we have several things to share below going on at TCE this month!

Bullying Awareness Month
Stomp Out Bullying
In order to support Bullying Awareness Month, we ask that your child wear a blue shirt or something blue tomorrow,
Monday, October 5th to show their support!  
Here is a link that shares more about Stomping Out Bullying:

Popcorn Texan Town Volunteers!!
 We are in need of having a parent or parents that can help us with popping our popcorn for Texan Town on Friday mornings.  It is a great way to be involved with our Texan Treats Club and a great volunteer opportunity for anyone willing to help out!  
Please go to the following link if you would like to help:  
Click here to volunteer!
Also, if you would be interested in being a lead person and being here each Texan Town date for popcorn popping, please email:
Kate Seifert - 
(our 4th grade teacher in charge of Texan Treats)

 Career Focus @ TCE
As you know, we have a large focus with our STEM initiative on highlighting careers.  
We would love to have parents/community members come in and speak about their career with learners during Texan Town or during lessons as needed.  
We are also trying to partner with parents that would be willing to come in or virtually communicate with learners to give feedback on projects/presentations during the year.  We want our learners to understand the many careers in the world and how they can set goals starting at a young age in order to help them later in life!   
Please fill out the following Google Form, if you could help us this year with our focus on careers!
Click here for Form!

Parent/Educator Conferences
You should be receiving information from your child's teacher about scheduling a fall conference.  This is a great time to discuss your child's progress and beginning of the year assessments.  It is also a great time to ask questions you may have for your teachers.  

Our official day is Friday, October 9th, to hold conferences, but due to the large number of conferences teachers are scheduling, there may be another day they request you to come in and visit.  

Important Reminder:  
There will be no school on Friday, October 9th as well as Monday, October 12th (Columbus Day).

Dyslexia Awareness Month
We are celebrating Dyslexia Awareness Month for October at TCE.  Each morning we are having facts about dyslexia on our morning announcements.  If you would ever like to learn more about dyslexia or gain insight into what it is and how it affects learners, please check out one of our fabulous educator's websites.  Cathy Wilson has numerous links and resources available on her Town Center website.  
Click here to visit her site! 

Red Ribbon Week
We will be having our annual Red Ribbon Week the week of October 26th-30th!  Check out the following for our schedule for fun-filled days of being drug-free! 

Service Learning: TCE Walk to Support Diabetes Research Foundation
Each day, 40 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the United States alone.  While diagnosis frequently occurs in childhood and adolescence, it can and does strike adults as well.   
Town Center is proud to partner this year with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in JDRF’s Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes Program.  

With the slogan “Kids Helping Kids”, our students will be learning about type 1 and type2 diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.  At the same time, they will learn what it means to make a difference by raising money for T1D research!
We will kick off our campaign on October 19th with an educational assembly at 8:30 a.m.  At that time, we will distribute more information and collection envelopes.   

On October 30th our school will turn in their donations and participate in a healthy, brisk walk in celebration!  Parents and families are welcome to join us in our walk!  More info to come home soon! 

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