Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hi TCE families,

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday break and are having a fabulous start to 2016!  All of our office staff would like to thank you all so much for all of the heartfelt love from gifts and treats before we left for the holidays!  We appreciate all that you do for us and your continuous generosity!  

All of our staff at TCE is already kick starting this spring semester and we are excited about the learning, laughter and fun we will have each day with all of our TCE Texans!  

We have many events that will be coming up in the next few months as well as several announcements!

TCE Skate Night
Just a quick reminder that our annual TCE Skate Night will be tomorrow, Thursday, January 14th from 6:00-8:00pm at Interskate in Lewisville!  It is a fun evening to come out and have some fun with our TCE Texans and families!  Admission is $6.00 per skater and regular skate rental is included in the cost.  If you choose inline skates, it is an extra $3.00.  You may also bring your own skates!  There will be a free popcorn for each skater and snack bar will be open as well! 

PTO Grants
 We have been so excited at TCE as all of our fall PTO grants have been coming in within the last few months and would like to thank everyone for their wonderful donations to Write-a-Check as well as to our other various fundraisers last year.  

We will be tweeting out pictures for items purchased as well as adding more pics to the blog for you to see the impact the generous donations has made on learning at Town Center!  

Here are a few of the products we have recently received. . .new musical instruments for our music curriculum, new non-fiction readers for our literacy library, toe-tokens for P.E., new picnic tables outside of the school, new safety patrol equipment, new indoor recess games and enrichment tools and more! 

TCE Yearbook Ads and Sales
Don't forget to visit in order to purchase your yearbook for this 2015-2016 school year!  The store closes on January 22nd and you don't want to miss out on the memories the yearbook shares of your child's time in elementary school!

Town Center Teacher of the Year 
 In case you didn't already know. . .our new teacher of the year for the 2015-2016 school year is. . .
Katy McKinney!  We are so excited to have her represent TCE this year!  Her next step in the process is to compete against other elementary teacher of the year winners at each campus.  We wish her all the best as we go into this spring semester!  

 Spring Creek BBQ Fundraiser
We were so excited for TCE as all of our families helped to raise $1,200.00 for Town Center!  Thank you so much to everyone that was able to come out for the evening! Here are a few pics during the night time event!  

 Spirit Rally and 2nd Grade Performance
Don't forget this Friday at 8:30am is our 2nd Spirit Rally for the year!  Our 2nd grade will be performing as well as our bucket drumming club from Texan Town!

 Holiday Martin Luther King Jr. 
Remember that we have a holiday (no school) this next 
Monday, January, 18th!

 Jump Rope for Heart
We will be kicking off our annual Jump Rope for Heart at the beginning of February.  More info will be coming home soon!

Bikes and Scooter 
Safety and Protection
We have had several issues with scooters and bikes going missing this year from the outside racks at school.  If you would please make sure and have your child lock their bike and scooter if possible during the day.  This will hopefully help with any issues.  Also, if you could please remind your child to make sure they are grabbing the right scooter each afternoon.  Many of the scooters look alike, so anything you can do to mark them or put your name on them would help. Thank you!

Nominate Town Center Teachers
The Education Foundation is working on giving out more rewards for deserving teachers this 2nd nine weeks.  Click on the following link to nominate a teacher who you feel is deserving of recognition!  Please do this as soon as you can as they will be giving out rewards in the near future! 
Click here to nominate!

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