Monday, February 22, 2016

Couple of Reminders. . .and a New Design Challenge!

Hi TCE Families,

I wanted to send out just a few reminders about safety when our children are going to and from school each day.  Please remember that we try to get traffic through as quickly as possible each morning and afternoon, but we ask that you are patient and courteous with staff, parents and students as safety is our priority.  Also, please see our latest family design challenge as we move into spring! 

Crosswalk Safety
We have teachers on TCE campus grounds each morning and afternoon on duty in order to help our students and parents stay safe by using our crosswalks.  Please help us to teach our children to be safe and follow the rules by using the crosswalks designated in the front and back loops at all times.  We have a sidewalk that prevents students from having to cross the staff parking lot as well, and we ask that this is used at all times.  

Watch Your Speed and 
No Cell Phone Usage
Please make sure that you are driving slowly through our school zone as well as through our front and back loops or parking lots.  We have many students and parents walking and crossing and want to make sure you are always watching for their safety.  

Also, it is a Texas state law that no cell phones are used when driving through a school zone as well as when dropping off or picking up your children.  We ask that you focus all of your attention on driving safely during drop off and dismissal times.

No Parking Areas
  There are certain areas in our school parking lot as well as our loops that are specifically designated as No Parking areas.  You should never park in any of our fire lanes which are the front loop and the cafeteria loop areas.  This also includes leaving your car unattended to run into the school to drop off or pick up your child or an item.  You must always use the designated parking lots.  

There are also no parking signs on the curbs in the front parking lot of our school.  This is because no cars should be parking behind a parked car, as this has caused accidents in the past as well as it is a safety concern for individuals coming and going from the school.  

Flower/Plant Family Design Challenge
For our next design challenge. . .we invite your kiddos to showcase their creative and innovative ideas with ideas for spring!  Your child may create any kind of flower/plant using various types of materials (no real flowers or plants please)  for us to display on our front bulletin board or library at TCE! These can be done as a family or individually.  You may start sending your designed flowers/plants in this week and we will end our challenge on Friday, March 11th at 8:00am!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Spring is Definitely in the Air. . .

Hi TCE Parents,

I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday and will get to enjoy this beautiful spring weather!  There are a few announcements I wanted to share before we head into the weekend!  

Spring Pictures Individual and Class
It's time for our spring individual and class pictures this Monday, February 22nd!  Please make sure you have brought in your child's order form in order to capture their year at TCE!  It's always a great keepsake as they go through their years in school!  If you are in need of another order form, check with the front office.
Jump Rope for Heart
Our annual service learning fundraiser for American Heart Association is continuing this week as we wrap up with our Jump Rope for Heart event this Friday, February 26th!  We have currently raised approximately $8,000 and are trying to reach our goal of $22,000.  

If the school goes even $1.00 over our goal of $22,0000, Coach Yaegar will be coloring his hair and Mr. Shelby and myself will be having buckets of slime dumped on our heads at our spirit rally in March!  

We shall see if we end up getting slimed. . . :)

You can come up on Friday and watch our kiddos jump during their specials times! 

Open House
We will be having our TCE Open House on Thursday, March 10th from 5:30-7:00pm.  We hope you are able to come and check out your child's work they will be showcasing!

  Shamrock Shuffle
We will be having our annual Shamrock Shuffle Run on Friday, March 11th during our specials times!  If you would like to come up and support or run with the kiddos feel free!  It is always great to have our parents showing support for physical fitness!  

4th grade- 9:30-10:20
2nd grade - 10:20-11:10
5th grade - 11:10-12:00
1st grade - 12:30-1:20
Kinder- 1:20-2:10 
3rd grade - 2:10-3:00

Spring Break
We will have Spring Break the week of March 14th-18th!  

Kindergarten Registration Begins
Just wanted everyone to know that our Kindergarten registration for TCE will start on March 22nd.  If you have a kinder learner who will be starting this next year, please contact Laura Fairchild in the office to set up a registration time!  Also, if you know someone in the community who has a child who would be starting Kindergarten, please let them know about registration!  Thank you!