Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Info!

Extension for Flower/Plant Family Design Challenge
We are giving a short extension to our flower/plant challenge!  If your child has not brought in a flower/plant design, they have until Thursday morning at 8:30am to bring it in!  Awards will be given out that day!  See the posts from below if you need more details on what you can make!

Shamrock Shuffle
Tomorrow, March 22nd!
We had to reschedule due to rain before Spring Break, so the run will be tomorrow during specials times!  
8:30-9:30 - 4th
9:30-10:30 - 2nd
10:30-11:30 - 5th
12:00-1:00- 1st
1:00-2:00- Kinder
2:00-3:00 - 3rd

Spirit Rally - Thursday, March 24th
We will be having our 3rd Spirit Rally this Thursday, March 24th at 8:30am.  Our Kindergarten will be performing for the school and we will have some fun with other performances as well!  Please have your child/ren wear their TCE spirit shirt! 

Weather Day - No School
Friday, March 25th
Due to having no snow days this year, we will be having a weather day this Friday, March 25th.  School will resume on Monday, March 28th!  

STAAR Testing
We are going to begin our 1st round of STAAR testing with 4th and 5th graders the week of March 28th.  I will be sending home a more detailed letter this week, but wanted to give you all a heads up that we do not allow any visitors to the building on testing days (March 29th and 30th).

Love and Logic Training
Please see the following about an upcoming training to be held for parents at Lakeside Elementary.  Our Town Center counselor is partnering up with the counselor at Lakeside to offer the Love and Logic Parent Training.  
Please email Kelly Spears at if you are interested in attending the training!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Gearing Up for Next Week!

Flower/Plant Family Design Challenge
We have many creative and innovative flowers/plants coming in each day at TCE for our design challenge!  Remember, 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.  We will have our guest judge voting on this round of design challenges on Friday, March 11th at 8:00am! So, keep bringing in those designs!  

Jump Rope for Heart
Our final count so far for Jump Rope for Heart is $15,0000.  Since we did not reach our goal of at least $20,000. . .we are going to extend our online donations until Tuesday, March 8th!  

If we can just raise $5,000 more dollars, then 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 at the end of March!!!  You can bring in money to the front office to add to the donations or you can donate online!

If each of our kiddos could each donate just $10, we could reach the goal in no time!!

Book Fair and Doughnuts with Dad/Family Member
Just a reminder that our book fair will be going on all next week, March 7th-11th.  You can come in during the mornings before school at 7:30am to purchase items as well as during the school day and right after school.  

We will have our annual doughnuts with dad/family member on Tuesday, March 8th and Wednesday March 9th.  We are going to go with the letters of the last name again this year.  If your child's last name starts with the letters A-M come on Tuesday and then N-Z please come on Wednesday. 

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!  

Also, the book fair will still be going on in the library as well as we will have our art show set up again this year in the cafeteria.  The framed artwork will be on sale where you can purchase that evening.  Also, don't feel like you have to purchase, because we will send home all artwork not purchased.  This is just a great way for you to have something already framed for you if you choose to buy!  

 Don't Forget . . . 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! We will resume classes on Monday, March 21st!   

Kindergarten Registration Begins
Just wanted to remind everyone 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!