Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hoedown, Engineering and Tours Oh My!

TCE Texan Hoedown
Don't forget. . .our Texan sized Hoedown is tomorrow evening from 5:30-8:30pm!  We are still looking for volunteers to help fill spots to make this event successful!  Please if you can register to take on a volunteer spot to help out with a part of the event!  
Thank you for your help and can't wait to celebrate with all of you and the community for this fun-filled evening!  

Parent/Community Tours of TCE
We will be offering our final round of parent/community tours for this year on Thursday, April 21st!  This is a time when you can walk with me around the school and go in classrooms to see the learning happening each day in our building.  It is a great way for new parents or incoming Kindergarten parents to get to experience TCE as well!  

There will be a morning tour from 8:30-10:00am 
(major focus on Kinder, 1st, 3rd grades and Specials)

There will be an afternoon tour from 1:00-2:30pm 
(major focus on 2nd, 4th, 5th grades and Specials)

If you would be interested in attending a tour, please click on the following link and fill out the Google Form, so we can contact you about visiting!
2nd Annual TCE Engineering 
Extravaganza Night
Thursday, April 21st:  5:30-7:00pm
We are continuing on with our new tradition from last year of an engineering night for our learners and parents.  It is a great way to come in and participate with STEM design challenges in stations throughout the building.  There are opportunities for every family K-5 to have fun and explore with hands-on learning together! Feel free to bring younger or older siblings to participate in the fun! 
We hope to see many of you there for our event!  

Spring Sprint Run
We will be having another fun run for those of you who like to come and root on our kiddos during their specials times.  Also, you can join in and run with them as well!  This will be on Friday, April 22nd.
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

Final Design Challenge for the Year!
(Insects, Bugs, and Spiders)
For our final design challenge of the year, our learners may bring in designs highlighting springtime critters!  (no live bugs please!!)  Remember you may use whatever materials you can (recycled, paper, bottles, etc.) in order to create your design!  We can't wait to see what our innovators and creators will bring in to share!  

Friday, April 1, 2016

Upcoming Events at TCE!

Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Our annual come and go parent volunteer breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 7th from 7:30am-9:00am in our TCE Library.  This is a day when our TCE staff can celebrate all of you who have helped to volunteer for our campus with a special breakfast!  Hope you can make it! 

Coppell ISD Bond Presentation 
Dr. Waldrip (CISD Superintendent)
We will be having an evening meeting on April 7th at 6:00pm in which Dr. Waldrip our superintendent of CISD will be speaking about the upcoming bond election.  This is a great opportunity for you to become more knowledgeable about the bond process and the items that are being proposed as a part of the bond.  The meeting will also give you as parents a chance to ask questions that you may have about various parts of the bond.  We truly appreciate Dr. Waldrip making time to come to our campus, so please try to attend the meeting if you can so that you can made more aware how the bond could affect our campus and CISD.  
TCE Annual Texan Hoedown
 Friday, April 15th from 5:30-8:30pm!

Texan Hoedown 2016 is right around the corner!  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and includes a Carnival and an Auction. Many of you have been helping plan for this event. Thank you, we could not do Hoedown with out our Texan parents and supporters!  

Check out the following info from our 
TCE Parent Teacher Organization: 

Family Fun packs, t-shirts and punch cards are now on sale on-line at Family packs and t-shirts are sale until April 3rd.  
You may pre-order punch cards only until April 10th. 

Please volunteer for a shift, to help us the day of Hoedown at…/20f0849acae28a7fb6-tcehoedown. It takes a TCE Texan village! 

A special update from our Auction Chair:
Hot off the press!  We have just put together an AMAZING preview of over 330 items for the 2016 TCE Auction!  Local businesses have overwhelmed us with their show of support for TCE this year!  When we ask for your support at the auction, we have hundreds of auction items that you would spend money on anyway in our community  - or maybe something you have been wanting to check out and try!!  

We also have really special events hosted by our fabulous TCE teachers and administrators.  Since these items are donated by our generous donors and sponsors, all money that is spent on these items goes directly to funding our grants here at TCE!  It is truly a WIN-WIN!! Some of you will even walk away with great deals!!

So don't wait - check it out now!! Our online preview is available NOW!

You will want to see the treasures that we have waiting for you!  Can't make it to the auction?  You can email bids prior to the event (up until Wed 4/13) - details are found on our auction website at the link above - send early bids to .  All items will be available for bidding at the Hoedown on 4/15.

Buy It Now!  
Want to secure your child's spot at a special teacher luncheon or after school party without having to bid at the auction? A few places at these events can be bought early on RevTrak ( - Buy It Now spots for these events are limited, so don't wait if you want to secure your child's spot!

Questions about the auction?