Monday, April 3, 2017

Springtime Happenings!

TCE Garden Design Challenge
We are going to have a Garden Design Challenge in which all learners can turn in drawings, models, paintings, etc. in order to show what they would like for our garden area to look like for TCE.  We currently have several beds and have been working with a company, Real School Gardens, in order to find even more ways to incorporate real world, hands-on applications within our garden to enrich our academic learning.  

We are going to have our TCE Student Council work with a committee at the campus for choosing final selections for the overall design.  Until then, any ideas are welcome!  We are going to work with our Dad's Club/Green Team Volunteers in order to get going, but would love more helpers for when we get to our build!

Our goal is to build and get the designs in place for additional areas of the garden the week of May 15th.  

If you would like to be a part of this planning process or building, please fill out the following Google form:
We will reach out to you toward the middle of April!

3rd Grade Program
We will have our 3rd grade music program on Tuesday, April 11th at 8:30am and 6:00pm in the cafeteria.  We are looking forward to seeing our kiddos perform! 

TCE Hoedown
We are gearing up and getting ready for our biggest fundraiser and fun filled family night of the year! Our TCE Hoedown will be happening on Friday, April 21st from 5:30-8:00pm.  Please see the following reminders about t-shirts and punch cards!

The last day to order Family pack and T-shirts is this Wednesday, April 5 Punch Cards by April 12!

Click below to order: 

 All pre-ordered items will be delivered prior to the Hoedown. Punch cards will be available for purchase at the Hoedown on Friday April 21. 

Volunteers Needed for HoeDown!
and volunteer for a 30 minute shift (or more if you like). 

The PTO is requesting donations for the 2017 Hoedown auction.  If you have item(s) that you would like to donate, please email us at 

Also, we are excited to use a new app for the silent auction this year! 
Feel free to download the Handbid app now (from your App Store), and our auction will be live Friday, April 14! 

You can also access it on your computer through (once it is live on Apr 14).

Parent/Community Tours
We will be having an opportunity for you to come in for a parent/community tour of TCE on Thursday, April 13th from 8:30am-10:00am.  This is a great chance for you to come and see our classrooms in action during the school day! We will take a campus tour of K-5 and our specials classes to see the learning and you can ask questions throughout the tour. This is also a wonderful opportunity for any new families who are new to TCE this year, if you are a family who never got the chance to come on a tour before or for anyone who might be coming this next year! 
Please click on the following link to sign up for the tour:
Click here for link!

Weather Day
Please remember that we have a weather day on Friday, April 14th in which school will not be in session. 

Parent Volunteer Breakfast
We will have our annual breakfast to celebrate all of our wonderful Town Center parent/community volunteers on Wednesday, April 19th from 7:30am-9:00am.  Please feel free to stop in and be treated to breakfast and enjoy visiting for a while!

Spring Sprint Run
We will have our next fun run during your child's specials time on Friday, April 21st! (Due to scheduling conflicts with Sky Ranch, we needed to move it up from the 28th)

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

Dad's Campout
Our annual TCE Dad's Campout will be on Friday, April 28th.  More info to come on this event soon! 

Kinder Round Up
It's that time of year for our annual Kindergarten Round Up!  Please make sure that you have contacted the front office to set up a time for registration for your new incoming kindergartener if you haven't already done so!  This is a wonderful night to come and meet TCE staff as well as hear all about what your child will experience in kindergarten at Town Center!  Looking forward to meeting all of our future Texans!

 TCE Family Traditions Cookbook
Calling all cooks and their recipes!!! Doesn't have to be your own personal, can be one that you just truly love that someone else has created!!

We want to have the opportunity to create a TCE Family Traditions cookbook , since our theme is all about family and celebrating the diversity within our community.  We would love to have you share one of your favorite family recipes to go into our cookbook this year.  

If you are interested in participating, please send in your recipe to Casey Wagner, or you may send in a typed hard copy paper to give to the front office.