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Timber Creek Elementary April 2014 Tiger Tails


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Timber Creek Elementary April 2014 Tiger Tails

  1. 1. Timber Creek Families Can you believe it is April already? I hope you were able to join us at our first ever spirit night at Pot Belly Sandwich Shop, it was so great to see so many Timber Creek faces. April is such a busy month at Timber Creek and we jump right into the month with STAAR testing begin- ning April 1st. In an effort to ensure all students have a snack and at the request of Mrs. Acosta, PTA will be providing ALL students (grades 3 – 5) with snacks for the upcoming STAAR tests. On April 9th, fourth and fifth grades will be hosting our final Staff treat day of the 2013-2014 school year. In preparation for Staff Appreciation Week in May, you will be able to find some information in this month’s issue of Tiger Tails. The evening of April 10th we will be able to enjoy the Kindergarten performance, you will be able to see how much our wonderful Kindergarten students have changed since they entered the doors of Timber Creek. Also on the night of April 10th is our election meeting for the 2014-2015 Timber Creek Elementary PTA Board. Did you know that your PTA is committed to parent education, family engagement, and advocacy? We are committed to your kids. For those of you returning to Timber Creek for the 2014-2015 school year, you should receive the PTA packet for the upcoming school year this week. This packet will include the 2014-2015 PTA Membership form, Pre-Sale T-shirt orders to save you money and the 2014-2015 school supply kit orders, as well as new communications sign ups. Interested in being involved with PTA during the 2014-2015 school year? We have many different roles within the core PTA team, many of which can be handled while working full-time. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information. Michelle Hernandez PTA President The mission of the Timber Creek Elementary PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children. We are dedicated to enriching the educational, social and individual experiences of our children by providing programs, activities and family events, to encourage parental involvement through volunteerism in our school. To seek out community part- ners to allow us to make every child's potential a reality. MAKE A DIFFERENCE, GET INVOLVED IN PTA! STAAR Testing 1,2 Skate Night 6-9 4 Staff Treat Day 9 General PTA Metting Kindergarten Performance 10 No School 17-18 Staar Testing 22, 23 Dates to Remember in April
  2. 2. Page 2 Timber Creek Elementary Dr. Sharon Heier Principal Amy Acosta Assistant Principal PTA Executive Board 2013-2014 Michelle Hernandez President Jessica Jordan VP 1 – Education/Reflections Kyle Embry VP 2 - Programs Melanie Leaumont VP 3 – Budget/Fundraising Chad Handley VP 4 - Publicity Vacant VP 5 – Council Delegate Lauren Warden VP 6 - Membership Ashleigh Handley Secretary Janelle Embry Treasurer Lyndsay Roome Parliamentarian Tiger Tales Publication Believe it or not, our staff is already beginning to plan for the 2014-2015 school year! Over the next few months, we will be reflecting on this year and looking at refining processes and procedures at Timber Creek as necessary. One important way you can assist us in planning for a successful future is by reviewing and making any necessary changes to your child’s Skyward information. A bright pink note will be coming home in the report card on Friday, April 4, with details. There will also be a green note from me with a new procedure in place regarding parent input for class lists next year. Please read both items carefully and make any updates or include any information as necessary. We appreciate your partnership in this educational journey! I would also like to compliment the fathers and male role models that have joined us for a day at TCE as part of the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program. This new TCE program has been made possible by the generous support of our PTA and our counselor, Mrs. Fields. The feedback from the volunteers, students and teachers has been incredible. The students in particular, beam with pride when they see their dad join in the activities on cam- pus. Mrs. Fields is always sure to provide a schedule that will keep the volunteers actively participating in arrival, dismissal, classroom assistance, lunch and recess duties and whatever else she can fit into the day! Thank you to all dads and father figures that have joined our TCE team this year. Sincerely, Dr. Sharon Heier Proud Principal of Timber Creek Elementary Reminder - STAAR Testing Dates: April 1 4th Grade Writing – Day 1 5th Grade Math April 2 4th Grade Writing – Day 2 5th Grade Reading April 22 3rd and 4th Grade Math April 23 3rd and 4th Grade Reading 5th Grade Science Principal’s Corner
  3. 3. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades have been working with Mrs. Halloran to become better digital citizens. They’ve learned how to create secure passwords, to be kind online with their words, to keep personal information private, and how to cite sources for pic- tures, music, or text that they use for projects. The students have been using a curriculum designed by Common Sense Media called Digital Passport. Have your child show you this wonderful resource: Terri Halloran Library Media Specialist
  4. 4. Be Your Kid’s Biggest Fan!!! Join PTA!!! 2014-2015 Free Student Directory * Monthly Newsletter *This is the best way to find out about PTA sponsored events and activities. Your email address will not be shared with any outside parties. Student #1 Name: _________________________________________ Teacher/Grade: ____________________________ Student #2 Name: _________________________________________ Teacher/Grade: ____________________________ Student #3 Name: _________________________________________ Teacher/Grade: ____________________________ Student #4 Name: _________________________________________ Teacher/Grade: ____________________________ Please put the student’s full name if last name is different than the PTA Member. Membership Dues are $11.00. Please make checks payable to Timber Creek PTA Number of memberships purchased:_______ x $11.00 dues:________________ *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* **Only PTA members and their children listed above will be included in the Student Directory and receive a copy. ____ Yes, include my child (ren) in the TCE Directory but exclude the following information : Address Phone e-mail ____ DO NOT USE any of my contact information in the TCE Directory __________________________________________________________________________________ YOUR MEMBERSHIP and PARTICIPATION GO A LONG WAY!! PTA Member Name: 2nd Member: Street Address: City: State: Zip: Home Phone: Email Address* @
  5. 5. Page 18 Ways PTA raises money for your children Eat Campbell’s, Spaghettios or Pop Se- cret? Then make sure you save your labels to earn money for TCE! Visit for more details, enter contests and win more points! Love Coke products? Then go to and enter the code to earn TCE points! Contact PTA with any questions: Box Tops are coupons found on hundreds of products. Each cou- pon is worth $0.10 - this is an easy way to earn money for TCE!! Visit to view the entire list of participating products in addition to coupons, recipes, etc. Each month, the class who brings in the most Box Tops will receive something special! Tiger Shop Wed 5/7/2014 During Lunches Visit the Chick-fil-A on FM 407 5/15/2014 Join us at InterSkate Roller Rink Friday 4/4/2014 6-9pm Join us at Potbelly in the Shops of Highland Village See Ya Next Year!! Use your Kroger card or Tom Thumb Reward to help support TCE! Sign up your Kroger Plus card and a % of the proceeds will be donated to TCE. You must enroll each year for this to count! Click the QR Code or URL
  6. 6. April 2014 M O N T U E W E D T H U F R I 1 Staar Test 2 Staar Test 3 4 Skate Night 6-9pm School Spirit Day Wear a TCE Tiger Shirt 7 8 9 Staff Treat Day 10 Gen PTA Meeting and Kindergar- ten performance 3rd Grade Field Trip 11 School Spirit Day Wear a TCE Tiger Shirt 14 15 16 17 No School 18 No School 21 22 Staar Test 23 Staar Test 24 25 School Spirit Day Wear a TCE Tiger Shirt 28 29 30 Page 21