Timberlin Creek Elementary School
Eagle Eye
Issue: April 19, 2016
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555 Pine Tree Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092

904-547-7400

904-547-7405 / Facsimile

www-tce.stjohns.k12.fl.us

 

 

Principal's  Letter  
Timberlin Creek Families,
  
 
Harlem Wizards - Please make sure you purchase your tickets today for the Harlem Wizards Basketball game that will take place at Bartram Trail High School on Saturday, May 14 from 6:00-9:00PM. You will not want to miss this amazing family event. Come cheer on our very own Timberlin Creek Eagle teachers as they play against the Harlem Wizards in a basketball game you will not want to miss. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/ . We look forward to seeing all of our Eagles supporting our teachers on May 14!
 
Registration Forms
Please make sure you have completed your registration form for the upcoming school year. If you did not receive a form from your child's teacher, please contact Tracy Collins in the front office. If you know you are moving out of our attendance zone, please make sure to notify Mrs. Collins. It is imperative that we have accurate student counts so we are able to staff our school appropriately. With this being said, if you have neighbors that are moving into our area, please let them know how important it is that they register with us as soon as possible.
 
End of the Year Classroom Functions
As the end of the year approaches, I would like to send a reminder to ensure each member of your family has completed the School Access form. If this form is not completed in advance of school functions, family members will not be able to attend the end of the year events. Take a moment and complete the online School Access form on our school website or https://stjohns.keepntrack.com/apply .
 
FSA Testing Dates
Florida Standards Assessments were developed to measure student success with the new Florida State Standards adopted in 2014 and were implemented into instruction this past school year. Please mark your calendars for the following dates and ensure that your third, fourth, or fifth grade student is at school on time during this assessment window. Please do not plan any scheduled absences on these dates.
 
Please remember that during testing days the campus is closed to all visitors. This includes volunteering in classrooms/media center or eating lunch with your child. As much as we appreciate our families assisting in the classrooms or in the media center as well as eating lunch as a special occasion, we must value a quiet and uninterrupted testing environment for all of our students on each testing date listed below. We appreciate your support with these dates and know that our students are prepared and will do well on the state assessments.
 
5th Grade
April 21 - Reading Session 1 (80 minutes) Computer Based Test
April 22 - Reading Session 2 (80 minutes) Computer Based Test
May 3 - FCAT Science Session 1 (80 minutes) Paper Pencil Test
May 4 - FCAT Science Session 2 (80 minutes) Paper Pencil Test
 
The FSA Portal contains all published information regarding FSA assessments, and released Training Tests for students to practice the format of the assessments. You may get to the FSA Portal at the attached link: http://www.fsassessments.org/students-and-families/practice-tests/
 
Kindergarten Registration
Please let neighbors, friends, or co-workers know about the district wide Kindergarten Registration dates. We look forward to meeting our new families. We ask that our future Kindergarten student attend the Registration date with the parent. Please visit our school website for more information and to schedule your appointment.
            Monday, May 9                       1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Your Learning Leader,
Mrs. Hemingway

  

SJCSD Superintendent Search Update
Calling All Applicants!
 
A Superintendent Search Citizens Advisory Committee will be created to assist in the review of applicants based on the district's qualifications and public feedback. Community members interested in serving on this committee are requested to submit an application. The application must be postmarked or submitted by close of business Monday, April 25 and is available online on the district's website at http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/supt-search/ .
  

 

 

PTO News
 
TCE PTO has a very special request for parents/guardians! Read all about it in our latest edition of the:
 
 
In this issue: The Harlem Wizards News: Event and Ticket Information, Thunderbolts bios, and More!
 
  •  April Spirit Night at PDQ
  •  Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd through 6th 2016
  •  Night of Arts and General PTO Membership Meeting 
 

  

Proctor Request

TCE Families,
 
It's that time of year when we can use your support for state and district testing! Per St Johns County School District policy, we are required to have a proctor in all classrooms during all state (FSA) and district (DE) assessments. This has created an immense need for proctors this school year. Please consider volunteering your time for one or more days and time slots as a proctor for testing. 
 
We have set up a Sign Up Genius account to assist us with our proctor schedule. If you are able to volunteer your time, please sign up at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b44aba82da5f94-fsaproctor
 
Additionally, we have orange Signup sheets located in the front office, or you may email me with any dates and times that you are available. (Lisa.Coppedge@stjohns.k12.fl.us)
 
A few reminders:
1. Per district and state policy, you may not proctor for your child's class. 
2. You will need to complete a short proctor training and sign a security agreement.
 
Thank you so much for your continued support of our school. We definitely couldn't do it without you!!
 
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Coppedge at 904-547-7408.
  

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) FAIR WINNERS
TCES School Winners
 
These students are the winners from our 5th graders. They will go to the county wide STEM fair at Palencia on May 14, 2016.  
 
Rohan Ganjam  "Water Filtration"
Lauren Cromer  "Can Plants Prevent Soil Erosion?"
Grace Sipkovsky  "Which Foods and Drinks Contain the Most Glucose?"
  

 

 

                                     
 Click on the link above for full contact and registration details. ONLY A FEW VPK SPOTS LEFT!!

 

 

  School Access Form - Required   to enter the building!

 

The School Advisory Council page is updated!
                   

 

Students of The Week
  
 
Mallory Teal
Ella Vilhelm
Gianna Whitam
Julia Buckley
Kadyn Roberts
Heather Matthews
Alyssa Linsner
Gracie Brito
Sofia Artigas
Abby Lindell
Aarav Naik
Camryn Stevenson
 Bobby Bond
 
  
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Battle of the Books
Team Members
Every year students who have read all fifteen Sunshine State books are eligible to try out for the Battle of the Books team. Over forty five students tried out during the first week of April. We are proud to announce the 2016 team members: Katelyn Moody (Captain and 3rd year member), Sophia Magdalein (Assistant Captain and 2nd year member), Anika Kapil, Julia Kagan, Leila Wickliffe, Connor Tallant and Likith Tipirneni. The TCE team will compete against other elementary schools on Tuesday, May 10th at Switzerland Point Middle School.  Congratulations to these amazing students and good luck! 
 
Thank you,
 
 
Elaine M. Roberson
Media Specialist, MLS
Timberlin Creek Elementary
  

 

 

Timberlin Creek Olympic Team
2nd Annual Elementary Olympics
 
Big ShoutOut!!! to the Timberlin Olympic Team! 
The following students represented TCE at the 2nd Annual Elementary Olympics at St. Augustine High School on April 13, 2016. The SJCSD Elementary Olympics is a student-centered event highlighting physical education with the goal of linking academics and character education through athletic competition. Way to go Blaine Baldwin, Brooke Baldwin, Cole Branyan, Abby Deckard, Tyler Dienell, Olivia Finch, Savannah Jagoda, Ben Lentz, Jake Malec and Sydney Schunk
TCE and the coaches are so proud of your efforts!!
  

 

 

Important Dismissal Procedures
  
Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. School dismisses ONE HOUR EARLY EVERY WEDNESDAY at 1:50 p.m. For the safety of all of our students, parents are asked to call in all transportation changes no later than one half-hour before dismissal (2:15 p.m. / 1:15 p.m).  In addition, students that will be leaving early must be checked out one half-hour prior to dismissal. This allows us to disseminate this new information to all of the applicable parties and ensure that your child reaches his/her correct destination safely.  Thank you for helping us keep your child safe!

 

 

BEYOND THE BELL - EXTENDED DAY UPDATES
 
  

  • LAST CALL to secure a spot in the Beyond the Bell Program for 2016-17, the registration fee as well as              the first full month of August is due on or before Friday, April 22nd .  Just a reminder registration for the 2016- 2017 school year is due. Rates for  2016-2017 will not increase. 

Please take a minute to complete a brief survey  for Beyond The Bell.  Your feedback is important to the program.  Please click on the link below. Thank you in advance for your time. 


  • ALL students must be signed in AND out from Extended Day every day.  Parents are required to walk their child in and sign them in every morning and walk in and sign them out in the evening.
  • Drivers are asked to park in empty non-reserved parking spaces  in our parking lot.  Reserved parking spaces on the far end of the building are there for the use and safety of staff that must arrive/depart in the dark. 
  •  All payments for Beyond the Bell are due on or before the 15th of each month.
  • We are unable to provide services after 6:00 p.m. Please have a backup person on your list that we may contact if you are unable to pick up your child by 6:00 pm.

         Extended Day phone number:  904-547-7413. 
 

 

Smile!  You're on Camera!
 

For the safety of our students and all visitors to our campus, 24-hour video cameras (interior and exterior)  are in use on our campus.
 
We must ask that you NOT park in the reserved parking spots.  These must be available for the staff that are here late at night. 

 

Student Drop Off/Pick-Up
Vehicle Safety

Safety is our first concern!  Please be conscious of the safest method of letting your child exit from your vehicle.  For the safety of your child, our staff, and our safety patrol students, it is advisable to have your child exit on the passenger side of the vehicle. 

 

ST. JOHNS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS
  
  

 

 

Parent Awareness/Child Find Services
  

  

Videos, Photographs and Recording
Students, parents and visitors are not allowed to videotape, photograph or make audio recordings while on school premises except for Open House and public events
(including plays, musicals, fairs, fundraiser raisers, and awards/recognitions.) All recording devices must be turned off at school. The purpose of this general rule is to foster an appropriate educational environment, prevent unwarranted disclosure of student images and information, and to comply with the requirements of the negotiated agreement with the
St. Johns Education Association.
(Student Code of Conduct, page 53.)  

 

Would you like to volunteer as a surrogate parent?
  

 

 

2016-17

Click on the link above for information and the application for those seeking an
out-of-zone hardship waiver for the upcoming school year.

 

BeaTPAC (Bartram Trail High School Performing Arts Summer Camp)
    
 
Registration Opens Tuesday, March 1, 2016. To register and receive information go to
 
This year's theme is BeaTPAC Goes to Hollywood. The dates are June 20, 2016 - July1, 2016 from 9am - 3:30pm at Bartram Trail High School.
 
Be sure to register early since space is limited.
  

 

 

Can You Help?
May 23 - 25
 
Investing in Kids (INK) is asking for your assistance in restocking the shelves at the Bailey Group Resource Depot where all school supplies are held.  We are looking for  gently used and new school supplies to distribute back to teachers across the District.   
 
You may send your gently used or new school supplies in to school with your child or place them in the bins in the reception area and Media Center through May 25.

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Summer is just around the corner, and we are gearing up for Summer Zoo Camp here at the Alligator Farm!
 
Please click on the link above for more details.
 
Thank you.
 
Molly Ebersold
Sales & Marketing Manager
999 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: 904-824-3337 ext 10
FAX:     904-829-6677
alligatorfarm.com    

 

BARTRAM TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP

Please click on the link below for details about our upcoming summer camp for 2016 as well as this link for the flier.


Thank you and Go Bears!
 
Ben Windle
Athletic Director
Bartram Trail HS
GO BEARS!

 

 

St. Augustine Art Association
Summer Art Camp

The St. Augustine Art Association is currently taking registrations for SUMMER ART CAMP, which begins the week of June 6th.  Attached is a flyer with dates and details.  You may also download a copy from our web site at www.staaa.org.
  
This year, we are offering five sessions, for students in grades 1 thru 6, that explore fun topics inspired by Master Artists through painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media projects.
  
High School volunteers who wish to earn Community Service Hours are being scheduled on a first come, first served basis.  A Student Volunteer Form is also attached.
  
Please feel free to share the ART CAMP FLYER and information about the program with students, parents and others.  
  
We appreciate your support in getting the word out and look forward to welcoming your students to a creative and productive Art Camp this summer.
  
All the best,
 
Elyse Brady
Executive Director
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-2310
  
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