Timberlin Creek Elementary School
Eagle Eye
Issue:February 23, 2016
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555 Pine Tree Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092


904-547-7405 / Facsimile


Principal's  Letter  

Timberlin Creek Families,


Father Daughter Dance

We are looking forward to our Annual Father/Daughter dance this Saturday, February 27, 2016.

  • Pre-K through 1st Grade - 3:30 PM

  • 2nd and 3rd Grades - 5:30 PM

  • 4th and 5th Grades - 7:30 PM

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.


3rd Grade

March 30 - Reading Session 1 (80 minutes) Paper Pencil Test

March 31 - Reading Session 2 (80 minutes) Paper Pencil Test

April 1 - Math Session 1 (80 minutes) Paper Pencil Test

April 4 - Math Session 2 (80 minutes) Paper Pencil Test


4th Grade

March 1 - FSA Writing (120 minutes) Paper Pencil Test

April 1 - Math Session 1 (80 minutes) Paper Pencil Test

April 4 - Math Session 2 (80 minutes) Paper Pencil Test

April 11 - Reading Session 1 (80 minutes) Computer Based Test

April 12 - Reading Session 2 (80 minutes) Computer Based Test


5th Grade

March 1 - FSA Writing (120 minutes) Paper Pencil Test

April 15 - Math Session 1 (80 minutes) Computer Based Test

April 18- Math Session 2 (80 minutes) Computer Based Test

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.

            Thursday, March 10         1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

            Friday, April 8                  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.        

            Monday, May 9                1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Your Learning Leader,

Mrs. Hemingway


Musical at Timberlin Creek
Fish Musical


Show 1 = Thursday, March 3rd  at 6:30 p.m. TCE Cafeteria.

                   Classes in Show 1 =  Matolka, Stewart, Bierling, Witham.


Show 2 = Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. TCE Cafeteria.

                   Classes in Show 2 = Davidoff, Hatcher, Perrigo, Hinson.





Testing Dates


Mark your calendar! Third, fourth, and fifth graders should plan to be in school on time during the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). Please do not plan scheduled absences on testing dates.


Click on the link above for dates and information pertaining to the testing this school year.



 Click on the link above for full contact and registration details. 



Running Club and Tri-Club Information
Running Club and Triathlon Club
Would your child like to join our Soaring Eagles Running Club or Triathlon Club?  If so, registration is now open.  Permission forms are below.  Space is limited so please sign-up quick as they will fill-up.  Practices are on Mondays and/or Thursdays depending upon which club your student is registered.  Practices are from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  All participants will stay after school with extended day until the coaches receive them at 3:30 p.m.  During that time they will receive bottled water and a small snack.  If you have any questions please contact
Coach Anderson (cindy.anderson@stjohns.k12.fl.us) or


  School Access Form - Required   to enter the building!


The School Advisory Council page is updated!


Students of The Week
Michelle Pfluger 
Adelyn Dylenski
Elli Ament
Nicholas Goldman
Grayson Helms
Amanda Acosta



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!


Character Counts for February
Pillar:  Caring
Pre K                                                       
Patrick Andruzzi
Noah Williams   
Amanda Acosta
Arielle Pope
Reagan Whitam
Julia Buckley
Aidon Reilly
Audrey Smrekar
Sylvia Sherman
First Grade
Tyler Pfluger
Jaxon Ross
Annabella Friscone
Zachary Hughes
Brady Trinrud
Carson Mackenzie-Lewis
Chelsea Archer
Aarohee Dabas

Second Grade
Alexis Keller
Jane Hershiser
Drew Aldrich
Carissa Reimer
Sophie Lankarani
Julie Davis
Matthew Hicks
Mia Pietrafesa
Patrick Blutcher

Third Grade
Addison Richard
Paris Proffitt
Paige Burns
Gabriella Aramayo
Noah McWaters
Nicholas Garvey
Ryland Simanoff
Alexandra Haw
Gina Faunce 
Fourth Grade

Bailey McKelvey

Madison John

Chelsea Sutton

Zya Gibbs

Kiera Strub

Darby Trinrud

Ahmal Spencer

Noah Grace  
Fifth Grade  

Katherine Orletski

Faith Evans

Ella Jackson

Leah Geer

Malina Makanji

TayShaun Perez

Taylor Webster 



  • 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 Monday, April 11th Rates for the 2016-2017 will not increase.  Click here for the registration form.    
  • 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.


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. 





Click on the link above for information on the high school performance of Mary Poppins at Bartram Trail High School Auditorium, 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway, St. Johns, Florida.



Chocolate and Beyond
The RSVP Chocolate and Beyond fundraiser is coming up in February, and tickets are now on sale!  Attached are the links for:  1) an informational sheet about the event; and 2) the event flyer.  Thank you so very much for your assistance in making this a great event to benefit our Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers! 


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?




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



Summer Marine Science Program


Applications for the summer Marine Science Program were passed out at all schools during the weeks of February 22nd to 26 th  Applications were due back to science teachers by March 4th. Applications can still be downloaded at any time from the website prior to April 15 at http://www-grms.stjohns.k12.fl.us/ and click on the Marine Science link. The link also will have a complete day by day curriculum for each grade level, parent information, and a video from last year's program.
This summer program is available to all students who are currently in grades five through seven and has been sponsored by the school district since 1982. Three eight day sessions are held at Gamble Rogers Middle School with bus transportation provided. The dates for the three sessions this summer will be May 31 st through June 9 th, June 13 nd through June 23 rd, and June 27 th through July 8 th. Small classes of 12 - 14 students are separated by grade level. All instructors in the program are St. Johns County School District teachers.
The Marine Science Program is a carefully designed experience for responsible students who are interested in learning about our local marine environments. Learning is "hands on" in the field with students kayaking, canoeing, boating, biking, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, etc. Specific grade level activities and curriculum are attached to the applications and are also available from the website.
More information about the program can be had by emailing John Gordon at john.gordon@stjohns.k12.fl.us .



Click on the link above for details.



Florida Prepaid College
Win a Scholarship

Have you thought about saving for your child's college fund? We have a wonderful opportunity to help you start saving NOW, with one click. 
Because we participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run this year, our students could win a college scholarship, and YOU can help them!
The Boosterthon Fun Run has partnered with the Florida Prepaid College Board to help you get a jump-start on saving for college. From now until February 29th, you can enter to win one of five $1,000 Florida Prepaid college scholarships at www.myfloridaprepaid.com/boosterthonAgain, all you need to do is click and register.
The more friends and family who enter the students into the contest, the more chances they have to win.
Thank you again for supporting us this year and don't forget to register!


PTO News
Your PTO has some exciting news for you!
In this issue:
  • Annual TCE Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance

  • TCE PTO Mad Science Family Fun Night sponsored by Shearwater in March

  • Save the Date for our new spring event: The Harlem Wizards

  • Business Partner Spotlight: Nemetz Dental Associates

  • PTO shadowing and school volunteer opportunities 


Click the link below to view our newsletter containing the most current information about what we have planned for our wonderful school!
PTO News



Friday, March 11th



Help us win $1,000 and a new computer for the school!


The BAG IT UP for Goodwill donation drive is Friday, March 11th, 8-8:30 a.m.


Every child who brings used clothing, toys, books and household items will receive: A Good Citizen Award, FREE kid's meal from Moe's, FREE admission to the Alligator Farm, FREE round of mini golf at Adventure Landing, FREE admission to the MOSH, Half price admission to the Jacksonville Zoo and a FREE hour at Rebounderz (*some purchase may be necessary).


If 60% of our school participates, Timberlin Creek Elementary will receive a check for $1,000 and a new computer.


Also ... If we have 60% participation, your student will be entered in a drawing for: 4-pack of tickets to Disney World, 4-pack of tickets to the Alligator Farm, 4-pack of tickets to Adventure Landing's Waterpark, 4-pack of tickets to MOSH, 4-pack of tickets to the Jacksonville Zoo, and 4-pack of tickets to Rebounderz!


How can we guarantee success? Start bringing in bags now! Classrooms are working together to make sure everybody has something to turn in Friday morning. Goodwill staff will be on campus Friday morning (March 11th) to help unload your cars and collect from the bus lines, but let's plan to win by planning ahead.


Click on the title (above) for the flier with all the details.




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March 8, 2016.
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