Timberlin Creek Elementary School
Eagle Eye
Issue: August 30, 2016
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555 Pine Tree Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092


904-547-7405 / Facsimile




Principal's  Letter  
Timberlin Creek Families,
Curriculum Chats
Monday (August 29), Tuesday (August 30), and Thursday (September 1) of this week, we are welcoming our families and friends to Timberlin Creek for our annual Curriculum Chat evening. It is our hope that each family will have the opportunity to sit in a small group setting with your child's teacher in order to gain a better understanding of the classroom practices, routines, and learning expectations.
Teachers use the Curriculum Chat evenings as a way to get acquainted with the families of their students. Thank you for choosing to share this time with us and for your constant support of your child's education. The collaboration that school and home create is critically important to the development of your child. We truly appreciate our families for supporting our school initiative for the success of all our students and will continue to drive our tradition of excellence at Timberlin Creek.
If you are not able to join us for the Curriculum Chat evenings, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher if you have questions regarding classroom practices, routines, or learning expectations.
In a continuing effort to provide safety and security to our students and staff we ask that you complete a School Access Form if you plan to enter a facility in the St. Johns County School District. This includes if you would like to participate in activities such as classroom celebrations, eating lunch with your child, field trips, book fairs, field days, parent/teacher conferences, etc. Please make sure you complete the school access form online at http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/volunteer/ . It is important that each member of the family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) complete this access form online prior to requesting access into the school. The approval process takes about 2-4 weeks to process.
We want to thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our arrival and dismissal procedures. Please remember that the first entrance off Pine Tree Lane is for safety patrol dropoff prior to 8:00 am, Little Eagles Learning Center parent parking and busses only. The second entrance is for parent drop off and parent pickup, extended day dropoff prior to 8:00 am and pickup after 3:15 pm. When on Pine Tree Lane, please do not pass cars that are waiting in line. This will cause a head on collision with cars exiting the campus. There is only one way in and one way out on Pine Tree Lane and the safety of our students, families, and staff is our upmost priority. Again, thank you for your support as we continue to perfect this process.
Again, it is such an honor to serve as the learning leader of Timberlin Creek Elementary. We appreciate your support as we continue to offer a safe and nurturing learning environment for our students. It is great to be an Eagle!
Your Learning Leader,
Traci Hemingway


  School Access Form - Required   to enter the building!



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!


Testing dates till 9 September

Testing has begun and we need proctors. The sessions are 75 minutes in length. You can access the sign up form at www.info@signupgenius.com. We greatly appreciate your time and effort in this matter.


Your point of contact here at Timberlin Creek is our Literacy Coach Lisa Barnett.




Kindergarten Students of the Week
For the weeks of 22 August to 2 September

Amelia Sipkovsky
Paul Andruzzi



Would your child like to join Soaring Eagles Running Camp?  If so, registration is now open.  Permission forms are attached by clicking on the link above.  Space is limited so please sign-up quickly as they will fill-up.  Registration is due by September 9th. Practices are on Mondays for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades or Thursdays for 1st and 2nd grades from 3:30 - 4:30.  All participants will stay after school with a running camp coach until practice starts at 3:30.  During that time they will have time for a small snack. Please send in water and a healthy snack with your runner. If you have any questions please contact Coach Anderson ( cindy.anderson@stjohns.k12.fl.us ) or



View the PTO news by clicking on the above link.





  • 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. 


St. Johns County School District prohibits discrimination against students, employees and applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin and political beliefs.


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, children must always exit on the passenger side of the vehicle. 


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, pages 52 - 54)  


TCE families, here is a way for you to save for college as early as possible. Click on the links above for full details.



Field of Dreams Soccer
Retraction Statement
Creeks Athletic Association would like to bring to your attention an unfortunate error that appeared in the August 18, 2016 emailed newsletter titled "Field of Dreams Soccer."  Creeks Athletic Association does not have a Field of Dreams Soccer Program. This error, as you may imagine, has led to much confusion.  We would like to apologize for any inconvenience. 
Creeks Athletic Association 
1721 Race Track Rd 
Saint Johns, Fl  32259



Bear Cub Camp

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Click on the title above for details on the guided tours, horseback trail rides, wagon rides, and rare Florida livestock.
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