Timberlin Creek Elementary School
Eagle Eye
Issue: May 17, 2016
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555 Pine Tree Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092


904-547-7405 / Facsimile




Principal's  Letter  
Timberlin Creek Families,
Harlem Wizards Basketball Game
I wanted to give a HUGE thank you to the PTO and the teachers of TCES for an amazing basketball game this past Saturday. Many families that attended said this was such an enjoyable family event. The students were cheering for our staff as they competed against these professional basketball players. Our families were definitely entertained with the Wizards mix of dribbling, shooting and dunking skills while helping to raise money for our school.

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 .
PTO Funds for the 2015-2016 School Year Update
The funds raised this school year from the PTO have gone towards the purchase of an outdoor seating area. With your support of our Boosterthon Fun Run, Square One Art, Harlem Wizards, spirit wear, scorecards, and PTO memberships we were able to purchase 5 tables with shade structures attached that will each seat 6. This will allow for an additional 30 seats for our families to enjoy lunch with their child for the upcoming school year. Thank you for supporting our PTO and TCES. If you are interested in joining the PTO board and heading up one of the amazing events they offer our families, please email Pam Strub at pjstrub3@aol.com .
Last Day of School
The last day of school for students will be Thursday, May 26. This is an early release day and we will dismiss students at 1:50. In order for your child to receive their report card, they must attend school on the last day. If your child is not able to attend school, we ask that you pick up your child's report card after Tuesday, May 31.
Car Loop and Bus Loop Changes
Once we come back to school for the 2016-2017 school year, we are flipping the bus loop and car loop. This will help alleviate traffic off 210 and create a safe arrival and dismissal process for our families and staff. Please be sure to pay close attention to areas where you are allowed to park and the traffic flow pattern when we return in August. Thank you for your continued support as we grow with our community.
Your Learning Leader,
Mrs. Hemingway


TCE Coaches Say "Thank You"
Thank You TCE Families
WOW!!  We want to thank all of the TCE students and families that made us feel so special last week.  Your generosity was absolutely overwhelming.  All of the cards, flowers, pens, pencils, sticky notes, sunscreen, gift cards, water bottles, snacks and other special gifts are so appreciated.  They will all be put to good use.  It is our honor and privilege to teach your children.  Thank you also to PTO.  You are amazing.  Everything was wonderful.  We are so blessed to be a part of the TCE family.
Thank you again to EVERYONE - Coach Anderson, Coach Lane and Coach Yanchik


 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!


Lost and Found
You lost it. We found it. You must claim it by 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 26 at which time all items will be donated to charity.  



Summer Reading Challenge

Blast off with the summer reading challenge! TCE's reading requirement during the school year and summer is to read 4 or more days a week. This adds up to 40 days this summer! Your child's new teacher (1st through 5th grade) will expect a reading log to be turned in at the start of the school year. A summer reading packet will be sent home during the last week of school. Students receive prizes for each level of reading they achieve. Please help avoid the summer slide and encourage  your child to reach his/her goal of reading at least 40 days over the summer.
* Copies of the summer reading program will also be posted on the media center website.
Thank you,
Elaine M. Roberson
Media Specialist, MLS
Timberlin Creek Elementary



PTO News
TCE PTO has a very special request for parents/guardians! Read all about it in our latest edition of the:
   PTO News
In this issue:
  •  URGENT: PTO Chairs Needed!
  •  The Harlem Wizards Event = Success!
  •  Fifth Grade Celebration and Graduation



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!



  •  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. 





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.


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.





From the Horses Mouth 3rd Edition




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


June 1st to July 25th 2016
Click on the link above for the flier that contains the details
for the program.  



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



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



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



Volleyball Camp
Knights Next Generation Volleyball Camp
Volleyball for all girls going into 4th and through 8th grade with any volleyball skill level.
The camp will be June 27-30 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Creekside High School.
For more information please visit the website www.kngvolleyball.com.



CAA Soccer Fall Registration



Field of Dreams Soccer
Creeks Athletics Association
CAA Families,
As many of you know, Creeks Athletics Association (CAA) has been the partnered provider of St. John's County for youth athletics in the Northwest for 20 plus years.
We have over 4500 families and more than 700 volunteers participating in 15 different sports including baseball, softball, lacrosse, wrestling, track and field and special needs baseball (Field of Dreams) to name a few.  Many of you are volunteers who have dedicated countless hours and years building our program
 into one of the most recognized community organization in St Johns County and the State of Florida.
With regards to our youth soccer program, what we originally thought was a partnership turned into a complete takeover of our program.  This year our soccer board was suddenly disbanded, our bank accounts were moved, our web site was taken and many of our recreation players were displaced out of Veterans Park.
Creeks Recreational Soccer will return as it was for the past 20 years.  We are committed to providing the recreational soccer needs of St Johns county residents in our area.
We commit the following:
  • High level of recreational soccer all taking place at Veterans Park.  We have all the permits on file.
  • Affordable costs for our player:  Uniforms included in the cost of registration.
  • No more on-line stores to purchase your uniform at an additional cost.  And if we receive a sponsorship on the uniforms, we commit to lowering the registration price.
  • Teams can stay together... bring your entire rec recreational team over, we are very experienced at making that work.
  • The club will be built on volunteers.  If we do hire people it will be cost effective. An audit of the books showed over $800,000 in salaries with the previous club, with a proposed budget of $1.1 million in 2016.  We promise to never let this happen again.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.  We are working very hard to return the recreational club back to the mission of CAA and the county.  The Club will run just like the other 2 recreational clubs in the St. Johns County and we will fulfill the mission of the county and CAA.
As expected registrations have already started to come in at a brisk pace.  Please help us spread the word that CAA recreation soccer is back at Veterans Park. 
Please go to the website to register and find out more or email caasoccer123@gmail.com



Camp dates
Click on the title above for information for the summer camp.


11-14 July
This is the 8th Annual Summer Kids Cheer Camp from July 11 - July 14 in the CHS Gym. ALL St. Johns County School District FACULTY AND STAFF RECEIVE $20 OFF registration fee! (must use hard copy registration for discount - write 'SJCSD Discount' and your SJCSD email address on the top of the form)
The application is in the link above and all checks are made payable to CHS. 
Friends and parents can also sign up online:
Thank you for your help!
~Go Knights~
Coach Clary
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