The IDENT-A-KID PROGRAM will be at our school on Thursday, Oct 24th to photograph, fingerprint, weigh and measure children whose parents choose to participate. An application envelope with additional information about the IDENT-A-KID Program will be sent home with children about one week before the program date.
There are going to be times when you need OFFICIAL identification for your child.
BE PREPARED . . .
LOST, MISSING OR SEPARATED
COMPLETE PHYSICAL DECSRIPTION
VITAL MEDICAL INFO
TRAVELING (plane, train, cruise)
PROOF OF AGE
The laminated wallet-sized ID card (similar to a driver’s license) includes the child’s full color photo, complete physical description and emergency contact information. Important medical information including allergies, scars, etc. can also be added to the card. It is important information for anyone your child spends time with to have in their wallet at all times. In an emergency, you can provide law enforcement with crucial information for immediate response.
Participation in the program is optional. Cost is per child: 1 card for $8, 2 cards for $12, or 4 cards for $16.
Information is not data based and is deleted after 45 days.
We have finally made it to what should be our third week of school when actually it is our fifth day with all students on campus after kindergarten staggered start. This school year we have more students as car riders than we have had before which makes dismissal take longer. We are taking our time making sure all students arrive home safely.
General statute 115C-84.2 requires students have 185 days of instruction or 1,025 hours of instruction. In order to have the first semester end before Christmas break and summer break begin before the first of June, additional minutes were added to the school day.
All students need down time in the afternoon and have the opportunity to do extracurricular activities and spend time with their families. TCES teachers feel the same way that is why minimal homework is given. For this reason, we have to make every second count to make sure our students are academically prepared for the next grade level.
Dismissing at 3:35 each day costs 5 min. of instruction per day but when multiplied by 185 days is 925 minutes or just over 2 full days of school. My hope is that things will begin to run smoother once students are more certain how they are going home and staff have had the opportunity for multiple opportunities to practice routines with students.
Thank you for your understanding and supporting our students!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS:
9th- PTA Fundraiser at Carolina Shores Car Wash
11th- Veterans Day- NO SCHOOL
13th- Orders are due for Original Works
14th- Fall picture retakes
15th- 5th Grade field trip
20th- Progress Reports go home
22nd- All County Honor's Chorus 6:30pm at OWA
27th- Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL
28th- Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL
29th- Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL
3rd- PTA Holiday Shop 11:00-3:40
4th- PTA Holiday Shop 11:00-3:40
5th- PTA Holiday Shop 11:00-3:40
6th- Terrific Kid Ceremony 9:00am
11th- Donuts with Dads
18th- Kindergarten Polar Express
20th- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL
23rd-31st - Christmas Break- NO SCHOOL
1st- New Years Day- NO SCHOOL
2nd- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL
3rd- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL
10th- Report Cards go home
17th- Awards Day (during grade level enhancement classes)
20th- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL
24th- TCES Staff vs. Sheriff Dept Basketball Game 6:00pm
4th- 100th Day of School
7th- Sweetheart Dance 6:00-8:00
11th- PTA meeting 6:00pm (including 4/5 grade performance & Art Show)
28th- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL
2nd- 6th- Read Across America Week
10th- STEM Night
17th- Report Cards go home
20th- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL
23rd- 27th- Spring Book Fair
2nd- PTA Night at Papi's Chicken and San Felipe 4:00-8:00
6th- 10th- National Assistant Principle Week
6th- Fun Day for K-3rd grade
7th- Fun Day for 4/5 grades
10th-17th- Spring Break- NO SCHOOL
21st- PTA meeting 6:00pm (including 2/3 grade performance & Art Show)
22nd- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Ft. Caswell
29th- Muffins for Moms (K, 2nd, & 4th grade)
30th- Muffins for Moms (1st, 3rd & 5th grade)
12th- PTA meeting 6:00pm (including K/1 grade performance & Art Show)
25th- Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL
27th- Awards Day
28th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
2:00 PM BOE Committee Meeting
6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
2:00 PM BOE Committee Meeting
Welcome to the Creek!
Town Creek Elementary School (TCES), home of the Gators welcomes you. Our school serves approximately 550 students in grades pre-K through 5th grade. The staff works to promote a challenging academic atmosphere encouraging students to take ownership of their learning. Through collaborative learning opportunities, students learn to work with each other practicing essential skills required to be 21st Century Leaders. TCES staff are challenged to be lifelong learners as well. Staff collaborates throughout the school year sharing strategies and ideas to increase their knowledge as well as bringing those resources and ideas into their classroom to ensure all students reach their fullest potential.
TCES implements PBIS, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports received recognition as a PBIS Green Ribbon School in 2013-2014 and as a PBIS Model School in 2014-2015. We are anxiously awaiting the results for 2015-2016! The PBIS system is a proactive system that established supports and a social culture that is necessary for all students to succeed. Students have the opportunity to participate in celebrations throughout the school year recognizing their efforts in promoting a positive instructional environment.
The success of our students does not happen independent of outside support. Parents and volunteers play an essential role in promoting and enriching the educational experience for students. There are numerous opportunities for parent and community involvement. Brittany Wilkins, our Parent Facilitator can provide more information regarding opportunities for you to support our staff and students. TCES has a very supportive and active PTA. The events this group has coordinated have allowed additional supports and resources to be purchased for students to access each day.
TCES is a school community. With the possible building of Town Creek Middle School, we have the opportunity to expand our school community even further.
Bullying is defined by StopBullying.gov as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.” Bullying behaviors are categorized in three primary types: verbal bullying, social bullying, and physical bullying. “Actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose” are all examples of bullying.
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