TuES News Family Newsletter

April 14, 2022

Message from the Principal

Dear Timberwolf families,

As we enter the last stretch of the school year, we want to reiterate our PACK PROMISE. We, at Tuscarora Elementary School, are an energetic community of learners who collaborate to meet and exceed high expectations. We build relationships in order to foster a flexible growth mindset and achieve our goals. We have seen this in our students over the course of the school year with our students as they have worked to earn points at lunch and specials, as well as earning tickets for PACK PROMISE actions throughout the school day. We would love for our families at home to further discuss our PACK PROMISE and ways to be successful at school each day. Below are our four tenants of the PACK PROMISE and your student(s) will likely share with you that as they color in these words, class rewards are earned.

· We take RESPONSIBILITY for our words and actions.

· We show RESPECT for ourselves and others.

· We work toward POSITIVE mindsets.

· We are ACCEPTING of others.

Thank you for your continued support as we work to build academic success for every students and responsible citizens.

We hope everyone enjoys their time off for Spring Break, having time outside with family and friends. We will see our PACK back on Monday, April 25.

Make every day great,

Carrie Zimmerman

Tuscarora Elementary School Yearbooks on Sale

Our yearbook is underway for the 2021 - 2022 school year and we hope you will want to purchase one to treasure the memories of this year.

To order a Tuscarora Yearbook visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob and use ID Code 13716622.

Yearbook sales end on April 14.

The Scholastic Book Fair Is Coming

Please mark your calendar that the Scholastic Book Fair will be at Tuscarora Elementary from Monday, April 25- Friday April 29.

The Book Fair will be open for sales on:

Monday, April 25-- 3:30-4:30 PM Family Sales*

Tuesday, April 26-- 9AM-3:30 PM Student Sales

3:30-4:30 PM Family Sales*

Wednesday, April 27-- 9AM-3:30 PM Student Sales

3:30-4:30 PM Family Sales*

Thursday, April 28-- 9 AM-3:30 PM Student Sales

5- 7 PM Family Sales*

Friday, April 29-- 9 AM- 10:15 AM Student Sales

*Students must be accompanied by a grown-up during Family Sales.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

We still need volunteers for our Book Fair. Please Sign Up Here to view the volunteer schedule and sign up for a slot. You will have to create a Scholastic account by giving your name and email. Their system will send you reminders about your volunteer time. Thanks for helping!

Math Game Night

Please join us for a night of math games for every age!! You and your child will enjoy playing math games to support their learning and have opportunities to win some prizes.

Thursday, May 12th 6:00-8:00 PM at Tuscarora Elementary School

We will focus on the areas of math fact fluency, problem solving and provide at home math instruction ideas to help your child enjoy and thrive in the area of mathematics.

Please complete the form attached.


Enrollment for new FCPS Students

Good news! The online enrollment process for students NEW to Frederick County Public Schools for the 2022-22 school year opened Monday, April 4.

This enrollment process will include new Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. All registrations will take place via a secure virtual environment. Parents will be able to upload required documents and attach pictures.

Please note, parents/guardians of existing FCPS students who will be changing schools within the county for next school year may begin to process in-county transfers using the online portal AFTER July 1.

Required enrollment documents:

  • Immunization and health records
    * Department of Health and Mental Hygiene form 896 Immunization Certificate
    * Documentation of a recent physical exam, recorded on the Maryland Schools Record of Physical Examination
  • Proof of date of birth
    * One of the following: birth certificate, physician's certificate, hospital certificate, baptismal or church certificate, parent's affidavit, or passport/visa
  • Proof of residency
    * One of these: current property tax bill, current rental bill, current utility bill for water, gas, or electric

MCAP Testing Schedule at Tuscarora for Grades 3 - 5

The Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) testing continues at Tuscarora Elementary School upon our return from Spring Break. All students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will participate in this assessment. Our students have done a wonderful job this week working through the literacy portion of the MCAP. The Mathematics MCAP also requires 4 days of testing, with testing being a minimum of 40 minutes in length each day. The Math MCAP will take place Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28.

Camp Jamie Grief Camp for Children, Adolescents & Families

Camp Jamie provides special opportunities for grieving children, adolescents and their families to come together to talk about their feelings related to a death of someone special, and learn coping skills for dealing with those feelings. Through expressive and experiential activities our facilitators help explore grief issues in a safe and supportive setting. All activities provide opportunities for campers to express themselves and develop bonds with others.

WEEKEND: JUNE 10-12, 2022

Skycroft Conference Center, Middletown MD

(transportation provided)


Frederick Health Village, Frederick, MD

There is no cost for these events. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register contact us at 240- 566-3030 or https://www.frederickhealthhospice.org/Grief-Loss/Camp-Jamie.aspx?furl=campjamie

FCPS reminds the community of the availability of COVID-19 testing sites and home test kits throughout Frederick County.

FREE COVID-19 testing is available at the following locations:

FREE COVID-19 Home Test Kits are available from the following locations:

  • Inside all Frederick County Public Library branches and the main headquarters during regular hours. Visit https://www.fcpl.org/ for library branch hours.
  • Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-?home COVID-?19 tests. Tests can be ordered online at COVIDtests.gov.
  • Test kits are available for purchase at local stores and pharmacies and online. People with health insurance can be reimbursed for COVID-19 at home test kits. Insurance companies are required to reimburse for up to $12 per test and up to eight tests per month for each person on your insurance plan.

*If someone develops COVID-19 symptoms during Spring Break, they should be tested for the virus before returning to school.

Primary COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New onset of severe headache
  • New loss of taste or smell.

Please check the FCPS Health Metrics Dashboard for related information: https://www.fcps.org/dashboard