Timber Creek October Newsletter

2022-2023 School Year


Our Professional Learning Day was a success and staff are so very thankful. We appreciate the and time for our staff to work on planning and differentiation of instruction for kids' needs and additional training on our new literacy program, MyView. Here are a few pictures from our last professional learning day.

Our next day will be Monday, October 3.

Thank you PTA!!!

A BIG Thank you to PTA for the delicious lunch and gifts for our teachers with first quarter birthdays. They felt very appreciated!

APEX Fun Run

The APEX Fun Run is Thursday October 6th! Please reminds kids to wear tennis shoes and a water bottle! If parents wish to observe, they may. We ask that any observers stay on the sidewalk behind the cones.
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Grandparents breakfast

Join us for a Grandparent’s Breakfast served by Chris Cakes!

  • Friday, October 14 7:15am-8:15am
  • Pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange drink
  • PLEASE RSVP with payment by October 12
  • $8 per person since this is separate from the child nutrition dept. payment is needed for all students as well.
  • Don't forget all adults will need to bring their ID to enter the building to be screened by our raptor system.

All Fliers will be sent home by Tuesday, October 4.

Fall Parties - October 21st

Fall Parties will be on October 21st. Your room parent or classroom teacher will be reaching out with more information.
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Lunch after October 1st

We are thrilled to welcome families back to our cafe! To help us maintain the safety of our students we ask our special guests to commit to the following expectations:

  • Arrive 5-10 min before your child’s lunch. Bring your identification as you check in at the office and receive your visitors badge from our Raptor Security System.

  • Your student will join you at the guest table during their scheduled 20-25 minute shift.

  • Eating lunch is a special time for you and your child. Classroom friends cannot be invited to the guest table.

  • You are more than welcome to bring outside food for you and your child to enjoy.

  • Due to allergy/diet concerns, we ask that our guests not share outside food or drink with students other than their own.

  • Raymore Peculiar School District's privacy policy requires our guests to take photos of only their students.

  • We ask that guests give a quick farewell at the table to allow students to leave when their class is dismissed from lunch. This helps students stay on schedule and allows the table to open up for the other guests coming in.

  • When lunch is over, guests will return to the office to check out as this allows us to account for the number of guests in our building.

Our home/school partnership is extremely valued. The office will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We appreciate your cooperation regarding our safety protocols.

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Emergency Drills

We continue to make school safety a top priority at Timber Creek Whether there is a medical emergency in the building, a weather emergency is imminent, or an intruder is suspected, we want to ensure students and staff know what to do and where to go in an emergency situation.

Throughout the year, students and staff will participate in various emergency and lockdown drills. We discuss with students what to expect during each type of drill. We also encourage families to converse with their children about what to do in an emergency or safety situation.

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Absence Definitions Explained

  • VERIFIED ABSENCES: An absence from school resulting from illness or unforeseen circumstances which is verified by a parent/guardian. A VERIFIED absence is NOT an EXCUSED absence. (Verified absences count against student's attendance)

  • EXCUSED ABSENCES: An absence is categorized as excused when a note is received by the school excusing the absence. EXAMPLE: official doctor’s note, court document, etc. (Excused absences do not count against a student’s attendance)

  • UNEXCUSED ABSENCES: An absence from school without verification within 48 hours of the absence. (Unexcused absences count against a student’s attendance.)

After ten verified/unexcused absences or tardies/early outs, the office will contact the parents to schedule a conference regarding the issue. In accordance with Missouri’s Compulsory School Attendance Law (RSMO 167.031), regular school attendance is required. This law states, “Every parent, guardian or other person in this state having care, control or custody of a child between the ages of five and seventeen years shall cause the child to attend regularly.” Should the pattern of excessive absences continue, Raymore-Peculiar School District reserves the right to refer the matter to the Juvenile Officer of Cass County for further investigation.


Please join our PTA. You can sign up at https://tcepta.membershiptoolkit.com/home

You can also follow all PTA updates on the Facebook group “Raymore Timber Creek Elementary PTA”.

Breakfast & Lunch - Update!

CASHLESS SYSTEM - You will no longer be able to send CASH to fund your child's lunch account. Nutrition services can only accept payment by check or online at MySchoolBucks.com .

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete our ONLINE "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form."

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Dismissal Reminders

Dismissal Changes: Please call in dismissal changes by 2:30.

Neighborhood traffic: Our neighborhood patrons have done a fantastic job keeping parking to one side of the road to relieve congestion. As a reminder, when you are waiting in line to pick up your student at the end of the day-please do not block driveways. We appreciate you being mindful of this so that our community can enter and exit their houses/driveways safely.

Before & After School Care

Panther Pride offers before- and after-school child care for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Sites are located at all Ray-Pec elementary schools. Before-school care is available from 6:15 a.m. until the school days starts. After-school care is available from dismissal to 6 p.m. on school days.

Care is also available on many weekdays that school is not in session. The schedule includes indoor and outdoor activities, snack, hands-on projects, gym activities, social interaction, and homework assistance. Panther Pride is a large group supervision program that follows district guidelines related to discipline, illness, and healthy snacks.

There are three options for care: before school only, after school only, and before and after school care. For more information about the program and questions on pricing please call 816.892.1090 or see the link below.

Sign up here: https://www.ezchildtrack.com/parent7/ParentLogin.aspx?c=pantherpride

Panther Pride

Quick Tip

Quick Tip is an online method to report a school safety or bullying issue, or concern about a student engaging in self-harm. Click on the link and complete the information requested. Tip reporters may enter personal contact information or remain anonymous.


  • Doors will open this year at 8:20 am for students to begin arriving.
  • School starts at 8:35 am

  • Car rider lane starts at 3:20 pm to relieve congestion in the neighborhood. Students will still not be dismissed until 3:50.
  • Walkers will dismiss AFTER car riders this year.