Ribbit Report

Turner Creek Elementary School

October 19, 2018

Reminder: November 6 is a 2 hour delay!

School will start at 11:15, students can arrive @ 10:45. Breakfast will not be served however, lunch will be served.

Buses will run 2 hours later than normal i.e. if you bus normally comes at 8, it will come at 10. The afternoon dismissal will be the same as normal.


A huge THANK YOU to our wonderful Turner Creek Community who have made this fundraiser a great success! We have raised over $26,000 and every cent is going to TCE!!

Due to multiple inclement weather days, we have decided to extend Read-a-thon deadlines. We will be accepting pledges and reading logs until Friday, October 26th at 12:00 pm. Please strive to turn everything in ASAP.

Read a Thon would like to thank...

All prizes and expenses for the READaTHON have been made possible by our generous
Local Business Sponsors so that 100% of pledges can go directly to TCE!

Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics


North Carolina Orthodontics and Dentist


Mathnasium Apex

Vision Martial Arts

Mark Andrews Jewelers

Starpath Dance Academy

Spielberg Orthodontics

Goldfish Swim School Cary


Room Parent Meeting

There will be a meeting for all designated Room Parents for all tracks/classes on Friday, October 26th at 9:30am in Room 507 (Mrs. Sojka’s classroom). I would like all 5th grade room parents to stay after the meeting for a few minutes to discuss the planning for the 5th grade picnic. Any interested 4th grade parents that would like to shadow the 5th grade picnic crew are welcome to join us. If you have any questions or concerns please email Ginger Brezac, PTA Room Parent Liaison at ginger@ypass.net.

Does Your Child Shine?

We are excited to announce that the Turner Creek Talent Show is back! All grades are welcome. We encourage your child to consider a variety of talents, such as, singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, sports demonstrations, science, comedy, etc. Individual and group acts can be up to 2 minutes.

The show will be held Thursday, December 13th at 6 pm in the gym. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday, November 27th and Thursday, November 29th at 4 pm right after school in the gym.

Please fill out the online form to register your child for the show:


The deadline to register is Friday, November 9th. Each act only needs to register once (e.g., only one registration needed for a group act); each child can only register for one act. Only 25 acts will be allowed to participate; if more than 25 acts register, a random number generator will be used to select 25 acts. We look forward to seeing everyone at the show!

Send us Pictures for the Yearbook

Have you taken some great pictures of your children's in-school activities or field trips? The TCE Yearbook is looking for candid shots of students and staff to include in this year's yearbook. Please send pictures, along with the class name, to:


Please send pictures at a medium or large size so they can be reproduced well. If you have any questions please email drdocherty@aol.com or kathompson@wcpss.net.

TCE Service Project -- Opportunity to Help

Turner Creek loves to be able to support our local community when opportunities come to our attention. We have been invited to help provide a trick or treating experience that would otherwise be challenging for some in our community and we'd like to ask for your help in making it a success. We are looking for a limited amount of candy donations to assist with this project. Please see the link below for more info on how you can help! Donations will be accepted through Monday, October 29th and can be dropped off to Ms. Laster in room 602.

Thanks for your consideration.


2018-2019 REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM: “Heroes Around Me”

Pull out your paint, film, and dictionary. Dust off your camcorder and musical instruments, and put on your dancing shoes, it’s time for the 2018-2019 PTA Reflections Program!

This program is sponsored by the National PTA and recognizes outstanding student works in six art areas: visual arts, literature, musical composition, photography, film/video production, and dance choreography.

The theme for this year is: “Heroes Around Me”.

If your child is interested in participating, please complete the Reflections information form that is being sent home to all students, and return it to his/her teacher or the front office by Friday, October 12.

If your child is on Track 4 and will be trackedout during this time, you can either drop off the form at the front office, or you can emails us the information that is requested on this form by Thursday, October 25. Our contact email is: tcereflections@gmail.com. There is a flier at the bottom of this RR.

Once you turn in the intent form, we will provide you the next steps that will need to be taken to participate in the Reflections program. For your reference, the Wake County PTA Reflections website that has more information about the program is:


All artwork needs to be turned in by Thursday, November 8. Please remember artwork must be new original works of art inspired by the current theme. Our judging will be before the holiday break and the winning art will be sent to the next level of competition. We will have a Reflections Celebration later in the school year; details will be sent home closer to that time.

For any additional questions, please feel free to contact Kim Frederick, PTA Reflections chair, at: tcereflections@gmail.com. Thank you!

PTA Membership - It's not too late!!

The Turner Creek Elementary (TCE) PTA brings parents, teachers, and administrators together to enhance our children's success. When you join the TCE PTA, you become an important part of a partnership that encourages student achievement, enriches the learning environment, and works to improve our school and community. Together, we are a powerful voice for our children.

Last year, the PTA was able to support various student enrichment programs offered at the school such as United Arts Chorus, Talent Show, Chess Club awards, and Robotics as well as fund teacher grants and school improvement projects.

You PTA Membership dues go directly towards funding these programs. For additional benefits of Membership, please visit the Membership Page on our website.

Join the PTA today! Don't forget to provide the Name(s), Grade(s) and Track(s) of your students at Turner Creek when you join. If you prefer to pay by check, please download and print the paper membership form from our website Or the attachment at the bottom of this Ribbit Report. Send into school along with payment to your child's teacher.

Join the PTA TODAY!!

Click here to join TCE PTA online

Health Room Donations Needed

Our Heath Room needs latex free, knee size band-aides and small and medium BOYS underwear. If you have any NEW, UNUSED underwear and boxes of Latex Free Band-Aides that you could donate to Turner Creek, we would be grateful! You can drop off in the office anytime or send in to your child's teacher. Thank you!

Art Room Donations Needed

The art room is collecting Chobani yogurt containers in the 6 oz size....empty. Donations can be dropped off in the art room at any time. Thank you!

🎤Chorus Cues🎼

Dear Chorus Parents,

What a fabulous start to our marvelous musical year! We have talented, respectful and hardworking young ladies and gentleman. We are so proud of them! They are already singing challenging music. I am excited and eager to share their hard work with you! Our Concert Schedule and important information has been posted on our Chorus Webpage found on our TCE website under the heading “Students” We also have an email newsletter distribution list. Please email me at mmichael@wcpss.net if you haven’t added your email to our list.

Thank you!

Ms. Michael

🎶Notes from the Music Room 🎶


On our Music Class Webpage, I include helpful information and opportunities for your student and the various ways you can get involved in your child’s musical journey this year. This website will include information for our Music Sharing Day, Homemade Musical Instrument Band, 3-5 Grade Ribbit Recorders Woodwind Ensemble, Frogapalooza Performances, Fourth Grade Symphony Field Trip and much more. Our Music Class Webpage can be located on our TCE website under the heading “Academic and Programs”.

Thank you!

Ms. Michael


From Turner Creek PTA Advocacy Committee

Interested in helping? Email Lisa Mead at lisanoelle@gmail.com

The Advocacy Team wants you to know that Election Day is November 6! Ok, we know you already knew that. But there are other important details to know.

-Have you moved recently? Voter registration, including change of address, change of party affiliation, and new registrations, must be filed by October 12.

Want to vote early and avoid lines on Election Day? Early voting runs from October 17-November 3. You can vote at any early voting location within your county of registration. Find a complete list of locations and times at this link:

http://www.wakegov.com/elections/info/early/Pages/ default.aspx

-Did you know that you can vote by absentee ballot even if you are not traveling on Election Day? Requests for absentee ballots must be made by October 30, and ballots must be submitted by November 6. Details can be found at this link:


-If you would like to see what races and candidates you will be voting on, find your sample ballot online at this link:


-Every voter will have six proposed amendments to the NC Constitution on the ballot. You can find the text of the amendments on the home page of the NC Legislature:


Box Tops and Tyson A+ Labels

Help Us Raise Money for TCE!

The next Box Tops submission date is November 1st. Please make sure they have valid dates (dated 11/1/2018 and beyond). The Box Tops collection bin is in the TCE lobby across from the main office.

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. Here is a link showing participating Box Tops products.

Clip Tyson Project A+ labels from participating Tyson® product packages and send them to school with your child. We’ll collect the labels and send them to Tyson Foods, and Tyson Foods will send our school a check. Each label is worth 24¢!

Please drop your Tyson Project A+ labels in the Box Tops collection bin in the TCE lobby. Here is a link for a list of participating products.

Questions? Heather Holt, hnaholt@gmail.com

Get Connected and Stay Informed!

1. PTA Website:​​www.tce-pta.org

2. Turner Creek:​​www.wcpss.net/turnercreekes

3. Facebook Page:​​www.facebook.com/turnercreekpta

4. Twitter:​@Turner CreekES

Upcoming Events

Oct. 26: Room Parent Meeting @ 9:30

Oct. 30: Picture Retakes for Tks 1, 2 & 4

Nov. 5-15: TCE Book Fair

Nov. 6: 2-hour delay, school starts @ 11:15

Nov. 8: Family Night @ the Book Fair