Tarvin Times

Jan. 7, 2022


Happy New Year!! It has been a great week back with both our in-person and virtual students returning. Our students and our staff have been excited to be together!

Today, students had the opportunity to research a wondering they had to foster students' curiosity. Those that were ready presented their findings to the class. Exploring their passions and interest engaged students, and some stated that this was the best day ever. It was great to see the Tarvin Learner profile in action all day! Ask your child what they found out about their wondering. See students in action the pictures below. For more pictures, check out our Facebook page.

Together in Learning,

Christy Hilbun

Covid Updates

On Wednesday, January 5th our district sent out communication about the rise and some changes in the Close Contact/Quarantine protocols. COVID-19 LISD (Review Close Contact/Quarientiene) At campus, we will continue the safety protocols for stage yellow that we have followed this year.

However, with the change in the district protocols, there will be one external change for our families. Until now, the district and our campus were responsible for contact tracing students Pre-K-6th; due to those students not having the opportunity to be vaccinated. Beginning 1/5/22, the contact tracing efforts were moved to concentrate on our youngest students who do not have the opportunity to be vaccinated.

How might that impact our K-5 families? If your child is in a class with a student or staff member who tests positive, individual notifications will not come to families making them aware of the close contact. At this time, the school notification of the positive case for our campus will go out through Remind. Parents can continue to inform other parents, but as of 1/5/22 our staff will not be able to share that information as we will no longer be contact tracing in grades K-5. This particular protocol has been in effect in grades 7th-12th all school year as those students have had the opportunity for vaccination beginning last spring.

UT Girl Day with @UTWiSTEM

Girl Day at UT Austin, including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival, will be hosted on The University of Texas at Austin campus on Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT. Elementary and middle school students, families, and educators are invited to join us for a day of FREE hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fun. High school students, families, and educators are invited to join us for FREE virtual STEM programming throughout Engineers Week (February 20 - February 26, 2022). (Traduzca esta pagina.)

For more information:


Mental Health Minutes

What to do if a Friend Needs Help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yru3dUhHaRc

Yearbooks On Sale

Secure your copy of the Tarvin Elementary Yearbook Now before they sell out.

Yearbooks are $15 and can be purchased online from Balfour (link below). 5th grade families also have the option of a "prideline ad" honoring their student's Elementary journey for an additional fee.

Tarvin Yearbook Link for online Ordering

PTA Links

Grade level Newsletters

In order to help cut down the number of emails you receive, grade levels will have their newsletters here.

Early Childhood:

Kinder Newsletter

First Grade:

Second Grade Newsletter

Third Grade:

Fourth Grade Newsletter

Fifth Grade Newsletter

Innovation Team:

Important Dates

Jan. 4th: First Day of the 3rd Nine weeks

Jan. 9th: Board Appreciation Month

Jan. 12th: Early Release 1:25 PM

Jan. 17th: MLK Day: No School

Jan. 26th: Early Release 1:25 PM

Feb. 2nd Early Release 1:25PM

Staff Shout Outs

If you want to highlight a staff member to let them know you appreciate their great work or support, complete this form and they will receive a certificate with your kind words.

Nancy Tarvin Elementary School

Monday: Spirit Day-wear your Tarvin Shirt or navy and gold

Friday: Future Friday-wear your favorite college or high school shirt