Titan Tidbits - Parents
September 9-13, 2019
Our total amount raised was over $78,000.00!!!!!
Walk/Bike to School Days
TCES is pleased to encourage monthly “Family Friday Walk/Bike to School” days in support of community and family, active living, pedestrian safety and environmentalism. If you live too far, park at Turner Field or Trailhead Park and walk or bike from there!
TCES encourages “Family Friday Walk/Bike to School” on the following Fridays:
Sep. 13, 2019
Oct. 4, 2019: National Walk to School Day (Grits for Grands, more to come)
Nov. 8, 2019 (also Veteran’s Day Breakfast 7-8am, more to come)
Dec. 13, 2019 (also Holiday Lunch Day, more to come)
Jan. 24, 2020
Feb. 28, 2020
Mar. 27, 2020 (also the Book Fair)
Apr. 24, 2020
May 22, 2020: National Bike to School Day
If your child’s normal mode of transportation is not walking or biking to school, you must complete the following Family Friday Walk/Bike to School Waiver (CLICK HERE) if you’re participating. We will send this form the Monday prior to each Family Friday Walk/Bike to School Days.
Please make sure to fill out this form for our first Family Friday Walk/Bike to School Day, Friday September 13 by Wednesday, September 11.
Please plan to meet your walker/biker(s) at the front of the school on this day.
With questions or feedback on Family Friday Walk/Bike to School days, contact Liz Duda, TCES School Wellness Committee parent volunteer OR Hope Trigg in the Front Office, 1-803-548-8282.
Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Hartley and Mrs. Lucas
Please note: The Chess Club is open for grades 2-5
SIGN UP MEETING: Friday, September 13th from 5-6pm at TCES Media Center (At this time, Parents and Students will be able to ask questions and go over Club Rules)
Meeting Time: Every Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 PM when school is in session. If there is a school holiday we will not be meeting that day as well
Location: TCES Library (Come to the front of the school and look to the left for the library entrance)
Duration: September 20th the until May / June TBD
Fee: $25.00 I will order chess set for each student. The school with setup a fee on the school website shortly after registration
Class: Depending on the number of students we may need to split the groups. For now we will meet as one team each Friday
Additional Coaches: Sean Crosby 803-792-2727 firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning more about the Chess Club, CLICK HERE
Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff Event
Greetings Fathers and Father-figures,
On Thursday, September 12th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm we will host a ‘Dads and Kids’ Pizza Night at our school. We will meet in the school cafeteria at 6:00 pm for FREE pizza and fun. At 6:30 pm we will have a presentation about our WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) Program. WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears on our campus.
Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers . . . this is your chance to have a night out with your child(ren) and learn about this great opportunity to make an impact at TCES. We hope to see you there!
In order to participate, you need to do three things:
1. Let us know if you will attend with your student(s) by completing the Watch DOGS Online R.S.V.P. Form so we’ll have an accurate headcount for our pizza order.
2. Mark your calendars, and we’ll see you September 12th at 6:00.
3. Purchase a Watch D.O.G.S. Uniform Shirt at the event for $20 if you wish to volunteer as a Watch DOG. Credit/debit payment preferred, cash/check accepted.
School Counselor & Watch DOGS Program Coordinator
Please complete the Watch DOGS Online R.S.V.P. at https://tinyurl.com/TCESWDPizzaNight
WHO ARE WE?!? Launch of our new Vision, Mission, and Core Values
Prior to the start of the school year, Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Lucas & Mr. Hartley revealed their vision for Tega Cay Elementary School. Using this as a foundation, our titan staff worked diligently to map out the path we would take towards continued excellence as a school community. Brainstorming in a variety of groups, we had deep discussions to identify where we are as a school and where we want to be in the future. Based on their efforts, they were able to reflect and come to a consensus on Tega Cay Elementary School’s new mission and core beliefs.
Students, staff, and community will strive to be knowledge seekers and problem solvers in an environment that supports inquiry and risk-taking, while respecting the fundamental values and uniqueness of all individuals.
challenge Excellence, and
maintain a Student-Driven focus
TCES Core Values:
Save the Dates!
Monday, September 9: Kickball signup for 4th and 5th grade at 9pm (on the PTO website)
Wednesday, September 11: Fall Picture Day (more info to come) and complete the waiver for
Thursday, September 12: Watch DOGS Launch Event from 6-7 pm (CLICK HERE for more)
Friday, September 13: Chess Sign Up Meeting (Grades 2-5), from 5-6pm at TCES Media Center (At this time, Parents and Students will be able to ask questions and go over Club Rules)
Friday, September 13: Walk/Bike to school (see section above for specifics)
Friday, September 13: SIC Voting Ballot due (see ballot below)
Friday, September 27: PTO Meeting at 7:45 am at TCES
Friday, September 27: Movie Night at TCES at 7pm
Friday, October 4: Grits for Grands, 7-8 am & Family Walk/Bike to School Day
Thursday, October 17: Spirit Night at McDonalds from 5-8
Thursday, October 24: STEAM/One School One Book (OSOB) Night (time TBD)
Friday, November 8: Veteran's Day Celebration (more info to come) & Family Walk/Bike to School Day
Thursday, November 14: Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's from 4:30-9pm
Friday, November 22: PTO Meeting at 7:45am at TCES
December 2-13: Book Fair
December 10: Spirit Night at Danny's Pizza from 5-8pm
Friday, December 13: 2nd Annual Holiday Lunch (more info to come) & Family Walk/Bike to School Day
December 17 and 18: Reindeer Lane Holiday Shop (more info to come)