Titan Tidbits - Parents

Week 21: January 13-17, 2020

General Announcements:

We all know that when our Titan family decides to accept a challenge, we are victorious (our most recent victory was the FMSD App Download). We are looking to add some additional victories to our school. Please see below for two opportunities: The Polar Plunge which benefits Special Olympics of South Carolina and The Fort Mill Foundation Chili Cookoff (we've placed 2nd for the past several years). Please note that we will start collecting money for both of these this week, January 6-10. In addition to collecting funds for both of these, we also hope you will come out to the events to support our Titan Family!

Urgent Help Needed-Titan staff member affected by fire in Rock Hill

It’s with a heavy heart that I let you know that one of our staff members (along with her husband and three children) unfortunately lost everything in the fire this past week at Pace’s River in Rock Hill. While this Titan hasn’t asked for anything, we would like to surround her with love and are hoping you can help too. Having lost everything, anything would help and be appreciated.


Some ideas of gift cards would be Target or Walmart; Gas cards; McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Zaxbys, Chick-fil-a... really anything at all.


If anyone would like to donate clothing, here are the kids sizes:

14 year old boy- men’s large

13 year old girl- medium in like the junior / women's

11 year old girl- 16 in kids


If you are able and would like to help this family, please bring items to the front office and let our awesome receptionist, Hope Trigg, know it’s for the family effected by the fire.


We will continue to collect throughout January.


Thank you in advance for your willingness to help this special Titan!

PTO Sign-up to provide coverage for Duty Free Lunch for Teachers

Parents,

I cannot express to you the appreciation that our teachers have when they are able to take advantage of Duty Free Lunch. While it may seem like a small gesture, being able to eat lunch with fellow adults outside of the cafeteria can be a treat!



If you are able to assist with Duty Free Lunch, please CLICK HERE to signup.

Looking for Media Center Volunteers

Our amazing Media Specialist Long-Term Sub, Mrs. Drake is looking for volunteers to help her shelve books!


She can literally use you at any time! If interested, please email Mrs. Drake at drakea@fortmillschools.org. She can then give you a quick overview where the books need to be shelved.


Thank you for considering this very important volunteering opportunity!

Winter Wonderland Dance-PTO School Event

Get ready 3rd, 4th and 5th graders - The Winter Wonderland Dance is January 31st from 6:30pm to 8pm.


Tickets go on sale Monday, January 13th to PTO members only, then Monday, January 20th is open to all.


PTO members $15 per student; Non PTO members $20 per student

Link to purchase tickets is on the PTO website: https://tegacaypto.membershiptoolkit.com

(PTO membership is still open, you can still register and get your tickets early!)


The Winter Wonderland Dance is a friendship dance with casual dress.

This is a drop off/pick up type of dance. Parents will not be attending.


If you would like to be part of the dance, we will need volunteers, keep a look out for the Sign Up Genius.

Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 12pm

857 Promenade Walk

Fort Mill, SC

Polar Plunge - we will be collecting money for this January 6 and will continue until the Friday, February 7.


We ask that you send in donations in envelopes clearly labeled Polar Plunge or you can drop off donations in the office to Hope Trigg, our awesome receptionist. We will also have a website up and running soon to also make donations.


Our team name is the Lumberjack Legends!


More info to come soon.

Chili Cookoff benefiting the Fort Mill Foundation

Saturday, March 7th, 11am-2pm

1400 A O Jones Boulevard

Fort Mill, SC

Chili Cookoff - we will be collecting money for this January 6 and will continue until the Friday, March 6.


We ask that you send in donations in envelopes clearly labeled Chili Cookoff or you can drop off donations in the office to Hope Trigg, our awesome receptionist.


Our team name is the Lumberjack Legends!


More info to come soon.



Our team name is the Lumberjack Legends and our chili (which we are working to perfect) will be the Lumberjack Heart Attack.

Parenting Series: Raising Children in the Digital Age

CLICK HERE to RSVP to the event below
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Watch D.O.G.S.


Whether you attended our Watch DOGS kickoff event or not, we hope that you will participate in this exciting program by volunteering one or more days this school year as a Watch DOG. Please visit our Sign Up Calendar for more information and to choose a date to volunteer that works for you. You must complete a FMSD Volunteer Screening and sign up for a duty date on the sign up calendar to serve as a Watch DOG.


CLICK HERE for the calendar link to sign up to be a Watch DOG!


CLICK HERE to complete a FMSD Volunteer Screening


CLICK HERE to watch the Today Show segment about Watch D.O.G.S.


If you did not order your shirt, you may purchase one on the day you serve as a Watch DOG for $20 (credit/debit preferred, exact cash/check accepted). Uniform shirts are required so you will be easily identifiable by teachers, staff, and students. Financial assistance available upon request.


If you have any questions about this opportunity to make an impact at Tega Cay Elementary School, please contact Kristen Motte (School Counselor & Watch DOG Program Coordinator) at mottek@fortmillschools.org.

Save the Dates!

January:

  • January 13: School Improvement Council Meeting at 2:45 in the Media Center

  • January 14: Raising Children in the Digital Age, 6pm at Riverview Elementary-CLICK HERE to RSVP

  • January 17 & 20: MLK Holiday, No School

  • January 23: Spirit Night at McDonald's

  • January 24: Family Walk/Bike to School Day

  • January 25: Choir performs at Charlotte Checkers game 6:00

  • January 31: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Dance 6:30-8:00


February: Black History Month

  • February 3: School Improvement Council Meeting at 2:45 in the Media Center
  • February 3: #JustaChicken Assembly (books will be sold this day but CLICK HERE to see the website with more information
  • February 8: Polar Plunge at the Baxter YMCA (we will be putting a jar in the office to begin collecting donations for Special Olympics)-12pm = Plunge TIME (Team Name: Lumberjack Legends)
  • February 11 & 12: Valentine's Day Grams will be sold on the Stage during lunch
  • February 17: No School for Students and Staff

  • February 17-21: Random Acts of Kindness

  • February 19: Clubs, Candids, and Fifth Grade Pano Picture

  • February 28: Family Walk/Bike to School Day


March:

  • March 2: School Improvement Council Meeting at 2:45 in the Media Center
  • March 4: Spring and Class Picture Day
  • March 7: FMSD Chili Cookoff 11-2 pm at Nation Ford High School (Team Name: Lumberjack Legends)
  • March 9-12: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • March 11 and 12: Kindergarten Registration
  • March 13: No School for Students
  • March 20: PTO General Meeting at 7:45 am at TCES-Cafeteria
  • March 24-29: PTO Online Auction
  • March 27: Family Walk/Bike to School Day


April: Diversity Month

  • April 2: Spirit Night at Danny's Pizza
  • April 6-13: Spring Break
  • April 14: Square Art One Packets go home and due back on April 24 (PTO will send out additional information)
  • April 24: Family Walk/Bike to School Day & Square Art One One deadline to order
  • April 27-May 8: Book Fair


May:

  • May 2: Choir performs; Strawberry Festival 10:00 am and Choir performs; Charlotte Knights Game 6:00 pm
  • May 4: School Improvement Council Meeting at 2:45 in the Media Center
  • May 8: Middle School Visits for 5th Grade
  • May 11-20: State Testing, more information later
  • May 15: PTO General Meeting at 7:45 am at TCES-Cafeteria
  • May 22: Family Walk/Bike to School Day
  • May 25: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 27: Field Day: Kindergarten and First Grades 8:00-10:30 and Second and Third Grades 11:30-2:00
  • May 27: Spirit Night at Bruster's
  • May 28: Field Day: Fourth and Fifth Grades 8:30-11:30


June:

  • June 3: ½ Day Dismissal at 11:00 am
  • June 3: Fifth Grade Promotion @ 8:30 am
  • June 4: ½ Day Dismissal at 11:00 am

Vision, Mission, and Core Values

TCES Vision:

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.


TCES Mission:

promote Teamwork

emphasize Character

challenge Excellence, and

maintain a Student-Driven focus


TCES Core Values:

  • Relationships

  • Compassion

  • Integrity

  • Commitment

  • Open Mindedness

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