Terrapin Tidbits

SY20 TCES Family Issue #6: 10.7.19

Dear Families,


Changing leaves, a hint of cooler temperatures, and all things pumpkin spice are clues that October days are here. At Town Creek Elementary, classroom routines and procedures have been established and evidence of learning is all around our school.


Although September, Attendance Awareness Month, has come to a close, we will keep a yearlong focus on the importance of attending school regularly. We would like to remind families that lawful absences may be reported electronically using the button below or the link on our website [see blue button in top, right corner].


Kind regards,
Lindsay Brenfleck

Be Your Best You - Attendance
Members of The Superintendent's Student Leadership Advisory Council created the video above to provide a guide on attendance and to help students "Be Your Best You."

Upcoming Dates


Monday, 10/7 [TONIGHT]: Chic-Fil-A Spirit Night

Tuesday, 10/8: Student Fire Prevention Assembly

Monday, 10/14: Parent/Teacher Conference Day (No School for Students)

Friday, 10/18: Two Hour Early Release

Tuesday, 10/22: Grade 1 to Bowles Farm

Wednesday, 10/23: Wear Orange, Unite to End Bullying

Thursday, 10/24 - Friday, 11/1 - Scholastic Book Fair

Friday, 10/25: Fall Festival

Chic-Fil-A Spirit Night Flyer

Present this electronic flyer at tonight's (Monday, 10/7) PTA Spirit Night!

The class with the most students who attend Chic-Fil-A Spirit Night will win a surprise!

Fire Prevention Week

This week is Fire Prevention Week! Students will attend an assembly to learn about Fire Prevention on Tuesday, October 8. Ask your child to tell you about what they learned!
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Link to Design Contest Details

All students are encouraged to participate! Original designs due 10/31/19

Mentoring Opportunity

After School Mentoring programs in various elementary schools are currently seeking volunteer mentors. Link to apply to be a mentor: Mentor Application

Town Hall Meetings

  • Throughout this year, St. Mary's County Public Schools will be hosting a series of Town Hall meetings to share school system initiatives and to seek input from our community. The first one was held on September 18 addressing the topic of Educational Equity. You can view this video below.


  • The next Town Hall meeting will be on October 15, 2019, and will focus on the topic of drug awareness and prevention.
Town Hall - Educational Equity - September 2019

TCES Staff is the best around!

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PTA Corner

We are gearing up for this year's Fall Festival!

Save the date [October 25] and sign up to volunteer if you are available.

Link to Fall Festival Sign-Up Genius Site

Volunteers needed! Thank you for helping us make this year's Fall Festival the best one yet!

Communication Methods


Please be sure that your phone number(s) and email addresses are up to date!