Timberview Family Newsletter

December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Timberview Traditional Holiday Greeting 2014
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Spelling Bee 2014-15

Congratulations to the winner of our annual campus spelling bee, 7th grader Pranav K! Our first runner-up was 7th grader Danyal C! We had some great spellers in this bee, and we are proud of our participants and our winners!!

Transition Night

On Tuesday, January 27, Timberview will host a Transition night for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade parents and students. This night is designed to help families learn more about their student's transition to the next grade level.

The Transition Night will start at 6:00 PM and end at 7:30 PM. It's a come and go event, but counselors will present 3 times during the course of the evening on course selections, registration directions, etc,, for varied grade levels. Presentations will be offered at 6:00; 6:30; and again at 7:00 PM.

While presentations are going on, we'll also have core and elective teachers available for parents and students to visit with. Families can choose the presentation time that best fits their schedule.

Registration for incoming 6th, 7th, and 9th grade students will begin in early February. Please be on the lookout for additional information/dates in the next few weeks! If you have any questions, please contact the TMS Counseling Department at 817-744-2611.


These are highlights of upcoming events. For the full calendar, including all TMS sporting and fine arts events, please check out our web site calendar!

Dec 22 Winter Break

Jan 5 Student Holiday/District Professional Development

Jan 6 Classes Resume

Jan 7 Cheer Mandatory Tryout Meetings

Jan 16 Fast Fours Tournament

Jan 19 District Holiday

Cheer Tryouts

There are mandatory cheer tryout meetings for incoming 7th and 8th graders on January 7. If your student is interested in trying out for cheer this meeting is mandatory to try out.

For more information please see the flyer here.

Community Book Study

"The End of Molasses Classes" by Ron Clark is a book written to help parents who want more success for their children, teachers who are looking to engage every child, and communities that want to uplift the next generation.

Beginning in the second semester our Timberview staff will participate in a study of this book, and we are inviting parents and community members to participate with us. Discussions that will involve parents and the community will take place through our original #TMSHawkChat at 9:00 PM on selected Tuesdays.

We do have some copies of "The End of Molasses Classes" on campus available for check out or you may purchase a copy at any local book store or Amazon.com. If you are interested in participating, please contact Allison Esparza (allison.esparza@kellerisd.net) for more details.

Join Timberview PTA

By becoming a member of TMS PTA, you can become an important part of helping to ensure plans become a reality. You may come to TMS PTA general meeting where you can vote and voice your ideas that can benefit your children and the school. For the first time, you may register for the PTA online, allowing anyone who would like to donate to the PTA by becoming a member, anywhere in the country, able to do so easily. Please follow the link here for more information.

PTA now has a Facebook page, so check them out for all they do for our students!

PTA are selling sweatshirts for $25. The order form is here and completed forms and payments need to be turned into the office. Thank you for your support!

Kroger Donations to PTA

You may enroll online your Kroger Plus card at the websitewww.KrogerCommunityRewards.comand link Timberview Middle School PTA to have Kroger donate a percentage of sales to the Timberview PTA. No more flyer to bring to the cashier! TMS PTA Rewards number is 90463, or you may select our organization from the list and click on confirm once you register your card online. Thank you for supporting the TMS PTA!

Dining Out Nights

Every year the PTA and several restaurants work together to raise money to help Timberview kids. The following is a list of dates and restaurants that are participating in the near future; be sure to mention Timberview Middle School when you go!

Mooyah Burgers - February 23

Chick-Fil-A - April 14

Nurse's Notes

We have started to see some flu cases at Timberview. If your child has been diagnosed with the flu please notify the school nurse as she needs to report only numbers of cases to the state. Please review the attached flyers and the information below. Please call the school nurse if you have questions.

Please consider the following:

  1. Flu Vaccine is still the best protection against the flu. It is not too late! Please ask friends, family, patients, students and all to get the flu vaccine early.
  2. Decisions about starting antiviral treatment should not wait for the laboratory confirmation of influenza. Tamiflu and Relenza work best when started within the first 48 hours of symptom onset.
  3. Preventive health practices such as staying home when sick, keeping distance from symptomatic individuals, washing your hands often, covering your cough and sneezes are very effective social tools of reducing the spread of flu.

For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/flu/

If your student needs an Epi pen, the following site offers you a copay card or coupon up to $100 off. https://www.epipen.com/en/copay-offer

TMS will conduct vision and hearing screening for 5th and 7th graders on December 15th & 16th. If a vision or hearing problem is found after two screenings, a referral letter will be sent to the parents. Please make sure your student wears their glasses or contacts for the screening.

Screeners also look for a marker called Acanthosis Nigricans. This marker is a cutaneous marker (a change in the skin color and texture around the neck) associated with hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance and is considered a risk factor for Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic diseases. Parents/Guardians will be notified if your child has an abnormal exam. Please contact the TMS school nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

To contact the nurse by phone, 817-744-2620, via email jane.danielson@kellerisd.net.