Ribbit Report

Turner Creek Elementary School

Accessing the Ribbit Report

The Ribbit Report is a weekly PTA newsletter emailed to all families with registered students attending Turner Creek. You can also access the weekly editions on the Turner Creek Website. Hover over the "News" tab at the top of the main page then click on "Ribbit Report". You'll see at least a months worth of Ribbit Report editions.

Starting this week, we will send the Ribbit Report in English only. However, reader's have the ability to translate it into many other languages if needed. Follow these instructions:

Open the newsletter in your email, at the top before the heading you'll see a link to view it in your web browser. Click this link.

When the newsletter opens, at the bottom right corner is an icon of a person. Click on the person.

A box will open, in the top left corner is the word Translate. Click on Translate.

It will give you an opportunity to choose the language you'd like to read it in. It will then change the entire newsletter to that language.

Acceder al informe Ribbit

El Informe Ribbit es un boletín semanal de la PTA que se envía por correo electrónico a todas las familias con estudiantes registrados que asisten a Turner Creek. También puede acceder a las ediciones semanales en el sitio web de Turner Creek. Coloca el cursor sobre la pestaña "Noticias" en la parte superior de la página principal y luego haz clic en "Informe Ribbit". Verá al menos un mes de ediciones de Ribbit Report.

A partir de esta semana, enviaremos el Informe Ribbit solo en inglés. Sin embargo, los lectores tienen la capacidad de traducirlo a muchos otros idiomas si es necesario. Siga estas instrucciones:

Abra el boletín en su correo electrónico, en la parte superior antes del encabezado verá un enlace para verlo en su navegador web. Haga clic en este enlace.

Cuando se abre el boletín, en la esquina inferior derecha hay un ícono de una persona. Haga clic en la persona.

Se abrirá un cuadro, en la esquina superior izquierda está la palabra Traducir. Haga clic en Traducir. Le dará la oportunidad de elegir el idioma en el que le gustaría leerlo. Luego cambiará todo el boletín a ese idioma.

STEM Night for tracks 2 and 4

Reminder: STEM Night for Tracks 2 and 4 will be held on Tuesday, March 21

Time: 6 - 7 PM

Venue: TCE Cafeteria

Don’t forget to SIGN UP HERE!

The Art of Stem will be on site with interactive, hands-on and engaging STEM activities! Light refreshments will be provided.

If you are available to volunteer between 5:15-7 PM, please drop a note to tceptabod@tce-pta.org and we'll be in touch.

Substitutes Needed!

Many of our parents are also certified substitute teachers! Are you looking for a very flexible schedule? Have you been out of the unpaid work world awhile? Looking for extra income with zero long term commitment? Want access to cheap hockey tickets via the teacher discount code? Then think about joining WCPSS as a sub.

Details can be found here, you will undergo a background check, half day training, and an online class. Once you are approved, you log into a central system and pick the jobs on the days you are available, half or full day options. It does not require a college degree.

If you have any questions, our PTA Advocacy chair, Lisa Mead (lisanoelle@gmail.com), is happy to chat. She has subbed in over 30 schools nearly 125 times since January 2020. This is an excellent way to earn extra income while helping the community.

The 2023-24 PTA is calling to you!

Consider how you may contribute back to our community by serving on TCE’s amazing PTA Board

Email fundraising@tce-pta.org with any questions or to put yourself into the great game of helping out our fabulous school!

Yearbooks! - LAST CHANCE!

The final day to order is APRIL 7! Less than a month away.

Purchase a 2022-2023 Turner Creek Yearbook

Yearbooks will be shipped to the school and distributed to the students in their homeroom. We will only have a limited number of extras for sale. If you want one, you need to order before April 7.

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Announcing NEW to TCE for Passive Fundraising — Memberhub GiveBacks Program!

Givebacks is another fantastic way for both you and Turner Creek to earn cash back any time you shop or dine at many different selections of stores or restaurants.

All you have to do is:

  1. Sign up here and search for Turner Creek Elementary PTA as the worthy cause
  2. Download the mobile & desktop extensions. Watch the helpful videos for instructions: mobile & desktop
  3. Link up your payment methods (credit card, debit card, PayPal, etc) via the GiveBacks secure site
  4. Enjoy shopping or eating. Be sure to use Safari or Chrome with the Givebacks browser extension for online purchases. Additional browsers will be added in the future. For in-store local merchants, you must have linked your credit card in Step 3 above in order to earn cash back.
  5. GiveBacks will contribute a portion of your eligible purchases to our school and you will start to earn cash back as well.

The best part is, you don’t have to keep track of anything yourself, as the program does it for you and alerts you when you’ve earned cash back!

Examples of participating local businesses for in-store purchases:

Culver’s, Rack Room Shoes, Game Stop, Sonic, Alpaca’s, Dominos, Rudy’s Pub, Mattress Warehouse, Scratch Kitchen, Brixx Pizza.. it’s almost endless!

Please join us! Follow the invitation link below and let’s start earning rewards for Turner Creek! We have already earned $42 for the school in just a few months. Every person that joins and makes an eligible purchase results in a $5 bonus


See our website for more passive fundraising opportunities. Here is the link:


Below are some online participating merchants:

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Rent the Rocks!

The TCE PTA has installed two Spirit Rocks at the parking lot entrance in front of school. They can be rented for one week and paid for online on our Memberhub site. The cost of the weekly rental is $25 and the funds raised go right back into our school. See link below to make your reservation and get additional info.


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BackPack Buddies Update

**Our program is currently in need of single-serve Mac and Cheese and Chef Boyardee. These are great lunch options for our students who have working parents and need something easy to microwave during the day. We also are in need of Jelly, to support PB&J days!

A BIG shout-out to our amazing community for supporting this program. We have had neighborhood food drives, cub/girl scout troop donations, and companies matching donations! If you have an idea on how to support the program please email jhawkins@wcpss.net. We would also like to thank Ms. Penuel for starting a connection with our local Panera Bread. Our families will now be getting bread with their weekly weekend bags!!

If you are interested in supporting this program, here are our

current needs

(Items in red are in HIGH need). You can drop food off at the office at any time, or use the links to have donations directly shipped. You can use our Target or Amazon links to have items directly delivered to school.

If your family is in need of food support please send an email to jhawkins@wcpss.net saying that you are interested, your child's name, and the number of children under the age of 18 in your household. We will send home a permission form with your student and food home on Fridays.

Helping During the School Day

We need volunteers to help supervise students at lunch and recess to help relieve teachers and IAs. It's a great opportunity to see your child and really help out the school.

Only registered volunteers will be able serve our school in this way. The school will have a computer available daily for community members to register to volunteer. If you would like to register, please come to the school between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. You should park in a parking space and walk to the front of the building. Ring the bell and tell the front office staff that you would like to register to volunteer. We will roll a computer out to you. You will need your Driver's License to register.





Help the PTA support the staff

Our TCE staff are so excited for this new school year! Welcome to all our new families! Our PTA has a COVID-safe way for families to help support our teachers and staff. We have an Amazon Wish List of items needed to re-supply our staff snack cart. If you order off the wish list, the items will be delivered directly to the school, so you don't even need to drop anything off. Please consider supporting our staff by visiting our Amazon Wish List. Thank you so much!

School Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear

Turner Creek gear including hats, t-shirts, car magnets and more can be ordered via the PTA store here. Items will be delivered to the classroom to be sent home with your child.

Celebration Books

Turner Creek families can mark special occasions, such as a child’s birthday, by donating a book to the Media Center in your child’s name. Donating a book is a very special way to honor your child while promoting a love of reading and supporting the Turner Creek Media Center. If you would like to participate in this program, you can fill out this online form.

Close to your child's birthday, they will be invited to choose a new book which will be added to the Media Center collection. A personalized bookplate will be placed inside the front cover to commemorate your child’s special occasion and be seen by future readers. Your child will then be the first to check out the book. We hope you will take part in this meaningful program!

TCE PTA Facebook

Don't miss an event or a deadline! Follow TCE PTA on Facebook (@turnercreekpta) for the latest updates, reminders and fun stories about your TCE community. Have an interesting story? Email us at communication@tce-pta.org and we'll feature it.

Get Connected and Stay Informed! / ¡Conéctate y mantente informado!

1. PTA Website:​​www.tce-pta.org

2. Turner Creek:​​www.wcpss.net/turnercreekes

3. Facebook Page:​​www.facebook.com/turnercreekpta

4. Twitter:​@Turner CreekES