November 17, 2015

Greetings from your Timberlin Creek Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (TCE PTO)!

We hope that you and your family are settling into another successful school year.

The TCE PTO News offers you information about upcoming PTO events, fundraising opportunities, membership, and meetings.

Remember: Wear your Spirit Wear every Friday to show your school spirit and be eligible for class prizes.

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DATE CHANGE: Fun Run is Monday, November 23, 2015!

Parents and Guardians,
We kicked off our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Boosterthon Fun Run, on November 9, 2015. Your student brought home the Fun Run packet last Tuesday. This week, we hope that you will continue to gather pledges for every lap your student runs, and then join us in celebrating the Fun Run on Monday, November 23, 2015.

Fun Run Schedule

8:45 AM - 4th and 5th Grade
10:00 AM - Little Eagles/VPK, 2nd, and 3rd Grade
12:30 PM - K, 1st Grade, and Spencer/Claiborne/Hitchcock

Fun Run Funds Goal

With our big goal of raising funds for shading over the playground, Otterboxes for classroom iPads, and a parent lunch area, we asked the experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun. Donations will fund PTO's efforts in supporting our schools needs and to the entire nine-day experience. Students will experience an amazing character theme: Big World Recess! It's a global fitness party all about playing with character.

Sponsors and Payments

Please help our school by continuing to reach out to sponsors. Your child's sponsors can easily pay online this weekend.

Thank you for your support!

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Click the images and links below to see how easy it easy to earn money for TCE while shopping!

PTO Needs You!

Shadowing Opportunities

While this year is just getting off to a roaring start, we are already looking ahead to next year. We have a few positions that we will be opening up next year. Now is the perfect time to start shadowing those people who hold these positions this year so you can have a head start and be well on your way to success next year. Keep in mind that none of these positions require you to be the lead for this school year. This is just an opportunity to work closely with the current chair and learn the ropes.



  • Provides a monthly budget update at board meetings.

  • Handles monies collected and dispensed by PTO.

  • Keeps an accurate accounting of these funds.

  • Collects monies at events.

Holiday House Chair

  • Plan and coordinate Holiday House (Holiday Student store) in December.

  • Shops year-round for Holiday House sales items.

School Spirit Sales Coordinators

  • Coordinates promoting, ordering, selling, and distributing school spirit wear and related items.

  • Sets up School Spirit Sales event at Orientations with supplemental events, as needed.

Community Partner Marketing Manager

  • Works in tandem with Community Partner Relationship Manager.

  • Responsible for marketing opportunities for Partners within school.
    Example: standardized logo creation, lobby signage, parent pick up signs

  • Maintain Community partner website.
    Note: This position requires strong computer skills and Photoshop type software proficiency.

Membership Coordinator

  • Promotes PTO membership year round.

  • Organizes the membership drive in the fall.

  • Promotes teacher membership.

  • Obtains fall teacher gifts.

If you are interested in shadowing any of these positions, email Dawn Evans or Pam Strub.

Volunteer Opportunities

TCE and your PTO are in need of your help. Sign up to be a general volunteer today! We will send you emails about upcoming volunteer opportunities at home, in the classroom, Cafeteria, and Media Center, or at PTO events. Simply sign up for the opportunities that interest you and fit in to your schedule. (You make the choice. We won't sign you up for anything without your permission.)

Interested in volunteering at TCE? Contact Carri Grass.

PTO Meeting

Monday, Dec. 7th, 10am-12pm

555 Pine Tree Ln

St Augustine, FL

Please join us in the Dark Blue House another informative PTO meeting. ALL are welcome to join. Come and see your PTO is all about! Your presence does not obligate you to volunteer for any event. Just join us to discover what we have in store for the rest of year!

Other 2015-2016 funding initiatives include:

Computers and Safety

  • New computers and laptops school wide
  • Otterbox cases for all iPads
  • Upgrades of the school security system for our children’s’ safety
  • Web-based instructional programs the PTO (example: IXL) for all grade levels

Field Trips

  • Field trip funds for all grade levels
  • Field trip t-shirts for all grade levels

Fun Family Events

  • Mother/Son Event
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Holiday House (students do their own holiday shopping)

Future Initiatives

  • Shading for both playgrounds
  • Benches outside of the Café for students and parents

Art, Media, Music, and PE Supplies

Business Partners: Partners in Education

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