The Tiger Parent Newsletter
Week of September 5 - 8
Happy Labor Day Weekend, Tiger Families!
It's been another super week at Timberline, a Leader in Me Lighthouse School! Your children are getting to know their fellow Tigers and are learning how to learn with them! As I visit classrooms, it's incredible to see the many ways teachers are designing learning experiences for our Tigers - big and little.
I want to take a moment to thank our families, especially our car rider parents, for supporting the changes made for dismissal. Our students are significantly safer at the end of the day which is a goal we all share. A bonus to increased safety is that the car line is getting faster! Families car pooling and cars arriving to pick up kiddos before 3:15 has had a tremendous impact. This is an example to our kids of synergy (ask a Tiger about that) and we appreciate you working alongside us to do this! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
In this month's newsletter, you will see a link to information about our new secured vestibule and information about the start of our school day. Let our leadership team know if you have any questions!
Proud to serve as your principal,
Shining the Light in Week 2
4th Grade Synergize to Solve the Monster Challenge!
Summer Readers Enjoy Some Kona Ice Time!
Dads' Club & High Five Friday
(if you're a dad, uncle, grandpa or older brother...join us Friday mornings!)
Our Vestibule is Ready!
Our new Timberline vestibule is ready! We're so grateful to our Grapevine-Colleyville community for its support during the 2016 Bond Election which enabled us to make our school an even safer place for our students. Please see the links below for information about what will go into effect Tuesday morning regarding start of day routines.
2017-2018 PTA Membership Drive
It's true - Timberline has an amazing PTA but we need YOU to make all of the great things happening! Think about just Taste of Timberline and the impact that has for our students and our community. It takes time and resources to make that happen. Please help with all of these things by joining our PTA! It's only $10 per member but what a HUGE investment in our school!
And remember anyone can join the Timberline PTA? Grandparents, uncles, aunts...any family or friends whether they live in Grapevine or not! All four of my family members joined and are supporting our Tigers all the way from Stillwater, OK and Baltimore, MA!
Leaders in Theater Registration Ends Soon!!
Rehearsals will take place on Thursdays OR Fridays (you pick which day to attend) from September 7-November 9. Performances will be on November 9 at 3:45pm. The cost is $40 for 8 weeks of instruction and the payment is due on the first day of class.
Registration forms went home last week and there is still time to get those turned in by Wednesday, September 5th. If your child lost their registration form, please have them request one from their teacher first thing Tuesday morning and we'll get another one sent home!
What if I need to change how my child get home one day?
The school will follow the direction you provided about how your child gets home each day. If there is a change to this, you must notify the office in one of the following ways:
Send a written note with your child with details for how he or she will get home that day.
Email email@example.com with details for how you child will be picked up prior to 2:00 p.m.
Call the office 817-251-5770 prior to 2:00 p.m.
Changes cannot be made by text messages or calls to teachers. Teachers are working with your children during the school day and we can’t ensure that information will get to the office.
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Want to Know All about Your Child's Lunch??
Beginning this school year, GCISD Nutrition Services has transitioned from the Nutrislice to MealViewer for our online menus. With MealViewer, families have access to nutrition and allergy information as well as school announcements. MealViewer has an app for smart-phones and Apple Watch where families are able to view menus and allergens, rate the menu items, participate in surveys and even get reminded when their favorite food is on the menu!
A New Way for GCISD to Connect - the GCISD APP!
The GCISD Communications Department is excited to launch the official GCISD app! Get the latest GCISD news and events as well as lunch information for your child and more! Download the app at http://launch.customschoolapp.net/grapevinecolleyville/