Trumbauersville Times

December 2019

The Gift of Time

As we round the November focus of giving thanks and head into the winter holidays, I would like to take a moment to express how thankful our school is for your support. From nightly homework help to classroom volunteering to everything in between…Thank you for your continued support of our students and our school!

The move into December often shifts our focus toward giving. To that end, I would like to highlight the gift of time. The approaching holiday season provides us with an opportunity to create life-long memorable moments with our children…if we make the time. Time spent with our children is something we as adults control; time is a gift we manage daily.

So, if you are searching for that perfect gift for your child, then I suggest the gift of time…time to play with them, time to read with them, time to share a story from your childhood with them, time to build with them, time to take a walk with them, or time to do whatever your child’s favorite thing is to do. Your children will be this age but once in their life and there are no instant replays. A holiday note with a promise of spending time together may just be the perfect gift. As a good friend used to say, “We don’t remember days, we remember moments…moments in time.”

On behalf of all of the staff of Trumbauersville Elementary School, I would like to wish you and your family the most memorable holiday season.


Sincerely,

Adam Schmucker

Digital Literacy Update- Mrs. Demchick


All students at Trum will be participating in a program called Hour of Code in December.

What is Hour of Code:

“The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.”

These activities are a change from the regular coding, typing and internet safety activities that we do all year long.

If you want to look at some of the activities or have your child show you the activities for hour of code they can be found at: https://hourofcode.com/us/learn.

About us

Welcome to Trumbauersville Elementary School. Our school community is committed to the on-going development of all of our students and staff members. We embrace an inquiry stance and work collectively so that we can create the best learning environment.

The learning starts with ensuring that students are healthy emotionally and physically. As a focus toward emotional safety, our school employs a School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Plan focused on fostering Compassion, Perseverance, and Respect.

At Trumbauersville, we are passionate about children and education and we look forward to sharing our school community with you.

Phys Ed Time - Mr. Filoon

YES, it is the time of year to snack, eat treats enjoy friends and family! I am not telling you to put down the TREATS...I am going to suggest two things:

· Be MINDFUL of overeating

· Be MINDFUL about your physical activity

· Park further away

· Take a Family Walk in this fantastic Weather Season

· Ask you kids how to do the Giraffe, Gorilla, & Corkscrew!

STAY ACTIVE...STAY HEALTHY

Vocal Music- Mrs. Weinlein

It’s the time of year for holiday music! Students are working in music class to prepare for our school sing along. Please ask your child to share a song or two at home! We have songs from winter to Hanukkah. From Christmas to New Years. Enjoy a concert or performance this month in our community! There are so many wonderful concerts and performances throughout the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County. Our own chorus will be singing at the QMPO Craft Fair on December 14th!

CHORUS:

Calling all 4th and 5th grade students who love to sing! Our chorus rehearses each Day 6 at 11:50 in the music room. See Mrs. Weinlein to sign up to start in January!

Save the Dates:

December 14, 2019: QMPO Craft Fair and chorus performance (9-9:30am performance….students report at 8:45)

March 10, 2020: 2nd Grade Concert at 6:30pm

May 28, 2020: Spring Music Concert (chorus, band, strings)

News from the Art Room- Mrs. Robison

With the winter holidays coming soon, encourage your kids to make handmade gifts and cards! Explore the wealth of library books and websites with creative gift and craft ideas for the holidays! The student’s school art projects also make wonderful gifts. Keep your eye open for sales on frames to make them extra special! Make your own wrapping paper to make special gifts even more special. Use a brown paper bag turned inside out and cut open. Stamp using your favorite winter themes with your children’s favorite colors. Decorate by making a wreath for the door using greens from the tree outside that needs trimming. Add a ribbon bow and hang on the front door! Your children will be so proud every time they come home. Winter months can offer great sources of inspiration for artwork. The beautiful snow and icicles offer us ideas for our own art work and help us incorporate many types of material into our work.

Giving the Gift of Reading -Mrs. Smith

With the holidays just around the corner, gift ideas are on the mind of every parent. Books make fantastic gifts or stocking stuffers. When choosing books for your child(ren), be sure to consider the level of the book. A book that is “just right” will help your child build reading skills. However, do not feel that you need to purchase books ONLY at your child’s level. If your child enjoys the illustrations and photographs that accompany a higher-level nonfiction book, your child may “read” the book by studying the pictures. Conversely, your child may love receiving his/her very own copy of a lower-level title that has been read several times. If you are uncertain about the reading level of a particular book you are considering, check the back cover of the book. Often times, the book will have a general reading level in the corner of the back book jacket. Your child’s teacher or the salesperson at the bookstore will also be able to help you with reading levels of particular titles, so ask away!

Also, keep in mind the interests of your child(ren) when considering a book purchase. Your child may be wild about animal books, interested in biographies or entertained by stories about favorite characters. Tap into these interests to get your child excited about reading.

Additionally, magazine subscriptions make terrific gifts. Since magazines will continue to be delivered throughout the year, magazine subscriptions truly are the gifts that keep on giving. Again, different magazines are appropriate for different ages and readers so do a little research about magazine options before choosing your subscription.

Sound/word games are another option for holiday gift giving. Games that encourage children to manipulate sounds and interact with letters and words can be very powerful in strengthening phonemic awareness, spelling and reading skills. Sound/word games can be found in stores that carry children’s toys and games.

May you all have a wonderful holiday season!


In the Library- Mr. Nagle

In the Library… Our Library Special provides students with an opportunity to read, view, or listen to a variety of literature for enjoyment. But it doesn’t stop there. With a focus on the learning target Respond to Literature, students answer questions using key details, make inferences, draw conclusions, or define an author’s purpose and message. This learning target works in support of their classroom studies, helping students to improve their comprehension skills and demonstrate their understanding of a text. Ask your children, “What did you read in library special?” followed by, “How did you respond to that story to demonstrate your understanding of the text?” Keep reading!

QCSD Library Department

Visit-The-Library

TPO News

The TPO Board would like to thank everyone for all the donations to our amazing school. To date we have raised over $20,500! WOW

Holiday Shop is coming up on December 5th from 4:30-6:30 PM, please join us for this great event. During this event, we will also be collecting “Gently Used” Spirit Wear to distribute to families within our school.

Upcoming events:

Holiday Shop December 5th at 4:30-6:30 PM

TPO Meeting 1/14 6:30 PM

From the Cafe- Mrs. Nicas

Reminder to check your child’s lunch account to see if more funds are needed or balances owed.


Click here to add money in your child's lunch account:

http://www.schoolcafe.com


Click here for the lunch menu:

https://qcsd.nutrislice.com/menu/trumbauersville/lunch

Did you know that Trumbauersville Elementary School had a Facebook page?

Holiday Shoppe!

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 4:30-7:30pm

Trumbauersville Cafe/Gym

Trumbauersville Elementary Dining Hall and Gym

Sponsored by the TPO


Children may shop for gifts ranging from $0.50 to $7.00


Free craft, coloring, and snacks


Pictures with SANTA

(everyone may get one free 5x7 from Christmas City Studio)


Children must be accompanied by an adult at this event.


RSVPs are enabled for this event.