William Tell Elementary

Parent Newsletter, May 2016

Thank You to All of Our Career Speakers!

Our Students Learn About Careers

William Tell Elementary students enjoyed a number of Career Week/Month speakers, with each grade level having at least five speakers. We greatly appreciate our parents and community members taking the time to come to our school and teaching the students about their careers.

Hands-On Science!

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Our 4th graders are learning about the structures and behaviors of living things. Here 4th grader Eito Niimi shows his enthusiasm picking up a crayfish and observing it.

FREE Summer Lunch Program

From May 31st through July 22nd come to the Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School Red Apple Inn for FREE summer lunches (18 years old or younger). Up to two adults accompanying a child may eat for $2.00 per meal. Meals are offered from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Triathlon Saturday, May 21st

Come join the fun with the annual William Tell Elementary Triathlon. Students have already brought home a registration form. Students who turn in their forms by this Friday, May 6th and participate in the triathlon will be in a drawing for a prize. This is a FREE event for ALL students in 1st through 6th grades to enjoy! We celebrate with a pool party at the end! Volunteers are in high demand.

YMCA Summer Camp Opportunities--Starts May 31st

We want the YMCA in our community, and at William Tell Elementary parents have been happy to have the service provided by the YMCA day camps. See the link below for registrations. Scholarships are available. Call the YMCA at 812-367-2323 for more information. Camp begins May 31st!

Volunteer and Staff Appreciation

Thanks to German American Bank, our staff will enjoy a catered meal May 3rd. Tuesday is National Teacher Day! Show your appreciation by making a positive comment to a friend or to someone new to our community about Tell City Schools! A special thanks to our volunteers--far too many to name. You make William Tell Elementary a great place to work and an even better school for our students! All volunteers are invited to a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon May 12th at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP by calling Mrs. Rich at 812-547-9727 or e-mailing wendi.rich@tellcity.k12.in.us.

Summer School May 31st - June 17th

Summer school classes begin Tuesday, May 31st. Students received invitations based on test scores, classroom performance, and teacher recommendation. Parents who register their children and sign up for transportation will be contacted once the route is set. Students will have the opportunity to eat the FREE summer lunches.

TC STEM Camp TBA in June

After a successful TC STEM Camp Week last summer, watch for TC STEM Camp flyers coming home soon. We will be accepting applications for our own STEM camp, offering classes again at K/1, 2/3, 4/5, and 6/7/8. Teachers from Tell City schools will conduct the a.m. and p.m. sessions. This camp received rave reviews last summer!

I would like to VOLUNTEER for the William Tell Triathlon on Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 9am

1235 31st Street

Tell City, IN

Opportunities to Volunteer:

* Intersections- 8:30am-9:45am (MOST NEEDED)

* Supervision of students as they wait to begin at the William Tell Elementary (back) Playground

*Ride or Run with Group -8:30am to 9:45am

*Library - Parking bikes, Finding bikes for runners

*TCJSHS Parking Lot and Pool Party

(See flyer sent home yesterday)

Important Dates to Remember!


May 6 - ISTEP+ testing ends

May 21 - Triathlon begins at 9:00 a.m.

May 24 - Last day of school!

May 31-June 17 - Summer School, 8-11 a.m.

July 26 - Back to School Cook-out 5-7 p.m.

July 28 - Kindergarten Orientation 6:30 p.m.

August 2 - First student day