The Bulldog Bark

September 2, 2022

We are 18 days in to the new year!

Your child may have shared with you that they have recently taken some assessments called NWEA. Students in grades K-3 take two reading assessments and one math assessment, and students in grades 4 and 5 take one reading and one math assessment. NWEA provides information about how each student is progressing throughout the school year and shows specific skill areas of strength areas of potential growth.

You can expect to see your child’s data report in middle of September. The data from NWEA is shared with parents so you can collaborate with your child’s teacher to understand and support your child’s progress. The partnership between home and school is paramount for a child's success.

Check out the amazing work of our students by clicking on the Art Show below!

The Art Show is featured during the month of September at the CPCSC Administrative Service Center!

Picture Day on September 14

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Upcoming Events

9/5 - Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)

9/9 - PTO Movie Night

9/14 - Picture Day

9/21 - Distance Learning Day

9/26-9/30 - Spirit Week (College and Career Week)

9/28 - Walk to School Day

Paw Tickets - Positive Behavior

We have a new positive behavior system this year that you may have heard about from your student. When students exemplify the values and expectations on the poster below, they can earn a Paw Ticket. Each week, a Paw Ticket winner will be selected from each grade level for a weekly prize. Our students are doing an amazing job!

Cafeteria Information

2022-2023 Meal Prices

Breakfast- $1.50

Lunch- $2.45

Birthday Treats - Please give us 1 week notice on Birthday ice cream celebrations to make sure we have enough in stock. When scheduling, please include students first and last name, birthday and teacher name and grade on this form. Deposits for payment can be made thru the mealtime app or by sending check (payable to Timothy Ball Café) or cash. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the cafeteria manager at

Free/reduced lunch - The federal program that provided free breakfast and lunch for all students has ended. If you need meal assistance OR textbook assistance, you must complete a free/reduced application at

Fifth Grade Cross Country Race

Click on the flyer below to sign up for the CPCSC Fifth Grade Cross Country Race on September 15 at Lemon Lake Park!

From the PTO

1. Our first PTO meeting will be Thursday, September 15th at 4 o’clock in the Media Center.

2. Movie night September 9th in the gym -- 5:30 doors open.

3. We still need copy volunteers - if you are interested, please email

Transportation Information

Please have your students at their bus stop 10 minutes before the posted time. Bus times can change any day due to construction, weather, etc. The times posted in Bus Planner are estimates and are subject to change. Use this link here: FIND MY BUS STOP!

The phone number for transportation is 219-663-1465 - thank you!

Timothy Ball Elementary School

Mr. Ciochina, Principal

Mrs. Bock, Assistant Principal