Tarvin Times

December 10, 2021


In order to provide more time for transitions, we have adjusted the time for third-grade, fourth-grade, and 5th-grade parties on Dec. 16th from 10:30 starting time to 10:45. If you would like to join us, complete this form: https://forms.gle/heRCQBKfnrUrBA1E7 for easy entry. Excited to celebrate with everyone.

Reminder: Wednesday, Dec. 15th is a normal scheduled day, and Friday, Dec. 17th is an early release time at 10:30 AM for PreK 3 and 11:40 AM for all other students. Please note the earlier time.

Together in Learning,

Christy Hilbun

Lost and Found

We have lots of lost items that need to find their owner. If your child has lost an item, remind them to look in the lost and found located in the hallway in the cafeteria. It is also helpful to write your child's name in their belongings so we can get them back to them.

December Choice Board

I wanted to let you know that I've updated our Choice Board. http://bit.ly/tarvinlibguide

It has an assortment of reading and activities for students to do throughout the month and while on vacation. I will be going over this Choice board in this library rotations but I wanted to highlight a couple of areas you also might like to use in the classroom:

1) In the top left there is a small board called "Our Holiday Choice Board Collection". It has links to all kinds of different winter holidays celebrated throughout the world. There are links to stories, research sites, and videos that give students more information about each specific holiday.

2) In the bottom left there is a small board called "The 12 Days of Making" that links two books together that center around STEAM themes. These books are FREE to read throughout the month of December thanks to a super cool librarian Shannon Miller!

3) There are also several coding activities. I will be going over the Hour of Code with all students this month and will get them started in their courses.

~Sandy Liptak

Mental Health Minutes

How to identify your support system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdzF2n2z3cs

Support Tarvin and Join the PTA

MYTH: PTA volunteers need to be at the school during the day.

FACT: Most of our PTA work can be done from home on your own schedule or at evening events, but there are volunteer opportunities available during the school day, as well.

Join today at JoinPTA.org! Remember - join in December for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Yearbooks On Sale

Secure your copy of the Tarvin Elementary Yearbook Now before they sell out.

Yearbooks are $15 and can be purchased online from Balfour (link below). 5th grade families also have the option of a "prideline ad" honoring their student's Elementary journey for an additional fee.

Tarvin Yearbook Link for online Ordering

PTA Links

Grade level Newsletters

In order to help cut down the number of emails you receive, grade levels will have their newsletters here.

Early Childhood:

Kinder Newsletter

First Grade:

Second Grade Newsletter

Third Grade:

Fourth Grade Newsletter

Fifth Grade Newsletter

Innovation Team:

Important Dates

Dec. 16th: School-Wide Winter Party

  • Kinder-2nd: 9:00-10:30
  • 3rd grade-5th grade: 10:45-12:15

Dec. 17th: End of the 2nd Nine Weeks

  • Early Release PreK 3: 10:15 AM
  • Early Release Prek 4-5th: 11:40

Dec. 20th- Jan 3rd: Winter Break

Jan. 4th: First Day of the 3rd Nine weeks

Staff Shout Outs

If you want to highlight a staff member to let them know you appreciate their great work or support, complete this form and they will receive a certificate with your kind words.

Nancy Tarvin Elementary School

Monday: Spirit Day-wear your Tarvin Shirt or navy and gold

Friday: Future Friday-wear your favorite college or high school shirt