Mrs. Gibson's News
Week 23: February 15-19, 2016
School will not be in session Monday, February 15th and Tuesday, February 16th due to the Presidents' Day holiday and HSE Flex Day. Enjoy your long weekend!
Study Trip to Learning Curve at The Central Library
The cost of the trip is $4.00. If you have not already done so, please return your child's permission slip and $4.00 fee as soon as possible. Checks should be made to Thorpe Creek Elementary.
If you would like to serve as a chaperone for this study trip, please send your $4.00 payment with your child. If you choose to serve as a chaperone for this study trip, you must ride the bus with our class and have a current background check on file with the office.
Box Tops & Labels for Education: Due Friday
TCE has already collected over 8,000 Box Tops and Labels for Education this year! The winter deadline to turn in Box Tops and Labels for Education is Friday, February 19. Winners will be announced the following Friday. The spring contest will continue through May, so please continue to send your Box Tops and Labels for Education in all year! Thank you for supporting our school!
Pennies for Patients 2016
Thank you to all the families who participated in our Pennies for Patients campaign to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Our broccoli seeds have sprouted!!!
TCE Cardinal Runners
Join our school team and be a Cardinal Runner!
May 21, 2016
The Geist Half Marathon Inc. is an Indiana non-profit corporation organized to inspire health and wellness in the children surrounding Geist Reservoir. Money from last year’s race was donated to HSE and Lawrence Township Schools.
If your child (or you!) would like to participate in this year’s race as a part of the “Cardinal Runners” team, please return the emailed permission slip and race fee by March 28, 2016. Our school team will be walking and running in the 5K (3.1 miles) race. The cost to participate in the Cardinal Runner team is $37.50. Please make checks payable to TCE. The registration fee for the race includes a fee of $7.50 for a “Cardinal Runners” team shirt. Let’s show our school spirit by wearing our Cardinal Runners shirt on race day! *If you have last year’s Cardinal Runner shirt, you can re-wear it. The entry fee is $30, then, without the Cardinal Runner shirt. Each participant also receives a Geist 5K shirt, refreshments at the finish line, and a medal! Additional race information can be found at http://geisthalf.com/. We will register all students and parents that participate on our Cardinal Runners team at one time, so please do not register through the website. If your child may need financial assistance in order to participate, please contact Mrs. Curran.
I will be sending home information in the spring about an optional training walking/running program at school, along with additional race day details. I look forward to running with a large group of the Thorpe Creek Elementary Family!
Cardinal Runners sponsor,
Mr. Clint Cushman
Valentine Party Fun!
Reading through our Valentines was a highlight of our day!
Reading - We will be reading books written by Troy Cummings, the author who is coming to our school on February 22!
Writing - Young Hoosier book reviews
Grammar - synonyms/antonyms
Math - Review of plane and 3-D shapes and begin
Science/Social Studies - TCE Garden Project-growing parsley
Sight Words - other, two, or, each, eat
*our next spelling test will be Friday, February 26
Mark Your Calendar!
February 15 - No School (Presidents' Day)
February 16 - Flex Day (school will not be in session unless a make-up day is required)
February 19 - Movie Night
February 22 - Author Visit
March 10 - Study Trip to Central Library
March 14 - Flex Day (school will not be in session unless a make-up day is required)