January 12, 2015

Greetings from your Timberlin Creek Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (TCE PTO)!

Happy New Year, Timberlin Creek families! We hope that you had a relaxing and fun-filled Winter Break.

The TCE PTO News offers you information about upcoming PTO events, fundraising opportunities, membership, and meetings.
Remember: Wear your Spirit Wear every Friday to show your school spirit and be eligible for class prizes.

Did you know ...?

  • When you are volunteering for a PTO event or simply helping out your teacher, art supplies are available in each of the houses?
    Volunteers should always check the house supplies before going to the Art room for supplies. If you visit the Art room, please coordinate with the teacher.
  • Teachers are always available to parents/guardians, and they love your help! However, if you are coming in to assist the school in other areas, please respect their instructional time and do your best to not disrupt them. If you would like to visit the classroom, it is always best schedule the visit with your student's teacher so that everyone can prepare.

Business Partner Spotlight: Shearwater Living

Join us for Shearwater’s Grand Opening and Model Tour on January 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Be among the first to walk through the floorplans of Shearwater’s model homes. The first-ever model tour will include: David Weekley Homes, Lennar, Richmond American Homes, and Master Craft Builder Group.

Join the fun by participating in the community passport tour for a chance to win exciting prizes. Simply collect stamps while you tour our exceptional models and discover the timeless designs of Shearwater homes.

Shearwater is part playground, part sanctuary—and this celebration is made for families. Take a walk on the wild side and explore Shearwater’s trail system.

Children will be delighted by our balloon artist, face painter, caricature artist, and bounce house. Finish the afternoon with lunch for the whole family at our complimentary food trucks—naturally, healthy options will be available.

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PTO Needs You!

Shadowing Opportunities

We are already looking ahead to next school year and have found that we have a few positions that we will be opening up this summer and in the fall. Now is the perfect time to start shadowing the people who hold these positions this year so you can have a head start and be well on your way to success in the fall. Keep in mind that none of these positions require you to be the lead for the remainder of this school year. This is just an opportunity to work closely with the current chair and learn the ropes.



  • Provides a monthly budget update at board meetings.

  • Handles monies collected and dispensed by PTO.

  • Keeps an accurate accounting of these funds.

  • Collects monies at events.

Holiday House Chair

  • Plan and coordinate Holiday House (Holiday Student store) in December.

  • Shops year-round for Holiday House sales items.

Community Partner Marketing Manager

  • Works in tandem with Community Partner Relationship Manager.

  • Responsible for marketing opportunities for Partners within school.
    Example: standardized logo creation, lobby signage, parent pick up signs

  • Maintain Community partner website.
    Note: This position requires strong computer skills and Photoshop type software proficiency.

Family Fun Night Coordinator

  • Plans two family fun night events.
  • Oversees refreshments for Light the Night and General Meeting family nights: Bingo, January ORFF performance, and Night of the Arts.

If you are interested in shadowing any of these positions, email Pam Strub.

Volunteer Opportunities

TCE and your PTO are in need of your help. Sign up to be a general volunteer today! We will send you emails about upcoming volunteer opportunities at home, in the classroom, Cafeteria, and Media Center, or at PTO events. Simply sign up for the opportunities that interest you and fit in to your schedule. (You make the choice. We won't sign you up for anything without your permission.)

Interested in volunteering at TCE? Contact Carri Grass.

Orff Performance and General Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 6pm

555 Pine Tree Ln

St Augustine, FL

Please join us in the Cafetorium for a special Orff performance followed by our biannual General Meeting.

Other 2015-2016 funding initiatives include:

Computers and Safety

  • New computers and laptops school wide
  • Otterbox cases for all iPads
  • Upgrades of the school security system for our children’s’ safety
  • Web-based instructional programs the PTO (example: IXL) for all grade levels

Field Trips

  • Field trip funds for all grade levels
  • Field trip t-shirts for all grade levels

Fun Family Events

  • Mother/Son Event
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Holiday House (students do their own holiday shopping)

Future Initiatives

  • Shading for both playgrounds
  • Benches outside of the Café for students and parents

Art, Media, Music, and PE Supplies

Business Partners: Partners in Education

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