Tarvin Times

Nov. 19, 2021


I am thankful and blessed to lead Tarvin Elementary school. Also, I am grateful for the students, families, and staff that make up Tarvin. Your continued support is very appreciated. I hope you all have a safe and fun Thanksgiving break.

Together in Learning,

Christy Hilbun

National Family Literacy Month

National Family Literacy Month is November and it’s time to get the whole family together to enjoy some reading — because when you read to your children, you inculcate in them fundamental skills for success in their later years in school and life. When a parent reads with their kids, learning occurs, memories are created, and bonds are made (or solidified). If you desire that your kids become readers, now is the best time to help develop in them a love for reading — then wait to have them thank you profusely in the future.

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

Donations needed for HCCB and Leander Clothes Closet

Giving Tree supporting Hill Country Christmas Bureau. Donations are due Dec. 8th.

Leander Clothes Closet Donation
Girls 2t/3t undies

·Boys 2t/3t undies

· Women's Undies (X-small)

· Women's Undies (Small)

· Men's Boxer Briefs (Small - no white)

· Men's Boxer Briefs (Medium - no white)

· Men's Boxer Briefs (Large - no white)

You can drop off donations at the front office.

Hill Country Christmas Bureau

If you need assistance this year, Please see the following registration process. If you would like to donate, pick up a tag from our Tarvin Giving Tree in the front office.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION: November 14th through December 8th


Please fill in all of the blanks on the registration form. Not filling in necessary information, like child's age, birthdate, school attended and most importantly, Christmas wishes only slows down the process. You will need to provide a proof of residence (within the Leander ISD boundaries). There will be a link to permit you to upload it to your registration. The proof of residence must include the name of the person listed as applicant. It can be any utility bill showing you are receiving mail at your residence. Not providing the proof of residence will delay your registration processing. If necessary, we will verify your child’s school attendance with their school.

We do ask that you do not apply for assistance from more than one organization, as all of our resources will be limited this year due to the current economy. We will do our best to ensure that every child gets a wish or two this Christmas!

When we receive your application, we will send you a confirmation email within 7 days with the pickup location, date, time and your assigned Family number to present for gift pickup. If you do not hear from us, please send an email to: HILLCOUNTRYCHRISTMASBUREAU@GMAIL.COM

MORE INFORMATION/Para más información: Call 512-773-5878 or go to www.hillcountrychristmas.org

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

Nov. 22nd-26th: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 1st: Early Release 1:25 PM

Dec. 8th: Early Release 1:25 PM

  • Sharksburger Spirit Night

Dec. 16th: School-Wide Winter Party

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