Timberline News

News from Mrs. Hilcher - Timberline Principal

Week of May 23, 2022

Tiger Families,

It is hard to believe that we are entering into the last week of the 21-22 school year. It has been another unique school year as we navigated the changes that COVID-19 posed and navigated challenges with icy weather and the special academic and emotional needs of our students. Our teachers and students have exemplified grit and perseverance this year and we appreciate how you have supported your Timberline Tiger through it all! We are #TigerStrong because of our collective efforts. Have a wonderful and safe summer with your family. If you child is returning to Timberline next year, please be sure to complete their enrollment on Skyward and we will see you in August!

Tiger Pride,

Liz Hilcher

Last Week of School Theme Days

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News From the Nurse

If your child has any medication in the clinic, please come pick them up by the last day of school. Any inhalers and Epi-Pens, will be sent home with your child on the last day of school. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Nurse Belinda Dunn

Please Register for the 2022-2023 School Year by May 20

BRegistration for both new and returning families is open in Skyward. As a reminder, the primary guardian will need to complete the registration in Skyward Family Access by May 20. If you have forgotten your login and/or password, please click on Forgot login or password on the login screen and that information will be sent to your email.

Please note that bus rider registration will not be included in Skyward registration this year. If students need to register as a bus rider, they can do so by visiting www.GCISD.net/transportation after completing registration in Skyward.

If you need additional assistance or have specific questions or concerns, please contact your campus directly. If you have trouble registering for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact your campus registrar or onlinereg@gcisd.net.

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All Library Books Are Due!

ALL student books must be returned by the end of the school year. Any books that are not returned will receive a fine that families must pay before the end of the year. Please help students locate their missing books and put them in their backpacks to be returned as soon as possible.

2022 Summer Food Service Program Information

For a meal near you call 211 or Text FOOD to 304-304

The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children age 18 and younger. These meals provide essential nutrients for active growing kids. Children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life. With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.

Summer food program meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive. To participate in the free meal program, all kids have to do is show up at a serving site.

Locations of summer sites for daily meal service: (a traditional breakfast and lunch will be served daily)

Timberline Elementary
3220 Timberline Dr.
June 1 - July 1
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cross Timbers Middle
2301 Pool Rd.
June 6 - August 4
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Menus: June | July | August

Breakfast and lunch will be offer vs. serve. Students will need to select a minimum three components for breakfast and lunch. At lunch the meal must include a fruit or vegetable in order to have a complete meal.

The entire meal must be consumed at the serving site absolutely no “to go” breakfasts or lunches are available.

For additional information please call the GCISD Nutrition Services Department at 817-251-5618 or email child.nutrition@gcisd.net. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit SummerFood.org.

Repeated information

Lost and Found

Please ask your student(s) to check the Lost and Found for any of their personal items this week and next. There are many unclaimed jackets, lunch boxes and water bottles. We will be donating all remaining items on Wednesday, 5/25/22.

School Supply Orders

t is time to start thinking about ordering school supplies for the 2022-2023 School Year! PTA has partnered with Ready-Set-Start.com to make it easy for our families to order their school supplies. The Timberline school supplies will be available to order ALL YEAR LONG! There is no deadline and school supplies will be delivered straight to your door. Another great perk is you can select to order the entire school supply package OR select just the items you need individually. For example if your student already has a ruler, 1inch binder, pencil bag, and scissors, etc then you do not have to purchase those items and only order the items you really need!
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School Supply Lists for 22-23

We are sharing the supply lists for elementary grades so you can begin planning and shopping while the back to school deals are happening!

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Leaders Use Their Voice!

As we get closer to closing out the end of the year we are looking for your voice and feedback. We will be conducting surveys to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school. The data from these surveys will also help us track the impacts of the Leader in Me process and implement key practices more fully. Below is additional information about the process and content of the surveys:

  • The survey does not ask for your name or other identifying information.

  • The survey is completely voluntary, but we do hope to get feedback from one member of every household.

  • The parent/guardian survey takes about 12 minutes to complete and will ask questions about your child and about his or her experience in our school.

  • If you have more than one child attending the school, you will be asked to think about the oldest child’s experiences as you answer questions related to his or her growth.

  • The survey will be open until June 1st.

Survey Link: https://www.leaderinme.com/s/timberline-elem-tx/families?locale=en

Be a Volunteer at Timberline

We are looking for Volunteers for the 2022-2023 school year

Through the Timberline PTA families are able to volunteer in many ways. We work to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and the community, in support of our Timberline students. This can look like coordinating volunteers, providing special events and activities, student programs, school dances, organizing parent education events, planning teacher appreciation, hosting community events, bringing in donations, making copies, and so much more.

If you are interested in volunteering at Timberline in any way shape or form, please fill out our interest form. You may fill it out online by scanning the QR code, entering the link https://forms.gle/VTBgdnc1zQydttWu7

Campus Calendar

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, 5/24 -Tarrant County Elections at TES; Fifth grade continuation @CTMS (6PM)
  • Wednesday, 5/25 - GCISD Graduates walk TES (2pm); Ballet Folklorico (3:30-4:30PM)
  • Thursday, 5/26 - Sharpen the Saw Club Day; LAST day of school
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Repeated GCISD Information

Math Telescoping Exams

Second round of testing opportunities for Telescoping in Math for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in

JULY 2022 for GCISD students who are currently completing Grades K-7.

The Math Telescoping Parent Information Packet is available on the GCISD district website under the “Parents” tab and then click on “Math Telescoping”. Here you will be on the main Math Telescoping, Grades K-7 website page. Please view the current Acceleration Testing Calendar for 2021-2022 on the website.

Parents will find information about the requirements to qualify for Math Telescoping and instructions about the Online Registration Process and the required Payment Online Process. View the TEKS on the TEA website and download Study Guides for the exams purchased from UTHS-Austin. These two links, TEKS and UTHS Study guide are found at the bottom of the Math Telescoping main page of the GCISD website.

Exam Fee(s): There is a fee for EACH exam ordered. All Paper and Online Remote exams are ordered from UTHS-Austin. Please review the Math Telescoping Crosswalk BEFORE registering to see if your child will be required to take 1 or 2 exams. This is super important for registration and exam fees.

***Please Note** Payments are REQUIRED to be made online at the end of each registration form.

A link for the online payment will be provided after the “submit” button is clicked**

**The payment link CANNOT BE ACCESSED once registration has been completed**

***IMPORTANT** If you have a question about the payment, please call 817-251-5207or email Lisar.morton@gcisd.net BEFORE you register or BEFORE you click the “submit” button.

*Incomplete registrations and lack of applicable payments cannot be considered. NO exceptions will be granted”

$30.00 for EACH “PAPER” exam

(Paper in-person is “REQUIRED” for students taking math exam levels 1 & 2)

(Paper in-person is “optional” for students taking math exam levels 3 & higher)

$40.00 for EACH “Online Remote Proctorio” exam

(Online from home is available only for students taking math exam levels 3 & higher.)

Math Exam Levels 1 & 2 must be given orally. These Paper exams will be administered at the GCISD location. Proctors will read the questions and students will mark their answers in the test booklet. Proctors will transcribe their answers to a computer graded answer sheet for scoring by the UTHS-Austin Testing Center.

The online registration form will go live on the GCISD website June 13-21, 2022 for the July test dates.


The exam dates, registration and online payment deadlines are listed below:

JULY Exam Dates:

Online Remote Proctorio: July 18-28, 2022 (math levels 3 & up taken from home computer)

Paper (In-Person): July 18 & 19, 2022 (9:00 am & 1:00 pm).

Online Registration Opens: June 13, 2022

Online Registration & payment Closes: June 21, 2022 @ 3:00 pm “NO exceptions will be granted.”

***Location for JULY Paper Testing:

Heritage Middle School, 5300 Heritage Ave, Colleyville, TX. 76034

Survey Regarding HSI

GCISD is reviewing human sexuality instruction in light of changes made by the Texas Legislature and the adoption of a new health textbook. As GCISD considers next steps in light of these changes, we are seeking parental input and feedback.

The District has already emailed to parents a letter via Skyward that further explains legislative changes and reviews the District's current practices. We encourage parents who want to become more familiar with the District's current human sexuality instruction, and to learn about potential new instructional materials, to learn more by visiting the GCISD website, then complete the survey.

Video instructions on accessing the survey can be watched here. If you plan to not opt your child into this portion of the health education curriculum, we are asking that you still complete the survey.

We look forward to, and appreciate parents' feedback. If you have questions, please contact gcisd.survey@gcisd.net.

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