A Note from Principal Curran

Updates from Thorpe Creek Elementary October/November 2022

Dear Thorpe Creek Families,

Winter weather is coming! Here is some information to help you plan for school days impacted by winter weather.

If HSE Schools announces a "two hour delay" our elementary school day will begin at 9:40 a.m. Plan to go to your morning bus stop approximately two hours later than a typical morning. Car riders will begin entering the school around 9:35 a.m. Lunch is served on a two hour delay day and dismissal remains at 2:10.

NEW THIS YEAR: If HSE Schools announces a "snow day or cancellation day," school is cancelled for the day. Elementary students will not meet with their teacher virtually and will not complete assignments on Canvas. School is cancelled for this day and will be made up at school in person on a scheduled "flex day." Flex days are identified on the HSE school calendar (see the link at the bottom of this newsletter to HSE's district calendar). If more than 2 flex days are needed to make up snow/cancellation days this year, HSE may provide virtual instruction. More on this to come, if needed!

On snow days/cancellation days we hope your family is able to stay home, safe and warm, and enjoy some time playing in the snow together! If you are unable to stay home with your child, now is the time to make a plan for your family!

Any changes to the school day will be announced on the local news, on HSE's Twitter and Facebook, and in Parent Square.

Also, please be sure your child dresses for the winter weather when they come to school. Boots, hats, mittens/gloves, winter coat, and snow pants are all appropriate! We play outdoors when temps "feel like 25 degrees" or above. Please be sure to put your child's name in any/all clothing that they may remove so we can return them if they are misplaced.

Winter weather is coming and I LOVE to see this season through the eyes of children!


Mrs. Curran, principal

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R.A.V.E. Reviews!

Do you know an employee who makes HSE Schools a better place for others? Do you know someone who exemplifies the Mission of HSE Schools? Have you observed an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities/duties to make a difference? Nominate them for a R.A.V.E. Review! It will make their day!


Liger Mile Results

Congratulations, Cardinals! You did it! Check out the race results from the cold, wet, and windy 1 mile cross country Liger Mile! Then, check out the determined faces and proud smiles in a few of the pictures captured at this district event.


Conferences are here (October 24 - November 18)! Your child's teacher reached out to you in mid-October with available dates/times. Please be sure to schedule and attend this important conversation with your child's teacher! Your child will attend the conference, as well! Together, you will discuss academic goals and celebrate progress! Your child will be excited to share their learning with you! You will also have quiet time with the teacher, as needed, for more adult dialog regarding support for your child. We look forward to seeing you!

Cardinal conversation sheets

In this brief video Mrs. Allen, assistant principal at TCE, shares information about Cardinal conversation sheets. Cardinal conversation sheets are used to guide conversations between educators and students when our school expectations are not met. Cardinal conversation sheets provide consistency, accountability, and support for the growing child. Watch Mrs. Allen's video to learn more!
Cardinal Conversation sheets
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HSE Parent School Safety Academy

Interested? The deadline to register is noon on November 6!

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Stay Connected

NEW in 2022-2023: HSE Schools recommends that you download the ParentSquare app from the Apple or Google Play store. With the app, you can enable push notifications on your phone for alerts as well as set a language preference.