1/31/2020 Friday Note
Notes from Mrs. Stull
Congratulations to our teachers and our students on a very successful FAST assessment window. Preliminary scores are showing that, as a school, we improved greatly from our fall scores to our winter scores. To celebrate our success, we will be having a sledding party in the very near future. We will watch weather reports and try to pick a day where the conditions are optimal for sledding. A note closer to the date will be sent out to remind parents so that everyone has their snow gear at school.
Bus stop snow piles: Parents, if your child waits at a bus stop to get on the bus, please speak with him or her about the dangers of playing on the large snow piles near the street where buses and passing traffic are traveling. Students should always wait for the bus a safe distance away on the sidewalk.
2020 Kindergarten Roundup for February 26, 2020 at 2:00PM
Children residing in the Clear Creek Amana Community School District who will be five years old on or before September 15, 2020, should plan to attend Kindergarten Roundup at their attendance center Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Kindergarten Roundup is an opportunity for your new student to visit their school and meet their teachers, principal and fellow classmates. Parents and students receive a brief overview of the kindergarten program and its academic/social expectations. Attendance also helps the district plan for the next year's staffing.
Please offer us assistance by informing your neighbors that have children ready to start school.
All families with incoming kindergartners are encouraged to call their nearest elementary school, even if the child already has older brothers or sisters at CCA. For Tiffin Elementary, please call Kali Stockman at 319-545-2081.
2/18-2/20- PLP's make sure to schedule a time with your child's teacher
2/20-2/21 No school
The 2020-2021 Preschool Registration is Open
Please follow the link below for instructions and very important information that goes along with the registration and preschool program. Read all information thoroughly before filling out the form.
If you know of anyone that does not have children in the school district yet but would be interested in Pre-school, please share this information. All information and the form can be found on our CCA District website.
Notes from Miss. Haight
Shoes That Fit:
Shoes That Fit is a program that is established to help provide shoes to children in need. If your child is in need of shoes, and this program would be helpful to you, please contact Brandi Haight at the school.
“️Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We have many donated Valentine’s Day cards students can hand out for class parties. Please contact Brandi Haight (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in having your child stop by her office to pick some out.️“
PBISA 1st grade student has saved up PBIS tickets to invite students and staff to wear GREEN on Monday, February 3rd! Please wear green if you'd like to participate in on the fun!
Global School Play Day - Wednesday, February 5th
We are excited to participate in this event promoting the importance of unstructured play in schools. Unstructured play is shown to help children develop 21st century skills. Our students will be invited to play all day on Wednesday, February 5th. NO SCREENS - NO TECHNOLOGY - NO ACADEMICS ALL DAY. If you'd like more information and research behind unstructured play, please visit https://www.globalschoolplayday.com/ or watch TEDx lecture, Peter Gray. We appreciate all of your support in helping make this event possible for our kids.
TES Chess Club
Is your 2nd or 3rd grader interested in playing or learning to play Chess? The TES Chess Club will meet Thursdays after school until 4:30 in room C103, Mr. Villhauer’s classroom. We will begin February 6th. Students will learn the basics of Chess and have the opportunity to play against each other. If your child is interested please fill out the parent permission slip found in the Friday note. Questions can be emailed to Jeff Villhauer (second grade teacher) at email@example.com.
We are also looking for adults that are interested in helping with the club from 3:20- 4:30 each Thursday. No Chess experience is necessary, but you do need to complete the district volunteer training. Please contact secretary Kali Stockman to confirm volunteer completion. There is a spot at the bottom of the parent permission slip to indicate if you would like to volunteer.
Here is a link with information on some of the benefits of playing Chess.
Chess Club form:
Please click on the link below to access the permission form.
Yearbook 2019-2020 School year
Yearbooks are now available for purchase on the InTouch link below. Price is $10, orders are due before April 1, 2020!
Click on the Tiffin Elementary Calendar above to see all of Tiffin Elementary's important dates.
Click on Back Pack above for your connection to school and community events, camps and happenings.
Help Support our School
Welcome back to school, parents! This year, our school will be participating in several reward programs explained below! Thank you for supporting Tiffin Elementary! Let’s have a great year!!
Box Tops for Education has a major change this year. They are discontinuing physical box tops on products and switching to scanning your receipt when you buy eligible items. All physical box tops will be accepted until their expiration date, so please continue sending any you may get! To scan your receipt, you need to download the Box Tops for Education app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Create an account and select Tiffin Elementary School, Tiffin, IA as your school. Scan receipts within 14 days of purchase - the app will automatically give credit for eligible items on the receipt! Scans and physical tops are worth 10¢ each.
AmazonSmile is an easy way to earn money for our school! On your first visit to AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com, you need to select Tiffin Elementary Parent Teacher Group to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation of 0.5% of the eligible purchase price.
Coca-Cola Give is a way to turn caps into donations. Go to Coke.com/Give to get started. You’ll donate by signing in and choosing Tiffin Elementary School - Tiffin - IA - 52340, entering the code, and clicking the arrow. Cap codes can be scanned if using a phone. Caps and package codes can also be sent to the school. Point values range from 5¢ to 38¢ per code, or twice that during double points promotions.
Prairie Farms milk lids have a label with a code underneath. You can enter the codes at https://www.prairiefarms.com/ocyc-redeemcodes/ by choosing Education as the category in the first drop down menu and Tiffin Elementary, Tiffin, IA as the organization in the second drop down menu. Then enter your codes and click the donate button. Caps can also be sent in to the school. We get 5¢ for each cap.
Village Hearth or Country Hearth bread UPCs can be cut out and sent in to the school. We get 5¢ for each one.
Shutterfly storefront is new for us! Just start at http://tiffinelementaryptg.shutterflystorefront.com/ and 8% of your purchase will be donated to the school!
Please also bring your pop tabs to school to support the Ronald McDonald House!
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