Tarvin Times

Oct. 1, 2021


I want to thank you again for your support of our Apex fundraiser. The final count is in and we raised over $34,000. Our innovation lab will now have robotics for all students to learn and create, more outdoor learning equipment especially for the younger students, adding books for 2nd-5th grade to use for literacy circles and all classrooms will be adding items from their wish list. We are very appreciative and can't wait to see our students enjoying it all!

Next week is custodian appreciation week. We have two hard-working custodians keeping our school clean. (We are currently down one custodian so it is a large load.) It would be great if your child could write a note of thanks or draw a picture to give to them.

We hope to see everyone at the Grove on Monday, Oct. 4th for Tarvin PTA Spirit Night 5PM to 10PM.

Together in Learning,

Christy Hilbun

Hearning and Vison Screening

Due to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, your child has not received a vision or hearing screening. Vision and hearing problems can affect a child’s wellbeing and their ability to learn.

The Department of State Health Services encourages you to take your child(ren) to a medical provider for well-child exams. During these appointments, you may ask for vision and hearing screenings. If your provider screens your child, please provide those results to the district (pass or fail) for our records.

For more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1paLXyFN8uu1o68IAfrdREgMDaKWHgx7a/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=108594600972549973107&rtpof=true&sd=true

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:

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.

I Will Change the World by.... Reflections Program

The Reflections Program encourages children to find their own voice through various mediums of artistic expression. With this year's theme, "I Will Change The World By...", students are encouraged to make their message clear through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Entry forms will be available in the front office and the Tarvin PTA Facebook page. All entries must be turned in no later than October 31. Students can turn in their projects, with their registration form to our Reflections submission bin in the community room or by email to tarvinptaarts@gmail.com. All entries will be reviewed in November and selected projects will be advanced to the regional level of judging. Questions? Contact tarvinptaarts@gmail.com. For more information: click here.

Literacy Partner

In late October, we will host Literacy Partners. Join us as we combat childhood illiteracy, one of the largest problems in the Greater Austin area, by equipping an army of volunteers to read to students one-on-one, while supporting educators as they help children to learn and grow.

If interested, register with Education Connection as well as with LISD as volunteers.

https://education-connection.org/ and https://www.leanderisd.org/volunteering/.

Important Dates

Oct. 4th: Tarvin Spirit Night at the Grove

Oct. 6th: Early Release: 1:25 PM

Oct. 8th: End of the 1st Nine Weeks

Oct. 11th & 12th: No School

Oct. 20th: Unity Day, wear orange

  • Early Release Day 1:25PM

Oct. 25th: Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 27th: Early Release Day 1:25 PM

Oct. 28th: Trunk or Treat 5PM to 7PM

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