Principal News

Week of September 16-20, 2019 at Walter Turnbow Elementary

Dear Turnbow Families,

I am looking forward to getting to see each of you next week when you come in to meet with your child's teacher. Remember, our students are involved in the conferences so be sure to bring your child with you when you come! Our teachers are excited to get to share with you all they will be learning this year as well as ways you can partner with them to help your child grow in reading and math.

I appreciate all of you that are getting your child to school each day! I tell kids each morning on announcements that I want them at school EVERY DAY - ALL DAY. Thank you for scheduling doctor and dentist appointments after school so your child can get as much of the instructional day as possible! We have so much to teach them and they have so much to learn this year!

Have a wonderful week and stop by the office to say hello while you are in the building for conferences!

~Mrs. Ferguson, Principal


**Kindergarten students only get Choice 1. All other grades get to choose between the two choices listed.
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Our kids are guiding their own learning as they explore items in our Innovation Station. They are learning great skills as they explore, ask questions, wonder about how things work, and collaborate with their classmates about their creations! Come check it out!

TINKERFEST at the Scott Family AMAZEUM in Bentonville

Don't miss this great family event! Mark your calendar NOW and plan to attend this free event!

Flex your maker muscles at Tinkerfest October 5, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. (Open to Amazeum members at 9 am.)

What's a Tinkerfest?

Tinkerfest, the Amazeum's one-day celebration of creativity, curiosity and hands-on learning, brings makers, tinkerers, artists, and creatives from diverse disciplines together for a day of family fun and discovery. Tinkerfest features science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) activities created by the local maker community, partner museums from across the country, and the Amazeum team.

Spend the day learning through play - attend Tinkerfest Saturday, October 5, 2019!

Amazeum Tinkerfest 2018


Springdale Schools is taking an important step toward keeping all students safe. All family members, visitors, guests, or volunteers are required to show their photo ID when they enter our school. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PHOTO ID INTO THE OFFICE WHEN YOU CHECK IN.

This allows us to know who is in our building at all times and helps us protect all of our students and staff.


  • September 16 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:15 - 7:00 p.m.
  • September 17 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:15 - 6:00 p.m.
  • September 17 - SONICS Basketball Tryouts for Grades 2-5 at George Jr. High (See flyer below for specific times for grade levels)
  • September 23 - Cherrydale Fundraiser Kickoff at 2:05 p.m. (PTA Fundraiser)
  • October 5 - TinkerFest at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
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Walter Turnbow Elementary School

Mrs. Stacey Ferguson, Principal

Mrs. Alison Washkowiak, Assistant Principal