Panther Post

December '22 & January '23

Tecumseh North Elementary

The mission of Tecumseh North Elementary School is to provide opportunities for all students by developing self-motivated, lifelong learner and leaders in their community.

Today is a GREAT day to be a PANTHER, and I choose to LIVE ABOVE THE LINE!

A Message from Principal Bivens

As we close out 2022 and welcome 2023, I want to say thank you to our parents and guardians that ensure our students come to school everyday ready to be their best selves! It takes a village to raise our children, and I truly believe that we (the school staff) cannot be successful if we don't have a strong partnership with our parents and guardians. So, thank you, parents and guardians! We appreciate you being on our team!

December is a busy month with wrapping up the second quarter, completing assessments and monitoring our students' academic growth, and celebrating everything that comes with the holiday season. We will conclude our annual PTO Holiday Shoppe this week, which has been so much fun, and move on to Pancakes and PJs with Santa next Thursday, December 15th from 5:30-7:30pm. We close out the month with our 1st and 2nd grade music program on Tuesday, December 20th, and our Sing-A-Long with Santa at 2:15pm on Wednesday, December 21st. Holiday parties will be before or after the Sing-A-Long. Please contact your student's teacher for your student's party time.

Lastly, please enjoy this special time with your loved ones. The magic of the holiday season comes and goes quickly. Before you know it, we will be on to Spring Break and wrapping up the 22/23 school year!

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or clarifications, please do not hesitate to reach out! I am here to help!

Proudly Serving as YOUR Principal,

-Katie Bivens


Upcoming Events


2nd- Prek Screening @ SHES

5th-9th- Holiday Shoppe

5th- BOE Meeting 7pm

7th- Orchestra Concert 6:15pm & Band Concert 7:30

15th - PTO Pancakes and PJ's with Santa!

16th- Spelling Bee @9:15 Am

19th- BOE Meeting @ 7pm

20th- 1st Grade Music Program @ 6pm & 2nd Grade Music Program @7pm TN Gym

21st- END of Second Quarter

SANTA SING-A- LONG AND Class parties - Be on the look out for information from teachers on class parties

Dec22nd - Jan 2nd- Winter Break


Jan 3rd- Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL

Jan 4th- Professional Development- NO SCHOOL

5th- Classes Resume

9th - PTO Meeting 6pm -TN Library

13th- PreK Screening @ TN

16th- No SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Jr Day

17th- No School Students and Staff

26th- Title 1 Family Fun Night


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tecumseh north holiday project

December 1 - December 16

The Tecumseh North staff and students are having a school-wide project to collect needed items during the holiday season. Each class is asked to bring different items to school that will be distributed to families in need in our area. Children are getting to share in the joy of the season of giving. If you are able to help with this project, we appreciate your contributions.

ECSE & PreK-Crackers
First Grade-Canned Tuna and/or Chicken
Second Grade-Canned Vegetables
Third Grade-Juice and/or Juice boxes
Fourth Grade-Canned Fruit
Fifth Grade-Peanut Butter and/or Jelly
Sixth Grade-Canned Soup

Keys of Excellence

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Holiday Shoppe!

December 5th-8th ~ During School Hours
(teachers will bring their classes)

Dear Parents,

Your student is receiving a special gift this holiday season. . . the joy of giving! Tecumseh North Elementary PTO is providing your child the chance to shop and wrap for their loved ones with our very own Holiday Shoppe. The PTO will give each student $5 to shop, but families are welcome to send additional money in to shop with.

Important tips to create a memorable experience for your child and for you!

1. Plan and budget with your child using the money envelope provided.

2. Every gift is inexpensive, with NOTHING over $5!

3. Join the fun and excitement, sign up to help other students shop and wrap during the Holiday Shoppe.

4. Ask your child why they chose the gift for you. . . their smile when they explain why is the real gift!

Check out some of the gifts we will have this year. . .
AND REMEMBER, nothing is over $5!!





Garden Flags

Fleece Blankets



Pet Toys


Window Clings


Coloring Books





Coffee Cups


Pancakes and PJ's With santa!!

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As part of the Federal No Child Left Behind guidelines, parents have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their child's teacher. the information that can be provided includes:

  • met qualifying and licensing criteria
  • if they have emergency or provisional status
  • their degree major
  • whether your child is receiving services from a paraprofessional

Anyone wanting any of the information may receive it by contacting Katie Bivens, principal, at 785-379-5910.


School fees have been assessed. This balance may be paid via the RevTrak parent portal ( There are two separate logins required, One for Student Fees and one for Food Service "lunch" ). You may send fees (Cash, Check or Money order) in an sealed envelope with your student to school or you may mail check/money order to the school office at 314 SE Stanton Rd. Tecumseh, KS. 66542

*If you would like to apply for free or reduced lunches and fees contact the office for an application


-If your student is a regular car rider, please make sure you have your car tag visible.

-If you need a car tag call the office.

- If you have a change in transportation for your child please call the office.

-If you are not a regular car rider please be prepared to show identification.

This is to insure the safety off all students. Thank you with your help in this!

Attendance Policy