Terrapin Tidbits

SY20 TCES Family Issue #32

May 11, 2020

Hello Town Creek Families,


Learning that our little school will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 year is heartbreaking -- even with the knowledge that the decision was made to keep us all safe. Please know that we continue to be here for you. While we miss our usual ways of connecting with one another, we will move forward with our Continuity of Learning plan and will continue to connect with one another in new ways. Together, we got this!


Thank you for sharing your gratitude during Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. I know the TCES Team felt all of the love and appreciation you sent through digital space.


Keep smiling,

Lindsay Brenfleck

Teacher Office Hours + Email Addresses [LINK]

We will be available via email to answer and respond to questions and concerns. Although staff may be available outside of these times, please be aware that responses to any communications received outside of these hours may be delayed. Thank you!

Notable Dates

  • School Buildings Closed: All St. Mary's County Public Schools and Offices are closed in accordance with the announcement made by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, that all Maryland public schools are closed for the 2019-2020 school year.


  • Online learning opportunities will continue through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
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"...As we all continue to take things day by day, there are small things we can do to help protect and maintain our mental health. Not only does this benefit your own mind, but it has a positive ripple effect for those around you — whether it’s your family, your partner, your friends, or your team." -The headspace team
30 Days of Mindfulness - for Grown Ups

Challenge yourself to a moment of mindfulness each day.

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Mindfulness Exercises and Games - For Kids

When times get tough, restless, or a little bit boring, try headspace's recommended mindful exercises and games for kids.

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SMCPS Update 5 [LINK]

Throughout the extended school closure, SMCPS is providing continuous opportunities for learning. This is not our normal way of doing business, so there are many questions. SMCPS will provide ongoing updates for these questions in this format.

SMCPS Update 5:

Select the button above for updates on:


  • Online Learning Continues
  • Graduation for the Class of 2020- Update
  • How to Get Help for a Mental Health Crisis
  • Grab-and-Go Meals.
  • SMCPS is hiring!
Are You Receiving Text Alerts? [Link]

Stay up to date on events, closings, and alerts!

TCES Temporary Phone: (240) 317-9412

During our school closure, you may contact Ms. Tammy Ogle, secretary to the principal, using this phone number: (240) 317-9412

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