Ribbit Report

Turner Creek Elementary School

June 21, 2019

Need more information about what's going on at TCE?

Please visit our school website often. We post information such as; what's going on, year round calendar, staff contact information, busing information, etc. It's a great resource! Please familiarize yourself with it.

Is your child returning to a WCPSS school?

If your child will NOT be returning to a WCPSS school next year, please email Martha Long at: mlong@wcpss.net to let her know where your child will be attending school next year.

Charter schools are NOT part of WCPSS! If your child will be attending a charter school, we need to know. Thank you!


Hello, returning Tree Frog Families! Hard to believe that our tree frogs will be starting the next school year in a few short weeks! Here are a few reminders as you gear up for the 2019-2020 School Year -

IMPORTANT DATES - Tracks 1, 2 and 3

Monday, July 8th - Meet the Teacher 1.30 pm- 2.30 pm

Tuesday July 9th - First Day of School


Thursday, July 25th - Meet the Teacher 4.30 pm-5.30 pm

Monday, July 99th - First Day of School

Kindergarten lunch volunteers

Hello Tree Frog Families! It’s that time of year again. Little tree frogs are joining our amazing school. Kindergarten is a whole new exciting world for kids.

To help make their transition easier, we are asking for volunteers to help out in the lunchroom. They will need help typing their 10 digit numbers to purchase lunch, as well as opening food containers etc. We do ask that you keep in mind the children need to learn independence, so rather then just opening containers for them, you guide them in how to do it on their own for the future.

We also ask that you don’t volunteer if you have a rising kindergartner so that it is not tough on your little one when they have to return to class.

Please use the link below to sign up:


School Supply Kits for 2019-20 ON SALE NOW!

You have just a few days left (sale ends on Monday, June 24th) to take advantage of this!!

Avoid the hassle of shopping for school supplies and order a pre-assembled kit through SchooToolBox for your child's grade level. Backpacks, lunchboxes, and other supplies are available through SchoolToolBox as well. ALL KITS and other merchandise will be shipped to your home address rather than to TCE as in past years.

To get started:

· Visit https://www.schooltoolbox.com/stbDirect/index.php?r=site/index .

· Click on "Pre-Built Boxes" under the "Shop Now" tab on left hand side of screen

· Enter Turner Creek Elementary when it asks for your child's school to see the list of school kits for each grade level

Please note: There is also no option available for incoming Kindergarten students as their lists are teacher specific. Pricing of Kits DOES NOT include a magazine subscription or agenda if applicable. These items will still need to be purchased through the PTA. Keep reading below for details on how you can purchase these additional required school supplies.


Each student is required to have the following items for the upcoming school year –

· Kindergarten - Scholastic Magazine Subscription

· 1st Grade - Scholastic Magazine subscription and Word Dictionary

· 2nd Grade - Scholastic Magazine subscription

· 3rd Grade - Scholastic Magazine subscription, Agenda and Recorder

· 4th Grade - Scholastic Magazine subscription, Agenda and Recorder

· 5th Grade - Agenda and Recorder

These items can be purchased online via the PTA website - https://turnercreek.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/4784

Orders submitted before 10 pm on Sunday, July 7th, will be available for pickup at Meet the Teacher on July 8th. Please have the order confirmation number handy to expedite the pickup process.

Art News for K and 1st Grade Families

Want to help your little one now for expectations in Art? Have them wash a table with a rag and use that same rag to wash their own hands. Independent skills in both these areas is fundamental when a whole class cleans up at once!

PTA Advocacy Committee

PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association in the United States. Founded in 1897, PTA has a long, successful history of influencing policy to promote the education, health and wellbeing of all children—resulting in kindergarten classes, child labor laws, school lunch programs, a juvenile justice system, and strengthened parent-teacher relationships. National PTA continues that legacy today by fighting for change under its federal public policy priorities: • Family Engagement in Education • Quality Education for All Children • Adequate Funding for Education • Child Health and Nutrition • Safe Schools and Communities • Fair Juvenile Justice Laws.

Each PTA is required per the bylaws to have an advocacy chair.

At Turner Creek, the contact is Lisa Mead, who is also the Advocacy Chair for the WakePTA Board of Directors. If you are interested in helping out in a low stress, mostly remote way, email Lisa at advocacy@wakepta.org

Reading help

If your child needs help with reading, we have added a helpful link to the Turner Creek website. Follow the following link to explore Mclass Homeconnect:


TCE PTA Face Book

Don't miss an event or a deadline! Follow TCE PTA on Facebook (@turnercreekpta) for the latest updates, reminders and fun stories about your TCE community. Have an interesting story? Email us at communication@tce-pta.org and we'll feature it.

Box Tops and Tyson A+ Labels

Help Us Raise Money for TCE!

Great job Turner Creek! We earned $220 with the March submission. This brings our annual earnings to $784!! The next Box Tops submission date is November 1, 2019. Please make sure they have valid dates (dated 11/1/2019 and beyond). If the Box Top is labeled between 3/1/2019-10/30/2019, we have to throw them away! The Box Tops collection bin is in the TCE lobby across from the main office.

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. Here is a link showing participating Box Tops products.

Clip Tyson Project A+ labels from participating Tyson® product packages and send them to school with your child. We’ll collect the labels and send them to Tyson Foods, and Tyson Foods will send our school a check. Each label is worth 24¢!

Please drop your Tyson Project A+ labels in the Box Tops collection bin in the TCE lobby. Here is a link for a list of participating products.

Questions? Heather Holt, hnaholt@gmail.com

Earning Money for Turner Creek while you Shop

Please visit the TCE PTA website to learn how to raise money for our school when you shop.

Get Connected and Stay Informed!

1. PTA Website:​​www.tce-pta.org

2. Turner Creek:​​www.wcpss.net/turnercreekes

3. Facebook Page:​​www.facebook.com/turnercreekpta

4. Twitter:​@Turner CreekES

Upcoming Events

June 28: Last day of school for 2018-2019

July 8: Meet the Teacher Tks 1, 2 & 3 1:30-2:30

July 9: First Day of school Tks 1, 2 & 3

July 16: Tissue Tea for K parents Tks 1, 2 & 3 @ 9:15

July 25: Meet the Teacher Tk 4 4:30-5:30

July 29: First Day of school Tk 4

Aug 5: Tissue Tea for K parents Tk 4 @ 9:15

Aug 8: Open House for Parents on Tks 1 & 2 @ 6

Sept 5: Open House for Parents on Tks 3 & 4 @ 6