Terrapin Tidbits

SY21 TCES Family Issue #17

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December 14, 2020

Hello Town Creek Families,

We hope to see you at this Friday's Ho-Ho-Home Materials Pick-Up! In addition to learning materials, we have a winter holiday treat to share with all of our students. Details below!

As we wind down our last week of learning and fun in 2020, I wish you all the best for a safe and wonderful winter break!

Kind regards,

Lindsay Brenfleck

Notable Dates

  • Fri, Dec 18: Impact Aid Forms are Due

  • Fri, Dec 18: Save the date! Ho-Ho-Home Materials Distribution

  • Mon, Dec 21 - Fri, Jan 1: Winter Break

  • Mon, Jan 4: Virtual Learning Resumes
  • Mon, Jan 18: Holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

ReMiNdEr: *Important Action Item*

Emergency Form/Impact Aid - due Fri, Dec 18

Select this link to login to HAC.

Instructions for families
to complete the combined Emergency Form/Impact Aid can be found HERE. A video/screencast to assist in completing the Forms can be found HERE.

  • Families need to complete an entry for each child attending an SMCPS school.
  • If you need your HAC login information or have questions about how to complete the forms, please contact Suzanne VerHaagh, attendance secretary, at 301-863-4044 ext 25101.

Return a paper form to school via one of the following ways:

  • Fax --> 301-863-4048
  • Mail --> 45805 Dent Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653
  • E-mail --> smverhaagh@smcps.org

If you have already completed the form, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Ho-Ho-Home Materials (& Treat!) Pick-Up

When: December 18


  • Grades 1, 3, 5 --> 10:15-11:00am
  • Grades K, 2, 4 --> 1:00-1:45pm

Where: TCES Bus Loop (enter the exit)

What: Show your holiday cheer while picking up your school gear for the new year!

Celebrate the final day of our 12 Days 'til Winter Break Countdown by driving through to:

  • pick up a holiday treat
  • collect instructional materials
  • see our staff dressed in "Deck the Halls - All Holiday Gear"

Be sure to dress in your holiday gear, too! We can't wait to see you!
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SPECIALS are LiVe this week!

B Week 12/14-17: Specials are synchronous/Live on Google Meet this week!

Specialists' Google Meet Codes:

  • PE: tcessettle
  • Music: tcesnazimek
  • Art: tcessquier
  • Media: tcesstearns

Countdown to Winter Break Spirit Days

You are invited to add your winter countdown spirit photos to our Padlet [LINK].

Winter Break Countdown Spirit Photos

Kudos to 5th grade for creating a Google Slides Presentation to capture their spirit photos each day! Check back at the end of the week to see what's added over our last five days.

Scroll through our Padlet [link] and add photos!

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Winter Break Meal Pickup Info:

[LINK] Technology Assistance

Technology support: Phone number (301) 475-2138 Option 1or email helpdesk@smcps.org

Communication Methods

  • School Telephone: (301) 863-4044
  • Website: https://schools.smcps.org/tces/
  • Twitter: @TCES_SMCPS
  • School Messenger: phone, email, SMS (text messages)
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