Tarvin Times

December 3, 2021


We are doing something different at Tarvin for our Holiday parties. On Dec. 16th, we will host a school-wide party. Students will go through 3 stations with their grade level. One station is a movie, one is arts, crafts, and games and one is bounce houses. Room moms have been planning the arts, crafts, and games station and PTA is supplying the bounce houses. If you want to volunteer, please reach out to your room parent or your teacher. If you would like to join us, complete this form: https://forms.gle/heRCQBKfnrUrBA1E7

K-2: 9:00 to 10:30


PreK: Check with your teacher.

Together in Learning,

Christy Hilbun

National Family Code Night

Tarvin Elementary invites you to participate in our National Family Code Night, a free live-stream event for our K-5 families. This is a fun learning experience in which children do their first hour of coding with a parent or other partner. No experience needed! The event has been held in thousands of schools nationwide, and is now provided to our school via a live stream. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a license to Dash’s Neighborhood, a virtual robotics playground, from Wonder Workshop. So, save the date and get ready for a community learning experience the whole family will value and enjoy.

Our Livestream Family Code night will be December 8th, 2021 at 7:00 pm (central).

You will join the Livestream at that time with this link: https://www.youtube.com/CSisElementary/live"

Mental Health Minutes

Dr. Gearing introduces Mental Health Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p1nrOFapIo

Sharksburger Spirit Night

Join us for Sharksburger on Dec. 8th and part of the proceeds will go to Tarvin PTA.

Hour of Code in the Library

Ms. Liptak is requesting volunteers in the library for their “Hour of Code” event throughout December. You don't have to be good at coding to assist. We just need more adults to help students through the process.

Times needed are:

8:55-9:45-2nd Grade

12:05-12:55-1st Grade


Every day except Wed in Dec.

Please check the sign-up below and grab a spot!


Yearbooks On Sale

Secure your copy of the Tarvin Elementary Yearbook Now before they sell out.

Yearbooks are $15 and can be purchased online from Balfour (link below). 5th grade families also have the option of a "prideline ad" honoring their student's Elementary journey for an additional fee.

Tarvin Yearbook Link for online Ordering

PTA Links

Grade level Newsletters

In order to help cut down the number of emails you receive, grade levels will have their newsletters here.

Early Childhood:

Kinder Newsletter

First Grade:

Second Grade Newsletter

Third Grade:

Fourth Grade Newsletter

Fifth Grade Newsletter

Innovation Team:

Important Dates

Dec. 8th: Early Release 1:25 PM

  • Sharksburger Spirit Night

Dec. 16th: School-Wide Winter Party

Dec. 17th: End of the 2nd Nine Weeks

  • Early Release PreK 3: 10:15 AM
  • Early Release Prek 4-5th: 11:40

Dec. 20th- Jan 3rd: Winter Break

Jan. 4th: First Day of the 3rd Nine weeks

Staff Shout Outs

If you want to highlight a staff member to let them know you appreciate their great work or support, complete this form and they will receive a certificate with your kind words.

Nancy Tarvin Elementary School

Monday: Spirit Day-wear your Tarvin Shirt or navy and gold

Friday: Future Friday-wear your favorite college or high school shirt