Timber Creek Elementary

Mrs. Thompson's Parent Update: Monday, 1/3/2022

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Weekly Update

TCES Families,

Welcome Back! We hope you all have had a safe and healthy break! We are excited to welcome back our students on Wednesday, of this week. As you prepare to return, we wanted to give you a few updates for the month of January:

1. Calendar Events

2. Staff Changes

3. Covid Student Reporting

4. CPJH Transition Activities for 5th graders

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday- stay warm and enjoy these last few days of break!

Mrs. Thompson, Principal

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January Events

Jan. 5 - Classes Resume

Jan. 11- Campus Spelling Bee

Jan. 13- 5th Graders to CPJH, for Fine Arts Showcase

Jan. 14 - Cougar College Begins

Jan. 17- Student and Staff Holiday

Jan. 27 - Family STREAM Night

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Staffing Changes, Effective 1/10/22, Related to Increased Enrollment

As shared before the winter break, due to increased enrollment, we will be making some staffing changes in grades 2 and 4. Our campus enrollment has grown beyond our current staffing, requiring us to request an additional teacher in 4th grade. We are excited to share that after a detailed and meticulous reorganization, we have opted to make an internal staffing move to fill this vacancy.

We are very aware that creating a new class at the semester break, can be difficult for students. Though we always regret having to change teachers once the school year has started, we know in the long run the smaller class sizes are most conducive to student learning. For these changes, will utilize the same process we used in September when we needed to add a kindergarten teacher. We will reference enrollment dates to determine which classes and students will be impacted.

Teachers will be sending campus communication to families of the students impacted, via email, this evening. Please feel free contact our campus administration if you have any questions regarding this reorganization process.

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Attention all 5th grade Parents- CPJHS Parent Course Selection Night

Creekside Park Junior High will be hosting a Parent Course Selection Night for incoming 6th graders on Wednesday, January 12 from 5:30 to 7:00pm in the CPJH Cafeteria. Plan to attend to learn about your student's course options as they transition to junior high next year. The next morning, January 13, 5th graders will be going to CPJH for the 6th Grade Showcase where they will experience the campus and learn more about their fine arts elective options.