Mrs. Yoder's Class

Week 28: March 21-25


Don't forget TONIGHT is our TCE Candy Bar Bingo & Raffle from 6-8:30 pm. The first grade teachers will be calling BINGO numbers from 8:05-8:30 pm. The PTO will have pizza and water for $1 each (until they run out) in the cafeteria. The PTO will also be selling raffle tickets for $5 each or five tickets for $20. These raffle tickets are for the various "teacher experiences." All grade levels, related arts, and even Mrs. Curran have donated their time for this event. The more raffle tickets you purchase, the better chance you have winning one of the experiences. There is candy available for those that cannot eat chocolate or peanuts.


Please help your child remember to bring a snack each day. We do have snacks available for those that forget, but there are some days that I hand out 5-8 snacks in our classroom. The extra snacks come from either donations or my purchasing them for our class.

The only approved items on the snack list are:

-Goldfish (pretzel, cheddar, whole-grain, or colored)

-fresh fruit or vegetables

-dried fruit


Inventor's Box coming to our room very soon

We are starting an Inventor's Box for the students to make things using their creativity! If you have anything at home that we could use to make something with, send it in!

Some examples...yarn, buttons, old screws or washers, Play-doh, felt, fabric, rubber bands, wire, craft sticks, toilet paper or paper towel rolls, small boxes, egg cartons, packing peanuts, plastic lids, etc.

March Madness Fundraiser with Hot Box Pizza!

HotBox Fishers at 116th and Brooks School has a big fundraising opportunity for all the elementary schools in the area to participate in! From March 17- April 4, anytime someone comes in or calls to place an order and mentions Thorpe Creek Elementary, 20% of the sale goes back to their PTO. At the end of March Madness on April 4th, whichever school has brought in the most money will get 25% back!

Report Cards

Report cards will be posted at some point today on Skyward. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's report card or progress this year, please let me know! If you need your Skyward login, please contact Cheri Burks ( in the front office for assistance.

Save your Pop Tabs!

Mrs. Bousman's 3rd grade class is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. Have your child bring them in for their collection (tell grandparents as well)!

HSE Art Show is this weekend

The HSE Art Show is this weekend at Fishers High School. Art work from the ENTIRE district will be showcased. Many pieces will be from TCE students! It is from 2-5 pm both March 19th & 20th!

Lunch Menu Change

The cafeteria will be trying some new menu items in March!

March 21- Grilled Cheese with wheat bread in place of Beef soft tacos

March 23- Chicken Pot Pie in place of Spaghetti

March 24- Cornbread in place of pretzel

Student Council Food drive

TCE Student Council will be having a food drive the week of March 21-25 benefitting the Fall Creek Township Food Pantry. Items can be brought to your child’s classroom and placed in their classroom collection box throughout the week. Below is a list of items that the food pantry is in need of:

Saltine Crackers

Cornbread Mix

Pancake Mix

Rice (white and brown)

Rice and Pasta Sides

Pop Tarts

Granola Bars

Beef Broth


Canned Chicken

Sloppy Joes

Shaving Cream

Juice (grape and apple)

Hamburger Helper

Canned Chili

Thank you for your support.


Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Fundraising

(All Money is Due March 25th!)


Along with the Thank You Gifts the American Heart Association is giving out, I have some additional incentives for collection. They are:

Category Prize

Top Ten Money Raisers Indianapolis Indians game with Mr. Cushman (TBD)

$15 - $30 Dollars Raised Free Day – Fun Day Party (April 23rd - 1:30-2:30 p.m.)

$31- $50 Dollars Raised Wii Dance Party (April 23rd – 12 -1 p.m.)

$51 - $75 Dollars Raised Dodgeball Party in Gymnasium (April 23rd – 3:00-4:00 p.m.)

$76 Dollars and UP Pizza Lunch with Mr. Cushman in the Gymnasium (April 22nd)

If you have any questions about these prizes or anything else related to our Jump Rope for Heart event this year, please call me at 594-4310, ext. 1430, or you can email me at


Mr. Cushman

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - Determining the main idea of a story

Writing - Young Author Books

Grammar - verbs & adjectives

Math - Geometry & fractions

Science/Social Studies - TCE Garden Project

Spelling Sight Words - tell, much, find, work, more

*Next spelling Test: Thursday, March 31st

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - P.E.

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Art & Library

Friday - P.E.

Mark Your Calendar!

March 18 - Candy Bar Bingo 6-8:30pm

March 19 & 20 - All-District Art Show

April 1-8 - Spring Break

April 16 - Pancake Breakfast 8-10:30am