Timberview Family Newsletter

October 14, 2016

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Families: Need Your Help With Student Drop-off and Pick-up (Safety and Kindness)

Families, we need your help with respecting the property and convenience of our immediate neighbors in Crawford Farms. Please be reminded of the following rules for student pick-up and drop-off:

  • Always use our campus loops for pick-up and drop-off. Do not park in the neighborhood and wait for your students as it is extremely unsafe for the kids and a nuisance to the people who reside in the homes nearest our campus.
  • Never park in a resident's driveway to pick up your students. Remember, we have several on-campus drop-off/pick-up loops you can use, and they do run efficiently.
  • Never block a neighbor's driveway or mailbox. Remember to use our on-campus loops.
  • Help us remind students not to walk across our neighbors' lawns. Yard maintenance costs a great deal of time and money for homeowners. Foot traffic damages their lawns. Please help us reinforce kindness and consideration.
  • Drive very slowly in our neighborhood and campus drives. The speed limit is 20 mph in the neighborhood.

Note from Mrs. Jackson: I personally have returned from meetings to campus during dismissal twice in the past two weeks, and I have witnessed things that are unsafe for our kids and unkind to our neighbors.

The greatest issue is the enormous amount of parent/pick-up traffic lining Crawford Farms Drive and Aster Ridge. The City of Fort Worth placed "No Parking, Stopping, and Standing" signs on these streets years ago after one of our students was struck by a van as she darted between two parked vehicles. Thankfully she survived with a few broken bones, but it could have been a tragic situation. We all need to practice safety and model for our kids abiding by the laws of our city.

I know we all have so much going on, but our hectic schedules cannot be more important than the life of a child. Please use our campus traffic loops. We have pick-up loops in the front of our building, the back (north) of our building, and the East side near our gyms. Use our traffic loops. They always clear by 4:05 PM.

I know you love our kiddos just like I do. I know you care. Please adhere to our traffic flow rules, and encourage friends and neighbors to do so as well. We are re-posting my traffic flow instructional video for you to review.

Thank you so much for your cooperation!


Timberview Traffic Flow Explanation

Parking Lot Before and After School

If you viewed the video above about our traffic loops, you know that our front parking lot is not an additional pick-up/drop-off point. We have seen some very near misses with our students attempting to board and exit cars from our parking lot, so we are going to block off that lot before and after school during arrival and dismissal. We are doing this in the interest of student safety.

For our guests who have business to conduct in the building, we still have spaces available in our exterior tier of parking spaces, adjacent to our traffic loop. These spaces should be used only for people who need to walk into the building to attend a meeting, talk to a staff member, bring a forgotten item for a student, etc.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we work to improve student safety during arrival and dismissal.

TMS Running Club

The TMS Running/Walking Club is back! This year we are hoping for lots of students and lots of parents to come out each Friday and walk or run the track with us beginning at 4:00. Students will need to fill out and bring the form located in the eMonday folder, http://bit.ly/2cf0MrO, and return it to the front office. We will also have copies of it in the front office if you are unable to print it.

Timberview offers this to our students and families to promote health & wellness in accordance with our Blue Zones designation we were awarded last year.

If you would like to volunteer, or have questions, please contact Coach Gatzemeyer at patricia.gatzemeyer@kellerisd.net for more details.

TMS House Shirts Only $5

If you haven't had a chance to purchase a house shirt, come see us in the main office! We price our house shirts really low in hopes that every student can have a shirt. If your family has a financial need that prevents your student(s) from purchasing a house shirt, reach out to our counselors and we will help!

On sale also is our gray shirt with all of the Houses on the front that was designed by last years House Leadership Team. Those shirts are also $5.

See our receptionists Mrs. Mooney and Mrs. Landreth to purchase your house shirt. We received a new shipment in of House and this year's purple TMS shirt. The demand for this year's TMS shirt was so great we placed another order!

TMS Fitness Class Schedule

Once again Timberview will be hosting events benefiting our community's Health & Wellness. Beginning Monday, September 26 we will be offering 5 opportunities to workout! All classes are FREE and open to all Timberview students, families, staff, and Keller ISD employees. Waivers must be completed for Turbo Kick and/or Insanity classes.

Monday 6:15-7:00 am Turbo Kick

Monday 4:00-5:00 pm Insanity

Wednesday 6:15-7:00 am Turbo Kick

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm Insanity

Friday 4:00-5:00 pm Blue Zones Family Walk/Run Club

Water bottles and towels are recommended for all classes.

More info to come on the Blue Zones Family Walk/Run Club!

See Coach Gatzemeyer if you have questions!

CRASH Parent Program

On Monday, October 17 from 6:30-8:00 pm Hillwood Middle School will be hosting a program called CRASH. This program is offered through the Texas PTA and is designed to reveal the truth and dangers of distracted driving associated with DWI, cell phone use, texting, fatigue, and other factors. The target audience is middle and high school students and their parents. Anyone is invited to attend.

PTA Reflections Contest

2016 TMS PTA Reflections promo

2016 Reflection Program Announced

Hello Hawks! It’s time to get creative and share your story!

TMS PTA is sponsoring the 2016 Reflections Program.

This year’s theme is “What Is Your Story?”

Please visit www.txpta.org/programs/reflections for a complete list of categories, rules and entry forms.

*Entries from all grades and all abilities are welcome. Students can enter as many categories as they wish. All entries are due to the front office by Friday, October 28th. All students who enter will be honored at this year’s “TMS Night To Shine.”

*For a student’s work to be considered for advancement to the District level and beyond, the student OR at least one parent/legal guardian must be a current PTA member (www.joinpta.org ) . However, there is no membership requirement to enter at the school level.

Health & Wellness Fair

Keller ISD will host a Community and Employee Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 22, from 2:00-5:00 PM at Timberview Middle School!

We are so excited to host this year since it is part of our ongoing commitment to living healthy lives!

There will be giveaways and door prizes as well as body mass index, blood pressure, and vision screenings; entertainment by Keller ISD Fine Arts students; car seat checks; and a texting-and-driving simulator. Carter BloodCare's mobile unit will be here for blood donations and there will be a Mammogram Mobile Unit (pre-registration required by phone at 1-855-318-7696).

We hope to see you there!

Timber Creek High School Football Games

Keller high schools are now a member of District 3-6A – Fossil Ridge, Central, Keller, Timber Creek, Haltom, Weatherford and Abilene. The 3-6A District Executive Committee has determined that no outside food or drink be allowed into the stadium. The decision for this new rule is primarily to ensure a safe environment for all patrons. We appreciate your cooperation.

We love to have our Hawks show up and support our High School players!

The Timber Creek Football Schedule is:

10/14 Home vs. Haltom - Keller ISD Athletic Complex

10/21 Away @ Keller High - Keller ISD Athletic Complex

10/28 Home vs. Central High - Keller ISD Athletic Complex

11/3 Home vs. Abilene - Keller ISD Athletic Complex

These will also be on our website calendar located here.

7th Annual KISD Safe and Drug-Free Wellness Fair

The 7th Annual KISD Safe and Drug-Free Wellness Fair will be held during Red Ribbon Week, Tuesday, October 25, from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Keller ISD Education Center, 350 Keller Parkway, Keller, 76248.

Browse, enjoy the display, get information and/or attend the panel presentation.

Featuring a "Sharing our Story" panel discussion from recovering addicts and families with community resources.

Please see www.kellerisd.net for more information or contact Marcene Weatherall, Coordinator of Counseling Intervention Services, at 817-744-1041.

Timberview Sporting Events

Football and Volleyball seasons are about to begin. Schedules for both can be found on our website calendar located at the following link, http://bit.ly/2bWmrVs.

Also please be aware that the ticket prices for all Middle School sports have changed. The new prices are:

Adults: $4.00

Students: $2.00

Athletic Ticket Card: $25.00 (good for 15 admissions)

This year we will be Tweeting athletic results via our Twitter account, @TimberviewMS. Follow us!

Go Hawks!!

Casey's Kids Fun Run

The 20th Annual Casey's Kids Fun Run will be held on Saturday, October 29, beginning at 8:00 AM at Bear Creek Park, 400 Bear Creek Parkway.

The Awards Ceremony will be right after the finish of the 5K at approximately 9:30 AM.

Casey's Kids is sponsored by KISD and Keller Council of PTA and benefits disadvantaged students of KISD.

For online entry see the following like, https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/6507012569

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are on sale now for $45.00 at www.yearbookforever.com or by picking up an order form at the front desk.

A great way to commemorate your students progress and launch in high school is by placing a Recognition Ad in the 2016-17 yearbook. These 8th grade only ads can be purchased at www.yearbookforever.com/#

District-Wide Musical

Tickets are on sale now for Grease, Keller ISD Fine Arts' first-ever District-wide musical!

The four KISD high schools have come together to put on a musical together at Timber Creek High School Fine Arts Center the weekends of October 20-23 and 28-30.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available online at www.KISDGrease.com

Evening performances will begin at 7:00 PM October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29. Matinee performances will begin at 2:00 PM. October 22, 23, 29, and 30. Timber Creek High School is located at 12350 Timberland Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Go Social With Us!!

At Timberview Middle School, we seek to find a variety of ways to help our students, families, and staff interact collaboratively! Rather than just send information to our families, we like to share and interact. Here are some of the social media accounts we use to share with our community:

Twitter: Follow our account @TimberviewMS and watch a variety of staff and family members interact through the hashtag #TMSHawkChat

Facebook: Our campus fan page is facebook.com/TMSHawks. Follow our page to get great photos and updates in your news feed!

Instagram: Our Instagram account is @TimberviewMS and we use it to post fun pics with quick comments. We use the hashtag #TMSHawkChat on Instagram as well.

Pinterest: Yep; we're on Pinterest too! We have some educational boards and some "just for fun" boards as well. Check us out at TimberviewMS .

Additionally you can find us on YouTube, Vine (kind of outdated, but we have one), and Periscope (live video feeds...much of which we now do on Facebook Live). Suggest new accounts to us anytime! We love to meet our families where they are!

Nurse's Notes


Students are not allowed to carry medications in their backpacks or on them throughout the school day. All medication requires a form to be completed and medication will be given in the nurse’s clinic. Students may carry an inhaler if the physician signs paperwork and approves the child capable of administering the medication. Again there are forms to be completed and turned into the nurse’s office. Please call Nurse Danielson with any questions or concerns at 817-744-2620.

Visit the KISD website and click on Our Schools, on the left hand side click Need to Know and then click Health Services or follow this link:


If you need an Epi-Pen you may go to the following link for help.


Calendar Events

These are highlights of upcoming events. For the full calendar, including all TMS sporting and fine arts events, please check out our web site calendar!

Oct 22 KISD Health Fair @ Timberview

Oct 24 Band Fall Concert

Oct 24-28 Red Ribbon Week

Monday-Team up against drugs! (Team clothes and/or dress with a twin)

Tuesday- Be unique, don't mess with drugs! (Crazy hair/socks, mismatched clothes)

Wednesday- National Red Ribbon Day (Wear Red)

Thursday- Be someone's hero, don't do drugs! (Dress as superhero or your hero)

Friday- Follow your dreams, not drugs! (Wear pajamas)

Oct 28-Nov 7 Choir Fundraiser

Nov 3, 4, & 5 The Little Mermaid Musical Production

Nov 10 iGraduate Parent Night

Nov 11 Student Holiday

Nov 15 PTA Reflections Night to Shine, General Assembly Meeting, Student Council Bingo Night

Nov 21-25 Fall Break

Canvas for Parents

Would you like to know how to use Canvas, our online place for teachers to post assignments for students? Here are some directions including in writing and a video to walk you through the process of setting up your Parent account, http://bit.ly/2bYxMmt.

Timberview PTA

Upcoming Events

Sept. 23- Reflections art contest kicks off! Find an application at www.txpta.org/programs/reflections

Oct 28- Last day to submit Reflections artwork entries

Oct 28- Last day to turn in BoxTops for Fall

Nov 15- Reflections Night to Shine & General Assembly Meeting at 6:00 PM

Nov 19- TATS for TMS Fundraiser @ Daddy Jack's Tattoo Studio 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Spring 2017- Tour de TMS

Spring 2017- TMS Spring Garage Sale

You can get more information on all of our upcoming events by visiting our website at www.timberviewpta.org or liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/timberviewpta

Boxtop Contest!

Super Cool way to help support TMS and win prizes! Turn in boxtops to the front office between now and Sept 21st and you will be entered to win a cool TMS Gift Bag! Simply put your Boxtops in a Zip Lock bag and write your students name and grade on the bag- and you will automatically be entered to win! Thank you for your support.

Amazon Shopping- The PTA now has a link to shop with Amazon and give back to Timberview! Just click on the following link and it will tell you what to do, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2647534

The Big Blue Bin- Don't forget about our Big Blue Bin! The weather is perfect for Spring Cleaning! If you find yourself cleaning out closets- please consider stuff the big blue bin behind the school- TMS receives money per pound! If it doesn't have a cord, is not sharp and is not an electronic- throw it in the bin!

"Liking" and "Sharing" on Facebook- One of the very easiest ways to help TMS is to simply "like" any post we put up on our TMS Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/timberviewpta?fref=ts the more "likes" and "shares" our posts get- the more other people will see the post and the more people who see it- the more people will be in the know and can help our school!

Deepest gratitude to everyone who has already spent time volunteering for our school- we sure do appreciate you so much! And thank you in advance to everyone for considering the above opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at Aubrey.conklin@gmail.com

PTA Membership

By becoming a member of TMS PTA, you can become an important part of helping to ensure plans become a reality. You may come to TMS PTA general meeting where you can vote and voice your ideas that can benefit your children and the school. For the first time, you may register for the PTA online, allowing anyone who would like to donate to the PTA by becoming a member, anywhere in the country, able to do so easily. Please go to http://www.txpta.org for more information. Approximately $2 of your $10 PTA membership will go directly to Timberview.

The new PTA website is http://www.timberviewpta.org/

Kroger Donations to PTA

You may enroll online your Kroger Plus card at the websitewww.KrogerCommunityRewards.comand link Timberview Middle School PTA to have Kroger donate a percentage of sales to the Timberview PTA. No more flyer to bring to the cashier! TMS PTA Rewards number is 90463, or you may select our organization from the list and click on confirm once you register your card online. Thank you for supporting the TMS PTA!