Mrs. Novack's News

February 5, 2016

Box Tops & Labels for Education

TCE has already collected over 8,000 Box Tops and Labels for Education this year! The winter deadline to turn in Box Tops and Labels for Education is Friday, February 19. Winners will be announced the following Friday. The spring contest will continue through May, so please continue to send your Box Tops and Labels for Education in all year! More information will be sent home in your child's green folder. Thank you for supporting our school!

Donations for Randon Acts of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17. We would like to celebrate by recognizing some of the "unsung" members of our school community. We are going to put together goodie bags for our bus drivers, custodians, and cafeteria staff to hand out on the 17th. If you are able, we could use donations of individually wrapped "fun size" candy or hand warmers (for the bus drivers). Please send items in by Wednesday, February 10.


Pennies for Patients 2016

Thorpe Creek Elementary students will be taking part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program from February 1-12. During this program, students will collect money to support LLS’s mission: to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Students will learn about service, leadership, philanthropy and how they can make a difference by changing patients’ lives. TCE has its own online giving page that students, parents and faculty can share with friends and family:

Thank you in advance for helping LLS to create a world without blood cancers!

For more information on the Pennies for Patients program, please visit

Yearbook Orders

Yearbook orders are due by March 16. The cost is $16 per book. We encourage you to place an order online: Enter code 03573P to place an order. Online orders will be shipped to TCE. Checks should be made out to Thorpe Creek Elementary.

TCE Cardinal Runners

Join our school team and be a Cardinal Runner!

May 21, 2016

The Geist Half Marathon Inc. is an Indiana non-profit corporation organized to inspire health and wellness in the children surrounding Geist Reservoir. Money from last year’s race was donated to HSE and Lawrence Township Schools.

If your child (or you!) would like to participate in this year’s race as a part of the “Cardinal Runners” team, please return the emailed permission slip and race fee by March 28, 2016. Our school team will be walking and running in the 5K (3.1 miles) race. The cost to participate in the Cardinal Runner team is $37.50. Please make checks payable to TCE. The registration fee for the race includes a fee of $7.50 for a “Cardinal Runners” team shirt. Let’s show our school spirit by wearing our Cardinal Runners shirt on race day! *If you have last year’s Cardinal Runner shirt, you can re-wear it. The entry fee is $30, then, without the Cardinal Runner shirt. Each participant also receives a Geist 5K shirt, refreshments at the finish line, and a medal! Additional race information can be found at We will register all students and parents that participate on our Cardinal Runners team at one time, so please do not register through the website. If your child may need financial assistance in order to participate, please contact Mrs. Curran.

I will be sending home information in the spring about an optional training walking/running program at school, along with additional race day details. I look forward to running with a large group of the Thorpe Creek Elementary Family!

Cardinal Runners sponsor,
Mr. Clint Cushman

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - Young Hoosier Book award epilogue project

Writing - Non-Fiction books

Grammar - verbs

Math - time to the hour and half-hour

Science/Social Studies - TCE Garden Project

Spelling Sight Words - when, these, got, take, made

*Spelling Test: Friday, February 12

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - Music

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - PE

Thursday - Music & Library

Friday - Art

Mark Your Calendar!

February 12 - Valentine's Day Party

February 15 - No School (Presidents' Day)

February 16 - Flex Day (no school unless make-up day is required)

February 19 - Movie Night