Mrs. Novack's News

January 29, 2016

Get excited and mark your calendars for our first TCE FAMILY S.T.E.A.M. NIGHT on Friday, February 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. STEAM is an educational term to describe real world opportunities for students to learn with science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. At the TCE FAMILY STEAM NIGHT, TCE students and their family members of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a variety of unique, educational STEAM experiences. Participants will travel as a family (children with their adults) to share in the learning process! Pizza will be available in the cafeteria for families to purchase. More details will be forthcoming! We hope you plan to be there!

TuTu Tuesday or Two Two Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 2nd will be TuTu Tuesday!!! February 2nd will not occur again on a Tuesday until after 2020.

Some ideas for commemorating this historical day would be to:

  • Wear a tutu!
  • Wear a shirt with 2 on it (sports shirts are great)
  • Simply take some masking tape and tape 2's all over a shirt or outfit
  • Wear TWO of something, 2 bows, 2 pairs of socks, 2 hats, etc.
  • Make a construction paper headband and decorate it with punch out 2s

Global Day of Play - this Wednesday!

On February 3rd, we will participate in the Global Day of Play here at TCE. On this day, please send your child's favorite board or card game to school with them. Please make sure that you have your child's name on their item and have it in a sack or baggie. During this time your child will be playing games, Legos, blocks, puzzles, magnets, and any other items that they can freely play with. During this time the children will not be using their devices. Instead they will be enjoying free play time where they can move freely around from activity to activity just playing. I will be playing alongside the children during this time. The goal for this day is to encourage children to play freely without adult intervention or structure.

For more information about this day visit,

2015-2016 Yearbooks

Yearbook orders are due by March 16, 2016. The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. We encourage you to place an order on the website: Enter in the code 03573P to place an order. All yearbooks ordered online, will be shipped to TCE. Checks should be made out to Thorpe Creek Elementary. Happy ordering!

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 - Retelling of our Young Hoosier books

Writing- non-fiction writing

Grammar - verbs

Math - Money: Identification and Counting Sets & Time

Science- rabbit garden

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - PE

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - PE & Library

Friday - No related arts - early dismissal day

Mark Your Calendar!

February 3- Global Day of Play in the afternoon

February 5 - Student Half Day (Dismiss @ 12:01 pm)

February 5 - Family STEAM Night 5:30-7:30 pm

February 15 - No School (Presidents Day)

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