Timberview Family Newsletter

February 19, 2016

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"Anatomy of Gray" Coming Soon!

The next TMS Theatre production is right around the corner! The competition piece for the 17th annual KISD One Act Play Festival will be "Anatomy of Gray" by Jim Leonard Jr. Please join us at Fossil Ridge HS on February 20 at 1:00 PM and February 25, 26, and 27 at 7:30 PM back on our own stage at TMS.

When June's father dies, she prays for a healer to come to the small town of Gray, so that no one will ever suffer again; the next thing she knows, there's a tornado, and a man in a balloon blows into town claiming to be a doctor. At first, the new doctor cures anything and everything, but soon the town's preacher takes ill with a mysterious plague. And then the plague begins to spread. Set in Indiana during the late 1800's, deals with death, loss, love, and healing in a unique coming of age story.

News 8 Co-Anchor Cynthia Izaguirre

Timberview hosted another awesome guest speaker this week! Sixth grade teacher Gary Haire, with the help of one of his students, arranged for News 8 Anchor Cynthia Izaguirre to come and speak to our campus.

Ms. Izaguirre is considered one our area's most knowledgeable and recognizable news experts. She spoke to students about persuasive writing and speaking and even chose a few students to engage in a mock news broadcast that she scripted for the occasion! This was her first visit to a Keller ISD school and we were honored to have her take time out of her busy schedule for our students.

Thank you Ms. Izaguirre and a huge thank you to Mr. Gary Haire for organizing the event!

The Hawk Hangout

The Hawk Hangout is back! There is a pep rally Friday, February 26 and your Hawk could win VIP seating, snacks and swag sponsored by the PTA! Raffle tickets are only $1 each and will be available for sale in the foyer every morning next week!

KISD Film Festival

The Keller ISD Film Festival is back and looking for student filmmakers to show off their creative talents behind and in front of the camera.

Entries are now being accepted through February 29.

The festival is an opportunity for students to develop their visual literacy and expand their educational experience in Keller ISD by fostering the creativity, artistic, communication and technical skills required for producing a movie.

Students have seven entry categories to choose from including: Story, Comedy, Music Video, Documentary, PSA Plus, and Animation.

Students have the chance to be honored at an Awards Ceremony on April 5, 2016, at the Alliance Cinemark XD Movie Theater. Students can win trophies, certificates, prizes, and more!

Visit www.KellerISD.net/Film between now and February 29 to submit your film.

Also, keep a look out for video tips shared on the Keller ISD YouTube page throughout the festival to learn how to make your film a winner!

For more information on the Film Fest, including details on how to submit your entries, visit www.KellerISD.net/Film!


AVID is Coming to TMS!

AVID is a new elective course option for the 2016-2017 school year. Current sixth and seventh grade students may apply to participate in this elective course. Parents, if your student wants to attend college in the future, AVID could be the support system your student needs now. Please watch this informational video to learn more about AVID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q1UFRr-FqY&feature=youtu.be

FREE Insanity Fitness Class at Timberview!

Join us for a FREE Insanity Live class at Timberview! Class meets every Tuesday at 4:15 PM for a super fun and exciting workout taught by Coach Gatzemeyer, a professional group fitness instructor. This class is open to teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members, so get your waivers from the front office or Coach Gatzemeyer and we will see you Tuesday at 4:15 PM for Insanity Live! Let's get fit together!!

NCAA Information Night

NCAA Information Night for prospective NCAA student athletes and parents will be held at the Keller High School Gymnasium, 601 N. Pate Orr, Keller, 76248 on Monday, March 7, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The event is hosted by the Keller High School Counseling Department and will proved helpful information regarding NCAA eligibility and recruiting, as well as tips and tools for the college bound athlete and their parents.

For more information please contact Michelle Mayfield via email at michelle.mayfield@kellerisd.net.

New Website Coming Soon!

Keller ISD is in the process of launching new campus web sites across the District. This has been in the works for well over a year, and we have been actively working on the transition for the past several months. A launch was attempted last week but was unsuccessful. The District will attempt the launch of the new sites again this afternoon, and you should be able to access the new campus sites at campus.kellerisd.net after 3:30.

We appreciate your patience as we rebuild our campus web presence and attempt to make it an even better experience for everyone!

Student Stories

Parents, we would love to hear about the awesome things our students are accomplishing outside of school. If you would like us to share it with the Timberview Family, please send an email with a photo if possible to sherry.utchell@kellerisd.net.

5th Graders: Join the Timberview Cup Stacking Team!

5th graders,

Are you interested in joining the Timberview Cupstacking team? If so, please visit the website below or reach out to Coach Parnell for more information! We are very excited about this opportunity!


Hawklings Pep Squad

We will meet every Friday from 3:45-4:30pm in 7A collaboration. It is not too late to join! We will begin preparing for the March pep rally performance this Friday! Please see Coach Parten if you have any questions.


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!

Feb 19 NJHS Movie Night- Proceeds to Diabetes Walk

Feb 19 Spring Pictures- 5th & 6th Classes

Feb 20 One Act Play Contest at FRHS

Feb 24 World Read Aloud Day

Feb 25, 26, & 27 One Act Play Performances

Feb 26 Pep Rally

Feb 27 KISD Solo Contest

Feb 29-2 TMS 8th Grade Cheer Tryouts @ TMS

Mar 4 NJHS Sponsored Basketball Tournament

Keller ISD School Walk for Diabetes

The School Walk for Diabetes is an educational school fund-raiser that supports programs aimed at curing and preventing diabetes, and improving the lives of all those affected by diabetes.

This year it will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex at 601 North Pate Orr in Keller. The entry fee/donation is $10 per person and if you would like to order a t-shirt it's $10 more. See Nurse Danielson to order a t-shirt.

For the informational flyer from the eMonday folder see here, http://bit.ly/1Raf4oL

The main site for the Diabetes Walk is www.diabetes.org/kisd2016

House Points

Stryke 1544

Tipo 1394

Busara 1304

Luova 937

No movement this week. Don't forget you get points for attending sporting events!

Yearbook Ordering

The 2015-2016 yearbook staff has been hard at work taking pictures and saving memories from the first half of the school year. The last day to order is March 11.

Order your yearbook now, and you can add items to the yearbook like your student’s name by going to www.yearbookforever.com where you can pay with a credit card. If you would like to purchase the yearbook at school a yearbook flyer is available in the eMonday folder, http://bit.ly/1QLEE2B, and for pick-up in the TMS front office.

The TMS yearbook was a nationally recognized book last year. This year we hope to move to the next level with outstanding photography, exciting stories and exceptional design. If you have questions or need assistance please email Jennifer.Bass@Kellerisd.net

Timberview PTA

PTA Upcoming General Assembly Meetings

Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 PM

Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM- This is also Hollywood Hawk Night

General Assembly Meetings are open to anyone and they would love to have everyone there!

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

The Walking School Bus

PTA has a unique opportunity to help TMS organize a Walking School Bus with the help of the Blue Zones Project Fort Worth and we could use your help! If you are interested in this crazy cool initiative please email us at timberviewpta@gmail.com

Scoliosis Screening- Our Hawk Nurse needs our help- she is doing scoliosis screenings and needs help with the kids- this is an easy fun way to help out TMS- the sign up genius is below


NJHS- these amazing kiddos are holding a fundraiser to raise money for the upcoming KISD Diabetes Walk- they are going to have a super fun movie night and would like to sell concessions- the PTA has been asked to donate items for the concession stand. This is a crazy easy way to help our Hawk Family- just send in treats- how easy it that? The sign up genius to help these wonderful kids is below


Hawk Lounge Donations- The PTA is now doing an amazingly fun monthly fundraiser- The Hawk Hangout- once a month kids have an opportunity to buy a raffle ticket to win a VIP Experience at that month’s school Pep Rally. For one dollar, the student can win courtside luxury seating with snacks, drinks and swag to take home with them- this is quickly becoming a very popular fundraiser for TMS. We need donations for the VIP lounge- purple drinks, snacks, purple swag, anything and everything that could add to the VIP experience. If you are interested in donating some items, or know of a business that would like to sponsor the VIP Lounge, please email timberviewpta@gmail.com for more information.

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

Box Top Help- Last call for Boxtops! We need to send in our Boxtops on March 1st - so we would love to have you send yours in over next week! There is a collection box at the front office. This is such an easy peasy way to raise $ for the awesome kids of TMS- every boxtop helps! We thank you in advance for your help! The new Box Top Coordinator is Tatyanna Boyer and she can be reached at tmsboxtop@yahoo.com.

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 Board and Membership

Have you heard how ridiculously awesome the PTA Board is? This laid back, easy going, fun loving group is looking for a few more people to join the board for 2016-17. If you are interested in spending just a little bit of volunteer time to make a wonderful impact on the great kids and staff of TMS, please email us at timberviewpta@gmail.com.

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 follow the link here for more information.

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!

Nurse's Notes

Spinal Screenings

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed to help with spinal screening . Volunteers assist the screening team by organizing the children and sending them into the screening area . Your help is appreciated.

Please go to the sign up genius below and sign up for a day and time if you can help.


Spinal screening will be done March 10 and 11 for students in grades 5 and 8. Parents will be notified of the results of the screening only if professional follow-up is necessary.

According to Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37, all children in grades 5 and 8 are required to be screened. If, for religious reasons, you do not wish to have your child screened, you are to submit an affidavit of exemption to this office on or before the date of the screening. You may also submit documentation of a professional examination before the end of the school year.


Please see the Spinal notification letter found http://bit.ly/1PJq7ls for more details.

Intermediate Health & Hygiene

The Intermediate Health and Hygiene Presentation for 5th and 6th grade students will be held as follows:

  • Presentation for 5th grade students- February 26, 2016
  • Presentation for 6th grade students- February 26, 2016

Permission slips will be sent home and need to be signed and returned before the presentation in order for students to attend. If you would like to preview the video, please contact Nurse Danielson at 817-744-2620 or by email at jane.danielson@kellerisd.net to make arrangements.

Carter's House

Carter's House is an organization that donates clothes to those in need. Please follow the link if you have a need or would like to donate to them. http://www.cartershouse.org/clothing-request/

Camp Sweeney

Camp Sweeney is a residential summer camp for children ages 5-18 who have diabetes. Camp Sweeney has been around since 1950, and has served over 30,000 children. Our goal is to help children gain the knowledge, skills, and motivation to live long, healthy lives free of diabetes complications. There is a fee for their service buy most of their campers received financial aid. Camp Sweeney is a non-profit organization and receives funding from individuals, organizations, private foundations, and the United Way.

Here is the link for Camp Sweeney: www.campsweeney.org

If you have questions, please contact Camp Sweeney at 940-665-2011 or email: info@campsweeney.org.


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. The forms can be found at the following link in the eMonday folder, http://bit.ly/1VQCtgS. 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:


There is a new folder within the eMonday folder that has nurse flyers and information that she would like passed along to parents. The link is, http://bit.ly/1BmFvxx, and will be updated as new information is obtained. Just added this week is an offer for free sports EKGs by Cook Children's for students 5 and up.

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


Sky Dancers and Violet Belles

What are the Sky Dancer? Violet Belles?

The Sky Dancers are the varsity dance team at Timber Creek High School and the Violet Belles are the junior varsity dance team. Sky Dancers perform at all varsity football games, pep rallies, a few basketball games, and compete in 2-3 regional/national drill team competitions. Violet Belles perform halftime at JV football and JV basketball games, pep rallies and compete as well.

Being on dance team isn't just being a part of an organization; it is a way of life. Much is expected of them as they are held to a higher standard than most. These young women are well-known on campus and in the community for their discipline, success and respectful reputation. Sky Dancers practice every morning before school for the entire year. We will have some scheduled night practice every morning before school for the entire year. We will have some scheduled night practices about twice a week and some weekends, Violet Belles will practice one evening a week. You will be expected to devote your time and energy to our program, which is the key ingredient to our success. The dance team experience is unique, on that each drill team member holds dear to her heart.

Do you have to have dance experience to make the team?

No, but dance experience would be helpful, although is not a requirement.

Is there a certain number allowed to make the team?

Absolutely not! This is one of the biggest misconceptions.

How much does this cost?

This is a very important question. Sky Dancer cost ranges from $900-$1100 for clothing, camp, etc. Your first year on the team, Violet Belles is approximately $500. These amounts are paid out in monthly payments through July. We will have fund-raising opportunities available to help members offset this cost. This is normally a one-time fee and the dance team experience is priceless! You only pay that amount your first year on the team. Each additional year, you are required to pay for camp and any new items (est. $300).

What are the tryout requirements?

March 30 Mandatory Tryout Meeting 7:00pm TCHS Cafeteria

*Each candidate and a parent must attend this meeting to be eligible to tryout.

April 5-7 Tryout Prep Clinic (OPTIONAL) 4:30pm-6:00pm TCHS GYM

*This is an opportunity for candidates to better prepare to tryouts by learning various drill/dance techniques and actual combinations to be used in the tryout dances. The cost is $5 a day.

April 11-14 Tryout Workshops 4:30-6:30pm TCHS Gym

*You will learn 2 dance combinations and technical skills that you will perform each day and be evaluated by the director(s) at the workshops. Each day of the tryout workshops are mandatory!

***More in depth information will be addressed at the Mandatory Tryout Meeting. Hope to see you there!