Timberview Family Newsletter

December 11, 2015

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TMS Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our TMS Scripps Spelling Bee Campus Winner, Nabeeha! Nabeeha will advance to the regional spelling bee this winter, and we know she will represent us well. Our runner-up was Liam in a hard-fought battle of great TMS spellers!

The TMS Campus Spelling Bee was held this past Wednesday. We would like to thank our judges--Tom Winders, Sarah Tidwell, and Sydney Bramer, our pronouncer--KISD Trustee Jim Stitt, our video production expert/live streamer--Grant Simpson, and our spelling bee coordinator--Angela Wilson. Thanks again to all the families who supported our spellers as they prepared for the campus bee!

Giving Tree

Timberview Middle School partnered with the Keller Community Storehouse and sponsored a Happy Hawk Giving Tree this season. If you are interested in adopting a Hawk, there is still time to come to our Library and select a Hawk from the tree starting next week.

There are 3 different types of Hawks: toys, gift cards, & clothes. Right now in our own community there is a greater need than ever to assist in providing a joyful Holiday for children and their families. The Keller Community Storehouse is anticipating meeting the needs of around 4000 children. They are hoping to collect around 8000 gifts. Their greatest void during this time is items for pre-teens and teenagers. We hope to donate some gift cards that can be given as gifts to these children so they can select the items they like.

Other items CS will need to help assist in the holiday store include wrapping paper, tape, and 13 gallon trash bags (white). If you would like to donate any of those items, you can drop them off in the TMS Counseling office.

The toys, clothes, & gift cards need to be returned unwrapped to the school Counseling office with the Hawk attached no later than Monday, December 14. This can be such a special time for your family to help someone in our own community in need this holiday season.


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!

Nov 30-Dec 16 The Giving Tree

Dec 12 All Region Band Concert

Dec 14 6th Grade Band Concert

Dec 15 Winter Choir Concert

Dec 18 Early Release (no pep rally or house day today)

Dec 21- Jan 4 Winter Break (Students return on Tuesday, January 5th)

Jan 8 KISD 7th Grade All District Band Concert

Jan 15 Pep Rally, House Day, & Early Release

Jan 18 District Holiday

Jan 22 Picture Make Up, Band, Choir, Basketball, Clubs

Jan 25 TMS CEIC Meeting

House Points

Tipo 816

Stryke 686

Busara 189

Luova 98

It's middle of the year and Tipo is running away in the points race just as they did last year! Remember students get points for attending TMS events!

Cheer Tryouts

Timberview Cheer Tryouts 2016

If you are a current 6th or 7th grade student interested in trying out for the TMS 2016-2017 cheer squad, here is some important information for you!

Both the candidate and parent/guardian MUST attend a mandatory Cheer Information meeting. Since all information will be the same, you can attend at any KISD middle school but you MUST sign in. Here are the dates for meeting that are coming up starting in January.

1/5/16 @ Keller MS

1/6/16 @ Timberview MS

1/7/16 @ Fossil Hill MS

1/11/16 @ Hillwood MS

1/12/16 @ Indian Springs MS

1/13/16 @ Trinity Springs MS

Incoming 7th grade: meeting starts at 6:00pm

Incoming 8th grade: meeting starts at 7:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Parten at Cheryl.parten@kellerisd.net

Timber Creek Cheer Tryouts

All 8th grade students interested in trying out for TCHS Cheer must attend a mandatory information meeting at one of KISD High School. Here are the following dates that are available.

-Monday January 25th 7:00 pm @ Keller HS

-Tuesday January 26th 7:00 pm @ Fossil Ridge HS

-Wed January 27th 7:00 pm @ Timber Creek HS

-Thursday January 28th 7:00 pm @ Central HS

*ALL candidates and at least one parent MUST attend, and sign in at one of the four meetings to be eligible to tryout.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Parten at Cheryl.parten@kellerisd.net

Thank You to Our Business Partners!

Positive Behavior Intervention Services (PBIS) is a program that rewards students for displaying positive behavior. When a staff member sees a student displaying positive behavior he/she gives the student Claw Cash that can be collected and redeemed for prizes at our school store, the Hawks Nest.

We want to thank Cinemark, Urban Air, and Altitude for donating guest passes to our PBIS School Store!


Interested in being a HAWK DAD Mentor?

We are looking for dads, stepdads, community members. and granddads willing to mentor some of our students! If you have any interest, please visit the link below and we will send you more information about how you can help mentor a Timberview students.


Yearbook Ordering

The beginning of the year is the best time to buy your student a yearbook. The 2015-2016 yearbook staff is already hard at work taking pictures and saving memories from this first week of school. You can add items to the yearbook like your student’s name by going to www.yearbookforever.com where you can order your book using 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 need assistance please email Jennifer.Bass@Kellerisd.net

Parent Professional Presentations

We want to see how you would like to be involved in educating our students at TMS this year. Often our teachers would like to ask parents to come present on different topics and we would like to know what you know! Please fill out the following questionnaire so our teachers can have a database of our school community professionals and experts. If we know you are willing to share your knowledge, we hope to be able to invite you to share with our students.


Timberview PTA

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Concession stand help- Concession stand sales are a HUGE way TMS PTA earns money to help the school. We need volunteers to help take a shift and work the concession stand (so much fun!) as well as donate items for us to sell. Please check out the sign up genius for concession stand help located here


for questions regarding concession stand help please email the wonderful Sara Wardle at wardlefam@verizon.net

Box Top Help- Box top turn in date is Nov 1st- we are in need of people to help count these little guys in October. Super easy gig, just count and bag- we will provide the zip lock bags for you. If you would like to help count (or would like to be the Box Top coordinator for this year) please feel free to email Aubrey at Aubrey.conklin@gmail.com

The Big Blue Bin- have you noticed that big blue bin behind the school next to the football field? If you didn't know, that bin collects shoes, clothing, linens, stuffed animals, all sorts of items you no longer want/need - they pay us per pound- all year long! Just drop off your unwanted items and put in the big blue bin, and please- tell your friends- this is a super easy way for the school to raise money!

"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

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!

11th Annual School Walk for Diabetes

We are gearing up for our 11th Annual School Walk for Diabetes and we need your help to make this year a success! We are asking if you would like to donate a basket for silent auction. It can be any theme, but needs to be worth $100. These baskets will be bid on the day of the walk to raise money for diabetes research. We are trying to get a count of how many families can commit to the basket by the end of October. Please contact me if you are interested in making and donating a basket or if you would like more information about the KISD Diabetes walk.

Thank you for your continued support,

Nurse Jane Danielson


Nurse's Notes

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and hearing screening was done November 30th and December 1st for students in 5th and 7th grades and students new to Keller ISD in 6th and 8th grades. We are in the process of do rescreens on students who did not pass. We will call parent/guardians for students who did not pass and we will also send letters to parents notifying of the results. Please call if you have questions.

Students are also screened for a marker called Acanthosis Nigricans. This can mean that the child has a predisposition for Type 2 diabetes later in life. We ask that you take the results to your Primary Care Physician and they can do a further evaluation on your child. Early detection can help make life style changes that may prevent your child from developing Type 2 diabetes later. For additional information please see the pamphlet located here, http://bit.ly/1lZShS0.

Please call or email if you have further questions.

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.