Tarvin Times

Sept. 3, 2021


Reminder, no school on Monday, Sept. 6th, and Wednesday, September 8th is a normal scheduled day released at 2:55 PM.

Do to continued staffing shortages some middle schools and all elementary campuses will no longer have a la cart sales. (ice cream, chips, cookies, etc) until staffing improves. District-wide, our CNS staff has 90+ vacancies. We want to focus on serving our students and staff to the best of our ability and this will help to ensure that focus. All LISD elementary schools will begin this practice on 9/7. Menus will also be revised for September to cut down on items with longer prep times or requiring a longer assembly to which slows service down. We hope to be able to bring back these items and more once staffing is improved.

Together in Learning,

Christy Hilbun

Guest Authors

We have 2 virtual guest authors hosting webinars for our students. Peter Reynolds will be on Sept. 7th and Max Braillier will be on Sept. 10th. Click here to read more about them and/or purchase a book for your child.

Staff Shout Out

Our teachers and staff have really worked hard to make the beginning of the year special for our students. If there is a staff member you would like to give a shout out to, please complete this form and they will get an email with a certificate that stated "You Deserve this shout out because...." We are also going to print them out and post them in the work room for all to see. Thank you for your support.

Career Fair: November 19th, 8 AM to 9:30 AM

Parents/Community Members,

We are having our first annual Career Fair on November 19th from 8 am to 9:30 am. The students love to hear about all of the careers that they can choose from when they are older! Students are very engaged when they can see the tools/examples of work that is involved in various careers. The students would love to see what you do for a career! We need parents or community members in order to make this a meaningful and successful Career Fair. Due to COVID protocols, we will be having our Career Fair virtually this year. You can participate in one of two ways:

1. A 10 minute live zoom presentation on November 19th between 8 and 9:30 with a 5 minute Q&A following.


2. You can record a 5-minute presentation that will be shown at various times throughout our College and Career Readiness month (November). We will send you the platform to use to record.

If you would like to participate, please fill out the form below:

For questions, reach out to our counselor, Lisa Demoss at lisa.demoss@leanderisd.org

Grade level Newsletters

In order to help cut down the number of emails you receive, grade levels will have their newsletters here.

Early Childhood:

Kinder Newsletter

First Grade:

Second Grade Newsletter

Third Grade:

Fourth Grade Newsletter

Fifth Grade Newsletter

Innovation Team:

Reporting an Absence

If your family is choosing to quarantine due to receiving a letter about close contact, your child will be marked absent but it will be excused so please report this information to our registrar.

To report an absence, please email tarvinattendance@leanderisd.org

When submitting an absence note, please include the following in your email:

  • Student Name (legal) & Student ID
  • Student Grade
  • Date of Absence(s)
  • Reason for Absence
  • Attach Doctor/Dentist notes, if applicable

For any additional questions, please contact the campus Registrar, Denise Thompson at 512-570-8213.

I Will Change the World by.... Reflections Program

The Reflections Program encourages children to find their own voice through various mediums of artistic expression. With this year's theme, "I Will Change The World By...", students are encouraged to make their message clear through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Entry forms will be available in the front office and the Tarvin PTA Facebook page. All entries must be turned in no later than October 31. Students can turn in their projects, with their registration form to our Reflections submission bin in the community room or by email to tarvinptaarts@gmail.com. All entries will be reviewed in November and selected projects will be advanced to the regional level of judging. Questions? Contact tarvinptaarts@gmail.com. For more information: click here.

Socioeconomic Information 2021-2022

By completing this form, students may qualify for the following opportunities:
- Fee reductions for AP/IB exam
- Fee waivers for SAT/ACT college entrance exam and unlimited score reports
- Fee waivers for the college application fee
- College scholarships based on financial need
- Reduced security deposit for mLISD devices
- Discount on Summer School
- Free backpack with supplies
- Fee wavier for LISD After School Enrichment (ASE) and supplies
- Fee waiver or reduction in fees for Fine Arts


The Economic Disadvantaged status of each student is determined by the information provided on this form. The form itself is not sent to the Texas Education Agency nor is the income levels indicated for your family reported to the Texas Education Agency, only the status code is reported to the Texas Education Agency.

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Important Dates

Sept. 6th: No School: Labor Day

Sept. 8th: Normal School Day: Release 2:55 PM

  • Spirit Night at Sabinos Pizza Pub

Sept. 9th: Parent Orientation Night: 5:30 PM or 6:15 PM, zoom info coming

Sept. 11th: Dedication of Nancy Tarvin Elementary

Sept. 13th: Apex Kickoff

Sept. 14th: General PTA Meeting 6:30 PM

Sept. 15th: Early Release at 1:25 PM

Sept. 22nd: Picture day

  • Early release 1:25 PM

Sept. 24th: Apex Fun Run

Sept. 29th: Early Release 1:25 PM