Jan. 28, 2022
January flew by fast. We are looking forward to February and are hopeful that numbers continue to go down so we can invite volunteers and guests back on campus soon.
Progress reports will be going home on Feb. 2nd either in the Wednesday folder or by email from your teacher. Something new our district is sending home are reports on how your child scored in reading and math. We utilize nationally normed Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP) which measures student growth with engaging, computer-adaptive diagnostic and screening programs. Readers are assessed in approximately 30 minutes in the following categories: vocabulary, word analysis, reading comprehension, and text fluency. Based on the ISIP results, learners are placed in interactive online instruction on the Istation platform.
We utilize nationally normed Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP) which measures student growth with engaging, computer-adaptive diagnostic and screening programs. Readers are assessed in approximately 30 minutes in the following categories: vocabulary, word analysis, reading comprehension, and text fluency. Based on the ISIP results, learners are placed in interactive online instruction on the Istation platform.
When you receive your reports, you may reach out to your teacher with any questions. There is also a website that contains FAQs: https://www.leanderisd.org/universalscreener.
I hope everyone enjoys the weekend.
Together in Learning,
New Material Adoption
Field Day Tshirt Order Due Feb. 14th
We are so excited to announce that our first annual Field Day will be on March 11th! The day will be filled with games, challenges, and fun for all students.
Field Day T-shirts will be for sale for $15 each (+$2.00 for XXL), and can be purchased online. Both adult sizes and youth sizes are available. Our wonderful art teacher, Ms. Dufeau, created the design and she did such an amazing job! The online shop will open on Friday, Jan. 28th, and close on February 14th. Attached is the information to order shirts starting Monday.
Online orders only: www.spiritworx.com Click spirit stores. Store #12749
Orders are due by Feb. 14th
We can't wait until Field Day is here!
We Need Your Help
On Thursday, February 24, from 5-7pm, Tarvin will hold its first cultural event -- Journey Around the World: A Celebration of Tarvin's Diversity! At this event, students and their families will have the opportunity to "travel" and learn about other cultures by visiting booths from countries around the world.
We need volunteers to help us create and staff these booths. It's easy - we will help you choose a booth and give you the basics to create a display. You can customize it as much or as little as you want. You don't have to be from a country to help with a booth for that country!
If you can help, please contact Emily Wheelwright or Allie Miller:
text or call: 512-750-3490
Thank you for getting involved at our school – we appreciate you so much!
Mental Health Minutes
Self Compassion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW4avvxDakU
PTA BOARD NOMINATIONS
Our PTA is seeking nominations for next year's Executive Board members! These positions include President, VP Programs, VP Membership, VP Fundraising, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you are interested in any, please reach out to Amanda Verell, our current Treasurer, at email@example.com!
Not sure if one of these positions is the right one but interested in being the head of a committee, you still have plenty of time; other positions are appointed at the end of the school year, and additional volunteer opportunities such as Room Parent are available in the fall!
Please submit Board nominations by Friday, February 18th. Voting will be held at our April meeting; more information to come!
Innovation Lab Donations
-fishing line or invisible string
You can send any donations to the front office. Thank you so much!
Yearbooks On Sale
Secure your copy of the Tarvin Elementary Yearbook Now before they sell out.
Yearbooks are $15 and can be purchased online from Balfour (link below). 5th grade families also have the option of a "prideline ad" honoring their student's Elementary journey for an additional fee.
Feb. 2nd Early Release 1:25PM
- World Read Aloud Day
Feb. 4th: Progress reports go home
Feb. 9th: Spring Pictures
- Early Release Day 1:25PM
- Chick-fil-a Spirit night 5-8PM
Feb. 16th: Early Release 1:25PM
- Fifth Grade Parent Night at Danielson Middle School 5:45-7:45 PM
Feb. 21st: No School
Feb. 24th: Journey Around the World: Celebrating Tarvin's Diversity
Feb. 25th: Fifth Grade Field Trip to Danielson Middle School
- Fifth Grade Field Trip to Stiles Middle School
Feb. 28th: Fifth Grade Parent Night at Stiles 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tarvin Upcoming Events: https://tarvinpta.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/
Tarvin Volunteer Opportunities: https://tarvinpta.wordpress.com/volunteer-opportunities/
Tarvin PTA website: tarvinpta.wordpress.com
If you want to highlight a staff member to let them know you appreciate their great work or support, complete this form and they will receive a certificate with your kind words.