Timberview Family Newsletter

January 8, 2016

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Parent Technology Survey Due Jan 15 - Please help us get a student laptop cart!

Parents please click the link below to fill out a 5 minute survey to help Keller ISD make technology decisions for our district. This is an anonymous survey (outside of your identifying which campus your students attend) and will help the district choose the right technology for the classrooms in Keller ISD.


The campus in Keller ISD with the greatest response to the survey gets a laptop cart with 30 Dell laptops. We would love to have these for our students!


Thank you for your time and ideas! The deadline for responding to the survey is January 15.


https://questionnaire.bbyt.es/campaigns/55c53632fd2015ff7e41d36c

Pictured above, TMS house student presidents and vice-presidents from Busara, Luova, Stryke, and Tipo met all day Thursday, January 7 to plan our house day activities for the remainder of the year and our year-end house banquet.

House Day January 15 - Donated Decks of Cards and Dice Needed, Please!

From our House Presidents and Vice-Presidents:

We are planning one of the most exciting House Days ever for Friday, January 15th and we need the help of our Timberview community. If you have any decks of cards you are not using and dice that are laying dormant in some drawer, would you consider donating them to our House Day? We would love to have them! We will need them by Wednesday, January 13, and you may send them with your student or bring them to the front office.

Because of the scope of this endeavor, we will not be able to return any donated items, but understand how appreciative we are for you helping out.

FREE Insanity Fitness Class at Timberview!

Insanity Live is coming to Timberview! Starting Tuesday, January 19th, join us at 4:15pm for a FREE Insanity Class right here at TMS! Class will meet 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, January 19th at 4:15 PM for Insanity Live! Let's get fit together!!

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PTA Hawks Hangout - Tickets on Sale Next Week!!

TMS PTA will sell tickets for a chance to become a "VIP Couch Potato" at the pep rally on Friday, January 15. Tickets are $1 each. Each entry goes into a drawing that will take place at the beginning of the pep rally, when two lucky students will get to sit in the Hawks Hangout. PTA will furnish fun spirit items and snacks at the VIP seating experience!

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!

http://eparnell.weebly.com/tms-cupstacking.html

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! If you were unable to make our meeting, it is NOT too late!

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 all of the District's meetings:

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

Tryout dates:

8th grade: 2/29 – 3/2 at Trinity Springs

7th grade: 4/5 – 4/7 at Timberview

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

Hawklings Pep Squad

We will now be meeting 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.

Timber Creek HS 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

The Kelleys - January 22 at TCHS

"The Kelleys" are back as Keller ISD's best and brightest in musical theater take the stage Friday, January 22, at Timber Creek High School for the District's take on the Tony Awards.

A judging panel attended each of the four KISD high school musicals and nominated schools and students for awards in various categories.

Come find out who this year's big winners are when The Kelleys get under way at 7 p.m. Friday, January 22, at Timber Creek High's Fine Arts Center (12350 Timberland Boulevard). Tickets for "The Kelleys" are $10 and can be purchased at the door.


To view a list of award nominees--many of whom came through Timberview--please click the link below:

Kelleys Award Nominees 2016


In addition, three TMS students will be featured in the Intermediate School Theatre Showcase:

  • Emma Norton
  • Ethan Hyatt
  • Phoebe Lowe

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Events

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!


Jan 8 KISD 7th Grade All District Band Concert

Jan 15 Pep Rally & Early Release

Jan 18 District Holiday

Jan 22 NJHS Basketball Tournament

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

Jan 22 The Kelleys (KISD High School Musical Awards)

Jan 25 TMS CEIC Meeting

Feb 2 & 3 Beginner Instrument Drive for 5th Grade Students

Feb 2 Registration Parent Night Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Students

Feb 5 NJHS Movie Night

House Points Update as of January 8, 2016

Stryke 942

Tipo 899

Luova 642

Busara 393


We anticipate receiving additional points updates in the near future, so if you are running behind, don't get discouraged! Stryke has a nice lead, but Tipo is nipping at their heels! Luova made a big leap, and we think Busara may be holding out! :-)

Yearbook Needs Your Pictures!

The yearbook staff is currently in need of photos for the following events:

Run in the Dark

Wrestling (7 and 8 grade)

Cheer Competition

Individual student competitions or playing sports outside of TMS

Holiday vacation photos

Videos of events at TMS (one minute or less in length)

The staff needs the student name, grade and event along with submitted photos and video. Please submit them online to Jennifer.Bass@Kellerisd.net

Group and Make-up Photos January 22

Student organizations, winter athletics and clubs will be scheduled for group pictures on January 22, 2016. Parents can purchase a team picture through Glamourcaraft or flyers will be available through the front office. The monies will be collected the day the pictures are taken.

Students that are new to TMS will also have an opportunity to get a photo taken for the yearbook. Email Angela.Wilson if you have any questions about getting an individual photo taken.

This is the last opportunity for individual, clubs and team pictures to taken and placed in the yearbook.

Mentors

Interested in being a HAWK DAD Mentor?

We are looking for dads, stepdads, community members. granddads and father figures 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.


http://goo.gl/forms/0OKgsW9RKN

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.


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

Aurasma Videos

Yearbook is integrating a new feature via a virtual reality app called Aurasma. It works like a QR code, except you scan a picture in the yearbook and a video will pop up on your mobile device!

You can help by submitting videos that are 30 seconds to 1 minute in duration of a TMS sports team, band, dance team, cheer, choir and theater videos to attach to the stories in the yearbook and email them to Jennifer.bass@kellerisd.net. Not all videos will be featured; the yearbook staff will select as many as possible depending on the quality and content of the videos.

The deadline for submission is January 8th.

Parent Professional Presentations

So far this year we have enjoyed some impressive parent presentations on careers and other areas of expertise. These real-world experiences and the first-hand knowledge our parent experts can provide is of great value to meaningful student learning!

Please fill out the following form so our teachers can have a database of our school community professionals and experts upon whom they might call for guest instruction experiences. If we know you are willing to share your knowledge, we hope to be able to invite you to share with our students.

http://goo.gl/forms/iJeqdMvvZs

Timberview PTA


PTA Volunteer Opportunities


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- Box top turn in date is Nov 1st- we are in need of people to help count these little guys. 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!

Hawks Learn - Featuring Unique Learning Moments

Each week we will feature a unique learning activity, lesson, or moment submitted by students, teachers or administrators.

This week's experience comes from Ms. Glenda Kemmerling-Wilson who shared the following:

"We have been analyzing musical pieces on how it relates to worldly issues and creates rhyme. We have been transforming our learning and creating idioms (which is pretty hard for us since it is figuratively speaking and we love taking on a challenge). Writing individual goals to accomplish for the rest of the school year. We love to read at TMS!"

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 doing 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.


Information


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:


http://www.kellerisd.net/studentsandfamilies/know/Pages/HealthServices.aspx


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.

http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/what-to-do-if-you-cant-afford-epinephrine-auto-injectors