Tarvin Times

February 4, 2022

Hello Trailblazers,

I hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying a long weekend. Students enjoyed celebrating World Read Aloud Day in their classroom and some classes celebrated Twos Day by creating a time capsule. Sure would be fun to meet again on Three's Day and open them up together. (3-3-33) Other classes will celebrate Twos Day on 2-22-22.

Since we were not in school on Thursday or Friday, some of the grade-level newsletters won't be updated until Monday.

I want to thank the community for all your support. It has been a crazy year opening a school during a pandemic, but you have supported us through it all. We appreciate it! Hopefully, the numbers will continue to decrease so we can open up soon!

Together in Learning,

Christy Hilbun

SOUPer Bowl Sign-up

We plan to kick off Super Bowl weekend with a spectacular soup spread for our amazing staff! Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Don't forget to include the specific item you're planning to make/buy in the comment section.


Spring Picture Day: February 9th

Picture order forms were in Wednesday's folder. We do have more copies in the front office if you need one.

Tarvin's No Place For Hate Coalition Created a Kindness Calendar

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Chick-fil-A Spirit Night: Feb. 9th

Join us at Chik-fil-A for Tarvin's spirit night for dinner, dine in or drive through on Feb. 9th from 5 PM to 8 PM . Proceeds from the night will benefit our school.

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:
email: tarvinptaprograms@gmail.com
text or call: 512-750-3490

Thank you for getting involved at our school – we appreciate you so much!

Mental Health Minutes


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 amandaverell@gmail.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

The innovation lab is partnering with Art class to create kinetic sculptures. This project is connection art, science and innovation. We are in need of

-styrofoam balls


-dowel rods

-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.

Tarvin Yearbook Link for online Ordering

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:

Important Dates

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

PTA Links

Staff Shout Outs

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.

Nancy Tarvin Elementary School

Monday: Spirit Day-wear your Tarvin Shirt or navy and gold

Friday: Future Friday-wear your favorite college or high school shirt