Panther Post

October 2022

Tecumseh North Elementary

The mission of Tecumseh North Elementary School is to provide opportunities for all students by developing self-motivated, lifelong learner and leaders in their community.

Today is a GREAT day to be a PANTHER, and I choose to LIVE ABOVE THE LINE!

A Message from Ms. Bivens

Tomorrow, October 13th, marks the end of our first quarter of teaching and learning at TNES! It's hard to believe that we have been in school for nine week. Our teachers and staff have support our students in their learning. Our students have worked hard to adapt to a new school year and have already shown academic growth. I can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings!

Just a few reminders as we begin the second quarter:

  • Morning Routine--Please remind your students that if they are not eating breakfast, they need to go directly to the gym. If they are eating breakfast, they need to go directly to the cafeteria. They do not go to their classrooms prior to 8:35am.
  • Afternoon Routine--The carline seems to be going smoother. If your student has a cell phone, please do not call or text your student that you are in the carline. We will call your student by their carline number and/or last name. Students should not have their cell phones out while in the school building. Also, please stay in your car and do not come up to the door. This ensure the safety for all students and staff.
  • Organizational Tool--We are an AVID Elementary and we use an Organization Tool (OT for short) to help students, parents, and teachers communicate between home and school. Please be sure to check your student's OT every night and sign their reflection sheet or planner. Important notes are sent home in the OT as well.
  • Breakfast/Lunch Balances--Please be sure to check your email and/or your student's OT for breakfast/lunch balances. We are seeing an increase in negative accounts. You can send a check or cash with your student or call the office to pay by debit/credit card.
  • Halloween Parties--Notes will be going home soon, but please mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 1st. We will celebrate Halloween this day due to students not having school on Monday, October 31st.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or clarifications, please do not hesitate to reach out! I am here to help!

Proudly Serving as YOUR Principal!

-Katie Bivens


October Events

1st- PTO Carnival 11am- 2pm

3rd- Custodian Appreciation Day

-PTO Pie Sales Begin- Be on the look out for Details

-BOE Meeting @ 7pm @ SHHS

7th- ECSE/ PreK Screenings @TS Call 357-5440 for Appointment

10th-14th - FIRE SAFETY WEEK

10th- PTO Meeting @ 6:00 TN Library

13th- End of First Quarter

14th- NO School -Teacher Work Day

17- PTO Pie Sales End

20th- School Transportation Appreciation Day

- 3rd Grade Music Program 6pm

- 4th Grade Music Program 7pm

26th- Parent/ Teacher Conferences 4-8

27th- Parent / Teacher Conferences 8am -8pm- NO School

28th- NO SCHOOL Students or Staff

31st- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Training

November 1st- Class Halloween Parties

Cafeteria Menus and Sandwich of the Day Schedules


We will begin allowing families to come eat lunch with their students again this year. You have the option of sitting with your student and their class in the cafeteria or sit together in our court yard area (weather permitting). Please check in with the office to sign in and/or purchase a school lunch. Adult lunches are $3.75 at this time.

*We are asking for you to refrain from bringing in fast food.


-If your student is a regular car rider, please make sure you have your car tag visible.

-If you need a car tag call the office.

- If you have a change in transportation for your child please call the office.

-If you are not a regular car rider please be prepared to show identification.

This is to insure the safety off all students. Thank you with your help in this!


As part of the Federal No Child Left Behind guidelines, parents have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their child's teacher. the information that can be provided includes:

  • met qualifying and licensing criteria
  • if they have emergency or provisional status
  • their degree major
  • whether your child is receiving services from a paraprofessional

Anyone wanting any of the information may receive it by contacting Katie Bivens, principal, at 785-379-5910.


School fees have been assessed. This balance may be paid via the RevTrak parent portal ( There are two separate logins required, One for Student Fees and one for Food Service "lunch" ). You may send fees (Cash, Check or Money order) in an sealed envelope with your student to school or you may mail check/money order to the school office at 314 SE Stanton Rd. Tecumseh, KS. 66542

*If you would like to apply for free or reduced lunches and fees contact the office for an application

8 Keys of Excellence


Students in PreK-5th grades need to wear their Halloween costumes to school

Students in 6th grade will change AFTER music, PE, art, or library

All students will change into regular school clothes after their party

Costume Policy:

· No inappropriate clothing

· No fake blood or gory costumes

· No full face paint

· No weapons of any kind (fake guns, swords, knives, ninja accessories)

· No live animals with costumes

· No Halloween costume masks

Your student’s teacher will be sending a note home with their specific party time. All parties will occur between 9-10am and will last approximately 30 minutes. If you have questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

This and That!

PTO Fall Pie and Cheesecake Sale!!

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Having an awesome first quarter!!

Upcoming Skating Unit in P.E.

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Attendance Policy