February 23, 2016

Greetings from your Timberlin Creek Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (TCE PTO)!

Greetings, Timberlin Creek families!
Your TCE PTO has some exciting spring events planned for you and your family over the coming months. The TCE PTO News offers you information about these upcoming PTO events as well as fundraising opportunities, membership, and meetings.
Remember: Wear your Spirit Wear every Friday to show your school spirit and be eligible for class prizes.

Annual TCE Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance and Dance Rehearsal

Little ladies and their fathers/father figures are gathering for special evening of dancing, food, and sweet memories at the annual TCE Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance!

Event Date and Times
This event will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the following times:

  • Pre-K through 1st Grade - 3:30 PM

  • 2nd and 3rd Grades - 5:30 PM

  • 4th and 5th Grades - 7:30 PM

Photographs: Cady Studios

New to this year's dance is Cady Studios professional photography. Included in each girl's dance ticket is one complementary print. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to purchase additional photographs from Cady Studios, and this ordering information will be provided at the dance.

Photography area opens 30 minutes before each dance session:

  • Pre-K through 1st Grade - 3:00 PM

  • 2nd and 3rd Grades - 5:00 PM

  • 4th and 5th Grades - 7:00 PM

Sweetheart Dance Rehearsal
Two sessions on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in the Dark Blue House:

  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM

  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Questions? Email

Mad Science Family Fun Night Sponsored by Shearwater!

Join your TCE PTO for a fizzy, bubbly, and interactive evening of MAD SCIENCE during our spring Family Fun Night. Our Business Partner Shearwater is sponsoring this fun-filled event.

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Where: TCE Cafetorium

Chick-fil-A Dinners Available

Save time and have dinner waiting on you when you arrive at Science Night. Pre-order your Chick-fil-A boxed meal! Each meal is $7.50 and includes your choice of:

  • Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich or 8-count Chicken Nuggets
  • Waffle chips
  • A cookie
  • Sweet tea or water

Note: Refreshments will be provided.

Order deadline: Thursday, February 25, 2016. Look for an order form in your student's Tuesday folder.

Save the Date for Our NEW Spring Event!

Your PTO has a fun, new family event for the spring: The Harlem Wizards!

The Harlem Wizards are one of the greatest basketball show-team organizations to ever "lace it up and let 'em fly." Each event at which the Harlem Wizards perform offers a rare combination of individual athleticism, teamwork, entertainment and community involvement.

So make plans now to join us for an afternoon of tricks, hoops, and alley oops!

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Where: Bartram High School Gymnasium

Cost: Ticket information, including information regarding special VIP packages that include a player Meet and Greet and dibs to be a part of the action, will be sent home soon!

Note: This event replaces the annual Spring Carnival.

Questions? Email Bonnie Dyches.

PTO Monthly Meeting

Monday, March 7th, 10am

555 Pine Tree Lane

Saint Augustine, FL

Please join us in the Dark Blue House another informative PTO meeting. ALL are welcome to join. Come and see your PTO is all about! Your presence does not obligate you to volunteer for any event. Just join us to discover what we have in store for the rest of year!

Business Partner Spotlight: Nemetz Dental Associates

Nemetz Dental Associates is a family specialty dental practice offering pediatric dentistry, adult dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics. It is owned and operated by a husband and wife team. Dr. Robert Nemetz is a dual specialist in both periodontics, and prosthodontics who has been helping adult patients for 24 years. Dr. Robert Nemetz takes pride in his participation in our community by providing dental care for underprivileged adult dental patients throughout the year. Dr. Marinela Nemetz, a board certified pediatric dentist has been helping children for the past 19 years. As a strong advocate for early dental care, Dr. Marinela has developed an educational program for local preschools and elementary schools. She and her staff regularly visit schools to teach children about preventative dental health. Dr. Marinela will be visiting Timberlin Creek Elementary during National Children’s Dental Health Month in February to give dental presentations to the students.

Both dentists bring the best technology to help their patients have great results and the best experience possible. Dr Marinela’s office has a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere with beautiful ocean theme murals throughout the office. She also has the best “entertainment” available including video games, TV’s in the ceiling, movies, toys, and prizes to ensure an enjoyable dental experience. With both offices side by side, they can help your entire family by creating smiles for all ages! Whether a child needs a cleaning and exam, treatment for cavities, or sedation for care or an adult needs fillings, crowns, implants, periodontal care, whitening, or a cleaning, Drs. Nemetz and their team are dedicated to providing preventative and comprehensive dental care in a caring and comfortable environment. P.S.: They are always welcoming new patients.

Call today to schedule an appointment!

Nemetz Dental Associates

12421 San Jose Blvd. Suites 310 & 320 (less than ½ mile north of Julington Creek Bridge)

Pediatric Dentistry: (904) 292-2210

Adult Dentistry: (904) 886-4867

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Reserve the Eagle Rock today!

The Eagle Rock is a great way to send a message for all to see:
  • Congratulate your favorite student!

  • Wish a student a happy birthday!

  • Show appreciation to your favorite teacher or staff member!

  • Show support for your favorite team!

  • Let everyone know how much you love Timberlin Creek Elementary!

Dates are going fast! Make your reservations today. Find the remaining dates on our TCE PTO website!

PTO Needs Your Talent!

We are already looking ahead to next school year and have found that we have a few positions that we will be opening up this summer and in the fall. Now is the perfect time to start shadowing the people who hold these positions this year so you can have a head start and be well on your way to success in the fall. Keep in mind that none of these positions require you to be the lead for the remainder of this school year. This is just an opportunity to work closely with the current chair and learn the ropes.


  • Treasurer

  • Assistant Treasurer

  • Parliamentarian

  • Family Fundraiser Event (Wizards) Chair

  • Family Fun Night Chair

  • Community Partner Relationship Manager

  • Community Partner Marketing Manager

  • Homeroom Parent Coordinator/ PTO Recruitment

For explanations of each position, visit!news/cee5.

If you are interested in shadowing any of these positions, email Pam Strub.

TCE Volunteer Opportunities

TCE and your PTO are in need of your help. Sign up to be a general volunteer today! We will send you emails about upcoming volunteer opportunities at home, in the classroom, Cafeteria, and Media Center, or at PTO events. Simply sign up for the opportunities that interest you and fit in to your schedule. (You make the choice. We won't sign you up for anything without your permission.)

Interested in volunteering at TCE? Contact Carri Grass.

Other 2015-2016 funding initiatives include:

Computers and Safety

  • New computers and laptops school wide
  • Otterbox cases for all iPads
  • Upgrades of the school security system for our children’s’ safety
  • Web-based instructional programs the PTO (example: IXL) for all grade levels

Field Trips

  • Field trip funds for all grade levels
  • Field trip t-shirts for all grade levels

Fun Family Events

  • Mother/Son Event
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Holiday House (students do their own holiday shopping)

Future Initiatives

  • Shading for both playgrounds
  • Benches outside of the Café for students and parents

Art, Media, Music, and PE Supplies

Did you know ...?

  • When you are volunteering for a PTO event or simply helping out your teacher, art supplies are available in each of the houses, volunteers should always check the house supplies before going to the Art room for supplies. If you visit the Art room, please coordinate with the teacher.
  • Teachers are always available to parents/guardians, and they love your help! However, if you are coming in to assist the school in other areas, please respect their instructional time and do your best to not disrupt them. If you would like to visit the classroom, it is always best schedule the visit with your student's teacher so that everyone can prepare.

Business Partners: Partners in Education

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