Terrapin Tidbits

SY20 TCES Family Issue #3: 9.16.19

Dear Town Creek Elementary Families,

We had another outstanding week at TCES! Thank you for all you do to help your student(s) prepare for school. They enter our doors ready to learn with smiles on their faces!

Kind regards,
Lindsay Brenfleck

2018-2019 (Last Year) Parent Survey

Please take a few moments to provide feedback about the climate, culture, and instruction at TCES last school year. Responses to capture your opinions from last school year will be collected until 10/4/19.

ACTION Required: Online Emergency Form Update (Page 2)

So far we have only had 24% of our families submit the emergency form electronically. The window has been extended to 9/20/19. Please follow the steps on page two today! Thank you!



Thursday, 9/19: Spirit Night at Checkers, 5:00-8:00pm

Thursday, 9/19: PTA Back to School Bingo @ 5:45 pm

Friday, 9/20: No School for Students (Professional Development)

Tuesday, 9/24: Grade 04 Elms Field Trip

Wednesday, 9/25: Grade 01 Greenwell Field Trip

Monday, 9/30: PTA Spirit Night @ Pot Belly & Sweet Frog


Tuesday, 10/1: Picture Day

Tuesday, 10/14: Parent/Teacher Conference Day (No School for Students)

Friday, 10/18: Two Hour Early Release

Checkers Spirt Night Flier

Please print or show this flier on your mobile device to support TCES at Checkers this Thursday. Thank you for your support!

Back to School Bingo Information

Volunteer Orientation @ 5:45 (Media Center), PTA Budget Meeting @ 6:15 (Media Center), & Games @ 6:30 (Cafeteria)

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Make Every Day Count: Every Student Every Day, Must Be Present to Learn

Across the country, more than 8 million students are missing so many days of school that they are academically at risk. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason—excused, unexcused absences and suspensions, can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing subjects and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. Visit https://www.attendanceworks.org/ to learn more.

Thank you for making regular school attendance a priority!

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CALVEX: The Calvert Cliffs Emergency Response Plan

If you live in an Emergency Planning Zone, you recently received this brochure in your mailbox: Emergency Planning for the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Please see information re: school procedures on pages 2-3. In the event of a Site Area Emergency, TCES would be evacuated to Margaret Brent Middle School, our host school.

When you registered your child at TCES, you completed this permission slip (or one very similar to it). The permission slip is filed in your child's cumulative folder and our nurse has a record of each family's decision for their child.

This Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will be at TCES to conduct a site-based exercise where the TCES Leadership & Crisis Team will describe the required actions taken in our school building in the event that a response was needed to an occurrence at Calvert Cliffs.

This exercise will have no impact on students or their instructional day.

Student safety is our top priority at Town Creek Elementary School. We have plans and procedures in place for any type of emergency we could encounter, including a Calvert Cliffs Emergency Response Plan.

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Please be sure that your phone number(s) and email addresses are up to date!