Timberview Family Newsletter

November 20, 2015

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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!

Nov 23-27 Fall Break

Nov 30 & Dec 1 Vision & Hearing Screening

Nov 30-Dec 16 The Giving Tree

Dec 3 6th Grade Theatre Field Trip

Dec 3 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert

Dec 4 NJHS Movie Night

Dec 7 Basketball Season Begins

Dec 9 Spelling Bee

Dec 11 Fast 4s Tournament

Dec 12 All Region Band Concert

Dec 15 Winter Choir Concert

Dec 18 Pep Rally & Early Release

Dec 21- Jan 4 Winter Break

Giving Tree

Timberview Middle School will partner with the Keller Community Storehouse and sponsor a Happy Hawk Giving Tree this year. If you are interested in adopting a Hawk, you can come to the Library of the school and select a Hawk off of the tree starting next week.

There are 3 different types of Hawks: toys, gift cards, & clothes. Right now in our own community there is a greater need than ever to assist in providing a joyful Holiday for children and their families. The Keller Community Storehouse is anticipating meeting the needs of around 4000 children. They are hoping to collect around 8000 gifts. Their greatest void during this time is items for pre-teens and teenagers. We are hoping to donate some gift cards that can be given as gifts to these children so they can select the items that they like. Other items that they will need to help assist in the holiday store is wrapping paper, tape, and 13 gallon white trash bags. If you would like to donate any of those items, you can drop them off in the TMS Counseling office.

The toys, clothes, & gift cards need to be returned to the school Counseling office unwrapped with the Hawk attached no later than, Monday, December 14. This can be such a special time for your family to help someone in our own community in need this holiday season.

Volunteers for Vision & Hearing Days

Our awesome school nurse, Jane Danielson, RN - is in need of a few parent volunteers to help with her annual vision and hearing screening.

View the sign up genius here


Please email Jane @ Jane.Danielson@kellerisd.net if you have questions or would like to volunteer but need to adjust your volunteer time.


Interested in being a HAWK DAD Mentor?

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


Clayton Yes! Parent Survey

We are requesting parents to please complete the Clayton Yes! survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCBBTBD, to see if there is interest on our campus for the before and after school program. We ask to have them completed by the end of the day Friday, November 20.

Thank you for taking the time to compete it!

Yearbook Ordering

The beginning of the year is the best time to buy your student a yearbook. The 2015-2016 yearbook staff is already hard at work taking pictures and saving memories from this first week of school. You can add items to the yearbook like your student’s name by going to www.yearbookforever.com where you can order your book using 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 need assistance please email Jennifer.Bass@Kellerisd.net

Parent Professional Presentations

We want to see how you would like to be involved in educating our students at TMS this year. Often our teachers would like to ask parents to come present on different topics and we would like to know what you know! Please fill out the following questionnaire so our teachers can have a database of our school community professionals and experts. If we know you are willing to share your knowledge, we hope to be able to invite you to share with our students.


Neighborhood Play Contest

Stage West is hosting a Play Writing Contest open to all students in North Central Texas in grades K-12.

For more information see the flyer in the eMonday folder at the following link. http://bit.ly/1PxhaQ1

Timberview PTA

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Concession stand help- Concession stand sales are a HUGE way TMS PTA earns money to help the school. We need volunteers to help take a shift and work the concession stand (so much fun!) as well as donate items for us to sell. Please check out the sign up genius for concession stand help located here


for questions regarding concession stand help please email the wonderful Sara Wardle at wardlefam@verizon.net

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

11th Annual School Walk for Diabetes

We are gearing up for our 11th Annual School Walk for Diabetes and we need your help to make this year a success! We are asking if you would like to donate a basket for silent auction. It can be any theme, but needs to be worth $100. These baskets will be bid on the day of the walk to raise money for diabetes research. We are trying to get a count of how many families can commit to the basket by the end of October. Please contact me if you are interested in making and donating a basket or if you would like more information about the KISD Diabetes walk.

Thank you for your continued support,

Nurse Jane Danielson


Nurse's Notes

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and hearing screening will be done on November 30th and December 1st (Monday and Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving break) for all students in 5th, 7th, and who are new to the district. Please remind your child to bring their glasses or contacts to school and for the screening.

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.


Legacy ER is hosting a low cost Flu shots for families. For more information please see the flyer here, http://bit.ly/1G9SQBS, for more information.

We are so excited to be able to put on this flu drive again for Keller ISD! This is our third year to have this flu drive in our Keller clinic. The drive will be begin Nov. 1st and end Nov. 30th and will be held Monday-Friday from 3pm-9pm in the Urgent Care for Kids clinic in Keller. We are discounting the regular priced flu shots for Keller ISD: $5 for kids--$15 for staff and parents--$35 for flu mist (limited supply of the mist) and unfortunately, we cannot administer the shot to Medicaid patients. Cash pay patients will be in and out with less wait time but we accept all forms of payment. Please contact me if you have any questions at all. Again, we appreciate your help and support and really look before to seeing Keller ISD in our clinic!

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:


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.