Tomball Elementary News and Updates

August 2022

Celebrations from 21-22 School Year

TEA Distinctions

We are proud to announce that T.E.S. has received several distinctions from TEA during the 21-22 school year. This is not only an honor, but an indication that we are recovering from any loss experienced during COVID and are excited to continue the amazing work that our students and teachers are doing!


What are Distinction Designations?



Distinction Designations are awarded when a school or district shows exceptional achievement in certain areas. Check out the ones we received!

  • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
  • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth
  • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps
  • Postsecondary Readiness
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Arrival/Dismissal Routes

Please take a minute to look at the map of traffic routes for arrival and departure. As you can see, there are three routes of moving traffic at these times, therefore it is imperative for the safety and flow of our students that walkers are not parking on campus and then walking up to the doors. Please call the front office or stop by for car rider or walker tags. Reminder that our doors open at 8:10 am and the tardy bell rings at 8:40 am. Dismissal begins at 3:50 pm.
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Connect to your child's class info

Please ensure you are familiar with how to access your child’s Classlink account and don’t forget to sign up for a parent Schoology account. Click HERE for help on how to sign up.

Meet a few familiar faces!

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Your Campus Administrators!


Chad Schmidt- Principal- chadschmidt@tomballisd.net- ext. 3206

Hey there TES! My name is Chad Schmidt and I am so very proud to be the principal at Tomball Elementary. This is my 6th year at TES and my 19th year as a school administrator. I taught 4th grade for 7 years before becoming an administrator. I am so blessed to be celebrating 28 years with my wife Kellie and we have two adult children. My son, Zach lives in Austin and my daughter Paige is a teacher in Tomball. When I am not at school, I am working on our little farm and working with livestock projects, especially pigs,


Melissa Baudoin- Assistant Principal- melissabaudoin@tomballisd.net- ext. 3204

Welcome back TES families! I am honored to serve another year as one of your Assistant Principals! I am a graduate of Texas State University and Lamar University with a teaching background in 4th and 5th grade Math and Science as well as serving as a Math Instructional Specialist prior to becoming an Administrator for Tomball ISD. My husband, Blaec, and I have two children, Braeden and Lyla, who proudly join me and the Cougar Family at TES.



Samantha Hinson- Assistant Principal- samanthahinson@tomballisd.net- ext. 3203

Hi! I am Samantha Hinson and I am one of the proud assistant principals at TES. I graduated from Texas Tech University and taught 5th grade prior to becoming an administrator. This is my 9th year as an administrator and starting my 3rd year at TES. I have two beautiful daughters, Lexi (5th grade) and Ella (1st grade).


Larissa Comiskey- Counselor- larissacomiskey@tomballisd.net- ext. 3208

Greetings TES families! I am so excited to be moving into the school counselor role at TES! I am fortunate to already know many of the families and students at TES since I have been a specialized support teacher here the past three years. I have 11 years counseling experience and 11 years previous teaching experience at the elementary level. I received my masters in school counseling from Sam Houston State and my bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. Whoop! My husband and I have 3 wonderful children, two in high school and one in elementary, who have attended Tomball schools all or most of their school careers. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the students at TES and helping them to grow socially, emotionally and academically this school year!

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Your wonderful Librarians!

Welcome to our school library! We are very excited to share the library with you. At TES, our mission is to ensure high levels of learning for all. Our library team works to accomplish this goal throughout the year by conducting weekly lessons for each classroom, promoting children’s literacy and digital citizenship, sponsoring special events like the Scholastic Book Fair, Battle of the Books (Grades 3 and 4) and other reading related programs.


Each teacher has a scheduled weekly library class.

Students in PK will borrow one book a week to stay at school and be used in their classroom library.

Students in kindergarten and first grade may borrow one book at a time.

Students in grades second through fourth may borrow two books.

All books are due ONE WEEK from checkout.


We are learning about how taking care of library books is the responsible thing to do. Please help your child remember to keep his or her book in a special place. As always, being responsible means paying to replace the book if it becomes damaged beyond repair or if it is lost.


Please feel free to contact us through email if you have any questions.


Happy reading,

Mrs. Sanders, Librarian (traciesanders@tomballisd.net)

Mrs. Griggs, Library Assistant (mayragriggs@tomballisd.net)

A note from your Reading and Math Instructional Support Teams!

Welcome back TES Cougars! We are so proud of the growth our students made last year and are looking forward to continuing that growth for the 22-23 school year! A strong home-school partnership can make all the difference in a child's education. Here are some ways you can promote strong literacy in both reading and math!


Here are some ways to help foster that love of reading!

  • Read aloud to your child. Sounds easy? It is! Research shows that it’s the single most important thing that you can do to support your child’s reading

  • Model reading for your child. Let them see you reading and show them how new information can be gained from text.

  • Develop routines and establish reading times each day. (10-20 minutes, depending on the child’s age.)

  • Talk to your child about what they’re reading, ask them questions to check for understanding

  • Let your child explore all different kinds of text. There are so many different kinds of text to read. It is important that your child find something that they enjoy.

  • Expose them to books, magazines, comics, e-books, newspapers, and more! Joke books for kids and simple poetry can be fun too!

  • Take them to the library or bookstore.


Everyday Math at home…

  • Cooking and recipes

  • Problem solving in everyday board/card games

  • Money, cost and change

  • Comparing…heaviest? longest? smallest? fastest? hottest? most expensive?

  • Encourage your child to track or graph score or stats for their favorite sports team. Then use the graph to ask questions that involve math!


The T.E.S. Reading Team,

Mrs. Emory, Mrs. Garber and Mrs. Machalek


The T.E.S. Math Team

Mrs. Posey, Mrs. Garber and Mrs. Bearden

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For our Future THS Football Cougars!

THS is offering a FREE Football Clinic in September so that they can connect and begin to get to know their future football cougs!

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Join us for our Watch Dog kickoff September 22. We will begin welcoming Watch Dogs on campus September 26th!

Stuff the bus

The Tomball Education Foundation will be collecting school supplies until September 8th. Drop all items; clothing (new), school supplies, backpacks in the boxes labeled 'Stuff the Bus'. Thank you for your support!
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A few important quick links!

Cafeteria

Be sure to set up your child's account and any restrictions using the School Cafe app.