Terrapin Tidbits

SY21 TCES Family Issue #7

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September 28, 2020

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Hello Town Creek Families,


There is no masking it... we love TCES! Our school may be small, but our growth and accomplishments over the last several weeks are mighty! Part of what makes TCES so easy to love is the collaboration and teamwork of our teachers, staff, community and YOU... our fantastic families.


Thank you for your support of our students and our teachers.


All the best,

Lindsay Brenfleck


Bulletin Board Credit: Ms. Settle/PE

Notable Dates

  • 9/28-10/2 A Week: Asynchronous (independent) Specials


  • Mon, Oct 12 - Two Hour Early Release; Parent/Teacher Conferences in PM

Action Items:

Permission for Individual Conferencing

If you have not done so already, please complete this Google Form: Permission for Individual Conferencing for each TCES student in your home after reading this information re: DIBELS administration.


Our goal is to reach a 100% response rate so that we are able to support our students every way we can! We're over halfway there. Thank you!


Additional Notes:

  • Teachers will be reaching out to families to schedule DIBELS assessments soon.
  • Learners who use an iPad will benefit from having a pencil eraser to point and track their letters and words on the screen.
  • Adult help and support invalidates the assessment; we respectfully request that parents, guardians, and caregivers step away from the computer so that the student is able to independently demonstrate their knowledge.

Parent/Guardian Permission Form

Last call! Due 9/30/2020


If you have not already completed the SMCPS Acceptable Use Policy and Online Platforms, please do so today!

Return to School Response Form Reminder

    • If you have already completed the form and you are not changing your response, you do not need to complete it again.
    • If you have already completed the form and you are changing your response, please complete the form again.
    • If you have not completed the form - please do so.

PTA: Help [Still] Wanted!

Our TCES PTA is currently seeking PTA Board Members for the 2020-2021 school year. Please email our PTA at towncreekelementarypta@gmail.com to express your interest. We look forward to working with you!
[LINK] Technology Assistance

Technology support: Phone number (301) 475-2138 Option 1or email helpdesk@smcps.org

Directions to Receive Text Alerts [Link]

Stay up to date on events, closings, and alerts!

Communication Methods

  • School Telephone: (301) 863-4044
  • Website: https://schools.smcps.org/tces/
  • Twitter: @TCES_SMCPS
  • School Messenger: phone, email, SMS (text messages)
  • SY20 Issues of the Terrapin Tidbits [LINK]