Tarvin Times

Oct. 22, 2021


Students continue to create in the innovation lab and in the classrooms. It is fantastic to see their imagination and critical thinking come to life. All grade levels welcome your donations of recyclables. ( Light cardboard from cereal boxes and such is better than amazon boxes.) The innovation is still in need of

-Duct tape (any color or pattern)

-Old shoes for a 1st-grade activity. The shoes don't need to be a pair, and kid's sizes are best, but we'll take whatever we can get.

During the time in the innovation lab, students are charged with inventing a device that would help a child that uses hand crutches to be able to participate in a school scavenger hunt holding a magnifying glass. Students are really thinking out of the box!

Together in Learning,

Christy Hilbun


ACTION NEEDED for every family to complete this form https://bit.ly/SocEcoForm to help us generate our full state aid entitlement. This may also assist your family in qualifying for discounts or waivers for SAT/ACT/AP/IB exams, college application fees, scholarships, afterschool enrichment, summer school, mLISD devices.

Red Ribbon Week: October 25th-29th

Monday the 25th – Red Ribbon Day. Wear something red to kick off Red Ribbon Week.

Tuesday the 26th – Rocking healthy choices! Dress like a rockstar.

Wednesday the 27th – Brave choices to the rescue! Dress like a superhero.

Thursday the 28th – Character Counts! Dress as your favorite storybook character.

Friday the 29th – Follow your Dreams! Wear your pajamas.

Oct. 28th: PreK-1st Character Parade

On Thursday, Prek-1st grade will have a character parade at 9:00. Students will exit the neighborhood and walk in front of the school to the opposite neighborhood. If you would like to watch, you are welcome to line the sidewalk in front of the school.

Trunk or Treat: October 28th 5 PM to 7 PM

PTA is hosting a trunk or treat on Thursday, Oct. 28th from 5 to 7 PM. They are still needing candy donations and you can bring them to the front office.

Brought to you by The Prep School and Bush’s Chicken.

Food and spirit items will be available for purchase.

Book donations (new and gently used) are requested benefiting LEEF.

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Veterans Day Celebration: Nov. 11th at 8:00AM

We will host a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11th at 8:00 AM and would like to invite veterans and families to join us. Please complete this RSVP if you are able to come.

We would also like to honor our Veterans by showcasing them at school and during the program. If you have a veteran you would like to honor, please complete this form and email it to Leigh.dufeau@leanderisd.org or you can print it and bring it to school. Please send it in by Nov. 3rd so we can add it to the slideshow.

Turkey Trot: Nov. 12th

We are so excited to invite you to “trot” along with your student(s) in Tarvin’s First Annual

Turkey Trot on November 12th! Come take on the obstacles together or cheer your student(s)

on from the sideline. We are looking forward to bringing the community together and celebrating

our health going into the holiday season.

Turkey Trot T-shirts will be for sale for $15 each plus tax (+$2.00 for XXL), and can be

purchased online. Both adult sizes and youth sizes are available. Our wonderful art teacher, Ms. Dufeau, created the design and she did such an amazing job! Each shirt purchased will allow the PE department to get new equipment to enhance our program. The online shop will open on October 11th and close on October 25th. You can order your shirt here. Students will receive their shirts in PE during the week of November 8th.

In addition, volunteers will be needed to help our race run smoothly. We will need race monitors and people to run the water stand. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this Google Form. ALL volunteers and spectators will need to check into the office on the day of the Turkey Trot for a visitors pass. Please fill out this Google Form to RSVP for a visitor pass.

Run times for all grade levels will be during their regular Innovation times:

Early Childhood: 8:30-8:45 am

2nd: 8:55-9:45am

3rd: 9:50-10:40am

5th: 10:45-11:35am

1st: 12:05-12:55pm

Kinder: 1:00-1:50pm

4th: 1:55-2:45pm

All t-shirt orders MUST be submitted by October 25th! Thank you so much for your support of

Tarvin Elementary. We are excited to see you soon!


Coach Roberts and Coach Kubiszyn

Career Fair: Nov. 19th

Tarvin Elementary is so excited to announce our first-ever Career Day on November 19th from 8-9:30! We want our students to explore possible careers and get a real picture of careers in our community. We cannot do this without your help! We would love to have you volunteer your time and educate our students about your career/job. Every job is important! You can participate in our Career Day live via a 15-minute zoom presentation, or pre-record a 10-minute video, whichever works for you! If you are interested, please contact us and we will give you all the details! Please help give our students a glimpse of all of the wonderful career options out there for them! We look forward to hearing from you, just fill out the form below and I will be in contact! You may forward this information to other community members as well if you know someone who might be interested in participating. Thank you for your support!


Grade level Newsletters

In order to help cut down the number of emails you receive, grade levels will have their newsletters here.

Early Childhood:

Kinder Newsletter

First Grade:

Second Grade Newsletter

Third Grade:

Fourth Grade Newsletter

Fifth Grade Newsletter

Innovation Team:

Reflection Contest Deadline is Oct. 31st!

Important Dates

Oct. 25th: Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 27th: Early Release Day 1:25 PM

Oct. 28th: Trunk or Treat 5PM to 7PM

Nov. 2nd: No School

Nov. 4th: Whataburger Spirit night: 140 W. Metro Rd, Leander 5-8PM

Nov. 8th-12th: Book Fair

Nov. 10th: Picture Retakes

  • Early Release Day 1:25 PM

Nov. 11th: Veterans Day Program 8:00 AM

  • Literacy Night: 5 PM to 7 PM

Nov. 12th: Turkey Trot: During Innovation Times

Nov. 16th PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM

Nov. 17th: Early Release

Nov. 19th: Thanksgiving Lunch

  • Career Day: 8:00-9:30 AM

Nov. 22nd-26th: Thankgiving Break

Staff Shout Outs

If you want to highlight a staff member to let them know you appreciate their great work or support, complete this form and they will receive a certificate with your kind words.

Nancy Tarvin Elementary School

Monday: Spirit Day-wear your Tarvin Shirt or navy and gold

Friday: Future Friday-wear your favorite college or high school shirt