TAE Weekly Newsletter
Red Ribbon Week
24th dress in Red
25th dress like a tourist
Open House 5:30-7:00
25th Kinder fieldtrip
26th dress Crazy
PTO fundraiser reward (KONA ICE) for all students
27th dress in 50s attire
28th Wear your Salado gear
31st The NED Show for all students
PreK field trip to Pace Park
T2 Scholastic Book Fair Starts
1st 5th-grade field trip
PTO meeting 5:30 in TAE cafeteria
2nd Turkey Trot for RISE students
3rd picture retakes
4th 5th-grade flag presentation
2nd-grade field trip to Walker Honey Farm
6th Daylight Saving (move your clocks back 1 hr)
10th RISE student's field trip
11th School Holiday Students and Staff
14th School Board Meeting 6:00 pm
18th Fire Drill
21st-25th Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Our doors do not open until 7:15 am. This is when students will be let into the building. I'm sorry we do not have enough staff available to watch students before this time. Our doors/gates are closed at 7:45 am as this is when class BEGINS. If you do not see our doors/gates open or staff still at the door welcoming students then please drive around to our front office to drop off your student so they can receive a tardy pass before going to class. Please do not leave your student outside a closed door or gate as there might not be a staff member there to let them in the building. We are trying to maintain the safety of our students and staff and honor our school day that begins at 7:45 am.
If your child will be eating breakfast at school or finishing their breakfast after you leave them at school then please drop them off by the cafeteria entrance at our TAE-2 building. We have tables available for them to eat at even if they are not purchasing breakfast from our cafeteria. This decreased the number of spills and food dropped in our hallways where hundreds of students walk each morning. If your child will be purchasing breakfast from our cafeteria, please try your hardest to get them here by 7:35 so they have time to go through our line and eat before the 7:45 bell rings for classes to start. We know that breakfast is important for each child and we want to make sure your child has time to eat and is not rushed to get to class in the mornings.
We want to remind all parents that breakfast is $1.60 and lunch is $3.00. Please make sure your child's teacher knows if you want them to eat breakfast in the mornings. Sometimes our younger ones are still too shy to tell us if they are supposed to eat. We do sell snacks at lunch such as chips, Rice Krispy treats, and ice cream during the year. If you want your child to be allowed to purchase these extra items please add money to their lunch account. If you do NOT want your child to purchase snacks please email the cafeteria director below so a note can be added to your child's account. If you have any questions, please reach out to our cafeteria director, Brenda Hodges at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are thankful for this opportunity and hope you chose to participate in our meal program.
Picking up early-
We want you all to know that even at a young age we take pride in using every minute of our day to educate our kiddos. Our teachers start precisely at 7:45 and teach until 3:20 at which we start moving to our dismissal locations. We want you to know that checking your children out early (even 20 min) on a regular basis does affect their grades and education. We abide by our state-recommended minutes for each subject and also have time planned in our day for WIN (What I Need). This is when all of our students get specialized instruction in any area they may be needing support or may be given an opportunity to be challenged in areas where they excel. Our WIN classes begin at 8:45 in the morning and run through 3:20 each day. So please think about these opportunities your child might be missing out on before you check them out early on a regular basis. We value the school day and hope you all do as well.
If you are changing the way your child gets home please call the office and email the teacher BOTH. This just makes sure the message is heard because during the first few days of school there are some teachers who don't even get to look at their email until they get home in the evenings. The office takes messages during the day until 2:50pm and delivers them at 3:00pm right before dismissal to make sure changes get to the student and teacher before going home.
Online Payment Options-
Attached you will find step-by-step instructions to set up your parent portal for e-Funds for Schools (EFS). This is where you will make all school online payments and purchases. Including, but not limited to, adding funds to a student lunch account, paying for band instrument rental fees, after-school care, or even paying rental fees for a facility.
v If you have children at multiple campuses you can make all purchases under one payment. For example, if you need to pay for after-school care at TAE, band activity fees at SMS and lost textbook fees at SHS, you can add them all to your cart (up to $750) and pay as one transaction.
The convenience transaction fees are listed below:
· $2.95 for every $100 increment in a transaction paid by parents/users to EFS when using a credit/debit card for payment
· $1.75 flat fee paid by parents/users to EFS when using a checking account for payment
Click the following link to set up your e-Funds for Schools account https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56745/
(If you do not set up an account, you will not be able to see all payment options linked to your student and/or their campus)
Attached you will find our after-school care form at the bottom of this newsletter. If you need child care and did not sign up during Meet the Teacher you can fill out the attached sheet and send it in your child's folder. We provide this for a small fee from 3:30-6:00pm each day.
Change of clothes -
Please make sure you are providing a change of clothes in your child's backpack. Even if bathroom accidents are not a concern there are many other situations that may result in your child needing to change their clothes. It is much more convenient for you and your child if the change of clothes is already here!