Mrs. Szafranski's Class

Week 4: September 7-11

Book Fees

Parents can view book fees on Skyward now. Payments are due September 15th. Make checks payable to TCE and note it is for book fees. Or families can use the eFunds payment option in Skyward. It takes about 10 days to post book fee payments on the Skyward account. Families interested in the Free/Reduced program must apply each year. For more information about Free/Reduced program which covers cafeteria and book fee assistance, please review your child’s 1st Day Folder. If you have questions about the Free/Reduced program, please contact Pat Lines in the TCE office.

TCE School Directory

The online school directory is now available to all families in Skyward. This year the directory is based on an opt-in model. Families must choose to show their contact information in order to be visible in the directory.

To opt-in, click on "My Account" in the upper right corner of your Family Access account. From there, check the boxes for the information you wish to make visible under the School Directory section and then Save. Families can make changes to this section anytime throughout the school year

Pasta Bowl 2015

TCE Cardinals, starting gathering boxes of pasta! In conjunction with Mudsock Week, the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation launches Pasta Bowl 2015 on Tuesday, 9/1. Let's make sure we bring home the trophy for the most pasta collected in the district at the elementary level! Send any type of pasta with your students Sept 1-Sept 11. A pasta drop box can be found in front of the main office. Thank you for helping to stock area pantries!

Snack Attack Snack Drive

Snack Attack provides TCE students in need with a sack of healthy snacks to take home on Fridays to help them through the weekend until they can return to school on Monday for a hot meal.

Our Dad’s Club is sponsoring our Snack Drive starting Monday, Aug 24th. Please consider donating individually wrapped snack items. Bins will be located outside of the school office. Suggested items include: granola bars, pudding, popcorn, fruit cups, crackers, etc.

If your child is in need and would appreciate receiving these weekly bags of snacks, please contact our school counselor, Mrs. Jackie Fiesbeck, at 594-4310 or The recipients of Snack Attack remain confidential.

It’s a great day to be a Cardinal and support our students! Thank you for considering a donation of a snack item to our Snack Drive!

Classroom Donations

Throughout the year, there are items we need for our classroom. If you are able to donate, please send any of these items in with your child. Thank you in advance for your donations.

  • packing tape
  • snack size baggies
  • multi-colored card stock or copy paper
  • individual cd players
  • items for our treasure box

For book donations, I have set up an Amazon Wish List that you can access here:

Thank you so much if you are able to donate! :)

Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video

If you want to volunteer, chaperone field trips, or eat lunch in the cafeteria, guests must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, contact the TCE office.

Here is the link for the background check and video...

Visitor Lunches begin on Tuesday, September 8th

Visitors with approved background checks plus viewed the anti-bullying video may come in to lunch after Labor Day. There is a ten visitor maximum so please call the TCE office at 594-4310 by 9:30am on the day you would like to come in for lunch.

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - We will compare and contrast similar stories. We will also discuss strategies for problem solving tricky words in our reading.

Writing - We will begin to explore personal narratives.

Grammar - We will discuss different types of sentences and end punctuation.

Math - We will learn different addition strategies.

Science/Social Studies - We will begin our final citizenship projects.

Spelling Sight Words - out, be, have, there, will

*Spelling Test: Friday, September 11

Related Arts Schedule

Tuesday - PE

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Art

Friday - Half Day, No Specials

Mark Your Calendar!

September 4th - Book Orders Due

September 7th - Labor Day - No School!

September 10th - PTO meeting in the library at 6:00pm

September 11th - Half Day of School, Dismiss @ 12:00pm

September 11th - PTO Spirit Day, wear HSE gear!

September 25th - Grandparents Day (more information to follow)

September 25th - Movie Night 6:00-8:30pm

The Daily 5 in Action!

Scholastic Book Club

Our class code is J2WNT

Math and Reading Game Links

This will take you to the students links section of the TCE website. You can find loads of great games your child can play to practice math and reading skills.