Timberview Family Newsletter

January 15, 2016

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Hype Night

TMS, it’s time to get to get hyped up! On January 29th, from 5:30-7:30 PM, we are hosting a free event that is open to all 5th-8th graders at TMS. Pizza will be provided, along with fun music, games, and door prizes! This event will take place in the TMS gym. Students are encouraged to invite as many friends as they want!

If your student has any dietary restrictions, please e-mail alex.morgan@kellerisd.net

Catie F. Wins KISD Diabetes Walk T-Shirt Design Contest!!

Catie F. won the t-shirt design contest for the KISD Diabetes Walk! Shirts will be printed and available for sale in the upcoming month. The back of the shirt will have all of the sponsors listed. The KISD Diabetes Walk is April 2, 2016 at the Keller Athletic Complex. Way to go Catie!

FREE Insanity Fitness Class at Timberview!

Insanity Live is coming to Timberview! Starting Tuesday, January 19th, join us at 4:15pm for a FREE Insanity Class right here at TMS! Class will meet every Tuesday at 4:15 PM for a super fun and exciting workout taught by Coach Gatzemeyer, a professional group fitness instructor. This class is open to teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members, so get your waivers from the front office or Coach Gatzemeyer and we will see you Tuesday, January 19th at 4:15 PM for Insanity Live! Let's get fit together!!

2016 ROCK Merchandise

In the month of January, teachers, students, parents, and our community have an opportunity to purchase NEW 2016 R.O.C.K. shirts. Please help support our KISD’s Reaching Out with Character and Kindness program by purchasing a shirt. The first window to purchase items is open until Friday, January 29. The money raised from shirt purchases will help bring in district guest speakers and provide training to our faculty and community on anti-bullying and anti-harassment efforts.

To purchase a ROCK shirt, visit: https://intouch.kellerisd.net/

To learn more about KISD’s ROCK program, visit: http://www.kellerisd.net/studentsandfamilies/know/AntiBullying/Pages/default.aspx

ALSO coming soon…R.O.C.K. merchandise (tumblers, lanyards, pencils, pencils, and much more) will be available for bulk orders. More information will be shared with your campus counselors and PTA representatives this month.

5th Graders: Join the Timberview Cup Stacking Team!

5th graders,

Are you interested in joining the Timberview Cupstacking team? If so, please visit the website below or reach out to Coach Parnell for more information! We are very excited about this opportunity!


Hawklings Pep Squad

We will now be meeting every Friday from 3:45-4:30pm in 7A collaboration. It is not too late to join! We will begin preparing for the March pep rally performance this Friday! Please see Coach Parten if you have any questions.

KISD Film Festival

The Keller ISD Film Festival is back and looking for student filmmakers to show off their creative talents behind and in front of the camera.

Entries are now being accepted through February 29.

The festival is an opportunity for students to develop their visual literacy and expand their educational experience in Keller ISD by fostering the creativity, artistic, communication and technical skills required for producing a movie.

Students have seven entry categories to choose from including: Story, Comedy, Music Video, Documentary, PSA Plus, and Animation.

Students have the chance to be honored at an Awards Ceremony on April 5, 2016, at the Alliance Cinemark XD Movie Theater. Students can win trophies, certificates, prizes, and more!

Visit www.KellerISD.net/Film between now and February 29 to submit your film.

Also, keep a look out for video tips shared on the Keller ISD YouTube page throughout the festival to learn how to make your film a winner!

For more information on the Film Fest, including details on how to submit your entries, visit www.KellerISD.net/Film!

Timber Creek HS Cheer Tryouts

All 8th grade students interested in trying out for TCHS Cheer must attend a mandatory information meeting at one of KISD High School. Here are the following dates that are available.

-Monday January 25 7:00 pm @ Keller HS

-Tuesday January 26 7:00 pm @ Fossil Ridge HS

-Wed January 27 7:00 pm @ Timber Creek HS

-Thursday January 28 7:00 pm @ Central HS

*ALL candidates and at least one parent MUST attend, and sign in at one of the four meetings to be eligible to tryout.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Parten at Cheryl.parten@kellerisd.net

The Kelleys - January 22 at TCHS

"The Kelleys" are back as Keller ISD's best and brightest in musical theater take the stage Friday, January 22, at Timber Creek High School for the District's take on the Tony Awards.

A judging panel attended each of the four KISD high school musicals and nominated schools and students for awards in various categories.

Come find out who this year's big winners are when The Kelleys get under way at 7 p.m. Friday, January 22, at Timber Creek High's Fine Arts Center (12350 Timberland Boulevard). Tickets for "The Kelleys" are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

To view a list of award nominees--many of whom came through Timberview--please click the link below:

Kelleys Award Nominees 2016

In addition, three TMS students will be featured in the Intermediate School Theatre Showcase:

  • Emma Norton
  • Ethan Hyatt
  • Phoebe Lowe

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These are highlights of upcoming events. For the full calendar, including all TMS sporting and fine arts events, please check out our web site calendar!

Jan 18 District Holiday

Jan 22 NJHS Basketball Tournament

Jan 22 Picture Make Up, Band, Choir, Basketball, Clubs

Jan 22 The Kelleys (KISD High School Musical Awards)

Jan 25 TMS CEIC Meeting

Feb 2 & 3 Beginner Instrument Drive for 5th Grade Students

Feb 9 Registration Parent Night Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Students

Feb 5 NJHS Movie Night

House Points Update as of January 8, 2016

Stryke 1496

Tipo 1306

Busara 1048

Luova 883

After the fast and furious Twitter battle on House Day, the standings still have Stryke out in front, now with a decisive lead, but no one is out of the race! Don't forget you get points for attending sporting events!

Yearbook Needs Your Pictures!

The yearbook staff is currently in need of photos for the following events:

Run in the Dark

Wrestling (7 and 8 grade)

Cheer Competition

Individual student competitions or playing sports outside of TMS

Holiday vacation photos

Videos of events at TMS (one minute or less in length)

The staff needs the student name, grade and event along with submitted photos and video. Please submit them online to Jennifer.Bass@Kellerisd.net

Group and Make-up Photos January 22

Student organizations, winter athletics and clubs will be scheduled for group pictures on January 22, 2016. Parents can purchase a team picture through Glamourcaraft or flyers will be available through the front office. The monies will be collected the day the pictures are taken.

Students that are new to TMS will also have an opportunity to get a photo taken for the yearbook. Email Angela.Wilson if you have any questions about getting an individual photo taken.

This is the last opportunity for individual, clubs and team pictures to taken and placed in the yearbook.


Interested in being a HAWK DAD Mentor?

We are looking for dads, stepdads, community members. granddads and father figures willing to mentor some of our students! If you have any interest, please visit the link below and we will send you more information about how you can help mentor a Timberview students.


Yearbook Ordering

The 2015-2016 yearbook staff has been hard at work taking pictures and saving memories from the first half of the school year.

Order your yearbook now, and you can add items to the yearbook like your student’s name by going to www.yearbookforever.com where you can pay with a credit card. If you would like to purchase the yearbook at school a yearbook flyer is available in the eMonday folder, http://bit.ly/1QLEE2B, and for pick-up in the TMS front office.

The TMS yearbook was a nationally recognized book last year. This year we hope to move to the next level with outstanding photography, exciting stories and exceptional design. If you have questions or need assistance please email Jennifer.Bass@Kellerisd.net

Aurasma Videos

Yearbook is integrating a new feature via a virtual reality app called Aurasma. It works like a QR code, except you scan a picture in the yearbook and a video will pop up on your mobile device!

You can help by submitting videos that are 30 seconds to 1 minute in duration of a TMS sports team, band, dance team, cheer, choir and theater videos to attach to the stories in the yearbook and email them to Jennifer.bass@kellerisd.net. Not all videos will be featured; the yearbook staff will select as many as possible depending on the quality and content of the videos.

The deadline for submission is January 8th.

Parent Professional Presentations

So far this year we have enjoyed some impressive parent presentations on careers and other areas of expertise. These real-world experiences and the first-hand knowledge our parent experts can provide is of great value to meaningful student learning!

Please fill out the following form so our teachers can have a database of our school community professionals and experts upon whom they might call for guest instruction experiences. If we know you are willing to share your knowledge, we hope to be able to invite you to share with our students.


Timberview PTA

PTA General Assembly Meeting is Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Scoliosis Screening- Our Hawk Nurse needs our help- she is doing scoliosis screenings and needs help with the kids- this is an easy fun way to help out TMS- the sign up genius is below


NJHS- these amazing kiddos are holding a fundraiser to raise money for the upcoming KISD Diabetes Walk- they are going to have a super fun movie night and would like to sell concessions- the PTA has been asked to donate items for the concession stand. This is a crazy easy way to help our Hawk Family- just send in treats- how easy it that? The sign up genius to help these wonderful kids is below


Hawk Lounge Donations- The PTA is now doing an amazingly fun monthly fundraiser- The Hawk Hangout- once a month kids have an opportunity to buy a raffle ticket to win a VIP Experience at that month’s school Pep Rally. For one dollar, the student can win courtside luxury seating with snacks, drinks and swag to take home with them- this is quickly becoming a very popular fundraiser for TMS. We need donations for the VIP lounge- purple drinks, snacks, purple swag, anything and everything that could add to the VIP experience. If you are interested in donating some items, or know of a business that would like to sponsor the VIP Lounge, please email timberviewpta@gmail.com for more information.

Amazon Shopping- The PTA now has a link to shop with Amazon and give back to Timberview! Just click on the following link and it will tell you what to do, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2647534

Box Top Help- Box top turn in date is Nov 1st- we are in need of people to help count these little guys. Super easy gig, just count and bag- we will provide the zip lock bags for you. The new Box Top Coordinator is Tatyanna Boyer and she can be reached at tmsboxtop@yahoo.com.

The Big Blue Bin- have you noticed that big blue bin behind the school next to the football field? If you didn't know, that bin collects shoes, clothing, linens, stuffed animals, all sorts of items you no longer want/need - they pay us per pound- all year long! Just drop off your unwanted items and put in the big blue bin, and please- tell your friends- this is a super easy way for the school to raise money!

"Liking" and "Sharing" on Facebook- One of the very easiest ways to help TMS is to simply "like" any post we put up on our TMS Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/timberviewpta?fref=ts the more "likes" and "shares" our posts get- the more other people will see the post and the more people who see it- the more people will be in the know and can help our school!

Deepest gratitude to everyone who has already spent time volunteering for our school- we sure do appreciate you so much! And thank you in advance to everyone for considering the above opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at Aubrey.conklin@gmail.com

By becoming a member of TMS PTA, you can become an important part of helping to ensure plans become a reality. You may come to TMS PTA general meeting where you can vote and voice your ideas that can benefit your children and the school. For the first time, you may register for the PTA online, allowing anyone who would like to donate to the PTA by becoming a member, anywhere in the country, able to do so easily. Please follow the link here for more information.

The new PTA website is http://www.timberviewpta.org/

Kroger Donations to PTA

You may enroll online your Kroger Plus card at the websitewww.KrogerCommunityRewards.comand link Timberview Middle School PTA to have Kroger donate a percentage of sales to the Timberview PTA. No more flyer to bring to the cashier! TMS PTA Rewards number is 90463, or you may select our organization from the list and click on confirm once you register your card online. Thank you for supporting the TMS PTA!

Nurse's Notes

Intermediate Health & Hygiene

The Intermediate Health and Hygiene Presentation for 5th and 6th grade students will be held as follows:

  • Presentation for 5th grade students- February 26, 2016
  • Presentation for 6th grade students- February 26, 2016

Permission slips will be sent home and need to be signed and returned before the presentation in order for students to attend. If you would like to preview the video, please contact Nurse Danielson at 817-744-2620 or by email at jane.danielson@kellerisd.net to make arrangements.

Camp Sweeney

Camp Sweeney is a residential summer camp for children ages 5-18 who have diabetes. Camp Sweeney has been around since 1950, and has served over 30,000 children. Our goal is to help children gain the knowledge, skills, and motivation to live long, healthy lives free of diabetes complications. There is a fee for their service buy most of their campers received financial aid. Camp Sweeney is a non-profit organization and receives funding from individuals, organizations, private foundations, and the United Way.

Here is the link for Camp Sweeney: www.campsweeney.org

If you have questions, please contact Camp Sweeney at 940-665-2011 or email: info@campsweeney.org.


Students are not allowed to carry medications in their backpacks or on them throughout the school day. All medication requires a form to be completed and medication will be given in the nurse’s clinic. Students may carry an inhaler if the physician signs paperwork and approves the child capable of administering the medication. Again there are forms to be completed and turned into the nurse’s office. The forms can be found at the following link in the eMonday folder, http://bit.ly/1VQCtgS. Please call Nurse Danielson with any questions or concerns at 817-744-2620.

Visit the KISD website and click on Our Schools, on the left hand side click Need to Know and then click Health Services or follow this link:


There is a new folder within the eMonday folder that has nurse flyers and information that she would like passed along to parents. The link is, http://bit.ly/1BmFvxx, and will be updated as new information is obtained. Just added this week is an offer for free sports EKGs by Cook Children's for students 5 and up.

If you need an Epi-Pen you may go to the following link for help.