The Bulldog Bark

August 19, 2022

It has been a wonderful start to the school year at Timothy Ball! Early in the year, our teachers are working hard to build important relationships with our students and establish communication with parents and guardians. The communication between home and school is crucial to student success, and our teachers are ready to partner with you. We look forward to working with your student and creating a happy, safe, and engaging environment to foster a lifelong love of learning.

CPCSC is now using a communication tool called ParentSquare that will help streamline important updates and announcements. Read more about it here!

Upcoming Events

9/9 - PTO Movie Night

9/14 - Picture Day

9/21 - Distance Learning Day

9/26-9/30 - Spirit Week (College and Career Week)

9/28 - Walk to School Day

Paw Tickets - Positive Behavior

We have a new positive behavior system this year that you may have heard about from your student. When students exemplify the values and expectations on the poster below, they can earn a Paw Ticket. Each week, a Paw Ticket winner will be selected from each grade level for a weekly prize. Our students are doing an amazing job!

Cafeteria Information

2022-2023 Meal Prices

Breakfast- $1.50

Lunch- $2.45

Birthday Treats - Please give us 1 week notice on Birthday ice cream celebrations to make sure we have enough in stock. When scheduling, please include students first and last name, birthday and teacher name and grade on this form. Deposits for payment can be made thru the mealtime app or by sending check (payable to Timothy Ball Café) or cash. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the cafeteria manager at

Free/reduced lunch - The federal program that provided free breakfast and lunch for all students has ended. If you need meal assistance OR textbook assistance, you must complete a free/reduced application at

Club Corner

Spell Bowl -- Attention all 4th & 5th grade students! Do you love learning how to spell new and challenging words? If so, the Timothy Ball Spell Bowl team is for you. Tryouts will be on Tuesday, August 23rd during recess. 5th grade tryouts will be in Mrs. Carlson's room. 4th grade tryouts will be in Mrs. Howarth's room. See Mrs. Carlson or Mr. Emory if you have any questions.

From the PTO

1. Our first PTO meeting will be Thursday, September 15th at 4 o’clock in the Media Center.

2. Movie night September 9th in the gym -- 5:30 doors open.

3. We still need copy volunteers - if you are interested, please email

Transportation Information

Please have your students at their bus stop 10 minutes before the posted time. Bus times can change any day due to construction, weather, etc. The times posted in Bus Planner are estimates and are subject to change. Use this link here: FIND MY BUS STOP!

The phone number for transportation is 219-663-1465 - thank you!

Timothy Ball Elementary School

Mr. Ciochina, Principal

Mrs. Bock, Assistant Principal