Tarvin Times

Jan. 14, 2022


Another great week of learning! Students have been excited to show off their work as they continue to create and collaborate with each other. During special rotations, Art classes are creating kinetic sculptures, integrating science, art, and innovation. Can't wait to see the finished products! We are in need of metal hangers. If you have some you can part with, please bring them to the front office.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable long weekend. Stay safe and healthy. See you on Tuesday.

Together in Learning,

Christy Hilbun

Alice in Wonderland Auditions

We are excited to announce that our first play will be Alice and Wonderland. Tryouts are for 2nd-5th graders. Please return the application to the front office by Wednesday, Jan. 19th.

When: Thursday, January 20th, 2022 from 2:55-4:15 pm

Where: Tarvin Elementary Performing Arts Room

Who: 2nd-5th Grades ONLY


Republic Kitchen Spirit Night: Jan. 18th 4 PM to 9 PM

Support Tarvin Elementary and have a great meal too! Republic is giving back 10% of sales to Tarvin on Jan. 18th. This is for dining in and take-out. Website

Lost and Found

With the temperature changing daily, we have a mountain of coats and sweaters. Please have your child check the lost in found. Or you may come after school to look. Since there are so many, we moved the items to the stage for students to see when they go to PE.

Join PTA General Meeting Jan. 26th

Our next PTA meeting is on Jan. 26th at 6:30 PM on Zoom.

Topic: PTA General Meeting

Time: Jan 26, 2022 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 865 582 1698

Passcode: Tarvin


If your child is absent for any reason, please submit absence notifications to tarvinattendance@leanderisd.org. We have to have something in writing to excuse absences. A phone call will not do it.

Mental Health Minutes

Kindess Week: Jan. 24th -28th

Our student No Place For Hate Coalition is sponsoring a Kindness Week from Jan. 24th-28th. More information to come on activities. Here are the dress-up days.

Monday: We are Crazy for Kindness. Wear Crazy hair, socks, or a crazy hat.

Tuesday:Tarvin is Wild about Kindness. Dress up as your favorite wild animal!

Wednesday: Peace, Love, & Kindness. Wear tie dye or bright colors.

Thursday:We are Dreaming of Kindness at Tarvin! Wear your pajamas to school.

Friday: Team up for Kindness. Wear your favorite team jersey.

Story Time From Space Webinar

Dear Space Station Ambassadors,

Join us on January 19, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET, for an informational webinar to learn more about Story Time From Space and Science Time From Space from Director and Founder Patricia Tribe. These two programs feature astronauts reading children’s books and performing science demonstrations onboard the space station!

Story Time From Space offers a delightful combination of science, literacy, and entertainment through its library of free videos. During this webinar, find out about new books and experiments that will be launching and how to incorporate this incredible resource into any subject in your classroom or organization. Attendees will be eligible for door prizes and giveaways.*

Register here

Yearbooks On Sale

Secure your copy of the Tarvin Elementary Yearbook Now before they sell out.

Yearbooks are $15 and can be purchased online from Balfour (link below). 5th grade families also have the option of a "prideline ad" honoring their student's Elementary journey for an additional fee.

Tarvin Yearbook Link for online Ordering

PTA Links

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:

Important Dates

Jan. 17th: MLK Day: No School

Jan. 18th: Republic Spirit Night 4Pm-9 PM

Jan. 20th: Alice in Wonderland Try-outs 2:55 pm

Jan. 26th: Early Release 1:25 PM

  • PTA General Meeting 6:30 PM on zoom

Feb. 2nd Early Release 1:25PM

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