TES Wildcat News

March 2023

A Note from Administration, Mrs. Molly King

March has arrived and brings with it the promise of Spring! We are excited to see the academic growth our students are showing.

Our cookie dough fundraiser ends March 10th. This fundraiser is important for our school. It will provide needed funds to purchase a sign identifying our school, additional Chromebooks, and meet the everyday needs of the school. We appreciate your help in making this fundraiser a success. Students will have the opportunity to purchase shaved ice treats from Kona Ice on March 8th. March 17th is an early dismissal day for students. Buses will load at 11:15; car riders will begin loading immediately after. If your student is going home a way that is different than their usual way, please remember to send a note to the teacher.

On March 21st we will begin our state standardized test, the ACAP test. This test measures how each of our students in grades 2 - 6 is growing and achieving in academic subjects. It is a very important assessment for our school. Please help your student be successful by making sure he/she gets a good night's sleep, giving him/her a nutritious breakfast, and sending him/her to school with a word of encouragement. We will give sections of the ACAP test on March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. We will also give sections of the ACAP on March 28th and 30th.

We value our parents and appreciate your help to ensure your student is successful at school.

Read Across America Week

Thank you so much to the THS Voices for performing Seussical the Musical for our Prek-3rd grades. You did a fabulous job and the students thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Important Dates in March

March 3 - Maintenance Workers Appreciation

March 8 - Kona Ice, Mosaic Mentoring & After-School Tutoring (LAST DAY)

March 10 - Last Day of Cookie Dough Fundraiser

March 16 - Mosaic Mentoring

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day & 1/2 Day - Dismissing @ 11:30am

March 21 - ACAP Testing Begins

March 22 - Mosaic Mentoring

March 23 - Report Cards Go Home

March 30 - Mosaic Mentoring

April 3-7 - Spring Break

We Have Finished ACCESS Testing!

Pre-k & Kindergarten Registration

Remember that currently enrolled Pre-k and Kindergarten students will not attend school on March 6.

If you missed this registration, there will be more opportunities to register at a later date.

IXL Available on Clever

IXL is a wonderful online resource that provides individualized instruction for your student. IXL is also available in the app store for Android and IOS devices. Currently Franklin County Schools has IXL available for grades Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth. Subjects available are Reading, Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Studies. This program is a great resource to access when needing help with homework or for extra practice.

Dismissal Procedures

TES requires that every car rider have a name tag displayed clearly so the child's name can be called to dismiss. If you do not have a tag, you will be directed to the office to verify information. This is a safety precaution, not an inconvenience. If you need another tag, please contact Ms. Cheryl in the Front Office.

Any transportation changes need to be sent to school in the form of a handwritten note. The note needs to be signed and dated. Students will be sent home their normal way unless a note is provided. Emergency changes can be made by calling Ms. Cheryl in the Front Office.

Car Rider Parents: please remain in your cars so that students can learn the vehicle and the dismissal process remains safe and quick. We have a wonderful dismissal crew that will escort and make sure each student makes it to their car safely. Remember, left lane first. Right lane, second.

It's that time of year....

As time and seasons change, so does our weather. Please review/create a safety plan in the event of severe weather at home. TES has monthly drills to practice and improve (if needed) our safety plans. It's very important that you do the same with your child(ren) at home. Where do they need to go? Do you have head protection? Where's the nearest tornado shelter?

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Click Here to Order Otis Spunkmeyer

Be sure to enter your child's name at checkout so they will get credit for the sale!

Empowering Learners. Achieving Success.

After School Tutoring on Wednesdays

To help with closing that learning gap, students have been encouraged to enroll in our tutoring program. This tutoring is taught in a small group setting and works on the subjects Reading and Math. The last day for tutoring this semester is tomorrow, March 8, 2023. We are so proud of the students' hard work.

Mosaic Mentoring

Mosaic Mentoring has made such a positive impact on our Tharptown Schools. Students are paired with a mentor who takes time practice strategies and activities to help students make positive choices.