TSES Friday Newsletter September 20, 2019

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 3:02pm

albott Springs Elementary School Friday Newsletter~September 20, 2019

Talbott Springs Families,
What an amazing week at Talbott Springs Elementary School! We are so grateful for your children as they share in the learning and offer support to one another. Thank you to the many families who were able to attend our Back to School Event on Thursday September 19, 2019. We appreciate your presence and your thoughtful exchanges with our staff. If you are seeking a more personal conversation with your child’s teacher(s), please contact those teachers for a conference. If you missed the Back to School Night because of your attendance at the HCPSS Board of Education Meeting or for any other reason, we are offering to meet with you to share general school and grade level information in early October. Please see below for specific information. Your support and care for our school is appreciated! Looking ahead, please set aside Saturday September 28 from 9:00-11:00 for our Green Apple Day of Service! This is a great way for our students to participate in a school based service learning project! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
Nancy Thompson

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Green Apple Day of Service: Green Apple Day of Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00am-11:00 am.  Please join us for a fun day of cleaning up TSES and making it a better place for your students. Because “we learn here and where we learn matters.” All are welcome and the event is FREE. If possible, please bring a rake or shovel and a water bottle. We look forward to seeing you there!  

What’s Up In Kindergarten? A Kindergarten Family Event September 24, 2019
TSES/Title I Presents a Family Event: “What’s Up in Kindergarten?”  Please join us to find out! Learn about: *Canvas *Family File *Math Support * Our New Reading and Writing Programs *Tips and strategies to help your child at home *Family Projects and much more! Bring your questions!! Dinner will be provided from 5:30-6:00. Snacks and childcare will be provided for children over the age of 3 from 6:00-7:00! Please contact Ms. Khalilah Braxton with questions. khalilah_braxton@hcpss.org

Free and Reduced Meal Application: Please note that this is critical information!
HCPSS participates in the Free and Reduced-price Meals (FARMs) program. Qualification is based on family size and income, and enrollment is confidential. Families must submit a new application every school year. We have a number of families whose Free and Reduced Meals benefits will expire at the end of September or in mid-October. Any student whose family has not filled out an application by the 30th school day will have their status changed to full pay until a new application is received. Parents/guardians are highly encouraged to fill out the applications as soon as possible. It is very important that applications are filled out accurately and completely. Apply online or Apply by mail: Paper applications are sent home with students on the first day of school. Paper applications can also be picked up in the Food and Nutrition Service Office (5451 Beaverkill Rd, Columbia, MD 21044). Applications can be returned to your child’s school or mailed to: HCPSS Food & Nutrition Service Office, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042. If you have questions regarding the program, please visit www.hcpss.org/FARMs or call Food and Nutrition Services at 410-313-6743.

From the TSES Physical Education Staff! We are excited to start a new year in Physical Education class, and we have so many exciting activities planned.  In order for your child to participate in these awesome activities they must be prepared with the proper footwear. Appropriate athletic and supportive footwear is needed. Students must wear an athletic shoe with a molded rubber sole. Sneakers must be tied with laces or secured by Velcro. Cross trainers, tennis, or court shoes are recommended for physical education activities. Sandals, cleats, Crocs, boots, flip flops, and shoes with no backing are not acceptable for physical education activities. Any student who does not have the appropriate footwear will not be allowed to participate in PE movement activities. We thank you for your continued support, and please let us know if you have any questions.  Ms. Parker and Mr. Watts

TSES Flu Vaccine Opportunity! Influenza, also known as the flu, is a serious illness that affects people of all ages. Last year was a bad flu season across our nation with many people becoming ill. One of the best ways to prevent the flu is through vaccinations. Once again, we will work with the Maryland Partnership for Prevention (MPP), the state’s immunization coalition, to offer flu vaccinations at TSES to students and teachers on October 21st of this year. Flu consents were sent home this week with your students and are due no later than September 21st.  You can also complete the consent online at www.vaccineconsent.com.
Howard County G/T Program Parent Academy: Wednesday, October 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m. – Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, 21045
HCPSS families interested in the Gifted and Talented (G/T) Program are invited to come learn about the advanced-level offerings available through the G/T Education Program and how their students can become involved.  The evening will begin with an overview of G/T Education Program offerings at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Following the general session, parents and community members will have an opportunity to meet by school level for a question and answer session.
7:00 – 8:00, G/T Education Program Overview Presentation – Auditorium
8:05 – 8:30, Question and Answer Sessions
For more information, please email hcpssgtac@gmail.com or alyson_tommins@hcpss.org or call 410-313‐6800.
TSES Super Singers! Please look for this spot in our newsletter each week as we celebrate our Super Singers. We recognize students for RISE(ing) in music class by demonstrating participation and care during Music class that aligns with our TSES RISE expectations. Please join us in celebrating the following students for the week of 9/9/19: Jaquan K., Johanna M., Heily H.G., Aidan J., Valerie F.B., Zoey L., Peyton L., Xavier M., Nia H., El-Qahr U., Luke S., Dallas P., Vivian R., Tawhid A.

HCPSS Policy Corner: SAFE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS (Policy1040) A reminder that the full-text of policies can be found at https://www.hcpss.org The Board of Education is committed to providing a nurturing, respectful educational and work environment, where the worth and dignity of individuals is valued and their safety and rights protected. Behaviors that compromise this commitment, interfere with school operations, or are otherwise contrary to the basic mission of public schools will not be tolerated. Threats, profanity, defamation, harassment, assault, battery, hazing and intimidation are prohibited in the school system. Students, employees and third parties engaging in these behaviors are subject to disciplinary and/or legal action. Students who violate this policy may also be subject to appropriate educational interventions and/or counseling
Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday September 24, 2019      What’s Up in Kindergarten!  5:30-7:00 (see above)
Thursday September 26, 2019     PTA Meeting at 7:00
Saturday September 28, 2019     Green Apple Day of Service at TSES 9:00-11:00
Monday September 30, 2019        Schools and Offices Closed
Wednesday October 2, 2019        Hispanic Back to School Night at 5:00
Saturday October 5, 2019             Oakland Mills Fall Festival 11:00-4:00
Wednesday October 9, 2019        Schools and Offices Closed
Friday October 11, 2019               3rd Grade Field Trip to Robinson Nature Center
Thursday October 17, 2019        2nd Grade Field Trip to Heritage Living Farm Museum
                                                   PTA Meeting at 7:00
Saturday October 19, 2019        Trot for Talbott!
Monday October 21, 2019         Flu Vaccine Clinic at TSES (see information above)
Wednesday October 23, 2019    Individual Student Pictures
Friday October 25, 2019         Kindergarten Field Trip to Clarks Elioak Farm 11:15-1:45
                                                 PTA Trunk or Treat 6:00-7:00 (set up 5:30)
Thursday October 31, 2019        Parade of Words 1:45 PM
Please visit the TSES WEBSITE www.hcpss.org/tses for additional calendar dates found in the ‘calendar’ tab.