TCES Principal Update

TCES Families,

Another week has flown by at Timber Creek. We have several announcements that we would like to share and some reminders:

1. Water Bottles and Masks- Please remind your student to wear their mask and bring a reusable water bottle to class with them each day.  Although we do provide disposable masks and water bottles to any child who may have forgotten theirs at home, due to our district "no drop off policy", we know students always prefer to have their own personalized items with them. 

2. COVID Exposure Reporting - Any parents who have concerns about possible exposure or a positive COVID test for their child, is asked to complete the district form on the link below. This will notify Nurse Erica of the reporting and prompt her to reach out to that family to support them in next steps that may be required, as a result. COVID-19 Reporting Form

3. Valentine's Celebration at TCES- More details will be coming in the next week from teachers and room moms, regarding our TCES Valentine's Party Plans. These will be very similar to our Christmas plans.  One significant difference is the purchase/ creation and sharing of Valentines.  All elementary schools have agreed to encourage F2F students to still write/share valentines as in the past; however, we will be asking that these be sent to school by Feb. 5, so they can be stored untouched for a period of time prior to sharing with peers. An alternate plan is being developed for TVS students and will be shared next week. 

4. District Assessments Next Week- 3rd and 5th grade students (F2F and TVS) will be taking a Math Interim Assessment, on Tuesday of next week. This assessment will give teachers vital information related to each child's growth and serve as a predictive measure for potential success on STAAR for this year. These assessment will be administered online to all students.  We look forward to seeing great data showing how much our students have learned already this year. Below you will find additional dates for similar assessments that will be occurring in the future:


3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

January 26 - Math

February 3 - Reading

January 26 - Math

February 10 - Reading

February 10 - Math

February 4 - Reading 

5. Read to Them- Texas Reads On Book 2021- All TISD schools are participating in the Texas Reads One Book Event. This year's book is Fenway and Hattie, and will be read with students in grades 2 - 5.  Our campus kick off is Friday, Feb. 5.   F2F students will be getting their copy of the book in class from Mrs. Russell. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Mrs. Russell will have books on a table, available for pick up for TVS students outside of the front office. More information will be coming from your ELA teacher. 

6. SMART TAGS- This weekend you will receive communication from TISD about the new SMART Tag ID badge system.  TCES is nearing completion of making and attaching all ID badges to student backpacks. By 1/26/2021, all students should have their tags made and attached. Please refer any questions related to the badge system to our Administrative Assistant, Elise Knepper, at 

Have a great weekend! See you Monday!