December 15, 2013
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In an effort to be more efficient and get information out to you as quickly as possible including simple reminders, I would like to invite you to be part of my Remind 101 Parent Team. This is an “app” that allows me to send a quick message out to all subscribers. For example: Winter Parties; No School Dec. 23rd- Jan. 5th, etc. Just examples that I find myself wanting to share in the afternoons as a reminder from the weekly eBlast. If you are interested in receiving this message, you can subscribe using the link below. It can be set up to come as a text, an email, or both. I look forward to strengthening our communication!
**This year I'm using Remind101, a safe app that allows me to send text and email updates about important school information. To sign up to get messages about Tuscany Heights Ele Parents, click here.
A GLOW for our Choir Students and Mrs. Neibel and Mrs. Rivera:
I received this email from a man that was staying/meeting a group of colleagues at the JW Marriott Thursday night while our choir, Tiger Beat, performed. It is so nice to know that others that come in contact with our staff and students are inspired, because of the wonderful attributes they possess.
“Dear Ms. Neibel,
My colleague and I are attending the Zero to Three National Training Institute at the JW Marriott in San Antonio. We happened to be meeting with another colleague in the lobby area yesterday evening when your family members from your choir began arriving for the show. Because we were seated nearby we decided to stay to enjoy the performance. I must say we were so impressed with your students! What a delightful show. The students are quite obviously motivated to perform well and more importantly seemed to be having fun. That is only possible under your ability to engage and excite them about music. Your energy and enthusiasm along with high expectations reminded me of my own high school music experience with a director/teacher who had the same love of music and taught us the value and delight of a group performance. What I learned from that experience continues to inform my work today. What you have achieved with your students is quite special and will be a lifelong, invaluable gift to them.
Thank you for sharing your passion yesterday. And please tell your students how much the travelers from Indiana enjoyed their performance. It totally inspired me during this holiday season.
Wishing you all the best!
Dec. 17th - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Science Benchmarks
Dec. 20th - Winter Parties
Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd Winter Break
Jan. 14th - 3rd Grade GT Field Trip
Jan. 15th – Club/Special Group Pictures (Morning)
Jan. 16th – Class Pictures (Morning)
Jan. 17th – Oral Spelling Bee
Jan. 19th – SPURS Night
Jan. 20th – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day - Holiday, NO SCHOOL
Jan. 27th - Feb. 1st – Conversation Heart Sales
Jan. 29th and 30th – T.H.E.'s Leadership Nights (More info to come)
Feb. 3rd - Feb. 14th – Ronald McDonald Heart Sales
Feb. 5th – 100th Day of School
Click here for THE PTA website and latest news!
Attention 5th graders... 5th grade t-shirts are on sale now for $15. Proceeds from the sales will help fund the 5th grade End of Year party and other 5th grade activities. T-shirts will be delivered in January. The deadline to place your order is this Wed., Dec. 18th. Order form is attached and available online,[tuscanyheightspta.org]tuscanyheightspta.org under "Backpack Flyers."
Winter Parties, Friday, 12/20: Your PTA Room Reps are busy planning fun winter parties for our classes and will be contacting you for ways to help. All classes will be doing our 2nd Annual Me-2-U Sister School Book Donation. Instead of exchanging books at the party, we are asking students to bring a book in English or Spanish for a student at East Terrell Hills. These books will be delivered in January. Thank you for helping our student leaders learn it is better to give than to receive!
Lost & Found items are located on the stage in the cafeteria: If you are missing a jacket, lunchbox, or another item, please check the stage area to claim your item. Don't forget to put your child's name on all items-items with names are shown on announcements each morning for students to retrieve. All items not claimed by Dec. 20th at 3 PM will be donated to Sister School! Any questions, please contact Jazmin Phelps,firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Annual Run for the Heights Night with the Spurs, January 19, 2014: Join Tuscany families, Tusky, and the Spurs Coyote for a night of fun! Get a pre-game courtside experience: post-game photo and free throw: and hot dog, chips, and soda-all for $28! An order form will be sent home this week in backpacks.
NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY
Read All About It!
Exciting Reading Opportunities from the Library
Walking with Dinosaurs: NEISD Elementary Schools Winter Break Reading Contest
- Contest begins at 12am Eastern Time on November 23, 2013, and ends 12am Eastern Time on January 5, 2014
- Ask your parents to create a Book Adventure account at www.BookAdventure.com
- Click Log In/Register in the upper right hand corner
- Click Register as a Student
- Click the Green Box: I want to register to use Book Adventures at Home
- Fill in student information and click Register.
- Under ‘My Book Adventure’ click My Contests. Enter the following information:
- Contest Name: tusc1113
- Contest Pin: T3958
- Note: There is also a national contest running at the same time. Students can join both, just be sure to enter your campus’ contest by using the unique Contest Name and Contest PIN (above). See the Walking With Dinosaurs attachments for more details.
Library at Your Fingertips!
- All you need to borrow digital titles from NEISD’s digital library is an internet connection and your student’s ID number.
- On any Internet connected device with a browser, go directly to NEISD’s digital library by visiting http://neisd.lib.overdrive.com
- Use your student’s ID to login and begin borrowing titles with one click!
- For additional information please review the OverDrive student handout (sent home November 22nd) and/or visit http://help.overdrive.com/?Sup=http://neisd.lib.overdrive.com/Support.htm