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Ribbit Report April 28, 2017


    Girls on the Run Coaches Needed!

    We are looking for two or more GOTR coaches for the 2017-18 school year!   We currently have enough coaches to run one session of GOTR, but we'd prefer to continue with two sessions, since we've had such great interest so far!    You can find more information about the program here:


    There is no specific age, lifestyle, education level, or background for GOTR volunteers. No previous teaching or running experience is required; volunteers just need to have a passion for empowering young girls!      Coaches would be committing to a 12-week program, which runs from mid-September to mid-December and again from mid-January to mid-April.   It meets twice a week after school, from 4-5:15pm.   There is one day of Saturday training, usually held at the end of August.    You also must be CPR & First Aid certified, which GOTR will pay for and help you schedule.  Please contact Jennifer Burdette, with any questions.



    Calling All Parents…

    The PTA has some open chair positions for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Please consider chairing (even with a friend) one of these positions with the PTA. The current chairs will be happy to help train you and pass along all information needed for these positions. Without YOUR help, we will not be able to do it all!


    PositionBoosterthon Chair

    This job is most convenient for a track 1 or 2 parent since the duration of Boosterthon is while those tracks are in session.


    Position: Teacher Luncheon Chair

    Looking for a way to show how much we love and appreciate our teachers? The teacher luncheon chairperson organizes lunches for all of TCE staff on every early release day and one staff in-service day in July. The chairperson plans a total of 7 lunches and 2 snacks throughout the year.  The position requires working with local restaurants to ask for donations and/or discounts.  The chairperson will also create a signup genius to ask TCE parents to donate much of the food and paper goods. There is also a budget given by the PTA.  On the day of the lunch or snack, the chairperson sets up all the food, stays to help serve, and cleans up at the end of lunch.  On the actual early release day, the time required is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  In addition, the preparation time required for each early release lunch is about 3 hours. This is a wonderful position that is very much appreciated by all teachers and staff.

    This job starts in July, but the bulk of activities happen in October. The time commitment is around 5-10 hours per week in October and approximately 1-2 hours per week in July, August, September and November.  There is no work that extends beyond mid-November.  The position requires someone who can be flexible with his or her schedule. Most of the work done in October is on campus. The work in July-September can be done from home at your convenience.


    Position: Spirit Night Chair

    This position is good for all tracks. There is minimal school onsite worked needed. We target approximately 3 spirit nights a year in order to raise money for the PTA. We usually have our first spirit night in August as a welcome to all the new Turner Creek parents. The other 2 spirit nights need to be coordinated with the PTA calendar. Approximate months are usually Oct. and Feb./Mar. 


    Please contact Tammy Platts at or Elizabeth Dunn at regarding any of these chair positions.



    School Spirit Skate Night

    Mark your calendars and plan to attend our School Spirit Skate Night on May 6th from 5:15-7:00pm at Jellybeans Super Skate Center in Cary.


    Admission is $3.00 and students are welcome to stay for the public skate session from 7-10 pm at no additional charge. In-line skate or speed skate rental is $1.00 extra. We look forward to seeing your family there!



    Get Connected and Stay Informed! 

    1. PTA Website:
    2. Turner Creek:
    3. Facebook Page:


    We hope everyone has taken the time to check out the TCE-PTA website.  We are excited about keeping the families of TCE informed and involved, so visit us @ often for updates.



    Frogapalooza Update

    Thank you to everyone who helped make Frogapalooza a great success at Turner Creek Elementary school! We had many wonderful volunteers who made a difference-from those of you who came and gave of your time, to those of you who donated to the bake sale and prepared crafts, or came in and spent time cleaning up after the event. We are truly thankful for our volunteers who helped make this a very successful event! We also thank those of you who came and participated in our auctions, raffles and activities. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

    We can't wait to let you know how much you helped us raise for TCE! We are waiting on just a few more baskets to be picked up and paid for. If you have been contacted that you won a raffle or auction item, please stop by the school by the end of this week to pick up/ pay for your items. After May 3rd, we will move on to the next auction participant.

    The PTA would also like to send our thanks to our music teacher, Mary Michael, and art teacher, Lisa Turco, who both worked incredibly hard to make this event successful.

    Last, we had many wonderful community sponsors for this event. Their generous donations make our auctions and raffles a huge success! Our bigger sponsors/donors this year included: High House Pediatric Dentistry, Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics, Altherr Orthodontics, Disney World, The Umstead Hotel & Spa and Total Wine and More.

    With much appreciation from your TCE PTA board!



    Upcoming Events: 

    May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week (trks. 1, 2 & 4)

    May 6: Jelly Beans Night, 5:15-7:00 pm

    May 15-19: Teacher Appreciation Week (trk 3)