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Ribbit Report June 16, 2017

  • From the Health Room

    Many track 1 medications still remain in the health room.  Please remember that if you do not pick up your medication by June 21st, it will be disposed of at the Health Department.  Please sign them out in the health room as soon as possible.



    Rising Salem Middle School Families

    The SMS PTA is looking for volunteers to fill several PTA board positions, as well as, chair fundraisers, help with teacher luncheons and membership, and chair our Cultural Arts or Field day. Please contact: if you can help! You can stay in touch with our SMS PTA by following our Facebook page at: SMS Spartans PTA… Thank you! 



    Dear Turner Creek Families,

                As our school year comes to an end, so does my time as your TCE PTA president. I have truly enjoyed serving the children, families, and staff of TCE as part of an amazing board of volunteers who strived to promote and fulfill the goals of the PTA for the past seven years. I loved spending time at the school with the students and seeing the joy that our programs such as United Arts, Boosterthon, Frogapalooza, and Popping with Pride brought to the children.

                This school-year our PTA board provided funds to fulfill the technology needs for our 1st grade classrooms, supported clubs such as chess club and programs such as chorus. Work continues as we strive to complete our outdoor learning area and installation of permanent soccer goals on the 3-5th field. Please continue to support the efforts of the PTA to complete these beneficial projects for the school.

                I would like to personally thank Darci Van Deusen (VP of Communications), Shannon Sharma (VP of Ways and Means), Jean-Marie Andersen (Treasurer), Elizabeth Dunn (VP of Volunteers), Tammy Platts (VP of Programs), Jaimee Docherty (Secretary), Principal Spalding, Robin Lumpkin (Staff Rep), and Kathy Thompson (Staff Rep) who all served alongside me as the 2016/17 PTA board for TCE. These wonderful people were a dream team to work with and a blessing to me.

                I am excited to announce that Jacqueline Taylor will be your PTA president for the 2017-18 school year and know that she will serve you well. As I pass on the role to her on July 1st, I thank you all for supporting the TCE PTA this year and wish you all the very best!

                            Best wishes for the upcoming year,

                            Laurie Singh



    Field Day

    Tracks 2, 3 and 4 Field Day is June 27th. Please sign up for your child's session (9:30 - 11:30 for Pre-K - 2nd OR  1:00 - 3:00 for 3 - 5th).  Use the link below to sign up. We will need many hands to make this a successful event for the kids!

    In addition we are taking donations of bottled water. Please leave any donations at the front office, labeled for field day.

    If anyone has a tailgating tent that we could borrow for the event, please let me know. We’d like to create a shade area for the refreshment stop. We will have your tent back to you at the end of the day. Any questions?



    Lost & Found Items -- Last Call for the School Year!! 


    One of the TCE office staff will assist you in getting items from the Lost & Found. The Lost & Found is located in the Teachers' Lounge area, across from the K & 1st grade bathrooms. Please ask a teacher or office staff for assistance.

    ***Photos of all the items in the Lost & Found are on the TCE website***

    PLEASE check the pictures see if anything is yours. [From the TCE homepage, click on the "PARENTS" tab and select "LOST & FOUND" from the drop-down menu.] 

    After Thursday June 22nd, unclaimed items will be donated. For questions or more information, email Michele Conlon at



    New Phone System at TCE

    You may have been made aware, WCPSS has installed a new phone system at Turner Creek Elementary.  We want to make it as user friendly and service oriented as possible.  In order to receive a prompt answering of the phone, you may press 0 prior to the end of the automated message.  This will send you right to the main office phone to be answered by one of the office personnel.



    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!


    Position: United Arts

    Are you looking for a fun way to be a part of TCE’s PTA?  We are looking for a new Cultural Arts Representative for the 2017-2018 school year.

    The Cultural Arts Rep coordinates art programming for the school.  The Rep works together with the school, artists and the United Arts Council to select, plan and coordinate artists and performers for our students.  The role requires a detail-oriented person who can handle all the planning in August/September and manage the 6-8 performance dates during the year.

    For more information, please email Ashlie Goff at


    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.

    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.

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



    Clothing Needed

    A Note in the Pocket, a local non-profit organization that provides new and gently used clothing and shoes for Wake County children and families in need, is currently low on inventory. They are asking the community to please "Donate ONE for the Kids" by donating ONE new shirt/pair of shorts/shoes/bag of underwear sizes 6-16 for boys and girls. We will set up marked boxes indicating where donated items can be placed. Thank you so much for supporting us in this effort to pay it forward.



    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.



    Important 2017-18 School Year Dates

    July 7: Meet the Teacher (tks 1, 2 & 3) 9:30-10:30 am

    July 10: First Day of School (tks 1, 2 & 3)

    July 17: Tissue Tea for K Parents (tks 1, 2 & 3)

    July 27: Meet the Teacher (tk 4) 5:00-6:00 pm

    July 31: First Day of School (tk 4)

    Aug 10: Open House (tks 1 & 2) @ 6:00 pm

    Sept 7:  Open House (tks 3 & 4) @ 6:00 pm 



    Upcoming Events: 

    June 27: Field Day – Tracks 2, 3 & 4

    June 27: Volunteer Appreciation Lunch, 11-1:00pm

    June 28: 5th Grade Picnic (trks. 3 & 4)

    June 29: 5th Grade Recognition (trks. 2, 3 & 4)

    June 30: Tracks 2,3 & 4 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!