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Ribbit Report 4/13/2017

Let the Bidding Begin!

This year we are trying something new! We’ll be offering a few items from our Silent Auction for online bidding. That way folks who aren’t able to attend Frogapalooza can still join in the fun! Online bidding will begin April 18th. Items available now for preview. Go to BiddingOwl to register!

Don’t Wait in Line

Pre-register for your Silent Auction bidder number. In addition, you can use this same number to write on your raffle tickets! No more writing your name and number over and over again. Just register for a bidding number! Register for Bidding Number

Parent Volunteers Needed

Frogapalooza can’t be successful without our wonderful parent volunteers! Please consider signing up to help at the Auction/Raffle, ArtoMe, International Games, Tree Frog Café or Teacher Time Raffle. Even 30 minutes would be a great help! Frogapalooza Volunteer!

Student Art

You will be astonished by the beautiful art work our students have created! Each student will have a framed piece available for purchase during Frogapalooza. For those not attending Frogapalooza, swing on by the school starting Tuesday, April 18th, from 10am – 1pm to purchase your student’s masterpiece! Each framed piece is $28 or purchase 2 for $50. Ensure your student’s masterpiece lasts a lifetime!

GOTR Announcement

The Girls on the Run Tuesday/Thursday group is holding a drive this year to show our gratitude to the army. To help the army, we ask that you please donate:

• Healthy snacks: jerky, trail mixes, granola bars, fruit snacks and more
• Drink mix packets: gatorade, lemonade, iced tea, etc.
• Microwaveable food: mac n’ cheese, popcorn, cup o’ noodles, Chef Boyardee, oatmeal, and more
• Non-perishable food: tuna cans/packets, fruit cups, peanut butter, Nutella, soups etc.
• Chocolate & other candy
• Toiletries: travel sized shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, body wash, wet wipes and hand sanitizer, (please send these in separate boxes from the food)

This donation drive will last until April 28th. Thank you for donating to the army.

Chorus Cues

Frogapalooza - April 22nd, 4:00-7:00 PM
All TCE children K-5 will be performing in our musical "A New Day" for our Frogapalooza Extravaganza. Our musical presentation with all grades will be 4:15-4:40pm in the multipurpose room. Please plan on staying and enjoying the entire day of festivities. The Musical Showcase with individual students interested in displaying their talents will begin at 5:15. Our musical finale will be presented at the end of the evening at 6:15. Please stay "tuned in" for more specific details located on our Music Class Webpage.

Musical Dress Attire for all K-5 Students: Your child is welcome to wear clothing from their country, their ancestor’s county or any country they would like. Parents, this does not include costumes, only authentic wear from any country. Thank you for your participation.

School Supplies

The PTA is once again offering a pre-packaged school supply kit for the upcoming school year. The SchoolKidz supply box comes with the teacher-approved school supplies that your student needs and includes trusted brand names like Crayola. Your supply box will also include all the teacher required items that can only be purchased through the PTA, such as the Agenda ($3.50 value) Grades 3-5 and the Word Dictionary ($3.00 value) required for Grade 1 and a Magazine subscription required by all grades. Order forms will be going home next week for tracks 2, 3, 4 and the following week for track 1. If you are unsure whether or not your child will be attending Turner Creek next year, DO NOT pre-order your supplies. Refunds are not available.

For check and cash payments: Complete the order form and return it to the school by April 25th. For credit card payments: Order online at: by May 5th. School account number is 63035.

For questions, please contact Laura Schimmels at


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: Boosterthon 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.


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.


Upcoming Events:

Apr. 14: No School
Apr. 19: Track 3 – Out
Apr. 20: Track 4 - Returns
Apr. 22: Frogapalooza
May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6: Jelly Beans Night, 5:15-7:00 pm