• Important Information:

    Solar Eclipse Viewing, August 21: In the interest of student and staff safety, TDES will participate in the observance of this phenomena through the NASA Live Stream. At approximately 2:15pm, classes will tune in and observe what has happened around the country, as well as what is expected to occur here around 2:45pm. We anticipate concluding our schoolwide event at 3:15, in time to prepare for regular dismissal. Students will not be permitted to go outside during this observance.

    Back to School Night, August 31, 5:30 - 7:45: Please join us on Thursday, August 31, for Back to School Night. The event begins at 5:30 - 6:00 with our Annual Title I Meeting in the media center. Light refreshments will be provided during this portion of the evening. Hear your child's classroom teacher share important classroom and curricular information beginning at 6:00. Teachers will offer 2 sessions: 6:00 - 6:30 and 6:40 - 7:10. Each session will offer the same information so that families with siblings may visit each child's classroom. Back to School Night concludes with our first General PTA Meeting of the year at 7:15 in the multi-purpose room. We hope you'll join us for all, or part, of the evening's events. 

    Boosterthon Fun Run: Our Fall PTA fundraiser will kick-off on Tuesday, August 15! Look for information to come home on that day. The Boosterthon Fun Run program is an awesome way to support our PTA. Timber Drive is excited to get started! Our Fun Run will take place on Friday, August 25, during your child's regularly scheduled specials time (see schedule below). Parents and families are invited to attend. The PTA also needs your help! Please visit the TDES PTA website for more information about how to support this great event.  

    Fun Run Schedule (Friday, August 25): 

    Pre-K & Kindergarten: 11:35 - 12:25, 1st Grade: 9:25 - 10:10, 2nd Grade: 10:40 - 11:25, 3rd Grade: 2:45 - 3:30, 4th Grade: 1:50 - 2:35, 5th Grade: 12:55 - 1:40

    Fall Picture Day, Thursday, August 17: Fall Picture day is on Thursday, August 17! Place this date on your calendar! Students will pre-pay for picture packets. Information will come home this week (the week of August 7th), so keep an eye on your child's folder and/or bookbag! If you have any questions, or need more information, please call the school at 919-773-9500.

     2017-2018 Transportation Information: The transportation department has released important information for next school year. If your child is eligible for transportation and will be riding the bus from the same address to the same school next year, you do not need to take action. If you need to update your bus service, please go online at www.wcpss.net/busrider. You can find up-to-date transportation information in your student’s Home Base/PowerSchool account (see information below about Homebase/Powerschool Parent Portal). For 2017-18, WCPSS Transportation will begin using email and text messaging to provide bus service information.  Families must keep their email addresses and phone numbers current in Powerschool to receive timely and important information.

    On May 15, 2017, the transportation department will begin receiving, via the web, requests from transportation eligible families for the 2017-18 school year. If your family is eligible for transportation to Timber Drive ES and you need to make a change or update your bus service, you must do so before June 9 to ensure bus service on the first day of school. Requests made after June 9 will be processed in the order they are received. Requests for bus service to an alternate address, Joint Custody arrangements, or from ineligible families will not be considered until August 8. More information about bus ridership can be found here: www.wcpss.net/busrider.

    Homebase/Powerschool Parent Portal:  Timber Drive Parents, we are excited to announce that student transportation information can now be found in one single location, Home Base, also known as Powerschool. In order to provide the highest level of customer service to our families we are asking those of you who do not yet have a Powerschool account to stop by the school office to complete the necessary form. You can find more information at www.wcpss.net/student-information.

    Once you have a Powerschool account, look for the transportation tab to see your student’s transportation status and type. If your student is a bus rider, stop and route information is also provided.


    Classroom Supply Lists: General supply lists for the new school year are available here: Kindergarten Supply List  First Grade Supply List   Second Grade Supply List  Third Grade Supply List   Fourth Grade Supply List   Fifth Grade Supply List 


  • Our Mission:

    Wake County Public School System will provide a relevant and engaging education and will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers.

    Our Vision:

    We envision Timber Drive as a school that is global, diverse, and collaborative so that all students will reach their highest potential and contribute to society.

    Value Statement:

    At Timber Drive Elementary School we will…

    • Use best practices to plan and implement rigorous instruction that is differentiated to meet the needs of diverse learners
    • Hold high expectations for all student success and eliminate the ability to predict achievement based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.
    • Hold high expectations for administrators, teachers, and staff members to enable highly effective teaching and learning
    • Provide students a safe, flexible, respectful, and supportive environment which enables students to meet their full potential
    • Partner with families to provide support and resources that lead to academic success

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