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March 11, 2022


Dear Turner Creek Families,


This week we exceeded our Read-a-Thon fundraising goal of $25,000.  We have raised $28,311 as of Friday afternoon.  Amazing!  Please see below for details on how we will celebrate all of our students’ efforts with some fun days next week.  You still have until Monday March 14 to get those last pledges in!  We have also collected a few boxes full of books for Raleigh’s Rolling Readers.  Thank you!!


A huge thank you to the PTA for providing our office staff with lunch today.  You could not find a better office staff anywhere in Wake County.  This group works hard and takes care of students, staff, and families each and every day.  


Please remember that if you need anything at all, you can reply to this email or email me directly at 


On Campus COVID-19 Testing (Linked)


Free Pool Testing happened every Friday at Turner Creek.  


Register your student today with this link: 


2021-2022 Caregiver/Student Handbook (Linked)


Please bookmark our handbook for the upcoming school year.  It will be a “first stop” as you have questions about the everyday operations at Turner Creek.  This handbook will always be in “draft” form as we are in a current world where change is the new norm.  I hope it will be a good resource for you and your family.  


**New Announcements**


Read-a-Thon Updates


We hit all of our fundraising milestones and earned several awards this week.  Find the Information about our whole-school celebrations below.  Class awards will be provided by the PTA and will be communicated out by individual teachers.  

$10,000               Show and Tell Day (Friday March 18)


$15,000               TCE Principal Small gets Bean-boozled! (I already had this pleasure)


$20,000               Pajama Day (Tuesday March 15)


$25,000               TCE Principal Small gets a Pie in the Face on Pi Day! (Monday 3.14)


Congratulations to Turner Creek Kindergartener Malak Bsiss, who won an Award of Merit at the state-level for the PTA Reflections Program! Reflections is a national arts recognition program that encourages students to explore their talents and express themselves.The theme of this year's competition was "I Will Change the World By...." Thanks to all of our Reflections participants for the effort and creativity exhibited in their Reflections submissions.


COVID-19 dashboard updates


View this week's reported COVID-19 positives for our schools and central services on our dashboard.


**Previous Announcements**


Save the Date!


5th Grade Moving Up Brunch

Track 1

June 3

10:00 - 11:00 am

Track 2 & 3

June 29

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Track 4

June 29

10:00 am - 11:00 am


You are invited to celebrate your 5th graders accomplishments with us on the front field at Turner Creek Elementary.  During the celebration we will snack, play, take pictures, and spend time together as a community.  Students will commemorate their Turner Creek experience with a class dedication.  We are excited to celebrate in person with you!  More details to follow.  


EOG Dates - Reminder (linked)


I wanted to remind everyone of these important dates.  Please do not make plans for the days your child is scheduled for End of Grade tests. You can support your child on these days by helping them get enough sleep the night before.  As always, school breakfast is free for all students.  You might encourage your child to eat breakfast on the morning of their test to keep them fueled and focused.  


Rising Kindergarten Family Orientation - Please help spread the word!


May 25, 2022

6:00  - 7:30 PM

In Person at Turner Creek Elementary

More information to follow.  


Single Subject Acceleration Information (linked)


If you have any questions, please reach out to Anne Sheehan at 


Lunch Outside


Sign Up Here to Volunteer!  You must be a registered volunteer to support students during lunch.  


New Turner Creek Family School Tours - Please help spread the word!


We invite our New Turner Creek families to sign up for a building tour led by Principal Kristin Small.


Sign Up Genius 


March Tour Dates for New Families:

  • Tuesday, March 8th, 10:00 am

  • Tuesday, March 15th, 10:00 am

  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 10:00 am

  • Tuesday, March 29th, 10:00 am

  • Thursday, March 31, 4:30 pm


Continue to check your bus status online


Transportation staffing levels continue to be affected by the impacts of COVID-19 this week. Due to a driver shortage, we encourage families to check the status of your child’s bus daily at Turner Creek Bus Updates. In addition, you can track your child’s bus using the Here Comes the Bus app. Due to the unpredictable nature of pandemics, and the increased infections caused by the Omicron variant, we do not know how much longer service will be disrupted.


Staff Favorite Things (Linked)

Here is an updated slide deck with our staff’s favorite things.  This is just for your information.  


Upcoming Events: 


21-22 Year Round Calendar


Our Read-a-Thon continues through March 14! 


Friday March 25: Track 4 Track Out Day


Monday March 28: Track 1 Track In Day


Wednesday April 6: ​​​​​​​Chipotle Mexican Grill Spirit Night


Friday April 22: PTA Movie Night! (more information to come)


Kind Regards,

Kristin Small, Principal