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October 28, 2022


Dear Turner Creek Families, 


It was another great week to be a Tree Frog!  I loved seeing families at Turner Creek today supporting with our in-house Kindergarten field trip.  The kids had a blast and I know our teachers appreciated the help.  


Monday is Walk and Roll to School day.  I hope to see students and families getting some exercise before the school day begins.  See below for details.  


A huge thank you to Apex Friendship High School for hosting a canned food drive for our Treefrog food pantry! We are trying to collect food to send over Thanksgiving and Winter Break. If you would like to donate, you can find our current needs here


Please remember that while Monday is Halloween, students should not wear costumes to school or bring candy. We hope families have a wonderful time celebrating at home in their own ways, but please keep in mind that tomorrow and Tuesday are both instructional days. 


I hope students will participate in our School Spirit Week next week. October 31 -November 4 Spirit Week.  We hope you will join us the week of October 31 in our next Spirit Week.  


Monday October 31: Wacky Tacky Day

Tuesday November 1: Sports Day/Favorite Team Day

Wednesday November 2: Pajama Day

Thursday November 3: Book Character Day

Friday November 4: Turner Creek Spirit Day


If you need anything at all, you can reply to this email or email me directly at 


Updated 2022-2023 Year-Round Calendar



**New Announcements*


Purchase a 2022-2023 Turner Creek Yearbook

Information has been sent home with students about buying this year's Turner Creek Yearbook! 

We are updating the format this year to make sure all clubs, events and special classroom memories are documented. It will have a student designed cover and we included extra autograph space this year! The year book will be 70 pages and all in color.


The cost of the yearbook is $20 until January 31st. The price will then be $25.


Please email Jen Hawkins, with any questions.



Early voting for the 2022 general election


Early voting is now open and ends Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. Voters may cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county. Eligible adults may same-day register and vote, and absentee ballots can be submitted in person. Learn more about your voting options:



Attend the Magnet and Early College Fair


Explore all WCPSS school choice options in one location at the Magnet and Early College Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at Enloe Magnet High. Visit with staff, parents and students from each magnet school, early college and Crossroads FLEX High School.


Register for Kindergarten for 2023-24


Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open. All families with children who will turn five on or before Aug. 31, 2023 should register your child online. Use the address lookup tool to find your base school and view your year-round and magnet application school choices. Learn more about the registration process at



Positivity Project


This month our school community will be focusing on the Other People Mindset of Supporting Others When They Struggle. This means when other people are struggling, we do our best to help them out.


Supporting other people when they struggle is a critical piece of being human. There are many different approaches to helping people who are struggling. These can include: listening while they describe an event and their feelings about it, taking action to help people in need, or simply just being there and sitting together in silence. Everyone faces tough days and needs support, and this support leads to a chain of prosocial behavior that makes us feel good about ourselves and our group.


To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.



Repeat Announcements


Rescheduled Walk & Roll to School Day on October 31, 2022


We would like to invite all Turner Creek Students to join us for the Walk and Roll to School event on October 31, 2022. The event will begin at 8:30 am on the track in front of our school.  At 9:10 am, all students will be asked to head to class to start the school day.  See details below for specific students.  




On this day, we will begin carpool 15 minutes early at 8:30 am.  Once students arrive on campus, they will have the opportunity to walk around the track and visit the community members supporting the event. Students who arrive at 8:30 will head into the building at 8:45 am to start the school day.  


Bus Riders: 


Students who take the bus in the morning will be invited to walk the track after they arrive on campus. Students will walk a couple laps and then will be directed inside. By 9:10, we will ask all students to head to class to start the school day at 9:15 am.  


Walkers and Rollers:


The event will begin at 8:30 am.  We invite you to arrive on campus early on this day to walk the track and visit with the community members who will be at the event. Students will enter the building at 8:45 am.  



Salvation Army Coat Giveaways


The Salvation Army will be distributing coats to help families prepare for cold weather.  Click the link below for details on the locations and dates of the events. 



The Salvation Army Christmas Registration


The Salvation Army also sponsors the Angel Tree Clothing program that provides Christmas presents to families in need.  Click the link below for details on how to register for this opportunity. 



First Baptist Church Toy Joy Event


The Toy Joy Team of First Baptist Church is pleased to announce our Toy Joy event for 2022!  Our online application will be available beginning October 1 and run through October 20, 2022 (or when our slots are filled). 


For families whose registration is approved, they will receive a confirmation with a link to sign up for a time to attend this event in person to choose gifts for their children on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

If you live in Wake County and are in financial need, please click on the link below for more information and to apply for this event.


If you have any questions, you may contact us at



22-23 School Choice Tours (more information linked)


These tours are intended for families who are considering applying for the year-round calendar option. Tours for rising Kindergarteners will be scheduled in the Spring.  



Celebration Books Flyer Linked


Donating a book is a very special way to honor your child while promoting a love of reading and supporting the Turner Creek Media Center. If you would like to participate in this program, you can fill out this online form.



BackPack Buddies


Our BackPack Buddies is designed to provide children experiencing food insecurity with nutritious, kid-friendly, pre-packed meals for the weekend and track outs—when they would not have access to a school’s free lunch and breakfast. If your family is in need of food support please send an email to saying that you are interested, your child's name, and the number of children under the age of 18 in your household. We will send home a permission form with your student and food home on Fridays.


If you are interested in supporting this program, here is a link for our current needs:


You can drop food off at the office at any time, or use the links to have donations directly shipped. 



Staff’s Favorite Things (Linked)


I ask staff to share their favorite things so we can show them we care throughout the year.  



2022-2023 Caregiver/Student Handbook (Linked)


Please bookmark our handbook.  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 world where change is the new norm.  I hope it will be a good resource for you and your family. 



Upcoming Events


Monday October 31: Quarter 1 report cards come home for Track 4 students


October 31 - November 4: School-Wide Spirit Week (see above)


Friday November 4: Quarter 2 Interims come home for Tracks 1&2


Tuesday November 8: Teacher Workday


Thursday November 10: Early Release Day, Track Out Day for Track 2


Friday November 11: No School for Students


Monday November 14: Track In Day for Track 4


Thursday November 17: Chorus Concert 6:30 - 7:30pm


November 23 - 25: Holiday, No School.  

Take Care,

Kristin Small, Principal