Thank you for joining us at Chick-fil-A Spirit Night last month. It was wonderful to see so many Timber Ridge Families out and enjoying time with family and friends. We also want to thank the amazing staff and teachers who came out to serve the kids ice cream.
During this special time of year, we would like to again thank all of the families who have donated to the Foundation this fall. With your dollars we have already budgeted for or paid for the following initiatives this school year:
– our wonderful Technology teacher, Ms. Lowe – check out her blog to see all that the children are learning during their Computer Lab time www.timberridge.typepad.com/computer_lab/
– High Touch High Tech field trips – these in-school assemblies provide science lessons directly related to a grade’s curriculum and learning standards. Every class will benefit from these sessions as over 12 field trips have been slated so far this school year, a budget line item of $12,000
– $50 gift cards were presented to our teachers at the beginning of school so they could purchase classroom materials
– $9,000 has been approved to fulfill teacher curriculum grants; the Board will review the requests along with Dr. Doe and Mr. Hill this month and items will be purchased immediately for use during this school year. In years past, we have provided additional learning tools such as website subscriptions, novels, microscopes, musical instruments and so much more; these purchases will mean more than ever to our teachers as they implement the new Common Core Curriculum. Stay tuned for details in the February TR Times.
As we gear up for the second semester, we have updated information on the After School Activities that will be offered beginning in January. Please take a look and sign up today. We hope there will be something that is just right for your child.
On behalf of the Foundation Board, we wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season, and as always, we thank you for your support.