We would like to extend a special thanks to Cheeky for donating an incredible Mexican lunch to the Timber Ridge staff on January 7th! The teachers were thrilled to enjoy a fajita buffet at their Teacher Workday, compliments of one of this year’s Foundation Business Loyalty Partners. Next time you’re at Cheeky in the Avenue, be sure to tell them you’re a Timber Ridge family and thank them for so generously supporting our school!
At December’s Board Meeting, teacher curriculum grants were reviewed with Dr. Doe and Mr. Hill and I am excited to let you know that nearly $13,000 was approved to fulfill this year’s teacher grant requests. Every grade level, every classroom, every teacher and every child is already reaping the benefits of these grants, as all the new resources have been purchased and implemented. Below you will find the details on where the funds were spent.
Kindergarten: One additional computer in each kindergarten classroom, Brain POP Junior website subscription
1st Grade: Common Core resources for math and science including problem-solving centers, MAGZ kits, and fact family charts. Vocabulary centers, Brain POP Junior website subscription
2nd Grade: IXL online math, VersaTile sets, Brain POP junior website subscription
3rd Grade: IXL online math, VersaTile sets, novels, Time for Kids magazine subscription, Brain POP website subscription
4th Grade: IXL online math, Brain POP website subscription
5th Grade: Quake novel set, Brain POP website subscription
Technology (all students): Type to Learn 4 – for school and home
Music (all students): Instruments and headphones
All Grades: ED helper for teachers
Special Education: MATH talks book and model drawing book
Target: Materials for HEART unit, VersaTiles
The shift to the Common Core curriculum has made the teacher grants even more important this year.
Thank you for supporting the Foundation, teachers and every student at Timber Ridge!
The second semester of After School Activities is underway. Many of the programs are already full, but there is still space available in Brainy Builders and Spanish, so sign up today! For more details, click on the After School Activities link.
We look forward to seeing you at the Foundation sponsored Art Show. Ms. Herndon and the children have worked very hard on their masterpieces and we are excited to show them off in the cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30 on Thursday, February 28th. The framed pieces will be available for purchase, and 20% of the proceeds will go back to your Foundation. Look for more details in this month’s TR Times or in the form that was sent home in your child’s Thursday folder.
We will also host a final Chick-fil-A Spirit Night this school year on Tuesday, March 12th from 5 to 8 pm. Our November event was the most successful to date, bringing in $585 for the Foundation. Can we beat that number? We can with your help and participation! We hope to see you there, along with some of the Timber Ridge staff who will again so generously give of their time and help serve free ice cream! It’s always a great night to visit with friends and family – or you can always zoom through the drive through instead. Just remember to let them know you’re with Timber Ridge!
And a final plea to those of you whose employers provide corporate matching to the Foundation. The deadline is fast approaching to get your matching forms into your HR Department. Please don’t delay! Your donations can be doubled or even tripled in some cases! If you have any questions about the process, please contact Heather Prymak at email@example.com.
Again, you proved that together we can do more for our school, our teachers and our children. Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation. We look forward to seeing you at the Art Show in February and Chick-fil-A in March!
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