Updates Bulletin

09/17/2017

Good Evening Cheetah Families,
 
This is Mandy Bedard, principal of Tierra Bonita, with your weekly announcements.
 
FRIDAY FLAG
All families are invited to join us for our first Friday Flag of the school year this Friday, September 22nd at 7:55AM on the blacktop.
 
SAVE THE DATE – NO SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 29TH
There will be no school for students on Friday, September 29th as it is a professional growth day for staff.
 
TK PARENT LUNCH
Come on out this Thursday, September 21 at 11:10am to eat lunch with your TK student.  You’re welcome to bring a healthy lunch and meet your student in the lunch arbor.  See you then!
 
RACE FOR CYBERSPACE
The kids are ready to run, we need your help raising the funds.
Fundraising is underway and continues until we run the race on Tuesday, October 3rd, 8:00-10:40am.
 
We have raised about $4,500 to date with only 12% of our students participating. Imagine what we could accomplish if all students contribute! $10 each and we raise another $4,500. $50 each and we raise $22,500. $100 each and we raise $45,000 (almost double our goal of $25,000).  
 
Set up your Walkstarter page and share it with friends and family all over the world. They can easily support your child's education with a secure, one-time, online donation. Let's make sure our students continue to get awesome learning opportunities! Our kids are counting on us!
 
How do you get started on Walkstarter for Race for Cyberspace?
1.     Go to tbes.walkstarter.org
2.     Click on “My Walkstarter”
3.     Log in using either a Facebook or Google Account. Parents, this should be YOUR account. You can log in and manage pages for multiple children.
4.     Add your student(s) as a Walkstarter Participant and follow the prompt to confirm.
5.     Create and publish your student’s fundraising page. Your child can design his/her own avatar and you can work with your child to establish fundraising and running goals.
6.     Share your student’s fundraising page with friends and family, near and far. They can make easy, safe, online donations directly from your student’s page. *Donors can even easily look for matching opportunities from their employer right on the Walkstarter site to double the impact of their donations!
Questions? Please contact raceforcyberspace@gmail.com
Would your business or your family like to sponsor the Race for Cyberspace?
Please contact Mrs. Bedard at mbedard@powayusd.com.
 
Thank you for supporting TBEF's efforts to give our children an exceptional educational experience!
 
CHEETAHS GIVE BACK
If you are looking for a way to help out the victims of Hurricane Harvey, please consider following the links below to a couple of Amazon Wish Lists.  These are to support two different reputable organizations: the Houston Food Bank and Undies for Everyone.  Also, there is a link to a wish list for Helen Woodward to support them in taking care of animals displaced by the hurricane.  Check out the flyer attached for more details.  Our community concerns committee will have a table at Friday Flag to collect donations to Helen Woodward.  

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/20O2WJ1UXYDGB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_d_g__wb

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/giftlist/EDO3442B6SIU/ref=cm_sw_em_r_d_g__wb
 
Helen Woodward wish list:  https://animalcenter.org/get-involved/wish-list
 
SBAC RESULTS FOR CURRENT FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADERS
Please see the attached communication from Doug Johnson, Executive Director of Learning Support Services, in regards to individual state testing results for students who took the assessment last year in grades 3 – 5.
 
BOOK SWAP – OCTOBER 13TH
As part of the Family Movie Night on October 13th, we will be having a book swap. Please start collecting your gently used books to bring to the library beginning Monday, October 2nd. You will be given tickets in exchange for books.  The tickets can then be redeemed for different books at the book swap on October 13th.   This is a great way to recycle old books and find new books to read!
 
FIFTH GRADE WISHES
Calling all parents of fifth graders!  Don’t delay on ordering an ad in this year’s yearbook celebrating your fifth grader.  Information to order an ad has gone home in your child’s backpack and is attached here.  
 
2017 – 2018 GATE TESTING INFORMATION
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7. 
 
2017– 2018 GATE Testing Information
 
Test Date (only 1 test opportunity) Request Submission Window
TIERRA BONITA /SCHOOL DAY TESTING
January 24, 2018
 
September 5  through   November 30, 2017
 
To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey/
 
NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the
request submission window dates.
 
If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office.
 
Thank you and have a wonderful evening!
 
 
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