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The Timbers Howl OCTOBER 20, 2019

"Nurturing the Heart. . . Inspiring the Mind!"

  • Mrs. Micah Bachemin, Principal
  • Mrs. Lori Paschall, Assistant Principal
School Hours: 7:55 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. (PreK 7:55 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.)

Doors to the building open at 7:30 a.m. daily. The first bell rings at 7:50 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 7:55 a.m. Students who arrive to school after the tardy bell rings must be signed in by a parent/guardian at the front office.

Early check-out ends at 2:30 p.m. Please arrive by no later than 2:30 p.m. to check your student out of school early. If a student is going to go home a different way than usual, please contact the front office by no later than 2:30 p.m. so the teacher can be notified. Sending an email to just the teacher does not guarantee that the information will be received prior to dismissal, so please contact the office at 281-641-2000.

What's Happening at Timbers?

Class Pictures and Retakes

Class Group and retake/absentee portraits will be taken for Timbers Elementary on Tuesday, October 22nd. Additional flyers are available in the front office. You may also visit the below website to purchase your Group photos at: https://www.prepayorders.com/school/te5201 .

Retake/Absentee photos can be purchased at: https://www.prepayorders.com/school/te5200. Please have your student dressed in their best for their Fall photo.

If you previously purchased a package, and would like your photo retaken, ALL purchased items must be returned to the photographer the day of pictures in order for us to place an order for your child’s new photo. Please call Provine at 713-528-1059 for any questions.

Fall Festival/Monster Mash Bash

Big Kahuna Fundraiser

Online sales for our Big Kahuna Fundraiser end on Tuesday, October 22nd! Please visit www.bigkahunafun.com. All orders must be picked up on Thursday, November 7th.

Community Outreach

Join us on Wednesday, October 23, for the next Community Awareness Seminar hosted by The Community Learning Center, located at 18901 Timber Forest Drive in Humble. Licensed Professional Counselor Dr. Angela Jones will discuss topics and supports for marriage and family wellness that are available in the community for your family. Free dinner and child care provided!

October 23: 5:30 to 6 p.m. Dinner at no cost; 6 to 7 p.m. Discussion (childcare at no cost)

The Community Learning Center hosts an information meeting with a community partner each month. "We are proud to be working with community partners in order to provide our parents and students special events that will showcase services available throughout our community," said Tammy Alexander, Community Learning Center Principal. "We know the importance of developing and maintaining positive relationships with all of our stakeholders and these upcoming events will be another avenue of helping all of our students and their families. We are looking forward to making new connections and building a stronger Humble ISD family."

For more information, visit http://www.humbleisd.net/clc or call 281-641-7400.

Pink Out!

Scholars are encouraged to wear pink every Friday during the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Join us as we PINK OUT to support breast cancer survivors!

Red Ribbon Week

Honoring Our Veterans

Please join us on Monday, November 11, 2019, as Timbers Elementary hosts a special celebration honoring our Veterans. The celebration will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and there will be a dessert reception in our library immediately following the assembly. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend. Please return the completed form (going home in your child's Tuesday folder), along with a picture of your honored veteran (optional) by Friday, November 8, 2019, to be featured on our Wall of Honor. If you are sending a picture, please attach the student’s name, grade level, and homeroom teacher so that your picture may be returned to you. Please RSVP if your family will stay for dessert. If you have any questions, please contact: Amy Rynearson at 281-641-2049 or amy.rynearson@humbleisd.net . All forms should be placed in the box in the front office by Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

Pennies for Patients - Official Hero Squad!

We can't thank you enough for being lifesavers this 2019-2020 school year! Your generous donations of $1,138.98 is enough for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support 11 patients in joining the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection program so they are not alone in their fight against blood cancer. The money donated funds important cancer research and local patient services. Your generosity makes a difference!

American Heart Association - Pay to Play

News from Nurse Shannon

Student Shout Out!

"Armando Martinez should be commended for his responsible action this morning. He came to the office to pick up his glasses and when he left, there was a man in the foyer trying to get into the double doors. This man was here to pick up a student, but he had never visited the school before so he didn't come to the office door. He pulled on the doors and gestured to Armando to open them. Armando paused but then walked away and I was able to get the man's attention to come to the correct door. It made me so proud that he knew to not open the door!! He needs a hug, or a treat, or something so he knows he did a great job!" ~From Ms. McCoy

Super Staffer

Congratulations to Mrs. Kasandra Elvir, for being selected to be recognized as District Super Staffer! Mrs. Elvir is the Kindergarten - 2nd grade RELA ALT at Timbers Elementary. She is such an amazing support to our staff! She goes out of her way to not only plan, but also model great reading instruction for teachers. She plans the lesson that she will model as if she is doing it with her own class and is willing to go into a teacher's classroom for several days to take the class through the entire lesson cycle with a book. This has not only led to great relationships with teachers, but with our scholars as well. They trust her as a knowledgeable professional and as someone who's willing to get in the weeds with them. That makes a huge difference when it's time to plan reading lessons that will have the most impact on scholar learning, and it has made the adoption of the new curriculum resources just a little bit easier. Her attitude and want to be an amazing resource makes her a super staffer! We are so blessed to have her on our team!

Keep Up with Timbers

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Celebrating our Staff

Does your child love being a Timbers Timberwolf? Is it because of a certain teacher or staff member? Well, I want to know about it! Please click here to tell me about the person who makes Timbers the best school for your student and your message will be included in our staff newsletter for all to see!

Counselor's Corner

Backpack Buddies

Timbers participates in the Houston Food Banks's Backpack Buddy Program. The program allows students who qualify for free/reduced lunch to qualify for additional student meals/snacks be sent home for the weekend. If you would like to enroll in the Backpack program, please notify Ms. Collins at 281-641-2007 or Marylana.Collins@humbleisd.net.

Guidance/Great 8 Skills

imbers follows Humble ISD's adoption of the Great 8 character education skills. The first nine weeks we focus on optimistic thinking. Students learned about the Power of YET and turning "I can't" statements into "I can" statements. Timbers students will be focusing on self-management skills for the second nine weeks. Students will continue to demonstrate self-awareness and personal responsibility through managing emotions an actions.

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~Helen Keller

October is also Anti-Bully Prevention Month. Students will continue to be allies instead of bystanders.

Attendance Reminders

When your child(ren) are absent from school, you must call the absence hotline at (281)641-2019 for each day absent, and send a note to school the day they return. If the school does not receive a phone call or note from a guardian, the absence is considered unexcused.

Student Birthdays

Parents may purchase a frozen birthday treat for their child’s class during their lunch time. Frozen treats may be purchased from the cafeteria for 75 cents each to be distributed after the children finish their lunch. Please notify the cafeteria at (281) 641-2008 one week prior to the event in order to have enough treats on hand for all interested. If parents wish to bring cupcakes to school, they may do so. However, please ensure that the treats are store bought as well as notify the teacher two days in advance so that the teacher has ample time to contact the parents of those with allergies arranging for an alternate treat. Parents may drop off the treats at the front office so that birthdays may be celebrated the final 20 minutes of the school day. As a reminder of district policy, students are not permitted to pass out party invitations at school unless every student in the class receives one.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops has gone digital! Please watch this video to find out how you can use the new Box Tops app to earn cash for Timbers with Box Tops for Education! Now through September 30th when you scan your receipt on the Box Tops app you earn Timbers a chance to DOUBLE our fall earnings!

School Spirit!

Have you purchased your 2019-2020 school spirit shirt yet? School spirit shirts are worn on Friday and can be purchased from the front office for $10. Spirit shirts from 2017-2018 or before can be purchased for $5.

Important Dates

  • October 22: Picture Retakes and Group Pictures
  • October 25: Report Cards Go Home
  • October 25: Pay to Play American Heart Association
  • October 25: Fall Festival/Monster Bash
  • October 28-October 31: Red Ribbon Week
  • October 30: Hispanic Heritage Program
  • October 31: Book Character Parade
  • October 31: 5th Grade Talent Show
  • November 1: Parent-Teacher Conference Day (No School for Scholars)
  • November 7: Big Kahuna Orders Pickup
  • November 11: Veterans Day Program