The Timbers Howl November 3, 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?

No Tardies!

Big Kahuna Fundraiser Orders

Thank you to all families for making our Big Kahuna fundraiser a success! All orders must be picked up from Timbers on Thursday, November 7th, between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Benchmark Testing

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.

News from Nurse Shannon

LET'S TALK ABOUT SCREEN TIME!! This is a growing problem for our society and the American Academy of Pediatrics has come out with recommendations. Please, please, please pay attention to your child's screen time and phone use. This is so important to your child's health and learning.

Among the AAP recommendations:

For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting. Parents of children 18 to 24 months of age who want to introduce digital media should choose high-quality programming, and watch it with their children to help them understand what they're seeing.

For children ages 2 to 5 years, limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programs. Parents should co-view media with children to help them understand what they are seeing and apply it to the world around them.

For children ages 6 and older, place consistent limits on the time spent using media, and the types of media, and make sure media does not take the place of adequate sleep, physical activity and other behaviors essential to health.

Designate media-free times together, such as dinner or driving, as well as media-free locations at home, such as bedrooms.

Have ongoing communication about online citizenship and safety, including treating others with respect online and offline.

For more information please visit: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/American-Academy-of-Pediatrics-Announces-New-Recommendations-for-Childrens-Media-Use.aspx

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

Timbers follows Humble ISD's adoption of the Great 8 character education skills. Timbers students are 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.

“If you learn self-control, you can master anything.” Anonymous

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!

Important Dates

  • November 7: Big Kahuna Orders Pickup
  • November 11: Veterans Day Program
  • November 12: Fundraiser Awards & Party Bus
  • November 18-22: Book Fair
  • November 21: Thanksgiving Feast for PK, 1, 3 & 5
  • November 22: Thanksgiving Feast for K, 2 & 4
  • November 22: Progress Reports Go Home
  • November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break (No School)