Tuckaseegee Elementary School is dedicated to the development of a society of citizens who are innovative, adaptable, and productive. By capitalizing on student strengths, passions, talents, and interests, every student will know that learning is possible; and possibilities are endless.
Student Centered – Students are at the heart of every decision we make; We plan and align actions and resources to what is best for students
Community – Everyone is valued and respected; We foster a joyful, positive and supportive environment through open communication, celebration, and collaboration
Diversity – The diversity of our team is one of our greatest strengths; We recognize, affirm, and value the contributions and unique perspectives of each person
Dependability – We build confidence by being accountable for our words and actions
Learning – We continuously reflect and actively seek opportunities to learn and grow
Personalized Learning empowers and nurtures the social, emotional, academic, and developmental needs of each self-directed 21st-century learner.
Dear Tuckaseegee Students and Families:
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. For many of you, it is a warm welcome back to Tuckaseegee; and for other families, it is a brand new educational journey for your children. Our school staff looks forward to working with you and your children to make this the most successful year ever! Below, I have highlighted some important information to assist you in planning for the beginning of school. Also, enclosed you will find a grade level teachers' letter, a classroom supply list, and other important beginning of the year information to review.
Classroom Assignment: During the first few weeks of school, there may be a need for reorganization of teacher assignments based on student enrollment numbers. Therefore, classroom assignments are tentative. Should your child's classroom assignment need to change, you will be contacted in advance.
Open House: Open House will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to come to the school to meet your child's teacher and visit the classroom. Your child's teacher will call you prior to August 25 11' to invite you to Open House. Please ensure that you have notified the front office of any change to your phone number prior to August 17th Please note that you can also sign up for, or renew your PTA membership during Open House. Student planners will be given out to every student at no charge in the beginning of school. There will be a $5.00 fee to replace any lost or misplaced planner. The planner is a valuable source of communication between you and your child's teacher. Due to very limited parking and very large student enrollment, we stagger the Open House schedule. Thank you in advance for adhering to the following Open House schedule:
• 12:00-1100 Kindergarten, First Grade and K-2 Multi-Age Students and Parents
• 2:00-3:00 Second Grade, Third Grade and SBS Students and Parents
• Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, and 3rd -4th -5th Grade LL/TD Students and Parents
First Day of School and School Hours for Students: The first day of school is Monday, August 29 (Note that our Kindergarten students will participate in a separate Staggered Entry schedule noted in the next section of this letter). Per the CMS School Bell Schedule, student hours are 8:15 A.M. — 3:45 P.M. School doors will open at 8:15 A.M.Parents should not drop off students prior to 8:15 A.M. as there is no supervision for a student unless your child is registered in Before School Care. Students will report to the Cafeteria for breakfast or report to the classroom. The late bell rings at 8:45 A.M. If your child arrives late and after 8:45 A.M., you (or an over 18 years of age guardian) will be required to sign in your child in the front office. Chronic and excessive tardy student arrivals will result in a parent conference with the school counselor/administrator.
Kindergarten First Day of School and Staggered Entry: Please note that Tuckaseegee Kindergarten students will participate in a staggered entry schedule during the first week of school. This is an excellent way to introduce our newest students to school. It also allows
the teachers to work with your child, observe your child and conduct a Kindergarten screening. Your child's teacher will inform you at Open House which staggered entry day your Kindergarten child will attend. Kindergarten students may be assigned to a different Kindergarten teacher based on results of the Kindergarten screening. Your teacher will provide specific information regarding this, at the Open House.
Talent Development/Learning Immersion Program Update: Talent Development/Learning Immersion Program Update: The K-2 Learning Immersion classes, K-2 Multi-Age and the 3-5 Talent Development classes will all be located on the same hallway so that they can work together on themes and projects. This will allow more instructional collaboration between the magnet classes and the magnet teachers. The Talent Development classes will continue to be 3-5 Multi-Age for the 2016-2017 school year. We are looking- forward to the rigorous and exciting year! Please feel free to contact Jason Otto, LI/TD Catalyst Teacher and Magnet Coordinator, if you have any questions.
Before and After School Enrichment Program: If you need to register your child for Before School or After School Enrichment, the ASEP Coordinator will be available outside the Cafeteria during Open House. There is a $25 registration fee and a weekly fee for Before School or After School Care. The Before School Program will be in operation from 6:45-8:45 A.M. The After School Program will open from 3:45-6:00 P.M. Please note that students will NOT be admitted to the school prior to 8:15 A.M. unless they are enrolled in Before School Care.
School Uniforms: All students wear school uniforms each day. The Tuckaseegee uniform consists of navy or khaki bottoms and white or navy tops with collars. Students must wear belts with their shirts tucked in and closed-toe shoes.
I look forward to meeting all of you at Open House Thursday, August 25, 2016, and to a very successful 2016-2017 school year.
Dr. Rhonda Gomez, Principal
Sp ecial thanks to the Mayor and the Open Book Foundation for donating
$ 3000 in books to our students to build their home libraries!
Congratulations to Amanda Joy for winning February's HOMETOWN HERO award! She won:
- a pizza party for her class
- $250 in classroom supplies
- a surprise visit from her mom, grandma, and boyfriend
We are SO proud of Amanda and all of the JOY she brings to Team Tuck!
Special thanks to Mrs. Joy (also a 2nd grade teacher) who traveled from Maryland to be here for this moment! Thank you, Amanda for your commitment to excellence!
Thank you to everyone who voted!
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Hello, this is Dr.Rhonda Gimez from Tuckaseegee Elementary.
Did you know that CMS is hosting a Literacy and Engagement Festival just for Title I families??!!
Please join us on Saturday, August 13th as we celebrate the Superstars Among Us at Waddell Language Academy located at 7030 Nations Ford Road from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
At the Festival, you can
- Receive free immunizations at the Novant Community Cruiser.
- Explore the latest technology at Microsoft's Device Bar.
- Learn more about literacy and how to support learning at home through workshops offered by CMS educators,
- the Arts and Science Council, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
- Talk to representatives from various CMS departments and community organizations.
Enjoy a day of food, fun, literacy, and learning while celebrating the Superstar in YOU!
We hope to see you there!
Hola, este esDr.Rhonda Gimez from Tuckaseegee Elementary .
¿Sabe usted que las escuelas de Charlotte-Mecklenburg van a presentar un festival de participación escolar y lectoescritura sólo para las familias de Título I? Título I es un programa del gobierno para familias de bajos recursos.
Por favor venga el sábado, 13 de agosto para celebrar nuestras Súper Estrellas en la escuela de Waddell Language Academy situado en 7030 Nations Ford Road de diez de la mañana a tres de la tarde.
En el Festival puede
Hello, this is Dr.Rhonda Gimez from Tuckaseegee Elementary.
The countdown to the CMS Title I Literacy and Engagement Festival has officially begun!
Join us on Saturday, August 13th at Waddell Language Academy located at 7030 Nations Ford Road as we celebrate the Superstars Among Us from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Enjoy a day of food, fun, literacy, and learning for the whole family! There will also be giveaways and free prizes!
So come celebrate the last days of summer vacation with us and celebrate the superstar in YOU!
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on August 13th!
Hola, este es Dr. Rhonda Gimez de Tuckaseegee Elementary.
¡La cuenta regresiva al Festival de Título I de Lectoescritura y Participacion Escolar de las Escuelas de Charlotte-Mecklenburg ha comenzado oficialmente!
Venga el sábado, 13 de Agosto a la escuela de Waddell Language Academy situada en 7030 Nations Ford Road para celebrar nuestras Súper Estrellas de diez de la mañana a tres de la tarde.
¡Disfruten un día de comida, diversión, lectoescritura y aprendizaje para toda la familia!
¡También habrá regalos y premios gratis!
Venga a celebrar los últimos días de las vacaciones de verano contra nosotros y descubra la Súper Estrella en usted.
¡Esperamos verle el 13 de agosto!
CMS is excited to invite its Title I families to celebrate the Superstars Among Us at the CMS Title I Literacy and Engagement Festival on Saturday, August 13th at Waddell Language Academy from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of food, fun, learning, and literacy the whole family!
At the Festival students can
- Receive free immunizations at the Novant Community Cruiser
- Explore the latest technology with Microsoft's Device Bar
- Learn about literacy expectations and how to support learning at home with workshops from CMS, the Arts and Science Council, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
- Speak with representatives from various CMS departments as well as community organizations, and so much more!
Discover the superstar in YOU while receiving the information you need to start the new school year on the right track!
Please visit the Festival webpage at http://cmsliteracyfair.weebly.com/ for more information.
Es con mucho entusiasmo que el sistema escolar de Charlotte-Mecklenburg invita a las familias de Titulo I (un programa federal para familias de bajos ingresos) a participar en un festival escolar el sábado, 13 de agosto en Waddell Language Academy de diez de la mañana a tres de la tarde.
¡Disfrutan un día de comida, diversión, y aprendizaje sobre lectoescritura (lectura y escritura) para toda la familia!
En el Festival puede
- Recibir vacunas gratuitas en el Novant Community Cruiser.
- Explorar lo último en tecnología con Microsoft.
- Aprender más sobre lectoescritura (lectura y escritura), al igual que métodos para apoyar el aprendizaje en el hogar a través de clases ofrecidas por maestros de CMS y otras organizaciones comunitarias como la Biblioteca Pública de Charlotte Mecklenburg y el Consejo de Artes y Ciencias.
- Hablar con representantes de varios departmentos de CMS y organizaciones comunitarias.
¡Celebramos a la Súper Estrella en usted para comenzar el nuevo año escolar de la mejor forma!
Para más información visite el sitio web del Festival en http://cmsliteracyfair.weebly.com/