Newsletter 11/3

Fri, 11/03/2023 - 12:07pm
HCPSS Talbott Springs Elementary School  
TSES Newsletter - 11/3/23



Greetings, TSES Families!

We have had a fabulous week at TSES and enjoyed our first Buddy Reader event of the year!  The students enjoyed reading with students from another grade level and completing a fun activity together.  We are looking forward to our next Buddy Reader event on November 21!

We are very excited about our upcoming Trot for Talbott event on November 11.  Please see the flier for additional details. 

A few reminders:

  • Please be sure to email when your child is absent.  
  • Don't forget to turn back your clock one hour on Sunday, 11/5, as daylight saving time ends.  

See below for our newsletter items.  

Important Dates

November 5:  Daylight Saving Time (Don’t forget to “Fall Back” an hour on Sunday morning!)

November 6:  Connect Opens for Parents to Schedule Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 7:  Fall Picture Day (Fliers will be sent home)

November 8:  Quarter 1 Report Cards Available in Connect

November 11:  Trot for Talbott

November 16:  PTA Meeting @ 6:15pm

November 13-17: American Education Week (details coming soon!) 

November 20-21:  Schools Close 3 Hours Early (TSES Dismissal @ 12:15), Parent/Teacher Conferences 

November 22:  Schools Closed for Students,  Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 23-23:  Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Parent-Teacher Conference Registration

Connect opens for Parents to schedule Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 6 @ 8am and closes on Thursday, November 16 @ 4pm. Fall conferences will be held this year on 11/20 (in person) and 11/21 (virtual).  Directions for how to register for a conference can be found here.  We can’t wait to celebrate our students’ success with you!

Report Card Information for Families

Report cards will be available for families to view in Connect on November 8 @ 4pm.  Please see below for some resources to help understand your child's report card. 

Parent/Family Canvas Page 

Understanding Your Child’s Report Card, Grades PreK-2

Understanding Your Child’s Report Card, Grades 3-5

How to Show our Gratitude to Veterans

At Talbott Springs Elementary, we would like to thank family members of our students who have previously served or are currently serving in any branch of the United States military. Please click on the link below and share your information so that we can give special recognition to the children, on Friday November, 10th. Please submit your information using this link,  by today, November 3rd, to allow time for sharing information with classroom teachers to highlight during Social Emotional Learning time on 11/10. Thank you!

American Education Week

Please join us on November 14 or 16 to see your child in math class, have lunch together and attend a parent session. One of our School Improvement Plan goals focuses on student discourse in order to improve student achievement in the area of math. At the parent session, you will receive a game along with materials and information to help practice discourse at home with your child while having fun and doing math all at the same time! See the schedule below and look out for an invitation coming home with your child. If you are unable to attend during the school day, we will also be sharing information and materials on Tuesday 11/16 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Please contact Alison Batman at or 410-313-6915 if you have any questions. 

Here is the schedule for the week:



Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3


Tuesday  11/14


 9-10 am

Parent Session

10-10:30 am



1st grade

Tuesday  11/14


10:45-11:15 am

Parent Session

11:15 am-12 pm*


12-1:15 pm

2nd grade

Thursday 11/16


9:30-10:45 pm

Parent Session 10:45-11:15



3rd grade

Thursday 11/16


11:45 am-12:15 pm

Parent Session

12:15-1:00 pm*


1-2:15 pm

4th grade

Tuesday  11/14


10:45 am-12 pm

Parent Session

12-12:45 pm*


12:45-1:15 pm

5th grade

Thursday 11/16

Parent Session

11:45 am-12:15 pm




1-2:15 pm


Holiday Support for TSES Families

Attention Eagle Families!

If you would be interested in helping to support another TSES Eagle Family during the holiday season, please email or by Friday, November 10,th to find out more information.

Thank you so much for considering!

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The TSES annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will be held October 30 - November 16.  Please see the flier  for additional details.  

PTA Yearbook Photos

The 2023-2024 yearbook is already in the design phase.  Please send pictures of your child(ren) from any of the following themes.  (1)  First Day of School;  (2)Trunk or Treat; and/or (3) Field Trips.  Send all photos and/or questions to Michelle at Please be sure to include the student(s) name and grade.  Thank you in advance.