Newsletter 1/5

Mon, 01/08/2024 - 12:55pm
HCPSS Talbott Springs Elementary School  
Newsletter - 1/5/24



Greetings TSES Families,

We had a wonderful week back to school and 2024 is off to a great start! Please see below for this week's newsletter. 

The week’s newsletter includes the following:


Important Dates

January 8: BRIDGES resumes

January 15: HCPSS schools and offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17: Professional Work/Wellness Day - Schools Close 3 hours Early

January 18 & 19 - No half day RECC Classes

January 18: PTA Meeting @ 6:15pm

January 19: End of Second Marking Period

January 22: HCPSS schools closed for Professional Work Day

January 22:  Conference scheduling opens for families

January 30: Report Cards Issued 

February 7 & 8 - No half day RECC Classes

February 7 - Afternoon In Person Confernces & Virtual Evening Conferences

February 8 - Virtual Afternoon Conferences 


Spelling Bee

On Tuesday, January 16, 24 students will advance from the classroom spelling bee to the Talbott Springs School Spelling Bee. Mrs. Lepore will act as Pronouncer at the Spelling Bee to be held in the TSES Cafeteria at 1:45. Students participating at the school level are:

4th: Henry Z., Jonathan Y., Kyi W., Tara B., Vian L., Orlando L., Ryan H., Thiago L., Jason A., Sozu B., Skylar J., and Ernest D.

5th: Eseosa G., Julia S., Summer B., Joanna S., Jane M., Mason B., David G., Anaiah J., Elsy A., Reese D., Francisco M., and Jessie K.

The school champion will advance to the HCLS Spelling Bee in March. The winner of this bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in late May 2024.

Good luck to all our spellers!


Cold Weather Reminders

As we are approaching the cold winter weather, we wanted to remind you that students will still be going outside for recess. Please make sure you send your child to school with warm clothes. All clothing needs to be labeled with your child's name to prevent it from being lost. Our lost and found bin is overflowing.  Please check in with your child to ensure they have all their belongings.  We will be donating leftover items at the end of the month.

Below you will find the HCPSS criteria we consider when having outdoor activities:

  • Temperature and humidity

  • Wind chill

  • Heat index and air quality

  • Age of students

  • Length of time outdoors

  • Adequacy of the children’s clothing

  • Condition of the playground

  • Falling precipitation (more than a sprinkle or mist)

  • Thunder and lightning

Generally, it is assumed that students will be outside for recess, physical education, or any other outdoor activity when the temperature combined with the wind chill is not less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit or the heat index reading is less than 95. We appreciate your help to ensure all our students stay healthy and safe!