Wea Ridge


September 8, 2017

Timberwolf Tales



September 11th
Mary Cutler to Visit


September 12th
School Pictures
All Grades


September 12th
Hearing Screening
Location • Time


September 14th & 15th 
Mary Cutler to Visit
Grade 2


September 20th
Speech Screening



September 26th
Wea Orchard & Battleground

Nature Center
Kindergarten Field Trip

September 29th

Feast of the Hunter's Moon

Grade 4


October 4th
Illustrator Scott Magoon to visit 
All Grades


October 12th
Fire Show and YMCA 
Grade 2




 Register for TSC alerts and notifications

With the launch of the new TSC websites, the TSC and each of its schools will be transitioning away from Pinwheel for SMS (text) alerts and notifications and will instead utilize the communication options available within the new website. Parents/guardians, staff, and students can sign in to the website and register to receive alerts, calendar reminders, athletic updates, and more.

Parents/guardians must have an active PowerSchool Parent Portal account with an accurate email address in order to sign in to the website. To sign in for the first time, parents/guardians will click the "Forgot Username or Password" option on the website login page, then enter the email address that is associated with their PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Parents/guardians will then be able to reset the password for their website account, then add a cell phone number and register for SMS (text) alerts.

TSC students and staff will sign in to the website with their TSC username and password. Click here for step by step directions. 

Please contact the TSC Technology Department with any questions regarding this process by email or by phone at 765-269-8060.



Lunch Guests

We love having guests for lunch, we just ask that you call ahead or send a note letting us know. You may order a school lunch or bring a homemade lunch. Please be aware that no fast food or carry out is allowed in the cafeteria per corporation policy. You may also choose not to eat and simply join your student for a lunch visit!
Guests sign in at the office, receive a guest pass and then pay the cashier in the lunch line. Adult guest lunches are $2.70 and guest child lunches are $2.10. If you do not have exact change, the "change" will be deposited into your child's account. For example, if you bring $3.00, we will not have $0.30 change to return to you and $0.30 will be credited to your child's lunch account.


 Lunch                                    Recess
Kdg 11:15-11:50                    11:50-12:05
1st 11:30-12:00                     12:00-12:15
2nd 11:45-12:15                    12:15-12:30
3rd & Oaks 12:00-12:30        12:30-12:45
5th & Rambo 12:15-12:45     12:40-1:00
4th 12:30-1:00                       1:00-1:15 


Student Absences

All student absences or early pick ups, must be reported to the school office. Please do this by placing a phone call by
9:00 am or sending an email to Angie Blann and Brenda Garza stating the reason your child will not be attending school that day.
Please be advised that if your student is absent and you do not contact the office, we will be contacting you to check on the
status of your child.


Vision Screenings


We will be conducting vision screenings for grades 1, 3 and 5.  These screenings will take place in September or October.  We will send more information home when it becomes available. 



The Wea Ridge PTO will be planning several events this year. They will need your help to make them successful!
Please join us for the first meeting on Monday, September 11th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. Please enter the building through door 16 (by the gym). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Refreshments will be provided.


Fall has arrived early!
This means cooler weather! Please make sure your child has a jacket or sweatshirt for outdoor recess. We
will be going outside as much as possible.

Recent studies show that outside play helps to develop the
prefrontal cortex. It calms anxiety and refocuses the brain. Sweatshirts and jackets should accompany
students to school and recess. Please label your child's belongings either inside the pocket, cuff or on a tag
so that when they misplace them we can return them! Talk to your child about the need to be proactive in
dressing for the weather! Thank you for partnering with us to keep your child safe and active!


 The United Way born learning academy is a series of six free workshops that
provide your family with tools and resources to turn everyday activities into learning moments for your children ages 0-5. The workshops are at local schools, with food and childcare provided.  


For our Lifeline for September, we will be talking about SELF CONTROL- Control exercised over one's self.

Teaching children self-control is one of the most important things a parent can do for their kids. Some studies suggest that a child's level of self-discipline at a young age can predict how successful – and happy – he will be later in life, and while some might argue against such findings, the facts remain the same: if you take the time to teach your child strategies for self-control now, you will be setting him up for long-term success at school, work, in his personal life, and beyond.

From managing impulsive behavior, resisting distractions, and learning the art of delayed gratification, to regulating emotions in the face of conflict and feelings of discomfort, self-regulatory behavior is key to success in all areas of our lives, and since children with poor self-control tend to exhibit more behavioral problems than their self-disciplined peers, teaching children self-control is more important than parents might think.

Here are SIX strategies to teach children self-control.


1. Be clear about rules and expectations

This is especially important in young children. By explaining what the rules are, what's expected, and what is and isn't appropriate, and taking the time to give your child regular reminders, you are setting him up for success. The easier the rules are, and the more consistently you reinforce them, the easier it is for your kids to meet your expectations.


2. Follow a predictable routine

We all know that kids thrive on consistency, and getting your children used to a predictable routine will not only help with the transition to full-day school, but also help set expectations as to what is expected throughout the day. By setting clear boundaries around different activities – learning, independent play, outdoor time, quiet time, eating, etc. – you can help teach the different types of self-regulation needed in the classroom and beyond.


3. Remind! Remind! Remind!

The younger a child is, the more easily (s)he can (and will) be distracted, so taking the time to give him reminders at regular intervals will go a long way in helping him learn the art of self-control.


4. Use positive reinforcement

Reinforcement is a fabulous technique parents and caregivers can use to increase the likelihood that a child will repeat a desirable behavior, and while both positive and negative forms of reinforcement can help with teaching children self-control, research tends to suggest that positive  reinforcement is the most effective. Sticker charts are a simple, yet effective, form of positive reinforcement that can be extremely motivating for kids. 

5. Always follow through!

As parents, we often hear about the importance of being consistent and following through with consequences. If you fail to follow through, your child won't take you seriously, learn accountability, or figure out the difference between right and wrong. And while this makes perfect sense, what many parents forget is that the same holds true for rewards. If we neglect to make good on our promises, we take away the motivation our children need to make positive changes to their behavior, which can significantly impact our ability to teach our children self-control and self-discipline.

6. Model positive behavior

Another important, yet often overlooked parenting strategy is the importance of being a good role model. Our children look up to us, and oftentimes want to mimic every single thing we do, and when we take the time to actively demonstrate our own self-regulatory behavior, we are setting our kids up for success. Thinking before acting, practicing deep breathing, being kind and compassionate to others, and using appropriate language to express our feelings are all positive ways to teach your child self-regulating behaviors to help develop self-control.


Here are some videos that might provide you and your child with some great conversation about this month's life skills! Enjoy!


Me want it (But me wait)--

Second Steps: Calm down--



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