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Feb 15

TRSD Letter about Florida Tragedy

Feb 15, 2018

To the Timberlane School Community:

In light of the terrible events that occurred in Florida yesterday, our thoughts and prayers are with the Parkland community, parents, students, and staff.  The violence that this community experienced is reprehensible and tragic, and no school system should endure this type of peril.  We stand with the Parkland School District and offer support as they deal with the traumatic aftermath of this heartbreaking event.

We want to assure you that we continue to take all safety precautions to safeguard our schools.  Our administrators and staff are quick to respond to any suspicions or threats. Students speak up if they become concerned with what they hear or see on social media.  Our local Police Department is very responsive and supportive of the work we do in schools.

To our Parents:

It is unfortunate that you are put in the position to have to answer your children’s questions about these tragic events.   This can be a difficult time for children.  Please assure them that they are safe, and all the adults are there to protect them.  We have posted more resources on how to talk to your children about these sensitive topics on your school’s website, under the Parents tab.

We all play a role in helping our children thrive, and the Timberlane Schools are ready and responsive during this stressful time.  On behalf of Dr. Metzler, Superintendent of Schools, please feel free to contact your child’s school or the Superintendent’s Office, if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Dr. Roxanne Wilson, Assistant Superintendent

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2018/02/trsd-letter-about-florida-tragedy/

Jan 26

TPAF: “GRIT, EMPATHY, and INTEGRITY” with author Thomas Hoerr

Timberlane Parent Advisory Forum (TPAF)
Wednesday, January 31st
6:00p.m.- 8:00p.m.
Timberlane Middle School Library
44 Greenough Rd, Plaistow

“GRIT, EMPATHY, and INTEGRITY” with author Thomas Hoerr

Please join us at Timberlane Regional Middle School as author, Thomas R. Hoerr discusses how to reinforce important success skills like GRIT, EMPATHY, and INTEGRITY in the home and at school.
Don’t miss our raffle of Mr. Hoerr’s SIGNED book, the Formative Five! Mr. Hoerr will be providing Timberlane staff with important professional learning during the day and you won’t want to miss our special guest in the evening!

~IMPORTANT~
If you are unable to join us in person on Jan.31st, the meeting will be broadcasted via LIVESTREAM at livestream.com/TRSD/TPAF . You may send your questions to Email while watching LIVESTREAM. Your questions will be addressed throughout the evening. Parents may suggest future agenda topics by emailing them to Email

TPAF Chaired by:
Timberlane Parent, Sarah Machemer
Former Budget Committee Member, George Manos
District Administrator, Christi Michaud

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2018/01/tpaf-grit-empathy-and-integrity-with-author-thomas-hoerr/

Dec 07

Notice regarding MySchoolBucks Transaction Fee

Parents who use the online payment system MySchoolBucks to manage their child’s meal accounts will soon see an increase in the vendor’s transaction fee.

Effective December 11, the fee for electronically adding funds to a child’s meal account will increase from $1.95 to $2.49 per transaction. The change, which is the first increase in 16 years, is a result of increasing credit card processing fees, according to MySchoolBucks. As a result of this increase, MySchoolBucks has raised the maximum deposit limit from $125.00 to $200.00.

Please note that MySchoolBucks manages transaction fees and Timberlane Regional School District receives no part of the fee. Parents can still pay via check to avoid any fees, payable to “Timberlane Lunch Program.”  

For questions about the fee increase, please call Heartland School Solutions at (855) 832-5226 or email Email.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2017/12/notice-regarding-myschoolbucks-transaction-fee/

Oct 24

Community Input Needed in Developing a District Strategic Plan

The Strategic Planning Committee of the Timberlane Regional School Board seeks community input in developing strategic planning goals specific to 21st Century learning and academics, facilities, and culture and climate.

A strategic plan is an official document that defines the mission, vision and beliefs of the school district. The document is to be used to plan for future initiatives that contribute to educational success. Community input is paramount.

Public forums will be held on November 1st at the Timberlane Regional Middle School, 44 Greenough Road, Plaistow and on November 27th at Sandown North Elementary School, 23 Stagecoach Road, Sandown. Sessions will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Members of the community may attend one or both of the sessions. Pizza will be served to forum participants.

Please consider contributing to this very important planning process.

Dr. Roxanne Wilson, Assistant Superintendent
Brian Boyle, TRSB Chairman
Strategic Planning Co-chairs

October 24, 2017

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2017/10/community-input-needed-in-developing-a-district-strategic-plan/

Jul 31

Important Social Media Information for Parents and Guardians

This message is written to inform our parents and guardians about serious and dangerous social media activities this summer. We have learned that many school administrators in the Northeast are taking the opportunity to inform families of a new macabre online activity known as the “Blue Whale Challenge.” This challenge can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat as well as other social media. The challenges start out as seemingly harmless and then progress to more serious challenges.

We are providing this information to you so that you are aware and can be proactive in the steps you take to reinforce positive use of social media. Please take the time this summer to have open, healthy discussions about your children’s use of social media, reinforce the good decision making that you expect from your children and let them know they may go to a trusted adult for assistance in making positive social media choices. If you notice changes in your children, please reach out to the appropriate professionals for assistance.

You may certainly contact Susan Rasicot, Director of Student Services 603-382-6119 ext. 2224, with questions regarding this notification.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2017/07/important-social-media-information-for-parents-and-guardians/

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