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Talbott STEAM Innovation School

Welcome to our exciting learning community!  We are so proud of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Focus at Talbott.  Our students have many opportunities to deepen their love of exploration and invention. Students have opportunities to attend STEAM classes, Innovation lab, and work with Project Lead the Way curriculum in the classrooms. We have after-school programs such as Chess Club, Lego Robotics, Choir and Math Clubs. We also have quarterly STEAM Family Nights and Title I Nights. 

 

General Information

 

Please note that our kindergarteners begin school on a different timeline.  This will allow us to welcome our newest learners to their learning environment in a small group prior to all kindergarteners attending on August 14th.

 

First Day of School

Grades

August 12, 2024

1st through 5th

August 12, 2024

Kindergarteners Last Names: A-L

August 13, 2024

Kindergarteners Last Names: M-Z

August 14, 2024

All Kindergarteners Attend School

 

Our school hours are from 8:20 am to 3:30 pm. We ask that students arrive no earlier than 8:05, as that is when staff supervision is provided.  Breakfast is served from 8:05 to 8:20.  Beginning at 8:05am, students in kindergarten, or any students who are eating breakfast, should enter the building through the gym doors.  Students in grades 1-5, enter the building through the south playground doors. 

 

If your child does not ride the bus, please review your family plan for after-school pick-up or safe walking routes. Determine a meeting place that is easy to find. The south end of the playground is the least congested during drop-off and pick-up times. All students exit from their outside classroom door at the end of the day. Kindergarten students will be released to an adult or designated sibling. 

 

Back to School Night

 

Back to School Night will be held on August 8th from 5:30-6:30pm. We invite you to join us for an Ice Cream Social, and have an opportunity to meet the staff and gain specific information about your children’s classes. We encourage all parents to come to this event to gain information about classroom behavior procedures, academic goals for the year, class schedules and more. An electronic version of our Parent/Student Handbook will be available on our website.  If you would like a hard copy of the handbook, we will have a sign-up sheet for this during the open house.  If you need to speak with your child’s teacher regarding individual student needs or questions, please contact the teacher to schedule a private conference.

 

Please do not hesitate to stop by the office or give us a call if we can be of assistance in any way. Our office will reopen on July 18th.  Our office hours are from 7:30 to 4:00 pm. 

 

Welcome to TSIS! We look forward to partnering with you!

 

Andrea Waltermire

Principal

 

Laura Martin

Assistant Principal

 

Important Dates

 

         July 18th   7:30-4:00 Office opens 

        August 7th Families informed of class assignment via a Remind message

        August 8th 5:30-6:30 pm Back-to-School Night

        August 12th 8:20-3:30 First day of school for all 1st-5th grade students

 

        August 12th Only Kindergarten students with last name A-L attend kindergarten

        August 13th Only Kindergarten students with last name M-Z attend kindergarten

        August 14th All Kindergarten students begin regular attendance.

 

Free Breakfast and Lunch for Students!

Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students who choose to eat school-prepared meals.  However, we do ask that you fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch/Economic Data Survey form and turn it in.  This information may provide our school with additional state and federal funding to support other programs.  Thank you for your help with this!

10 Tips to Prepare for the First Days of School

When a child is coming to a new school, he or she can experience excitement and anxiety all at the same time. Some children accept and enjoy change more than others. However, it’s not unusual for even the most "experienced" child to need some extra attention during the first days and weeks of school.

 

Here are a few simple steps you can take to ease the transition into a great new year!

 

  1. Attend our Back to School Night event on August 10th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  During the summer, visit the playground. 
  2. Read good books about starting school. Literature is a great way to prompt a discussion about going off to school.
  3. Talk to your child about his feelings about school, friends, teachers, and new activities.
  4. Practice, practice, practice! Learning how to get ready each morning for the trip to school takes time and practice. It's helpful to practice this before the actual first day. 
  5. Rehearse self-help skills such as dressing, undressing, and handwashing. Your child will feel more confident when she's asked to do these things at school.
  6. Make a small portable toolkit album.  This can hold photos of loved ones or information they may need to feel comfortable in a new environment.  The process of making a toolkit together is a bonding and comforting project. 
  7. Ask your child what kind of snack he/she wants to bring. Shop together for the ingredients and make and pack your snack together. 
  8. Go school shopping. Back-to-school clothes and items are popular with students of all ages! It's not too early to start shopping for a special school outfit or a backpack. It doesn't have to be expensive. Even a "new-to-you" item will have meaning when it is designated especially for back to school.
  9. Set the expectation that being on time and attending school regularly is very important to success in school.
  10. Your child needs lots of sleep to be alert and ready to learn all day. Most school-age kids need 10 to 12 hours of sleep a night.  Set a schedule to transition your child from your summer bedtime to your regular school bedtime a few weeks before school starts.