Thomas Crossroads' School Theme for the 2015/2016 School Year:
"TCE - The Gateway to Digital Learning"
Congratulations, Audrey Anglin
Teacher of the Year 2015-16 and a Finalist for the
Coweta County Teacher of the Year!!!
Audrey Anglin, Thomas Crossroads Elementary 2015-16 Teacher of the Year, is an exceptional individual. She has been a DHH (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) teacher for the Coweta County School System for 10 years. Mrs. Anglin is currently the only DHH teacher in Coweta County and has served elementary, middle, and high school students at Thomas Crossroads Elementary, Newnan Crossing Elementary, Smokey Road Middle, and Newnan High School. She has been part of the TCE faculty for the last 5 years. She is adept at identifying the different needs of individual students and does an excellent job adjusting her teaching methods in accordance with their specific needs. As she incorporates technology, hands-on learning and group activities into her instruction, she brings a creative, positive energy to her class. She strives to provide a stimulating learning environment that fosters confidence and encourages children to reach their full potential. Whether she is discussing Dr. Seuss, teaching the Parts of Speech, developing students’ skills in division, or assisting students with reading, she continually demonstrates all the qualities that make a teacher exceptional. She is caring, compassionate, creative, knowledgeable, patient, hard-working, flexible, motivating, encouraging, and a great “team player.” She supports her students’ participation in extracurricular activities, like basketball, to promote the learning environment outside of the classroom. We appreciate her dedication and service to TCE. Congratulations, Mrs. Anglin!
Upcoming Events at TCE:
Monday, April 25, 2016:
Tuesday, April 26, 2016:
Milestone Testing for 3rd-5th
Chick-Fil-A spirit night 5:00-8:00
Wednesday, April 27, 2016:
Milestone Testing for 3rd-5th
Picture Day for KK (cap & gown)
Thursday, April 28, 2016:
Friday, April 29, 2016:
Hat Day (benefiting Computer Lab)
Relay For Life (Coweta County Fairgrounds) 6:00-12:00
Everyone is welcome!
Please see this special note concening Milestone Testing:
“As A Team, We Ensure The Success Of Each Student"
April 20, 2016
Dear Third and Fourth Grade Parents,
Our Milestones testing has gone very well so far! We are able to test all of our students online with two sessions each day: a morning session for 5" and one class of 4th grade students and an afternoon session for remaining 4" grade students and 3" grade students.
While this has worked well so far, the math portion of the Milestones test is a bit longer than the other subjects. Students are allowed as much as 180 minutes to take the test, including a 10 minute break between sections. Based on feedback throughout the county, we have decided that trying to accomplish two separate test sessions for math would be impractical.
Therefore, throughout the county, students in grades 4 and 5 will take the math portion of the Milestones test on Thursday morning, and students in grade 3 will take the math portion on Friday morning. At Thomas Crossroads, Mrs. Smith's class, all 5th grade classes and other selected students will be taking the math Thursday morning. Mrs. Freeland and Upchurch's classes in addition to all 3" grade classes will be taking the Math test Friday morning. We are making this change in order to further support our students, to reduce anxiety, and to give everyone the best opportunity to demonstrate their skills in mathematics.
Our testing schedule for science and social studies remains the same, with students taking the science test on Tuesday of next week and social studies on Wednesday. If you have any questions or concerns about this change in our testing schedule for math, or if you would like further information, please give me or Mrs. Whetstone a call.
As always, thank you for your support!
Fate R. Simmons Principal Thomas Crossroads Elementary
Please visit the following link for information on our PTO (Parent-Teacher-Organization):
“Recommended Reading Lists”?
Welcome to Thomas Crossroads Elementary!
Vision / MissionStatement: “As a Team, We Ensure the Success of Each Student”
Dear Family members, we have embarked upon another wonderful school year. The beginning of a new school year is very exciting. The children are excited about going to the next grade, seeing friends, parents are excited to have the children to start school again. Teachers are excited to prepare for their new class. Administrators are excited to implement new ideas to help students and teachers learn at their highest ability level.
We have new family members that have joined our family. I would like to welcome new teachers: Ms. Christen Hood (1st), Ms. Anna Kate Sullivan (1st), Mrs. Shavonnda Teagle (3rd), Dr. Bynghum Askew (5th), Mrs. Christina Luke (Resource) Mrs. Beverly Reichman (Resource), Mrs. Dianne Cormier (Resource TA), Ms. Allyson Crider (Resource TA), Mrs. Nicole Fuller (Art teacher). We are happy and excited to have them join us.
Learning can be exciting, but can bring challenges also. Wikipedia defines Learning as “the act of acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing, existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information”. Our theme for the coming year is, “TCE - The Gateway to Digital Learning”. The 2015-2016 school year will be an even better year than last. We will continue to focus on Reading CAFÉ’ with a greater focus in the area of mathematics and using more technology to better prepare our children of this digital age. Even more exciting is each teacher will have a Google Chromebook and we will be using the technology as often as possible. We are a learning community striving as a TEAM (Motto: Together Everyone Achieves More) to Ensure the Success of Each Student.
As “The Gateway to Digital Learning”, we promise to “Ensure the Success of Each Student”. As a TEAM, we will work together to become problem solvers. As a TEAM, we will work together to find solutions to challenging dilemmas that may arise. And as a TEAM, we will ensure that TCE is “The Gateway to Digital Learning” for educating and preparing your children for their future endeavors. As TCE is “The Gateway to Digital Learning”, our children will achieve at their highest potential.
Thank you in advance for all that you will do to make TCE “The Gateway to Digital Learning” fun, enriching, and rewarding for everyone.
Dr. Fate R. Simmons
Thomas Crossroads Elementary