1:1 Technology Fully Implemented at TCE

We are THRILLED to announce that Torrence Creek Elementary is offically a 1:1 Technology School.

TCE now has a Chromebook / iPad for every single student as well as support materials necessary to implement 1:1 technology in our school.

The aggressive goal was set by our PTA 2 years ago and we are thrilled with the success of raising over 40,000 this year to help us reach that goal.   The TCE PTA VP of Fundraising Jennifer Howe and her team did an incredible job along with our parents and teachers/staff.  The partnership of Parents and Teachers has truly become an asset to our students at TCE.

Well done Eagle Nation! 


Selfies, Technology & your PTA!

Tech Day 2017 Announcement from the PTA 

We are SO EXCITED to announce that we are 80% of the way to achieving our goal of one to one technology at TCE. This means in addition to each student having an iPad or a Chromebook to use during the day as well as other tools necessary to make our technology devices work – such as apps, carts and cases. We are confident that the Eagle Fun Run after spring break will get us to 100%

To celebrate that we are 80% of the way towards our goal of one to one technology, the PTA is sponsoring a selfie contest.  Between today and April 16, we want you to take a selfie showing you using technology, while also showing your TCE spirit.
An iTunes gift card will go to each student in the class that submits the most selfies in (K-2) and (3-5).

Student selfies can be emailed to tceselfie@gmail.com or post it to Facebook and tag Torrence Creek Elementary PTA using #TCETFD17.  An email will be coming via ParentSquare as well.


IMG_7192We can’t wait to see your selfie’s

2017-2018 TCE PTA Nomination Information


Have you ever considered getting more involved at Torrence Creek? Well, here is your chance. It is time for the 2017-2018 PTA nominations and we need dedicated volunteers willing to serve as PTA officers and PTA committee chairs. Take a look at the descriptions outlined in this packet and consider lending your talents and interests to the TCE PTA.

If you are interested in one of these positions or know someone who is worthy of nomination, please complete the Nomination Form and return it to your child’s teacher by April 6 2017. You do not have to be a current PTA member to nominate or to be nominated. If you are interested in more than one office or committee, please indicate your order of preference by marking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.                                                            Please return the PTA Nomination Form to your student’s teacher by April 6, 2017.     

Feel free to contact any of us with questions or concerns.

PTA Nomination Committee

Adrienne Hill medicgirlemt1979@gmail.com

Tiffany Carranza jbprettygirls@gmail.com

Ashley Caban ashley.caban@yahoo.com

Wendy Shaw wendyshaw33@gmail.com

Janell Snipes jwtsnipes@gmail.com

Heather Culm heatherculm@gmail.com

Dihann Holder diahann_holder@yahoo.com


Officers will be elected at the PTA General Meeting on May 4, 2017.

Leads the PTA; Presides over Executive Committee meetings, Board of Directors Meetings & General PTA meetings; Serves on the School Leadership Team (SLT); Works with the Principal and PTA Treasurer regarding allocation of money; Responds to information requests from parents & staff; Publicly represents Torrence Creek PTA; Works closely with Advocacy, Community Service, Publicity, School Mates, Webmaster, and Yearbook committees; Maintains PTA Calendar

Vice President – Fundraising
Coordinates efforts of Fundraising committees: Book Fair, Box Tops & Retail Links, Community Nights, Fall/Spring Fundraiser, Pretzel Days, and Spirit Wear

Vice President – School Support/Parent Involvement
Coordinates efforts of School Support committees: Beautification, Room Parents, Staff Appreciation, Volunteers, and Welcoming

Vice President – Family Events
Coordinates efforts of Family Events committees: Family Fun Nights, Father/Daughter Dance, and Mother/Son Event

Receives and disburses all monies as prescribed in the by-laws; Maintains accurate and detailed financial records to present to the PTA board and at general PTA meetings; Helps prepare budget, submits all financial records for monthly review by audit committee, files all tax forms and reports required in a timely manner, including but not limited to tax returns, prepares a year-end financial report, provides detailed reports per budget itemized categories (include budget, income and expenditures); Collaborates closely with Curriculum Programs and Supply Packs

Records, compiles & distributes minutes of all PTA Board meetings and general PTA meetings; Maintains all PTA organizational documents, including copy of official membership roster; Coordinates efforts of Membership committee

Note: Officers serve a minimum of one year, but can serve up to two years


Please check the committee(s) you may be interested in CHAIRING and/or CO-CHAIRING for 2017-2018. If you are interested in more than one committee, please indicate your order of preference with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. These are voluntary positions. You do not need to be elected. Please return the 2017-2018 Committee Form to your child’s teacher by April 6, 2017.  

Advocacy – Works closely with PTA President to identify issues and concerns related to the health and educational success of student body; organizes/attends activities, meetings and programs to address these needs and educate families

Book Fair – Plans and coordinates Fall and Spring Book Fairs

Box Tops/Retail Links – Organizes collection of Box Tops and Retail Links to earn rewards for school

Community Nights– Plans and coordinates restaurant and other community businesses’ school spirit night fundraising

Community Service – Works with President to identify community needs and organize community service projects; maintains TCE Lost and Found

Curriculum Programs – Coordinates and organizes in school programs (educational and cultural) that support curriculum

Beautification– Maintains a portion of outdoor landscaping near the school; collaborates with other committees to plan and coordinate beautification projects throughout school year

Family Fun Nights – Plans and coordinates family-centered activities for Family Fun Nights

Father/Daughter Dance – Plans and coordinates Father/Daughter Dance

Membership – Coordinates PTA membership drive; enters local PTA members names and email addresses into the NCPTA database by the 15th of each month; prints and distributes PTA Membership Cards; works with PTA Secretary to maintain accurate PTA membership records

Mother/Son Event –Plans and coordinates the Mother/Son Event

Pretzel Days – Manages pretzel sales; coordinates monthly pickup and delivery

Publicity – Serves as the liaison between the local media and the PTA; maintains TCE marquee; updates social media platforms

Room Parents – Oversees the Room Parent volunteers; serves as liaison between the PTA, school and room parents

School Fundraisers – Helps plan and coordinate the PTA fundraisers; maintains accurate records and forwards monies to PTA Treasurer

School Mates – helps plan and coordinate efforts to build relationships, help provide aid and resources to our School Mates partner

Spirit Wear – Coordinates design and sales of Spirit Wear Merchandise

Staff Appreciation – Coordinates the efforts of the PTA to demonstrate gratitude for the school’s staff

Supply Packs – Coordinates sale of prepackaged school supplies in the Spring and delivery of supplies in the Fall

Volunteers – Recruits volunteers as needed, creates and maintains database of volunteers, distributes list to officers and chairpersons

Webmaster – Maintains PTA website; responsible for collection of information and announcements for distribution of the PTA eNewsletter; works with President to maintain PTA calendar

Welcoming – Coordinates efforts to welcome new families to the school; provides school tours

Yearbook – Collects information and pictures; designs and assembles school yearbook; assists with picture days

A special Thank You!

Big THANK YOU to Two Men and A Truck of Charlotte!

When they heard about the great things our TCE Quarter Notes are doing, they decided to make sure the group was recognized.

The Quarter Notes were among the select 14 musical ensembles invited to perform March 20th at the Blumenthal Performing Arts A Musical Showcase Competition Celebrating Excellence. The group was selected along with High School and Middle School orchestras, ensembles and other musical groups. They were awarded $500 for being selected and will compete for a $1,000 prize at the Showcase.

The show is March 20th and tickets are still available via http://carolinatix.org/

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