New TCE Families

WELCOME TO TORRENCE CREEK
We are thrilled you are here! Being new to a school brings excitement, anticipation and can be a little overwhelming. Below are some helpful tips from your PTA to help you out. Welcome to the Eagle Family!

We would love to meet you!

  • Please Contact Us or call us 980.343.0695 for a personal tour.
  • The CMS website is full of information about CMS Schools and will be a helpful resource.

Drop Off /Pick Up

  • Students are not allowed to enter the building until 8:00 a.m. and the bell rings at 8:30 a.m.
  • School Pick up is at 3:30 pm.  Car Rider Tags must be displayed in the window during pick up. Forms for Car Riders are available by calling the school at 980.343.0695.
  • If you need to make a transportation change for your student, please email Mrs. Pizzuti at sheril.pizzuti@cms.k12.nc.us.  Please include a contact phone number in your email in case the school needs to call for more information.  Emails must be posted before 1:30 on the day the change will be made.
  • If your student is a walker, please wait at the walker gate to meet them. Staff members are in place monitoring their progress to the gate and Mr. Brawley will be there to make sure they are safely delivered into your hands.

Absences

When a student is absent from school, communication from the parent is needed to code the absence properly.  You can report an absence using the Report an Absence link on the TCE CMS website: https://torrencecreekelementaryschool.wearecms.com/apps/pages/reportanabsence.  You may also write a note, send the doctor excuse or email Mrs. Pizzuti at sheril.pizzuti@cms.k12.nc.us

Spirit / Unity Days

  • Each Friday at TCE is Spirit Day – Students are encouraged to wear Purple or Gold.
  • You can also purchase Spirit Wear from the TCE online store.
  • The First Tuesday of each month is Unity Day – Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange to show awareness for bullying prevention.

Box Tops

  • One easy way to support TCE is probably sitting right in your house! TCE partners with Box Tops for Education which provides funds to our school.
  • Simply cut or scan (Scanning Box Tops: The New Way To Clip!), the Box Tops of many popular items found in our local grocery stores and send them in on Box Top Collection days.
  • TCE receives 10 cents for each Box Top submitted.

Paint the Rock
Painting the Rock on a student’s birthday is a TCE tradition. It is a free and fun way to celebrate your student!

  • Sign up information and details can be located on the Paint the Rock Sign Up section of the TCE PTA Website.