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.

Partner Programs

There are several vendors who partner with TCE to provide valuable funds for our classrooms and programs.  By enrolling in these programs, you are helping TCE and your student’s classroom every time you shop, eat or order.  The programs run year round so be sure to enroll ASAP (and re-enroll annually every Aug. 1!) and start helping TCE now!

(1) Click HERE to scan BoxTops, every box counts;
(2) Click HERE to select TCE for AmazonSmile;
(3) Click HERE to link your Harris Teeter card to TCE (our number is #5828);
(4) Click HERE to log into your Publix account and select TCE as your partner school; and
(5) Click HERE to enter in Coca-Cola product codes and caps.

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.