All posts by Heather Wilcox

KIDS DISCOVER THE TRAIL! – Grade 3

KDT! Trumansburg is a collaboration of the TCSD Foundation, Discovery Trail, and Trumansburg Central School District to provide curriculum-based field trips to the eight sites of the Discovery Trail for Trumansburg Central School District students grades Pre-K through 6.

KDT 3rd Grade

Last week instructors from CORNELL BOTANIC GARDENS (formerly called Cornell Plantations) visited each Grade 3 classroom and presented a lesson and hands-on activities to prepare the students for their upcoming field trip to the wildflower garden; and here are some pictures from those visits. Thank you to the Trumansburg PTO for funding their program book, “Wildflowers: A Peterson First Guide,” by Roger Tory Peterson; and to our Foundation donors for their support.

KIDS DISCOVER THE TRAIL – Kindergarten Class goes to the Tompkins County Library!

Library Collage 2017

Like you and your family, we don’t just do one thing at a time! While we were busy with last-minute details for Friday night’s Community Art Auction, we found time to tag along with the Trumansburg kindergarten classes that were out on the Discovery Trail, visiting the Tompkins County Public Library. By the way, this field trip is a perfect example of where your donations go. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The children also received their very own copy of the book, “The Interrupting Chicken,” by David Ezra; and we thank the Trumansburg Elementary PTO for providing the funding for that.

Be sure to ask your students for the recipe to bake a book!

Community Art Auction

 

Community Art Auction CollageTCSD Foundation 10th Anniversary Community Art Auction! Friday March 31, 7-9pm at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (Congress at McLallen St.). $10 donation at the door. Door prizes, raffles, silent and live auctions. Live music. $5 wine by the glass served by Forge Cellar Wines. Thank you, Forge Cellar Wines, for generously donating half of your proceeds to the TCSD Foundation!

 

Kids’ QuizBowl

Kids QuizBowlThe TCSD Foundation will be hosting Kids’ QuizBowl at Atlas Bowl on Sunday, March 5, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM. There will be snacks, free bowling, and shoe rental for kids and      parents, and a cash bar. No cover charge.

Elementary School QuizBowl: 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Middle School QuizBowl: 2:00 – 2:45 PM

Parents are encouraged to stay, have fun, and try to outsmart their kids!                           (Adult supervision is requested for the Elementary School QuizBowlers.)

TRUMANSBURG TROUBADOUR IS HERE!

Check out our student journalists! The Winter 2017 issue of the TRUMANSBURG TROUBADOUR is here! The TRUMANSBURG TROUBADOUR is a student-run newsletter of the TCSD Foundation, and it is designed to bring important information to our community while giving all students an opportunity to learn about journalism and our community.

In this issue, our journalists have reported on:  March of the Animals; What Students Do to Avoid the Winter Blues; Spirit Week; Caring Elves; The Power of Words; Little Blue Raiders; Thwacked; TASP; Curriculum Night; Sportsmanship; Classroots.

PLUS, there are announcements about two upcoming events that you won’t want to miss!

“Come to Kids’ QuizBowl!” on Sunday, March 5, Atlas Bowl
“Community Art Auction” on Friday, March 31, TCFA

http://tcsdfoundation.org/…/Trumansburg-Troubadour-Volume-7…

 

THANK YOU!

It is done, and the TCSD Foundation extends a hearty thank you to this amazing community! Our students are great. Our schools are great. Our supporters are outstanding.

Please join us in our celebration. We made our $10,000 fundraising goal. Actually, we did better than that, receiving $12,500! It takes a great amount of determination, cooperation, and teamwork for this kind of success – something our student athletes experience every day. You helped us spread the word, you shared your financial support, and you cheered us on. Go T-burg!

TCSD CC GROUP

KIDS DISCOVER THE TRAIL – Grade 2 Visits the Sciencenter!

KIDS DISCOVER THE TRAIL TRUMANSBURG – a program of the TCSD Foundation in collaboration with the Discovery Trail and the Trumansburg Central School District.

Sciencenter grouped

After reading “Energy Island” by Allan Drummond; Trumansburg’s Grade 2 traveled to the Sciencenter, where they explored climate change and energy through demonstration and hands-on activities that address the need for alternative energy sources. Each student received a copy of “Energy Island,” and we thank the Trumansburg Elementary PTO for funding the book, as well as our TCSD Foundation supporters.

The students divided up into groups, worked with partners to engineer their own windmills, and then they explored the rest of the Sciencenter. Enjoy the photos, and be sure to ask your students what they remember from their visit. Thank you to Mr. Baxendell and Ms. Dennis for letting us join in the fun!

“School of Fish” Student Mosaic Mural, Part 2

This award by the TCSD Foundation finished the installation of a K-12 collaborative mosaic mural with the help of local artist, Denise Milito. Engaging and actively involving the entire school in its design and creation, this 9’ x 15’ mosaic mural was permanently installed on the exterior wall of the high school gym foyer. All K-12th grade students made their own individual tile for the mosaic at various times throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

student-mosaic-mural

Thank you for your support of our varied educational programs: http://tcsdfoundation.org/donate/