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Will's Way Project - A Light in the Dark and our Giving Tree
Will's Way Project - A Light in the Dark and our Giving Tree
Will's Way Project - A Light in the Dark

Our Honor Society is sponsoring a community project along with our Angel Tree this year. We would like for you to help with Will's Way Project. We will be collecting items for parents and caregivers of children at the UNC Children's Hospital to be delivered on Christmas Eve.
These families spend many days in the hospital and sometimes do not have the time to leave to retrieve items that they may need. These kits that will be created will be available to these families in their time of need. Thank you for giving to this worthy cause.

Items needed:

Travel Size Handsanitizer
Travel Size Lotion
Travel Size Shower Gel
Chewing gum
small size puzzle books
small size adult coloring books
colored pencils
individually wrapped snacks, Chips, crackers, etc.
individually wrapped bars ( granola or nutrition bars)

Tar River Giving Tree (gift cards or toys)

Donate gift cards of $5 and up. We ask that you purchase gift cards from Walmart, Target, Dollar General or local grocery stores. Please be sure to write the amount on the gift card.

Donate a toy for a student in need. We ask that toys be new and unwrapped.

When: Gift cards or toys can be donated from Monday 11/27 to Monday 12/11.

Where: Front Office

when you donate a gift card or toy, you will be given a turtle ornament to wrtie your name on and place on the giving tree.

Thank you for recognizing the true meaning of the season and giving what you can!
Creedmoor, NC
  • Chess Club Begins on October 19th and meets after school on Thursdays
    Chess Club Begins on October 19th and meets after school on Thursdays
    Student's who signed up for Chess Club will go to the first Chess Club after school meeting on Thursday, October 19th. The original information stated October 12th, but the 12th is an Early Release day.
Inclement Weather Policy
Blackboard Connect phone messages for delays and closings will be sent either the night before, or no later than 5:30 a.m on the day of a cancellation or delay. Information will also be posted simultaneously on the main page of the GCPS website, the district's Twitter feed, and local TV and radio stations will be notified by 6:00 a.m broadcasts. The most reliable place to check on closings is our website:
This message is for families that take advantage of our After School program.

This year Early Release days that are professional development days the after school program will not be open. Those dates are as follows:

Oct. 12th
Feb. 1st
March 1st

Please make note of these days and make plans to have your child picked up at 11:30 during our dismissal time.

Any questions please contact our After School Director, Coach Meyer.
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    We had 2 students to be chosen for the North Carolina Honors Chorus this year. They are Jana Tackema and Grayson Gaul. They attended the event in Winston Salem, NC the first weekend of November. We are proud of their hard work and them representing Tar River Elementary.
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    Spellebration Jr Contest was Oct. 26th - Butner Stem Middle School
    Tar River is ready to be the Defending Champs from last year's Spellebration, Jr. We have three strong teams ready to compete! We invite everyone to come out to support them at the event and cheer them on. Thursday, Oct. 26th, 6 pm, Butner Stem Middle School's gym.

    Our Teams are:

    The Lightning Librarians - Kyndall McMillan, Gabriela Gomez, and Sofia Delgado-Ogaz

    Spelling Bee Terrapins - Chloe Henderson, Valerie Puca, Makena Shedd

    Speedy Spellers - Christa Kilduff, Colton Feimster, Charlotte Raynor

    Good Luck and let's bring home that trophy again!!

Kelso's Choices - Conflict Management System

5 months ago

Kelso’s Choice, is a leading tool for teaching conflict management skills for children Pre-K through 5th grade. Home of the beloved choice wheel, this conflict resolution curriculum teaches children the difference between big problems and little problems. Kelso the frog is a fun and engaging way for children to learn conflict management.

At Tar River, students learn about Kelso's Choices in Kindergarten and we have review lessons/activities in 1st-5th grades. Click on the document below to learn more about the program.

Air Quality Updates at TRES

3 months ago


On Wednesday, November 8, air quality tests were conducted at Tar River Elementary School.  An independent laboratory conducted 14 random air samples and the results indicated that there was a normal indoor fungal ecology.  Good news for the students and staff!  The official reports are posted below for your review.

By Dr. Stan Winborne, EdD

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