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Will's Way Project - A Light in the Dark and our Giving Tree 2017-2018
Will's Way Project - A Light in the Dark and our Giving Tree 2017-2018
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!
  • Spellebration Jr Contest was Oct. 26th - Butner Stem Middle School 2017-2018
    Spellebration Jr Contest was Oct. 26th - Butner Stem Middle School 2017-2018
    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!!
  • 2017 NC Honor's Chorus
    2017 NC Honor's Chorus
    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.
Thank you for our Successful United Way Campaign! 2017-2018
Thank you for our Successful United Way Campaign! 2017-2018
With help from the Students and Staff we raised $1,123.86!
Way to Go!
Thank you to our Chair people, Lisa Slingerland and Pam Lund for doing a wonderful job of organizing our fundraisers!

Our Coin Drive raised over $263!!! For reaching $100 Mrs Robbins has volunteered to wear the Terrapin Costume for a whole day and since you reached $200 she will now also dye her hair Teal and because we passed $225 Ms. Jordan will also dye her hair teal! Thank you for your generosity!!!

The Week of October 16th students can donate $1 and that donation will allow them to attend a dance during their club time the week of October 24th - 30th. They can give their $1 donation to their classroom teacher.

STRIDE - TRES 3rd-5th Grade Boys 2017-2018
STRIDE - TRES 3rd-5th Grade Boys  2017-2018
"Tar River is excited to announce that we will be offering the boys version of Girls on the Run this year called STRIDE. Stride is a program for 3rd-5th grade boys in which valuable life skills are taught to encourage growth socially, psychologically, and physically. While learning these skills, boys will build endurance to complete a Polar Express 5k that will be held on December 9th.

Excellence in character

Season Begins Sept. 25th and meets every Monday and Thursday after school.

Practice for 5K - Oct. 28th
Polar Express 5K - Dec. 9th.
  • SPELLING BEE 2017-2018
  • Spelling Bee 2018
    Spelling Bee 2018


    Our Spelling Bee is scheduled for March 6th at 6:30 pm.

    Students who took the qualifying test and were in the top 16 are as follows:

    Morgan Congleton
    Sofia Delgado-Ogaz
    Naima Charles
    Abygail Gerovac
    Colton Feimster
    Jaimie Grimes
    Bella Kiefer
    Valerie Puca
    Tyeesha Faulcon
    Chloe Henderson
    Caylee Bertolette
    Kyndall McMillan
    Abigail Shaeffer
    Jana Tackema
    Ashlyn Touchette
    Naomi Charles
    Congratulations to these students and Good Luck!

    This year our county will be hosting a County Bee. Each Elementary School will be sending their winner to compete. This Bee will be held on March 27th. The winner of our County Bee will then travel on to the National Bee in Washington, DC.

Our PTSO Won $500 in Box Tops Contest!!! 2017-2018
Congrats to our PTSO for entering the BJs Box Tops Education Sweepstakes sponsored by General Mills Sales, Inc. They were informed that they won $500 in the contest to be used toward our school. Thank you to Amanda Hild our PTSO Box Tops coordinator!
Relay for Life Coin Drive Raised $585! 2017-2018
The Coin Drive Raised $585! Thank you for Supporting Relay for Life!

Relay for Life Coin Drive
Let's Help Cancer Research Grow!
Next week, from April 30th - May 4th, the NEHS (National Elementary Honor Society) is going to be collecting loose change for Relay For Life. There are two opportunities for you to donate to this coin drive. Each morning, NEHS students will go to classrooms to collect change from students who would like to donate. In the afternoon, NEHS students will be collecting change during carpool. (Dollars or checks made to the American Cancer Society will be accepted too.) Anyone who donates to the cause can sign a "raindrop" to be placed on the display in the front of the school. Be sure to watch how your support grows over the week.
Thanks for helping Relay for Life