Sunday, March 01, 2015

Greetings Tobias Families!

Lego Robotics
Congratulations to the Tobias Robo Tigers who won two trophies last weekend at the Intel First Lego League competition at Poynter middle school. The Robo Tigers won for "Best Robot Performance" and "World Class Project".

Thank you
to all the volunteers and families who came to the book fair and wrapped up the week with G.E.A.R. night on Friday. We couldn’t have made it a success without you!

12 Days of Holiday Reading

Get ready to READ with the "12 Days of Holiday Reading" program this Winter Break. This is a just for FUN reading incentive program where the kids can be entered to win a prize in January and help their classroom earn money for new books by being one of the top 2 participating classrooms. Recording Forms will come home with students on Friday, December 19th with more details.

Free after school science and engineering club!!

Do you have a student who would like to stay after school to do science and engineering activities once a week? If so, there is a great opportunity coming up at Tobias!

There will be two eight week sessions, one for primary aged students (1st through 3rd) and one for intermediate students (4th through 6th). Each session will be eight weeks long and meet on Monday’s right after school. Did I mention it was free??

We will be doing a variety of hands on engineering activities, science experiments, and doing a little bit of gardening in our new garden boxes.

Spaces are limited to 15 students per session. Priority will be given to students who have not already participated in a STEM club this year (GEN, Lego Robotics, Mad Science).

Students must be able to get a ride home at 3:30, or walk with your permission.

If you are interested please contact Mrs. Schlechter,


Primary Session        
Intermediate Session
Monday, March 30th 2:30-3:30   Monday, January 12th 2:30-3:30
Monday, April 6th 2:30-3:30   Monday, January 26th 2:30-3:30
Monday, April 13th 2:30-3:30   Monday, February 2nd 2:30-3:30
Monday, April 20th 2:30-3:30   Monday, February 9th 2:30-3:30
Monday, April 27th 2:30-3:30   Monday, February 23rd 2:30-3:30
Monday, May 4th 2:30-3:30   Monday, March 2nd 2:30-3:30
Monday, May 11th 2:30-3:30   Monday, March 9th 2:30-3:30
Monday, May 18th 2:30-3:30   Monday, March 16th 2:30-3:30



Do you Shoparoo? There is a new APP for you smartphone users. If you download Shoparoo for free, you can start an account to support Tobias. All you have to do is take a picture of receipts from your shopping at local stores. Shoparoo then awards Tobias points for each receipt and at the end of the year sends us a check. If you would like to learn more about this program, please visit

Tiger Shirts
Do you need a Youth X-small Tobias Shirt? We have a limited amount now available in the Main Office for $10. This shirt size will only be available while supplies last.

Background checks
Background checks are required to volunteer (including classroom help, PTO and field trips) and expire every two years. Prior to volunteering, we ask that you complete the volunteer application process at

Reminder for parents
When dropping off students, please use the vehicle drop off loop. Students should not be dropped off in front of the school, in between traffic, or where the buses pull in. The school does have signs indicating where/not to drop off. Let's all be courteous, respectful, safe and set a good example.


Dates to remember

Friday, December 19th - Tobias Holiday Assembly, Grades 4 - 6 will be at 8:30 am, and K-3 will be at 9:30am

December 22nd -31st: NO SCHOOL Licensed Non-Contract Days (Winter Break)

January 1st  -2nd: NO SCHOOL Licensed Non-Contract Days (Winter Break cont.)

Monday, January 5th - Return to school!

Thursday, January 15th - Hearing Screening 8 am – 1 pm

Upcoming Events

December 19th, Friday
Tobias Holiday Assembly
Grades 4 - 6 at 8:30 am
Grades K-3 at 9:30am

December 22nd - January 2nd
Winter Break

January 5th, Monday
Return to school

January 15th, Thursday
Hearing Screening
8 am – 1 pm