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Principal's Message

Welcome to Tijeras Creek Elementary School!

A California Distinguished School

Welcome scholars and parents to the 2018-19 school year at Tijeras Creek Elementary School.  You are now officially a “Tijeras Creek Trailblazing Tiger”   I am truly excited about this school year because of the focus we selected for Tijeras Creek this year.  This year we are starting year two of a three-year partnership with Discovery Education.   The result of this partnership combined with support from our Instructional Coach, Elisa Slee, will find scholars immersed in STEM problem-solving.   We are currently building a world-class makerspace where our scholars will go to make STEM come alive!    In the makerspace, the scholars will to combine engineering, math, science, technology, higher level thinking and language arts to problem solve.  Equipped with a green screen, Spheroes, Beebots, alternative seating, movable tables, Makey Makey kits,  Break Out Edu. challenges, and I-pads our scholars will utilize their creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills to problem solve!   (The Lego wall will be installed soon.)    We have a fantastic PTA and an energetic skillful staff ready to teach your child.  

This year we are we will continue to ride “Energy Bus” and we hope your family will ride along with us.   Through the implementation of the “Energy Bus” written by John Gordon, we want the scholars of TC to know they are the driver of their bus.   Utilizing the 5 Principles found in the “Energy Bus we will be teaching the scholars to focus on the positive, eliminate bullying, set personal goals and fuel their day with positive energy.    We want Tijeras Creek to be a joyful positive community of scholars.   We will also be continuing our focus on student writing as we begin year 3 of Write From The Beginning and Beyond training.     As always you will find our school to be a welcoming Professional Learning Community with exceptional teachers.  Our teachers care about the scholars they teach and want them to perform to their highest potential.    We recognize how supportive our parent community members and PTA volunteers are in helping to support the vital enrichment programs provided for our students and thank them for providing these programs. 

We are truly pleased to have your family be part of our school community and are excited about working with your child during the upcoming year.  Please join us every Friday morning on the blacktop for our blacktop assembly.  During this time we recognize scholars for their positive choices, award Trailblazer awards and have fun.  At the blacktop you will hear our battle cry,  "IT IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A TIJERAS CREEK SCHOLAR".  It is always fun to be at the blacktop ceremony on Fridays.  You never know what might happen.  Please consider joining us at this weekly celebration. 

I look forward to seeing you on campus or at the blacktop ceremony.  Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.   It is going to be an epic year.  I know it!


Mrs. Buckingham  



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School Principal
Diann Buckingham