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Principal's Message

Welcome to Tijeras Creek Elementary School!

A California Distinguished School

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.  This promises to be a year filled with many opportunities for all of our scholars as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before!  We embark on this journey with a pledge to you, our students and parents, that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms as we combine a special focus on STEM and writing.  Our vision remains…  Engage scholars to learn, Educate scholars to succeed, and Empower scholars to seize tomorrow’s opportunities

Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our scholars many opportunities to learn and grow both inside and outside of the classroom.  We continue to embrace the philosophy of Be A Buddy Not A Bully at our school.   This year we will be launching PBIS schoolwide.  Through the structure of PBIS we will assist our scholars in being “Respectful, Responsible and Kind” every day in every way.  Scholars will receive “Pawsitives” for choices they make that are Respectful, Responsible and Kind.  These “Pawsitives” are redeemable in our new Tiger’s Trading Post.  Our 4th and 5th grade scholars may even purchase time in the new Tiger’s Den!  The entire staff will participate in hands on review of the expectations in key areas of our school.   Through consistency and positive reinforcement we strive to maintain a safe learning environment for all.   We will utilize new “FOSS” Science materials that will continue to bring STEM alive for our scholars while implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.  Our Makerspace continues to be a place for hands on learning. The Makerspace includes a green screen for filming, Spheroes and Code and Go Mice to promote coding across the grade levels. Our Green Council, Student Ambassadors, and Sunshine Club will continue to provide leadership opportunities for our scholars. 


Our active PTA will provide you with a plethora of events and Family Fun Nights to participate in throughout the year.  The PTA will even host a Father Daughter Dance in January.  This dedicated group of parent volunteers will continue to raise funds to support our schools programs including Meet the Masters Art Program, our school play, Red Ribbon Week, Young Authors Week, and Be A Buddy Not A Bully Week. Please consider becoming involved in our PTA.  We need you. 


We invite and encourage students and parents to work in partnership with us to seize opportunities to become involved in the classroom and our school.  We look forward to a very positive and productive year together!  We extend a special invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  We value your involvement and support in your child’s education!  Your active participation is key to the success of your young scholar during his/her elementary school years.


Again, we welcome you to Tijeras Creek and to our outstanding learning community.  Our school is a place buzzing with energy as we engage, empower and educate, the scholars of our school.  It is, indeed, a place where learning and scholars blossom each and every day. Here’s to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day! #BESTYEAREVER!



Mrs. Buckingham and The Entire TC Staff!

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Bosses Day
School Principal
Diann Buckingham