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Field Day

3rd-5th Field Day Information

Lace up your tennis shoes and get ready for Field Day in December.  

5th grade will be December 7th at 8:30am 
3rd grade will be the 7th at 12:45pm 
4th Grade will be December 8th at 8:30am

 All participating 3rd - 5th grade students will need to purchase a field day shirt for $10. Click HERE to purchase your Field Day shirt today!!

Deadline to order shirts is Friday, November 27th!!!

Food Drive

Canned and Boxed Food Drive
Help us "Live Thankfully"
Food Drive November 2nd thru 19th in all Homerooms.
(Canned & Boxed foods accepted such as vegetables, cereals,
macaroni, mashed & sweet  potatoes, cornbread mix,
stuffing, pop tarts, soups, etc.)
Extending our Smiles to the Hearts and Stomachs
of the Fort Worth Community!
Sponsored by Tanglewood Student Council

Spirit Shop

Spirit Shop

Spirit shop will be open Wednesday 2:30-4:00. We have sweatshirts in stock! Come and get them! 

5th Grade Uniform Drive

Fifth Grade Community Service Project

Our Fifth Graders need your school uniforms that no longer fit.  Do you have books at home that your child no longer reads?  We need those books as well.  Our Fifth graders will be helping M.M. Walton Elementary School benefit from your generosity.  Please find time over the Thanksgiving break to clear out your closets or put together a book or two or more to help a school in need.  Bins will be located in the foyer for your donation onMonday, November 30th.   Donations will be accepted all week.  Thank you for supporting our Fifth Graders; while supporting M.M. Walton as well.  

Susan Kvesic-Fifth Grade Community Service Chair 

Important Dates


18th - Last day of Fall enrichment (Running Club continues through December)

19th - 1st Grade Feast

20th - Kinder & 3rd Grade Feast

23rd - 27th - Thanksgiving Break - No school

Community Receipts

Box Tops for Education 

Our first collection date is rapidly approaching…please bring your Box Tops to school and leave them in Tanga the Collection Tiger in the office. 

Each Box Top is worth at least .10 each for our school. Thanks for your support! 

Computer Lab

Computer lab volunteers needed!  

Engage with students to build their computer skills.  Help students use the computers and fun learning programs such as ABC Mouse, Math Missions, and Number Race.  You do not need special computer expertise.  You will assist Mrs. Diebel and Mrs. Kirk with kindergarten through third grade classes.  Shifts start on Tuesday, September 8.  Please sign up to help your students' class and/or other classes.  We'd love to have you volunteer later if your student is having separation anxiety at this time.  The link to the SignUp Genius is below.

POPs Sign up

Attention Kinder Parents - lease clicHERE to sign up to volunteer for POPS

Attention 1st Grade Parents - lease click HERE to sign up to volunteer for POPS.   

Thank you for your willingness to help keep our kids safe. 

5th Grade News!

Attention 5th Grade Parents!! 

We have a 5th grade page dedicated to our 5th grade news.  

It will be updated regularly with all the information your 5th grader will need to make this year an extra special one.  

Please check it often! The quick link is in the bar on the left, under "Find it Fast".  

TW Security Update

FWISD's district-wide security system is now fully in place!!

 The far right door will be unlocked from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and again from 3:00-3:30 p.m. When entering the school at any other time, please use the intercom system to the right of the front doors. Mr. Williams will do a visual ID through the security cameras and buzz you inside. Please DO NOT open the doors for others during lunch-bunch. Thanks for helping us keep Tanglewood safe!

Connie Info

Connie's Door is Always Open

Feel free to contact Principal Connie Smith via email or phone or contact Kristi Taylor ( to schedule an appointment.
Connie's email:
School phone: 817-814-5900

Kinder & 3rd Grade Feast

Kindergarten and Third Grade 

Thanksgiving Feast

KinderPals (Kindergarten and 3rd Grade students) will have lunch together on

Friday, November 20th

Chicken Express boxed lunches include 2 chicken tenders, gravy, roll and mashed potatoes.  Water and a Hershey chocolate treat will also be given to those who purchase a lunch.

A response is required for every Kindergarten and 3rd grade student.

Unfortunately space for the feast is very limited, so parents are kindly asked to not attend.

Questions….contact your Room Reps!!

Auction Parent Parties


Tiger Parents, we need you to put on those thinking caps and get those creative juices flowing!  It's that time again!  We need parent hosted Auction Parties for our Spring Fundraiser.  Each grade typically has a girl party, a boy party and a co-ed party.  And of course some parties are just for the parents.  The sky is the limit for party themes!  If you have a great idea for a party, put together a team of approximately 8 hosts (total) and contact our Parent Party Chairs - 
Cara Kennemer,, or MaryEmily Pardue

Paschal Gift Market

Directory Update

Getting access to the online Directory is easy!
Step 1: Enter or confirm your data:
New Families:  Click HERE and follow the instructions to enter your family into the online family directory.  We do NOT enter your family's information for you except in limited circumstances. If you cannot enter your information, contact Cara Kennemer at or 817-501-9331 and request a written form to be sent home with your child.  You can enter data from a mobile device!
Returning Families: Your access to the directory was cancelled in September for security reasons. To regain access, you must confirm your data and select your child's new teacher. You should have received an email from “Tanglewood Directory” with the link to confirm your data in September.  If you can’t locate it, please email and request another email.  If you don't confirm, you won't be allowed to access the directory.  This is a safety feature and is required.
Step 2: Shortly after, you will receive an email with a temporary password allowing access to the directory.  Follow the instructions and remember you can download the app as well.
Questions, concerns, or just confused?  Contact Cara Kennemer at or 817-501-9331.

Science Lab Volunteer

Needed: Science Lab Volunteers for Kindergarten – 2nd Grade 

Moms, Dads, Grandparents - We need YOU!

You don’t have to be a Rocket Scientist to volunteer for K - 2 Science Lab!  All Science labs will be held on Tuesdays.  Please sign up HERE if you are interested in volunteering.

If you have any questions, please contact

Parent Handbook

2015-2016 Tanglewood Parent Handbook

The Tanglewood Handbook serves as an excellent guide to assist families in understanding school rules and procedures. Please take the time to carefully read and review the contents.  The handbook covers many of the district and school policies in place to ensure fair and consistent enforcement of rules and regulations.

Click HERE to access

Documents Information

Library Volunteering

Interested in Volunteering in the Tanglewood Library?

If you would like to join our team, please go to our Library Volunteer sign up at  Volunteer slots will be posted about every 6 weeks.  You can volunteer to work during your child's library time or during open check out periods.  You can also RSVP for one of Mrs. Cook's orientation sessions in the library next Tuesday, September 1, at 10:15 am or 1:00 pm.   Both sessions will cover the basics, but the morning session will focus on Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, and the afternoon session with focus on 3rd -5th Grade.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susie Andersen (

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