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Artapalooza Sign-Up

Artapalooza is right around the corner!! 

Click HERE to Volunteer!!!

Hurry and sign-up to help with the MOST FUN day of the year!! After you sign up, please remember to order your volunteer t-shirt to wear on the day of Artapalooza! Also, a current background check is needed to volunteer. If you have not already filled yours out for the year, you can find the form under the Volunteering tab.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Dance!!!

Bring a check, pay at the door and join in on the fun!
May 6th- Tanglewood Gym
($35 for first daughter, $5 each additional) 



Parents are invited to attend Splash Day this year!  A fun afternoon is being planned for the kids.  See below for the dates and times and come if you can!

SPLASH DAY will be from 1:00 - 2:30pm each day as follows:

2nd Grade - Wednesday, April 27th

1st Grade - Thursday, April 28th

Kindergarten - Friday, April 29th

UIL Elementary Academic Competition

Save the Date
UIL Elementary Academic Competition
May 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lowery Road Elementary
7600 Lowery Road, Fort Worth 76120

McLean 6th PTA Board


Are you interested in serving on the McLean 6th PTA Board? 
Nominate yourself or someone else. We need your volunteer talent! 
Nominations are due Monday, March 28, 2016. 

Click HERE for the PTA Board nomination form. 

Questions? Contact Kelly Soter-Gunn (817.723.7548) or Amy Matejka (817.798.7703)

Mrs. Q's Hope for Health

TWF, (Tanglewood Family)

Did you know we have a teacher that needs help and support? Mrs. Q is know as one of the most loving teachers at Tanglewood. Let's rally around her during this time of need.
Click here to read the story

Important Dates


26th - KG Field Trip to FW Zoo

26th - 5th Grade Science Fair

27th - Report cards sent home

28th - 29th - KG-2nd grade Splash Days in P.E.

Community Receipts

Box Tops for Education 

Our second 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

STAAR Letter

Popsicles in the Park

Popsicles in the Park will continue this Friday!
Come enjoy a treat with friends after school!
Popsicles and bottled water for sale for 50 cents each.
While supplies last!
Thank you for supporting Tanglewood 5th Grade Activities

Play It Forward

Tournament will be APRIL 28th at Paschal HS!! Teams of 8 will be due by April 22nd. You MUST bring one gently used or new piece of sports equipment to donate to enter the gym. All donated equipment is passed out locally.  The opening ceremony will begin at 5:15 but it is advised to arrive at 5:00. Grades 3-6 will be in the boys gym after the opening ceremony ends. Grades 7-12 will be in the girls gym. Should be wrapped up by 7:30 but if your team loses you can go home.There will ALSO be a prize for the most creative costumes for both gyms!! TO SIGN UP please text one of the following numbers and send the following information:


Your name 
Every member on your teams first and last names
Your team name
Age group

****you MAY NOT change your team after the 22nd, the people that are on your team are the only people that can go onto the court, this has caused cheating and complications in the past :)****

   TEE SHIRTS ....
are on sale now for pre order NOW for $15!! text either of the numbers above, your name and size!!

Paschal Harvest Project

Auction Party Dates

Did you purchase a party spot at the Auction and can't remember the date of the party??

Click HERE for a full list of teacher
 and parent parties!!!



We are busy planning Tanglewood's Fine Arts Day-Artapalooza (May 16). We are looking for artists to particpate in this fun day. If you are an artist or know of an artist who may be willing to spend the day with our wonderful children, please email us  ( 
Thank you!! 
Jenny Schafer & Lea McCook Lewis



The TCU Suicide Prevention Coordinator in partnership with TCU Extended Education is offering a 90 minute QPR suicide prevention educational program for the community. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. 

Registration is required ( ) but TCU has generously waived the registration fee (Thanks TCU!). The training will be held on Wednesday April 6th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in room 245 (Tucker Technology Building).There are 16 spots available.  

Please contact Cortney Gumbleton ( for more information.  

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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A message from the PTA

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The most important thing to remember is that your voice is important. You CAN and you DO make a difference when you decide to use your voice.  Stay involved!

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