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TW Site Based Decision Making Team

Parent representatives needed to serve on Tanglewood's Site Decision Making Team!!

Click HERE for more information and to self-nominate.

Thank you!!!

Pic-Sure Day Form

Picture Day!

October 9th.  Friday is a free-dress day, so wear your best for the pictures.

Click HERE to access a copy of the Pic-Sure order form.

Carnival T-shirt Sales

Get ready to join in the camaraderie of TIGER FUN by purchasing a 2015 TANGLEWOOD CARNIVAL TEE!
$10 for youth sizes
$12 for adults sizes
This charcoal/black tri-blend tee is a soft, comfy fabric but, it tends to run a little small!  Choose your size carefully and consider sizing up!  

Purchases are available online only.  Orders will be delivered to students in their homeroom classrooms, on or before, Thursday, October 22nd.

Click HERE to order yours today!!

Carnival Information

The Tanglewood Carnival is Friday, October 23rd, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.!

Again this year we will be selling wristbands which will provide unlimited access to all games and booths, one popcorn, one cotton candy, and two drinks.  Wristbands are $25 each and those pre-purchased will be delivered to homeroom classes the week of the carnival.  Individual tickets will be sold the night of the carnival.


Click HERE to pre-order your Carnival wristbands. 

Click HERE for information about Cake Walk and Donut Dangle donations.


And click HERE for more information about the 2015 Tanglewood Carnival, including volunteer opportunities.   

Sip and Shop

McLean Cheer Clinic

Attn: Future McLean Cheerleaders

McLean Cheer Clinic

3rd - 6th graders are invited to learn basic cheer motions, technique and a short cheer and chant to perform during halftime at a McLean home football game!

Date: October 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: McLean Gym
Cost: $40

Register online at or check the McLean website for more info.

Spots are limited! (50 max, must be in grades 3-6)

Important Dates


29th - 6:00 - General PTA Meeting
         6:30 - Open House/Meet the Teacher


12th - School is closed

19th - 23rd - Book Fair

23rd - Carnival 

Suicide Prevention Program for Parents

Lifelines: Suicide Prevention Program for Parents
Topic:  Suicide Prevention
Facilitator:  Alicia Johnson, School Counselor
Date:  Thursday, October 29th 2015
     1st Time:    8:30 A.M.
    2nd Time:   2:00 P.M.
     3rd Time:   6:00 P.M.
Location:  Tanglewood Elementary School Auditorium
Jacqueline Chavez, M.Ed.
Director of Suicide Awareness & Education
MHMR of Tarrant County

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!

Running Club

It is time to lace up your tennis shoes Tigers!  

Click HERE to sign up for Running Club.  Enrollment is offered online only.  The duration of the course will be 9 weeks, beginning Tuesday, October 13th and concluding Wednesday, December 16th.  Additional information is posted in the link above.

Book Fair Volunteer

Tanglewood's "Monster" Book Fair will be open October 19th-23rd!
Please click HERE to volunteer.

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.

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! 

Tea Collection’s School Days Fundraiser 

Tanglewood is participating in Tea Collection's School Days fundraiser from 10/13 – 10/20. What does this mean? You shop, at 15% off + free shipping AND our school gets 15% of each sale. 

Mark your calendars!

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 (

Join PTA today!

Please join the PTA!!
We need YOU!


A message from the PTA

Do you have an opinion about funding for Texas schools? Your voice is key to our efforts to pass laws that protect and enhance the lives of the children of Texas, offering educational opportunity to all. 

Legislators are more likely to consider your opinions as a constituent than almost any other. 

Get in touch with your representative and let them know how you feel about funding for public schools. 

To find your Texas State Representative and your Texas State Senator visit

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!

Visit the FWISD Tanglewood Page!

This is the Tanglewood PTA website.

CLICK HERE to visit the FWISD Tanglewood Site

Welcome to the Website


Attention Kindergarten and First Grade Parents!

Sign up to volunteer for POPS (parents on the playground) for 45 minutes everyday from 11am to 11:45. This is a time to provide more adult supervision on our playground and see your kids having fun while keeping them safe!! Click HERE to sign up)

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