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April Newsletter
Posted on 12/01/2021
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Fort Zumwalt School District Twin Chimneys Elementary

March 2022

Dr. Bernard J. DuBray   |   Mrs. Tara Goerss   |   Mrs. Amber Houdei

Superintendent                Principal                 Administrative Intern

Discover the Leader in You-Love, Learn, Lead!

Dear Families,


We are so happy to have our Pioneers back and we hope all had a safe and fun spring break!


We will be hosting a night of fun, hands-on STEAM experiences for your whole family April 8! This is a free event sponsored by the Twin Chimneys PTO. Your student will have artwork displayed throughout the building for you to walk and view the AMAZING pieces our kiddos have created under the leadership of Ms. Farrell. Our last PTO meeting for the year will be at 7 p.m., April 12 in the library. The people elected for President and Treasurer for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years will be announced at that time. We have our Choir and Instrument Concert at 7 p.m., April 13 at West High school. We can’t wait to see you at these events!


As the weather gets nicer we will begin getting the students outside in the sunshine as much as possible. Ensure your child(ren) has appropriate clothing for the ever-changing temperatures. We are nearing the end of an amazing school year, yet there is still SO much learning to be done.


Our 3rd through 5th grade students will be gearing up for the MAP test. Missouri Assessment Program, (MAP), is our state’s standardized assessment that all third through fifth grade students participate in each year across the state of Missouri. All Fort Zumwalt third, fourth and fifth grade students will test in ELA and Math between April 25 and May 20. Fifth graders will also be assessed in Science. It is very important that students are present during this assessment. Students do better when they test in their classrooms with their peers and teacher. It is also very critical that all students have working headphones. These are the same headphones that are on the supply list and can be plugged into the devices used for testing. Wireless headphones will not be permitted this year. We will continue to send you more information as it gets closer. Please contact Mrs. Goerss ([email protected]) if you have any questions or concerns regarding MAP testing. 


As always, if you have any questions, celebrations or concerns, please reach out to us. We are better together! 


- Tara Goerss and Amber Houdei

FZ Prop 4: No-tax-increase Bond Issue

FZ Prop 4 is a no-tax-increase $125-million bond issue for maintenance, upgrades and additions for Fort Zumwalt School District’s 27 schools and five support facilities. It requires 57 percent approval to pass and would not increase taxes for residents. FZ Prop 4 is the final piece of a 10-year facilities plan set in motion in 2012. It will provide funds for regular maintenance, necessary upgrades and additions across FZSD. You can learn more about what it means for Twin Chimneys and the schools our Pioneers will move on to after fifth grade, on our website. Be sure to use the tabs on the spreadsheet to see the impact of the proposal across Fort Zumwalt School District.

Dr. Bernie DuBray answers frequently asked questions on #FZProp4, a no-tax-increase bond issue for maintenance, upgrades and additions across the school district.





9 candidates vie for 2 open Board seats

On April 5, voters in Fort Zumwalt School District will choose two members for the Board of Education. There are nine candidates running for a three-year term. Voters will vote for TWO. Visit our website where candidates are listed in order they will appear on the ballot. All information there is provided by the candidate.

Join our Twin Chimneys Family at the Cardinals Game

It's that time of year!

Come and hear our TCE Choir sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame at a Cards game, on July 16th. Everyone in invited. Click the button below to find out all of the details. We look forward to seeing everyone! 

STEAM Night at TCE 


Join us on April 8th from 6:00-7:30 PM for STEAM Night!


Your family will be able to visit with scientists and engineers from the Astronomical Society, Boeing, The Butterfly House, Dept. of Conservation and more!




Friday, April 1: A day

Monday, April 4: B day

Tuesday, April 5: PD day No School

Wednesday, April 6: C day

Thursday, April 7: D day

Friday, April 8: E day

Monday, April 11: A day

Tuesday, April 12: B day

Wednesday, April 13: C day

Thursday, April 14: D day

Friday, April 15: No School

Monday, April 18: E day

Tuesday, April 19: A day

Wednesday, April 20: B day

Thursday, April 21: C day

Friday, April 22: D day

Monday, April 25: E day

Tuesday, April 26: A day

Wednesday, April 27: B day

Thursday, April 28: C day

Friday, April 29: D day



Kindergarten: 11:25-11:45

First: 12:15-12:35

Second: 11:50-12:10

Third: 12:40-1:00

Fourth: 11:00-11:20

Fifth: 1:05-1:25





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