This past week, we enjoyed a rare treat….a snow day!  Here!  In Coastal Georgia!  Our Northern friends probably thought us cute but we just couldn’t contain our excitement.  How could we?  Just look at all the fun we had on the beach and in the city, in the backyard or in the park, with our animals, friends and families.  Check out these great pics!

P.S. thank you to everyone who answered the call and shared these fantastic images.  #timasnowday

P.S.S.  Perhaps Ms. Richards and Coach Neff will give all of these kids extra credit for working on the skills learned in their specials.  😉


Barnes and Noble Bookfair

The holiday season is upon us, and the TIMA CREW is kicking things off in a big way!

December 2, at Barnes and Noble at the Oglethorpe Mall, we’ll be hosting a Bookfair with 10% of all net sales for those who use our special TIMA Bookfair voucher.  Be on the lookout for those to come home soon!

Here’s the scoop:

Bring your voucher into the store.  It will be honored all day from 9 am – 10 pm on almost all purchases.  Forgot your voucher?  No worries.  Just tell the cashier you are shopping with the TIMA Bookfair and your purchases will still be counted towards our total.

Barnes and Noble will be running a few specials just for us:

-Whole Cheesecake Factory CHEESECAKES can be purchased $40.  We have been assured the Cafe at Barnes and Noble will have a freezer full of the goods, and can even split and combine flavors if desired.

-We are giving away LEGO Ninjago Dragon Building Kits to the first 25 TIMA students who check in with the CREW volunteers that day, beginning at NOON (while supplies last).

-Teachers & educators will receive 25% off ALL purchases that day (which happens to be Educator Appreciation Day).   Teachers must present their cards for discounts (be sure to activate them before use any time at the Manager’s Station).

AND because it is Educator Appreciation Day, and we know you adore you teachers to the moon and back, the CREW will have a bunch of “wishlist” items for you to purchase for your child’s teacher, courtesy of our CREW elf, Ms. Ingram, who has her eyes and ears everywhere.

Some additional TIMA events:

12:30 pm The school chorus will perform

1:00 pm Story time

4:30 pm Students from the gifted program will challenge customers to chess

6:30 pm Students will demonstrate robotics (tentative)

We’ll have TIMA CREW greeters and gift wrappers and a whole bunch of fun!

And, if you aren’t able to come in, or you want to shop and help us more, you can visit and enter our code from the voucher for up to 7 days (December 9) after our in-store event.  Terms and conditions apply.



Easy Ways to Help TIMA

We know you help TIMA every way you can (and we are very thankful for it!) but were you aware there are fundraising opportunities with the everyday things you do?  We know you’re an expert Box Top collector, but how about the following:

  1. Publix Partners – Pick up a little green key cards in the school’s front office (near the sign-out binders) and have it scanned every time you shop at Publix.  All purchases are elegible (with the exception of gift cards, alcohol, lottery items, money services, postage stamps, and prescriptions) towards earning money for our school and all you have to do is present your key card at every check out!  If you have family or friends that like to shop there, pick up a key card for them too!  This is good for all Publix locations (except for Florida).
  2. Kroger Community Rewards – if you have an existing Kroger Rewards Card, you can link your account at  Just log in to your account, click on the “enroll now” button in the middle of the screen, scroll down to the “community rewards” section to enroll, search for Tybee Island Maritime Academy, select and you’re done!  If you don’t already have a Rewards account, signing up is free and easy (use the link rewards link above).
  3. Amazon Smile – With the winter holiday season upon us, this is a great way to earn money for our school  (0.5% of your eligible purchases) without having your leave your home.  Go to, log in, and under the header banner you’ll see a box for Amazon Smile.  Click there to select our school (listed as Tybee Island Charter School) and begin shopping!

Let us know if you know another easy way to help us reach our fundraising goals!  Comment below or write to us at

Rude, Mean, and Bullying Behaviors

Thank you to everyone who came out or viewed the live stream of Rebecca Burkhart’s presentation on how to distinguish between certain types of behaviors and strategies to use when dealing with those behaviors.  Mrs. Burkhart is a School Counselor at The STEM Academy @ Bartlett.  Not only is she very well-trained, she is super enthusiastic about helping kids have better emotional lives and teaching them the skills they need to be successful people.   We are very lucky she came to speak to us!

Mrs. Burkhart kindly sent us a copy of her powerpoint for you to view:

And…a list of the books she recommends and used in her presentation:

If you have any thoughts or questions post in the comment section below or e-mail us at  If you would like to send Mrs. Burkhart a message thanking her on her great presentation, please e-mail her at


We are beyond pleased to hear so much positive response to this year’s Spirit Wear Shirts.  The color, the feel, the logo on the back, etc.  There is always room for a bit of improvement but feel we made big strides from last year.  Your enthusiasm makes it all worth it.

We are happy to announce that we will begin to take orders for TIMA WINTER WEAR!  Long-sleeve t’s, hooded sweatshirts and full-zip hoodies, ALL with the awesome Tybee Island Maritime Academy Logos, of course.  Order forms will be coming home asap and the Square store is open now to shop by credit card.

Just a couple of quick FYIs with the new gear:

  1. Mr. Rossiter reminds us that the hooded sweatshirt and full-zip hoodies can be worn over uniforms but the long-sleeve tee can ONLY be worn on Spirit Wear Days or Dress Down Days. It is non-uniform.
  2. You always get lots of info and order forms from us and the school, but just remember to not submit more than one (unless you want lots and lots, in which we totally understand and can help).  Psst…lost your order form?  Click here to print a new one.
  3. We are hiring the 5th Graders this year to help us sort and distribute orders when they come in.  In exchange for their assistance, the Crew will give them 20% of proceeds from the Winter Wear Sale to put towards their 5th grade end-of-school-year field trip.
  4. We are also planning on having more TIMA swag for you in the near future.  Keep your eyes open for future announcements.

All orders are due FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST by the end of the school day.  We want to get them to the printer right away.  Our goal is to have your order in your hands prior to the December Holiday Break.

As always, any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below or e-mail us at