Tomball Intermediate School

Where Champions Are Made

February 2019

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Administrator Greetings

During the month of January, our 5th and 6th grade students had the opportunity to make course selections for the 2019-2020 school year. Verification forms will be sent home in Wednesday folders for parents to review and sign. Please note any changes/corrections on the forms and send them back to our counselor, Mrs. Sumrall.

February 4th-8th is Counselor Appreciation Week. We are THANKFUL for our counselor, Mrs. Sumrall! She is always willing to provide support and guidance for our students. School counselors provide lessons for life!

Dismissal Reminders

As we continue into our second semester, we’d like to remind everyone about our process if your child needs to be signed out before dismissal. Our cut off time for early pick up is 2:20pm. After 2:20pm, we ask that your child go through the regular dismissal process or they can turn in a transportation change for the day before 2:00pm. Unfortunately, we cannot have any students up at the front office waiting for a parent to sign them out ahead of time due to the fact that they will be missing important instructional time. We appreciate your help and cooperation with this matter.

Spring Picture Day

Students will take their Spring Pictures on Thursday, February 7th. Money is not being collected at this time. Picture proofs will be sent home after pictures are taken for parents to select which package they would like to purchase.


If you would like to purchase a yearbook for the 2018-2019 school year, they are available online: The Yearbook ID Code is 9536719.

If you need to check if a yearbook has already been purchased, please email Heather Dorrell at

Nurse News

Here are some important reminders as we are seeing more cases of the flu.

  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.

At the bottom of the newsletter there are attachments with more information regarding the flu.

Library News

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to TIS! Students will have the opportunity to preview the fair with their ELA teacher. It will run from February 13th-21st from 7:00am to 3:30pm. We invite you to eat lunch with your student that week and visit the Book Fair during your student’s lunchtime. We will have extended hours on February 21st for Family Academic Night from 5:30pm-7:00pm. On February 22nd we will close the doors at 10:00am.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader!!!


The TMSCA State Qualifier Tournaments will be on February 23rd at The Village School (2005 Gentryside Dr, Houston, TX 77077) and on March 2nd at Fort Settlement (5440 Elkins Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77479). We wish our students who are representing TIS the best of luck!

Student Council News

Please have your family and friends to collect box tops for our school. Place 50 box tops in a ziploc bag with your name and your homeroom teacher’s name on the bag. Turn the bag into the library collection box.

PTO News

At our January PTO meeting, we started making plans for our Fun Run spring fundraiser. On Friday, March 29th, PTO will be hosting JUNGLE JOG 2019 on campus during the school day. We discussed how to continue to motivate our students to fundraise for their school. We looked at new individual fundraising prizes, continuing the limo ride for top students, & booking Tikiz Shaved Ice to come to field day. Flyers with details will start coming home in Wednesday folders. Also, watch for a link to be sent soon so that you can help us; we need lots of helpers this year.

NOTE: February 7th & March 7th will be our next two PTO Meetings. We need everyone's help to make Jungle Jog a fun success!

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