Thomas Timberwolves

School Community Newsletter 12/16/2019 - 1/5/20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This past week was an exciting one for our Thomas family! We crowned a TMS Spelling Bee Champion, our 8th-grade Girls' Basketball team headed to State, BGHS-bound 8th graders heard a presentation on what to expect in their freshman year, and our Boys Basketball, Poms and Wrestling teams competed in events. And, holiday cheer was in full swing Friday night at the SHOWDOWN! Our Adopt-A-Family donations were incredibly generous, and with special thanks to our friends at KONA Ice, we surpassed our fundraising goals! The Student Council is thrilled to host a wrapping party Monday after school to support many of our Arlington Heights families. Special thanks to the TMS staff, especially Riley Wharton and Carol Golemo, for there leadership and dedication. We also wish to thank the TMS families who served as elves this weekend and picked up all the gifts with the generous funds raised this week!

This coming week will be filled with more excitement and anticipation of the break to come. We know the holiday festivities can also make this time of year more challenging for some. Please know that we are here to help and encourage you to reach out.

With the upcoming snow and ice, please plan to give yourself extra time as you head to Thomas. Please drive carefully and be patient as you drop off or pick up your child from school. Also, be mindful of students crossing streets and parkways.

Newsletter Highlights:

  • 8th Grade High School World Language Placement Letters
  • Illinois Parent 5Essential Survey
  • WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL: 12/23/19 - 1/3/20

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a restful winter break!

Lori, Greg, & Nick

Congratulations Elite Eight 2019-2020 Girls Basketball Team!

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Please complete the 5Essentials Survey. We are seeking 100% parent participation in this survey! Please help us reach our goal! The survey only takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
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Lost & Found items will be donated this week!

Our Lost & Found is overflowing! Items will be displayed on tables in the hallway by the Commons this week. Please check for your child’s items! Everything leftover will be donated on 12/20/19.

High School World Language Placement Letters

Attention 8th Grade Parents,

If your child is currently enrolled in a world language class at TMS this year, a high school world language placement letter was given to your child last week. Please ask your child for this information.

Thank you,

TMS World Language Department

THE TEENAGE BRAIN (Thank you to the Delta Team for sharing this!)

Well, trying to figure out what is going on inside of a teenager’s mind seems near impossible. This can lead to many a trouble when trying to parent and teach them. If you’d like to learn a little more information about the topic, there are many online articles, but this one from Harvard Magazine is a good place to start!


  • Japan Exchange Informational Meeting - Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the TMS Commons - Hosting dates: May 14th - May 18th, 2020 - Traveling to Japan dates: June 15th - June 25th, 2020
  • TAFT 7th Grade Parent & Student Information Night - Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 7 pm in the TMS Large Gym

Absence Reporting & Requesting Homework


Click the ONLINE ABSENCE REPORTING BUTTON located on the TMS homepage and complete the details on your child's absence.


1) Call the Thomas School phone number at 847-398-4260.

2) The auto-attendant will prompt you with these options:

- Press 1 to report an absence

- Press 2 to contact the school nurse

- Press 0 to remain on the line for the office.

3) Press 1 and report your child's absence.

Click here for important notes on attendance and requesting homework.

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Thomas Calendar of Events

Click this button to view the Thomas calendar of events.

AHSD 25 Community Flyers

Click on this button to view the AHSD 25 Weekly Flyers.

ABC/25 t-shirt and poster design contest

Calling all budding artists! Enter the t-shirt and poster design contest for the 9th Annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! Any District 25 student can participate! The winning design will be featured on the promo posters and race day t-shirt!

Click here for the official rules and entry form. All entries are due by December 18, 2019. We can't wait to see your creative designs! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most recent race updates.

Our Local Community Partners...

Link Together Coalition Meetings

All General Meetings 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

  • January 29th – General Meeting at District 21 Gill Administration Building
  • February 26th – General Meeting at MacArthur Middle School
  • April 29th – General Meeting at River Trails Middle School

Omni Youth Services - Looking for support? Omni's mission is to partner with parents and the community to provide support services to children.

Local High School Happenings...


Elective Night & Activity Night: January 6th

HERSEY High School

Elective Night: December 19, 2019

Activity Night: April 7, 2020

Residency: April 7, 2020


Class of 2024 Parent Meeting: February 6, 2020

Class of 2024 Registration: February 20, 22, & 25 2020

Math Placement Test: March 31 & April 8, 2020

*For the most accurate and up to date information, please visit the high school websites or call the high school directly.

Illinois State Report Card - Thomas

Please click this link to view the Illinois State Report Card for Thomas.
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