TGMS Weekly Updates

March 8, 2021

Reminder Hybrid Learning Continues Through March

PLSD will continue on the Hybrid Learning plan through the end of March. Students will return to full in-person learning April 5, 2021.

Spring Break - March 29 - April 2

TGMS Spreads Kindness throughout March

Community Kindness

Students will bring home a flyer with suggested acts of kindness, they are invited to spread kindness throughout the community and report back using paper strips at the bottom of the flyer. Once returned, we will make a giant paper chain of kindness. Once the kind act is completed, students can return the tear slip to school with what they did. Our goal is to create a paper chain from the returned slips and display them in the main hallway.

Say Something

As parents, we know it can be difficult to know how your child is feeling. Today, many students turn to print, video and online channels to express themselves, their thoughts and hopes, and their anxieties and personal feelings. Some even go as far as hinting at hurting themselves or someone else. Their friends and peers are the eyes and ears of a school and community, and may see and hear these communications, but may not always understand or know what to do with that information. Sandy Hook Promise’s Say Something Program trains students to look for warning signs and threats - especially on social media - of someone at risk of hurting themselves or others and to “say something” to a trusted adult before a tragedy can occur.

This month, TGMS students will participate in many Kindness Initiatives:

Food Drive

March 1-12

Items needed: Beans (dried or canned), baking items (flour, sugar, salt, baking soda), cereal, juice, personal hygiene products.

Kindness Fashion Week

3/15 - Hat Day (Spread Kindness)

3/16 - Team Color Day (Color the World with Kindness)

3/18 - Hat Day (Spread Kindness)

3/19 -Team Color Day (Color the World with Kindness)

3/22 - Sunglasses Day (Block out the haters)

3/23 - Wear Green (supports Say Something)

3/25 - Sunglasses Day (Block out the haters)

3/26 - Wear Green (supports Say Something)

Awareness Day events

On Monday, May 17th Toll Gat Middle School is joining Toll Gate Elementary School for a virtual Awareness Day. Both schools have a large variety of students with a range of disabilities and medical conditions. Our mission is awareness and education. We are planning a day full of activities to illustrate differences among all students, yet also how all students share many similarities. This day is very similar to year’s past Awareness events, due to positive feedback received from students, staff, and community members who helped with this event. Each classroom will be attending two thirty minute sessions on this day virtually. Presenters will be doing google hangouts with classes or sessions will be pre recorded for students to watch on a variety of topics related to Disability Awareness. We are asking each grade level to wear their assigned color that day to spread awareness. Further information will come out about a Awareness spirit week the week of May 17th!


2021

4th- White- Blindness and Paralysis

5th- Blue- Autism and Down Syndrome

6th -Purple- Epilepsy and ADD


This year we have a new design logo for this event and future events . Staff have a new design logo as well.


https://sites.google.com/plsd.us/disabilityawarenessday2021/student-shirt-order-form


Above is the link for the website to order student shirts.We are selling grade level youth t-shirts if students would like to purchase one to wear that day.There are also adult sizes for parents or other family members to purchase as well. They are $10 each. The shirts are white, grey, yellow, orange ,and green with black or white writing. All orders are due April 7th. Checks may be made payable to TGE PTO. Order forms were sent home with your students if you would like to send in cash or check. If you wish to order online please fill out the google form and pay using the paypal link. If you are doing an online order please DO NOT fill out a paper order form as well.

PTO Update

Due to Parent Conferences the next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, March 16. The google meet code will be sent closer to the date. Thank you.

Nominate a TGMS Staff Shining Star

Do you know a Toll Gate Middle School staff member who has gone over and above - someone who truly made a difference for your child, our school, or our community? Click on the link below to recognize a TGMS staff member as a Shining Star.


TGMS Staff Shining Star