Thomas Timberwolves

Weekly Update 11/30/2018

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Thomas PTA

Please take a moment to click on this link and view the PTA link.


Next meeting MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12th at 7:00 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN!

Calendar Update

Please mark your calendar for the last day of student attendance on Wednesday, June 5th for all 6th and 7th graders. This day has been moved because of the snow day on Monday, November 26th.


8th Graders will graduate on Friday, May 31st. This will be their last day of attendance.

Just Move It - T-Shirt & Poster Design Challenge

Please click on this link to view the rules for the T-SHIRT & POSTER CHALLENGE for the Just Move It run this year!


T-SHIRT & POSTER DESIGN CHALLENGE

Spelling Bee

The whole school spelling bee will take place on Wednesday, December 12 at 3:00 pm.


To see the study guides please click on the link below:


SPELLING BEE STUDY GUIDES

Girls Basketball - REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!

The girls basketball team won their regional game on Friday making them the regional champions!


The next game is for sectionals on Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Barrington Station Middle School. If the girls win this game, they are headed to state this weekend. If you are able to come, just know it is $5 to get it.

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MAP TESTING SCHEDULE

MAP testing will take place starting on Wednesday, December 5th for ALL 6th and 7th-grade students. They will take both Reading and Math MAP.


There are a group of SELECT 8th graders who will take MAP - only those who scored below the 40%tile in the fall OR are new and did not take MAP in the fall.


8th graders who will not be taking the MAP test on Dec. 5 & 12 will have an extended homeroom during that time.


MAP will be given during homeroom and there will be a modified schedule. Students who receive accommodations will check in with their homeroom teacher and will have a pass of where to go to take their test.



MAP TESTING SCHEDULE BELOW:

- Wednesday, December 5

- Wednesday, December 12

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Link Together Coalition

Dear Parents,


Have you seen our signs by the main entrance?


At TMS we work with our partners at the LINK Together Coalition to promote the "Talk. They Hear You" campaign. SAMHSA is a national campaign that empowers and reminds parents to talk to children about the dangers of underage drinking.


Research shows that parents are the leading influence on their child's decisions about alcohol, however, 41% of Wheeling Township teens say their parents have "not talked to them" or they "do not remember having a conversation" about not using alcohol.* Although it may not seem like it, when parents talk about underage drinking, their children do hear them.


The goal of the "Talk They Hear You" campaign is to:

* Increase parents' awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking
* Equip parents with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to prevent underage drinking

* Share information on the 2018 Wheeling Township Illinois Youth Survey results
* Increase parents' actions to prevent underage drinking


Starting the conversation can be challenging! Click here for an interactive tool that can help you get started.


We hope you will find these resources helpful!

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Absence Line

Please call 847.506.6999 x7200 to report an absence.


Thank you!

5 Essential Survey

Please help us identify areas of celebration & improvement by taking this survey. We anticipate it will take you 10 minutes to complete.


Click on PARENT SURVEY LINK to access the survey.

Amazon Smile

Shopping on Amazon for holiday gifts?


Remember to start at Amazon Smile, and select Thomas Middle School PTA as your designated charity.


The PTA will receive a small donation for each purchase completed!


Click THIS LINK to get started and happy shopping!

ATTENDANCE & TARDY

At the end of each quarter, we will also send home a letter notifying parents of students who have missed more than 5% of the school year or have been tardy for more than 5% of the school year.


"By as early as sixth grade, high truancy rates become a distinct predictor of whether or not a student will graduate from high school."


For this reason, we think it is critical to notify all families that attending school and attending on time is critical to your child's success.

TMS Club Information

Please click on this link to view the latest information on Thomas clubs!


If your child does not see a club they are interested in or they want to consider starting a new club please have them talk with their homeroom teacher about completing a NEW CLUB PROPOSAL form.

Absent & Upcoming Absences? Want to request homework?

If your child has been absent or they have a planned absence in the future please begin to check your child's Schoology account. We have noticed that when parents request homework from teachers they are often referring parents back to the Schoology page where most of the work has been uploaded and accessible to your child when they are feeling well and ready to begin making up the work they missed.


You will no longer need to call the office to request work that has been missed. Instead, you can stay up-to-date by logging into Schoology. We do not expect your child to complete the work while they are absent because we anticipate they are sick and that is the reason they are home. When they are feeling better and ready to begin making up the work it will be available on Schoology. If you are not confident that the work is available on Schoology please email the teacher directly to inquire about what homework specifically needs to be made up.


Thank you!

Brian

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Schoology for Parents

Click on this link for PARENT information related to logging into Schoology.

PowerSchool for PARENTS

Click on this link for PARENT information related to logging into PowerSchool.

Calendar Information

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.

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Celebrating our Thomas Alumni

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Pride of the Wolf Pack Nomination Form

Please click on the link below to nominate a former Thomas Middle School graduate for achieving success in their field of expertise. We have traditionally focused on athletics, but we are expanding to include academics and extracurricular activities, too. If you know of a former Thomas Middle School student who is worthy of being recognized please take a moment to fill out the form or send the link to a friend.


NOMINATE A DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI


Thank you!

Brian

Helpful Links

Illinois State Report Card - Thomas

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