Titan Weekly

November 14, 2021

Hello Titan Families -

Thanks to our PTA we were able to open our Malt Shop last Friday. Even with COVID guidelines in place our students were thrilled - smiling eyes abounded and one student even jumped up and down. Thanks to our parent volunteers for jumping in and making this Toll tradition happen this year. The Malt Shop will be open on Wednesdays and Fridays after school. Stay tuned for our Foundation pop up shop selling Toll gear coming soon!

Join us for our first evening CHAT with the Principal this Thursday at 6pm. Details and zoom link are included below.

Congrats to our boys basketball team for winning the championship game against Roosevelt this past Wednesday. Thanks to Coach Barchan and our players for a winning season! Our girls soccer team showed so much hustle and heart this season too - thanks to Coach Luis for his work with our very young Titan team. Thanks to Coach Lopez for your excellent play by play and DJ work too. Co-Ed football and volleyball tryouts are coming up next month. More info to come.

Our GUSD PTA units are collaborating to provide a holiday meal bag for 100 families in our district who are most in-need and experiencing homelessness. Toll is responsible for collecting $20 grocery store gift cards. We have a collection box in the front office for your donations.

Just a reminder that next week (November 22-26) is our Thanksgiving break and students will return to Toll on Monday, November 29.

We ask that all families monitor themselves for symptoms of infectious illness, such as flu or COVID-19. Flu season is upon us and we want to make sure you are taking steps to stay healthy and safe. Here are a few reminders:

  • Take advantage of our daily on-site COVID-19 testing (www.gusd.net/COVIDTesting)

  • Do not send your children to school if they are sick.

  • Call your doctor or local pharmacy for flu vaccinations. The yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting yourself from the flu.

Check out our latest flu prevention resources page at www.gusd.net/flu.

It's still a great day to to be a Titan. We are so glad you are here!

Ms. De Ladurantey



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What's in this edition of the Titan Weekly?

  1. Soccer & Basketball Titans!
  2. PTA Food Drive
  3. November Spirit Week -show your colors!
  4. CHAT with the Principal
  5. Makeup Picture Day
  6. Counselors Corner
  7. Tutoring & Student Supports at Toll
  8. ASB News
  9. Yearbook Info
  10. Join PTA
  11. COVID Testing in GUSD
  12. Important documents - Club Meeting Schedule, Toll Bell Schedule and Family Handbook

Thank you Mr. Shih for these incredible pics of our athletes

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CHAT with the Principal

Join Ms.De Ladurantey for an evening version of our Coffee Hour at Toll (CHAT). This is an open meeting with some info on upcoming events and what to anticipate as we wrap up our first semester and prepare for our second half of the school year.

When: Nov 18, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Makeup Picture Day

Make-up picture day for students who missed picture day last month for whatever reason is coming up on Monday, November 15th. This make-up day is only for students who have not yet taken pictures. It is not a retake for students who do not like their initial photos or want to try again with a different outfit, makeup, hair, etc.

Counselors' Corner

November 12th is the last progress report before students receive their final semester grades in December. We encourage you to spend some time with your child to discuss how they will successfully conclude their first semester at school. We are almost at the finish line!

There are many opportunities for academic support here at Toll, for FREE! It is highly recommended that if you know your child needs support in homework or a specific subject, check out the Academic Assistance tab on the Toll Counseling Page to see how your child can receive help. If additional support is needed, please reach out to their teachers and counselors. Click Here.

Did you know the Toll Counselors have an Instagram? You will find helpful tips, resources, and Toll updates to make sure you have a successful school year. Follow us @tollcounselors.

ASB News

Show your Core Pride with a custom button. Staff and students interested in buying a Core or Titan button please come to 1308 before or after school to purchase one or email Ms. Fab at kfabanish@gusd.net. Each button is $2

Birthday Packages are here! Please fill out the Google Form to submit a request for a package and for instructions on how to pay. Students and families can purchase birthday packages to celebrate their birthday Titan.


Toll PTA News

Thank you to the 230 members who have joined PTA. Congratulations to our two student winners for the month of October: Hambardzum Gevorgyan (7th grader) and Nicholas Gary (6th grader) who each received an Amazon gift card. Our staff winner of the month is our teacher Ms. Hall who won a Starbucks gift card.

To qualify for the November raffle, please join by November 30. https://jointotem.com/ca/glendale/eleanor-j-toll-pta any questions please contact: TollTitanPTA@gmail.com

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COVID Testing at Toll & Holiday Testing Hours

Every weekday from 7:30-11am and 12-4:30pm Toll hosts a COVID testing site right at the corner of Concord and Glenwood Road in front of or inside our Malt Shop. If you would like your child to be tested weekly while at school, please complete this form.

Students whose parents opt-in for this weekly testing will be assigned a day and can be tested before school and during lunch.

COVID Testing Holiday Schedule

Testing will ONLY be available at the district office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday November 22, 23, 24, from 7:30am to 4:30pm and from 5pm to 8pm.

Testing will ONLY be available at the district office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday December 20, 21 and 23 from 7:30am to 4:30pm and from 5-m to 8pm.

Testing will ONLY be available at the district office the week of January 2 to 6, 2022 from 7:30am to 4:30pm and from 5-m to 8pm.

Starting on January 10, all testing will resume normal operation.

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Important Toll Documents

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Eleanor J. Toll Middle School

It's a great day to be a Titan!

We are so glad you're here.