Thomas Timberwolves

Weekly Update 11/04/2018

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Congratulations to our October T-Wolves of the Month!

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REPORT CARDS

Report cards were sent home electronically on Friday, November 2nd. Please let us know if you did not receive an email.

HONOR ROLL

HONOR ROLL:

In addition to the report card, but approximately a week later, we will send an electronic letter to those who earned Junior Honor Roll and Senior Honor Roll.


We maintain two quarterly honor rolls at Thomas. Students receive points for their quarterly grades:

A = 4 points

B = 3 points

C = 2 points

D = 1 point

F = 0 points


We take great pride in sending these letters to students who have been able to maintain a GPA above 3.25. Students who receive 3.85 or higher and no D's or F's will be placed on "Senior Honors." Those students who receive 3.25 - 3.84 and no F's will be placed on "Junior Honors."

Mock Elections @ TMS

All students will be participating in mock elections on Tuesday. This is a great opportunity for students to experience the pride and joy of participating in the voting process. Students will participate during their social studies class on Tuesday.

Variety Show - Theme is CLUE! Cost is $6.00

Come to see the amazing talent at Thomas this week!


Thursday, November 8th

7:00 pm


Friday, November 9th

7:00 pm

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ONE BOOK - ONE SCHOOL

Please click on this link to view the plans for our feature book GHOST.


The author Jason Reynolds is coming to Arlington Heights this week and we're excited to meet him at Thomas on Friday afternoon.

Veterans Day Breakfast - Monday, November 12

If you know a veteran please share this link and invite them to a breakfast celebration on Monday, November 12 at Thomas from 7:15 am - 9:15 am.


All special guests may bring their family and friends to join in the celebration.


CLICK ON THIS LINK TO RSVP

5 Essential Survey

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


Click on this link to access the survey:


PARENT SURVEY LINK


Students and teachers will also be taking a survey and their link will be available on November 15th. Your time and opinions are valuable!


THANK YOU!

Brian

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!

Runners being recognized

Our 6th place in state Boys Cross-Country team will be recognized at the Board of Education Meeting on Thursday, November 15th @ 7:30 pm (Westgate Elementary School).


The following students will be recognized:


Coach: Tricia Moore

Coach: Todd Slowinski

Jack Bank

Will Gabrione

Tyler Lieu

Parker Sena

Froy Alonso

Brett Kersemeier

Michael Krafton

Justin Adrowski

Cameron Donner

Joseph Forsberg

Zach Sheehan


Congratulations, boys!

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.

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COFFEE & COOKIES WITH THE PRINCIPAL

This event is intended for parents who would like to talk with the principal at Thomas Middle School. Three questions will drive the conversation and when we exhaust these questions parents will have an opportunity to ask the principal any questions of interest.


Questions to Prompt Discussion:

1. What is it we are doing that you love at Thomas?

2. What is it we are doing that you would appreciate us making adjustments for improvement?

3. What do you see taking place at other schools that you think we should consider doing here at Thomas?


Please email the principal, Mr. Brian Kaye, if you are planning to attend at bkaye@sd25.org.


6th Grade Parents

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

9:00 am - 9:45 am


7th & 8th Grade Parents

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Spotlight on student work - creative arts

Take a look at some great student work in creative arts!

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

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

GOT WORK?

Administrative Assistant Position NOW AVAILABLE


Dear Parent(s),


Arlington Heights School District 25 has a district office administrative assistant/receptionist position open.


This is a twelve-month position and full benefits are offered. The starting salary is $37,000.00 and this position works in the Personnel and Planning Department.


The application link is listed below. Please feel free to share the link below with any individuals that may want to apply for this awesome position.


http://www.generalasp.com/d25/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Administrative+Support

Illinois State Report Card - Thomas

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