The Howler

Informing the Firewolf Community

Volume 8: Issue 1

October News

Greetings Firewolf Families,


October brings us some cooler days and beautiful colors. As we are well in to a new rhythm of school and various activities within our community, we want to make sure you have information related to the next few weeks at TMS.

October/November Weekly Events

Week of October 18-22

Monday

  • Red Bell Schedule
  • XC Practice @ Pioneer Park
  • Soccer @ Miller JH (Aberdeen), 4pm

Tuesday

  • Yellow Bell Schedule, 2:30 Release
  • Fall SBA testing, All Grades

Wednesday

  • Yellow Bell Schedule, 2:30 Release
  • Fall SBA testing, All Grades
  • XC Meet, Pioneer Park, 4pm

Thursday

  • Yellow Bell Schedule, 2:30 Release
  • Fall SBA testing, All Grades

Friday

  • A.C.T Early Release, 1:15


Week of October 25-29

Monday

  • Spirit Day: Mismatched Monday
  • Red Schedule

Tuesday

  • Spirit Day: Hobby Tuesday
  • Orange Schedule
  • Fall WCAS testing (6th grade only)

Wednesday

  • Spirit Day: Fandom Wednesday
  • Orange Schedule
  • Fall WCAS testing (6th grade only)

Thursday

  • Spirit Day: Throwback Thursday
  • Orange Schedule

Friday

  • Spirit Day: Pink Friday
  • Yellow Schedule
  • Early Release, 1:15


Week of November 1-5

Monday

  • Red Schedule, Regular dismissal, 2:30

Tuesday

  • Book Fair in the Library, 7:45am10:30 & 11am-3:00pm
  • Fall Conferences; Periods 1, 2, 3, dismissal at 10:30am, Bell Schedule

Wednesday

  • Book Fair in the Library, 7:45am10:30 & 11am-3:00pm
  • Fall Conferences; Periods 4, 5, 6, dismissal at 10:30am, Bell Schedule

Thursday

  • Book Fair in the Library, 7:45am10:30 & 11am-3:00pm
  • Veterans Day observance in Homeroom, Bell Schedule
  • Fall Conferences; dismissal at 10:30am

Friday

  • Book Fair in the Library, 7:45am-11:00am
  • Periods 1-6, early dismissal at 10:30am, Bell Schedule
  • Last day of Quarter 1


Week of November 8-12

Monday

  • Red Schedule
  • Last day of book fair in the library, 7:45am-3:00pm
  • Quarter 2 begins

Tuesday

  • Orange Schedule

Wednesday

  • Orange Schedule

Thursday

  • Veterans Day holiday, no school

Friday

  • Yellow A.C.T. Schedule, dismissal 1:15pm

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SBA Testing Dates

Smarter Balanced Testing. The state required Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) for English/Language Arts, Math and Science will start next week.


Oct. 19, 20, 21 SBA testing ELA/Math all students


Oct. 26 & 27 SBA testing for 6th grade Science only during Science class

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Great Deal If You Order A Yearbook Now!

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Scholastic Book Fair Coming To TMS

TMS will host a Scholastic Book Fair during Fall Conference Week, November 2-9, in the library. Shop after your conference or sign your student up with eWallet, an easy "no cash" way to help them shop for their favorite books (video description below). Visit our Book Fair homepage HERE to get started.


Don't want to shop in person? No problem. Online shopping is another option that will run from Nov 1-14 (2 weeks!), so you won't miss out on any of our great options. You can access the online shopping from the Book Fair homepage.


Thank you for supporting the TMS Library and Firewolf literacy!

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Fire Starters (Recipe Section)

Brown Butter Apple Blondies with Cinnamon Maple Glaze


Prep Time15 MINUTES

Cook Time25 MINUTES

Cooling Time5 MINUTES

Total Time45 MINUTES


Servings: 24 bars

Calories Per Serving: 165 kcal



Ingredients


Cinnamon Maple Butter Glaze


Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.


    2. Add the butter to a medium pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown, until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir often. Remove from the heat and stir in the apple butter and 1 cup brown sugar. Let cool 5 minutes. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, mixing until just combined. Spread the dough out into the prepared dish.


    3. In a bowl, toss the apples with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Evenly sprinkle the apples over the dough. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, just until set in the center. If there is liquid in the center, swirl it around the pan, then bake another 5 minutes. Let cool.


    4. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Add the butter to a small pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown lightly until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Drizzle the glaze over the bars. Let set for 5 minutes. Cut into bars...snack and enjoy!


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