TJH Update #12

October 9, 2019

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

Pictures were distributed in Home Base today so...your child should have their picture and you can still retrieve it! We also have Makeup/Retakes scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th.


Our first Fun Food Frenzy is on Friday, October 18th. If you are new to TJH, know that this we host this event three times a year. We have stations throughout the school where students can purchase Chick-fil-a, Pizza, chips, candy and soda. This is a fundraiser where students enjoy it and we have funds to extend learning opportunities for students. If you would like to volunteer or donate items, please click here.


Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Regards,

Dr. Kris Mitzner

Principal

Tays Junior High

Has your child forgotten or lost their ID? Important Information

Students with an unpaid balance for sticker ID badges or replacement ID badges will NOT participate in Fun Food Frenzy on October 18th. Please remember, all unpaid balances not cleared by Thursday, October 17th will result in the loss of Fun Food Frenzy participation. Parents of students who have unpaid balances will receive email notification on or before Friday, October 11th . We will also give the information to Home Base teachers so that they can inform the students as well.

UPDATED BELL SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020

Click here for our updated bell schedule.

THIS WEEK IN HOME BASE

Sixth Grade Home Base Lesson(Last week & This week)

Grade 6, Lesson 6 10/2/19

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will learn an effective strategy for achieving goals. He or she will practice breaking big goals down into small, simple steps and creating plans for how to take each step.

Family Lesson Question

Think of a time you achieved a big goal, such as learning to drive or graduating from school. Tell your child about your goal and how you achieved it, and ask your child to tell you about a goal he or she has.



Grade 6, Lesson 7 10/9/19

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will learn how to use If–Then Plans for making positive choices in difficult situations. Research shows this is a great way for students to prepare for difficult situations before they happen.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child what an If–Then Plan is. Work together to make a plan for how your child can respond positively to a difficult situation he or she might encounter at home.



Seventh Grade Home Base Lesson(Last week & This week)

Grade 7, Lesson 6 10/2/19

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will learn an effective strategy for achieving goals. He or she will practice breaking big goals down into small, simple steps and creating plans for how to take each step.

Family Lesson Question

Think of a time you achieved a big goal, such as learning to drive or graduating from school. Tell your child about your goal and how you achieved it, and ask your child to tell you about a goal he or she has.


Grade 7, Lesson 7 10/9/19

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will learn how to use If–Then Plans for making positive choices in difficult situations. Research shows this is a great way for students to prepare for difficult situations before they happen.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child what an If–Then Plan is. Work together to make a plan for how your child can respond positively to a difficult situation he or she might encounter at home.




Eighth Grade Home Base Lessons (Last week & This week)

Grade 8, Lesson 6 10/2/19

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will learn about SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Timely.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child what SMART goals are. Talk about goals you and your child have and your plans for achieving those goals.



Grade 8, Lesson 7 10/9/19

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will learn how to use If–Then Plans. Research shows that when people make an If–Then Plan, they’re twice as likely to follow through. Using an If–Then Plan is also a great way for students to prepare for difficult or important situations before they happen.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child what an If–Then Plan is. Work together to make a plan for how your child can respond positively to a difficult situation he or she might encounter at home.

ATHLETIC PASSES

Athletic passes are available for purchase in our front office. One pass is $75.00, but is good for you and one guest to all Junior High School athletic events. Please ask for Cindy Rudder, Finance for more information or details.

REFLECTIONS

National PTA Reflections support student success and serve as a valuable tool for engaging families and building strong partnerships in the school community. Since 1969, Reflections engages over 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.

  • REFLECT on the theme. CREATE art. BE RECOGNIZED!
  • 2019 Theme: "Look Within"
  • All entries must be submitted to the Tays JH School office by Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • To participate, at least one family member in the household MUST be a Tays JH PTSA member
  • Please review ENTRY RULES before submitting your work at PTA Reflections
  • Questions? Please contact Paola @ reflections@taysjhptsa.org
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PTSA TACO 'BOUT A PARTY! NEW DATE!!!!

Taco ‘bout a Party! We are throwing a taco party for the Tays teachers and staff on Tuesday, October 29, and we need your help cooking, baking, providing supplies and working the day of the event. Please see the sign-up below for how you can help! Thank you from the Tays Hospitality Team!


https://signup.com/go/fjWgsOc

8TH GRADE T-SHIRT

Hello 8th grade parents,


Eighth grade shirts are now available to pre-order! Make sure you order by October 15th. Orders can be placed at www.taysjhptsa.org! See attached flyer for more information! If you have any questions please email Stephanie at 8gc@taysjhptsa.org.


Thank you!

Tays PTSA

Be the "I" in KIND!

We encourage your student to take a photo in our life size bulletin board and be the I in KIND! Post it on Twitter or Facebook and spread the kindness. @TaysJrHigh Here is a picture of Dr. Mitzner
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FROM THE TAYS COUNSELING OFFICE:

Our Core Essential for the Month of October is Courage


October is Bully Prevention Month – Wear Blue on Monday

Each week Tays is challenging our students to a kindness task. This week we asked students to simply say hello to other students. If you see someone alone, reach out, introduce yourself, and say Hello! Next week during lunch we challenge the students to put down their devices and have conversations with one another. During lunch conversation starters will be displayed to help guide the students in discussion.


Unity Day – Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Wear Orange

Tays Junior High is UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Students will pledge their unity by signing their grade level banner during lunch.

Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all youth should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying.

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From the Library

As part of the library’s Titans Read Program, Tays students and staff are participating in the fall reading challenge that began on October 7th. Mr. Grelle, our 6th grade AP, has agreed to allow us to use his height to motivate all Titans to read more this year!

A life size poster of Mr. Grelle is posted outside the library with a “height chart.” Color coded (by grade level) labels will be placed on the height chart to represent the books we have read.

Through December 6th, students will scan the appropriate QR in the library or in English teachers’ classrooms each time they finish a book. The English class that reads and submits the most books per grade level will enjoy a treat at lunch. Let’s see how many times we can read Mr. Grelle’s height!

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YEARBOOK 2019-20

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TUTORIAL SCHEDULE

Tutori​als will be offered Monday through Friday. Students may attend tutorials with any grade level teacher - it does not have to be their classroom teacher.

Students are expected to enter through the front doors a 8:10am. Students are welcome to attend any teacher's tutorial within their grade level. Students are responsible for their own transportation to tutorials.


Afternoon Tutorials:

There is not a sign-up for afternoon tutorials, but if students wish to attend, they must be in the teacher's classroom by 4:00. These sessions will end at 4:25 and students will need to be picked up in front of the school in the circle drive. ​


Please click here for our schedule.

Please join us for our first Tays PTSA Parent Series Presentation during Red Ribbon Week!

Please join us for our first Tays PTSA Parent Series Presentation during Red Ribbon Week!

Topic: DRUG AWARENESS - VAPING!

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Place: Tays JH LGI

Kids are starting to use drugs, inhalants and alcohol at a very young age. Knowledge is the key to prevention, please join our Katy ISD Police Captain Ivan Nelson, Officer Shannon Dresser & K-9 Cruz as they do a drug awareness presentation on Vaping and a K-9 demonstration on drug detection.

SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS

Click here to see the list of school sponsored organizations and clubs. There are also student led clubs such as chess club, trombone club, etc.. that are approved by Mr. Grelle and signs are posted in the building.

TJH TESTING CENTER OPENED!

Purpose: To support teachers and students having more time for tutorials by providing a one stop shop for retests and make-up tests. This will also alleviate students having to miss more instruction time to make up a test they missed.

Location: Room 1155

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:45 - 8:40. Students will enter through the doors closest to the flag pole in the front.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 9, 2019

VB practice 7th grade 6:30-8:30am

VB practice 8th grade 3:00-5:00pm

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

KISD's College & Career Night at LMC 5:30pm

October 10, 2019

Pep Squad Practice in the LGI 8:00-8:45am

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

VB 7th Grade TJH vs. WCJH at WCJH 5:15pm

VB 8th Grade TJH vs. WCJH at TJH 5:15pm

Pep Squad at Volleyball Games tonight

October 11, 2019

VB practice all teams 7:15-8:15am

October 14, 2019

FB Practice 8th Grade Only 7:00-8:30am

Stomp Out Bulling Monday!

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

FB 7th Grade TJH vs. SJH at OTHS (Home Game) 5:15pm

VB 7th Grade TJH vs. BJH at TJH 5:00pm

VB 8th Grade TJH vs. BJH at BJH 5:00pm

October 15, 2019

No FB practice

VB practice all teams 7:15-8:15am

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

FB 8th Grade TJH vs. SJH at OTHS (Home Game) 5:15pm

Pep Squad at Football Game tonight

October 16, 2019

VB practice 7th Grade 6:30-8:30am

Family Night - No Homework

Picture Make-Up Day in Cafeteria during lunch

VIPS General Board Meeting 9:00-10:00 Legacy Stadium

VIPS Coffee with the Superintendent 10:10-11:00am Legacy Stadium

VB practice 3:00-5:00pm

FB practice 7th grade only 4:15-6:15pm

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

Legacy Parent Academy at Legacy Stadium 6:00pm

October 17, 2019

PBIS Meeting in the LGI 7:45-8:25AM

Hearing and Vision Screening (Clinic) in the LGI all day

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

Football Practice 4:15-6:15pm

VB End of Season Tournament Begins

Fireflies & Foodtrucks - No Label Brewery 6:00pm

October 18, 2019

VB practice all teams 7:15-8:15am

Early Dismissal 12:55pm

Secondary Professional Learning

Fun Food Friday!