TMS Weekly Update 2019-2020

November 8th, 2019

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November is flying by!

We are here at Veteran's Day already and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The time change has brought about a number of sleepy mornings for the TMS community. Enjoy the long weekend and take a moment to celebrate our veterans.

Cookie Dough Orders

As some of you know, cookie dough orders from our fall fundraiser arrived at TMS yesterday. If you are missing any items from your order (online or from the paper copy), please notify Rachel Leo in the TMS office AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We are compiling an "order discrepancy list" to submit to our fundraiser representative for follow up. Rachel can be reached at 978-649-3115 or Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter ~ and thank you for your support!


Tuesday, November 12th - Grade 6 Auditions, 2:00-6:00pm, TMS Theater

Wednesday, November 13th - Grade 7 & 8 Auditions, 2:00-6:00pm, TMS Theater

Thursday, November 14th - Callbacks, 2:00-6:00pm, TMS Theater

The Book Fair is Coming December 2nd! December 2- December 6th

It is less than a month to go until the 2019 TMS Book Fair. Students will check out the offerings during their ELA classes and will have a chance to buy items before school and during lunches.

If you are willing to help out with sales, check out the volunteer sign up,

The website is:

PALS Bowling Club

PALS is a friendship club that fosters close connections and a sense of belonging, built around quality, accepting and caring people. Together, we will create an environment and host activities that enhance positive friendships and help students grow as individuals. This year, one of our activities will be a TMS PALS Bowling Club where friends can hang out once a week for a month or so and have fun. Please see below for some details.

Where: Brunswick Bowling, Lowell, MA

When: Wednesday; 6 weeks starting in January 2020

Set Up: Bracket Style Competition (based on interest)

Time: 2:30pm - 4pm

Cost: $50.00. Includes bowling / shoes

Please sign and return this sheet to Ms. Craig if you are interested in the TMS PALS Bowling Club. Please email me at if you have any questions!

Name:___________________________ Grade_________

_________ Yes I’m Interested

Parent Signature:___________ Student Signature:____________

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Upcoming Dates at TMS


Monday, November 11th- Veteran's Day, no school for students

Wednesday, November 27 - Trimester 1 Grades Close

Wednesday, November 27th- Early release 10:55 Dismissal

Thursday, November 28th and 29th- No School- Thanksgiving Holiday


Monday, December 2nd-6th -Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, December 4 - Early Release Day, all students dismissed at 10:55am

Friday, December 6 - Trimester 1 Report Cards

Wednesday, December 18 - Grade 7 Field Trip to see "A Christmas Carol," North Shore Music Theater, Beverly

Friday, December 20 - Early Release Day, all students dismissed at 10:55am

Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1st - Winter Break

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Adopt A Family Baskets

Raffle Baskets will be arriving at schools on Monday, November 4. There are some great items again this year, including four different "game" themed baskets containing a wide variety of games. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Adopt A Family 2019 Raffle Items

  1. Fire Pit
  2. Grown Up Night Out
  3. Family Game Night (Apples to Apples, Jenga, Pictionary, Sorry, Clue)
  4. Frozen 2
  5. J&B Butcher
  6. 2 Prom Tickets - Prom 2020
  7. Burton's Gift Certificate - 5th Grade Team
  8. Yeti
  9. Legos
  10. Wine Tower
  11. Beach Day
  12. $100 Cash
  13. Celtics Tickets vs. Chicago Bulls - January 13, 2010 - 7:30pm
  14. More Games (Sparkle Kitty, Azul, My Little Scythe)
  15. Even More Games (Splendor, Ticket to Ride, Small World)
  16. Snowmen
  17. Patriots Kan Jam

Project 351

Project 351’s story began in 2011, when former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick sought to celebrate his second inaugural with a focus on young people and community. The concept of Project 351 reflected the Governor’s belief in the Beloved Community and the unlimited potential of young people. His embrace led to the realization of Project 351 as a one-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., statewide unity, and youth leadership.

Project 351 believes that inside every young person is a brave, bold leader with dreams of a better world and the skill, passion, and creativity to achieve their vision. When called to serve, this generation responds with an urgency of now. Yet, too often, a young person’s desire to lead isn’t matched with requisite resources, mentors, and platforms.

This untapped potential is our most precious resource and an extraordinary force for good.

Project 351 seeks to develop the next generation of community-first service leaders through customized service learning, hands-on community-building, and values-based leadership training. Annually, Ambassadors from each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts are selected by hometown educators for their exemplary ethic of service and the values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude.

This year’s recipient from Tyngsborough Middle School is Brooke Cavanaugh.

Brooke will come back from her experience with Project 351 to Tyngsborough and mobilize us to serve those less fortunate with our own service project. We will look to her leadership to inspire us. Congratulations Brooke.

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Yearbook Update

The next Yearbook meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 19th, from 2:00-3:00pm in Room 110.

There will be Late Bus at 4:00pm.

The Yearbook Club is looking for more members! Please see Ms. Cirrone or Ms. Provencher if you want to join, or if you want to learn more about what we actually do in this club!

Attention all students and parents!

Top Reasons to Order a 2019/2020 TMS Yearbook!

  • Printed pictures of so many middle school memories!
  • Your future self will thank you!
  • It's the lowest price of the year!
  • Now $25 until December 31st

Order a yearbook here!

There are also order forms in the front office.

Attention 8th Graders! The Yearbook Club needs your baby photo! Please email your favorite baby picture to Ms. Cirrone ( by November 15th. If you are not able to email a photo, please send in your baby picture in an envelope labeled with your first and last name.

Art Club

Art Club

Mrs. Slattery is holding Art Club every Thursday from 2 - 3pm in the Art room. Students in Art Club are creating and planning Community art. Have fun practicing skills and collaborating with friends :) Any student who is interested in joining can sign up on the sheet outside of room 102! There is no cost to this club but there may be a couple projects with a nominal charge.

Ski Club is Coming

The Tyngsborough Ski & Snowboard club registration is now open. The program will again travel to Pats Peak ski area in Henniker, NH, on Tuesday nights starting in January.

The club's letter providing information and detail is found here! Please make sure to read fully before registering.

Go to the link below and click ' click here to register'

The code to register with Tyngsborough is 'Tyngsborough2020'

Immunizations from 6th Graders

Parents of 6th Grade Students: Please continue to send in a copy of your child’s physical examinations and immunization records. All children must have proof of the required vaccinations on file prior to entering the 7th grade or may be excluded from school. The required immunizations are usually given at the 11 year old or 12 year old well-visit.


Many times students wish to share food with their peers in school. We try to limit this practice as we have students with allergies to be aware of. If you hope to send in food to school for more than your own child, please check with teachers and our nurse, Michelle Riley. Whenever food is prepared for a project or a surprise, there will be need to be an ingredient list for students and staff to observe.


The TMS/THS Late Bus has begun and will run every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the school year. The bus departs TMS at 4:00pm and will cost $1.00 to ride. Sign-ups and bus tickets will be sold and money will be collected during all lunch periods on that Late Bus Day. The Late Bus schedule and Late Bus routes have been posted under “Transportation/Bus Routes” on the TMS, THS and district websites.

Homework Club has started as well. Students do not need to pay for Homework Club. Homework Club runs in conjunction with the Late Bus, and is held 2:00-4:00pm with a teacher/advisor.

PLEASE NOTE: The Late Bus route does not follow the regular pick-up and drop-off routes. The route will depend on ridership that particular day. The bus company will try to drop the students as close to their homes as possible.

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Scholarship Trust

Tyngsborough Scholarship Trust

TST information is available in the Community News portion of our public schools’ weekly email blast. The TST is actively recruiting new members and invites you to join our meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at the Tyngsborough Town Hall at 7:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer at one fundraising events, enjoy trivia competition, or can help remotely by updating our website or Facebook page, we need you! Please check out our website or send an email to with any questions.

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Festival of Trees

December 5 - December 8, 2019 Festival Hours & Schedule of Events

Join us for all the fun special events, register in advance to participate.

Thursday: December 5,

5:00-7:00PM Tree Donor Appreciation Reception (Private Event)

7-9:00PM: Public Tree Viewing

6-9:00PM: Create-your-own wooden sign workshop. Let us help you make your creation come to life.

Choose from three wooden sign or crate designs. All materials are provided. Register in advance

by CLICKING HERE to reserve your seat. Event fee is $50-60 per guest, depending on selection.

Friday: December 6, 1-8PM

1-8:00PM: Public Tree Viewing

1:00PM: Senior Citizen's Tea Time

5:30-6PM Alcohol Ink Ornaments workshop (registration required)

7-11:00PM: Ice House Beer & Wine Tasting. Live entertainment, appetizers. (21+)

Saturday : December 7,

10am-8PM Public Tree Viewing

3:00-8:00pm The Ice House is open with family friendly activities, live DJ, hot food vendors, and fun for all!

4:30pm (or dusk) Common lighting with Santa’s arrival, Carolers and THS Holiday Ensemble.

Children’s free craft activities

6:00-8:00PM Open Mic Night

Sunday: December 8,

10am-4:30PM Public Tree Viewing

11AM-Alcohol Ink Ornaments workshop (registration required)

1:00PM Holiday Floral Workshop (registration required) Cookies (from Bittersweet Bake Shoppe) & Hot Chocolate for purchase daily

All displays generously donated by local business, groups and citizens

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Tyngsborough Middle School

Welcome to the Tyngsborough Middle School! TMS encompasses approximately 375 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Our faculty strives to provide students with rigorous academics as well as opportunities for enrichment and involvement in the greater community. We encourage you to explore this website to see all of the great things happening here. On behalf of our school, we welcome your involvement and encourage you to become part of the TMS community.