February 11 - 16
From Mr. Martin
I am looking forward to parent-teacher conferences. Our big focus will be MAP data from August and looking at growth thru December. A few general comments: Taking an interest in your student’s MAP data is a great way to show interest in their academic growth. Simply attending conferences, asking questions, and acknowledging growth are huge steps in validating that school is important and academic growth is taking place. I continue to stress that these moments with your student do not last forever. Please continue to show interest in your child’s academic growth and enjoy this process.
I just wanted to touch base regarding fees and Skyward. Please be aware that the only fees TRMS adds are generally related to Chromebook repairs and athletic passes. During parent teacher conferences, ask about fees and we can explain. It is best practice to keep this balance at zero. The worst case scenario is waiting until your senior year and facing this nightmare. We do directly address this issue with Grade 8 parents during the spring of this year just prior to high school.
We will reschedule “Parenting in the Digital Age.”
NEW DATE February 12 @6:00 ~ TRMS School Play ~ Juliets Admission: Students $2 Adults $3
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE GIRLS!! GEHS BLAZERETTES DANCE TEAM TRYOUTS FOR 2019-2020 PACKETS ARE IN TRMS OFFICE. PACKETS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO GEHS BY FEBRUARY 27.
February 11, 2019 Book Fair 8:00-4:00
4:00 BBB vs WMS 8th @WMS 7th @TRMS
February 12, 2019 - Early Dismissal @12:30
Book Fair 8:00-4:00
GEHS enrollment begins for 8 grade
TRMS School Play Juliets @6:00-8:00 (Admission: Students $2 Adults $3)
February 13-15, 2019 NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb 13--Parent Teacher Conference 12-8pm
Book Fair 8:00-12:30 and 4:00-8:00
Feb 14--Parent Teacher Conference 4-8pm
Book Fair 4:00-8:00
Feb 15--No School
February 18, 2019 NO SCHOOL - President’s Day
February 19, 2019 Book Fair 8:00-4:00
February 20, 2019 Book Fair 8:00-12:00
February 21, 2019 NAEP testing in Grade 8
February 22, 2019 Rocking the Ridge/7th & 8th grade (sponsored by City of Gardner)
February 25, 2109 6:00 Cheer Awards
7:00 Track on-line parent meeting
February 26, 2019 Spring Pictures
Frontier League Band @Paola
February 27, 2019 7:30 AM Donuts for Dads (TRMS PTA)
6:30 Vocal Music Concert
February 28, 2019 6:00pm Boy’s BB Awards in Cafeteria
March 1, 2019 Club Day
TRMS Enrollment forms due (2019-2020 school yr)
5th grade after school party
March 4, 2019 Track practice begins
7:00 TRMS PTA
March 5, 2019 @7:00-8:00pm Music in our Schools Vocal Concert
March 7, 2019 6:30pm WMS host the ‘Ridge Robotics Rumble’
March 8, 2019 NO SCHOOL
March 11-15, 2019 NO SCHOOL Spring Break
*Please check TRMS website calendar for complete list*
ROCKIN THE RIDGE ~ SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF GARDNER 7TH - 8TH GRADE 3:30-5:00
MINDSET MOMENT: We don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges.
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS ~ GARDNER EDGERTON DRIVER'S EDUCATION ENROLLMENT DEADLINE MAY 17, 2019 STUDENTS PLACED IN SESSIONS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. DRIVERS ED PACKETS ARE IN THE OFFICE.
From Nurse Rhea:
February is National Children’s Dental Health month! Do your kids get tired of hearing you ask them if they brushed their teeth? What kids don’t realize is that daily reminders turn into daily routines, and routines turn into habits. An unhealthy mouth, especially gum disease, may increase their risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, and poorly controlled diabetes. Visiting the dentist for a check up and teeth cleaning once every six months, and brushing twice a day can help keep their mouths in tip-top shape! Hopefully these healthy habits will last a lifetime.
If you are the parent of a current 6th grade student, please remember that the Tdap vaccine is required for entry into the 7th grade. Documentation of this vaccine can be sent in at any time, and will alleviate some of the stress of starting a new school year in the Fall.
John Martin - MartinJf@usd231.com
Assistant Principal, 7th and 8th
Amy VanRheen - VanRheenA@usd231.com
Assistant Principal, 5th and 6th
Kim Loring - LoringK@usd231.com
Counselor - 5th and 6th
Rowdy Susnik - SusnikR@usd231.com
Counselor - 7th and 8th