Memo 1/24 TMSA School of Choice!

Principal Burke

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School of Choice Virtual Spirit Week...Show Your Support Each Day! Share pics please!

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School Choice Week Dance! Have some fun and make a video to share!

TMSA Tigers may also practice and submit the School of Choice Dance which I am including the link. Have fun and submit your video by Thursday

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Be a Tiger of Character ... The January Trait is Courage!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill

Go and be courageous!

Traid Math and Science Academy Mission Statement

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  • National School of Choice Week is this week and there are many things planned out. Please be familiar with all the activities and promote student and parent participation! Anyone that drives through this week to pick up books, packets, or other will receive a School of Choice gift!

  • TMSA Public Charter School Board Meeting is Tuesday, January 26 @730 PM.

  • All Q3 progress report grade entry to PowerTeacher Pro (12/19/2020 through 01/29/2021) is due Friday, January 29th, 2021 by COB. Remember if you are not showing a Q3 grade calculation then check that your category weights match your assignments. You must make sure that your categories, assignments and grades match between Schoology and PowerSchool.

  • As you know, next year we will fully implement standard based learning/grading and report cards will reflect such.

  • TMSA Mission - Please work with your team to develop an easy, short way for students to understand what our school mission is. Team leaders please take this as an action item and implementation of discussion with the students every day, week and then bi weekly until the students can verbalize its meaning. Let this be the driving force.

  • The building is closed for safe measures. All student classes are remote. The COVID 19 situation and school status will be discussed at the Tuesday, January 26 TMSA School Board Meeting. Your attendance is highly encouraged!
  • Lunch distribution is from 9-11 AM. K-12 drive through at Main Campus.
  • MAP Individual Student Reports need to have gone out. The deans and I will be diving deeper into the quadrants and "What next." Each teacher must work on their individual goal sheets with their students.
  • Homework help is starting January 19 from 215 - 330 PM for K-2.

Important Dates to Remember:

1/24-1/30 National School of Choice Week (wear yellow)

1/27 Hat Day...Tip your hat to TMSA and Thank a Teacher

1/27 TMSA School Board Meeting @ 730 PM

1/28 TMSA Public Charter Schools Magic Show 6PM

1/30 Saturday Academy

2/1 Student Intent to Return Last day to submit!

K-2 Updates

Dean Saeed

Ø The K-2 Homework club started last week on the 19th. This is one of the main initiatives we are trying to help our students. Please review the information that was sent out and invite your students who need help completing and turning in assignments. Please encourage your students and parents to take advantage of this opportunity.

Ø We had our reading night for this month of January 14th. This time it was organized by the first grade team. This reading night had a snowman theme. In addition to the fun focus on literacy, we experienced creativity and originality when we watched the first grade teacher and TAs use different ways to use common household items to build a snowman.

Ø Thank you first grade for a night filled with great literacy and creativity.

Ø K-2 completed Map testing. During our PLC meetings we are spending a lot of time discussing and analyzing the data.

Ø We will spend this upcoming week and the week after discussing our Map data and ways to adjust our instructional practices based on the data. We are developing a new plan for each grade level.

Ø Math Night for K-2. Will be rescheduled. Please join our different grade levels to learn about what we do in Math. The purpose of the night is engaging students and having fun with Math.

3-5 Updates

Dean Eilers

-3rd grade completed their first week of MAP testing. We will conclude with Science on Tuesday.

-Our mentors are continuing to meet with their mentees. At this point in the year, observations may scale back, but meetings still need to occur. Mentors will use their professional judgement and discuss with their mentee the frequency of observations.

-Wellness Committee will be hosting our next virtual event, Heads Up Wednesday, January 20th from 6-7pm. Use Zoom ID 898 772 9158.

-3-5 Academic Game Night will begin in February. 5th grade will kick things off with our first virtual event Wednesday, February 17th from 5:30-6:30. Students and staff are encouraged to attend.

-Tutoring is still occurring on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We need to work to increase our number of students attending.

Care Team Updates

The Care Team will be hosting office hours in Ms. Washington's Zoom ID (831 562 1289) each Monday between 2-4pm. Our goal is to use this time to hear directly from you (the teachers) about your experiences with this student/family who may benefit from our services. To keep information confidential, please sign up for a 20 min time slot here: This way not everyone is logging into the same Zoom meeting all at once. The Care Team will discuss how to best meet your student needs then provide an update by the end of that week.

Thanks for all you do for our students!

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Expansion information shared at the staff meeting on Jan 6, 2021

Accreditation Timeline

Weekly Updates Sent to TMSA Families


Principal report for January 26, 2021 TMSA Board Meeting