Gator Family News 9/16
From the desk of Christopher J. Blake
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow
Empowering today’s students to embrace tomorrow’s possibilities.
Our mission is to foster and motivate high level learning through innovative strategies to create lifelong learners in a safe and positive environment that partners with a diverse community.
Happy Friday Gator Family!!!
I hope your week has been spectacular! We've got a lot going on this coming week, so please pay close attention to all of the upcoming events below. I want to focus on a topic that is near and dear to my heart...parent involvement.
The most accurate predictor of student achievement and success in school is the extent to which a student's family is able to: create an encouraging home environment for learning, express high academic expectations, and become involved in their child's education at school and in the community.
Children, parents, educators, and the school all benefit from parental involvement.
“When schools, families, and communities work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.” (A New Wave of Evidence – The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connection on Student Achievement, Henderson and Mapp, 2002).
The research shows that students with involved parents are more likely too:
- Earn higher grades and test scores.
- Be promoted, pass their courses, and earn credits.
- Attend school regularly.
- Have better social skills and improved behavior.
- Graduate and go on to post-secondary education.
Let's work together to ensure ALL of our children have the best learning environment and parent involvement possible...2016-2017 a year of EXCELLENCE!!!
- 9/19 Three Lakes Gators 7 A/B Football vs. Hubbard 5:00 & 6:30 PM @ TMF Rose Stadium
- 9/20 Three Lakes Gators 8 A/B Football vs. Hubbard 5:00 & 6:30 PM @ TMF Rose Stadium
- 9/22 Three Lakes Lady Gators Volleyball 7/8 vs. Judson 5:00 & 6:00 PM @ TLMS
- 9/22 General PTA Meeting 5:30 PM
- 9/22 Open House 6:00 PM
- 9/22 TLMS Restaurant Spirit Night @ Gusano's
- 9/23 6th Grade Social 4:00-5:30 PM
- 9/26 Three Lakes Gators 7 A/B Football vs. Boulter 5:00 & 6:30 PM @ REL Main Field
- 9/26 Box Tops Contest begins
- 9/27 Three Lakes Gators 8 A/B vs. Boulter @ John Tyler HS
- 9/28 Picture Day for Students
- 9/29 Three Lakes Lady Gators Volleyball 7/8 vs. Hubbard 5:00 & 6:00 PM @ TLMS
PTA Spirit Gear Sales
Sept 22, 2016: TLMS Open House
Sept 23, 2016: 11:05 – 1:10 (Lunch)
Oct 4th & 6th: 11:05 – 1:10 (Lunch)
Oct 18th & 20th: 11:05 – 1:10 (Lunch)
Nov 15th & 17th: 11:05 – 1:10 (Lunch)
We do have ADULT Small back in stock!!!
What's going on in Tyler ISD?
Improving attendance at Three Lakes Middle School is a top priority this school year. There is a direct correlation between student attendance and school success. If your child is absent from school, please communicate with the school, and provide the necessary documentation.
Our attendance for the week is as follows:
Grade 6: 97.78%
Grade 7: 98.02%
Grade 8: 97.35%
My goal is for every week to be 98% or higher...so congratulations to our 7th Graders and their parents!!!
Here are some helpful hints to help with attendance:
- Establish and stick to the basic routines (going to bed early, waking up on time, etc.) that will help your child develop the habit of on-time attendance.
- Talk to your child about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick. If your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and work with the teacher, counselor, or administrator to get them excited about going to school.
- Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor or fellow parents) to help you get your child to school if something comes up (e.g. another child gets sick, your car breaks down, etc.).
- Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, counselor, or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.
- If your child is absent, work with the teacher to make sure she or he has an opportunity to learn and make up for the academics missed.