Terrace Middle School Newsletter

May 2017 • Volume I, Edition Nine

Moving Onward and Upward

Anyone else flabbergasted by the fact that we've officially entered the final month of this fast-paced school year? Fourth graders are speculating whom their fifth grade teachers will be; fifth graders are curious about their move onto the upper part of the TMS campus; sixth graders are closing the books on seven years of self-contained classroom arrangements; seventh graders are waving goodbye to their eighth grade friends and teammates, eager to take over the school's eighth grade wing; and our darling, daring eighth graders are considering handing down their blue and gold TMS gear in exchange for the mighty cardinal and black that represents their new home: Clear Lake High School. Thank you to all of our parents and guardians who made this year successful for our students!

Grades 4/5/6 Track and Field Day

Friday, May 5th, 8:30am-1:30pm

Clear Lake High School Track

Seventh-grade PE teacher, Rich Facey, annually plans and organizes the Grades 4/5/6 Track and Field Day. Student volunteers from grades 7 and 8 are on-hand to help with the multitude of events taking place, and parents/guardians are welcomed to be in attendance, as well. Please send your 4/5/6 students to school with weather-appropriate clothing, sunscreen, and spending money for snacks throughout the day. T-shirts commemorating the event will also be available for purchase in the office for $5. Please be in communication with your child's teacher should you have additional questions about this always-looked-forward-to event.
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Sixth Grade Science Camp

TMS 6th graders will be attending the annual Science Camp during the week of May 8th through 12th. Please be in contact with one of our 6th grade teachers re: this exciting overnight field trip: Mrs. Taylor (Room 17), Miss Butcher (Room 18), Mrs. Lopez (Room 19), or Mrs. Frazell (Room 20).
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Updates to School Lunch Program

During the last week of April, MealTime - the program used by the district's Food Services Department to manage students' cafeteria accounts - underwent several system updates. Part of the update involved assigning ALL district students a NEW number for the cafeteria. Please be in contact with the Director of Food Services, Jackie Courtney, with questions about your child's account. She can be reached at 707-262-3007.
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Annual CAASPP Testing

This month, all TMS students will participate in the annual state testing, referred to as CAASPP (CA Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). Students in grades 4-6 will begin testing on Monday, May 1st, while students in grades 7/8 will test the week of May 8th. During these important testing dates, please make every effort to ensure your child is at school on time every day.

Please note that FREE BREAKFAST will be served to all Lakeport Elementary

and Terrace Middle School students on two dates during testing:

Wednesday, May 3rd (French Toast sticks) and Wednesday, May 10 (breakfast burritos).

SNACKS will also be provided for every student on every testing day.

May PTO Meeting

Tuesday, May 16th, 7pm

250 Lange Street

Lakeport, CA

TMS Library (formerly Room 202) at the upper campus

Curtis Reichert Honorably Named LUSD's Teacher of the Year

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Minimum Days During Last Week of School

During the last week of school - Monday, May 22nd through Friday, May 26th - we will adhere to this schedule:



  • Monday, May 22 - Collaboration Day - Dismissal at 1:25 pm
  • Tuesday, May 23 through Friday, May 26 - Minimum Days - Dismissal at 12:45 pm

Day on the Green

Friday, May 26th, 9am-12:45pm

TMS Track

On the last day of school, Friday, May 26th, all TMS students will be on the track for Day on the Green. We'll have music, games, and plenty of space for students to hang out - and sign each other's yearbooks - before summer vacation starts. If you're able to help chaperone this fun day, please contact your child's teacher or the school office.
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Summer School is June 5-30, 2017

Please be advised of the following information regarding Lakeport Unified School District's Summer School program:

  • Applications were sent home on Friday, April 28th
  • Applications can be turned into the Lakeport Elementary School and the Terrace Middle School offices during the week of May 1st
  • Enrollment in Summer School is on a first come, first-served basis
Please call the Lakeport Elementary School office with questions @ 262-3005. Thank you.