Thomas Timberwolves


Hello, Thomas Middle School New Families,

Welcome to the Wolf Pack! We hope this email finds you and your family enjoying all the wonderful adventures that summer brings. The purpose of this newsletter is to give you a heads up on what to expect from TMS this fall. We want to ensure that your child and your family have a smooth transition to Thomas. The best place to get TMS information is on the TMS website (linked here). We encourage you and your child to take some time clicking through the TMS homepage to become more familiar with how our building operates - take special note of the Announcements and Links section at the bottom of the page. In addition, for the most up-to-date information, you can click on the NEWSLETTER button (linked here). Until then, this new family newsletter contains various key pieces of information for you. Please take some time to read through each item.

  • SAVE THE DATE - NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION - On Wednesday, August 18th from 7-8 PM we will host a NEW Family Orientation Event so that we can share more details on what to expect at TMS. Please click here to RSVP for this event using this form. MASKS are required for all individuals attending this event. We will provide 3 feet spacing between families as well.

  • Homeroom Assignments & Student Schedules: Sixth-grade families were emailed homeroom and team assignments on 8/3/21. Seventh and eighth grade families will be sent an email with homeroom, team, and locker assignments on 8/12/221. All students get their daily schedule on the first day of school during homeroom.

  • Lockers: 6th Graders will NOT use lockers until late September or October. 7th & 8th graders will be given locker assignments with the homeroom assignments and can plan to set-up their lockers on Friday, August 13th from noon-4:00.

  • Daily Schedule - Mondays are Homeroom Advisory days with extended homeroom time.

  • Extracurricular Activities: We expect that all clubs, sports, and extracurricular events will be running for the 2021-2022 school year. All 6th, 7th, & 8th graders can participate in Cross County.

  • PE Uniform Shirts: Shirts are ordered during registration but can also be purchased at school. Shirts are distributed during PE class. Students will change into PE shirts during PE.

  • Lunch: All students will have the opportunity to have FREE LUNCH each day.

Important Dates 2021-2022:

  • 7th & 8th Grade Locker Set-Up - Friday, 8/13/21 @ noon-4:00 PM (6th Graders DO NOT ATTEND AS THEY WILL SET-UP LOCKERS IN LATE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER)
  • NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION - Wednesday, 8/18/21 @ 7-8PM
  • First Day of School - Thursday, 8/19/21
  • Back to School Night Schedule Walk - Thursday, 8/19/21 @ 5-8 PM *This is for students and parents ~ all are welcome to walk the halls. More information to come!
  • Picture Day - Tuesday, 8/24/21
  • 6th Grade Curriculum Night-Tuesday, 8/31/21 @ 7-9 PM *This is a parent/guardian event.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Curriculum Night - Thursday, 9/9/21 @ 7-9 PM *This is a parent/guardian event.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Take care and be well,

~ Lori, Greg, & Nick

5th to 6th Grade 2021-2022 Transition Information


Summer Reading 2021

Click here to view Mrs. Fahnoe's Summer Reading Letter from 5/11/21

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2021-2022 School Supply List

Click here to open or download a copy of the school supply list.

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Click here for easy access to the TMS newsletters on the TMS homepage.


Do you have questions for the PTA? Email the PTA at:

TMS PTA Website

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 PTA Officers:

President: Amy Hoffman

President-Elect: Suzanne Krause

Vice President: Melissa Teuscher

Treasurer: Kelly Spokas

Secretary: Deborah Oiler


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TMS Office Information

The TMS Office has modified summer hours and is closed on Friday afternoons.

Please call to make an appointment!

  • All yearbooks and items not picked up yet will be distributed the first week of school in August.
  • TMS is hosting the Summer U Program in the entire building from 8:30-noon daily.

TMS Address: 1430 N. Belmont Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Phone: 847-398-4260

Fax: 847-394-6843