Thomas Timberwolves

Weekly Update 11/26/2018

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COFFEE & COOKIES WITH THE PRINCIPAL

This event is intended for parents who would like to talk with the principal at Thomas Middle School. Three questions will drive the conversation and when we exhaust these questions parents will have an opportunity to ask the principal any questions of interest.


Questions to Prompt Discussion:

1. What is it we are doing that you love at Thomas?

2. What is it we are doing that you would appreciate us making adjustments for improvement?

3. What do you see taking place at other schools that you think we should consider doing here at Thomas?


Please email the principal, Mr. Brian Kaye, if you are planning to attend at bkaye@sd25.org.


6th Grade Parents

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

9:00 am - 9:45 am


7th & 8th Grade Parents

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Spelling Bee

Classroom spelling bees should take place in homeroom between November 26th & 30th. The whole school spelling bee will take place on Wednesday, December 12 at 3:00 pm.


To see the study guides please click on the link below:


SPELLING BEE STUDY GUIDES

Rotary Run

Click this button to register for the Rotary Run. Proceeds go to the Arlington Heights Council of PTA's if you use this link to register! Thank you for your support!

Absence Line

Please call 847.506.6999 x7200 to report an absence.


Thank you!

Thomas PTA

Please take a moment to click on this link and view the PTA link.


Next meeting MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12th at 7:00 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN!

Thomas Book Fair

Interested in ordering online? Save time and order online!


ONLINE ORDERS HERE

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5 Essential Survey

Please help us identify areas of celebration & improvement by taking this survey. We anticipate it will take you 10 minutes to complete.


Click on PARENT SURVEY LINK to access the survey.

Amazon Smile

Shopping on Amazon for holiday gifts?


Remember to start at Amazon Smile, and select Thomas Middle School PTA as your designated charity.


The PTA will receive a small donation for each purchase completed!


Click THIS LINK to get started and happy shopping!

ATTENDANCE & TARDY

At the end of each quarter, we will also send home a letter notifying parents of students who have missed more than 5% of the school year or have been tardy for more than 5% of the school year.


"By as early as sixth grade, high truancy rates become a distinct predictor of whether or not a student will graduate from high school."


For this reason, we think it is critical to notify all families that attending school and attending on time is critical to your child's success.

TMS Club Information

Please click on this link to view the latest information on Thomas clubs!


If your child does not see a club they are interested in or they want to consider starting a new club please have them talk with their homeroom teacher about completing a NEW CLUB PROPOSAL form.

Absent & Upcoming Absences? Want to request homework?

If your child has been absent or they have a planned absence in the future please begin to check your child's Schoology account. We have noticed that when parents request homework from teachers they are often referring parents back to the Schoology page where most of the work has been uploaded and accessible to your child when they are feeling well and ready to begin making up the work they missed.


You will no longer need to call the office to request work that has been missed. Instead, you can stay up-to-date by logging into Schoology. We do not expect your child to complete the work while they are absent because we anticipate they are sick and that is the reason they are home. When they are feeling better and ready to begin making up the work it will be available on Schoology. If you are not confident that the work is available on Schoology please email the teacher directly to inquire about what homework specifically needs to be made up.


Thank you!

Brian

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Schoology for Parents

Click on this link for PARENT information related to logging into Schoology.

PowerSchool for PARENTS

Click on this link for PARENT information related to logging into PowerSchool.

Calendar Information

Thomas Calendar of Events

Click this button to view the Thomas calendar of events.

AHSD 25 Community Flyers

Click on this button to view the AHSD 25 Weekly Flyers.

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Celebrating our Thomas Alumni

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Pride of the Wolf Pack Nomination Form

Please click on the link below to nominate a former Thomas Middle School graduate for achieving success in their field of expertise. We have traditionally focused on athletics, but we are expanding to include academics and extracurricular activities, too. If you know of a former Thomas Middle School student who is worthy of being recognized please take a moment to fill out the form or send the link to a friend.


NOMINATE A DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI


Thank you!

Brian

Helpful Links

Illinois State Report Card - Thomas

Please click this link to view the Illinois State Report Card for Thomas.