TMS Weekly Update 2019-2020

November 15th, 2019

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Winter is Coming

With the change of the weather, it signals the beginning of the longest part of the year. Finding ways to keep our kids active is the challenge we all face as parents. We are trying to do activities here in school to keep students moving within the confines of a school day. Whether it is multiple activities in the classroom, a walk after lunch or indoor fitness in PE, even a brief class block outside (when the wind chill isn't in the single numbers), we are trying to keep our students moving.

Great Service Project

See the flyer below for our service project to help those in need. Bring in fleece and work with a group of students who all are willing to lend their talents to this worthy cause
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Officer Kind Project

“The Officer Kind Project”

The Officer Kind Project was created by Officer Bonczar in order to showcase the thoughtfulness and kind nature of our student body. More importantly, it is designed to recognize individual students for selflessness and thoughtfulness. Both THS and TMS strive to teach students a specific set of core values that prepare them to be productive and positive members of their community during the school years and beyond graduation. This project will help us shine light on these core values and identify kind acts that otherwise may have gone unnoticed.


The program officially kicked off Tuesday, November 12, 2019 and will continue until December 12, 2019. A winner from each grade (6-8) will be selected based on three factors; the act itself, the impact it had, and how many acts of kindness a single person gets nominated for. The prize for each winner is to be determined at this time, but will most likely be (4) AMC Theater Tickets per winner. We encourage all staff and teachers to please take part in this project as well. If you know of a student that has gone above and beyond, please don’t hesitate to nominate that student by filling out a “Kindness Ticket” and place it in the labeled box located in the school counselor’s office.


If you have any questions regarding the project, please feel free to reach out to us at the following:

Nick Silva Chris Pollet

nsilva@tyngsboroughma.gov. christopher.pollet@tyngsboroughps.org

nick.silva@tyngsboroughps.org ext. 1118

ext. 2240


Respectfully,

Officer Nick Silva

Principal Chris Pollet


8th Grade Washington DC Trip

For those of you who are interested in having your child go to Washington DC but haven't signed them up yet, you may find all the information right HERE . Students who did fundraising will have their 40% in sales applied to the cost of the trip. Please fill out all the relevant forms on the website when you have your child bring in any paperwork for the trip.

The Book Fair is Coming December 2nd!

It is less than a month to go until the 2019 TMS Book Fair. December 2- December 6th, Students will check out the offerings during their ELA classes and will have a chance to buy items before school and during lunches.


If you are willing to help out with sales, check out the volunteer sign up, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F45A8A72AA7FE3-2019


The website is:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/tyngsmiddle

PALS Bowling Club

PALS is a friendship club that fosters close connections and a sense of belonging, built around quality, accepting and caring people. Together, we will create an environment and host activities that enhance positive friendships and help students grow as individuals. This year, one of our activities will be a TMS PALS Bowling Club where friends can hang out once a week for a month or so and have fun. Please see below for some details.


Where: Brunswick Bowling, Lowell, MA

When: Wednesday; 6 weeks starting in January 2020

Set Up: Bracket Style Competition (based on interest)

Time: 2:30pm - 4pm

Cost: $50.00. Includes bowling / shoes


Please sign and return this sheet to Ms. Craig if you are interested in the TMS PALS Bowling Club. Please email me at beth.craig@tyngsboroughps.org if you have any questions!


Name:___________________________ Grade_________


_________ Yes I’m Interested


Parent Signature:___________ Student Signature:____________

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Upcoming Dates at TMS

NOVEMBER 2019

Wednesday, November 27 - Trimester 1 Grades Close

Wednesday, November 27th- Early release 10:55 Dismissal

Thursday, November 28th and 29th- No School- Thanksgiving Holiday


DECEMBER 2019

Monday, December 2nd-6th -Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, December 4 - Early Release Day, all students dismissed at 10:55am

Friday, December 6 - Trimester 1 Report Cards

Wednesday, December 18 - Grade 7 Field Trip to see "A Christmas Carol," North Shore Music Theater, Beverly

Friday, December 20 - Early Release Day, all students dismissed at 10:55am

Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1st - Winter Break

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Adopt A Family Baskets

Raffle Baskets will be arriving at schools on Monday, November 4. There are some great items again this year, including four different "game" themed baskets containing a wide variety of games. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Adopt A Family 2019 Raffle Items

  1. Fire Pit
  2. Grown Up Night Out
  3. Family Game Night (Apples to Apples, Jenga, Pictionary, Sorry, Clue)
  4. Frozen 2
  5. J&B Butcher
  6. 2 Prom Tickets - Prom 2020
  7. Burton's Gift Certificate - 5th Grade Team
  8. Yeti
  9. Legos
  10. Wine Tower
  11. Beach Day
  12. $100 Cash
  13. Celtics Tickets vs. Chicago Bulls - January 13, 2010 - 7:30pm
  14. More Games (Sparkle Kitty, Azul, My Little Scythe)
  15. Even More Games (Splendor, Ticket to Ride, Small World)
  16. Snowmen
  17. Patriots Kan Jam

Yearbook Update

The next Yearbook meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 19th, from 2:00-3:00pm in Room 110.

There will be Late Bus at 4:00pm.


The Yearbook Club is looking for more members! Please see Ms. Cirrone or Ms. Provencher if you want to join, or if you want to learn more about what we actually do in this club!


Attention all students and parents!

Top Reasons to Order a 2019/2020 TMS Yearbook!


  • Printed pictures of so many middle school memories!
  • Your future self will thank you!
  • It's the lowest price of the year!
  • Now $25 until December 31st


Order a yearbook here!

There are also order forms in the front office.


Attention 8th Graders! The Yearbook Club needs your baby photo! Please email your favorite baby picture to Ms. Cirrone (michelle.cirrone@tyngsboroughps.org) by November 15th. If you are not able to email a photo, please send in your baby picture in an envelope labeled with your first and last name.

Art Club

Art Club


Mrs. Slattery is holding Art Club every Thursday from 2 - 3pm in the Art room. Students in Art Club are creating and planning Community art. Have fun practicing skills and collaborating with friends :) Any student who is interested in joining can sign up on the sheet outside of room 102! There is no cost to this club but there may be a couple projects with a nominal charge.

Ski Club is Coming

The Tyngsborough Ski & Snowboard club registration is now open. The program will again travel to Pats Peak ski area in Henniker, NH, on Tuesday nights starting in January.

The club's letter providing information and detail is found here! Please make sure to read fully before registering.


Go to the link below and click ' click here to register'

https://www.patspeak.com/Lessons-Rentals/Learn-to-Ski-Ride-Program.aspx


The code to register with Tyngsborough is 'Tyngsborough2020'

Immunizations from 6th Graders

Parents of 6th Grade Students: Please continue to send in a copy of your child’s physical examinations and immunization records. All children must have proof of the required vaccinations on file prior to entering the 7th grade or may be excluded from school. The required immunizations are usually given at the 11 year old or 12 year old well-visit.

Scholarship Trust

Tyngsborough Scholarship Trust


TST information is available in the Community News portion of our public schools’ weekly email blast. The TST is actively recruiting new members and invites you to join our meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at the Tyngsborough Town Hall at 7:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer at one fundraising events, enjoy trivia competition, or can help remotely by updating our website or Facebook page, we need you! Please check out our website http://www.tyngsboroughscholarshiptrust.org/ or send an email to info@TyngsboroughScholarshipTrust.org with any questions.

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Festival of Trees

December 5 - December 8, 2019 Festival Hours & Schedule of Events

Join us for all the fun special events, register in advance to participate.


Thursday: December 5,

5:00-7:00PM Tree Donor Appreciation Reception (Private Event)

7-9:00PM: Public Tree Viewing

6-9:00PM: Create-your-own wooden sign workshop. Let us help you make your creation come to life.

Choose from three wooden sign or crate designs. All materials are provided. Register in advance

by CLICKING HERE to reserve your seat. Event fee is $50-60 per guest, depending on selection.


Friday: December 6, 1-8PM

1-8:00PM: Public Tree Viewing

1:00PM: Senior Citizen's Tea Time

5:30-6PM Alcohol Ink Ornaments workshop (registration required)

7-11:00PM: Ice House Beer & Wine Tasting. Live entertainment, appetizers. (21+)


Saturday : December 7,

10am-8PM Public Tree Viewing

3:00-8:00pm The Ice House is open with family friendly activities, live DJ, hot food vendors, and fun for all!

4:30pm (or dusk) Common lighting with Santa’s arrival, Carolers and THS Holiday Ensemble.

Children’s free craft activities

6:00-8:00PM Open Mic Night

Sunday: December 8,

10am-4:30PM Public Tree Viewing

11AM-Alcohol Ink Ornaments workshop (registration required)

1:00PM Holiday Floral Workshop (registration required) Cookies (from Bittersweet Bake Shoppe) & Hot Chocolate for purchase daily

All displays generously donated by local business, groups and citizens

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Tyngsborough Middle School

Welcome to the Tyngsborough Middle School! TMS encompasses approximately 375 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Our faculty strives to provide students with rigorous academics as well as opportunities for enrichment and involvement in the greater community. We encourage you to explore this website to see all of the great things happening here. On behalf of our school, we welcome your involvement and encourage you to become part of the TMS community.