TMS Weekly Update 2018-2019

January 4th, 2019

In Comes 2019!

Hope you enjoyed a long break with family and friends. It is hard to believe it is 2019 and we are almost 20 years into this century. I remember when.....

Upcoming Dates at TMS

JANUARY 2019

Wednesday, January 9 - Early Release Day; All TMS students dismissed at 10:55am

Friday, January 11 - T2 Progress Reports

Monday, January 21 - No School - MLK Day

Thursday, January 31 - Sunday, February 3 - TMS Main Stage Production, "Once On This Island," TMS Auditorium

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND IS COMING!

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From the Health Office

Reminder of School Illness Policy


If your child is sick, (vomiting, diarrhea, fever over 100, communicable illness such as strep or flu) he/she should stay home from school. Students may return to school once they have been fever free without the use of acetaminophen or ibuprofen, with no vomiting, and no diarrhea for 24 hours. For communicable illnesses requiring antibiotics, students need to be on antibiotic therapy AND fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. For common viruses/coughs and colds it is not usually appropriate to keep children out of school for the duration of symptoms, however the student’s cough should be manageable and the child should be eating and drinking adequately.


Please contact your child’s physician if you suspect your child may have the flu or strep throat for further guidance. Additionally, if your child has been diagnosed with flu, strep throat or any other communicable disease, please contact the TMS Health Office as a courtesy so that we may track illnesses and do our best to keep all students free from disease.


Illness Prevention

Frequent hand washing at home and in school is a must to limit illness transmission!

Get vaccinated against the flu!......It’s not too late

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is advising that the single best way to prevent influenza is vaccination of everyone six months and older. For more information please visit: https://www.mass.gov/influenza.

Please send your child to school with a refillable water bottle daily: Refillable water bottles are strongly encouraged to keep the children hydrated throughout the day. In addition to keeping the children properly hydrated, water helps to soothe sore throats and quiets coughs.

Medication Policy: All medications must be kept in the nurse’s office and overseen by the RN to keep all students safe. Students are not permitted to keep medications in their backpacks or lockers with the exception of Epi-pens or inhalers if deemed appropriate by his or her MD. Any medications to be administered by the school nurse must be accompanied by a signed physician’s order and written parental consent. This includes prescription and non-prescription medications.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact Michelle Riley, RN at 978-649-3115.

Additionally, we are in need of Clorox Wipes here at TMS to try to combat the germs. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.


Some exciting news for the Tyngsborough School System

Dr. Flanagan announced this Wednesday:


We are proud to announce that the Tyngsborough Middle School has been invited into the eligibility period by the MSBA! We are thankful for the invitation and look forward to collaborating with the MSBA to build a first class educational facility for our middle school students!


There is a great deal ahead of us but we are on our way!


Please watch the video of the School Committee Meeting where Dr. Flanagan outlines the process to come:



https://youtu.be/wzWAldkETRY

New Facebook Page

We have created a new Facebook page. Instead of friending the facebook profile you are currently used to visiting, please LIKE this page:


https://www.facebook.com/TyngsboroughMiddleSchool/


If you were friends of the old page previously, you have already been converted to a like on the new page.

EFT/FOTT Dinner Theatre

The annual EFT / FOTT Dinner Theatre is here! This year the THS Cast will be performing The Drowsy Chaperone - which is sure to provide a wonderful night of entertainment taking us back to broadway in the 1920’s.

Tickets are $47 and the show will be performed on Thursday January 10th and Friday January 11th (but we are already approaching capacity for Friday Night).

I would also like to say thank you to Ms Martin and the cast of the show who helped us decorate a tree at the Festival of Trees. It looked amazing! We loved this collaboration and hope to make it a yearly tradition!

~Theresa Manning
EFT, President 2017-2018
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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.