Truman Middle School
October 9, 2023
Strategic Plan Online Survey: We Want to Hear from You!
Lindbergh Schools is partnering with Education Governance Leadership Association (EGL) this fall to develop a new five-year strategic plan that will continue to support excellence in learning for all Lindbergh students.
Your thoughts and feedback play an important role in this process! The Lindbergh Strategic Plan Steering Committee will carefully review community feedback as it works to set goals that will guide decision-making over the next five years.
Please fill out this survey on or before Friday, Oct. 27, and share it with your friends, family and neighbors who live in our school district. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Message from Mrs. Vallis, our Library Media Specialist
Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which will take place from October 16th – 19th at the TMS library!
Say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:
The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!
Library Media Specialist
Picture Retake day
Picture retake day is this Wednesday the 11th. If your child is in need of a retake, please have them bring back their previous pictures and hand them to the photographer when retakes are called down.
As a general reminder for picture day, students are not allowed to wear hats or hoods of any kind for the picture.
TRUMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Picture Day Is: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records.
ONLY ONLINE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
(Please do not bring checks, cash, or order forms to school as they will no longer be accepted.)
Online Pre-Order Password: 7A7U9R5W
Can’t order online or have other questions? We are happy to help! 314-567-5900
2024 YEARBOOKS are on SALE NOW! Order your 2024 Yearbook for $25 until October 27th! This is the LOWEST price of the year, the price will increase after this date! See the attached flier for additional information.
Order ONLINE ONLY following the steps below:
1. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com
2. Enter Order Number 17098.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
8th-grade parents: Baby Ads for the 2024 yearbooks are on sale for $20. The deadline for creating and purchasing 8th Grade Baby Ads for the 2024 yearbooks will be OCTOBER 27th. All BABY AD ORDERS will be handled ONLINE! This will help ensure your ad appears exactly as you want and eliminate the risk of your photos being lost or damaged. See the attached flier for additional information.
Purchase and Create the Baby Ad Online Only using the steps below:
1. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com.
2. Enter Order Number 17098.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions for ordering an ad.
4. Once the ad is ordered, an online design tool will open to help you place your photo & text.
5. You must CREATE & PURCHASE your ad NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 27th.
6. You will proof your own ad - the ad will appear exactly as you submit it. Please proof your ad carefully and finalize your ad to receive an email to confirm your order.
7th Grade Cotillion
Kiwanis Gently Used Winter Wear Drive
Kiwanis Gently Used Winter Wear Drive Tuesday, October 24, - Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Our school, in cooperation with the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club, will be collecting new or gently used winter wear items for students in need. Please bring new or gently used coats, mittens, hats, boots, gloves, scarves, earmuffs, ski masks, snow pants, warm socks, or thermal underwear, and place them in the blue bin that will be in our school lobby. The winter wear drive will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 24- Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Items will benefit students in Lindbergh schools, Meramec, Monroe, and Patrick Henry elementary schools in St. Louis City; and Angels’ Arms just to name a few.
MIddle School Winter Guard
LHS Thespians Present “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon”
The Lindbergh High School Thespians are proud to present “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” Oct. 12-14 at 7 p.m. in the new LHS Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Students: $7 online, $10 In Person
General Public: $10 Online, $12 in Person
LHS home football games
We just wanted to communicate expectations for attending high school football games:
- Middle school students are welcome at games and must be accompanied by a parent and supervised.
- Students must remain seated if they choose to hang out on the hill.
- No outside sports equipment allowed.
- Watch and enjoy the game.
- Do not wander to off-limits locations or the visiting team's side.
- Students who do not follow our expectations will be asked to leave.
Tickets on Sale for Lindbergh Schools Foundation Community Breakfast
Please join us at the Lindbergh Schools Foundation Community Breakfast! Mark your calendars for Oct. 27, and don't miss out on this season's most thrilling breakfast event.
Truman Parent Group
Bowl with your friends!
Lindbergh Speaker Series
Gifted Association of Missouri Virtual Speaker Series: Motivation for Gifted Students 7-8 p.m., Oct. 16
Many gifted students (between 10% and 50%) are underachievers. One out of every 4 high school dropouts are identified as gifted. Why would children who possess so much potential not want to achieve that? How do we motivate these students who have shown potential to learn at high levels? We must engage their minds. Join Todd Stanley, “The Gifted Guy,” to learn about the 5 I's and how we can use these in our classrooms to engage and motivate gifted children.
Missouri ‘Close the Gap’ Program Provides Financial Support for Families
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Odyssey, a platform that helps states connect families to public funding and education services, have announced the launch of the Missouri Close the Gap Grant program. This is a one-time grant of up to $1,500 for parents/guardians who reside in Missouri to use for allowable education expenses, including but not limited to tutoring, computer equipment and internet connectivity, education services, and before- and after-school educational programs. Applications are now open and must be submitted by October 25, 2023.
Student and Parent Guidelines
Students and parents, please read the guidelines document linked below that explains the expectations for students and parents. We strive for consistency in regards to the content of this document. All of the policies and procedures are in place to create a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students and staff. Thank you in advance for your partnership in regards to these guidelines.
Student/Parent Guidelines 2023-24
Truman Middle School Student/Parent Guidelines 2023-2024 Welcome to Truman Middle School! We are committed to doing whatever it takes to meet the educational needs of every child. Please contact us with questions. Truman Middle School Phone: (314)729-2470 Fax: (314)729-2472 ...