Thomas Timberwolves

Weekly Update 10/26/2018

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PTA Activity Night - HAUNTED CIRCUS

THANK YOU, PTA for hosting the Halloween Party and Activity Night


Friday, October 26th from 7-9 pm at TMS!


Festive Games, Fun Dancing, Basketball and Bags Tournament, Individual and Group Costume Prizes, Pumpkin Bowling...and more! A whole array of fall fun! Tickets $5. Don’t miss it!

Thomas PTA

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

Quarter 1 has come to a close!

Friday, October 26th marks the end of the first quarter. We are excited to reach this milestone in the school year and hope that staff and students use this opportunity for reflecting upon the start of their school year. This is an opportunity for growth as we head into the second quarter of the school year.


Report cards will be sent home electronically next Friday, November 2nd.

HONOR ROLL

HONOR ROLL:

In addition to the report card, but approximately a week later, we will send an electronic letter to those who earned Junior Honor Roll and Senior Honor Roll.


We maintain two quarterly honor rolls at Thomas. Students receive points for their quarterly grades:

A = 4 points

B = 3 points

C = 2 points

D = 1 point

F = 0 points


We take great pride in sending these letters to students who have been able to maintain a GPA above 3.25. Students who receive 3.85 or higher and no D's or F's will be placed on "Senior Honors." Those students who receive 3.25 - 3.84 and no F's will be placed on "Junior Honors."

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.

Thank you! Student Council

Thanks to the Thomas Student Council members for organizing a wonderful spirit week with autumn color gear, Sports Day, Pajama Day, Mismatch Day, and celebrating TMS PRIDE day!


Big thanks to the same group for helping decorate the courtyard for the Haunted Circus PTA event on Friday night! Thank you for all that you do to make TMS a special place to learn and grow!

Conferences - Thank you!

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend conferences this year!


Thanks also the PTA for an incredible luncheon for the teachers on Thursday. The main meal was delicious, the desserts were amazing, and the decorations were over the top! We LOVE how much effort went into the planning and decorating for our teachers.


#tmsbethegood


Thank YOU!

The entire TMS Staff

PSAT Testing - Good luck 8th graders!

Good luck to all of our 8th graders on Saturday morning! You got this!
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Spotlight on student work - creative arts

Take a look at some great student work in creative arts!

Veterans Day Breakfast - Monday, November 12

If you know a veteran please share this link and invite them to a breakfast celebration on Monday, November 12 at Thomas from 7:15 am - 9:15 am. All special guests may bring their family and friends to join in the celebration.


CLICK ON THIS LINK TO RSVP

REFLECTIONS - DUE DATE EXTENDED to 11/2

The theme for this year is HEREOS AROUND ME.


Submissions can be anything from a painting, to a photograph, to a poem or story, to a thumb drive with a dance or song on it.


Dance - Film - Literature - Music - Photography - Visual Arts


DUE DATE EXTENDED: November 2nd!


Please see the flyer below and click on this link to view specific instructions for the different categories.

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WILDSTANG MISS MAKER WORKSHOP

Hello Thomas Middle School,


We are students from the District 214 FIRSTRobotics Competition Team 111, WIldStang. Our team is made up of students from all grades and all six schools in District 214.


Throughout the year, our team hosts a number of outreach events with the goal of giving younger students experience with STEM. One of our most popular events is Miss Maker Workshop, targeting 9 to 14-year-old girls. The purpose of the workshop is to get young girls interested in and excited about engineering and science.


The event this year is being held on November 3rd and November 10th. During the workshop, the girls will complete a Mechanical, Software and Electrical project. In the Mechanical session, the girls will construct a catapult. In Software, they’ll learn how to program using Scratch and create a computer game. And in the electrical, they will learn how to solder while building a wired decision maker.


We would love to have some of the girls from Thomas Middle School attend. Attached is a flyer with details for this year's workshop. We would appreciate if you could include the flyer in your parent newsletter, share it with your Science Teachers or any STEM Club Sponsors, or any other way to let your girls learn about the event. If you would like hard copies of the flyer to hand out or hang on your bulletin boards, let us know and we’d be happy to drop by your school.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

FRC Team 111, WildStang

Miss Maker Workshop Planning Committee

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Halloween Letter 2018

To view the letter below please click on this button.

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GOT WORK?

Administrative Assistant Position NOW AVAILABLE


Dear Parent(s),


Arlington Heights School District 25 has a district office administrative assistant/receptionist position open.


This is a twelve-month position and full benefits are offered. The starting salary is $37,000.00 and this position works in the Personnel and Planning Department.


The application link is listed below. Please feel free to share the link below with any individuals that may want to apply for this awesome position.


http://www.generalasp.com/d25/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Administrative+Support

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

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.