The Howl

May 4, 2021

Tom Cox Timberwolves

Deborah Spoon, Principal

Olivia Robinson, Assistant Principal, Students A-L

Lawrence Cox, Assistant Principal, Students M-Z

Jessica Kowis, Counselor, Students A-L

Tara Bodin, Counselor, Students M-Z

Timberwolves L.E.A.D. from the Heart!

Note from the Principal

Dear TCI Families,

The month of May is a busy time for us at TCI. We are winding down the school year and looking forward to summer. This will be the last newsletter for the year. Thank you for your support and I hope you have an amazing summer!

Debbie Spoon

TCI Dates To Remember

STAAR Tests:

5th and 6th Math May 11

5th and 6th Reading May 12

5th Science May 13


5th Grade Band May 17 4:30 (video recorded)

6th Grade Band May 18 4:30 (video recorded)

5th and 6th Orchestra May 6 4:30 (video recorded)

Award Ceremonies:

5th grade Award Ceremonies May 19 (virtual)

6th grade Award Ceremonies May 20 (virtual)

Schedule and links to view will be sent out at a later date.

End of the Year Parties:

May 21, 2021

Student Talent Show:

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021 I/2 day schedule

Virtual Learners Returning to Campus

Virtual Learners who have returned to campus and have a device will need to return the device to campus when they return.

Fifth Grade Core Subjects (click on image below)

Sixth Grade Core Subjects (click on image below)

TCI Orchestra News!



Caty Abercrombie, Cori Beam, Sophia Branch, Breanna Davis, David Freire, Joseph Garza,

Natalie Herbig, Kayla Issacks, Cristian Madrid, Hope McCormick, Emma McIntire, Nia Mott Fisher Niles, Gabriel Quinoneza, Shiloh Somers, Yarenis Soria, Skylar Stokes, -

Elzy Kamree West, Jaden Briely, Imia Oransaye, Janie Robinson, Joshua Williams, Katerina Didenko, Sutton Holleman, Jaydiin Howse, Owen Reamer, Henry Thompson, Clara Deville, Gabriela Rosas, Jazlyne Scott.

Tom Cox Intermediate School Library


May is a super busy month with testing and all the end of year activities. Below are a few tips to help you be successful for the remaining of the year. Remember to continue to get plenty of rest, be on time, eat a good breakfast, follow directions, and relax and take a deep breath.

This year has been a challenge for all of us and you all have done an amazing job. We will certainly miss our 6th graders moving onto 7th and we wish you all the best. As for our 5th graders, we can't wait to see you in the fall and look forward to all the amazing things you will accomplish as 6th graders.

Thanks for helping us have a great year!

Student Talent Show!

The Timberwolf Talent Show is happening!

Students can sign up for an audition time starting Monday, April 12th through sign up link on the Library Canvas page.

Auditions will take place on Monday, April 26th- Wednesday, April 28th from 4:15-6pm in the choir room. Virtual students can participate as well! They will need to email their audition video to Mrs. Eaves by Wednesday, 4/28.

Talents can include singing, dancing, tumbling, playing and instrument and more! We are so excited to see all the talent TCI has to offer!

We will record the selected acts during the week of 5/3-5/7 to create out Timberwolf Talent Show video for everyone to see!

Email Ms. Neighbors or Mrs. Eaves for questions!

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TCI Destination Imagination Team Heads to Globals!

Good luck to our DI team moving on to the Global competition this summer, Chicks with Kicks. We are so very proud of all the hard work you all have put forth.

Congratulations on advancing to Globals Marlie W., Natalie H., Abigail S., and Riley B.

Student Council News!

Student Council

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Officers:

President Miriam Argyle

Vice President Lucas Shepard

Secretary Kinnley Phillips

Treasurer Abigail Adams

Please join us for our end of year Student Council meeting Friday, May 7th at 8:00am in the gym. We look forward to seeing you all there.


Writers club is for any student that wants to write more. This club will meet Tuesdays after dismissal until 5 pm. Students must have their own transportation home. If you are interested in participating in this club, please contact Mrs. Smith in room 103 or have your teacher email her with your name. This club has a maximum number of 20 students.

Rubik's Cube Club

Calling all students who would like to create Mosaic's with Rubik's Cubes.

Mondays at 8 AM in the gym. See you there.

Parent Information from York Juior High

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Physicals for Junior High Sports!

Physical Information

o Physicals will be May 13th, in the Grand Oaks (Gym) from 2:35pm- 5:30pm.

o If you plan to play any sports next year you will need a physical!!!

o Price per physical is $20.00 “CASH” only!!!

o Parents must drop & pick their child up from GOHS!!!

o Parents must remain outside during this process.

If you have any more question please don’t hesitate to email me at

We look forward to having a great turn out and hope to see everyone there. Grizzly Nation is growing and it is a great time to be a Grizzly!!!

Thank you

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Notes from the School Nurse

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires a course of human growth and development to be given to all 5th & 6th grade students. This presentation will provide age appropriate information regarding the changes occurring in the growth and development of this age group. CISD utilizes the Proctor & Gamble series “Always Changing.” There are separate videos for boys and girls.

This year the presentations will be held virtually. Parents may view the appropriate video with their student and use the parent resources provided on the website. Click on the link below and scroll down to the appropriate video for your student (girl or boy).

Parents may also opt to not have their student view the presentation.

Puberty Materials for Parents - P&G School Programs

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse at 281-465-3200.

Margaret Saxe RN

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Tom Cox PTO

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Cox Direct Donation Fundraiser!

Cox Intermediate PTO

2021 Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign

April 12th-May 7th

Please follow the link below for more information on our spring fundraiser.

Help With STAAR Snacks!


We need your help to provide STAAR snacks to our students and staff. Please use the sign up to support our school.


Tom Cox PTO


Parents and students,

Our hope is to create a quality memory book for your kiddos similar to the ones in the past BUT…..we really need your help!! To make this the best book ever we are utilizing the Balfour Image Share mobile device app to allow you and your kiddo to submit pics directly to the yearbook throughout the year. In our first themed request, we would like to see the following:

  • Pics of your first day of school

  • Pics of you working in your virtual learning space

  • Pics of your student dressed up this week for Red Ribbon Week

We will organize the pics and try to make a spread highlighting these aspects of student life for 2021. To use the app go to the app store and download “Balfour Image Share” to your device and register your account. Please use our code, 125318.

Kind Regards,

Amber Rogers

PTO Brand Coordinator

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Kroger Community Awards

Kroger Community Rewards Program Here is how you can get started: You will need to link your Kroger Plus Card account to Tom Cox Intermediate. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. You may register online at If you are a new online customer to Kroger, you must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box. Sign up for a Kroger Community Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on favorite store, enter your email address, create a password, and agree to the terms and conditions. Check your email inbox and click on the link in the email to confirm. Then click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Then choose our school by typing in our name or selecting it from the drop down list, then click on confirm. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see the school’s name on the right side of your information page. Purchases will not count towards Tom Cox Intermediate until after your card has been registered. Do you use your phone number at the register and don’t know your Plus Card number? Just call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Plus Card number.

Box Tops

Join me in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!

Download the Box Tops for Education app here:


Rainy/Cold Day Dismissal

If your student is a walker/biker they will be expected to walk or ride their bike on rainy days, unless you and your child have an alternate plan in place. If you choose for your child to be a car-rider on rainy days it is not necessary to complete a transportation change form.

In the case of severe weather (thunderstorms, lightening, blizzard) we may hold walkers/bikers until we feel it is safe for them to walk or ride home. If that does occur we will contact the parent to inform them of the delay. Bus transportation will run as scheduled.

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Make sure to share all the important contact information for your school & necessary staff, along with how to contact folks (by email? By text? By phone?). If you are updating on social media, make sure to include those URLs, as well.