Weekly Update 9/30/2018
The picture above was designed and created by our Student Learning Coach, Mrs. Lauren Salsinger. It is a great representation of the growth mindset we have here at Thomas. As learners with a growth mindset, we ask questions, we self-assess, we give and receive feedback, we plan and document, and we reflect.
This past week we hit the midterm point in quarter 1. I think it is a great idea to talk with your child about how things are going and sit down with your child and look at PowerSchool to view the current grades. Remember the goal is growth!
We have multiples supports to offer students here at Thomas. For 6th and 7th grade there is after school homework club or the 11th hour after school. For 8th grade, there is something similar, but we often refer to it as office hours before or after school. If your child needs to stay after school and work in a specific subject area please have them check with their classroom teacher. If that teacher is not available to stay they can always find an 11th hour that is available. For more information please contact the team leader, myself, Lori, or Andrea.
This week Hersey and Buffalo Grove High Schools are both celebrating their homecoming week. To stay in the spirit of community we are also going to celebrate with our own little spin. Please click on this link to see how your child can participate in the FUN of homecoming week as a middle schooler!
#Be The Good!
Thomas PTA (Parent Teacher Association)
GET IN THE SPIRIT!
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Day 1 (8:15 am – 7:45 pm)
October 19thDay 2 (8:15 am – 11:45 am)
A link to sign-up for a conference will be sent to parents whom the teachers will be requesting a conference and then a link will be sent to all parents who would like a conference.
I want to warn our incoming parents that not every parent will be able to register for a conference. We conduct team-based conferences lasting 15 minutes each. If you would like a conference but all the slots are filled please email the team leader directly to request a conference.
Please be patient and a link will be sent soon. Thank you!
6th Grade ONLY - Creative Arts
Art to Drama
Drama to STEM
STEM to DAAD
DAAD to Music
Music to CMA
CMA to Art
Enjoy the final day in your 1st rotation on Monday! Your teacher will make sure you know where to go on Tuesday!
No School FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 & MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
There is no school on Monday, October 8th. Everyone will have no school in honor of Columbus Day. Enjoy the family day!
Emergency Alert Test
TMS Club Information
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.
PowerSchool for PARENTS
Schoology for Parents
Home Checkout Form
Celebrating our Thomas Alumni
Pride of the Wolf Pack Nomination Form