TMS Weekly Update 2017-2018

December 1st, 2017

Friday on my mind

Our first Friday of December brings about a reminder to take care of those less fortunate than we are. We will spend the month supporting families who need it and be thankful of all we have. Look for Adopt a Family opportunities that will be coming to you from TMS.

What is up next for Adopt a Family?

To support the Adopt-a-Family program each team will be collecting food donations. The collection will be running until December 18th.

Food Donations - Due by 12/18

8.1 - Turkey dinner sides (ex., stuffing, instant potatoes, canned corn/green beans/cranberry sauce, etc.)

8.2 - Non-perishable breakfast items (oatmeal, cereal, instant pancake mix, syrup, etc)

7.1 - Snacks

7.2 - Pasta / Rice (pasta, mac and cheese, sauce, spaghettiOs)

6.1 - General canned fruits / vegetables

6.2 - Canned soups / Ramen



Next week the theme Fridays will begin. We will announce themes on Mondays.

8th grade - will choose the theme for Friday, December 8th.

7th grade - will choose the theme for Friday, December 15th.

6th grade - will choose the theme for Wednesday, December 20th.


The entire school will dress up as the theme that is chosen among the grade levels.


Students should be reminded to bring in $1 to dress up on these days to benefit the Adopt-a-Family program.

We still have families!

If you would like to sponsor a family, we still have the need for sponsors. Contact our Family Liaison Melissa Mallous at Melissa.Mallous@tyngsboroughps.org

Adopt a Family 2017 Overview

It is that time of year again, and the Tyngsborough Public School’s sponsored Adopt-A-Family program is beginning its annual efforts as we approach the 2017 holiday season.

The Adopt-A-Family program has been in existence for over forty years and provides assistance to needy families within our community during the holidays. The continued goal of the program is to assist those in need within our community by providing a meal, as well as gifts for children and teens who might otherwise go without. Last year this Adopt-A-Family program was able to assist over 100 needy families and elderly with help from students in our schools, private citizens and a few community businesses. This year will be no different, times continue to be difficult for a growing number of families.

In order to continue to provide assistance, we are reaching out to community members and businesses in the greater community for support. At this time the program is in need of the following:

  • Family and children sponsors, please email our Family Liaison Melissa Mallous at Melissa.Mallous@tyngsboroughps.org
  • Gift cards to local businesses (Walmart, Target, Market Basket, Old Navy, etc.)
  • AAF Gift Basket Raffle - Purchase raffle tickets - AAF tickets can be purchased in the main office of TES, TMS and THS beginning November 6, 2017. The raffle will end on December 7, 2017 and the winters will be announced on December 8, 2017.
  • Monetary donations (checks made out to Tyngsborough High School, memo: Adopt A Family Program) can be sent to Tyngsborough Public Schools, 50 Norris Road, Tyngsborough, MA 01879, ATTN: Sharon Fairbanks

If you are interested and able to make a donation, sponsoring a child/family yourself, or as a group, or offering support in another way, please contact one of the Adopt-A-Family committee members listed below. We look forward to establishing new partnerships within our community. Your contribution, along with the combined efforts and generosity of many, will ensure another successful season of giving for our neighbors in need.

Warm regards,

Sarah Lewenczuk Melissa Mallous

978-649-8914 978-649-3115

Adopt-A-Family Secretary & Treasurer Family Liaison

Sarah.lewenczuk@tyngsboroughps.org Melissa.mallous@tyngsboroughps.org

Sharon Fairbanks

978-649-7488

Adopt-A-Family Community Liaison

Sharon.fairbanks@tyngsboroughps.org

Raffle Items

Adopt A Family raffle item tickets will be available for purchase on Monday, November 6 in the Main Office of each school.

Three groups of raffle items will rotate through each school office on November 15, November 28 and December 7, so be sure to check back for the new grouping. Attached is the list of current raffle items.

Thank you for your support of this wonderful community wide program.

2017 Raffle Baskets Descriptions for Schools.pdf

Adopt A Family Committee

Your feedback is important to us!

Good afternoon!

As we strive to enhance communication within our district, we recently revamped our school and district websites.

We would appreciate your feedback on this short, anonymous survey regarding our overall communication efforts.

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

Thank you for your time!

Derek Piper
Director of Technology
Tyngsborough Public Schools

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Yearbook Contest

8th Grade

Yearbook Contest!


Would you like to see your artwork be the cover of our yearbook?


Submit your entry for our 2017/2018 Yearbook to Mrs. Cassidy.


8 1/2” x 11” sheet of plain white copy paper


Use your creativity and originality!


All submissions due by

Friday

December 8, 2017

Yearbook Order Form

Yearbook Order Form

Note -(Cash or check payable to Tyngsborough Middle School!)


Name:______________________________________________ Grade:________

Cash/Check #:_________________________ Date:__________________


Order by:

November 15th - December 31st: $23


January 1st - February 23rd: $25


February 24th - April 30th: $28


May 1st - End of the year: $30 (if available)

ONLINE

Go to: http://www.jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01064349

Important Dates

DECEMBER 2017:

Friday, December 1: Trimester 1 Report Cards sent home

Monday December 4: Gr. 8 Field Trip to GLTHS

Wednesday, December 6: Early Release Day, 10:55am Dismissal

Thursday, December 21: 7th Grade Field Trip, "A Christmas Carol" Production

Friday, December 22: Early Release Day, 10:55am Dismissal

Monday, December 25 - Monday January 1st: No School, Winter Break

HOMEWORK CLUB

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4 we hold homework club in the art room. We offer this service for students to do homework and get help by one of our teachers. Students should not just be staying to "hang out" and can be asked to leave if they are not doing their work. Please reiterate this with your child.

Ski Club is coming!

Interested in Skiing or Snowboarding this winter? The Ski & Snowboard Program travels to Wachusett Mountain to ski and board on Tuesdays starting on Jan 2nd. The program runs for 6 weeks, and is open to both TMS & THS students. The overall cost is $240. The bus leaves the Norris Rd campus at 2:10 and arrives back in the Norris Rd. parking lot at approx. 8PM.


More info for middle school program: https://mrmaslanka.wordpress.com/ski/

Info sheet: with basic info and more detailed info (terrain park passes, lessons & rentals, etc)


Any questions to : justin.maslanka@tyngsboroughps.org


Winter Sports Information

All the homework in one place


From our resident programmer, Wilson Gramer:

We can all agree that at some points it’s hard to keep track of all your homework for the night. Even if you have an agenda book, it’s one extra thing you have to bring home that you might lose anyway!

I’ve been working with our principal, Mr. Pollet, to create a solution that we will all benefit from. It’s called TPSHomeworkBot, and basically it automatically pulls the homework from your teacher’s blogs and sends you a notification right to your phone through Twitter. It can also give a nightly summary so you know what blogs to continue reading.

So you’re probably wondering, “how do I sign up?” It’s simple! You’ll see flyers and posters around the school with codes on them. Simply scan the big code and then the code with your grade using your phone’s camera. Make sure to follow both accounts and turn on notifications for it to work correctly. And if you don’t have Twitter or don’t plan to get it, there will be an email version coming soon.

So that’s the brief rundown of TPSHomeworkBot. If you have any questions, ask your teachers to email them to Mr. Pollet. I hope you’ll enjoy using TPSHomeworkBot as much as I enjoyed creating it! Thank you and have a great day!

Here is the tutorial

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTRHVpNg0pmaR4nBJLtcqr1xRvXf88lidEJx9z6tE4Um5_xYRmPlmVpD73TliGXmOmhk9UaLa8aX4Iw/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=10000&slide=id.p

6th Grade Medical Information

Vaccinations-

Prior to entering the 7th Grade, all students must provide a copy of a current physical (signed by an MD and dated within one year) and proof of the following immunizations: 1 dose of tdap, 2 doses of MMR, 2 doses of Varicella and 3 doses of Hepatitis B. Each time your child receives an immunization or has his or her yearly physical exam, please send a copy to the health office to keep your child’s file up to date.

DC travelers

For those 8th grade families already enrolled for DC:


Please note that this year all students travelling with the school to Washington need to agree to and sign the school travel policy on points of attendance, discipline and academics. The travel agreement is HERE! Please read over, print out, sign and give to either Mr. Maslanka or the office. Thank you in advance.


Those seeking financial assistance need to check out this link and apply:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vREWrXkv8il5qjsb5VGAfQjlcKmllsnseco0lSvsfsjeUPzWzwuWKyiQ2HUlJU_BstjC7GYyfW--TC4/pub

Sports Information

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR....

FALL SPORTS AWARD NIGHT: For all athletes who play a high school sport only, will take place on: Monday, December 4th at 7:00pm in the Ciampa Performing Arts Center-HS Auditorium


No student/athlete is eligible to participate unless they have an updated physical and completed an online registration form which can be done through the Parent Portal.

FAX ALL PHYSICALS TO:

High School Nurse: Debbie Donohoe Fax: 978-649-1877 email: Debbie.Donohoe@tyngsboroughps.org


Middle School Nurse: Michelle Riley Fax: 978-649-8673 Michelle.Riley@tyngsboroughps.org

All ATHLETIC SCHEDULES CAN BE FOUND ON: www.mwlma.org

Learn how to sign-up for text alerts. Find information on our web page http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Athletics



WINTER SPORTS PICTURES: will take place on Thursday, December 14th after school in HS Gymnasium, Swim pictures to follow at the Gr. Lowell Tech.Pool for 5:30pm. Picture order envelopes will be sent home through the mail.

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Educational Foundation of Tyngsborough

Ticket Pre-Orders Now Available!

Show Dates:

o Friday, Jan. 26th (6:30 pm)

o Saturaday, Jan. 27th (6:30 pm)

o Sunday, Jan. 28th (3:30 pm)

$47 per ticket

Tables seat 8 guests, or 9 if you’re really friendly J

Are you a football fan? No worries, mon! These shows are on the “off week” between the championships and super bowl J

Tickets are now available! These shows are anticipated to sell out quickly, so we recommend you order as soon as possible. Contact Theresa Manning at EFTyng@gmail.com to secure your tickets or visit us at our Festival of Trees box office hours.

Once you order, you can pay and pick up your tickets at the following events (we prefer cash or check made out to EFT and also accept credit):

o Old Town Hall (10 Kendall Rd.) during the Festival of the Trees. (We will be downstairs in the basement where the raffles and crafters are located).

o Friday, Dec. 1st, 5 – 8 pm

o Saturday, Dec. 2nd 1 – 4 pm

o Sunday, Dec. 3rd noon – 2pm

o Weekly Hours on Tuesday Evenings @ Tyngsboro Elementary School

o December 12th, 19th 7-8 pm

o January 2nd,9th, 16th (while supplies last!) 7-8 pm

About the evening: The Tyngsborough High School theater cast will provide an evening of laughs, music, and second-to-none entertainment performing the Broadway hit, She Loves Me. Dinner will be catered by the fabulous Culinary Creations*. For the Friday and Saturday evening shows, the doors open at 6:30pm.The show will begin promptly at 7:00pm, and dinner will be served at 7:30pm. Save room for Culinary Creation’s fabulous dessert buffet! For the Sunday matinee, the doors will open at 3:30pm. At all three shows, a cash bar will be selling a variety of beer, wine, and soft drinks for your enjoyment. *If you have any special diet or allergy concerns, please let Theresa know when you order your tickets.

Tyngsborough Public Library

America Collage–



Saturday, January 13th

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Grades 6-12.

@ the Tyngsborough Public Library


This is your country! Using your imagination, text, inks, paper and paint, cover your cutout of America in a way that is uniquely you! Each participant will leave with a completed 12” cutout mixed media piece to hang up. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

Registration required. Deadline: January 8

Snow date: Saturday, January 27 (same time)

Register for TPL programs by calling the Library or using the contact form on the website.

Tyngsborough Public Library 978-649-7361 www.tynglib.org


Eco Ornaments

at the Tyngsborough Public Library!

Wednesday, December 6

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Grades 6-12

Registration required

Upcycle fabrics, paper, recycled and natural materials into one-of-a-kind decor and wearable art! Choose your favorite eco-friendly materials and design ornaments, jewelry,

or another fun item to wear or use to decorate.

Keep for yourself or give as a gift!

Must register by December 4.

Register for TPL programs by calling the Library or using the contact form on the website.

Tyngsborough Public Library 978-649-7361 www.tynglib.org

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Tyngsborough Middle School

Welcome to the Tyngsborough Middle School! TMS encompasses approximately 440 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.