The Howl

March 2, 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,

It is hard to believe Spring Break is just around the corner! March 21, 2021 is officially the first day of Spring and I am looking forward to the warm weather and getting outdoors. I want to say thank you to our students, parents, and staff for working hard this year to adjust to our temporary "school life". We live and work in an amazing community that is resilient and strong. Hang in there!

Deborah Spoon


Tom Cox Intermediate

TCI Dates To Remember

March 1-5 Instructional Days

March 8-12 Instructional Days


March 22-26 Instructional Days

Friday 3/26 Picture Retakes

March 29-April 2 Instructional Days

Virtual Pep Rally March 11, 2021

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.

TCI Picture Re-Takes New Date

Photo Texas will be on campus from 8am-noon Friday March 26, 2021 for any student that did not get their picture taken, or would like a retake. Order forms are available in the Front Office, or you can visit their website @

Fifth Grade Core Subjects (click on image below)

Sixth Grade Core Subjects (click on image below)

Destination Imagination (DI)

Congratulations to our Destination Imagination teams on completing their central and instant challenges for the regional competition. Chicks with Kicks and Team Batbie will be ADVANCING TO STATE. All three teams have done an amazing job this DI season and are awesome representatives of Tom Cox Intermediate!


Women's History Month

Timberwolf Spotlights:

This year in celebration of Women's History Month, we would like to highlight women in our community. We would love to share your career and education journey with our students throughout the month of March on our morning announcements. If you would be willing to participate please send the following information to our Technology Coach, Cerise Eaves,, by March 12th.

  • Name
  • Picture
  • Job title
  • Education (high school, colleges/universities, or trade schools)
  • Why you choose your current career
  • What your favorite subject in school was when you were in the 5th and 6th grade

Thank you!

COUNSELORS' CORNER! News from Ms. Bodin and Ms. Kowis


The year is flying by and Spring break is fast approaching. Our students have been busy and involved in lots of activities. A special thank you to all the student volunteers who helped make our Lollipop Sales a success. We couldn't have done it without you!

Sixth grade parents please continue to monitor the York website for dates for course selection, try-outs, etc.

Parent Information from York Juior High

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Tom Cox Intermediate School Library


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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. In January we will begin creating mosaic's with our rubik's cubes.

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

Notes from the School Nurse

The cooler weather provides the perfect time to pack some snacks, grab a sweater and head outside! Even with all the social distancing guidelines, we have so many awesome opportunities to get out and explore locally. Here are a few ideas for you and your family to make the most of the coming months, all while being socially conscious.

Remember to have your student bring and wear a mask to school each day and keep an extra one in your student's backpack.

Stay safe & Healthy!

Margaret Saxe RN

Attention 6th Grade Parents!

7th Grade Immunizations!

There are 2 Required immunizations for incoming 7th graders. They are Tdap (Tetnas, Diptheria & Acelluar Pertussis) & Meningitis (MCV4)). These immunizations must be obtained prior to schedule pick up day of 7th grade in August, 2020.

If your child receives or has already received their immunizations prior to the end of this school year, please provide an updated copy of your child's immunization record to the Nurse at Cox. If your child receives their immunizations during the summer break, please provide an updated copy of your child's immunization record to the Nurse at York JHS or the junior high that your child will be attending prior to the schedule pick up.

Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions: Margaret Saxe, RN

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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.