TGMS Weekly Update

October 28, 2019

Veterans Day celebration

Toll Gate Middle School students are invited to recognize family and friends who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. Please send in his/her name, the war they fought in (if applicable), the military branch served under, and the name of your Toll Gate student. A star will be made in their honor. The stars will then be placed on the windows of the Media Center on Veterans Day, November 11.

Pickerington Schools College and Career Night

It's never too early to start building foundations for your child's college and career! Join us Wednesday, Nov. 13, - 5 -8:00 pm, Ridgeview. Join us and start the planning process at this event designed specifically for Pickerington junior high and middle school students (with their parents). You may purchase dinner at food trucks on site. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door to support the Pickerington Food Pantry.

Holiday Help

The holidays are quickly approaching along with all of the wonderful memories made during these special times. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean that they are not stressful! We realize some families may need some assistant providing a memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are teaming up, once again, with Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some assistance for families in need during this holiday season.

For those out and about during the holiday season, you may see big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools. If you would like to donate a new toy/gift for the holiday season it can be placed in the big red boxes. If you would prefer to donate in other ways, please contact Mrs. Saksa, our School Counselor.

If you would like an application for holiday assistance this year, please contact Mrs. Saksa at or 614 834-6400. The request form will then be provided to you, only one application per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner; however, the information will be shared with local agencies. More details will be shared with those families requesting holiday assistance. The forms must be turned in to a Pickerington school counselor November 20.

PTO thanks you!

Thank you for your support of our annual PTO schoolwide Walk-a-thon! Your support will provide funds for many of the special activities we do throughout the year.

Reminder: Don't forget to send in your boxtops! Thanks!

Calendar of Events

Nov. 5 NO SCHOOL - Professional Development

Nov. 27 & 28 Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 11 Two hour late start - Professional Development

Dec. 23 - Jan.3 Holiday Break

Jan. 3 NO SCHOOL - Records Day

Jan. 6 Classes Resume