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   Grade 6 Rope Graduation
   Nov 03 2014 at 08:00 AM
   Service Corp Club
   Nov 04 2014 at 02:30 PM
   No School - K-8 Conferences
   Nov 07 2014
   No School - Teacher In-Service
   Nov 10 2014
   Washington Trip - Students Leaving
   Nov 11 2014 at 06:45 AM
   No School - Veteran's Day
   Nov 11 2014 at 12:39 PM
   Washington Trip - Students Returning
   Nov 14 2014 at 09:00 PM
   Life Touch Picture Re-Take Day
   Nov 18 2014 at 08:00 AM

Tolland Middle School
1 Falcon Way
Tolland, CT 06084
Fax: 860-870-5737
Daily Schedule:
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Late Start:  9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal:  8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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10-29-14

High School Options is a program run by our Guidance Department that explains the various school choices available.  All 7th graders attended a presentation this morning.  Any 8th grader who is interested in attending specific schools visited with school representatives.  The brochure that all 7th graders receive is available by clicking this link.


10-24-14
The early dismissal day for Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for TMS on Thursday, November 6 has been canceled.  TMS will have a full day of conferences on Friday, November 7.  (TIS and BG still have the early dismissal day on 11/6.)

10-22-14
Boys soccer practice is canceled today (12:30 p.m.)

10-20-14
Lifetouch Picture Retake Day has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.  If your child did not have his or her picture taken and you want to order pictures, the forms will be available the week prior to Retake Day.  If you do not like the pictures you ordered, your child should return the entire packet to the photographer that day.

The soccer games scheduled for 10/22 have been moved to 10/23.

The PTO will have its monthly meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/21, at 7:30 p.m. in the school library.  All parents and interested community members are invited.

10-16-15
Cross Country Practice is cancelled today. (1:59 p.m.)
10-16-15
Girl's Soccer practice has been cancelled for today. (12:59.p.m.)

10-16-14
Boy's Soccer practice has been cancelled for today. The team should meet in the gym tomorrow at 2:40pm. (12:27pm)

10-13-14

TMS has time on the Community Voice Channel (Channel 95)!  The program is called TMS Principal Point, and has updates on TMS happenings and student and staff interviews.  Reruns of the September show will run at the following times:

October 13 – 8:30 p.m.

October 20 – 12:30 p.m.

October 28 – 1:30 p.m.

The new October episode will air on Sunday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.

10-10-14
Reminder:  There is no school on Monday (Columbus Day) and Tuesday (Teacher In-Service).

The TMS Pumpkin Festival will be held on Friday, October 17, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Costume parade, pumpkin carving contest, games and more!  Admission is free, but games, snacks, and tape for duct taping Mr. Schneider to the wall cost $1.00.  Tickets will be sold in homeroom next week - 13 for $10.00, so purchase them early and avoid the lines.  This is a fun time for the entire family!

Please be aware of our new School Closing Information.  Click the link to view the letter from Dr. McDowell.

10-8-14
Attn: Parents and students who are attending the Washington, DC trip in November. Please refer to the Washington Link to see information if you were unable to attend our meeting last night.

10-7-14
This morning our students participated in a Community Block focused on TMS.  Some continued the improvements to our campus done over the summer by cleaning classrooms, washing windows, removing litter and trash from the grounds and leaves from the courtyards.  Other students wrote thank you letters or letters of appreciation for people who were involved in the summer improvements, the Community Volunteer Day on August 23, or who help us all daily.  
Ask your child how they participated, and what they noticed about their surroundings after many hands work together. 

10-1-14 - Cross Country practice has been cancelled for today. (1:30pm)

10-1-14
Attention 8th graders attending the Washington DC trip: There will be meeting for parents and students on Tuesday, Oct. 7th at 6:30pm in the auditorium.  Our tour director will be there to review the itinerary, answer any last minute questions and hand out luggage tags.  Please plan to attend.

10-1-14
Attention 8th graders!  The Yearbook wants your baby picture.  Choose one picture age 0-4 and bring it in for the baby picture section of the book.  Bring it in a baggie or envelope labeled with your name and homeroom, and give it to your homeroom teacher.  Pictures will be returned once they are scanned.  Don't be left out!

Tomorrow is Lifetouch picture day!  All students will have their picture taken.  If you would like to order pictures, the order forms are available in the main office, or go to www.mylifetouch.com.  You will need our Picture Day ID:  EJ494909Q0.  

9-30-14
Boy's soccer practice has been cancelled for today (1:00pm).  The next practice will be Thursday and the boys should meet in the gym after school.

9-19-14
Art Club is cancelled today and tomorrow (9-29 and 9-30).

This year's first Breakfast with the Principal will be held Wednesday, October 1, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Join Principal Willett for conversation, coffee and donuts.

9-25-14
Games Club is cancelled today.  

9-24-14
Congratulations Dr. Walter Willett
Tolland Public Schools New Superintendent

The PTO is holding a Dinner and Dessert fundraiser offering frozen soups and desserts for sale. The order packet is available by clicking the link.

9-23-14
The first Breakfast with the Principal will be held on Wednesday, October 1, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Join Principal Willett for conversation, coffee and donuts.

Lifetouch Picture Day is Thursday, October 2.  Order forms were distributed to students last Friday.  Additional forms are available in the office.  If you prefer, you can order pictures online at Lifetouch.com.  You will need our school's Picture Day ID:  EJ494909Q0.

9-12-14
Attention Grade 8 students who have signed up for the November, Washington, DC trip:
All paperwork and final payments are due on Friday, Sept. 19th by 3:30pm.  Any questions, please call Debbie Misiura X101. 

9-9-14
All parents and interested community members are invited to the first PTO meeting this evening, Tuesday, 9/9 at 7:30 p.m. in the TMS library.  Come help us plan our year!

As you may know, TMS has implemented the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program.  Today we held its first PBIS lesson in an extended homeroom period.  We encourage families to talk about the lessons learned, what SOAR values are, and how those values create a more positive community. 

9-3-14
Attention Grade 8 students who have signed up for the November, Washington, DC trip:
Packets of information were handed out on Friday, August 29th.  If you did not get a packet, please stop by the front office for one.  Any student who did fund raising over the summer must have their orders and money in by Friday, September 5th.  All paperwork and final payments are due on Friday, September 12th.  

9-3-14
Sports tryouts start today, running from 2:30 - 4:10 p.m.  Students may take the late bus home if needed, but must sign up in the main office by noon if they plan to do so.
Girls soccer tryouts will be today, tomorrow and Friday.
Cross country tryouts will be today, tomorrow and Friday.
Boys soccer tryouts will be today and MONDAY, September 8th.

8-26-14
School starts tomorrow!  Lay out your clothes, get a good night's sleep, have breakfast, and get ready to meet your new teachers!  Our staff is excited to meet you and show you all the changes at TMS!

Sixth grade students, there will be many staff members in the hall directing everyone to where they need to go.  All 6th grade homerooms are upstairs, so head up and more staff will help you there.

Parents, please be aware of the changes in our parking area.  Please click here for a map of the designated traffic pattern. 

Please see the ORANGE lines and arrows. These represent the traffic pattern at TMS for all student Pick-up and Drop-off.

Please also note: Please enter and exit the building by the main entrance only. Our parking, bus, drop off and pick up zones have changed. Please do not enter the areas with signs that state "Buses Only." This includes the front drive, closest to the school building. The front drive is reserved for Buses Only; it is an Emergency Lane and is off limits at all times. The first lot on the left as you come up the school driveway (shown above) is the designated Pick-up, and Drop-off area, please follow the signs and help us keep the parking lot safe for everyone.



8-22-14
Schedules were mailed home on Wednesday.  If you have misplaced Supply Lists please scroll down to the June 23rd posting of the end of the year packets.

Some parents have asked for the Welcome to Tolland Middle School brochure that was distributed at the incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation.  Please click the link to download it.

8-19-14
This is a reminder that anyone playing a fall sport at Tolland Middle School must register on line at www.familyid.com/tolland-public-schools or by going the athletics page on the Tolland Middle School website and clicking on "Athletic Participation Registration and Forms."  Additionally, all updated physical forms must be turned in to the TMS nurse.  The deadline to register for fall sports and to turn in necessary medical documents to the nurse is Tuesday, September 2nd.

Tryouts for cross country and soccer begin Wednesday, September 3rd.  


Anyone with questions regarding the registration process can email Athletic Director Patrick Cox at pcox@tolland.k12.ct.us

7-11-14
The Parent Portal is closed until schedules are finalized.  
Report cards are being mailed home.

6-23-2014
Some have asked, so here are copies of Principal Willett's and Assistant Principal Spangle's promotion speeches.

6-23-14
The Parent Portal is now open so families can view grades.

The main office has summer hours of 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

On Thursday, June 19, students were given packets containing an informational letter from the principal, summer reading assignments and a general supply list for next year.  They are also available through the links below.  The district's Transportation Request form is also available below.

Grade 6 Packet

Grade 7 Packet

Grade 8 Packet

Transportation Request Form

Have a wonderful summer!