September 2014  
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   Grade 6 Open House
   Sep 23 2014 at 06:30 PM
   Early Dismissal
   Sep 24 2014 at 08:00 AM
   Service Corp Club
   Sep 30 2014 at 02:30 PM
   Grade 8 Washington Parent/Student Meeting
   Oct 07 2014 at 06:30 PM
   No School - Columbus Day
   Oct 13 2014
   No School - Teacher In-Service Day
   Oct 14 2014
   Gr 8 Air Museum Field Trip
   Oct 15 2014 at 08:15 AM
   Gr 8 Air Museum Field Trip
   Oct 16 2014 at 08:15 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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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. 

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. 

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.  

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.

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.

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.

This is a reminder that anyone playing a fall sport at Tolland Middle School must register on line at 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

The Parent Portal is closed until schedules are finalized.  
Report cards are being mailed home.

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

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!