November 2015  
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   TMS-Boys Basketball Tryouts-8th graders
   Nov 30 2015 at 02:30 PM
   TMS - Cheerleading Tryouts
   Nov 30 2015 at 02:30 PM
   TMS-Girls Basketball Tryouts 6th & 8th graders
   Nov 30 2015 at 02:30 PM
   TMS-Girls Basketball Tryouts-7th graders
   Dec 01 2015 at 02:30 PM
   TMS - Cheerleading Tryouts
   Dec 01 2015 at 02:30 PM
   TMS-Boys Basketball Tryouts-6th & 7th graders
   Dec 01 2015 at 02:30 PM
   TMS- Picture Re-take Day
   Dec 02 2015 at 08:00 AM
   Breakfast with Principal
   Dec 02 2015 at 09:00 AM

Tolland Middle School

1 Falcon Way
Tolland, CT 06084
Fax: 860-870-5737

Principal:  Daniel Uriano

Assistant Principal:  J. Anthony Spangle

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PowerSchool Parent Portal Single Login Directions
Click HERE

"Karaoke" P.B.I.S. Assembly on
December 23rd

The Parent Portal is now open so parents may view their child's grades.  Remember to set up your new Single Login Account so you can link all your children to one login.  Directions are above.

The PTO will provide a Staff Appreciation Event on November 18.  Donations and help are needed.  Please click the link for more information.

The PowerSchool Parent Portal has been closed while teachers finalize Quarter 1 grades.  It will re-open next Thursday, November 12.  Please remember that parents will need to create a unique account through which they will be able to view all their children's grades.  If you need assistance, please contact the main office.

10-30-15 - Boys and Girls soccer teams will play each other after school on Monday, November 2, 2015.  The boy's team should bring their uniforms - clean! 

10-28-15 - Cross Country practice has been cancelled for today. (1:39pm)

This just in!  TMS has an Instagram account.  Follow us at TollandMS

Today was Lifetouch Picture Day.  The photographers commended our students for their consideration as they waited to have their pictures taken.
If you forgot to send in your order form, you may order pictures for the next 48 hours by going to and placing your order.  Our Picture Day ID is EJ495909Q0.
After 48 hours you may mail the order envelope with an additional $7.50 s/h fee to Lifetouch, 698 Derby Ave., Seymour, CT 06483.  The pictures will be mailed directly to your home address.

10-21-15 - Boy's Soccer practice is cancelled for today. (11:45a.m.)

The TMS Yearbooks is looking for submissions of art work for this year's yearbook.
Any grade 8 student can submit art for the following categories: Front cover, Back cover, 6th, 7th and 8th grade intro pages, sport page, club page and the baby picture page.  All artwork must be in black and white designs only.  You can obtain a sheet for your artwork from Ms. Ballard and they are due Nov. 6th.


The TMS Yearbook wants 8th graders’ baby pictures (ages between 0 – 4)!  Pictures should have the student’s name and homeroom on the back.  They will be scanned and returned.  All baby pictures must be in by November 6.

The PTO Dinner and Dessert fundraiser with Panera soups and Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough is due.  Please submit all orders and money to the office.
Thank you for your support!



Important Picture Day Information 

Tolland Middle School
Picture Day: Thursday, October 22 
Picture Day ID: EJ495909Q0

Picture Day is Thursday, October 22. 

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10-9-15 Attn: Grade 8 students/parents who did not make the Washington meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6th - please see the Washington, DC link for important information.

10-2-15 Girls Soccer practice has been cancelled for today.  (12:25pm)

Attn: Grade 8 Students attending the Washington, DC trip in November.
On Tuesday, Oct. 6th, there will be an important meeting for students and parents at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Our tour director, advisors and Administration will be there to review the trip's itinerary, packing tips, and the rules for the trip.  Please plan on attending.  Thank you

As we begin the second month of school, we would like to remind parents that they have access to their child's grades at all times.  There is a new login procedure for the PowerSchool Parent Portal this year which allows parents to view all their students' information through one login.  In order to do this, parents must set up their unique account in PowerSchool.  Directions for this procedure along with access IDs were included with your child's schedule in August.  Directions are also posted above.  If you need a copy of your child's access IDs please contact the main office.

Today's cross country meet and GIRLS soccer game have been postponed.
The BOYS soccer game at TMS will be played as scheduled.

Soccer Practice for the Boys Team has been cancelled today.

Mr. Uriano is looking for suggestions for music to play as the students enter school each morning.  Please click the link for Morning Music Suggestions under Quick Links to access the form and give him ideas.  All suggestions must be school appropriate.

All Sports have been cancelled at TMS.  Students should go home after school.

Attn: Grade 8 students who have signed up for the Washington trip have received their final packet of information on Friday, Sept. 4th.  Please have any fundraising orders and money in by Wednesday, Sept. 9th.  Final payments are due Friday, Sept. 18th with all the forms.  If you need any of the forms, they can be found on the the Washington DC link.

Due to the extreme heat and humidity, sports try outs have been postponed until tomorrow, Wednesday, 9/9.  Only students who have been cleared by the nurses' office may try out.  Students who need the late bus should sign up in the main office prior to noon.

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year.  We hope you have had a restful, enjoyable summer.  Enjoy these last few days.

Schedules will be mailed home today.  There has been an update to the Parent Portal in PowerSchool, requiring a new login procedure that will allow parents to link all their children to a single account.  Details for that procedure will be mailed at the beginning of next week.

A clarification of the 7th grade supply list:  Students will need only one 2" binder (not 2.5") in which they will keep their math, science and social studies paperwork.

A note about TEAMs at TMS. As you probably know, we are very fortunate to have a “TEAM” structure at Tolland Middle School. Each team has a math, science, social studies and special education teacher, and two language arts teachers.  Team color designations are to provide a smaller "school within a school" organizational structure.  Our teams are as follows.

Team 6 Blue Team 6 Gold
Mrs. Campbell Mrs. Fleming
Mrs. Cassidy Mrs. Hart
Mrs. Cayward Mrs. Leone
Mrs. Krantz Ms. Moebus
Mrs. Markow Mrs. Olander
Ms. VanOstrand Mrs. Sleeman
Team 7 Blue Team 7 Gold
Mrs. Gedansky Mrs. Churchill
Mrs. Hadyka Mrs. Connelly
Mrs. Kraus Mrs. Desy
Ms. Kukucka Mr. Fay
Ms. Reynolds Mrs. Mawaka
Ms. Vignone Ms. Wilson
Team 8 Blue Team 8 Gold
Mrs. Blore Mrs. Bellman
Mrs. DeGuire Mr. Chassanoff
Mrs. Erikson Mrs. Hill
Mrs. Foster Mrs. Petsa
Mrs. Nichols Mrs. Vose
Mrs. Tew TBD LA

Happy Summer!  
On the last day of school, students were given packets containing athletic information, supply lists for next year and summer reading assignments.  The packets are also available here:

Incoming Grade 6 Packet

Incoming Grade 7 Packet

Incoming Grade 8 Packet

Tolland High School Freshman Honors English Reading Assignment


Due to the inclement weather, the 8th Grade Orientation & Course Fair that was scheduled for tonight will be postponed.....again.  Could you please email your evening availability for the February 5, 9, 10, 11, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26?  We cannot schedule for the Feb. 12 as that is our 2nd semester Open House and Feb. 16 and 17 are vacation days.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.