Tolland Middle School
1 Falcon Way
Tolland, CT 06084
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This evening's dance has been cancelled.
Quarter 2 grades have been finalized and the PowerSchool Parent Portal is now open.
On Wednesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m., there will be an informational meeting about the November 2016 Washington, D.C. trip
for our 8th graders. This year's 7th graders and their parents are invited. Please click the link for more information.
Save the date! The annual Hoops Challenge
basketball game between the TMS Staff Dream Team and the interscholastic boys' and girls' basketball teams will take place on Friday, February 26. This is a fun event for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the PTO. Thank you for your support!
Today is an early release day for teacher in-service. TMS dismisses at 12:35 p.m.
The next early release day is Wednesday, February 24.Yearbook order forms
are available in the main office, or by clicking the link. The deadline for ordering is March 4, 2016. No extras will be ordered, so order now to save these precious memories.
Mrs. Fleming's Academic Practice Club is cancelled this afternoon.
Attn: Grade 7 Students and Parents
Letters were mailed out regarding the informational meeting for the Washington, DC trip for grade 8 students this week. Some of the envelopes did not have the letter in them. The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 10th at 6:30pm in the auditorium. The meeting is for parents and students.
For a copy of the letter please see the Washington Trip link. Thank you.
1-19-16The Board of Education approved a lunch price increase to assist Food & Nutrition Services in managing rising food and operational costs. This change will take effect on February 1, 2016. The increase is .25 to elementary and .15 to secondary schools. Milk will remain the same.
The new prices are listed below.
Middle School $2.85 Deli Lunch $3.00
High School $3.00 Deli Lunch $3.25
Milk (no change) $ .60
All activities at Tolland Middle School have been cancelled this afternoon. All students will be taking their regular buses home. (1:12pm)
The TMS E meeting has been postponed until tomorrow afternoon.
The PTO meeting has been postponed until Tuesday, January 19.
Happy New Year!
Quarter 2 ends on January 22. Parents may view current grades through the PowerSchool Parent Portal until the 22nd. At that time the Portal will be closed so teachers can finalize grades. It will reopen by Thursday, January 28.
Basketball season is in full swing. This is a reminder that students wishing to attend games must bring a note from home giving them permission to stay. Students should make plans in advance as they are not permitted to call home during the school day to obtain permission.
Tolland Public Schools is participating in PJ for the Kids Day today, to benefit Connecticut Childrens' Medical Center. Students and staff are donating in support of the children who must wear pajamas every day as they battle cancer and other serious illnesses. This event kicks off our TMS Winter Kick Off events leading up to the winter break. Each day has a theme as shown below, and we encourage everyone to get in the spirit! Donations will not be collected except for PJ Day.
Please remember the PTO Barnes & Noble Book Fair
next week. by visiting the Buckland Hills store on Sunday, December 13, between 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., you can participat in an Ozobot Demonstration, LittleBits Circuitry Station or a Collaborative Coloring Station. When you use the Book Fair ID 11745189,
TMS PTO receives a portion of the sale. The code can be used at the store or online from December 13 - 18. If you would prefer to take a coupon
to present to the cashier, please click the link and print the coupon. Thank you for your support.
The first basketball game of the season is tomorrow! The TMS Basketball schedule is posted around the school and on the school website www.tms.tolland.k12.ct.us, under the Sports link. Check out the schedule and make plans to attend before the day of the game. Basketball games begin around 3:45, and end between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. In order to attend a basketball game the following guidelines must be followed.
- Bring a note from home giving permission to stay for a game. Send it to the office during homeroom.
- Students may not call home during the day to receive permission.
- Student names will be put on a list of students allowed to attend the game.
- Students attending games may only be in the gym or in the hallway outside the gym. They may not roam around the building.
- If a student is staying to attend the game he/she may not leave school grounds between dismissal time and the end of the game, unless his/her ride comes to pick them up or a parent accompanies them back into the school.
- No food or drinks are allowed inside the gym – snacks may be eaten in the lobby outside the gym
- Once students are in the gym they may not freely roam in and out. They can get up to go to the lobby when a time out has been called, or it is halftime.
- Someone should be here to pick the student up by five o’clock.
- Students must have a ride home, late buses may not be used!
Lifetouch Picture Retake Day is tomorrow! Students who are having retakes done should return the package to the photographer. Students who were absent on Picture Day should have their pictures taken for the Yearbook.
The PTO will host a Barnes & Noble Book Fair
on Sunday, December 13 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Stop by for a demonstration of Ozobots, LittleBits Circuitry, or just browse the shelves for an interesting book! The Café has desserts and beverages if you just want to relax. Use the Book Fair ID 11745189 and a portion of your purchase goes to the PTO. Thank you for your support!
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)
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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 mylifetouch.com
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)
10-2-15Attn: 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 |
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|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 |
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|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 |
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