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How Parents Stay Informed

September 17, 2018

During our tornado-related “shelter in place” in Henrico and surrounding county schools on Mon., Sept. 17, Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) provided parents with updates via text, e-mail, the HCPS website, and social media. In addition, TMS Principal Ann Greene sent out school-specific emails.

Learn more about HCPS procedures for sending and receiving messages during planned and emergency events, link here.

If you need to update your contact info, please contact TMS.  

Safety Precaution for Crossing Three Chopt Road

September 17, 2018

This Wed., Sept. 19, is a ½ day for students, while teachers attend professional development sessions in the afternoon.

Parents, please remember, TMS does not advise allowing your child to cross Three Chopt Road, due to the busy traffic during that time.  However, if your child needs to cross the road on that day, you must provide written permission for him/her to walk across Three Chopt.

Time for Parents to Come to School!

September 16, 2018

Mom and kids on TMS campusMark your calendar for our annual Back to School Nights!

  • 6th Grade Parents / Tues., Sept. 18

  • 7th & 8th Grade Parents / Tues., Sept. 25

  • Both events start at 6:30 p.m. in our Gym! Also, attend a PTA Welcome, offered on both evenings, at 8:00 p.m., in the Library.

Your students will bring home a paper copy of their class lineup–with class names, teacher names and room numbers–to help you readily “walk their schedule” on Back to School Night. If your student forgets to bring it home, print out the following link, and ask your child to fill it in for you: 6th TMS Back to School Night Schedule Template

 

 

Add A Feather To Your Cap @ Chick-Fil-A

September 16, 2018
TMS participants in 2018 Relay for Life last spring.

A few members of our TMS Relay for Life Team last spring

Purchasing an individual or family meal from a student favorite, Chick-Fil-A Parham, can support an outstanding cause: the 2019 TMS Relay for Life Team! On Wed., Sept. 19, when you place your order, simply mention TMS, and the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the sale to our student team.

Chick-Fil-A Parham Road

1529 N. Parham Rd.

282-4285

Relay for Life is an annual, community-based fundraising event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. TMS participates each spring with a number of other area schools, raising a lot of excitement and support for this charitable cause.

Connect to Schoology

September 11, 2018

Patriot Mom with daughters on TMS campusPatriot Parents can link to Schoology–our online assignment and document-sharing platform for all student classes. Find details about how to make that connection via laptop/desktop and smartphone. Also, learn how to set up email and/or text alerts when your child’s teachers post important messages.

Also, parents now view student grades in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Keep Up with TMS “Daily Announcements”

September 11, 2018

Patriot brother-sister twins in classroomKeep up with day-to-day events at TMS by linking HERE.

Also, take a look at this week’s Parent Highlights 9.16.18.

 

PTA Preps for Exciting Year Ahead

September 10, 2018

Student volunteers selling TMS "Spirit Wear" during welcome events the week before school started.You can join the TMS PTA and donate to the “Patriot Pride Fund” online! This fund is the PTA’s sole fundraising initiative for the year, with 100% of your donations supporting our students and teachers throughout the year with educational and fun activities.

Amy Boyle, our 2018.19 PTA president, said,

“Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year. Although a lofty goal, if every family gives a little, we can do A LOT.” 

  • See the attached PTA Welcome Letter to learn more.
  • PTA meetings are the best way to know what’s happening at school and to share ideas. Everyone’s welcome:
    • September Meeting during “Back to School” Nights: PTA Meetings happen in the Library at 8:00 p.m. on both grade-level events: Tues., Sept. 18, & Tues., Sept. 25
    • October meeting: Tues., Oct. 16, 7:00 in the Library
  • Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/tuckahoemspta
  • Read the TMS “Patriot Press” every Sunday night, with Principal Greene’s email message, for the latest-greatest school and PTA info.

 

Planning Ahead for Specialty Centers

September 9, 2018

Patriots stand outside newly renovated front of the schoolFor 8th Grade Patriots focused on a special interest–such as engineering, computer tech, arts & humanities, and more–Henrico offers a comprehensive lineup of specialty centers.By the middle of the month, 8th graders will receive details about applying for one of these centers, housed at area high schools. The application process starts Nov. 19.

Learn more about what these specialty centers offer at an upcoming info session, which both share the same details:

  • Tues., Oct. 9, 7:00 p.m., at Douglas S. Freeman High School

  • Mon., Oct. 15, 7:00 p.m., at J.R. Tucker High School

 

Sports TryOuts & Practices Continue

September 9, 2018

Two Patriots dressed to try out for school sports team

All Fall sports practices/tryouts continue this week. Kindly pick up your athletes no later than 5:30 p.m.

Remember, to participate in Tuckahoe Middle School Athletics 2018-19, a student must have the following:

  • an Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) physical, completed and dated by a physician after May 1, 2018
  • a concussion form completed
  • a “Rules & Regulations” form completed to try out for Football, Girls Tennis, Girls Basketball, and Boys Soccer.

Find copies of all forms under Coach Thompson’s blog.

 

 

A Primer on Newly Revised TMS Grading Practices

September 2, 2018

Rising 7th grader with his Mom at "Fee Day."

TMS is simplifying and unifying grading policies among teachers school wide. Review these newly revised practices for details about grading categories, make-up work, and missing assignments.

To help your Patriot keep up with daily and long-term assignments, make sure they purchase a TMS Agenda for $5.00, available through their Block 1 & 5 classes. The agenda book includes the TMS student handbook, monthly calendars, daily matrix for recording homework, hall passes and more!

 

 

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9000 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, VA 23229
Phone (804) 673-3720 | Fax (804) 673-3731
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Ann Greene, Principal
Meredith Parker, Associate Principal
Derrick Deloatch, Assistant Principal 
Katherine Moorman, Assistant Principal