KINDNESS is the word of the week at TMS, with daily activities to define and reinforce the term each day. One highlight will be PTA-sponsored, nationally recognized motivational speaker, Carrie Grace, who will speak with students about her life’s work inspiring kindness, compassion and joy worldwide. On Wed., Jan. 24, during a special assemblies during ACE, Ms. Grace will challenge Patriots to a “5 Minutes of Awesome” initiative that encourages everyone to deliver small acts of kindness to deliver large-scale, powerful results.
Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders and their families will find a wealth of info at the upcoming 2018/19 TMS Curriculum Fair, scheduled for Tues., Jan. 30, in the TMS Gym. Time details upcoming.
The HCPS Department of Family and Community Engagement (FCE) is a valuable resource for students and families across our county. To help bridge the gap between home and school, this team offers a team of advocates, educational resources, free workshops to build personal financial skills and workforce readiness, and connections to other community resources. As cited in a message from FCE Director, Pamela Bell, “…the more we help families, the more families can support their children.”
Find the details: Family Connector Newsletter January 12 2018.pdf.
This week in Patriot sports includes continuing tryouts for the Gymnastics Team, headed up by Mrs. Voltz. Come out and share your best somersault!
The orchestra of Tuckahoe Middle School in Henrico County present their 2017 Winter Concert. Program is also available on HCPS-TV, Comcast ch. 99/FIOS ch. 38 , daily at 4pm and 9:20 pm.
Special thanks to the Patriot parents and other community professionals who shared their career experience and advice with our 8th graders at our annual Career Fair last week.
Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) is creating a new strategic plan for 2018-25, and you can be part of this visionary process. HCPS families, employees and community members to kicked off the important initiative on Nov. 8 with educational consultant, David Stephen, co-founder of Boston-based New Vista Designs for Learning. His leading edge work in curricula, programming and school design centers on the question: How can the design of school programs and buildings best support the changing needs of 21st century students and teachers? His 45-minute speech will align with one of the HCPS cornerstones, “Academic Progress,” and will be followed by a question & answer period.
Other opportunities for hands-on involvement:
- Link here to apply for a Steering Committee of 15 to 20 people, including students, families, HCPS employees and community members to help draft the plan. Participation will include two full-day work meetings in January and April, 2018. The application window closes Nov. 10.
- Link here to complete a brief, online survey, which will close Nov. 10.
Patriot shoppers and volunteers enjoyed a fun-filled weekend at our Annual Barnes & Noble Weekend at the bookstore’s Libbie Mill location.
Sponsored by the TMS PTA, the family style weekend featured shopping, book signings, and jump-roping, and much more!
Continue to support us by shopping online at B&N, from Nov. 3-9, and using Voucher #12238846.
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