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.
Patriot 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.
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.
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!
Roughly, two children per classroom suffer from a food allergy, with peanut allergies nearly tripling among children in recent years. Allergic reactions can range from a harmless itch, to shortness of breath, to life-threatening issues–such an anaphylaxis–creating a serious concern in schools. Familiarize yourself and your family on the facts and statistics of allergies with the timely, relevant website, F.A.R.E. (Food Allergy Research & Education), featuring fact sheets on common allergens, strategies to deal with these allergens, and the latest medical research.
Find school supplies your Patriot will need for a successful start to the 2018/19 school year. In addition, some teachers might require a few additional items, which they will communicate during the first week of school.
A host of students and PTA parents contributed their last days of summer break to volunteer their time and talents at TMS. Some sorted computer cords and organized laptops for distribution during “Fee Day” on Aug. 28. Others manned the sidewalks to greet new 6th graders who visited campus with their parents during our “Open House” on Aug. 29. Volunteer “sales teams” posted big sales in TMS spirit wear, selling t-shirts and other TMS logo items to visiting Patriot families. A few TMS “graduates” also came back to campus to help teachers decorate their classrooms for the new school year. Many thanks for these helping hands
Despite the record heat wave, our campus was buzzing this week with Patriot families who participated in our Open House for 6th Graders and our Fee Day for 7th & 8th Graders. Students “walked” their class schedules, met teachers and administrators, and selected colorful TMS “spirit wear” grade levels.
These special events added a bright touch to Teacher Work Week, when staff is making final preparations to welcome all students for an exciting school year ahead.
Get a “bird’s eye” view of our TMS campus renovation on this arial footage. Moves into some of our newest classrooms will begin this week: https://vimeo.com/user17874648/review/263157609/7abc6592c3
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.