Hispanic Heritage Celebration October 2014
THMS September 2014
Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards
A Message from Dr. Donald Humphrey,
Principal of Turtle Hook Middle School
Greetings THMS Families,
Oct. 3: End of Secondary Progress Reporting Period 1
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I encourage you to take a few moments to explore our website and familiarize yourself with all the information available. We continue to utilize our ability to share information electronically through our website. In addition, our Turtle Hook Families will continue to receive "School Messenger" telephone messages informing you of important events.
Our strong Character Education program will continue moving forward to help our children make good choices. There is a Character Ed Pillar for each month which staff and students spend some time exploring. We encourage our students to embrace the pillars of Character Education and continue to strive to make THMS a safe place for all to coexist together. The Character Ed Pillar for October is trustworthiness.
There are many exciting activities going on at THMS. We are working hard to bring quality programs and to engage all our students in learning. We continue to emphasize high expectations for achievement, alignment of the New York State Common Core Standards with our curriculum, and enhanced student/teacher engagement. We will continue our strong relationships with our students and their families.
Here are some important dates and information to note for the month of October:
Oct. 6: PTA Meeting@ THMS 7PM
Picture Day Gr. 8
Oct.7: Board of Education Open Meeting @ UHS 7PM
Picture Day Gr. 6 & 7
Oct. 10: Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Salsa Festival
Oct.13: Columbus Day: School Closed
Oct. 20-27: Spirit Week
Oct. 27: THMS Pep Rally
Oct. 21: Board of Education Open Meeting @UHS 7PM
Oct: 27-31: Bully Prevention Week
Homework Center and After -School Clubs hours are 3:10-4:10. Sixth Grade Homework Center is open until 5PM. Encourage your child to take advantage of the many resources offered at THMS. Our teachers have posted their Extra-Help Schedules and are always available to assist your child. Please try to attend one of our P.T.A. Meetings and become more involved in the THMS Family.
Communication is the key for home-school connections. As always, the THMS Building Administration, Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Ritter, and I, are available if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Please call or stop in to share them with us.
My continued thanks to all of you for making Turtle Hook Middle School T.E.R.R.I.F.I.C.
We look forward to welcoming our incoming 6th grade class and returning 7th and 8th graders.
Dr. Donald Humphrey
Where in the world are our visitors from?
Friday, October 24
TH vs Great Neck South
TH vs Lawrence
4:15PM @ Baldwin Park
TH vs. Island Park
THMS Spirit Week
THMS T-Shirt Day
Modified Bell Schedule