Special Board of Education Meeting

A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF

THE UNIONDALE BOARD OF EDUCATION

WILL BE HELD ON

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 3 PM*

IN THE BOARD ROOM AT

UNIONDALE HIGH SCHOOL

*Note: The Board is scheduled to meet briefly at 3 PM in the

District Board Room to discuss Personnel.

At that time, it will be determined whether to go into

Executive Session. If there is a need for Executive

Session, the Board will vote to go into Executive

Session. The Open Board Meeting will be held at 7 PM.


Testing Resolution

Resolution sent by the Board of Education to the New York State Legislators and the New York State Education Department Commissioner of Education and the response received from Senator Kemp Hannon.    Testing Resolution (link to District document)


Bus Schedule for Math Exams: April 30, May 1, 2


THMS Talent Show

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THMS International Night 2014

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THMS Career Day 2014

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THMS January 2014

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December at THMS 2013

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THMS Winter Concert 2013

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"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" THMS Drama

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THMS Mentor Program

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Daily Announcements


A Message from Dr. Donald Humphrey, 
Principal of Turtle Hook Middle School

Greetings THMS Families,
      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. The Character Ed Pillar of the month for March is Fairness.  Staff and students will spend some time this month exploring how we can play by the rules, be open-minded, and possess a commitment to treat other people equitably.  We will discuss how it feels to have the ability to consider differing viewpoints.   We encourage our students to embrace the pillars of Character Education.   We continue to strive to make THMS a safe place for all to coexist together.
     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 March.     

    Mar.. 3:    P.T.A. Meeting 7PM 
    Mar. 3:    End of Third Secondary Interim Progress Reporting Period
    Mar.11:   Board of Education Meeting  7PM @ UHS
    Mar.13:   Parent Teacher Conferences 2-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM
    Mar.19:   SSS 5th Grade Visit to THMS  
    Mar.20:   CAS/WS 5th Grade Visit to THMS
    Mar.20:   5th Grade Parent Orientation 7PM
    Mar.25:   Board of Education Meeting  7PM@UHS
     
    

   

       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.
         
         Dr. Donald Humphrey
         Principal

THMS Anti-Bullying Day October 2013

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THMS Spirit Week- Non-Violence Walk-Homecoming Parade

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September at THMS 2013

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Common Core Information: 2013 Assessments

Performance Level Descriptions for ELA and Math  
Follow this link to view the range of knowledge and skills students should demonstrate at a given level:
http://www.engageny.org/resource/performance-level-descriptions-for-ela-and-mathematics
Sample Questions from 2013 ELA and Math Assessments:
Follow this link to view questions:
http://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-common-core-sample-questions

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 21
Spring Break
Tuesday, April 22
B Day
Wednesday, April 23
A Day
Professional Development
3:10PM
Thursday, April 24
B Day

Turtle Hook Middle School, 975 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone: 516-918-1300  |  Fax: 516-918-1451
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