THMS NYS School of Character



THMS Light It Up Blue

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Honors Recognition Program

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THMS Black History Month Program

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THMS Mentor Program Gingerbread Houses

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THMS Souper Bowl of Caring

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THMS Winter Concert

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THMS Drama Presents "A Christmas Carol"

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THMS Be A Buddy, Not A Bully!

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Mentor Program October Fun

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration

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Spirit Week and Pep Rally 2015

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Welcome Back THMS 2015

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In Loving Memory

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Daily Announcements

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

Greetings THMS Families,
      Welcome to the 2015-2016 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.
   
      The Turtle Hook Administration, Teachers, and Staff are proud to announce that our strong Character Education program has been making a difference.  Turtle Hook Middle School has been recognized for this effort and has been named a New York State School of Character. Our 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 April is Interdependence.  Staff and students will discuss how to be cooperative and promote team building so that each person is responsible for a portion of the task with the aim of completing an entire project . During Extended Advisory this month, teachers and students will explore ways to trust and rely on others.    We strive to model the principal of Interdependence everyday at THMS.   We hope this will spark discussion at home as well.  
On Friday, April 1st, the Third Marking Period ends. Please use this Report Card as a tool to assist you in determining if your child is working as hard as he/she is capable of.  The door is open for you to continue to contact your children's teachers if you have any questions about their progress.  
     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 value our strong relationships with our students and their families.  
      
     
Here are some important dates and information to note for the month of April:     
     
    April 1   :  School Celebration:  Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness
    April 1   :
  Extended Advisory:  Interdependence
    April 1   :  End of Third Marking Period
    April 4   :  PTA Meeting:  6:30PM
    April 4   :  Board of Education Open Meeting: 7PM @ UHS
    April 5-6-7:  NYS ELA Exam:  All Grades: 8-11AM  No regular classes
    April 13-14-15:  NYS Math Exam:  All Grades:  8-11AM  No regular classes
    April 19 :  Board of Education Open Meeting: 7PM @ UHS
    April 25-29:  Spring Recess:  School Closed

For more specific dates and TH daily activities/events, please check the calendar on our Homepage.

     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.   I am proud to be a part of a team that works its hardest to make good things happen for our students. 
        
 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

Delayed Opening Procedures

Please read attached letter to review delayed opening and school cancellation procedures.
Delayed Opening Procedures.pdf

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 2
B Day
Lacrosse
TH vs Hempstead
Home 4:30PM
Mentoring Partnership Program
8 to 8:45AM

Tuesday, May 3
A Day
Softball
TH vs Hempstead
Away 4:30PM
Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
UHS Little Theatre
Anticipated executive session at 3:30 pm; open meeting will begin at 7 pm

Turtle Hook Middle School, 975 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone: 516-918-1377  |  Fax: 516-918-1451
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