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Timberwolf Tip Sheet

May 30, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Awards Assemblies

    • Parents, if you are attending an awards assembly this year to watch your Timberwolf receive an award, please keep the following in mind:

      • Parking is LIMITED, especially on June 11th when we are also hosting TWO voting precincts during the day. Please CARPOOL as much as possible.

      • On June 11th, there will be an area that is reserved for voters. DO NOT park in this area.

      • We are asking that you limit guests to 3-4 people, due to parking constraints and space limitations.

      • We will have parking attendants and our SRO directing parking on June 11th. Please follow the instructions they give.

      • There will be sign out sheets available, if you wish to sign out your Timberwolf after the awards ceremony.

      • A staff member will notify you if your student is receiving an award. There is no need to contact the school to ask if your student is receiving an award, someone will contact you.

  • Cell Phones

    • Over the past 2 weeks there have been numerous instances of student cell phones being taken by a teacher due to improper usage.  Please remind your student that his/her cell phone is to remain in their locker during the school day. 7th and 8th grade students are allowed to use them during lunch time, but are reminded to put them back in the locker at the end of the lunch period. Thank you for your help with this.

  • Yearbooks

    • Online sales for the 2018-19 TCMS Yearbook have ended. Cash sales will begin on June 11th and will be first come, first serve for any extra books received by the publisher.

    • Books will be distributed to students on Monday, June 10th.

  • SOL Testing and Electronic Devices

    • During SOL testing, we are asking ALL students to leave their electronic devices (including smart watches and cell phones) at home or in their lockers. Having devices on the room during the test can be considered a testing irregularity and COULD cause the entire class to retake the test. Please remind your Timberwolf of this during testing.

  • Bus Notes During the Last 5 Weeks

    • For student safety, it is VERY important that we have a WRITTEN NOTE from each parent when your student is riding a different bus home from school with a friend.   

    • We just want to keep all of our Timberwolves safe.  Please do not call and request this over the phone. Thanks for your help.

    • There will be no bus notes on the last two days of school.

  • Chromebook Collection Date

    • Chromebooks will be collected on Monday, June 10. Please plan accordingly.

  • Summer School Information

    • Registration for Tomahawk Creek Parents

      • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE Friday, June 14--  11:30-2:00-- Tomahawk Creek Library

      • If the student falls under LQ (D/F for the year) summer school is free

      • Otherwise, Tuition is $112 per sessions. (There are two sessions)

    • OR

      • June 18-19--8:00-2:00pm- CTC Courthouse

    • If the parent is paying for Summer School they must pay with cash, money order (made out to CCPS), or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.

    • Dates

      • Session 1- July 8-July 18--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

      • Session 2- July 22-Aug 1--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

    • Rising 9th Graders

      • If a student who is taking a high school level course does not pass, they will need to register with the high school in which they will attend.

    • SOL Academy

      • If a student passes a class, but fails the SOL they are able to register for the SOL academy at LC Bird High School for free.

      • There will be shuttles from all of the high schools to LC Bird, so they will be able to go to the high school in which they will attend, and catch the shuttle to LC Bird.

    • Rising 6th Graders

      • Students who are rising 6th graders who will have to take the 6th Grade SOL Workshop will register here at Tomahawk if they plan to attend Tomahawk in the fall.

    • All students must have a "MS Registration Permission Form" with them and filled out by their counselor when they come to register.

  • PTA News

    • Thanks to all who supported us this year! From donations, to ticket sales for dances, to heading a committee, our school appreciates all you’ve done!

    • Although we are winding down for the year, if you are able to chair a committee next year as well (6th grade Glow Party, Red Ribbon Week, Core Values breakfasts (2), or the 8th grade dance), please reach out to tcmspta@gmail.com for more information.

    • The 8th grade FunDay will be held on the last day of school from 9:30-11:30. It will include Kona Ice, an obstacle course inflatable, snacks and a DJ, all courtesy of the PTA. We will need volunteers to help make that last day of middle school a special one for our rising high schoolers: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-tcms5

New Items

  • This is the final Tip Sheet for the 2018-19 school year. We wish all of you a happy, fun and relaxing summer! The Tip Sheet will return in August, 2019.

  • Message from the Library

    • All library books are due this Friday, May 31st.  Please help your student remember to turn his/her library books in on time.

  • Dismissal Notes

    • It is very important that, if you are picking your child up for an early dismissal, you send in a note with your Timberwolf. This helps us in keeping accurate records for the school year.

  • Cast and Crew of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • Attention cast and crew of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Join us on Thursday, June 6th from 3:00 to 5:30 to watch the video of your performance.  We will meet in the auditorium. Rides should pick up students promptly at 5:30.

  • Clover Hill Athletic Association Football Info

    • Clover Hill Football 2019- Home of the 2018 Junior Super Bowl Winners!

    • If you are interested in checking out the football program, we start our free 6 week training program this upcoming Tuesday (4th) at Grange Hall.  Show up Tuesdays & Thursdays from about 6:30-8 and Saturdays 9-10. Come in shorts/T-shirts/cleats and bring a gal of water.

    • Online Registration for fall league is available at https://www.cloverhillsports.net/

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Cheerleading Tryouts

    • To all trying out for cheering....please remember to turn in all paperwork for tryouts by next Friday.  Permission form, concussion form and physical form must all be in before you can try out. See Mrs. Joyner if you have questions.

  • Extra Curricular Flyers Available in the Office

    • Any boys’ or girls’ interested in Local Legends basketball camp this summer, please pick up a flyer from the front office or see Mr. Marable for more details

    • Any current 8th graders interested in Midlothian Football come to the main office to get a flyer.

    • Are you interested in a Midlothian Boys Basketball camp? Come to the main office for a flyer.

    • Anyone interested in  Cosby Field Hockey come to the main office for a flyer

    • Anyone interested in a Track and Field Annual summer camp please stop by the main office for a flyer.

  • Chik-Fil-A Fundraiser

    • Don't feel like cooking?  Come to Tomahawk's last Chick-Fil-A night on Thursday, May 30th at the Winterpock location. The fundraiser runs all day, but we will be manning the prize wheel from 5:00 to 8:00. Whether you drive through or come in, remember to tell the cashier that you are there for Tomahawk. This fundraiser will support the Tomahawk Drama Department.

  • Drama Club Meeting

    • The last Drama Club meeting will be Thursday, May 30th from 3:00 to 4:30 in the theater.  Come out and make a scene! Rides should pick up students promptly at 4:30, as Ms. Butela and Mrs. DiFazio need to get to Chick-Fil-A for Spirit Night!

  • SOL Testing

    • The schedule for SOL testing can be found HERE.

    • Parents, please work with your Timberwolf to make sure that their Chromebooks are charged each and every night for the testing.

  • 8th grade parents

    • We are working on an end of year video for the last day of school. Please send us pictures of your student from 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by May 31st. Use www.hjeshare.com and enter our school code 16702.

  • Summer Reading Requirements & Bingo Card

    • TCMS requires that all students read two (2) chapter books over the summer.  Students are free to choose any books; there is no prescribed reading list.

    • Students will complete activities in English class related to their summer reading during the first two weeks of school.

    • Use the attached Bingo card for completing Summer Reading Requirements

    • Bingo Cards are also available in the library & front office.

    • Completed Bingo forms may be submitted to your English teacher in the fall for optional extra credit.

  • Tomahawk Creek Summer Library Hours

    • Wednesday, July 10th  - Wonder of Reading

      • Hours:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

      • Library check-out

      • Engage in center activities related to TCMS #1 book pick - Wonder by Palacio

    • Wednesday, July 31st - Magic of Reading

      • Hours:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

      • Library check-out

      • Engage in center activities related to TCMS #1 book series - Harry Potter

  • Woolridge Football 2019

    • Woolridge Wildcat Football Registration will be on the following dates and locations. These are two NEW dates added to the original list:

      • May 29th: 6-8 PM at the FoxCroft Clubhouse (Football and Cheer)

      • June 12th:  6-8 PM at the Cosby/Woolridge Football Camp

    • Online Registration is also available at www.woolridgeathleticassociation.com                 

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

May 23, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

 

Important Announcements

  • Awards Assemblies

    • Parents, if you are attending an awards assembly this year to watch your Timberwolf receive an award, please keep the following in mind:

      • Parking is LIMITED, especially on June 11th when we are also hosting TWO voting precincts during the day. Please CARPOOL as much as possible.

      • On June 11th, there will be an area that is reserved for voters. DO NOT park in this area.

      • We are asking that you limit guests to 3-4 people, due to parking constraints and space limitations.

      • We will have parking attendants and our SRO directing parking on June 11th. Please follow the instructions they give.

      • There will be sign out sheets available, if you wish to sign out your Timberwolf after the awards ceremony.

      • A staff member will notify you if your student is receiving an award. There is no need to contact the school to ask if your student is receiving an award, someone will contact you.

  • Cell Phones

    • Over the past 2 weeks there have been numerous instances of student cell phones being taken by a teacher due to improper usage.  Please remind your student that his/her cell phone is to remain in their locker during the school day. 7th and 8th grade students are allowed to use them during lunch time, but are reminded to put them back in the locker at the end of the lunch period. Thank you for your help with this.

  • Yearbooks

    • Online sales for the 2018-19 TCMS Yearbook have ended. Cash sales will begin on June 11th and will be first come, first serve for any extra books received by the publisher.

    • Books will be distributed to students on Monday, June 10th.

  • SOL Testing and Electronic Devices

    • During SOL testing, we are asking ALL students to leave their electronic devices (including smart watches and cell phones) at home or in their lockers. Having devices on the room during the test can be considered a testing irregularity and COULD cause the entire class to retake the test. Please remind your Timberwolf of this during testing.

  • Bus Notes During the Last 5 Weeks

    • For student safety, it is VERY important that we have a WRITTEN NOTE from each parent when your student is riding a different bus home from school with a friend.   

    • We just want to keep all of our Timberwolves safe.  Please do not call and request this over the phone. Thanks for your help.

    • There will be no bus notes on the last two days of school.

  • Chromebook Collection Date

    • Chromebooks will be collected on Monday, June 10. Please plan accordingly.

  • Summer School Information

    • Registration for Tomahawk Creek Parents

      • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE Friday, June 14--  11:30-2:00-- Tomahawk Creek Library

      • If the student falls under LQ (D/F for the year) summer school is free

      • Otherwise, Tuition is $112 per sessions. (There are two sessions)

    • OR

      • June 18-19--8:00-2:00pm- CTC Courthouse

    • If the parent is paying for Summer School they must pay with cash, money order (made out to CCPS), or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.

    • Dates

      • Session 1- July 8-July 18--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

      • Session 2- July 22-Aug 1--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

    • Rising 9th Graders

      • If a student who is taking a high school level course does not pass, they will need to register with the high school in which they will attend.

    • SOL Academy

      • If a student passes a class, but fails the SOL they are able to register for the SOL academy at LC Bird High School for free.

      • There will be shuttles from all of the high schools to LC Bird, so they will be able to go to the high school in which they will attend, and catch the shuttle to LC Bird.

    • Rising 6th Graders

      • Students who are rising 6th graders who will have to take the 6th Grade SOL Workshop will register here at Tomahawk if they plan to attend Tomahawk in the fall.

    • All students must have a "MS Registration Permission Form" with them and filled out by their counselor when they come to register.

New Items

  • Cheerleading Tryouts

    • To all trying out for cheering....please remember to turn in all paperwork for tryouts by next Friday.  Permission form, concussion form and physical form must all be in before you can try out. See Mrs. Joyner if you have questions.

  • Extra Curricular Flyers Available in the Office

    • Any boys’ or girls’ interested in Local Legends basketball camp this summer, please pick up a flyer from the front office or see Mr. Marable for more details

    • Any current 8th graders interested in Midlothian Football come to the main office to get a flyer.

    • Are you interested in a Midlothian Boys Basketball camp? Come to the main office for a flyer.

    • Anyone interested in  Cosby Field Hockey come to the main office for a flyer

    • Anyone interested in a Track and Field Annual summer camp please stop by the main office for a flyer.

  • Chik-Fil-A Fundraiser

    • Don't feel like cooking?  Come to Tomahawk's last Chick-Fil-A night on Thursday, May 30th at the Winterpock location. The fundraiser runs all day, but we will be manning the prize wheel from 5:00 to 8:00. Whether you drive through or come in, remember to tell the cashier that you are there for Tomahawk. This fundraiser will support the Tomahawk Drama Department.

  • Drama Club Meeting

    • The last Drama Club meeting will be Thursday, May 30th from 3:00 to 4:30 in the theater.  Come out and make a scene! Rides should pick up students promptly at 4:30, as Ms. Butela and Mrs. DiFazio need to get to Chick-Fil-A for Spirit Night!

Items from Previous Weeks

  • SOL Testing

    • The schedule for SOL testing can be found HERE.

    • Parents, please work with your Timberwolf to make sure that their Chromebooks are charged each and every night for the testing.

  • 8th grade parents

    • We are working on an end of year video for the last day of school. Please send us pictures of your student from 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by May 31st. Use www.hjeshare.com and enter our school code 16702.

  • Summer Reading Requirements & Bingo Card

    • TCMS requires that all students read two (2) chapter books over the summer.  Students are free to choose any books; there is no prescribed reading list.

    • Students will complete activities in English class related to their summer reading during the first two weeks of school.

    • Use the attached Bingo card for completing Summer Reading Requirements

    • Bingo Cards are also available in the library & front office.

    • Completed Bingo forms may be submitted to your English teacher in the fall for optional extra credit.

  • Tomahawk Creek Summer Library Hours

    • Wednesday, July 10th  - Wonder of Reading

      • Hours:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

      • Library check-out

      • Engage in center activities related to TCMS #1 book pick - Wonder by Palacio

    • Wednesday, July 31st - Magic of Reading

      • Hours:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

      • Library check-out

      • Engage in center activities related to TCMS #1 book series - Harry Potter

  • Woolridge Football 2019

    • Woolridge Wildcat Football Registration will be on the following dates and locations. These are two NEW dates added to the original list:

      • May 29th: 6-8 PM at the FoxCroft Clubhouse (Football and Cheer)

      • June 12th:  6-8 PM at the Cosby/Woolridge Football Camp

    • Online Registration is also available at www.woolridgeathleticassociation.com

  • Summer Enrichment Camps

    • If you are interested in more information about Enrichment Camps or SAT/ACT Academies please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Please remember that if you are registering for a camp online you must pay with a credit card. If you are not registering online, please come June 14 from 1130-2 at Tomahawk Creek library, but please remember that spots may be limited.

    • 2019 Enrichment Camp and SAT/ACT Academy Summer Program Offerings

  • Summer Courses

    • If you are interested in more information about the Summer Courses that are being offered or information about registration please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Registration for Tomahawk Creek students will be June 14 from 11:30-2:00.

    • 2019 Summer Programs Academic Courses and Academies

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

2019 Summer REading Bingo Card (1).pdf 

May 16, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Awards Assemblies

    • Parents, if you are attending an awards assembly this year to watch your Timberwolf receive an award, please keep the following in mind:

      • Parking is LIMITED, especially on June 11th when we are also hosting TWO voting precincts during the day. Please CARPOOL as much as possible.

      • On June 11th, there will be an area that is reserved for voters. DO NOT park in this area.

      • We are asking that you limit guests to 3-4 people, due to parking constraints and space limitations.

      • We will have parking attendants and our SRO directing parking on June 11th. Please follow the instructions they give.

      • There will be sign out sheets available, if you wish to sign out your Timberwolf after the awards ceremony.

      • A staff member will notify you if your student is receiving an award. There is no need to contact the school to ask if your student is receiving an award, someone will contact you.

  • Yearbooks

    • Online sales for the 2018-19 TCMS Yearbook have ended. Cash sales will begin on June 11th and will be first come, first serve for any extra books received by the publisher.

    • Books will be distributed to students on Monday, June 10th.

  • SOL Testing and Electronic Devices

    • During SOL testing, we are asking ALL students to leave their electronic devices (including smart watches and cell phones) at home or in their lockers. Having devices on the room during the test can be considered a testing irregularity and COULD cause the entire class to retake the test. Please remind your Timberwolf of this during testing.

  • Bus Notes During the Last 5 Weeks

    • For student safety, it is VERY important that we have a WRITTEN NOTE from each parent when your student is riding a different bus home from school with a friend.   

    • We just want to keep all of our Timberwolves safe.  Please do not call and request this over the phone. Thanks for your help.

  • Chromebook Collection Date

    • Chromebooks will be collected on Monday, June 10. Please plan accordingly.

  • Summer School Information

    • Registration for Tomahawk Creek Parents

      • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE Friday, June 14--  11:30-2:00-- Tomahawk Creek Library

      • If the student falls under LQ (D/F for the year) summer school is free

      • Otherwise, Tuition is $112 per sessions. (There are two sessions)

    • OR

      • June 18-19--8:00-2:00pm- CTC Courthouse

    • If the parent is paying for Summer School they must pay with cash, money order (made out to CCPS), or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.

    • Dates

      • Session 1- July 8-July 18--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

      • Session 2- July 22-Aug 1--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

    • Rising 9th Graders

      • If a student who is taking a high school level course does not pass, they will need to register with the high school in which they will attend.

    • SOL Academy

      • If a student passes a class, but fails the SOL they are able to register for the SOL academy at LC Bird High School for free.

      • There will be shuttles from all of the high schools to LC Bird, so they will be able to go to the high school in which they will attend, and catch the shuttle to LC Bird.

    • Rising 6th Graders

      • Students who are rising 6th graders who will have to take the 6th Grade SOL Workshop will register here at Tomahawk if they plan to attend Tomahawk in the fall.

    • All students must have a "MS Registration Permission Form" with them and filled out by their counselor when they come to register.

    •  

  • PTA News

    • Thanks to all who supported our Chipotle fundraiser!

    • Although we are winding down for the year, if you are able to chair a committee next year as well (Reflections contest, 6th grade Glow Party, Red Ribbon Week, Core Values breakfasts (2), or the 8th grade dance), please reach out to tcmspta@gmail.com for more information.

    • The 8th grade FunDay will be held on the last day of school from 9:30-11:30. It will include Kona Ice, an obstacle course inflatable, snacks and a DJ, all courtesy of the PTA. We will need volunteers to help make that last day of middle school a special one for our rising high schoolers, so be on the lookout for a Sign Up Genius.  

New Items

  • SOL Testing Starts Monday

    • The schedule for SOL testing can be found HERE.

    • Parents, please work with your Timberwolf to make sure that their Chromebooks are charged each and every night for the testing.

  • Thank you Parents!

    • We would like to thank Magnolia Green Developers and Michelle Atkins and Jaymee DeBlieck for bringing in snacks and drinks during teacher appreciation week!

  • Notes from Nurse Stacy

    • SOL testing starts next week.  Here are a few important healthy tips to remember on these testing days:    

      • Make sure your child has a well-balanced breakfast.  A good source of protein will help them get through these tests.  If your child is not a "breakfast person" as soon as they wake up, pack a protein shake, protein bar or other good snack for them to have on-the-go.

      • Rest is a good thing!  Reserve the late night video playing or movie marathon as a celebration after the testing days.  Sleep helps our brains rest and refuel.

      • Keep your child on their at-home medication schedule.  We cannot call a child out of the SOL test if he/she forgets to their medication.  

      • If your child is not feeling well, let them stay at home.  There are make-up days for the SOL tests. Taking a test when you do not feel well may impact their ability to concentrate.

    • Here's to a healthy test week!  

  • 8th grade parents

    • We are working on an end of year video for the last day of school. Please send us pictures of your student from 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by May 31st. Use www.hjeshare.com and enter our school code 16702.

  • Summer Reading Requirements & Bingo Card

    • TCMS requires that all students read two (2) chapter books over the summer.  Students are free to choose any books; there is no prescribed reading list.

    • Students will complete activities in English class related to their summer reading during the first two weeks of school.

    • Use the attached Bingo card for completing Summer Reading Requirements

    • Bingo Cards are also available in the library & front office.

    • Completed Bingo forms may be submitted to your English teacher in the fall for optional extra credit.

  • Tomahawk Creek Summer Library Hours

    • Wednesday, July 10th  - Wonder of Reading

      • Hours:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

      • Library check-out

      • Engage in center activities related to TCMS #1 book pick - Wonder by Palacio

    • Wednesday, July 31st - Magic of Reading

      • Hours:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

      • Library check-out

      • Engage in center activities related to TCMS #1 book series - Harry Potter

  • Woolridge Football 2019

    • Woolridge Wildcat Football Registration will be on the following dates and locations. These are two NEW dates added to the original list:

      • May 29th: 6-8 PM at the FoxCroft Clubhouse (Football and Cheer)

      • June 12th:  6-8 PM at the Cosby/Woolridge Football Camp

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Canvas is Coming in 2019-20

    • Canvas will be our new learning management system next school year. It is designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students, Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place.

    • Next year you will be able to see student work using the Canvas Parent App, where you can,

      • View assignment descriptions and due dates

      • Set reminders for assignments

      • View assignment grades

      • View course grades

      • Set grade alerts, and

      • View course announcements

    • Online Registration is also available at www.woolridgeathleticassociation.com

  • Floor Hockey

    • Floor hockey intramurals will begin May 7th. We will play every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of May. See Mr Widrick if you have questions.   Intramural forms need to be filled out and returned to Mr. Widrick in room 805.

  • NJHS Autism 5K

    • TCMS National Junior Honor Society is participating in the Autism Society Central Virginia 5K on May 18 at Stony Point Fashion Park. Anyone interested in joining or supporting our team can do so here. NJHS members are reminded to check Google Classroom for different ways they can participate.

  • Summer Enrichment Camps

    • If you are interested in more information about Enrichment Camps or SAT/ACT Academies please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Please remember that if you are registering for a camp online you must pay with a credit card. If you are not registering online, please come June 14 from 1130-2 at Tomahawk Creek library, but please remember that spots may be limited.

    • 2019 Enrichment Camp and SAT/ACT Academy Summer Program Offerings

  • Summer Courses

    • If you are interested in more information about the Summer Courses that are being offered or information about registration please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Registration for Tomahawk Creek students will be June 14 from 11:30-2:00.

    • 2019 Summer Programs Academic Courses and Academies

  • Cosby Physicals

    • Cosby High is offering Spring physicals on May 14.  The event will be held at Cosby and will start at 3PM and go until everyone is done.   The cost is only $30. Physical forms can be found on Cosby’s website and will need to be filled out BEFORE a doctor administers the physical.

  • Cosby Dance Team

    • Anyone interested in Cosby Dance team come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Great Chesterfield Read

    • This school year, the CCPS Department of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, the CCPS Library Services Team and Chesterfield County Public Library have launched The Great Chesterfield Read, based on PBS's The Great American Read  to discover the “best-loved book” in Chesterfield County. Everyone in our community will have the opportunity to share the book they feel is worthy of the title The Great Chesterfield Read and then the top 100 books will be determined. You can find out more by clicking HERE.

  • Richmond Volleyball

    • Are  you interested in Richmond Volleyball Summer Camps? Come to the main office and get a flyer.

  • Cosby Girls Volleyball

    • Any girls interested in Cosby Girls Volleyball please come to the main office for a flyer.                

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

May 9, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • SOL Testing and Electronic Devices

    • During SOL testing, we are asking ALL students to leave their electronic devices (including smart watches and cell phones) at home or in their lockers. Having devices on the room during the test can be considered a testing irregularity and COULD cause the entire class to retake the test. Please remind your Timberwolf of this during testing.

  • Final Call for Yearbooks

    • TCMS YEARBOOKS will only be available for ordering online until May 11th. We have a limited number of books to sell, so ORDER NOW to guarantee your student receives a 2018-19 book! It is 112 pages of great things our Timberwolf family did all year; you don't want to miss out! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use our school code 16702. If you have any questions, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net.

  • Chromebook Collection Date

    • Chromebooks will be collected on Monday, June 10. Please plan accordingly.

  • Summer School Information

    • Registration for Tomahawk Creek Parents

      • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE Friday, June 14--  11:30-2:00-- Tomahawk Creek Library

      • If the student falls under LQ (D/F for the year) summer school is free

      • Otherwise, Tuition is $112 per sessions. (There are two sessions)

    • OR

      • June 18-19--8:00-2:00pm- CTC Courthouse

    • If the parent is paying for Summer School they must pay with cash, money order (made out to CCPS), or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.

    • Dates

      • Session 1- July 8-July 18--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

      • Session 2- July 22-Aug 1--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

    • Rising 9th Graders

      • If a student who is taking a high school level course does not pass, they will need to register with the high school in which they will attend.

    • SOL Academy

      • If a student passes a class, but fails the SOL they are able to register for the SOL academy at LC Bird High School for free.

      • There will be shuttles from all of the high schools to LC Bird, so they will be able to go to the high school in which they will attend, and catch the shuttle to LC Bird.

    • Rising 6th Graders

      • Students who are rising 6th graders who will have to take the 6th Grade SOL Workshop will register here at Tomahawk if they plan to attend Tomahawk in the fall.

    • All students must have a "MS Registration Permission Form" with them and filled out by their counselor when they come to register.

    •  

  • PTA News

    • The last PTA meeting of the year has been changed to next Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm. We will need at least 10 votes to make quorum so please consider heading to the library after you drop your child off for the orchestra concert. The slate of officers for the 2019-2010 school year are: Brooke Mancini (President), Diane Harring (VP), Karin Wallace (Treasurer), and Kristie Locke (Secretary). If you are able to chair a committee next year as well (Reflections contest, 6th grade Glow Party, Red Ribbon Week, Core Values breakfasts (2), or the 8th grade dance), please reach out to tcmspta@gmail.com for more information.

    • Thanks to Chrystal Graybill and all who helped out with Teacher Appreciation Week!

New Items

  • Yearbooks are SOLD OUT!

    • If you are not sure if you ordered a book, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net.

    • Books will be distributed to students on Monday, June 10th.

  • Bus Notes During the Last 5 Weeks

    • For student safety, it is VERY important that we have a WRITTEN NOTE from each parent when your student is riding a different bus home from school with a friend.   

    • We just want to keep all of our Timberwolves safe.  Please do not call and request this over the phone. Thanks for your help.

  • Canvas is Coming in 2019-20

    • Canvas will be our new learning management system next school year. It is designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students, Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place.

    • Next year you will be able to see student work using the Canvas Parent App, where you can,

      • View assignment descriptions and due dates

      • Set reminders for assignments

      • View assignment grades

      • View course grades

      • Set grade alerts, and

      • View course announcements

  • Summer Reading Kick Off

    • Summer 2019 Reading Kickoff is May 14 in the library from 6:00 - 7:00.  Check out different reading centers as we gear up for a fun summer of reading!  Learn about TCMS Summer Reading & Incentive Programs. Guests include Public Library & current TCMS student leaders.

  • Woolridge Football 2019

    • Woolridge Wildcat Football Registration will be on the following dates and locations:

      • May 9th:  6-8 PM @Foxcroft Clubhouse

      • May 13th:  6-8PM @Tomahawk Creek Middle School's Football Field

    • Online Registration is also available at www.woolridgeathleticassociation.com

  • Cheerleading Tryouts for Midlothian High School.

    • There will be an information meeting on Friday, May 10th at 5 pm in the closed commons of the high school. Parents are welcome to attend.

    • The tryouts will take place May 21-May 24, from 4-6 pm. Tryouts will take place in the auxiliary gym at Midlothian. Students will need to bring an updated physical, a signed concussion form, and a copy of their third nine weeks report card. All forms can be found on the VHSL website.

    • Information packets will be in the front office on Monday, May 13 following the informational meeting.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Floor Hockey

    • Floor hockey intramurals will begin May 7th. We will play every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of May. See Mr Widrick if you have questions.   Intramural forms need to be filled out and returned to Mr. Widrick in room 805.

  • NJHS Autism 5K

    • TCMS National Junior Honor Society is participating in the Autism Society Central Virginia 5K on May 18 at Stony Point Fashion Park. Anyone interested in joining or supporting our team can do so here. NJHS members are reminded to check Google Classroom for different ways they can participate.

  • One Act Plays

    • Next week, our Advanced Drama class will present our two one act plays for the spring: Are We Scared Yet, a series of creepy tales that come to life as they are told around a campfire, and Box, a collection of vignettes about how reputation shapes experience in middle school. There will be a good medley of chills, drama, and campy humor. Both shows will be Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm.  No admission charge. Come out and support our Timberwolves!

  • Summer Reading Kickoff

    • The TCMS Summer Reading Kickoff for rising 7th and 8th grade students will be held on Tuesday May 14th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ the library.  This will be an open house format. Please stop by any time during the hour and stay as long as you wish.

    • Learn about:

    • We hope to see you there!

  • YEARBOOKS:  

    • Only 50 books remain! Only 1 week left to order online! Make sure your child receives a 2018-19 TCMS Yearbook by ordering online today. www.yearbookordercenter.com (school code: 16702) Not sure if you have ordered a book yet? Email Laura Carey, lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.netDon't delay, order a yearbook today!

    • Eighth grade graduation ads are no longer available for purchase. The yearbook has been sent to the publisher for printing and ads can no longer be ordered.

  • Summer Enrichment Camps

    • If you are interested in more information about Enrichment Camps or SAT/ACT Academies please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Please remember that if you are registering for a camp online you must pay with a credit card. If you are not registering online, please come June 14 from 1130-2 at Tomahawk Creek library, but please remember that spots may be limited.

    • 2019 Enrichment Camp and SAT/ACT Academy Summer Program Offerings

  • Summer Courses

    • If you are interested in more information about the Summer Courses that are being offered or information about registration please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Registration for Tomahawk Creek students will be June 14 from 11:30-2:00.

    • 2019 Summer Programs Academic Courses and Academies

  • Cosby Physicals

    • Cosby High is offering Spring physicals on May 14.  The event will be held at Cosby and will start at 3PM and go until everyone is done.   The cost is only $30. Physical forms can be found on Cosby’s website and will need to be filled out BEFORE a doctor administers the physical.

  • Cosby Dance Team

    • Anyone interested in Cosby Dance team come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Great Chesterfield Read

    • This school year, the CCPS Department of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, the CCPS Library Services Team and Chesterfield County Public Library have launched The Great Chesterfield Read, based on PBS's The Great American Read  to discover the “best-loved book” in Chesterfield County. Everyone in our community will have the opportunity to share the book they feel is worthy of the title The Great Chesterfield Read and then the top 100 books will be determined. You can find out more by clicking HERE.

  • Richmond Volleyball

    • Are  you interested in Richmond Volleyball Summer Camps? Come to the main office and get a flyer.

  • Cosby Girls Volleyball

    • Any girls interested in Cosby Girls Volleyball please come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Spring SOL Schedule

    • HERE is the Spring SOL Schedule. While we understand that sickness and emergencies arise, please make every effort to have your child here on his or her testing day(s). We ALL appreciate your help with this!                       

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

May 2, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS. 

Important Announcements

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • Final Call for Yearbooks

    • TCMS YEARBOOKS will only be available for ordering online until May 11th. We have a limited number of books to sell, so ORDER NOW to guarantee your student receives a 2018-19 book! It is 112 pages of great things our Timberwolf family did all year; you don't want to miss out! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use our school code 16702. If you have any questions, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net.

  • Chromebook Collection Date

    • Chromebooks will be collected on Monday, June 10. Please plan accordingly.

  • Summer School Information

    • Registration for Tomahawk Creek Parents

      • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE Friday, June 14--  11:30-2:00-- Tomahawk Creek Library

      • If the student falls under LQ (D/F for the year) summer school is free

      • Otherwise, Tuition is $112 per sessions. (There are two sessions)

    • OR

      • June 18-19--8:00-2:00pm- CTC Courthouse

    • If the parent is paying for Summer School they must pay with cash, money order (made out to CCPS), or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.

    • Dates

      • Session 1- July 8-July 18--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

      • Session 2- July 22-Aug 1--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

    • Rising 9th Graders

      • If a student who is taking a high school level course does not pass, they will need to register with the high school in which they will attend.

    • SOL Academy

      • If a student passes a class, but fails the SOL they are able to register for the SOL academy at LC Bird High School for free.

      • There will be shuttles from all of the high schools to LC Bird, so they will be able to go to the high school in which they will attend, and catch the shuttle to LC Bird.

    • Rising 6th Graders

      • Students who are rising 6th graders who will have to take the 6th Grade SOL Workshop will register here at Tomahawk if they plan to attend Tomahawk in the fall.

    • All students must have a "MS Registration Permission Form" with them and filled out by their counselor when they come to register.

  • PTA News

    • Thanks to all who helped in any way with the 8th grade dance this past weekend!  From people who sent in food items to those who set up all evening on Friday (some didn’t have students even attending the dance!), to those who stayed until 10:30 to clean up, we couldn’t have done it without you!  Here is a Shutterfly link to some pictures from the evening. All extra unopened candy and water will be used for the 8th grade fun day on the last day of school!

    • Our Teacher Appreciation Week will be in a little over a week from May 6-10!  Please use this Sign Up Genius link to send in items needed to shower our teachers and staff with thanks!

    • The last PTA meeting of the year has been changed to Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm. We will need at least 10 votes to make quorum so please consider heading to the library after you drop your child off for the orchestra concert. The slate of officers for the 2019-2010 school year are: Brooke Mancini (President), Diane Harring (VP), Karin Wallace (Treasurer), and Kristie Locke (Secretary). If you are able to chair a committee next year as well (Reflections contest, 6th grade Glow Party, Red Ribbon Week, Core Values breakfasts (2), or the 8th grade dance), please reach out to tcmspta@gmail.com for more information.

New Items

  • NJHS Autism 5K

    • TCMS National Junior Honor Society is participating in the Autism Society Central Virginia 5K on May 18 at Stony Point Fashion Park. Anyone interested in joining or supporting our team can do so here. NJHS members are reminded to check Google Classroom for different ways they can participate.

  • One Act Plays

    • Next week, our Advanced Drama class will present our two one act plays for the spring: Are We Scared Yet, a series of creepy tales that come to life as they are told around a campfire, and Box, a collection of vignettes about how reputation shapes experience in middle school. There will be a good medley of chills, drama, and campy humor. Both shows will be Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm.  No admission charge. Come out and support our Timberwolves!

  • SOL Testing and Electronic Devices

    • During SOL testing, we are asking ALL students to leave their electronic devices (including smart watches and cell phones) at home or in their lockers. Having devices in the room during the test can be considered a testing irregularity and COULD cause the entire class to retake the test. Please remind your Timberwolf of this during testing.

  • Interact Club Year End Social

    • Thursday, May 9th, is the Interact Club's end of the year social.  We will meet at 7:45 am in room 716. Breakfast items will be provided.

  • Summer Reading Kickoff

    • The TCMS Summer Reading Kickoff for rising 7th and 8th grade students will be held on Tuesday May 14th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ the library.  This will be an open house format. Please stop by any time during the hour and stay as long as you wish.

    • Learn about:

      • Summer Reading Requirements

      • Summer Reading Incentive Program

      • Summer Library Hours

      • Summer Programs at the Chesterfield County Public Library

    • We hope to see you there!

  • YEARBOOKS:  

    • Only 50 books remain! Only 1 week left to order online! Make sure your child receives a 2018-19 TCMS Yearbook by ordering online today. www.yearbookordercenter.com (school code: 16702) Not sure if you have ordered a book yet? Email Laura Carey, lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.netDon't delay, order a yearbook today!

    • Eighth grade graduation ads are no longer available for purchase. The yearbook has been sent to the publisher for printing and ads can no longer be ordered.

  • Floor Hockey

    • Floor hockey intramurals will begin May 7th. We will play every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of May. See Mr Widrick if you have questions.   Intramural forms need to be filled out and returned to Mr. Widrick in room 805.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Summer Enrichment Camps

    • If you are interested in more information about Enrichment Camps or SAT/ACT Academies please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Please remember that if you are registering for a camp online you must pay with a credit card. If you are not registering online, please come June 14 from 1130-2 at Tomahawk Creek library, but please remember that spots may be limited.

    • 2019 Enrichment Camp and SAT/ACT Academy Summer Program Offerings

  • Summer Courses

    • If you are interested in more information about the Summer Courses that are being offered or information about registration please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Registration for Tomahawk Creek students will be June 14 from 11:30-2:00.

    • 2019 Summer Programs Academic Courses and Academies

  • The Middle Ages

    • The Middle Ages - A Middle School Transition Fair: This transition fair designed for families navigating their middle school students into and through the middle school years. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • Cosby Physicals

    • Cosby High is offering Spring physicals on May 14.  The event will be held at Cosby and will start at 3PM and go until everyone is done.   The cost is only $30. Physical forms can be found on Cosby’s website and will need to be filled out BEFORE a doctor administers the physical.

  • Midlothian Dance Team

    • Any 8th grade girl interested in trying out for the Midlothian HS Dance Team, please pick up an informational packet in the front office. Auditions will start on Monday, April 22 at 3:15.

  • Cosby Dance Team

    • Anyone interested in Cosby Dance team come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Yearbook Staff

  • Attention Rising 8th Graders: If you’re  interested in being on the Yearbook staff next year and have not gotten an application you may pick one up from Mrs. Carey’s in room 718.

  • Great Chesterfield Read

    • This school year, the CCPS Department of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, the CCPS Library Services Team and Chesterfield County Public Library have launched The Great Chesterfield Read, based on PBS's The Great American Read  to discover the “best-loved book” in Chesterfield County. Everyone in our community will have the opportunity to share the book they feel is worthy of the title The Great Chesterfield Read and then the top 100 books will be determined. You can find out more by clicking HERE.

  • Richmond Volleyball

    • Are  you interested in Richmond Volleyball Summer Camps? Come to the main office and get a flyer.

  • Cosby Girls Volleyball

    • Any girls interested in Cosby Girls Volleyball please come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Spring SOL Schedule

    • HERE is the Spring SOL Schedule. While we understand that sickness and emergencies arise, please make every effort to have your child here on his or her testing day(s). We ALL appreciate your help with this!                      

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

April 18, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • Final Call for Yearbooks

    • TCMS YEARBOOKS will only be available for ordering online until May 11th. We have a limited number of books to sell, so ORDER NOW to guarantee your student receives a 2018-19 book! It is 112 pages of great things our Timberwolf family did all year; you don't want to miss out! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use our school code 16702. If you have any questions, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net.

  • Congratulations Track Teams!

    • Our girls track team won the regular season divisional championship and finished the season undefeated. Our boys team finished second in the division during the regular season. Congratulations to all of our student athletes and coaches.

  • Chromebook Collection Date

    • Chromebooks will be collected on Monday, June 10. Please plan accordingly.

  • Note from Nurse Stacy

    • Tis the season for allergies!  We all love the outdoors but the pollen plays havoc to those who suffer from seasonal allergies.  As we all know, seasonal allergies cannot be cured in a clinic setting. Please encourage your child to drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest.  Everyone can have a water bottle at school and we have a hydration station to refill bottles throughout the day. If needed, talk with your child's physician about an appropriate allergy medication regime to implement at home. Remember, students cannot self-carry medication unless it is a life-saving medicine with the appropriate orders and health care plan. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.

  • Summer School Information

    • Registration for Tomahawk Creek Parents

      • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE Thursday, June 14--  11:30-2:00-- Tomahawk Creek Library

      • If the student falls under LQ (D/F for the year) summer school is free

      • Otherwise, Tuition is $112 per sessions. (There are two sessions)

    • OR

      • June 18-19--8:00-2:00pm- CTC Courthouse

    • If the parent is paying for Summer School they must pay with cash, money order (made out to CCPS), or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.

    • Dates

      • Session 1- July 8-July 18--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

      • Session 2- July 22-Aug 1--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

    • Rising 9th Graders

      • If a student who is taking a high school level course does not pass, they will need to register with the high school in which they will attend.

    • SOL Academy

      • If a student passes a class, but fails the SOL they are able to register for the SOL academy at LC Bird High School for free.

      • There will be shuttles from all of the high schools to LC Bird, so they will be able to go to the high school in which they will attend, and catch the shuttle to LC Bird.

    • Rising 6th Graders

      • Students who are rising 6th graders who will have to take the 6th Grade SOL Workshop will register here at Tomahawk if they plan to attend Tomahawk in the fall.

    • All students must have a "MS Registration Permission Form" with them and filled out by their counselor when they come to register.

    •  

  • PTA News

    • Our TCMS 8thgrade semi-formal, “Hollywood Nights…Hollywood Lights,” will be held on Saturday, April 27thfrom 7-9pm.  Tickets will be $10 and include snacks, a DJ, and photobooth and will sold from Wednesday, April 17thuntil Tuesday, April 23rdduring lunches.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  We will need lots of help selling tickets, setting up on Friday, 4/26 from 3-7pm and Saturday, 4/27 from 2-6pm, chaperoning, and cleaning up after the dance. Please use this Sign Up Genius to show your support: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-8thgrade

    • To align with our bylaw process for the election, the last PTA meeting has been changed to Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm to preceed the orchestra concert that evening.  We will need at least 10 votes to make quorum so please consider heading to the library after you drop your child off for the concert.

    • Save the Date: Our second annual night at the Diamond to see the Flying Squirrels play will be in the evening on Saturday, May 4th.  It will be a special May the Fourth event with fireworks.  Tickets will be $9 a piece and will be available to purchase on a PayPal.Me link: http://bit.ly/2Ga78X6and picked up at Will Call that evening. If we sell 100 tickets, Dr. Ellena will be able to throw out the first pitch again!

New Items

  • Cheerleading Tryouts

    • 2019-2020 TCMS Cheerleading Tryouts Informational Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 30th at 3:15pm-4:00pm. It is mandatory.  Please have rides pick you up no later than 4:00 pm. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Joyner. Mandatory paperwork will be given out at this meeting.

  • Eighth Grade Dance

    • Our Hollywood themed, 8th grade semi-formal will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 7-9pm. Tickets will be sold during C/D lunches from Wed, April 17th-Tuesday, April 23rd for $10 a piece. No tickets will be sold at the door.

  • Action Book Club - Book Drive

    • Does your middle school student have books sitting around the house that are not being read?  The Action Book Club will be collecting new or gently used middle school books Tuesday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 25th in the main hallway near the bus loop before school.  All books collected will be donated to a local hospital for the pediatric unit. Thank you for supporting the Action Book Club!

  • Summer Enrichment Camps

    • If you are interested in more information about Enrichment Camps or SAT/ACT Academies please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Please remember that if you are registering for a camp online you must pay with a credit card. If you are not registering online, please come June 14 from 1130-2 at Tomahawk Creek library, but please remember that spots may be limited.

    • 2019 Enrichment Camp and SAT/ACT Academy Summer Program Offerings

  • Summer Courses

    • If you are interested in more information about the Summer Courses that are being offered or information about registration please see the link below. We have limited paper copies of this booklet, so here is an online sample booklet. Registration for Tomahawk Creek students will be June 14 from 11:30-2:00.

    • 2019 Summer Programs Academic Courses and Academies

  • The Middle Ages

    • The Middle Ages - A Middle School Transition Fair: This transition fair designed for families navigating their middle school students into and through the middle school years. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • Cosby Physicals

    • Cosby High is offering Spring physicals on May 14.  The event will be held at Cosby and will start at 3PM and go until everyone is done.   The cost is only $30. Physical forms can be found on Cosby’s website and will need to be filled out BEFORE a doctor administers the physical.

  • Midlothian Dance Team

    • Any 8th grade girl interested in trying out for the Midlothian HS Dance Team, please pick up an informational packet in the front office. Auditions will start on Monday, April 22 at 3:15.

  • Cosby Dance Team

    • Anyone interested in Cosby Dance team come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Yearbook Staff

    • Attention Rising 8th Graders: If you’re  interested in being on the Yearbook staff next year and have not gotten an application you may pick one up from Mrs. Carey’s in room 718.

  • Tchoukball Intramural Information

    • There will be no Tchoukball Intramural on the morning of Wednesday April 24th.  This is a change. We will continue on Even mornings at 7 a.m. through May 20th.   New participants welcome with appropriate forms. See Mrs. Bennett or go the the front office for more details.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • NJHS Information

    • Attention all NEW NJHS members: This is your reminder that we will hold NJHS Induction Practice on Tuesday April 16 right after school in the auditorium until about 3:30pm. The Induction Ceremony will be Thursday April 18 at 6pm. Current NJHS members do NOT attend this ceremony.

  • Intramural News

    • A Recreational Games and Tchoukball (SHOOKBALL) intramural started this Monday March 18, We are playing every EVEN morning until May 20th from 7:00- 8:15 a.m. in the gym. Come to the front office or see Mrs. Bennett for paperwork.

  • Great Chesterfield Read

    • This school year, the CCPS Department of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, the CCPS Library Services Team and Chesterfield County Public Library have launched The Great Chesterfield Read, based on PBS's The Great American Read  to discover the “best-loved book” in Chesterfield County. Everyone in our community will have the opportunity to share the book they feel is worthy of the title The Great Chesterfield Read and then the top 100 books will be determined. You can find out more by clicking HERE.

  • Cosby Field Hockey

    • Any raising 8th and 9th grade girl who is interested in playing field hockey at Cosby High next year should plan to come to an interest meeting on April 23rd immediately after school in the cafeteria here at Tomahawk Creek.

  • Richmond Volleyball

    • Are  you interested in Richmond Volleyball Summer Camps? Come to the main office and get a flyer.

  • Cosby Girls Volleyball

    • Any girls interested in Cosby Girls Volleyball please come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Spring SOL Schedule

    • HERE is the Spring SOL Schedule. While we understand that sickness and emergencies arise, please make every effort to have your child here on his or her testing day(s). We ALL appreciate your help with this!                

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

April 11, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • Final Call for Yearbooks

    • TCMS YEARBOOKS will only be available for ordering online until May 11th. We have a limited number of books to sell, so ORDER NOW to guarantee your student receives a 2018-19 book! It is 112 pages of great things our Timberwolf family did all year; you don't want to miss out! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use our school code 16702. If you have any questions, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net.

  • Summer School Information

    • Registration for Tomahawk Creek Parents

      • Friday, June 14 --  11:00- 2:00 -- in the Library

      • If the student falls under LQ (D/F for the year) summer school is free

      • Otherwise, Tuition is $112 per sessions. (There are two sessions)

    • OR

      • June 18-19--8:00-2:00pm- CTC Courthouse

    • If the parent is paying for Summer School they must pay with cash, money order (made out to CCPS), or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.

    • Dates

      • Session 1- July 8-July 18--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

      • Session 2- July 22-Aug 1--Monday-Thursday--8am-12pm

    • Rising 9th Graders

      • If a student who is taking a high school level course does not pass, they will need to register with the high school in which they will attend.

    • SOL Academy

      • If a student passes a class, but fails the SOL they are able to register for the SOL academy at LC Bird High School for free.

      • There will be shuttles from all of the high schools to LC Bird, so they will be able to go to the high school in which they will attend, and catch the shuttle to LC Bird.

    • Rising 6th Graders

      • Students who are rising 6th graders who will have to take the 6th Grade SOL Workshop will register here at Tomahawk if they plan to attend Tomahawk in the fall.

    • All students must have a "MS Registration Permission Form" with them and filled out by their counselor when they come to register 

  • PTA News

    • Thanks again to everyone who helped out with our Shamrock After School Bash!  It was a beautiful day to enjoy some time in the inflatable outside, ping pong in the hall (thank you PE department!), and some dancing in the cafeteria.  From sending in snacks to chaperoning, we appreciate your help!

    • Our TCMS 8th grade semi-formal, “Hollywood Nights…Hollywood Lights,” will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 7-9pm.  Tickets will be $10 and include snacks, a DJ, and photobooth and will sold from Wednesday, April 17th until Tuesday, April 23rd during lunches.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  We will need lots of help selling tickets, setting up on Friday, 4/26 from 3-7pm and Saturday, 4/27 from 2-6pm, chaperoning, and cleaning up after the dance. Please use this Sign Up Genius to show your support: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-8thgrade

    • Save the Date:  Our second annual night at the Diamond to see the Flying Squirrels play will be in the evening on Saturday, May 4th.  It will be a special May the Fourth event with fireworks.  Tickets will be $9 a piece and will be available to purchase on a PayPal.Me link and picked up at Will Call that evening. If we sell 100 tickets, Dr. Ellena will be able to throw out the first pitch again! Please see the attached flyer!

New Items

  • NJHS Information

    • Attention all NEW NJHS members: This is your reminder that we will hold NJHS Induction Practice on Tuesday April 16 right after school in the auditorium until about 3:30pm. The Induction Ceremony will be Thursday April 18 at 6pm. Current NJHS members do NOT attend this ceremony.

  • SCA Officer Elections

    • It is that time of year again-the Student Council Association elections. The packet and recommendations can be found in Ms. Woodward’s room 711.  Remember in order to run, you must already be a member of the SCA. The president is an 8th grade position, the vice president is a seventh grade position, and any grade can hold the offices of  treasurer, secretary, or historian. Packets and recommendations are due no later than April 17th at 3:00 in Ms. Woodward’s room 711. The completed packet must be handed to Ms. Woodward--no exceptions.

  • Cheerleader Information Meeting

    • There will be a Cheerleading Informational Meeting on Tuesday, April 30th from 3:15-4:00 in the cafeteria. Please have rides pick up no later than 4:00.

  • Fine Arts Festival

    • The Chesterfield County Public Schools Fine Arts Festival is this weekend at Midlothian High School. The hours are Saturday, April 13th from 9 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday, April 14th from Noon -4:30.

    • Dramapalooza is happening this weekend at the Fine Arts Festival at Midlothian High School. Several of Tomahawk's Advanced Drama students collaborated to write scenes about the middle experience to be performed by students from ten different middle schools.  The performance will be at 3:00 in the main auditorium and should last around 30 minutes. Come out and support our Timberwolves!

  • Intramural News

    • A Recreational Games and Tchoukball (SHOOKBALL) intramural started this Monday March 18, We are playing every EVEN morning until May 20th from 7:00- 8:15 a.m. in the gym. Come to the front office or see Mrs. Bennett for paperwork.

  • Great Chesterfield Read

    • This school year, the CCPS Department of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, the CCPS Library Services Team and Chesterfield County Public Library have launched The Great Chesterfield Read, based on PBS's The Great American Read  to discover the “best-loved book” in Chesterfield County. Everyone in our community will have the opportunity to share the book they feel is worthy of the title The Great Chesterfield Read and then the top 100 books will be determined. You can find out more by clicking HERE.

  • Cosby Field Hockey

    • Any raising 8th and 9th grade girl who is interested in playing field hockey at Cosby High next year should plan to come to an interest meeting on April 23rd immediately after school in the cafeteria here at Tomahawk Creek.

  • Richmond Volleyball

    • Are  you interested in Richmond Volleyball Summer Camps? Come to the main office and get a flyer.

  • Thank You from the Library

    • The TCMS Library would like to thank the Tomahawk community for its generous support of our Spring Book Fair.  Over $1400 was raised which will be used to enrich the library environment and support library programming. In addition, over 50 new books were purchased to add to our library collection.  

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Cosby Girls Volleyball

    • Any girls interested in Cosby Girls Volleyball please come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Spring SOL Schedule

    • HERE is the Spring SOL Schedule. While we understand that sickness and emergencies arise, please make every effort to have your child here on his or her testing day(s). We ALL appreciate your help with this!                       

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

TCMS PTA Presents.pdf 

March 21, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Early Release Day

    • Friday, March 29 is a 3-hour early release.  There will be a bag lunch available for purchase if your student would like to eat.  They will be allowed to return to their classroom to eat after making their purchase.

    • Also, there will be NO BUS NOTES written on this day.  Please go home your regular way.

  • Tip Sheet

    • There will be no Tip Sheet next week due to Spring Break. THe next Tip Sheet will be April 11. Have a great break Timberwolves!

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • Pennies for Patients

    • Pennies for Patients--Clean out your car/truck console day will be Thursday, March 28th.  Before school, the SCA officers will be collecting change from cars dropping off students at the front of school.  This is a great way to support Pennies for Patients and clean out the loose change in your car. You can donate change and bills.  Thanks for your support!

  • Lost and Found

    • We are cleaning out the lost and found for the third nine weeks. Please look at THIS VIDEO to see if there are any of your Timberwolf’s belongings in the lost and found. All items not claimed will be donated to charity before Spring Break on march 29th.

New Items

  • Peanut Butter Drive for Backpacks of Love

    • The Action Book Club is sponsoring a peanut butter drive to benefit Backpacks of Love, an organization dedicated to eliminating hunger in school-aged students.  Students are asked to please bring in a jar of peanut butter to donate on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of next week (March 25-27). Collections will be in the main hallway near the bus loop before first block. Check out the video HERE.

  • Intramural News

    • A Recreational Games and Tchoukball (SHOOKBALL) intramural started this Monday March 18, We are playing every EVEN morning until May 20th from 7:00- 8:15 a.m. in the gym. Come to the front office or see Mrs. Bennett for paperwork.

  • Great Chesterfield Read

    • This school year, the CCPS Department of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, the CCPS Library Services Team and Chesterfield County Public Library have launched The Great Chesterfield Read, based on PBS's The Great American Read  to discover the “best-loved book” in Chesterfield County. Everyone in our community will have the opportunity to share the book they feel is worthy of the title The Great Chesterfield Read and then the top 100 books will be determined. You can find out more by clicking HERE.

  • Richmond Volleyball

    • Are  you interested in Richmond Volleyball Summer Camps? Come to the main office and get a flyer.

  • Intramural News

    • Even though we already started, it isn’t too late to sign up and join the Recreational Games and Tchoukball Intramural!  There is ladder golf, cornhole, can jam, spikeball, tchoukball (pronounced shookball) and more! We play every EVEN morning until May 20th from 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. in the gym. An Intramural Risk form and a Concussion form are needed to participate (can print off from the following link or get them in the front office) If you'd like more information or to turn in forms contact Mrs. Bennett.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Cosby Girls Volleyball

    • Any girls interested in Cosby Girls Volleyball please come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Spring SOL Schedule

    • HERE is the Spring SOL Schedule. While we understand that sickness and emergencies arise, please make every effort to have your child here on his or her testing day(s). We ALL appreciate your help with this!

  • Spring Break

    • Spring Break will be Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. There will be no school for students, please plan accordingly.

  • Book Fair - Save the Date!

    • Scholastic Book Fair March 18-22

    • Family Fun Night March 19 from 5:30 - 7:00

  • Yearbook Information

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! The deadline to order online is only 2 months away, and quantities are limited! Visit ww.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net                  

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

March 14, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • Pennies for Patients

    • The SCA will start their Pennies for Patients collection on March 1-28.  The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We will accept many types of donations:  coins, cash, check (made to LLS), and online donations. All donations will be collected in 1st block even classes. Our goal this year is $6,000. Please spread the word.

  • PTA News

    • Our next PTA meeting will be on Thursday 3/21 -- note this is a change due to events occurring at school on the previously scheduled date. All are welcome. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you are interested in being apart of next year's board or have any questions about board positions, especially president. The board nominees will be presented at the March 21st PTA meeting and voted on at May 9th’s meeting.

    • Our next event will be the Shamrock After School Bash on Thursday, 3/14 from 3-5pm at TCMS with a DJ, Photo Booth  inflatable obstacle course, and St. Pat’s themed snacks for $5. Tickets will be sold on Wednesday, 3/6, Thursday 3/7, Monday 3/11 and Tuesday 3/12 during lunches.  As usual, due to advance food preparation, tickets will not be sold at the door. We are still in need of someone to head up decorations. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you are able to help in this way. We need lots of help setting up and chaperoning as well.  Here is the link to our Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-tcms4

    • Please come out to the 8th grade dance planning meeting right before the March 21st PTA meeting at 6:30pm. Save the date! It will be held a little earlier this year on Saturday, April 27th with set up the evening before. It’s always the capstone event for our 8th graders before they move on to high school.

    • Stay in touch: tcmspta.com (join online!) Tomahawk Creek , Middle School PTA Facebook page, and our Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd.

New Items

  • Basketball intramurals

    • Basketball intramurals will begin Monday, March 18 after school in the gym and will be held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The intramural will be run open gym style. Participants should be picked up no later than 4:30 p.m. in front of the school. Intramural and concussion forms are needed to participate. If you need anymore info or to turn-in your forms, see Mr. C.

  • Action Book Club

    • TCMS Action Book Club Members:  Our March meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21st at 7:45 a.m. in the library.  This is a date change.

  • Drama Club

    • Our next Drama Club meeting will be Thursday, March 21st from 3:00 to 4:30 in the auditorium. We’ll play some games and put together a few scenes. All are welcome, even if you haven't attended before. Please have rides pick you up promptly at 4:30.

  • Great Chesterfield Read

    • This school year, the CCPS Department of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, the CCPS Library Services Team and Chesterfield County Public Library have launched The Great Chesterfield Read, based on PBS's The Great American Read  to discover the “best-loved book” in Chesterfield County. Everyone in our community will have the opportunity to share the book they feel is worthy of the title The Great Chesterfield Read and then the top 100 books will be determined. You can find out more by clicking HERE.

  • Breakfast Message from Mrs. Stutzman

    • Food is fuel!  When our bodies do not have fuel, we become sluggish and energy is quickly depleted.  This can cause headaches, stomach aches and other symptoms. We've all experienced these symptoms when we have delayed meals due to carpooling, busy day at work, deadlines, etc.  How can our students concentrate when they feel like this? Breakfast is very important so that our students stay focused, remain in class and avoid headaches and stomach aches.

    • Did you know our amazing TCMS cafeteria has a food cart set up every morning for grab-and-go breakfast items? They are open between 8:00 - 8:30.  If your student "forgets to eat", "doesn't have time" or maybe they don't like to eat first thing in the morning, remind them to stop by the cart and grab a breakfast item.  Another option is to pack them a snack to get them through the morning. Some medications can suppress an appetite but it is still important to have food in our bodies. Take your child shopping so they can help pick out some of their favorite (and nutritional) food items.

    • If cost is a concern, did you know that CCPS offers free and reduced meals for those who qualify?  It's a simple form that can be completed and it applies for breakfast and lunch. Let's keep children fueled up so their brains can focus in the classroom.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Cosby Girls Volleyball

    • Any girls interested in Cosby Girls Volleyball please come to the main office for a flyer.

  • CCPS Vaping Presentation

    • Vaping has skyrocketed to the forefront of health and safety issues facing our children, schools, and families.  Within the last several years, the vaping industry has created a product that is easy to hide, appealing to youth and extremely addictive.  Please join Dr. Linda Hancock for a frank discussion on the facts about the vaping industry and the impact it has on our students and families. See the attached flyer for more information.

  • Face Forward Documentary Series

    • The Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will be hosting a series of documentary films, free to CCPS families February and March 2019. Click HERE for more information!

  • IEP A to Z Family Workshops

    • The county holds workshops on everything you need to know about IEPs. For more information please click HERE. To sign up, click HERE.

  • Spring SOL Schedule

    • HERE is the Spring SOL Schedule. While we understand that sickness and emergencies arise, please make every effort to have your child here on his or her testing day(s). We ALL appreciate your help with this!

  • Spring Break

    • Spring Break will be Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. There will be no school for students, please plan accordingly.

  • Water bottles

    • We appreciate you helping your child stay hydrated throughout the school day however we have had a problem lately with glass water bottles breaking. Please only send in non-breakable water bottles with your timberwolf...your help with this is appreciated!

  • Identification

    • Please remember when you enter the school building you should have proper identification. Your ID (Driver's License) is necessary to sign-in, pick-up a student early and other tasks. Your cooperation in helping us keep our Timberwolves safe is greatly appreciated.  

  • Book Fair - Save the Date!

  • Yearbook Information

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! The deadline to order online is only 2 months away, and quantities are limited! Visit ww.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net                 

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

March 6, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

    • Our next PTA meeting will be on Thursday 3/21 -- note this is a change due to events occurring at school on the previously scheduled date. All are welcome. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you are interested in being apart of next year's board or have any questions about board positions, especially president. The board nominees will be presented at the March 21st PTA meeting and voted on at May 9th’s meeting.

    • Our next event will be the Shamrock After School Bash on Thursday, 3/14 from 3-5pm at TCMS with a DJ, Photo Booth  inflatable obstacle course, and St. Pat’s themed snacks for $5. Tickets will be sold on Wednesday, 3/6, Thursday 3/7, Monday 3/11 and Tuesday 3/12 during lunches.  As usual, due to advance food preparation, tickets will not be sold at the door. We are still in need of someone to head up decorations. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you are able to help in this way. We need lots of help setting up and chaperoning as well.  Here is the link to our Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-tcms4

    • The teachers and staff were treated to a PTA Sponsored luncheon catered by Uncle Reggie's BBQ last Friday.  Big thanks to our VP, Brooke Mancini, for planning the delicious meal!

    • Stay in touch: tcmspta.com (join online!) Tomahawk Creek , Middle School PTA Facebook page, and our Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd. A reminder for all Verizon subscribers: Please get the Remind app as they won’t be offering the service for you via texting anymore.

New Items

  • Attention Parents of 8th Graders: Important SOL Information

    • Next week your child will take both portions of the Virginia Writing SOL. On Monday, March 11th, students who have English only on odd days will take the multiple choice portion of the SOL. (Students who have English on even days or every day will take this test on Tuesday, March 12th.) This test will cover many of the grammar, punctuation, revision, and research skills that our students have studied in grades 6th through 8th. We have been diligently reviewing to ensure students are prepared. Please remind your child to review all notes and materials related to this test.

    • On Wednesday, March 13th, all 8th graders will take the essay portion of the SOL. They will begin testing in 1st block and remain there until 3rd block or until they finish.

    • Please be sure your son or daughter is well rested on testing days. It is also very important for students to eat a healthy, protein-rich breakfast.

    • Finally, students MUST have a fully charged chromebook on all testing days. It may be a good idea to have your child bring his or her charger to school on those days in case it is needed.  

  • Cosby Girls Volleyball

    • Any girls interested in Cosby Girls Volleyball please come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Pennies for Patients

    • The SCA will start their Pennies for Patients collection on March 1-28.  The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We will accept many types of donations:  coins, cash, check (made to LLS), and online donations. All donations will be collected in 1st block even classes. Our goal this year is $6,000. Please spread the word.

  • CCPS Vaping Presentation

    • Vaping has skyrocketed to the forefront of health and safety issues facing our children, schools, and families.  Within the last several years, the vaping industry has created a product that is easy to hide, appealing to youth and extremely addictive.  Please join Dr. Linda Hancock for a frank discussion on the facts about the vaping industry and the impact it has on our students and families. See the attached flyer for more information.

 

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Face Forward Documentary Series

    • The Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will be hosting a series of documentary films, free to CCPS families February and March 2019. Click HERE for more information!

  • IEP A to Z Family Workshops

    • The county holds workshops on everything you need to know about IEPs. For more information please click HERE. To sign up, click HERE.

  • Spring SOL Schedule

    • HERE is the Spring SOL Schedule. While we understand that sickness and emergencies arise, please make every effort to have your child here on his or her testing day(s). We ALL appreciate your help with this!

  • Bus Notes

    • Please remember when your student is riding the bus home with a friend, BOTH students need to provide a note and submit it to the front office so a bus pass can be written.  Bus passes will be ready for pick up at lunch time.

  • Spring Break

    • Spring Break will be Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. There will be no school for students, please plan accordingly.

  • Water bottles

    • We appreciate you helping your child stay hydrated throughout the school day however we have had a problem lately with glass water bottles breaking. Please only send in non-breakable water bottles with your timberwolf...your help with this is appreciated!

  • Identification

    • Please remember when you enter the school building you should have proper identification. Your ID (Driver's License) is necessary to sign-in, pick-up a student early and other tasks. Your cooperation in helping us keep our Timberwolves safe is greatly appreciated.  

  • To Parents of Spanish Students- In Need of Volunteers!

    • TCMS will participate in the La Feria county-wide Spanish fair again this year. It is always a highlight of the year for our students. The event will take place at Clover Hill High School on Saturday, April 27  from 9am-3pm. We are looking for parent volunteers to lead or co-lead 3 one hour workshops on Hispanic dance, cooking and crafts,as well as to help with registration at 8:15 a.m.  You would only need to attend for your workshop, but would be welcome to join us for lunch and the band’s performance. You’ll also get an event T-shirt for your contribution.  Please reach out to your child’s Spanish teacher for more information. Thank you for your support.

  • Midlothian High School Event

    • Please save the date for Wednesday, March 13th, as Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College returns to Midlothian High School.  During this session, parents/guardians can learn about strategies to attend private universities for the same cost as in-state schools, the college admissions process, effective ways to simultaneously save and pay for college, and more.  Please see THIS site for more information and use this link to register

  • After School Tennis Enrichment Program

    • If your child is interested in being a part of an exciting after school program put on by TGA Premier Tennis here at Tomahawk Creek, please see THIS flyer for more information.

  • Pi Day

    • Pi Day is on Friday, March 14th. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a Pi Day t-shirt to wear that day with a Pi-Rate theme...ARGGGG! They will also have an opportunity to Pie the Principal or a teacher! More information will be coming home soon with your student from his or her math teacher! Raffle Tickets to Pie a teacher or Administrator that come with a free pie will be sold for $1 from any math teacher from February 25-March 4.

  • Book Fair - Save the Date!

    • Scholastic Book Fair March 18-22

    • Family Fun Night March 19 from 5:30 - 7:00

  • Yearbook Information

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! The deadline to order online is only 2 months away, and quantities are limited! Visit ww.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net                     

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

February 28, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Good News!

    • Dr. Ellena will be back full-time on Monday, March 4th! He is able to come for a few hours today and tomorrow and is good as new!

  • Chick-Fil-A Night

    • Please join us at the Chick-Fil-A Winterpock location TONIGHT and mention that you are there to support Tomahawk Creek. The EVENT takes place from 5 pm - 8 pm...come and enjoy some food and spin the wheel for the chance to win a prize!

  • Spring SOL Schedule

    • HERE is the Spring SOL Schedule. While we understand that sickness and emergencies arise, please make every effort to have your child here on his or her testing day(s). We ALL appreciate your help with this!

  • Bus Notes

    • Please remember when your student is riding the bus home with a friend, BOTH students need to provide a note and submit it to the front office so a bus pass can be written.  Bus passes will be ready for pick up at lunch time.

  • Friday, March 8th

    • Friday, March 8th is a holiday for both students and staff. Schools and offices will  be closed that day, please plan accordingly.

  • Spring Break

    • Spring Break will be Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. There will be no school for students, please plan accordingly.

  • Water bottles

    • We appreciate you helping your child stay hydrated throughout the school day however we have had a problem lately with glass water bottles breaking. Please only send in non-breakable water bottles with your timberwolf...your help with this is appreciated!

  • Identification

    • Please remember when you enter the school building you should have proper identification. Your ID (Driver's License) is necessary to sign-in, pick-up a student early and other tasks. Your cooperation in helping us keep our Timberwolves safe is greatly appreciated.  

  • To Parents of Spanish Students- In Need of Volunteers!

    • TCMS will participate in the La Feria county-wide Spanish fair again this year. It is always a highlight of the year for our students. The event will take place at Clover Hill High School on Saturday, April 27  from 9am-3pm. We are looking for parent volunteers to lead or co-lead 3 one hour workshops on Hispanic dance, cooking and crafts,as well as to help with registration at 8:15 a.m.  You would only need to attend for your workshop, but would be welcome to join us for lunch and the band’s performance. You’ll also get an event T-shirt for your contribution.  Please reach out to your child’s Spanish teacher for more information. Thank you for your support.

  • Parking Lot Issues

    • Parents, our parking lot has become a dangerous area. This is being caused by people not following the traffic pattern and parking cars in areas that are not parking spaces. This is causing an unsafe situation for our students and teachers. If you are dropping off or picking up, please wait in the car line. We have had numerous complaints from parents and teachers about this situation. Beginning Monday, January 28th, our SRO, Officer Becker, will be monitoring the parking lot before and after school. Specifically, he will be looking for cars that are not in appropriate parking spaces. If you are not in an appropriate parking space, including handicap spaces if you do not have a permit, Officer Becker will ask you to move your vehicle. Your cooperation in keeping ALL of our Timberwolves, adult and child, safe is appreciated.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

    • Our next PTA meeting will be on Thursday 3/21 -- note this is a change due to events occurring at school on the previously scheduled date. All are welcome. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you are interested in being apart of next year's board or have any questions about board positions, especially president. The board nominees will be presented at the March 21st PTA meeting and voted on at May 9th’s meeting.

    • Our next event will be the Shamrock After School Bash on Thursday, 3/14 from 3-5pm at TCMS with a DJ, Photo Booth  inflatable obstacle course, and St. Pat’s themed snacks for $5. Tickets will be sold on Wednesday, 3/6, Thursday 3/7, Monday 3/11 and Tuesday 3/12 during lunches.  As usual, due to advance food preparation, tickets will not be sold at the door. We are still in need of someone to head up decorations. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you are able to help in this way. We need lots of help setting up and chaperoning as well.  Here is the link to our Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-tcms4

    • The teachers and staff were treated to a PTA Sponsored luncheon catered by Uncle Reggie's BBQ last Friday.  Big thanks to our VP, Brooke Mancini, for planning the delicious meal!

    • Stay in touch: tcmspta.com (join online!) Tomahawk Creek , Middle School PTA Facebook page, and our Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd. A reminder for all Verizon subscribers: Please get the Remind app as they won’t be offering the service for you via texting anymore.

New Items

  • Attention Parents of 8th Graders: Important SOL Information

    • Soon, your child will take both portions of the Virginia Writing SOL. On Monday, March 11th, students who have English on odd days will take the multiple choice portion of the SOL. (Students who have English on even days or every day will take this test on Tuesday, March 12th.) This test will cover many of the grammar, punctuation, revision, and research skills that our students have studied in grades 6th through 8th. We have been diligently reviewing to ensure students are prepared. Please remind your child to review all notes and materials related to this test.

    • On Wednesday, March 13th, all 8th graders will take the essay portion of the SOL. They will begin testing in 1st block and remain there until 3rd block or until they finish.

    • Please be sure your son or daughter is well rested on testing days. It is also very important for students to eat a healthy, protein-rich breakfast. Finally, students MUST have a fully charged chromebook on all testing days. It may be a good idea to have your child bring his or her charger to school on those days in case it is needed.  

  • Pennies for Patients

    • The SCA will start their Pennies for Patients collection on March 1-28.  The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We will accept many types of donations:  coins, cash, check (made to LLS), and online donations. All donations will be collected in 1st block even classes. Our goal this year is $6,000. Please spread the word.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Spring Pictures

    • Spring Pictures will be taken TOMORROW, Friday, March 1.  We will be doing things a little differently this year.  This year only students who pay in advance will have their picture made.  Fliers to pre-order have come home this week. You will have the option of ordering online or paying on picture day with cash or a check. You can pay online by visiting www.candidcolor.net, clicking on “Underclass Portraits”, and using the access code, TOMSPRING. We will not be photographing the whole student body, only those who pay in advance.

  • Midlothian High School Event

    • Please save the date for Wednesday, March 13th, as Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College returns to Midlothian High School.  During this session, parents/guardians can learn about strategies to attend private universities for the same cost as in-state schools, the college admissions process, effective ways to simultaneously save and pay for college, and more.  Please see THIS site for more information and use this link to register

  • After School Tennis Enrichment Program

    • If your child is interested in being a part of an exciting after school program put on by TGA Premier Tennis here at Tomahawk Creek, please see THISflyer for more information.

  • Pi Day

    • Pi Day is on Friday, March 14th. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a Pi Day t-shirt to wear that day with a Pi-Rate theme...ARGGGG! They will also have an opportunity to Pie the Principal or a teacher! More information will be coming home soon with your student from his or her math teacher! Raffle Tickets to Pie a teacher or Administrator that come with a free pie will be sold for $1 from any math teacher from February 25-March 4.

  • Book Fair - Save the Date!

    • Scholastic Book Fair March 18-22

    • Family Fun Night March 19 from 5:30 - 7:00

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

  • Face Forward Documentary Series

    • The Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will be hosting a series of documentary films, free to CCPS families February and March 2019. Click HERE for more information!

  • IEP A to Z Family Workshops

    • The county holds workshops on everything you need to know about IEPs. For more information please click HERE. To sign up, click HERE.

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120. 

Mrs. Thompson

February 21, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Chick-Fil-A Night

    • Please join us at the Chick-Fil-A Winterpock location on Thursday, February 28th and mention that you are there to support Tomahawk Creek. The EVENT takes place from 5 pm - 8 pm...come and enjoy some food and spin the wheel for the chance to win a prize!

  • Identification

    • Please remember when you enter the school building you should have proper identification. Your ID (Driver's License) is necessary to sign-in, pick-up a student early and other tasks. Your cooperation in helping us keep our Timberwolves safe is greatly appreciated.  

  • Congrès français 2019

    • The 21st annual Congrès français will be held this Saturday from 9:00 - 3:30 at Monacan High School. This event will see the participation of thirty middle and high schools,  700 students of French as well as more than 50 teachers and adult volunteers. Our TCMS delegation will participate in language competitions, cultural workshops, an international market, a French meal, and more.

  • To Parents of Spanish Students- In Need of Volunteers!

    • TCMS will participate in the La Feria county-wide Spanish fair again this year. It is always a highlight of the year for our students. The event will take place at Clover Hill High School on Saturday, April 27  from 9am-3pm. We are looking for parent volunteers to lead or co-lead 3 one hour workshops on Hispanic dance, cooking and crafts,as well as to help with registration at 8:15 a.m.  You would only need to attend for your workshop, but would be welcome to join us for lunch and the band’s performance. You’ll also get an event T-shirt for your contribution.  Please reach out to your child’s Spanish teacher for more information. Thank you for your support.

  • TCMS Girls Soccer Team Tryouts

    • Girls interested in trying out for girls soccer please pick up an informational flyer outside of room 707.  In order to try out you need to have a current VHSL athletic physical and concussion form turned into the main office. The final day for tryouts is tomorrow, February 22nd for all grade levels after school from 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm.

  • Parking Lot Issues

    • Parents, our parking lot has become a dangerous area. This is being caused by people not following the traffic pattern and parking cars in areas that are not parking spaces. This is causing an unsafe situation for our students and teachers. If you are dropping off or picking up, please wait in the car line. We have had numerous complaints from parents and teachers about this situation. Beginning Monday, January 28th, our SRO, Officer Becker, will be monitoring the parking lot before and after school. Specifically, he will be looking for cars that are not in appropriate parking spaces. If you are not in an appropriate parking space, including handicap spaces if you do not have a permit, Officer Becker will ask you to move your vehicle. Your cooperation in keeping ALL of our Timberwolves, adult and child, safe is appreciated.

  • A Message from the School Nurse

    • With flu, strep and various viruses upon us, please remember to keep children home when they are sick.  It is recommended by the CDC to stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication.  This also applies to vomiting and diarrhea - stay home for 24 hours after the last episode. Administering fever-reducing medication only masks the temperature so all symptoms should be noted.  Students are allowed to carry water bottles to stay hydrated. Students may also carry small bottles of hand sanitizer but please make sure it is scent-free. If your child is in need of medication or if you have any health-related questions, please contact our school nurse for more information.  Thank you and let's stay healthy!

  • Scheduling Information for the 2019-20 School Year

    • These are the course selection sheets we will be using for the 2019/2020 school year. Please take a look at the elective explanations in order to help guide your Timberwolf for making decisions for the next school year.

    • These forms will not be coming home for signatures until counselors speak to students during classes sometime between February 11th and 22nd.

    • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

    • Our next PTA meeting will be Thursday, March 21st at 7pm - note this is a change due to events occurring at school on the previously scheduled date.  All are welcome. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you are interested in being apart of next year's board or have any questions about board positions, especially president. It’s not as daunting or time consuming as it sounds! The board nominees will be presented at the March 21st PTA meeting and voted on at May 9th’s meeting.

    • Our next event will be the Shamrock After School Bash on Thursday, 3/14 from 3-5pm at TCMS with a DJ, inflatable obstacle course, and St. Pat’s themed snacks for $5. We need people to help with food, posters, ticket sales, set up, and chaperoning. Be on the lookout for an upcoming Sign Up Genius.  It was a fun event last year!

    • Thank you to everyone who sent in supplies for the teachers' February treat!  They were well received on Valentine's Day!

    • Stay in touch: tcmspta.com (join online!) Tomahawk Creek , Middle School PTA Facebook page, and our Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd. A reminder for all Verizon subscribers: Please get the Remind app as they won’t be offering the service for you via texting anymore.

New Items

  • Midlothian High School Event

    • Please save the date for Wednesday, March 13th, as Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College returns to Midlothian High School.  During this session, parents/guardians can learn about strategies to attend private universities for the same cost as in-state schools, the college admissions process, effective ways to simultaneously save and pay for college, and more.  Please see THIS site for more information and use this link to register

  • After School Tennis Enrichment Program

    • If your child is interested in being a part of an exciting after school program put on by TGA Premier Tennis here at Tomahawk Creek, please see THISflyer for more information.

 

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Club Picture Day

    • Club Picture day is TOMORROW, February 22nd. All students involved in TCMS clubs or activities should contact their club sponsor to get the information and details for their group picture. There will not be a make-up picture day.

  • Pi Day

    • Pi Day is on Friday, March 14th. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a Pi Day t-shirt to wear that day with a Pi-Rate theme...ARGGGG! They will also have an opportunity to Pie the Principal or a teacher! More information will be coming home soon with your student from his or her math teacher! Raffle Tickets to Pie a teacher or Administrator that come with a free pie will be sold for $1 from any math teacher from February 25-March 4.

  • Spring Pictures

    • Spring Pictures will be taken on Friday, March 1.  We will be doing things a little differently this year.  This year only students who pay in advance will have their picture made.  Fliers will be coming home closer to the picture date so you can pre-order.  You will have the option of ordering online or paying on picture day with cash or a check.  All instructions will be on the picture flyer. We will not be photographing the whole student body, only those who pay in advance.

  • Book Fair - Save the Date!

    • Scholastic Book Fair March 18-22

    • Family Fun Night March 19 from 5:30 - 7:00

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

  • Face Forward Documentary Series

    • The Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will be hosting a series of documentary films, free to CCPS families February and March 2019. Click HERE for more information!

  • IEP A to Z Family Workshops

    • The county holds workshops on everything you need to know about IEPs. For more information please click HERE. To sign up, click HERE.                

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Mrs. Thompson


February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • To Parents of Spanish Students- In Need of Volunteers!

    • TCMS will participate in the La Feria county-wide Spanish fair again this year. It is always a highlight of the year for our students. The event will take place at Clover Hill High School on Saturday, April 27  from 9am-3pm. We are looking for parent volunteers to lead or co-lead 3 one hour workshops on Hispanic dance, cooking and crafts,as well as to help with registration at 8:15 a.m.  You would only need to attend for your workshop, but would be welcome to join us for lunch and the band’s performance. You’ll also get an event T-shirt for your contribution.  Please reach out to your child’s Spanish teacher for more information. Thank you for your support.

  • TCMS Girls Soccer Team Tryouts

    • Girls interested in trying out for girls soccer please pick up an informational flyer outside of room 707.  In order to try out, you need to have a current VHSL athletic physical and concussion form turned into the main office.   Tryouts will take place on February 21st and 22nd for all grade levels after school from 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm.

  • Parking Lot Issues

    • Parents, our parking lot has become a dangerous area. This is being caused by people not following the traffic pattern and parking cars in areas that are not parking spaces. This is causing an unsafe situation for our students and teachers. If you are dropping off or picking up, please wait in the car line. We have had numerous complaints from parents and teachers about this situation. Beginning Monday, January 28th, our SRO, Officer Becker, will be monitoring the parking lot before and after school. Specifically, he will be looking for cars that are not in appropriate parking spaces. If you are not in an appropriate parking space, including handicap spaces if you do not have a permit, Officer Becker will ask you to move your vehicle. Your cooperation in keeping ALL of our Timberwolves, adult and child, safe is appreciated.

  • A Message from the School Nurse

    • With flu, strep and various viruses upon us, please remember to keep children home when they are sick.  It is recommended by the CDC to stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication.  This also applies to vomiting and diarrhea - stay home for 24 hours after the last episode. Administering fever-reducing medication only masks the temperature so all symptoms should be noted.  Students are allowed to carry water bottles to stay hydrated. Students may also carry small bottles of hand sanitizer but please make sure it is scent-free. If your child is in need of medication or if you have any health-related questions, please contact our school nurse for more information.  Thank you and let's stay healthy!

  • Scheduling Information for the 2019-20 School Year

  • Timberwolf Good News
    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.
  • PTA News

    • Big thanks to Angie Brown and all who helped by selling tickets, promoting, and chaperoning the 7th grade Sky Zone event last Friday evening. We had a record number of kids participate!  It takes a village to put on such a well attended event; we appreciate your help!!

      • Stay in touch: tcmspta.com (join online!) Tomahawk Creek , Middle School PTA Facebook page, and our Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd. A reminder for all Verizon subscribers: Please get the Remind app as they won’t be offering the service for you via texting anymore.

      • Congratulations to our 2nd marking period TCVIP (volunteer hours) winners: 6th grade: Victoria Anderson (30 hours), 7th grade: Danielle Meister (49.5 hours), 8th grade: Armelle Worrel (37 hours)!  Our school year to date has volunteered 3,443 hours! Outstanding job giving back to our community TCMS! Reminder that you can find the volunteer log on tcmspta.com for the 3rd quarter.  

      • Please come out to the planning meeting for the Shamrock After School Bash on Wednesday, 2/20 at 7pm in the cafeteria. The event itself is on Thursday, 3/14 from 3-5pm at TCMS with a DJ, inflatable obstacle course, and St. Pat’s themed snacks for $5. We need people to help with food, posters, ticket sales, set up, and chaperoning. It was a fun event last year!

      • Our next PTA meeting will be brief this TONIGHT (Thursday 2/14) at 7pm with lots of chocolate! All are welcome. We are looking for a nominating committee for the 2019-2020 PTA Board. Please come to the meeting if you are willing to serve in this way or be considered for one of the board positions next year. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you have any questions about board positions, especially president. It’s not as daunting or time consuming as it sounds! The board nominees will be presented at the March 14th PTA meeting and voted on at May 9th’s meeting.

New Items

  • Lunch on Friday, February 15th

    • Lunch will be available for your student to purchase on our upcoming half day on Friday, February 15th. It will consist of a chicken filet sandwich, carrots, apple slices, juice, and milk. There will also be a yogurt option for those who opt for a vegetarian meal. A la carte items will not available for purchase. We will call students by grade level down to the cafeteria to purchase lunch and they will take it back to their classrooms to eat.

  • Bus Notes on Friday, February 15th

    • Due to Friday's 3-Hour Early Release, there will be no bus notes written.  Please have your student(s) go home as they normally would.

  • Band Announcement

    • 7th and 8th Grade Band Students have a Concert on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at COSBY HS. Arrival time is no later than 6:30pm, concert starts at 7pm.

  • Drama Club

    • Our next Drama Club meeting will be Thursday, February 21st from 3:00 to 4:30 in the auditorium. We’ll play some games and put together a few scenes. All are welcome, even if you missed the first meeting. Please have rides pick you up promptly at 4:30.

  • Club Picture Day

    • Club Picture day is Friday, February 22nd. All students involved in TCMS clubs or activities should contact their club sponsor to get the information and details for their group picture. There will not be a make-up picture day.

  • Pi Day

    • Pi Day is on Friday, March 14th. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a Pi Day t-shirt to wear that day with a Pi-Rate theme...ARGGGG! They will also have an opportunity to Pie the Principal or a teacher! More information will be coming home soon with your student from his or her math teacher!

  • Book Fair - Save the Date!

    • Scholastic Book Fair March 18-22

    • Family Fun Night March 19 from 5:30 - 7:00

  • Face Forward Documentary Series

    • The Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will be hosting a series of documentary films, free to CCPS families February and March 2019. Click HERE for more information!

  • IEP A to Z Family Workshops

    • The county holds workshops on everything you need to know about IEPs. For more information please click HERE. To sign up, click HERE.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Food Tasters Needed!

    • Our students have an exciting opportunity to sample several foods and recipes that may be offered during the 2019/202 school year! Chesterfield County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Taste Test will be held our school’s cafeteria on Thursday, February 21 from 3:15 - 4:15. Any student wishing to participate much fill out and return THIS permission slip. We must limit this event to the first 12 students who turn in their permission slips.

  • Are you a web-wise parent?

    • Please join us for a special evening for the whole family to discuss social media awareness and internet safety.  Dinner will be provided and childcare will be available for younger siblings. See FLYER for more details.

  • Hoops for Heart

    • We will be partnering with the American Heart Association next week to create awareness about heart disease, while educating our students about heart health and raising life-saving funds for research. Collection packets are coming home next week for donations. Please have money in by February 20th. Our Hoops Event to get our hearts pumping will be in March. Students must raise at least $5 to attend the event. Thank you for your support in helping fight the number one cause of death, heart disease. Through awareness, education and research, we are all making a difference in the community!  

  • Spring Pictures

    • Spring Pictures will be taken on Friday, March 1.  We will be doing things a little differently this year.  This year only students who pay in advance will have their picture made.  Fliers will be coming home closer to the picture date so you can pre-order.  You will have the option of ordering online or paying on picture day with cash or a check.  All instructions will be on the picture flyer. We will not be photographing the whole student body, only those who pay in advance.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Mrs. Thompson

February 7, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Parking Lot Issues

    • Parents, our parking lot has become a dangerous area. This is being caused by people not following the traffic pattern and parking cars in areas that are not parking spaces. This is causing an unsafe situation for our students and teachers. If you are dropping off or picking up, please wait in the car line. We have had numerous complaints from parents and teachers about this situation. Beginning Monday, January 28th, our SRO, Officer Becker, will be monitoring the parking lot before and after school. Specifically, he will be looking for cars that are not in appropriate parking spaces. If you are not in an appropriate parking space, including handicap spaces if you do not have a permit, Officer Becker will ask you to move your vehicle. Your cooperation in keeping ALL of our Timberwolves, adult and child, safe is appreciated.

  • A Message from the School Nurse

    • With flu, strep and various viruses upon us, please remember to keep children home when they are sick.  It is recommended by the CDC to stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication.  This also applies to vomiting and diarrhea - stay home for 24 hours after the last episode. Administering fever-reducing medication only masks the temperature so all symptoms should be noted.  Students are allowed to carry water bottles to stay hydrated. Students may also carry small bottles of hand sanitizer but please make sure it is scent-free. If your child is in need of medication or if you have any health-related questions, please contact our school nurse for more information.  Thank you and let's stay healthy!

  • Scheduling Information for the 2019-20 School Year

    • These are the course selection sheets we will be using for the 2019/2020 school year. Please take a look at the elective explanations in order to help guide your Timberwolf for making decisions for the next school year.

    • These forms will not be coming home for signatures until counselors speak to students during classes sometime between February 11th and 22nd.

    • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

    • Joining the PTA is easy and ongoing!  We are going for 100% participation of both parents and teachers.  To join, go to tcmspta.com.

    • Our next PTA meeting will be brief on 2/14 at 7pm with lots of chocolate! We are looking for a nominating committee for the 2019-2020 PTA Board. Please come to the meeting if you are willing to serve in this way or be considered for one of the board positions next year. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you have any questions about board positions, especially president. It’s not as daunting or time consuming as it sounds! The board nominees will be presented at the March 14th PTA meeting and voted on at May 9th’s meeting.

    • Last reminder for 7th grade parents: Our annual Sky Zone event will be this Friday, February 8th from 6:30-8:30pm. Wear white and bring your Sky Zone socks if you have them! Pizza will be served but concessions are available for purchase. Please come in to Sky Zone to pick up your student. An online waiver MUST be filled out prior to 2/7: https://Richmondstore.skyzone.com/waiver.<image1.jpeg> Please use this link to help out with chaperoning: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-7thgrade1.

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  • New Items

    • Second Nine Weeks HOWL Celebrations

      • We have had fun celebrating our students this week. Tomorrow, during 5th block, will be the 6th grade celebration. Since we have so many students with specific allergies, we thought it was important to send out a listing of the ingredients. If your child cannot eat the ice cream, we ask that you send in a special treat for him or her to enjoy during our celebration. If it needs to be refrigerated or put in the freezer, your child can give it to his or her 5th block teacher in the morning.

    • World Language Club

      • The World Languages Club will meet Wednesday, February 13, from 3:00-3:50 for a fun meeting where we'll learn more about Mardi Gras from Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. Bartle! We will meet under the Eiffel Tower outside Room 209 this month. Please Note: This is a change of location.

    • Hoops for Heart

      • We will be partnering with the American Heart Association next week to create awareness about heart disease, while educating our students about heart health and raising life-saving funds for research. Collection packets are coming home next week for donations. Please have money in by February 20th. Our Hoops Event to get our hearts pumping will be in March. Students must raise at least $5 to attend the event. Thank you for your support in helping fight the number one cause of death, heart disease. Through awareness, education and research, we are all making a difference in the community!  

    • Lost Retainer!

      • A pair of Invisalign braces in a red case was left on the bus loop area on Tuesday.  They are now in the main office. Please call the school if you think these belong to your student! 

    Items from Previous Weeks

    • Food Tasters Needed!

      • Our students have an exciting opportunity to sample several foods and recipes that may be offered during the 2019/202 school year! Chesterfield County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Taste Test will be held our school’s cafeteria on Thursday, February 21 from 3:15 - 4:15. Any student wishing to participate much fill out and return THIS permission slip. We must limit this event to the first 12 students who turn in their permission slips.

    • Are you a web-wise parent?

      • Please join us for a special evening for the whole family to discuss social media awareness and internet safety.  Dinner will be provided and childcare will be available for younger siblings. See FLYER for more details.

    • Spring Pictures

      • Spring Pictures will be taken on Friday, March 1.  We will be doing things a little differently this year.  This year only students who pay in advance will have their picture made.  Fliers will be coming home closer to the picture date so you can pre-order.  You will have the option of ordering online or paying on picture day with cash or a check.  All instructions will be on the picture flyer. We will not be photographing the whole student body, only those who pay in advance.

    • Boxtops for Education

      • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

    • Yearbook Information

      • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

        • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

      • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

        • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net                       

    Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120 

    Mrs. Thompson

January 31, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Parking Lot Issues

    • Parents, our parking lot has become a dangerous area. This is being caused by people not following the traffic pattern and parking cars in areas that are not parking spaces. This is causing an unsafe situation for our students and teachers. If you are dropping off or picking up, please wait in the car line. We have had numerous complaints from parents and teachers about this situation. Beginning Monday, January 28th, our SRO, Officer Becker, will be monitoring the parking lot before and after school. Specifically, he will be looking for cars that are not in appropriate parking spaces. If you are not in an appropriate parking space, including handicap spaces if you do not have a permit, Officer Becker will ask you to move your vehicle. Your cooperation in keeping ALL of our Timberwolves, adult and child, safe is appreciated.

  • A Message from the School Nurse

    • With flu, strep and various viruses upon us, please remember to keep children home when they are sick.  It is recommended by the CDC to stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication.  This also applies to vomiting and diarrhea - stay home for 24 hours after the last episode. Administering fever-reducing medication only masks the temperature so all symptoms should be noted.  Students are allowed to carry water bottles to stay hydrated. Students may also carry small bottles of hand sanitizer but please make sure it is scent-free. If your child is in need of medication or if you have any health-related questions, please contact our school nurse for more information.  Thank you and let's stay healthy!

  • Are you a web-wise parent?

    • Please join us for a special evening for the whole family to discuss social media awareness and internet safety.  Dinner will be provided and childcare will be available for younger siblings. See FLYER for more details.

  • Scheduling Information for the 2019-20 School Year

    • These are the course selection sheets we will be using for the 2019/2020 school year. Please take a look at the elective explanations in order to help guide your Timberwolf for making decisions for the next school year.

    • These forms will not be coming home for signatures until counselors speak to students during classes sometime between February 11th and 22nd.

    • Cosby and Midlothian High Schools will be visiting us and scheduling rising 9th graders on Monday, January 28th.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

    • Joining the PTA is easy and ongoing!  We are going for 100% participation of both parents and teachers.  To join, go to tcmspta.com.

    • Please continue to use this link for the Valentine’s treat for the teachers: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-tcms3. All donations must be sent in my February 8th.

    • Our next PTA meeting will be brief on 2/14 at 7pm with lots of chocolate! We are looking for a chair for our Shamrock After School Bash on Thursday, 3/14 from 3-5pm since our current one had to step down due to a scheduling conflict. We will need to start planning it around the time of the next PTA meeting. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you are interested! It was fun last year!

    • Attention 7th grade parents: Our annual Sky Zone event will be on Friday, February 8th from 6:30-8:30pm and $10 tickets will be sold during lunches from 1/29-2/4. Tuesday, 2/5 will be the final day to order in the office. Wear white and bring your Sky Zone socks if you have them! An online waiver MUST be filled out prior to 2/7: https://Richmondstore.skyzone.com/waiver.

    • Please use this link to help out with ticket sales, water donations, or chaperoning: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-7thgrade1.

    • Stay in touch: tcmspta.com, Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA Facebook page, and our Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd. A reminder for all Verizon subscribers: Please get the Remind app as they won’t be offering the service for you via texting anymore.

New Items

  • Second Nine Weeks HOWL Celebrations

    • This week, we will be having our first quarterly celebration for those students who have been practicing our H.O.W.L. expectations! We will celebrate our 8th graders on Wednesday, our 7th graders on Thursday, and our 6th graders on Friday! During the celebration, the students will be enjoying ice cream and have some social time with friends.

    • Since we have so many students with specific allergies, we thought it was important to send out a listing of the ingredients. If your child cannot eat the ice cream, we ask that you send in a special treat for him or her to enjoy during our celebration. If it needs to be refrigerated or put in the freezer, your child can give it to his or her 5th block teacher in the morning.

  • Spring Pictures

    • Spring Pictures will be taken on Friday, March 1.  We will be doing things a little differently this year.  This year only students who pay in advance will have their picture made.  Fliers will be coming home closer to the picture date so you can pre-order.  You will have the option of ordering online or paying on picture day with cash or a check.  All instructions will be on the picture flyer. We will not be photographing the whole student body, only those who pay in advance.

  • Food Tasters Needed!

    • Our students have an exciting opportunity to sample several foods and recipes that may be offered during the 2019/2020 school year! Chesterfield County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Taste Test will be held at our school’s cafeteria on Thursday, February 21 from 3:15 - 4:15. Any student wishing to participate much fill out and return THIS permission slip. We must limit this event to the first 12 students who turn in their permission slips.

  • Interact Club

    • This is the last weekend to buy items to donate to our FEED 23112 Food Drive.  The food drive ends on Monday. If you haven't done so already, please consider buying a few items to send to school with your child.  Thank you for your contribution.

  • Ping Pong Intramurals

    • Ping Pong intramurals will begin Monday, February 4 in the Auxiliary gym after school and will be held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Participants should be picked up no later than 4:15 p.m. in front of the school. You will need intramural and concussion forms to participate. If you need anymore information or to turn-in your forms, see Mr. C.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Are you a web-wise parent?

    • Please join us for a special evening for the whole family to discuss social media awareness and internet safety.  Dinner will be provided and childcare will be available for younger siblings. See FLYER for more details.

  • Interact Club

    • Please continue to support our annual FEED 23112 Food Drive.  Most needed items are hot or cold cereal, box of breakfast bars, canned Chicken or Tuna, toilet paper, and full size bottles of shampoo.  Of course any food and toiletry items are appreciated. Thank you!

  • Travel Agent Needed

    • Not for planning travel, but for helping the Tigers team with a class project. If you are a travel agent, or know someone who might be willing to help out next week, please contact Mrs. Havemann at jillkelsey_havemann@ccpsnet.net

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net                      

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Mrs. Thompson


January 24, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS. 

Important Announcements

  • Important Announcement from Dr. Ellena

    • Dear TCMS Family: I am writing to inform you that I will be taking a medical leave of absence beginning January 30, 2019, to have knee replacement surgery. I anticipate being out 4-6 weeks. During my absence, Mrs. Thompson, our Associate Principal, will assume the role of Interim Principal. I am confident that Tomahawk Creek will be in good hands during my absence.

  • Parking Lot Issues

    • Parents, our parking lot, especially in the afternoon, has become a dangerous area. This is being caused by people not following the traffic pattern and parking cars in areas that are not parking spaces. This is causing an unsafe situation for our students and teachers. I have had numerous complaints from parents and teachers about this situation. Beginning Monday, January 28th, our SRO, Officer Becker, will be monitoring the parking lot after school. Specifically, he will be looking for cars that are not in appropriate parking spaces, driving in a manner that causes safety concerns or not following the prescribed traffic pattern. If you are not in an appropriate parking space, including handicap spaces if you do not have a permit, Officer Becker will ask you to move your vehicle into an actual parking space or enter the pick up line. Your cooperation in keeping ALL of our Timberwolves, adult and child, safe is appreciated.

  • Lunch on Friday, January 25th

    • Lunch will be available for your student to purchase on our upcoming half day on Friday, January 25th. It will consist of a chicken filet sandwich, carrots, apple slices, juice, and milk. There will also be a yogurt option for those who opt for a vegetarian meal. A la carte items will not available for purchase. We will call students by grade level down to the cafeteria to purchase lunch and they will take it back to their classrooms to eat.

  • Bus Passes on Friday, January 25

    • Due to the 3-hour early release scheduled for tomorrow, there will be NO BUS NOTES written for after school.  Please go home as you normally do.

  • SCA In Need of Volunteers

    • The SCA is in need of volunteers to help with the Valentine's Day fundraiser during lunches the week of February 4th.  SCA class representatives will be selling stuffed animals that will be delivered to students on Valentine's Day. We need an adult to supervise the students who are collecting money. Please use the following link to volunteer - Valentine's Day Volunteer Sign-Up Genius

  • Scheduling Information for the 2019-20 School Year

    • These are the course selection sheets we will be using for the 2019/2020 school year. Please take a look at the elective explanations in order to help guide your Timberwolf for making decisions for the next school year.

    • These forms will not be coming home for signatures until counselors speak to students during classes sometime between February 11th and 22nd.

    • Cosby and Midlothian High Schools will be visiting us and scheduling rising 9th graders on Monday, January 28th.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • SPCA Drive

Throughout the month of January, the Hokies Team will be collecting the following

items to donate to the Richmond SPCA who are particularly in need during the

winter months to keep the animals comfortable and warm:

  • Large bath/beach towels **URGENT NEED**

  • Wash cloths **URGENT NEED**

  • Thin fleece throw blankets

  • Lint rollers and refills

  • Hand lotion and soap

  • Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer

Drop off containers can be found by the office, bus loop, and in the 6th grade locker

pod.

  • PTA News

    • Joining the PTA is easy and ongoing!  We are going for 100% participation of both parents and teachers.  To join, go to tcmspta.com.

    • Please continue to use this link for the Valentine’s treat for the teachers: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-tcms3. All donations must be sent in my February 8th.

    • Our next PTA meeting will be brief on 2/14 at 7pm with lots of chocolate! We are looking for a chair for our Shamrock After School Bash on Thursday, 3/14 from 3-5pm since our current one had to step down due to a scheduling conflict. We will need to start planning it around the time of the next PTA meeting. Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you are interested! It was fun last year!

    • Attention 7th grade parents: Our annual Sky Zone event will be on Friday, February 8th from 6:30-8:30pm and $10 tickets will be sold during lunches from 1/29-2/4. Tuesday, 2/5 will be the final day to order in the office. Wear white and bring your Sky Zone socks if you have them! An online waiver MUST be filled out prior to 2/7: https://Richmondstore.skyzone.com/waiver.

    • Please use this link to help out with ticket sales, water donations, or chaperoning: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-7thgrade1.

    • Stay in touch: tcmspta.com, Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA Facebook page, and our Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd. A reminder for all Verizon subscribers: Please get the Remind app as they won’t be offering the service for you via texting anymore.

New Items

  • Are you a web-wise parent?

    • Please join us for a special evening for the whole family to discuss social media awareness and internet safety.  Dinner will be provided and childcare will be available for younger siblings. See FLYER for more details.

  • Interact Club

    • Please continue to support our annual FEED 23112 Food Drive.  Most needed items are hot or cold cereal, box of breakfast bars, canned Chicken or Tuna, toilet paper, and full size bottles of shampoo.  Of course any food and toiletry items are appreciated. Thank you!

  • Travel Agent Needed

    • Not for planning travel, but for helping the Tigers team with a class project. If you are a travel agent, or know someone who might be willing to help out next week, please contact Mrs. Havemann at jillkelsey_havemann@ccpsnet.net

  • Variety Show Information

    • Our variety show, Tomahawk Creek Has Talent, will be Tuesday, January 29th at 7PM. Tickets are $5 at the door. Come out and see all of our talented Timberwolves!

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Track Informational Meeting

    • There will be a track informational meeting in the auditorium on Monday January 28th from 3:00-3:30. Rides must be here at 3:30 in front of the school.  See Ms. Johnston or Mrs. Widrick if you have any questions.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

 Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

January 17, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Important Announcement from Dr. Ellena

    • Dear TCMS Family: I am writing to inform you that I will be taking a medical leave of absence beginning January 30, 2019, to have knee replacement surgery. I anticipate being out 4-6 weeks. During my absence, Mrs. Thompson, our Associate Principal, will assume the role of Interim Principal. I am confident that Tomahawk Creek will be in good hands during my absence.

  • Scheduling Information for the 2019-20 School Year

    • These are the course selection sheets we will be using for the 2019/2020 school year. Please take a look at the elective explanations in order to help guide your Timberwolf for making decisions for the next school year.

    • These forms will not be coming home for signatures until counselors speak to students during classes sometime between February 11th and 22nd.

    • Cosby and Midlothian High Schools will be visiting us and scheduling rising 9th graders on Monday, January 28th.

  • Chromebook Charging

    • Parents, please work with your Timberwolf and help them remember to charge their Chromebooks EVERY NIGHT. We have had many issues with students not having their Chromebooks prepared for the school day. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • SPCA Drive

Throughout the month of January, the Hokies Team will be collecting the following

items to donate to the Richmond SPCA who are particularly in need during the

winter months to keep the animals comfortable and warm:

  • Large bath/beach towels **URGENT NEED**

  • Wash cloths **URGENT NEED**

  • Thin fleece throw blankets

  • Lint rollers and refills

  • Hand lotion and soap

  • Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer

Drop off containers can be found by the office, bus loop, and in the 6th grade locker

pod.

  • PTA News

    • Joining the PTA is easy and ongoing!  We are going for 100% participation of both parents and teachers.  To join, go to tcmspta.com.  Thanks to those who have recently joined! This month we are collecting supplies for a Valentine’s treat for the teachers. Please use this link to help out: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-tcms3. All donations must be sent in my February 8th.

    • Our bylaw changes passed at our PTA meeting last Thursday thanks to those who came out to make quorum. Our next PTA meeting will be brief on 2/14 at 7pm with lots of chocolate!

    • Attention 7th grade parents: Our annual Sky Zone Jump Party meeting will be this Thursday, 1/17 at 7pm in the cafeteria.  Please come out to see how you can help with ticket sales, advertising, or chaperoning. The event itself will be on Friday, February 8th from 6:30-8:30pm and tickets will be sold during lunches from 1/30-2/5. More details will follow. Hope to see you there!

    • Stay in touch: tcmspta.com, Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA Facebook page, and our Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd.  

New Items

  • SCA In Need of Volunteers

    • The SCA is in need of volunteers to help with the Valentine's Day fundraiser during lunches the week of February 4th.  SCA class representatives will be selling stuffed animals that will be delivered to students on Valentine's Day. We need an adult to supervise the students who are collecting money. Please use the following link to volunteer - Valentine's Day Volunteer Sign-Up Genius

  • Track Informational Meeting

    • There will be a track informational meeting in the auditorium on Monday January 28th from 3:00-3:30. Rides must be here at 3:30 in front of the school.  See Ms. Johnston or Mrs. Widrick if you have any questions.

  • Interact Club

    • The Interact Club has just started its annual FEED 23112 food drive.  FEED 23112 is the only hunger relief organization providing non-perishable food items in the 23112 zip code.  It is housed in a trailer in the Clover Hill High parking lot and currently serves 20-30 families every weekend it is open.  TCMS is typically one of its biggest donators during the month of January/February. Please consider sending in a few food items to help support our local community.  Thank you! Drive ends February 4th.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Tomahawk Creek has Talent

    • Tomahawk Creek’s Got Talent, our annual Variety Show is fast approaching--it’s January 29, 2019!  Auditions are Tuesday, January 15, from 3:00 until 5:30 in the auditorium and are open to any TCMS students.   The sign-up sheets are on the chorus room door. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Tuck.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net                    

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

January 10, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Cell Phone Policy

    • Parents, please remind your Timberwolf about our cell phone policy for this school year. Phones are NOT ALLOWED in classrooms during class time UNLESS a teacher has given permission for them to used in class. This includes our 5th block class as well. I allow teachers determine when, how and IF cell phones are allowed in each individual class.

  • Chromebook Charging

    • Parents, please work with your Timberwolf and help them remember to charge their Chromebooks EVERY NIGHT. We have had many issues with students not having their Chromebooks prepared for the school day. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • SPCA Drive

Throughout the month of January, the Hokies Team will be collecting the following

items to donate to the Richmond SPCA who are particularly in need during the

winter months to keep the animals comfortable and warm:

  • Large bath/beach towels **URGENT NEED**

  • Wash cloths **URGENT NEED**

  • Thin fleece throw blankets

  • Lint rollers and refills

  • Hand lotion and soap

  • Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer

Drop off containers can be found by the office, bus loop, and in the 6th grade locker

pod.

  • PTA News

    • Joining the PTA is easy and ongoing!  We are going for 100% participation of both parents and teachers.  To join, go to tcmspta.com.  Memberships are as low as $10 to support the your kids' programs and teacher extras.

    • Attention 7th grade parents: Our annual Sky Zone Jump Party meeting will be next Monday, 1/14 at 7pm (snow date is Thursday 1/17 same time) in the cafeteria.  Please come out to see how you can help with ticket sales, advertising, or chaperoning. The event itself will be on Friday, February 8th from 6:30-8:30pm and tickets will be sold during lunches from 1/30-2/5. More details will follow. Hope to see you there!

    • Stay in touch: tcmspta.com, Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA Facebook page, and our Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd. 

New Items

  • Scheduling Information for the 2019-20 School Year

    • These are the course selection sheets we will be using for the 2019/2020 school year. Please take a look at the elective explanations in order to help guide your Timberwolf for making decisions for the next school year.

    • These forms will not be coming home for signatures until counselors speak to students during classes sometime between February 11th and 22nd.

    • Cosby and Midlothian High Schools will be visiting us and scheduling rising 9th graders on Monday, January 28th.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Gifted Referrals

    • The deadline for referring your child for gifted eligibility is by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 15th.  The referral form is attached. You should complete it and return it to their school counselor by the deadline. No forms will be accepted after 3PM, January 15.

  • Upcycling

    • Upcycling group of Tech Club is hosting a drive to collect materials for recycling.  We are collecting old toys, denim/old jeans, and soda and switch cans. There are boxes in the cafeteria, library, at the bus loop doors, and in the locker pods.  We will be collecting from January 7-16.

  • 3D Fashion Group

    • Something new and exciting is happening January 7th through 11th! Our TCMS 3D Fashion group will be selling 3D printed charms and earrings during select lunches. The prices of the items range from $1-$5 and all profits go towards library programs. Make sure to bring your money to buy some fun charms!

  • Cosby Girl’s Softball

    • Girls Cosby JV softball meeting for 8th graders will be Jan. 16 at 5 pm in the Cosby Cafeteria.

  • Tomahawk Creek has Talent

    • Tomahawk Creek’s Got Talent, our annual Variety Show is fast approaching--it’s January 29, 2019!  Auditions are Tuesday, January 15, from 3:00 until 5:30 in the auditorium and are open to any TCMS students.   The sign-up sheets are on the chorus room door. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Tuck.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net                    

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

January 3, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS 

Important Announcements

  • Cell Phone Policy

    • Parents, please remind your Timberwolf about our cell phone policy for this school year. Phones are NOT ALLOWED in classrooms during class time UNLESS a teacher has given permission for them to used in class. This includes our 5th block class as well. I allow teachers determine when, how and IF cell phones are allowed in each individual class.

  • Chromebook Charging

    • Parents, please work with your Timberwolf and help them remember to charge their Chromebooks EVERY NIGHT. We have had many issues with students not having their Chromebooks prepared for the school day. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA. Memberships start at only $10. You can give and join online at Tcmspta.com. With your participation, we are able to provide the extras for your kids and the teachers that the county can't support.  

    • Check out our bylaw revisions online at tcmspta.com and in the office before they are voted on in January at our next meeting on the 10th from 7-8pm in the TCMS library.  Thanks to all of the hard work that the committee did to refine our organizational regulations!

    • Stay connected : Tcmspta.com, Our Facebook page: Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA, Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd

New Items

  • Gifted Referrals

    • The deadline for referring your child for gifted eligibility is by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 15th.  The referral form is attached. You should complete it and return it to their school counselor by the deadline. No forms will be accepted after 3PM, January 15.

  • SPCA Drive

    • Throughout the month of January, the Hokies Team will be collecting the following items to donate to the Richmond SPCA who are particularly in need during the winter months to keep the animals comfortable and warm:
      • Large bath/beach towels **URGENT NEED**

      • Wash cloths **URGENT NEED**

      • Thin fleece throw blankets

      • Lint rollers and refills

      • Hand lotion and soap

      • Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer

    • Drop off containers can be found by the office, bus loop, and in the 6th grade locker pod.
  • Interact Club

    • Our January Interact meeting is next Thursday, January 10th, in room 716.  Rides should be here by 3:45.

  • Cosby High School Scheduling Night

    • A reminder that Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30 pm is Cosby high school's rising 9th grade parent information night.  Postcards with information are being mailed out from Cosby this week.

  • Midlothian High School Scheduling Night

    • The administration and faculty at Midlothian High School would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday,  January 8, 2019 to discuss your child’s transition to high school. Our annual Student Scheduling Information Night will begin at 6:30pm and conclude at 8:45pm (reschedule date is January 15, 2019).  Midlothian High School has planned a variety of sessions that aim to provide you and your child with all the information necessary to make the transition to high school as smooth as possible. Please contact the school at 378-2440 if you have any questions.

  • Winter Wolf Den

    • Winter Wolf Den starts next Tuesday January 8.  There are still a few seats available. Come by the library for an application.

  • Upcycling

    • Upcycling group of Tech Club is hosting a drive to collect materials for recycling.  We are collecting old toys, denim/old jeans, and soda and switch cans. There are boxes in the cafeteria, library, at the bus loop doors, and in the locker pods.  We will be collecting from January 7-16.

  • 3D Fashion Group

    • Something new and exciting is happening January 7th through 11th! Our TCMS 3D Fashion group will be selling 3D printed charms and earrings during select lunches. The prices of the items range from $1-$5 and all profits go towards library programs. Make sure to bring your money to buy some fun charms!

  • Cosby Girl’s Softball

    • Girls Cosby JV softball meeting for 8th graders will be Jan. 16 at 5 pm in the Cosby Cafeteria.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Tomahawk Creek has Talent

    • Tomahawk Creek’s Got Talent, our annual Variety Show is fast approaching--it’s January 29, 2019!  Auditions are Tuesday, January 15, from 3:00 until 5:30 in the auditorium and are open to any TCMS students.   The sign-up sheets are on the chorus room door. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Tuck.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net                   

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

Gifted Referral and Review Form (1).pdf 

December 6, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • December 13

    • There will be no Tip Sheet until after the Winter Break. Happy Holidays from all the faculty and staff at TCMS!

  • Cell Phone Policy

    • Parents, please remind your Timberwolf about our cell phone policy for this school year. Phones are NOT ALLOWED in classrooms during class time UNLESS a teacher has given permission for them to used in class. This includes our 5th block class as well. I allow teachers determine when, how and IF cell phones are allowed in each individual class.

  • Chromebook Charging

    • Parents, please work with your Timberwolf and help them remember to charge their Chromebooks EVERY NIGHT. We have had many issues with students not having their Chromebooks prepared for the school day. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  • Excused Absences

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that if your child is absent from school you may call the attendance office to report the absence (as well as e-mail or sending in a written note). You will need to clearly state the student’s name, id#, date, and reason for absence.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • Picture Make Ups

    • Picture re-takes are being held on Friday, December 7 from 9am-11am in the auditorium. Come by the office for a flyer if you need one.

    • The photographer will take the picture of anyone who was absent and anyone who needs a retake. If anyone bought pictures, they will need to bring those back so the company knows what to reorder for them.

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA. Memberships start at only $10. You can give and join online at Tcmspta.com. With your participation, we are able to provide the extras for your kids and the teachers that the county can't support.  

    • Check out our bylaw revisions online at tcmspta.com and in the office before they are voted on in January at our next meeting on the 10th from 7-8pm in the TCMS library.  Thanks to all of the hard work that the committee did to refine our organizational regulations!

    • Congratulations to our students who accrued the most volunteer hours this summer/ 1st marking period. Henry Weaver got the most in 6th grade with 110 hours, Gretchen Schultz had the most in 7th grade with 125 hours, and Noah Hollenbach had 110 hours to top 8th grade’s list. Our Timberwolves volunteered a whopping 2677.25 hours!! Way to give back!

    • Stay connected : Tcmspta.com, Our Facebook page: Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA, Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd. 

New Items

  • Cosby Softball

    • Any girls interested in Cosby JV softball there will an interest meeting for 8th graders on Dec.12 at 5 PM in the Cosby HS gym.

  • Garden Club

    • This is a reminder that the Garden Club will NOT meet in December.  See you in January!

 

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Tomahawk Creek has Talent

    • Tomahawk Creek’s Got Talent, our annual Variety Show is fast approaching--it’s January 29, 2019!  Auditions are Tuesday, January 15, from 3:00 until 5:30 in the auditorium and are open to any TCMS students.   The sign-up sheets are on the chorus room door. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Tuck.

  • World Languages Club

    • For World Languages Club members:  Join the fun celebration by participating in an exciting gift exchange between our World Languages Club members on Wednesday, December 12th after school 3:00-3:45. Bring a $5 wrapped gift no later than Tuesday, December 11th to Ms. Santiago’s Trailer #2.

  • Lost and Found Items

    • Our lost and found area has become full. Every nine weeks we clear it out, place all the items on tables outside of the cafeteria, and have students look for items they have lost. If your Timberwolf has lost something over the course of the first nine weeks, have them check the lost and found table next week. Any items not claimed will be donated to charity on Friday, December 14th.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net              

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

November 29, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Chromebook Charging

    • Parents, please work with your Timberwolf and help them remember to charge their Chromebooks EVERY NIGHT. We have had many issues with students not having their Chromebooks prepared for the school day. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  • Christmas Mother Book Drive

    • Did you know that 61% of low income homes do not have any books in their house.  Let’s change that. Donate to the Christmas Mother Book Drive. We will collect books until December 3rd.

  • Annual Toy Drive

    • Share the Magic of The Holidays--TCMS toy drive  Tomahawk is collecting brand new toys and board games for the Christmas Mother until Dec. 5th. Please do not wrap the presents.   Please drop off the toys in the boxes by the front office and bus loop.

  • Excused Absences

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that if your child is absent from school you may call the attendance office to report the absence (as well as e-mail or sending in a written note). You will need to clearly state the student’s name, id#, date, and reason for absence.

  • Thank You from the Library

    • The TCMS library would like to thank our school community for supporting our fall book fair.  Funds raised will be used to purchase additional library books and fund library programs open to all TCMS students.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA. Memberships start at only $10. You can give and join online at Tcmspta.com. With your participation, we are able to provide the extras for your kids and the teachers that the county can't support.  

    • We would like to announce our new Vice President, Brooke Mancini, who was brought up for vote at November's meeting and voted in by our committee chairs to make quorum.  We are excited for the experience that she brings to our board!

    • Our bylaws are up for renewal this year.  They were presented at November's meeting and will be voted on in January at our next meeting on the 10th from 7-8pm in the TCMS library.  They are available online on our website and in the office if you would like to view a hard copy. Thanks to all of the hard work that the committee did to refine our organizational regulations!  

    • Congratulations to our Reflections contest awards recipients!  Zachary Mazzo won first place in Literature, Sydney Smith won in photography, and Ariel Schroeder had the best entry in Visual Arts. A big thank you to our PTA Chair, Diane Harring, for organizing the contest for our school and putting on the breakfast for the participants!  Our winners will now compete on the county wide level

    • Thank you to all who sent in Keurig pods for the teachers as well.  I know they appreciate them as the weather is getting colder outside!

    • Stay connected : Tcmspta.com, Our Facebook page: Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA, Remind texting service: remind.com/join/c74hdd.

New Items

  • Tomahawk Creek has Talent

    • Tomahawk Creek’s Got Talent, our annual Variety Show is fast approaching--it’s January 29, 2019!  Auditions are Tuesday, January 15, from 3:00 until 5:30 in the auditorium and are open to any TCMS students.   The sign-up sheets are on the chorus room door. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Tuck.

  • The Wizard of Oz

    • Tomahawk Creek Middle presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz this Thursday and Friday, November 29th and 30th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and sold at the door. Join us for this imaginative retelling of a familiar tale.

  • World Languages Club

    • For World Languages Club members:  Join the fun celebration by participating in an exciting gift exchange between our World Languages Club members on Wednesday, December 12th after school 3:00-3:45. Bring a $5 wrapped gift no later than Tuesday, December 11th to Ms. Santiago’s Trailer #2.

  • Picture Make Ups

    • Picture re-takes are being held on Friday, December 7 from 9am-11am in the auditorium. Come by the office for a flyer if you need one.

    • The photographer will take the picture of anyone who was absent and anyone who needs a retake. If anyone bought pictures, they will need to bring those back so the company knows what to reorder for them.

  • Interact Club News

    • Last day to donate books for the Christmas Mother Book Drive is December 3rd.  If every student donated at least one book, we would be providing almost 1600 new books for students in need.

    • The next Interact meeting will be Tuesday, December 4th.  Rides should be here by 3:45. We will be making cat toys to be donated to RAL.  Students need to check the sign up genius to see if there is anything that can be donated.  We are still short on some supplies like pinking shears, needles and fabric ribbon. If you have any of these things at your house and would like to donate, please send to room 716.  The pinking shears can be returned if clearly labeled. Thank you!

  • Midlothian Softball

    • 8th grade girls' interested in trying out for Midlothian High School Softball, we will begin conditioning Thursday, November 29 from 3:30 - 4:30 in the fitness center. Please make sure you have your physical, sportsmanship and concussion forms with you if they have not already been turned in. Please email Coach Lenhart with any questions at karae_lenhart@ccpsnet.net

  • Teen Advisory Board

    • Next Teen Advisory Board meeting is this Friday, November 30 at 7:45 a.m. in the library.

  • Federal Impact Aid Forms

    • Don’t forget to turn in your Impact Aid Forms that were sent home before Thanksgiving.

  • Lost and Found Items

    • Our lost and found area has become full. Every nine weeks we clear it out, place all the items on tables outside of the cafeteria, and have students look for items they have lost. If your Timberwolf has lost something over the course of the first nine weeks, have them check the lost and found table next week. Any items not claimed will be donated to charity on Friday, December 14th.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Soccer Intramurals

    • Soccer intramurals will begin soon.   Organize your team and see Mr Widrick in room 805 for details and forms.   Deadline to enter your team is Nov 30th. Competitive and Recreational levels.

  • Chik-fil-A Night

    • The Hokies Team is holding a team fundraising night at the Winterpock Chick-Fil-A on Thursday, November 29th from 5:00-8:00. Come out to support the Hokies and TCMS!

  • NJHS

    • Attention all current NJHS members: Don't forget to check Google Classroom and sign up to help with our Operation Christmas Child service project using this link. This service project is optional, but we really need everyone's help to make it a success. We're trying to beat our 42 boxes filled last year! Donations will be accepted until November 15

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net             

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

November 15, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Fifth Block

    • Parents, we have had an unusually high number of early dismissals during our fifth block period this year. Please be reminded that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. It is not a study hall, nor is it time that students can miss. It does count as seat time for the state when it comes to academic hours. We use this period for make up work, extra help for students or a chance to get a head start on homework or work on a project with a group. Please do not sign your student out UNLESS there is a legitimate reason. This is defined by the county attendance policy as illness, medical appointment, death in the family, court appearance or extenuating circumstances as approved by the principal. Your cooperation in setting the example for our students is appreciated. There are no “walk in dismissals” accepted after 2:45PM.

  • Excused Absences

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that if your child is absent from school you may call the attendance office to report the absence (as well as e-mail or sending in a written note). You will need to clearly state the student’s name, id#, date, and reason for absence.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA. Memberships start at only $10. You can give and join online at Tcmspta.com. With your participation, we are able to provide support and lunches for teachers and activities for your students that the county doesn’t fund. Everyone benefits when we all support our school!

    • Thank you to our Hospitality committee for a successful PTA  Veteran’s Day brunch to honor our local veterans last Friday. Many were touched by this event!

    • We will celebrate our Reflections contest participants at a breakfast this Friday, 11/16 at 7:30am. Please check your email for the Evite to RSVP.

    • Also, we are collecting Keurig cups for teachers. Please bring them in to the box in the office for the staff to distribute in workrooms around the school! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-keurig1/454707

    • Stay connected :

New Items

  • SCA Information

    • Attention all SCA class representatives and officers:  Please fill out the Google Form which is located on the SCA Google Classroom page.  This is a reminder that we meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month, and our next meeting is Tuesday, November 20th at 7:45.  See you there!

  • Soccer Intramurals

    • Soccer intramurals will begin soon.   Organize your team and see Mr Widrick in room 805 for details and forms.   Deadline to enter your team is Nov 30th. Competitive and Recreational levels.

  • Christmas Mother Book Drive

    • Did you know that 61% of low income homes do not have any books in their house.  Let’s change that. Donate to the Christmas Mother Book Drive. We will collect books until December 3rd.

  • Annual Toy Drive

    • Share the Magic of The Holidays--TCMS toy drive  Tomahawk is collecting brand new toys and board games for the Christmas Mother until Dec. 5th. Please do not wrap the presents.   Please drop off the toys in the boxes by the front office and bus loop.

  • Chik-fil-A Night

    • The Hokies Team is holding a team fundraising night at the Winterpock Chick-Fil-A on Thursday, November 29th from 5:00-8:00. Come out to support the Hokies and TCMS!

Items from Previous Weeks

  • NJHS

    • Attention all current NJHS members: Don't forget to check Google Classroom and sign up to help with our Operation Christmas Child service project using this link. This service project is optional, but we really need everyone's help to make it a success. We're trying to beat our 42 boxes filled last year! Donations will be accepted until November 15.

  • Fundraiser Update:

    • Do to a scheduling conflict with the limo service, the Cici’s Lunch in

a Limo for those selling 25 or more items in our fundraiser has been

moved to Thursday, November 29th. Mrs. Thompson will get permission

slips to those who earned it closer to that time.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net                   

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

November 8, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Fifth Block

    • Parents, we have had an unusually high number of early dismissals during our fifth block period this year. Please be reminded that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. It is not a study hall, nor is it time that students can miss. It does count as seat time for the state when it comes to academic hours. We use this period for make up work, extra help for students or a chance to get a head start on homework or work on a project with a group. Please do not sign your student out UNLESS there is a legitimate reason. This is defined by the county attendance policy as illness, medical appointment, death in the family, court appearance or extenuating circumstances as approved by the principal. Your cooperation in setting the example for our students is appreciated. There are no “walk in dismissals” accepted after 2:45PM.

  • Veterans Day Assembly

    • Tomahawk Creek will hold our annual Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 9th at 10 am in the auditorium. We invite any past or present military members to join us as we honor those who have served or our currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We will have a reception for our military personnel and their Timberwolf in the library after the ceremony.

  • Fall Book Fair

    • Join us on November 14 at the B&N at Chesterfield Towne Center.  Start your holiday shopping early. Enjoy dinner in the cafe while checking out TCMS student art on display.  Student activities will run from 4:00 - 8:00. Check out the flyer for a list and times of student activities and other information.  See you at the Fair!

    • TomahawkCreekMS2018_VoucherFlyer.pdf 

  • Excused Absences

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that if your child is absent from school you may call the attendance office to report the absence (as well as e-mail or sending in a written note). You will need to clearly state the student’s name, id#, date, and reason for absence.

  • Riding a Different Bus Home

    • If your student is riding home with a friend on the bus after school, please  be mindful of the fact that BOTH people need a note from home. Please bring the notes to the main office at the beginning of the school day so the note can be written and then be available at lunchtime to pick up.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

  • It's not too late to join the PTA. Memberships start at only $10. You can give and join online at Tcmspta.com. With your participation, we are able to provide lunches for teachers on workdays like the Firehouse Sub luncheon we had for them on Tuesday. Thank you for your support!

  • Come out to the PTA meeting tonight Thursday, November 8th from 7-8pm in the library to hear how you can help out with late fall events and hear from administrators what is happening at the school. We are looking for a new Core Values chair so please email Tcmspta@gmail.com for more information if you are interested!

  • We are excited for a great November with our PTA sponsored Veteran’s Day brunch to honor our local vets on November 9th. Finally, we will celebrate our Reflections contest participants at a breakfast on Friday, 11/16 at 7:30am. Also, we are collecting Keurig cups for teachers. Please indicate interest on this Sign Up Genius and bring them in by Friday, 11/16 to the box in the office: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-keurig1/454707

  • Stay connected :

New Items

  • World Language Club

    • The World Languages Club will meet in the cafeteria on Wednesday, November 14, from 3:00 - 3:50 pm.  This club is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the culture and customs of Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries. This year we plan to incorporate a few other world regions, too. Please see a World Language teacher if you are not a member and would like information about how to join.

  • NJHS

    • Attention all current NJHS members: Don't forget to check Google Classroom and sign up to help with our Operation Christmas Child service project using this link. This service project is optional, but we really need everyone's help to make it a success. We're trying to beat our 42 boxes filled last year! Donations will be accepted until November 15.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Fundraiser Update:

    • Do to a scheduling conflict with the limo service, the Cici’s Lunch in

a Limo for those selling 25 or more items in our fundraiser has been

moved to Thursday, November 29th. Mrs. Thompson will get permission

slips to those who earned it closer to that time.

  • Intramural News

    • Mountain biking intramurals will start on November 9th after school.  You must have a risk form and concussion form filled out. Rides must be at the front of the school building at 4:15.  See Mrs. Widrick if you have any questions.

    • Anyone interested in Flag Football please pick up flyer from Front office. See Mr. Robertson if you have questions.   First Session will be Wednesday Nov. 7th. Must have a signed risk form and Concussion form - can pick these up in front office!!

  • Boys Basketball Tryouts

    • Boys’ Basketball Tryouts will begin Monday, November 12th from 3-5pm for all grades.  You must have an up to date physical in order to tryout. Those interested in trying out, please sign the sign up sheet during lunches on the bathroom pass table.  Any questions see Mr. Marable in the gym.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net             

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

November 1, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

Important Announcements

  • Fifth Block

    • Parents, we have had an unusually high number of early dismissals during our fifth block period this year. Please be reminded that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. It is not a study hall, nor is it time that students can miss. It does count as seat time for the state when it comes to academic hours. We use this period for make up work, extra help for students or a chance to get a head start on homework or work on a project with a group. Please do not sign your student out UNLESS there is a legitimate reason. This is defined by the county attendance policy as illness, medical appointment, death in the family, court appearance or extenuating circumstances as approved by the principal. Your cooperation in setting the example for our students is appreciated. There are no “walk in dismissals” accepted after 2:45PM.

  • Veterans Day Assembly

    • Tomahawk Creek will hold our annual Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 9th at 10 am in the auditorium. We invite any past or present military members to join us as we honor those who have served or our currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We will have a reception for our military personnel and their Timberwolf in the library after the ceremony.

  • Excused Absences

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that if your child is absent from school you may call the attendance office to report the absence (as well as e-mail or sending in a written note). You will need to clearly state the student’s name, id#, date, and reason for absence.

  • Riding a Different Bus Home

    • If your student is riding home with a friend on the bus after school, please  be mindful of the fact that BOTH people need a note from home. Please bring the notes to the main office at the beginning of the school day so the note can be written and then be available at lunchtime to pick up.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • The bulletin board for students in the news is up and running! Now I need your help! Send me pictures of your Timberwolf’s accomplishments outside of school with a brief description. I will take it from there.

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA. Memberships start at only $10. You can give and join online at Tcmspta.com. Thanks for all of your support!

    • Come out to the PTA meeting next Thursday, November 8th from 7-8pm in the library to hear how you can help out with late fall events and hear from administrators what is happening at the school. We are looking for a new Vice President and Core Values chair so please email Tcmspta@gmail.com for more information if you are interested!

    • Thanks to all who helped out with our 6th grade Neon Party last Friday evening! It was a well run event thanks to our chairs, Teresa Harrison and Autumn Redford. Fun was had by all despite the rain!  

    • We are looking forward to a great November with a PTA sponsored Firehouse Subs luncheon for teachers and staff on November 6th. We are also gearing up for our annual PTA Veteran’s Day brunch to honor our local vets on November 9th. Finally, we will celebrate our Reflections contest participants at a breakfast, tentatively on Friday, 11/16 at 7:30am.

    • Stay connected :

New Items

  • Fundraiser Update:

    • Do to a scheduling conflict with the limo service, the Cici’s Lunch in

a Limo for those selling 25 or more items in our fundraiser has been

moved to Thursday, November 29th. Mrs. Thompson will get permission

slips to those who earned it closer to that time.

  • Holiday Wreath After School Activity

    • Would you like to make a festive holiday wreath but aren’t sure how? Mrs. Kadrlik will be hosting a 2 session workshop on Monday, November 12th and Monday, November 19th from 3-4:30 for the first 15 students who return permission slips. You will have 2 exciting holiday themes to choose from. See Mrs. K in room #614 to see a sample and pick up a permission slip!

  • Intramural News

    • Mountain biking intramurals will start on November 9th after school.  You must have a risk form and concussion form filled out. Rides must be at the front of the school building at 4:15.  See Mrs. Widrick if you have any questions.

    • Anyone interested in Flag Football please pick up flyer from Front office. See Mr. Robertson if you have questions.   First Session will be Wednesday Nov. 7th. Must have a signed risk form and Concussion form - can pick these up in front office!!

  • Boys Basketball Tryouts

    • Boys’ Basketball Tryouts will begin Monday, November 12th from 3-5pm for all grades.  You must have an up to date physical in order to tryout. Those interested in trying out, please sign the sign up sheet during lunches on the bathroom pass table.  Any questions see Mr. Marable in the gym.

  • Midlothian/Cosby JV Girls Basketball

    • Attention All 8th Grade Girls zoned to go to Midlothian High School- If you are interested in playing basketball, you can tryout this season for Midlothian High School JV Basketball. Tryouts will be held Monday, November 5th from 5-7 PM and Tuesday, November 6th 6-8 PM. You must have a VHSL Physical and a Concussion Form turned in to tryout.

    • Any girls districted for Cosby High interested in Girls Basketball tryouts will be on Nov. 6-7 from 8-10 AM. Please come to main office for flyer if you are interested.

  • Cosby Baseball

    • There will be a Cosby Baseball informational meeting for all players that are tying out  grades 8-12 on Thursday November 8th at 3:30 in the commons at Cosby High School.

  • Crime Solvers

    • Attention Crime Solvers!  Our next meeting will be Thursday November 1st from 3:00 until 3:45.  The meeting will be held in room 614.

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Fall Book Fair

    • Mark Your Calendar - Barnes & Noble Book Fair 11/14

    • The TCMS Library is hosting a Barnes and Noble Book Fair on Wednesday, November 14th at the Chesterfield Towne Center store.  Please let the cashier know you are with Tomahawk Creek, and a portion of each purchase will be donated to the TCMS library. Proceeds raised through the Barnes and Noble Book Fair are used to acquire new library books and run library programs for our students.  Thank you for supporting this event.

  • County Offered Classes for Parents

    • Please see the two attached flyers for some information on classes that the county offers for parents. Please contact the school counseling office if you have any questions.

  • Community Service Opportunity

  • Specialty Center Fairs

    • Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others. In this Engage Chesterfield video Ms. Kume Goranson, Director or Middle School Leadership, and Dr. Belinda Merriman, Director of High School Leadership discuss specialty centers, the process to apply, and an upcoming event for middle school families to explore their options.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fgB2uTkrY  

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • World Language Club

    • The World Languages Club is back at Tomahawk Creek Middle School!  It is a great opportunity for your student to learn more about the culture and customs of Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries and a few other world regions. We will meet after school from 3:00-3:50 on the second Wednesday of the month. Please see a World Language teacher for the sign up form. Return the form and $10 dues by September 28. The first meeting will be October 10 in the cafeteria.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net            

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

October 24, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS. starting with this edition, I am organizing it a little differently. There are going to be three sections. One section is Important Announcements that everyone should read. One section will be New Items and the last section will Items from Previous Weeks. Hopefully this will assist in allowing you to target specific information a little better.

 

Important Announcements

  • Fifth Block

    • Parents, we have had an unusually high number of early dismissals during our fifth block period this year. Please be reminded that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. It is not a study hall, nor is it time that students can miss. It does count as seat time for the state when it comes to academic hours. We use this period for make up work, extra help for students or a chance to get a head start on homework or work on a project with a group. Please do not sign your student out UNLESS there is a legitimate reason. This is defined by the county attendance policy as illness, medical appointment, death in the family, court appearance or extenuating circumstances as approved by the principal. Your cooperation in setting the example for our students is appreciated. There are no “walk in dismissals” accepted after 2:45PM.

  • Veterans Day Assembly

    • Tomahawk Creek will hold our annual Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 9th at 10 am in the auditorium. We invite any past or present military members to join us as we honor those who have served or our currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We will have a reception for our military personnel and their Timberwolf in the library after the ceremony.

  • Annual Pink Out Basketball Game

    • Our annual Pink Out game will be held on Oct 25th.  Our boy's soccer and girl's basketball teams will be PINKED OUT too.  We have purchased a limited amount of TCMS PINK OUT t-shirts to be sold to the student body beginning Oct 22nd.   Sales will occur during lunch. Payment must be CASH ONLY - $10 Proceeds from this event will benefit either a person or organization fighting cancer.

  • Red Ribbon Week

    • The PTA is very excited to host Red Ribbon Week next week. Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign aimed at raising alcohol, drug and tobacco prevention and awareness. HERE is a link to the activities for the week. There is also a flyer attached. Please encourage your Timberwolf to participate in this fun activity!

    • Did you know that children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

    • We will have a daily activity for students to raise awareness and to affirm their support to live a drug free life. On Monday, we will ask them to sign a pledge card to take a stand against alcohol and drug abuse. This is a great opportunity for you to start a conversation with your student! For more information about the Red Ribbon campaign, visit http://redribbon.org.

    • Below is a flyer with the daily activities for next week. As with all PTA activities, we cannot do it without your support. To volunteer your time or send in items, please sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A44A9AE2EA0FB

  • Fall Pictures

    • School pictures will be taken on Monday, October 29 through your student's math class.  All students will be photographed. Please send money in if you plan to order a picture package.  Make-up/retake pictures will be taken on Dec 7.

  • Riding a Different Bus Home

    • If your student is riding home with a friend on the bus after school, please  be mindful of the fact that BOTH people need a note from home. Please bring the notes to the main office at the beginning of the school day so the note can be written and then be available at lunchtime to pick up.

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA. Memberships start at only $10. You can give and join online at Tcmspta.com. Thanks for all of your support!

    • Our PTA National Reflections Contest is underway!  All entries are due by next Monday, October 29th. In addition to English teachers sending home paper copies with students who are interested, please see this link for more info (Student packet): https://www.vapta.org/arts-and-education/reflection  

    • Thanks to all who helped out with our Bus Driver Appreciation and a Red Ribbon Week activities. Shout out to Brooke Mancini for an informative and fun week to help students pledge to say no to alcohol and drugs!

    • We are looking forward to a great 6th grade Neon Party this Friday night from 6:30-8:30pm. Wear neon or white. You can sign up to help with specific chaperone duties: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-6thgrade1

    • Stay connected :

New Items

  • 2018 College Fair

    • The 2018 College Fair will be held this Sunday, October 28th. The fair will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center which is a part of the CTC@Hull Street campus, 13900 Hull Street Road. Students and families are welcome to attend. During this fair, there will be opportunities to participate in breakout sessions on topics of college admissions, financial aid, and the Community College connection.

  • Reflections Contest

    • Theme is "Heroes Around Me"  Entries can be in these categories: Dance Choreography, film, literature, music, photography, or visual arts.  Deadline to submit is Monday, 10/29.  Please turn entries into the box in the library.  Your works will all be displayed in the library. Your English teacher has an entry form and more information.  For information and to print an entry form, go tohttps://www.vapta.org/arts-and-education/reflections  Any questions, contact  Diane Harring, dharring44@gmail.com

  • Tech Club

    • Students interested in ordering a Tech Club T-shirt, orders will be accepted through Friday October 26.  T-shirts are $11.00 and order forms are available in the library and on the Google Classroom.

  • Fundraiser Update:

    • Do to a scheduling conflict with the limo service, the Cici’s Lunch in

a Limo for those selling 25 or more items in our fundraiser has been

moved to Thursday, November 29th. Mrs. Thompson will get permission

slips to those who earned it closer to that time.

  • Interact Club

    • Interact Members:  Please check the classroom page about this weekend’s Charter Colony Fall Festival.

  • NJHS

    • ATTENTION NJHS MEMBERS: Our next general meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the cafeteria. Have rides pick you up at 3:45.

  • Holiday Wreath After School Activity

    • Would you like to make a festive holiday wreath but aren’t sure how? Mrs. Kadrlik will be hosting a 2 session workshop on Monday, November 12th and Monday, November 19th from 3-4:30 for the first 15 students who return permission slips. You will have 2 exciting holiday themes to choose from. See Mrs. K in room #614 to see a sample and pick up a permission slip!

Items from Previous Weeks

  • Fall Book Fair

    • Mark Your Calendar - Barnes & Noble Book Fair 11/14

    • The TCMS Library is hosting a Barnes and Noble Book Fair on Wednesday, November 14th at the Chesterfield Towne Center store.  Please let the cashier know you are with Tomahawk Creek, and a portion of each purchase will be donated to the TCMS library. Proceeds raised through the Barnes and Noble Book Fair are used to acquire new library books and run library programs for our students.  Thank you for supporting this event.

  • NJHS Information

    • Attention all current NJHS members: Please check Google Classroom for information and a Sign Up Genius for our 1st 9 Weeks Service Opportunity. Participation is voluntary, but we are in need of more donations and more volunteers to help make fleece blankets for the County Police. Sign up ASAP!

  • Boys Basketball Tryouts

    • Boys’ Basketball Tryouts will begin Monday, November 12th from 3-5pm for all grades.  You must have an up to date physical in order to tryout. Those interested in trying out, please sign the sign up sheet during lunches on the bathroom pass table.  Any questions see Mr. Marable in the gym.

  • County Offered Classes for Parents

    • Please see the two attached flyers for some information on classes that the county offers for parents. Please contact the school counseling office if you have any questions.

  • Community Service Opportunity

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • We are starting a new thing here at TCMS. we know that there are hundreds of Timberwolves who are accomplishing great things outside of the school walls, and we want to recognize them. Do you have a Timberwolf who just earned a black belt? Was invited to a national or state level event, like dance or swimming? A Girl Scout Gold Star or a high ranking Boy Scout? Send a word document with the a short blurb about what they have done with a picture or two. We will post these great accomplishments on the bulletin board right outside the cafeteria! The more the better!

  • Specialty Center Fairs

    • Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others. In this Engage Chesterfield video Ms. Kume Goranson, Director or Middle School Leadership, and Dr. Belinda Merriman, Director of High School Leadership discuss specialty centers, the process to apply, and an upcoming event for middle school families to explore their options.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fgB2uTkrY  

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • World Language Club

    • The World Languages Club is back at Tomahawk Creek Middle School!  It is a great opportunity for your student to learn more about the culture and customs of Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries and a few other world regions. We will meet after school from 3:00-3:50 on the second Wednesday of the month. Please see a World Language teacher for the sign up form. Return the form and $10 dues by September 28. The first meeting will be October 10 in the cafeteria.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

      • Don't forget to place an order for a TCMS Yearbook! Order early and you will have the option to personalize the cover with your child's name!! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net         

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

October 11, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Fifth Block

    • Parents, we have had an unusually high number of early dismissals during our fifth block period this year. Please be reminded that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. It is not a study hall, nor is it time that students can miss. It does count as seat time for the state when it comes to academic hours. We use this period for make up work, extra help for students or a chance to get a head start on homework or work on a project with a group. Please do not sign your student out UNLESS there is a legitimate reason. This is defined by the county attendance policy as illness, medical appointment, death in the family, court appearance or extenuating circumstances as approved by the principal. Your cooperation in setting the example for our students is appreciated. There are no “walk in dismissals” accepted after 2:45PM.

  • Great American Fundraiser:

    • Thank you to everyone who participated in our fall fundraiser! The totals about being calculated but we raised quite a bit of money this year for our school and we have you all to thank! Here are a few things about our upcoming events…

    • Orders will be available for pick up at school Thursday, October 25th. All prizes and tuition vouchers will be packed in with the items. Any orders placed online will be delivered directly to the customers. Mrs. Thompson will send out more information on that as the date gets closer.

    • The Inflatables Mega Party will take place on Friday, October 26th. Those selling 11 or more items will be considered our VIP guests and will be able to enter the party 30 minutes earlier than those selling between 7 and 10. Again, Mrs. Thompson will make sure the students arrive to the party at the correct time and information will be disseminated closer to the date.

    • For those who earned the Lunch in a Limo prize, that will be on Thursday, November 15th. Mrs. Thompson will get permission slips to those earning the privilege as the time gets closer. Should your child get to take a friend, she will also take care of that.

    • Thank you so much again...we cannot have the success we do without your support!

  • Annual SCA Sock Drive

    • The SCA has started collecting NEW youth/teen socks for  the Christmas Mother sock drive until Oct. 15th. This year, we are just collecting pairs of youth socks.  Socks go to families that need them. The Christmas Mother provided over 4,500 individuals with food, clothes, books, and toys in Dec. 2017.  Please turn them into your 1st block even teacher. Thanks for all your help!  

  • Annual Pink Out Basketball Game

    • Our annual Pink Out game will be held on Oct 25th.  Our boy's soccer and girl's basketball teams will be PINKED OUT too.  We have purchased a limited amount of TCMS PINK OUT t-shirts to be sold to the student body beginning Oct 22nd.   Sales will occur during lunch. Payment must be CASH ONLY - $10 Proceeds from this event will benefit either a person or organization fighting cancer.

  • Interact Club

    • The Interact Club meeting has now been moved to Thursday, October 18th, 3-3:45 in room 716.

  • Community Service Opportunity

  • Morning Announcements

    • Beginning Monday, October 1 morning, we will no longer do morning announcements. We are doing this to gain back as much instructional time as possible during the day. However, we are going to create a Google Classroom and have every student join the class. Each morning, we will post the announcements in the Google Classroom. Of course, we will still do last minute announcements, such as practices being cancelled and that type of thing. Please work with your Timberwolf to make sure they have access to the Google Classroom for these announcements.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • We are starting a new thing here at TCMS. we know that there are hundreds of Timberwolves who are accomplishing great things outside of the school walls, and we want to recognize them. Do you have a Timberwolf who just earned a black belt? Was invited to a national or state level event, like dance or swimming? A Girl Scout Gold Star or a high ranking Boy Scout? Send a word document with the a short blurb about what they have done with a picture or two. We will post these great accomplishments on the bulletin board right outside the cafeteria! The more the better!

  • Cosby Sports Announcements

    • Any 8th grade boy that is interested in playing JV Lacrosse for Cosby High School in the spring of 2019 is invited to attend a general information meeting on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 pm in the Cosby Auditorium. Details and expectations will be discussed at this meeting.

    • Any 8th grade boy who is interested in Cosby Wrestling, please stop by the main office and sign up.  The season begins Nov. 5. If you have any questions, please email michael_stefanko@ccpsnet.net.  Deadline to sign up is next Friday, Oct 12.

  • News Team

    • News Team members will meet Friday, 10/12 at 7:45 a.m. in the library.

  • Specialty Center Fairs

    • Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others. In this Engage Chesterfield video Ms. Kume Goranson, Director or Middle School Leadership, and Dr. Belinda Merriman, Director of High School Leadership discuss specialty centers, the process to apply, and an upcoming event for middle school families to explore their options.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fgB2uTkrY  

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Specialty Center Information

    • The TCMS 8th grade counselors will be visiting 8th grade math classes to provide information and important dates about CCPS Specialty Centers and Governors’ schools.

    • Specialty Center Fairs

      • Specialty Center Fairs will be held on the following dates. Students only need to attend one. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming fairs if your student  is interested in attending a Specialty Center for his/her high school years.

      • Monday, October 1st- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

      • Thursday, October 11th- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • Please see the Specialty Center website for more information:                    

                 Specialty Center Information

  • World Language Club

    • The World Languages Club is back at Tomahawk Creek Middle School!  It is a great opportunity for your student to learn more about the culture and customs of Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries and a few other world regions. We will meet after school from 3:00-3:50 on the second Wednesday of the month. Please see a World Language teacher for the sign up form. Return the form and $10 dues by September 28. The first meeting will be October 10 in the cafeteria.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

  • Riding a Different Bus Home

    • If your student is riding home with a friend on the bus after school, please  be mindful of the fact that BOTH people need a note from home. Please bring the notes to the main office at the beginning of the school day so the note can be written and then be available at lunchtime to pick up.

  • Announcements

    • All of our daily announcements can be found on our website. It is updated daily.

  • Early Dismissal

    • Parents, please be advised that we do not dismiss a student early after 2:45PM in the afternoon. Please plan accordingly.

  • PTA News

    • We’re off to a great start for our membership and FUND drive.  We are inching towards our goal, so please remember to donate if you haven’t already done so. You can give and join online at Tcmspta.comand your information will get directly inputted into our new Google database. As usual, we are aiming for 100% participation to be able to fund our student programs and teacher appreciation this year!

    • Help out with our Bus Driver Appreciation: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48a8a8229-busdriver2

    • Attention 6th grade parents: The Neon Party will be held on Friday, October 26th from 6:30-8:30pm and will include pizza, games, a DJ/ Photo Booth, and an inflatable. Please use the Sign Up Genius to volunteer for ticket sales during lunch periods and for opportunities the night of the event. Tickets are $10 and must be bought during lunches from 10/17-10/23. Thanks! https://m.signupgenius.com/…

    • Stay connected through tcmspta.com, our Facebook page: Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA.  We also have a Remind texting service so you’ll never miss buying dance tickets again! To sign up, go toremind.com/join/c74hdd.

    • Our PTA National Reflections Contest is underway!  All entries are due by October 29th. In addition to English teachers sending home paper copies with students who are interested, please see this link for more info (Student packet): https://www.vapta.org/arts-and-education/reflections                   

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

October 4, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Fifth Block

    • Parents, we have had an unusually high number of early dismissals during our fifth block period this year. Please be reminded that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. It is not a study hall, nor is it time that students can miss. It does count as seat time for the state when it comes to academic hours. We use this period for make up work, extra help for students or a chance to get a head start on homework or work on a project with a group. Please do not sign your student out UNLESS there is a legitimate reason. This is defined by the county attendance policy as illness, medical appointment, death in the family, court appearance or extenuating circumstances as approved by the principal. Your cooperation in setting the example for our students is appreciated. There are no “walk in dismissals” accepted after 2:45PM.

  • Great American Fundraiser:

    • Thank you to everyone who participated in our fall fundraiser! The totals about being calculated but we raised quite a bit of money this year for our school and we have you all to thank! Here are a few things about our upcoming events…

    • Orders will be available for pick up at school Thursday, October 25th. All prizes and tuition vouchers will be packed in with the items. Any orders placed online will be delivered directly to the customers. Mrs. Thompson will send out more information on that as the date gets closer.

    • The Inflatables Mega Party will take place on Friday, October 26th. Those selling 11 or more items will be considered our VIP guests and will be able to enter the party 30 minutes earlier than those selling between 7 and 10. Again, Mrs. Thompson will make sure the students arrive to the party at the correct time and information will be disseminated closer to the date.

    • For those who earned the Lunch in a Limo prize, that will be on Thursday, November 15th. Mrs. Thompson will get permission slips to those earning the privilege as the time gets closer. Should your child get to take a friend, she will also take care of that.

    • Thank you so much again...we cannot have the success we do without your support!

  • Annual SCA Sock Drive

    • The SCA has started collecting NEW youth/teen socks for  the Christmas Mother sock drive until Oct. 15th. This year, we are just collecting pairs of youth socks.  Socks go to families that need them. The Christmas Mother provided over 4,500 individuals with food, clothes, books, and toys in Dec. 2017.  Please turn them into your 1st block even teacher. Thanks for all your help!  

  • Annual Pink Out Basketball Game

    • Our annual Pink Out game will be held on Oct 25th.  Our boy's soccer and girl's basketball teams will be PINKED OUT too.  We have purchased a limited amount of TCMS PINK OUT t-shirts to be sold to the student body beginning Oct 22nd.   Sales will occur during lunch. Payment must be CASH ONLY - $10 Proceeds from this event will benefit either a person or organization fighting cancer.

  • Morning Announcements

    • Beginning Monday, October 1 morning, we will no longer do morning announcements. We are doing this to gain back as much instructional time as possible during the day. However, we are going to create a Google Classroom and have every student join the class. Each morning, we will post the announcements in the Google Classroom. Of course, we will still do last minute announcements, such as practices being cancelled and that type of thing. Please work with your Timberwolf to make sure they have access to the Google Classroom for these announcements.

  • Interact Club

    • The Interact Club will be making bags for the homeless on October 11th.  We are in need of un-used travel size shampoos, conditioners, and body washes.  If you are able to donate, please send them into school by Tuesday, October 9th.  Thank you!

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • We are starting a new thing here at TCMS. we know that there are hundreds of Timberwolves who are accomplishing great things outside of the school walls, and we want to recognize them. Do you have a Timberwolf who just earned a black belt? Was invited to a national or state level event, like dance or swimming? A Girl Scout Gold Star or a high ranking Boy Scout? Send a word document with the a short blurb about what they have done with a picture or two. We will post these great accomplishments on the bulletin board right outside the cafeteria! The more the better!

  • Video Game Team

    • Thank you to all who tried out for the Video Game Team!! I am so happy to announce the following teams!! Students will be coming home with a schedule of practices and a remind.comcode, please join so we can keep in touch regarding practices and tournaments!

    • Students will need transportation home by 4:30 on their specific practice day. Please email me with any questions! jennifer_boyles@ccpsnet.net

    • 6th grade: Benjamin Werner, William Hebden, Kasey Carrara, Qasim Jan, and Michael Wallace.

    • 7th grade:Mark Foust, Mark Kotasek, Triston Jamieson, Liam Allen, and Joseph Accardi

    • 8th grade:Noah Taylor, Elijah Boltz, Noah Hollenbach, Arthur Gentile, and Jose Ill  

  • Garden Club Information

    • Garden Club Members - Please pick up a permission form from Mrs. Mashburn in the library.  This needs to be signed and returned prior to the October meeting. Thank you.

  • Specialty Center Fairs

    • Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others. In this Engage Chesterfield video Ms. Kume Goranson, Director or Middle School Leadership, and Dr. Belinda Merriman, Director of High School Leadership discuss specialty centers, the process to apply, and an upcoming event for middle school families to explore their options.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fgB2uTkrY  

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Specialty Center Information

    • The TCMS 8th grade counselors will be visiting 8th grade math classes to provide information and important dates about CCPS Specialty Centers and Governors’ schools.

    • Specialty Center Fairs

      • Specialty Center Fairs will be held on the following dates. Students only need to attend one. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming fairs if your student  is interested in attending a Specialty Center for his/her high school years.

      • Monday, October 1st- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

      • Thursday, October 11th- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

    • Please see the Specialty Center website for more information:                    

                 Specialty Center Information

  • Community Partnerships

    • As I mentioned in our Back to School Night presentations, we are always looking for ways to partner with our community. If you have a business, or work at a business that is looking for a way to give back to the community, please take a minute to fill out our TCMS Community Partnership Form. we will contact you sometime after school opens and talk about how we can partner in your child’s education!

  • World Language Club

    • The World Languages Club is back at Tomahawk Creek Middle School!  It is a great opportunity for your student to learn more about the culture and customs of Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries and a few other world regions. We will meet after school from 3:00-3:50 on the second Wednesday of the month. Please see a World Language teacher for the sign up form. Return the form and $10 dues by September 28. The first meeting will be October 10 in the cafeteria.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

  • Riding a Different Bus Home

    • If your student is riding home with a friend on the bus after school, please  be mindful of the fact that BOTH people need a note from home. Please bring the notes to the main office at the beginning of the school day so the note can be written and then be available at lunchtime to pick up.

  • Announcements

    • All of our daily announcements can be found on our website. It is updated daily.

  • Early Dismissal

    • Parents, please be advised that we do not dismiss a student early after 2:45PM in the afternoon. Please plan accordingly.

  • PTA News

    • Thanks to those who helped out with the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast for their amazing guidance and patience through the tornadoes last month!  

    • We’re off to a great start for our membership and FUND drive.  We are inching towards our goal, so please remember to donate if you haven’t already done so. You can give and join online atTcmspta.com and your information will get directly inputted into our new Google database. As usual, we are aiming for 100% participation to be able to fund our student programs and teacher appreciation this year!

    • Attention 6th grade parents: The Neon Party will be held on Friday, October 26th from 6:30-8:30pm and will include pizza, games, a DJ/ Photo Booth, and an inflatable. Please use the Sign Up Genius to volunteer for ticket sales during lunch periods and for opportunities the night of the event. Tickets are $10 and must be bought during lunches from 10/17-10/23. Thanks! https://m.signupgenius.com/…

    • Stay connected through tcmspta.com, our Facebook page: Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA.  We also have a Remind texting service so you’ll never miss buying dance tickets again! To sign up, go to remind.com/join/c74hdd.

    • Our October PTA meeting will be held in the TCMS library on, Thursday,10/11  from 7-8pm. Come see what we are planning for the rest of the fall and to get involved with Red Ribbon Week, 6th grade Neon Party, Reflections contest, or Hospitality for our annual Veteran’s Day brunch. We had a great turnout despite the date change in September.  It was nice to see new faces!

    • Our PTA National Reflections Contest is underway!  All entries are due by October 29th. In addition to English teachers sending home paper copies with students who are interested, please see this link for more info (Student packet): https://www.vapta.org/arts-and-education/reflections        

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

September 27, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Great American Fundraiser:

    • Thank you to everyone who participated in our fall fundraiser! The totals about being calculated but we raised quite a bit of money this year for our school and we have you all to thank! Here are a few things about our upcoming events…

    • Orders will be available for pick up at school Thursday, October 25th. All prizes and tuition vouchers will be packed in with the items. Any orders placed online will be delivered directly to the customers. Mrs. Thompson will send out more information on that as the date gets closer.

    • The Inflatables Mega Party will take place on Friday, October 26th. Those selling 11 or more items will be considered our VIP guests and will be able to enter the party 30 minutes earlier than those selling between 7 and 10. Again, Mrs. Thompson will make sure the students arrive to the party at the correct time and information will be disseminated closer to the date.

    • For those who earned the Lunch in a Limo prize, that will be on Thursday, November 15th. Mrs. Thompson will get permission slips to those earning the privilege as the time gets closer. Should your child get to take a friend, she will also take care of that.

    • Thank you so much again...we cannot have the success we do without your support!

  • Morning Announcements

    • Beginning Monday, October 1 morning, we will no longer do morning announcements. We are doing this to gain back as much instructional time as possible during the day. However, we are going to create a Google Classroom and have every student join the class. Each morning, we will post the announcements in the Google Classroom. Of course, we will still do last minute announcements, such as practices being cancelled and that type of thing. Please work with your Timberwolf to make sure they have access to the Google Classroom for these announcements.

  • Chik-fil-A Spirit Night

    • Join us at the Winterpock Chick-Fil-A for spirit night this Thursday, Sept. 27. You can request that your order be put towards the fundraiser for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner! There will be a prize wheel set up between 5-8 p.m.

  • Crime Solvers Club

    • If you are interested in joining the Crime Solvers Club, please plan to stay after school on Thursday October 4th.  The meeting will be in room 614 from 3:00-3:45. Please see Mrs. Bowen if you have any questions.

  • Interact Club

    • The Interact Club is still in need of more student volunteers for the Magnificent Food Festival on October 13th.  Please consider volunteering and helping out our local community. You also get food tickets and free drinks when you volunteer.  It is a lot of fun.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • We are starting a new thing here at TCMS. we know that there are hundreds of Timberwolves who are accomplishing great things outside of the school walls, and we want to recognize them. Do you have a Timberwolf who just earned a black belt? Was invited to a national or state level event, like dance or swimming? A Girl Scout Gold Star or a high ranking Boy Scout? Send a word document with the a short blurb about what they have done with a picture or two. We will post these great accomplishments on the bulletin board right outside the cafeteria! The more the better!

  • Garden Club Information

    • Garden Club Members - Please pick up a permission form from Mrs. Mashburn in the library.  This needs to be signed and returned prior to the October meeting. Thank you.

  • Video Game Team Tryouts

    • If your student is interested in trying out for the 2018-2019 Video Game Team, please have them visit Mrs. Boyles in room 722. The application is due no later than September 28th! Students must have a ride home from tryouts and after school practices!!

      • 6th grade tryouts are October 1st 3:00-4:30

      • 7th grade tryouts are October 2nd 3:00-4:30

      • 8th grade tryouts are October 3rd 3:00-4:30

  • Specialty Center Fairs

    • Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others. In this Engage Chesterfield video Ms. Kume Goranson, Director or Middle School Leadership, and Dr. Belinda Merriman, Director of High School Leadership discuss specialty centers, the process to apply, and an upcoming event for middle school families to explore their options.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fgB2uTkrY  

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • School Counseling Department News

    • Our student support staff will be visiting 7th grade health & PE classrooms during the weeks of September 24th and October 1st to offer a lesson on depression awareness and suicide prevention.  Please look for information coming home with your child tomorrow.

  • Acapella Singing Group

    • Students interested in participating in a TCMS Acapella Club, please come to one of our meetings on Thursday, September 27.  Due to conflicts, there will be TWO different meetings, but you only need to attend ONE OF THE THEM. The first meeting will be BEFORE school at 7:45 a.m. and the 2nd meeting will be after school until 3:30p.m. Both meetings will take place in Room 816. If you are interested in participating in this club, you MUST come to one of these meetings or see Mrs. Dana Johnson in Room 816 BEFORE Thursday,  as we will discuss vocal parts and distribute music.

  • Specialty Center Information

    • The TCMS 8th grade counselors will be visiting 8th grade math classes to provide information and important dates about CCPS Specialty Centers and Governors’ schools.

    • Specialty Center Fairs

      • Specialty Center Fairs will be held on the following dates. Students only need to attend one. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming fairs if your student  is interested in attending a Specialty Center for his/her high school years.

      • Monday, October 1st- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

      • Thursday, October 11th- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

    • Please see the Specialty Center website for more information:                    

                 Specialty Center Information

  • Community Partnerships

    • As I mentioned in our Back to School Night presentations, we are always looking for ways to partner with our community. If you have a business, or work at a business that is looking for a way to give back to the community, please take a minute to fill out our TCMS Community Partnership Form. we will contact you sometime after school opens and talk about how we can partner in your child’s education!

  • World Language Club

    • The World Languages Club is back at Tomahawk Creek Middle School!  It is a great opportunity for your student to learn more about the culture and customs of Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries and a few other world regions. We will meet after school from 3:00-3:50 on the second Wednesday of the month. Please see a World Language teacher for the sign up form. Return the form and $10 dues by September 28. The first meeting will be October 10 in the cafeteria.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

  • Riding a Different Bus Home

    • If your student is riding home with a friend on the bus after school, please  be mindful of the fact that BOTH people need a note from home. Please bring the notes to the main office at the beginning of the school day so the note can be written and then be available at lunchtime to pick up.

  • Announcements

    • All of our daily announcements can be found on our website. It is updated daily.

  • Early Dismissal

    • Parents, please be advised that we do not dismiss a student early after 2:45PM in the afternoon. Please plan accordingly.

  • PTA News

    • Our teachers and staff did an amazing job keeping our kids safe this week during the tornadoes. We are treating them to a breakfast in the cafeteria on Thursday, 9/27 at 7:45am. All items requested have been donated. We appreciate all they do both in and out of the classroom!!

    • The 6th grade Neon dance planning meeting is next Wednesday, 9/26 at 7pm in the cafeteria. Come out to see how you can help!

    • We’re off to a great start for our membership and FUND drive.  You can join online at Tcmspta.com and your information will get directly inputted into our new Google database. As usual, we are aiming for 100% participation to be able to fund our student programs and teacher appreciation this year!

    • Bring your denim for this year’s county wide Denim Drive contest and drop it off in the bins by the office. Let’s represent our school well while benefiting underprivileged people in our community. All denim is due by 9/28/18. (Extended)

    • Our September PTA meeting will be held in the TCMS library tonight, Thursday,9/20 from 7-8pm. We will have a raffle with prizes and a light dessert. Hope to see many new faces there!

    • Stay connected with your PTA by joining our Facebook page: Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA, our website tcmspta.com, or new this year, we have a Remind texting service so you’ll never miss buying dance tickets again<br><br><hr />  <p style= Chesterfield County School District would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be removed from our list, please contact Chesterfield County School District directly. To stop receiving all email messages distributed through our SchoolMessenger service, follow this link and confirm: Unsubscribe

September 20, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Thank You Parents!!!

    • I want to say thank you to all the parents who were patient and understanding as we worked our way through Monday afternoon/evenings events. We tried to do the best we could under difficult circumstances, and you all were amazing at working with us. We are in the process of reviewing our procedures for events like this, and we will make some adjustments based on what we learned from Monday. I am thankful that everyone got home from TCMS safe and sound, and eternally appreciative of having such a wonderful school community. And the treats that some of you brought in were also a very kind gesture and much appreciated!

  • Great American Fundraiser

    • We officially kicked off our annual fundraiser with Great American last Tuesday! Please take a look at the materials that came home with your student that day. There are many prizes to be won and the proceeds directly go to the instructional needs of our teachers and students. All orders and payments are due on September 25th...we will not accept any payments until that date. We also have online ordering available which is the easiest way to participate. Last year, we raised over $50,000 as a school...let’s make this this year even better! As always, this fundraiser is 100% optional so please do not feel pressured to participate!

    • Students can text or email this site out to help reach their goals:

    • https://gaocustomercare.weebly.com/tomahawk-creek-middle-school.html

  • Morning Announcements

    • Beginning Monday morning, we will no longer do morning announcements. We are doing this to gain back as much instructional time as possible during the day. However, we are going to create a Google Classroom and have every student join the class. Each morning, we will post the announcements in the Google Classroom. Of course, we will still do last minute announcements, such as practices being cancelled and that type of thing. Please work with your Timberwolf to make sure they have access to the Google Classroom for these announcements.

  • Boys Soccer News

  • News Team

    • An informational meeting for the TCMS News Team will be held this Friday 9/21 at 7:45 a.m. in the library.  7th and 8th grade students are invited to apply for the News Team.

  • Timberwolf Good News

    • We are starting a new thing here at TCMS. we know that there are hundreds of Timberwolves who are accomplishing great things outside of the school walls, and we want to recognize them. Do you have a Timberwolf who just earned a black belt? Was invited to a national or state level event, like dance or swimming? A Girl Scout Gold Star or a high ranking Boy Scout? Send a word document with the a short blurb about what they have done with a picture or two. We will post these great accomplishments on the bulletin board right outside the cafeteria! The more the better!

  • Garden Club Information

    • Garden Club Members - Please pick up a permission form from Mrs. Mashburn in the library.  This needs to be signed and returned prior to the October meeting. Thank you.

  • Video Game Team Tryouts

    • If your student is interested in trying out for the 2018-2019 Video Game Team, please have them visit Mrs. Boyles in room 722. The application is due no later than September 28th! Students must have a ride home from tryouts and after school practices!!

      • 6th grade tryouts are October 1st 3:00-4:30

      • 7th grade tryouts are October 2nd 3:00-4:30

      • 8th grade tryouts are October 3rd 3:00-4:30

  • Diversity Club

    • TCMS has a new Diversity Club this year! This is our LGBTQ+ and Allies Club.  Meetings begin Tuesday September 25th in room 108, from 3-3:45.  We will meet every other Tuesday after that.  Please make sure your ride is present promptly at 3:45 if you wish to participate.  If you have any other questions please get in touch with Ms. Moriarty in room 108, Mrs. Slagle in 204 or Mrs. Klimek in 106.  We look forward to seeing you at The Diversity Club’s first meeting!

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • School Counseling Department News

    • Our student support staff will be visiting 7th grade health & PE classrooms during the weeks of September 24th and October 1st to offer a lesson on depression awareness and suicide prevention.  Please look for information coming home with your child tomorrow.

  • Specialty Center Information

    • The TCMS 8th grade counselors will be visiting 8th grade math classes to provide information and important dates about CCPS Specialty Centers and Governors’ schools.

    • Specialty Center Fairs

      • Specialty Center Fairs will be held on the following dates. Students only need to attend one. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming fairs if your student  is interested in attending a Specialty Center for his/her high school years.

      • Monday, October 1st- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

      • Thursday, October 11th- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

    • Please see the Specialty Center website for more information:                    

                 Specialty Center Information

  • Community Partnerships

    • As I mentioned in our Back to School Night presentations, we are always looking for ways to partner with our community. If you have a business, or work at a business that is looking for a way to give back to the community, please take a minute to fill out our TCMS Community Partnership Form. we will contact you sometime after school opens and talk about how we can partner in your child’s education!

  • Intramurals

    • Volleyball intramurals will have a meeting after school on Monday September 17th until 3:15 in room 209.  Rides must pick up you up by 3:15 in the front of the school building. See Mrs. Widrick if you can not make the meeting or if you have any questions.  

    • Tennis Intramural has started, but is still open for students to join. If you child is interested in participating in the intramural, have them pick up an information sheet, risk and concussion forms from the office or from Mr. Porter in room 813.

  • World Language Club

    • The World Languages Club is back at Tomahawk Creek Middle School!  It is a great opportunity for your student to learn more about the culture and customs of Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries and a few other world regions. We will meet after school from 3:00-3:50 on the second Wednesday of the month. Please see a World Language teacher for the sign up form. Return the form and $10 dues by September 28. The first meeting will be October 10 in the cafeteria.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

  • Riding a Different Bus Home

    • If your student is riding home with a friend on the bus after school, please  be mindful of the fact that BOTH people need a note from home. Please bring the notes to the main office at the beginning of the school day so the note can be written and then be available at lunchtime to pick up.

  • Announcements

    • All of our daily announcements can be found on our website. It is updated daily.

  • Early Dismissal

    • Parents, please be advised that we do not dismiss a student early after 2:45PM in the afternoon. Please plan accordingly.

  • PTA News

    • Our teachers and staff did an amazing job keeping our kids safe this week during the tornadoes. We are treating them to a breakfast in the cafeteria on Thursday, 9/27 at 7:45am. All items requested have been donated. We appreciate all they do both in and out of the classroom!!

    • The 6th grade Neon dance planning meeting is next Wednesday, 9/26 at 7pm in the cafeteria. Come out to see how you can help!

    • We’re off to a great start for our membership and FUND drive.  You can join online at Tcmspta.com and your information will get directly inputted into our new Google database. As usual, we are aiming for 100% participation to be able to fund our student programs and teacher appreciation this year!

    • Bring your denim for this year’s county wide Denim Drive contest and drop it off in the bins by the office. Let’s represent our school well while benefiting underprivileged people in our community. All denim is due by 9/28/18. (Extended)

    • Our September PTA meeting will be held in the TCMS library tonight, Thursday,9/20 from 7-8pm. We will have a raffle with prizes and a light dessert. Hope to see many new faces there!

    • Stay connected with your PTA by joining our Facebook page: Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA, our website tcmspta.com, or new this year, we have a Remind texting service so you’ll never miss buying dance tickets again

September 13, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Great American Fundraiser

    • We officially kicked off our annual fundraiser with Great American on Tuesday! Please take a look at the materials that came home with your student that day. There are many prizes to be won and the proceeds directly go to the instructional needs of our teachers and students. All orders and payments are due on September 25th...we will not accept any payments until that date. We also have online ordering available which is the easiest way to participate. Last year, we raised over $50,000 as a school...let’s make this this year even better! As always, this fundraiser is 100% optional so please do not feel pressured to participate!

    • Students can text or email this site out to help reach their goals:

    • https://gaocustomercare.weebly.com/tomahawk-creek-middle-school.html

  • Maker Party

    • Are you interested in 3D printing?  What about learning a new craft or trying the Lego Challenge?  Come to our annual Maker Party on September 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 in the library.  Parents and students are invited to join us to learn about and experience different aspects of the Wolf Den, our maker space.  Schedule information and sign-ups for the new Wolf Den will be able to sign-up that evening. See you there! HERE is a great video that gives you an idea of what is in store for you at the Maker Party!

  • Garden Club Information

    • Garden Club Members - Please pick up a permission form from Mrs. Mashburn in the library.  This needs to be signed and returned prior to the October meeting. Thank you.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Our science department is collecting “Box Tops for Education” again this year. Please save your box tops and turn them into your science teacher during the course of the year.

  • Boys Soccer Information

    • Important Dates and Times - Tryouts will begin each day directly after school and will run until 4:30pm each day. Parents should be in the bus loop @ 4:30 to pick up their player(s).

    • Monday, Sept. 10th and Tuesday, Sept. 11th - Tryouts for 8th graders only        

    • Wednesday, Sept. 12th and Thursday, Sept. 13th - Tryouts for 7th graders only

    • Friday, Sept. 14th and Monday, Sept. 17th - Tryouts for 6th graders only

    • Weather conditions may dictate a change in this schedule.

    • Players should always listen to daily school announcements for changes.

    • Tuesday, Sept. 18th - Final team roster will be posted.

    • Wednesday, Sept. 19th - First team practice.

  • School Counseling Department News

    • Our student support staff will be visiting 7th grade health & PE classrooms during the weeks of September 24th and October 1st to offer a lesson on depression awareness and suicide prevention.  Please look for information coming home with your child tomorrow.

  • NJHS Information

    • Attention all current NJHS members: Correction to the meeting dates sent out last week - our first two meetings will be Wednesday 9/12 and Wednesday 9/19. On 9/12, we will meet in the cafeteria, and on 9/19, we will meet in the 8th grade locker pod. Meetings will be held from 3:05-3:45.

  • School Play

    • Auditions for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz begin this Tuesday, Sept. 18th. Anyone interested in auditioning who missed the informational meeting should pick up the REQUIRED PERMISSION SLIP from the front office.  It contains all the audition dates plus a thorough description of the time commitment. See Mrs. DiFazio or Ms. Butela in the theater if you have questions.

  • Specialty Center Information

    • The TCMS 8th grade counselors will be visiting 8th grade math classes to provide information and important dates about CCPS Specialty Centers and Governors’ schools.

    • Specialty Center Fairs

      • Specialty Center Fairs will be held on the following dates. Students only need to attend one. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming fairs if your student  is interested in attending a Specialty Center for his/her high school years.

      • Monday, October 1st- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

      • Thursday, October 11th- Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • Please see the Specialty Center website for more information:                    

                 Specialty Center Information

  • Community Partnerships

    • As I mentioned in our Back to School Night presentations, we are always looking for ways to partner with our community. If you have a business, or work at a business that is looking for a way to give back to the community, please take a minute to fill out our TCMS Community Partnership Form. we will contact you sometime after school opens and talk about how we can partner in your child’s education!

  • News Team Meeting

    • Attention 7th & 8th Grade Students interested in News Team - Our informational meeting is tomorrow, Friday, September 14 at 7:45 in the library.

  • Intramurals

    • Volleyball intramurals will have a meeting after school on Monday September 17th until 3:15 in room 209.  Rides must pick up you up by 3:15 in the front of the school building. See Mrs. Widrick if you can not make the meeting or if you have any questions.  

    • Tennis Intramural has started, but is still open for students to join. If you child is interested in participating in the intramural, have them pick up an information sheet, risk and concussion forms from the office or from Mr. Porter in room 813.

  • Interact Club

    • The first Interact Club meeting will be Thursday, September 20th, right after school.  If you are interested in joining the club, you can stop by room 715 or 716 to pick up an informational letter. Rides should be here by 3:45.

  • World Language Club

    • The World Languages Club is back at Tomahawk Creek Middle School!  It is a great opportunity for your student to learn more about the culture and customs of Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries and a few other world regions. We will meet after school from 3:00-3:50 on the second Wednesday of the month. Please see a World Language teacher for the sign up form. Return the form and $10 dues by September 28. The first meeting will be October 10 in the cafeteria.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Eighth Grade Graduation Ads

      • An ad is purchasing a bit of real estate within the yearbook for family members of an 8th grade student to share pictures and congratulations/warm wishes to the student. Ads can be designed using an online program, or you can request to have the TCMS Yearbook Staff create the graduation announcement. Interested? Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use job number 16702. Questions? Email lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

    • 2018-19 TCMS Yearbooks

  • Riding a Different Bus Home

    • If your student is riding home with a friend on the bus after school, please  be mindful of the fact that BOTH people need a note from home. Please bring the notes to the main office at the beginning of the school day so the note can be written and then be available at lunchtime to pick up.

  • Announcements

    • All of our daily announcements can be found on our website. It is updated daily.

  • Early Dismissal

    • Parents, please be advised that we do not dismiss a student early after 2:45PM in the afternoon. Please plan accordingly.

  • PTA News

    • We’re off to a great start for our membership and FUND drive.  If you didn’t pick up a membership form on the back to school nights, you can join online at Tcmspta.com and your information will get directly inputted into our new Google database. As usual, we are aiming for 100% participation to be able to fund our student programs and teacher appreciation this year!

    • Bring your denim for this year’s county wide Denim Drive contest and drop it off in the bins by the office. Let’s represent our school well while benefitting underprivileged people in our community. All denim is due by 9/21/18.

    • Our September PTA meeting will be held in the TCMS library on Thursday, 9/20 from 7-8pm. This is a change due to weather closures starting after school on  Thursday. We will have a raffle with prizes and a light dessert. Hope to see many new faces there!

    • Stay connected with your PTA by joining our Facebook page: Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA, our website tcmspta.com, or new this year, we have a Remind texting service so you’ll never miss buying dance tickets again<br><br><hr />  <p style= Chesterfield County School District would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be removed from our list, please contact Chesterfield County School District directly. To stop receiving all email messages distributed through our SchoolMessenger service, follow this link and confirm: Unsubscribe

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August 30, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Back to School Nights

    • A huge thank you to everyone that braved our parking situation to attend our Back to School Nights this week. We had the largest crowds I have ever seen in 8 years doing these. We are aware of the parking issues, and we will be exploring our options to try and minimize these inconveniences in coming years.

  • Great American Fundraiser

    • We will once again be partnering with Great American for our School-Wide fundraiser. Please use the attach flyer to start selling online and win a prize at our kickoff on Tuesday, September 11th!

  • Sports Physicals

    • Our annual sports physicals will be next Thursday, September 6th, from 3-5PM in the gym. The cost is $35 and the physical covers all school related athletic activities for the entire 2018-19 school year. You can contact Dr. Atkinson if you have any questions at 378-7120.

  • Maker Party

    • Save the Date!  Our annual Maker Party is September 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 in the library.  Parents and students are invited to join us to learn about and experience different aspects of the Wolf Den, our maker space.  Information and on the new Wolf Den schedule will be available and students will be able to sign-up that evening.

  • Girls Basketball Tryouts

    • Attention any girls interested in trying out for girls basketball there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 5th after school from 3:00 pm until 3:15pm in room 707.

  • NJHS Information

    • Attention all CURRENT NJHS members: Our first two meeting dates for the year will be September 13 and 20 from 3:05-3:45 in the cafeteria. At the first meeting, we will discuss officer positions, and at the second meeting we will elect our 2018-2019 officers. An info sheet with all important dates for the year will be given out at the first meeting. If you cannot attend either meeting, please see Mrs. Stillman (719) or Mrs. Fletcher (724) ASAP.

  • Community Partnerships

    • As I mentioned in our Back to School Night presentations, we are always looking for ways to partner with our community. If you have a business, or work at a business that is looking for a way to give back to the community, please take a minute to fill out our TCMS Community Partnership Form. we will contact you sometime after school opens and talk about how we can partner in your child’s education!

  • Cross Country Informational Meeting

    • The cross country informational meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 3:00-3:30 p.m. in the gym. Parents do not need to attend (please pick your student up at 3:30 p.m. in front of the school). Students will receive info on the upcoming season, hear expectations from coaches, and sign-up for the team (so we know how many runners to expect at the first practice).  

  • Interact Club

    • The Interact Club is a service organization that completes a monthly service activity for a local organization or group.  For most months we meet the second Thursday from 3 to 3:45. Our first meeting with be September 13th. We will meet in Mrs. Necessary's room (Room 716) right after school.  Please have rides here no later than 3:45.

  • Yearbook Information

  • PTA News

    • Bring your denim for this year’s county wide Denim Drive contest starting at Back to School nights. Let’s represent our school well while benefiting underprivileged people in our community. All denim is due by 9/21/18.

    • Our September PTA meeting will be held in the TCMS library on Thursday, 9/13 from 7-8pm. We will have a raffle with prizes and a light dessert. Hope to see many new faces there!

    • Stay connected with your PTA by joining our Facebook page: Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA, our website tcmspta.com, or new this year, we have

    • A Remind texting service so you’ll never miss buying dance tickets again<br><br><hr />  <p style= Chesterfield County School District would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be removed from our list, please contact Chesterfield County School District directly. To stop receiving all email messages distributed through our SchoolMessenger service, follow this link and confirm: Unsubscribe

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June 7, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Timberwolf Tip Sheet

    • This is the last edition of the Tip Sheet for the 2017-18 school year. We wish all of you a safe, enjoyable and relaxing summer break! See you in September of 2018!

  • Bus Notes

    • There will be NO BUS NOTES on Friday, June 15. ALL students must ride home on their bus this day. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  • Acapella Club

    • Attention 6th and 7th Graders!  Do you like to sing? Do you have rhythm?  Do you love acapella music? Then we have the group for you!  Next year, TCMS will have an acapella club! If you are interesting in joining our group for the 2018-19 school year, please come to an informational meeting this Friday,  June 8, after school. We will meet in Room 816. Have your ride pick you up at 3:45. For more information, see Mrs. Johnson in room 816.

  • TCMS Garden Club

    • Mrs. Necessary and Mrs. Mashburn are starting a new community club next year:  the TCMS Garden Club. This club is open to students and parents who wish to care for our school garden and learn about establishing a vegetable garden at home.  An informational meeting for those interested in learning more about the club will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 3:05 - 3:35 p.m. in the library. All are welcome!

  • High School Camps and Tryouts

    • Track and Field Camp

      • Are you interested in a Track and Field Summer Camp from July 9-13 at Swift Creek Middle School? If so registration has begun. Come to the main office for a flyer.

    • Basketball Camp

      • Interested in a Summer Boys’ Basketball Camp at Manchester High School, if so come to main office for flyer.

    • The 2018 Midlothian Basketball Camp will run from June 18-21 this year at Midlothian High School. All students interested in attending please pick up an application form in the main office.Thank you so much for all your help!

  • PTA News

    • Thank you for all of your support for the PTA this year! See you in the fall!                   

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

May 31, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Timberwolf Tip Sheet

    • The last edition of the Tip Sheet will be June 4th.

  • SOL Testing Schedule Information

    • As we approach the SOL testing window, we have posted the testing schedule on our website under “Announcements”. Please review the schedule with your Timberwolf.

    • We cannot allow early dismissals while a student is in a testing block. Even if they are finished, they cannot leave the classroom for dismissal. Please DO NOT come and check out your Timberwolf during the testing block.

  • Cheerleading Tryouts

    • TCMS Cheerleading tryouts will be held Tuesday, June 5th through Friday, June 8th from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders are eligible to tryout. Students must complete an Athletic Physical, Concussion form, and Grades/Permission Slip in order to participate in tryouts. All paperwork is available in the front office. Please contact Ms. Lawman at melinda_lawman@ccpsnet.net for any further questions.  

  • New Elective Course for 2018-19

    • We have an exciting new Computer Art elective offering at Tomahawk Creek next year for rising 7th and 8th graders. Please see your respective counselor if you are interested! Here is the course description.

    • Computer Art is a beginning level semester course in the use of the computer, and camera, as artistic and creative tools. Students will learn basic photography skills and learn to edit and enhance their digital photos using the software Adobe Photoshop Elements. They will learn how to layer multiple pictures together and use special effects.

    • Students will use digital cameras (provided) to produce creative projects. Examples of some of the projects students will create include:

    • Illusion of depth graphics, fantasy graphics and special effects self portrait graphics, magazine cover designs, packaging design, sign language graphics, surrealist images, multiple self portrait graphics and digital portfolios of graphic artwork.

    • The elements and principles of design will be emphasized in the creation of these digital images.

  • TCMS Garden Club

    • Mrs. Necessary and Mrs. Mashburn are starting a new community club next year:  the TCMS Garden Club. This club is open to students and parents who wish to care for our school garden and learn about establishing a vegetable garden at home.  An informational meeting for those interested in learning more about the club will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 3:05 - 3:35 p.m. in the library. All are welcome!

  • High School Camps and Tryouts

    • Track and Field Camp

      • Are you interested in a Track and Field Summer Camp from July 9-13 at Swift Creek Middle School? If so registration has begun. Come to the main office for a flyer.

    • Basketball Camp

      • Interested in a Summer Boys’ Basketball Camp at Manchester High School, if so come to main office for flyer.

    • The 2018 Midlothian Basketball Camp will run from June 18-21 this year at Midlothian High School. All students interested in attending please pick up an application form in the main office.Thank you so much for all your help!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • Come out to our Flying Squirrels night at the Diamond on Saturday, June 9th at 6:05pm. Flyers went home and $9 tickets will be sold through first block teachers and the PTA. See attached flyer or the link on tcmspta.com.  If we sell 100 tickets, Dr. Ellena will get to throw out the first pitch! Help support our spring fundraising event!

    • Attention parents of 8th graders: The PTA sponsored 8th grade fun day will be held on the last day of school from 9:30-11:30. We will have DJ Rick, the Kona Ice truck, and an Xtreme Inflatable in the gym. Have your students wear their high school spirit wear if they have it! Consider donating or volunteering on their last day of middle school! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-tcms2/69776

    • We need help with next year's committee positions!  Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you can chair or co-chair the following: Reflections contest (Sept-Nov), 7th grade Sky Zone party (February), After School Bash (March), Core Values receptions (February and June), 8th grade fun day (June).  Thank you in advance!​     

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

May 24, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Timberwolf Tip Sheet

    • The last edition of the Tip Sheet will be June 4th.

  • SOL Testing Schedule Information

    • As we approach the SOL testing window, we have posted the testing schedule on our website under “Announcements”. Please review the schedule with your Timberwolf.

    • We cannot allow early dismissals while a student is in a testing block. Even if they are finished, they cannot leave the classroom for dismissal. Please DO NOT come and check out your Timberwolf during the testing block.

    • Please note that on May 25th, EVERY student in the building is testing from 8:30AM until 11:20AM.There will be NO early dismissals allowed on this day until after 11:30AM.

  • Cheerleading Tryouts

    • TCMS Cheerleading tryouts will be held Tuesday, June 5th through Friday, June 8th from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders are eligible to tryout. Students must complete an Athletic Physical, Concussion form, and Grades/Permission Slip in order to participate in tryouts. All paperwork is available in the front office. Please contact Ms. Lawman at melinda_lawman@ccpsnet.net for any further questions.  

  • New Elective Course for 2018-19

    • We have an exciting new Computer Art elective offering at Tomahawk Creek next year for rising 7th and 8th graders. Please see your respective counselor if you are interested! Here is the course description.

    • Computer Art is a beginning level semester course in the use of the computer, and camera, as artistic and creative tools. Students will learn basic photography skills and learn to edit and enhance their digital photos using the software Adobe Photoshop Elements. They will learn how to layer multiple pictures together and use special effects.

    • Students will use digital cameras (provided) to produce creative projects. Examples of some of the projects students will create include:

    • Illusion of depth graphics, fantasy graphics and special effects self portrait graphics, magazine cover designs, packaging design, sign language graphics, surrealist images, multiple self portrait graphics and digital portfolios of graphic artwork.

    • The elements and principles of design will be emphasized in the creation of these digital images.

  • TCMS Garden Club

    • Mrs. Necessary and Mrs. Mashburn are starting a new community club next year:  the TCMS Garden Club. This club is open to students and parents who wish to care for our school garden and learn about establishing a vegetable garden at home.  An informational meeting for those interested in learning more about the club will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 3:05 - 3:35 p.m. in the library. All are welcome!

  • Eighth Grade Parents

    • This year the county IS collecting chargers for Chromebooks at the end of the year for EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY. this is due to the fact that the model used in high school is incompatible with the middle school Chromebook. Please plan accordingly.

  • High School Camps and Tryouts

    • Cosby Dance Team

      • Do You Love to Dance? Cosby High School Dance Team tryouts are May 29- May 31 in the Cosby Gym from 3 to 5.

    • Track and Field Camp

      • Are you interested in a Track and Field Summer Camp from July 9-13 at Swift Creek Middle School? If so registration has begun. Come to the main office for a flyer.

    • Basketball Camp

      • Interested in a Summer Boys’ Basketball Camp at Manchester High School, if so come to main office for flyer.

    • The 2018 Midlothian Basketball Camp will run from June 18-21 this year at Midlothian High School. All students interested in attending please pick up an application form in the main office.Thank you so much for all your help!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • Thank you for all of your support with the 8th grade dance!  Dawn McCallie and her team did an amazing job putting on the dance with the help of so many of our parents' help.  

    • Our last event of the year is our Flying Squirrels night at the Diamond on Saturday, June 9th at 6:05pm.  Flyers go home this week and $9 tickets will be sold through first block teachers and the PTA. See attached flyer or the link on tcmspta.com.  If we sell 100 tickets, Dr. Ellena will get to throw out the first pitch! Help support our spring fundraising event!

    • We need help with next year's committee positions!  Please email tcmspta@gmail.com if you can chair or co-chair the following: Reflections contest (Sept-Nov), 7th grade Sky Zone party (February), After School Bash (March), Core Values receptions (February and June), 8th grade dance (May) and fun day (June).  Thank you in advance!​

        Come And Join Us….pdf                

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

May 17, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • SOL Testing Schedule Information

    • As we approach the SOL testing window, we have posted the testing schedule on our website under “Announcements”. Please review the schedule with your Timberwolf.

    • We cannot allow early dismissals while a student is in a testing block. Even if they are finished, they cannot leave the classroom for dismissal. Please DO NOT come and check out your Timberwolf during the testing block.

    • Please note that on May 25th, EVERY student in the building is testing from 8:30AM until 11:20AM.There will be NO early dismissals allowed on this day until after 11:30AM.

  • New Elective Course for 2018-19

    • We have an exciting new Computer Art elective offering at Tomahawk Creek next year for rising 7th and 8th graders. Please see your respective counselor if you are interested! Here is the course description.

    • Computer Art is a beginning level semester course in the use of the computer, and camera, as artistic and creative tools. Students will learn basic photography skills and learn to edit and enhance their digital photos using the software Adobe Photoshop Elements. They will learn how to layer multiple pictures together and use special effects.

    • Students will use digital cameras (provided) to produce creative projects. Examples of some of the projects students will create include:

    • Illusion of depth graphics, fantasy graphics and special effects self portrait graphics, magazine cover designs, packaging design, sign language graphics, surrealist images, multiple self portrait graphics and digital portfolios of graphic artwork.

    • The elements and principles of design will be emphasized in the creation of these digital images.

  • NEW YEARBOOK INFORMATION

    • YEARBOOKS!!! MAY 19TH is the LAST DAY to order a yearbook and guarantee your student will receive one on June 11th. So please stop by the library on May 17th during TCMS' 10th Anniversary open house; TCMS Yearbook staff will be present to assist with ordering or to see if you previously ordered a book. We have a limited quantity so don't forget and order your book today -www.yearbookordercenter.com - OR on Thursday, May 17th from 4:00-6:00p.m. in the TCMS library.If you have any questions, feel free to email Laura Carey (lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net)

  • Eighth Grade Dance Information

  • Eighth Grade Parents

    • This year the county IS collecting chargers for Chromebooks at the end of the year for EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY. this is due to the fact that the model used in high school is incompatible with the middle school Chromebook. Please plan accordingly.

  • High School Camps and Tryouts

    • Cosby Dance Team

      • Do You Love to Dance? Cosby High School Dance Team tryouts are May 29- May 31 in the Cosby Gym from 3 to 5.

    • Track and Field Camp

      • Are you interested in a Track and Field Summer Camp from July 9-13 at Swift Creek Middle School? If so registration has begun. Come to the main office for a flyer.

    • Basketball Camp

      • Interested in a Summer Boys’ Basketball Camp at Manchester High School, if so come to main office for flyer.

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • Thanks to Chrystal Oley and her committee and to all of the parents who  helped with Teacher Appreciation Week last week. Our teachers felt pampered!

    • Thanks also to Dawn McCallie and her 8th grade dance committee for coordinating the event this coming Saturday, May 19th from 6:30-9. There are still spots to sign up if you haven’t had a chance to yet. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-star

    • Save the date for our TCMS Flying Squirrels outing on Saturday, June 9th at 6:05pm. Tickets will be $9 and delivered through the first period teachers. If we sell 100 tickets, Dr.Ellena will get to throw out the first pitch!!  Let’s show some Timberwolf spirit and help raise some money for the PTA.     

    •  All TCSVP logs (for fourth 9-week hours) must be submitted to their Social Studies teacher by Friday, May 25th. No late logs will be accepted. Final tally should be available by Thursday, May 31st.

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


May 10, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • SOL Testing Schedule Information

    • As we approach the SOL testing window, we have posted the testing schedule on our website under “Announcements”. Please review the schedule with your Timberwolf.

    • We cannot allow early dismissals while a student is in a testing block. Even if they are finished, they cannot leave the classroom for dismissal. Please DO NOT come and check out your Timberwolf during the testing block.

    • Please note that on May 25th, EVERY student in the building is testing from 8:30AM until 11:20AM. There will be NO early dismissals allowed on this day until after 11:30AM.

  • Ten Year Anniversary Celebration

    • Mark your calendars for May 17! We will be having our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration! We will have some special guest speakers, the debut of our "TCMS 10 Year Anniversary" video, a plaque unveiling and a Slideways Mobile Bistro food truck will be outside. There will be special displays from current students for each subject area. We would LOVE to have as many former TCMS students and parents as possible! Come back and see your former teachers and see how the school has grown! May 17th from 4-6PM! Spread the word!

  • New Elective Course for 2018-19

    • We have an exciting new Computer Art elective offering at Tomahawk Creek next year for rising 7th and 8th graders. Please see your respective counselor if you are interested! Here is the course description.

    • Computer Art is a beginning level semester course in the use of the computer, and camera, as artistic and creative tools. Students will learn basic photography skills and learn to edit and enhance their digital photos using the software Adobe Photoshop Elements. They will learn how to layer multiple pictures together and use special effects.

    • Students will use digital cameras (provided) to produce creative projects. Examples of some of the projects students will create include:

    • Illusion of depth graphics, fantasy graphics and special effects self portrait graphics, magazine cover designs, packaging design, sign language graphics, surrealist images, multiple self portrait graphics and digital portfolios of graphic artwork.

    • The elements and principles of design will be emphasized in the creation of these digital images.

  • Track Athletes

    • The Track banquet/celebration will be Monday May 14th from 3:15-4:30 in the auditorium.

  • NEW YEARBOOK INFORMATION

    • YEARBOOKS!!! MAY 19TH is the LAST DAY to order a yearbook and guarantee your student will receive one on June 11th. So please stop by the library on May 17th during TCMS' 10th Anniversary open house; TCMS Yearbook staff will be present to assist with ordering or to see if you previously ordered a book. We have a limited quantity so don't forget and order your book today - www.yearbookordercenter.com - OR on Thursday, May 17th from 4:00-6:00p.m. in the TCMS library.If you have any questions, feel free to email Laura Carey (lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net)

  • Eighth Grade Dance Information

  • Science Department Request

    • Does anyone still have any old hot wheels track sets at home that your kids don't play with anymore?

    • If so, the Science Department looking for the TRACK CONNECTORS for a project. They come in orange or white (maybe other colors also).

  • Eighth Grade Parents

    • This year the county IS collecting chargers for Chromebooks at the end of the year for EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY. this is due to the fact that the model used in high school is incompatible with the middle school Chromebook. Please plan accordingly.

  • Craig and Fred Drive

    • Our action book club recently read Craig & Fred, a book about a soldier and a dog he found in Afghanistan and how they saved each other. May 7-17 we will be selling Craig’s book and collecting money for Puppy Rescue Mission which supports veterans and their dogs.

    • Two Ways to Donate

    • Monetary donations for Puppy Rescue Mission will be collected in 1st block classes.  Class in each grade level with highest donations wins a DONUT PARTY!

    • Books are $15.00 and $3.00 per book sold goes to Puppy Rescue Mission.  Books will be on sale through May 17 and during the 10 Year Anniversary.  Sales will be in Library the first 15 minutes of each block​. Make checks payable to B&N. Thank you for your help in this student generated activity!

  • 2018-19 Yearbook Staff

    • Attention 7th graders: Applications for the 2018-19 Yearbook Staff are now available! Please stop room 718 to pick up your application today.

  • High School Camps and Tryouts

    • Cosby Dance Team

      • Do You Love to Dance? Cosby High School Dance Team tryouts are May 29- May 31 in the Cosby Gym from 3 to 5.

    • Track and Field Camp

      • Are you interested in a Track and Field Summer Camp from July 9-13 at Swift Creek Middle School? If so registration has begun. Come to the main office for a flyer.

    • Basketball Camp

      • Interested in a Summer Boys’ Basketball Camp at Manchester High School, if so come to main office for flyer.

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!       

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

April 26, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Ten Year Anniversary Celebration

    • Mark your calendars for May 17! We will be having our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration! We will have some special guest speakers, the debut of our "TCMS 10 Year Anniversary" video, a plaque unveiling and a Slideways Mobile Bistro food truck will be outside. There will be special displays from current students for each subject area. We would LOVE to have as many former TCMS students and parents as possible! Come back and see your former teachers and see how the school has grown! May 17th from 4-6PM! Spread the word!

  • Important Yearbook Information

Remember to order your Timberwolve's yearbook before we run out! May 19th is the last day to order and we have a limited quantity: only 200 left!! Don't delay and order yours today. This yearbook is incredibly special considering it’s Tomahawks 10th anniversary.        

Steps on how to order your book:

  1. Visit: www.yearbookordercenter.com

  2. Use order number: 16702 (or select Tomahawk Creek Middle School from the drop down menu)

  3. Click "Yearbook" at the top of the screen

  4. Follow the instructions for ordering a book. A receipt of purchase will be emailed to you.

If you run into any problems while ordering you can call or email the Herff Jones Yearbook Order Center: 866-287-3096

If you have any questions about yearbook, please email Laura Carey (lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net)

  • Message from the Library

    • The TCMS library would like to thank the school community for supporting our Spring Book Fair.  We were able to raise over $1,000 that will be used to purchase books and support library programs for our students.

  • Intramural Information

    • Basketball intramurals will begin on Monday, April 30 in the gym after school. To participate you must turn your intramural release and concussion forms into Mr. C. The intramural will be run open gym style and will be held Monday through Thursday. Please have your rides pick you up no later than 4:30 in the front of the school. See Mr. C if you have any questions.

    • Floor Hockey Intramurals will be held from May 7th to May 9th.  More dates may be added depending on interest level. If you wish to participate you need to fill out the intramural release and concussion form and return it to Mr. Widrick in room 805 by May 4th.

  • Panther Community Service

    • Doing any Spring cleaning over break?  Tired of your student's bookshelves being a mess or over flowing?  Now's your chance to help you and help others!

    • One of our cornerstones at TCMS is community service. The 7th grade Panther Team is supporting schools in our county that do not have the classroom resources that we at Tomahawk Creek are lucky to have, and we are collecting gently-used and new books to donate to classroom libraries at Falling Creek MS, Falling Creek ES, and Hopkins ES.

    • Books for elementary through middle school students will be collected starting Monday, March 26 through Monday, April 30.  Any student can donate these books to any 7th grade Panther teacher or there are collection boxes at the bus loop and main office doors.  Spring cleaning becomes community support ~ thank you for your donations!

  • Cheerleading Informational Meeting

    • An informational meeting about the 2018-2019 TCMS Cheerleading tryouts will be held on Tuesday, May 1st from 5:00pm- 6:00pm in the cafeteria.

  • Eighth Grade Parents

    • This year the county IS collecting chargers for Chromebooks at the end of the year for EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY. this is due to the fact that the model used in high school is incompatible with the middle school Chromebook. Please plan accordingly.

  • 2018-19 Yearbook Staff

    • Attention 7th graders: Applications for the 2018-19 Yearbook Staff are now available! Please stop room 718 to pick up your application today.

  • High School Camps and Tryouts

    • Midlothian HS Color Guard

      • Midlothian Color Guard  are having skills clinic with tryouts April 30thMay 2nd, and May 4th from 4-6pm in the aux gyn at Midlothian HS.

    • Cosby Dance Team

      • Do You Love to Dance? Cosby High School Dance Team tryouts are May 29- May 31 in the Cosby Gym from 3 to 5.

    • Track and Field Camp

      • Are you interested in a Track and Field Summer Camp from July 9-13 at Swift Creek Middle School? If so registration has begun. Come to the main office for a flyer.

    • Basketball Camp

      • Interested in a Summer Boys’ Basketball Camp at Manchester High School, if so come to main office for flyer.

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • TCMS teacher appreciation will be held May 7-11. We need lots of  help to show our TCMS teachers and staff how grateful we are for the amazing work they do every day! Tomorrowmorning the sign up link will go live....so please consider donating items and your time to make this a very special week! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A44A9AE2EA0FB6-teacher                     

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

April 19, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Important Yearbook Information

Remember to order your Timberwolve's yearbook before we run out! May 19th is the last day to order and we have a limited quantity: only 200 left!! Don't delay and order yours today. This yearbook is incredibly special considering it’s Tomahawks 10th anniversary.        

Steps on how to order your book:

  1. Visit: www.yearbookordercenter.com

  2. Use order number: 16702 (or select Tomahawk Creek Middle School from the drop down menu)

  3. Click "Yearbook" at the top of the screen

  4. Follow the instructions for ordering a book. A receipt of purchase will be emailed to you.

If you run into any problems while ordering you can call or email the Herff Jones Yearbook Order Center: 866-287-3096

If you have any questions about yearbook, please email Laura Carey (lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net)

  • Message from the Library

    • The TCMS library would like to thank the school community for supporting our Spring Book Fair.  We were able to raise over $1,000 that will be used to purchase books and support library programs for our students.

  • Panther Community Service

    • Doing any Spring cleaning over break?  Tired of your student's bookshelves being a mess or over flowing?  Now's your chance to help you and help others!

    • One of our cornerstones at TCMS is community service. The 7th grade Panther Team is supporting schools in our county that do not have the classroom resources that we at Tomahawk Creek are lucky to have, and we are collecting gently-used and new books to donate to classroom libraries at Falling Creek MS, Falling Creek ES, and Hopkins ES.

    • Books for elementary through middle school students will be collected starting Monday, March 26 through Monday, April 30.  Any student can donate these books to any 7th grade Panther teacher or there are collection boxes at the bus loop and main office doors.  Spring cleaning becomes community support ~ thank you for your donations!

  • SCA Officer Information

    • Are you interested in a leadership role?  Are you interested in student government? Then you should apply to be a Student Council Association officer.  SCA applications and recommendation forms will be outside of Ms. Woodward’s door room 711 tomorrow morning. The president is a rising 8th grader, vice president is a rising 7th grader, and secretary, historian, and treasurer can be held by rising 7th or 8th grader.

  • Cheerleading Informational Meeting

    • An informational meeting about the 2018-2019 TCMS Cheerleading tryouts will be held on Tuesday, May 1st from 5:00pm- 6:00pm in the cafeteria.

  • Eighth Grade Parents

    • This year the county IS collecting chargers for Chromebooks at the end of the year for EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY. this is due to the fact that the model used in high school is incompatible with the middle school Chromebook. Please plan accordingly.

  • 2018-19 Yearbook Staff

    • Attention 7th graders: Applications for the 2018-19 Yearbook Staff are now available! Please stop room 718 to pick up your application today.

  • Midlothian HS Cheering Tryouts

    • There will be an informational meeting for Midlothian High School Cheerleading on April 25th at 6:30pm. Tryouts will be held on May 9th, 10th, and 11th at 4:30pm

  • Midlothian Dance Team Tryouts

    • Any 8th grade girl interested in trying out for the Midlothian HS Dance Team, please come to the front office for the informational packet.  Auditions will start on Monday, April 23rd.

  • Midlothian HS Color Guard

    • Midlothian Color Guard  are having skills clinic with tryouts April 30thMay 2nd, and May 4th from 4-6pm in the aux gyn at Midlothian HS.

  • The Can Man Project

    • Below is a message from our recycling Club. This is a student driven project they are completing for Earth Day!

    • On April 13, the beginnings of a statue made out of wire and aluminum has been put up. Some of our students are doing this project to show people who come by our school, the importance of recycling. Soon, this statue will be filled with aluminum cans that our school has brought in. Please continue to help fill him up by bringing in more cans. This will be greatly appreciated.

    • Sincerely, The Can Man Project

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • We are super excited to announce our 8th grade dance theme, "Star Struck!" $10 Tickets will be sold at 8th grade lunches on Thursday, 5/10-Tuesday, 5/15. Due to the substantial amount of planning needed to make this memorable night happen, no tickets will be sold at the door. Please use the Sign Up Genius below to donate your time or snacks needed. Thanks! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-star
    • The PTA will be honoring our teachers for another amazing appreciation week, May 7-11th.  Be on the lookout for a Sign Up Genius to see how you can help out with the fun-filled week.
    • Our school is turning 10 and we are happy to be partnering with Dr. Ellena to make the anniversary a special event!  More details from the school will follow, but our last PTA meeting of the year will be held at 6:15pm on Thursday, May 17th, immediately following the event.  Grab some snacks from the library, dinner from the food truck, and stick around to vote on next year's slate of officers.  We need your help to make quorum!!
    • Save the date!  Our Spring Fundraiser will be the Flying Squirrels game on Saturday, June 9th at 6:05pm.  Tickets will be handled by the first period teachers and the PTA.  If we sell 100, Dr. Ellena gets to throw out the first pitch!  This will be a great way to finish out the year.                  

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

April 10, 2018

Dear TCMS Parents,

As we return from Spring Break, there are a few announcements that cannot wait until Thursday's regular Tip Sheet. Please take a minute to read the announcements below.

Thank you.

Dr. Ellena

Cosby Color Guard Tryouts

For students that want to tryout for color guard please contact Mrs. Lopez before Thursday, April 12th at jenise_lopezperez@ccpsnet.net. Please email name, age and phone number. Also, tell your child to log in to google classroom and join mr46x9 for information about the guard website and tutorials. Please be advised that we will not be releasing students from school early for tryouts.

Scholastic Book Fair at TCMS Library

Scholastic Book Fair is at Tomahawk Creek this week.  Students in grades 6 and 7 will be making scheduled visits to the book fair with their English class.  Students in grade 8 may get a pass from their English teacher to purchase items from the fair.  Parents and students are invited to attend our family night on Tuesday, April 10th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Local storyteller, Jeff Beatman, will be performing at 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.  Parents concerned about sending cash or checks to school with their students should check the school website for information on Scholastic e-wallet, where an online account can be created for your student to shop the book fair.  We also accept cash or checks payable to TCMS as forms of payment for book fair items.  Checks should be written for the amount of purchase, as we are not permitted to give cash back as change from any purchases made by check.  Thank you for your support of this library fundraiser!

Blood Drive 

Tomahawk Creek Middle School is sponsoring a Virginia Blood Services Blood Drive in honor of two of our amazing students Catherine Muir and Zoë Walenius this Friday April 13th in our school Library from 3:30 to 6:30.  If you are able please sign-up for a slot at the following link:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0A4BA4AA2BAB9-tcms   

Walk-ins are also welcome!  Donate Blood. Support Life!

March 29, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • There will be no Tip Sheet next week, as we begin Spring break. The next edition will be April 12, 2018

  • Pennies for Patients Clean Out Your Console!

    • Clean Out Your Console

    • The SCA will be collecting coins for Pennies for Patients before school on Wednesday, March 28th. SCA officers will be in the front of the school collecting donations, so please clean out your console and support TCMS and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of VA.

  • TCMS Blood Drive

    • We are hosting a Blood Drive in Honor of Catherine Muir and Zoë Walenius on Friday April 13th in the library after school.  Be on the look out as a sign-up will go out soon!

  • TCMS Library Spring Book Fair

    • Tomahawk Creek Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair April 9th - April 13th.  Please make plans to attend our Book Fair Family Night on Tuesday, April 10th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Local storyteller, Justin Beatman, will be performing in the library at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you at the Fair!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • The next PTA meeting on Thursday, 4/12 at 7pm in the library. A meeting for the 8th grade dance for all who are interested will be at 6:15pm right before April’s meeting. Since we have extended the period and need to have a 30 day period according to our bylaws, the last PTA meeting of the year will be on 5/17 at 7pm (instead of 5/10).   Come out to help us finish this year strong!

    • As usual, please follow us at Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA on Facebook or at tcmspta.comto join or give!  Even $5 will help our shortfall for the year. We communicate in newsletters to our members, on Facebook, and in this tip sheet every week.  If you don't hear from us outside of the tip sheet, please make sure you have signed up for the year! Thanks!

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


March 15, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Pennies for Patients

    • The SCA will start their Pennies for Patients collection on March 5-30.  The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We will accept many types of donations:  coins, cash, check (made to LLS), and online donations.

  • Cosby Football

    • There is a meeting for rising 8th graders that will be attending Cosby in the Fall and are interested in playing football. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 19th at 6:00 pm in the Commons at Cosby. Any current 8th grade student, who will be attending Cosby in the Fall that is interested in playing football is invited to attend the informational meeting with a parent.

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • The next PTA meeting on Thursday, 4/12 at 7pm in the library. A meeting for the 8th grade dance for all who are interested will be at 6:15pm right before April’s meeting. Since we have extended the period and need to have a 30 day period according to our bylaws, the last PTA meeting of the year will be on 5/17 at 7pm (instead of 5/10).   Come out to help us finish this year strong!

    • As usual, please follow us at Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA on Facebook or at tcmspta.com to join or give!  Even $5 will help our shortfall for the year. We communicate in newsletters to our members, on Facebook, and in this tip sheet every week.  If you don't hear from us outside of the tip sheet, please make sure you have signed up for the year! Thanks!

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

March 8, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Morning Drop Off

    • Parents, beginning March 12, the front door will be unlocked for student entry at 7:30AM. The reason for this change is that we do not have adult supervision in side the building until that time. Please do not drop off your Timberwolf before 7:30AM. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  • Pennies for Patients

    • The SCA will start their Pennies for Patients collection on March 5-30.  The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We will accept many types of donations:  coins, cash, check (made to LLS), and online donations.

  • Shamrock After School Bash

    • Save the date for our Shamrock After School Bash which will be held from 3-5pm on Thursday, March 15th.  Tickets will be $5 and will include an obstacle course inflatable, snacks, and a DJ and photo booth.

  • Ronald McDonald House

    • As many of you may be aware, Tomahawk Creek's staff and students have been actively involved in outreach opportunities in our community.

    • This year alone, our Timberwolves have volunteered their time and resources to collect coats for children, and arrange a sock drive--collecting hundreds of socks for both adults and children! Joining in our  school-wide community service endeavours, several of Karen Colly’s students, who are in our Exceptional Education Program, will be donating their time and efforts serving our community via The Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Richmond, VA. Our students have decided on this particular this organization, as it serves as affordable housing for seriously ill children and their families while they are in Richmond receiving life-saving medical care. Students will travel to The Ronald McDonald House, where they will then prepare bagged lunches for all of the families who are staying in the home.

    • If you would like to support this newest addition to the ways in which please consider donating needed food items:

    • individually wrapped snack items such as: granola bars, goldfish, cheez its, cookies, peanut butter/cheese crackers etc, any type of snack cake like little debbie, or hostess... Just think items you would pack in your own lunch! If you would like to donate, that would be wonderful.

    • All donations should be sent to Mrs. Colly in room 617.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them into their science teacher!

  • Pi Day

    • What do math and pastries have in common?  Pie! We will be celebrating Pi Day on March 14th.  Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to “pie” a teacher.  The cost is $1 and includes a free mini pie. Tickets will be sale in your math class until Friday.

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • PTA nominations are coming up for our board next year. If you would like to be considered for an executive position of President, Vice President of fundraising, Treasurer, or Secretary, please email chrystal.oley@yahoo.com until 3/8/18.

    • Here's what's ahead:

    • Come out to the PTA meeting this Thursday, 3/8 at 7pm in the library. We have opportunities to help with Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11th, and the 8th grade dance on May 19th (We cannot have the dance without a chair!!). Come out to help us finish this year strong.

    • The Shamrock After School Bash will be held from 3-5pm next Thursday, March 15th.  Tickets will be sold Monday-Wednesday next week during lunches for $5 and will include an obstacle course inflatable, snacks, and a DJ and photo booth. Wear green!! Sign up for helping out at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-stpatricks/69776.   Sign up to send in needed items:

    • https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0945aaac29a64-tcms

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

March 1, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

 

  • Morning Drop Off

    • Parents, beginning March 12, the front door will be unlocked for student entry at 7:30AM.The reason for this change is that we do not have adult supervision in side the building until that time. Please do not drop off your Timberwolf before 7:30AM. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  • Spring Pictures

    • Spring Pictures will be taken tomorrow.  All students will be photographed, no money is needed ahead of time.  Students will be given a proof to bring home and parents may purchase them if they so desire.

    • Bring your best smile tomorrow!!

  • Pennies for Patients

    • The SCA will start their Pennies for Patients collection on March 5-30.  The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to  cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We will accept many types of donations:  coins, cash, check (made to LLS), and online donations.

  • Ronald McDonald House

    • As many of you may be aware, Tomahawk Creek's staff and students have been actively involved in outreach opportunities in our community.

    • This year alone, our Timberwolves have volunteered their time and resources to collect coats for children, and arrange a sock drive--collecting hundreds of socks for both adults and children! Joining in our  school-wide community service endeavours, several of Karen Colly’s students, who are in our Exceptional Education Program, will be donating their time and efforts serving our community via The Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Richmond, VA. Our students have decided on this particular this organization, as it serves as affordable housing for seriously ill children and their families while they are in Richmond receiving life-saving medical care. Students will travel to The Ronald McDonald House, where they will then prepare bagged lunches for all of the families who are staying in the home.

    • If you would like to support this newest addition to the ways in which please consider donating needed food items:

    • individually wrapped snack items such as: granola bars, goldfish, cheez its, cookies, peanut butter/cheese crackers etc, any type of snack cake like little debbie, or hostess... Just think items you would pack in your own lunch! If you would like to donate, that would be wonderful.

    • All donations should be sent to Mrs. Colly in room 617.

  • Attention all NJHS Students and Parents:

    • National Junior Honor Society T-shirt orders are due by Monday, March 5. Order forms are on Google Classroom or outside room 719. There are 2 student-created t-shirt designs. You can get 1 t-shirt for $12 or 2 for $20, cash only. All proceeds are going to the Red Cross. The t-shirts can be worn to all NJHS functions. Parents are encouraged to order as well if they want to support our kids.

  • Interact Club Meeting

    • Our next Interact meeting will be Thursday, March 8.  Please have your rides pick you up by 3:40.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them into their science teacher!

  • Ping Pong Intramurals

    • Ping Pong intramurals will begin Monday, March 5 in the Auxiliary gym after school and will be held MondayTuesdayWednesday and Thursday. Please plan to be picked up no later than 4:15 p.m. in front of the school. You will need intramural and concussion forms to participate. If you need anymore information or to turn-in your forms, see Mr. C.

  • Pi Day

    • What do math and pastries have in common?  Pie!  We will be celebrating Pi Day on March 14th.  Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to “pie” a teacher.  The cost is $1 and includes a free mini pie.  Tickets will be sale in your math class until Friday.

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • Congratulations to Hailey Hightower who received a State award for her Reflections entry. She won an Award of Excellence for her film project!

    • PTA nominations are coming up for our board next year. If you would like to be considered for an executive position of President, Vice President of fundraising, Treasurer, or Secretary, please email chrystal.oley@yahoo.com until 3/8/18.

    • Also, if your student needs volunteer hours, there is a great opportunity with Cinderella Dreams to help girls who can’t afford prom dresses. Also email chrystal.oley@yahoo.comif your student is interested.

    • Here's what's ahead:

      • The next PTA meeting on Thursday, 3/8 at 7pm in the library. We have opportunities to help with teacher appreciation week in early May and the 8th grade dance on May 19th. We also have a nominating committee for next year's board.  Come out to help us finish this year strong.

      • Save the date for our Shamrock After School Bash which will be held from 3-5pmon Thursday, March 15th.  Tickets will be $5 and will include an obstacle course inflatable, snacks, and a DJ and photo booth. We are in the process of organizing it now, so please be on the lookout for a Sign Up Genius to help with ticket sales and chaperoning. Sign up for helping out at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-stpatricks/69776

      • As usual, please follow us at Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA on Facebook or at tcmspta.com to join or give!  We communicate in newsletters to our members, on Facebook, and in this tip sheet every week.  If you don't hear from us outside of the tip sheet, please make sure you have signed up for the year!  Thanks!

 

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

February 15, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Harriet Tubman Presentation

    • The TCMS Library is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring Harriet Tubman:  A Living History Interpretation performed by Charmaine Crowell-White on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the TCMS library. If you are newer to the TCMS staff, Charmaine is a former colleague and a gifted storyteller who makes history come alive for her audience.  Admission to this event is free for students, staff, and families.  The performance will be followed by a brief light reception.

  • Girls Soccer Tryouts

    • Girls interested in trying out for Tomahawk Creek’s Girls Soccer Team need to pick up an informational flyer outside of room 707.  Tryouts for all grade levels will start Tuesday, February 27th from 3:00 pm until 4:30pm.  Athletic Physical and Concussion forms must be turned into the main office no later than February 23rd in order to try out.

  • High School Spring Sports

    • Please remember that students CANNOT be released early from school for tryouts or practices for high school sports. We have communicated this with both Cosby and Midlothian high schools, and their coaches are aware. We do excuse early dismissals for games or matches, but nor practices or tryouts. 

  • Drama Club Information

    • Drama Club has had to make some date changes due to schedule conflicts.  The Wednesday, Feb. 21st meeting has been moved to THURSDAY March 1st. It will be from 3:00 until 4:30.  There will NOT be a meeting Wed.,  Feb. 21st.  The Wednesday, March 21st meeting has been moved to Thursday, March 29th.  There will NOT be a meeting Wed., March 21st.  Please plan accordingly. These changes have been posted on Google Classroom.  The code is posted on the auditorium doors.

  • TCMS Celebrates Black History Month

    • The TCMS Library will participate in the national African American Read-In on February 23rd as part of our Black History Month celebration.  This year our group will be reading the novel Ghost by Jason Reynolds.  We have room for 35 participants.  Registration is free.  Materials are provided for students, and space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Interested students should see Mrs. Mashburn or Ms. Woodroof in the library for more information and a registration form.

  • TCMS News Channel

    • HERE is our latest TCMS News show, done by our students in our video/audio digital editing room! Enjoy!

  • Cosby Lacrosse Information

    • Rising 9th grade boys :If you are interested in tryout for Cosby JV Lacrosse come to the main office to get a flyer.

  • PARENTVUE - Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  

    • NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • This is especially important for our current eight graders for proper high school scheduling.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Yearbook covers can be personalized for $5.00, but only for a limited time. Even previously ordered yearbooks can have a name added to the cover. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com to order and customize your student's yearbook today because the deadline to customize is January 29th!

    • 8th grade "senior" ads are no longer available. Due to requirements from the publisher, we could only offer this option for a limited time. Thank you for all who have placed an ad, or requested information on one.

    • The final day to order a yearbook through the publisher is May 12, 2018. We will have a limited number of books available for purchase in June. Please place your order today to ensure your student has a yearbook this year.  To place an order, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com or call 1-866-287-3096.

    • Questions? Feel free to email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • Last week was a big one for the PTA!  We celebrated our CORE Values students at a reception on Wednesday, where our superintendent, Dr. Lane, gave sage advice to our exemplary students.  A big thank you goes out to Debbie Lewis and her committee for planning the event. We were able to meet quorum at Thursday's PTA meeting to reallocate funds for a sustainable budget this year.  We also had a record attending 7th grade Sky Zone party on Friday evening.  Thanks to Amy Johnson, Missy Radtke and her volunteers for making this a memorable event for all! We were able to collect Sharpies for the teachers to provide them with a Valentine treat from the PTA. Thanks to Kristie Locke for putting the treats together and all who sent in the markers!

    • Here's what's ahead:

    • The next PTA meeting on Thursday, 3/8 at 7pm in the library. We have opportunities to help with teacher appreciation week in early May and the 8th grade dance on May 19th. We also have a nominating committee for next year's board.  Come out to help us finish this year strong.

    • Save the date for our Shamrock After School Bash which will be held from 3-5pm on Thursday, March 15th.  Tickets will be $5 and will include an obstacle course inflatable, snacks, and a DJ.  We are in the process of organizing it now, so please be on the lookout for a Sign Up Genius to help with ticket sales and chaperoning.

    • As usual, please follow us at Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA on Facebook or at tcmspta.comto join or give!  We communicate in newsletters to our members, on Facebook, and in this tip sheet every week.  If you don't hear from us outside of the tip sheet, please make sure you have signed up for the year!  Thanks!

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

February 8, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Harriet Tubman Presentation

    • The TCMS Library is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring Harriet Tubman:  A Living History Interpretation performed by Charmaine Crowell-White on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the TCMS library. If you are newer to the TCMS staff, Charmaine is a former colleague and a gifted storyteller who makes history come alive for her audience.  Admission to this event is free for students, staff, and families.  The performance will be followed by a brief light reception.

  • Girls Soccer Try Outs

    • Girls interested in trying out for Tomahawk Creek’s Girls Soccer Team need to pick up an informational flyer outside of room 707.  Tryouts for all grade levels will start Tuesday, February 27th from 3:00 pm until 4:30pm.  Athletic Physical and Concussion forms must be turned into the main office no later than February 23rd in order to try out.

  • TCMS Celebrates Black History Month

    • The TCMS Library will participate in the national African American Read-In on February 23rd as part of our Black History Month celebration.  This year our group will be reading the novel Ghost by Jason Reynolds.  We have room for 35 participants.  Registration is free.  Materials are provided for students, and space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Interested students should see Mrs. Mashburn or Ms. Woodroof in the library for more information and a registration form.

  • TCMS News Channel

    • HERE is our latest TCMS News show, done by our students in our video/audio digital editing room! Enjoy!

  • PARENTVUE - Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  

    • NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • This is especially important for our current eight graders for proper high school scheduling.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Doodle for Google Contest

    • Hey, TCMS...What Inspires You?  The 2018 Doodle 4 Google Art contest is underway!  If you are interested, please take a drawing sheet from the bulletin board in the main hallway by the bus loop or go to room 108 and ask Ms. Moriarty for one during 5th block.  All entries must include a google logo drawing that depicts the things that inspire you, an artist statement, the entire form filled out and a parent signature.  Please return all completed entries to Ms. Moriarty’s art room 108 by Friday, February 16.  Feel free to come in to art for 5th block to work on one!

  • Lost and Found Items

    • As we do every 9 weeks, there are many items that have been accumulated in the Lost and Found in each grade level locker pod. If you are missing something, have your Timberwolf check the lost and found. We will donate unclaimed items after the second semester begins.

  • Cosby JV Softball

    • Cosby H.S softball meeting on Feb. 14 (this is a change) at 5:00 pm in the Cosby HS cafeteria.Please bring your completed physical and concussion form.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Yearbook covers can be personalized for $5.00, but only for a limited time. Even previously ordered yearbooks can have a name added to the cover. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com to order and customize your student's yearbook today because the deadline to customize is January 29th!

    • 8th grade "senior" ads are no longer available. Due to requirements from the publisher, we could only offer this option for a limited time. Thank you for all who have placed an ad, or requested information on one.

    • The final day to order a yearbook through the publisher is May 12, 2018. We will have a limited number of books available for purchase in June. Please place your order today to ensure your student has a yearbook this year.  To place an order, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com or call 1-866-287-3096.

    • Questions? Feel free to email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • We are excited about the 7th grade Sky Zone party this Friday, 2/9 from 6:30-9. Thank you to the parents who sold tickets during the lunches for the past week and have volunteered to chaperone. We have a record number of students signed up! You can still sign up to chaperone at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-7thgrade Please fill out the mandatory waiver ahead of time at www.skyzone.com/richmond. Your child can not jump without it.

    • The next PTA meeting this Thursday, 2/8 at 7pm in the library is an important one to attend. We need to make quorum to change our budget. We also have opportunities to help with the upcoming After School Bash on 3/15 or the 8th grade dance on May 19th. Come out to help us finish this year strong.

    • Our teachers are "SHARP"!  We are collecting Sharpies for them until 2/9-- any size or color.  Please sign up for donations using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-our

    • Follow us at Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA on Facebook or at tcmspta.com to join or give to fully fund our PTA.

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

February 1, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Rising 9th Grade Scheduling

    • Counselors from Midlothian and Cosby visited with 8th grade students this week to discuss scheduling options for high school and choose elective courses for 9th grade. Please check with your child if you have not already seen this course selection sheet. Yellow forms should be signed and returned to your child’s math teacher this week. Please keep the pink/blue sheet at home for your records. If you have questions regarding your child’s class selection please contact your child’s school counselor.

  • 7th Grade Skyzone Party

    • 7th graders there will be a fun filled night at Sky Zone on Feb. 9th. The tickets sales will begin on Feb 2-6 during lunchtimes. We will also be selling spirit wear.  The spirit wear forms will be due by Jan. 26. Hope to see you at Sky Zone.

  • Interact Club Information

    • Our next Interact meeting will be February 8th.  We will be creating Valentine bags for our custodians and bus drivers.  Please be picked up no later than 3:45.

  • Girls Soccer Try Outs

    • Girls interested in trying out for Tomahawk Creek’s Girls Soccer Team need to pick up an informational flyer outside of room 707.  Tryouts for all grade levels will start Tuesday, February 27th from 3:00 pm until 4:30pm.  Athletic Physical and Concussion forms must be turned into the main office no later than February 23rd in order to try out.

  • U.Va. Summer Enrichment Program

    • Please see the attached PDF file for a summer enrichment opportunity for your Timberwolf.

  • TCMS Celebrates Black History Month

    • The TCMS Library will participate in the national African American Read-In on February 23rd as part of our Black History Month celebration.  This year our group will be reading the novel Ghost by Jason Reynolds.  We have room for 35 participants.  Registration is free.  Materials are provided for students, and space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Interested students should see Mrs. Mashburn or Ms. Woodroof in the library for more information and a registration form.

  • SCA Fundraiser Volunteers

    • The SCA is in need of volunteers to help with the Valentine's Day fundraiser during lunches from Friday, February 2nd - Friday, February 9th.  SCA class representatives will be selling stuffed animals that will be delivered to students on Valentine's Day and an adult is needed to supervise the students who are collecting money.

    • Please use the following link to sign up.  SCA Valentine's Day Fundraiser .  

  • Feed23112

    • There is still time to donate to the FEED 23112 food drive.  Boxes are located in the main hallway by the bus loop to drop off all items.  Thanks for your support!

  • PARENTVUE - Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  

    • NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • This is especially important for our current eight graders for proper high school scheduling.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Doodle for Google Contest

    • Hey, TCMS...What Inspires You?  The 2018 Doodle 4 Google Art contest is underway!  If you are interested, please take a drawing sheet from the bulletin board in the main hallway by the bus loop or go to room 108 and ask Ms. Moriarty for one during 5th block.  All entries must include a google logo drawing that depicts the things that inspire you, an artist statement, the entire form filled out and a parent signature.  Please return all completed entries to Ms. Moriarty’s art room 108 by Friday, February 16.  Feel free to come in to art for 5th block to work on one!

  • Lost and Found Items

    • As we do every 9 weeks, there are many items that have been accumulated in the Lost and Found in each grade level locker pod. If you are missing something, have your Timberwolf check the lost and found. We will donate unclaimed items after the second semester begins.

  • Reservoir Race Series

    • HERE is a link to information for the Reservoir Race Series that benefits three of our feeder elementary schools. Please contact the specific school for more information.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Yearbook covers can be personalized for $5.00, but only for a limited time. Even previously ordered yearbooks can have a name added to the cover. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com to order and customize your student's yearbook today because the deadline to customize is January 29th!

    • 8th grade "senior" ads are no longer available. Due to requirements from the publisher, we could only offer this option for a limited time. Thank you for all who have placed an ad, or requested information on one.

    • The final day to order a yearbook through the publisher is May 12, 2018. We will have a limited number of books available for purchase in June. Please place your order today to ensure your student has a yearbook this year.  To place an order, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com or call 1-866-287-3096.

    • Questions? Feel free to email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Aluminum Recycling Project

    • The TCMS Science students have begun an aluminum recycling awareness project that will involve bringing in as many aluminum cans from home as possible. Collection has begun and will run through the end of spring break. Students should bring the cans to their respective science teachers. If a large number of cans is being sent in please notify your child's teacher so arrangements can be made to receive them. This project pits team vs team for totals collected. An art/construction project is being developed which will serve to enhance awareness of the need to continue our recycling efforts. Thank you for your cooperation

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • Sign up on the link below for the 7th grade Sky Zone Party to help out with either ticket sales during lunches from 2/1-2/7 or to chaperone during the event on Friday, 2/9 from 6:30-9. Tickets are $10 and payable to TCMS or cash and cover the venue, Pizza, and DJ with karaoke.  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-7thgrade/69776 Please fill out the mandatory waiver at www.skyzone.com/richmond. We are low on chaperones and ticket sellers.  Please consider helping out!

    • The next PTA meeting on Thursday, 2/8 at 7pm in the library is an important one to attend. We need to make quorum to change our budget. We also have opportunities to help with the upcoming After School Bash on 3/15 or the 8th grade dance on May 19th. Come out to help us finish this year strong.

    • Our teachers are "SHARP"!  We are collecting Sharpies for them until 2/9-- any size or color.  Please sign up for donations using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-our

    • Follow us at Tomahawk Creek Middle School PTA on Facebook or at tcmspta.com to join or give to fully fund our PTA.

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

January 25, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS. Apologies for not getting this out on Thursday. Next weeks Tip Sheet will be out on February 1.

 

  • Pop Top Collection

    • The seventh grade cougar team is collecting pop tops for the Richmond Ronald McDonald House.  These are the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. If you would like to donate, please collect your pop tops in clear ziploc bags.  When the bags are full, students can bring them to Ms. Puma (room 703) or Ms. Woodward (room 711).  Thank you.

  • Interact Club

    • The Interact Club will be starting our annual FEED 23112 food drive.  It will run from January 16-29.  FEED 23112 has a trailer in the parking lot of Clover Hill High School that serves many families locally that are in need of our help.  They need canned food, boxed pastas, breakfast items, toilet paper and toiletry items.  There will be boxes located in the main hallway by the bus loop to drop off all items.  Thank you for your support!

  • 7th Grade Skyzone Party

    • 7th graders there will be a fun filled night at Sky Zone on Feb. 9th. The tickets sales will begin on Feb 2-6during lunchtimes. We will also be selling spirit wear.  The spirit wear forms will be due by Jan. 26. Hope to see you at Sky Zone.

  • U.Va. Summer Enrichment Program

    • Please see the attached PDF file for a summer enrichment opportunity for your Timberwolf.

  • SCA Fundraiser Volunteers

    • The SCA is in need of volunteers to help with the Valentine's Day fundraiser during lunches from Friday, February 2nd - Friday, February 9th.  SCA class representatives will be selling stuffed animals that will be delivered to students on Valentine's Day and an adult is needed to supervise the students who are collecting money.

    • Please use the following link to sign up.  SCA Valentine's Day Fundraiser .  

  • Feed23112

    • There is still time to donate to the FEED 23112 food drive.  Boxes are located in the main hallway by the bus loop to drop off all items.  Thanks for your support!

  • PARENTVUE - Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  

    • NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • This is especially important for our current eight graders for proper high school scheduling.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Doodle for Google Contest

    • Hey, TCMS...What Inspires You?  The 2018 Doodle 4 Google Art contest is underway!  If you are interested, please take a drawing sheet from the bulletin board in the main hallway by the bus loop or go to room 108 and ask Ms. Moriarty for one during 5th block.  All entries must include a google logo drawing that depicts the things that inspire you, an artist statement, the entire form filled out and a parent signature.  Please return all completed entries to Ms. Moriarty’s art room 108 by Friday, February 16.  Feel free to come in to art for 5th block to work on one!

  • Drama Club

    • Care to make a scene?  With our fall play finished, our first Drama Club meeting will be next Wednesday, January 31st, from 3:00 to 4:15 in the theater.  We will meet monthly to play theater games, do some improv, and put together short scenes. Please be sure your ride can pick you up promptly at 4:15 if you plan to attend.

  • Lost and Found Items

    • As we do every 9 weeks, there are many items that have been accumulated in the Lost and Found in each grade level locker pod. If you are missing something, have your Timberwolf check the lost and found. We will donate unclaimed items after the second semester begins.

  • Reservoir Race Series

    • HERE is a link to information for the Reservoir Race Series that benefits three of our feeder elementary schools. Please contact the specific school for more information.

  • Track Meeting

    • There will be a track informational meeting after school on Tuesday January 30th in the cafeteria.  Rides need to pick you up at 3:30.  Please see Mrs. Widrick or Mrs. Johnston if you have any questions.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Yearbook covers can be personalized for $5.00, but only for a limited time. Even previously ordered yearbooks can have a name added to the cover. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com to order and customize your student's yearbook today because the deadline to customize is January 29th!

    • 8th grade "senior" ads are no longer available. Due to requirements from the publisher, we could only offer this option for a limited time. Thank you for all who have placed an ad, or requested information on one.

    • The final day to order a yearbook through the publisher is May 12, 2018. We will have a limited number of books available for purchase in June. Please place your order today to ensure your student has a yearbook this year.  To place an order, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com or call 1-866-287-3096.

    • Questions? Feel free to email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Aluminum Recycling Project

    • The TCMS Science students have begun an aluminum recycling awareness project that will involve bringing in as many aluminum cans from home as possible. Collection has begun and will run through the end of spring break. Students should bring the cans to their respective science teachers. If a large number of cans is being sent in please notify your child's teacher so arrangements can be made to receive them. This project pits team vs team for totals collected. An art/construction project is being developed which will serve to enhance awareness of the need to continue our recycling efforts. Thank you for your cooperation

  • 2018 Youth and Parent Summit

    • This is a summer program that might be of interest to you. HERE is the link for more information.

  • Student Supplies

    • Now is a great time to check on your Timberwolves school supplies. Do they have enough paper, pencils, notebooks? With the second semester right around the corner, it is a great time to replenish these items.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • Our next PTA meeting is on Thursday, February 8th at 7pm in the library.  We have some budgetary shortfalls for the year and need to make quorum to vote on reallocating money.  Please make every effort to be there if you are involved with the PTA.      

    • Mark your calendars for the 7th Grade Sky Zone Jump Party February 9th 6:30pm to 9:00pm(please arrive at 6:00pm to get checked in) Cost-$10.00 includes socks, slice of pizza and a drink. Cash or check payable to TCMS PTA. Spirit wear is on sale until 1/26/18.There will be a DJ, photo booth and Karaoke. Tickets will be on sale during 7th grade lunches 2/1/182/2/18,2/5/18, & 2/6/18. Parents are asked to come into Sky Zone at the end of the event to pick their child up.  Parents are asked to complete the waiver on line prior to the event.  There will be no jumping if there is no waiver. https://www.skyzone.com/richmond

    • We are collecting any thickness or color Sharpie for ”Our teachers are SHARP” Valentine’s collection. Look for a Sign up Genius at the end of the month. Start picking some up now!

    • Visit our FaceBook Tomahawk Creek PTA page or our website at tcmspta.com to get links or give.

  • Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

January 18, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

 

  • Pop Top Collection

    • The seventh grade cougar team is collecting pop tops for the Richmond Ronald McDonald House.  These are the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. If you would like to donate, please collect your pop tops in clear ziploc bags.  When the bags are full, students can bring them to Ms. Puma (room 703) or Ms. Woodward (room 711).  Thank you.

  • Interact Club

    • The Interact Club will be starting our annual FEED 23112 food drive.  It will run from January 16-29.  FEED 23112 has a trailer in the parking lot of Clover Hill High School that serves many families locally that are in need of our help.  They need canned food, boxed pastas, breakfast items, toilet paper and toiletry items.  There will be boxes located in the main hallway by the bus loop to drop off all items.  Thank you for your support!

  • 7th Grade Skyzone Party

    • 7th graders there will be a fun filled night at Sky Zone on Feb. 9th. The tickets sales will begin on Feb 2-6 during lunchtimes. We will also be selling spirit wear.  The spirit wear forms will be due by Jan. 26. Hope to see you at Sky Zone.

  • SCA Fundraiser Volunteers

    • The SCA is in need of volunteers to help with the Valentine's Day fundraiser during lunches from Friday, February 2nd - Friday, February 9th.  SCA class representatives will be selling stuffed animals that will be delivered to students on Valentine's Day and an adult is needed to supervise the students who are collecting money.

    • Please use the following link to sign up.  SCA Valentine's Day Fundraiser .  

  • Track Meeting

    • There will be a track informational meeting after school on Tuesday January 30th in the cafeteria.  Rides need to pick you up at 3:30.  Please see Mrs. Widrick or Mrs. Johnston if you have any questions.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Yearbook covers can be personalized for $5.00, but only for a limited time. Even previously ordered yearbooks can have a name added to the cover. Visitwww.yearbookordercenter.com to order and customize your student's yearbook today because the deadline to customize is January 29th!

    • 8th grade "senior" ads are no longer available. Due to requirements from the publisher, we could only offer this option for a limited time. Thank you for all who have placed an ad, or requested information on one.

    • The final day to order a yearbook through the publisher is May 12, 2018. We will have a limited number of books available for purchase in June. Please place your order today to ensure your student has a yearbook this year.  To place an order, visitwww.yearbookordercenter.com or call 1-866-287-3096.

    • Questions? Feel free to email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Aluminum Recycling Project

    • The TCMS Science students have begun an aluminum recycling awareness project that will involve bringing in as many aluminum cans from home as possible. Collection has begun and will run through the end of spring break. Students should bring the cans to their respective science teachers. If a large number of cans is being sent in please notify your child's teacher so arrangements can be made to receive them. This project pits team vs team for totals collected. An art/construction project is being developed which will serve to enhance awareness of the need to continue our recycling efforts. Thank you for your cooperation

  • 2018 Youth and Parent Summit

    • This is a summer program that might be of interest to you. HERE is the link for more information.

  • Student Supplies

    • Now is a great time to check on your Timberwolves school supplies. Do they have enough paper, pencils, notebooks? With the second semester right around the corner, it is a great time to replenish these items.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • Our next PTA meeting is on Thursday, February 8th at 7pm in the library.  We have some budgetary shortfalls for the year and need to make quorum to vote on reallocating money.  Please make every effort to be there if you are involved with the PTA.      

    • Mark your calendars for the 7th Grade Sky Zone Jump Party February 9th 6:30pm to 9:00pm(please arrive at 6:00pm to get checked in) Cost-$10.00 includes socks, slice of pizza and a drink. Cash or check payable to TCMS PTA. Spirit wear is on sale until 1/26/18.There will be a DJ, photo booth and Karaoke. Tickets will be on sale during 7th grade lunches 2/1/182/2/18,2/5/18, & 2/6/18. Parents are asked to come into Sky Zone at the end of the event to pick their child up.  Parents are asked to complete the waiver on line prior to the event.  There will be no jumping if there is no waiver. https://www.skyzone.com/richmond

    • We are collecting any thickness or color Sharpie for ”Our teachers are SHARP” Valentine’s collection. Look for a Sign up Genius at the end of the month. Start picking some up now!

    • Visit our FaceBook Tomahawk Creek PTA page or our website at tcmspta.com to get links or give.

    • Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


January 11, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

 Pop Top Collection

    • The seventh grade cougar team is collecting pop tops for the Richmond Ronald McDonald House.  These are the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. If you would like to donate, please collect your pop tops in clear ziploc bags.  When the bags are full, students can bring them to Ms. Puma (room 703) or Ms. Woodward (room 711).  Thank you.

  • Interact Club

    • The Interact Club will be starting our annual FEED 23112 food drive.  It will run from January 16-29.  FEED 23112 has a trailer in the parking lot of Clover Hill High School that serves many families locally that are in need of our help.  They need canned food, boxed pastas, breakfast items, toilet paper and toiletry items.  There will be boxes located in the main hallway by the bus loop to drop off all items.  Thank you for your support!

  • Gifted Testing Window

    • The window for parents to refer their children for gifted testing is open now through January 16th.  Interested parents can complete the attached referral form and submit it to their school counselor prior to January 16th, 2018.  Testing will take place during the week of February 5th.

  • National Junior Honor Society

    • Attention all National Junior Honor Society Members: Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday January 17 from 3-3:30 in the auditorium. Please have rides ready to pick you up at 3:30pm. If you cannot attend the meeting for a valid reason, be sure to fill out the "Absence Form" on Google Classroom. Also, be aware that 2nd quarter service logs are due January 29.

  • Yearbook Information

    • Yearbook covers can be personalized for $5.00, but only for a limited time. Even previously ordered yearbooks can have a name added to the cover. Visitwww.yearbookordercenter.com to order and customize your student's yearbook today because the deadline to customize is January 29th!

    • 8th grade "senior" ads are no longer available. Due to requirements from the publisher, we could only offer this option for a limited time. Thank you for all who have placed an ad, or requested information on one.

    • The final day to order a yearbook through the publisher is May 12, 2018. We will have a limited number of books available for purchase in June. Please place your order today to ensure your student has a yearbook this year.  To place an order, visitwww.yearbookordercenter.com or call 1-866-287-3096.

    • Questions? Feel free to email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Aluminum Recycling Project

    • The TCMS Science students have begun an aluminum recycling awareness project that will involve bringing in as many aluminum cans from home as possible. Collection has begun and will run through the end of spring break. Students should bring the cans to their respective science teachers. If a large number of cans is being sent in please notify your child's teacher so arrangements can be made to receive them. This project pits team vs team for totals collected. An art/construction project is being developed which will serve to enhance awareness of the need to continue our recycling efforts. Thank you for your cooperation

  • Track Informational Meeting

    • There will be a track informational meeting after school on Tuesday January 30th in the cafeteria.  Rides need to pick you up at 3:30.  Please see Mrs. Widrick or Mrs. Johnston if you have any questions.

  • Student Supplies

    • Now is a great time to check on your Timberwolves school supplies. Do they have enough paper, pencils, notebooks? With the second semester right around the corner, it is a great time to replenish these items.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • The next PTA meeting will be on Thursday, January 11th at 7pm in the library. We are still in need for help and event chairs for several events this winter and spring. Come to see how you can get plugged in!

    • Mark your calendars for the 7th grade party at the Sky Zone on Friday, February 9th. More details will follow.

    • ”Our teachers are SHARP” Valentine’s sharpie collection. Look for a Sign up Genius at the end of the month.

    • Visit our FaceBook Tomahawk Creek PTA page or our website at tcmspta.com to get links or give.

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

January 4, 2018

Stay safe and warm today!

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

 

  • Pop Top Collection

    • The seventh grade cougar team is collecting pop tops for the Richmond Ronald McDonald House.  These are the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. If you would like to donate, please collect your pop tops in clear ziploc bags.  When the bags are full, students can bring them to Ms. Puma (room 703) or Ms. Woodward (room 711).  Thank you.

  • Interact Club Meeting

    • Our next Interact Meeting will be January 11th.  We are asking that all members bring in at least one item (can bring in more) to be donated to FEED 23112 (canned meat, canned fruit, boxed pasta and grains, toilet paper, shampoo, etc.).

  • Gifted Testing Window

    • The window for parents to refer their children for gifted testing is open now through January 16th.  Interested parents can complete the attached referral form and submit it to their school counselor prior to January 16th, 2018.  Testing will take place during the week of February 5th.

  • TCMS Variety Show

    • Tomahawk Creek’s Got Talent, our annual Variety Show is fast approaching--it’s January 23, 2018!  Auditions are this coming Tuesday, January 9, from 3:00 until 5:00 in the auditorium and are open to any TCMS students.   The sign-up sheets are on the chorus room door.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Tuck.

  • Aluminum Recycling Project

    • The TCMS Science students have begun an aluminum recycling awareness project that will involve bringing in as many aluminum cans from home as possible. Collection has begun and will run through the end of spring break. Students should bring the cans to their respective science teachers. If a large number of cans is being sent in please notify your child's teacher so arrangements can be made to receive them. This project pits team vs team for totals collected. An art/construction project is being developed which will serve to enhance awareness of the need to continue our recycling efforts. Thank you for your cooperation

  • Archery Intramurals

    • Archery Intramurals start January 9 in the morning. For more Info check HERE or go by main office to pick up flyer and pick up risk and concussion forms.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • The next PTA meeting will be on Thursday, January 11th at 7pm in the library. We are still in need for help and event chairs for several events this winter and spring. Come to see how you can get plugged in!

    • Mark your calendars for the 7th grade party at the Sky Zone on Friday, February 9th. More details will follow.

    • ”Our teachers are SHARP” Valentine’s sharpie collection. Look for a Sign up Genius at the end of the month.

    • Visit our FaceBook Tomahawk Creek PTA page or our website at tcmspta.com to get links or give.

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

December 7, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Timberwolf Tip Sheet

    • There will be no Tip Sheet next Thursday, as we prepare for the Winter Break. The next edition of the Tip Sheet will be January 4, 2018.

  • SCA Toys for Tots Drive

    • Today is the LAST DAY for our Toys for Tots drive! The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.  Their goal is to send a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.  Please help us fill our boxes. You can drop off toys until 3:30!

    • Toys for Tots has an amazing event going on with Papa Johns. For THREE consecutive weeks, online orders ONLY, if you put in the promo code, Papa Johns will give Toys for Tots 10% of the proceeds. When you go to www.papajohns.com enter the code is T4TRVA from November 19th-December 9th.  

  • Active Parenting of Tweens and Teens Class

    • This five-week class is designed for parents of middle schoolers (ages 10-15), that emphasizes understanding
      teenage development, improving the parent-child relationship, reducing conflicts and setting limits.
      The goal is to reduce stress and conflict between the child and the parent while promoting a well-adjusted
      adolescent. Participants have ample time for practicing skills and discussing their concerns. A parent-resource
      manual is provided. A flyer is attached. 
      Active Parenting of Tweens and Teens 2018.pdf 

  • Interact Club Christmas Mother Book Drive

    • The Interact Club is currently collecting new and very gently used books for the 2017 Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Christmas Mother book drive.  Please considering donating to this local charity.  The drive ends December 4th.  Christmas Mother loves all new books but are in most need of board books, bilingual books, and nonfiction for all ages (0-16).   

  • Pop Top Collection

    • The seventh grade cougar team is collecting pop tops for the Richmond Ronald McDonald House.  These are the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. If you would like to donate, please collect your pop tops in clear ziploc bags.  When the bags are full, students can bring them to Ms. Puma (room 703) or Ms. Woodward (room 711).  Thank you.

  • NJHS

    • Attention NJHS members: Please check the Operation Christmas Child sign-up on Google Classroom. Many items are still needed to fill our boxes, and donations are due tomorrow. If you would like to fill a box on your own with your family or friends, please see Mrs. Stillman or Mrs. Fletcher.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA and support the Stress Free Fundraiser!  Go to tcmspta.com. We are only a fraction of our way to our goal to be able to fund our students' dances and teachers' appreciation, so please sign up today!

    • Our next PTA meeting is on Thursday, January 11th at 7pm in the library. Please plan to attend this event. Some changes have been made with our board. We want to thank Donald DeLegge for his service to the school over the past few years in the role of our Vice President. Unfortunately, he had to resign due to his work. November's meeting did not make quorum so we took an executive and committee board vote to instate Steve Accardi as our new Vice President. We are appreciative of his willingness to step in this year!

    • Thank you to all who contributed to the teacher Keurig K-Cup donations! They are much appreciated in the various coffee spots around the school.

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


November 30, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • SCA Toys for Tots Drive

    • Our Toys for Tots Drive has started and will end December 8th.  Boxes will be around the building, and boxes will always be by the bus loop doors.  The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.  Their goal is to send a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.  Please help us fill our boxes.

    • Toys for Tots has an amazing event going on with Papa Johns. For THREE consecutive weeks, online orders ONLY, if you put in the promo code, Papa Johns will give Toys for Tots 10% of the proceeds. When you go to www.papajohns.com enter the code is T4TRVA from November 19th-December 9th.  

  • Interact Club Christmas Mother Book Drive

    • The Interact Club is currently collecting new and very gently used books for the 2017 Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Christmas Mother book drive.  Please considering donating to this local charity.  The drive ends December 4th.  Christmas Mother loves all new books but are in most need of board books, bilingual books, and nonfiction for all ages (0-16).   

  • Interact Club Meeting

    • Our next Interact meeting will be Tuesday, December 5th, from 3 to 3:40 in room 716.

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • New YouTube Channel

    • We have consolidated our YouTube channels to eliminate some confusion. The new channel can be found HERE.  

  • New YouTube Video

    • We have posted our October Student Insights Video as well! You can access it by clicking HERE.  

  • New Blog Post

    • You can read the latest post on our school blog HERE.

  • Pop Top Collection

    • The seventh grade cougar team is collecting pop tops for the Richmond Ronald McDonald House.  These are the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. If you would like to donate, please collect your pop tops in clear ziploc bags.  When the bags are full, students can bring them to Ms. Puma (room 703) or Ms. Woodward (room 711).  Thank you.

  • Lost and Found

    • Please have your Timberwolf check the lost and found areas near the cafeteria and near the administrators offices for any items they may have lost. We will donate any items not claimed to charity in the near future.

  • Chik-fil-A Night

    • The Panther team is sponsoring a Chick Fil A night TONIGHT, Thursday, November 30, from 5-8pmat the Chick Fil A at Hull and Winterpock.  Maybe before you head to see "It's a Wonderful Life" you could come and spin the wheel and say hi to your teachers!  Participating students will receive a free homework pass that can be used with any Panther teacher during this quarter.  Hope to see you there!!

  • NJHS

    • Attention NJHS members: Please check the Operation Christmas Child sign-up on Google Classroom. Many items are still needed to fill our boxes, and donations are due tomorrow. If you would like to fill a box on your own with your family or friends, please see Mrs. Stillman or Mrs. Fletcher.

  • Soccer Intramurals

    • Soccer Intramurals is back.   Organize your team now and see Mr. Widrick in room 805 for the correct forms and information.

  • ParentVue Information

    • Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA and support the Stress Free Fundraiser!  Go to tcmspta.com. We are only a fraction of our way to our goal to be able to fund our students' dances and teachers' appreciation, so please sign up today!

    • We are thankful for our teachers! Thanks to all who have donated Keurig cups to the office over the past few weeks.  Please continue to send large or small Keurig cup boxes with your student to the office. Thanks to those who have already started sending them in!

    • Thank you to all who helped out with our Veterans' Day program and brunch!  Thank you to Kristin Fahy, Leslie Nutter, and our hospitality team did a great job welcoming our service men and women.  

    • Our Timberwolves have been volunteering!  The totals are in for the first marking period with a whopping 631.29 hours with Anna McKey- 6th, Caitlin Casazza- 7th, and Emma Palmer- 8th having the most hours.  Keep up the great work!  Thanks to Debra Gozzi for helping with our TCVIP committee this year and totaling our hours.

    • Our next PTA meeting will be on January Thursday, January 11th from 7-8pm in the library.Please mark your calendars now for this important event.   

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


November 16, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • November 23

    • There will be no Tip Sheet next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • SCA Toys for Tots Drive

    • Our Toys for Tots Drive has started and will end December 8th.  Boxes will be around the building, and boxes will always be by the bus loop doors.  The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.  Their goal is to send a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.  Please help us fill our boxes.

    • Toys for Tots has an amazing event going on with Papa Johns. For THREE consecutive weeks, online orders ONLY, if you put in the promo code, Papa Johns will give Toys for Tots 10% of the proceeds. When you go to www.papajohns.com enter the code is T4TRVA from November 19th-December 9th.  

  • Interact Club Christmas Mother Book Drive

    • The Interact Club will begin their annual Christmas Mother Book Drive starting November 20th and ending December 4th.  This year Christmas Mother plans to serve over 5,000 in the Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights area. Their goal is to provide three new books to each child.  Please help support the Interact Club by bringing in brand new books.  There will be a collection box/bag in every classroom.  Thank you!

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • New YouTube Channel

    • We have consolidated our YouTube channels to eliminate some confusion. The new channel can be found HERE.  

  • New YouTube Video

    • We have posted our October Student Insights Video as well! You can access it by clicking HERE.  

  • New Blog Post

    • You can read the latest post on our school blog HERE.

  • Pop Top Collection

    • The seventh grade cougar team is collecting pop tops for the Richmond Ronald McDonald House.  These are the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. If you would like to donate, please collect your pop tops in clear ziploc bags.  When the bags are full, students can bring them to Ms. Puma (room 703) or Ms. Woodward (room 711).  Thank you.

  • SCA Meeting

    • Attention All SCA officers and class reps--Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 21st at 7:45 in the auditorium. See you there.  

  • Lost and Found

    • Please have your Timberwolf check the lost and found areas near the cafeteria and near the administrators offices for any items they may have lost. We will donate any items not claimed to charity in the near future.

  • NJHS

    • Attention NJHS members: Please check the Operation Christmas Child sign-up on Google Classroom. Many items are still needed to fill our boxes, and donations are due tomorrow. If you would like to fill a box on your own with your family or friends, please see Mrs. Stillman or Mrs. Fletcher.

  • Soccer Intramurals

    • Soccer Intramurals is back.   Organize your team now and see Mr. Widrick in room 805 for the correct forms and information.

  • TCMS Spirit Wear

    • TCMS Spiritwear order forms have been handed out to your student.  If you would like to order any items the deadline has been extended until November 17.  These make great Christmas gifts!

  • ParentVue Information

    • Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA and support the Stress Free Fundraiser!  Go to tcmspta.com. We are only a fraction of our way to our goal to be able to fund our students' dances and teachers' appreciation, so please sign up today!

    • We are thankful for our teachers! Thanks to all who have donated Keurig cups to the office over the past few weeks.  Please continue to send large or small Keurig cup boxes with your student to the office. Thanks to those who have already started sending them in!

    • Thank you to all who helped out with our Veterans' Day program and brunch!  Thank you to Kristin Fahy, Leslie Nutter, and our hospitality team did a great job welcoming our service men and women.  

    • Our Timberwolves have been volunteering!  The totals are in for the first marking period with a whopping 631.29 hours with Anna McKey- 6th, Caitlin Casazza- 7th, and Emma Palmer- 8th having the most hours.  Keep up the great work!  Thanks to Debra Gozzi for helping with our TCVIP committee this year and totaling our hours.

    • Our next PTA meeting will be on January Thursday, January 11th from 7-8pm in the library.Please mark your calendars now for this important event.   

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


November 9, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • SCA Toys for Tots Drive

    • Our Toys for Tots Drive has started and will end December 8th.  Boxes will be around the building, and boxes will always be by the bus loop doors.  The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.  Their goal is to send a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.  Please help us fill our boxes.

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • New YouTube Channel

    • We have consolidated our YouTube channels to eliminate some confusion. The new channel can be found HERE.  

  • Lost and Found

    • Please have your Timberwolf check the lost and found areas near the cafeteria and near the administrators offices for any items they may have lost. We will donate any items not claimed to charity in the near future.

  • Interact Club Meeting

    • The next Interact meeting will be November 16th after school in room 716.  We will be preparing the the Christmas Mother Book Drive.  All members are asked to bring a new book (new books only) to the meeting.  See Google Classroom for more information to include the types of books that are most requested.

  • TCMS Spirit Wear

    • TCMS Spiritwear order forms have been handed out to your student.  If you would like to order any items the deadline has been extended until November 17.  These make great Christmas gifts!

  • ParentVue Information

    • Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • Elevator

    • Parents, please remind your Timberwolf that no one can use the elevator unless they have permission from the administration.

  • PTA News

    • It's that time of year when we bless our teachers with the gift of coffee!  Please use this Sign Up Genius to commit to dropping off boxes of Keurig cups in the office through next week:                           https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-keurig/69776  Thanks to those who have already started sending them in!

    • It's not too late to join the PTA and support the Stress Free Fundraiser!  Go to tcmspta.com. We are only a fraction of our way to our goal to be able to fund our students' dances and teachers' appreciation, so please sign up today!

    • Come out to the November PTA meeting, tonight, Thursday, November 9th from 7-8pm in the library. We are still in need of chairpersons for the After School Bash in March and the 8th grade dance and fun day in May/ June. Please let Suzanne Snyder know if you are interested at tcmspta@gmail.com. This will be our last meeting in 2017.

    • The breakfast for students participating in the Reflections contest will be held at 7:30am in November 17th. We look forward to celebrating what our Timberwolves created this year!

    • It's been a busy week!  Your PTA funds provided lunch from Firehouse Subs to the teachers for their workday on Tuesday. Thanks to all who helped with the PTA sponsored Veterans' Day luncheon today.  We salute our Timberwolf Veterans!

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


November 2, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

 

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • New YouTube Channel

    • We have consolidated our YouTube channels to eliminate some confusion. The new channel can be found HERE.  

  • Great American Fundraising Pick Up

    • Great American fundraiser items will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 8th. Please plan on coming to school that day if your child has a large order...we will be here until 4pm. If your child sold items online, all items will be sent directly to the customer.  Any prizes earned will also be available for pick up that day. Thank you for your support of Tomahawk Creek!

  • ParentVue Information

    • Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Debate Club

    • The Debate Club will meet on THURSDAY, November 9 next week instead of Monday. The meeting will be held in room 816 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Veterans Day Assembly

    • Tomahawk Creek will hold our annual Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 9th at 10 amin the auditorium. We invite any past or present military members to join us as we honor those who have served or our currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We will have a reception for our military personnel and their Timberwolf in the library after the ceremony.

  • Intramurals Information

    • Flag Football Intramurals - PICK UP FLYER in front office for details - First session will be Wednesday Nov. 8.   See Mr. Robertson for more Info!!

    • Mountain Biking Intramurals - Pick up Flyer in Front office  for details - First Session will be Thursday Nov. 2.   See Mr. Robertson for more info!!

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Catherines Fight

    • A huge thank you to our Timberwolf family for supporting our annual cancer awareness game! We will have a grand total closer to the actual event, but the support our community gives is tremendous!

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Boys Basketball Try OUts

    • Boys Basketball will have tryouts for all grades Wednesday November 8th thru Friday November 10th from 3:00 - 5:00pm.  All players must have an up to date physical and signed concussion form in order to participate in the tryouts.  Cuts will be made after each tryout.  Cross Country runners will be allowed to tryout after their practices are over and/or their seasons is complete.  

  • Boys to Men

    • Attention all parents with sons:

    • You and your son(s) are invited to join us every Thursday night from 6 - 7:15 pm in room 101 at TCMS for our weekly Boys to Men meeting.

    • The Boys to Men Program is a mentoring program for young men. Our meetings provide a safe place for boys to talk about what is going on in their daily lives and how our mentors may support their needs.

    • If you are interested in finding out more about our program, join us Thursday night!

  • Elevator

    • Parents, please remind your Timberwolf that no one can use the elevator unless they have permission from the administration.

  • PTA News

    • It's that time of year when we bless our teachers with the gift of coffee!  Please use this Sign Up Genius to commit to dropping off boxes of Keurig cups in the office next week starting on teacher conference day: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-keurig/69776

    • Our annual Veterans' Day band concert and luncheon for Timberwolf family members who have served will be held on Thursday, November 9th, with set up starting at 9:15am in the library. Please email Kristin Fahy at davenkristin@comcast.net if you can help with this special program.

    • It's not too late to join the PTA and support the Stress Free Fundraiser!  Go to tcmspta.com. We are only a fraction of our way to our goal to be able to fund our students' dances and teachers' appreciation, so please sign up today!

    • Come out to the November PTA meeting, Thursday, November 9th from 7-8pm in the library. We are still in need of chairpersons for the After School Bash in March and the 8th grade dance and fun day in May/ June. Please let Suzanne Snyder know if you are interested at tcmspta@gmail.com.

    • The breakfast for students participating in the Reflections contest will be held at 7:30am in November 17th. We look forward to celebrating what our Timberwolves created this year!

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


October 19, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.​​​​​​​

  • Parent-Teacher Conference Day

    • This year, Parent-Teacher Conference day is Monday, November 6, from 9AM until 5PM. More information will be coming out next week, including how to sign up for a conference with your students team of teachers.

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • Maker Party

    • Join us October 24 from 6:00 - 7:30 for our 3rd annual TCMS Maker Party. Parents and students are invited to explore some of our Wolf Den activities and see what students are doing.  

  • Writing Club

    • Are you interested in joining the TCMS Writing Club?  If so, come to an informational meeting this Friday during 5th block in the library.  Passes are available in the library for interested students.

  • Fifth Block Class

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. Students are expected to attend this class just as they would any other class. During this CLASS there are many important and REQUIRED lessons and presentations. Please do not check your student out from this class. Students will NOT be allowed to check out early for sports practices of any kind, including high school.

  • ParentVue Information

    • Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Veterans Day Assembly

    • Tomahawk Creek will hold our annual Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 9th at 10 am in the auditorium. We invite any past or present military members to join us as we honor those who have served or our currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We will have a reception for our military personnel and their Timberwolf in the library after the ceremony.

  • Debate Club

    • There will be an meeting for all students interested in being a part of the FIRST TCMS Debate Club on MondayMorning, October 23rd at 7:45 a.m. in Room 816.  Please see Mrs. Dana Johnson in Room 816 if you have questions.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Cosby Wrestling

    • Anyone interested in Cosby Wrestling please come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Catherines Fight

    • A huge thank you to our Timberwolf family for supporting our annual cancer awareness game! We will have a grand total closer to the actual event, but the support our community gives is tremendous!

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Elevator

    • Parents, please remind your Timberwolf that no one can use the elevator unless they have permission from the administration.

  • PTA News

    • Red Ribbon Week

      • As a reminder on Monday we will launch RED RIBBON CAMPAIGN WEEK. Wear your red in support to remain drug free.  During FIRST Block you will receive a pledge card – stop by the PTA Red Ribbon table during lunch, show us your card and receive a treat.  Also please take a moment to sign our TCMS Red Ribbon Commitment Pledge.

      • Red Ribbon Week is a reminder that you are strong enough to make the right decision.  Take the opportunity this week to talk with your peers, teachers and your parents about what is going on in your HEAD. You are responsible for your life and actions  - strive to make a good decision.

    • It's not too late to join the PTA and support the Stress Free Fundraiser!  We are only at 27% of our goal. This is a CRITICAL fundraiser for our PTA. Please help us help TCMS! Go to tcmspta.com to sign up today.

    • Please sign up for Red Ribbon Week to keep our kids drug free!

    • Reflections submissions for the theme "Within Reach" are due on Monday, October 30th. We look forward to seeing what our Timberwolves create this year for this National PTA contest!

    • Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, November 9th from 7-8pm in the library. Hope to see you there! 

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


October 12, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • Maker Party

    • Join us October 24 from 6:00 - 7:30 for our 3rd annual TCMS Maker Party. Parents and students are invited to explore some of our Wolf Den activities and see what students are doing.  

  • SCA Christmas Mother Sock Drive

    • There are a few days left for the Christmas Mother Sock drive, and their goal is no person in our community is without clothing as we celebrate the holidays.  Please send in socks to your child’s first block even class.  The sock drive ends on October 18th.  Thanks so much for your support!

  • Fifth Block Class

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. Students are expected to attend this class just as they would any other class. During this CLASS there are many important and REQUIRED lessons and presentations. Please do not check your student out from this class. Students will NOT be allowed to check out early for sports practices of any kind, including high school.

  • ParentVue Information

    • Did you know?

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/emails  currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  This information is how you are contacted by your child’s teachers and our SchoolMessenger alerts.  NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

  • Veterans Day Assembly

    • Tomahawk Creek will hold our annual Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 9th at 10 am in the auditorium. We invite any past or present military members to join us as we honor those who have served or our currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We will have a reception for our military personnel and their Timberwolf in the library after the ceremony.

  • SCA Christmas Mother Sock Drive

    • The SCA’s Christmas Mother Sock drive started this week.  Your SCA class representative can answer all your questions.  The drive will end October 18th.  The 8th Grade is collecting baby socks, 7th Grade- adult socks, and 6th Grade- youth socks.  Please start bringing the socks in.  The Christmas Mother is counting on us.

  • Boxtops for Education

    • Please save your Box Tops for Education! We need as many as we can get! Have your Timberwolf turn them in to their science teacher!

  • Cosby Wrestling

    • Anyone interested in Cosby Wrestling please come to the main office for a flyer.

  • Catherines Fight

    • A huge thank you to our Timberwolf family for supporting our annual cancer awareness game! We will have a grand total closer to the actual event, but the support our community gives is tremendous!

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Elevator

    • Parents, please remind your Timberwolf that no one can use the elevator unless they have permission from the administration.

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA and support the Stress Free Fundraiser!  Go to tcmspta.com to sign up today.

    • Our PTA No-Stress Fundraiser is only 27% to our $10,000 goal! Donations can be made online at https://www.tcmspta.com/online-donations or sent into the office as a cash or check made out to TCMS PTA

    • Upcoming! Engage Chesterfield: Parenting in a Digital Age is being held Nov 2 at TCMS, more details coming soon!

    • Come out to the October PTA meeting, next Thursday, October 12th from 7-8pm

    • in the library.

    • Our 6th grade Neon Party is tonight, Friday, October 13th from 7-9pm. Due to advance preparations required, as with all of our dances, no tickets will be sold at the door.

    • To volunteer, please use the link for chaperoning or set up/ tear down: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-6thgrade

    • Red Ribbon week for drug prevention will be held the week of October 22nd. To help, please contact Chrystal Oley: chrystal.oley@yahoo.com. Look for a Sign Up Genius early next week!

    • Reflections submissions for the theme "Within Reach" are due on Monday, October 30th. We look forward to seeing what our Timberwolves create this year for this National PTA contest!

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


October 5, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • Fifth Block Class

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. Students are expected to attend this class just as they would any other class. During this CLASS there are many important and REQUIRED lessons and presentations. Please do not check your student out from this class. Students will NOT be allowed to check out early for sports practices of any kind, including high school.

  • SCA Christmas Mother Sock Drive

    • The SCA’s Christmas Mother Sock drive started this week.  Your SCA class representative can answer all your questions.  The drive will end October 18th.  The 8th Grade is collecting baby socks, 7th Grade- adult socks, and 6th Grade- youth socks.  Please start bringing the socks in.  The Christmas Mother is counting on us.

  • Cancer Awareness Game

    • Our annual Cancer Awareness game will be on Oct 26th. Proceeds will go to one of our own Timberwolves, Catherine Muir. We will be selling t-shirts from Oct 2 to Oct 11 in support of Catherine's fight. Order forms coming home on Friday. In addition, we are raffling off 50+ pairs of crazy socks that match Catherine's fight colors. Raffle tickets cost 25 cents and you may enter as many times as you wish.  Purchase raffle tickets in the cafeteria. TCMS knows that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!

    • T-shirts to support Catherine’s Fight are now on sale.   Come to room 805 to place your order.  Sales will continue through Oct 11.   Socks that match Catherine’s fight colors will be raffled off at lunch.   It only cost 25 cents to enter the raffle.

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • PTA News

    • It's not too late to join the PTA and support the Stress Free Fundraiser!  Go to tcmspta.com to sign up today.

    • Come out to the October PTA meeting, next Thursday, October 12th from 7-8pm

    • in the library.

    • Our 6th grade Neon Party is next Friday, October 13thfrom 7-9pmThis Friday, the 6th, is the last day to send in the Neon Party order forms for shirts and tickets. To volunteer, please use the link for chaperoning or set up/ tear down: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a44a9ae2ea0fb6-6thgrade

    • Red Ribbon week for drug prevention will be held the week of October 22nd. To help, please contact Chrystal Oley: chrystal.oley@yahoo.com.

    • Reflections submissions for the theme "Within Reach" are due on Monday, October 30th. We look forward to seeing what our Timberwolves create this year for this National PTA contest!

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

September 28, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

 

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • Gallup Survey

    • This year we are again participating in the Gallup Student Survey on School Climate. Attached is a letter explaining the process. We will conduct the survey during the first 10 minutes of fifth block Monday, October 2. This survey provides us with important information moving forward as we continue to make TCMS the best school it can be.

  • Fifth Block Class

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. Students are expected to attend this class just as they would any other class. During this CLASS there are many important and REQUIRED lessons and presentations. Please do not check your student out from this class. Students will NOT be allowed to check out early for sports practices of any kind, including high school.

  • SCA Christmas Mother Sock Drive

    • The SCA’s Christmas Mother Sock drive started this week.  Your SCA class representative can answer all your questions.  The drive will end October 18th.  The 8th Grade is collecting baby socks, 7th Grade- adult socks, and 6th Grade- youth socks.  Please start bringing the socks in.  The Christmas Mother is counting on us.

  • Ted Talk Tuesday

    • Join us in the library Tuesday, October 3 for our first Ted Talk Tuesday!  We will watch and discuss a Ted Talk given by 2 sisters.  This is open to the first 50 students per lunch.  Bring your Lunch from home because you will not have time to go to the cafeteria.

  • Cancer Awareness Game

    • Our annual Cancer Awareness game will be on Oct 26th. Proceeds will go to one of our own Timberwolves, Catherine Muir. We will be selling t-shirts from Oct 2 to Oct 11 in support of Catherine's fight. Order forms coming home on Friday. In addition, we are raffling off 50+ pairs of crazy socks that match Catherine's fight colors. Raffle tickets cost 25 cents and you may enter as many times as you wish.  Purchase raffle tickets in the cafeteria.

TCMS knows that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!

  • Specialty Center Fairs

    • Specialty Center Fairs will be held on the following dates. Students only need to attend one. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming fairs if your child is interested in attending a Specialty Center for his/her high school years.

      • October 2nd - Midlothian High School from 6:30-7:30

      • October 4th – Matoaca High School from 6:30-7:30

    • Please see the Specialty Center website for more information:                    

                  Specialty Center Information

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Catherine’s Fight Blood Drive

    • We have a student here at TCMS that is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A blood drive is being organized at Clover Hill High School to support this student and her family. The event will take place on Thursday, September 28th from 3:30- 7:30 in the CHHS Forum. This drive is going to be taking place during a Cosby vs. Clover Hill game. The signup link is here and sign ups are encouraged.

  • Fundraiser News

    • Congratulations on an extremely successful fundraiser! We have already surpassed last year's total with online orders alone. All order forms and money are currently being processed by Great American and we will see where we stand with those in a couple of weeks. Please add Friday, November 3rd to your calendar as pick-up day if your child had a large amount of orders placed. All online orders will be delivered directly to the customers but any orders that were sent to school will need to be picked up by 4:00 that day.

  • TCVSP

    • Any student who completed community service hours from June 1st until Sept. 28th for the TCSVP program should turn in their completed TCSVP form to his or her Social Studies teacher by Friday, September 29th. Please remember if your child is also turning in NJHS hours later, they will need to make a copy of the form before turning the form in to the school. Social Studies teachers will not make copies of the log for students. A TCSVP/NJHS log is attached.

  • Interact Club

    • Interact Members-The sign up is now available for the Purple Pinkie Project at Westchester Commons.  Please read the details before you sign up.

  • TCMS Spirit Night

    • Tomahawk Creek will have a Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A (Winterpock location--in front of Lowe's on Hull Street) on Thursday, September 28th from 5-8pm. Remember to mention TCMS when ordering. Thank you in advance for your support.

  • PTA News

    • Thanks to all who participated in the Denim Drive.  We are glad that our school participated in this annual event which supports unprivileged children in our area and region.

    • It's not too late to join the PTA and give to the FunDrive to support our amazing staff and students!  Please join online at tcmspta.com.  

    • National PTA Reflections contest is themed  "Within Reach". Look for details coming from English and Fine Arts teachers. All submissions are due to TCMS by Monday, 10/30. See the flier on our Facebook page.

    • The 6th grade Neon party will be held on Friday, October 13th from 7-9 pm.  We will have a DJ, photo booth, karaoke, pizza, and snacks.  Tickets are $10.  A flyer is going home where you can pre-order your tickets and t-shirts for the event.  Tickets can also be purchased during the 6th grade lunch blocks from Tuesday through Thursday, October 3-5  from 11-12pm.  You can't purchase on the night of the dance so make sure you get your tickets while you can!  Come out to meet new friends and glow!

    • It is time for the REFLECTIONS Contest!  The theme this year is “Within Reach.”  Deadline for entries is Monday, October 30th.  Check out this short video for information and ideas!

    • https://youtu.be/N3scXQrkbeo

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

September 21, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • Fifth Block Class

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. Students are expected to attend this class just as they would any other class. During this CLASS there are many important and REQUIRED lessons and presentations. Please do not check your student out from this class. Students will NOT be allowed to check out early for sports practices of any kind, including high school.

  • Specialty Center Fairs

    • Specialty Center Fairs will be held on the following dates. Students only need to attend one. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming fairs if your child is interested in attending a Specialty Center for his/her high school years.

      • October 2nd - Midlothian High School from 6:30-7:30

      • October 4th – Matoaca High School from 6:30-7:30

    • Please see the Specialty Center website for more information:                    

                  Specialty Center Information

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • Catherine’s Fight Blood Drive

    • We have a student here at TCMS that is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A blood drive is being organized at Clover Hill High School to support this student and her family. The event will take place on Thursday, September 28th from 3:30- 7:30 in the CHHS Forum. This drive is going to be taking place during a Cosby vs. Clover Hill game. The signup link is here and sign ups are encouraged.

  • James River HS Field Hockey Clinic

    • James River High School Field Hockey wants to spread the love of field hockey and help raise money for HURRICANE RELIEF.

    • We will be hosting a Field Hockey Academy for girls in grades 3-8 to introduce and develop the ​game​ of field hockey​ in our county schools​. Since all middle schools feed into high school sports, we are hoping you will share this flyer with your school community via email or parent link. The event will take place from 9 am-12 pm on Saturday, October 21st at James River High School. The academy will be run in conjunction with our Annual Flea Market/Yard Sale and River Grill. Girls can register by October 8th and pay online with the link at the bottom of the flyer. They will receive a FREE t-shirt and BBQ lunch. If you have questions you may contact our coach rebecca_wright@ccpsnet.net or myself (team parent) at casteiner@comcast.net

  • TCVSP

    • Any student who completed community service hours from June 1st until Sept. 28th for the TCSVP program should turn in their completed TCSVP form to his or her Social Studies teacher by Friday, September 29th. Please remember if your child is also turning in NJHS hours later, they will need to make a copy of the form before turning the form in to the school. Social Studies teachers will not make copies of the log for students. A TCSVP/NJHS log is attached.

  • Wolf Den

    • Students interested in participating in Wolf Den are invited to the informational meeting on Tuesday, September 26 during 5th block.  Stop by the library on Monday or Tuesday to pick up a pass for 5th block.

  • Fall Fundraiser

    • We have done an AMAZING job so far with the Fall Fundraiser! Keep up the GREAT work!

    • Please help your students by making sure all order forms are filled out correctly, legibly, and the money matches the orders. Additional order forms can be picked up in the main office. Also, please make sure that all checks are made GREAT AMERICAN. All money and orders need to be turned in on Wednesday, September 27th...please note that this is a change. We will not take any money before that time.

    • Orders can also be placed online and the products will be shipped directly to the customers. Please visit www.gaschoolstore.com and use the code 1430073 for more information.

    • Thank you for helping to make Tomahawk Creek a phenomenal place to learn!

  • Interact Club

    • Interact Members-The sign up is now available for the Purple Pinkie Project at Westchester Commons.  Please read the details before you sign up.

  • TCMS Spirit Night

    • Tomahawk Creek will have a Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A (Winterpock location--in front of Lowe's on Hull Street) on Thursday, September 28th from 5-8pm. Remember to mention TCMS when ordering. Thank you in advance for your support.

  • New Attendance Policy

    • This year, the county has altered its policy in regards to unexcused absences. Below is a brief summary of the policy:

      • 5 unexcused absences:

        • Parent contacted

        • Attendance plan created

      • 6 unexcused absences

        • Attendance conference with parents

      • 7 unexcused absences

        • County attendance office notified

        • Juvenile and Domestic Courts notified

    • This applies only to UNEXCUSED absences.

  • Chromebook Chargers

    • Your Timberwolf will be issued a Chromebook charger in September with their Chromebook. They will not receive another one. If the charger is lost, you are responsible for replacing it, the county will no longer replace them.

    • Chromebooks and chargers will be collected in December and new Chromebooks and chargers will be issued in January.

  • PTA News

    • Join the PTA online at tcmspta.com. We want to make 100% of our membership goal again this year. (Add attachment from Karin)

    • Denim Drive goes through this Friday. Bring in your denim and drop it off in bins by the office or at LC Bird from 9-3 this Sat and Sun. The top 3 schools get monetary prizes!

    • National PTA Reflections contest is themed  "Within Reach". Look for details coming from English and Fine Arts teachers. All submissions are due to TCMS by Monday, 10/30. See the flier on our Facebook page.

    • 6th grade Neon Dance is on Friday, Oct 13 from 7-9pm. Be on the lookout for a Signup Genius for help with ticket sales, decorating and chaperoning. Thank you in advance for help with this fun night!

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

September 14, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

 

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • Fifth Block Class

    • Parents, this is just a reminder that fifth block is an ACADEMIC PERIOD. Students are expected to attend this class just as they would any other class. During this CLASS there are many important and REQUIRED lessons and presentations. Please do not check your student out from this class. Students will NOT be allowed to check out early for sports practices of any kind, including high school.

  • SOS Letters

    • Seventh grade parents, attached is an important letter regarding a new initiative in Chesterfield County. Please read it carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

  • Specialty Center Fairs

    • Specialty Center Fairs will be held on the following dates. Students only need to attend one. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming fairs if your child is interested in attending a Specialty Center for his/her high school years.

      • October 2nd - Midlothian High School from 6:30-7:30

      • October 4th – Matoaca High School from 6:30-7:30

    • Please see the Specialty Center website for more information:                    

                  Specialty Center Information

  • Library Teen Advisory Board

    • Students interested in helping create Library activities are invited to join the Teen Advisory Board.  Our informational meeting is Tuesday, September 19 at 7:45 a.m. in the library.  

  • Yearbook Information

    • YEARBOOK : Please place an order for the TCMS 10th Anniversary Yearbook online using the website www.yearbookordercenter.com and the TCMS school code: 16702.

    • YEARBOOK 8th grade ads: If you are the parent/guardian of an 8th grade student at TCMS, please consider placing a "senior" ad in the yearbook. Ads are 1/8 of a page, cost $35.00, and can be designed online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code: 16702.  If you have any questions/concerns about the ad process, please email Laura Carey at lauraa_carey@ccpsnet.net

  • School Play Auditions

    • Is your Timberwolf interested in trying out for our school play?  Auditions for It’s a Wonderful Life begin next week on Wednesday, September 20th for last names A-L and Thursday, September 21st for last names M-Z from 3:00 to 6:00 both days.  ALL auditionees should attend Friday, September 22nd

    • from 3:00 until 6:30, and those we need to see again will need to attend Monday, September 25th from 3:00 to 7:00.  The REQUIRED permission slip is available in the office and room 106.

  • Catherine’s Fight Blood Drive

    • We have a student here at TCMS that is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A blood drive is being organized at Clover Hill High School to support this student and her family. The event will take place on Thursday, September 28th from 3:30- 7:30 in the CHHS Forum. This drive is going to be taking place during a Cosby vs. Clover Hill game. The signup link is here and sign ups are encouraged.

  • Chromebook Cases

    • Because the county is collecting and reissuing Chromebooks in January, sixth grade students will not receive Chromebook cases. They will receive them with the new Chromebooks in January.

  • Fall Fundraiser

    • We kicked off our Fall Fundraiser on Tuesday...thank you to all of you who have already started participating!

    • Please help your students by making sure all order forms are filled out correctly, legibly, and the money matches the orders. Additional order forms can be picked up in the main office. Also, please make sure that all checks are made GREAT AMERICAN. All money and orders need to be turned in on Tuesday, September 26th. We will not take any money before that time.

    • Orders can also be placed online and the products will be shipped directly to the customers. Please visit www.gaschoolstore.com and use the code 1430073 for more information.

    • Thank you for helping to make Tomahawk Creek a phenomenal place to learn!

  • Volleyball Intramurals

    • There will be an informational meeting for volleyball intramurals on Monday September 18th in room 207/208 (fitness room).  Rides need to pick you up by 3:15 in the front of the building.  See Mrs. Widrick if you have any questions.

  • SCA Meeting

    • The first SCA meeting will be Tuesday, September 19thin the auditorium at 7:45.  We are excited for a great year with our new class representatives and officers!

  • Boy’s Soccer Tryouts

    • Try-outs for the TCMS boys’ soccer team for this upcoming 2017 fall season, are as follows:

      • 8th grade BOYS' SOCCER TEAM tryouts will be after school this coming Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12.

      • 7th grade BOYS' SOCCER TEAM tryouts will be after school next Wednesday and Thursday, September 13 and 14.

      • And 6th grade BOYS' SOCCER TEAM tryouts will be after school next Friday and the following Monday, September 15 and 18.  

    • All players should immediately report to room 809 after school on their first assigned tryout day BEFORE reporting to the locker room.

    • Rides should be arranged for players to be picked up by 4:30 at the bus loop.

    • No player will be allowed to participate in tryouts unless all required VHSL forms are accounted for. Copies of these forms are located in the office, with Coach Smith in room 809, or on our school website .

  • New Attendance Policy

    • This year, the county has altered its policy in regards to unexcused absences. Below is a brief summary of the policy:

      • 5 unexcused absences:

        • Parent contacted

        • Attendance plan created

      • 6 unexcused absences

        • Attendance conference with parents

      • 7 unexcused absences

        • County attendance office notified

        • Juvenile and Domestic Courts notified

    • This applies only to UNEXCUSED absences.

  • Chromebook Chargers

    • Your Timberwolf will be issued a Chromebook charger in September with their Chromebook. They will not receive another one. If the charger is lost, you are responsible for replacing it, the county will no longer replace them.

    • Chromebooks and chargers will be collected in December and new Chromebooks and chargers will be issued in January.

  • PTA News

    • Denim Drive

      • This year, TCMS is participating in the regional wide Denim Drive. There will be bins located in the front office. Please donate your gently used denim items. The top three schools in the region will receive a cash prize!

    • Don’t forget to join the PTA!

    • You can find membership information at www.TCMSPTA.com.

    • The first PTA meeting is TONIGHT, Thursday the 14th at 7 PM in the library. All are welcome!

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena

September 7, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS. Lots of new stuff, so please read it carefully!

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • ParentVue Information

    • A strong partnership between teachers and parents helps increase the chances of a student’s success.  Chesterfield County Public Schools remains committed to engaging and involving middle and high school parents in their children’s education through effective two-way communication.

    • ParentVUE is a web-based tool and a mobile application available from the iTunes store and the Google Play store that allows parents to monitor their child’s academic progress, attendance, classwork and grades.  In addition, this feature allows for online communication between home and school.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/email information currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

  • Interact Club Information

    • Our first Interact Meeting will be September 14th from 3 to 3:45 in room 716.  For those new to TCMS, the Interact Club is a service organization affiliated with Rotary.  We meet, on average, the second Thursday of the month after school.

  • School Fundraiser

    • We will begin our annual Great American Fundraiser in one week.  This campaign allows us to fund many student programs and activities during the year.  We thank you in advance for your support.

    • We want to get an early start and ask you to help our school by taking advantage of our online store.  Students who have registered and have at least one online order sold during this next week will earn a prize at our kickoff assembly on September 12th, 2017."

    • Ask friends and family for help. Online sales count towards prizes. Register now at...       www.gaschoolstore.com                       School ID# 1430073

  • SCA Meeting

    • The first SCA meeting will be Tuesday, September 19thin the auditorium at 7:45.  We are excited for a great year with our new class representatives and officers!

  • School Play Information

    • There will be an informational meeting for the school play on Tuesday, September 12th from 3:00 to 3:30 in the theater.

  • Boys Chorus

    • Auditions for the TCMS Boys Chorus will be held next Tuesday, September 12 from 7:30 AM until 8:15 AM in the Chorus Room.  Boys Chorus is open to ANY boy at TCMS.  You do not have to already be in regular chorus to audition.

  • TCMS Tech Club

    • TCMS Tech Club will have an informational meeting September 13 at 7:45am in the library.  See Ms. Woodroof if you are unable to make it to the Informational Meeting.

  • Girl’s Basketball

    • Girls basketball tryouts will start on Monday, September 11th

    • from 3:00pm until 4:45pm for all grade levels.  You must have a completed physical in order to try out.  Please see Mrs. Clark in room 707 for more information.

  • Timberwolves Unleashed Book Trivia

    • Do you love to read?  There will be a Timberwolves Unleashed Book Trivia Contest informational meeting on Thursday, September 14th at 7:45 a.m. in the library.  Join us to learn more about participating in this fall book trivia competition.

  • Boy’s Soccer Tryouts

    • Try-outs for the TCMS boys’ soccer team for this upcoming 2017 fall season, are as follows:

      • 8th grade BOYS' SOCCER TEAM tryouts will be after school this coming Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12.

      • 7th grade BOYS' SOCCER TEAM tryouts will be after school next Wednesday and Thursday, September 13 and 14.

      • And 6th grade BOYS' SOCCER TEAM tryouts will be after school next Friday and the following Monday, September 15 and 18.  

    • All players should immediately report to room 809 after school on their first assigned tryout day BEFORE reporting to the locker room.

    • Rides should be arranged for players to be picked up by 4:30 at the bus loop.

    • No player will be allowed to participate in tryouts unless all required VHSL forms are accounted for. Copies of these forms are located in the office, with Coach Smith in room 809, or on our school website .

  • NJHS Information

    • Attention NJHS members: Our first meeting of the year is next Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 3:00 in the auditorium. Have rides pick you up at 3:30.

  • TCMS News Team

    • Informational meeting for the TCMS NEWS TEAM will be Tuesday, September 12 at 7:45am in the library.  Regular meetings will be during the school day.  If you are unable to make the morning meeting, see Mrs. Mashburn or Ms. Woodroof in the library sometime during the day September 12 or 13.  News Team is open to 7th & 8th grade students ONLY.

  • Tennis Intramural

    • There will be a meeting for anyone interested in participating in the tennis intramural on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 3:00 in Mr. Porter's room (813). Participants should be picked up in the front of the school by 3:30.

  • New Attendance Policy

    • This year, the county has altered its policy in regards to unexcused absences. Below is a brief summary of the policy:

      • 5 unexcused absences:

        • Parent contacted

        • Attendance plan created

      • 6 unexcused absences

        • Attendance conference with parents

      • 7 unexcused absences

        • County attendance office notified

        • Juvenile and Domestic Courts notified

    • This applies only to UNEXCUSED absences.

  • Chromebook Chargers

    • Your Timberwolf will be issued a Chromebook charger in September with their Chromebook. They will not receive another one. If the charger is lost, you are responsible for replacing it, the county will no longer replace them.

    • Chromebooks and chargers will be collected in December and new Chromebooks and chargers will be issued in January.

  • Bus Routes

    • Bus routes are available by clicking HERE.

  • PTA News

    • Don’t forget to join the PTA!

    • You can find membership information at www.TCMSPTA.com.

    • The first PTA meeting next Thursday the 14th at 7 PM in the library

 

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


August 31, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. Each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • School Sports Physicals

    • We will have our annual sports physicals Thursday, September 7th right after school. Please note that this is a CHANGE from last week’s newsletter. The cost is $35.

  • Schedule Pick Up

    • Students of parents who could not attend Back to School nights will be issued their schedules in the first day of school. We have a plan in place and students should receive their schedules and be in first period very quickly.

  • ParentVue Information

    • A strong partnership between teachers and parents helps increase the chances of a student’s success.  Chesterfield County Public Schools remains committed to engaging and involving middle and high school parents in their children’s education through effective two-way communication.

    • ParentVUE is a web-based tool and a mobile application available from the iTunes store and the Google Play store that allows parents to monitor their child’s academic progress, attendance, classwork and grades.  In addition, this feature allows for online communication between home and school.

    • If you have questions about ParentVUE, or need to obtain your ParentVUE Activation Code, please contact Mrs. Malone at 378-7120, extension 7210, or email Deborah_Malone@ccpsnet.net.

    • In addition to accessing your child’s class information, parents have the ability to correct phone/email information currently in our student information system.  Please take a few minutes to review your information under the My Account tab in ParentVUE and make any necessary corrections.  NOTE:  parents cannot change addresses.  Please contact Mrs. Malone for further instructions to change your address.

  • Fees Payment

  • Interact Club Information

    • Our first Interact Meeting will be September 14th from 3 to 3:45 in room 716.  For those new to TCMS, the Interact Club is a service organization affiliated with Rotary.  We meet, on average, the second Thursday of the month after school.

  • Girl’s Basketball

    • Wednesday, September 6th-informational girls basketball meeting after school from 3:00 until 3:15 in room 707

  • School Fundraiser

    • Our annual school fundraiser is an important part of helping provide necessary equipment and materials for our students. School Wide Fundraiser information will come home September 12th.

  • School Play Information

    • There will be an informational meeting for the school play on Tuesday, September 12th from 3:00 to 3:30 in the theater.

  • New Attendance Policy

    • This year, the county has altered its policy in regards to unexcused absences. Below is a brief summary of the policy:

      • 5 unexcused absences:

        • Parent contacted

        • Attendance plan created

      • 6 unexcused absences

        • Attendance conference with parents

      • 7 unexcused absences

        • County attendance office notified

        • Juvenile and Domestic Courts notified

    • This applies only to UNEXCUSED absences.

  • Chromebook Chargers

    • Your Timberwolf will be issued a Chromebook charger in September with their Chromebook. They will not receive another one. If the charger is lost, you are responsible for replacing it, the county will no longer replace them.

    • Chromebooks and chargers will be collected in December and new Chromebooks and chargers will be issued in January.

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  • Bus Routes

    • Bus routes are available by clicking HERE.

    • They will also be posted on the glass doors near the bus loop beginning Monday afternoon.

 

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena


August 24, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of the TCMS Timberwolf Tip Sheet, a weekly newsletter to help keep parents informed about what is going on around Tomahawk Creek MS. Every Thursday we will send out this informational e-mail to help communicate the great things going on here at Tomahawk Creek MS. each week, we will send out an electronic newsletter with information and important events and dates for parents. Please take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay informed about all the happenings at TCMS.

  • Our Digital Footprint

    • You can follow all the happenings at TCMS on several different social media platforms. The complete list can be found HERE.

  • Back to School NIghts

    • Our Back to School NIghts will be next week. Sixth grade will be on Tuesday, August 29th. Seventh and eighth grade Back to School NIght will be Wednesday, August 30th. The schedule for both nights is below:

      • 4:00-5:40-Schedule pick up. Parents and students can pick up their schedules and determine fees to be paid.

      • 5:45-6:15-Back to School Night presentation in the auditorium. Information on the upcoming school year will be presented.

      • 6:15-7:00-Back to School Night Open House. Parents may BRIEFLY meet with their students teachers for the upcoming school year.

      • 6:15-7:00-Schedule pick up. Parents and students can pick up their schedules and determine fees to be paid.

    • Students of parents who cannot cannot attend Back to School nights will be issued their schedules in the first day of school.

  • Fees Payment

    • This year, we are STRONGLY encouraging parents to pay fees online at http://osp.osmsinc.com/chesterfieldva. You can also send in a check on the SECOND day of school.

    • We will have a fees day on Thursday, August 31st, but we will have limited staff available to take fees that day.

  • New Attendance Policy

    • This year, the county has altered its policy in regards to unexcused absences. Below is a brief summary of the policy:

      • 5 unexcused absences:

        • Parent contacted

        • Attendance plan created

      • 6 unexcused absences

        • Attendance conference with parents

      • 7 unexcused absences

        • County attendance office notified

        • Juvenile and Domestic Courts notified

    • This applies only to UNEXCUSED absences.

  • Chromebook Chargers

    • Your Timberwolf will be issued a Chromebook charger in September with their Chromebook. They will not receive another one. If the charger is lost, you are responsible for replacing it, the county will no longer replace them.

    • Chromebooks and chargers will be collected in December and new Chromebooks and chargers will be issued in January.

  • School Sports Physicals

    • We will have our annual sports physicals Friday, September 8th right after school. The cost is $35.

  • Bus Routes

    • Bus routes are available by clicking HERE.

    • They will also be posted on the glass doors near the bus loop beginning Monday afternoon.

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of things that are going on at TCMS and items you need to be aware of. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If there is anything we can do to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at 378-7120.

Dr. Ellena