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Good Morning TE,

As you know, Wednesday, March 14th has been publicized as a day to stand against school violence.  With student and staff safety as our focus, Timothy Edwards Middle School is planning a structured indoor activity.

Our seventeen minute activity will take place in students’ homerooms at 8:05 a.m. Students and teachers will develop a list of seventeen ways in which we can promote a community of kindness, acceptance and safety at TEMS.  At the end of seventeen minutes, all classes will walk out into the hallway and stand, with their respective lists, while a song is playing to symbolize our commitment to promoting kindness at TEMS.  Afterward, students, you will continue with your scheduled classes.  We will, however, pause to observe a moment of silence at 10:00 a.m. to honor the victims of Parkland, Florida.

Our strive for five values are centered on kindness, respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.  We believe that this safe, structured activity is an age appropriate, effective and positive way to honor communities around the country affected by school violence. 

I am hoping that you will all wear your unifying color by grade level.  So, students in grade six - wear green, grade seven - wear red and grade eight - wear blue. 

Let’s honor all people affected by school violence by living OUR 17 and always striving for five.

Have a great day and do your best!

  • Calling all students! Unveil your talents on stage! Be the star for a night! On Thursday, June 7th, the TE PTO will host its annual TE's Got Talent talent show. The show is open to all TE students. If you can sing, dance, juggle, play an instrument- whatever your talent- we want you. Audition forms are now located in the school's main office. 
  • FORE!!!!!  Do you love golf or do you want to learn how to play it?  Join Mr Chandler this spring for GOLF at Willow Brook.  Every Wednesday starting on April 4th, you can hit the links and work on your game.  If interested, please see Mr. Chandler in the main gym for more information - or - you can sign up through the South Windsor Recreation Department website.  There is only 16 spots available so act fact.  Who knows, you may even be able to make a hole in one!
  • This past Saturday; Aryan Kalia, Yunfei Zheng, Michael Ngo, Jaideep Naik, Pranav Ramesh, and Tim Sigler decided to do some math problems at the University of Hartford.  The occasion was the Connecticut State MathCounts competition.   The boys represented TE, competing against 18 of the top schools in the state.  In total, approximately 150 schools from Connecticut participate in the MathCounts program.  At the end of the day, the TE Team of Aryan, Yunfei, Jaideep, and Michael were announced as the Number 1 MathCounts Team in the state of Connecticut!  Not only did the TE team take top honors, Aryan Kalia placed first in the very intense head to head competition part of the program.  It was an amazing year of MathCounts at TE.  We started in October with 100 students coming to our first meeting, and finished with four of TE's students claiming top state honors for our school.  If you see Aryan, Yunfei, Michael, or Jaideep please be sure to congratulate them for a job well done!
  • TEMS Entertainers is proud to present Into the Woods, Jr. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 15th, 16th and 17th Shows are at 7:00 pm each night with a 1:00 pm performance on Saturday. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased in the main lobby before school and in the main office during school hours.  Hope to see you there!
  • “It’s time to start thinking about the 2018 March Madness Book Bracket! Check out the bulletin board in the LMC or on the main LMC page to see this year’s top 16 picks. You can find a brief summary of each of the 8 book match-ups on the Google Form you have to fill out to cast your vote. You don’t have to have read the books you are voting on, but please take time to read each book summary and vote for the titles you find most interesting.The first round of voting will begin Monday, March 5th and ends at the end of the day on Tuesday, March 13th. You can vote online by going to the main LMC page, clicking on the March Madness Book Bracket link and then on the Google Form for round 1.  Don’t get left out on the sidelines; make sure you have your say in this year’s March Madness book winner! Please see Mrs. Longo if you have any questions.
  • "Do you like playing handball?  If so, you should sign up for Intramural handball here at TE.  Handball will be held next week on Monday, the 19th, Wednesday, the 21st, and Thursday, the 22nd until 4 pm; all late bus days!  If you are interested, please pick up a permission slip in the main gym and have it signed and brought back to Ms. Gasparino by Friday, March 16th.  There is a limited amount of spots, so it's first come first serve!" 
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Mozzarella Sticks. In the Grill line you can have BBQ Chicken Sandwich and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!


Posted by dmatchett  On Mar 12, 2018 at 8:46 AM
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