Social studies waiver approved

Principal Katie May reported the approval of the social studies waiver in the Sept. 22 Pup Press:

We now have formal permission (the “waiver”) from Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland to blend our General Education and Highly Capable Cohort students for the social studies portion of our day. I want to be sure that everyone has a clear understanding of what will happen.

All of our students will continue to work with the same Districtwide social studies curriculum. In addition, we teach this subject in part to prepare our students to:

  • engage in respectful discourse with others who may have different beliefs,
  • develop a respect for the values of a diverse and democratic society, and
  • safeguard their rights and the rights of others.

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Final potluck: K&1 on Tues.

9/22 UPDATE: Final potluck is Tuesday: Kindergarten and Grade 1!

Grade-level potlucks are a great way to connect with other TM families! Please bring a dish to share based on your child’s last name. The PTA will provide water, plates and cutlery.

A-M: Main Dish
N-R: Side or Salad
S-Z: Dessert

All potlucks are 5:30-7 p.m. in the Cafeteria:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Grade 5
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14 – Grade 4
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20  – Grade 3
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Grade 2
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Grades K&1

If you are interested in helping set up or clean up, contact us at

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Enroll in TM Choir now!

Choir begins the week of Sept. 26! To enroll in this FREE before-school class that meets throughout the year, return the registration form (coming home this week) to Ms. French. You must fill out the form even if your child participated last year.

The schedule for 2016-17:

  • Grades 1-3: Tuesdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m. (Sept. 27  to end of year)
  • Grades 4-5: Thursdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m. (Sept. 29 to end of year)

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Sept. 23 deadline to be in Directory

No paper required! Use the online version of the PTA Family Directory and Yearbook Release Form. UPDATE: Absolute deadline is Friday, Sept. 23.

Thanks to our volunteer Directory Editors, Rachel and Joe Beda, the “Google Docs” form can be accessed at Do it now

This contact information form is separate from one required by the school, to help protect your privacy. You are welcome to withhold postal or telephone information from the Directory the PTA produces. We hope you’ll at least supply an email address. Read the rest of this entry »

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