Nurse's Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians of Rising 7th graders,


North Carolina has passed a new immunization law beginning July 1, 2015 that requires all students entering the 7th grade in 2015 to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine who have not already received it (possibly before entering the 6th grade).

Please contact your child’s healthcare provider or your local health department to talk about which vaccines your child may need and to schedule an appointment to receive these vaccines.

Please ask your healthcare provider or the health department for a copy of your child’s immunization record. This copy will need to be given to the school nurse on the first day of school. There will be a 30 calendar day grace period after the first day of school to get these vaccines for your child. If proof of the vaccines is not provided before school starts on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, your child will be suspended from school until proof of the vaccine is provided to the school.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me!

Thank you for your attention to this matter!

Tracey Umberger, BSN, RN, NCSN

School Nurse

Turrentine Middle School

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  • Builders Club Book Drive
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Turrentine Middle School Trojan
1710 Edgewood Avenue
Burlington, NC  27215-4938
Telephone:  336-570-6150
Fax:  336-570-6210
Principal:  Brian Williams 
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Staff Appreciation Week

Turrentine Families,
Staff Appreciation Week will be April 20 - 24.  This is our time to really show the staff how much we appreciate them!  The Staff Appreciation Committee has planned a fun filled week and we need a little help from you. 
Each team has an assignment as you will see below.  If you can donate anything to help with your team's needs, please do so.  We have included contact information just in case you have not heard from your team's grade parent(s).  
Thank you!
Staff Appreciation Week Committee
Immediately   $10 Gift Cards to use a gifts for teachers are needed.  Please put them in an envelope marked SAW (Staff Appreciation Week) and have your child bring them to the office.
Drinks for the week - Gray Squirrels (Noland, Touchette, Mitchell-McCray, Wolff) and Plott Hounds (Loftin, Eisenhart, Norton, Swajkoski)  Please contact Carman Oakley ( or Stacey Higgins (
Friday, April17th (afternoon decorating and set up)  Any Team  If you can help, please email Heather Lee (
Monday, April 20th  Breakfast Items   Olympians (Bradley, Kuczkowski, Pasquinelli, Wooten) & Seahawks (Hartle, Smith, Robinson)   Please contact Melinda Smith ( or  Carla Cobb (
Tuesday, April 21st  Grab & Go Snacks  Wookies (Orwig, Kaffenberger, Fleetwood, Owens) & Marvels (Maxstadt, Foshee) Please contact Amy Clark (  Pam Brooks (  or Heather Hauk (
Thursday, April 23rd  Candy Buffet Bar  Elites (Kidd, Yates, Arvo, Williams) & Seekers (Kernodle, Jones, Murphy, Ayersman)  Please contact Heather Lee (
Friday, April 24th  Salad and Desserts-   Otters (Harris, Brooks, Nall, Falk)  Please contact Karoleigh Allred ( or Belinda Day (