Nurse's Corner

At this time of year, it is very important to try to stop the spread of illnesses due to viruses.  You and your children should follow these easy steps to help protect yourselves from colds and flu (as well as many other contagious diseases).

·         Wash hands often with warm water and soap for at least 15 seconds, especially before eating and after using the bathroom.

·         Use tissue to cover coughs and sneezes.  Wash hands after wiping noses.

·         Do not share food, drinks, cups or eating utensils.

·         Do not touch the spout of the water fountain when drinking.

·         Get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly and eat healthy foods.

Sometimes children will get sick anyway.  The BEST thing you can do is to keep children home when they are sick. This will help stop the spread of illness to other children and teachers.  Children need to be kept home when they have any of these symptoms:

·         Fever of 100.5 degrees or higher (or 100 degrees or higher with symptoms).  Children should stay home until they have been without fever for at least 24 hours.  Children should not be given Tylenol or Advil (ibuprofen) to reduce the fever and then sent to school.  The child may be highly contagious to others.

·         Nausea or vomiting within the last 24 hours.

·         Severe headache

·         Diarrhea within the last 24 hours.

·         Red, watery eyes with yellow drainage

·         Unexplained rash 

If you are called to pick up a sick child at school, please come quickly.

If you know your child has been exposed to someone diagnosed with the flu virus, call your doctor immediately to find out what to do.

Thanks for your help with this very important matter.  If you have questions, you may call your School Nurse.

Important News

  • Football Clinic
    Jacob Ingle, a former TMS Trojan and current Elon Football player, will hold a football skills camp again this year on Saturday, March 7th from 10-1 at TMS.  Registration forms can be found online and with Coach David Grimm. The cost is $10 and is for 3rd-8th graders. All proceeds go toward TMS football needs.  Come out and learn important skills and techniques with Jacob and other Elon football players. Click here for a form.

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  • Box Tops for Education
    It is time to submit our Box Tops.  Send in clipped box tops during February.  There will be a homeroom winner of the most box tops collected from each grade level.  More details of the classroom prize coming soon.  You may paste your box tops on a collection sheet or put in a storage bags of 50 box tops each.  BE SURE TO LABEL WITH YOUR HOMEROOM TEACHER'S NAME.  For this contest, all box tops need to be turned in by February 25, 2015.  Click here for collection sheet. 

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  • Pasta for Pennies
    The Builders Club wants to thank everyone for their generosity with the Leukemia and Lymphoma fundraiser. The winner of the Olive Garden lunch is Mr. Kaffenberger's homeroom who raised $280.25! Overall, TMS raised over $1500 to fight cancer! Great job, Trojans!

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  • Military Connected Student Information
    Parents and guardians, if you have a student in your household who has an immediate family member connected with the U. S. military, please take a few minutes to complete a short form. This includes family members serving on active duty, in the National Guard and Reserves, Retired Military, Disabled Veterans or Civil Service Employees. The information on the short survey form is being collected on behalf of the North Carolina General Assembly to ensure that the unique needs of military-connected students are met. We would appreciate your participation.

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  • TMS Spirit Wear - New!!

    Purchase TMS spirit wear!  Check out the new order form!  Click here to download new order form.
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Burlington, NC  27215-4938
Telephone:  336-570-6150
Fax:  336-570-6210
Principal:  Brian Williams 
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