Spring is HERE! Allergy Season is Upon Us!
Some helpful tips...
Allergies can cause a multitude of symptoms including sniffling, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, puffy eyes, post nasal drip, headaches and earaches, to name a few. Be sure to consult with your doctor about the best treatment options and limit your time outdoors on the days your allergen counts are high. You can check daily particulate counts, usually listed after most televised weather reports. Be sure to take prescribed medications as indicated to get your day started right!
Start Thinking About Sunscreen! As t-shirt weather approaches, don’t forget to be prepared with sunscreen. That first seasonal sunburn is the most damaging to the skin and can surprise you even on a cool spring day. Apply every few hours for the most effective coverage. In addition, wear hats and sunglasses to protect you from the sun’s rays.
New Immunization Schedules: Check with your health care provider to make sure you are properly immunized, especially rising 6th graders. All 7th graders are required to have a TDap booster (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) & Meningitis vaccine (MCV) prior to entering 7th grade.
ABSS School Nurses have an updated website with lots of good information and forms that you can download. Check it out at: https://sites.google.com/abss.k12.nc.us/
If you ever have questions or concerns feel free to contact me by phone or email.
Melissa Johnson BSN, RN NCSN
TMS School Nurse
8th Grade Picnic
On Friday, June 7th the TMS 8th grade class is invited to participate in a special graduation celebration which will be held at the Mayco Bigelow Communty Center sponsored by the TMS PTO. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided via ABSS School Bus. Activities will include a DJ, a photo booth, snocones, yard games and superlative winners will be announced! Students will also be able to take advantage of the community center basketball courts, game rooms & food will be provided. The cost for the picnic is $5.00 per student. This fee is non-refundable. Please send cash or a check made out to Turrentine PTO. We will be in the cafeteria during lunch to collect fees and permission slips Tuesday (May 14), Friday (May 17), Monday (May 20) and the last day to pay for the picnic will be Friday (May 31). Click here for more information. Click here for a copy of the permission slip.
Thank You, Olde Forest!
A big thank you to Olde Forest Racquet Club for allowing our baseball team to use their sound system for home games this year. It was very much appreciated! We are very grateful for our community partners!
Young Male Initiative Summit - May 18th
Turrentine's Man-Up Academy is sponsoring an awesome event on May 18 from 9:00am-2:30pm. Young Male Initiative Summit is for Rising 6th-Rising 9th grade male students. Our overall purpose for putting together this event is to teach life skills to our 21st century learners. The goal is to educate our young men on what it takes to be a leader in today's society. Learning certain skills from our program will hopefully prepare these gentlemen for future success for years to come. Click here for more information and to register for this event.
The EOGs are rapidly approaching, and we need your help! We need a large number of proctors to assist in monitoring students while testing. Anyone over 18 years old can proctor. Testing dates are May 30 - June 7. Proctor training will be held on May 20 and May 22 at 8:15 am and 3:15 pm in the cafeteria. A proctor need only attend one of these short sessions. We will also train proctors the morning of the testing, if necessary. Click here to sign up.
End of Year Testing Schedule
May 30 - Reading EOG 6th grade
May 31 - Math EOG 6th grade
June 3 - Reading EOG 7th grade; Math EOG/Math 1 EOC 8th grade
June 4 - Math EOG 7th grade; Reading EOG 8th grade
June 5 - Science EOG 8th grade; Science NCFE all grades
June 6 - SS NCFE all grades
June 7-11 - make ups
I am a successful and positive student.
I will exhibit positive behaviors and self-control.
I will respect myself, others and their property.
Education is my ticket to success and my destiny is in my hands.
I AM a proud member of the TURRENTINE MIDDLE SCHOOL community!
7:00 PM 6-8th grade band concert
7:00 PM 7-8th grade chorus concert
7:00 PM 6-8th grade orchestra concert