We are starting to see some cases of flu at Turrentine Middle Schoool. Make sure you and your children are vaccinated against the flu now – it can take up to two weeks to build immunity against the flu so don’t delay!
Influenza is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs) that can lead to serious complications, including pneumonia and the worsening of other chronic health conditions. Flu symptoms may include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. The best way to protect your family from new influenza strains is to get vaccinated each year.
Follow good health guidelines: eat right, exercise, and get plenty of rest to help boost your immunity to fight the effects of colds and flu. Wash hands frequently, do the elbow cough, and disinfect hot spots at school, work, and home.
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:
The CDC, Center for Disease Control, has a great flu guide for parents located at the following link:
I hope that you and your family stay healthy this flu season. Should you have any questions or concerns let me know!
Melissa Johnson BSN, RN
TMS School Nurse
Revised Student Make-Up Schedule for Missed Days of January 4, 5, 17, 18, 19
Revisión del Calendario de Recuperación para estudiantes de los días de clases que se perdieron las siguientes fechas de enero: 4, 5, 17, 18, y 19
You may also download revised versions of the 2017-18 calendars.
School Dance - April 20
There will be a school dance for all grades on Friday, April 20 from 3:45 - 6:00. Permission slips will be sent home on Wednesday. The cost to attend the dance is $5.00 and concessions will be sold.
Man-Up Leadership Academy Meeting
Man-Up Leadership Academy will meet on Saturday, April 21 from 10am-12pm. The program will include visits from local lawyers, business leaders, and college students! Don't miss this fun and educational event!
Free Sports Physicals - April 24
Free sports physicals will be given at Kernodle Clinic on Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30-6:30. Students may start to line up at 5:00 but must be in line no later than 6:30. Students must bring a signed physical form with them in order to receive the physical.
Proctors Needed for EOG Testing
It's that time again! We need lots of proctors for End-of-Grade testing. If you can help or have questions, please contact Helen Clary in the counseling office. Testing dates are May 31 - June 6. Training will be provided on May 21 and May 23 at 8:15am and 3:15pm or on the day of testing - proctors only need to attend one of the sessions. Click here for more information.
Save the Date - 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance
An 8th grade semi-formal dance will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 6:00-9:00pm. Tickets will be $10 and go on sale March 1. This will be a fun and memorable event for our 8th grade students. Don't miss out!
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!
4:15 PM soccer away game at Woodlawn
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM free sports physicals
4:15 PM soccer away game at Broadview
4:15 PM soccer away game at Hawfields
12:30 PM PTO meeting
4:15 PM soccer away game at Graham