Read Across America Week!
Monday: Red & Blue Socks
Tuesday: Crazy Hat
Wednesday: Crazy Outfit
Thursday: Dress like Seuss animal
Friday: Pajama Day
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Women in STEM Conference for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Girls -Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ Shasta College
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Congratulations Caiden Bertain
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Students of the Month
Congratulations to the Toddy Thomas February Students of the Month
Front Row L to R: Parker Reid, Kristen Ochletree, Erica Carrillo, and Geovaney Ramirez
Middle Row L to R: Lexie Roberts, Jace Garcia, Gabrielle Chapman, and Angela Herrera
Top Row L to R: Scott Sederberg. Dell McKenzie, Taylor Senestraro, and Ivan Garcia
Not Pictured: Kaley McKenny
TTS Spelling Bee Winners
Toddy Thomas' Spelling Bee, held on January 28. Mattea Bertain took first place in the 7th/8th Bee, correctly spelling mendacious. Lisa Werner won 2nd place with imbroglio. Abigail Albin spelled bequeathed to take third place. For the 4th-6th Bee, Collin Stockwell took first place in a sudden death spell off against Angelina Bourassa, correctly spelling alignment. Jacob Beyer, in third, will be the alternate for the Eel River Spelling Bee, traditionally held in late February or early March.
Thank you Greg Dale and John Palotas for joining us as our guests at yesterday's Toddy Thomas LIVE! class. You did an excellent job and shared some very valuable suggestions and ideas with the students. You complimented each other as panelists too. Nice work!
From the Principal's Desk
From the Principal’s Desk
March 3, 2014
Welcome back from a wonderful week off. We hope that your student is well-rested, as the end of the trimester is quickly approaching (March 14). Report cards will go home with your student on March 21, so please remember to ask for it. We have been doing a lot of great things at Toddy Thomas Middle School, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of them. On February 12, 2014 Lori Howatt our school librarian whom we share with Ambrosini School, was honored at HCOE with a certificate of completion for training in the common core standards. That evening, parents of Toddy Thomas and Fortuna Middle School Students were invited to attend “Parent College Night” held at FMS and put on by the FESD counselors.
On February 13, our 7th and 8th grade students competed in the local Math Counts competition at Sunny Brae School. We had not planned on participating, but got a frantic call from another school asking us to participate (so they had enough schools to hold the competition). While other schools have been preparing all year and have participated before, Toddy Thomas students went as a favor and for the experience. I am so proud of how our students did and what models of citizenship and appropriate behavior. I am also impressed with how well they did academically-which tells me they have a solid mathematics foundation thanks to our teachers. I would also like to note how extremely happy I am for Haylie Benbow who took 2nd Place in the timed division.
On Valentine’s Day, student council delivered Val-e-grams to Toddy Thomas and Ambrosini students which was a great fundraiser to help support the cost of upcoming Incentive Days. That same day, students and staff dressed up in college t-shirts and colors in celebration of “College Day”, and Fortuna High Counselors spoke to all of our 8th graders about class offerings at the high school for next year.
On February 23rd six of our students volunteered to serve food and tea at the Annual Soroptimist Tea as a form of community service. Student Council continues to visit Ambrosini School to read with students in the lower grades. Our Gardening Elective students have also been working hard at the Fortuna Community Garden once to twice a week. I am very impressed with how service-oriented and hardworking our Hornets are!
We finished up our last Humboldt Live! Class in one of Mrs. Fennell’s 7th grade classes this month. I really appreciate Jim Ritter’s leadership of these classes, the support of the McLean Foundation in helping with the cost, the Decade of Difference, and the numerous community members who volunteered their time to talk about leadership, college, jobs, and career readiness with our students. This was once again an amazing experience for our students and I hope we can do it again next year. Our entire 7th grade class also attended “I’ve Already Been Admitted to College Day” at CR on March 7th and gained valuable information and experiences from this.
Our students are currently finishing up the second round of NWEA District Testing in ELA, reading, and math. We will begin our third-trimester electives soon for our 7th and 8th grade students. Elective choices will include: GATE, Intervention, Hornet News, Gardening, Photography, Music, Chess, Art, Softball, ELD, Yearbook, Student Council, and much more. I appreciate how much the teachers go above and beyond to ensure our students are receiving a well-rounded experience at Toddy Thomas School.
Our 8th grade parent group has been busily working on the 8th grade trip and graduation. We have over 25 parents who attend our meetings regularly and participate in our fundraisers. The 8th graders just finished selling Marie Calendar pies, are currently selling tickets for a firewood raffle sponsored by SWAP, and are busily preparing for the Spaghetti Drive Thru Dinner on March 20. If you would like to buy raffle tickets, or a ticket for the drive-thru, please contact Beth Sederberg at Toddy Thomas School or any TTS 8th grader.
Students from Mrs. Fennell’s “Sustainable Transportation” elective have been preparing for months to compete in the 2014 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation for the 21st Century Symposium. The class competition was judged by three CalTrans volunteers, as well as myself. The students all did a great deal of research for this project and I am very impressed by the critical thinking that they exhibited. The Toddy Thomas students who have advanced will be presenting their work in a coast-to-coast live broadcast. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation participates in this competition, so it is really a great experience for our students.
March 14-End of Trimester 2 (report cards home March 28)
March 26-Sustainable Transportation Competition
March 28-Incentive Day
April 4-Battle of the Ages (8th grade versus Staff/parents)
April 5-Auction for Education-Tickets on sale in the office $35 prepaid
I continue to be amazed at the amount of work our staff puts in, the involvement of our parents, and how hard our students work. Toddy Thomas School has an amazing program of academics, athletics, and leadership.
Thank you for all that you do,
-Julie Johansen, Principal
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Our Vision at Toddy Thomas Middle School:
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…provide a healthful, sanitary, safe, friendly atmosphere for learning.
…communicate to parents and the community to the best of our ability,
…dedicate ourselves to provide a meaningful, relevant curriculum to the children of Toddy Thomas Middle School.
…allow each child to find success in each endeavor, academic and social.
…provide opportunities for enrichment as well as remedial activities.
…guide children in the realization of their own self-worth.
…guide children to be lifelong learners.
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