A Special Message from the Principal, Samora Davis

Hello TIS Parents/Guardians,

I hope that you all had a safe weekend and that you took time to enjoy the beautiful weather! I want to thank everyone for the kind words, gifts, and handwritten notes for Principal Appreciation Month. The students wrote notes and created math word problems about me, and this really touched my heart. I truly love what I do, and it is a pleasure to serve TIS! Below are updates and reminders for this week.

Student Holiday - Nov. 2nd - TISD Schools Closed

Just a reminder that all Tomball ISD schools will be closed tomorrow. Plan ahead by adding all school holidays to your personal calendar by clicking the link below.

Tomball ISD 2021-22 Instructional Calendar

Lunch Visitors

We are welcoming parents back on campus to enjoy lunch with their children on assigned days to avoid overcrowding in the cafeteria. We love seeing our students' faces when their lunch visitors arrive! Please be reminded that all school visitors must have a valid driver's license available upon entry to TIS. Assigned lunch visitors are divided over 4 days, Monday through Thursday. Assigned alpha days for 2 lunch visitors per student are as as follows:

Monday: Last Name A-E

Tuesdays: Last Name F-M

Wednesdays: Last Name N-R

Thursdays: S-Z

All lunch visitors must sign up in advance using the link below during their student's assigned lunch time only. Due to limited space, we are only allowing two lunch visitors per student, per lunch.

Lunch Visitor Sign Up Link for TIS

Fall Fundraiser

It is time for our Fall Fundraiser and we need your help! Orders will all be done online, and we get 40% of all purchases! Your child will come home on Wednesday, October 27th, with a catalog and a letter explaining how it all works!

Please click on the link below to our fundraising page and to register to track your sales. There are also opportunities to earn prizes for sharing our fundraiser with others!

https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/614434-tomball-intermediate-pto

The fundraiser will run from October 27th to November 15th. Help us reach our goal of $10,000!!!

Thanks,

Erin Parks, PTO President

Watch D.O.G.S.

It has been so awesome to see our awesome Dads connecting and interacting with us at TIS. There's still time to sign up! See information below. Please review the training slides prior to participating. Be sure to complete the Volunteer Application on the district website.

Watch D.O.G.S. Sign Up

Watch D.O.G.S. Training Slides

ESL/Dual Language Family Night

Tomball Intermediate and Tomball Junior High are partnering for this upcoming event! Do you need help with Home Access Center or Schoology? Do you have questions about Tomball Star Academy, Lonestar College, or the Harris County Public Library? Are you in need of support with ESL or Citizenship Courses? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, plan to attend this event on November 10th at 5:30pm at Tomball Junior High!

Upcoming Lunch and Learn

Mental Health and Your Tween

We are so excited to host our very own Tomball ISD school psychologists, Michelle Howard and Nydia Caldwell!  Learn how you can best support your children in learning healthy coping skills, managing stress and nurturing their mental health. Please sign up sing the QR code or this link :"Lunch and Learn" sign up 

SPARK!

We are excited to be a part of the SPARK! Program, a new partnership between TISD and the Harris County Public Library. Every student at TIS will soon recieve a SPARK! Library Card that they can use to access print and digital resources from the Harris County Public Library. Along with their card, they'll recieve a letter with information about how to use their card. For more information, see  the TIS Website. Happy reading! #SPARKPartners

Nurse Clinic Updates for 6th grade Parents

Parents, please remember to provide a copy of all updated school required vaccination records (TDap and MCV-4 for 6th graders going to 7th grade next year) to the school nurse, Alison Schreiber, if your child has already had these two vaccinations. 

Great Expectations Focus

Our Life Principle of the Week is 'Service'. Students will be discussing 'Service' with their Homeroom classes this week! Below are questions that help you have discussions with your child this week about service.

  1. Service means giving of one’s time and energy to help others.  Please share one time that you served or helped someone else.
  2. Please share one time that someone has helped you.
  3. Many careers that we have discussed during “Working on our Future Wednesday” and other careers that you might know about involve service to others.  Please share one career that is service oriented (focuses on helping others).

Thanks,

Samora Davis, Principal

Tomball Intermediate School