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Welcome to Ms. Altman's Class. Here is where I will update you on important information and upcoming events at Tomball Intermediate.  Also check us out on Facebook and Twitter.


I also have a Remind 101 setup for parents to get text messages of important things for our class. All you have to do is text @jaltman to 81010 or use the link https://www.remind.com/join/jaltman.


Make sure that you are checking out the Science page for upcoming topics and references/resources to help at home.  Students should constantly be checking out their Google Classroom page for assignments and extra help with lessons.  Check the extra websites I have listed for practice on the Links page.

 

 Below you will find the Tomball ISD Calendar for this school year.

 

Recent Posts

Field Day/Party

Hello Parents,

 This Friday is our TIS Annual Field Day!!! 

What a great day this one will be for your 5th grader.

Class Party 10-11 and Field Day Events 11:15-12:15.

 We are going to be getting wet, so these items are encouraged to be worn and brought for after the events:

  1. Wear sunscreen to school- do not bring it
  2. A hat is encouraged if your child burns easily
  3. Bathing suits can be worn under clothes, but not showing.
  4. A beach towel or two for drying off after the events.
  5. A large plastic bag to carry heavy/wet items home.
  6. A FULL/ ENTIRE change of clothes- Your child will be SOAKED and cold in the A/C after the games the rest of the day.

     a Jacket is NOT a bad idea/ the girls can be very cold with wet hair!!

  1. A change of shoes- tennis shoes should be OLD and able to be getting wet or muddy!

 We are requesting snacks, too, for our party following the field day events. (PLEASE SEE NOTE BELOW)​

 

Parents, 

Class parties are this Friday from 10-11am with home team/rooms.  Unfortunately, there was some miscommunication on the part of PTO & home room parents.  Some sent out snack request forms; others did not.  It is a busy time of year & we apologize.

 Since this is the school's lunch time, we want to make sure that the kids are provided with a lunch.  PTO will be providing each kid with 6 nuggets from Chickfila.  They will be delivered to the classes with 5th grade first; then 6th.

 We ask for parent help with drinks (waters, juice boxes), fruit tray, veggie tray, cupcakes, cookies, chips.  {ALL ITEMS MUST BE STORE BOUGHT}

 If you are willing to donate something to your child's class, please email their home team/room teacher ASAP so that an inventory can be taken of items.

Upcoming Events/Important Information

Here are upcoming events for our school:

May 21st-May 24th --BOGO Book Fair

May 21st--LOCKER CLEAN OUT---Bring a bag to carry things home in!!!!

May 23rd--Social Studies Benchmark

May 25th--Party Day (10-11 for 5th grade) AND Field Day (5th Grade starts 11:15)

May 28th--Memorial Day--Holiday!!!

May 29th--5th Grade Talent Show & Kickball Tournament

May 30th--5th Grade Award Assembly--8:00-9:30 AM

May 31st--Activity Rooms; Half Day (no lunch provided--bring snack)

 **Students have been given a point card system to help reinforce positive behaviors. The point card system is on bright orange paper and is for students to earn special events such as Adventures in Life, Field Day, Talent Show, and our Activity Rooms.  Students can earn 0-5 points in each block.  Please make sure students are discussing points with you as this is important to them attending special events.  Students are responsible for keeping up with their card and bringing their point card every day to each class or they will not be rewarded points for the day. **

Upcoming Information

Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

May 14th--STAAR Math Re-test

May 15th--STAAR Reading Re-test 

May 16th-- Science STAAR Test

May 18th--Adventures in Life (12-2:30)

May 21st-May 24th --BOGO Book Fair

May 25th--Field Day (5th Grade starts 11:15)

May 28th--Memorial Day--Holiday!!!

May 29th--5th Grade Talent Show & Kickball Tournament

May 30th--5th Grade Award Assembly--8:00-9:30 AM

May 31st--Activity Rooms; Half Day (no lunch provided--bring snack)

 

**Students have been given a point card system to help reinforce positive behaviors. The point card system is on bright orange paper and is for students to earn special events such as Adventures in Life, Field Day, Talent Show, and our Activity Rooms.  Students can earn 0-5 points in each block.  Please make sure students are discussing points with you as this is important to them attending special events.  Students are responsible for keeping up with their card and bringing their point card every day to each class or they will not be rewarded points for the day. 

Important Information

Next week is HUGE at TIS...Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday are STAAR testing days!  

In order to PUMP OUR STUDENTS up, we are inviting ANY AVAILABLE FAMILY MEMBER (moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc) to come to cheer on the kids as they enter the building on Monday, May 14th.  

SO SIMPLE.... come Monday morning, pick the perfect spot to stand at the entrance nearest to the cafeteria OR at the bus ramps.  As kids enter the building, give them high fives, hand shakes, & a lot of WOOHOOs to show our support.

Remember since all of our students are testing next week, this cheer session is for everyone.  We want each of them to know that their families support & believe in them.  See you on the sidewalk on Monday morning at 7:10am.

Visitors are not allowed on campus on any of the 3 days so please stay on the sidewalks.   

Testing days

Monday - STAAR Math 6th (retest for 5th if needed); Tuesday - STAAR Reading 6th (retest for 5th if needed); Wednesday - STAAR Science 5th

Mother's Day Cakes

Here is the new link for the Mother's Day cake ordering.  The other one only limited you to purchasing one cake, so this way if you want to order multiple, you can.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Unit 12 Test

Next Unit TEST---Unit 12--Interactions in Forest and Grasslands Ecosystems--tentative date--April 16th

Unit 12 Test will include the following:

describe how the flow of energy from the Sun is transferred through a food chain and a food web; identify the significance of the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle to the survival of plants and animals; describe the differences between complete and incomplete metamorphosis of insects

Identify key components of food chain and food web (producer, consumer, herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, decomposer, predator, prey); predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways; differentiate between weather and climate

STAAR Review

We have begun the STAAR review within our science classrooms. If you would like to work on these at home with your student please feel free. There will be approximately seven assignments every day, and all are due on Fridays. The log in information is posted below. As always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

Stemscopes.com

 Username

tomballisd + student ID

 Password

tisd# 2 digit birth year # Capital First and Last Initial

 

For example student Jane Doe, student ID 123456, born 2006

Username= tomballisd123456

Password=tisd#06#JD

Super Dash Information

With the weather that moved in yesterday, PTO & TIS decided to postpone our Super Dash fun run.  We knew that wind, run, & mud would not make our event truly super for the students or staff.

 

We have rescheduled Super Dash for next Friday, April 6th.  Students are encouraged to wear costumes/dress up for our Super Hero themed event.  If they have purchased the Cougar Pride hat, they are allowed to wear it for the day.  Prizes will be awarded for the most laps ran & best costume each period.  The pledge packets sent home listed the individual prizes that can be earned.

 

Students will participate during their PE times:

6th grade:

   7:35-8:17 -- 1st period

   8:20-9:02 -- 2nd period

   9:05-9:47 -- 3rd period

   9:50-10:32 -- 4th period

5th grade:

   11:51- 12:36 -- Science or Social Studies teacher 4th block

   12:39-1:24 -- Reading teacher 4th block

   1:27-2:12 -- Math teacher 4th block

** If you have a 5th grader, ask him/her what class they have 4th block.  This will give you their PE time **

 

To volunteer to help with our event, click here:

http://signup.com/go/rniwYoP

 

Online donations can be submitted here:

http://signup.com/go/xoBUBqg

   {make sure donors know your child's homeroom/team teacher}

 

Cougar Pride Caps are still for sale for $10 in the library. 

 

Thank you all for helping us reach our $15,000 to put back into our school!

Important Information

A message from our AMAZING PTO:

Family Spirit at Julio's Mexican Cantina - 19235 FM 2920

(Please tell the students because the flyer didn’t make it in the Wednesday Folder)

  • Monday, March 26
  • 11am - 9pm ~ ALL DAY
  • Dine In or Carry Out Orders help TIS to earn 10% of the sales

 Super Dash Fun Run - PTO's spring fundraiser

  • Thursday, March 29th during your students’ PE time
  • We aim to raise $15,000 this year.  If the school is able to reach that goal, PTO will provide them with a Snow Cone Truck party on Field Day in May!  
  • Also, the top 5 fundraisers in the school earn "Lunch in Style" on Thursday, April 12th; a limo ride for him/herself & a friend to lunch at Chickfila!
  • Prizes given after the run for Most Laps ran AND for Best Costumes per period
  • More prizes are listed on the information sheets that were sent in Wednesday folders.
  • Pledge envelopes going home Wednesday, March 21st

If you would like to donate online versus handing a student cash, please go to this link: https://goo.gl/TJfNNd

 It will allow you to enter the child’s name and Homeroom Teacher so that they still get credit.

 Cougar Pride Caps - $10 each

  • Supplies are limited so get yours today!
  • On sale NOW in the TIS library  
  • Cash or check only; payable to TIS PTO
  • Students will wear these at the Super Dash
  • Cougar Pride hats can be worn each Friday in the month of May too

Thank you to all of you for your support & dedication to the TIS staff & students!  We continue to strive to enrich the students' lives by raising funds for them.

 

Message from PTO

Nominate a teacher, paraprofessional, custodian, cafeteria worker, or administrator who you think has done an outstanding job!  Ask your child: Who makes your day enjoyable?  Who goes out of his/her way to make you special?  Who makes the day fun?  Also though, who makes your role as a parent easier by letting you know what is happening on campus?

Please only nominate a staff member one time per email.  You can nominate a MULTIPLES OF staff members if you choose too.  Explain why you appreciate the staff member's work in the form so he/she can see how much we care.  This month's nominations are due by Monday, March 5th.  

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AgNq6KM3w0dkyeYW0ZqW-rjpShE04Y8dL8ihwXBaVH4/edit

 -Kari Martin

Tomball Intermediate School PTO President 2017-18

979/218.6175 cell

Spring Pictures

Your student’s Spring Picture Packages have arrived.  They were sent home today with Wednesday folder papers

  1. Please remember that THESE ARE NOT FREE! 
  2. Either send in the money for the package, send the whole picture package, or a combination of pictures & money based on which ones you want and turn into FIRST BLOCK TEACHER!

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

1/31 3rd Nine Weeks Progress Reports sent home in Wednesday folders

2/14 Test Date for Unit 9: Characteristics of the Earth, Sun, and Moon, Water Cycle, Weather and Climate

2/15 Family Academic Night 6-8 PM

2/16 Student Holiday

2/19 Student Holiday

Star Wars

If you have any thing Star Wars related (and does not have to be new) that you would like to donate for Family Academic Night, please send it in as soon as possible.  Thank you so much for your help.