Messages from the Principal

  • 2.16.2020

    Posted by Aurelia Williams on 2/16/2020

    Greetings TLAM Family!

     

    Just a gentle reminder, there will be no school on Monday, February 17th. School will resume on Tuesday, February 18th following our normal bell schedule day. On Monday, February 17th, Cintas Fire Protection will be at the school to perform backflow replacement and testing in accordance with Florida Department of Environmental Protection/JEA regulations. This replacement will require that water service be temporarily off for a period of 4-6 hours. The water will not be drinkable for 48 hours due to pending bacteria test. Bottled water was delivered on Friday for students and faculty/staff to use during this time. Students are allowed to bring their personal water bottle, but will not have access to any water fountains during this time.

     

    We are seeing a slight drop in a number of students completing their Achieve 3000 required (2) articles. Working on Achieve 3000 every week will build your child’s comprehension level to cognitively understand grade level non-fictional text which will be assess in the Spring. Please make sure your child is completing their required (2) Achieve articles at 75% or higher and (2) iReady blue path lessons at 70% or higher for 45 minutes every week. For 8th grade parents, Gradventure is scheduled for May 1st. Please review the attached document for more details or contact Molly Bryan at bryanm@duvalschools.org. It is that time of year, please complete the 5Essentials Survey by clicking on link in this email or visiting the District website http://survey.5-essentials.org/florida/survey/parent/. We need your help to reach our 20% goal. Thank you in advance.

     

    From the World of Sports, we will have our In-School Basketball game against Landon Middle on Thursday, February 20th with the boys playing first at 1:30pm and the girls playing at 2:45pm. Tickets will go on sale from Tuesday, February 18th through Thursday, February 20th during the lunch period only. The ticket cost is $5.00 and only students with their student ID and who is NOT on the disciplinary list will be allowed to purchase a ticket for the game. We will have concessions (candy, chips, pickles, drink and pizza) and a DJ at the game. The next Girls Soccer game will be on Wednesday, February 19th against duPont Middle at duPont Middle at 5pm. The Boys Soccer game will be away against Darnell Cookman on Thursday, February 20th at 5pm. Softball tryouts will kick off on February 19th through February 20th and February 24th through February 25th with a parent meeting scheduled for February 27th. A completed sports packet and physical must be turned in before attending any tryouts. Please come out and support our student athletes. If you have any questions regarding athletics, please reach out to AD Ford at fordj1@duvalschools.org.

     

    Please mark your calendar for our next Early Release which is Wednesday, February 26th and our Mid-Year Stakeholders meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16th at 5:30pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school or visit our school website. Here’s to an awesome week of growing and learning!

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