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TIME FOR SUMMER READING!
2018 SUMMER READING INFORMATION!
JUNE FIELD TRIPS AND CLUSTER EVENTS!

June is a busy month with fieldtrips and cluster events. Please stay tuned. Remember fieldtrips are a privilege. Students with behavioral, academic, punctuality or attendance challenges will not be permitted to attend field trips.

At this time, I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy summer break. We look forward to beginning another successful school year next fall.

REMAINING JUNE CALENDAR:

Monday June 18-20 2018 | 12:30 – Dress Rehearsal Graduation
Tuesday June 19, 2018 | 8 AM - Grade 8 Graduation Practice and Report Card distribution
Tuesday June 19, 2018 | 1:30 PM - Grade 8 vs Faculty Basketball Game
Tuesday June 19, 2018 | 5 PM – 7 PM - Grade 8 Semi Formal Cafeteria
Wednesday June 20, 2018 | 6 PM -Grade 8 Awards Ceremony
Thursday June 21, 2018 | 9 AM - TMMS Grade 8 Graduation Gymnasium
Tuesday June 26th 2018 | Early Release 11:45 No Lunches Report Card distribution

Wednesday June 27th 2018 | NO SCHOOL - Summer Break

Thank you for supporting our school by coming out for sports events, parent conferences, and academic award ceremonies such as National Junior Honor Society. Remember to pop into a PTO meeting whenever you can. No commitment required; we’d just love to hear from you. We wish you and your family an energizing spring.

Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School
TMMS CELEBRATES NATIONAL AUTISM MONTH IN APRIL

OUR FOCUS AT TMMS

Dear Parents and Guardians of the TMMS Community,

Our focus at Thurgood Marshall Middle school is to approach all situations with a student-centered, team approach. We want to maximize the time students are on task and learning in a classroom as well as support their social/emotional growth. With you being a part of their team, we would like to review some information with you regarding some of our policies at Lynn Public Schools that will permit you to better support your student and their experience at school. The two policies are dress code and technology use. Information about each is bulleted below.

Dress Code (This is a portion of the code- the full Dress Code is located on the Lynn Public School website)
• Shoes- flip flops, shower shoes and slippers are not safe and therefore not allowed to be worn at school
• Dresses and Shorts must reach the knees
• Rips and Tears in pants must remain below the knee
• The strap on all tank tops should be wide enough to fit three fingers across (no spaghetti straps)
• Sheer tops and dresses are not permitted
• No bandannas
• Students who wear clothing with hoods must keep the hoods off during the school day
• Pants, Shorts and Skirts must be pulled up to the waist
• Clothing with references to inappropriate topics like drugs, alcohol, sexual content are not allowed

Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item(s). Sometimes we are prepared to offer students replacement clothing options in the event their clothing is deemed inappropriate. Students who refuse to change may be subject to disciplinary consequences. All students who violate the dress code miss valuable time in class. Being proactive and having students arrive with the appropriate clothing avoids them missing instruction from their teachers.

Technology
• All cell phones and any form of technology should be in the OFF position upon arrival to school.
• All cell phones and technology must remain out of sight for the school day
• If a student needs to contact home then they are allowed to call using the Student Phone located in the Main Office
• Students are allowed to turn on and use their technology at 2:30- this is only for the use of sending and receiving texts/calls from home

Students who violate the technology policy shall be required to turn their technology item over to the main office. From there students will be processed and their technology returned after the protocol is followed. This may require serving a consequence like detention, having their parent/guardian pick up the technology or in some cases a suspension. Students who refuse to follow this policy may be subject to further disciplinary consequences. All students who violate the technology policy miss valuable time in class. Again, like the dress code, following the policy avoids them missing valuable class time.

Lastly, we want your student’s experience with us to be positive and supportive. Following the D.R.E.A.M. is a big part of our mission. We appreciate your assistance as we work together towards elevating our students to be the best they can be.


WHO DO I CALL WHEN…

I’m worried about my student’s grades:
Guidance Counselor and/or Teachers

My child is having personal relationship problems with peers:
Guidance or Social Worker

I’m worried my child is bullying or being bullied by someone:
Social Worker is bullying coordinator

I have a serious safety concern:
Officer McDermott, Vice Principal Doucette, Vice Principal Pavia or Principal Cohen

I want to meet with the teachers in my child’s cluster:
the Guidance Counselor can arrange to set that up or you can email a teacher in the cluster directly. All email addresses are on the website under staff

I have a concern about how my child is being treated by school personnel:
Principal Cohen

I have a health concern for my child: School nurses and Lynn: Community Health Clinic

HOW DO I GET INFORMATION:
1. The website www.lynnschools.org/thurgoodmarshall. (check the electronic calendar, (HAC) Home Access Center)
2. All-calls go home, be sure your contact info is updated in the system.
3. The main office clerks (781) 477-7360
4. Notices and flyers that go home with your child

Download This Who Do I Call Flyer
IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday PTO Dates - 5 pm in the Library:
May 8th, June 12th

No School for Holiday Dates
March 30 | April 16-20 | May 28

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PROJECT 351 STUDENT AWARDED

Project 351 student, Liana L., with State Representative Dan Cahill as she receives a citation for community service.
PARENT AND STUDENT REMINDERS

Important Reminders and Procedures For the New School Year!

Closed Driveway Policy and Procedures
Student safety continues to be a high priority at TMMS. We implement our “No Parking” guidelines. In the interest of security and safety for students and staff, our driveway and parking lot is closed to parents and guardians. Keep your children safe by following these guidelines and reviewing them with your child. Brookline Street is a one way between the hours of 7:15 AM until 8:15 AM and 2 PM until to 3 PM. Driving in the wrong direction endangers the safety of pedestrians. Police take notice.

Drop Off Procedures
- Supervision is provided starting at 7:15 AM. Please do not bring your child to school before that time since there is no supervision.
- All parents and visitors must report directly to the school office. The office personnel will provide assistance in an effort to keep classroom interruptions to a minimum.

Attendance
Only students may enter the school through the main entrance located at the front of the school on Brookline Street from 7:45 AM until 8 AM.

The doors will be locked at 8 AM and all students who are not on campus by that time will need to enter through the office and be marked tardy. Students who arrive tardy 4 or more times will serve detention.

Regular attendance to school is critical to academic achievement. Students who are ABSENT 7 or more days in a marking period will FAIL all their classes for the quarter.

Please help your child to be successful by making sure your child is well-prepared and on time for school each day. Thank you for your cooperation, patience and flexibility.

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SPRING/SUMMER 2018

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Extra Curricular Activities For This School Year
Families are made aware of extracurricular activities via Newsletter, Connect-Ed Phone Call, Flyer, Open House, Website, PTO and School Council.
Drama Intramural Computer Club
Math Club Science Club School Newspaper
Exercise Club Arts/Crafts Club Robotics
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Tuesday Remaining PTO Date - 5 PM in the Library:
June 12th

Anti-Hazing Policy Reminder
This is a reminder that it is a state requirement to notify families about anti-hazing policies and laws.  If you have not yet had a chance to read our handbook, a link to the handbook is listed below, in English & Spanish. The anti-hazing policy and laws are to be found in the 2017-2018 handbook.Hazing applies not only to the school day, but to all extracurricular activities and sports.  We thank you for reviewing the district policy and state law about hazing.
October is National Bullying Month. This year Thurgood Marshall will host the annual Anti-Violence assembly to hear powerful speakers share personal accounts of the influence violence has had on their lives.

We hope you have healthy and safe holiday weekends.  If ever you have any questions about our busy schedule, please contact your child’s guidance counselor in the main office.

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September 2017 | Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

STUDENT SUCCESS:

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college or career readiness programs
7) Gets involved in extra-curricular activities such as Math Team, intramural sports, National Junior Honor Society, Girls Empowerment club, Project YES!, Amazon Robotics, Drama club, and a plethora of other clubs

PARENT INVOLVEMENT:

Please consider joining our PTO program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:
1) School-wide events
2) Student recognition events
3) Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers
If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review the Student/Parent Handbook which can be accessed on the lynnschools.org website. A few upcoming dates to acknowledge:

SEPTEMBER DATES:

Emergency Forms
Due to the main office by Friday September 15, 2017

Picture Day
Tuesday September 26, 2017. Flyers go home Monday September 11th.

Open House
Wednesday September 27th from 5:30 to 8 PM. Enter through the A2 doorways.

First PTO Meeting
Monday September 18, 2017 in the library. 

October 2017

November 2017

November Looking Back!

November has been a flurry of excitement and activity. Our students have been getting involved in healthy behaviors by attending extracurricular clubs, Extended Learning Time in Math afterschool and on Saturdays, wrapping up their fall sports’ season, raising funds for My Brother’s Table, Unicef, Save the Children and Red Cross, competing in a school wide kickball tournament after school, and trying out for basketball. Please check out the calendar for dates and times of sports and clubs.

The week before Thanksgiving, our School Resource Officer, Ryan McDermott, our Social Worker, Stephanie Rossi and our administrative team ran grade level assemblies pertaining to Social Media Awareness, Internet Safety, and Bullying. We will post this presentation on our blog.

On Wednesday November 29th we kicked off the annual Grade 7-8 BAND and STRINGS students attending All-City Rehearsals at Breed Middle School. The bus leave promptly at 1:30pm and students are picked up at Breed after practice.

For your planning purposes, please take note of future All-City Rehearsals:
Dec. 13, Jan. 17 and 31, Feb. 14 and 28, Mar. 14 and 28, Apr. 11 and 25, May 9 and 23.

December 2017

December Looking Forward!

We kick off December on Friday December 1st with a trip for Clusters 5, 6, 2, 10, 11 and half of Cluster 1 to Lynn English High School to see their drama club perform Tales for a Winter’s Night.

The Book Fair officially opens on Monday December 4th. The librarian, Ms. DeStefano, has worked out a deal with Scholastic for bargain books for just $1.00 and under. Ask your child for the pamphlet.

The following Friday on December 8th the well-known artist and speed painter, Amazing Hero Art-Rob Surette will visit us for an all school assembly to deliver a message about what it takes to “Be Somebody” , while live painting a portrait of Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall.

On December 14th during the first two hours of school our drama students have been invited to a live performance and question and answer series by the actor, Judith Kalaora, who will perform Deborah Sampson Gannett.

Thank you to Dr. Frederick Cole and the Lynn Business Association for funding this very special opportunity to see how education and career pathways connect.

Grade 7 teachers will be sponsoring a Winter Solstice Dance on Wednesday December 13th from 5-7 pm in the cafeteria.

All are welcome to pop into the PTO meeting on Tuesday December 12th from 5-6 pm in the library. Enter through the main doorways.
Remember Interim Progress Reports will go home on Friday December 15th.
Winter Spirit Week

From December 18-22, Thurgood Marshall Middle School will be hosting a celebratory week of school spirit and gift giving. The school store will transform into the Holiday Mall where students can purchase gifts for friends and family. The store will be open Monday through Thursday in the Teacher’s Lounge off of the cafeteria after school. Prices range from $.25 to $3.00.

The TMMS band and instrument students will perform a holiday celebration of popular holiday music on Tuesday December 21st from 6-7 pm in the cafeteria

Extended Learning Time for mathematics continues to run. Look for invitations to Extended Learning Time in English Language Arts and Science.

Winter Break Dates
December 25, 2015 – January 1, 2018.
January 2, 2018 – First day back to school is a Tuesday at 7:45 am.

Enjoy your holidays – Be safe!

January 2018

We had an exciting week before Winter Break with school community celebrations like our extremely impressive Holiday Concert, Dress for Success, and of course the traditional Holiday Season Store. This fall we experienced an outpouring of generosity and community service fundraising by our TMMS students for people in need. Our foreign language and grade 6 students raised funds to support hurricane victims through Red Cross. Our National Junior Honor Society students fundraised for My Brother’s Table here in Lynn and our Project YES! students paired up LVTI’s Skills USA team to raise donations for homeless veterans. I’m looking forward to see what wonderful community service our students accomplish this spring!

January brings many fun filled activities and events. The acclaimed children’s author, Nila Webster, generously donated her book of poetry with contributions from several local authors and artists entitled Because We Believed It. Last year, Ms. Webster teamed up with the Lynn Public Schools to publish 1375 copies and donated them specifically to the Thurgood Marshall Middle School Community to honor our culture and climate derived from our guiding DREAM principles: Dignity, Respect, Effort, Attitude and Motivation. This year she had copies made for our entire sixth grade class. We look forward to visiting with her this winter to discus the important themes in the book about discovering what is important to us in our lives, treasuring what we love and pursuing our dreams.

A Sneak Peek Ahead!

This school year the Lynn Public Schools has teamed up with the non-profit organization, Sontag Prize, to offer a unique school vacation experience for select students to participate in hands on learning. They will offer two vacation camps focused on the two content areas of English Language Arts in February and Math in April. Golden Tickets will go home as invitations to this wonderful opportunity for Lynn students to be exposed to different approaches to curriculum. The selected students will attend an assembly in the first week of January as an introduction to the program. Look for a golden ticket!

The Amazon Robotics club at TMMS will return in January 2018. Look for permission slips from Ms. Meghan Singleton, our science teacher who oversees the program.

February 2018

We’d like to thank all the parents, family members, students and teachers for making our second Open House a big success! Thank you to the PTO who invited Tom Gould from Treadwell’s Ice Cream to come in and sell sundaes. Also a big thank you to the National Junior Honor Society members who teamed up with some teachers, paraprofessionals, guidance and homeless liaison to put out new winter coats and other winter apparel for free.

We spent the first month of the year participating in a competitive basketball season. The boys’ and girls’ have exemplified good sportsmanship, dignity and respect both on the home court and when traveling to other schools. We continually refer to our DREAM principles: Dignity, Respect, Effort, Attitude and Motivation to guide us as we pursue our athletic and academic dreams.

February is a short month but we have lots going on! Our English learners Saturday school program, Extended Learning Time in Math and ELA and Extended Learning Time in Science is in full swing. Please look for invitation letters that are sent home.

This year we have the special privilege of teaming up with the Sontag Prize, a non-profit organization that has invited a select group of students to participate in their vacation camp. We also have another February Acceleration vacation camp running during the holiday break.
GE and the Celtics organization are teaming up with their partner non-profit organizations: EverFi, CFES Brilliant Career Pathways to deliver a two week STEM curriculum to cluster 4 and cluster 6 students.

Check out our many images on our blog, www.tmmslynn.com, where you can see the adventures we’ve had at Thurgood Marshall this year. The National Junior Honor Society consistently involves themselves in community service endeavors, Ms. Gerardo introduces her students to yoga, and we’re planning for the big February fundraiser of carnations for Valentine’s Day and a school dance.

Check out our Black History Month tribute in the cases in the front foyer.

Here is our February schedule:

Friday February 2nd
Wear your Pat’s jersey or colors to support our Super Bowl team
Clothing Orders for TMMS Swag due
Report Cards go home

Saturday February 3rd

Extended Learning Time 8-12
English learners Saturday School Academy from 9-11

Wednesday February 7th through Thursday February 15th

National Junior Honor Society students sell carnations as fundraiser for My Brother’s Table and TMMS students in need

Wednesday February 7th

Ice cream social
Faculty meeting 2:45 to 3:45

Saturday February 11th

Extended Learning Time 8-12
English learners School Academy from 9-11

Wednesday February 14th Valentine’s Day

Carnations are handed out in the cafeteria during the lunches

Tuesday February 13th

PTO meeting in the library 3-4 pm

Thursday February 15th

School Dance in the cafeteria 5 - 7 pm

Monday February 19th
through Friday February 23rd  
NO SCHOOL WINTER BREAK
Sontag Prize Camp Monday through Friday
February Acceleration Camp Tuesday through Friday

Monday February 27th
 
Pennies for Patients Coin Drive begins for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Foundation –Last year we raised $1,674 and the year before we raised $2,246!

Wednesday February 28th  

Ice cream social
Math Family Fun Night 6-8 pm in the cafeteria enter through the A2 doorway

March 2018

March roared in like a lion. We experienced a true Nor’easter storm for which the Red Cross used our facility as a Shelter in Place for the March 2nd weekend. We are so grateful and blessed to have a beautiful facility that can accommodate the needs of our entire community. Even though we are facing the possibility of another Nor'ester storm, our school continues to actively plan and prepare for the MCAS 2.0 computer-based state assessment for all grades 6-8. Over the February vacation week, we had two terrific acceleration camps – Sontag Prize and MCAS Acceleration - running to give students that little bit of extra work to prepare them for the rigor of the test. We will be offering these same two camps over the April vacation for preparation of the math testing. We also offer Extended Learning Time for ELA, math and 8th Grade science after school and on Saturdays. Please ask your child to take advantage of the extra time on learning we are offering to prepare them for these rigorous tests.

Due to the number of devices to test each student, the MCAS ELA test sessions will occur both before and after the April vacation. Each cluster will receive an automated phone call sharing the exact test dates and times for your students. The MCAS 2.0 math testing logistics will take place during the first three weeks of May. The computer-based MCAS Science exam - for grade 8 students only - will occur May 8 through 10 for support students and May 14-17 for clusters 5, 6, 7, and 9. Please look for informational packets that will go home with the students in April to explain exactly what the state test will entail. We will post all information as well. See our MCAS 2.0 schedule below. As always, your feedback is critical to the smooth operations of our school.

March Calendar - Updated April 2, 2018

Tuesday March 6th, 2018 
- Intramural Basketball permission forms due–all can play! 

Wednesday March 7th, 2018 
- Faculty Meeting to train for the MCAS 2.0 Computer-based testing sessions. 

Friday March 9, 2018 
- Quarter 3 Progress Reports go home with students. 
- All Call goes home to explain and describe MCAS 2.0 testing dates 

Tuesday March 13, 2018  Look for Reschedule due to snow
-PTO meeting at 5pm in the library  

Tuesday March 20, 2018  
-Polish Dental Visit  

Wednesday March 21, 2018 | 2-4:30 PM 
CANCELLED DUE TO PARKING BAN FOR STORM
-All City Band and String Rehearsal moved up one week from regular schedule due to Open House 

- Wednesday March 21, 2018 | 4-6 PM 
RESCHEDULED DUE TO STORM
-MCAS Evening for Parents in the library at 6:30 pm. Administrators and teachers explain the MCAS 2.0 testing and preparations for our students. MCAS Alternative assessments will be open for viewing and discussion. 

- Tuesday March 27, 2018 | 4-6 PM 
RESCHEDULED DUE TO STORM
-MCAS Evening for Parents in the library at 6:30 pm. Administrators and teachers explain the MCAS 2.0 testing and preparations for our students. MCAS Alternative assessments will be open for viewing and discussion. 

Tuesday March 27, 2018 – Rescheduled PTO meeting
-PTO meeting at 5pm in the library  

Wednesday March 28, 2018 | 3-4 PM 
- School Council from 3-4 in the Principal’s conference room 

Wednesday March 28, 2018 | 6-8 PM 
-Our Third and Final Open House 

  • -Grade 6 & 7 families report to the gym 
  • -Grade 8 and Cluster 7 families report to the cafeteria 
  • -Support families will meet in the library 

-PTO will be selling pizza and drinks
-Community organizations and vendors will be available to discuss programming in and around Lynn

Wednesday Ice Cream Social dates: March 14th and 28th   
- Students can purchase sundaes for $3.50 during lunches 

Thank you for supporting our school by coming out for sports events, parent conferences, and Open House. We wish you and your family an energized entry into early spring.

Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

April 2018

April kicks off the start of the state mandated testing schedule. April 2018 will mark the first computer- based standardized testing for all of our students. Packets of information involving MCAS 2.0 expectations and testing schedule will go home at the beginning of the month. We appreciate your assistance and cooperation in preparing our students for these 21st century skills. It is critical that students get a good night’s sleep, eat a substantial breakfast and arrive to school on time.

The weeks prior to testing, we have run computer-based testing practice sessions to allow students the opportunity to experience computerized test. We have been running Extended Learning Time sessions in math, ELA and science Monday through Saturday. On April 25th we celebrate our second annual anniversary in the beautiful new site. We are very fortunate to have this incredible school as our center for learning, growing and improving.

March 28th marked our last Open House for the school year. Thank you to all who attended! The final formal invitation into our school was our opportunity to show off our curriculum materials, student projects and content materials for all grades. As usual, we will post all information electronically. Please continue to provide your feedback to ensure the smooth operations of our school.

April Calendar
Monday April 2, 2018 and Monday April 9, 2018
-SBIRT for Grade 7 students

Tuesday to Friday April 3rd to 6th 2018
-Computer-Based MCAS 2.0 ELA for Clusters 5, 6, 9 & 10 students

Wednesday April 4th 2018 | 2:45 PM
- Faculty Meeting

Friday, April 6, 2017 | 3 PM Changed to the 13th due to snow Days
- Third Quarter closes. Grades and Absent notes are due.

Monday April 9, 2018
-SBIRT for Grade 7 students

Tuesday to Friday April 10th to 13th 2018
-Computer-Based MCAS 2.0 ELA for Clusters 2, 3, 4 & 8 students, Cluster 11 all grades

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 5 PM
- PTO Meeting in the library

Friday April 13, 2018 | 3 PM
- Third Quarter closes. Grades and Absent notes are due.

Monday April 16, 2018 to Friday April 20, 2018 | No School
- April Vacation-

- SONTAG Camp Monday through Friday during vacation week
- April Vacation Academy Tuesday through Friday during vacation week

Monday April 23, 2018 | Return to school
-School resumes on time at 7:45

Tuesday through Friday April 24th to 27th 2018
-Computer -Based MCAS 2.0 ELA testing sessions for Clusters 1 & 7; Make Up

Wednesdays April 11th & 25th Ice Cream Socials
- Students can purchase sundaes for $3.50 during lunches

Wednesdays April 11th & 25th
- Grade 7 & 8 Band and String students attend All City Band practices at TMMS

April Sports Announcements

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Intramural basketball will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A schedule is posted on our Thurgood Mashall Middle School web site as well as in the café and outside the gym.

WRESTLING PROGRAM

Practices for wrestling are on Mondays and Wednesdays (Friday make up day if needed) in the gym from 2:45pm to 5:00pm

TRACK AND FIELD
Tryouts for Track and Field will begin on Tuesday, April 10th. Permission slips will be handed out prior to tryouts to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the coaches by April 10th. A schedule of the meets will be posted on our Thurgood Marshall Middle School website.

Thank you for supporting our school by coming out for sports events, parent conferences, and Open House. Remember to pop into a PTO meeting whenever you can. No commitment required; we’d just love to hear from you. We wish you and your family an energizing spring.
Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

May 2018

April MCAS 2.0 ELA testing was a success! We appreciate your assistance and cooperation in preparing our students for this important assessment by helping them get a good night’s sleep, eat a substantial breakfast and arrive to school on time. We had perfect or near perfect attendance in several of our clusters. Students were rewarded for working hard and persevering through the reading and writing assignments.

We continue to endeavor to do our best during the state mandated assessment calendar. Please remember it is critical that students arrive to school on time prepared to give their best effort. Both of our vacation camps were well attended. We feel confident that we have prepared our students to the best of our ability and now it is their time to shine. We have shared with them the importance of formal assessments and the impact it has on their future academic scheduling.

May Calendar

Tuesday May 1 9 AM Law Day
    Cluster 8 Assembly in the gym
Wednesday May 2 2:45 PM Faculty Meeting
May 2-4 4 PM Superintendent Open Forum. The public is invited to meet and greet the three finalists for the Superintendent position of the Lynn Public Schools:
Wednesday, May 2nd
Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent
Thursday, May 3rd
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
Friday, May 4th
Dr. Patrick Tutwiler
May 7 through 11   Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday May 8 Thursday May 10 2:30 until 3:30 PM National Junior Honor Society Informational Meetings students receive applications and FAQs
Tuesday May 8 5 PM PTO meeting in the library
Wednesday May 9 Lunches Ice Cream Socials
Friday May 11 Lunches PTO Luncheon for Staff
Sunday May 13 All Day Mother’s Day
Tuesday May 22
8 AM Vision and Hearing tests for grade 7
Wednesday May 23 8 AM Vision and Hearing tests for grade 7
  Lunches Ice Cream Socials
  2:45 PM Application Due Date for National Junior Honor Society
Friday May 25 1:30 PM Memorial Day Assembly
Friday May 25 - 31   Faculty Council Reviews Applications for National Junior Honor Society
Monday May 28   No School- Memorial Day
Wednesday May 30 6 PM All City Band Concert at LEHS
Thursday May 31 6 PM All City String Concert at LEHS
Thursday May 31 3 PM School Council Meeting
Thursday June 14   National Junior Honor Society Induction ceremony
Thank you for supporting our school by coming out for sports events, parent conferences, and academic award ceremonies such as National Junior Honor Society. Remember to pop into a PTO meeting whenever you can. No commitment required; we’d just love to hear from you. We wish you and your family an energizing spring.

Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

June 2018

June is a busy month with fieldtrips and cluster events. Please stay tuned. Remember fieldtrips are a privilege. Students with behavioral, academic, punctuality or attendance challenges will not be permitted to attend field trips.

This spring has been a whirlwind of excitement for our school community. We have now inhabited our new school for two years. This beautiful environment sets the scene for an atmosphere of academic achievement and raises the bar for student responsibility and citizenship.

Our school is a state of the art, “smart building” allows students to participate in vocational classes which set us apart from other middle schools. Our new gym can accommodate the entire student population for whole school assemblies. We plan to have a very successful all school Memorial Day Assembly in our gymnasium on Friday May 25th at 1:30. We will dismiss from the gym.

At this time, I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy summer break. We look forward to beginning another successful school year next fall.

JUNE CALENDAR:

Monday June 4, 2018 | 5:30 PM - Project Yes! Graduation in the Cafeteria
Tuesday June 5, 2018 | 8:45 AM - Handel & Haydn Assembly Grade 6
Tuesday June 5 2018 | 4 PM - Family Supporting Student Success Parent Night - "NetSmartz"
Tuesday June 5, 2018 | 8:45 AM – Handel & Haydn Assembly Grade 6
Tuesday June 5 2018 | 4:00 PM- Family Supporting Student Success Parent Night - "NetSmartz"
Wednesday June 6 and June 20 2018 | Lunches- Ice Cream Socials
Wednesday June 6, 2018 | 2:45 PM – Faculty Meeting Cafeteria
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 6-7:30 PM
- Spring Concert TMMS Cafeteria
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 8 am to 2:30 pm – Learning Walk
Monday June 11, 2018 | 2:30 to 4 - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony practice in the cafeteria
Tuesday June 12, 2018 | 8 AM – 6 PM – 8th Grade Canobie Lake
Tuesday June 12, 2018 | 4:00 PM- Families Supporting Student Success Parent Night- "Understanding Your Adolescent"
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 3 and 6 PM - School Play in the Cafeteria
Wednesday June 13, 2018 | 8 AM – 2:30 PM – 8th Grade Salem Willows
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 5-6 PM - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony in the cafeteria
Friday, June 15, 2017 | 8 AM - 8th Grade Graduation practice
Friday, June 15, 2017 | 6 PM - Talent Show in the Cafeteria-
Sunday, June 17, 2018 | ALL DAY - Happy Father’s Day! 
Monday June 18-20 2018 | 12:30 – Dress Rehearsal Graduation
Tuesday June 19, 2018 | 8 AM - Grade 8 Graduation Practice and Report Card distribution
Tuesday June 19, 2018 | 1:30 PM - Grade 8 vs Faculty Basketball Game
Tuesday June 19, 2018 | 5 PM – 7 PM - Grade 8 Semi Formal Cafeteria
Wednesday June 20, 2018 | 6 PM -Grade 8 Awards Ceremony
Thursday June 21, 2018 | 9 AM - TMMS Grade 8 Graduation Gymnasium
Tuesday June 26th 2018 | Early Release 11:45 No Lunches Report Card distribution

Wednesday June 27th 2018 | NO SCHOOL - Summer Break


Welcome To The Thurgood Marshall Middle School Website

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as principal of a staff and student body committed to personal growth and academic achievement. Our primary goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. Our mission at TMMS is to instill in our students the DREAM principles that guide our daily interactions through the development of dignity, respect, effort, attitude and motivation. We believe that by adhering to the basic ideas embedded in these five concepts, our students will become well-rounded and civic-minded individuals. Through hard work and dedication, we can accomplish our dream of becoming a high performing middle school.

In our efforts to provide effective instructional practices and well-developed school structures that support student achievement we will be focusing on the following initiatives for the 2017/2018 school year:

• Teachers will engage in professional collaborative planning to improve instructional practices that will increase cognitive engagement for all students with the implementation of data informed instructional strategies. Focus areas include promoting higher order thinking skills and creating diverse learning opportunities for students to engage in rigorous learning tasks.

• All staff will implement an advisory curriculum that includes personal goal setting, commitment to social responsibility, and sustained silent reading. The goal of Advisory is two-fold: to build personal relationships where students start to learn their responsibility to self and the community and to increase the opportunity for pleasure reading by making connections to text in a fun, personal way. Advisories are a supportive, non-academic setting where students can connect learning with life.

• The Principal will implement a Principal’s Coffee once a quarter to invite community members to discuss school initiatives, offer feedback and share questions or concerns.

School and family partnerships are central to improving academic achievement of our students. We encourage families to get involved in students' academic lives. We want you to join us in making this the very best experience for your children. Being informed will help. Throughout the year our school website, blog, school calendar, and newsletters, will provide you with the most current information.

We look forward to working together to ensure that all of our students meet their full potential.

Molly Cohen
Principal

Thurgood Marshall Middle School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered 6 | 7 | 8
Phone (781) 477-7360
Fax (781) 477-7355
Address | Map Link 100 Brookline Street, Lynn, MA 01902
School Day Monday - Friday | 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM
Additional Web Resources
and Social Media
Home Access Center
Our Facebook Page
Staff and Teacher List Current School Year
School Council Page Current School Year
School Improvement Plans 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Department of Education Profiles and Report Cards
Our Mass DOE Profile DOE Profile, MCAS and Other Info
Our DOE Report Card Our Accountability Data
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
 
Last Update July 17, 2017 4:00 PM
School Staff and Teacher List | 2017-2018

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7360
Our Fax (781) 477-7355
Principal Molly Cohen
Room A-123
Vice Principal Stephanie Doucette
Room A-201.1
Vice Principal
John Pavia
Room A-401.1
Clerk Patti DiFulvio
Clerk Sandy Serven
Clerk Lauren Virgilio
Program Specialist Kerry Hayward Room A-122
Visit Our Administrative Department Webpage
Guidance Counselors
6th Grade and SEI Blanca Rosa
7th Grade and Support Donna Horgan
8th Grade Colleen McGuinness
Visit Our Guidance Department Webpage
Adjustment Counselor Lynne Bray Room A-1301.1
Social Worker Stephanie Rossi
Room A-132
School Psychologist Elisa Guzman Room A-121
School Nurse Renee Domegan
Room A-150-B
School Nurse Vonette Rich Room A-150-A
Visit Our Counseling and Support Webpage
Librarian Julia DeStefano Room A-110.2
Visit Our Library Webpage
Parent Liaison Rosa Marte Main Office
School Resource Officer Ryan McDermott
Room A-112

Our School Teacher List
Cluster 1 | Grade 6
  Lindsey Aylward ELA Room A-323
  Carmen Lopez Social Studies Room A-322
  Dan Spheekas Science Room A-325
  Judy Sweeney  Math Room A-321
  Kevin Whitehead Math Room A-324
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 2 | Grade 6
  Lauren Noyes Math Room A-227
  Carrie Sachetta ELA Room A-228
  Dan Koziski Social Studies Room A-229
  Steven Small Science Room A-226
  Miriam Domer Special Ed Inclusion  
  Brad Waxer Math Room A-221
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 3 | Grade 7
  Kathy Coman Social Studies Room A-329
  Jacqueline Dixon ELA Room A-328
  Lori Egan Math Room A-327
  Joe Ford Science Room A-326
  Joe Shapiro Special Ed Inclusion  
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 4 | Grade 7
  Victor Alexio Social Studies Room A-422
  Dominick Steadman Math Room A-424
  Casey Silot ELA Room A-423
  Meghan Singleton Science Room A-425
  Beth Bertolozzi Special Ed Inclusion  
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 5 | Grade 8
  Matthew Bollen Science Room B-426
  Diana Lima Math | Lead Teacher Room B-425
  Jill Magner ELA Room B-424
  Frank Vieira Social Studies Room B-423
  Meghan Qualters Special Ed Inclusion | Lead Teacher
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 6 | Grade 8
  Tim Ferrari ELA | Lead Teacher Room B-429
  Lynore Giroux Science | Lead Teacher Room B-427
  Jake Selinger Social Studies | Lead Room B-430
  Danielle Hilton Math Room B-428
  Scott Cote Special Ed Inclusion  
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 7 | Gr. 6 | 7 | 8
  Christopher Cornett ELA Room B-234
  Amy DeRosa ELA Room B-231
  Abigail Driscoll Social Studies Room B-232
  Sarah McKenna SEI Newcomers Room B-233
  Cecilia Detrich Science Room B-229
  Frances Toto ESL | Intervention Room B-323
  Meredith Ziegler Math Room B-230
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 8 | Gr. 7 | 8
  Rachel Attridge Science Room B-331
  Jillian Cayton ELA Room B-332
  Kyle Sabourin Social Studies Room B-328
  Janice Silva Math Room B-331
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 9 | Grade 8
  Luke Maus Social Studies Room A-429
  Meghann Price ELA Room A-428
  Joshua Ellis Science Room A-426
  Bill Wyman Math Room A-427
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 10 | Gr. 6
  Kaitlyn Lausier Math Room A-224
  Samantha Nelsen Social Studies Room A-222
  Kathleen Powers ELA Room A-223
  Kyle Shurtleff Science Room A-225
 

Christine Treantos

   
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Cluster 11 | Gr. 6 | 7 | 8
  Jessica Gerardo SPED Room B-322
 

Rachel Slaeker

SPED ELL Room B-324
  Laura Migdole EI Room B-226
  Visit Our Online Classroom
5th Major | Gr. 6 | 7 | 8
  Heather Cote French Room B-234
  Leticia Carrasco-Toxey Spanish Room B-233
  Christina Newton ELA Supplemental Room B-432
  Sara Nunez Spanish Room B-222
  Lucy Torres ELA ELL Support Room B-235
  Jared Rooks ELA Supplemental Room B-433
  Abby Ross Spanish Room B-221
  Oliver Toomey ELA Supplemental Room B-431
  Angela Cahill ELA Supplemental Room B-421
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Curriculum
  Kerri Altieri Math Coach Room A-108
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Special Education
  Melissa Gagnon SPED Chair Room A-131
  Liz Cappello ELA Room A-230
  Scott Cote Inclusion Room CL-4
  Miriam Domer Inclusion Room CL-2
  Beth Bertolozzi Inclusion Room CL-6
  Meghan Qualters Lead Teacher | Inclusion Room CL-5
  Christine Treantos Inclusion Room A-221
  Brian McCarthy ELA Room A-430
  Kyle Hodnett Social Studies Room A-421
  Stephanie Joniec Support Room B-227
  Joe Shapiro Inclusion Room CL-3
  Scott Sullo Science Room A-221
  Maureen Walker Math Room A-330
  Steve Fallano Support Room A-230
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Paraprofessionals  
  Margaret Azaryoun Cheryl Baronian Scott Barry
  Shardaye Berry Paula Buckless Brian Carlson
  Brian Carlson Mary Gately Joseph Jones
  Donna LeChance Rosa Martinez Ruth Milton
  Jennifer Moccia Paul Quinn Ivelisse Subervi
Unified Arts
  John Ardizzoni Health Room B-325
  Lori Conley Drama Room B-324
  Chris Cole Computers Computer Room
  Tom Conrad Physical Education Gym
  Joe Cook Visual Arts Room B-111
  Reggie Duoyon AV-TV Room B-116.3
  Lila Karanja Computers Room A-100.3
  Julia DeStefano Librarian School Library
  Frank Kelley Woodshop Room B-120
  Mark McMahon Cooking Room B-330
  Kevin Martin CAD/Drafting Room B-119
  Jonathan Plouffe Music Room B-118
  Jennica Pratt Visual Arts Room B-122
  Paulette Kowalski Sewing Room B-329
  Mona Rashad Band and Orchestra Room B-114
  Charlene Reppucci Health Room B-422
  William Sokolow Band and Orchestra Room B-114
  Visit Our Online Classroom
Building Substitutes
  Carol Brown Substitute Teacher Float
  Todd Burton Substitute Teacher Float
  Greg Rybak Substitute Teacher Float
 
Last Website Update: June 20, 2018 11:41 AM
Welcome to the Thurgood Marshall Middle School Council Webpage

Membership | 2017-2018 Position
Molly Cohen Principal
Chris Cornett Faculty
Luke Maus Faculty
Meghan Singleton Faculty
Maureen Walker Faculty
Sindy Aguilar Parent
Isaura Beltre Parent
Maria Gomez Parent
Maria Santana Parent
Nia Owens Student
Nathalie Lewis Student
Robin Kimber Community Member | Welch Florist
Elizabeth Cohen Community Member | Martial Arts Center

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes | PDF Format Download

2017-2018 School Year
Meeting Date Notices/Agenda Meeting Minutes
October 25, 2017 | 3 PM First Meeting Agenda First Meeting Minutes
January 24, 2018 | 3 PM Second Meeting Agenda Second Meeting Minutes
March 28, 2018 | 3 PM Third Meeting Agenda Third Meeting Minutes
May 31, 2018 | 3 PM Final Meeting Agenda Final Meeting Minutes
 
2016-2017 School Year Archive
October 20, 2016 | 3 PM Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
Janauary 24, 2017 | 3 PM Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
 
2015-2016 School Year Archive
June 09, 2016 | 3PM Meeting Notice No Minutes
April 07, 2016 | 3 PM Meeting Notice Meeting Minutes
March 10, 2016 | 3 PM Meeting Notice Meeting Minutes
January 12, 2016 | 3 PM Meeting Notice Meeting Minutes
November 18, 2015 Meeting Notice Meeting Minutes
 
2014-2015 School Year Archive
February 12, 2015 Meeting Notice No Minutes
 
2013-2014 School Year Archive
April 29, 2014 Meeting Notice No Minutes
April 6, 2014 No Notice No Minutes
January 11, 2014 Meeting Notice No Minutes
November 23, 2013 Meeting Notice No Minutes

About School Councils


A school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.

It is important to note the School Council plays an advisory role in assisting the building principal to organize and implement a School Improvement Plan which not only addresses the areas in which the school intends to comply with the requirements of the Educational Reform Act, but also how the school intends to meet those system-wide goals and policies adopted by the school committee. Membership will consist of the principal, teachers, parents, students and community members.