No TMS Practices tonight due to impending weather: field hockey, soccer or xc running Tomorrow 9/16: Field Hockey and soccer games with Dirigo have been postponed to a date TBD; teams will practice instead No Practices Friday 9/17 due to student early release
TMS PTA Agenda for tonight's first meeting of the year! JOIN US! Learn about TMS, help us brainstorm some ideas, and connect with other parents. We will be hosting this meeting via Zoom at 6:30pm: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/83173817290
TMS MKA will have to postpone the afterschool programming start date to Monday, September 20th. Thank you for your understanding.
On behalf of the Telstar All Sports Boosters I am reaching out. We recently took on the Football Boosters/Snack Shack. Our community is very excited to have Football again and we want to support it anyway we can. That being said, we need volunteers. We need volunteers to donate food and time to run our snack shack during games. This season the high school only has 3 home games. The snack shack in the past has made hand-cut fries, burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, crock pot items, baked goods and beverages. We need people to set up/cook/take down from about an hour before games until the game ends. We recommend working in 1-2 hour shifts. Many families and community members come to our games and are there for 3-4 hours. Offering food is a must, however we cannot offer food if we do not have the volunteers to help. Keep in mind all money we make goes back to the students and athletes. In the past we have been able to purchase batting nets, water bubblers around the school, provide lunches for away games, donate money towards uniforms, give t-shirts for Athletes of the Month and we also put on a Sport Banquet for Senior Athletes each year as well as plaques for athletes. There is a home football game this Saturday the 11th. We are looking for volunteers/donations for our limited menu until we get more volunteers. Please let me know if you can donate an item or your time. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you, Koral Fraser
Tonight's PTA Meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30pm due to the special school board meeting this evening. We hope to see you next week! If you email Mr. Kenney email@example.com he can send a Zoom link if you can't attend in person.
We will begin our pooled testing program on Wednesday, September 8th. If you have not signed up yet, you can do so using the links below. For parents of test takers under the age of 18, click here: https://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com/minor-consent For students and staff over the age of 18: https://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com/invite-by-code Then, enter this access code: Crescent Park Elementary School: 4Z8HVY Woodstock Elementary School: B13GM7 Telstar Middle School: 4832M0 Telstar High School: KNFVHO
Sorry for the confusion yesterday! Yesterday was the first time SAD44 used our new Alert system and found that the alerts went to every single emergency contact listed for each student. We are working to refine our contact list and to be more nuanced with who we reach out to with alerts. Again, sorry for the inconvenience and your patience as we improve our service to you…
Tomorrow is the first day of school, 9/1/21! It is a White Day. There is one lunch option: Chef Kimball has prepared pulled pork sandwiches, pasta and potato salad, and watermelon. We are having an outdoor bbq for the staff and students. See you all in the am!
TMS is looking for a TMS Girls Soccer coach for this fall. If you have any interest or availability, please contact the office 824-2136 x 1350 to inquire or call the Central Office. Applications are on the district website.
Video of Monday’s SAD44 School Board Meeting - The following link will take you to a Western Hills Access Television recording of Monday nights’s meeting of the MSAD 44 School Board. Please note that following the Pledge of Allegiance, the recording inadvertently switched over to regular programming for a short period of time. It picks up again at approximately the 8 minute mark as the Citizen Comments section of the agenda was underway. Thank you to Josh Morton and Westen Hills Access Television for providing us with this link in advance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABS947cwSkQ
MSAD #44’s Annual Child Find Notice - MSAD #44 has a legal responsibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to locate and identify all school age children (ages 5-22) within the district who may require special education services due to an educational disability. This includes students who are attending public and private schools, and who are homeschooled. Children may be eligible for special education under the following disability categories: Autism, developmental delay, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment, deaf-blindness, orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury, and intellectual disability. If you have a school-age child or know of a child residing within MSAD #44 who may have an educational disability and may need special education services please contact Jeanne Cordeiro, Director of Special Services, at (207) 824-2136 ext. 1309. If you have a child between the ages of 3-5 who you suspect may have a disability that requires special education services, please contact Child Development Services (CDS) Opportunities in Oxford at (207) 743-9701. Full Notice here: https://5il.co/xe6e
Athlete paperwork for 2021 fall athletes, MS and HS is available under the front canopy at Telstar in a Rubbermaid bin on a desk 24/7. High school students, please bring the completed papers with you on Monday night , August 16th at 5:30pm to the first practices for high school only. You can come even if you did not sign up in the spring. MS can bring paperwork in on the first day of school. The first middle school practices are Thursday, September 2nd after school. ALL students need to have a physical on file with the nurse in order to play. There is no more grandfathering clause due to COVID. Thank you and good luck!
Meals for July 1st and 2nd will be delivered on Thursday, July 1st, not on Wednesday, June 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you! Ryan Kimball, SAD #44 Food Service Director.
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 17th is our last day of school for students. Dismissal is at 11:30am. Tomorrow is the final day when all in person students need to turn in their laptops, chargers, long cords, duck heads and cases. For our remote students, you may bring them in on Friday, June 18th between 8-2pm. Thank you for a great year and take care this summer!!
Summer Meal Program Update: SAD44 is able to offer summer meals to students who live in the district ages 18 and under again this year. Please call the office 824-2136 to sign up before the end of this school year for meals and select pickup or delivery options. Thank you!
The COVID vaccine clinic at Stephens Memorial Hospital is open Mon -Wed- Fri and is accepting walk-ins. The Pfizer vaccine for students 12 and over is available from 11:30 to 5:00 on those days.
A reminder for students who received the first vaccine dose. The second dose will be given Tuesday June 15th from 8:00 - 9:30 at Telstar. It is important to receive the second dose to be fully protected against the COVID 19
Next week we will be swapping our meals for Tuesday and Wednesday. So, on Tuesday we will be having Famous Bowls, and on Wednesday we will be having Chicken Caesar Salads. It is supposed to be very hot and sticky on Wednesday so we thought it would be a good day for salad! Thank you, sorry for any inconvenience. Happy Friday!
TMS Softball game on May 25th has changed to now play Mt. Valley at the Mexico Rec Park starting at 3:30pm and not Buckfield as previously stated on the schedule.
Boys baseball team wins at Spruce Mountain.