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TCMS eNews 2.1.19

3rd Quarter Begins

Well, we missed the last day of the second quarter yesterday because of the weather, but the teachers with ten and twenty week courses are making adjustments and second quarter grades will be available on the Parent Portal on 2/8/19. If any students have questions regarding their Q3 schedule, they should see their grade level administrator or their school counselor.

Participate in Our Thought Exchange About the Budget

We need your input as we develop next year's proposed school budget. We'd like you to share your thoughts on budget development, the property tax cap, and programs to be supported or ideas for reductions that would accommodate both the cap and virtually no increase in state funding. So, we need to know what is most important to you? We know that staying under the cap would require dramatic changes to the non-mandated but Brighton experience programs because of the lack of state aid being provided. We continue to strive for the most efficient operation possible while balancing the needs of students and the expectations of the community. You supported an increase over the cap several years ago in order to maintain programming in the same situation. We only ever come to you with an annual increase that we feel we need in order to maintain and foster excellence for all children. However, we need your input as we contemplate a proposed budget.

By clicking here, you can participate in a Thought Exchange that flows through three easy steps: Share, Star, and Discover. This particular tool allows you to see all of the comments being made by your classmates, colleagues, and neighbors. It allows you to comment and rate comments, all anonymously. The exchange format helps all of us see how the community feels and to build on each other's perspectives. If you create an account, you will be able to log back in at a later time and see how others rated your comments.

Festival of Ideas

It's not too late to register for Festival of Ideas! Bring your forms to the main office box as soon as you can and join the fun at Festival 2019! Additional forms are in the TCMS main office.

TCMS Meeting with the Principal

Our next meeting is on February 17 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. We will be hosting a group discussion on one of two books:  The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jensen:


Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour, Ph. D.:

Even if you don't read the books, you are welcome to join us!

Enjoy the weekend!

~Rob Thomas

February 1       World Hijab Day

February 1       First day of the Second Semester and Third Quarter

February 1       6th Grade Activity Night; 7-9 PM

February 2       TCMS Ski and Snow Board Club Departs TCMS at 7:30 AM 

February 9       TCMS Ski and Snow Board Club Departs TCMS at 7:30 AM 

February 13     PTSA TCMS Meeting with the Principal; 7-8PM in the Library Classroom

February 18     Mid-Winter Recess Begins

February 25     School Resumes

February 28     District Wide Strings Concert; 7 PM in the BHS Gym