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TMS Reading Week 2017

Monday, May 22nd through Friday, May 26th

TMS Book Fair

**Scholastic Book Fair will be open all week!** Your child will likely be visiting the Book Fair (RM 235) with their ELA teacher. If sending your child in with a check, please make payable to Tiverton Middle School. (Every child that makes a purchase will fill out a raffle ticket. A name will be pulled at the end of the day and the winner will be able to choose from a box of Scholastic prizes!) If you are interested in ordering books online, or you would like to preview some of the titles, the website for the TMS Scholastic Book Fair is: The purchasing window opens on May 17th and will close on May 30th.

Reading Week Contests:

Book Jacket Contest: Recreate your favorite book’s jacket. The cover should be bright, neat, colorful, and eye-catching. The book jacket does not have to look like the original and 11x14 paper or similar preferred. (Ask your ELA teacher or see Ms. Nogueira in RM 174 for paper.) A summary of the book should be written on the back. (Please note: If summary is not attached, poster will not be entered into the contest!) Make sure your full name, grade, and homeroom number are clearly written on the inside/back. Entries are due to Ms. Nogueira (Rm 174) by Wed. 5/24.

Alternate Ending Contest: Loved a book, but hated the ending? Create your new ending and submit it. Please write original book’s title and author at the top of the paper. Also include full name, grade, and homeroom number. Entries are due to Ms. Nogueira (Rm 174) by Wed. 5/24.

*NEW*: Google Slides Book Trailer: Create a book trailer for a book you read this year. You may use Screencastify and Google Slides. Your presentation should be no longer than two minutes and you need to share it with on or before Wednesday, 5/24.

                        Prizes for Book Jackets, Creative Endings, and Book Trailers!

1st Prize: $10 Scholastic Book Fair Dollars

2nd Prize: $5 Scholastic Book Fair Dollars

3rd Prize: A prize from the Scholastic Prize Box

Dress Up Days during Reading Week:

Monday: Merry Monday Morning: We know we all love Mondays! Roll out of bed in your pajamas today!

Tuesday:  Color Wars! Think your grade has the best school spirit? Prove it! Wear the color assigned to your grade: 5th grade=blue, 6th grade=black, 7th grade=red, 8th grade=white.

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday! (Wear mismatched clothing. The wackier the better!)

Thursday:  Red Nose Day! Wear a red nose or have one painted on for Red Nose Day. Cost is $1.00. Money goes to Rhode Island Children’s Fund, helping local children in our schools.

Friday: End the week showing your TMS Spirit! (Wear TMS apparel, Feinstein t-shirt, town team attire, or maroon.) Go Foxes!

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Dear TMS Community,

The faculty and staff of Tiverton Middle School share an educational philosophy that celebrates each child as a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.

We accomplish this by serving as instructional guides, by allowing each child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and by promoting respect for all things and all people. Please join us in our commitment to nurturing and guiding our community’s young people towards developing into the best versions of themselves!

Yours in partnership,
Dr. Laurie Dias-Mitchell


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