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Supply lists (17-18) 

Tawasentha 8C supply list for the 2017-18 school year

August 2017— Welcome to Tawasentha 8C!

Hello, Tawasentha Eighth Graders,
We hope you are all enjoying your summer vacation. Even though we have a few weeks left, we are already looking forward to an awesome school year with you!

All Tawasentha 8 teachers use email and School Tool as our main form of communication. Our email addresses are:

Mrs. Cahill:
Mr. Kavanaugh:
Mrs. Kelly:
Ms. Matthews:
Mr. Wolf:

Please be sure you and your child have separate SchoolTool accounts. If not, please go to the district website for more information. All teachers post their grades on SchoolTool.

Mark Your Calendars
September 27th is our OPEN HOUSE!

Getting to Know Our Students
Dear Parents and Guardians,

We believe that getting to know and understand each student as a valuable member of our community is a necessity as we start the year together. Please feel free to write us via email or in a letter to let us know about your child. You may want to share the information below with all of the team teachers:

-strengths and weaknesses as a student,
-extracurricular activities and hobbies,
-situations outside of school that we should be made aware of, both social and domestic, and/or
-fun facts or information.

We realize that many of you like to shop for school supplies during the August sales, so we have compiled a list of items you will need for your core classes. Please have the following supplies with you on the first day of school as class time will be spent on organizing materials.

Team Supplies
● a two-pocket folder
● loose leaf paper
● #2 pencils and small pencil sharpener
● colored pencils (at least eight)
● black and blue pens
● 2 inch, 3-ring binder (team binder that will keep all materials and written homework)
● pencil pouch for team binder
● headphones/earbuds

Give to Your Homeroom Teacher
● a box of tissues
● $3.50 for an assignment pad: cash or a check made out to Farnsworth Middle School
*This is a separate payment from the one needed for Junior Scholastics; please do not send one check for both.

Science (Kelly):
● 2 inch 3-ring binder with loose leaf paper

Language Arts (Kavanaugh):
● 3 composition notebooks
● Post-it notes (will need to be replenished as the year moves on)
● free reading selection

Math (Matthews):
● 3 inch, 3 ring binder with:
● 5 dividers
● loose leaf paper
● graph paper
● calculator -- different depending on course:
- Accelerated (Algebra I): graphing calculator (TI-84 Plus required)
- Non-Accelerated (Math 8): scientific calculator (TI-30X IIS recommended)
● ruler and protractor (to use at home)

Social Studies (Cahill):
● composition notebook of your liking. *Students may choose to use a digital journal instead
● two-pocket folder for various papers from class
● index cards to be replenished throughout the year. *Students may choose to use a digital app like Quizlet instead
● $9.50 check made out to Farnsworth Middle School for a subscription to Junior Scholastics, our current events magazine.

Students taking French, German, Italian or Spanish should have the following materials for their World Language class:
● binder
● 8-10 dividers
● writing utensils
● loose leaf paper or notebook
● headphones or earbuds
● expo markers
● index cards

Additional supplies will need to be purchased for special area classes. You may wish to delay purchases for special area classes until your child knows which specific classes they have in the first quarter.

Physical Education at FMS
Welcome to Physical Education at FMS. Each student will be assigned a locker in which they should store their clothes/belongings. The following items are needed for physical education class:

● Combination padlock (please, no key locks)
● Change of clothes (shorts/sweats, t-shirt/sweatshirt)
● Pair of sneakers

Important Lock and Locker Information
All returning 8th students in Tawasentha are expected to bring back the lock they were assigned the previous year and brought home over the summer. New 8th grade students will be provided one, free-hanging, combination lock in Homeroom at the start of the year. 8th grade students are responsible for their provided lock for their final year at Farnsworth Middle School. At the end of the school year, students will be required to turn in their assigned lock to their homeroom teacher.

● Students who misplace or lose this lock will need to purchase a replacement. We encourage them to purchase a school-issued lock at a cost of $5 at their house office.
● Students must purchase their own lock for the locker they will use in the Physical Education locker room.

Contact Information
Tawasentha House Office (located in Seneca) Phone: 456-6010 ext. 3060

House Principal: Mr. Pipa |
House Secretary: Mrs. Cordi |
School Counselor: Mrs. Heigel |