PTO's News

 PTO Leadership Meeting on Monday, Dec. 17 at 4:00PM in Room 104 (Ms. Kinder's room)


The PTO is planning a New Years/Welcome Back skate night fundraiser at Jelly Beans
in Cary on the evening of Saturday, January 12th, 5-7PM. More details to follow!!
Please mark your calendars and save the date!!



Parents, PTO forms went home last week. Please send in your form and dues as soon
as possible.

Students and Teacher of the Month

On December 11th, we announced our first group of student and teacher of the month
winners. The criteria for the Student of the Month for November was Good Citizenship.
It was wonderful to see so many students nominated for November. This proves we
have many amazing students at TMSA! Below are the student and teacher winners for

November Winners:
Kindergarten: Luc Antonio and Olesia Filenko
1st grade: Ghazi Hassan and Medha Rudraraju
2nd grade: Macain Culligan and Alison Harris
3rd grade: Aiden Rahaim and Malcom Chance
4th grade: Sahana Devaraj
5th grade: Molly Rubin
6th grade: Nikita Filenko

Teacher of the Month:
Sonya Yount

The Student of the Month criteria for December is "Demonstrating Service to School
and Community". We look forward to seeing all the amazing services that our children
do at TMSA and in the community!

Thanks so much for supporting our students and teachers!!!
Nikki Bargas – PTO Student and Teacher Appreciation Committee


Why Wellness in the schools?
School is where students spend their time and where they learn from teachers and
from peers. The national organization, Action for Healthy Kids, conducted a meta-
analysis of nearly 200 research studies and published a report entitled, “The Learning
Connection. The Value of Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity in Our Schools.”
The results show that healthy eating behaviors increased academic test scores,
improved daily attendance, and better class participation, and have also been shown to

reduce tardiness. Exercise was found to improve cognitive function and regular physical
activity supports better learning. Physical activity was also connected with improved
self-esteem and reduced anxiety and stress, both of which lead to improved academic

So in other words, students learn best and achieve more when they eat smart and
move more! Let’s support our children and help them succeed by supporting wellness
efforts at TMSA.

If you are interested in learning more about the wellness and school connection you
can find the report at:

Rachel Pohlman – PTO Wellness Committee