TCS Weekly Update 1-17-19

Dear Thomaston Center School Families,


The end of the second marking period is upon us!  Pending snow days, the marking period ends on January 22, 2019.  Report cards will be available via Power School the following week. 

This past Monday, we celebrated achievements in our character development, our attendance, and our fitness during our Character Assembly.  To date, more than 3,000 BEAR bucks have been distributed this year.  What a great examples of behaving exceptionally and responsibly at Center School we demonstrate! 


Tomorrow, Friday, January 25, a presenter from the Connecticut Invention Convention will visit Center School to discuss the invention process with our sixth graders.  As a reminder, ideas for projects are due on Tuesday, January 22.  We look forward to learning about the innovative ideas from our students.  The TCS Invention Convention will be held on March 19, 2019.  More information will be forthcoming.


This week Thomaston Center School learned of important information regarding the Remind App and Verizon.   As you are aware, many teachers at Center School use a free app called "Remind" in order to send messages to families regarding homework as well as class announcements.  It has come to our attention that due to a disagreement between 'Remind' and Verizon, beginning Monday, January 28, 2019 Verizon Wireless customers will no longer be able to receive text notifications via 'Remind'.  However, it is still possible for Verizon Wireless customers to receive "Remind" notifications via email while this dispute is being settled.  In order to enable email notifications, go to your account and change the communications setting online, or look for the gear icon in the app.  More detailed instructions may be found at  This change only affects you if you use Verizon Wireless.  

Next Friday, January 25, 2019, we will be hosting our annual Thomaston Center School Spelling Bee sponsored by the Educational Enrichment Fund of Thomaston.  If your student wishes to participate in the bee, permission slips are due by Tuesday, January 22.  Students do not need to be a part of the Spelling Bee Club to be participate in Friday’s event.  The snow date will be on February 1, 2019.  The bee will begin at 9:00 in the Thomaston Center School auditorium.  Visitors are welcome!  Please contact Mrs. Webster at [email protected] if you wish to attend and she will include you on our visitor’s log. 


We’re off to see the Wizard!! Auditions for our Thomaston Center School drama production will be held on February 13 and 14, 2019.  Please see the flyer for additional information: Wizard of Oz Auditions 


As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 21, 2019 to observe the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Thank you for your continued interest and support of your child’s education.


Kristin Bernier


Thomaston Center School