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Nurse's Corner

Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?

Consider keeping your child home if he or she:
• Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
• Has been vomiting
• Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
     − Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
     − Productive coughing, sneezing
     − Headache, body aches, earache
     − Sore throat -- A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.
Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness.

Tracey Umberger, BSN, RN, NCSN

School Nurse

Turrentine Middle School

Important News

  • Citizen Science Summer Camp
    Interested in all sorts of science? If you're a current sixth or seventh grader, view information about the ABSS Citizen Science Summer Camp being held  June 19-23 at CTEC. Act fast! Registration closes May 3, 2017.

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  • Picture Day

    Spring pictures will be taken on April 26.  Look for forms to come home soon!  Students must bring forms and money on picture day.  

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  • Free Physicals

    Kernodle Clinic will have free physicals on May 10.  The line will start forming at 5:00pm with physicals from 5:30-6:30pm.  Students must have a completed physical form signed by the parent to receive a physical.  Find all forms on the Athletics page.  Makeup date is May 11.  

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  • Proctors Needed!

    The EOGs are rapidly approaching and we need help. We need a large number of proctors to assist in monitoring students while testing.  Anyone over 18 years old can proctor! Training will be provided on May 22 and May 24 at 8:15am and 3:15pm. Proctors are needed on the following dates:  May 31 - June 6.  Please contact your child's teacher if you can help or use this Google form to sign up.  

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  • Course Reference Guide 2017-18
    The Course Reference Guide for 2017-18 is now available online.

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  • Military Connected Student Information

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Turrentine Middle School Trojan
1710 Edgewood Avenue
Burlington, NC  27215-4938
Telephone:  336-570-6150
Fax:  336-570-6210
Principal:  Fredrick Sellars
Assistant Principals: 

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is quickly approaching and the PTO needs your help!   May 1-5, our entire staff of 90 will be treated to a week of food, gifts, and fun.  It takes a lot of 'parent power' to pull this off so please read below to see where you might be able to help:
Monday, May 1st-  The staff will be treated to a breakfast by the 8th Grade Parents.  This has already been taken care of by a wonderful group of parents so a BIG THANK YOU goes out to them!
Tuesday, May 2nd-  The staff will be treated to a candy bar by the 6th Grade Parents.  All candy is due in the office by Friday, April 28.  Please click on this link to sign up:
Wednesday, May 3rd- The staff will be treated to appetizer trays with chips and salsa from Chili's sponsored by the PTO.
Thursday, May 4th-  The staff will be treated to Grab n' Go Snacks by the 7th Grade Parents.  All snacks are due in the office by Friday, April 28.  Please click on this link to sign up:
Friday, May 5th-  The staff will enjoy their annual Staff Appreciation Week Luncheon sponsored by the PTO.   This will also be a Duty Free Lunch which means that parents will monitor the cafeteria during lunch so the staff can enjoy the luncheon in the library.  An administrator will be in the cafeteria at all times to assist.  We will have some parents and students away on the band/orchestra trip that day so the lunch crowd should be a little less than usual but we are also losing some volunteer power. Please click on the link below to sign up to help.  You are more than welcome to sign up for more than one slot.  If you are available at an odd time, please note it on the spreadsheet.  Your help is still needed! Again, I am losing some of my 'go to' volunteers to the band/orchestra trip so if you can, please help!
Miscellaneous Help Needed!
Friday, April 28th-  Decorating the lounge, setting up the gift table, and distributing mailbox treats.  I need 4 people for approximately 1-1 1/2 hours after school. The time is flexible so please email if you can help. 
Friday, May 5th-  I need someone to pick up salad and rolls from Texas Roadhouse at 10:30 and deliver to the school library.
***We need a portable cd player to use for the week.  If you have one that we can borrow, please email

Trojan Creed

I am a successful and positive student.

I will exhibit positive behaviors and self-control.

I will respect myself, others and their property.

Education is my ticket to success and my destiny is in my hands.

I AM a proud member of the TURRENTINE MIDDLE SCHOOL community!

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