Tawasentha team letters and supply lists 2022-23

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Student Lockers and Locks

It has not yet been determined whether or not FMS Students will be assigned  lockers this year.  If so, they will be assigned a hallway locker near their homeroom and one for Physical Education. Students will need to bring in two combination locks – one for their Homeroom Locker and one for their PE locker. Homeroom and Phys Ed teachers will keep the combination on file to help students who might forget the combination.

Tawasentha 6E

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Tawasentha 6 Team and Farnsworth Middle School! We look forward to working with your child and meeting them during the Tawasentha Orientation Day on Thursday, September 1.

We understand the transition to middle school comes with a set of unique challenges, both academically and socially. Our team’s values focus on the importance of life lessons and the social emotional health of our students. We feel strongly about the power in positive collaboration and teamwork and strive to model that for our students. We want to build relationships with students while providing learning environments that are positive, safe and engaging. We look forward to working with you and your family throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us as they arise.

The year our team consists of the following teachers:

Meg Polino (ELA & Social Studies):  polinom@guilderlandschools.net
Korey Rogotzke (Math & Science):  rogotzkek@guilderlandschools.net

During the summer, we are expecting our incoming 6th graders to read, read, read! We are requiring that students read at least one book and be prepared to do an assignment during the first week of school, the week of September 6. Please do not write a summary of the book prior to school. It is not too late to complete a book. Please refer to the recommended reading list for suggestions on amazing books. 

Parents, we would also like you to email a letter telling us about your child. We are interested in hearing about his/her strengths as a learner, special interests, and accomplishments, from the people who know our incoming students the best. Please also include any questions or concerns you may have. This will help us meet the needs of each of our students and would be greatly appreciated! We ask to have these letters by Wednesday, August 31, so we are able to review them prior to meeting students during Orientation.

Please take a moment to sign up for our contact list HERE by filling out the Google Form and sign up for our Remind App. Additionally, please be sure to log-in to eSchool Data to make sure that your contact information is accurate.

In a separate document, we have created a supply list for your Core classes. Please label all binders and notebooks in BLACK Sharpie with your student’s name and homeroom number.

We are looking forward to a wonderful school year with your child. We look forward to “meeting” you on Tuesday, September 13 at the 6th Grade Virtual Parent Open House. More information will follow.


Korey Rogotzke & Meg Polino

Tawasentha 6E Supplies

Tawasentha 6 Polino/Rogotzke Team Supplies

**Please label all binders and notebooks with your child’s name and homeroom number.**

  • 1 yellow 1 ½ inch flexible binder Math/Science
  • 1 Texas Instrument Scientific Calculator(TI-30 XIIS) Math/Science  (not required, optional)
  • 1  Package of loose-leaf paper Math/Science
  • 1 8-tab binder dividers Math/Science
  • 1 black 1 ½ inch binder with pockets ELA/SS
  • 1 8-tab binder dividers ELA/SS
  • 1 composition notebook (college ruled) ELA (to be decorated in class)
  • 1 plastic folder with pockets for homework, any color

Traveling Supplies for All Classes

  • 1 backpack (large enough to fit supplies needed for the day)
  • 1 supply container/pencil case (plastic or fabric)
  • 3 packages of pencils
  • 1 large eraser
  • 2 packages of pens
  • 2 highlighters
  • 2 packages of eraser caps
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 package of colored pencils
  • 1 pair of earbuds
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • $5.00 towards Team Assignment Notebook

Materials should be kept in the student supply container.  Extras can be left at home and replenished as needed during the school year. 

On Thursday, September 1,  please have your child only bring in the following:

  • Chromebook and headphones
  • Pencil
  • Composition Notebook
  • Plastic homework folder

Special Area Classes School Supplies

General Music

  • 1 Pocket folder with 10-15 pages of loose-leaf paper
  • 1 Box of tissues (optional)


  • 1 Combination Lock for PE lockers

Health 6

  • 1 Pocket folder
  • 1 Composition notebook


  • Headphones
  • 2 pencils
  • 1 pen
  • 15 loose-leaf sheets of paper
  • 1 Box of tissues

Family & Consumer Science

  • 1 Pair Earbuds/headphones
  • 1 Pencil


  • 1 Box of tissues
  • 1 Pencil

World Language

  • 1 Binder (1 inch)
  • 1 Set of 8 dividers
  • 1 subject notebook
  • Index cards
  • In your pencil pouch, Pens/pencils
  • 1 dry erase marker
  • 1 Earbuds
  • 1 Colored pencils or markers
  • 1 box of tissues

Tawasentha 6E welcome letter and supply list

Tawasentha 7C

Welcome to Tawasentha 7C and your 7th grade adventure.

We look forward to greeting our families during our 7th grade Open House on September 20, 2022.


Communication will be very important as we move forward into a new school year; please check and make sure all of your contact information on eSchoolData is accurate. Feel free to contact us using the information below:

Curt Roscoe (Math) roscoec@guilderlandschools.net
Lisa Ball (Language Arts/Social Studies) balll@guilderlandschools.net
Nancy Behrens (Science) behrensn@guilderlandschools.net

Additional Team Members 

Kelly Willetts (House Principal) willettsk@guilderlandschools.net 518.456.6010 ext 2060
Kelly Cordi (House Secretary) cordik@guilderlandschools.net 518.456.6010 ext 2060
Christina Jager (School Counselor) jagerc@guilderlandschools.net 518.456.6010 ext 2038

Tawasentha 7C Supply List

    • Combination Lock for Locker
    • Earbuds or headphones (Wired for compatibility with Chromebook)
    • Pens and Pencils
    • Highlighters (mixed colors)
    • Colored Pencils
    • Loose Leaf paper
    • 1 Box Tissues
    • TI-30X-IIS calculator (highly recommended)
    • 3 ring binder (1.5 or 2 inch recommended)
    • 4 dividers (could use Manila folders for sections)
    • Pack of index cards
    • 1 plastic folder with the fasteners in the middle
    • 1 spiral notebook, same color as the folder
    • 1 package any color sticky notes
    • 2 folders (plastic ones hold up better)
    • Composition notebook
    • Independent reading book
    Social Studies
    • 2 folders (plastic ones hold up better)

    Cross team Class Supplies

    General Music
    • Pocket Folder
    • Lock for PE Locker
    • Pocket Folder
    • Composition Notebook
    • Pocket Folder
    • 1 Box of Tissues
    World Language
    • Binder (1 inch)
    • 8 Dividers
    • 1 Subject Spiral Notebook
    • Index Cards
    • Dry Erase Marker
    • 1 box of tissues

    Tawasentha 7C welcome letter and supply list

    Tawasentha 8C

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

    Greetings and salutations! We are so excited to welcome you to eighth-grade Tawasentha amidst this transitioning-to-a-more-normal school year.

    We know that last year was a roller coaster that ended very differently from how it began. Standards were always in motion; our expectations (and hopes) were up and down, and now it seems as though we’ve found our landing just as it’s time to begin again… And that’s good news! It means that it’s also time to remember what standing on stable ground felt like.

    That’s where we come in. As a team we will work together to keep in mind and account for all of these varying circumstances while still providing you with the most consistent, inclusive, supportive – and, yes, challenging – academic environment possible. We want you to feel comfortable, and at the same time, we want you to know that we have lofty standards for you. You’ll meet them. We know it.

    As a team, we value communication–communication amongst one another, as well as communication between home and school. We will utilize individual Google Classrooms, a team Google Classroom, and eSchoolData. (Please take a moment to log into eSchoolData to make sure that all of your contact information is up to date and accurate. The information provided in eSchoolData is how we will contact home, so it is important we have the correct information.)

    We are eager to meet you and are looking forward to everything this school year will bring! And on that note, we already have a challenge to issue: Let’s make it better together.

    Sincerely your team teachers,

    Mrs. Bunce
    Mrs. Duffany
    Mr. Hanson
    Mrs. Pachucki
    Ms. Reed

    TAWASENTHA 8 Team Supply List, 2022-23

    The following is a list of supplies we are requesting students have for their CORE classes. If there are supplies such as markers, earbuds, etc. on this list that also appear on another list (Art, Tech, WL&C, etc.) please know that they can be used for all classes.


    • 2 Boxes of Tissues

    All Classes

    • Team Homework Folder
    • Pencils (Year Supply)
    • Pens (Year Supply)
    • Colored Pencils (1 package)
    • Markers (1 package)
    • Multi-color Highlighters (Year Supply)
    • Earbuds
    • Loose-Leaf Paper (roughly 500 sheets)


    • Folder
    • 1 Sharpie (black)


    • 2” 3-Ring Binder
    • 3 Binder Dividers
    • 1 or more Thin Dry Erase Marker(s)
    • Ruler
    • Calculator (which type depends on which Math Class):
      • MATH 8: TI-30 SXII
      • ALGEBRA 1: TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator


    • 1½” – 2” 3-Ring Binder with pockets
    • Marble Composition Notebook

    Social Studies

    • 1 3-ring binder with pockets

    If purchasing a calculator or any other supplies creates a financial burden, please contact your child’s teacher or school counselor to work on a plan. Solutions can and will be found.

    • 1 pocket folder
    • 10-15 pages of loose leaf paper
    • pencils, not pens
    • 1 box of tissues (optional)
      • 1 two-pocket folder
      • pencils
      • 1 box of tissues
      • headphones to be used in computer lab
      • 2 pencils
      • 1 pen
      • loose leaf paper
      • 1 Box of Tissues
      • 1 two-pocket folder
      World Language
      • 1 binder 
      • 8-10 dividers
      • pens/pencils
      • loose leaf paper or notebook
      • headphones or earbuds (available for daily use in class)
      • 1 pack of Expo markers
      • Index Cards
      • 1 box of tissues
      • 1 scissors
      • 1 pack of colored pencils

      Tawasentha 8C welcome letter and supply list

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