View our LIVE video chat with Carrie Ryan, co-author of our Club Tome and Jr. Tome It List Nominee book, Map to Everywhere.
The event will be live cast to YouTube on Tuesday, March 1st at 1 PM EST. The video will also be archived on YouTube for later viewing.
Find more Literacy Week ideas at www.tomesociety.org/tome-literacy-week
Share your Lit Week activities online with the hashtag #TLW16 and tag @TomeSociety all week February 22-26, 2016.
Chapter Advisers -- Carrie Ryan (author of Map to Everywhere) has agreed to do a Google Hangout with our chapters TOMORROW (Wednesday), 2/24 at 1 PM Eastern. The video chat will last no longer than one hour. If you are an official chapter, you can participate for FREE in this online event.
This is in honor of Tome Literacy Week this week, Feb. 22-26.
Please work with your schools this morning and email email@example.com TODAY if your chapter can do an "at-school field trip" tomorrow at 1 pm to participate in this online event.
Remember, Map to Everywhere was an It List book for Club Tome (4-5) and Jr. Tome(6-8) levels, but all grades are invited to participate. More information to follow.
To participate live you have two options, you can VIEW the event on YouTube LIVE and submit questions for Mrs. Ryan to our designated Today's Meet channel (info coming soon) OR you can participate in the video portion via GoogleHangout (you will need a webcam and google hangout capabilities at school).
We are proud to share the following schedule and events for our upcoming TomeCon 2016 on March 17.
TomeCon 2016 Schedule
Thursday, March 17, 2016
9 AM - 5 PM
Gainesville Campus - University of North Georgia
3820 Mundy Mill Rd.
Oakwood, GA 30566
Regular registration fee per student $12 (advisers and chaperons free). Checks payable to Tome Society. More registration details included in registration forms. Early registration postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2016. Late registration payment ($15 per student) must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Please see the registration form.
Early Bird TomeCon 2016 Registration Deadline Approaching– This Friday, February 12th (must be emailed and postmarked by Friday for the reduced registration rate). You can download the registration form at http://www.tomesociety.org/tomecon.html
Also, remember each registered chapter needs to provide an adult volunteer the day of the conference, in addition to one adviser/chaperone for your group of students. Please remember to list your volunteer’s information on the registration form AND on the google form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aQfy4zIwhHluLmCMgAP_tbFX8mHGZIAo3YdaQ3bHPOA/viewform
Donate a Basket
Also, don’t forget your chapter gets Chapter of the Year points for donating a raffle basket for TomeCon.
Also, here is a form for additional community volunteers to help before conference and the day of conference: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V0hdwzplRqbg6qcD_Rbq3Ecs6H8JV_4pbeCinJXGDW0/viewform
Please make plans for a fun literacy week at your school. Literacy Week is Feb. 22-26. Please use this week to promote literacy across your school and advertise It List Voting http://www.tomesociety.org/vote.html There is an activity packet and a sample Literacy Week activity sheet posted on the website at http://www.tomesociety.org/tome-literacy-week.html
Calling all Community Members, Friends of Tome, and Chapter Advisers:
We have needs for several things with help before our upcoming TomeCon 2016.
We also have a need for volunteers the day of conference. If you can attend TomeCon at the Gainesville Campus of the University of North Georgia on March 17, 2016 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM or any portion of the day, we also need help the day of conference.
If you can help us BEFORE conference or the DAY of conference, please submit your information here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V0hdwzplRqbg6qcD_Rbq3Ecs6H8JV_4pbeCinJXGDW0/viewform
Thank you for your support.
All t-shirts must be PRE-ordered/paid as part of your chapter's TomeCon 2016 registration. Include size and payment with the registration form to order.
T-shirts are $15 each. The shirt is available in sizes Youth Small - Adult 2XL.
TomeCon regular registration deadline is less than one month away. Please use this poster to advertise to your students. TomeCon is for EVERY Tome student. The day is full of concurrent sessions and special speakers relating to your literacy standards.
Remember, TomeCon ends the 2015-2016 year and kicks off the 2016-2017 year. So if your chapter was not very active this year, TomeCon is a great way to get students fired up for next school year.
Potential advisers are welcome to attend to prepare for starting a chapter next school year.
Registration for TomeCon 2016 is now open. TomeCon 2016 will be Thursday, March 17 at the Gainesville Campus of the University of North Georgia.
Regular registration must be postmarked by February 12 and is $12 per student.
Late registration must be postmarked by March 1 and is $15 per student.
Our conference will have keynote speaker Jaleigh Johnson and concurrent sessions based on the literacy standards our club promotes. Jaleigh will be available for book signing for her book "Mark of the Dragonfly". Additionally, the book talk competition and the final round of the reading bowl competition will take place face-to-face at TomeCon. Remember, the conference is designed for all Tome Society students, whether competing or not, so please bring your whole chapters.
You don't want your students to miss this amazing day!!!
There is an OPTIONAL lunch available for pre-purchase for $8 and also optional t-shirt pre-order purchase for $15 (design coming soon). These must be designated on the registration form and paid for with registration.
Also, Barnes & Noble will be on site with this year and next year's It List books for purchase. And we will once again have our onsite raffle drawings ($1 per ticket). These can be purchased at conference with NO pre-purchase required.
All chapters are required to have at least one adult adviser in attendance and at least one adult volunteer to assist with the conference. Volunteer training will begin at 8:30 AM.
Please see the registration form and more detials on the conference page at tomesociety.org/tomecon
Submission deadline is March 1, 2016 for both Spring Competitions AND Yearlong Competitions. Below is an outline of all the competitions/awards due on March 1 with a link to the FINAL version of the directions/rubric for the event for the 2015-2016 year. These can also be found on our website at http://www.tomesociety.org/competitions.html
We have several new Spring Competitions, so please review carefully.
TomeCon 2016 registration information will be forthcoming the beginning of next week. All awards for fall/spring competitions will be given at TomeCon on March 17, 2016 at University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus. Plus, there will be a wealth of activities all day for students who have not competed in any events during the year. Don't forget our Keynote Speaker with be Jaliegh Johnson, author of Mark of the Dragonfly.
Submission deadline: March 1, 2016
INDIVIDUAL OR PARTNER
The deadline for students to apply to receive the Membership Madness & Mania Awards (open to all levels) and for membership in Tau Omicron Mu Epsilon Honor Society (11th & 12th grade only) is March 1.
Membership Madness & Mania
Students who achieve Membership Madness OR Membership Mania will receive their award at TomeCon 2016 on March 17, 2016.
To earn a membership award an individual student must be responsible for recruiting new members to your chapter between January 1 and March 1. Students who recruit at least 5 new members will receive the Membership Madness Award. Students who recruit at least 10 new members will receive the Membership Mania Award.
You can find the application form for these awards is linked from the Tome Competitions page at http://www.tomesociety.org/uploads/1/5/5/3/15531344/tome_membership_campaigns.pdf
This competition is open to students at all levels.
For Club Tome the adviser needs to verify that all recruited students are active members. For Tome and Jr. Tome advisers need to verify that dues for recruited students are sent to Tome by March 1.
Tau Omicron Mu Epsilon
Tau Omicron Mu Epsilon Students in grades 9-11 can track their chapter activities on the TOME Points Sheet from year to year. Students meeting the following minimum requirements are eligible for initiation into the TOME Honor Society at TomeCon each spring: