Principal Parker Weekly

March 17, 2022

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Happy St. Pat's Day!

#TheTRWayForward


I am happy I am a little Irish -- I hope each member of the TRMS community finds time to celebrate whatever little (or big) part of cultures which they are a part. Maybe not today - but there is a day for you!


TRMS is planning to celebrate the many cultures and countries under its roof.


International Night will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6:00 PM.

The ceremony will start with a Parade of Flags representing students from all over the world at TRMS, in this school year.


Following the parade, cultural entertainment will be performed. Participants will display traditional dances, outfits, and other performances which will be followed by a sampling of food from different countries. Families are asked to bring an ethnic dish from their countries to share. It is required to list ingredients in these dishes to inform those who may have concerns with food allergies.


Parent/Guardian Interest Survey: International Night Parent/Guardian Interest Survey

Please respond by March 27th.


Finally - scroll down to thank our board member - Ms. McCain.


Shout Out to a staff member!


PBIS values: Be responsible -- Be respectful - Be proactive


SHARE -- See it. Hear it. And Report it Every time.


Thank you for sharing your family with us.


Remember to follow us on Twitter @TaylorRoadWay and @Proud_Tigers and on Facebook for updates. We will also continue our traditional Messenger newsletter, along with weekly principal emails. You can always find more information on our website.


I love my job!

Core values of TRMS: Engagement, Rigor, and Relationships

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The Alliance Theatre has allocated funding from the Fine Arts Department to offer FREE tickets to our upcoming production of BINA’S SIX APPLES for all Fulton County Schools families. The show runs March 11-27, and it is recommended for ages 9 and up.

Please see the flyer below with more information and the promo code (FULTON).

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TRMS is planning to celebrate the many cultures and countries under its roof.

International Night will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6:00 PM.

The ceremony will start with a Parade of Flags representing students from all over the world at TRMS, in this school year.



Following the parade, a cultural entertainment will be performed. Participants will display traditional dances, outfits, and other performances which will be followed by a sampling of food from different countries. Families are asked to bring an ethnic dish from their countries to share. It is required to list ingredients in these dishes to inform those who may have concerns with food allergies.


Parent/Guardian Interest Survey: International Night Parent/Guardian Interest Survey

Please respond by March 27th.

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Please Help with Staff Appreciation Week


Volunteers: We understand that SAW week is just a week away. Calling all volunteers to come help decorate the Tiger Cafe, school and help required during breakfast and lunch.



Sign up to volunteer


Sign up to donate snacks/drinks

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Thank you, Ms. McCain -- District 5 School Board Member!


Fulton County Schools is joining in a statewide celebration to acknowledge the work and dedication of our local school board members. The week of March 14-20. 2022 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. Each member contributes her own strengths to the district, and these different contributions and perspectives make our Board a formidable group. They have championed the needs of our students, employees, and the community, helping children thrive during these extraordinary times. We thank them for their leadership, their commitment to our students and our community, and for supporting our mission, “Where Students Come First.”


Thank you, Ms. McCain -- District 5 School Board Member!

Our Community’s Diversity Brought To Life Through Stories!

The TRMS Cultural Diversity Committee is inviting parents, relatives, and community members to help enrich our school’s social studies curriculum with live and in person testimonials. We are trying to assemble a panel/series of speakers who have impactful stories they would be willing to share with our students and our community.


Learning history from real people who were involved in or witness to real events helps to paint a deeper picture of that history and to bring those events to life.

Our rich and diverse school community surely has so many stories to share which would be relevant to either units of study in our social studies classes or important cultural events on our calendar. Some of our social studies classes will be/are beginning units on World War II and then moving into studies of the Civil Rights Era.


Simultaneously, while we are nearing the end of February and Black History Month, we will be entering Women’s History Month in March and Arab American Heritage Month in April, which will also coincide with the Muslim month-long observance and fasting of Ramadan. And closer to the end of April on the 28th will be Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is the Jewish memorialization of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.


If you or a relative of yours has a real-life event or important historical story to tell that will educate and inform our diverse school community, please contact our social studies teacher and co-chair of the diversity committee, Dr. Aquil Bayyan, who can help coordinate your appearance at school. We look forward to hearing from you and to hearing your family’s important story told!

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Order Your Yearbook by April 15th!

Milestones Testing Days

April 25: ELA Part 1 (all grades)

April 26: ELA Part 2 (all grades)

April 27: ELA Part 3 (all grades)

April 29: Algebra I EOC (students in Algebra I Honors)

May 2: Math Part 1 (all grades)

May 3: Math Part 2 (all grades)

May 5: Science EOG/Physical Science EOC (8th grade)

May 6: Social Studies (8th grade)

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Backpacks of Love

At TRMS we have a program called “backpacks of love”. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance by donating non-perishable items to our families. The participants’ names are known only to the counselors and social worker. Once every two weeks a backpack with food items are available to go home. A student can carry the backpack home, or the parent can pick it up at the front office. All we need to know is if you would like to participate, how many adults are in the house, how many children are in the house, and if there are any dietary allergies such as peanut butter. We can only provide for a certain number of families so the sooner you reply the better. We will respond regardless of whether you are in the program or if supplies run out.


6th grade Counselor- Mr. Fredric Johnson

7th grade Counselor- Mrs. Alexcia Massey

8th grade Counselor- Mrs. Cindy Sabula

Please support our efforts by ordering See's Candies. This opportunity is available until March 25th.

Supporting our work --

Academic Excellence Donation 21-22

These generous voluntary donations will be used exclusively to purchase academic programs or supplies to support student learning or to purchase learning opportunities for our Teachers to enhance their ability to educate our students. Please enter any amount that you are comfortable donating. Thank you for supporting Taylor Road Middle School.


TRMS Staff Recognition Donation 21-22

Donation to be used by TRMS specifically for Staff recognition and awards. Any amount you wish to donate will be appreciated. Thank you for your support of our Taylor Road Middle School teachers.

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Taylor Road is on Facebook!

You can keep up with the latest news and happenings at Taylor Road MS on Facebook. Please follow us!

Important Dates


March 18: School Governance Council Meeting, 7:45 AM (Postponed)

March 19: Middle School Track Meet, Milton HS

March 21: Early Release Day

March 22: 7th/8th Grade Concert Band - LGPE Performance, Chattahoochee HS, 9:30 AM

March 23: Symphonic Band - LGPE Performance, Chattahoochee HS, 2:00 PM

March 24: Rising 6th Grade Students Visit (State Bridge Crossing ES & Findley Oaks ES)

March 28: PTA Spirit Night @ Andy's Custard

March 30: Scoliosis Screening for 6th & 8th grades (Flipped Bell Schedule)

March 31: Hoops for Hope (6th & 8th Grade)

March 31 & April 1: TRMS Musical, CHS Auditorium, 7:00 PM

April 1: Hoops for Hope (7th Grade)

April 2: Ramadan Begins

April 4 - 8: Spring Break

The buck stops here

See our duties divided among the administrators responsible (click photo below). We continually modify and update this chart. It is also available on the TRMS website.

We are here to help - always!

If you feel any concerns - or know someone who does - please know Taylor Road is filled with people who care. I encourage you to reach out via this website link to report concerns to me personally at any time. I immediately receive email notification of all submitted concerns, and I promise to respond quickly. The report remains anonymous, unless you choose to share your identity and allow me to respond.


Fulton Schools also has a Quick Tip app to report issues to district leaders and school police. Please continue to reach out. It is never a bother or a hardship to show we care.


Finally, there are any number of resources for stakeholders. Please follow this link for more information. Do not hesitate; ask for help.

#TheTRWayForward

As we define our way forward, the administrative team welcomes input. Remember, I continue to use #TheTRWayForward to tag Twitter posts that represent my vision for Taylor Road.


Follow me personally @TaylorRoadWay on Twitter. I am excited about #TheTRWayForward


Thanks for supporting TRMS!


Relationships - Rigor - Engagement