The Taylor Road Messenger

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Mark Your Calendar!

January 17: Linda McCain Meeting (9:30 AM @Wilson Creek ES)

January 19: Book Fair Begins

January 19: 6th Grade and Jazz Band Concert (7:00 PM)

January 24: OneNote Session for 6th Grade Parents (5:30 PM)

Scoliosis Screening Volunteers Needed

Every year a scoliosis screening is held for 6th and 8th grade TRMS students. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. Our next screening at TRMS will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2016, from 8:30am to 11:30am. We need parents who are willing to attend a 2-hour volunteer training in preparation for this important screening. This training will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2016 from 10am to 11:30am. If you have volunteered before and attended training in the past two years you don’t have to attend this training.

If you would like to help but are unable to attend the volunteer training, we still need hall/door monitors and check-in desk helpers the day of the screening. please contact Laura Hoover at if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you in advance!

2017 All State Orchestra Members

Please join us in congratulating the following Taylor Road Students who scored in the top at the state level! They now have the privilege to perform with the 2017 All State Orchestra in Athens, Georgia in March. What an honor! They will represent Taylor Road well!

Jason Luo, Cello

Sophia Ho, Violin

Yoon Ji Cho, Violin

Isaac Chen, Violin

Crystal Dai, Violin

Christina Liu, Violin

Daniel H. Lee, Violin

Erin Suh, Violin

All-State Orchestra is Georgia's highest individual honor for school orchestra members. The two-audition process culminates in a performance weekend in Savannah, Georgia. Out of the hundreds that audition, only 44 violinists and 16 cellists with the highest scores in the state are selected to form the orchestra, based on their audition score, by highly qualified judges. Being part of the All State Orchestra is one of the highest honors a string student can achieve.

Geography Bee Winner!

The 2017 Taylor Road Geography Bee winner is 7th grader Aadhav Prabu (pictured). Ava Mahony and Ben Crawford were a close 2nd and 3rd. Please join us in congratulating Aadhav!

OneNote Session for 6th Grade Parents

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

During the last couple of months, students have been becoming more familiar with their laptops, and teachers have begun incorporating technology in the classroom. One such piece of technology being used by teachers is OneNote. Simply put, OneNote is your child’s digital notebook for their classes.

We would like to offer a special opportunity for parents to understand and access their child’s OneNote so that you can remain aware of your child’s academic progress in their respective classes. Please join us on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30 in the Cafeteria for a brief, hands-on session on OneNote and how your child and his/her teachers are using this powerful tool. Make sure to bring your child’s laptop with you to the session, as well as their Student ID#. Click on the link below to register.

TRMS Book Fair Begins Thursday!

The TRMS book fair will run from Thursday January 19th- Wednesday January 25th from 8:30-3:30 in the media center. Please visit us and check out the great selection of books. If you can’t make it to the book fair you may also shop online. The proceeds will be used to purchase resources to support learning and leisure reading at TRMS. Please help us reach our goal by shopping at school or through the App.

We need your help in making the Book Fair a success! We need volunteers on:

January 18th ~ Set up

January 19th to January 25th ~ Book Fair

January 26th ~ Take down

Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to volunteer. Thank you!

A Celebration to Honor Nicole Thompson, National Finalist for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award

The Georgia Music Partners presented a celebration to honor TRMS Orchestra Director Nicole Thompson, a national finalist for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award, on January 10th at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The evening included a string ensemble performance by TRMS students. The GRAMMY Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.
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Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 10am-3pm
Primerica Headquarters | 1 Primerica Parkway, Duluth, GA 30099

Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) is proud to announce our 8th Annual Teen Summit! As youth begin dating, we want to ensure they engage in healthy interaction. The Summit offers parents and teens an improved understanding of the ingredients that make up respectful relationships and how to recognize the warning signs and patterns of abuse.

The 2017 Summit will amplify teen “Voices & Choices” through hands-on activities, workshops, and teen-led sessions. It will also facilitate dialogue between teens and adults to grow understanding of perspectives, ideas and concerns.

Admission is free, but space is limited.
Click here for more information and to register!

FCAPA Spotlight Award Winner, Ms. Kim!

At the district Assistant Principal's meeting this week, Christina Kim, 6th Grade AP, was recognized for the FCAPA Spotlight Award. Winners of the Spotlight award are those AP’s who best exemplify leadership and vision for their prospective schools, and are recognized monthly by the Fulton County Assistant Principal Association president, Ms. Christopher. Congratulations, Ms. Kim!

Parking Lot Safety Tips for Parents

Parents, please help us keep our students safe with these safety tips from Officer Moody. Please do not park so you are blocking the crosswalk. Please do not call your child to cross the street to pick them up. Students walking home should cross in the marked supervised crosswalks. We want to make sure everyone arrives safely at home!

CLOSE-UP Washington DC Tour

Are you interested in an exciting overnight field trip to Washington DC?

CLOSE-UP Washington DC tours has extended an invitation to ALL 6th - 8th grade Taylor Road students. They’ve asked we join hundreds of other students from across the nation to create memories of a lifetime while discovering the history of our countries greatest monuments and memorials. Make new friends and bond with the one’s you already have during Close-Up’s interactive and fast-paced tour of our nation’s capital.

Want to find out more about this fun and exciting overnight trip to Washington DC? Registration deadline has been extended until late January, for more information simply go to or contact Ms. Greenwood, Ms. Echols, or Mrs. Russell.

Did your child forget something from home?

Please see the clipboard located near the front desk for new item drop-off procedures.

TRMS Device Behavior Matrix

At the following link, you will find the TRMS Device Behavior Matrix. The behavior matrix explains classroom expectations in reference to the use of students’ new Dell Latitude 3150 laptops. It also lists the consequences for students who do not adhere to these expectations. Please review the document and discuss these expectations with your child. TRMS Device Behavior Matrix


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