The Taylor Road Messenger
Monday, August 28, 2017
7th Grade Finance Park Monday-Thursday, September 11-14
We hope you will consider joining your student's class at JA Finance Park and be part of an unforgettable experience that will inspire their independence and open their eyes to a world of possibilities that await their futures.
In the upcoming weeks we will be working on lessons that focus on personal finance decisions. These lessons will come to life for our students as they experience life as an adult for the day at JA Finance Park. Ever wonder what kind of choices your child would make if they were in your shoes? We are excited to get a sneak peek as the 7th graders of Taylor Road Middle School will take over JA Finance Park and navigate the details of adulthood like choosing what kind of car, home and even entertainment they can afford.
Our students will work incredibly hard to prepare for this experience and the Atlanta community came together to build a state-of-the-art simulation to create a truly authentic experience. Now, we need you, our parents, to join us and help guide our teams of students as they work through the highs and lows that go along with being a professional for a day.
For additional information and to sign up, visit: http://vhub.at/TaylorRoad
National PTA Reflections Contest
Are you ready to show off your talent? Get those cameras ready, put on your thinking caps, clean up your paint brushes and get into those dancing shoes! TRMS PTA is participating in the National arts competition Reflections. The competition includes categories for literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, dance choreography, and film/video production. The Reflections theme: "Within Reach?"
The deadline for entries to be submitted to the Reflections box at the front office is Friday, September 29, 2017. No entries will be accepted after this date. Abridged rules and entry forms can be picked up at the front office starting Tuesday, August 29. Full rules and entry forms can be found at the North Fulton Council PTA website. Please take special note of the requirements for the area you are entering, including the requirement of a consent form for any recognizable image/voice in an entry.
If you have any questions please contact Melinda Urbanawiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Access Center update:
Teachers, students, and parents have been great about beginning the year on a positive note. Now is the time to start checking progress – and we are ready to help!
Teacher will have grade books set up and updated this week. Attendance and discipline data should already be available. Please contact your child’s teacher with questions or concerns.
Thanks for supporting TRMS!
TRMS Spiritwear – Online Store NOW Open!
You can also scan the QR code with your phone! Questions? Contact Cathy Davis at email@example.com.
From the Counseling Department:
The deadline for applying to Camp MAGIK, a healing camp for bereaved children and adolescents, is approaching. Our fall session will be held at the Swamp in Union Point October 13-15, 2017. Applications need to be postmarked, emailed, or faxed to us no later than October 4th, 2017. We will provide FREE transportation to camp and back depending on need.
Our camp is well suited to all youth who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or other close loved one, especially youth who have experienced trauma linked to the death. Professional bereavement counselors, trained in grief and trauma, lead all counseling sessions.
There is also a retreat available for adults who want to process their own grief with other adults who are grieving. The adult retreat is held on the same campus as the children’s camp session, also led by professional bereavement counselors.
Our camp sessions are FREE OF CHARGE to all participating children and adolescents. Please share this information/announcement with families you feel may benefit from this FREE service for bereaved children and with other professionals as you see fit. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Applications can be found on our website: www.campmagik.org (under the “join us” tab) and need to be postmarked and sent to Camp MAGIK, 3377 Ridgewood Road, GA 30327 or faxed to the office at 404.355.6631 by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
National Beta School of Merit
Sixteen Fulton County schools were recognized for earning the prestigious 2017 National Beta School of Merit status. The designation honors schools that offer National Beta to all eligible grades and provide students with experiences in leadership development and service involvement. The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. Its goal is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.
Honored this year were A. Philip Randolph Elementary School, Brookview Elementary School, Feldwood Elementary School, Findley Oaks Elementary School, Liberty Point Elementary School, Mary M. Bethune Elementary School, and Oakley Elementary School. Elkins Pointe Middle School, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, River Trail Middle School and Taylor Road Middle School also received the recognition, and high schools honored were Alpharetta High School, Cambridge High School, Chattahoochee High School, Milton High School and Northview High School.
1-2-1 Reach Tutoring
It’s time for 1-2-1 Reach to start for the year. Our first session will be on Monday, August 28th from 4:05 to 5:00 PM in the media center.
The permission form can be found here and on the TRMS website. Please read carefully, as there have been some changes in the days in which you sign up for. Once the form is completed and turned in, your child can start immediately. There will not be any special way of contacting students to let them know they can start.
Please make sure you pick up your student between 5:00 and 5:15 PM. Your promptness and punctuality are greatly appreciated as the teachers need to be able to leave to get home to their families too.
ADHD & Parenting 30-Minute Workshop
Are you wondering if your child has ADHD? You have a diagnosis…now what? Is your child still struggling…even with medications? Join us as we discuss behavioral strategies for helping students with attention problems.
Monday, September 11th
7:00pm – 7:30 pm
The Summit Counseling Center
2750 Old Alabama Rd., Suite 200., Johns Creek, GA 30022
Free Event – Seating is limited – Please call 678-893-5300 to reserve your seat.
Duke Tip Qualifying Test Scores 2017-18
Test Score Requirements
Students must have one of the following:
Score at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted subtest or total battery/composite of a grade-level standardized achievement test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, approved state criterion-referenced test (Example: ITBS from 5th grade/Milestones from 5th grade or 6th grade) or
Have a standard score at or above 125 on the full scale or composite score on an IQ test that is no more than 2 years old.
GEORGIA Milestones 2016 5TH GRADE SCORES AND 2017 6TH GRADE SCORES
Georgia Milestones 2016 5th Grade Scores: English Language Arts ≥ 595, Math ≥ 604, Science ≥ 611 or Social Studies ≥ 574
Georgia Milestones 2017 6th Grade Scores: English Language Arts ≥ 616 OR Math ≥ 603
ITBS at or above the 95th percentile
Scores from either of the 2 most recent test administrations (within the past 2 years) are accepted. For most 7th grade students this represents scores from either the 5th grade or 6th grade. Students score should be at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted subtest or total battery/composite of a grade-level standardized achievement test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, approved state criterion-referenced test (Example: ITBS from 5th grade/Milestones from 5th or 6th grade) or students need to qualify in only one of the accepted composite or subtest areas.
Go to www.tip.duke.edu/enroll. Click Online Registration.
What is my child’s school district and school ID? Fulton County, Taylor Road Middle School ID: 250348-FA
Can't find a qualifying test? Is your student new to Fulton County or Georgia? Go to https://tip.duke.edu/lookups/?lt=ts7-qt and click on the dropdown menu to find other tests or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to see if a test is accepted. Applications should be directed to the TIP program. Additional Duke TIP information can be obtained by calling the TIP office at (919) 668-9100 or going to the TIP website at www.tip.duke.edu/7faq.
The TRMS counselor can help with basic questions. Contact the 7th grade counselor, Alexcia Massey, at email@example.com. Please put Duke Tip along with your child’s name in the subject of the e-mail. Due to the high volume of questions from parents, please allow up to 5 days for a response.
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’ 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