Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

A Brief Note from Dr. Burke

Hi Ram families,

We weathered quite a storm this least as far as San Diego is concerned. This issue of our weekly update is dedicated to the Twin Peaks Foundation. For those of you who don't know, this past year our Foundation raised money to replace the grass in the quad with synthetic turf. The students have enjoyed sitting on it during lunch, playing cards, reading, playing their instruments and just hanging out with friends. But this week was the first time they experienced the turf during inclement weather. It was amazing! Seriously, you may think I'm exaggerating, but in the past we had to keep kids off the grass because it was a muddy, slippery mess. This week, our only challenge was trying to keep a few of our cherubs from trying to see if they could skid across it on their bellies. Ah...the joys of middle school. Anyway, to the members of the Foundation, and all of you who donated to this effort, on behalf of our staff and students, thank you once again. You really made a difference.

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow and remember, it's a 4/6/2 day.


Dr. Burke

Mrs. Chandler Makes Student Safety a Priority with a Smile on Her Face...

Watch the video below to see for yourself.

Mrs. Fisher's Rocket Launch

Mrs. Fisher's 8th graders had a blast learning about Newton's Laws of Motion by building and launching their own rockets. Please enjoy a few pictures below.
Rocket Launch 1
Rocket Launch 2
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PTSA Adopt-a-Family Program

The Twin Peaks PTSA is proud to sponsor the Adopt-a-Family program again this year. Adopt-a-Family is designed to assist families within the Poway area during the holiday season. There are many ways to contribute. Please click on the link for the sign-up sheet and suggested gift items. If you are able to help, please sign up and drop off all purchased gifts and/or gift cards UNWRAPPED and LABELED, with the family ID number, in the front office. Please provide a gift receipt if possible. Gifts can be dropped off at any point from now until Tuesday, December 4th. If you would like to sponsor an entire family this holiday season, please email Dorinda Soucek at and she will assist you. If you have any other questions, please email Glenda Greene at Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

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Poway Grade to Close for Maintenance

The Poway Grade, which is the section of Poway Road extending from Espola Road to Highway 67, will be closed for routine maintenance from approximately 8:30am to 4pm from Wednesday, December 5th through Friday, December 7th.

The residents and businesses located on this section of Poway Road will be allowed access to their property; other traffic traveling to and from Highway 67 will be diverted to Scripps Poway Parkway.

Updates to the maintenance schedule will be posted on the City of Poway's Twitter account (@cityofpoway).

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ASB Website

Please follow the link for upcoming events and activities:
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8th Grade Yearbook Ads

Attention 8th grade families - yearbook ads are on sale now for only $25! Order forms are available at the front office desk, Room 406, Room 109, or online at Please return the completed form and payment to the office by December 14th.

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CYT@school is coming to TPMS

CYT@school is devoted to introducing performing arts to children, one school at a time, by providing a high-quality experience that is educational and enjoyable. Students will perform in Highlights from: SHREK. Please click here for additional information, dates, and registration information.