Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

A Brief Note from Dr. Burke

Dear Ram families,

You may recall the District has contracted with a company to create a district-wide facilities master plan. Part of this process includes visits to all sites and meetings with a variety of stakeholders, including parents. I would like to invite you to be a part of this process. This is an opportunity for you to advocate for your ensure they have state-of-the art learning facilities. Join me on May 30th in the Library at 9:00am to share your thoughts with the consultant. Remember, this is about creating the facilities our campus needs in order to support world class learners. Please RSVP at if you plan to attend. I hope to see you there.

Thank you to all of you who have already completed the online portion of the registration process for the 2019-20 school year. Please hold on to the signature page because you will need to present it to obtain your student's class list, ID card, and books at registration in August. If you have not completed the online portion, I highly encourage you to do so. I also want to remind those of you with current 6th graders to turn in your immunization records to Mr. Wilson in the Health Office. Your child will not be able to complete registration or attend classes until this is received.

And don't forget, school will be closed next Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.

That's it for now. We look forward to seeing all our students tomorrow, and remember, it's a 6/2/4 day.


Dr. Burke

8th Grade AVID Standout

Congratulations to Natalie Cruz our TPMS AVID Standout! Last week the PUSD Board of Education recognized AVID 8th Grade Standouts. AVID stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.” AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Every year one 8th grader from each middle school is selected as an AVID Standout for their strong academic performance and commitment to their community.
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No Place For Hate Activity

Beginning this week, Our No Place For Hate student committee members will be facilitating their third activity for the year titled “Gossip & Rumors”. Please click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

Events This Week!

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Noya Dahan Shining Light Scholarship Fund

Chelsea’s Light Foundation announces the Noya Dahan Shining Light Scholarship fund to help ensure a shining future for the brave eight-year-old who was one of the congregants wounded during the shooting at the Chabad of Poway in California on April 27, 2019. Noya, along with her two sisters and their uncle, were attending services at the Chabad of Poway to celebrate the final day of Passover, when an anti-semitic zealot entered the sanctuary, shot and killed one congregant, and injured three others including Noya. She received injuries from shrapnel that hit her face and leg and was hospitalized for her injuries but has since been released.

CLF is seeking donations to the fund to help ensure Noya fulfills her bright future. “We want Noya to know that she is an important member of our community, that we support her and her courage, and want to make sure her future shines bright,” said Andrew Skale, Board President of CLF and Poway resident. Donations can be made at Everything raised will be placed in a scholarship fund for Noya’s college education.

For almost a decade, Chelsea’s Light Foundation has been providing scholarships to help students, having donated more than $650,000 in scholarship funds to bright and resilient children all across the county.

For more information, please contact Heather Skale at 858-883-2987 or hskale@yahoo.

Volunteer of the Year Ed Oliva

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Ed Oliva has been selected as our 2019 Volunteer of the Year. Click here to read more about him and his contributions to Twin Peaks and beyond.

ASB Website

Please follow the link for upcoming events and activities:

Positive Parenting Program

The Positive Parenting Program is coming to Mesa Verde Middle School in May. Please click here for all the details.

Shop Amazon through TPMS Foundation

You can always shop Amazon and earn money for Twin Peaks! Just click on the Amazon link below, then start spending!
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