Principal Parker Weekly

December 9, 2021

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Appreciate you!


Continue to shout out those bright spots. Please give a staff member a shout out today.

Thanks for the positive response to my email from yesterday - we have great families at Taylor Road.

Also, end strong this week and next. Help our students get that work completed and do well on their assessments. It has been great watching the learning happening!

Food drive and gift drives conclude this week - scroll down for details.

Finally, our Grandparents Coffee is back! See details and RSVP below.

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

This week's learning: No Place for Hate

I am proud that Taylor Road is a partner school. Please take a moment to check out this link.

NO PLACE FOR HATE | No Place for Hate

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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Click on the image for more information and an RSVP form for the Grandparents' Celebration @ 9:00 AM on December 17th. (Forms due by Friday, 12/10)

8th Grade Ad Update! -- DEADLINE is December 13th

Ads are opened back up until 12/13. There are limited spaces available, so make sure to purchase one sooner rather than later.

Once they close this time, we cannot open it back up again.

Thank you all so much for your support!

Book Fair - Volunteers Needed!

The media center is looking for volunteers for our upcoming book fair in January (January 12 - 19). Click here to sign up to help.

Please also ensure that you have completed the FCS volunteering training in order to help in our school. Thanks so much!

Help Wanted - PBIS Reward Day - December 17th

We have been hard at work creating school-wide reward opportunities for our students for the months of November and December. Throughout each day, students can earn points for being proactive, respectful, and responsible. On December 17, we will be throwing a school-wide event- a Glow Party- for our TRMS tigers! Students will "purchase" tickets to the Glow Party with the PBIS points they have accrued. However, we need YOUR help!

We are asking you to please donate your time and energy to help supervise this event. The event will last 1 hour for each grade level. For each hour, we are looking for 10 adults from the community that would be so kind as to help us with tasks such as checking wristbands and monitoring students. You can sign up for one or many slots. Please consider helping us reward our students’ positive behavior for the rest of this semester!

In order for you to serve as a volunteer for FCS, you must complete the following documents: Safety & Security / Register as a Volunteer (


Food Drive - Please help!

The No Place for Hate Group is collaborating with Backpacks for Love to collect nonperishable food items to support our local community during this Holiday Season. The donation boxes will be available outside each grade level counselor's office. The food packing list is below and separated by items to bring for each grade level. We will begin accepting donations from Dec. 2nd-10th. Our anticipated pickup/delivery date would be December 13th.

We appreciate your support!

6th grade

1 can meat pasta ( Ravioli, spaghetti's)

1 can fruit or fruit cocktail- pop top if possible

Individual packets of Instant Oatmeal

Cheese Crackers

Peanut Butter Crackers

7th grade

Plastic Jar 16 oz Peanut Butter

Chef Boy R Dee microwaveable bowls (single serving=_pop top)

Mac n Cheese Individual Cup ( Microwaveable)

Granola Bars (Varieties)

Peanut Butter Cups

Fruit Snacks

8th grade

1 large can chunk chicken

1 can soup (any type) or chili- pop top if possible

1 small can chunk tuna or 1 small can Vienna sausage

Maruchan Ramen noodles cup (other brands are fine)

Ramen Square Package of Noodles

Cheese-its individual packets

Goldfish Individual packets

Please keep from buying chocolate as it melts!

Toy/Gift Drive

The Jr. Beta Club will be holding a toy/gift drive. The toys/gifts will be donated to the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services “Foster Care Kids” program.

Toys/gifts will be collected through homerooms. The homeroom in each grade level that collects the most toys/gifts will win a cookie cake party. Students should bring gifts that would be appropriate to give to middle school students. Examples: decks of cards, card games, board games, art supplies, craft kits, football, basketball, soccer ball, baseball equipment, gift cards etc.

Toys/gifts will be collected on:

  • Wednesday, December 8th
  • Thursday, December 9th
  • Friday, December 10th

Language Arts Textbook Adoption

Parents and stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the K-12 ELA textbook adoption process. The public review period is November 29, 2021-January 21, 2022.

Parents and stakeholders can view hard copies of the grade K-5 resources at all elementary schools, the grade 6-8 resources at all middle schools, the grade 9-12 resources at all high schools, and the grade K-12 resources at the North Learning Center (450 Northridge Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA 30350), Administrative Center (6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30339), and South Learning Center (4025 Flat Shoals Rd, Union City, GA 30291).

Digital resources are also available on the Textbook Adoption Website.

In addition, parents and stakeholders will have the opportunity to view presentations from all vendors being considered for adoption on Saturday, January 8th from 12:00-2:00 PM or Tuesday, January 12th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Information is on the flyers linked below.

Flyer in English

Flyer in Chinese

Flyer in Korean

Flyer in Spanish

Device Update

Did you know that if your student has previously waived having a Fulton County device and is using a personal device, you can always change your mind and request one for your child?

Please contact Peggy Callander ( at any time if you need to have a Fulton County laptop issued for your student.

Looking to have something to do during the holiday season?

Join the Atlanta Falcons as we celebrate teachers and PTA members for the December 26th game vs Detroit Lions. This offer includes a buy one get one free discounted ticket.

Inventory is limited in select areas of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and you can purchase tickets below on the link in the flyer with promo code FLF at checkout.


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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

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

December 2 - 10: Food Drive for Backpacks of Love

December 8 - 10: Toy/Gift Collection for North Fulton Foster Care

December 10: School Governance Council Meeting, 7:45AM

December 14: Orchestra Winter Concert @ Chattahoochee HS, 7:00 PM

December 17: PBIS - Glow Party Reward

December 17: Grandparents' Coffee

December 18 - January 3, 2022: Winter Break

January 3: Teacher Work Day

January 4: First Day of Second Semester

January 12 - 19: Book Fair

January 17: No School - MLK Jr. Holiday

January 24: Early Release Day

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.


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