TGMS Weekly Updates

November 22, 2021

All Aboard the TGMS Polar Express

Polar “Express Yourself” by showing Compassion and Empathy while helping others!

TGMS is once again working with the Violet Township Fire Department in order to help Pickerington families in need. If you are able, we are asking for a $5 donation and your participation in some fun activities to get us into the spirit of giving.
All donations should be returned to school by: Friday, December 3. 2021

For more information about the fun activities we have planned see the attached flyer.

Covid-19 vaccination Clinic - Sat. Nov. 20

There will be a Covid-19 vaccine clinic for 5-11yr olds this Saturday, November 20th at Winchester Trail Elementary School in Canal Winchester from 10am-2pm! Please click the link in the flyer below to schedule an appointment!

A message from our School Counselor, Mrs. Saksa

Check out Mrs. Saksa's Counselsor's Corner for November

November Counselor Corner

Scripps National Spelling Bee registration deadline coming Dec. 1

It is time to begin preparations for our annual spelling bees! At Toll Gate Middle School, we hold two separate bees, allowing us to move two champions forward in the National Spelling Bee competition. One champion will be determined for Toll Gate Middle School and another for Gateway Academy. This year, we will use the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s online testing platform for the first phase of our spelling bees in the form of an online qualifying test.

The first step to spelling bee participation for your child is registering for the online testing platform by visiting

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you register, you'll be asked to select your child's school.

Gateway homerooms: you must select Gateway Academy.

All other homerooms: select Toll Gate Middle School.

Since we will be holding two separate spelling bees, you must select the schools as listed above to have the appropriate test assigned to your child.

Complete your registration before December 1, 2021.

Violet Township Fire Dept. Toy Drive


Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive

Ways to Help…

Buy a gift on a Gift Registry/Wish List:

Ship directly to the fire station

When purchasing gifts, please remember we serve students of all ages with this program

See the attached flyer for more details!

Winter Baseball Clinic

Panther Baseball Camp of Champs

WHO: Players currently in K-6

WHEN: Sunday, December 12th and Sunday, December 19th

WHERE: Pickerington North High School Field House

*Additional details and Outline Registration can be found using this link: Winter Baseball Clinic Registration

Homeroom Help Center

Pickerington Public Library Homework Help Center

Monday - Thursday

2:30 - 6:00 pm

See the attached flyer for more information


Dear Parents,

Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year. This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products. Over 400 merchants, including WalMart, BestBuy, Family Bookstore, Kohl's and Old Navy, have joined together to give back up to 50% of all sales to our school just for shopping through

To shop and support our school, simply go to and select our school.

Participation is key in helping get the word out about our School Store. Soon your child will come home with a parent letter requesting you to help them send emails to friends and family. When you enter email addresses, you'll receive a prize code your child can return the next day for a prize. Thank you for your families' support of our school!

TGMS Family Feedback

We are interested in what you think - click on the link below and share your feedback with us!

This year, more than ever, we know that students and families may need extra support. We strive to be as inclusive as we possibly can. However, at times, we fall short in supporting our students and families with issues and concerns that affect them, such as social justice, mental health, academic support, friendships/relationships, etc. Your voice is crucial as we begin to reflect on our work and look at what we can do better to support our students and families. Ultimately, we know that our kids succeed when families, schools, and communities work together.

Please use the spaces below to share your thoughts on what we are doing well (and should continue doing) and what we need to work on moving forward.

We will review responses on a weekly basis and provide updates and feedback to families in the Community Corner section of the Weekly Newsletter.

TGMS Family Feedback


Nov. 24 - 26 Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 1 Virtual Day of Learning

Dec. 23 - Jan. 2 Holiday Break

Jan. 3 Teacher Work Day - no students

Jan. 4 Classes Resume