Timber Wolf Times

September 5, 2022

Quote for School Year 2022-23

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."

Nelson Mandela

Principal Updates

Dear Parents,

This week, deans will be meeting with each of their grade levels during Resource. The information shared out with students include parts of the Student Code of Conduct from LCPS. Additional information will be the process for outdoor eating and Pack Time. We look forward to implementing these school initiatives this week.

Important Dates:

9/9 PTSA Membership Drive kicks off

9/14 Back to School Night for Parents 6:00-8:00 PM

9/22 and 9/23 School Pictures out of HPE class (this is the photo for the yearbook)

SchoolCash: Below are directions on how to create your account for SchoolCash online. We often have people asking if they have paid for a yearbook, fieldtrip, etc. This program will enable to you to keep track of purchases as well as provide receipts. We will also be having clubs paid through this program as well. Please create your account today.

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News from Nurse Newton: I will begin accepting Allergy, Asthma, Diabetes and Seizure physician orders and medication effective Tuesday August 16. No appointments necessary but please be prepared to wait if it is busy. Please make sure that medication is in its original package with the prescription label attached and is unexpired. You must provide both epi pens in the package. You can also drop off Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen products. They must be in their original packaging, no pills in baggies! All paperwork is on the Trailside Website under the Families tab, then medication at school, then health documents.

Maureen Newton RN, BSN

School Nurse

Trailside Middle School


Family Liaison Needs Network

Health and PE Gear and Requirements

We are no longer accepting any orders for HPE uniforms. We do have the following inventory on hand: If you placed an order and did not pay and pick up your order, we have now added that to our inventory.

Medium- 100 shorts and shirts

Large- 150 shorts and shirts

Extra Large- 50 shorts and shirts

This inventory will be available to purchase in the first four weeks of school. Parents may purchase through SchoolCash or students may bring either a check made out to Trailside MS or cash to their HPE class.

Parents may purchase any available uniforms on BTSN. Supplies are limited.

Beginning this week, each student is required to dress out. We have available private and single use dressing stalls for both boy and girls.

Requirements for all students in HPE:

1. All students are required to dress out. The required fitness clothes are mesh/athletic shorts, grey or white t-shirt with the student's last name on the back of the t-shirt in 4 inch lettering with a black markers, socks, and sneakers. Students may also wear sweat pants/fitness long pants.

There are available dressing stalls for all students.

2. Recommendation for each student to have a water bottle for HPE. There is a water fill station.


Have you joined our ‘pack’ yet? A family membership is only $20 and supports so many programs and activities that we have planned for the year! Thank you to those who have already joined (you are automatically included in the membership drive prizes and raffles).

Joining is easy - sign up here: https://tmspta.ptboard.com/formvw?store=2970&form=1 (school code P3AFPD).

Membership Drive Incentives:

We’d love some help with the pancake party! Consider signing up here.

The main office is looking for volunteers to help answer the doors in the office. Please sign up here.

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year, on 9/21 at 7pm in the library.

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Cell Phone Expectations at Trailside

At Trailside, we will continue to have all students keep cell phones off and away in their lockers when they arrive to school. We have found that without cell phones, access to social media, camera, and texting has minimized disruptive behavior as well as conflict between students. We are asking for every parent to support our guidelines and to not text your child during the school day. If there is a need to speak with your child, all you have to do is call the main office at 571-252-2280 and we can transfer you to the specific grade level.

In addition, research has outlined the detrimental impact on children regarding access and use of a smart phone at a young age (prior to 8th grade). I encourage you to click on the following link and to consider the Pledge: Wait Until 8! I found the testimonials from executives at Google and Large Tech companies to be impactful. https://www.waituntil8th.org/

Please link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Trailside School



1) Enter email associated with your VIC account

2) Enter the one-time passcode sent to your email

3) Search for your school and click "add" to link

Together in Education

Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands.

Harris Teeter has donated over $32.4 million to Together In Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to.

There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn!

Any customer with a VIC card can link their card to a school. Customers can link up to five (5) schools to their account. The more people that connect their loyalty cards to a school, the higher the earning potential for a school.


Click here to download the Registration Form and to review the program rules.

When your form is complete, send back to us in one of the following ways:
Email: tie@harristeeter.com / Fax: 704-844-3214 / Mail: Harris Teeter TIE PO BOX 400, Matthews, NC 28105

School Contact Information

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others.”

Nelson Mandela

TMS School Spirit Store from Cheers is on-line check us out

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School Hours

Student School Hours

8:50 AM to 3:38 PM

Arrival: 8:30 AM to 8:49 AM

Late bell 8:50 AM

Office Hours

8:15-4:30 PM