Twin Peaks Middle School
Weekly RAM Newsletter
From the desk of Principal Mills - Sunday, August 21st, 2022
Happy Sunday Ram Families!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend after what was a short, but busy first week of school. The first three days of the school year went really well - our ASB and WEB leaders welcomed students back on Wednesday with the first assembly of the year in the quad, followed by a period 1-6 day. Students had an opportunity to attend all six of their classes before starting our odd-even block rotations on Thursday and Friday. We will continue the block rotation calendar on Monday with periods 3-5-1. Please CLICK HERE to access the block rotation / daily calendar for TPMS.
Our theme for this school year is STRONGER TOGETHER - I shared this with our students and staff earlier this week and talked about how we will be building our campus culture to be more supportive, inclusive, and to create joy and belonging for ALL. My encouragement for our parents and families is to get involved... join the PTSA or Foundation, help volunteer or coach a team or club, or even consider working at TPMS! Regardless of how you get involved, please look for ways to be a part of the Twin Peaks school community this year!
A big THANK YOU to the TPMS Foundation for providing our staff with lunch on Monday and to our PTSA for providing breakfast on Tuesday during our professional learning time. Please consider joining our PTSA - they sponsor so many wonderful programs for students on campus and need your support and membership! Their meeting dates and a link to their membership website can be found in the PTSA section below.
We have our first TPMS Foundation meeting this Wednesday, 8/24 in the TPMS Library at 6pm. Please stop by if you are interested in learning about how the Foundation supports TPMS and what they have planned for the 2022-2023 school year! A major focus of the evening will be to plan the Fall Foundation Social event, so please make sure to attend if you have some ideas.
Our School Site Council is another way for parents to get involved, and we currently have an opening for a parent member for a two-year term! According to our bylaws, interested candidates must have a student that attends Twin Peaks Middle School and should be selected by other TPMS parents. If you are interested in serving on our School Site Council, please complete the Candidate Interest Form LINKED HERE before 3pm on September 6th, 2022. All interested candidates will be included on our voting form that will be shared with all TPMS families on September 7th. Voting will remain open until 5pm on Friday, September 9th. If you have questions about this process or the SSC, please send me an email.
We have several non-teaching/classified positions open at TPMS that we are still looking to fill, and maybe you or a friend are the right person for the job! Please consider joining Team PUSD as an Instructional Assistant (3 and 6 hour daily shifts), Campus Security Specialist (7.5 hours a day), Noon Duty (2 or 3 hour daily shifts), or as our morning and afternoon crossing guard (7 hours a week!). To apply for any of these positions, or to see what other openings exist in PUSD, please CLICK HERE for the PUSD Job Listings Page!
Finally this week, as we start the school year, our teaching staff is always in need of materials and supplies for students to use in their classrooms. Our departments are always looking for funding to cover new curriculum, software, and consumables for labs and PE activities that our regular budget can't always cover. Please consider making a contribution online through the PFT / PUSD Foundation website to a specific teacher, department, or to the school in general. Every dollar donated helps to pay for items that your students will benefit from at school - please follow THIS LINK to donate. Thank you in advance for making Twin Peaks STRONGER TOGETHER!
Twin Peaks Middle School
OPENING ASSEMBLY - WEDNESDAY, 8/17
TPMS NEWS AND EVENTS - bit.ly/tpmsevents
August 24th: TPMS Foundation Meeting, 6:00pm (TPMS Library)
September 1st: Make-Up Picture Day
September 7th: Back to School Night, 5:30-7:30pm
September 9th: WEB 6th Grade Carnival, 3:30-5pm
September 16th: PTSA Meeting, 6:15pm. (TPMS Library)
September 19th: Teacher Professional Learning, Non-Student Day
WEB 6th Grade Carnival
ASB Student Activities Canvas Page
Twin Peaks Spirit Wear
Back To School Night
TPMS Choir will start singing on September 6th! Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:20-8:30am. Students need to be on time and can not miss more than 4 practices total for the choir session. We will perform a December concert at Twin Peaks, and another with the Poway High School Choir at their concert Dec 5 &6. No experience necessary - boys and girls welcome!!
Any questions, please email TPMSchoirdirector@gmail.com
For registration information CLICK HERE!
PTSA Meeting Dates for 2022-23
The Twin Peaks Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a membership-based, volunteer organization dedicated to making each school year a rewarding and enriching experience for all students. As a volunteer organization, PTSA is integral to the success of many campus events. We fund, organize and provide volunteers for a variety of PTSA programs and important school activities which serve to enhance your student’s middle school experience
All Executive Board meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:15pm in the TPMS Library unless listed otherwise. Association Meetings will be held in September, February, and April. Board meetings are open to PTSA Board Members and Committee Chairs while Association Meetings are open for all members of the Twin Peaks Middle School PTSA:
September 15th (Association Meeting @6:15pm; Board Meeting to follow)
February 16th (Association Meeting @6:15pm; Board Meeting to follow)
April 20th (Association Meeting @6:15pm; Board Meeting to follow)
To join the PTSA for the 2022-23 school year, please CLICK HERE!
THANK YOU PTSA FOR A WONDERFUL BREAKFAST!
TPMS Foundation Meeting Dates
Twin Peaks Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing educational excellence for ALL students at Twin Peaks Middle School. Their purpose is to bridge the widening gap between the amount of money actually provided by the State of California and the Poway Unified School District and the amount necessary to fund technology upgrades, educational programs and resources necessary to support the school.
The Foundation typically meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the TPMS Library. Here are their monthly meetings dates for the 2022-23 school year:
Please visit the TPMS Foundation Web Page by CLICKING HERE!
THANK YOU TO ASES AND THE TPMS FOUNDATION!
Food Services @TPMS
School meals, including breakfast, will be free for all students this year. Breakfast and lunch will be served at our windows each day during your student's assigned lunch period. A la carte drinks will also be available for purchase - please know that our food services NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH at their windows. Students will need to add credit to their My School Bucks account in order to pay for a la carte items.
Our food service windows are only open during breakfast and lunch time - please make sure your student brings a refillable water bottle with them to school so that they can use one of our water bottle filling stations. For more information, including lunch menus for all PUSD schools, please CLICK HERE to access the PUSD Food Services webpage.
How to Find Student Class Schedules
For families new to PUSD, an informational letter with a new user account name and password was sent to all parents of secondary students (grades 6-12). If you did not receive this letter, have misplaced it, or if you are a parent of a new student enrolled after the start of school, please visit the password.powayusd.com website to retrieve their username or select a new password.