Timber Wolf Times
News for TMS Families Week of March 7, 2022
Dear Trailside Families,
In the past week, you received the family report regarding your child's MAP score for the Winter math and reading assessment. I will be hosting a principal coffee on Wednesday, March 9th at 9:30 am in the school cafeteria. The presentation will go deeper into what the MAP assessment is and how to understand your family report. If you are unable to attend, I will be presenting on the MAP assessment at the PTA meeting on March 16th at 7:00 PM. If you are planning to attend, please complete the form below. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early in order to check in at the main office.
All my best,
Bridget M. Beichler
Wednesday, March 9: 9:30 am -Principal Coffee, topic Understanding the MAP Assessment
Thursday, March 10-8th grade SOL Writing Multiple Choice Test
Friday, March 11: TMS Volleyball game at SBHS
Tuesday, March 15th 8th Grade SOL Writing Prompt Test
Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 PM PTA Meeting, Principal Report on MAP
Reflection Winners from District!
Congratulations to four of our students!
Hisham Khan won outstanding interpretation in Film Production, Addison Gillette won outstanding interpretation in Visual Arts, Samara Masson won the award of excellence in Dance, and Aran Simou won honorable mention in Literature.
Hisham and Addison will be moving on to the state competition!
Green Team is so excited to announced that the 3rd Annual Student Environmental Action Showcase will be here at Trailside this year!
News from our Literacy Team
Caught Reading at Home:
The TMS Literacy Team is seeking help from parents to “catch” their children reading at home. Please use this form so parents can upload images of their children enjoying reading at home and for leisure. These images may be displayed on the school’s announcements or televisions in the grade level locker bays.
Supporting Trailside Middle School-Together in Education Program
TMS vs. FSMS Volleyball Game
We're SERVING UP a night of FUN as the TMS staff and student volleyball team takes on Farmwell Station!
Check out our TMS vs. FSMS Volleyball website for information about the game! Look for the red bars for direct links to ticket sales, concessions, and volunteer opportunities! Please note that there are deadlines to pre-purchase tickets (3/11 at 4pm) and pizza (3/9 at 4pm).
We are still in need of several volunteers for that night! Please consider signing up.
THANK YOU to the families who have already made a donation. WE ARE ONLY $216 AWAY FROM OUR GOAL! We have raised $4934! WOW!
Don't forget - Your contribution is tax deductible. Click here to make a donation and to get our tax ID. You may also send cash or a check made payable to TMS PTA. Please send it in an envelope marked "TMS PTA Outdoor Resources Donation".
What's Happening in the Library!
There was lots of activity in the library this week. Ms. Reemts and Dr. Overcash’s 6th grade history classes participated in a Breakout Box activity and Ms. Moore’s classes will be participating next week. The activity introduced the students to the Culper Spy Ring that was organized during the American Revolution. The Culper Spy Code was never broken during the war. The students learned about Nathan Hale who was the first American spy to be captured and hung by the British. Nathan Hale reportedly said “I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” The students also learned about Anna Strong who might have been one of the only female spies during the American Revolution.
The genre of the month is Sports and we are highlighting sports fiction books as well as sports biographies and books about sports in general. Our Lucky Reads book display features books that either have the words luck or lucky in their titles or they have green covers.
The TMS reads a Latte winter reading initiative concluded this week and the final winners of Starbucks cards were Franklin Marquez Romero, Raad Nikmaram, and Sophi Cini.We celebrated National Read Across America week by holding our own “Read Across Trailside” week. Teachers and staff were provided with purple tickets to hand out to students that were caught reading. Students then dropped their tickets in boxes that were located in each of the house offices and in the library. Winners will be drawn and announced on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
School Contact Information
“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Late Bell: 8:35 AM (students are tardy if arriving after the bell and will need to report to the main office for a tardy pass)
Dismissal: 3:23 PM