The Taylor Road Messenger

Monday, May16, 2016

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Congratulations to Kelly Parker, NELC Assistant Principal of the Year!

Join us in congratulating our own Mr. Kelly Parker for being chosen Northeast Learning Community's Assistant Principal of the Year! NELC is the northeast sector of Fulton County schools, and is comprised of 22 schools. Congratulations Mr. Parker on this well deserved honor!

Here are just a few of the reasons he deserves this honor, from the people who work with him everyday.

Kelly is supportive to everyone in the building no matter what their position is. He is very smart!!! He is great with technology, and he loves to share his knowledge with everyone. He makes all of us, not only feel special, but feel important to the school. He interacts with students in a fair and positive way consistently. The students and the staff have much respect for him and how hard he works every day. He is a true TEAM player since Day 1 of coming to TRMS. --Gerilyn Robbins

One of the key aspects of Kelly’s leadership style is that he is service oriented – he is all about what he can do for others to make their school experience more successful and rewarding. This is true for faculty, staff, parents and students. And no matter how stressed he gets – he will always chime in with “I love my job!” and even more importantly – he really means it! --Martha Patorgis

Mr. Parker is an outstanding administrator, and it is my great fortune to be able to work with him daily. He is a forward-thinking, outgoing, goal-oriented leader who communicates his ideas in a manner that promotes confidence. While he is friendly, positive, and a team player, he is still a strong leader who can take control if the situation arises. As an educator with over 30 years of experience in the classroom, I appreciate having an administrator of Mr. Parker’s caliber. His leadership is a major part of why Taylor Road is a wonderful place for students to learn and teachers to teach. --Leslie Baker

Mark Your Calendar! Upcoming Events

5/17: Linda McCain Meeting, Medlock Bridge ES, 9:30 AM

5/18: 6th Grade Market Day

5/19: 8th Grade Finals Begin

5/23: 6th Grade Field Day

5/24: 7th Grade Field Day

5/24: Rising 6th Grade TAG Parent Meeting 6:00 PM

5/24: Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting 6:30 PM

5/25 : 8th Grade Field Day

5/26: 8th Grade Last Blast 12:00-4:00


6th Grade Citizenship Award Winners!

Colin Cline, Heesoo Jeong, Amanda Pelay, Mamiko Tsuto, Kotaro Shirane, Momoka Fujii, Traci Valcin, Kevin Binder, Milena Nickerson, Arya Ranchod, Aidyn Somerville, Cole Wenda, Zachary Barrett, Snehanjali Jayanthi, Myles Anyaegbu, Nicolas Borzello, Grayson Byrd, Fabian Villalobos-Ramirez, Adriana Santiago, Chloe Bonsecour Papa

7th Grade Citizenship Award Winners!

Kate Shemwell, Samantha Paauwe, Aviv Cohen Nissan, Alison Lumpkin, Avery Shields, Audrey Berry, Katie Kahn, Lila Hintz, Dhruv Anand, Mikhail Shumpert, Noelle James, Beau Ernest, Jackson Hall, Thomas Jeyakumar, Yusuf Khan, Jesse Kronen, Joey Garcia, Daniela Leonardo, Ben Dabastani, Liana Haug, Sneha Nimkar, Domenic Toth, Nichole Richards

8th Grade Citizenship Award Winners!

Aleena Kornegay, Lizy Uraga, Laura Van Stone, Kate Schaaf, Malloy Sparling, Sarah Reese, Meghana Pothukuchi, Erin Menezes, Emily Lawton, Cade Kurzner, Sophia Gomez, Maxim Shmuylovich, May Selby

Thank you to the TRMS Jazz Band for an awesome performance at the Citizenship Award Ceremony!

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End of school ~ means it’s time for the last 8th grade party…

TRMS 8th Grade Last Blast!!!

Thursday May 26th 12noon-4pm

We have an incredibly FUN last day event for our rising 9th graders! We will be providing a Chick-fil-A lunch (peanut allergy and vegetarian meals provided), a DJ, plenty of large fun inflatables, and raffling off prizes too!! We need YOUR help to make this a huge success! Please sign up to volunteer and donate where you can. You can leave items at the TRMS front desk any time between NOW and the event, but they must be at TRMS no later than Tuesday May 24th.

We are looking to borrow 5 corn-hole games for this event! If you have one, we will take good care of it! We also need cases of water (24 bottles), assorted boxes (50 small bags) of chips, store bought cookies (24 pack), donations for prizes ($5 or less), gift card prizes ($5 or less) volunteers to set-up, volunteers to serve lunch, work the inflatables, and last but not least ~ a clean-up crew… This is your last chance to volunteer at TRMS for your 8th graders, and we can use LOTS OF HELP! Let’s make this a great event for the last day in middle school :)

Please click on the Sign Up button to volunteer to help out or to donate items for the party. Thanks so much for your help!!!


Nancy Dale


Debbie Kurzner


Medication Pick-Up

This is a friendly reminder to stop by the clinic before the end of the school year to pick up any medications that you have left in the clinic for your child. Pick-up hours are between 8:30-4:00 on regular school days. Any medications left in the clinic after May 26th will be discarded. Thank you! Have a safe and healthy summer!

2016 National History Bee Finalists

Congratulations to the four Taylor Road students who participated in the 2016 National History Bee Atlanta North Regional Finals! 7th grader Dhruv Anand is the regional champion and, along with 6th grader Medhini Anand and 7th grader Jason Luo, has qualified for the National Finals in Chicago on June 10th. Kate Pitzel was also a regional contestant. What a great accomplishment!

Duke TIP Honorees

Please join us in congratulating the 2015-2016 7th Grade Talent Search participants! Eligibility for participation in the talent search is an honor requiring exceptional academic ability and we applaud these students’ achievements. Participants will receive information on Duke TIP’s wide range of educational programs including Independent Learning and Scholar Weekends. Those who meet the qualifying score criteria will also receive information on Duke TIP’s renowned summer programs and eStudies. Devrim Abaci, Dhruv Anand, Suraj Edara, Mihir Joshi, and Jerome Perera received both State and Grand Recognition. The following students received State Recognition: Saahas Anandan, Natalie Arokiasamy, Gabriel Betts, Kaedy Bornstein, Justin Cushing, Caelyn Desouza, Zachary Dickstein, Sarah Dominguez, Aryan Jain, Dong Woo Kang, Mallory Kenkare, Simon Klee, Rahul Komatineni, Ethan Kwon, Joshua Lee, Jason Luo, Avya Manchanda, Rohan Manne, Taylor Mikolajczak, Sahaj Nanda, Purvi Nandakumar, Akshay Patwardhan, Alexandra Perez, Kate Pitzel, Cecilia Polevoy, Valerie Ponomarev, Naom Shani Wahba, Yonathan Shlevich, Tai Shlomi, Minnie Suram, Casey Watsosn, Ashlin Yeo, Max Yuan, and Willa Zheng.

Summer Reading List

Looking for something to read this summer? Find the Fulton County 2016 Summer Reading List for Middle School HERE! The suggested summer reading goals for grades 6-12 are 5 fiction books and 5 non-fiction books. Happy reading!

Save the date!

The Cotillion of Alpharetta will be held on Sunday evenings at The Metropolitan Club starting January 2017. We offer a dancing and manners program to 7th and 8th graders. We focus on traditional dances (waltz, fox trot) along with popular dances (shag, swing, freestyle, line, slow). Our manners include making first impressions, handshakes, eye contact, common courtesies for girls and boys along with telephone/technology etiquette. Our 8th grade program introduces Latin dances and manners that cover job interviews, dating and the ever popular Table Manners! New students are always welcome in 8th grade. Registration will open November 1st. We look forward to meeting your child! For more information, please contact:

Program Director: Valerie Macdonald 770-781-5580

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PTA Membership


We are still accepting PTA memberships. You can join and pay online by visiting our website at


Email Laura Gossage, PTA President, at