Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

A Brief Note from Dr. Burke

Dear Ram families,

Thanks to all of you who were able to join us for Back to School Night this past week. I hope you enjoyed meeting your students' teachers.

It should be a pretty quiet week on campus as we settle into our typical academic routines. One thing I do want to make you aware of though, is that this week is National Suicide Prevention Week. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Please take some time this week to Know the Signs and learn what to do if you know of someone who could be considering suicide. Suicide is preventable and you could save a life just by reaching out to someone in need. In order to draw awareness to this growing problem, this week we will be airing public service announcements on TPMS-TV and hanging posters throughout campus which include cards and contact info for the the suicide prevention hotline. Click here for additional information on suicide prevention and the Know the Signs movement.

8th grade students...I have a special announcement for you. Rupin Mittal, a senior at Del Norte High School, reached out to me this summer with an idea to bring computer science exposure to Twin Peaks. Gateway to Computer Science is an 8-week program that will teach 8th graders computer science and JAVA programming. It will start here at Twin Peaks on Friday, September 20th. Register by Friday, September 13th if you are interested in programming and want to learn more about it. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who are contemplating taking AP Computer Science in high school and simply want to learn more about it. Here are the links to the registration form and the permission slip should you choose to join us. Space is limited to the first 30 students.

I will close with a Save the Date. The Foundation's Fall Fiesta will take place on the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Second Chance Beer Co. & Taproom. More details are coming soon.

That’s it for now. I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow and remember it's a 6/2/4 day.


Dr. Burke

Reminder to Parents

Here are a few friendly reminders from the Attendance Office for the 2019-20 school year. Please make sure your student(s) arrive on time every day. Please make sure to call the Attendance Hotline at (858) 668-2730 for the following:

  • Checking in a student late
  • Checking out a student early
  • Informing us when your student is not attending school and the reason why
  • If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up your student.

Using the guidelines above helps us guarantee and expedite each situation with minimal distractions for your student, the school, and the classrooms.

Volunteers Needed for Library

Our TPMS Library needs volunteers. If you have never volunteered before this is a great opportunity to help your school out. Please click here for more detailed information. For information on what you need to volunteer, please visit our PUSD website at:, look under the "parents" tab and select "volunteering".

Events This week

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Join the Twin Peaks Choir!

7th & 8th graders on Tuesday afternoon in the Little Theater from 3:15-4:45pm.

6th graders on Thursday morning from 7:45-9am in the Little Theater.

Students can pick up forms in the office.

Set Your Child Up For Success!

Help your child to manage stress and anxiety at this workshop on Wednesday, October 2nd from 6-8pm in our library. Click here to view the flyer and online registration information.

Surviving & Thriving in Middle School

This workshop on September 25th aims to bring out the best in your teen, increase respect, responsibility an give consequences that work. Based on Active Parenting of Teens by Michael Popkin, Ph.D. For specific details, please click here.

ASB Website

Check back next week for information regarding upcoming events and activities:

Shop Amazon through TPMS Foundation

You can always shop Amazon and earn money for Twin Peaks! Just click on the Amazon link below, then start spending!

Save The Date