Timber Wolf Times

News for TMS Families Week of May 16, 2022

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Principal Updates

Dear Trailside Families,

Library Book Returns, please make sure all library books are returned by June 1, 2022.

May 18 is the first day of SOL testing, please see the parent newsletter for each specific test and day.

May 20: Musical 7:00 PM

May 21: Musical 2:00 and 7:00 PM

May 26th: 8th grade visit to Stone Bridge, a permission click will be sent out for all parents to complete

May 26th: The Stone Bridge Cluster Fine Arts night and Timber Wolf Trap event, the music will be outdoors with the art show taken place in the library Open to the Public: Art show begins at 6:00 PM, Music begins at 6:45

June 1: All day, Author April Henry will be here to meet with all students

June 1: 8th graders who ordered a yearbook will receive it at lunch

June 2: 7th graders who ordered a yearbook will receive it at lunch

June 3: 6th graders who ordered a yearbook will receive it at lunch

June 3: Hershey Park Music trip and competition

June 10th: 6th grade Field Day in the am, Grade Level Movie in the pm

June 10th: 7th grade movie in the am, Field Day in the PM

June 13th: 8th grade cook-out and Carnival, begins at 12:00 noon

June 15th: Last day of school

There are less thank 40 yearbooks remaining. If you wish to have one, order today: https://osp.osmsinc.com/LoudounVA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=DB104

Please note: We do not do a promotion ceremony for 8th grade. The tradition at TMS is for the students to celebrate with a cook out and carnival.

Next year students will be expected to dress out for HPE. Students are not required to purchase a HPE gear, however it is encouraged. If you wish to have HPE gear, you must order it ahead of time. This can be found on the school link: see at the bottom of the newsletter.

all my best,

Bridget Beichler

Order Your School Supplies for next Year

Counseling Updates

Whole School Summer Opportunities

The Prevention Alliance of Loudoun (PAL) will feature a virtual series of free seminars for parents to learn more about mental health wellness for youth and teens. PAL is a coalition of youth, Loudoun County agencies, faith-based organizations, other community stakeholders and parents dedicated to mental health awareness and substance misuse prevention efforts. The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services; Loudoun County Public Schools Student Assistance Services; Loudoun County Sheriff's Office; and Virginia Tobacco Control Program are key member agencies of PAL organizing this seminar series.

Visit loudoun.gov/mhsadspreventionfor detailed information about each event and to register. Events will include:

  • Current Drug Trends: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Internet Safety: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Talking to Your Teen About Vaping: Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

More information about PAL and Loudoun County’s mental health wellness programs may be found at loudoun.gov/mhsadsprevention.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an exciting, 7-month program that transforms middle and high school students into real-life entrepreneurs and business owners. In this program presented by the Loudoun Chamber Foundation and the Loudoun Economic Development Authority, students will develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, be mentored by local business men and women, pitch to a panel of investors, and become ready to launch their own legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Complete with guest speakers from the local business community and behind-the-scenes trips to local companies, the projects-based YEA! approach empowers students to take charge of their futures in a profound way.

Learn more and apply at Young Entrepreneurs Academy - Loudoun Chamber. Application open till June 12th.

Compass & SEL Learning

Please find below what your student discussed in Compass the week of May 3rd and some questions to discuss with your student.

6th Grade

  • In this week’s lesson, your child thought through different ways to resolve a conflict and choose the one they think is best.

    • Ask your child why they think different conflicts need different solutions. Tell your child about a time when you had to think about the best way to solve a conflict. What did you think about? Did it work out in the end?

7th Grade

  • In this week’s lesson, your child learned how to describe a conflict in a non-judgmental way by avoiding blaming language.

    • Discuss with your child a time in your life when you had a particularly difficult time resolving a conflict. How did avoiding blaming language help?

8th Grade

  • In this week’s lesson, your child learned to find solutions to a conflict that everyone can agree on.

    • Ask your child about a conflict they recently had where they got something they wanted after it was resolved. Share a similar situation of your own.

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PTA Meeting Thursday in the library!


Please join us in the library this coming Thursday, May 19th at 7pm for our final general PTA meeting. We will be electing next year’s officers.

Spirit Night - MOE’S TACO KIT DELIVERY on 5/19

Enjoy dinner at home without having to cook or clean up the mess! Order a Taco Kit from Moe’s and support the PTA. Pick up your kit at TMS on 5/19 between 6-6:30pm.

Moe’s Taco Kit Order Form

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The PTA is excited to award $500 to the Trailside Odyssey of the Mind team that will be going to Worlds.

Our team could really use support from the community to help them get to Iowa. Please consider donating here.
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Pre-Order Your PE Gear for 2022-23 School Year -No extra gear will be ordered

We will not be doing a mass order of HPE gear for next year, if you would like you child to have HPE; you must pre-order .

Supporting Trailside Middle School-Together in Education Program

A very easy and simple way to support our school is to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to our school. Our school code is 2529. Out of over 1100 parents, we have 62 links to our account.

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

TMS School Spirit Store from Cheers is on-line New Winter Gear Items! check us out

School Hours

Arrival: 8:10-8:30 AM

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