Timber Wolf Times

News for TMS Families Week of SPRING BREAK

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Principal Updates

Dear Trailside Families,

Happy spring to all of our families! Please note that students return on Tuesday, April 19th. This will be the first day of the fourth quarter.

We are receiving an increasing number of reports in regards to students hanging at Trailside Park after school and not going home first. Some of the reports include students who are fighting or encountering other at risk behaviours. We are encouraging parents to please have your students report home before going out to play. If for any reason your child encounters something on their way home that is unsafe, please contact the Loudoun County Sheriff's office.

All my best,

Bridget M. Beichler

Mask Breaks

Mask Breaks will be discontinued after spring break. Students who are wearing masks, will be allowed to take an individual mask break when necessary.

Clinic News

Update from the Clinic

There has been an uptick in Flu A cases at our school this week. I encourage you to take your student to their doctor if they are complaining of headache, body aches, fatigue , cough, congestion, runny nose and fever.

Trailside Odyssey of the Mind Team moves on to the World Competition

The team members are:

Syed Zeeshan Ahmad- 8th grade

Anush Devkar- 8th grade

Lilliana Lundgren- 7th grade

Hisham Khan - 7th grade

Owen Biggers - 7th grade

Anwita Munagapati - 7th

Trivikram Belsare - 6th

Coach: Kiran Ahmad

The team is fundraising in order to support the cost of this event in Iowa. http://www.gofundme.com/f/trailside-at-odyssey-world-finals

Green Team News

If anyone is still interested in taking part in the Student Environmental Action Showcase taking place at Trailside Middle School on the evening of April 26, there is still time to sign up:

Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) - (loudounnature.org)

What a great opportunity for students to show what they are doing for the environment!

Mrs. Amy Santos

7th grade Technology Education

8th grade Manufacturing and Engineering

Green Team Sponsor

PTA News and Updates

Staff Appreciation Links:

Volunteer Opportunities

Donate Snacks

Monetary Donations

Join our pack! Interested in serving on the TMS PTA board next year? We are looking to fill the following board positions: President, VP Events, VP Fundraising, Treasurer & Secretary. Please complete the following form - Trailside Middle School PTA Nomination Form for Officers for 2021-22 School Year (google.com) by 4/17/22. Questions? Email nominations@trailsidemiddleschoolpta.org.

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Teacher of the Year

This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize an outstanding teacher at TMS. The winner will receive $10,000 and be featured in the October 2022 issue. Nominations are due by 4/24. Click here for more information.

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Come enjoy a day of STEM at Marymount University on Saturday, April 23!

The School of Education will be hosting "STEM Across the Globe!"

Here is a small glimpse of the activities we have planned: Make a roller coaster, create clouds, and participate in a balloon rocket race!

This is a FREE event for students in grades PK-8, their families, teachers, and principals.

For more information see the attached flyer or contact Dr. Usha Rajdev

BioCode competition

"Are you interested in biology or computer science? Do you enjoy competing and working with other students? TJHSST Bioinformatics Society is hosting its thth annual BioCode competition, with over $1000 in prizes! To register, please sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/4eUi1c3JTgUnyEwr8

For more information, please check out our website: https://tjbioinfo.netlify.app/biocode/"

Thank you very much in advance for the help and support.

Best Regards,

TJ Bioinformatics Society

MAP Assessments

After spring break, every student will be taking the third MAP assessment in reading and math. The assessments will be taking during class and broken down over several days. It is one of the most important assessments your child takes each quarter. The information we receive supports us in planning for instruction and placement for the next school year.

Library News

What’s Happening in the Library?

April is School Library Month as well as Earth month and we have many activities planned in our library. We will be kicking off the month in our makerspace area with make your own bookmarks and paper beads out of books that have been discarded due to damage or missing pages. By using these discarded books we are promoting the reusing and recycling of materials.

The genre of the month is Fantasy. Books in this genre tell stories about events or characters that do not exist in the real world. Some popular Fantasy books in our library are the Wings of Fire series, Harry Potter series, The Land of Stories series as well as The Red Queen series.

We are still in need of beads or rainbow loom supplies and welcome donations of any of those items. We have also created a Trailside Library Wishlist on Amazon for anyone who would like to purchase and donate.


We are excited to announce that we have secured an author visit to occur in June with April Henry the author of many YA mystery books such as: Girl Stolen, Count All Her Bones, and The Body in the Woods. We are in the process of locating a vendor so that students who are interested can purchase some of Ms. Henry’s books before her visit. Ms. Henry will be available for book signings throughout the day. More details will be shared as final arrangements are made.


Please ask your student to look around their bedroom, locker, or backpack and return any library books that they may have. We will be sending out overdue notices soon as we try to secure all of our books before the end of the school year.

Early Dismissals


Please report early dismissals via ParentVUE or by sending an email to TMSattendance@lcps.org. We ask that you notify us at least 2 hours in advance of the dismissal time. Dismissals after 3pm are highly discouraged due to the end of day dismissal and the congestion of the parking lot at that time.

Important Dates:

Spring Break: April 11-15th

Teacher work day, no school for students: April 18th

Friday, April 29th,7th grade dance 7:00-9:00 PM

Saturday, April 30th, 8th grade dance 7:00-9:00 PM

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SCA Announcements:

The SCA will be holding a Virtual Talent Show again this year. See the attached information: Virtual Talent Show. They have until April 19, 2022 to submit their entries. Please make sure you follow the criteria and submit your entries to the person listed in the information. Let's showcase our talented students!

The SCA is hosting a spring collection to support Loudoun County Animal Shelter and Friends of Homeless Animals. See the attached information: Animal Shelter Service Project. There are links included should you prefer to donate via Amazon and also specific items the shelters can use. Boxes will be in the house office area to collect other items included in the slides that students bring in. The collection will finish on April 4, 2022. Thanks for your support!

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 .

Spirit Days @ TMS

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

Yearbook Orders are running high, available yearbooks running low

We have planned to have only 850 yearbooks processed based on order requests from past years. Please know pre-ordered yearbooks have increased over the past weeks. If you wish to have a yearbook, please order one today!
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Yearbooks Now on Sale! Last day to order is Monday, April 11, 2022