Timber Wolf Times

News for TMS Families Week of February 28, 2022

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Principal Updates

Dear Trailside Families,

As you may know, Loudoun County Public Schools has partnered with Brightbytes, a data analytics organization built specifically for K-12 to provide insights into our new and changing learning environments with the goal of ensuring personalized learning support for all students. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in our school survey. Your responses are completely anonymous, and the survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The last day to complete the survey is Friday, March 4th. Please respond using the link below.


Thank you for taking part in this important initiative!

All my best,

Bridget M. Beichler

Important Dates:

Monday, March 7th: No School, Teacher Professional Learning Day

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

Green Team is so excited to announced that the 3rd Annual Student Environmental Action Showcase will be here at Trailside this year!

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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.

Pre-Order Your PE Gear for 2022-23 School Year

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.
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PTA IMPACK Initiative: Outdoor Resources

THANK YOU to the families who have already made a donation. WE ARE ONLY $820 AWAY FROM OUR GOAL! We have raised $4360! It’s truly amazing!

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".

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What's Happening in the Library!

What’s Happening in the Library?

The genre of the month is Realistic Fiction. Books in this category feature characters or situations that could realistically happen in real life. YA and Middle Grade Realistic Fiction books typically have characters who are facing current social and family problems/situations. Some of the most popular Realistic Fiction books in our library include,11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.

Our Winter Library Incentive, TMS Likes to Read a Latte, is going strong and our most recent winners were, Dev Srivastava - 7th grade, Sania Azad -6th grade, and Tyler Topansky - 6th grade. Winners are announced every other Friday. The next winners will be announced on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Makerspace activities for the month include Danish Heart Weaving using cardstock, as well as a Make Your Own Valentine section so that students can create their own valentines for friends and family. We have decided to leave the Keva Planks in our Makerspace for the remainder of the month as the students really enjoy building tall structures.

Blind Date with a Book has been very successful with the Library staff arranging “blind dates” for over 200 students so far. Blind Date With a Book requests will continue to be accepted until February 14th at 3:00 p.m. Any student who would like for the library staff to select a book for them should complete the Google Form that can be found in the TMS Library Schoology Course.

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

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Yearbooks Now on Sale!