Timber Wolf Times

News for TMS Families Week of April 24, 2022

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Principal Updates

Dear Trailside Families,


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, yelling profanities at other people, and/or encountering other "at risk" behaviours. We are encouraging parents to please have your students report home before going out to play.

On Friday, I went to the park and was amazed by how many students were there and do not go home. 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

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Collection for Guilford:

We are collecting gently used and clean used clothing for the students at Guilford. If you are cleaning out drawers and closets and would like to donate, the following items are needed:

Girls and boys pants, shorts, sweat pants, jeans sizes Pre-K through Fifth grade

Girls and boys shirts, both short and long sleeve

New: bras for 4th and fifth graders, under wear

Donations may be dropped off in the entrance of the school.

The SCA is sponsoring a New Book Drive for our sister school, Guilford Elementary, for our Spring Service Project. The drive is going on from now until May 16th.

Collection boxes can be found in each house office area. Please donate new elementary level books. We'd love to send as many students as possible home with the gift of a new book for the summer! Thanks for your support.

4/22/22 Newsletter Updates Counseling

Virtual Loudoun Summer Term (Term 3) Registration

Virtual Loudoun Online Learning is a supplemental, self-paced, asynchronous program that offers instructor-led online courses to secondary students that are full-year courses offered in a condensed term. Courses are delivered using the Schoology learning management system using content aligned to the Standards of Learning to offer new educational opportunities to students. Students actively engage in online discussions, submit documents electronically, and meet synchronously online with teachers and students as needed. Students should expect, on average, to dedicate 140 hours to complete a 1 credit course within the term period. The following courses are available to middle school students:


Online Spring/Summer Term


Rising 9th


Econ/Personal Finance or Health/PE 9


World Languages and Math courses that follow the established course progression

Rising 8th

Yes - Math Courses

Must complete Middle School Course progression and understand that further courses may NOT be available at the Middle School level

Rising 7th

Yes—Foundations of Algebra

School Recommendation required

Virtual Loudoun registration for Term 3 (summer) begins April 18, 2022 and closes May 11, 2022. Classes begin May 31 and end August 5. For more information please visit www.lcps.org/virtualloudoun.

Whole School Summer Opportunities

Morven Park Leadership Retreat

The Morven Park Center for Civic Impact is excited to announce their 2022 in-person youth leadership opportunities for this summer. Rising 7th and 8th graders can participate in the three-day Morven Park 2022 Youth Leadership Retreat. Rising 9th graders can sign up for the three-day 2022 Youth Leadership Institute, co-sponsored by Loudoun County Parks and Recreation. Both programs are free of charge! Applications for the middle school Retreat will close May 9th and the high school application will close May 1st.

Please note that the program has added additional dates for the middle school Retreat this year and they will be held at different locations. Students can choose between July 13-15 at Cascades Library in Sterling OR July 20-22 at Morven Park in Leesburg. They will not be required to attend both weeks.

Rising 7th and 8th graders can find information and the Retreat application at morvenpark.org/application.

Rising 9th graders can find the Institute application at https://lfportal.loudoun.gov/Forms/PRCSMorvenPark.

If you have further questions about this opportunity please reach out to Morven Park directly. Thank you.


Buenos días familias de TMS,

El Morven Park Center for Civic Impact se complace en anunciar sus oportunidades de liderazgo juvenil en persona para 2022 para este verano. Los estudiantes de 7.º y 8.º grado pueden participar en el Retiro de liderazgo juvenil de Morven Park 2022 de tres días. Los estudiantes de noveno grado en ascenso pueden inscribirse en el Instituto de Liderazgo Juvenil 2022 de tres días, copatrocinado por Parques y Recreación del Condado de Loudoun. ¡Ambos programas son gratuitos! Las solicitudes para el Retiro de la escuela intermedia se cerrarán el 9 de mayo y la solicitud para la escuela secundaria se cerrará el 1 de mayo.

Tenga en cuenta que el programa ha agregado fechas adicionales para el Retiro de la escuela intermedia este año y se llevarán a cabo en diferentes lugares. Los estudiantes pueden elegir entre el 13 y el 15 de julio en la Biblioteca Cascades en Sterling O del 20 al 22 de julio en Morven Park en Leesburg. No estarán obligados a asistir a las dos semanas.

Los estudiantes de 7.º y 8.º grado que ingresarán pueden encontrar información y la solicitud de Retiro en www.morvenpark.org/applicaion.

Los futuros estudiantes de 9º grado pueden encontrar la solicitud del Instituto en https://lfportal.loudoun.gov/Forms/PRCSMorvenPark.

Si tiene más preguntas sobre esta oportunidad, comuníquese directamente con Morven Park. Gracias.

Loudoun Fauquier 4-H Junior Camp

Is your student interested in Archery, Baking, Canoeing, Field Sports, Nature Art, Rocketry, Tie Dye, and More? Then they may be interested in joining the Loudoun Fauquier 4-H Junior Camp this summer. For more information go to 2022 4-H Camp (google.com).

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 April 19th and some questions to discuss with your student.

6th Grade

  • In this week’s lesson, your child learned how to view situations from multiple perspectives so they can better avoid and resolve conflicts.

    • Tell your child about a time when your view of a conflict changed because you were able to see it from another person’s perspective. Ask your child if they have changed their view about a conflict lately.

7th Grade

  • In this week’s lesson, your child explored how using emotion-management strategies, such as slow breathing, walking away, reframing unhelpful thoughts, and practicing positive self-talk, can help prevent a conflict from escalating.

    • Share with your child strategies you use to help yourself calm down during escalating conflicts. Ask them to tell you any additional strategies they find helpful beyond the ones covered in the lesson.

8th Grade

  • In this week’s lesson, your child drew connections between their values and the healthy relationships in their life.

    • Ask your child about how one of their values shows up in a healthy relationship they have. This could be a friendship, a sibling or other familial relationship, or even a professional relationship with a teacher or coach.

Howl OUT

On Thursday April 28, 3 TMS students will participate in All District (county) Jazz Ensemble. The concert is at at 7PM on Saturday @ Briar Woods HS. Please come and listen!


Jackson Bomoncag 7th grade Trombone

Audrey Lam 8th grade Piano

Emma O'Hair 8th grade Trumpet

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

Staff Appreciation starts TOMORROW!

We would be so grateful if THREE volunteers could help out with these things on Monday, April 25th.

  1. Hanging the banner outside of the main entrance at 6:30am

  2. Picking up the coffee donation from Starbucks Coffee (Broadlands) at 7:15am and delivering it to school

  3. Hanging a special sign on each teacher’s door (about 90 total) at 7:30am

Please contact president@trailsidemiddleschoolpta.org if you are available to help out.

Staff Appreciation Links:

Volunteer Opportunities

Donate Snacks

Monetary Donations

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PTA National Day of Service - PLOGGING
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MAP Assessments

This week, the students will continue to take the MAP assessments 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:

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

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

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