Principal Parker Weekly

March 24, 2022

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Change for Fall 2022


Quick note today, as I attended a district meeting that featured the new grading policy effective August 2022. Here is the link to the website for details. Scroll below to a FAQ for your information.

Parent/Guardian Interest Survey: International Night Parent/Guardian Interest Survey

Please respond by March 27th.

Shout Out to a staff member!

Today's Learning: Leadership

I am stealing this from my boss, Tim Corrigan, that he shared with me recently. He and I work diligently to follow the action steps below. I welcome your feedback!

"Not every professional is a leader, and not every leader is a true professional. But if you want to be a great leader, you have to look, feel, and behave professionally at every moment of every day. Behave as if you're always onstage, because in a way, you are" p.245


  • Always display passion and commitment.
  • Be excited about coming to work every day, and share that enthusiasm with your employees.
  • Spend the right amount of time on the job, doing the right things in the right ways.
  • Maintain a positive attitude, and make it contagious.
  • Set the bar high, and personally live up to every standard you set.
  • Find ways to break monotony and routine for people.
  • Focus on collaboration rather than conflict in problem solving.
  • Know when to step back and let others lead.
  • Be a role model for professionalism. And remember, you are always onstage!

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. by Lee Cockerell

PBIS values: Be responsible -- Be respectful - Be proactive

SHARE -- See it. Hear it. And Report it Every time.

Thank you for sharing your family with us.

Remember to follow us on Twitter @TaylorRoadWay and @Proud_Tigers and on Facebook for updates. We will also continue our traditional Messenger newsletter, along with weekly principal emails. You can always find more information on our website.

I love my job!

Core values of TRMS: Engagement, Rigor, and Relationships

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Thank you!

Thank you to the PTA and all of the volunteers and donors! This has been a wonderful Staff Appreciation Week, and we are enjoying all the treats and appreciation! You have done an outstanding job making our staff feel the love!
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March PBIS Popcorn Event for ALL Grade Levels – Parent Volunteers needed

Our PBIS team has a Popcorn Rewards Day for all students on Tuesday, March 29th. Throughout each day, students can earn points for being proactive, respectful, and responsible. Students can then "spend" these points for rewards like a special chair in a teacher's class, a drawing for a special lunch, etc. If you are willing to volunteer their time, we have sign-up genius below. Please sign = up for one or many slots to help pop and pass out popcorn. Please consider helping us reward our students’ positive behavior for the rest of this month!


Scoliosis Screening for 6th & 8th Grade Students - Information & Volunteers Needed

Dear Parents/Guardians of 6th and 8th Grade Students:

The state mandated scoliosis screening for 6th and 8th grade students will take place on Wednesday, March 30th, during connections classes. We will be running a Flipped Bell Schedule that day to have all screenings occur during the morning.

The Parent Scoliosis Screening Letter must be returned (hard copy) to your student’s homeroom teacher if you do NOT want your student screened. If the form is not returned, your student will be screened on March 30th. There will be blank copies of the form available in the front office of the school if you need to have your student pick up a copy. If you wish to have your student screened, no action is required.

Volunteers are needed to help with the screening – training is provided. Please sign up to volunteer, and complete the required training.

Fast Facts About Scoliosis (English)

Fast Facts About Scoliosis (Spanish)

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TRMS is planning to celebrate the many cultures and countries under its roof.

International Night will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6:00 PM.

The ceremony will start with a Parade of Flags representing students from all over the world at TRMS, in this school year.

Following the parade, a cultural entertainment will be performed. Participants will display traditional dances, outfits, and other performances which will be followed by a sampling of food from different countries. Families are asked to bring an ethnic dish from their countries to share. It is required to list ingredients in these dishes to inform those who may have concerns with food allergies.

Parent/Guardian Interest Survey: International Night Parent/Guardian Interest Survey

Please respond by March 27th.

Order Your Yearbook by April 15th!

Milestones Testing Days

April 25: ELA Part 1 (all grades)

April 26: ELA Part 2 (all grades)

April 27: ELA Part 3 (all grades)

April 29: Algebra I EOC (students in Algebra I Honors)

May 2: Math Part 1 (all grades)

May 3: Math Part 2 (all grades)

May 5: Science EOG/Physical Science EOC (8th grade)

May 6: Social Studies (8th grade)

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Backpacks of Love

At TRMS we have a program called “backpacks of love”. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance by donating non-perishable items to our families. The participants’ names are known only to the counselors and social worker. Once every two weeks a backpack with food items are available to go home. A student can carry the backpack home, or the parent can pick it up at the front office. All we need to know is if you would like to participate, how many adults are in the house, how many children are in the house, and if there are any dietary allergies such as peanut butter. We can only provide for a certain number of families so the sooner you reply the better. We will respond regardless of whether you are in the program or if supplies run out.

6th grade Counselor- Mr. Fredric Johnson

7th grade Counselor- Mrs. Alexcia Massey

8th grade Counselor- Mrs. Cindy Sabula

Please support our efforts by ordering See's Candies. This opportunity is available until March 25th.

Supporting our work --

Academic Excellence Donation 21-22

These generous voluntary donations will be used exclusively to purchase academic programs or supplies to support student learning or to purchase learning opportunities for our Teachers to enhance their ability to educate our students. Please enter any amount that you are comfortable donating. Thank you for supporting Taylor Road Middle School.

TRMS Staff Recognition Donation 21-22

Donation to be used by TRMS specifically for Staff recognition and awards. Any amount you wish to donate will be appreciated. Thank you for your support of our Taylor Road Middle School teachers.

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Taylor Road is on Facebook!

You can keep up with the latest news and happenings at Taylor Road MS on Facebook. Please follow us!

Important Dates

March 28: PTA Spirit Night @ Andy's Custard

March 30: Scoliosis Screening for 6th & 8th grades (Flipped Bell Schedule)

March 31: Hoops for Hope (6th& 8th Grade)

March 31 & April 1: TRMS Musical, CHS Auditorium, 7:00 PM

April 1: Hoops for Hope (7th Grade)

April 2: Ramadan Begins

April 4 - 8: Spring Break

The buck stops here

See our duties divided among the administrators responsible (click photo below). We continually modify and update this chart. It is also available on the TRMS website.

We are here to help - always!

If you feel any concerns - or know someone who does - please know Taylor Road is filled with people who care. I encourage you to reach out via this website link to report concerns to me personally at any time. I immediately receive email notification of all submitted concerns, and I promise to respond quickly. The report remains anonymous, unless you choose to share your identity and allow me to respond.

Fulton Schools also has a Quick Tip app to report issues to district leaders and school police. Please continue to reach out. It is never a bother or a hardship to show we care.

Finally, there are any number of resources for stakeholders. Please follow this link for more information. Do not hesitate; ask for help.


As we define our way forward, the administrative team welcomes input. Remember, I continue to use #TheTRWayForward to tag Twitter posts that represent my vision for Taylor Road.

Follow me personally @TaylorRoadWay on Twitter. I am excited about #TheTRWayForward

Thanks for supporting TRMS!

Relationships - Rigor - Engagement