Twin Peaks Middle School
Weekly RAM Newsletter
From the desk of Principal Mills - Sunday, September 4th, 2022
Happy Labor Day Ram Families!
I hope this week's newsletter finds you all staying cool and enjoying the long Labor Day holiday weekend! We will resume with instruction on Tuesday, September 6th with a regular start at 8:30am - the schedule for Tuesday will be periods 1-3-5.
It sure has been hot!! With the high temperatures and heatwave we are currently experiencing expected to continue this week, please remember to have your student bring a water bottle with them to school that they can fill up throughout the day. We have a growing collection of unclaimed water bottles in our Lost & Found, located just outside the library next to their checkout windows. Please encourage your student to swing by and check out the Lost & Found rack if they are missing their water bottle, reusable lunch bag, sweatshirt, hat or even shoes! For those who forget their water bottle, there is water available for sale during break and lunch at our food service windows.
Parents - please make sure to drive carefully and keep an eye out for students during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Please avoid making u-turns on Tierra Bonita Road and dropping-off and picking-up your students in the middle of the street; we ask that you safely pull over to the curb to load or unload students from your vehicles. Students - please make sure to use cross walks to cross Tierra Bonita and Twin Peaks Road at all times! We have had several reports of students running across Twin Peaks Road after being dropped off in the morning at school - we care about your safety and need you to follow these common-sense guidelines!
We hope to see all of our parents at Back to School Night this Wednesday, September 7th starting at 5:30pm. I will begin with a short welcome, after which we will hear from the TPMS Foundation and PTSA Presidents about what they do to support TPMS and how parents can get involved. We will begin class room visits and rotations starting at 5:45pm, which will provide parents an opportunity to visit each of their student's classes and Homeroom (Ram) for 10 minutes each. Teachers will have an opportunity to introduce themselves, give a brief course overview, and share their student expectations with parents. You can save a Google Doc copy of the schedule for the evening by CLICKING HERE! It should be an awesome night - please plan on joining us!
We currently have an opening for a parent member on our TPMS School Site Council for a two-year term! According to our bylaws, interested candidates must have a student that attends Twin Peaks Middle School and should be selected by other TPMS parents. If you are interested in serving on our School Site Council, please complete the Candidate Interest Form LINKED HERE before 3pm on September 6th, 2022. All interested candidates will be included on our voting form that will be shared with all TPMS families on September 7th. Voting will remain open until 5pm on Friday, September 9th. If you have questions about this process or the SSC, please send me an email.
Finally this week, the TPMS Foundation's Fall Social event is scheduled for Friday September 23rd at Second Chance Brewery from 6-9pm. Please plan on coming out to meet other TPMS parents, spend time with some of our amazing staff, and have some fun while raising money to support our students and campus. Tickets are on sale NOW - more information can be found by clicking the Fall Social event flyer below - I look forward to seeing you all at Second Chance in a few weeks!
Twin Peaks Middle School
TPMS NEWS AND EVENTS - bit.ly/tpmsevents
September 7th: Late Start Day, 9:50am start
September 7th: Back to School Night, 5:30-7:30pm
September 9th: WEB 6th Grade Carnival, 3:30-5pm
September 14th: Late Start Day, 9:50am start
September 14th: School Site Council, 3:30pm (TPMS Library)
September 15th: PTSA Meeting, 6:15pm (TPMS Library)
September 19th: Professional Learning Day, Non-Student Day
September 23rd: TPMS Fall Foundation Social @Second Chance Brewery, 6-9pm
Back To School Night
ASES Morning Program has Openings!
TPMS Safety Committee Needs Volunteers
The Twin Peaks Middle School Safety Committee is looking for volunteers. We are looking for 1 parent, 2 students, 2 teachers and 2 staff members. If you are interested in joining the TPMS Safety Committee, please contact Rod Jiu, Assistant Principal (email@example.com). Thank you.
TPMS Fall Parent Social
Lunchtime Sports Equipment Needed!
TPMS Cross Country
Last day to sign up is Wednesday, September 7th!Open for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. No try-outs. FIRST PRACTICE starts Tuesday, August 30th. Students use PE lockers to dress out and store belongings. Running clothes and
supportive running shoes required. Practice duration: 1 hour. Application must be turned in to Front Office or Room 201 before practicing.
National Suicide Prevention Week
September 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among people ages 12-24. Suicide can be prevented by learning the warning signs, promoting prevention and resilience, and committing to social change. To find out more information click on the following links: http://directingchangeca.org and www.sprc.org. A suicide prevention/mental wellness booth will be open to all students on Sept. 28 during lunch. Resources and activities will be included to promote awareness and self-help skills. Please reach out to the counselors or Student Services Specialist if you have concerns about a specific student's mental health.
2022 Poway HS Dance Project
Twin Peaks Spirit Wear
TPMS Choir - Come Sing With Us!
TPMS Choir will start singing on September 6th! Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:20-8:30am. Students need to be on time and can not miss more than 4 practices total for the choir session. We will perform a December concert at Twin Peaks, and another with the Poway High School Choir at their concert Dec 5 &6. No experience necessary - boys and girls welcome!!
Any questions, please email TPMSchoirdirector@gmail.com
For registration information CLICK HERE!
WEB 6th Grade Carnival
PUSD Parent Education Workshops
ASB Student Activities Canvas Page
PTSA Meeting Dates for 2022-23
To join the PTSA for the 2022-23 school year, please CLICK HERE!
All Executive Board meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:15pm in the TPMS Library unless listed otherwise. Association Meetings will be held in September, February, and April. Board meetings are open to PTSA Board Members and Committee Chairs while Association Meetings are open for all members of the Twin Peaks Middle School PTSA:
- September 15th (Association Meeting @6:15pm; Board Meeting to follow)
- October 20th
- November 17th
- December 8th
- January 19th
- February 16th (Association Meeting @6:15pm; Board Meeting to follow)
- March 16th
- April 20th (Association Meeting @6:15pm; Board Meeting to follow)
- May 18th
- June 1st
TPMS Foundation Meeting Dates
The TPMS Foundation typically meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the TPMS Library. Please visit the TPMS Foundation Web Page by CLICKING HERE!
Here are the upcoming monthly meetings for the 2022-23 school year:
- September 20th
- October 18th
- November 15th
- January 10th
- February 13th
- March 21st
- April 18th
- May 23rd