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!

With gratitude,

Steve Mills

Proud Principal

Twin Peaks Middle School

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Instagram: @principalmills_twinpeaks



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

Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, September 7th from 5:30-7:30pm on the TPMS Campus. This will be an opportunity for parents to visit campus and hear from their students' teachers about their classrooms and plans for the upcoming school year. Please plan on joining us starting at 5:30pm in the main quad for a Welcome from Principal Mills and information on how to get involved with TPMS through our PTSA and Foundation. Classroom rotations will begin at 5:45pm. You can save a Google Doc copy of the schedule for the evening by CLICKING HERE!

ASES Morning Program has Openings!

Our morning ASES program has spots available! Please click here for all the details, including a link to our website and an interest form! If you have questions, please contact our ASES Program Supervisor, Jennifer Willette at

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 ( Thank you.

TPMS Fall Parent Social

The TPMS Foundation invites you to their Fall Parent Social on Friday, September 23rd, at Second Chance Brewery from 6-9pm. Please click on the flyer below for specific information about the Fall Social or you can check out the TPMS Foundation webpage by CLICKING HERE!

Lunchtime Sports Equipment Needed!

Do you have an extra basketball, volleyball, tennis ball or soccer ball in the garage that isn't being used?! Please consider donating it to our lunchtime ball collection! Our students love to be able to play on our fields and courts at lunchtime, but with the high demand we don't always have enough equipment for them to check-out. If you have a ball or two to donate for our students to use or would like to donate a gift card to help purchase equipment, please drop them by the TPMS main office or contact Admin Assistant Christie Hamilton at

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: and 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

Join the award-winning Poway HS Dance Team during their halftime show on October 7th. Click on the flyer below for more details on how to sign up and participate or visit their webpage at!

Twin Peaks Spirit Wear

Please CLICK HERE to order your TPMS spirit wear for the upcoming school year! Orders can be placed through September 9th for this first order window. There will be other opportunities to order spirit wear later in the school year, but this is your chance to have your gear in hand before Halloween!! Go RAMS!!

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

For registration information CLICK HERE!

WEB 6th Grade Carnival

Calling all 6th graders!! Make sure to block out Friday, September 9th from 3:30-5pm to come and hang with your WEB leaders and fellow classmates at the 6th Grade WEB Welcome Carnival! Tickets will be going on sale THIS WEDNESDAY 8/31 for $5 each - this includes your admission and food for the carnival! It's going to be a great time Rams - make sure you buy your ticket early and don't forget to bring a friend! Tickets on sale in the WEB room (300 Bldg) at lunch.

ASB Student Activities Canvas Page

Hey TPMS students & parents! Check out the new Student Activities Canvas Page to stay up to date on all that is happening at Twin Peaks MS! All students and parents should already be enrolled - if you are not, please email or ASB Advisor, Mrs. Crow at

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

Work for TEAM #PUSD!

We continue to have several non-teaching/classified positions open at TPMS that we are still looking to fill, and maybe you or a friend are the right person for the job! Please consider joining Team PUSD as an Instructional Assistant (3 and 6 hour daily shifts), Campus Security Specialist (7.5 hours a day), Noon Duty (2 or 3 hour daily shifts), or as our morning and afternoon crossing guard (7 hours a week!). To apply for any of these positions, or to see what other openings exist in PUSD, please CLICK HERE for the PUSD Job Listings Page!
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Shop Amazon through TPMS Foundation

You can always shop Amazon and earn money for Twin Peaks! Just click on the Amazon link below, then start spending!