Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

From the desk of Principal Mills - Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Happy Sunday Ram Families!

I hope this week's newsletter finds you all well and enjoying the weekend. Twin Peaks was buzzing with excitement and spirit this week as we celebrated Start With Hello Week, a national call-to-action week dedicated to making new social connections and creating a sense of belonging among youth. Thank you to our ASB students for their work in hosting the week's spirit dress up days and lunchtime activities, including our Club fair on Friday (please see the photos below!). Make sure to check out the ASB Canvas Page by CLICKING HERE to find out what's going on each week at TPMS!

The TPMS Foundation's Fall Social was this past Friday, September 23rd at Second Chance Brewery. It was great to see so many folks show up - we had over 100 attendees, including over a dozen staff, who raised over $8,500 for Twin Peaks MS! Thank you to all of our Foundation members for their hard work in organizing the event, and especially to President Kym Sosnowski for her leadership! Please consider attending our next Foundation meeting on October 18th - we are always looking for new parents to join our Foundation Board!

It's hard to believe this week is already the end of September?! As a heads-up, the month of October will have six (6) minimum days - please take a look at the list of dates below - our ASES program will operate with regular hours on these days:

  • Monday, October 3rd: Professional Learning time for staff
  • Tuesday, October 4th: Professional Learning time for staff
  • Thursday, October 13th: Conference Prep Time for staff
  • Friday, October 14th: Conference Prep Time for staff
  • Monday, October 24th: Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences Day 1 (1:15-3:15pm)
  • Tuesday, October 25th: Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences Day 2 (1:15-3:15pm)

Please keep an eye on the forecast as the weather will be warming up again the first part of this week - please make sure your student is coming to school with a water bottle and is staying hydrated! If your student is missing a water bottle or sweatshirt that they brought to school, please have them check our Lost & Found outside of the library - we have a lot of items that have been recovered and turned-in, but remain unclaimed!

Finally this week, I hope to see a lot of our Ram families this Friday, September 30th at Snapdragon Stadium for TPMS Night at the SD Wave soccer game! We have tickets blocked out for TPMS families and they are selling fast - please take a look at the SD Wave section below for the link to purchase tickets!

In Partnership,

Steve Mills

Proud Principal

Twin Peaks Middle School

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Instagram: @principalmills_twinpeaks




September 27th: Last day for Step It Up!

September 28th: Late start @9:50am

September 29th: Jazz Band Concert at both lunches

September 29th: AVID Family Night, 5:30-8pm, Little Theater

September 30th: Cross Country Meet @ OVMS

September 30th: TPMS Night at the SD Wave (see below!)

October 3rd: Minimum Day, 12:35 dismissal, PD Day

October 4th: Minimum Day, 12:35 dismissal, PD Day

October 5th: Late start @9:50am

October 7th: Cross Country Meet @ MBMS

October 12th: WEB Fundraiser @ Chipotle

October 12th: Late start @9:50am

October 13th: Minimum Day, 12:35 dismissal, Conference Prep

October 14th: Minimum Day, 12:35 dismissal, Conference Prep

October 18th: TPMS Foundation Meeting, Library 6pm

October 19th: Late start @9:50am

October 20th: PTSA Meeting, Library 6:15pm

October 21st: ASB Movie in the Quad, 5:30-8:00pm

October 28th: AVID Fundraiser @ Chipotle

TPMS Night with the San Diego Wave FC

Join us on Friday, September 30 at Snapdragon Stadium for the TPMS Night with the San Diego Wave! Come watch an all-star lineup including Alex Morgan, Sofia Jakobsson, Kailen Sheridan and 17-year-or phenom Jaedyn Reese Shaw (and many more) take on the North Carolina Courage at their brand-new home, Snapdragon Stadium! If you haven't been to a game yet, there's still time. This is the final game of the season AND the Wave are currently in FIRST PLACE in the league!

There is a family friendly "tailgate" party outside the stadium with games for kids, swag stations, food trucks, live music and a beer garden. The inside of the stadium is totally San Diego, with a number of offerings from local restaurants and breweries. And the energy inside the stadium during the game is INTENSE!

We have secured 100 tickets (right behind the goal beginning at row six) at a discount of $20-22 per ticket, and they are going fast! We hope you can join us for an amazing night with the TPMS community and the San Diego Wave FC! Get your TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE!

If you have more than 6 people in your group, contact the ticket representative directly so that she can place your party all together with the TPMS family (her email and phone number are in the link). We hope to see you there!

If you or someone you know is in need of social/emotional support, reach out to a trusted adult and/or access one of these resources:

  • Call 911 for immediate concerns
  • National Suicide Prevention Line 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor
  • The Trevor Project 866-488-7386 (crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth)
  • PUSD Safety Tipline 1-844-PUSD-TIP (1-844-787-3847) - See it, Hear it, Report it.

The PUSD tipline is monitored by local law enforcement. Please remember this tipline is for situations requiring immediate attention, including any type of physical threat of harm to self or others. CLICK HERE to find additional services related to behavioral health, crisis services, and substance abuse.

Student Activities Canvas Page & Calendar

Calling all Ram Families! Do you want to make sure you know everything that’s going on at TPMS? Our new Student Activities Canvas page is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about what’s going on at TPMS. For our full year-long calendar of events and activities at TPMS, CLICK HERE (we suggest bookmarking this page!) or click the “Activities Calendar” button on the Student Activities Canvas homepage. **Please note, if you are accessing the Student Activities Canvas page through your mobile app, you will need to click “pages” to see the link to the calendar.

TPMS College & Career Fair

The TPMS Counseling Department will be hosting the TPMS College and Career Fair on Wednesday, November 16th during lunch. We would love to have our very own TPMS parents involved - if you work for a local company or business who would like to participate, or have a career pathway that would be interesting to share with middle schoolers, please complete the TPMS College and Career Fair Interest Form LINKED HERE. We plan on having the event during both lunches, so participants would need to be available from 12:30-2pm. Please email one of our counselors if you have any questions about this event.

TPMS Yearbook Info

Yearbooks are available for $50. We sold out last year so get yours now!

Pay by card: Go to or use the QR code

Pay by cash/check: Download the order form from our webpage or pick up a form in the office. Return the form and cash or check to the school office.

Calling all proud families of 8th graders here at Twin Peaks! 8th Grade Recognition Ads are open and ready for purchase. Go to and click on Recognition Ads to start the process of celebrating your 8th grader in this year’s yearbook! Deadline is January 27th so don’t delay!

Want more information about Yearbooks? Go to

TPMS Yearbook Needs Your Photos

The yearbook staff invites students, staff, and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you have great photos of school, sport or class events, we’d like to see them.

Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific yearbook everyone will want to have.

The last day to submit your photos is: March 1, 2023


● Click on “Select My Images.”

● Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.

● Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.

● Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

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

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!

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.

  • 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!