TBMS March Update

We are Safe, Kind & Responsible

Message from Mr. Beierman

Hello Twin Bluff Middle School families!

Maybe it was just my perception, but February really seemed to fly by. I hope this newsletter finds you and your family well. We had some exciting learning experiences in February with Grade 6 going to the Capital and Minnesota History Center and Grade 7 trying something new and going downhill skiing at Welch Village. I always feel it is important to reflect on what we have done and look forward to what is to come.

We have Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for March 7th and 9th. Our students are going to be “leading” the conferences and talking with parents and teachers during their scheduled conference time. This allows our students to share their voices and have ownership in their learning experience. Since it is our first try at student-led conferences, our teachers are prepared and ready to assist and support you as needed to ensure you get accurate and timely information.

Twin Bluff will also host the middle school musical "Honk! the Musical" on March 17th and 18th. The students have been working really hard and I can't wait to see their production. Please plan on attending and supporting this awesome event!

We are also excited to host our “Leadership Dance” on the evening of March 10th from 6:00-8:00 pm. All students that meet our school-wide expectations; Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible, are invited to attend. The cost will be $5.00 and parents are expected to arrange for timely drop-off and pick-up of their students. Snacks will be available for purchase during the event as well.

I have to take this opportunity to remind you to drive safely and pay close attention when you are driving on campus (and always). With the recent snow, our sight lines are higher and we need to ensure that we are stopping, looking, and proceeding in a safe manner. This is especially true during student drop-off and pick-up times. We also ask you to stay out of the lower parking lot (swimming pool doors) during bus times. Mixing small vehicles, large vehicles, and rambunctious middle school students is not a recipe for safety. Please use the designated pick-up and drop-off locations to ensure student safety. Also, please note the image to the right of this column. No LEFT turns when leaving the school, please. Take the right, loop around the traffic circle, and then head back up Twin Bluff Road.

Thank you for your continued support as we work our way to spring and green grass. We appreciate your dedication to our students and student safety!

Mr. Beierman

Upcoming Calendar Notes

March 3: End of Trimester 2

March 7 & 9: Conferences

March 10: Spring Dance 6-8 pm

March 15 & 16: Maturation videos/discussion for 5th & 6th grade, more information coming

March 17: Honk! the Musical 7 pm

March 18: Honk! the Musical 3 & 7 pm

March 14th: Dental Clinic

March 23rd: End of 3rd Quarter

March 24th: No Students, Teacher work day.

March 27-31: Spring Break, no school

Student-Led Conferences

Twin Bluff Middle School will be holding their student-led conferences on Tuesday March 7th and Thursday March 9th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Please sign up with the teacher as listed in the letters that went home on Friday February 24th, by using the link to PTCFast.com. There is one 15-minute session available per student. If you need assistance please call Rhonda McKim at 651-385-4532. Yeimmy Yusty-Rojas can be contacted at 651-385-4607 for Spanish speaking families. Please come in the main doors, the ID system will not be used during conferences.


Pictures from the Capitol and MN History Center Visit

Welch Village Ski Outing

The weather cooperated and the 7th graders had a beautiful day to enjoy the slopes at Welch. Thanks to Heather Finholm and the other 7th grade staff for organizing such a great event for these students.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks for the 22-23 school year can now be ordered. Please use this link to complete an order online. If you would prefer to do with check or cash, please stop by the school office to complete a form. The yearbook cover design contest is complete, and the two winners are Natalie McWithey and Addy Olson. Their artwork will adorn both the front and back covers.


Big picture

Honk! the Musical

Honk! the Musical will be performed on March 17-18 in the Twin Bluff Auditorium. Performance times are listed above in the calendar. Please come and support these excited students as they get their first taste of being under the lights! Julie Martin and Rosalyn Stotmeister have done a fine job molding these new actors. Along with rehearsals, set building is being completed by the students. We hope to see you there!

News from the Nurse

A letter will be going out to parents this week about the maturation videos coming up. 5th grade will meet on the 15th and the 6th graders meet on the 16th. The Dental Clinic will be held on the 21st. Please complete the dental forms linked here or pick one up from the nurse in order to make an appointment.


Attendance Line can be used for appointments too!

Please use the Attendance Line 651-385-4550 or email tbmsattendance@rwps.org to leave messages about absences, appointments and late arrivals for your students. We prefer that you do not email teachers, because they may not see the email, especially if there is a substitute. Traci will give your student a pass for leaving early and your student will wait in the office until you pull up and you won't even need to come in.

Friday afternoons the office tends to get a lot of parents just dropping in to pull their students out. It would be much more efficient if you could call the attendance line and make your request earlier in the day. Thank you.

School Safe ID

A new visitor check in system has been in use at all district buildings this past month. The safety of all within our buildings is a priority, but also welcoming parents and community members. This system allows the district to do both.

Please bring your state-issued I.D. in the building when you come to volunteer, or attend a parent meeting. The system will use the visitor's name and date of birth to check the national offender database. Once cleared, the visitor will be issued a badge that has their phone, name, date and destination in the building. If the visitor doesn't have the I.D. with them, the staff can enter the name and date of birth manually. If they don't want the data entered, the staff can escort them throughout the building. If a visitor is just dropping off something for their student, the system will not need to be used. Please be patient as we all adjust to this new system together.

Outdoor Recess Policy

Please be mindful that the 5th graders have recess, so they should always have their winter gear with them. They will be outside if the temperature (including the wind chill) is zero or above. Please email Liz Kittelson (eakittelson@rwps.org) if you would need some winter gear to keep to use on a daily basis.

School Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair

We are planning an in school Scholastic Book Fair on April 11-14. If you would like to help out as a volunteer please email your name to Rhonda McKim at rrmckim@rwps.org. The first step is a background check, which is easily completed by filling out an application that is emailed to you. We are hoping the parents can run the fair during the day.

Free Money for our School

Box Tops are now digital! You can help our school raise funds to help students by enrolling in the program. It is free and an easy way to help the school earn money by scanning the groceries you already pay for! https://www.boxtops4education.com/Consumer-Login-Page

Family Fare grocery receipts can still be dropped off in the office. We put them with all the other building's receipts to receive a donation to the district when we reach a certain level.


Click the links below for important information about Twin Bluff Middle School and Red Wing Public Schools. Please pay special attention to the District Handbook and the Twin Bluff Expectations & Procedures. Both documents contain important information and are a great reference for many frequently asked questions!

Helpful Numbers to Know

Twin Bluff School Office --> 651-385-4530

Attendance Line --> 651-385-4550

Kids Junction direct phone line --> 651-385-4633

First Student Bussing Questions --> 651-388-8244

District Transportation Route Questions --> 651-385-4795

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

What's on the menu today?

TBMS Expectations and Procedures

Great resource to answer any general questions you may have about TBMS

Red Wing Public School 22-23 Calendar

What's coming up? What days are off?