Timber Wolf Times

August 21, 2022

Quote for School Year 2022-23

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."

Nelson Mandela

Principal Updates

Dear Trailside Families,


We are just a few short days away from the first day of school. There is a lot of information in this newsletter and I request that your read thoroughly prior to calling the main office with questions.


I would like to welcome new administrators to our TMS Pack:

Ms. Lauren Lindstrom-Rudolph, Mr. Hunter Kleffman, and Mr. Sarah Wetmore

Our team:

Mrs. Bridget Beichler, Principal

Mrs. Marlene Santos, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lauren Lindstrom-Rudolph, Assistant Principal

Mr. Hunter Kleffman, 8th grade dean

Mr. Wes Harris, 7th grade dean

Ms. Sarah Wetmore, 6th grade dean


Grade Level Counselors:


Please see the outline below:

6th grade: Jessica.Joseph@lcps.org

7th grade: A-Kh: Nadia.Boateng@lcps.org

7th grade: Ki-Z Laura.Ricciardi@lcps.org

8th grade: Sarah.Jo@lcps.org



Outlined below are important dates as well as action items and information to support a smooth transition back to school for each student.


Dates/Action Items/Information


8/15 PVUE/SVUE

First Day Information available for LCPS - Online Verification

Families will log into PVUE and walk through the Online Verification tool to review and verify student data, provide opt-out information, and review documents. Once complete, PVUE will display student schedules, bus and other student-specific information.


8/25 Schoology First Day for LCPS

First day LCPS students and parents/guardians can view S1, T1, and YR sections and resources in Schoology.


8/22 Locker Set Up 4:30-6:00 PM

Students may come to TMS anytime between 4:30 and 6:00 pm to set up their locker. This event will also extend into our PTSA scavenger hunt and family picnic. See below for more information.


8/25 First day of school


9/9 PTSA Membership Drive kicks off


9/14 Back to School Night for Parents 6:00-8:00 PM

The First Day of School Information

1. School begins at 8:50 and ends at 3:38 PM

2. Walkers/Car Riders: Students may arrive to school between 8:30-8:49 AM

3. Doors Open at 8:30 AM

4. Students may ride bikes and skateboards to school, no motorized boards or bikes please

5. Students may store skateboards in their house areas

6. Once on TMS campus, students are expected to walk their bikes/boards in order to maintain safety.


Gathering Areas:

8th graders report to the auditorium

7th graders report to the main gym

6th graders report to the cafeteria


All students may purchase breakfast in the cafeteria between 8:30-8:45 AM

Students are not permitted to bring in any other drinks except for water bottles. Please do not send in Starbucks, McDonald's, etc. drinks for your children.


School Supplies:

You may bring all or some of your school supplies for locker set-up or on the first two days of school.


COMPASS/ADVISORY

All students are assigned to a compass class. Students report to compass class everyday.

On the first two days of school, the COMPASS teacher will pick up their students from the gathering areas and walk with them to their classroom. On the student schedule, COMPASS is listed as the 9th block. COMPASS classes will be finalized by Wednesday.


Breakfast and Lunch:

We will be returning to the breakfast and lunch program that was in place pre-pandemic. Please click on the following link to review menus, cost for breakfast and lunch, payment portal, etc. Attached to the newsletter are forms for family assistance. Lisa Figueroa is our Family Liaison lisa.figueroa@lcps.org who can assist parents in completing the application.


https://lcpshealthycafe.org/index.php?sid=2407151445268563&page=menus

Medications

News from Nurse Newton: I will begin accepting Allergy, Asthma, Diabetes and Seizure physician orders and medication effective Tuesday August 16. No appointments necessary but please be prepared to wait if it is busy. Please make sure that medication is in its original package with the prescription label attached and is unexpired. You must provide both epi pens in the package. You can also drop off Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen products. They must be in their original packaging, no pills in baggies! All paperwork is on the Trailside Website under the Families tab, then medication at school, then health documents.

Maureen Newton RN, BSN

School Nurse

Trailside Middle School

571-252-2281

NO PLACE FOR HATE SPIRIT WEEK

TMS No Place for Hate and Student Council are co-sponsoring a back-to-school spirit week 8/29 - 9/1 to kick-off kindness this year at Trailside!


Also, be sure to check out our new student designed TMS No Place for Hate spirit wear on the TMS website! (Cheers Sports)

Family Liaison Needs Network

Parent Volunteers for the First Two Days of School and beyond.....

Dear TMS 6th Grade Parents,

Welcome to Trailside Middle School. My name is Jessy Luna. I am the Administrative Assistant for the 6th Grade Class. We are excited to welcome our new 6th graders. To make the beginning of the year run more smoothly, we need some parent volunteers for the first two days of school to assist our students with lockers. The dates and times are

Thursday August 24: 9:30-10:50am= 10 parents and 3:15-3:40pm-10 parents

Friday August 25: 9:30-10:50am= 10 parents and 3:15-3:40pm-10 parents

If would like to be a volunteer, please email me at jessy.lunamelendez@lcps.org with your prefered time and date.

Thank you,

Miss Luna



We also are always looking for parent volunteers to support lunch time, pack time outside, front office with answering the door bell and phones, as well as in the library. Please consider volunteering this year in any capacity. Though your child may say they do not want you at school, we have found just the opposite. Please know that your children need you to be involved even more as they journey through middle school and adolescence. Parent feedback in our annual survey stated that parents wanted more opportunities to be engaged with school. This is an outstanding opportunity to do just that.

PTA Scavenger Hunt and Family Picnic

The PTA is hosting the second annual Outdoor Scavenger Hunt and Family Picnic on Monday, August 22nd from 6-7:30pm, right after locker set up. This is a great opportunity for students and families to connect with each other before the school year kicks off. We kindly request that you RSVP so that we may plan accordingly. We hope to see you there!

Health and PE Gear and Requirements

We are no longer accepting any orders for HPE uniforms. We do have the following inventory on hand:

T-Shirts (Medium & Large only) 192 ct.

Shorts (Medium & Large only) 200 ct.


This inventory will be available to purchase in the first two weeks of school. Students may bring either a check made out to Trailside MS or cash to their HPE class. The cost will be updated once the teachers are back on campus in two weeks.


Requirements for all students in HPE:

1. All students are required to dress out. The required fitness clothes are mesh/athletic shorts, grey or white t-shirt with the student's last name on the back of the t-shirt in 4 inch lettering with a black markers, socks, and sneakers. Students may also wear sweat pants/fitness long pants.

These requirements will begin the second week of school.


There are available dressing stalls for all students.

2. Recommendation for each student to have a water bottle for HPE. There is a water fill station.

School Supplies

We are no longer accepting school supply orders. The deadline was June 30th. You may find the specific school supply list at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRm387EnH4zMG82haw-9ad56CMZnPi1kz2S4CfbebkqS0zVzxlgJ_ID2JYolmSspql8s2R3rIkcr95u/pub


Music classes: students are not required to bring their instruments to school on the first two days.

Cell Phone Expectations at Trailside

At Trailside, we will continue to have all students keep cell phones off and away in their lockers when they arrive to school. We have found that without cell phones, access to social media, camera, and texting has minimized disruptive behavior as well as conflict between students. We are asking for every parent to support our guidelines and to not text your child during the school day. If there is a need to speak with your child, all you have to do is call the main office at 571-252-2280 and we can transfer you to the specific grade level.


In addition, research has outlined the detrimental impact on children regarding access and use of a smart phone at a young age (prior to 8th grade). I encourage you to click on the following link and to consider the Pledge: Wait Until 8! I found the testimonials from executives at Google and Large Tech companies to be impactful. https://www.waituntil8th.org/

PTA News

We’re so excited that the school year is right around the corner! Get a head start and check one item off your to-do list…join the TMS PTA today! https://tmspta.ptboard.com/formvw?store=2970&form=1(school code P3AFPD)


We’ve got you covered for dinner on the first day of school! Join us for our first spirit night of the year, at Carnegie Pizza until 9pm.


We also will have a spirit night at Wendy’s on 8/29, so mark your calendars!





School Contact Information

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others.”

Nelson Mandela

TMS School Spirit Store from Cheers is on-line check us out

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School Hours

Student School Hours

8:50 AM to 3:38 PM

Arrival: 8:30 AM to 8:49 AM

Late bell 8:50 AM


Office Hours

8:15-4:30 PM