Timber Wolf Times
August 21, 2022
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
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.
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
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.
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.
You may bring all or some of your school supplies for locker set-up or on the first two days of school.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org who can assist parents in completing the application.
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
Trailside Middle School
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 email@example.com with your prefered time and date.
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
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.
Music classes: students are not required to bring their instruments to school on the first two days.
Cell Phone Expectations at Trailside
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/
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!
Student School Hours
8:50 AM to 3:38 PM
Arrival: 8:30 AM to 8:49 AM
Late bell 8:50 AM