Timber Wolf Times

News for TMS Families Week of September 27, 2021

Principal Welcome

Dear Trailside Families,



As a part of our ongoing equity work across LCPS and at Trailside, we will be selecting students to represent our school to serve in the role of Student Equity Ambassadors. This opportunity for students stems from an action step included in the LCPS Action Plan to Combat Systemic Racism, which can be found on the LCPS webpage at https://www.lcps.org/EquityOverview. The goal is to provide a forum to amplify the voices of those students who have experienced or witnessed racism, injustice, marginalization, or discrimination.


Each middle and high school in LCPS will select up to three Student Equity Ambassadors to meet regularly with the Office of Equity and other LCPS leaders during the Share, Speak-up, Speak-out meetings. These sessions will occur six times during the school year. This opportunity is open to all students who, amongst other attributes, have a passion for justice, are willing to engage in conversations, will listen to learn, and will represent the voice of their peers. School staff will recommend students to serve as Student Equity Ambassadors or students may self-recommend. Be advised that the principal or designee will make the final decision regarding student participation.


Ensuring that our school is a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming environment for each student is important. Providing this opportunity for students to meet in a space where their voices are heard is one way of supporting this effort. We are looking forward to selecting our Student Equity Ambassadors and their future participation in the Share, Speak-up, Speak-out meetings.


Thank you for your continued support of our commitment to provide a safe and caring learning environment for our students.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1A1VzaCfVjPYvbjzfEy-xqrpOKDhvU7Y4QF88qWqBadE/edit?usp=sharing



Sincerely,


Bridget Beichler

Student Names and Pronunciations in Parent VUE

We are asking every parent to please go into Parent VUE before the first day of school. Please click on the following link for directions on how to do this. It can only be done through the mobile app

https://www.lcps.org/cms/lib/VA01000195/Centricity/domain/17270/pvue_help_docs/PVUE_NamePronunciation_MobileOnly_ENG.pdf

School Contact Information

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Important Dates and Communication

Attendance

When your child is absent from school, please report it using ParentVUE or by sending an email to TMSattendance@lcps.org. If able, your child can check Schoology for missed assignments and classwork.

Yvonne

Yvonne Carolan

Registrar/Attendance

571-252-2280


Upcoming Dates:

10/6 and 10/7---Growth Assessments in Reading and Math

10/5 and 10/7 -Hearing and Vision Screening for 7th graders

10/11: No School, Holiday

TMS School Spirit Store from Cheers is on-line

School Hours

Arrival: 8:10-8:30 AM

Late Bell: 8:35 AM (students are tardy if arriving after the bell and will need to report to the main office for a tardy pass)

Dismissal: 3:23 PM

Harris Teeter Card

Beginning August 1, Trailside Middle School proudly joined Harris Teeter's Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It's easy and it's FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 2529, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That's it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, Trailside will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, T.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Farmers Market, and purchases in the HT Pharmacy) purchases credited back to our account.

This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money!

Don't forget to link your VIC card to our account code next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter

TMS Online Payment Portal

Easy access to TMS's Online Payment Portal - now that PE Uniforms, Sketchbooks, Class Fees, Instrument Rentals, etc... are posted. Parents can always check the site for updates regarding products posted.

https://tinyurl.com/TMSOnlinePaymentPortal

Trailside Middle School

Online School Payments (OSP) portal is a service provided to parents to facilitate payment for school fees for a variety of products and services.

tinyurl.com

Parent Liaison News

Our amazing parent Liaison is Mrs. Lisa Figueroa. She has been at TMS since we opened eight years ago. Attached to the newsletter is a TMS Family Assistance Form. If you are in need of support, please consider filling out the form. Below is a program Mrs. Figueroa manages where parents and community members have an opportunity to support our students and families who are in need.



Parent Liaison Fund

Financially supports Trailside Families-in-Need. Donations to this Fund will help some students cover costs for special projects & activities throughout the school year, as managed by our Parent Liaison, Lisa Figueroa, to include, but not limited to a student's Club & Field Trip Fees, School Pictures, Holiday Assistance, Yearbooks & Summer CAMPS, etc...



Parent Liaison Donation Portal

https://tinyurl.com/TMSOnlinePaymentPortal

Trailside Middle School

COMPASS and Advisory

TMS has had COMPASS/Advisory since the school opened eight years ago. It is a wonderful way for our students to being their day. The days include a read aloud, walk about, team building, and lessons on social/emotional and IMPACK. Please access the following letter on one of the resources we do use to support our program.