Timber Wolf Times

News for TMS Families Week of May 2, 2022

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Principal Updates

Dear Trailside Families,


Students have completed their Spring MAP assessments in both reading and math. The family reports will be mailed home by the end of the week.


We have just a little over six weeks of school remaining. Spring is always a challenging time as students are getting anxious for summer. This is normally the time of year where we see an uptick in behaviors which results in discipline. Our goal is always for students to learn form their mistakes. My intention is to be proactive with students and families and have discussions about school appropriate behavior. I appreciate your support.


all my best,

Bridget Beichler

Grade Level Updates

6th grade: CLT update

7th grade: 7th Grade Level Updates - 5/1

8th grade: (LINK)

Last chance for a yearbook

The yearbook company has approximately 95 extra TMS yearbooks to purchase. You can purchase one through the portal below. Once these yearbooks have been purchase, we will not have any to purchase in person at the end of the year.

https://tinyurl.com/TMSOnlinePaymentPortal

Spirit Night TONIGHT at BURGER SHACK



Day off…beautiful weather…Perfect day to support the PTA and grab dinner at the Burger Shack!

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Collection for Guilford:

We are collecting gently used and clean used clothing for the students at Guilford. If you are cleaning out drawers and closets and would like to donate, the following items are needed:


Girls and boys pants, shorts, sweat pants, jeans sizes Pre-K through Fifth grade

Girls and boys shirts, both short and long sleeve


New: bras for 4th and fifth graders, under wear


Donations may be dropped off in the entrance of the school.


The SCA is sponsoring a New Book Drive for our sister school, Guilford Elementary, for our Spring Service Project. The drive is going on from now until May 16th.

Collection boxes can be found in each house office area. Please donate new elementary level books. We'd love to send as many students as possible home with the gift of a new book for the summer! Thanks for your support.

Stone Bridge Rowing Club Pep Rally Thursday, May 6th at 7:00 PM

. The team will be hosting a pep rally on Thursday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. at Stone Bridge to get pumped up and ready for the VA state championships which start next weekend.

We would love for the Trailside community to join us for this event, which is also a fun opportunity for the younger kids to learn about rowing. See the attachment for more details.

PTA National Day of Service - PLOGGING


Please RSVP if your child will attend our Plogging event. Thank you!


PLOGGING LINKS:


Trash King of Ashburn

Trash Pick-Up Club


TMS PTA BOARD NOMINATIONS



Join our pack! Interested in serving on the TMS PTA board next year? We are looking to fill the following board positions: President, VP Events, VP Fundraising, Treasurer & Secretary. Please complete the following form - Trailside Middle School PTA Nomination Form for Officers for 2021-22 School Year (google.com) by 4/17/22. Questions? Email nominations@trailsidemiddleschoolpta.org.
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Thanks to your generosity, our AMAZING staff had a fantastic week filled with delicious meals, snacks, and special treats! Check out our Staff Appreciation Week 2022 Highlight Reel for details.

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAM GOING TO WORLDS


The PTA is excited to award $500 to the Trailside Odyssey of the Mind team that will be going to Worlds.


Our team could really use support from the community to help them get to Iowa. Please consider donating here.
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MAP Assessments

This week, the students will continue to take the MAP assessments during class and broken down over several days. It is one of the most important assessments your child takes each quarter. The information we receive supports us in planning for instruction and placement for the next school year.

Library News

What’s Happening in the Library?


April is School Library Month as well as Earth month and we have many activities planned in our library. We will be kicking off the month in our makerspace area with make your own bookmarks and paper beads out of books that have been discarded due to damage or missing pages. By using these discarded books we are promoting the reusing and recycling of materials.


The genre of the month is Fantasy. Books in this genre tell stories about events or characters that do not exist in the real world. Some popular Fantasy books in our library are the Wings of Fire series, Harry Potter series, The Land of Stories series as well as The Red Queen series.



We are still in need of beads or rainbow loom supplies and welcome donations of any of those items. We have also created a Trailside Library Wishlist on Amazon for anyone who would like to purchase and donate.

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1DCUYNGNY58FJ?ref_=wl_share


We are excited to announce that we have secured an author visit to occur in June with April Henry the author of many YA mystery books such as: Girl Stolen, Count All Her Bones, and The Body in the Woods. We are in the process of locating a vendor so that students who are interested can purchase some of Ms. Henry’s books before her visit. Ms. Henry will be available for book signings throughout the day. More details will be shared as final arrangements are made.


*Reminder*

Please ask your student to look around their bedroom, locker, or backpack and return any library books that they may have. We will be sending out overdue notices soon as we try to secure all of our books before the end of the school year.



Early Dismissals

EARLY DISMISSALS

Please report early dismissals via ParentVUE or by sending an email to TMSattendance@lcps.org. We ask that you notify us at least 2 hours in advance of the dismissal time. Dismissals after 3pm are highly discouraged due to the end of day dismissal and the congestion of the parking lot at that time.

Pre-Order Your PE Gear for 2022-23 School Year -No extra gear will be ordered

We will not be doing a mass order of HPE gear for next year, if you would like you child to have HPE; you must pre-order .



Spirit Days @ TMS

Supporting Trailside Middle School-Together in Education Program

A very easy and simple way to support our school is to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to our school. Our school code is 2529. Out of over 1100 parents, we have 62 links to our account.

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

TMS School Spirit Store from Cheers is on-line New Winter Gear Items! check us out

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