Principal Parker Weekly

August 26, 2021

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Curriculum Night tonight!


Third week almost complete. Carpool seems to be settling (a little :-)) and kids are getting to class on time (mostly :-)) Again - there are still great things happening at Taylor Road!

Thanks to those who will be with us at TONIGHT'S virtual Curriculum Night. Join us 'live' online beginning at 6 PM. Links below:

6:00 - 6:30: General Session: Hear from Mr. Parker; Ask Questions; Meet the Administrative Team; Meet the Counselors: Meet the Academic Support Team; PTA Information

After 6:30, follow your student's schedule (You can get that from the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus.) Our teachers are looking forward to having the chance to speak to you and share a little about their classes.

You will use the document, TRMS Virtual Curriculum Night Meeting Links, to visit each class. Click on the correct teacher's name each period to join the meeting.

You will have 1 minute between classes to LEAVE one meeting and JOIN the next one.

You can view a syllabus for each course offered at TRMS on our website. These will be available all year.

We greatly appreciate your support as we reinforce our PBIS process and expectations. We anticipate that the PBIS process will greatly enforce our efforts toward supporting an environment that is focused on student learning success in a structured environment.

During these past three weeks of PBIS, students have been learning about expectations for behavior in all areas of the building to support their learning success. The expectations are built around three ideas: be proactive, be respectful and be responsible. I include the graphic and details again below.

This week's learning: Beethoven, Independent Man

Beethoven, Independent Man is a collection of eight illustrated biographical stories weaving together the story of the composer’s life and music. The site includes a “Search and Discover” section where students can find out more about Beethoven.

Thank you for sharing your family with us.

Remember to follow us on Twitter @TaylorRoadWay and @Proud_Tigers and on Facebook for updates. We will also continue our traditional Messenger newsletter, along with weekly principal emails. You can always find more information on our website.

I love my job!

Core values of TRMS: Engagement, Rigor, and Relationships

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Limited Time - Special Yearbook Price of $45! LAST DAY IS TOMORROW!

Please click on the image below to order your yearbook at the lowest price of the year -- $45. This offer expires August 27th.

8th Grade Ads for Yearbook -- New this year!

We are selling ads for 8th graders this year! Make sure to recognize and celebrate your 8th graders with an ad in this year's yearbook! Click on the image below to place your ad!
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Join the PTA Now!

Hello Parents and Staff,

PTA Membership is now open! Go to the Store and Forms tab in Membership Toolkit, and then to the Membership Store!

Why join PTA? We'll tell you . . .

🎉 PTA Membership and dues support your child/students by funding essential educational and curriculum needs, advocating on behalf of children and educators at the local, state, and national levels, and building an inclusive school community for all families. We invite you to join the TRMS PTA for your child because increasing our membership—even by one—makes it possible to provide important educational resources, speak up on important issues, and create a stronger school community . . . and a rather FUN school community too! Take a look at a few of the PTA highlights from just last year! 🎉

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Parents, we ask that you join at least at the Silver Level if you are able to because that amount is how much our activities, events, and sponsorship costs per student per year.

update your profile today! Go to How To Create My Account

💡 Also, we know that the organizations that are able to flex and pivot are those that remain valuable to their members. Especially now, we'd love YOUR ideas for how to best enrich this school year for all of our stakeholders. If an older or younger child's PTA or a neighbor's or colleague's school PTA is doing something really neat and new, please share this with us. We always want YOU to have a role in shaping your PTA! Please email our President, Ed Keichour, with any ideas or questions ( 💡

Please log into Membership Toolkit, go to the Membership Store, and join us as Members and partners for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Thank you for your support,

Your TRMS PTA 🐯💚

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Supporting our work --

Academic Excellence Donation 21-22

These generous voluntary donations will be used exclusively to purchase academic programs or supplies to support student learning or to purchase learning opportunities for our Teachers to enhance their ability to educate our students. Please enter any amount that you are comfortable donating. Thank you for supporting Taylor Road Middle School.

TRMS Staff Recognition Donation 21-22

Donation to be used by TRMS specifically for Staff recognition and awards. Any amount you wish to donate will be appreciated. Thank you for your support of our Taylor Road Middle School teachers.

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Taylor Road is on Facebook!

You can keep up with the latest news and happenings at Taylor Road MS on Facebook. Please follow us!

Important Dates

August 6: Schedule Verification Day, 9:00 - 12:00

August 9: First Day of School for Students

August 13: Spirit Day - Wear GREEN!

August 13: PBIS School-wide Activity, 8:50 a.m. -- Special Event Bell Schedule

August 17 & 18: iReady Math Diagnostic Testing

August 24 & 25: iReady Reading Diagnostic Testing

August 26: Virtual Curriculum Night

September 6: Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed

The buck stops here

See our duties divided among the administrators responsible (click photo below). We continually modify and update this chart. It is also available on the TRMS website.

We are here to help - always!

If you feel any concerns - or know someone who does - please know Taylor Road is filled with people who care. I encourage you to reach out via this website link to report concerns to me personally at any time. I immediately receive email notification of all submitted concerns, and I promise to respond quickly. The report remains anonymous, unless you choose to share your identity and allow me to respond.

Fulton Schools also has a Quick Tip app to report issues to district leaders and school police. Please continue to reach out. It is never a bother or a hardship to show we care.

Finally, there are any number of resources for stakeholders. Please follow this link for more information. Do not hesitate; ask for help.


As we define our way forward, the administrative team welcomes input. Remember, I continue to use #TheTRWayForward to tag Twitter posts that represent my vision for Taylor Road.

Follow me personally @TaylorRoadWay on Twitter. I am excited about #TheTRWayForward

Thanks for supporting TRMS!

Relationships - Rigor - Engagement