TGMS Weekly Update

November 15, 2021

A message from our PTO

Winter Decorations for School

Please help us make our Middle School look "winter wonderland amazing" for when the students come back from Thanksgiving break. We would love your physical help or a donation to make this happen. We appreciate everything you do for the middle school! If you have a large sized item to donate please contact to schedule a time she can pick up the item from you. If its small please have your child drop it off in the front office!

Please use the sign up genius below for more information: coming to TGMS soon

Dear Parents,

Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year. This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products. Over 400 merchants, including WalMart, BestBuy, Family Bookstore, Kohl's and Old Navy, have joined together to give back up to 50% of all sales to our school just for shopping through

To shop and support our school, simply go to and select our school.

Participation is key in helping get the word out about our School Store. Soon your child will come home with a parent letter requesting you to help them send emails to friends and family. When you enter email addresses, you'll receive a prize code your child can return the next day for a prize. Thank you for your families' support of our school!

2021-2022 Spelling Bee Information

It is time to begin preparations for our annual spelling bees! At Toll Gate Middle School, we hold two separate bees, allowing us to move two champions forward in the National Spelling Bee competition. One champion will be determined for Toll Gate Middle School and another for Gateway Academy. This year, we will use the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s online testing platform for the first phase of our spelling bees in the form of an online qualifying test.

The first step to spelling bee participation for your child is registering for the online testing platform by visiting

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you register, you'll be asked to select your child's school.

Gateway homerooms: you must select Gateway Academy.

All other homerooms: select Toll Gate Middle School.

Since we will be holding two separate spelling bees, you must select the schools as listed above to have the appropriate test assigned to your child.

Complete your registration before December 1, 2021.

Holiday Toy Drive

Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.


Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive

Ways to Help…

Buy a gift on a Gift Registry/Wish List:

Ship directly to the fire station

When purchasing gifts, please remember we serve students of all ages with this program

Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 24 - 26

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break Nov. 24 - 26!