Timber Wolf Times

News for TMS Families Week of March 22, 2022

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Principal Updates

Dear Trailside Families,

We are at the interim point for the third quarter and are definitely seeing signs of learning recovery across the school. The past two years have been an extreme challenge for each of our students in their learning journey. This year, we have focused on building relationships and meeting each student where they are at. As we have progressed through the learning recovery, we are also seeing a need to increase the rigor in both instruction and assessment. Please be aware that we anticipate that some students may experience challenges in their learning; however that is not a bad thing. We need to support our students as they encounter more challenging and difficult learning experiences; this is how they will grow in their learning and mastery. Grades will also reflect this increase in rigor and many students may not continue to earn all A's and B's. Please support our teachers as we guide your children to be strong, independent learners and problem solvers. Our focus is on the learning journey and not on the grade. We talk a lot about growth mindset. Here is an excellent video describing what growth mindset is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXc

All my best,

Bridget M. Beichler

Grade level Updates

6th grade CLT update: Link

7th Grade Updates – 3/21

8th grade updates by CLT (LINK).

Mask Breaks

Mask Breaks will be discontinued after spring break. Students who are wearing masks, will be allowed to take an individual mask break when necessary.

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.

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Year Book News

Yearbook News

Calling all Trailside Siblings! We will be featuring sibling pairs or groups that are currently attending Trailside Middle School. Please contact either Ms. Sunshine @ Sunshine.Ricketts@lcps.org or Ms. Levesque @ Anida.Levesque@lcps.org if you would like for your children to be featured in the yearbook. We can either take the pictures at school or you can email us a picture. Please include the following information:

Grade level & Children’s names.

Important Dates:

Thursday and Friday, March 24-25: Spring Pictures

Spring Break: April 11-15th

Teacher work day, no school for students: April 18th

Friday, April 29th,7th grade dance 7:00-9:00 PM

Saturday, April 30th, 8th grade dance 7:00-9:00 PM

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SCA Announcements:

The SCA will be holding a Virtual Talent Show again this year. See the attached information: Virtual Talent Show. They have until April 19, 2022 to submit their entries. Please make sure you follow the criteria and submit your entries to the person listed in the information. Let's showcase our talented students!

The SCA is hosting a spring collection to support Loudoun County Animal Shelter and Friends of Homeless Animals. See the attached information: Animal Shelter Service Project. There are links included should you prefer to donate via Amazon and also specific items the shelters can use. Boxes will be in the house office area to collect other items included in the slides that students bring in. The collection will finish on April 4, 2022. Thanks for your support!

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

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Yearbooks Now on Sale!

Only 800 copies have been ordered, if you wish to secure a yearbook, please order ASAP! Supplies are running out