Timber Wolf Times

August 28, 2022

Quote for School Year 2022-23

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."

Nelson Mandela

Principal Updates

Dear Trailside Families,

Happy Sunday! The students did a great job getting back into the swing of things the first two days of school. The bus dismissal was smooth as well as pick up and drop off in both car loops. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who came out to support our sixth grade students in their locker area.

Breakfast and Lunch: The federal program which covered breakfast and lunch for each child these past two years was not renewed for this year. There is the free and reduced lunch program which is based on family size and income. Otherwise, students are required to pay for cafeteria breakfast and lunch. We also have available snack items such as chips, ice cream, and cookies. Th snack items are not included in the lunch meal. Parents, please double check with your children as to whether they may purchase these items.

9/9 PTSA Membership Drive kicks off

9/14 Back to School Night for Parents 6:00-8:00 PM


News from Nurse Newton: I will begin accepting Allergy, Asthma, Diabetes and Seizure physician orders and medication effective Tuesday August 16. No appointments necessary but please be prepared to wait if it is busy. Please make sure that medication is in its original package with the prescription label attached and is unexpired. You must provide both epi pens in the package. You can also drop off Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen products. They must be in their original packaging, no pills in baggies! All paperwork is on the Trailside Website under the Families tab, then medication at school, then health documents.

Maureen Newton RN, BSN

School Nurse

Trailside Middle School



TMS No Place for Hate and Student Council are co-sponsoring a back-to-school spirit week 8/29 - 9/1 to kick-off kindness this year at Trailside!

Also, be sure to check out our new student designed TMS No Place for Hate spirit wear on the TMS website! (Cheers Sports)

Family Liaison Needs Network

Health and PE Gear and Requirements

We are no longer accepting any orders for HPE uniforms. We do have the following inventory on hand:

T-Shirts (Medium & Large only) 192 ct.

Shorts (Medium & Large only) 200 ct.

This inventory will be available to purchase in the first two weeks of school. Students may bring either a check made out to Trailside MS or cash to their HPE class. The cost will be updated once the teachers are back on campus in two weeks.

Requirements for all students in HPE:

1. All students are required to dress out. The required fitness clothes are mesh/athletic shorts, grey or white t-shirt with the student's last name on the back of the t-shirt in 4 inch lettering with a black markers, socks, and sneakers. Students may also wear sweat pants/fitness long pants.

These requirements will begin the second week of school.

There are available dressing stalls for all students.

2. Recommendation for each student to have a water bottle for HPE. There is a water fill station.

Cell Phone Expectations at Trailside

At Trailside, we will continue to have all students keep cell phones off and away in their lockers when they arrive to school. We have found that without cell phones, access to social media, camera, and texting has minimized disruptive behavior as well as conflict between students. We are asking for every parent to support our guidelines and to not text your child during the school day. If there is a need to speak with your child, all you have to do is call the main office at 571-252-2280 and we can transfer you to the specific grade level.

In addition, research has outlined the detrimental impact on children regarding access and use of a smart phone at a young age (prior to 8th grade). I encourage you to click on the following link and to consider the Pledge: Wait Until 8! I found the testimonials from executives at Google and Large Tech companies to be impactful. https://www.waituntil8th.org/

Please link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Trailside School



1) Enter email associated with your VIC account

2) Enter the one-time passcode sent to your email

3) Search for your school and click "add" to link

Together in Education

Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands.

Harris Teeter has donated over $32.4 million to Together In Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to.

There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn!

Any customer with a VIC card can link their card to a school. Customers can link up to five (5) schools to their account. The more people that connect their loyalty cards to a school, the higher the earning potential for a school.


Click here to download the Registration Form and to review the program rules.

When your form is complete, send back to us in one of the following ways:
Email: tie@harristeeter.com / Fax: 704-844-3214 / Mail: Harris Teeter TIE PO BOX 400, Matthews, NC 28105

School Contact Information

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others.”

Nelson Mandela

TMS School Spirit Store from Cheers is on-line check us out

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School Hours

Student School Hours

8:50 AM to 3:38 PM

Arrival: 8:30 AM to 8:49 AM

Late bell 8:50 AM

Office Hours

8:15-4:30 PM