Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

From the desk of Principal Mills - Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Happy Sunday Ram Families!

I hope this week's newsletter finds you all well on this 21st Anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Please take a moment to honor and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on this fateful day back in 2001. The 9/11 National Memorial & Museum webpage has extensive resources available for youth and families - please CLICK HERE to access their webpage with several at-home activities to honor local heroes and information on how to talk to children about terrorism.

It was awesome to see so many of you this past Wednesday night at Back to School Night! I know our teachers enjoyed meeting their students' parents, sharing a little about the course they teach and themselves, and getting to share why they love working with your students! Thank you to our PTSA President Mikki Trusheim and Foundation President Kym Sosnowski for welcoming our parents and sharing how they can get involved at TPMS. Information for both the PTSA and Foundation, including meeting dates and times for this year's meetings, can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.

Our 6th Grade WEB Carnival originally scheduled for Friday, September 9th unfortunately had to be rescheduled to Friday, September 16th because of the inclement weather. All tickets that have already been sold for the event will be honored on 9/16. Ticket sales will be reopened this Monday-Wednesday for students who would still like to purchase a ticket; refunds will be given for students who are no longer able to attend. Tickets for this event may NOT be transferred from student to student because a parent permission slip is required for your student to attend. All ticket sales and refunds will take place during lunch in the WEB room (#301) and tickets sales will end on Wednesday, September 14th after lunch. If you have questions or concerns about this event, please email our amazing WEB advisors Mrs. Fenwick at or Mrs. McKibbin at

Congratulations to Mrs. Stephanie Cole for being selected as the next parent member of the TPMS School Site Council! Mrs. Cole will serve in this position for the next two years along with Mr. Gert Brits and Mrs. Nichole Jones, who are serving for their 2nd year on the SSC. Thank you to all 6 of our amazing candidates for their willingness to serve on the Council, and to all of our parents who voted in this year's election!

Get your tickets NOW for the TPMS Foundation's Fall Social on Friday, September 23rd at Second Chance Brewery from 6-9pm. Please plan on coming out to meet other TPMS parents, spend time with some of our amazing staff, and have some fun while raising money to support our students and campus. To purchase your pre-sale tickets before September 22nd, please click on the Foundation Fall Social event flyer below - I look forward to seeing you all at Second Chance in a few weeks!

Finally this week, our TPMS Counseling Department will be hosting the TPMS College and Career Fair on Wednesday, November 16th during lunch. We would love to have our very own TPMS parents involved - if you work for a local company or business who would like to participate, or have a career pathway that would be interesting to share with middle schoolers, please complete the TPMS College and Career Fair Interest Form LINKED HERE. We plan on having the event during both lunches, so participants would need to be available from 12:30-2pm. Please email one of our counselors if you have any questions about this event.

In Partnership,

Steve Mills

Proud Principal

Twin Peaks Middle School

1(858)748-5131 x2806

Instagram: @principalmills_twinpeaks



September 14th: Late Start Day, 9:50am start

September 14th: School Site Council, 3:30pm (TPMS Library)

September 15th: ELPAC Meeting, 5:30pm (Pride Park/Library)

September 15th: PTSA Meeting, 6:15pm (rm 713)

September 16th: WEB 6th Grade Carnival, 3:30-5pm

September 19th: Professional Learning Day, Non-Student Day

September 20th: TPMS Foundation, 6:00pm (TPMS Library)

September 20th-23rd: Start With Hello Week

September 22nd: Jazz Band Concert at both lunches

September 23rd: TPMS Fall Foundation Social @Second Chance Brewery, 6-9pm

September 27th: Last day for Step It Up!

Meeting for Parents of Multilingual Learners

We hope that all of our parents of our multi-lingual students can join us this Thursday starting at 5:30pm in Pride Park for our first ELAC meeting of the year. Families are welcome to join for pizza and drinks before our informational meeting in the Library that will follow. This is an opportunity for families to learn more about ELD instruction at Twin Peaks, to meet our EL support team, and to learn some technology tips to help support your student. We hope to see you there! Click here for the flyer or see below!
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6th Grade Carnival X2

Calling all 6th graders!! Make sure to block out Friday, September 16th from 3:30-5pm to come and hang with your WEB leaders and fellow classmates at the 6th Grade WEB Welcome Carnival! Tickets will go back on sale MONDAY, September 12th for $5 each - this includes your admission and food for the carnival! It's going to be a great time Rams - make sure you buy your ticket early and don't forget to bring a friend! Tickets on sale in the WEB room (Rm 301) at lunch.

Ticket sales/transfers/refunds end on Wednesday, September 14th!!

East Coast Trip 2023

Attention 8th Grade Rams! Are you interested in joining us for the 2023 Rams East Coast Trip? We will be hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, September 22nd in the Little Theater at 6PM where you can get information on how to sign up for the trip of a lifetime! Click here for more information.

TPMS Yearbook Info

Yearbooks are available for $50. We sold out last year so get yours now!

Pay by card: Go to or use the QR code

Pay by cash/check: Download the order form from our webpage or pick up a form in the office. Return the form and cash or check to the school office.

Calling all proud families of 8th graders here at Twin Peaks! 8th Grade Recognition Ads are open and ready for purchase. Go to and click on Recognition Ads to start the process of celebrating your 8th grader in this year’s yearbook! Deadline is January 27th so don’t delay!

Want more information about Yearbooks? Go to

TPMS Yearbook Needs Your Photos

The yearbook staff invites students, staff, and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you have great photos of school, sport or class events, we’d like to see them.

Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific yearbook everyone will want to have.

The last day to submit your photos is: March 1, 2023


● Click on “Select My Images.”

● Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.

● Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.

● Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

TPMS Safety Committee Needs Volunteers

The Twin Peaks Middle School Safety Committee is looking for volunteers. We are looking for 1 parent, 2 students, 2 teachers and 2 staff members. If you are interested in joining the TPMS Safety Committee, please contact Rod Jiu, Assistant Principal ( Thank you.

ASES Morning Program has Openings!

Our morning ASES program has spots available! Please click here for all the details, including a link to our website and an interest form! If you have questions, please contact our ASES Program Supervisor, Jennifer Willette at

TPMS Fall Parent Social

The TPMS Foundation invites you to their Fall Parent Social on Friday, September 23rd, at Second Chance Brewery from 6-9pm. Please click on the flyer below for specific information about the Fall Social or you can check out the TPMS Foundation webpage by CLICKING HERE!

Lunchtime Sports Equipment Needed!

Do you have an extra basketball, volleyball, tennis ball or soccer ball in the garage that isn't being used?! Please consider donating it to our lunchtime ball collection! Our students love to be able to play on our fields and courts at lunchtime, but with the high demand we don't always have enough equipment for them to check-out. If you have a ball or two to donate for our students to use or would like to donate a gift card to help purchase equipment, please drop them by the TPMS main office or contact Admin Assistant Christie Hamilton at

2022 Poway HS Dance Project

Join the award-winning Poway HS Dance Team during their halftime show on October 7th. Click on the flyer below for more details on how to sign up and participate or visit their webpage at!

ASB Student Activities Canvas Page

Hey TPMS students & parents! Check out the new Student Activities Canvas Page to stay up to date on all that is happening at Twin Peaks MS! All students and parents should already be enrolled - if you are not, please email or ASB Advisor, Mrs. Crow at

PTSA Meeting Dates for 2022-23

To join the PTSA for the 2022-23 school year, please CLICK HERE!

All Executive Board meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:15pm in the TPMS Library unless listed otherwise. Association Meetings will be held in September, February, and April. Board meetings are open to PTSA Board Members and Committee Chairs while Association Meetings are open for all members of the Twin Peaks Middle School PTSA:

  • September 15th (Association Meeting @6:15pm; Board Meeting to follow) - Room Change to #713
  • October 20th
  • November 17th
  • December 8th
  • January 19th
  • February 16th (Association Meeting @6:15pm; Board Meeting to follow)
  • March 16th
  • April 20th (Association Meeting @6:15pm; Board Meeting to follow)
  • May 18th
  • June 1st

TPMS Foundation Meeting Dates

The TPMS Foundation typically meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the TPMS Library. Please visit the TPMS Foundation Web Page by CLICKING HERE!

Here are the upcoming monthly meetings for the 2022-23 school year:

  • September 20th
  • October 18th
  • November 15th
  • January 10th
  • February 13th
  • March 21st
  • April 18th
  • May 23rd

Work for TEAM #PUSD!

We continue to have several non-teaching/classified positions open at TPMS that we are still looking to fill, and maybe you or a friend are the right person for the job! Please consider joining Team PUSD as an Instructional Assistant (3 and 6 hour daily shifts), Campus Security Specialist (7.5 hours a day), Noon Duty (2 or 3 hour daily shifts), or as our morning and afternoon crossing guard (7 hours a week!). To apply for any of these positions, or to see what other openings exist in PUSD, please CLICK HERE for the PUSD Job Listings Page!
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Shop Amazon through TPMS Foundation

You can always shop Amazon and earn money for Twin Peaks! Just click on the Amazon link below, then start spending!