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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. McKibbin at email@example.com.
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.
Twin Peaks Middle School
TPMS NEWS AND EVENTS - bit.ly/tpmsevents
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
6th Grade Carnival X2
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 www.jostens.com or use the QR code
Pay by cash/check: Download the order form from our webpage
http://tpmsyearbook.weebly.com/ 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 www.jostens.com 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 http://tpmsyearbook.weebly.com/
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
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE
● 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you.
ASES Morning Program has Openings!
TPMS Fall Parent Social
Lunchtime Sports Equipment Needed!
2022 Poway HS Dance Project
PUSD Parent Education Workshops
- Help Your Children Manage Stress & Anxiety TK - 5th Grade
- Preparing Positively for Puberty TK - 8th Grade
- Turning Power Struggles Into Problem Solving All Grades
- Developing an Effective IEP: Prevent Parent Burnout All Grades
- Discover the Secrets of Talking and Listening with your Teen - 6th-12th Grade via Zoom
- Gender Identity and Expression Part 1 - All Grades In Person
- Gender Identity and Expression Part 2 - All Grades In Person
- Nurturing Sexual Intelligence in Our Children - All Grades In Person
- Help Your Children Manage Stress and Anxiety - TK-5th Grade In Person
ASB Student Activities Canvas Page
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