Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

From the desk of Principal Mills - Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Happy Sunday Ram Families!

I hope this week's newsletter finds you all well and enjoying the weekend. We had an amazing week of learning and celebrating at Twin Peaks, starting off with our Step-It Up Assembly on Tuesday! This is our annual ASB fundraiser kickoff event and a chance for students to win some prizes for their efforts. Our ASB uses these funds to sponsor their robust student activities program throughout the year, so this is a fundraiser that truly benefits all students at TPMS! Thank you to all of our students and families who participated!

This past week in classrooms, I saw our 6th graders learn how to design webpages in HTML in Gateways to Technology, our 7th graders learn about the legacy of the Roman empire in Social Studies, and our 8th graders learn about the metric system to get a sense of the scale of the universe. It was an incredible week of learning for our students at Twin Peaks!

We capped off the week on Friday with our 6th Graders getting to celebrate at the WEB Carnival - students had an awesome time playing the carnival games and hanging out with their friends, our WEB leaders, and even the PHS Titan Ambassadors. Thank you to all of our WEB leaders and advisors, Mrs. Fenwick and Mrs. McKibbin, for all of your hard work in making this event happen! Check out a few pictures from the WEB carnival below.

Please remember that Monday, September 19th, is a non-student day and the school will be closed for professional learning for our staff. Most of our staff will be attending the PUSD Inclusion Summit at Poway HS where we will attend breakout sessions focused on student inclusion and learn from our keynote speaker - Canadian educator, author, and special education expert Shelley Moore. Because of the all-day trainings occurring tomorrow, our school offices will not be open until Tuesday morning at 7:30am.

Each year, thousands of schools and youth organizations nationwide participate in Start With Hello Week, a national call-to-action week dedicated to making new social connections and creating a sense of belonging among youth. This next week, September 19th-23rd, is Start With Hello Week and we will several events at school to provide opportunities for students to connect and to feel a sense of belonging here at Twin Peaks. There are spirit dress up days Tuesday-Friday, so please check the ASB Canvas Page by CLICKING HERE to find out what's going on for Start With Hello Week!

This Thursday, September 22nd , PUSD will be hosting their first Community Safety Summit of the year. Please join PUSD Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Greg Mizel and a panel of community safety experts in the PUSD Community Room starting at 6:30pm. Please see the flyer below for a list of the safety panel members and more information about the event.

If you haven't already, get your tickets NOW for the TPMS Foundation's Fall Social this 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 on Friday!

Finally this week, thank you to all of our parents who have helped Twin Peaks this week through completing the Step-It Up Golden Ticket and returning it with your student to school, and to our parents who dropped off sports equipment for our lunchtime playground supply. Your support of our ASB program through the Step-It Up fundraiser provides the lion's share of our ASB's budget for the year, including movie nights, dances, lunchtime events and awards and recognitions for students. The sports equipment that was donated will provide TPMS students an opportunity to play basketball, volleyball and wall ball during lunch. Thank you parents for your continued support of TPMS!

In Partnership,

Steve Mills

Proud Principal

Twin Peaks Middle School

1(858)748-5131 x2806

Instagram: @principalmills_twinpeaks

6th Grade WEB Carnival!



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

September 20th-23rd: Start With Hello Week

September 20th: Crazy Sock Day

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

September 21st: Twin Day

September 21st: PE Fundraiser at Chipotle, 4-8pm

September 22nd: Pajama Day

September 22nd: Jazz Band Concert at both lunches

September 22nd: East Coast Trip Meeting, 6pm (TPMS Theater)

September 23rd: Anything But a Backpack Day

September 23rd: Club Fair at lunch

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

September 27th: Last day for Step It Up!

September 29th: AVID Family Night & Ceremony, 5:30-8pm (TPMS Theater)

Student Activities Canvas Page & Calendar

Calling all Ram Families! Do you want to make sure you know everything that’s going on at TPMS? Our new Student Activities Canvas page is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about what’s going on at TPMS. For our full year-long calendar of events and activities at TPMS, CLICK HERE (we suggest bookmarking this page!) or click the “Activities Calendar” button on the Student Activities Canvas homepage. **Please note, if you are accessing the Student Activities Canvas page through your mobile app, you will need to click “pages” to see the link to the calendar.

PE Fundraiser at Chipotle

Join us for dinner and support our Twin Peaks PE classes! Please come by the Chipotle on 13495 Poway Rd this Wednesday, September 21st from 4pm-8pm. Show a picture of this flyer (or below) on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're there to support TPMS PE and our PE department will get 33% of the proceeds to help cover the costs of equipment! Order online using code 4VLF47P. Thank you in advance for your support!
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TPMS Club Fair on Friday, September 23rd

Interested in learning more about the student interest clubs we offer at Twin Peaks? CLICK HERE to see a list of clubs offered this year on campus, and don’t forget to come out to the club fair this Friday, 9/23 at lunch to get more information about how to sign up for a club that catches your interest!

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.


Our first quarterly District Safety Summit will be hosted on September 22 in the PUSD Community Room from 6:30-8pm. The event will be Live Streamed and include panelists representing the San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego Police Department, San Diego County Sheriff Department, and the San Diego County District Attorney’s office (Juvenile Division). Attendees will hear updates about all of the important safety protocols and practices implemented in PUSD over the last several years - we hope you can join us!
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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!

TPMS College & Career Fair

The 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.

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.”

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

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!

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.

  • 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!