Twin Peaks Middle School
Weekly RAM Newsletter
A Brief Note from Dr. Burke
Hello RAM families,
We wanted to thank the 7th grade parents who were able to join us this past week for Academic Review Night. We had a great turnout and hope you felt the time spent was valuable. If you were unable to make it, please feel free to contact any of our counselors to discuss your student's academic progress. Speaking of academic progress, report cards will be hand carried home with your students this Thursday.
Please read below for important information regarding school events, activities and resources. Of note, we will be hosting a Best Buddies Informational Meeting which includes a presentation from the New Programs Representative on Wednesday during both lunches in the Little Theater. And, it's probably worth highlighting that this Friday is a Non-Student Day as our staff participates in a variety of professional development activities. Please enjoy the three-day weekend with your families.
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow and remember, it's a 3/5/1 day.
Events This Week!
Wings N Things Fundraiser
Please join us on Tuesday at the Carmel Mountain “Epic Wings-n-Things” for a fundraiser to support Twin Peaks Middle school Physical Education. A portion of your purchase will be donated to our program. Remember to show a flyer or mention you are dining to support Twin Peaks PE. 12075 Carmel Mountain Rd #201, San Diego, CA 92128 (858) 451-9464
7th Grade ELL Parent Night
Wednesday night in Room 103.
Wind Ensemble Elementary Tour
Our Wind Ensemble will head next door on Thursday to Tierra Bonita and perform from 1-2pm.
Wings N Things Fundraiser
RAM teachers will pass out report cards on Thursday to students.
Remember Friday is a non-student day and there is no school or ASES. We'll see you on Monday, February 4th!
Black History Month
February is Black History Month and the theme for this year is "Black Migrations". This theme emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities. Such migrations resulted in a more diverse and stratified urban population amid a changing social environment.
Black History Month
Twin Peaks Association Meeting
Leadership Development Day Paperwork Deadline
Attention all 6th and 7th graders! Just a quick reminder that your permission slips, money and grade checks for our Leadership Development Day on February 5th are due to Mrs. Fenwick Thursday 1/31 by the end of the day. Get your forms filled out ASAP. They are located on the school website. We look forward to seeing many of you at the conference!
6th Grade Camp Reminder
This is a reminder that camp forms and payment are due by February 4th. If you have questions or need additional forms please contact Mrs. Carter at 748-5131 ext 2808.
Espola Road Construction Update
The Poway City Council has opted to terminate its contract with Just Construction for the Espola Road Safety Improvements Project, effective Tuesday, January 22.
The traffic signal at the Del Poniente/High Valley and Espola Road intersection will be returned to its original configuration/timing on Saturday, January 26. For those of you who have been experiencing delays in your commute to and from TPMS, this means that you will get a temporary reprieve until the city implements a new plan.
Enjoy the light(er) traffic while it lasts!
If your family has been affected by the government shut down you may be eligible for meal benefits. Please stop by the front office to pick up a meal application.
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Parent Education Courses
Redirecting Children's Behavior
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Discover the Secrets: Talking and Listening with your Teen
Did you know that the teenage brain is still "under construction"? Your child's brain is not fully developed until age 25. Boost your skills in creating a climate where kids want to talk to us! Click here for more details.
Surviving and Thriving in Middle School
Bring out the best in your teen, increase respect, responsibility and give consequences that work. Teach your teen the skills to prevent negative influences. Based on Active Parenting of Teens by Michael Popkin, Ph.D. Click here for more details.