Principal Parker Weekly

February 10, 2022

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Sorry for the delay

#TheTRWayForward


Thanks for allowing me to work through the delay last night. I apologize.


First, we need your help with our iReady platform. It has come to the attention of the district information technology department that a Chrome extension exists to allow unauthorized access to the scoring and timing system of iReady assessments by students.


Because the district and staff are now aware of these issues, I need to warn parents and students that we will respond quite forcefully if we find that students changed their assessment data on the platform.


Parents - speak with your students. The district is shutting down laptops where the access is identified. We will also be following up with discipline consequences.


On a happier note, we have so many great things happening in our classrooms - and we welcomed two new staff members over the past couple weeks. Ms. Hutchins started in math this week. Mr. Thornton started in social studies this semester. Welcome on our journey #TheTRWayForward.


We are lucky to have so much support from our Taylor Road community!


PBIS values: Be responsible -- Be respectful - Be proactive


This week's learning: “Being positive does not mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative. There is a big difference between the two.” from Marc and Angel

Here's to another great week

SHARE See it. Hear it. And Report it Every time.


Thank you for sharing your family with us.


Remember to follow us on Twitter @TaylorRoadWay and @Proud_Tigers and on Facebook for updates. We will also continue our traditional Messenger newsletter, along with weekly principal emails. You can always find more information on our website.


I love my job!

Core values of TRMS: Engagement, Rigor, and Relationships

Valentine Treats - Safety Reminder

Dear Parents or Guardians,

As we approach Valentine’s Day, it is important to ensure that all homemade candy, desserts, baked goods, or other edible items are not to be sold or distributed during school hours, and that appropriate store bought items are delivered to the administration. Please know that taking this measure will help us maintain a safe environment for all students with allergies, etc. You can help us protect your student(s) by requesting that they not eat anything given to them by another person, anything that they have not brought from your home or anything not in its original sealed package.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping all of our students safe at school!

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Buy Your Yearbook Now!

Dear Parents,

Yearbooks are currently on sale, and can be purchased through Jostens.com. The deadline to guarantee a copy is 2/21.

Supplies are limited and we sold out last year, so be sure to order your book today!

Health & PE Textbook Adoption




K-12 Health & PE Textbook Adoption



During the 2021-2022 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for Health & PE in Grades K-12. All teachers and stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the public review from January 24, 2022 through February 25, 2022.


Please visit the textbook adoption website for additional details.


For more information please contact Jodie Fleming at FlemingJC@fultonschools.org

Milestones Testing Days

April 25: ELA Part 1 (all grades)

April 26: ELA Part 2 (all grades)

April 27: ELA Part 3 (all grades)

April 29: Algebra I EOC (students in Algebra I Honors)

May 2: Math Part 1 (all grades)

May 3: Math Part 2 (all grades)

May 5: Science EOG/Physical Science EOC (8th grade)

May 6: Social Studies (8th grade)

Backpacks of Love

At TRMS we have a program called “backpacks of love”. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance by donating non-perishable items to our families. The participants’ names are known only to the counselors and social worker. Once every two weeks a backpack with food items are available to go home. A student can carry the backpack home, or the parent can pick it up at the front office. All we need to know is if you would like to participate, how many adults are in the house, how many children are in the house, and if there are any dietary allergies such as peanut butter. We can only provide for a certain number of families so the sooner you reply the better. We will respond regardless of whether you are in the program or if supplies run out.


6th grade Counselor- Mr. Fredric Johnson

7th grade Counselor- Mrs. Alexcia Massey

8th grade Counselor- Mrs. Cindy Sabula

Supporting our work --

Academic Excellence Donation 21-22

These generous voluntary donations will be used exclusively to purchase academic programs or supplies to support student learning or to purchase learning opportunities for our Teachers to enhance their ability to educate our students. Please enter any amount that you are comfortable donating. Thank you for supporting Taylor Road Middle School.


TRMS Staff Recognition Donation 21-22

Donation to be used by TRMS specifically for Staff recognition and awards. Any amount you wish to donate will be appreciated. Thank you for your support of our Taylor Road Middle School teachers.

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Taylor Road is on Facebook!

You can keep up with the latest news and happenings at Taylor Road MS on Facebook. Please follow us!

Important Dates


February 7 - 11: Candy Gram sales to raise funds for the One Well project

February 11: Basketball Games @ Holcomb Bridge MS, 5:30 PM

February 11: School Governance Council Meeting, 7:45 AM

February 16: Basketball Games @ Northwestern MS, 5:30 PM

February 16: PTA Meeting, 6:00 PM

February 17: 6th Grade Dance, 4:00 PM

February 18: Professional Learning Day

February 21: No School – Presidents’ Day Holiday

February 23: Basketball Games @ Elkins Point MS, 5:30 PM

February 24: PTA Spirit Night @ Culvers, 4 – 8 PM

February 28: Early Release Day

March 2: Basketball Games v. Webb Bridge MS, TRMS gym, 5:30 PM

March 4: Basketball Games v. Sandy Springs MS, TRMS gym, 5:30 PM

March 5: Chorus Showcase Concert at CHS, 6:00 PM

March 10: 8th Grade Dance, 6:00 PM

The buck stops here

See our duties divided among the administrators responsible (click photo below). We continually modify and update this chart. It is also available on the TRMS website.

We are here to help - always!

If you feel any concerns - or know someone who does - please know Taylor Road is filled with people who care. I encourage you to reach out via this website link to report concerns to me personally at any time. I immediately receive email notification of all submitted concerns, and I promise to respond quickly. The report remains anonymous, unless you choose to share your identity and allow me to respond.


Fulton Schools also has a Quick Tip app to report issues to district leaders and school police. Please continue to reach out. It is never a bother or a hardship to show we care.


Finally, there are any number of resources for stakeholders. Please follow this link for more information. Do not hesitate; ask for help.

#TheTRWayForward

As we define our way forward, the administrative team welcomes input. Remember, I continue to use #TheTRWayForward to tag Twitter posts that represent my vision for Taylor Road.


Follow me personally @TaylorRoadWay on Twitter. I am excited about #TheTRWayForward


Thanks for supporting TRMS!


Relationships - Rigor - Engagement