The Taylor Road Messenger

Monday, September 10, 2018

Mark Your Calendar! Upcoming Events

9/10 - 9/13 7th Grade Junior Achievement Finance Park Field Trips

9/12 Soccer Game @ River Trail MS, 5:30 p.m.

9/14 School Governance Council Meeting, Room 920, 7:45 AM.

9/15 Pet Walk, 11:00 a.m.

9/17 - 9/20 6th Grade Junior Achievement Biz Town Field Trips

9/18 Linda McCain Community Meeting, Abbotts Hill ES, 9:30 a.m.

9/19 Soccer Game @ Holcomb Bridge MS, 5:30 p.m.

9/19 PTA Meeting, Room 114, 6:00 p.m.

9/21 Soccer Game @ Elkins Point MS, 5:30 p.m.

9/21 Chattahoochee HS Home Football Game, 7:30 p.m.

Check out this week's Etc.

LINK to TRMS Supplemental Newsletter with information about activities and opportunities for students.

Please submit information for this newsletter by the Friday before the week in which you want it to appear.

4.5 Week Progress Reports available in HomeAccess Center on Wednesday, 9/12

On Wednesday, September 12th, the 4.5 week progress reports will be available to view in Home Access Center. As was the case last year, we will not be sending a paper copy home with your students.

Click here for the district parent portal -- and then log into your Home Access Center account.

If you need instructions on how to do so, follow these directions.

Thanks for supporting TRMS!

Counseling Department to Offer Free Parent Workshops

TRMS will be offering a series of free parent workshops in the coming months. Your parent input is important. Please complete this survey to help us make informed decisions about workshop scheduling and content.

Your responses will remain private and combined with others when they are analyzed.


Using the Teacher NOTEBOOK Links from the TRMS Website Directory

We have been receiving several emails from students with the subject line: I’d like access, please.” We are so glad that the students and parents are using the teachers’ notebooks and find the communication here valuable. The issues you may experience are because the teachers’ notebook links on the website are for a READ ONLY digital resource.

While the OneNote platform is designed to allow students EDIT and SHARE content, we have switched off these features for anyone accessing teachers’ digital notebooks. This means that students may ONLY VIEW CONTENT with limited features when visiting their teacher’ digital notebooks. Any attempt by a student to directly EDIT, SHARE or DISTRIBUTE content from any of our teacher’s digital notebook will require access, and it will NOT be granted. The purpose of the digital notebook is to provide a platform for the teachers to publicly share what is happening in their classrooms. Keeping the digital notebook current is an expectation for all TRMS teachers.

Some teachers are creating online classroom environments with the same OneNote platform. When teachers create a classroom notebook, student will receive an email invitation directly from the teacher. These notebooks are managed differently, and the teachers can set up permissions for these to become more interactive.

If your student would like to check for specific invitations from any teacher who has given him or her access to an interactive online classroom, he or she may visit and log in using their Passwords are usually their birthday (mmddyyyy) unless your student has changed it.

When logged in, students may click on the OneNote app. A list of their available online classes will appear, and they may click on any class. Please understand that your student may or may NOT have classes listed on OneNote. Don’t be concerned if you don’t see any list. It simply means they do not have teachers using OneNote as this is NOT a school requirement.

To summarize what are allowable actions in using the NOTEBOOK links from the school website:

Access will NOT be Granted:

Right clip to COPY content

PASTE content on a page

EDIT content on a page (Type, delete, etc.)

Access already granted:

Double click on document to download

Click on links to other websites

View content or Read Only

We hope this helps clear up any confusion you may have with our digital notebooks. Thank you for supporting TRMS.

Box Tops For Education

This year, our school will be participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program. My name is Delaree Slater and I’m thrilled to be the Box Tops Coordinator for Taylor Road Middle School. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is to raise $1000.00.

To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school. For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, visit Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and learn about extra ways for our school to earn.

I hope you’re excited for everything we can do this year with Box Tops! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Please put BTFE at the beginning of your subject line when emailing me. I’m here to make our school’s Box Tops for Education program a huge success this year.

Thanks for your help!

Delaree Slater

Box Tops Coordinator

6th Grade Junior Achievement Biz Town Field Trip

Taylor Road 6th Grade Parents,

The annual 6th grade Junior Achievement Biz Town field trip to the World Congress Center in Atlanta is fast approaching. This year, all 6th grade students will go on one of the following dates; September 17, 18, 19 or 20.

As part of our financial literacy standard, the students will become business owners for the day. As part of a student team, they will be in charge of running a “store” for their Biz Town experience.

Each year we appreciate the Taylor Road parents who volunteer to be a part of the JA Biz Town experience. Whether you are able to volunteer for one day, or multiple days, your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Please consider volunteering this year. The contact at Taylor Road is teacher Rod Berry. You can reach Mr. Berry at

We are looking forward to another exciting year at JA Biz Town!

Thanks for all you do.

Reminder from the Clinic

The clinic does not distribute any kind of medicine because we don’t know what kind of allergies the children have. However, if you would like to put some medicine in the clinic for your children to use, please fill out an SHS-1 form located on the website under “Clinic.” You can also fill out the SHS-2 form for basic non-prescription medication if you would like your child to carry it.

Children are not allowed to carry controlled substances to school.

If your child requires rescue medication, daily medication or has a health condition that we need to know about, please contact Tracy Morris at

PTA Volunteers

In September and October alone, your PTA will host the Honor Roll Recognition Ceremony, Red Ribbon Week, the Reflections contest, and the 6th Grade Fall Dance. If you want to get on-board as a volunteer for any of these awesome events, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Survey at Need to check your schedule against our PTA calendar? Hop on over to to do so. But, please don't delay because the Volunteer Interest Survey will only be online until mid-September!

National PTA Reflections Contest

Are you ready to show off your talent? Get those cameras ready, put on your thinking caps, clean up your paint brushes and get into those dancing shoes! TRMS PTA is participating in the National arts competition, Reflections. The competition includes categories for literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, dance choreography, and film/video production. The Reflections theme: "Heroes Around Me"

The deadline for entries to be submitted to the Reflections box at the front office is Friday, October 12, 2018. No entries will be accepted after this date. Abridged rules and entry forms can be picked up at the front office starting Monday, August 28. Full rules and entry forms can be found at the North Fulton Council PTA website. Please take special note of the requirements for the area you are entering.

Did you know?

In an on-going effort to continue to provide the best school environment possible for our TRMS family, we have set up links for students and parents to share good news and/or concerns about what is going on at TRMS. See the link below to the page on our website to access each form.


From the Clinic

If your child is bringing medication to school, please complete the proper form.

Authorization for Medication, click here.

Authorization for Carrying Medication, click here.

When your student is absent, please send in a written note upon their return to school. Notes should be delivered to the front office.


PTA Membership


Find out more about TRMS PTA on our website,

Click on the link to purchase your membership:


Email Nikki Webber, PTA President, at