Titan Tribune

November 2017

Veterans Day Celebration

Parents and Veterans please join TBMS in a celebration honoring our Veterans on November 8th at 12:30 pm. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/2gbhBax or on the TBMS website.

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Operation Gratitude

Bring your leftover wrapped candy to the office November 1st - 8th and place it in your grade's box. We will also be collecting new / unused dental supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, etc...)

We are looking for boxes, no larger than 24 x 24 X 20. If you have any please contact Wendy Holllis at whollis@wpusd.k12.ca.us or drop off to the main office.

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Fill the Bus 🚌

Once again, the Lincoln Host Lions Club will be sponsoring a Christmas Basket Program for local families within the Western Placer Unified School District boundaries. Canned food donations will be collected at TBMS starting November 6th. This year we are challenging our students and community to "Fill the Bus" with donations for the Christmas Basket Program. Drop off your non-perishable food donations during our "Fill the Bus" campaign from November 6th - 16th!
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🕸️ WEB CREW NEWS: (Where Everyone Belongs)

Our Halloween Quad Event for the 6th graders during lunch was a huge success. The 6th graders enjoyed music, games, eating lunch in their quad and Halloween decor. The big hit was the 4 person obstacle course! Mr. Smith served as our MC, Jeff Prov style from Survivor. Tons of 6th graders teamed up with their peers to race through a 3 legged course, consisting of hula hoop challenge, hopscotch (while holding hands) and re-creating a building with Jenga blocks.

Our WEB Crew leaders have had 3 classroom visits, consisting of welcoming them to TBMS, helping with transition from elementary to middle school and a mini lesson on “positive attitudes”. In addition to supporting our 6th graders, our WEB CREW leaders are also welcoming our new TBMS students on their first day with a campus tour, giving them insights into their new school, and hanging out with them during lunch.

WEB will continue to meet about once a month before school, classroom visits, and promoting kindness and welcoming everybody.

🏀 Boys Basketball

The boys basketball season starts on November 1st with their first home game against Spring View Middle School. Our Blue Out game is scheduled for December 7th against GEMS. Come out and support our team at the home games. Check out the schedule below.

Boys Basketball Game Schedule

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🏐 Girls Volleyball Making School History


Twelve Bridges Middle School - a strong serving team with a huge front line leaves middle schools frustrated and confused. The Twelve Bridges Titans 8th grade girls volleyball team utilized their team’s size and skill to create offensive opportunities and deny any threat easily surging to the program’s second East Division and second F.I.S.A.L. win.

The Titans have a huge advantage over the other teams with three well-rounded club players, Morgan Colyer, Emilie Parker, and Mekhia Hayden. In their last two seasons, these girls were the captains of the Twelve Bridges Titans. Morgan Colyer is about to start her third year of club volleyball. Colyer is the Titan’s heaviest hitter and is also a valuable server and defensive player. Emilie Parker was the Titan’s setter. During her 7th and 8th grade seasons, she dished out many sets that lead to many assists. Parker is in her fifth season of club volleyball, and because of this she was another key passer and server. Mekhia Hayden is also about to enter third year of club. Hayden was also one of the big hitters. She helped lead the Titans to win the championship with her kills and serves.

In their 7th grade season the Titans had many girls who had never stepped foot on a volleyball court. But thanks to their coach, David Baker, they still excelled during games. In the championships they played Granite Oaks, who also had three club players. But the Titans beat the Falcons with no problems. This win would be the first time in TBMS history that girls volleyball had won both the East Division and F.I.S.A.L championships. I

Returning from a big victory the Titans gained some new players in their 8th grade year, including Emily Lemus, Kaycee Jacobson and Vanessa Mongold. Throughout the season the Titans had many successes with the help of returning players Aliyah Mallison, Lexi Metheny, Madilyn Cook, Trinity Markert, Andrea Ramirez and Artica Zaputil. The real thing that made this team special was the fact that they were friends on and off the court.

Madilyn Cook said, “What I liked most about our season(s) was the bond our team had and playing with all of my friends.” Emily Lemus, also said something similar, “Even though it was my first year playing volleyball, it was a great season with a great team!”

During their championships against Eich, the Titans got many kills and aces. In the second, and final set, the Titans had a huge lead and Trinity Markert helped increase that lead with four kills. When asked about the season Markert responded with, “This past season has been the best experience ever! The girls are so fun to hangout with and they are like my sisters! Mr. Baker is such a great coach and it has been a pleasure to be one of his players! Thank for a great season Titans.” The championship game was ended by Morgan Colyer with a block. This win meant that the Titans had won 50 straight sets from their 7th and 8th grade year with no losses. It would also be the first time in Twelve Bridges Middle School history that any sports team has ever won four banners (two from their 7th grade year and two from their 8th grade year). These girls had an exceptional season and hope to continue it in high school. GO TITANS!

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❄️ Snow Ball - Winter Formal Dance

Our first annual winter "Snow Ball" will be held on Friday, December 1st from 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets will go on sale November 27th - December 1st. Tickets are $10 each and include a drink and dessert coupon that can be redeemed at the dance. ASB sticker holders get $1 off their ticket price. S.O.S. Entertainment will be back providing the music and lights. Photobooth will be provided by Deja Vu Photography.

🏌️ TBMS Fundraiser @ Top Golf

Our first annual fundraiser at Top Golf is scheduled for Sunday, January 28th from 3:00-7:00 pm. Join us for appetizers, golf, dinner, dessert, silent auction, and more. Early Bird tickets are on sale now. Purchase online at https://squareup.com/store/twelve-bridges-middle-school. Ticket prices go up December 1st! Interested in being a sponsor? Email Krystal Arnold for more information at karnold@wpusd.k12.ca.us.
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Campus Beautification Project

Huge thank you to Mrs. Atkinson and the volunteers from Bayside Church that came out on October 7th to clean up the TBMS campus. Many hours were spent pulling weeds and spreading more than 110 yards of bark. The flower beds look amazing! Thank you to all the volunteers that gave up their Saturday to complete this project.

AVID Corner

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Spirit Days

Tuesdays are college gear spirit days and Fridays are Titan gear spirit days. "I am a Titan" spirit gear is available for purchase in the TBMS office. Reversible sweatshirts will be available later this fall.

Parent Teacher Club

Regular PTC meetings will be the 1st Tuesday of every month at 3:30 in the staff conference room. All parents and teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Goals this year:

  • Improve our outdoor campus
  • Support our teachers
  • Increase our school unity and Titan pride

SAVE THE SHOES!! This fundraiser is NOT asking for your money- it’s asking for your SHOES! Leadership students and PTC will be collecting gently used, wearable shoes at morning drop off November 6th through 17th. Shoes will go to micro enterprises in developing countries. Shoes should be clean with no holes, in good condition with soles intact, and with laces if necessary. A great way to help others! SAVE THE SHOES!

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Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can use your Amazon Prime account and raise money for TBMS?
Visit https://smile.amazon.com and select Twelve Bridges Middle School Parent Teacher Club as your charitable organization.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases to the customer’s selected charitable organization. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization.
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Did you know that you can report a student absence through our app? Click on Absences and complete the form. It automatically gets emailed to our attendance clerk.
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