Timber Wolf Times

News for TMS Families Week of June 13, 2022

Principal Updates

Dear Trailside Families,

It is hard to believe this will be the last parent newsletter for the 2021-22 school year! Oh, and what a year it has been. I am so proud of our TMS community..students, faculty, and families. Our students have grown so much this year and have truly come back in so many ways from the pandemic. While many of us may have lingering challenges, our children are finishing their school year strong.

I witnessed so many achievements both in and out of the classroom. While we did face challenges in the form of the pandemic, personal loss, racism and hate speech; our community has come together in many ways. Supporting our elementary school and their families who experience poverty every day, supporting our families through loss of home, family members, parents, and serious illness. I am so proud to be the principal of Trailside. I look forward to the next school year and to go deeper into our "No Place for Hate" campus and encourage our families to sign the petition to "Wait Until Grade 8". Our children grow up way too quickly and if we can all come together to make their middle level years the best years yet, what a beautiful school year we can make together. I wish each and every family all the best for a safe and happy summer!

Below are some reminders for next year:

Library Book Returns, please make sure all library books are returned by June 1, 2022.

There are two letters attached (1 English and 1 Spanish) regarding Immunization Requirements for next year.

June 13th: 8th grade cook-out and Carnival, begins at 12:00 noon

June 14th: 8th grade afternoon Tournament and Game Activity

June 15th: Last day of school

Health and PE for next year:

Next year students will be required to dress out for HPE. Students are not required to purchase a HPE gear, however it is encouraged. All students will be required to dress out in mesh shorts, a grey t-shirt (with their last name written on the back), socks, and sneakers.

If you wish to have HPE gear, you must order it ahead of time. This can be found on the school link: see at the bottom of the newsletter.

all my best,

Bridget Beichler

Green Team News

Next time you are at Trailside, take a second look at the drop-off lane! The Green Team, with special help from Mr. Kilday, Ms. Mroz and Mr. Martinez, planted two new trees. We have named the trees The Giving Tree and The Equity Tree.


All lost and found items are on tables outside the cafeteria. Remaining items will be donated on June 15th.

Congratulations Mrs. Beichler!

TMS PTA is excited to announce that Mrs. Beichler has been honored by the Virginia PTA as the Power Partner Awardee for the secondary level for this school year.

Please join us in congratulating her on this well deserved recognition. We're grateful for her partnership and dedication to the school.

PTA News

Gaga Ball Pit

The gaga ball pit will be installed on Monday morning. Thank you to the families who generously donated to make this possible for this school year. To celebrate, the PTA will be sponsoring an ice cream truck on Tuesday, June 14th during the lunch block. Every student will choose one treat to enjoy free of charge.

Spirit Night

Spirit Night - Bruster’s on 6/20

Let’s celebrate the start of summer! Join us for a cool and sweet treat at Bruster’s Ice Cream on 6/20!

Trailside's Got Talent

Virtual Talent Show Video

PTA End of Year Survey

While this school year is quickly coming to an end, the PTA is already thinking about next year! We'd love your feedback as we plan for 2022-2023.

Please complete this short survey by June 30th. We'd love to hear from you!

Order Your School Supplies for next Year

School Supplies Last day to order is June 30th.

Pre-Order Your PE Gear for 2022-23 School Year -No extra gear will be ordered

We will not be doing a mass order of HPE gear for next year, if you would like you child to have HPE; you must pre-order .

Supporting Trailside Middle School-Together in Education Program

A very easy and simple way to support our school is to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to our school. Our school code is 2529. Out of over 1100 parents, we have 62 links to our account.

School Contact Information

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

TMS School Spirit Store from Cheers is on-line New Winter Gear Items! check us out

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School Hours

Arrival: 8:10-8:30 AM

Late Bell: 8:35 AM (students are tardy if arriving after the bell and will need to report to the main office for a tardy pass)

Dismissal: 3:23 PM