Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

A Brief Note from Dr. Burke

Dear RAM families,

This week's newsletter is filled with so many events, activities and special things to celebrate. We hope you will take the time to enjoy the pictures and videos below. I think they do a nice job capturing some of the positive aspects of our school culture. For example, we had several students enter the PTA Reflections art contest this year and several of them earned awards. Allie Reese's video on her mother's struggle with bi-polar disorder is particularly impressive and will be moving on to represent the state of California at the national level. I also want to acknowledge the students in Mrs. Bernardy's Art Exploratory. They researched various decades and created works of art to reflect pop culture during those time periods. Their artwork was used to decorate the walls of our gym for Friday's highly successful Spring Dance hosted by Twin Peaks ASB. Many thanks to the parents and staff who help chaperone the dance and donate snacks. We are proud of our Rams!

Please be sure to make note of the important dates as we finish the last week of quarter three and consider participating in our restaurant fundraiser this Tuesday. On Thursday, please stop by the book fair for Family Night in the Library before heading to the Band Concert in the MPR at 7pm. We hope to see you then.

That's it for now. We look forward to seeing all our students tomorrow, and remember, it's a 1/3/5 day.


Dr. Burke

PTSA Reflections Competition Winners

"Heroes Around Me"

  • Palomar Council winner--Allie Reese’s film won the 9th District Award of Excellence and advanced to the State level to receive the Award of Merit
  • Palomar Council winner--Lillian Corwall earned the 9th District Award of Merit for her film “A Hero Unlike Any Other”
  • Palomar Council winner--Josie White received the 9th District’s Honorable Mention for her film “Heroes Around Me”
  • Ariella Mann achieved the 9th District Award of Merit for the Visual Arts category for her piece titled “Lily vs. Spider”
  • Isabelle Hoerr earned the 9th District Award of Merit for her produced film “My hero—my grandfather”
  • Danny Sawyer’s film “Heroes Around Me” gained the 9th District Award of Merit
  • Alexandrea Porrino received 9th District’s Honorable Mention for her music composition titled “Papa’s Journey”

"My Mom My Hero" wins 2nd Place at State Competition

Click below to watch Allie Reese's video production that won 2nd place at the state level.

Events This Week!

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TPMS Fundraiser Night at Bongiorno's

On Tuesday 20% of your dine in or carryout purchase will go back to Twin Peaks. Click here for more information!

Spirit Week Fun

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ASB Website

Please follow the link for upcoming events and activities:
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STEP Baby Drive

ASES LEADS club will be collecting items in support of STEP's (Support The Enlisted Project) Baby Drive through Friday, April 12th. Goal: to stock the STEP warehouse with baby items that will go to young military families stationed in Southern California experiencing financial crisis. Items needed are wipes, diapers (size 3-6), new/gently used baby toys, baby clothing, baby hygiene products, grocery gift cards, NEW cribs and car seats (must be new per federal law). Donation box is in entrance of the front office.

ADL Walk Against Hate

This year, Twin Peaks has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League in San Diego to work towards becoming a school where hate is not tolerated. The No Place For Hate committee has held a school-wide signing of the Resolution of Respect and have also discussed with their peers, “Slurs, Offensive Jokes, and how to address them”, in their first activity. The committee is currently working on the second activity addressing culture and identity.

In San Diego, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) are celebrating their 2nd annual Walk Against Hate which brings the entire community together to promote diversity. Thousands of students, parents, business leaders and community members will walk with one another to highlight the values of respect and inclusion. We would love to show our RAM P.R.I.D.E. by joining other San Diego schools and the ADL on their Walk Against Hate.

Anti-Defamation League - Walk Against Hate

When: Sunday, May 19th at 8:30am

Where: Ingram Plaza/NTC Park at Liberty Station

To register:

Registration Fee:

TPMS Students: Free with code NPFH2019

Adult Participant - $15.00 (Early Bird Pricing goes up to $20 after April 1st)

Youth Participant (18 years or younger) – $10.00

Children (3 and under) $0.00

** When registering, please join the Twin Peaks Middle School Team **

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TPMS Wrestling

If you would like to be part of the elite wrestling team at Twin Peaks please contact Margo Selensky at 858-748-5131 ext 2210 or come to room 201 to pick up a registration packet.

Positive Parenting Program

The Positive Parenting Program is coming to Mesa Verde Middle School in May. Please click here for all the details.

Shop Amazon through TPMS Foundation

You can always shop Amazon and earn money for Twin Peaks! Just click on the Amazon link below, then start spending!
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