Timber Wolf Times

News for TMS Families Week of September 13, 2021

Principal Welcome

Dear Trailside Families,


Beginning next week, the newsletter will have grade level content updates every two weeks and department updates one time per month. We are trying to keep all of the school information in the weekly Timber Wolf Times.


On Wednesday, September 15th I will be hosting the First Parent Coffee at TMS. The topic for our first gathering is "Understanding the Developmental Needs of Your Middle School Child" After the presentation, there will be a Q and A session, followed by a tour through the school and classrooms. All visitors must be parents/guardians of students at TMS. Please bring identification with you in order to enter the school. Masks are required for all visitors. If you are not feeling well, we ask that you do not attend. Looking forward to meeting new parents and welcoming back returning parents. The coffee is from 9:30-11:00. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP (click on the link) below by Tuesday at noon, so that we are able to prepare for our audience size.


https://forms.gle/dF7rfHWj7G33DxzG9


All my best,


Bridget Beichler

Student Names and Pronunciations in Parent VUE

We are asking every parent to please go into Parent VUE before the first day of school. Please click on the following link for directions on how to do this. It can only be done through the mobile app

https://www.lcps.org/cms/lib/VA01000195/Centricity/domain/17270/pvue_help_docs/PVUE_NamePronunciation_MobileOnly_ENG.pdf

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

Important Dates and Communication



9/13 Back to School Night for Parents Grade 6-8 6:00-8:00 PM, You may attend either in person or virtual


9/13-9/15 Grade Level Pep Rallies out of COMPASS


9/15 Principal Coffee @ 9:30 AM


9/16 School Holiday


9/20 No Tech Day @The Trail


9/22 PTA Meeting, counselors presentation @ 7:00 PM


9/23 and 9/24 School Pictures out of HPE class

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TMS School Spirit Store from Cheers is on-line

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

Harris Teeter Card

Beginning August 1, Trailside Middle School proudly joined Harris Teeter's Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It's easy and it's FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 2529, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That's it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, Trailside will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, T.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Farmers Market, and purchases in the HT Pharmacy) purchases credited back to our account.

This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money!

Don't forget to link your VIC card to our account code next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter

TMS Online Payment Portal

Easy access to TMS's Online Payment Portal - now that PE Uniforms, Sketchbooks, Class Fees, Instrument Rentals, etc... are posted. Parents can always check the site for updates regarding products posted.

https://tinyurl.com/TMSOnlinePaymentPortal

Trailside Middle School

Online School Payments (OSP) portal is a service provided to parents to facilitate payment for school fees for a variety of products and services.

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MESSAGE FROM STONE BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Students are no longer aloud to bring bags or backpacks to the SBHS football games and any other events at SBHS.

Parent Liaison News

Our amazing parent Liaison is Mrs. Lisa Figueroa. She has been at TMS since we opened eight years ago. Attached to the newsletter is a TMS Family Assistance Form. If you are in need of support, please consider filling out the form. Below is a program Mrs. Figueroa manages where parents and community members have an opportunity to support our students and families who are in need.



Parent Liaison Fund

Financially supports Trailside Families-in-Need. Donations to this Fund will help some students cover costs for special projects & activities throughout the school year, as managed by our Parent Liaison, Lisa Figueroa, to include, but not limited to a student's Club & Field Trip Fees, School Pictures, Holiday Assistance, Yearbooks & Summer CAMPS, etc...


Parent Liaison Donation Portal

https://tinyurl.com/TMSOnlinePaymentPortal

Trailside Middle School



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911 COMPASS Lesson

This past week, we had several lessons honoring September 11, 2001. If you are interested, below is a link to a read aloud.

ufb-vmth-nho (2021-09-07 at 08:04 GMT-7) - Google Drive