From Twin Hills Middle to the Homefront
Happy Holidays Panther Families-
As we enter the holiday season, I want to share how thankful I am for our fantastic students, supportive families and community, and my amazing staff! I am incredibly proud of what is happening here on campus and the growth that our students are making daily! Please remember to keep doing what you're doing and encourage your child to put forth their best efforts as we head into the second half of the school year.
Lost and found: Please remember to check our fast growing lost and found before winter break! We have lots of jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, etc. Any leftover items will be donated during the break.
Holiday schedule: Just a reminder that we will be closed for winter break beginning December 19th. Our first day back to school will be January 3rd.
Electives: Elective choices for second semester will go out to students via email after school on Monday, December 12th. This will be done via Google Form and will be first come first serve. Please remind your child to check their email that week! Choice selection will close before the new year. Students will find out their electives on Friday, January 20th.
Attendance: Please remember that when your child is out of school they miss instruction. We know that it is cold and flu season, and we appreciate it when you keep your child home when they have a fever and bad cough. Please remember that after 12 excused absences, your child will need a doctor's note to be marked excused.
Just a reminder, please stay connected for up to date information. Find us on social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates regularly. Also, feel free to browse our website for more detailed information. As always, please call the office anytime with questions or concerns. We're here for you and want to help!
Panther Pride Awards!
November raffle winners were
8th Graders: Ariana N., Marina G., Piper O., Samantha F., Isaiah A., Ryann B., Elia D., and Dominic G.
7th Graders: Zoey B., Dean C., and Daniela V.
6th Graders: Zoe M., Natalia P., Khalvin N., Aliyah P., and Dahlia S.
Congrats to our raffle winners! Keep up the hard work, Panthers!
It's Finally Time! Seussical the Musical is Here!
Join us for our Winter Concert- Everyone is invited!
The Winter Concert will take place on Thursday, December 15. 6:30 pm.
All Band and Choir students will perform selections they have been working on this semester.
Students should arrive to warm-up at 6:00 pm. They are expected to stay for the entire concert.
Dress should be something nice. No ripped jeans, no graphic tees, no hats. Dress code applies.
2024 Washington DC Trip is Still Open!
If you're ready to sign up, here is the link:
Our Trip Number is: 206779
Reminder that this trip is during NEXT school year. So, it is open to our current 6th and 7th graders. We're looking forward to another great experience, and we hope your child is there!
COVID Tests Going Home During Winter Break
We will be sending COVID tests home with each student on Dec. 16th. Please administer the test to your child on Monday, Jan. 2nd.
Our December game has already SOLD OUT but we still HAVE TICKETS FOR MARCH 31st!
Click on the link below to buy tix now!
Golden State Warriors Tickets
All you need to do is click on the link above, choose your game(s) of choice and then purchase! It's that easy!
Go Warriors and Go Panthers!
Student Council Corner
Advisory door decorating is underway. Advisory classes are decorating their front doors with winter/new year's themes and competing for the number one spot. Let's go PANTHERS!!
Our first spirit week was AMAZING as was our first spirit rally. Results of who is in the lead will be in the next newsletter. Stay tuned for that.
Our next spirit week will be 12/12-12/16 with the following days:
Monday, 12th - Tie Dye/Neon Day
Tuesday, 13th - Twin Day
Wednesday, 14th - Decade Day (dress in the style of your favorite decade)
Thursday, 15th - Ugly or Holiday Sweater Day
Friday, 16th - PJ Day (or roll out of bed day)
We have our next student council dance on 1/20/23 and some dine and donates on the horizon as well. As always follow us on Instagram, Facebook and now introducing TikTok. Yep. That's right. We also keep the parent calendar updated with events and more. Thank you!
Help Support Student Council in Giving Back!
Please bring any new bath towels to the office. Students will receive advisory points for their class.
So starting Monday, December 5th we are collecting new bath size towels here in the office. Help us help our community!
The season of giving is HERE and we appreciate your support.
News from Our Counselor: New Club on Campus
I am very excited about our new QSA club on campus which is open to any student who identifies as LGTBQIA+ or as an Ally. QSA stands for Queer Straight Alliance. This club’s purpose is to promote a sense of belonging and connection and to support understanding on campus. Why is this club important? In a 2019 survey done by the Trevor Project, 39% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past twelve months, with more than half of transgender and non-binary youth having seriously considered. Trans and nonbinary youth whose pronouns were honored by people in their lives attempted suicide at half the rate of those whose pronouns were not respected. (Trevor Project) Clubs like this allow for students to feel seen, supported and valued which leads to a healthier, happier life - what more could we ask for?
Opportunity to Join Analy and Brookhaven on an Educational Trip to Japan
Twin Hills Apple Blossom Education Foundation News
Our amazing THABEF can use your ideas, support, and contributions!
Come be a part of the team!
Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5th @ 4pm at Twin Hills Middle in Room 11.
To donate while you shop:
Please visit Escrip.com and add our group ID 500548660 to your account. Don't forget to visit Fircrest or Oliver's to help support THABEF.
Use the link below to go add THABEF to your Amazon smile account
SPORTS BASEMENT - BASEMENTEERS
THABEF November 2022 Newsletter
Second Cup of Coffee
Friday, Dec. 9th, 9:30am
Twin Hills Middle School MUR and on Zoom
Join me at school for an informal open discussion. I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas to make Twin Hills a better place!
This meeting will be hybrid (both in person and on Zoom). Please use this link if you are unable to join us in person!
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
12/5- 12/8- Drama practices every night until 6pm
12/5 @ 6pm- ELAC Meeting at Twin Hills in Room 11
12/6 @ 4:00- THABEF Meeting @ Twin Hills
12/8 @ 4:45- Board Meeting at Apple Blossom
12/9 @ 9:30- Second Cup of Coffee on Campus
12/9 @ 6pm- Drama Performance of Seussical the Musical
12/10 @ 1pm- Drama Performance of Seussical the Musical
12/12-12/16- Spirit week (See specifics above)
12/15 @ 6pm- Winter Band and Choir Concert
12/19-1/2- No School- Winter Break
Sonoma County Library
Here are some of the best new children's books I bought this month for the library. The book covers link to our catalog so you can request them if you like.
Click here for new books available!
Juvenile/YA Collection Development Librarian
Sonoma County Library