Principal Parker Weekly

February 24, 2022

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Short weeks sometime last longer


All of us enjoyed a longer weekend, and now we are close to the end of a four-day week. As I reflect on the challenges and success from this week, I can't help but notice how sometimes the four-day weeks feel longer. Both the good and the bad...

Take a moment to celebrate a staff member -- I know they deserve it. Use this link.

Last week's 6th grade dance was a huge success! Thanks to the TRMS PTA for hosting the event. The planning for the 8th grade dance is also underway - with a committee of PTA and students meeting yesterday to plan for the March 10th event.

Be sure to scroll for the Milestones testing dates. Spring travel should be all done by then, and we can demonstrate the incredible learning Taylor Road students made in spite of all the challenges they faced.

Finally, continue to lift up each other. The time between now and Spring Break can be challenging for all. Our efforts to recognize positive behavior will be highlighted in the coming weeks with the revival of Citizenship Awards. Stay tuned for details!

PBIS values: Be responsible -- Be respectful - Be proactive

This week's learning: Keep The Faith

This video is worth the couple of minutes. It compares today's challenges to the year of my birth, 1969, and reminds us how we made it through 50+ years ago. Good for anyone, no matter our profession.

SHARE -- See it. Hear it. And Report it Every time.

Thank you for sharing your family with us.

Remember to follow us on Twitter @TaylorRoadWay and @Proud_Tigers and on Facebook for updates. We will also continue our traditional Messenger newsletter, along with weekly principal emails. You can always find more information on our website.

I love my job!

Core values of TRMS: Engagement, Rigor, and Relationships

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School Nutrition to begin accepting Meal Eligibility Applications to support P-EBT Benefits

To support P-EBT eligibility benefits for students, the School Nutrition Program will process Free & Reduced Price Meal applications. By completing an application it may help you to qualify for P-EBT Benefits for next year, however it is unknown at this time if P-EBT benefits will be extended for another year. Thanks to USDA waivers, students will continue to receive school meals at no charge this school year.

The Free & Reduced Price Meal application is online for parents/guardians that wish to apply for meal benefits.

Visit to begin the online application.

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Health & PE Textbook Adoption

K-12 Health & PE Textbook Adoption

During the 2021-2022 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for Health & PE in Grades K-12. All teachers and stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the public review from January 24, 2022 through February 25, 2022.

Please visit the textbook adoption website for additional details.

For more information please contact Jodie Fleming at

Milestones Testing Days

April 25: ELA Part 1 (all grades)

April 26: ELA Part 2 (all grades)

April 27: ELA Part 3 (all grades)

April 29: Algebra I EOC (students in Algebra I Honors)

May 2: Math Part 1 (all grades)

May 3: Math Part 2 (all grades)

May 5: Science EOG/Physical Science EOC (8th grade)

May 6: Social Studies (8th grade)

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Backpacks of Love

At TRMS we have a program called “backpacks of love”. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance by donating non-perishable items to our families. The participants’ names are known only to the counselors and social worker. Once every two weeks a backpack with food items are available to go home. A student can carry the backpack home, or the parent can pick it up at the front office. All we need to know is if you would like to participate, how many adults are in the house, how many children are in the house, and if there are any dietary allergies such as peanut butter. We can only provide for a certain number of families so the sooner you reply the better. We will respond regardless of whether you are in the program or if supplies run out.

6th grade Counselor- Mr. Fredric Johnson

7th grade Counselor- Mrs. Alexcia Massey

8th grade Counselor- Mrs. Cindy Sabula

Supporting our work --

Academic Excellence Donation 21-22

These generous voluntary donations will be used exclusively to purchase academic programs or supplies to support student learning or to purchase learning opportunities for our Teachers to enhance their ability to educate our students. Please enter any amount that you are comfortable donating. Thank you for supporting Taylor Road Middle School.

TRMS Staff Recognition Donation 21-22

Donation to be used by TRMS specifically for Staff recognition and awards. Any amount you wish to donate will be appreciated. Thank you for your support of our Taylor Road Middle School teachers.

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Taylor Road is on Facebook!

You can keep up with the latest news and happenings at Taylor Road MS on Facebook. Please follow us!

Important Dates

February 24: PTA Spirit Night @ Culvers, 5 – 8 PM

February 28: Early Release Day (Bell Schedule)

March 1: PTA Celebration for Honor Roll Students

March 2: Basketball Games v. Webb Bridge MS, TRMS gym, 5:30 PM

March 4: Basketball Games v. Sandy Springs MS, TRMS gym, 5:30 PM

March 9: Chorus Showcase Concert, TRMS Gym, 6:00 PM

March 10: 8th Grade Dance

March 11: Teacher Work Day - No School For Students

March 12: Pet Walk, 10:00 AM

March 14: Professional Learning Day - No School for Students

March 16: PTA Meeting, 6:00 PM

March 19: Middle School Track Meet, Milton HS

March 21: Early Release Day

The buck stops here

See our duties divided among the administrators responsible (click photo below). We continually modify and update this chart. It is also available on the TRMS website.

We are here to help - always!

If you feel any concerns - or know someone who does - please know Taylor Road is filled with people who care. I encourage you to reach out via this website link to report concerns to me personally at any time. I immediately receive email notification of all submitted concerns, and I promise to respond quickly. The report remains anonymous, unless you choose to share your identity and allow me to respond.

Fulton Schools also has a Quick Tip app to report issues to district leaders and school police. Please continue to reach out. It is never a bother or a hardship to show we care.

Finally, there are any number of resources for stakeholders. Please follow this link for more information. Do not hesitate; ask for help.


As we define our way forward, the administrative team welcomes input. Remember, I continue to use #TheTRWayForward to tag Twitter posts that represent my vision for Taylor Road.

Follow me personally @TaylorRoadWay on Twitter. I am excited about #TheTRWayForward

Thanks for supporting TRMS!

Relationships - Rigor - Engagement