Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

A Brief Note from Dr. Burke

Dear Ram families,


Great news! Tickets are now on sale for the Foundation’s Fall Fiesta which takes place on Saturday, October 19th from 6-10pm at Second Chance Brewery. This event is intended to bring our parent community together. Coming from many different elementary schools, it is important that we have an opportunity to come together as a new school community. When parents are engaged it really helps reinforce the message of Ram Pride that we are spreading on campus so I encourage you to attend. But even if you are unable to join us, there are ways to support this event. Please go to http://twinpeaksfoundation.org/fall-fiesta/ to buy tickets and see how you can get involved.


Tomorrow marks the starts of our 2nd annual Start with Hello Week. This week started because in every school and in every community, there are young people who suffer silently because they feel left out, alone or invisible. Social isolation is a growing epidemic in the United States and within our schools, and it can be associated with violent and suicidal behavior. Start with Hello Week activities raise awareness and educate students and the community through trainings, advertising, activities, public proclamations, media events, student contests and school awards. Twin Peaks is part of this nationwide movement to empower young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness! See below for details on the activities we have planned.


As I mentioned last week, Tuesday and Wednesday are minimum days with a 12:40 dismissal. Tierra Bonita dismisses at 12:25 on Tuesday, so traffic will be congested. Please help us to be good neighbors by not parking in their lot. Our after school program is open until 6:00 for enrolled students. Looking ahead, next Monday, September 30th, is a non-student day and parent teacher conferences are scheduled for the rest of that week. Those will be minimum days. Teachers will be reaching out soon if they have concerns about your child’s performance. In middle school, conferences are held primarily for students who are at risk of failing a class. Typically, teachers do not meet with the parents of students who are earning C’s or better. However, if you would like to meet with your child’s teachers, regardless of how well he or she is doing, our teachers are happy to meet with you. Just know that at-risk students are the priority during conference week.


That’s it for now. I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow and remember it's a 4/6/2 day.


Sincerely,


Dr. Burke

Reminder to Parents

Here are a few friendly reminders from the Attendance Office for the 2019-20 school year. Please make sure your student(s) arrive on time every day. Please make sure to call the Attendance Hotline at (858) 668-2730 for the following:

  • Checking in a student late
  • Checking out a student early
  • Informing us when your student is not attending school and the reason why
  • If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up your student.

Using the guidelines above helps us guarantee and expedite each situation with minimal distractions for your student, the school, and the classrooms.


Events This week

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Twin Peaks Power Hour Schedule

Please click here for our Power Hour Schedule for the 2019-20 school year. Power Hour is a time either before or after school when teachers are available to assist students and also complete any PE makeups. Students can access help from any of these teachers - even if they are not assigned to their class.

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Join the Twin Peaks Choir!

All grade levels are now meeting on Thursday morning from 7:45-9am in the Little Theater.

Students can pick up forms in the office.

Set Your Child Up For Success!

Help your child to manage stress and anxiety at this workshop on Wednesday, October 2nd from 6-8pm in our library. Click here to view the flyer and online registration information.

Surviving & Thriving in Middle School

This workshop on September 25th aims to bring out the best in your teen, increase respect, responsibility an give consequences that work. Based on Active Parenting of Teens by Michael Popkin, Ph.D. For specific details, please click here.

ASB Website

Check back next week for information regarding upcoming events and activities: https://sites.google.com/powayusd.com/twinpeaksasb/home

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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