Principal Parker Weekly

April 21, 2022

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Milestones next week - I'm looking forward to the celebrations

#TheTRWayForward


The opportunity we have next week is an exciting one for me. Our TRMS students get to demonstrate to the state of Georgia what I already know: they learned a whole lot!


Please be sure your students update their devices and are ready to shine Monday. More information and specifics below.


In fact -- I am going to save this space to list what you should scroll further to learn about:


  • Volunteer to help with International Night
  • Tomorrow is the last day to share your feedback with the district about your experiences with TRMS and Fulton.
  • April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
  • April is National School Library Month
  • Our Wifi updates
  • Chattahoochee HS is inviting artists to participate in Hoochapaloosa
  • Milestones hints and helps for next week
  • Next Saturday, April 30 is our OneWell fundraiser at McDonalds
  • One Johns Creek is hosting an event April 28th around digital dangers
  • A notice from the state around health risks and substances new in the area
  • Summit and many other resources to help families and students in need


As always - please take time to Shout Out to a staff member!


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


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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Volunteers Needed!


We are looking for volunteers to help run this event smoothly! Volunteers will be setting up the event and helping the flag ceremony and performance, and cleaning up after the event.

We need both parents and students volunteers, and students will get volunteer hours. To celebrate the diverse community at TRMS, please help us by signing up to volunteer.

Sign up to volunteer

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April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.





Greetings Taylor Road family, it’s Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and I'm Alicia McClung, the School Social Worker. I want to take the time out to share some resources with our school community on how to grow better together. Protective factors are strengths within a family and community which help develop and promote health and well-being among families. The five protective factors are parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in the times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children. Parenting is the hardest job ever! We all need support and encouragement for the journey of raising healthy kids. This link provides tip sheets of discussion starters that can be used to explore ways to better engage with your family.


https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/promoting/protectfactors/protective-factors-toolkit/tipsheets/



When we embrace and foster these protective factors, it provides a solid foundation of growth and positive relationship building. If at any time you have questions or want to explore additional support, feel free to reach out to me at 470-254-8710 or via email at mcclunga1@fultonschools.org.



#GrowingBetterTogether

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Our WiFi has been updated. See below if you have issues reconnecting devices,

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Hoochapalooza

Attention artists! Chattahoochee High School is having their annual art show, Hoochapalooza, on Saturday, May 7 from 11 – 4. You are invited to enter one piece of artwork: it can be a photograph, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, etc. You must attach the entry form to the back of the work. Please pick up the entry form from Ms. Murphy or in the front office. Your artwork must be dropped off at the CHS office between 7:40 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. no later than Wednesday, April 27. If you are unable to take it to CHS, you may give it to Ms. Murphy.

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Dear Parents,

As we head towards the end of the school year, mandated testing will play a crucial role in assessing how much our students have learned throughout the year. One of those tests happening soon is the Georgia Milestones Assessment, which measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade (EOG) assessment in each content area, while high school students will take an end-of-course (EOC) assessment for each of the courses designated by the State Board of Education, which counts for 20% of the students’ grade.

Participation will be critical. With the absence of significant testing data from the last two years, this year’s scores will be used to establish a new baseline for the schools and districts. The results will be used for College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) and other important school level and school system rankings.


Georgia Milestones Assessment Dates:

  • Elementary Schools
    May 4th-12th
  • Middle Schools
    April 25th-May 6th
  • High Schools (American Literature and Composition, Algebra I, Biology and U.S. History)
    April 25th-29th


Please click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Georgia Milestones testing, or contact your student’s teacher or guidance counselor.

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


April 25: Milestones – ELA 1 – Testing Schedule 1

April 26: No Homework Night

April 26: Milestones – ELA 2 – Testing Schedule 2

April 27: Milestones – ELA 3 – Testing Schedule 1

April 29: Algebra EOC – NO special schedule

May 2: Milestones – Math 1 – Testing Schedule 2

May 2: Ramadan ends at sundown

May 3: Milestones – Math 2 – Testing Schedule 1

May 3: Literary Soiree, 6:30 PM

May 5: Rising 6th Grade Parent Meetings, 6:00 PM (TAG parents @ 5:30 PM)

May 5: Milestones – Science & Physical Science EOC (8th grade only) – Testing Schedule 2 (Modified)

May 6: Milestones – Social Studies (8th grade only) – Testing Schedule 1 (Modified)

May 9: Orchestra Concert @ CHS, 7:00 PM

May 10: Chorus Concert @ CHS, 7:00 PM

May 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17: High Touch High Tech 7th Grade In-House Field Trip

May 12: International Night, 6:00 PM

May 13: Band Concert @ CHS Gym, 7:00 PM

May 14: Pet Walk, 10:00 AM

May 19: Tiger Day (Field Day during Connections)

May 20: Device Collection during Connections

May 23: Awards Day

May 24: Digital Learning Day

May 26: Last Day of school for Students

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.

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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.

#TheTRWayForward

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