Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

A Brief Note from Dr. Burke

Hi Ram families,

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed spending the week with family and friends. In order to make our messaging more engaging and appealing to the eye, we are trying out a new format for our communication. Each week I will continue to call home with a very brief message and send you a link to this email, where you will have access to more detailed information. This week's version is a little sparse, due to the fact that it is a quiet week on campus, but next week you can look forward to our club meetings resuming as well as other activities going on across campus.

Have a great night, Rams. I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow and remember, it's a 5/1/3 day.


Dr. Burke

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CJSF Canned Food Drive

The TPMS Canned Food Drive was a success and we collected over 4,300 cans. Congratulations to Mrs. Fenwick's RAM class for bringing in the most cans per student and winning an ice cream party and thank you to everyone for your support.

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PTSA Adopt-a-Family Program

The Twin Peaks PTSA is proud to sponsor the Adopt-a-Family program again this year. Adopt-a-Family is designed to assist families within the Poway area during the holiday season. There are many ways to contribute. Please click on the link for the sign-up sheet and suggested gift items. If you are able to help, please sign up and drop off all purchased gifts and/or gift cards UNWRAPPED and LABELED, with the family ID number, in the front office. Please provide a gift receipt if possible. Gifts can be dropped off at any point from now until Tuesday, December 4th. If you would like to sponsor an entire family this holiday season, please email Dorinda Soucek at and she will assist you. If you have any other questions, please email Glenda Greene at Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

Twin Peaks and Bernardo Heights Middle School Orchestra Performance

Prior to the break the orchestras at Twin Peaks and Bernardo Heights Middle Schools teamed up for a joint performance. Please follow the link to hear a sampling of their beautiful music.

Mathcounts Competition

We are pleased to inform you that there is some interest in forming a team to compete in Mathcounts. Mathcounts is a national math competition for students in grades 6-8. While this is not a school-sponsored event, in order to compete, students must be affiliated with a school. Here is how the competition works:

Schools register in the fall and work with students during the year. Coaches administer the School Competition, usually in January.

Between 1 and 10 students from each school advance to the local Chapter Competition, which takes place in February.

Top students from each Chapter Competition advance to their State Competition, which takes place in March.

Top 4 individual competitors from each State Competition receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Competition, which takes place in May.

The registration fee is $35/student.

For more information please visit:

If you have any questions please contact Sima Noghanian ( If you are interested please send an email Sima your name and your child's name and grade by November 30th.

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8th Grade Yearbook Ads

Attention 8th grade families - yearbook ads are on sale now for only $25! Order forms are available at the front office desk, Room 406, Room 109, or online at Please return the completed form and payment to the office by December 14th.

ASB Website

Please follow the link for upcoming events and activities:

Please enjoy a few pictures from our 5th annual Military Appreciation Lunch