Principal Parker Weekly

March 10, 2022

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Supporting Taylor Road!


Mr. Parker is away this week touring colleges with his oldest son. It is an exciting time for everyone, and something many of you are probably looking forward to doing with your own children!

The deadline for applying to run for the TRMS School Governance Council has been extended until Sunday, March 13th. Please consider joining this group who helps guide TRMS.

Please remember there is no school on Friday, March 11th & Monday, March 14th. These are teacher work days and professional learning days for our staff.

Also...Monday is 3/14 -- Pi Day! I have always thought is was interesting that day is also Einstein's birthday! Coincidence???? How many digits of pi do you know?

Please take a minute to send a 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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Our Community’s Diversity Brought To Life Through Stories!

The TRMS Cultural Diversity Committee is inviting parents, relatives, and community members to help enrich our school’s social studies curriculum with live and in person testimonials. We are trying to assemble a panel/series of speakers who have impactful stories they would be willing to share with our students and our community.

Learning history from real people who were involved in or witness to real events helps to paint a deeper picture of that history and to bring those events to life.

Our rich and diverse school community surely has so many stories to share which would be relevant to either units of study in our social studies classes or important cultural events on our calendar. Some of our social studies classes will be/are beginning units on World War II and then moving into studies of the Civil Rights Era.

Simultaneously, while we are nearing the end of February and Black History Month, we will be entering Women’s History Month in March and Arab American Heritage Month in April, which will also coincide with the Muslim month-long observance and fasting of Ramadan. And closer to the end of April on the 28th will be Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is the Jewish memorialization of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

If you or a relative of yours has a real-life event or important historical story to tell that will educate and inform our diverse school community, please contact our social studies teacher and co-chair of the diversity committee, Dr. Aquil Bayyan, who can help coordinate your appearance at school. We look forward to hearing from you and to hearing your family’s important story told!

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School Governance Council Candidates Wanted - Deadline Extended Until March 13th


It is time for the election of new members to our School Governance Council. The School Governance Council has both parent/guardian and teacher positions open for election. Parents or guardians of students who will be attending our school during both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years are eligible to run for the parent/guardian SGC positions. We will have openings for 2 parent/guardian members next year.

Our School Governance Council (SGC) plays a critical role in the success of our school. The SGC works with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community. Specifically, the School Governance Council has the following powers:

  • Create, approve, and monitor the implementation of the school strategic plan
  • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
  • Approve the annual budget recommendations and related allocations
  • Participate in the hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancy
  • Provide annual feedback to the Area Superintendent on principal performance

If you are interested in running for a position on the School Governance Council, please complete and submit a Parent/Guardian Candidate Declaration Form. Forms are available until Sunday, March 13th.

We are very excited about the work and value-add of our SGC. We hope that you will consider running for a position! The Candidate Declaration period ends March 2nd and voting will take place March 23-March 30. In the meantime, if you would like more information about the charter system or SGC elections visit our school’s website or our Charter System Overview. There is some additional information below as well.

Additional Information:

Are there any qualifications I must meet in order to run for a seat on the School Governance Council?

Yes, if running for a parent/guardian position, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be designated as a parent or guardian in Fulton’s Student Information System.
  2. You must have a child who attends the school for two consecutive years.
  3. You may not be an employee of the school.
  4. You cannot run for or participate on more than one School Governance Council at the same time.
  5. Only one family member may serve on a school’s School Governance Council at the same time, except for student members, who may have a family member that serves on the Council (See Fulton County Schools Code of Conduct for definition of “family.”).
  6. You must be at least 18 years old.
  7. You cannot be an elected official from any government entity.
  8. Upon election you will be fingerprinted and subject to a criminal background check.

Are there specific requirements or rules School Governance Council members must follow?

Yes, School Governance Council members must:

  • Attend at least 75% of the School Governance Council’s scheduled meetings. The meeting schedule should be published for the entire year at the beginning of the fiscal year.
  • Serve, actively, on at least one committee of the Council, attending at least 75% of the scheduled committee meetings (the schedule should be published for the entire year at the beginning of each fiscal year) and carry out activities within the committee structure.
  • Act as an ambassador for the school by interacting regularly with the school community.
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Order Your Yearbook by April 15th!

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

Please support our efforts by ordering See's Candies. This opportunity is available until March 25th.

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

March 10: 8th Grade Dance

March 11: Teacher Work Day - No School For Students

March 10: No Homework Night

March 11: Teacher Work Day - No School For Students

March 12: Pet Walk, 10:00 AM

March 13: Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 14: Professional Learning Day - No School for Students

March 16: Rising 6th Grade Students Visit (Abbotts Hill ES)

March 18: School Governance Council Meeting, 7:45 AM

March 19: Middle School Track Meet, Milton HS

March 21: Early Release Day

March 22: 7th/8th Grade Concert Band - LGPE Performance, Chattahoochee HS, 9:30 AM

March 23: Symphonic Band - LGPE Performance, Chattahoochee HS, 2:00 PM

March 28: PTA Spirit Night @ Andy's Custard

March 30: Scoliosis Screening for 6th & 8th grades (Flipped Bell Schedule)

March 31: Hoops for Hope

March 31: Rising 6th Grade Students Visit (State Bridge Crossing ES & Findley Oaks ES)

March 31 & April 1: TRMS Musical, CHS Auditorium, 7:00 PM

April 2: Ramadan Begins

April 4 - 8: Spring Break

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