Trafford Middle School's Mission Statement
Mission: "To provide appropriate and engaging learning opportunities that instill a passion for learning in a caring atmosphere."
Core Values: Instill hope--Everyone has a desire for improvement--Integrity--Support for each other
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TMS STUDENT STORE
The Trafford Middle School student store will be open Wednesdays during the school year. The store is located in the cafeteria and offers an assortment of school supplies. We are also selling “Spirit Wear”from Natales' to show our support for the Penn Trafford School District. These are the same items that we sold during our open house in August. The store is being operated by our Middle School Student Council members under the supervision of adult volunteers.
Online order will be taken until 12/2/18. https://tms2018.itemorder.com/sale
TURKEY CUP CHALLENGE - Nov. 12 - Nov. 16
Trafford Middle is once again participating in the Turkey Cup Challenge that is being conducted by the Westmoreland County Food Bank. As you come in the school next week we hope you notice the table that has a number of containers with each homeroom teachers name on it. We are going to use these containers to collect money for the county food bank. We have been very successful in our participation in this challenge the past three years.
Starting next Monday we are asking that you bring in any loose change that you can put in the container that corresponds to your homeroom as you enter the building. Monday has been designated as nickel day. Tuesday has been designated as dime day. Wednesday is pennies day. Thursday is Quarter day. And to wrap up the week, Friday will be a catch all day for any extra change that you have accumulated during the week. Of course any amount is certainly welcome to support the food bank.
The homeroom in each grade level that collects the most money will be rewarded with a doughnut party. So let’s show our Trafford spirit and support our county food bank in this challenge.
FAMILY ID REGISTRATION
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHROME BOOK REGISTRATION.
As you do your back to school shopping, please think of Penn-Trafford's Backpacks-to-Go Program. The Penn Trafford Backpacks-to-Go Program is a supplemental nutrition program provides a backpack filled with meals and snacks every other weekend to district children enrolled in the program, made possible through donations from community members, businesses, organizations, and churches in the surrounding area, and PT staff. If you would like to make a monetary, gift card, food or backpack donation, please contact Lauren Traill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-744-2161 or Lisa Popovich at email@example.com or 724-744-0302. If you feel that your child could benefit from receiving a backpack during the 2018-19 school year, please contact Mrs. Traill or Mrs. Popovich.
STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
What is the Student Assistance Program?
The Student Assistance Program is designed to provide various services to meet your child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs. The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program is to identify students at risk and help those students to overcome barriers in order for them to be successful in their everyday lives.
Another goal of the Student Assistance Program is to facilitate collaboration between home and school and provide interventions and/or referrals to internal or external support services in order to address student needs.
Please see brochure link below:
We are collecting box tops for Trafford Middle School. This is the first time we are collecting in the middle school. I'm hoping it will be as successful as it is in the elementary schools. Any box top donations would be greatly appreciated. If your are able to donate, please have your child bring the box tops to my classroom (room 215).
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7th & 8th grade Math Teacher
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
OCTOBER - WILL DREISTADT!
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AND CLUB
Digital Photography Course (and club)
Want to improve your photography skills? Learn composition, design, and how to avoid common photography mistakes! Learn the difference between landscape, nature, macro, street, portrait, and still life photography.
Bring any digital camera with an LCD screen, this can be your camera phone, a point and shoot, or a digital SLR. Also bring your notebook and pencil as every lesson will have lots of useful tips. There will be assignments each week and then we will compare photos in a safe and positive environment.
First meeting is September 18th, 2018 and we will meet every first and third Tuesday after that, 3:15 to 4:15. A course outline with meeting dates will be emailed out to any parent/guardian who supplies an email address.
I am Kelly Paal and I’m the parent volunteer who is teaching this course. I have over 25 years of experience in photography and graphic design. I work as a designer at Zazzle and I am a contributor at Adobe Stock. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Teen Savers Club 2018-2019
Tuesday, November 13
Tuesday, December 11
Tuesday, January 15
Tuesday, February 12
Tuesday, March 12
Tuesday, April 9
TMS - HOME SPORTING EVENTS
Any student wishing to stay after school for a home sporting event must have a signed permission slip for that game. Students are to follow all school rules and be respectful spectators during the games. Permission slips are in the office for students. Please see attached parent permission slip:
Homework Club begins Tuesday, September 4th.
Homework Club is available for all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the Library, Tuesday through Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the library. Parents MUST arrange to pick up their child by 4:00 pm from Homework club.
Parent Advisory Council Meetings 2018-2019
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
All meetings will be at the administration building at 9:30 a.m.
This group includes PTO presidents, the superintendent, the administrative staff and is open to any parent in the district.