Welcome to Monday Mail!
From the Principal
Greetings,

Happy Monday! Did you miss out on that spiritwear opportunity as the school year began this year? If so, you're in luck. Our PTSA has an online spiritwear portal. Be sure to check it out. In addition, our PTSA remains an active and important part of our school community. Please consider joining and supporting.

For all students, in-person and digital, we ask those families who qualify for reduced-priced meals to update their application information for the 2020-21 school year. It is important to complete the application annually regardless of your current learning environment. GCPS was recently granted a federal waiver which will provide all students free breakfast and lunch through December. However, if you qualify, you'll need to complete the form so that your status will be maintained come January. Thank you.

Congratulations to the 3 Finalists and ALL Nominees for Teacher of the Year 2020-21!
Finalists:
Ms. Jhaeryn Good, Ms. Kelsi Hamilton, and Ms. Amanda Wilson
We congratulate all of the wonderful nominees!

**Lauren Armstrong, Alice Belbey, Jane Bostwick, Carie Brinkley, Christine Cliatt, Michele Conn, Robert Davidson, Yvonne Estrada-Johnson, Jeff Ewanowski, Marcia Findlator, Alicia Garcia, Regan Gritz, Jhaeryn Good, Kelsi Hamilton, Lindsay Hardin, Jeff Holmes, Dr. Quonias Hudson, Marion Jones, Jennifer Killian, Evan Korth, Sherema Lewis, Nicole Marte, Jessie Matthews, Jordan McCoy, Margo McCree, Alexis Pike, Beth Rousseau, Joanna Shackelford, Stephen Spitler, Aubree Sweat, Shannan Terhune, Lindsey Thiers, Amber Turnbow, Jeff Verdi, Josie Verdi, Jonathan Walters, Brenetta Wayne, Amanda Wilson, Stephanie Weems, and Bianca Woods**

Ms. Hamilton's interview - recent visit from Freddie the Falcon
Last week we shared how Ms. Hamilton was visited by Freddie the Falcon and received a back-to-school bash delivery presented by the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes Benz.

The award was part of a Falcons initiative to recognize teachers and their service to the community.

She was interviewed, and you can now go and watch the interview!

PARENTS: Please make sure to frequently check the GCPS website for all updates regarding digital and in-person learning. You can also visit the Trickum website for information and updates at www.trickum.org.

Student hours are from
9:00 AM - 4:05 PM.


UPDATED: GCPS Lunch Service Information

GCPS will provide meals free of charge to students and children 18 and younger through December 31st.

Students Attending School In-Person

Those attending school in-person will receive meals free-of-charge during their scheduled meal times.

Curbside Pick-up for Digital Learners

Digital learners may pick up meals through the curbside pick-up at each school. Trickum's curbside pick-up time is Monday - Friday from 11:45 AM through 12:45 PM. Each day's pick-up includes both breakfast and lunch. Individuals will NOT be allowed to enter the school to pick up or eat meals. Trickum's curbside-pickup will be the same as it was for material pick-up. You will enter the lower parking lot at the traffic light and then drive on the gravel driveway around the back of the school to the outdoor theater.

Gwinnett County Public Schools encourages families who are eligible for the Free & Reduced Meal Program to complete the annual application to ensure meal benefits continue when the grant waiver expires. Please click HERE.
Ice Cream Sales have begun!
Ice Cream is here! We have Hershey’s Ice Cream again this year. Sales are in the cafeteria, and all ice cream is $1.00. Exact change is appreciated.
MathCounts
Attention students that like math, enjoy solving challenging problems and like to compete doing so.  Trickum's Math Counts team is consistently one of the strongest in Gwinnett County as well as the state of Georgia. We will have our first Math Counts meeting this FRIDAY at 8:15 in the morning in Mr. Paulson's classroom on the 6th grade hall for those that are in person at Trickum. We will also meet on Zoom at the same time for those online. Please e-mail Mr. Paulson for the Zoom link if interested. The e-mail is listed on Trickum's website under "For Students", "Extracurricular Activities", "Academic Teams" and "MathCounts". Please plan on attending if you are interested.
Trickum Spirit Wear
Interested in purchasing Trickum Spirit Wear for this year?

Please visit the online store today!! A portion of the proceeds goes to Trickum's PTSA.

8th Grade Parents: Celebrate your Trickum 8th grader with a recognition ad in this year's yearbook!


Make sure to get your order in by October 1st to receive an early order discount!

Yearbook for 2020-2021

Since the copies are limited and school schedules continue to change, we ask that you please order your yearbook online this school year.


Time to send in your pics to the yearbook staff! Click here -https://images.jostens.com/415464640 Use this ID code: 415464640

National PTA Reflections Art Contest
National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts in life.

The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because . . . . Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.

Deadline for Entries: October 6, 2020

For Details, Contact: J. McLaurin



Do you have a PASSION for the Arts?
Whether you’re obsessed with street dance or play an instrument, love recording or illustrate graphic novels, dream of art installations or write your own music, there’s a new school opening where you can pursue your artistic vision, explore your creativity, and learn from industry professionals. 
Whatever your creative passion...
You can explore it at SOTA— the School of the Arts @ Central Gwinnett High School!

Applications are available today!


If your child loves sports or the arts & you are unable to pay the fees, the Latino Community Fund Georgia welcomes you to apply for this scholarship of $250.00.

Updated TMS Parent's Guide to Digital and In-Person Learning
The Parent's Guide to Digital and In-Person Learning has been UPDATED on our Trickum website under Tiger News. Please make sure to keep this document handy as it contains all of the important information you will need as we navigate through this school year.

Please notice the change in the schedule for Fridays for ALL grade levels.

Remember, we are all in this together!


All students returning for in-person learning are strongly advised to bring a device with them to school each day as teachers will continue to utilize a digital learning platform to serve all of their students, and in-person students using their own devices will minimize sharing and reduce any potential spread of germs.

Does your student need a device?
For families in need, we have a limited number of Chromebooks and internet hotspots for checkout available to assist students during digital learning.

Please contact Kelly Gresham at kelly.gresham@gcpsk12.org to request a device.
Car Riders 2020-2021
Please click below for an important update to our car rider procedures for the 2020-2021 school year.


Morning Car Rider Hours: 8:50-9:20
Afternoon Dismissal will begin at 4:05

As a reminder: There is to be NO student drop off or pick up along Nantucket Drive. Please click the link below for a letter from the City of Lilburn Chief of Police.

Orientation Agreement Forms and school contributions must be completed via MyPaymentsPlus.com. All returning students (this includes students who attended Trickum this past year as well as upcoming students from one of our four feeder elementary schools) may simply go to MyPaymentsPlus.com and login to complete the process. Those without an account will need to create one by going to MyPaymentsPlus.com; click on “Register” for a FREE account.

It is important to sign up for MyPaymentsPlus to ensure all orientation forms are completed each school year, and you do not want to miss out on any school contributions that can be paid for on the site!
GCPS Substitute Virtual Job Fairs
Interested in becoming a GCPS Substitute teacher?

GCPS will be hosting Virtual Job Fairs during the month of September. The Job Fairs will be held two times per week every week in September. Also, on Fridays, GCPS will host a fully-staffed computer lab that will be open to all applicants and individuals interested in joining the substitute team!!


Have you signed up for Parent Portal?

Parent Portal is always important but especially as we begin this school year in a digital format. If you have not already signed up for Parent Portal, please contact Drew Schoen at drew.schoen@gcpsk12.org to complete the sign-up process. The Parent Portal allows parents to monitor student progress throughout the year. No more waiting for report cards to get an update on grades; you may simply check the Parent Portal at your convenience. Other features allow you to view attendance, lunch account balances, checked out and overdue books, and emergency contact information.

Parent Portal & Student Portal Updates
Parents who already have an active parent portal account:

The new Parent Portal is now available for parents that have an active parent portal account. A link to resources including the new parent portal flyers, as well as the registration form are available on the GCPS website.


Student Portal Update:

A new link for StudentVUE is available on the student portal. This will replace the GRADES tab that students previously used to view their schedule. 


**Students can now get their grades, schedules, and more from an easy to use app for StudentVUE!**

Student App for eCLASS Course Pages

eCLASS on the Go!

This is another useful App for students!! Please click below to find out more about the Student App!!

Supply Lists
Supply lists are available on our website on the Registration page.
Are you a PTSA supporter?

We are all in this together!

While our school year may look different, we are still here to support our students, families, and our teachers and staff at Trickum Middle School! We still need you!

We encourage you to support Trickum by becoming a PTSA member. This year PTSA is offering three levels of membership. Basic Level ($10) includes a single membership. Tiger Level ($30) includes two memberships and two car magnets. Top Tiger Level ($50) includes two memberships, two car magnets and a Trickum spirit wear t-shirt. You may join PTSA anytime via MyPaymentsPlus.com. Please consider joining at any level. You can also send our Executive Board ideas for programs, activities, or support for both our students and parents. Click here to email our PTSA!

Trickum Spirit Wear is available via an online store . A portion of the proceeds go to the Trickum PTSA, so do not forget to stock your closet.
Media Center Orientation

In lieu of traditional Media Center Orientaiton, please click below to view two videos:


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Communique
The community continues their support of our schools, students, and staff through generous grants.

Always keep up with what's going on at TMS!

We've expanded our use of social media so that parents and students can see what's going on around school. Follow The Roary Report on Facebook and Instagram.