Welcome to Monday Mail!
From the Principal
Local School Council Elections: https://forms.gle/1BpAoXKhSFM9Pmpr5
We are extremely proud of these students who participated in the Georgia Music Educators Association District 13 Honor Band this past weekend! They represented themselves and Trickum Middle School so well! Congratulations!!
Below are the Testing Dates left for Milestones:

7th grade Math - May 10

8th grade Algebra 1 - May 12
8th grade Math - May 13
8th grade Physical Science - May 18

#GCPSStrong: Help us celebrate employees who have made a difference for students this year!
The 2020–21 school year has been a successful, yet challenging, year for our school community. However, our students, their families, and our faculty and staff have all worked together to show that together we are GCPSStrong.

Now, more than ever, your thanks, encouragement, and celebration of GCPS staff members is a meaningful way to show how much our community values public education and appreciates those who have helped our students through this challenging time.

Here are just a few ways to show your support:

*Send an eCard to a GCPS staff member! Click HERE, select one of five designs and complete the eCard submission form.

*Download printable Thank You Sheets! Families can print sheets with the same colorful designs to share a handwritten note with their child's teachers, driver, school nutrition team, and other staff members! Find the printable sheets by clicking HERE.

*Say "Thank You" on your social media accounts! Join us in thanking these folks and all GCPS employees with a Thank You post on your social media accounts, using the #GCPSStrong hashtag.

*Add a #GCPSStrong profile frame! Show your support for GCPS and our students, staff, and schools with a #GCPSStrong profile frame on your Facebook account! For detailed instructions for adding a social media frame to your Facebook profile picture (and how-to for sharing your new profile picture on other platforms), go to our GCPSStrong web page by clicking HERE.

Do you have a school-issued device or hotspot?

Please read the important information below!
We have checked out more than 600 devices to our students through our e-Circulation system. With the end of the 2020-2021 school year approaching, we need to begin collecting all those devices soon!

If your child has a device checked out, please speak to them about it. Make certain that they have the device AND the power cords, etc. that were checked out to them. Additionally, inspect the device carefully to see if there are any issues - cracked screen, missing keys, more than "normal wear and tear", etc. Please recall, at the beginning of the year, you received information regarding expectations for care and use of the equipment. Additionally, fines can and will be accessed to the student if the device checked out is returned damaged or not returned at all.

If your child is an in-person learner and they no longer need the device, they may bring it to school and have it removed from their account. We will assess the device to ensure that it is not damaged. If there is damage noted, we will notify you of further instructions regarding fine, payment, etc.

A follow-up email will be sent to each applicable household containing specific information about the devices that need to be returned. Be on the lookout for this email soon!

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Gresham @ kelly.gresham@gcpsk12.org

TMS DEVICE RETURN SCHEDULE FOR BOTH DIGITAL AND IN-PERSON LEARNERS

Drop-off Dates and Times:

Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monday, May 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday, May 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

*Please make certain that the device being returned is clean, charged and powered on, upon return, so that it can be adequately assessed for damage.​​*

Study! Study! Study!
By: Sarah Wang, 7th Grade, Student Writer

As the school year is ending, I realize that finals are coming up as well. Unlike the milestones, every student, regardless of whether they are digital or in-person, will have to take finals. There will be six total finals, one for each class! My teachers (and I’m sure other teachers as well) have already started preparing us and reviewing materials for the final. It may be a stressful time for students, but don’t worry at all. You’ve already made it so far and learned everything that you were supposed to. So just stick with reviewing and studying and you will do amazing! Even though I am not very excited about them, I just remind myself, it just means that summer is coming. To be honest, I don’t want to end this super interesting year. It was an amazing experience and I actually was able to become sort of tech-savvy. But let’s just all study hard and finish this year off with amazing results! 
The Summer Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Is Here!
Beat the Summer Slide! Get a head start on getting some great titles to read over Summer Break and have them delivered straight to your home. Trickum Middle School has begun the Scholastic virtual book fair. It runs from Monday, May 3rd- Sunday, May 16th.

Click HERE for the link to access the virtual book fair. Want to browse? Click HERE for the link to the digital flyer.

We encourage you to support Trickum and literacy by taking advantage of these great titles and prices. You don't want to miss this!

Happy shopping and HAPPY READING!

Click HERE for the link to access the virtual book fair

TMS Volleyball Interest Meeting for rising 7th and 8th graders
Are you a rising 7th or 8th grader who likes to play sports? If so, you might be interested in playing volleyball next school year. Please join us for an Interest ZOOM Meeting on Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00pm. Please use the link below to access the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.


The meeting ID is: 935 1956 4526

The passcode is: volleyball


It's almost time for summer break! As we wind down to the end of this school year, the Media Center staff kindly asks for the return of all library books to the Media Center by Wednesday, May 12th. After May 12th, books will be marked as lost and a replacement cost will be placed on the student's account.
In-Person Students: Please return your library books by giving them to your LA teachers or by placing them on the carts outside of your grade level offices.

Digital Students: There will be two ways for you to drop-off your library books.
*Beginning May 12th, there will be a cart placed outside each day from 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM in the lunch pick-up location at the back of the school.
*There will be a cart placed inside the school at the front desk area. If coming inside the school to drop-off your book(s), please come between the hours of 9:00-2:00.
Please remember that just because you must return your library books by May 12th, that doesn't mean you can't still be reading over the summer! Beat the summer slide! Take advantage of some incredible FREE online reading resources. Links to these resources can be found by clicking HERE.

Thank you! Have a wonderful and safe summer. Happy Reading!
Bruster's Spirit Night
Thursday, May 13th

5-8 PM

5314 Five Forks Trickum Rd SW, Lilburn, GA 30047


Make sure to mention Trickum when ordering!
Rising 9th Grade Tryouts - Parkview High School Baseball

Tryouts will be held on Thursday, May 13th from 6 to 8 PM at the Parkview Baseball Field
The Gwinnett County Board of Education needs your feedback in its search to identify the school district's next superintendent!
An essential part of the Gwinnett County Board of Education's search process is obtaining feedback from stakeholders, including families, students, staff, and others in the community. As a member of our school community, we hope you will participate in the online survey to share your thoughts on the qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent.

The survey is open through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, and is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese.


Meeting ID: 940 7938 4204
Passcode: 458505

PTSA News
The Trickum PTSA General Meeting for election of our Executive Board will be held on Tuesday, May 18th at 7 PM via Zoom.

Slate of officers for the 2021-2022 school year:
Astrid Deleon and Rachel Rennick, Co-Presidents
Rachael Sanders, Vice President
Jessica Vaughn, Secretary
Hulu Berhanu, Treasurer
Please email trishaweckel@hotmail.com for Zoom link. Current PTSA members will receive an invitation via email.
Interested in running cross country at TMS next school year?
There will be an informational Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 19th @ 6 PM.


If you have any questions, please Email Eric Nawyn - Head Trickum Cross Country Coach
Final Exams
Final Exams will be given on Thursday, May 20th and Friday, May 21st.


Thursday, 5/20: All Grades - Academic 1, Academic 2 & Connections B

Friday, 5/21: All Grades - Academic 3, Academic 4 & Connections A

LFR Lilburn Chapter
Letters for Rose
The mission for Letters for Rose aims to reduce loneliness among elders during the Covid-19 pandemic by creating and distributing personalized letters, art, and donations for local nursing homes. It is founded and staffed by high school student volunteers. Letters for Rose creates community service, team-building, and leadership opportunities for its volunteers.

Our LFR Lilburn Chapter will write letters, make artwork, and donate to local nursing homes. You can join them for a chance to help out the community!

More information will be on both the LFR Remind and Instagram.
Remind: @lilburnlfr

Instagram: @lfr.lilburnga

Basic English Course for Adults
FREE online lower-level Basic English course for adults, running May - July (7 weeks). Courses begin May 24th. Parents can contact John Bunting directly at jbunting@gsu.edu (in English or Spanish) or just submit an online application (again, there is no charge for this). Register at https://iep.gsu.edu/cbeap/.
Are you a rising 9th grader and planning on or interested in taking JROTC next year?
Please stop by the 8th grade office to pick up an informational packet for the Cadet Leadership Camp 2021. If you are in JLC, SFC Ingram will give you a packet.
Parkview High School Summer Reading
If you'll be a student at Parkview next year, please be sure to check in on their Summer Reading Program!


Summer Reading Lists are now available for Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders. Click on the links below for each grade level.




Have FUN with the GCPS Book Mobile this summer! Check out the GCPS Book Mobile website (www.gcpsbookmobile.org) to learn more and view the updated route flyers.

The Explore and Pow Book Mobiles will be operating six days a week this summer beginning on Tuesday, June 1st.

The Explore Book Mobile will visit neighborhoods in Berkmar, Discovery, and Norcross clusters:


The Pow Book Mobile will visit neighborhoods in Central, Discovery, Meadowcreek, and Shiloh clusters:


Thanks, as always, for your support as we continue our mission of putting books in kids' hands!

Happy Reading!!
5th Grade Articulation

Headed to 6th grade in August 2021?

We have a lot of information for you!

Registration is Open!


Registration is open for 2021 Atlanta Falcons Summer Camp!
Are you ready for Falcons Summer Camps?! Join us for five days of flag football fun that emphasizes teamwork, attitude, and healthy competition. All participants will meet an alumni Falcons player, receive a Falcons Camp jersey, and two tickets to a select Falcons home game during the 2021 season!

For a limited time only, campers that register prior to Monday, March 22nd can receive 10% off the cost of registration via discount code: SUMMER10

Student, Parent & Community Member Shout Outs!
As part of being a PBIS school, we want to recognize responsible, honorable, and respectful behavior from our students and our community! Please use the form to give a "shout out" to a student, parent, or community member you feel deserves praise for their actions. Those receiving shout outs will be recognized via the Trickum Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Environmental Club needs morning recyclers!
The Environmental Club is looking for responsible students to collect paper around parts of the school and put in the outside bins. Students should meet Ms. Chewning at Mr. Wood's Room (1.184) on Tuesdays at 8:50 A.M. Please email Ms. Chewning if you have any questions.
Water Bottles
PARENTS: Please make sure your student is bringing a water bottle to school everyday! While the water fountains have been turned off due to Covid restrictions, we do have a water bottle refill machine in the front lobby for all to use.
Trickum Car Magnets
Trickum car magnets are now available for purchase on our spirit wear site!

UPDATED: GCPS Lunch Service Information

GCPS will provide meals free of charge to students and children 18 and younger through the end of the school year.

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.

** Click HERE to fill out the Free Or Reduced Meal Program annual application if you have not already done so. **
Important Message Regarding Digital Learning Attendance
Trickum has updated its attendance procedures for digital learners.

Teachers are now taking attendance for digital learners who are online during live instruction. Digital learners who are not present during live instruction will be marked with the code “NPD“ which stands for “Not Present Digitally.” Students who are present during live instruction will continue to be marked present digitally with the “DL“ in their teacher’s gradebook.  

The new process is more aligned to our normal attendance procedures and the expectations of in-person students. More importantly, it will help families to better support their students as they can clearly see that their student was online during class and interacting with their teacher and classmates, not just logging on to the computer at some point during the day. This information will help families as they partner with the school to maximize their child(ren)’s school experience.  

If you have any questions about this new process for capturing attendance, please contact your child(ren)'s grade level office.  
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.

**Also, please stay up-to-date with your child's progress through the Parent Portal. Please reach out to individual teachers if you have questions regarding your child's performance.**

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

ParentVUE app available for GCPS families
Available for both Android and iOS, all you will need to do is download the ParentVUE app and log in with your parent portal credentials.

***If you do not have a parent portal account, please email Drew Schoen to get one set up!***


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.

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! ** If you have not already, PLEASE make sure you complete all of the forms in MyPaymentsPlus regardless of your child's current learning environment.**
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.

Supply Lists
Supply lists are available on our website on the Registration page.
Trickum Spirit Wear
Interested in purchasing Trickum Spirit Wear?

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

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.
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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.