Welcome to Monday Mail!
From the Principal
Greetings,

Happy Monday! Last week we welcomed our final group in the phase-in return to school process. As of now we are asking that students/parents keep their instructional format choice for the remainder of the semester. Should extenuating circumstances exist we may consider requests on a case-by-case basis. Thank you.

All students should be settling into the concurrent classroom model for instruction. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teachers first as they are the best source to provide answers. However afterwards, feel free to reach out to the grade level office if necessary. We are all working together to provide each student the best learning environment possible.

Please come support our PTSA this Thursday, 9/17, at Chick-fil-a Spirit Night from 4-8pm in Lilburn. Be sure to mention Trickum. Our PTSA needs your help more than ever this year, please consider joining and supporting as they continue to support our school, our students, and our staff.

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.
Sweet message for our students and staff donated by Card My Yard Stone Mountain!
Thank you to our PTSA for the beautiful sign and words of encouragement! We're very proud of our staff, students, and community for how well everyone is navigating these challenging times.
Congratulations to Ms. Hamilton in 8th Grade!

Freddie Falcon paid a special visit to TMS last Thursday to award 8th grade Language Arts teacher, Ms. Hamilton, a “back-to-school bash” delivery. It was presented by the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes Benz.

Ms. Hamilton’s award included $250 to be used for her classroom. The award is part of a Falcons initiative to recognize teachers and their service to the community.
Congratulations TMS Symphonic Winds!
We are proud to announce that the Trickum Symphonic Winds students have been selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference. Details are still being ironed out but we wanted to take this time to congratulate our students on this accomplishment!
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 Monday - Thursday is from 11:45 AM through 12:45 PM. Each day's pick-up includes both breakfast and lunch with Thursday's pick-up including meals for Friday. 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 will begin on Monday, September 14th
Ice Cream is here! We have Hershey’s Ice Cream again this year. Sales are in the cafeteria & will start Monday (9/14), all ice cream is $1.00. Exact change is appreciated.
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be Thursday, September 17th, 4-8 PM, 4801 Lawrenceville Hwy NW, Lilburn, GA 30047, Drive Thru Only!

Please stop by and show some Trickum spirit!!
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.

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!!


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!
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.
Yearbook Update 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.


You can also order a recognition ad for your child.

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