Takoma Park 


TPMS Magnet Program

November 11 2022 Update

Hello Magnet Families. I'm writing this update a little sooner than usual to call attention to Saturday's STEM Day at the Hefner Park Community Center (a short walk from TPMS).  It is a day just for middle school students to celebrate STEM activities, and a Takoma Park representative was handing out fliers for it during lunches this week.  If you want something fun to do with your kids on Saturday, this is just the thing.  In science classes, students were working on chemical reactions, which reminded me of an interesting video that Epsom salts are mostly made of water--something you can discover simply by heating them.  If your kids have been enjoying learning about chemical reactions, they might like the video I posted above.  Our Minority Scholars went to the African American museum today, which is an example of some of the cool things we do with our students to inspire and connect.  Today was also our Open House.  It was a huge success and great to see so many parents attend.  You are always welcome to visit our school--even better, come and volunteer at lunchtime (I've included links below).

Volunteer at Lunch

The number of parent volunteers has dropped lately.  We need you to come and support us at lunchtime. Lunch volunteers provide that extra presence which makes lunches safe and fun. It is only 40 minutes, it is easy to do, and helps tremendously.

  Please click this link to read the handbook and learn how to sign up.



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Upcoming Events:


November 15:  Culture of Respect

During homeroom on Tuesday, all students will participate in a county lesson on respect which confronts bullying and harassment.

November 21:  Parent/Teacher Conferences

Drop-in conferences (no registration needed ) for all teachers from 1:30 to 4:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

PTA sponsored activities, including a magnet meet-n-greet in room 500, from 4 to 4:30 






Winter Basketball

Winter 2022 middle school interscholastic athletics online registration through the ParentVUE Portal will open at 12:00 noon on October 31, 2022. The ParentVUE online registration portal, available in English and Spanish, incorporates all required paper forms and documents into an internet-based platform that can be accessed using a secure ParentVUE Portal login. Parents/guardians are also able to scan and upload their student’s physical as part of the registration process. 

Registration Deadline is December 2nd