TPMS Magnet Program

May 30 2023 Update

Hello Magnet Families!  


Today's update features pictures of some of the amazing robots students are creating and programming in Mr. Moses' magnet computer class. It was great to see the students working so hard and taking such pride in their creations!

After two weeks of adjusted schedules for State tests followed by another week of make-up testing, we enter our final week of testing with students completing their MAP-M and MAP-R tests.  Students are making up tests every day in every grade-level and if they miss a make-up session, we will pull them again on Friday.  Friday, however, is the last day of the MAP test window.

Friday is also the day of the 8th grade dance.  Volunteers are still needed so please consider helping chaperone the dance to make it a huge success.

Magnet Families Needed and Wanted on the PTSA

Magnet families are under-represented on the TPMS PTSA.  Can you help change that?

Leadership roles and parent volunteers are what make TPMS great, and the more involvement there is, the better school is for yours and everyone else's child.

Below is a list of open positions and needed volunteers RIGHT NOW.  Please take a look and email if you are interested.

Key Committees- current heads:

Website/List Serve Manager: OPEN

Financial Audit (July-August): Aarom Kofner (

Takoma Thrives Direct Fundraising Appeal: Rick Bacon

6th BBQ (August): OPEN

7th/8th Family Socials (Sept/Oct): OPEN

Mini Grant for Teachers (Sept-Nov 2023): Jenee Parker Wiarda (, Lee Fogel, 1 vacant

International Night: OPEN

Staff Appreciation (All year): Heidi Yoon (

Lunchtime Parental Support (PAL): Jamie Koppel (

Safe Routes to School Liaison (All year): OPEN

Books and Basketball (Feb): Celine Allard (, Patty First (

Bake Sales (TBD): OPEN

Earth Day Community Flea Market Event (April):OPEN

Eats Out? OPEN


Upcoming Events:

May 29th: No School.  Memorial Day


May 30th and 31st: All remaining MAP ELA and MATH testing

All periods, all grades in the cafeteria


June 1st: Last Day for Afterschool Activities

No Late busses after 6/1


June 2nd: 8th Grade Dance

Please sign up to volunteer!


June 8th: 8th Grade Scene's Night

6 to 7pm


June 9th: 8th Grade Six Flags trip

Returning at 6 or 7pm

















Mr. Goerhing doesn't receive these updates, so please keep this part a secret from him...

In June, beloved teacher, mentor and Takoma Park community pillar Bryan Goehring will retire from the public school system. Because he is so humble, he is attempting to leave quietly.  His adoring students, the TPMS Difference Makers, and his fellow staff members will not let him get away so easily. He would never want a party for himself or a gift (he’d just donate it), so please consider supporting  Tommy’s Pantry in Bryan’s honor by making a financial donation. 

Note: Bryan does not know about this fundraiser; it will close on June 16 so that we may present him with the total raised in his honor.