October 31, 2014 - Weekly Parent Update

Late Start Day

Next Wednesday, November 5th is our next Late Start Day. School will begin at 10:15am.


Lunch Delivery

Parents, we need your assistance with something that has become more of an issue recently. We have had some instances where students have been ordering pizzas for delivery during lunch time. Certainly, if parents would like to drop off lunch for students, we welcome that. However, we do not allow students to place orders for delivery during the school day. Thank you for your support!


Veteran’s Day Celebration

Calling all United States Military Veterans of the Armed Forces: Please join us at our annual Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. We wish to honor you and your service in the military with a Flag-Raising Ceremony starting at 7:30 am out front of our school, followed by a short slide show and a doughnut and coffee reception in our digital commons. We would like all Veterans to form an inner circle around the flagpole, before it is raised. If you would like to share your name, title (rank), years of service and which student you belong to, we can provide a special recognition slide for you. An example: Joe Smith, United States Army, Vietnam Era, 1967-69, Corporal - Uncle of Melissa Smith 7th grader (include a photo of you in your uniform if you like). Plan to arrive a little bit early to allow for parking.  All visitors must pick up a Visitor's Pass from the front office if you plan to join us inside. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit to our school or classrooms, please contact Martina Garcia (Social Studies Teacher). 720-494-3820 extension 35431 or garcia_martina@svvsd.org


From the Music Room. . .

Attention:  All Families of Music Students

Music students are selling Butter Braids for the next two weeks!

Your student will be given a selling sheet and money envelope this week

in their class.  Please help our fundraising efforts by purchasing these sweet treats for your family and friends.  

Flavors this year are:  

Caramel Rolls, Cherry, Apple, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Cinnamon, and Strawberry Cream Cheese.  Each item is $12 and profits for music are $5 per item.  Orders are due on November 6 and will be delivered to TRMS on November 19.

Thanks for your support!


Digital Commons

iPad Tip of the Week

Are you interested in setting restrictions on your child's iPad? Watch this YouTube video to find out how. Please allows allow Safari, Camera, AirDrop, and iBooks Store as these are used in multiple classes daily. Teachers must give students 24 hours notice to download apps. If you have an Installing Apps restriction, it will be your child's responsibility to download it for homework that night.

Coffee Talks

Are you struggling with iPads? Do you feel like your child knows more than you do? Do you have questions about security, digital footprints, usage, etc? Do you just want to talk with other parents about iPad issues at home?Come join us at TRMS for our monthly coffee talk hosted by Kara Jostes, jostes_kara@svvsd.org. Our next meeting will be held on 11/04/14 from 9:00-10:00am or from 5:30-6:30pm.

Infinite Campus

Follow the steps below to access Infinite Campus via your child's iPad or click here to access IC via a web browser:

  • Make sure the app is downloaded. If it is not go to Absolute Apps --> App Store --> Infinite Campus Mobile Portal --> Install. Press the home screen button and you will see IC downloading.

  • Open the app.

  • Enter in the district code: FXZDYT

  • Enter in your username and password. If you don't have a parent account set up, please call the front office. In the meantime, you can enter your child's login information.

  • In the upper left hand corner you will see three lines. Tap this icon and it will give you a sidebar menu.

  • Under this sidebar menu you will have access to planner (schedule), grades, assignments, attendance, help.

DC Powertime (7:00-7:40am) and DC Afterhours (2:50-4:00pm)

The Digital Commons is open everyday from 7:00am-4:00pm, except Thursdays when it closes at 2:50 for staff meetings.


Counselor’s Corner

It’s report card time!!!!!

Please log into the parent portal of Infinite Campus to view your child’s first quarter report card.  If you would like a hard copy of the report card, please email Ms. Luann in the front office (heltemes_luann@svvsd.org).  She will be able to get it for you.

As a parent/guardian, it is important that you are aware of how your child is doing in school.  As you look at your student’s report card, please look for the following things:

1.      Attendance:  Notice how many times your student has missed a class or has been tardy.  If he/she has a lot of absences and/or tardies, please reinforce how important it is to get to class everyday and on time.  As a reminder, good attendance is a contributing factor of successful academic achievement both now and in the future.  A student cannot learn the content if he/she is not in class.

2.    GPA (Grade Point Average):  This is a quick snapshot of how your student is doing academically overall.  For each “A” grade, a student is awarded 4 points; each “B” is 3 points; each “C” is 2 points; and so on.  The closer your student is to a 4.0, the better he/she is doing academically.

3.    Next, look at the individual classes and their grades.  Notice if your child is struggling in a particular class or may be having a hard time overall.

Reviewing your child’s report card with him or her is a great opportunity to have an open and supportive dialogue about your child’s academic life.   Next week we will have academic support tips so your child can reach his/her full potential.

Want to know more about College & Career Readiness at Trail Ridge MS

Please check out the newest blog post from Mr. Steele around how choices and habits impact the success of your student in their high school years at mrsteele.org


School Fees

Don’t forget to pay your student’s fees. You can visit the district website to make online payments. You can also submit your payments to the front office. Please contact us in the office if you have any questions @ 720-494-3820.


Breakfast at TRMS

Begins at 7:15 every morning. Cost: $1.50



PTO New Short

Please join your fellow students and guardians for TRMS's first RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER of the school year at MAC'S PLACE! On WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH, use the LATE START DAY to bond with your kids by taking the whole family out to MAC'S PLACE. TRMS earns 15% of all sales that day if you show them our flyer. Flyers will be emailed to you soon! Did you know that you are already a member of the PTO? Our meetings are informative and open to all parents, guardians, teachers, and staff affiliated with TRMS. Your next meeting is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, at 6:30 pm in the TRMS Digital Commons (Library)!