Parent Bulletin - February 26, 2015

Parent Events Calendar

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***Late Start Wednesday, March 4th***

 

Parent Conferences

If you missed conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday this week we encourage you to check in with your student’s teachers. Remember, to use Infinite Campus to check grades. Or, simply send them an email or place a phone call. We are here to help!

 

Registration for the 2015-16 School Year

All 6th and 7th graders will be getting their registration form for the 2015/2016 school year on Monday, March 2 in their language arts classes. They will be due with a parent/guardian signature on Friday, March 6th to the office. Read more here.
 

PARRC Testing

As you know, this year all students in Colorado will be taking PARCC testing in place of TCAP.  Because PARCC is a computerized test, we can no longer test all students in one week as we did with the TCAP Test.  The testing schedule for begins on March 9th and runs through May 14th.  I know this sounds like quite a lot, but keep in mind that with the exception of 7th grade, (there is an addition of a social studies test), the number of testing sessions is exactly the same as TCAP.  It is our commitment that testing will not take over the school for 4th quarter.  For the most part, our schedule will remain the same.  This means students will take English tests in their English classes, Math tests in their Math classes, etc.  Therefore, with the exception of the class periods when testing is taking place, instruction will carry on as usual. To help us with testing, please do everything you can to have your student attend on the scheduled testing days.  If you have an appointment on one of your child’s testing days, please call the office to find out the exact time of the test.  Once a testing session begins, we need students to complete that session. If you have any questions about the PARCC testing, please feel free to contact the school.

 

Encore Nominations

Students, parents, co-workers and community members!  This is a chance to recognize a great teacher from Trail Ridge Middle School!  Nominations for the St. Vrain Valley Educational Foundation’s Encore Award must be submitted by March 15, 2015. The Encore Awards will be presented May 8, 2015 during a “Tribute to Teachers Gala” at the Plaza Conference Center. Please click here for a link to the nomination form. You may submit the form electronically, print the form and mail it or turn it in at the TRMS front office. Thank you for taking the time to recognize our hard working teachers!

 

ABC Fundraise for PTO

If you haven’t turned in your fundraising packets, please be sure to do so on Monday.

 

Yearbook Pictures

The Yearbook Staff is in need of pictures from sporting events. If you have some pictures you can share with the Yearbook Staff, it would be appreciated. Please click here to find out how to share your pictures.



Blogs of the Week

Technology Tip of the Week - Developing Coding Skills for Teens
Student Weekly Announcement Video
1st Annual Youth of Earth Festival - Entry fee waived until Feb. 28th
Parent iPad Survey - Have your voice heard

Upcoming Community/District Events
ReNew Our Schools, February 2nd-27th
SVVSD Tech Fair, Registration due by March 15th
ENCORE Awards, Submissions due by March 15th
1st Annual Youth of Earth Festival, April 22nd
Camp iPad for Parents, April 23rd
Recycling Poster Contest, Open until April 27th


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