Parent Newsletter - August 24, 2018

Parent Newsletter – August 24, 2018


Parent Events Calendar

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Message From the Principal


Trail Ridge Families,

We had outstanding Back To School Night this past week, and it was great to greet so many families! Thank you to those who were able to join us!

One thing we are really encouraging our students to do this school year is to get involved in school related activities. These extra-curriculars have such a positive impact on a student as they build a stronger connection between them and the school. We want each and every student to feel a strong connection to TRMS. Please help us by encouraging your child to get involved with a club, sport, or activity - The benefits are lasting!

The perfect opportunity for your student to get involved will happen this coming Thursday, August 30th from 3-4pm. We will be hosting a "FourSquare Festival," just a fun time for students to hang out, listen to music, play some foursquare, and meet others. This is a free event hosted by Mr. Cloke.

Enjoy the weekend!

Eddie Cloke, Principal

News & Notes


TRMS iPad Insurance – LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2018-2019 school year opened August 1st and will close on September 5th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window. The 2018-19 Insurance cost is $25.

This optional insurance fee will be added for every student. The fee will be voided if no payment has been made by September 5th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due amount must be paid before they can be eligible for this year’s insurance.

100 Mile Club – It’s time once again for Trail Ridge’s 100 Mile Club. Students meet at the track Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-3:30 pm. The first day of club is Wednesday, September 5. Ms. Elsen and Ms. Thoren look forward to seeing you at the track!

Soccer - Parent Volunteers Wanted! - We are looking for some parent volunteers to coach our TRMS soccer team.  If you are interested, please contact Grant Elwood at or 720-494-3820.

Robotics Club - Robotics Club!  We will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 29, at 3:00 pm in Mr. Rovere's technology room.  The meeting will be brief, about 30 minutes in length, and we will go over expectations, this year's game, a parent form, as well as begin to choose this year's team.  Anyone is welcome to join, no experience necessary!  If students have never built a robot, we will teach them everything they need to build and program their first bot.  Hope to see everyone there!

Florida Trip 2019 - The Florida 2019 Trip is now available for student applicants. Need more information? Please join Mrs. Garcia-Valenzuela for further details at the Informational Meeting on Tuesday, September 11th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, here at TRMS room B209.

Synergy Basketball Club Competitive Tryouts - The Longmont Athletic Club (LAC) is holding competitive basketball tryouts for the Fall Season Synergy Basketball Club. Synergy is a Longmont-based school feeder competitive club open to boys in 4th – 8th grades. Tryouts will be held on Thursday, August 30th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. 

Fee: only $10 if you pre-register online or $25 day of. Check or Cash only accepted at check-in*

*All players should arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the tryouts to check in and get a tryout number.*

*We are a Longmont based school feeder competitive basketball club*

 Register Online Today via Our Website, Pre-Registration Closing Soon!


YES! Ambassadors - Learning Ally’s YES! Ambassadors are a group of middle and high school volunteers with dyslexia who speak about their learning differences, self-advocacy and assistive technologies.

The YES! presentation explores this very common learning difference, covering characteristics, myths, accommodations, assistive technology, self-advocacy and personal stories. Included are a series of simulations designed to allow attendees to experience what it feels like to be dyslexic.

Previous YES! Ambassador events have received an overwhelmingly positive response from staff.  You will walk away with instructional and accommodation tools to use the very next day.

Parents and Students are welcome to attend!


When: Tuesday, Sept 18th, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Where: Westview Middle School

    1651 Airport Rd, Longmont


Leadership St Vrain - We are looking for a member of our school community to participate in Leadership St. Vrain, which is an essential part of the district's community engagement efforts. Please visit the website at to register. This is really a great opportunity!