Parent Newsletter - October 19, 2018

Parent Newsletter – October 19, 2018

Message From the Principal

The end of the first quarter came swiftly here at TRMS. Recently, I was speaking with a small group of students and the subject of grades came up. These students were an encouragement to me through their words as they shared the various ways they are working hard to improve grades, complete assignments, and challenge themselves to be their best. We are looking forward to the Honor Roll List coming out after final quarter grades are posted - these students have worked hard and deserve our recognition and respect!

This newsletter outlines a lot of the upcoming activities that we have in the works. From basketball games, to school dances, to field trips and more, we hope that our efforts are an encouragement to the students and help them to make stronger connections in their education and for their future. Please don't hesitate to get involved in this process with us - it is a team effort!

Looking forward to seeing you around the school!

Enjoy the weekend!

Parent Events Calendar

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News & Notes

Homework Club HW Club is held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:00-3:30 pm in the Digital Commons. It is a great opportunity for students to have a quiet place to complete homework and get additional help from teachers.

7th Grade Field Trips As you know, the 7th Grade Team field trips to Chautauqua Park had to be canceled due to inclement weather. Each team will reschedule their field trips for late Spring. We will provide more information once the new field trips have been scheduled.

Boys BasketballThe Boys Basketball Team will play their first away game on Wednesday, October 24th at 3:30 pm at Coal Ridge Middle School.  We hope to see you there!

Trail Ridge Open House & Loteria We will be hosting an Open House at 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 25th for anyone interested in Open Enrollment for 2019-20. If you know of any current 5th graders, please encourage them to attend this event. All middle schools will be hosting similar evenings, and the master schedule can be viewed on the website. As a reminder, if your student is open enrolled this year, you do NOT need to resubmit an open enrollment application as their enrollment will roll over to next year.

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and to build a sense of community, TRMS will be hosting a lotería night on Thursday, October 25th from 5:00-6:00 pm. Lotería is Spanish Bingo. This is a great opportunity to possibly learn Spanish vocabulary while sharing in a piece of Spanish culture. We hope this event will be an opportunity to build community between families, students & teachers as we have fun together. We will have popcorn and drinks.  We hope you can come!  Contact John Nichols at with questions.

En honor del Mes de la Herencia Hispana y para crear un sentido de communidad a TRMS tendremos una noche de lotería el 25 de octubre de 5pm-6pm. Nosotros queremos tener este evento para crear comunidad entre familias, estudiantes & facultad mientras divertirnos. Tendremos palomitas de maíz y bebidas. ¡Esperamos que puedan venir! Comuníquese con John Nichols a con preguntas.

Trail Ridge Fall Dance It’s just about time for the Fall Dance on Friday, October 26th from 3:00-4:30 pm.

- Tickets $2 (sold at lunch), $3 at the door OR $5 Grizzly Ticket (includes drink and snack)

-Costume Contest (Group and Individual)*Students may change into costumes after school, but they will not be permitted to wear them during the school day.

*Concessions will be sold

Veterans Day Recognition CelebrationAll are invited to attend our Annual Veterans Day Recognition Celebration on Monday, November 12th at 7:20 am. Please join us as we honor our Veterans!

A Note About the Weather - As the weather begins to turn, please encourage students to wear sweatshirts, etc, so they stay warm. As a reminder, the school doors will open at 7:30 am during winter.

Trail Ridge Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Reminder, we are currently looking for parent/guardian involvement to support our school and students by being part of the PTO. We have filled a few positions, remaining positions include: Treasurer, Secretary and a few committee chairs. 

Areas you can you help support? Staff Appreciation and Fundraising efforts and more! Most of these roles are just a few hours a month. If you are not interested in a specific role, please consider just being part of the Parent Teacher Organization!

No matter your level of interest, or have questions, please contact Michelle Phelan at or Carmen Vaughan at We will be sending info on our next meeting soon!

Fun Run 2018

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to set up and support the Fun Run! We appreciate all that you did! Also, thank you to the families and friends who came to cheer on our students!

Please remember to return the Fun Run envelopes by Monday, October 22nd!

Thank you again to our TRMS Fun Run Sponsors!

Field to Front Door

Jensen Guitars

Nic's Mobile Music

Mountainview Orthodontics

Scheides Cosmetic and Dental Care