Parent Newsletter – September 14, 2018
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Message From the Principal
Another great week. . .I am always so impressed with the outstanding students that we have here at Trail Ridge! I'd encourage you to follow us on Twitter as we showcase the students and the great things that are happening here on a daily basis. You can follow us @trmsco.
Parent Conferences begin on September 26th. We are implementing a new system this year, utilizing Meet The Teacher, an online system that will allow us to schedule conferences for families. Today, a hard copy of the information you will need went home with your student. We have also included a link as part of this newsletter. As a summary, you will be able to schedule up to a 15 minute conference with a designated core teacher who will be able to share about your student's progress. If you would like to speak with any of the other content teachers, you will have the opportunity to wait in line for an opening.
We look forward to talking with you during conferences. If you have any questions prior, please feel free to reach out to us at 720-494-3820.
Enjoy your weekend!
News & Notes
Volleyball Team – Girls Volleyball Team will have their next away game at Erie Middle School on Wednesday, September 19th at 3:30 pm. We hope to see you there!
Homework Club – Homework Club will be starting on Monday, September 24th! HW Club will be 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.
Picture Retakes – School picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, September 25th
Parent/Teacher Conferences – are scheduled for (Wednesday) Sept. 26th, (Tuesday) Oct. 2nd, and (Thursday) Oct. 4th. They take place between 3:15 and 7:15 each day. You will receive correspondence sent home with your student on Friday, September 14th outlining our new online parent/conference scheduling system Meet the Teacher. Please remember to sign up for a time slot for conferences via the online system or call the office for assistance. The conference scheduling system will be open for booking on Monday, September 17th.
Annual Fun Run – The annual TRMS Fun Run is scheduled for Thursday October 11th. As normal, we can use many volunteers and donations to make this fun event run smoothly. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Carmen Vaughan, PTO President at email@example.com.
SVVSD Innovation Center Grand Opening:
Friday, September 28, 2018
Open to the Public from 3:30-4:30 pm
Kids- Come play with SparkFun in the Makerspace!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony outside at 5:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
Skyline Feeder Basketball Tryout – Skyline High School will be holding their Boys Basketball Feeder Tryout on Saturday, September 29th from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. The tryout is for students currently in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Check-in begins at 7:30 am. Please e-mail Tyler Cerveny at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Gifted/Talented Program – Each year schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress. In addition, they usually demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and high motivation in their strength areas.
The search for gifted/talented students begins with an opportunity for parents and/or teachers to refer students for review. Once referrals are received, a team of educators review student state testing data, standardized test scores, rating scales and other school data to determine student eligibility.
If you believe that your child qualifies and would benefit from district Gifted/Talented services, please pick up a nomination form from the front office, and return the completed form by Friday, September 28th, 2018. If you have further questions, feel free to contact Erin Elsen, TRMS GT Site Coordinator. We would like all nomination forms turned in by Friday, September 28th, 2018.
Cada año, las escuelas en el Distrito Escolar del Valle de St. Vrain completan un proceso para identificar estudiantes quienes demuestran una habilidad o rendimiento académico excepcional en una o más de las áreas académicas y que podrian por lo tanto calificar para recibir servicios educativos por su talento excepcional. Estos estudiantes por lo regular muestran un rendimiento académico de por lo menos dos años por encima del nivel del grado que cursan en las áreas que le son de mayor fortaleza y requieren de retos académicos para poder apoyar su continuo crecimiento y progreso educativo. Además, ellos por lo regular muestran características de creatividad única y una alta motivación en las áreas que son su fuerte.
La búsqueda de estudiantes con talento excepcional o dotados con cualidades académicas únicas se inicia con una oportunidad para los padres y/o los maestros para referir a estudiantes y hacer una revisión de su caso. Una vez que las referencias son recibidas, un equipo de educadores revisa datos informativos de los resultados de pruebas estandarizadas, escalas de clasificación, y otra información escolar para determinar la elegibilidad del estudiante.
Si usted cree que su hijo(a) califica y se beneficiaría de recibir servicios educativos por su talento excepcional, favor de recoger una hoja de referencia de la oficina de la escuela, o pónganse en contacto con el/la maestro(a) de recursos de servicios educativos al talento académico excepcional (persona encargada en las escuelas secundarias).
In Focus Parent Newsletter –
This past week our students have been learning about Random Acts of Kindness and the Domino Effect of positive acts. At the beginning of the week 50 “Warm Fuzzies” were passed out to various students throughout our school. They were given the instructions to pass the Warm Fuzzy on to another student, while saying something kind to that person, or doing something nice for them. In the past week we have seen students all over the building experiencing what it feels like to receive a kind word, or gesture, but also how it feels to be someone doing a kind deed. When students are respectful and kind to each other, they help create a warm and caring environment and bring positive energy into our school and classrooms. Talk to your student about this week’s “Warm Fuzzy” experiment and ask them about other times where they felt good about being kind towards others. Pre-teens don’t always realize the power they have to effect others around them. With the use of technology, face-to-face conversations get lost and students don’t realize how powerful their actions truly are. Encourage your student to take this kindness out into our community and at home. Helping neighbors, doing chores without being asked, writing a note to a grandparent or family member are all great ways to spread kindness with your children.
~Mrs. Tonia Beard
Counselor & Mental Health Interventionist