Trail Ridge Parent Newsletter - September 21, 2018

Parent Newsletter – September 21, 2018

Parent Events Calendar

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Message From the Principal

TRMS Families,

We are looking forward to seeing you during Parent Conferences which begin this coming week. Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26th, Tuesday Oct. 2nd, and Thursday Oct. 4th and run from 3:15-7:15 pm. Please remember to utilize the "Meet The Teacher" online scheduler to reserve your appointment. If you need assistance with scheduling a conference, please contact the school office at 720-494-3820.

Homework Club begins for students this week! HW Club is held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-3:30pm in the Digital Commons. We have teachers who are present to help students. This is a great time for kids who need a quiet space to work. Please encourage your student to attend!

The TRMS Fun Run will be here soon! It is on the calendar for Thursday, October 11th and we are still seeking volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for this great event, please contact our PTO President Carmen Vaughan via email, We appreciate any and all support!

One more quick reminder to follow us on Twitter @trmsco. It is a great way for everyone to see the outstanding things that are happening at Trail Ridge on a daily basis.

Enjoy your weekend!

Eddie Cloke


News & Notes

Volleyball Team Girls Volleyball Team will have their final home game playing Thunder Valley on Wednesday, September 26th at 3:30 pm.  We hope to see you here!

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.

Boys Basketball Informational Meeting There will be a boys basketball meeting on Monday September 24th right after school in Ms Loberg’s room to pick up paperwork. The first day of practice starts October 1st and all paperwork must be turned in before you can practice.

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 may book your appointment through our new parent/teacher conference 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.  Meet the Teacher link:

Annual Fun RunThe 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

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 with any questions.

¡Lotería Mexicana! The Longmont Public Library presents Lotería Mexicana. Fun for the whole family - play a few rounds of traditional Mexican Bingo!  We use chocolate for the "money," and prizes include bilingual books and treats from local Mexican markets. Come join us! No registration is required. Contact Amy at 303-651-8783 or 303-651-8477 for more information.

Venga con su familia entera para jugar Lotería Mexicana! El “dinero” que apostamos es de chocolate, y los premios incluyen libros bilingües y obsequios de mercados mexicanos locales.
No hay que registrarse. Comuníquese con Amy al 303-651-8783 o al 303-651-8477 para más información

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).