Trail Ridge Parent Newsletter - September 28, 2018

Parent Newsletter – September 28, 2018

Parent Events Calendar

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Message From the Principal

TRMS Families,

There are a good amount of events coming up here at Trail Ridge. Please note the following important information:

The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 3rd as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2018-2019 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full day of school with a normal start time on Wednesday, October 3rd in place of the previously scheduled late start day.

Your assistance with this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as funding for St. Vrain schools and the important resources for our students are directly impacted by the October 3rd attendance numbers.

Parent Teacher Conferences conclude this week on Tuesday, October 2nd and Thursday, October 4th. Please remember to reserve an appointment on "Meet The Teacher" or call the front office for assistance.

PTO Meeting is on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm.

The next Parents Involved in Education (PIE) event is scheduled for Wednesday evening, October 3rd and will take place at Rocky Mountain Elementary. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

The TRMS Fun Run is coming on Thursday, October 11th. This is a fundraiser for the TRMS PTO and we will be sending home envelopes with students this coming week. We are always looking for volunteers and appreciate all of the support.

Enjoy the weekend!

Eddie Cloke

Principal

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.

Parent/Teacher Conferences – are scheduled for (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: https://trailridge.meettheteacher.com/

PTO Meeting The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm in the Digital Commons.

Skyline Feeder Orchestra Concert Skyline Feeder schools will be conducting and Orchestra Concert on Wednesday, October 3rd from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Skyline High School’s Vance Brand Auditorium.

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 cmvaugha@ball.com.

In Focus Parent Newsletter

For the past two weeks our students have been learning about different types of strengths people have: logical/mathematical, spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, and musical.  We talked about how some areas we may be stronger in than others, but that doesn’t mean we can’t improve, or strengthen those skills.  We’ve also been learning about interpersonal and intrapersonal abilities.  People who have strong interpersonal abilities have an ability for getting along with others, understanding moods and feelings, leading, listening, communicating, organizing, working well with others and resolving conflicts!

People with strong intrapersonal abilities are able to self-reflect, understand themselves, work alone, and can recognize their strengths and weaknesses.

These are all really important topics for middle schoolers as they are developing new skills and thinking about what they want to do when they graduate from school.  We are spending lots of time also talking about how your can improve these skills, even if you aren’t very strong in one, or more, of these areas.  Intrapersonal & Interpersonal skills are extremely important skills that our children need to learn to be successful as they learn how to work with other people and move out into the world.  The number one thing employers look for in people is the ability to get along with others.  Helping your student to have empathy for others and develop a more open mind about the world are great ways to improve on intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.

~Mrs. Tonia Beard

Counselor & Mental Health Interventionist