Parent Newsletter - November 9, 2018

Parent Newsletter – November 9, 2018


Message From the Principal

Congratulations to the following students for making District Honor Choir!

7th Grade:

Israel Dimumbe

Garry Griffit

Eric Dillon

Mason Reeme

DJ Teneyck

Emmett Ditslear

Hannah Krause

Esteban Plascencia


8th Grade:

Ty Bowey

Ariel Anguiano

Hunter Engstrom

Lucas Hill

Abby Ferguson

Malia Harris

Madi Molner

Layna Platt

NJ Vicente

Katie Erickson

Selina Nguyen

Allison Welch


Congratulations to the following students for making District Honor Band!

7th Grade:

Kyle Baker

Sam Rieger

Violet Vanderwood


8th Grade:

Andrew Deba

Braeden Hufford

Katelyn Kelso

Jacob Legg

Connor Ormsby

Kaden Wilson

Parent Events Calendar

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News & Notes

TRMS Robotics Fundraiser The Trail Ridge Middle School Robotics Club has created a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the 2018-2019 competitive season. Please consider donating to their cause! Your tax deductible donation will help cover the costs of tournament registrations and new/updated parts necessary for our teams to build competitive robots. Our GoFundMe site is at:

Veterans Day Recognition Celebration All are invited to attend our Annual Veterans Day Recognition Celebration on Monday, November 12th.  There will be a Flag ceremony at 7:15 am followed by our assembly starting promptly at 7:45 am. This is a great day where our students and staff have the opportunity to recognize some local Veterans. Please have students arrive on time as they don't want to miss out!

Trail Ridge Concerts – Concert season continues this week! We are looking forward to the following performances by our outstanding students:

6th Grade Band – Wednesday, 11/14/18 at 6:30pm

7th & 8th Grade Band – Thursday, 11/15/18 at 6:30 pm

Thanksgiving Break School is on break from November 19th through November 23rd.  Enjoy the holiday season!

In Focus Parent Newsletter - November

The past few weeks of our In Focus lessons have been on Emotions and why it’s ok to express our emotions.  An important part of this lesson is teaching students how to express their feelings in an appropriate way.  From time to time we lose control of our emotions.  We have been talking about different types of feeling (happiness, sadness, anger, hurt, fear and love).  Students have been learning about “self reflection” and how they can recognize these emotions in a given situation and then think about how they will manage these feelings when they come up in real life situations.  The ability to self-reflect gives us the power to pause and look inward before reacting.

Here are some ideas for talking about Self Reflection at home: When talking with your student ask them to tell you about their day at school.  If they have had a great day, or not so great day, ask them to tell you more; How did they feel about the day? What was good, or bad? How did they manage situations as they came up? Was there anything that they would’ve done differently if they had to do it again?  Another great thing to do is share with your student how your day went and share with them how you handled various situations throughout the day.  Children learn by example from their parents and we have many opportunities to learn from each other.

~Tonia Beard, 6th Grade Counselor/Mental Health Interventionist 

PTO Newsletter

Grizzly Nights:

Thank you to all the Trail Ridge families that attended the Grizzly Night at Cafe Rio! Watch for information for our next Grizzly Night that will be in January.

Basketball Tournament:

Trail Ridge is hosting a basketball tournament on Saturday, November 10th. We are looking for some adult assistance with concessions from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you are able to cover 1-2 hours during that time, Please email to help our school.

Fund Run Prizes:

Fund Run Prizes are being scheduled and if your student qualified for a prize, they will receive notification soon.

King Soopers Grocery Cards:

A reminder about the King Soopers Neighborhood Reward Program. Our school earns funds just by shopping at King Soopers by using the King Soopers "Re-Loadable" Grocery Card.

If you already have a King Soopers "Re-Loadable" Grocery Card from Trail Ridge, please be sure you are using it for groceries and fuel! Our school earns 5% of your total purchase just by using the Grocery Card for final payment. All you have to do is your weekly grocery and fuel shopping and use the program's re-loadable card for final payment.

Flyers to obtain a card and start using it to earn funds for our school are available at the Front Office.

Any questions about PTO, or interested in being part of PTO, please email and be sure to add Trail Ridge Middle School PTO to your FaceBook.