Retriever Report August 19, 2022

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 2:54pm

Message from Dr. TRESler and Mrs. Moraff:

Dear Retriever Families,

We were thrilled to welcome TRES staff to the 2022-2023 school year yesterday! All of us would like to thank our wonderful PTA for providing a delicious hot breakfast to start our day, along with drinks and snacks to sustain us during our professional learning! We celebrated our many new staff members and participated in a fun team-building activity. Everyone brought excitement and hope for the new school year. We will be very busy over the next week preparing for our new family welcome event (read more below), open houses (schedules below), the first day of school, and beyond.

We would like to thank our teacher leaders who worked this summer on our school improvement plans in the areas of math, literacy, and school climate, our professional development plan, and our PBIS practices. We spent many hours analyzing academic and behavioral school data, student focus group responses, responses from the May equity survey, and more as part of a comprehensive needs assessment. We look forward to opportunities this year to share more about our work with the community.

Another shout out goes to our Principal’s Secretary, Ms. Carolyn Toland! She has worked all summer, getting everything organized for a new year and keeping the front office open to serve our community!  Lastly, thank you to the many HCPSS substitute custodians who worked so hard to clean our building and put together furniture over the summer. Our Night Custodial Chief, Ms. Paula Jones, and our new night custodian, Mr. Dennis Owusu, joined us mid-summer and they have been invaluable members of our staff community! By mid-September our new Day Chief and an additional night custodian will be joining the team.

We can’t wait to have the halls filled with our TREaSured Retrievers again soon! Have a joyful last week of summer vacation!

Dr. Tiffany TRESler, Principal TRES
Mrs. Heather Moraff, Assistant Principal TRES

TRES Twitter Handle: @hcpsstres

Upcoming Events

Please visit or subscribe to the TRES calendar webpage to view important upcoming dates.

  • August 23, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Incoming Kindergarten only, meet the kindergarten teachers on the playground
  • August 24, 8:00 a.m. - Class assignments available in Connect for families who complete the Family File (see below)
  • August 24, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Kindergarten Back to School Night. This event is for parents only.
  • August 26, 9:00 -10:30 a.m.- New Family Welcome. This event is for families who are brand new to TRES, and have not yet had a child who has attended school at TRES. Children are encouraged to attend with parents.
  • August 26 - Open House - This event is for children and parents to meet their teacher and you can drop off your school supplies! Due to limited parking at TRES, please join us at your assigned time, and do not stay past your assigned time.
    • Student last name beginning A-J & All new to TRES families: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
    • Student last name beginning K-Z: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • August 29 - First Day of School.  Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Bell rings at 8:55. Parents are not permitted to walk students to class.
  • September 7, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Meeting at TRES
  • September 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - First & Second Grade Back to School Night
  • September 15, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - G/T Back to School Night. This event is for 4th and 5th grade students who are participating in G/T math.
  • September 15, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade Back to School Night

News and Information

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR STUDENT(S) FAMILY FILE ASAP- We still need 55% of our families to complete!

The 2022-2023 Family File is now available to parents. HCPSS requires that your Family File is completed BEFORE you can see your child’s teacher in Canvas.

Only families who have completed the Family File will be able to see their student(s) home room teacher next week on August 24th beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Every year HCPSS parents must complete a Family File for each child. HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS Connect PARENT ACCOUNT and selecting the MORE OPTIONS tab on the left and then clicking on Family File.

Once logged in, you will be asked to update or provide the following information:

  •  Student Information
  •  Parent/Guardian Contact
  •  Emergency Contacts
  •  Medical Information
  •  Arrival/Dismissal Procedures
  •  Photo Approval/Data Confidentiality
  •  PTA/PTSA Directory Approval

Again, it is imperative that you complete the Family File in order to receive the name of your child's teacher for the upcoming school year.


Food Services Information

The federal government has NOT extended waivers allowing free meals for all students this year.  It is important to apply for Free and Reduced Meals if you qualify.  If you do not qualify for this program, breakfast will be $2.00 and lunch will be $2.80.  A Free and Reduced Meals application is REQUIRED to qualify.  Apply HERE.

If you do not qualify for free and reduced meals, please consider registering for MySchoolBucks. MySchoolBucks allows parents and guardians to pay for school meals securely online and also allows parents to view account activity and receive balance alerts. You may already have an account with MySchoolBucks.  If this is the case, you can log in, view your account, and ensure that your child has money on their account for school meals prior to the start of the school year.


The HCPSS bus locator application is now available online. Due to a severe driver shortage, many bus routes/stops are expected to change. Please recheck your child’s transportation prior to the start of school.

Student Accident Insurance

Student voluntary accident coverage information and enrollment is available HERE.  If you would like a printed enrollment form, please call the front office.

Welcoming New Staff and Saying Goodbye

We wish our leaving staff members all our best as they move on to new adventures! They will always be a TREaSure at TRES! We say goodbye to the following staff member:

  • Angela Lovern, special education paraeducator

We are looking forward to working with our new staff Retrievers! We welcome:

  • Veronica Cheung-Owens, .4 Art

Clothing to Cash Recycling Program

Clean out your closet and help our school raise money! Look for the large white recycling bin in the school parking lot to donate used clothing, footwear, textiles and accessories which must be bagged and tied.  TRES is paid for every pound we collect.  All items will be reworn, repurposed or finally recycled.


PTA Membership Drive

Please visit the PTA table at back-to-school nights to join the PTA and get a set of TRES vinyl stickers! Joining the PTA supports student-centered events, field trips, teacher appreciation and much more! Joining does not require any time commitment on your part.  

Shop with Amazon Smile to Support the PTA

When you shop with Amazon Smile eligible purchases will generate a donation to our school if you set TRES as the charity.

On your web browser:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with the same account you use for
  3. Follow prompts to select your charity as Triadelphia Ridge Elementary
  4. When purchasing, type in the browser first (not just so a donation will be made!

On your Amazon app:

  1. Open the Amazon app
  2. Navigate to the main menu (≡)
  3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
  4. Select your charity (Triadelphia Ridge Elementary) and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app. Your charity will be saved for all future purchases with the app!