Retriever Report September 16, 2022

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 1:07pm

Message from Dr. TRESler and Mrs. Moraff:

Dear Retriever Families,

It was great to see all of you at the back to school night events this week! We enjoyed getting the opportunity to connect with our parents again, and we hope that you are looking forward to the school year. As promised, here is the link to view the brief related arts and admin presentation.

As fall weather approaches, please remember to label your child’s jackets and coats with their names. Our lost and found is already growing and the name labels are a huge help in reuniting lost items with their owners. The cooler mornings and warm afternoon recesses often leave us with many discarded jackets on the playground.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the Retriever Rally on September 30th! It’s one of our favorite events of the year!

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.

  • September 26 - Schools/Offices Closed
  • September 30, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  - Retriever Rally
  • October 5 - Schools/Offices Closed
  • October 12 - Fall Picture Day

News and Information

TRES Memory Book Cover Art Contest

Original student artwork for the front and back cover of the 2022-2023 Memory Book is being accepted through October 10, 2022.  Winners will be announced around November 1st.  The theme for this year’s memory book is learning and kindness. In order to be considered, artwork must meet the following criteria:

  • Size 81/2 by 11
  • Art should fill the entire paper or the majority of the paper
  • Submissions should be original student work
  • Writing should be proofread to ensure correct spelling
  • Student name and teacher name should be written on the back of the submission

All entries should be turned in to the front office.  Questions should be directed to Dr. Tresler at

MAP Testing

Students in grades 1-5 will take the Measured Academic Progress (MAP) assessment during the months of September and October. The data from the MAP assessment will help schools and teachers measure your student’s academic progress. The MAP test does not affect grades and the difficulty adjusts depending on how your child responds. It is normal for students to only answer about half the questions correctly.  Learn more about the MAP assessment HERE

Specific testing dates can be found on the school's website calendar.  There is no preparation needed for MAP testing.  We ask that you encourage your child to get a good night's sleep prior to their test dates and have a hearty breakfast in the morning. If you have any questions regarding MAP testing, please reach out to Mrs. Moraff, Assistant Principal and Testing Coordinator at


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 and selecting the MORE OPTIONS tab on the left and then clicking on Family File.


When Your Child is Absent From School

Excuses for absences from school are required by Maryland law. Please email if your student is absent. You must include your child’s first and last name, the date of absence, and the reason for absence. Please do not email CANVAS for absences.

If your student is dismissing early, please send a separate note to the homeroom teacher with your child in the morning.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMs) Program

The FARMs program is a federal program that provides free or reduced-price meals to students, as well as many secondary benefits including scholarships, discounted internet, reduced tuition for camps, tests, JumpStart dual enrollment courses and other benefits. The application to check eligibility only takes a few minutes to complete but can make a world of difference. Families visit HERE to learn more and apply online, or you may contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 410-313-7134 or our school office if you would like a paper application.

Volunteer Training Required

Anyone volunteering at school in any capacity is required to complete volunteer training prior to their first visit.  Please visit HERE for more information.  Thank you in advance for your gifts of service and time.

BSAP Saturday Math Academy Registration Opens Sept. 24

Online registration for the Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP) Fall Saturday Math Academy will begin Saturday, September 24, at 9 a.m. until capacity is reached. The program is open to ​​HCPSS students in grades 3-12 in all levels of math. Sessions will take place online on Saturdays in October and November from 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Harris Teeter Together in Education Rewards

If you shop at Harris Teeter, you can link your VIC card to benefit TRES.  Follow these simple steps HERE:

  1. Enter email associated with your VIC account
  2. Enter the one-time passcode sent to your email
  3. Search for your school and click "add" to link


Join The PTA

Becoming a member of the PTA supports the programs and events that enhance your child’s experience at school. The PTA also supports the needs of our teachers and shows them our appreciation! Joining does not require any further commitment, although we always welcome volunteers to help with our various events. Please visit HERE to purchase your membership today!

Community News and Events

HCPSS Community News and Programs Site

The HCPSS Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations. Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at