Retriever Report January 6, 2023

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 12:27pm

Message from Dr. TRESler and Mrs. Moraff:

Dear Retriever Families,

Happy New Year and a Happy Lunar New Year for our families who will be celebrating later this month! For educators, our big new year celebration comes at the beginning of each school year, and it’s hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through this one! We have many exciting events to look forward to through the end of winter and this spring! We will be meeting soon with Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Harrison, our physical education team, to begin planning for field day! Mark your calendars for May 18th and the rain date of May 26th to volunteer for our 24th annual TRES fun field day! We will need approximately 100 parent volunteers for this full day of activities!

Our Cardboard Challenge is next week, followed by PTA's International Night at the end of the month, and the PTA Family Dance in February. The TRES staff is hosting our first Family Math night March 9th. We look forward to connecting with you and hope that you consider joining us for these events!

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

TRES Twitter Handle: @hcpsstres

Upcoming Events

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

  • January 11 - Virtual PTA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • January 12 - Cardboard Challenge, 6:30pm
  • January 16 - Schools Closed, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 18 - Early Dismissal, 12:20pm. Comfy Cozy Day (students wear PJs)
  • January 20 - TRES Spirit Day. End of 2nd Marking Period.
  • January 25 - PTA Restaurant Night at Nora's Kabob
  • January 27 - PTA International Night, 6:00-8:00pm

News and Information

Cardboard Challenge Next Thursday, 1/12

We’re looking forward to seeing the creativity and engineering skills of our students at the Cardboard Challenge next Thursday, January 12th, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at TRES. Students should bring their projects with them that evening. Projects will be shared in the TRES Gym and Cafeteria.

TRES 2022–23 Memory Books Are Now on Sale!

It’s not too early to order your 2022–2023 yearbook! To make sure your child will have a memory book when they are delivered in June, you must order through our vendor. Books will not be available for purchase after the deadline of March 31st! Don’t delay, order today! Books are $20.00. Please view the attached flier for directions to order online. Click HERE to begin your order.

Yearbook Flier.PDF 

Read And Earn A Sweet Treat

Nothing Bundt Cakes, located at 10730 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, is offering a special incentive through April 1st for our students.  “Books and Bundts” is a youth reading program through which students can earn a free Bundtlet and an award certificate for each month they read 400+ minutes. Students should track their progress on the attached form below and bring the completed tracker to the store to receive their sweet treat.  Happy reading!

Books & Bundts - Parent Flyer.PDF 


Registration for BSAP Saturday Math Academy Opens Tomorrow

The HCPSS Black Student Achievement Program Saturday Math Academy Spring Session is approaching!  This year, the BSAP Saturday Math Academy will offer an in-person enrichment program for Howard County Public School System students in all levels of math for grades 3-12 based on course availability. Registration will take place online January 7 from 9:00 a.m. until capacity is reached. Class space is limited.  Families can register by accessing the HCPSS Connect Website.

Saturday Math Academy SPRING 2023.pdf 

The Road to Kindergarten Information Sessions

The Road to Kindergarten information sessions for families of children who will begin kindergarten in fall 2023 will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 19 (Centennial High School)
  • Tuesday, January 24 (Wilde Lake High School)
  • Thursday, January 26 (Oakland Mills High School)
  • SNOW DATE: Thursday, February 2 (Oakland Mills High School)

Road To Kindergarten.pdf 

Upcoming Events and News

Our TRES website is a valuable resource for all our families to find upcoming events including testing dates on our school CALENDAR.  Our school newsletters are also posted there for review/reference under the NEWS tab.

When Your Child is Absent From School

Please see guidance for reporting absences or early dismissals HERE.


RSVP for International Night

The annual TRES International Night is on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm at school. We have a great lineup of exciting performances, cultural and interactive tables, and delicious food slated for this event.  Now all we need is you! Please use THIS FORM to indicate your attendance.  RSVPs are due January 20th.

Community News and Events

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

Please see the attached flier for entertaining and educational After School classes offered by Howard County Recreation & Parks here at TRES.

Triadelphia Ridge ES - Before & After School Classes - Winter 2023.pdf