Dear Retriever Families,
We are excited to share that we will continue to grow our TRES community for the 23-24 school year as we open a pre-kindergarten program for children turning four by September 1, 2023! We can’t wait to welcome our new young Retrievers! You can read more about registering for both pre-kindergarten and kindergarten below in this newsletter. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors, as early registration helps us greatly when planning for the upcoming school year.
Speaking of next year, soon we are going to begin planning for our 25th Anniversary celebration! TRES greeted our first students in the fall of 1998, and we will be looking forward to welcoming our 25th group of incoming kindergarten students this August! If you have celebration ideas please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and share! While we may not be able to use everyone’s ideas, we are hoping that members of our community have some creative recommendations for consideration.
Dr. Tiffany TRESler, Principal TRES
Mrs. Heather Moraff, Assistant Principal TRES
TRES Twitter Handle: @hcpsstres
Please visit the TRES calendar webpage to view important upcoming dates.
Students Fasting for Ramadan
We wish a Happy Ramadan, which begins March 22nd, to those families who observe. If your child is fasting and would like an alternate space so they do not have to be in the cafeteria during their scheduled lunch time, please email Dr. Tresler (firstname.lastname@example.org). Dr. Tresler and/or another member of our student support team will work with your child to find a suitable alternative activity.
Volunteers Still Needed for TRES Virtual Career Day - Please Respond by 3/24
During the week of April 17th - April 20th we will be having Career Week at TRES, which will include our Virtual Career Day. Volunteers are needed to discuss different careers in a recorded 2-5 minute video answering questions about your education/training, working conditions, and job description.
If you would like to volunteer your time and create a video for our TRES Virtual Career Day, please email Mrs. Berdeguez at email@example.com by Friday March 24th. Please use the subject line Virtual Career Day Volunteer: JOB TITLE. For example, Virtual Career Day Volunteer: FIREFIGHTER. Thank you for your support.
Order Your TRES Memory Book Before the 3/31 Deadline
TRES families, please remember to order your 2022–2023 yearbook before Spring Break! This is the last day the books will be available for sale. To make sure your child will have a memory book when they are delivered in June, you must order through our vendor. Books are $20.00. Please view the attached flier for directions to order online. Click HERE to begin your order.
Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 School Year
Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year is underway. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2023, in order to enroll in kindergarten.
Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year has also begun. Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2023, in order to enroll in pre-kindergarten. TRES will have a pre-kindergarten program on site. Anyone wishing to register must first complete an application that the HCPSS Early Childhood Office reviews for qualification. You can review more information about eligibility on the HCPSS website.
HCPSS Hosting Student Drug Use: A Crisis We Can’t Ignore
HCPSS is hosting a community event called Student Drug Use: A Crisis We Can’t Ignore to engage students, parents/guardians, staff and community members regarding the substance abuse crisis that is directly impacting our schools and community. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 28, from 7-9 p.m., at Howard High School (8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City).
Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano will keynote the event, sharing local and national data about student substance use and behavioral health needs that illustrates the frightening realities our youth are facing, and how HCPSS is responding to those needs. Following Dr. Martirano’s remarks, attendees will have the opportunity to choose one of several breakout sessions led by HCPSS staff and community health partners.
Volunteers Needed to Assist During Lunch/Recess
We currently have a need for extra assistance during lunch and recess. Please consider volunteering! Your gift of time is greatly appreciated!
Sign up HERE.
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.
Retriever Run Registration
The Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School PTA is excited to host the Retriever Run Fundraiser for all students, families, and community members on Saturday, April 15th, at 9am. The Retriever Run is a 5K RUN/WALK. This will be a fun school-wide event meant to bring the community together, show school spirit, and promote fitness. Participants may run or walk the course! Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for ages 18 and under. New registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirt and race bib pickup will be April 14th from 5:30-8:30pm at TRES. Register HERE.
Retriever Run Volunteer Sign Up
In order to make the Retriever Run a success on April 15th, we need the help of volunteers! Course direction volunteers are needed along the path to direct participants and possibly direct traffic, if necessary, for the safety of our participants. These locations will be assigned race morning and volunteers will be given a yellow vest and flag. If you are not planning to run or walk the 5k, come cheer on your friends and be a course volunteer! We also need help with set up, clean up and running a backup timer. Please sign up HERE.
Taharka Ice Cream Fundraiser
Ordering opens Monday, March 20th, and runs through 11pm on Wednesday, March 22nd. All orders will be delivered on Friday, March 24th, starting at 6:30pm. Please note: should we have a large number of orders the delivery window may go late into the evening (perhaps 10:30-11pm). Please turn on your driveway and/or porch lights! You need to be home to get your ice cream off your front steps/porch and put it in your freezer ASAP! Order HERE. Press the SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS button and enter code TRES2023 when ordering.
Walking Wednesday Sign Up
With Spring right around the corner, we are anticipating another fun-filled Walking Wednesdays Spring Season! Walking Wednesdays is a PTA sponsored walking/running program fully led by volunteers that gets our kiddos' hearts beating faster as they run/walk for prizes during recess. It is a great opportunity to encourage our children to be active as well as set goals and meet them! Please consider volunteering via this SignUp Genius.
**PLEASE NOTE** Volunteer Slots are now for one hour rather than a half hour as in previous years.