TRES Retriever Report: Summer Updates

Thu, 08/03/2023 - 9:10am

Message from Dr. TRESler and Mr. Hiel:

Dear Retriever Families,

We hope that you are enjoying summer and are looking forward to the new school year! We have been busy preparing for our TREaSures to return and are gearing up for staff to join us in these efforts mid-August. All of our construction projects, which include roof replacement, pre-K classroom makeovers, and the addition of the portable classroom, are moving along and expected to be completed on time. We are excited to welcome new staff members to our team, and will share staffing updates in our August 18th Retriever Report.

A big WELCOME to our pre-K and kindergarten families, and families of students new to our TRES community in 1st-5th grades! We can’t wait to meet you!  To kick off this new school year, we will meet our pre-K and kindergarten parents during their back to school night on Wednesday, August 23rd, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. On Friday, August 25th, from 9:00-10:15 a.m., we will host a welcome event for families of new students in 1st-5th grades. You can view all of our back to school events on our website, and note the upcoming events listed below.

Dr. Tiffany TRESler, Principal TRES
Mr. Kory Hiel, Assistant Principal TRES

Upcoming Events

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

  • August 23, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - PreK and Kindergarten Back to School Night. This event is for parents only.
  • August 25, 9:00 -10:15 a.m.- New Family Welcome for Incoming 1st-5th Grade Students. 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 25 - 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.
    • PreKindergarten Students: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    • K-5th Students last name beginning A-J, and New Families: 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
    • K-5th Students last name beginning K-Z: 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
  • August 28 - First Day of School for K-5 Students.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Late bell rings at 8:40 a.m. Parents are not permitted to walk students to class.
  • August 31 - First Day of PreKindergarten. Parents are not permitted to walk students to class.
  • September 4 - Schools/Offices Closed, Labor Day
  • September 12, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Grades 1-3 Back to School Night
  • September 13, 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 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Grades 4-5 Back to School Night
  • September 15 - Schools/Offices Closed
  • September 25 - Schools/Offices Closed

News and Information

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR STUDENT(S) FAMILY FILE. You will need to complete to be able to view your child's homeroom teacher the week of August 21st!

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 and Transportation Options
  •  Photo Approval
  • Data Confidentiality
  • Student Creative Work Approval
  •  PTA/PTSA Directory

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.


TRES Start and End Times
Students can begin to enter the building at 8:30 a.m. and the late bell rings at 8:40 a.m. Breakfast is optional and available for purchase (may be at a free/reduced price - see information below about how to apply for free or reduced meals). Students will be provided adequate time to eat breakfast. Students are dismissed at 3:10 p.m. More information about arrival and dismissal will be shared in the next newsletter.

TRES is Hiring! Join our Team!
We need your help! Please share this information with anyone you know who may be looking for part time or full time employment.

Triadelphia Ridge is looking to hire Lunch/Recess Monitors to supervise students during indoor and outdoor recess and lunch shifts next school year.  Applicants should be flexible, caring, and dedicated to student safety and care.

    Start Date: August 28, 2023
    Hours: 10:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. (3 hours per day)
    Daily Pay Rate: $15.00/hr

We also need one more Daily Building Substitute who works each day at TRES only. The daily rate for a substitute is determined by degree status, and teacher certification is not required for this position.

To learn more, please call TRES: 410-313-2560 or email Tiffany Tresler at

Volunteer Training Required for Volunteers and Visitors
Anyone volunteering at school in any capacity, and parents joining their children for lunch, are 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.

Food Services Information
It is important to apply for Free and Reduced Meals if you qualify; a Free and Reduced Meals application is REQUIRED to qualify.  Apply HERE. If you do not qualify for this program, breakfast will be $2.00 and lunch will be $2.80. 

School Supplies - Special Requests and One Change to 4th Grade List
You can view the TRES School Supply list HERE. If you need supplies for your student(s), please contact Tiffany Tresler at We have several filled backpacks available to share as needed.  4th Grade Families please note there is one change to the originally published list: a binder is not needed.

PreK Students Have Exciting Opportunity to Take a Ride on a School Bus
If you have a preK student starting school this fall, you can ease the transition with a special opportunity being offered August 24th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Cedar Lane School on the campus of Reservoir High School in Fulton. Children will be able to ride a bus around the school campus and the bus driver will answer general questions regarding bus safety.  There will be photo opportunities.

Back to School Backpack & CommUNITY Resources Fair
Just Living Advocacy is sponsoring this fair jointly with HCPSS August 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Elkridge Landing Middle School.  Free backpacks and supplies will be available, as well as information regarding health care, housing, child care and also food giveaway. Contact 410-972-8377 for more information.


Please join the TRES PTA to help us make this the best year ever! Those who join are not only supporting the numerous events for our staff, students and community, but will also get a copy of the TRES student directory and a commemorative 25th Anniversary TRES magnet. To join the PTA and to see a list of events that we are sponsoring, please visit our WEBSITE.

Do you know of a business owner that would like to sponsor our 5k and fun run? Please have them contact for more information.


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