TRES Retriever Report February 16, 2024

Fri, 02/16/2024 - 9:26am

Message from Dr. TRESler and Mr. Hiel:

Dear Retriever Families,

The students enjoyed sharing and receiving Valentines this week! It was great to see their joy coming into the building on February 14th, as they were excited to give to their peers. We have also been celebrating and learning about Black History Month.

We’d like to thank Mrs. Lebowitz, one of our G/T teachers, who teaches the Unheard Perspectives Instructional Seminar for 4th and 5th graders.  The students who participated committed to learning more about an often unheard perspective of an innovator from history. This rigorous, performance-based program involves students researching and delving through primary sources. Students showcase their knowledge in a culminating presentation to volunteer adult judges from our community. Three presentations are then selected to move to the county level competition. If your child will be in 4th or 5th grade next school year, you may want to encourage them to participate.

We also would like to thank our reading specialist, Mrs. Rifkin, for all of the extra work she did to celebrate our student writers by hosting and organizing our TRES Young Authors' Contest and the upcoming Authors’ Tea. If your child did not participate this year, watch for information coming home next year.

In the last Retriever Report we shared about the Pre-K accreditation process. Our Pre-K team also deserves a special shout out and thank you for all of the hard work they are doing to support this rigorous process. We are thankful to lead a school full of amazing staff and teachers!

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

Upcoming Events

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

  • February 19 - Schools/Offices Closed, Presidents Day
  • February 21 - VIRTUAL PTA Meeting, 7pm
  • February 23 - PTA Culture Night, 6:30-8:30pm
  • March 4 - Spring and Class Photos (see below)
  • March 6 - PTA Meeting, 7pm
  • March 15 - PTA Financial Literacy Night, 6:30-8pm
  • March 20 - Kindergarten Field Trip
  • March 22 - Yearbook Order Deadline (see below)
  • March 22 - Field Day Volunteer Sign Up Deadline (see below)

News and Information

Field Day 2024 - Volunteer Sign Up Requested by March 22
We are excited to share that planning is underway for Field Day on May 10th, with a rain date of May 16th.  This is an all-day event for students.  More than 100 volunteers are needed for the day. ​ ​Volunteers can sign up for the morning, afternoon, or all day. The morning shift is 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., and the afternoon shift is 12:15 p.m. - 3:00 pm.  We are asking anyone who plans to volunteer for the day to please register by March 22nd using the link below to allow our PE staff adequate planning time.  If we do not have enough volunteers, we will make alternate plans, which would most likely reduce the event to a half day. Shortly after you complete the sign-up form, you will receive a confirmation note with your time slot.  It will come home in your child’s folder.

For the safety of our students, all volunteers must complete both HCPSS required trainings linked below and submit by April 26th. Day of papers will not be accepted!  These trainings must be completed each school year. If you have already completed and the front office has received your documents, you do not need to complete again. Thank you for your support! - -Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Harrison

Sign-up Google Form
Volunteer Requirements

Spring/Class Picture Day is March 4
Photographers will be at TRES March 4 to take Spring individual portraits and homeroom/class photos. Paper order forms are being sent home soon but you can see the order forms with information to complete your purchase online using the links below.

Spring Portrait Order
Classroom Group Photo Order

Deadline To Order Your TRES 2023-2024 Yearbook is March 22
See TRES 2023-2024 Yearbooks.  Please visit HERE to order (only online orders accepted).

  • You can order through March 22, 2024.  No orders will be accepted after this date. Please be sure to place your order if you would like a yearbook for your child.
  • This year all purchases will be assessed a $1.99 charge that the vendor must pay for credit card transactions.
  • Yearbooks will be distributed toward the end of the school year, once they have finished in production and are received at TRES.

Please support Girl Scout Troop 1885's Book Drive!  
Between February 1st and March 5th we will be collecting new/gently used HARDCOVER children's books (PreK-5th Grade).  These books will be donated to the Triadelphia Ridge ES and Bryant Woods ES media centers.  Check out our Amazon Wish List to see what books the students and staff would love to see on the shelves!  Books purchased via the Amazon Wish List will be sent directly to us!  Donated books can be dropped off in the TRES vestibule.  Thank you so much for your support of our Bronze Award Project!  For more information, contact Sara Cuomo (


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.


Upcoming PTA Events:

  • Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm - VIRTUAL PTA Meeting (
  • Friday, February 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm – Culture Night: Please save the date for an exciting celebration of cultures represented at TRES and in our community!
  • Monday, February 26th – Walker's Restaurant Night: Present or show this flyer. For carry out, mention TRES when ordering.
  • Wednesday, March 13th - Main Event Fundraiser from 4:30-7:30pm. 20% of sales from the restaurant, bowling, arcade and laser tag will be donated to the PTA! Before leaving, ensure you hand in your receipts to the TRES PTA table inside Main Event.

New Event Dates:       

  • Friday, March 15th – Financial Fun Night
  • Friday, April 12th – Bingo
  • Friday, May 17th – Retriever Rally

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