TRES Retriever Report March 15, 2024

Fri, 03/15/2024 - 10:19am

Message from Dr. TRESler and Mr. Hiel:

Dear Retriever Families,

We are excited to share more news about our new Pre-K program at TRES this year! The TRES Pre-K program requests feedback throughout the school year to support children and families. We recently received feedback from a mid-year parent survey. Our Pre-K parents shared that they would like additional information about emotional intelligence, social interactions, and kindergarten readiness. In response to this information, we are scheduling small group and individual conferences with our Pre-K families. Overall, our parents have reported positive family engagement opportunities.

Pre-K and kindergarten enrollment for next year is open now! Please spread the word in your neighborhood! We will be sending home flyers about kindergarten enrollment and we encourage you to share with a family who may have an incoming kindergarten student beginning in August.  Early enrollment helps us plan for staffing. You can learn more about getting ready for kindergarten and enrollment on the HCPSS website.

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

Upcoming Events

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

  • March 20 - Kindergarten Field Trip
  • March 22 - Yearbook Order Deadline. No Orders Accepted Past This Date (see below)
  • March 22 - Field Day Volunteer Sign Up Deadline (see below)
  • March 22 - TRES Spirit Day
  • March 25 thru April 1 - Spring Break, Schools Closed
  • April 9 - Virtual Internet Safety Night, 7-8pm (see below)
  • April 9 - 3rd Marking Period Ends
  • April 10 - Schools Closed for Students
  • April 11 - 3rd Grade Field Trip, B&O Railroad Museum
  • April 12 - PTA Bingo Night, 6:30-8:30pm

News and Information

Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025 School Year
Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is underway. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2024 in order to enroll in kindergarten. HCPSS prekindergarten students do not need to register for kindergarten.

PreKindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year began this past Monday as well. Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2024 in order to enroll in prekindergarten. 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.

Please visit the TRES Website and click on the front page link to learn more about enrolling for the fall.

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.

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. ​ ​Morning slots are mostly filled.  At this time we need volunteers for the afternoon in order to offer a full day event. 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 to please register by March 22nd using the link below to allow our PE staff adequate planning time. 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

Internet Safety Program April 9 - Please Join Us Virtually
From Roblox to TikTok, technology is changing fast, and many of us are struggling to stay one step ahead of our kids. Please join us on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7pm for an informative Zoom presentation and Q&A about how to help your children stay safe online. An internet safety expert from Trend Micro's Internet Safety for Kids Program will cover:

  • What kids are doing online, from popular apps to online gaming
  • Tips for managing screen time
  • Best practices to help kids be safe, savvy, and kind online
  • Ways to manage a child’s devices, including app settings for age-appropriate content, and more
  • Plus, ask your own questions during a live Q&A chat!

Join other parents for this free Zoom event at: using passcode 677732.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jenkins ( or Ms. Walker (

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:

  • TONIGHT, Friday, March 15th – Financial Fun Night for Grades 3-5 from 6:30-8:30pm. See HERE for more information, and REGISTER EARLY as this event is limited to 125 students.
  • Tuesday, March 19th - HomeSlyce Restaurant Night. Mention TRES when ordering or add "TRES" to the comments field when ordering online. See flyer for more details.
  • Friday, March 22nd - TRES Spirit Day: Wear TRES colors or purchase spirit wear here
  • Friday, April 12th - Bingo, 6:30-8:30pm. TRES Cafeteria and Gym: Join us for a night of Bingo and fun prizes. For more information, see here: IMG_1414.JPG 
  • April 15th-26th - Casey Cares Kami's Jammies Donation Drive. In partnership with FQMS and Chick-fil-A Clarksville, each student who donates a new pair of pajamas will receive a coupon good for a free Chick-fil-A Kids Meal. Casey Cares is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of critically ill children and their families. Click HERE for more information.
  • Wednesday, April 17th - PTA Meeting, 7:00pm, TRES Cafeteria
  • Friday, April 19th - KidzArt Fundraiser, 3:15-4:35pm. Join KidzArt, a TRES parent-owned company, for a spring-themed art class benefitting the PTA. Register HERE.
  • Friday, April 26th - TRES Spirit Day: Wear TRES colors or purchase spirit wear here
  • Friday, May 17th - TRES 25th Anniversary Retriever Rally, 5:30-8:30pm. Mark your calendars for the biggest event of the school year! This is a family carnival and it is even more special this year as the school is celebrating its 25th anniversary! We are expecting a huge crowd as school alumni have been invited for a special ceremony! If your business would be interested in donating for the event or sponsoring any of the amazing activities we have planned, please contact Shilpa Jain:

Volunteers Needed for Walking Wednesday
Walking Wednesdays is a PTA-sponsored walking/running program that gets our K-5th graders' hearts beating faster as they run/walk for prizes during recess. This is 100% volunteer led and a great opportunity to encourage our children to be active as well as set goals and meet them. Please sign up HERE. Thank you for your support!

Community News and Events

Please visit HERE to learn about/register for the entertaining and educational Spring 2024 After School classes offered by Howard County Recreation & Parks here at TRES. Also, registration for Howard County Recreation and Parks Before and After Care opens April 2nd at 8:00am.

River Hill Boosters are sponsoring summer camps at River Hill High School.  The camps are designed to help young athletes improve their fundamental athletic skills.  Weekly camps begin on June 10th.  Over thirty different camps are offered this summer, including football, tennis, soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, weight training, wrestling, “Hawks” Sports camp, pickleball, and dance.   We also offer an Art camp and Video Production camps.  Camp schedule and registration can be found at

This summer the Glenelg Theatre Camp is back with a 2-week summer program at Glenelg High School presenting... Annie JR! Camp runs July 1-12 from 9am-3pm for rising 3rd-8th grade students. Register today at

Howard Community College's Kids on Campus (KOC) program offers enriching educational experiences for youth ages 6 to 17 throughout the summer from June 24th to August 15th. KOC provides half-day programs in the morning or afternoon to accommodate various schedules. Whether students are interested in STEM subjects, creative arts, test preparation, or more, we have engaging classes lined up for seven weeks of summer fun. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further information. Email, call 443-518-4110, or visit HERE.Or visit,

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