TRES Retriever Report May 24, 2024

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 9:46am

Message from Dr. TRESler and Mr. Hiel:

Dear Retriever Families,

It was amazing and beautiful to see our diverse community come together for the 25th anniversary celebration and Retriever Rally last Friday! An event of this magnitude takes tremendous collaboration and communication. A huge THANK YOU to our PTA Retriever Rally chairs, the staff 25th anniversary celebration committee, parent/staff/community volunteers, and all of you! Kindness, patience, teamwork, and care were modeled for our Retrievers.

It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is here! Each school year seems to go by faster than the one before! We still have so much to do and celebrate in the last three weeks of school. Please be sure to read all school messages and emails to stay informed about what’s happening at TRES during this busy time of year. If anyone indicates they are not receiving text messages, please direct them here. We look forward to finishing strong!

Dr. Tiffany TRESler, Principal
Kory Hiel, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

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

  • May 27 - Memorial Day School Closed
  • May 29 - 5th Grade SCH. "Dress in Red, White and Blue Day" to support our 5th grade students.
  • May 30 - 5th Grade Visits FQMS
  • June 4 - Chorus Concerts beginning at 6:30pm
  • June 5 - Kindergarten Program, 9am
  • June 5 - Early Dismissal, 12:15pm
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Promotion Celebration, 9:30am, Cedar Park Lane West Pavilion
  • June 12, 13, 14 - Early Dismissal Days
  • June 14 - Last Day of School

News and Information

Collect All Student Materials By June 14 - Limited Building Access This Summer
TRES families, please note that our school front office will be closed immediately following the last day of school as the roof replacement that began last summer continues and will affect the front part of the building. Administration will be relocating to the portable classroom space and have limited access to the building. For this reason, we cannot hold any student materials that are not collected by the last day of school. Please ensure you have all your student’s belongings by June 14 or earlier if you will be traveling prior to this date.

Health Room News - Medication Pick Up
If your child has medication in the health room at TRES, it must be picked up by June 14th, no later than 1:00 p.m.  Please contact the Health Room at 410-313-2562 to arrange for pick-up.  Staff will dispose of any medications remaining after this time.  

HCPSS Pride Week June 3-8
Please see the attached flier for activities celebrating Pride Week.

Wellness Workshop and Supports Summer Series
In partnership with Backpack Healthcare and Congruent Counseling/Integrative Counseling, HCPSS presents a spring/summer series of "Wellness Workshops and Support for Parents". All HCPSS parents are invited to attend any or all of these free, virtual evening workshops. Sessions are from 6-7 p.m. on a variety of dates.

Wellness Workshops and Supports for Parents Flier

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 is also underway. 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.

Learning Together Peer Program (LTP) at Dayton Oaks ES is Accepting Applications for 3 & 4 Year-Olds for 2024-25 School Year

The Dayton Oaks Elementary Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) prekindergarten programs are making preparations for classes for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year and are accepting applications for students to participate as peers through the Learning Together Program (LTP). These classes include children with and without disabilities.  The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills. Parents of children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1st, can pick up an application in the Dayton Oaks Elementary School's front office. 

HCPSS is committed to providing instruction based on the statewide Early Learning Standards which are in alignment with Kindergarten Readiness. The fees listed in the application will be collected monthly. If you have any additional questions , please contact Megan Battle at or (410) 313-1571.


Thank you to Ebbie Hodnett and Janki Patel for chairing Staff Appreciation and for working so hard to ensure our staff were treated to delicious meals, snacks, and a special 25th Anniversary hoodie courtesy of the PTA! Thank you to Amy Musgrave and Lehigh Mearns for also helping with staff appreciation week! A HUGE thank you to all TRES parents and community members, who donated to staff appreciation, and for your continued generous monetary donations that made the staff gifts possible!  Also, thank you to Lynette Love for making sure the Field Day volunteers had refreshments to keep them energized!

Thank you to Shilpa Jain and Nikki Lakhani for chairing TRES' biggest event yet, the 25th Anniversary Retriever Rally! We had a record turnout and appreciate all of the planning and months of work put into this annual free event. This year, so many new attractions were added to the rally, made possible by corporate sponsors obtained by the rally chairs and the donations of TRES parents. Thank you to all of the donors, sponsors, and volunteers that made this event possible!

Upcoming PTA Events:

  • 5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearings Volunteers Needed!  5 volunteers needed on 5/24 from 3:15-4:30pm to help setup/decorate.  Email if you can help.
  • Monday June 3 - Last PTA Meeting of the Year, 7pm in the cafeteria
  • Thursday June 6th: Spirit Night at Crazy Mason, 4-7pm. 10% of all sales will be donated to the TRES PTA. See the Crazy Mason Flyer here.
  • June 16th  - Back-to-School Supply Kit order forms due.  Order at: with the school ID TRI116 (3 letters /3 numbers)
  • PTA Chairs Needed for 2024/2025. We need you! Email for more information. Ask us about ANY position, but open chair positions include:
    • Reflections Art Contest
    • Community Outreach
    • Fundraising
    • Health and Wellness Co-Chair (Walking Wednesdays)
    • Membership
    • Bingo
    • Retriever Rally
    • PTACHC Delegate
    • PTA Directory
  • End of Year PTA Survey - We want to hear from you! Help us improve next year for our students and staff by completing this survey about PTA events and fundraising: TRES Year-End PTA Member Survey - Google Forms
  • 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

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