Walking Wednesdays Are Back!

Well – we tried to start yesterday, but the fields were too soggy, so we’ll try again next week!

Kindergarten, first and second graders participate in Walking Wednesdays for six weeks in the fall and six weeks in the spring during their recess period. The kids run or walk laps around the field behind the school.

The volunteers each get a spreadsheet with all of the names of the students in a particular teacher’s class. Each time a child completes a lap they tell you their name and you mark the spreadsheet. Each time they complete 12 laps throughout the season they get to chose a prize. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up via this Sign Up Genius:

If dates you wanted are already full, you are always welcome to go and walk laps with your child!

Please sign up for our fall season of Walking…

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Silent Auction: Grade Baskets

Each grade makes one or two themed baskets which go to the highest bidder on the night of the auction. The contents of the baskets are made up of contributions from parents in that grade. Please take a moment to go onto the Sign Up genius for your child’s grade and sign up for an item. If you’d prefer we happily take cash or gift card donations for the basket coordinators to shop for items. Below are the themes and links to each grades sign up genius basket.  Please email any questions to [email protected]

Kindergarten – Legos

1st Grade – Life’s a Beach

2nd Grade –  Retrievers at Play

3rd Grade – Sleepover / Camp Out

4th Grade – Fit Kids

5th Grade –Photography Then and Now

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Silent Auction – FAQ’s

What is the silent auction and what’s the big deal?

By now you have probably read about the big auction happening on Friday evening, March 11th at The Gathering Place in Clarksville. The auction is a biennial event but provides over 60% of our funding! If you’re new to TRES or have never attended the auction, I strongly encourage you to purchase tickets this year and join us. It is a wonderful parents night out where you can have delicious food, spend time with other TRES parents and bid on some excellent auction items. It’s also a great time to mingle with the many TRES teachers and staff who attend the auction!

This sounds like a fancy event. Do I have to get dressed up?
Here’s the best part – NO!! Friday nights are meant for unwinding and that’s why we chose the theme “Blue Jeans and Bling!” Throw on your favorite jeans, dress them up or down – your choice!

What are these “grade basket” emails that I received?
Each grade makes one or two themed baskets which go to the highest bidder on the night of the auction. The contents of the baskets are made up of contributions from parents in that grade. Please take a moment to go onto the Sign Up genius for your child’s grade and sign up for an item. If you’d prefer we happily take cash or gift card donations for the basket coordinators to shop for items. If you have not received the sign up genius for your grade(s) please email us [email protected]

Can parents contribute auction items?
YES! Many families in the past have contributed stays at their vacation home, sports tickets, music lessons, photography sessions, products from their companies and more. If you are wiling and able to donate auction items or if you or your business would like to make a cash donation or sponsor our event, please contact Missy Rohrbach [email protected] or Amy [email protected] and we will happily work with you!

Will there be any auction items that interest me?
We will have auctions items for everyone! From Adele concert tickets (yes, you read that correctly) and Walt Disney World passes to local camp tuition and dinner gift certificates. Our most popular items are class pottery and our “Faculty Follies.” You could win a chance for your child to be Principal for a Day, Front Row seats to 5th grade graduation, VIP parking for TRES events, priceless activities for your children and their TRES teachers and much more!

What is this class pottery that I keep hearing about?
Each classroom, with the help of a parent volunteer, creates a priceless piece of pottery to be auctioned on March 11th. The pottery is VERY popular and is a wonderful memory of your child’s time at TRES this year. Each item is unique and beautifully done- look for them in the TRES display case as we get closer to the auction!

How do I buy tickets and what will the evening be like?
Invitations will be coming home in Friday folders soon. There will be plenty of delicious food, a cash bar and music. We will have a silent auction, a live auction for the large, most popular items, parent and teacher raffles and much, much more!

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Attention TRES K-3rd Graders,
Are you interested in learning about how things move, teamwork, problem solving, and just plain having fun?  Jr. FIRST Lego League (Jr. FLL) is starting very soon!This year’s challenge is called “Waste Wise”.  We will learn about simple machines, how to work as a team, do research, build a model with motor/s and present our findings all while displaying the Core Values of Jr. FLL.  Join our TRES Jr. FIRST LEGO League teams on a mission to become Waste Wise!
To sign up:
• Registration form is online at:
• The design challenge is due on January 29th.  Full Details: FLL meetings will begin the first week of February

More Questions?
Email the coordinators:  [email protected]com
or check out our website:


Walking Wednesday 10-21-15

The student with the most laps in the school this week is fifth grader Nik Anna with 10 laps!!!   Kindergartener Pascal Crosley and fourth grader Jack Canos both ran 9 laps!  Great job boys!

The class that wins the Golden Shoe Award for the week is Mrs. Palczewski’s class with a total of 77 laps! Mrs. Laserna’s class was close behind with 76 laps.  This just shows that every lap counts!

The total number of laps for the school this week was 1,115, which equals 279 miles!!!


Walking Wednesday 10-7-15 Results

Thank you all for participating in our first Walking Wednesday yesterday!  We had a three way tie for the student with the most laps.  DJ Morgan in first grade, Austin Johnson in fourth grade and Nik Anna in fifth grade each ran a total of 9 laps!  That is 2.25 miles each.  You all made an outstanding effort!

The winner of the golden shoe award for the class with the most laps is also a tie.  Mrs. Laserna’s and Mrs. Emrich’s classes each had a total of 76 laps!  Awesome job to both of those classes!  You will get to share the trophy for the next week in your classrooms.

The total laps for the entire school was an impressive 1,172, which is equal to 293 miles!


PTA Minutes

Here are the approved general PTA minutes from September meeting.

General Minutes 9-1-15




2015-16 Memory Book

Attention TRES Paparazzi:
We would love to see your pictures from the Open House, First day of school and the Retriever Rally!
Its an easy online upload:
Just create a folder or use an existing one that applies and upload your pics with this link:
User name:  [email protected]
Password:  Please consult your latest PTA email or email Shari Hammond for the password.
*Please note that while every picture will be considered for inclusion in the final yearbook print, not all will be used because of resolution, clarity, or space limitations.

Fall Afterschool Activities at TRES are Back!

Check out our afterschool activities website! Review classes, read descriptions and learn about the instructors. Registration opens August 28th at 9:00 but you can set up your account now! Go to


Walking Wednesday Week 5

The winner of the golden shoe award goes to Mrs. Burk’s class this week. They had a total of 75 laps which equals 18.75 miles. Way to go!

Two students tied for the most laps yesterday. Will Sloan and Evan Kaye each ran 11 laps. Awesome job!

Next week is the last walking Wednesday of the year so work hard to earn a prize!


Learn more about FIRST Lego League at the Enrichment Fair

Current TRES 3rd and 4th Graders:
Are you interested in learning about teamwork, problem solving, robotics, and just plain having fun?
FIRST Lego League will startup September 2015!  Please join us at the Enrichment Fair in the Gymnasium for more information!
FIRST Lego League is an amazing STEM program offered by the TRES PTA for 4th and 5th graders where they learn teamwork, research, presentation skills, marketing, robotics, programming, strategic thinking, and problem solving to name a few!  The program starts immediately following the beginning of the new school year.  If you are interested in learning more about the program please come at any time during the Enrichment fair (beginning at 6:30pm on Thursday May 14th) to the Gymnasium.
This year’s challenge is called “Trash Trek”, where the team members can find ways for us to better manage trash!  We will be learning how to work as a team, doing research and coming up with a unique solution to a problem with trash, learning presentation and marketing skills, building and programming our very own Lego Robot, and demonstrating what we learned at an exciting tournament!
To Learn More

Bingo Night and Yearbook Signing

Save The Date

Bingo Night and Yearbook Signing – Friday, June 12th 7-8:30 pm in the Cafeteria

Join us for our last family socials event of the year!   All students in attendance will receive a special yearbook signing pen, plus – there will be TONS of BINGO gifts to go around. Snack and drinks will also be provided.

Please note that this will not be a “drop-off” event.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Additionally, we need your help to make this a successful night!  Please considering signing up to volunteer at the following link:


For questions, please contact Janice Rice at [email protected] or Kim Bakhtiar at [email protected].


Pawsitive Praise

Thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped make Staff Appreciation Week and International Night events to remember.  We cannot do it without you.


Walking Wednesday Week 4

The winner of the golden shoe award this week is Mrs. Burk’s class. They had a total of 88 laps!

The student with the most laps in the school is Will Sloan with 13 laps! Susie Shollenberger followed close behind him with 12 laps. Great job!


A Letter from Superintendent Dr. Renee A. Foose

Special Message to Families – Baltimore Unrest

Dear HCPSS Community,

Our hearts are with the citizens of Baltimore City as they restore safety and heal from the tragedies occurring in their communities. We stand with our neighbors in Baltimore City who are working for peace and an end to the violence, with an understanding that violence is never the answer.

Due to continued safety concerns, our school system has canceled or made alternative arrangements for all field trips and other events taking place in downtown Baltimore through this weekend.

HCPSS Student Services personnel are available to support the social and emotional safety and well being of students, staff, and families. Anyone in need of support should contact their school administrator or counselor. Additional resources for families are posted below and on our website.

Thank you for your continued partnership as we work together to support our students during this difficult time.


Dr. Renee A. Foose


International Night – Friday, May 8 7:00-9:00 pm

We hope TRES families can join us for our annual event that celebrates and showcases the cultural diversity of our community through food, artifact displays, performances, and art.  Every student at TRES will have a piece of artwork on display!  Entrance to the event and all activities is FREE.  To have some fun and add to the ambience, we encourage attendees to dress in attire that is representative of their cultural heritage! Click here for the TRES International Night Volunteer Form.

Please note: One of the highlights of the evening is to taste various foods from different cultures.  However, samples are bite-sized only, and are limited to one per person while supplies last, so we encourage families to eat dinner before arriving.

Questions?  Please contact committee chair, Natasha Moulton-Levy at [email protected].


Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th-May 8th

We are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week on May 4th – May 8th with an “All Star TRES Team” theme. The PTA planned a week full of activities with special treats, but to help make this event successful for the teachers/staff, we are in need of food donations, gift card donations, and some (short) volunteer time.

The schedule and donation requests are as follows:

Monday May 4th – “Breakfast of Champions”

Breakfast in the Teacher’s Lounge, starting at 8:00 a.m.

We are in need of egg casserole dishes and volunteers from 7:30-8:45 a.m.

The PTA will provide fruit, muffins and coffee.  Please review the link below to sign up or volunteer.

Tuesday, May 5th – “Concession Stand” Snacks

The PTA will provide popcorn, peanuts and candy bars in the Teacher’s Lounge.

Wednesday May 6th – “Pep Rally” Gift Card Raffle

Gift Card Giveaway!  We will have a gift card raffle for the staff.

We are in need of gift card donations of any value, to any restaurant/store.

Please review the link below and sign up if you can donate.

Thursday May 7th – “Timeout For Treats”

The PTA will provide desserts in the Teacher’s Lounge.

Friday May 8th – “Tailgate Party”

PTA will provide lunch in the Teacher’s Lounge.


The TRES PTA Staff Appreciation Committee appreciates your help and generosity during this busy time!

Questions?  Please contact Evie Callahan at 301-524-5193 or Pam Jee at 301-370-1306


Retriever Run Results

The Retriever Run brought together the school and community for an enjoyable morning of exercise and fun!  It had over 350 participants and brought in $8000 to support and fund future PTA activities.

TRES PTA thanks all of the local businesses and organizations who stepped up to make our event a huge success:

Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsors Bronze Sponsors
American Fitness Kids Time Out Charm City Run Bagel Bin (Wilde Lake and Enchanted Forest)
CDG Advantage, LLC ProBuilt Construction, Inc. Dobbin Dental Suite David’s Natural Market
Dugout Zone Zakel Fitness Donna Weaver Weichert Realtors New Colony Einstein Brothers Bagels (Chatham Station)
Georgetown Pain Management Mt. Airy Children’s Dental Associates Giant
McClung-Logan Equipment Company, Inc. OX Orthodontix MOM’s Organic Market
Pat Hiban Real Estate Group Road ID Roots Market
Planet Fitness Shavers Snowballs and Ice Cream Safeway (Harpers Choice)
Snowden Lane Partners T&J Waffles
Sport and Spine Rehab of Columbia
WHC Warhawks Football and Cheer

Thank you to our anonymous sponsors!

Many thanks also go out to our Retriever Run committee, race day volunteers, Bullseye Running and 2Fyne Entertainment. This event couldn’t have taken place without you!


Male Female
1st Place Gregor Lesho Olivia Lazzari
2nd Place Max Urian Mary Updike
3rd Place  Sachin Jani Veronica An


  Male Female
Overall Luis  Navarro 18:51 Dena Brzezicki 22:40
Masters Marc Guerrasio 23:25 Linglei Ma 27:12
1st Teacher Lauren Beaman 31:25
Age 9 and under
1st Nate McCormick 26:30 Greta Sue Hanson 28:02
2nd Andrew Kasbeer-Betty26:36 Cecilia Lazzari 28:26
3rd Chad Prosniski 27:53 Emily Rice 34:10
Age 10-12
1st Sarantis Markaris 23:35  Susie Shollenberger 27:45
2nd Noah Hanson 23:40 Molly Sloan 30:54
3rd Matthew Updike 24:59  Adrienne Lesho 31:37
Age 13-15
1st Evan Ying 21:04 Carly Angel 28:01
2nd Garrett McCormick 21:48 Jamie Caine 28:37
3rd Tommy Maloney  22:10 Abby Barton 42:07
Age 16-19
1st Ryan Romano 20:40  Kristyn Pierce 42:44
2nd Julia Hayes 44:50
Age 20-29
1st Raniel Narciso 36:30 Elizabeth Marsh 22:51
2nd  Jessica Steenstra 28:24
3rd Melanie Lindauere 31:56
Age 30-39
1st  Joshua Marsh 20:07 Heather Johnson 23:15
2nd  Brendon Murphy 22:49 Quedessa King 24:17
3rd Tyler Glander 26:39 Cat Volmer 24:51
Age 40-49
1st Chip Prosniski 26:42  Janine Danko 27:25
2nd Robert McCormick 27:41  Rui Shao 29:16
3rd Steve Shollenberger 27:45  Susan McHale 30:45
Age 50-59
1st Doug Angradi 25:15  Karen Hanson 30:42
2nd Vincent Romano 27:20 Kathleen Romanik 32:19
3rd Scott Purrington 27:58  Pam Keelan 34:34
Age 60+
  Patrice Curtiss 51:29

Congratulations Runners!  To view full results visit


After School Spring Programs

Registration Open

Time is running out! The Spring After School Activities registration is on, so sign your children up before your favorite classes fill up!

 Click here for registration and class information.


Water Bottles

Mrs. Dumler has installed a filtered water bottle filling station to encourage students and staff to drink more water in accordance with the Wellness Policy.  The TRES PTA is proud to support this initiative by giving students and staff a Triadelphia Ridge, BPA-free, water bottle.  The bottles were distributed to the students this week and may be filled with plain, uncolored water.  Please be sure to label the bottle with your child’s name, if they did not do so already. Additional bottles may be purchased at the school store for $2.00. Note that the bottles are NOT dishwasher safe.