School Events:

TRES Enrichment Fair -Thursday, 5/14 6:30-8:30 An evening of recognition for TRES students and families.

We’ve been getting inquiries about the art show and to clarify, this is a school fundraiser not the PTA’s Original Works fundraiser.  Look for that program to return this fall.


HCPSS News-Last Day of School

Last Day of School

The Maryland State Board of Education has approved the HCPSS 2014–2015 Calendar Waiver request to waive one instructional day that was lost due to inclement weather. The last student day will now be on Friday, June 19, 2015.

All schools will be open for a full day on Wednesday, June 17. All schools will close two hours early for students on Thursday, June 18, and will close three hours early for students on Friday, June 19.

High school exams will be held on Tuesday, June 16; Wednesday, June 17; Thursday, June 18; and Friday, June 19.

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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

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TRES Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Attention Parent Volunteers

TRES Staff would love for you to join them on Thursday, April 30th from 9:00-10:00 for the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. The breakfast will be hosted by the appreciative TRES staff in the Cafeteria. Thank you if you have already RSVP’d, but if you have not and plan on attending, please email [email protected].


River Hill Poms Team – Summer Camp

The River Hill Poms team will be hosting our yearly “summer” camp  June 22-26  from 1-4 pm at River Hill High School.  We will learn dances & choreography, play games, make some cool crafts, and have a lot of fun!   The cost of camp is $150.  Payment will be collected on the first day of camp.  Checks payable to River Hill Poms.

To register, please email the following information to [email protected]:

Student’s Name & Grade (Fall 2015)

Parents Name & Cell Number

Additional Emergency Contact Info

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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.



New Parent Information Night

You are cordially invited to your child’s new middle school on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Folly Quarter Middle School.  Our program will include a general overview of the HCPSS middle school program including the programs available through our Gifted and Talented (GT) Office.  We look forward to seeing you then!

Current 5th graders and Future Folly Quarter Scholars

You are invited to join students and teachers at Folly Quarter Middle School for a New Student Introduction on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 9:40 to 11:00 a.m.  Your current teachers will escort you for a visit to meet some Folly Quarter students and staff members, hear about classes, tour the building, and be introduced to many learning opportunities at your new school.  We look forward to seeing you then!


Road To Kindergarten

The HCPSS Transition to Kindergarten Work Group

HCPSS will be hosting 4 Road to Kindergarten information sessions for incoming Kindergarten parents.  If you or your neighbor has an incoming Kindergarten please print and forward the attached flyer – available in three different languages- English, Spanish, and Korean.  Please contact Kris Woodson at [email protected] for more information.  Thank you so much for your support. HCPSS hopes to be able to reach out to our 3200+ incoming families and support each child’s transition to kindergarten!




“Freeze Fest” comes to TRES on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. The students have been working hard studying scripts, learning songs, and are ready to showcase their talents! Come out and support our very talented thespians!

Presented by the after school TRES Drama Learning Center club.



HCPSS Emergency Text Messages

November 14, 2014 was registration day to receive emergency text messages related to

snow and other weather-related closings and delays, bus delays and event cancellations.

If you did not reply to the text message that you received form HCPSS, you will continue to receive emergency messaging via email, but you will not receive text messages. Other HCPSS News and regular communications from your designated schools will continue to be transmitted via email.
If you do not receive a text message indicating that you must sign up for emergency text messages, please let us know as follows:

  • Parents/Guardians:  Contact your child’s school to update your phone number in Aspen, the student data management system.
  • Employees/All other subscribers (anyone who is not a parent or guardian): Verify that your cell phone number is entered correctly and update your information here:

Once you update your phone number, you will receive the text message to opt into HCPSS Emergency Text Messages the following business day.
If you have any questions regarding HCPSS News, please email the HCPSS webmaster at [email protected].  You can expect to receive a response within the next 2 business days. Thank you for your patience and continued support as we upgrade this messaging system.


Common Core Headache? Online help is available!

HCPSS Family Math Support Center  is a HCPSS website designed to help you gain a better understanding of what your child is learning in math. Each grade has a “SMART” (Student and Family Mathematics Activities Resources and Tools) Page that explains what your child will be learning each quarter, explanations and examples of strategies your child will be using and links to free mobile apps for additional practice.  Note that 4th and 5th grade GT smart pages are coming soon.

Free Online Homework Support!

The Howard County Library System offers a multitude of resources.  Go to to find free live online tutors (Kindergarten-College, 7 days a week), book report suggestions, math practice exams, science fair ideas and much more.


August 29, 2014 TRES PTA News

Below please find the TRES PTA News letter for August 29, 2014

PTA News 8.29.2014