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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!!!



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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!



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PTA Minutes

Here are the approved general PTA minutes from September meeting.

General Minutes 9-1-15

 

 

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Box Tops – Race To The 30th!

It’s box tops race time!  This race will run until October 30th!   Send in your box tops either in baggies or on the box tops collection (see attached).  Please use glue or tape to affix the box tops to the form.  The grade who brings in the most box tops will earn a prize!  Thank you for your continued support!!  

 



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ORIGINAL WORKS

OW flyer

We are excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Original Works to offer an art-based program at our school again this year!   Look for the artwork and order forms along with a product catalog to come home on Friday, October 23.  This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase unique gifts and keepsakes in time for the holiday season. Orders will arrive at TRES during the week of Dec. 14.  Exact pick up dates will be announced later.
All TRES students will be making art work sometime between October 12-October 23.  If you would like to assist in the art making and help in the classroom please contact Michell Schalik at [email protected]  NO art experience required.
If you’d like more information about Original Works check out their website http://www.originalworks.com
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Important PTA News

LAST CALL FOR THE FAMILY DIRECTORY – Please complete the PTA Connect Form by this Wednesday September 30th if you want your family’s information to be included in the directory.  The PTA Connect Form can be completed online at our website www.trespta.digitalpto.com and Clicking the Paw on the right side of the page (please type this website into your browser if the link takes you to an hcpss website).  You may also complete the form that recently came home in Friday folders and return it to school by Wednesday.  Please consider joining the PTA at this time as well.  There is no volunteer obligation, it’s an inexpensive way to support our school and only PTA members get a copy of the directory.  Don’t miss out on this exclusive membership benefit!  Thanks in advance to Niti Blackwell for taking on this important project for our school!

EVENT/INFORMATION EMAILS – The PTA will begin sending out its own emails beginning next week. If you have not completed the PTA Connect Form (online on paper) we do not have your email address.  Please complete the form as noted above to stay better informed and connected to our school. We will strive to keep them short, sweet and infrequent if you strive to read them!

WALKING WEDNESDAYS IS NEW AND IMPROVED! – During Wednesday’s morning announcements your children will learn about exciting changes to the Walking Wednesday program.  Walking Wednesdays, which runs for 6 weeks in the fall and repeats in the spring, is a program where the students are encouraged to walk laps around the back field during recess.  Students earn prizes for every 10 laps they walk over the 6 week period.  New this year, the classroom with the most laps each week will be awarded the “Golden Shoe Trophy” which will be proudly displayed in the classroom.  Additionally, the student in each class who has the most laps at the end of the six week period will win a $10 Toys R Us gift card.  A big thank you to Erica Haycock for leading this initiative and to the many parent volunteers who will participate this year.

ORIGINAL WORKS IS COMING – We are excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Original Works to offer an art-based program at our school again this year!   Look for the artwork and order forms along with a product catalog to come home on Friday, October 23.  This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase unique gifts and keepsakes in time for the holiday season. Orders will arrive at TRES during the week of December 14th.  Exact pick up dates will be announced later.  Many thanks go to Michell Schalik for her leadership of the OW program and to the dozens of parent volunteers who are assisting our children in the creation of their artwork!

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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.
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Cleaning Out Your Closets?

Our Coat Drive ends this Friday! The weather will soon quickly turn cold and we are happy to assist the PTA Council of Howard County with its annual Winter Coat Drive. We will gratefully accept your new or CLEAN, gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves and donate them to needy students and their families in our community. We welcome both children and adult winter items. We will have donation boxes in the pods throughout this week so please send the items in with your children. Thank you for your generosity!

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The Retriever Rally Is Coming!

Our children’s favorite fall event is upon us!  The annual Retriever Rally will be held on Friday September 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 at TRES.  We’ll have carnival games, inflatables, our traditional Cake Walk, lots of food and ice cream for purchase and, new this year, a photobooth from Photobooth Wizards.  We can’t do it alone so we need your help!

There are so many opportunities to help with this event:  game stations, prize and craft tables, face painting and our Cake Walk.  The Cake Walk is a little like musical chairs – but a lucky child gets yummy baked goods that our parents have made or purchased when the music stops!  It’s a favorite with the kids and we want enough cupcakes, cookies, brownies, etc. to go around!

Volunteer spots are in 30 minute increments – so there is plenty of time to enjoy the Rally with your family and still volunteer.  If you’re willing and able to volunteer and/or donate a baked good (remember it can be purchased!), please open the attached Google doc and add your name and EMAIL ADDRESS to a volunteer slot.  The document is automatically saved and updated.

Thank you for your help – we look forward to working together to make this event a fun and an exciting start to the year for everyone. Can’t wait to see you at the Rally!

Your TRES PTA
Questions?  Please contact Chris Miller at [email protected] or Pam Desmond at[email protected]

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Community Outreach: Coat Drive

Have an extra coat in your closet?  The weather will soon turn cold, and we are happy to assist the PTA Council Howard County with its Annual Winter Coat Drive. We will gratefully accept your new or CLEAN, gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves and donate them to needy students and their families in our community.  We welcome both children and adult winter items. We will have donation boxes in the school lobby at the Retriever Rally on September 18 and in the pods throughout the week of September 21-25.  Thank you for your generosity!

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PTA Budget Vote at Back to School Night

We will be voting on the approval of the 2015-2016 budget at Back-to-School Night this Thursday September 3, 2015. Please review prior to coming.  Only PTA members are eligible to vote so please join by Clicking the Paw at the right before Thursday night.  If you have any questions about the budget please contact our Treasurer, Jenny Gillis at [email protected] We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday! Please meet in the cafeteria; the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.  You can access the proposed budget here:

2015-2016 TRES PTA PROPOSED BUDGET

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CLICK THE PAW AND GET CONNECTED!

Click the Paw (on the right) to complete the TRES PTA Connect Form.  ALL families are asked to complete this form to do any or all of the following things:
-Join the TRES PTA (and receive a copy of our family directory!)
-Receive PTA emails for events, signups, etc.
-Be included in the PTA family directory (perfect for carpools, birthday parties, play dates, etc.)
-Volunteer your time or talent
All families must complete this form in order to receive PTA event emails and be included in the family directory.  Beginning in October the school will no longer be sending PTA emails so please complete the form to stay connected.  The deadline for directory inclusion is September 30, 2015.  You do not have to join the PTA to complete the Connect Form but we ask you to consider becoming a part of our organization.  Our goal is 100% family participation!  Only families with PTA memberships will receive a copy of the directory.

 

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RETRIEVER RALLY IS COMING SEPTEMBER 18!

Please join us on Friday September 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 at TRES for our annual Back to School Retriever Rally!!  This exciting free event for all TRES families will include an inflatable obstacle course and slide, carnival games, photobooth, face painting, our traditional bake walk and more!  Food and ice cream from Scoop and Paddle will be available for purchase.  Come start the year off with some school spirited fun!!
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Registration is OPEN for FIRST Lego League!

TRES 4th and 5th Graders,
Are you interested in learning about teamwork, problem solving, robotics and just plain having fun?  FIRST Lego League (FLL) is starting up in only a few weeks!

This year’s challenge is called “Trash Trek!”  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!  Join FIRST LEGO League teams on a Trash Trek to discover the hidden (or not so hidden) world of trash!

To sign up:
• Registration form is online at: http://bit.ly/TRESFLL2015Reg
• The design challenge is due on August 29th.  Full Details: http://bit.ly/FLL2015DesignChallenge

FLL meetings will begin the second week of September.

More Questions?
Email the coordinators:  [email protected]com
or check out our website: https://sites.google.com/site/legoleaguetres/

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Welcome Retreivers – to a New School Year 2015-2016

Welcome to another exciting school year. The TRES community will continue to receive communications via website posts, Facebook, Twitter, and email blasts keeping you informed of the latest PTA activities and initiatives.

Browse our site and consider joining the TRES PTA and help support our students, teachers, staff and school. This year we have created the TRES PTA Connect Form making it easy for you to:

-Join the TRES PTA
-Receive PTA emails
-Be included in the family directory
-Volunteer

Click the PAW on the right to complete the TRES PTA Connect Form today.
Plans are already underway, so join us today!
The PTA meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the media center.

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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 http://flexyourafterschool.com/triadelphia

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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!

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Afterschool Programs Survey

We are considering partnering with a company to bring a variety of new afterschool programs to TRES this fall.  Before we move forward, we want to hear from you!  Please take a few minutes now to click on the link below and complete the survey

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eauau8gfi8bpdh8x/start

 

Thank you!

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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
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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:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ALE5Z4Np1Xqfhl2ALxwrpUTy0-jiTnCiOJ7g1BUmxWU/edit?usp=sharing

 

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