1/20/17 Email Blast


 6      Outdoor Ed parent meeting (fifth grade parents) 6:00 pm - gym

 7      SAC meeting 6:00 pm

11     Daddy - Daughter Dance 6:30 pm

13     TTEA meeting 9:00 am

17     No students - Professional Development Day for staff

20     No school - Presidents’ Day


Dear Timber Trail Elementary School Families,


As we work towards promoting student wellness in all areas, we want to ensure that every student in Douglas County gains understanding of the difference of bullying and harassment behavior versus normal conflict.  In recognizing a bullying situation, students need to be able to effectively identify and communicate their feelings.


Based on students’ development levels, we will explore this topic with our students:


Elementary, Middle, and High school students will examine Bullying vs. Normal Conflict and will explore Cyber Bullying reporting through the video “Report Cases of Cyberbullying.”

  • We encourage you to support our efforts by discussing this month’s topic of Awareness Around Bullying and Harassment. Check us out next month when we discuss: Protective Factors Around Suicide on several appropriate developmental levels for elementary through high school.

Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance, and we at Timber Trail Elementary will do all we can to support every student’s well-being. There are many resources available to you at your student’s school (counselor, mental health provider, teacher) and in the community. If your child has expressed thoughts of harming himself/herself and you need immediate assistance, please dial 911 or bring your child to the nearest emergency room.  Please consider the resources offered on the  PREVENTION and SCHOOL CULTURE (https://www.dcsdk12.org/prevention-and-school-culture) website if you want to learn more about this topic.


In Partnership,


Michele Radke- Principal
Nicole Goering, Ed.S., NCSP- Licensed School Psychologist


2017-2018 TTE CALENDAR

Timber Trail Elementary will follow the DCSD 2017-2018 Conventional Calendar.  The exception to this is Monday, October 16, 2017 (Monday after fall break) and Monday, March 26, 2018 (Monday after spring break)  when TTE students will not attend school due to teacher professional development.  These two dates only pertain to Timber Trail.  Other schools in the Rock Canyon feeder will have school on those two days.  Timber Trail has five more minutes in our day to provide for two additional staff development days in the year. Again, this change is only for Timber Trail Elementary, not the entire district.

TTE 2017-2018 Calendar 



Please register your kindergartener now for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information and to download an enrollment packet, visit the TTE website.



May 3, 2017

Do you sing, dance, or play an instrument?  Share your talent with the TTE community!

Audition forms due Friday, March 10.

For more information and audition form, click here

Questions?  Contact Sara Haynes at swhaynes@dcsdk12.org



February 11, 2017 6:30pm-9:00pm at TTE

Tickets on sale now at timbertrailparents.org



January 24, 2017 4:00pm-6:00pm at Calvary Chapel in Castle Rock

Strive to Thrive is a bi-annual event hosted by the Community of Care Network. Each year in January and July over 25 agencies and organizations come together to offer a one-stop-shop resource fair for vulnerable residents in Douglas County.  Participating agencies provide on-site services to those in attendance. In the past the event offers access to job listings, housing information and assistance, food, clothes, household supplies, medical care, dental screenings, haircuts, a free meal and much more.  

Strive to Thrive will be held on Tuesday, January 24 from 4-6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel in Castle Rock. 1100 Caprice Drive.  For free transportation to and from the event please contact Douglas County First Call prior to January 20 to arrange  a ride at 303.660.7519.  Please visit the Community of Care Network facebook page for announcements on agencies and services that will be available.

Strivie to Thrive 



Thursday, February 2, 2017, Mountain Vista High School  7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.)

    Film begins at 7:00 followed by a moderated discussion

    Tickets: $5 - Watch trailer here:  http://www.screenagersmovie.com/ / Register here:http://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-douglas-county-school-district-1377

Are you watching kids scroll through life? With their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, we welcome you to discover surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists in this extraordinary and timely film.  Please contact Kimberly Romine at kcromine@dcsdk12.org or Lauren LaComb at lllacomb@dcsdk12.org for additional information.



National Western Stock Show

January 7-22 Promo Code: DOUGCO

Click here for info and to order tickets

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, January 21, 2017 • 7:00pm • Pepsi Center

For more information or to order tickets, visit


Colorado Mammoth Community Night vs. Calgary Roughnecks Saturday, March 3 at  7:00 pm.

Tickets are $15/$23. Event flyer and ticket ordering info will be available soon on DCEF website.

"The Secret Garden"

Denver Center of Performing Arts

April 21-May 7

Promo Code:  DCSDFUND

Promo Code is good for price levels A, B & C

Click here to order tickets

Elitch Gardens

Friday, June 2Saturday, June 3 OR Sunday, June 4

The DCSD community can enjoy a fun-filled day of rides and attractions at Elitch Gardens for only $27.99 (reg. $49.99).  *Purchase your ticket before 5/31 and receive a free return ticket to the park valid mid-August through mid-October!* Ticket ordering info will be available soon on the DCEF website.