10/1/15 Email Blast

 1   Book Fair 7:30 am- 4:00 pm
 2   Book Fair ends at 1:30 pm
 4   Apple Award nomination deadline
 5   TTEA meeting 9:00 am- library
 8   Red Apple Recycling Clothing Drive Challenge ends
      Box Tops for Education collection ends
 9   Fall break starts
19  School resumes
27  Picture retakes
30  Halloween parties (K, 1, 2- am  3, 4, 5- pm)



Dear Timber Trail Elementary Families,

As we work towards promoting student wellness in all areas, we want to ensure that every student in Douglas County knows what steps to take when they encounter a peer in need of help.


Based on students’ developmental levels, teachers will explore this topic in the classroom with their students:

Also, as part of our systematic work to continue to develop healthy students, we will collect data on students’ confidence regarding attaining the help they need when they need it. The results from our students’ collective voice will continue to drive our work to support their overall health as we progress throughout our school year.


We encourage you to support our efforts by discussing this month’s topic of how to A.C.T. if a friend is hurting with your child. Remember that if your child shares thoughts or behaviors that concern you, you too can follow the A.C.T. model (acknowledge, care, tell). Check us out next month when we explore how and when to report when concerned about a friend.


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 (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 website and determine if they may be appropriate for your family.


In Partnership,


Michele Radke, Principal

Nicole Goering, Ed.S., NCSP- Licensed School Psychologist




At Douglas County School District (DCSD), we know that every one of our students is unique with different interests, strengths, and goals. They learn in their own ways and at their own pace. For that reason we are committed to not only personalizing learning to meet their specific needs, but also to providing information needed so that families can support and encourage continued growth.That is why DCSD is working to rebuild the Elementary Progress Report (EPR).

Go here to learn more about the new EPR which is expected to roll out at in December, at the end of this semester.


Nomination Window closes October 4
Event Date:  Saturday, March 5, 2016- Downtown Denver Sheraton
Created in 2006, the Apple Awards is the Douglas County School District's (DCSD) premiere awards ceremony, providing an opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellent, innovative teachers, and the outstanding contribution of all Douglas County School District staff.  The entire event is organized by the Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) and proceeds from the ceremony benefit the Foundation's Innovation Fund. We encourage everyone to take a moment to nominate those teachers who have made a difference in your student's life.  There is no limit to the number of teachers you can nominate. Click here for the Apple Awards Nomination form. Click here for the Apple Awards Nomination form.


Clean out your closets and help Timber Trail raise money!

Please bring the following items to help fill our Red Apple Recycling donation box which is located in the bus loop:

ANY type of clean clothing

- Shoes

- All other household textiles

- Toys & stuffed animals

- Belts, purses & backpacks

For every pound we collect, the school will earn money to help pay for sustainability and wellness programs throughout the year.  Last springTTE was the winning school in Douglas County for pounds of donations collected.  TTE received a check for $951.60!

For more detailed information about Red Apple Recycling and their very worthwhile mission and what may be donated, please visit www.redapplerecycling.com



Please see attachment below for the Douglas County Parenting Coalition October Newsletter

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Colorado Rapids Community Night on Sunday, October 4 at 5:00 pm

 Come on out for a fast-paced soccer face off at the award-winning Dick Sporting Goods Park on Sunday, October 4 at 5:00 p.m. when the Rapids host Real Salt Lake.Discounted ticket price is $20 (reg. $37) with $3 from each ticket going to the school of your choice. Ticket prices include meal voucher and Coca Cola beverage. Order tickets here: http://www.ksegroups.com/landing.aspx?lpid=qeNHCoPoaxU=&lpo

​8-Acre Corn Maze and Hay Rides on Thursday & Friday, October 15 & 16

Get lost in the twists and turns of the Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield! All friends, family, employees, and volunteers of DCSD are invited to come and enjoy the maze, unlimited jump pillow, a hayride and food vendors. Tickets are only $8. Must print out and present the flyer at the Gardens. Write the name of your school on the flyer and a portion of each ticket sold will help "Fill the Gap".