11/17/17 Email Blast


20-24    Thanksgiving Break



5-6     Kindergarten registration for 2018-2019 school year.

6        SAC meeting at 6:00pm in the library

6-7     Vision and Hearing screening (Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5)

11       TTEA meeting at 9:00am in the library

12       TTEA evening informational meeting at 6:00pm in the library

22       No school-Winter Break starts!


Enjoy your Thanksgiving break with family and friends!


Thank you Whitney Shank, Page Warnke and their committee for providing snacks, breakfast and a delicious lunch during conference week.  What a treat this week has been!


Thanks also to Paige Sanford and the first grade and kindie parents that treated the staff to a delicious chili lunch on Thursday. The monthly “Lunch Bunch” was much appreciated.


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 knows what healthy relationships look like.  Children and teens are like sponges and often strive to be mirror images of what is present in the media, reality T.V. and occasionally in unhealthy adults around them.  They may witness disagreements between parents, see older siblings model poor choices, or immerse themselves with what Hollywood portrays as truth.  Regardless of the circumstances, when youth are not afforded many opportunities to witness healthy relationships, they are more likely to continue negative patterns of behavior.  However, when children and teens know and understand what healthy relationships look like, they’re likely to break that cycle that may otherwise lead towards bullying, school violence, substance abuse, and suicide.  

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

We encourage you to support our efforts by discussing this month’s topic of Healthy Relationships with your student. Check us out next month when we introduce the topic of: Building Resiliency & Awareness Around Risky Behavior.

Remember that if your child shares thoughts or behaviors that concern you there are many resources available to you at your student’s school (counselor, mental health provider, teacher) and in the community. 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. 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 M. Goering, Ed.S., NCSP- Licensed School Psychologist



TTEA will be giving away a $50 King Soopers card to the person that loads the highest amount on their reloadable King Soopers card in November and December! Look for a flier in this week’s Thursday folder for more info on the scrip program.
Any questions contact, Jill Alexander at alexander.jill@gmail.com


What is the Watch D.O.G.S. program?

The Watch D.O.G.S.  program is affiliated with WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) Across America.  The purpose of the program is simple - to bring more male volunteers into our schools.  WatchDOGS are fathers, stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, or other father figures who volunteer to serve in our school. Tasks may include helping with arrival and dismissal, monitoring the lunchroom, recycling and helping in the classroom, library, etc.  Please email the dates you are interested in volunteering to TTEWDD@gmail.com. We will send you an email confirmation.



Click HERE  for draft of meeting



Equine Facilitated Learning Workshop on Bullying

Have some fun this Thanksgiving break at Sky View Farm on Monday, November 20th. This 3-hour workshop will help your child with social skills, non-verbal communication, problem solving and building self-confidence through horses. The program falls within the rubric’s learning system on how to deal with bullying.

Price $75

Time: 9-Noon

Place: Sky View Farm

1705 Outter Marker Rd Castle Rock Co 80108

We are taking the first 20 kids ages 7-12

Workshop conducted by ESMHL certified instructors Elaine Marion and Heather Cotterman, assistant Wendy Ingraham.

What to bring: water, snack, covered shoes, long pants, hat, sunscreen.

To sign up please email or call Wendy 310-844-2627 or wendy@skyviewfarmllc.com


For the holidays, please consider giving families in need the gift of time.
Ways to help:  Holiday meal sponsorship program, team delivery, gift card donations.
Please check this week's Thursday folder for more info.