11/6/14 Email Blast

10        Conference Week
            TTEA meeting 9:00 am in the library
            Daddy Daughter Committee meeting following the TTEA meeting
16        Deadline for 2015 Apple Awards nominations
18        Band/Orchestra Concert -6:30 pm in TTE cafeteria
20        Last day for Red Apple Recycling challenge
22        DCSD Community Night with the Colorado Avalanche
26        No school- Comp Day
27-28   No school-Thanksgiving Holiday
  8         TTEA meeting 9:00 am in the library
             TTE/BRE Beginning Orchestra Concert 7:15 pm
  9         4th/5th Grade Choir Concert for families 6:30 pm
18         Elementary Progress Reports (EPR) published to parent portal at 4:00 pm
19         Winter Break starts
  5         School resumes
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 how and where to report concerns at their school. Possible concerns may include bullying, stealing, fights, threats, drugs/alcohol, abuse, self-injurious behavior, and/or suicidal ideation. We encourage and emphasize reporting any actions that jeopardize a student’s individual safety or the safety of others. 
Based on students’ developmental levels, teachers will be exploring this topic in the classroom with their students: 
Elementary school students will learn about what a healthy relationship looks like by discussing attributes of a good friend. They will also discuss the important difference between tattling and telling and bullying versus normal conflict.
Middle school students will explore what “normal behavior” is and what possible at-risk behaviors should be reported.
High school students will review resources such as Text-A-Tip and Safe2Tell which are available 24/7 so that they always have a way to report concerns. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in open dialogues about past experiences when they may have had a concern about someone’s safety.
We encourage you to support our efforts by discussing this month’s topic of “How and When to Report” with your student. Remember that if your child shares thoughts or behaviors that concern you, you can follow the A.C.T. model (Acknowledge, Care, Tell). Check us out next month when we introduce the topic of healthy habits, self-care and coping skills.
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  STUDENT WELLNESS website and determine if they may be appropriate for your family. 
Safe To Tell Program click here
In Partnership,
Michele Radke, Principal
Nicole Goering, Ed.S., NCSP- Licensed School Psychologist 
The Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF), in cooperation with the Douglas County School District (DCSD) will host the tenth annual Apple Awards celebration to honor exemplary teachers, support staff and administration on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The event was organized, and continues to be a way to shine the spotlight on teachers who demonstrate a superior ability to foster excellence in education by contributing to the continuous improvement of student learning and the educational environment.
When:   Saturday February 21, 2015
Where:  Sheraton Downtown Denver / 1550 Court Place, Denver
There are several categories for recognition. Students, parents, staff members and the community are invited to submit nominations for an individual who demonstrates a dedication to students and a commitment to providing a world-class education for all students in Douglas County.Nominate a great educator today! The Apple Awards honor the excellence of all staff members in Douglas County. Nominations will be accepted from October 24 - November 16.  Please find a link to the nominations page here or you may go directly to our websitewww.dcefcolorado.org.
October 20-November 20
Clean out your closets. Help Timber Trail raise money. Please BAG and bring your clean gently and beyond gently used clothing and shoes to school and help us fill up the Red Apple Recycling donation box located in the bus loop. For every pound we collect the school will earn money to help pay for sustainability and wellness programs throughout the year. 
1st prize-$750.00
2nd prize-$500.00
3rd prize-$250.00
What to Donate:
ANY type of clean clothing, shoes, toys and stuffed animals, belts, purses, backpacks
What we do NOT accept:
Computers, TV's and other large electronics, furniture, appliances, luggage, bikes, skis, ski boots. 
For more information visit redapplerecycling.com
Program is open to girls and boy between the ages of 6 and 14 (non-freshman).
Practice is held on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Rock Canyon High School.
Please download the attached form for more information and registration.
Family get-togethers, Thanksgiving, holidays approaching means lots of extra grocery shopping!
Support Timber Trail while shopping at King Soopers! Five percent of every dollar you spend with your King Soopers scrip card goes directly to Timber Trail.  Cards are always available at the front desk and are easy to use.        
If you refill your King Soopers Gift Card and use it you will have an chance at winning next months drawing!  This past month we earned $2477!   Just imagine the amount of "FREE" money we could earn if everyone used a King Soopers card! 
Using the card is an easy way for your family and friends to support TTE without spending an extra dime.
Visit the front office and pick up your King Soopers card today! Contact Jacqueline Blaeser at sjblaeser4@gmail.com for any questions.
Jackets, sweaters, hats, water bottles are overtaking the cafeteria!  Please stop by the cafeteria and check for lost items.  ALL items will be donated to a local charity on Thursday, December 18. Please help us out by labeling your child's coat, gloves, etc.