11/9/15 Email Blast

  9         TTEA meeting - 9:00 am
  9-13    Parent/Teacher conference week
 18        Annual Fifth Grade Thanksgiving Feast (see below for revised recess/lunch schedule for all grades)
 25-27   Thanksgiving break
   9        SAC meeting-6:00 pm
 14        TTEA meeting-9:00 am
 18        Winter break starts

Dear TTE Families,

I hope that you and your family enjoyed the day off on Tuesday and were able to take advantage of the beautiful Colorado weather.  I wanted to share what we did as a staff during the PLC day on Tuesday.  Our two main focuses were on finalizing grade level curriculum maps and creating and revising backward plans in math and writing.  

The curriculum maps layout the PBL units and backward plans that grade levels will teach throughout the year. Each of these plans is broken down into the four components of the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVCs).  These components are:
-World Class Outcomes (WCO)
-the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity)
-21st Century Skills
-Colorado Academic Standards (specific to grade level and content)

One of the most important things we did was to take time to celebrate all the wonderful things that are happening at Timber Trail.  It was very fulfilling and affirming to celebrate our students, community and colleagues with each other.

As always, we could not do this without your help and support.  Thank you for helping us be the school "where hearts and minds connect".


Michele Radke

Thank you for participating in Timber Team's Pennies for Patients fundraiser.
After many hours of counting money, we raised over $3,650.00!
What a great donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!
Congratulations to Ms. Haynes' class for raising the most money!

It's Art Show time! The Highlands Ranch Regional Art Show is now on display at the Highlands Ranch Library. The Art Show runs through the month of November. Congratulations to the following artists that have been chosen to represent Timber Trail!

Students representing Timber Trail Elementary:
Nikki in Mrs. Agster's class
Mackenzie in Mrs. Schade's class
Chloe in Mrs. Snider's class
Anna in Mrs. Vora's class
Alexa in Mrs. Haversitck's class
Madeline in Ms. Livaudais' class  
Jamie in Ms. Smith's class
Raegan in Mrs. Proctor's class
Claire in Ms. Carpenter's class
Tanner in Mrs. King's class

See attachment for what your child is doing in art, health, music and P.E.

Specials Newsletter 

Due to the Fifth Graders Annual Thanksgiving Feast, all lunch and recess times have been changed to accommodate the fifth graders and their guests.  Thank you for your understanding.
Grade           Recess              Lunch
1st            10:45-11:05      11:05-11:25
2nd           11:05-11:25      11:25-11:45
Kindie       11:25-11:45      11:45-12:05
4th            11:45-12:05      12:05-12:25
3rd            12:05-12:25      12:25-12:45
5th            12:40- 1:00         1:00- 1:45

Order form due Thursday, November 19. Expected delivery the week of December 7.
Starbucks, Whole Foods, Amazon, Cabela's, Home Depot, Noodles & Co., Target and many more!
Look for a bright pink order form in this week's Thursday folder. TTEA makes 2.5-14% (depending on retailer) on each purchase. Support Timber Trail without spending extra money!

My name is Collette Haberland, and I attend Rock Canyon High School. Over the summer, a group of RC students were able to attend a camp called National Leadership Academy. Through this experience, we were challenged to push ourselves to make a difference in the world. Therefore, the idea of Miles 4 Lives came up. This is a 5k and fun run, in order to gather the community together and to give back. The entry fee is one pair of shoes (in good condition) to donate to the Denver Rescue Mission. We will have food sponsors there as well to help support this race. I have attached the flyer for additional information and further details. The student and faculty of NLA were wondering if our flyer could be placed in the parent newsletter or some type of communication that goes out to the students and parents, at your school. We do not want this to be focused on one school. We wanted to reach out to all the surrounding schools to encourage more participation. As it is our first year beginning this, we need all the support we can get from the community and beyond. Anything to help communicate this event would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you there!

Thank you,
Collette Haberland

Miles 4 Lives flyer