9/26/13 Email Blast

    27-  No school- Professional Development Day
    30-  Book Fair starts

     1-  Official Count Day-please be in attendance!
     3- SAC meeting at 5:30 pm
     4-  Book fair ends
     7- TTEA meeting at 9:00 am in cafeteria
     9-  Assessment Day (look for info from classroom teacher)
    10- Assessment Day (look for info from classroom teacher)
    11- Fall break begins for students.  Teacher work day.
    21- School resumes
    29- Picture retakes (must return original photo)

     1- No school- Professional Development Day
     4-8  Conference Week at TTE 
     27-29  No school Thanksgiving holiday
Timber Trail's Child Care Program has received national accreditation status after completing a rigorous program through the Council on Accreditation.  The accreditation demonstrates that the program is recognized as an after school provider that successfully implements high performance standards and, as such, is delivering the highest quality services to all of its children, youth and families.
We are proud of Janie Ino, TTE Child Care Director and her staff and the wonderful program they provide for our families.
Our library has been transformed into an oasis of books!  Please join us!
Monday - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday-7:30 am- 8:30 am.  Morning event with coffee and treats!
                 Closes at 5:00 pm
Wednesday-7:30 am-8:30 am.  Morning event with coffee and treats!
                 Closes at 5:00 pm
Thursday- 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday- 8:00 am-2:00 pm
*Free gift wrap with purchase*
**Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during before and after school hours**
Monday, September 30, we will begin a week long fundraiser to aide victims of the recent Colorado floods.  Donations of cash (coins or bills) only will be accepted.  Please support our neighboring communities.  We would like to thank Lesley Pardew, Timber Trail's philanthropic chairperson for organizing this event.
The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament.
If your student is interested in being on a Destination Imagination team for the 2013/14 school year, sign up here . Teams will start meeting October 1, 2013 with the regional competition  in the spring.  If you were on a team last year and would like to request a specific team manager, you may do that when signing up. You can specify your preferred availability and type of challenge your student is interested in.  Space is limited
If you want to ensure your child is placed on a team, volunteer to be a team manager.  Teams will be formed and filled on an ongoing basis through January 1, 2014.  For more information, please contact Michelle Misuraca atmichellemisuraca@gmail.com

Timber Trail Elementary is pleased to host the Girls Leadership Institute's (GLI) 4/5 Parent & Daughter Series: Navigating Challenging Friendships. Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & December 3 from 6pm-7:30pm.
Please note that this is a 'Part Two' to the workshop held at Timber Trail last year, but it is not required that you have taken 'Part One'.

GLI defines leadership as a girl's ability to know how she feels, say what she needs, and respond courageously to her mistakes. Girls graduate from GLI programs more emotionally intelligent, resilient, and confident. They communicate assertively and apply healthier boundaries to their relationships.
This is a fun, engaging workshop, where you and your daughter will build a common language, practice healthy approaches to conflict, and learn authentic communication skills.
To register, please visit www.girlsleadershipinstitute.org/programs/colorado
With the changing temperatures, our lost and found has grown!  You can help ensure that lost items are returned to their owners.  PLEASE label all lunch boxes, water bottles, and clothing with your child's name.  Please check our lost and found table for missing items. 


Recipes have been trickling into Douglas County School District (DCSD) Nutrition Services from students, or their parents, seeking the opportunity for the one special student to enjoy Shadow the Chef Day with DCSD Executive Chef Jason Morse."Shadow the Chef Day was born out of the recognition that we have a HUGE number of students who themselves are in the kitchen preparing food, or want to be, or who just simply enjoy their parents' great, healthful cooking,"said Chef Morse. "I want to spark that passion for good, healthy food and how to best prepare it," he said."I have the most awesome job in the culinary world.  I get to create fantastic food, develop recipes, talk to students and inspire their love of living healthfully, mentor Thunder Ridge ProStart students, visit our school cafeterias.  And I work with an amazing team," said Morse.  "Who knows? The next great chef could be amongst our student body!"All DCSD Students, grades 4-12, are eligible to win Shadow the Chef Dayby submitting a favorite snack and/or main dish recipe featuring the use of fruits and/or veggies (plus a selfie).  The winning recipe will be featured in Nutrition Services e-news letter Food for Thought."  If selected, the fortunate culinary prodigy will enjoy a day shadowing yours truly.  We'll kick-off Shadow Day by meeting at his/her school early to enjoy a special breakfast, we'll attend a class together and depart for a day of teaming to meet the culinary needs of our amazing District," said Morse. The specific Shadow Day will be selected based on the mutual scheduling preferences of the winner and the Chef. Valid entries must be received by October 11thvia e-mail to jdjones@dcsdk12.org (Subject line: "Shadow"). Winning entrant under the age of 18 must be granted parent permission to utilize student photo and recipe.  Entrants, please include a phone number for verification purposes, your school and brief comments about what you enjoy about the recipe.