The PTA held its first general membership meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 11th. Below please find the draft meeting minutes that will be voted on at the October 16th general membership meeting.
The TRES PTA is aware of the proposed 2020-2021 redistricting plan and how it may impact our community. We encourage all members of our community to make your voice heard and either testify in person at the Sept 26th BOE hearing, or submit written testimony via email/usps to the BOE. The information below regarding how to testify was excerpted from the HCPSS BOE Boundary Review website.
Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m: Families currently zoned for Glenelg HS, Marriotts Ridge HS, Reservoir HS, River Hill HS.
To testify in person at the BOE hearing you must:
Call 410-313-7346, 1584 or 7194, or appear in person at the Board Office (10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) to pre-register to speak. Note, registration to speak will not be permitted at the meetings.
Speakers are requested to provide 12 copies of their testimony for distribution to Board members and staff. Written testimony will be posted on BoardDocs to the appropriate part of the online agenda following the meeting. Your testimony should include your full name(s) and polygon number.
To provide written testimony: (INCLUDE YOUR POLYGON NUMBER!)
Providing Written Testimony via USPS Mail and Email - Community members who are unable to attend your region’s public hearing may provide written testimony to the Board. Equal consideration is given to written and oral testimony. The Board will begin receiving written testimony on Wednesday, August 21, after the Superintendent’s recommendation has been presented. Individuals may submit written testimony via USPS mail (Board of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042) or email to email@example.com only.
All Board members have access to this account and will read all testimony submitted.Written testimony will not be edited before posting online—no personal information will be removed. It is highly recommended that testimony sent via email be submitted as an attachment. All written testimony should include your full name(s) and polygon number. (Get your Polygon Number using the School Locator →)Written testimony will be received until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Persons are expected to exhibit civil behavior in accordance with Policy 1000 Civility. Any testimony submitted that does not follow Policy 1000 will not be posted or considered. Residents are reminded that written testimony, including identifying information, is considered public information and, as such, is subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.Testimony should not be sent to individual Board members or BOE@hcpss.org.
This week's highlighted program is Hospitality!
“I volunteer for the PTA because I believe in the power of community and of building bridges among community members, and I want to help build this community at my son’s school.
The Hospitality committee is great! I get to interact with lots of parents, teachers and volunteers throughout the school year, providing meals and snacks at many big events at TRES. And it’s just the right time commitment for me and my family.”
--Jennifer Jacobs, 2019/2020 Hospitality Chairperson
Jennifer Jacobs is the returning committee chairperson and is passionate about how her committee impacts TRES! Last year her committee provided snacks, treats & meals for volunteers, parents & students at countless events including several Back to School nights, the Retriever Rally, American Education Week, and Field Day.
This year you will see Jennifer at 3 Back to School nights, TRES Veterans Day ceremony, American Education Week, and Field Day! She has been able to stretch her $875 budget and provide an awesome service to all of us when we visit TRES! Thank you, Jennifer! If you are interested in helping our Hospitality Committee or have any questions please connect with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some pictures of Jennifer and her awesome helper at this year’s Kinder/1st Grade Back to School Night.
This week's highlighted program is Staff Appreciation!
"Serving as Staff Appreciation Chair is particularly meaningful to me because it allows me to demonstrate gratitude for the hard work and dedication of our outstanding TRES staff. Our committee looks forward to spoiling the staff as much as possible this year -- primarily with good food!"
-- Jaime Luse, 2019/2020 Staff Appreciation Committee Chairperson
Last year the TRES PTA hosted numerous Staff Appreciation events including: Staff's Back to School Breakfast, First Day of School Treats, Bus Driver Appreciation Day, Parent-Teacher Conference Lunches, Lunar New Year Lunch, Teacher Appreciation Week Lunches & Treats, Nurses Appreciation Day, Administrative Assistant Day, and the End of Year Staff Luncheon, utilizing $4,000 in PTA funds. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer at any of these events. Baked goods are always welcome!
Below are some pictures from the 2019 / 2020 Welcome Back Staff Breakfast - featuring a yummy spread from the The Original Omelet Man.
Click on the link below to order your child's school supplies now to make sure you receive them before school begins in September. Your box will ship directly to your home! So easy!
Did you know that TRES is an eligible AmazonSmile organization? Help support our wonderful school by clicking on the personalized link above when you do your Amazon shopping!
What is AmazonSmile? It is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Spring is here and the weather is amazing! Walking Wednesdays, Spring Edition, begins Wednesday, May 1st for K-2 grades. We have a stash of new prizes the kids will adore and other fun activities planned.
All volunteering spots are for half an hour only! Please sign up and feel free to share this with others that might be interested.
Please feel free to contact Francoise Jakobsson [(202) 285-1677] with any questions!
The PTA held its seventh general membership meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 10th. Here's a copy of the draft minutes for your review:
The PTA held its sixth general membership meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 13th. Here's a copy of the draft minutes for your review: