Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to All of our TRE Families

The staff and I would like to wish all of our TRE families a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with family and friends and wish you all the best as you make some wonderful memories. Happy Thanksgiving!
Mr. Harris

Monday, November 23, 2009

TRE Techno Tigers are Heading to State Competition

The TECHNO-TIGERS and Roarbots both competed in their regional tournament for robotics on Saturday at Monroe High School. The Roarbots did a great job! They are a first time team and the performed very well. They were especially strong in the teamwork judging.

The techno-tigers had a very successful day. They won first place overall, taking home the most points of any of the 17 teams there. They also won a trophy for quality design on their robot. They will be advancing to the state tournament on December 5th in White Lake.

Both teams showed great TRE pride and spirit and we are very proud of how they represented our school!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Michigan and Ohio State Fans were in Full Color Today at School

Our school was full of both Michigan and Ohio State fans today as students wore colors of their favorite team. Students had fun with each other as they cheered on the Wolverines and the Buckeyes!

Above are a few fans from Mrs. Hite's class and below are some Michigan cheerleaders from Mrs. Sullivan's class.

5th and 6th Grade Strings Students Perform Their First Concert 11-20-09

Mrs. Koch started the program off with our 5th grade students. It is amazing how much they have learned to play since picking up their instruments for the first time back in September. Great job 5th graders!

The sixth grade string students showed us what they can do after beginning their second year of strings. They really played some very difficult music. Nice job 6th graders!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Title I Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Monday, November 23rd

Mrs. Cordray (TRE Reading Teacher) will be hosting a parent information night for kindergarten parents who have children receiving Title I assistance on Monday, November 23rd at 6:30 pm in the media center. This is a unique opportunity to come out and hear all the great things that are going on with the program and how you can be of help to your child. There will be a second parent information night on Tuesday, December 1st for parents of 1st-6th grade students receiving Title I services.

5th Grade Band Concert Monday, November 23rd

Mrs. Ellsworth (Band Teacher) and the fifth grade band will be performing their first concert of the school year this coming Monday night (November 23rd) at 7 pm in the gymnasium. Come out and hear some wonderful music as the fifth grader show what they have learned so far this year as our newest members of the band program. Thank you Mrs. Ellsworth for all you do for our students!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Half Day of School on Wednesday, November 25th

Wednesday, November 25th is a half-day for students. They will be dismissed from school at 11:10 am. This is also the last day of our first trimester of school. PM kindergarten students will not attend school on this day. Thanksgiving break will be November 26-27th. Students will return to school on Monday, November 30th.

Report Cards Go Home on December 4th

All elementary report cards will be going home with students on Friday, December 4th.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

4/5th Grade Strings Students to Perform a Breakfast Concert Friday at 7:30 AM

On Friday, November 20th, Mrs. Koch (Strings/Orchestra Teacher) and the 4/5th grade strings students will perform their annual breakfast concert at 7:30 am in our cafeteria.

4th Grade Participates in H.O.T. Program with Deputy Krupp

Deputy Krupp (Bedford Resource Officer) visited our 4th grade yesterday for one of the many educational programs our resource officers provide to the schools. The H.O.T. (Hazards of Tobacco) program is a presentation concerning health and legal consequences of underage tobacco use. Deputy Krupp did a super job and it's a great opportunity for parents to "piggy back" off the program and discuss with your children the dangers involved in tobacco use.

5th Grade Camp Fundraiser Night This Thursday, November 19th

Our fifth grade classes have a fundraiser this coming Thursday evening. If you are planning a dinner out this week you can make Thursday night your family dinner out night and head to the Elephant Bar restaurant and show them the pink flyer that was sent home with students and the restaurant will donate 20% back to our PTA for 5th grade camp. Also, if you purchase an Elephant Bar gift card through Script TRE earns an additional 18%. If you need another flyer just stop in the office and they are located on the table underneath the mailboxes. The Elephant Bar Restaurant is located in the Westfield Franklin Park Mall 5001 Monroe Street Toledo, Ohio.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Revising and Using the TRE Parent Blog for Parent Communication

Dear Parents,
I realize many of you will not see this post until much later since I will not get an announcement out regarding the revision of the TRE Parent Blog until the December issue of Tiger Tales. But, I wanted to go ahead and start posts since I plan to put an announcement on the homepage of our school website and we do have many parents who check that from time to time. Many of you know that educational technology is not only an interest to me but is one of my passions. The unfortunate thing about being a building principal is that the everyday demands of running the school often do not allow me the time to get down to the computer lab in our school and update my website page on our TRE website. This has been very perplexing to me as I feel that the 24/7 access by parents to our website provides a convenient way to hear updates and information from me as the principal. But, my ability to access and update my webpage has limited my ability to do it from our computer lab where the computer is located that allows me to do this. Then, just this past week, it hit me that I could make use of something I created for parents to get to know me when I first arrived over a year ago… the TRE Parent Blog! I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner. By making use of the parent blog I can create a link on my announcements page on the home page of our website and also I have the ability to edit and post information to parents without having to be at school and in the computer lab. I have also put an RSS feed on the parent blog so those of you who use RSS can have any updated posts from me sent directly to your computer without having to check our website or my parent blog. I will plan to put an announcement on the website this coming week at school and then also have an announcement in my upcoming December issue of Tiger Tales. The TRE Parent Blog will provide me a better opportunity to keep all of our parents up-to-date with current information about our school. I am very excited about this and hope you find it beneficial as I make use of this great communication tool. All for now…

Mr. Harris