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TRCS News October 3, 2018

October 11th Parent Night & Dinner!

We have had some great family nights at TRCS so far this year and we hope to see you all again on October 11th for a parent night with a slightly different focus. While we have very much enjoyed getting a chance to chat with all of our TRCS families, it is now time to get to business and talk more about academics. We will be offering different sessions for parents and students to encourage better partnerships between the school and parents. Kindergarten and first-grade teachers will begin the event at 4 pm with a presentation about literacy and how families can help their children reach their potential as great readers. All other grades will have various presentations happening from 5pm - 6pm, followed by a dinner.

We recognize that not everyone can make it to all of our parent events, but please do make the effort to attend if at all possible. These events are directly connected to our mission and allow us to develop the partnerships with our families that are necessary to maximizing educational outcomes at Two Rivers Community School. We hope to see you there!

Annual Fundraiser November 9th 2018

We are trying something different this year for our annual fundraiser. Each year, our budget includes $30,000 from fundraising. In years past, we have done a silent auction in the fall which has generated about $20,000 and a drawing in the spring which has generated the balance. On November 9th, we will have an event at the Hotel Colorado from 6-9 p.m. The event will include bingo with prizes, appetizers, and a smaller silent auction with the big ticket items most favored in the past. We will charge a price per person that includes appetizers and 4 bingo cards. An additional cost will be charged for child care which will be held at TRCS and sponsored by the 8th Grade class. Drinks will be available for an additional expense. We want the event to be festive, fun and feel like a true night out for everyone. In order to make it worth it, we need to fill the room with 275 people. If half our school community came, that would easily cover it. The price per ticket is $50. If you add child care, the cost goes up by $20. Parents interested in child care would need to sign up in advance as there will be limited space. Children must be potty trained and age 4 and up. For those of you who signed up for the fundraising event to complete your service hours, the first meeting will be held from 5:00-6:00 on Monday October 8th. Look for a flyer on Monday October 8th.

Hispanic Heritage Night

We want to acknowledge all of the incredible work that went into making the Hispanic Heritage Night such a success. Ms. Terry, Ms. Loya, Ms. Roldan, and Ms. Haddon worked tirelessly with a team of parent volunteers to make it all happen. This kind of collaboration within the TRCS community is what this school is all about! Thank you!

Health Office News

Valley View Hospital is coming on October 12th and will be donating helmets to all kids who need one! We will be discussing bike safety and then we will properly fit them and send them home if needed! Thank you Valley View Hospital!! In the meantime, here are a few bicycle safety tips....

Does your helmet fit correctly?

  • Use the Two-Finger Test to make sure you have your helmet on properly.
  • Place two fingers between your eyebrows and the bottom of the helmet. Only two fingers should fit in this space.
  • Place two fingers underneath each ear in a "V" shape (this is where the straps should go).
  • Place two fingers under the chin strap to make sure that only two fingers fit snugly. (If you can fit more than two fingers, you need to tighten the strap).

Do the "ABC Quick Check"

  • Learn to be a bike mechanic today! If you use the ABC Quick Check before every ride, you will be safer while riding.
  • A is for AIR Squeeze the tires and make sure they are fully inflated. If the tire is soft or squishy, add air until the tire is firm. If the tire is totally flat, inflate first to see if it holds air. If the tire does not hold air, it has a flat and must be changed.
  • B is for BRAKES Hold the brakes down and rock the bike back and forth. If it stays in one place, your brakes are good; if the bike moves, your brakes need adjustment.
  • C is for CHAIN Make sure the chain isn't rusty or squeaky. If there is rust or you can hear a lot of squeaking, then you need to put some chain oil (or lube) on the chain.
  • QUICK is for the Quick Releases or bolts Make sure that the bolts or the quick release levers that hold your wheels are tight so that a wheel doesn't fall out. If loose, then tighten.

Flu Season is Coming

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu.

  1. Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. As long a flu viruses are circulating, it is not too late to get vaccinated!
  2. Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get the flu, medicine, called antiviral drugs, can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications.

Important Dates

  • October 11th - 12th: 8th-grade camping PBL and leadership trip
  • October 11th: TRCS family dinner with academic focus 5pm - 7pm (K/1 at 4pm)
  • October 18th - 19th: Fall break
  • October 23rd: 2/3 to ACES in Aspen
  • October 25th: 2/3 to Wulfsohn Trail / Grizzly Creek
  • October 25th: Board of Directors meeting

Thank you for your continued support!

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