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Thunder Ridge Weekly Message by Dr. Blakley Wallace

WEEKLY MESSAGE: 05/23/2022

  

Dear Thunder Ridge Families,

Last week it was so wonderful to celebrate all the achievements of our students at all three awards ceremonies! We were all so proud and grateful to be together in person to honor our award recipients. We closed out the week with the 8th grade dance which was just delightful! The students had so much fun, and everyone really enjoyed the 360-photo booth!

This is our last 3 to 3.5 days with our students for the 2021-2022 school year. Like I stated last week, I know that we are all very tired from this challenging this year, and we must do everything we can to stay engaged. Each grade level has a fun end of year event planned, and they are completing their finals and end of year projects. Until then it is important for students to stay focused on completing their assignments and turning in their work. Remember that our goal at Thunder Ridge Middle School is to make sure that EVERY student achieves at Thunder Ridge Middle School in EVERY classroom EVERYday. Thank you again for being the amazing school family that you are, and I am so proud to serve as your principal here at Thunder Ridge Middle School.

 

Important information for the week:

 

Grade level End of Year Celebrations –

 

8th Grade

  • Tuesday, May 24 - 8th grade Field Trip to Bowlero

 

7th Grade

  • Thursday, May 26 – 7th grade Field Day

 

6th Grade

  • Thursday, May 26 – 6th grade Field Trip to Family Sports

 

Volunteers needed for 7th and 8th grade end of school year events

7th Grade End of Year

We need volunteers to support our 7th grade field day of fun on Thursday, May 26. Please see the flyer below for more information. You can use the sign-up genius link below to sign up if you are interested in volunteering. Remember to volunteer, if you have not already for any CCSD school, you must complete the brief CCSD volunteer form. To access the form, please click on the following link: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090d4aafac2fa6fb6-7thgrade

7th grade End of Year Volunteer Flyer

8th Grade End of Year

We need volunteers to support our 8th grade afternoon field day of fun on Thursday, May 26. Please see the flyer below for more information. You can use the sign-up genius link below to sign up if you are interested in volunteering. Remember to volunteer, if you have not already for any CCSD school, you must complete the brief CCSD volunteer form. To access the form, please click on the following link: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT.

 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090d4aafac2fa6fb6-8thgrade

8th grade End of Year Volunteer Flyer

 

No late busses this week/No before or afterschool activities this week

There are no before or after school activities this week, and no late busses will be running. For this week, students need to be dropped off no earlier than 8:30am (Doors open at 8:40am) and they need to be picked up by 4:00pm. We will not have supervision available for students prior to 8:30am or after 4:00pm.

 

Locker cleanout

We have scheduled locker cleanouts for Wednesday, please communicate with your child that no backpacks should be brought to school on Thursday or Friday.

 

Building Closure

Our building will be closed for construction over the entire summer. You will be able to reach us by phone using the number 720-886-1505 or by email using either leloriaga@cherrycreekschools.org or bwallace@cherrycreekschools.org.

 

Mascot change survey

We will be going through the process to change our mascot next year. The first step of the change process is to collect ideas for a new mascot. We will do this part of the process again at the beginning of the next school year. Please complete the attached google survey with your mascot suggestions.

 

Mascot survey link:

https://forms.gle/xf8pqbgKpDnWPrJs7

 

CCSD 2022 Summer Athletics and Activities Camps

Please click on this link below to see more information about our offerings.

 

Summer 2022 Catalog

 

No Library Computer Checkouts this week

There will be no more computer check-out in the library for students who forget their computers. Please ensure that your child brings their charged computer every day. We will be assigning fines for technology that was checked out but not returned (including borrowed computer cords).

 

Milk Caps for Moola

If you have Longmont Dairy delivered to your home, we are collecting their milk caps. We turn in those milk caps for money. We have a container in the front hall of our building for you to place them in. Please see the flyer for more information.

 

Amazon Smile Program

If you shop at Amazon a lot like I do, here is an easy way to give back to your school! Just simply go to smile.amazon.com then search for Thunder Ridge Middle School PTO, select them for your charity, and then shop and purchase as you normally do! Amazon will send a check to our PTO for the accumulated donations! It is just that simple! You must go to smile.amazon.com every time first for your purchases to qualify! Please join me in supporting our PTO and our school!

 

Food pantry

We would like to let you know about a resource in our community and surrounding feeder schools.  We have a food pantry in our building.  This resource is for any family needing to help with groceries.  Please contact Deanna Rojas at 720-886-1570 to schedule an appointment to visit TRMS Food Pantry.

 

Upcoming dates:

             

             May 24-             8th Grade Bowlero Field Trip

             May 26-            6th Grade Family Sports Field Trip

                                      7th Grade Field Day

                                      Last Day for 8th Grade

             May 27-             Last Day for 6th and 7th Grades – Day ends @ 12:00pm

 

Thank you for all of your support this year, let’s have an awesome last week of school!

Blakley Wallace

Blakley Wallace, Ed. D.

Principal, Thunder Ridge Middle School

bwallace@cherrycreekschools.org