We are so excited to be starting a new year at Timber Ridge! Welcome back to all of our returning families and we want to share an extra warm welcome to all of our newcomers. We can’t wait to see everyone at our Meet and Greet, Thursday, July 27th and on our first day of school, Monday, July 31st.
Our rising 6th graders really enjoyed their field trips to Dodgen and Dickerson Middle Schools on Monday, February 6, 2017. This is a great opportunity each year for students to tour their future school and learn about all of the opportunities that await them after they graduate from Timber Ridge!
All Dodgen parents, please mark your calendars for the Rising 6th Grade Family Night on Thursday, May 4, 2017. This event was originally shared as a parent only night, but has been changed to a family event for all parents and students to attend.
A big thank you to our Timber Ridge Foundation for approving our grant for Growth Mindset materials! All 2nd and 3rd grade classes have been taught the 5 key components to having a Growth Mindset including: Practicing Mindfulness, Identifying Brain Basics, Understanding that “Not Yet is OK”, Showing Determination & Grit, and Using Positive Self-Talk. The materials enhanced the counseling core curriculum lessons taught in the classrooms and will be used with additional students throughout the year. Thanks again to our Foundation for supporting our counseling program and encouraging a Growth Mindset in our students!
Kindergarten students have been practicing using I-Messages to work through problems with others. This type of I-Care language allows conflicts to be resolved peacefully. It is okay to have strong feelings, such as being very angry – which is called Bombaloo in the story. It is just very important to express those feelings in a respectful way.
Students at Timber Ridge make peaceful choices look easy!! This pro-social program works to promote kindness and prevent any type of bullying behavior. Students can be nominated by staff members or their peers for showing the following actions:
- Being a bucket filler with kind words/actions
- Being a friend that includes others
- Helping someone to solve a conflict
- Using a bystander strategy to help someone
Award winners are announced on our TRNN broadcast every other week throughout the year. Congrats to all of our students who are recognized for being a positive role model to others!
All of our 5th grade students are invited to attend the middle school orientation day on Monday, February 6, 2017. We will provide bus transportation to Dodgen and Dickerson for this field trip. We will be gone from Timber Ridge from 9:15-11:15 and returning to school in time for lunch. Permission slips will be sent home in January, but go ahead and mark your calendars!