TTF Pledges Due February 7th!

If you pledged a donation earlier this year, those donations are due by Friday, February 7th.  Payments can be made via check made payable to the TTF, cash or even via Paypal.   Please remember that the TTF relies on these donations to fund our school’s Computer and Science Lab teacher salaries and equipment, as well as the 100+ iPads that were purchased for the school.  

Don’t forget those matching gifts! Check to see if your employer or your spouse’s employer offers a matching gift program at http://doublethedonation.com/tritttigerfoundation.  

 CONTEST DRAWINGS: At the end of February, the following opportunities will take place:

  • Donate $400+: a chance to win one of TWO privileged parking spots for the remainder of the year
  • Donate $500+: will receive High Investor recognition
  • Donate $1000+: will receive their name on the Friends of the Foundation plaque (in front lobby of Tritt)

Donations from matching funds or from extended family count towards your family total.

 ATTENTION ALL FIFTH GRADE FAMILIES!!!

  • All 5th grade families who fulfill their pledges will be entered in the drawing to win one of TWO  additional privileged parking spots for the last week of school.

Thanks for your support of the TTF and our terrific school!

Tritt Named National Blue Ribbon School for 2013

edU.S. Department of Education
Office of Communications & Outreach, Press Office
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202

FOR RELEASE:
September 24, 2013

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN RECOGNIZES
286 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS FOR 2013

 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 286 schools as the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement. Secretary Duncan made this year’s announcement live via the Department’s USTREAM channel http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department, viewed by recognized principals, teachers, and students assembled across the country.

The Department will honor 236 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. In its 31-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,500 of America’s schools.

“Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers,” said Secretary Duncan. “National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education.”

The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement.

The program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories. The first category is “Exemplary High Performing,” in which schools are recognized among their state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. The second category is “Exemplary Improving,” in which schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds demonstrate the most progress in improving student achievement levels as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.

To select National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Department requested nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. A total of 420 schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. The Secretary of Education invites nominated schools to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.

NOTE TO EDITORS:  A list of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools is available at http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.

TTF Annual Campaign Results 9/4/13

Thank you to everyone for your support of this year’s Tritt Tiger Foundation Annual Fund Campaign. As of September 4th, we have received donations of $68,939. We will meet our goal if all pledges are realized. Pledges are due by February 7, 2014. Your support allows us to continue the valuable educational programs the TTF sponsors, including the Science and Computer Labs, the salaries of our certified teachers and our investment in technology.

As winners of the classroom contest, the following classes will participate in the Bricks4Kidz in-school field trip:

Pre-K – Lide

Kindergarten – East

1st grade –Adams tie Grohovsky tie Woolley

2nd grade – Benson tie Dean tie Womble

3rd grade – Theriault

4th grade – DeMeester tie Goss tie Range

5th grade – Kleimon

Parking Spot Winners Are: Jennifer Jannone and Vivian Taylor

Principal’s Breakfast Winner Is: Lisa Tis

 

Thank you for being PROUDLY invested in Tritt!