Our mission and vision at Timber Trail is to provide our students with the education, skills, and
resources they will need to be happy, curious, and engaged life-long learners.  The world changes at a rapid rate.  Our students today will have an average of 16 jobs over their lifetimes, most of which have yet to be invented or created.  No longer are teachers the dispensers of facts or knowledge.  Our charge is to teach students how to think critically, be creative, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively.  In short, how to think and solve problems.  Our approach to education can not be the way it was when you and I attended school.  In fact, it can’t even be the same as it was last year.  In addition, we look at educating the whole child, hence our motto “Timber Trail, Where Hearts and Minds Connect”.  We truly believe and live this mission every day.  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s educational career.

Michele Radke

Principal - Michele Radke

School Hours
8:30am - 3:30pm
A.M. Kindergarten  8:30am - 11:30am
If school is delayed, our start time is 10:00am

Timber Trail Elementary will follow the DCSD 2016-17 Conventional calendar.  The exception to this will be Monday, October 17, 2016 (Monday after fall break) and Monday, March 27 (Monday after spring break)  when TTE students will not attend school due to teacher professional development.  These two dates only pertain to Timber Trail.  Other schools in the Rock Canyon feeder will have school on those two days.  Timber Trail has five more minutes in our day to provide for two additional staff development days in the year.  Our B.A.S.E. program will be open those days to provide a childcare option. Again, this change is only for Timber Trail Elementary, not the entire district.

For Required Student Fees
Field Trip Registration

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

 For student and household related questions/issues - TTEPortal@dcsdk12.org


     26        Book Fair 8:30 am-4:30 pm
     27        Book Fair 7:30 am-4:30 pm
     27        SAC meeting-6:00 pm
     28        Book fair 7:30-4:30pm
     29        Dads and Donuts. Book fair open early-4:30pm
     30        Book fair 7:30 am-1:30 pm.  Clean up 1:30-3:00pm Volunteers needed


      3        TTEA meeting-library 9:00 am

      6        Red Apple Recycling Challenge ends

      7        Fall break starts

     17       No school for students - Professional Development Day

     18       School resumes

     25       Van Gogh Picture retakes


This year’s Move-a-Thon (MaT) will take place on Thursday, September 22, during the school day. The MaT is a health initiative where all students in the school will move through 8 stations consisting of exercises and obstacles. Each child receives a t-shirt and participates in this fun day.

We are asking each child to recruit donors to sponsor their exercises which will help raise money for our school. In addition to the money the students raise, our committee also looks for corporate and company sponsorships. If you work for a company or know of someone who might be interested in sponsoring this event please e-mail us attteamoveathon@gmail.com. Participating companies benefit by having an advertising opportunity in our community.

This will be our fourth Move-a-Thon. 100% of the money raised goes to Timber Trail Elementary. The money helps to offset budget reductions our school has faced the last several years. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000!  The money we raise will allow us to maintain our well known standards of excellence. We want everyone to know that every penny really does count.  Proceeds raised by the Move-a-Thon will pay for the following:

  • Librarian for our school

  • Materials and supplies to create a Makerspace 

  • Math In Focus workbooks in every grade

  • PBL unit materials and literacy materials

  • Furniture for flexible learning spaces

  • Replacement of non working document cameras and projectors

  • Much more!

The Move-a-Thon is the ONLY organized fundraiser of the year for TTEA (our parent organization).

Please visit the TTEA website for more information.

New Elementary Progress Report Aims to 
Support Personalized Learning 

At Douglas County School District (DCSD), we know that every one of our students is unique with different interests, strengths, and goals. They learn in their own ways and at their own pace. For that reason we are committed to not only personalizing learning to meet their specific needs, but also to providing information needed so that families can support and encourage continued growth. 

That is why DCSD is working to rebuild the Elementary Progress Report (EPR).

Go here to learn more about the new EPR which is expected to roll out in December, at the end of this semester.

Timber Trail: Where Hearts and Minds Connect

Link to Vimeo version of Timber Trail Video

FOR 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR!
Click here for registration information, required documents and forms.

School supply lists can be found under the Registration tab.



Timber Trail Elementary is serviced by the West Terminal. Please call 303.387.0407 if you have questions/concerns regarding bus schedules, late bus, to reach the dispatcher after school hours, etc.

For ZPass information, click here.


ZPass+ gives parents the reassurance that their student has made it to and from school safely by sending a message every time their child swipes in or out of the bus. The service is being offered to all participants of the regular ZPass program, at no additional cost.




October 12-13, 10:00 am-7:00 pm - Denver Botanic Gardens (Chatfield) Corn Maze and Hay Rides

November 11, 7:00 pm; Colorado Avalanche Community Night at Pepsi Center

Denver Center for Performing Arts Community Events

December 4, 1:30 pm or December 8, 6:30 pm

“A Christmas Carol”

December 17, 11:00 am (ticket availability limited)

“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:  Musical”

December 30, 2:00 pm (ticket availability limited)

“Finding Neverland”

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.dcefcolo.org

TTE Library Catalog


Subpages (1): 9-2-16 Email Blast