About Truscott Elementary

  • Karen Hanford

    Truscott Elementary

    Principal: Karen Hanford

    211 W. 6th St. Loveland, CO 80537
    Phone: 970 613-6902



    Mission: To create a safe, positive environment that nurtures the growth and development of the whole child, empowering them to reach their full potential.  

    Vision: Empower all students to thrive and achieve within a child-centered, dual immersion community.

    Slogan: Truscott Tigers have PRIDE • Patience • Respect • Integrity • Determination • Excellence

    Colors: Red and white

    Mascot: Tiger

    Dual Language Immersion: Beginning Fall 2015 we will be offering Dual Immersion English/Spanish.  Our full day Kindergarten, and 1st-5th grade classes will follow the 50/50 Dual Language Immersion program.  Half the day will be spent learning content in English, and half the day will be spent learning content in Spanish. Find more information on Dual Language Immersion here.

    Stellar Points:

    • Dual Language Immersion
    • Odyssey of the Mind national qualifier
    • Wellness Nights
    • Noche de Loteria
    • Pozole Dinner and PBiS Night
    • Family PE Night
    • Family Literacy and Math/Science Nights
    • Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

    Special Offerings: 

    • Spanish/English Dual Language Immersion program (currently K-2)
    • Title 1 breakfast for all
    • Spanish K-5
    • Journeys (K-5 English and K-2 Spanish)
    • Math Expressions (K-5 English and K-2 Spanish)
    • Daily 5 - Café strategies
    • SIOP- Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
    • In Focus (Social/Emotional Curriculum)
    Interventions: Reading programs such as: (programs to fit the needs from low to high)
    • iReady Instruction
    • Lexia
    • Reading Mastery
    • Reading Corps
    • Soar to Success
    • Read Naturally
    • Kids HOPE mentoring program
    • HABIC


    • Lexia Computer Club
    • Odyssey of the Mind
    • Lego Robotics
    • Running Club
    • Student Council
    • Welcome Team (new families, kids)
    • Horace Mann gives bicycle for perfect attendance
    • A.S.K. After School Program
    • Computer Club
    • Garden Club (Truscott Community Garden)
    • Café con Leche
    • Title 1 Summer School enrichment
    • Boys & Girls Club bus after school
    • TSD Spelling Bee

    Climate: Welcoming, open access, focus on positive behavior and interventions; neighborhood engagement

    Accomplishments: Odyssey of the Mind Regionals, State, Worlds; Café con Leche; Rotary Kids Packs; Tires & Tennies, Safe Routes to Schools through city; Rialto Theater partnership; CanDo Colorado; HPEC; community garden; Sharing the Warmth Coats; walk to library; Food Bank after-school snacks

    Parent/Volunteers: Active SAAC; strong volunteer support