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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.

Stellar Points:

  • Dual Language Immersion
  • Odyssey of the Mind national qualifier
  • Wellness Nights
  • Noche de Loteria
  • Pozole Dinner and PBiS Night
  • Family PE Night
  • Grade Level Family Nights (scheduled by grade level teachers)

Special Offerings: 

  • Spanish/English Dual Language Immersion program (currently K-2)
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch for ALL students
  • Spanish Enrichment K-5


  • ReadyGen (K-2 English and 3-5 Spanish)
  • enVision Math (K-2 Spanish and 3-5 English)
  • SIOP- Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
  • Character Strong! (Social/Emotional Curriculum)

Interventions: Reading programs such as: (programs to fit the needs from low to high)

  • iReady Instruction (Literacy & Math)
  • Lexia
  • Imagine Español
  • Kids HOPE Mentoring


  • Destination Imagination
  • Lego Robotics
  • Be Strong Be Fit
  • Student Leadership
  • Welcome Team (new families, kids)
  • Computer Club
  • Garden Club (Truscott Community Garden)
  • Title 1 Summer School enrichment
  • Boys & Girls Club 
  • 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


  • Café con Leche (PTO Group)
  • Active SAAC 
  • Strong volunteer support