Ridgecrest Annual Spelling Bee
Class Spelling Bees are happening this week. Students who finish in the top 3 for their class will move on the the School Spelling Bees that will take place on Thursday, January 25th. Top class finishers will bring home a certificate and parent note by Friday. More information can be found on the PTA website ridgecrest1pta.org.
This week we are starting an attendance and tardy incentive contest. We have 83% of our students that are consistently at school and are on time. That means that 17% or 106 students are regularly tardy or missing too much school. We realize there are things that happen and students do miss school, but research (and our own school data) shows that students who attend more, learn more and get better grades and are more likely to graduate from high school. Attendance is one of the strongest early indicators of high school success. We really appreciate that you are making attendance a priority as well.
For our contest, students need to be in their seat no later than 8:45 when the tardy bell rings, school starts at 8:40. Teachers will take roll at 8:45. If everyone is in their seat and on time, the class will get a letter. When the class spells ATTENDANCE, they will get a reward. Please help your students to be on time and present.
This is an awesome resource for parents to teach their kids how to be safe on line and also off line. There are many opportunities and resources of ways you can talk to your child to keep them safe. There are contests, challenges (for example, this month is "tech-free meal" where parents and kids turn off their devices and share a meal together)
To get to Common Sense.org, simply click on the image above.