It’s difficult to know who has more trepidation about discussing health and the maturation process, pre-teens or their parents. But while growing up can be hard, talking about it needn’t be. To help you rock “the talk,” Canyons School District has developed an informational maturation program for fifth-grade students and their parents. Presentations conducted by the professional speaker Carrie Ann Kemp have been scheduled through the month of March. All parents are encouraged to attend these free events with their children, and to choose which date best fits their schedules, so that they can continue the discussion in their homes. Please follow this link for event locations and times.
Second Step Community Day
This week Ridgecrest had the opportunity to have a Second Step Community Day. Students were able to visit different rooms around the school to play, learn and practice second step in action!
The goals for Second Step Community Day were for students to be able to interact with students or friends they don’t always get to see, to make new friends, build relationships, have fun playing and have opportunities to use Second Step Skills. Everyone had so much fun!
RIDGECREST ROAR Feb. 17, 2020
Hello Ridgecrest Families,
This is just a reminder that we do have school tomorrow. It will be a regular schedule. It starts at 8:40 and ends at 3:20 like every regular day.
Canyons School District is searching for a new superintendent.
Please see the attached documents. They are flyers announcing the dates, places and times of the upcoming Town Halls to obtain community input on the desired traits of a new superintendent. Last week the Board of Education launched a national search to replace Dr. Briscoe, who announced in January that he will retire at the end of the school year. The public is invited to attend the meetings to provide input to the Board.
Save the Date: Career Day at Ridgecrest is coming up on Friday, March 13th.
Please read the information pages from the school nurses on the Coronavirus.
Census 2020: Please read the attached flyer to make sure you get counted.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Battle of the books will be held this Friday, February 21st. We are getting close to the school battle that is scheduled for March 27th! Keep reading!
We are so excited for our upcoming Book Fair February 24, 26 & 27!
Book Fair Schedule:
Mark your calendars for Grandparents Lunch! It will be held Wednesday February 26th and Thursday February 27th. As a reminder, grandparents will need to bring lunch and will be taken to their student at 11:30.
RIDGECREST TALENT SHOW
Calling all students! Ridgecrest’s Got Talent is coming SOON! We know all of you have so many talents and we’d love to see them at the Ridgecrest Talent Show March 20th! Any and all are encouraged to enter a talent, performance or art. There will be a talent preview March 2 & 3 before and after school. Please click the link to sign up for a preview time.
Watch Dog Information: Here are the signup links for volunteer time slots for Watch Dogs for the rest of the school year.
- Before your first volunteer day, click on volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org to get clearance from the district.
- At least 48 hours before the day you want to volunteer, sign up for a morning or afternoon time slot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C45AEAA2EA5FF2-ridgecrest1
February 17 President’s Day- A regular school day 8:40-3:20
February 18 4th Grade to the Natural History Museum
February 20 SCC meeting 4:00-6:00 PM
February 24-27 Parent Teacher Conferences: 24th- DLI & Kinder; 26th & 27th all classes
February 27th Early Out 1:40 PM
February 28th No School – Teacher Comp Day
March 2 Talent Show Previews
March 6 Report Cards Home
May 5 Ridgecrest 1st Annual Arts Night 6:00-7:30 PM Change of Date
As always, please let us know if you have concerns or questions. We love working with your students!
Julie Winfree, Principal
Hello Ridgecrest Families,
What a beautiful weekend, I hope everyone got a chance to make it outside this weekend. This next week is supposed to be nice, but cold. Please make sure your students have a jacket on before they leave the house.
I wanted to thank the Chinese teachers, the PTA, and everyone that attended the Chinese New Year celebration last week. We had a wonderful time seeing so many smiling faces!
Over the last few weeks we have had growing problems in the parking lot. Last week we had parents verbally fighting in front of students. I am asking each of you to please be kind and patient while dropping off and picking up! It seems one of the most frustrating areas right now is the parking lot. Please remember that you must park in the lot and walk students to the crosswalk in front of the school if you do not want to use the drop off lane. We can not have students dropped off in the lot and walking behind cars. We also need cars parked in actual spots, not on the sides or in areas that are crossed off. I have asked Officer Potter to be on hand over the next few weeks to see if that will help clear up some of the confusion.
We are also having a lot of problems with our handicapped spots. We are asking that if you are handicapped and NOT getting out of the car, to please use the drop off and pick up lane. We do not have any students this year that need the handicapped spots, but we have some grandparents and patrons that do. We have had up to 10 cars using the handicapped spots, but only one or two of them are exiting the car. If you are driving, but not getting out, please use the drop off lane, we do not have enough spots and people who need to get out are not able to due to so many people using it. Please review this with your parents if they are helping you with carpooling. Thank you for your help!
To make up for the instructional time lost due to this week’s cancellation of school in response to extreme weather and dangerous driving conditions, a make-up day will be held on Presidents Day. All Canyons District schools will now hold school on Feb. 17, 2020, on their normal Monday schedules. Transportation will be provided per usual. The Presidents Day holiday was previously set aside by the District’s Calendar Committee as the designated make-up day for emergency school closures for the 2019-2020 school year. More information can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.
A note about Mindfulness and Mental Health from our counselor, Mrs. Ferguson: I have attached a summary in English and Spanish here:
Bring Mindfulness Into Your Family
*Excerpt Taken from article “Eight Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Family” by Randy Taran. http://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/news/general-parenting/eight-ways-to-bring-mindfulness-into-your-family