1800 East 7200 S., Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Ridgecrest Roar – April 16, 2023

RIDGECREST ROAR   April 16, 2023

Good evening Ridgecrest families,

Our students have been playing excitedly outside this week now that our snow has melted, and the fields are available! I want to take a moment to recognize the work that our recess team and teachers do to create opportunities for students to participate in many fun and different activities during recess. We know with more students engaged in structured play, conflict and behavior problems decrease, and more kids are included and having fun. Our team keeps activities changing and fresh during recess and we are so grateful to them.


School Information

Attendance – We averaged 94% of students present and on time in the mornings this past week. I love that we are seeing better and better attendance as our year goes on. Thank you for your efforts to have your children at school!


Digital Citizenship Monthly Tip – It can be difficult to keep up with the apps, games, and websites that are popular with kids. Common Sense’s Parents’ Ultimate Guides can help keep you up to date and answer your questions about all the latest platforms and trends.  Visit Common Sense Media to explore the Parents’ Ultimate Guides for Roblox, Discord, Minecraft, Snapchat, TikTok, Fortnite, or Instagram. (www.commonsense.org/education)


Drop off and pick up friendly reminders and updates – 

Please remember that we are all working toward the same goal of safe pick up and drop off for our children. Please plan for enough time that you can focus on safety and allow for the 10 minutes it may take to work through our driveway area safely. A couple other items to be aware of:

  1. We would like to encourage you to use the red curb space that is east of the crosswalk in front of the building. Using this creates more space for children to safely exit cars and will speed up drop off and pick up. If you see us waving you forward, please pull forward. See attached map for more information.
  2. Please remember, left hand turns out of the drive through and parking lots are not allowed during pick up and drop off times. It blocks the buses and slows all traffic behind you.
  3. All adults need to wait in their cars or on the curb near the parking lot when picking up children. Parents, please do not come across the crosswalk. It makes it more difficult for us to monitor the safety of all children when we have more people in that area.
  4. Please be kind to our staff who are doing the best they can to be helpful and keep your children safe. We are all modeling the behavior we want our children to learn, and I believe kindness is important to all of us.

Drop off and Pick Up Map

PTA News:

Hi Ridgecrest Families,

Can you believe we are halfway through April already? The end of this school year is quickly approaching. Check out the calendar below to see important upcoming events.

Next week (April 24th-28th), we will be celebrating Teacher & Admin Appreciation Week. During the week, we will be showing our appreciation for all of Ridgecrest’s amazing teachers and staff. They do so much for our students, and we are excited to show them our appreciation. The theme this year is…Star Wars!!! Keep an eye out for more information coming from your Room Parent(s) with information on your teacher’s favorite things. Also, if you are able, we would love help in providing our teachers and staff with some extra treats. Here is the link to the Signup Genius for items that the Teacher Appreciation Week committee is requesting to help with activities and treats: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0949A8AD2DA1FC1-ridgecrest5

Have you heard? One of our awesome teachers, Ms. Blaser, is retiring at the end of this school year. She has taught at Ridgecrest for 15 years. We have been so lucky to have had her teach so many of our students, and we are sad to see her go. If you would like to join us in showing our gratitude for Ms. Blaser, there is a bucket in the office to drop off letters for her.

We need your input! To help us better serve our school community, please take this short survey and have your voice heard. It should only take 5 minutes or less and will help our PTA in preparation for next school year.


Have a great week,

Your Ridgecrest Elementary PTA 2022-23 Board


Information previously shared that still might be helpful:

Sweepers – Ridgecrest is looking to hire some sweepers to help clean our building for 2 hours in the afternoons each day. We have several open positions with a starting wage of $10.73 / hr. Applications are available in our front office. 



17            End of Year Assessments Begin

24-28     Teacher Appreciation Week

26            SCC Meeting



5               PTA Volunteer Luncheon

8               PTA Meeting



Sara Allen

Principal, Ridgecrest Elementary School

(801) 826-9250


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