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RIDGECREST ROAR       Feb. 21, 2021 Hello Ridgecrest families, This is an exciting week at Ridgecrest.  We are having our Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences this week.  A Parentteacher conference is a great opportunity for teachers to share academic progress and growth. It is also a time to learn from parents so teachers can be better informed about students’ strengths, needs, and behaviors. The teachers will send families the link to the online conference. Our conferences are only 15 minutes long, so please be on time.  Enjoy your conference!   Thursday is an Early Out day.  All students are released at 1:40 PM!  Morning Kindergarten is released at 10:45 AM. There is NO SCHOOL or online learning this Friday, as it is a comp day for teachers.   We are sending home an Intent to Return form with students.  Please check their backpack or print it from here. Intent To Return.pdf  Please only return the form if your child will not be attending Ridgecrest next year.  This is critical that we have this information as we are entering the hiring season and need to accurate on how many students we attend Ridgecrest next year.   Career Day: We are excited to have a Virtual Career Day at Ridgecrest Elementary. Please see the attached flyer with an active link for parents, grandparents, etc. to sign-up as a presenter: https://forms.gle/aKAgJX6J49SeUXueA This is what Career Day will look like: ·        Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 ·        Time: 9:00AM-9:40AM ·        A CSD Employee will create the ZOOM links and host the meetings with breakout rooms ·        Teachers will be sent a link to the ZOOM Meeting through a calendar invite. They will need to login to the Meeting and project it to the class. ·        Each grade will be in their own ZOOM session and listen to two (2) career speakers using breakout rooms ·        Presenters only have the option to speak to one grade ·        Presentations will be recorded and can be shared with additional grades if desired   School Counseling: Allie Teller (School Counselor) and Diana Aguilera Sanchez (School Social Worker) will be available for Parent Teacher Conferences; if you have a student who works with them and you would like to discuss their progress, please contact them to schedule an appointment: allie.teller@canyonsdistrict.org and diana.aguilera@canyonsdistrict.org or 801-826-9256   Allie and Diana will also be starting new social-emotional counseling groups in March – if you are interested in having your student receive support with school related social-emotional topics (emotional regulation, coping with worries, friendship support, social skills) please fill out this form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwT9AAdGm-2A21L9aeAHV34cy8wcDgHkhW40aS6v4qYXdsLw/viewform. If your student already works with them, there is no need to fill out the form.  This is available for all students coming back in person for 3rd trimester as well.   MATURATION PROGRAM: CSD to offer popular fifth-grade maturation program online While growing up can be hard, talking about it needn’t be. To help families rock “the talk” — even in this pandemic year — Canyons School District is offering its popular maturation program. From Wednesday, Feb. 24 through July 31, fifth-grade students and their parents will be able to access the program online at no charge through a password protected link. The presentations are conducted by professional speaker Carrie Ann Kemp who has been educating and entertaining young audiences, and their parents, for 20 years. Detailed instructions for accessing the courses have been emailed to all fifth-grade parents and guardians.   PTA Our virtual book fair is starting tomorrow and goes until 3/7. Items can be purchased online and will be shipped directly to your door. 25% of your purchase goes back to our teachers for purchasing items for the classroom. Book orders forms are coming home with students this week. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ridgecrestelementaryschool16   If you are interested in being on the Ridgecrest PTA board next school year please contact Christybblake@gmail.com or text 801-809-5925. Upcoming virtual PTA meeting is March 9th at 12:00. Everyone is welcome. To Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81328349231?pwd=QjRlMlIwQVQraW1WaE5BWEdzZzRtUT09 Meeting ID: 813 2834 9231 Passcode: 390413 We are excited to announce our VIDEO TALENT SHOW!  If your student would like to participate please submit a video, one minute or less, taken horizontally, by March 13th. Watch for more details to come!   Upcoming Events Feb. 24 & 25 Parent Teacher Conferences Feb. 25           Early out day Feb 26            No school – Teacher Comp Day – No at Home Learning March 5         Report cards sent home by mail March 8         Term 3 Students Return March 9         Work-Based learning presentations 9:00 AM March 9         PTA meeting 12:00 PM March 11       SCC meeting 4:00 PM March 13       Videos for Talent Show are Due to the PTA March 22       Virtual Arts Assembly 10:30 and 11:00 March 26       Online Video Talent Show April 5-9         Spring Break April 22          SCC meeting April 26-30    Teacher Appreciation Week May 13           SCC meeting May 20           Last day of Kindergarten May 27           Last day of School   Have a great week!   -Julie Julie Winfree, Principal 801-826-9250 school Julia.winfree@canyonsdistrict.org
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