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Ridgecrest Roar – February 12, 2023

RIDGECREST ROAR   February 12, 2023

Good evening Ridgecrest families,

Thank you for the many Teacher of the Year nominations that were submitted to honor our fantastic Ridgecrest faculty. We received 46 different submissions making it very difficult to choose a winner. Our Teacher of the Year will be announced in a school celebration at the end of March.

Thank you also for the amazing turn out to our Chinese New Year Celebration! It was wonderful to celebrate with so many members of our community and of course would not have been possible without the support of many volunteers and the expert coordination of our PTA.


School Information

Parent Teacher Conferences – Scheduling for Parent Teacher Conferences opened on Monday February 6th. Conferences will be held on March 1st and 2nd in the evenings. Our DLI classes will also hold conferences during the daytime Monday – Thursday of that week. Please see individual teacher schedules for specific date and time availability. Please note that school will release at 1:40 PM on Thursday, March 2nd and there is no school held on March 3rd. Please sign up for your opportunity to speak to your child’s teachers as soon as possible. Available spots are first come first serve. Parent instructions are attached. Parent Instructions to Schedule PTC (6)


Digital Citizenship – Try planning a device-free dinner! Taking a break from devices is proven to have positive benefits for kids, from better nutrition and focus at home to fewer problems at school. Learn more about the benefits of device-free dinners at commonsensemedia.org/device-free-dinner.

Remote-Learning Day – March 6 will be a Remote-Learning Day for all Canyons District students. The day follows a Friday, March 3 no-school day after the week of scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences for most schools. While no new instruction will be provided online on that day, students will be provided remote-learning activities and teachers will be available to meet with students virtually between 10 a.m. and noon. More information will be provided by your child’s teacher.

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.

Kindergarten Registration – If you have a child that will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2023, the child qualifies for kindergarten this fall. State law requires that all school districts in Utah abide by the same September 1st entrance cut-off date.

If you have an incoming kindergarten student, please begin the registration process by following the steps outlined on our website. Here is a direct link to that information.

Intent to Return – Please help us to better plan for the next school year by completing the Intent to Return form if you are not planning to return to Ridgecrest next year. A paper form will be sent home at the beginning of the week. There is also a digital option for you found here. Please complete one or the other.

Also, all students who attend Ridgecrest on permit in kindergarten must reapply for a permit to the school for the following year. Permits do not carry over from kindergarten to first grade.

Valentine’s Day class parties are this week. This year we are making a shift in how valentines are collected. We are creating all valentines’ boxes and bags at school. This will help us to make sure everyone has the opportunity to make something wonderful and creative. See your child’s classroom newsletter for specific information about what this will look like.

PTA News:

Hi Ridgecrest Families!

Our next PTA meeting is tomorrow, February 13th, at noon. Please come and learn more about our upcoming elections. The names for next year’s board are posted on our social media.

The 2023 Reflections Awards Ceremony is on February 23, 2023 at Butler Middle School at 6pm. Make sure to go and see the amazing works of art submitted by students throughout our school district.

Our Book Fair is coming up from February 27th – March 2nd. We need volunteers to help, as we need two people there to keep the Book Fair open. The Book Fair will be open as follows.

Monday and Tuesday (2/27-2/28) from 8-9am and 3-4pm

Wednesday (3/1) from 8-9am and 3-7:30pm

Thursday (3/2) from 8-9am and 1:30-7:30pm

Please check out our Sign-Up Genius for opportunities to help at our Book Fair.


Mark your calendars! Our Books and Breakfast event will be happening on Tuesday and Thursday (2/28-3/1). PTA is facilitating an opportunity for each child to bring 1-2 special adults to enjoy breakfast together before school starts, and to check out the Book Fair. To help accommodate space we will follow the schedule below:

  • Tues. 2/28, 8:00 – 8:35 AM Families of students with a last name that starts with an A – L
  • Wed. 3/1, 8:00 – 8:35 AM Families of students with a last name that starts with an M-Z

Doors will open at 8:00 AM for the Book Fair and 8:15 AM for breakfast. Please note, breakfast is not provided. This is a chance to bring breakfast with you to enjoy with your child. Breakfast is still available for current Ridgecrest students to purchase in the cafeteria. We hope to see many of you there.

Have a great week,

Your Ridgecrest Elementary PTA 2022-23 Board




13            PTA Meeting

14            Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties

22            SCC Meeting

27-2        Book Fair

28            End of 2nd Trimester



1               Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 – 7:30 PM

2              Early out – school ends at 1:40 PM

Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00 – 7:30 PM

3               NO School

6               Remote-Learning Day for students




Sara Allen

Principal, Ridgecrest Elementary School

(801) 826-9250



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