1800 East 7200 S., Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Ridgecrest Roar – November 14, 2021

RIDGECREST ROAR      Nov 14, 2021

Good evening Ridgecrest families,

I want to thank the Ridgecrest Community for the amazing support for our Food Drive.  The University of Utah came out as the winner, but the BYU fans rallied at the end had a good showing. We have a busy week at Ridgecrest with our Chinese AAPPL testing for our 3rd-5th graders.  Our students are also working toward a world record in Playworks.  They will be trying to set the record of the largest number of groups stacking cups at one time. Stayed tuned to see if we can do it!  We are also sending report cards home on Friday, so please watch the backpacks.


Are you in need of some support?  We are wondering if we have some of our own Ridgecrest families that could benefit from our food drive donations this week?  If your family is in need of support, please reach out to me so we can arrange to get food to you. We have a lot of food!  Julia.winfree@canyonsdistrict.org


Wellness:  Every month, our district provides some general wellness resources for parents.  Our school counselor, Miss Allie, will keep these on her Canvas page so you can access them throughout the school year.  This month, the information is about mental wellness through the holidays. Here is a link to this month’s resources: https://canyons.instructure.com/courses/1459254/pages/november-wellness-resources?module_item_id=24798216

She’s also continuing to teach a mindfulness lesson in each class each month. If you would like more information, you can access her schedule and power points used here: https://canyons.instructure.com/courses/1459254/modules#module_2814293


Dual Immersion Lottery Deadline:  Did you know that in Canyons District, it’s possible to learn two languages at the same time and graduate from high school fluent in both? Time is running out to apply for Canyons District’s Dual Language Immersion Programs for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents and guardians must apply online by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 to place their soon-to-be first grader in one of CSD’s Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese programs. Please note, students with siblings currently enrolled in a Dual-Language Immersion school must still submit applications by the Nov. 23 deadline. A lottery will be held to determine entrance into the programs if the number of applicants exceeds the seats available per entering class. Information about CSD’s immersion programs and the application process can be found at canyonsdistrict.org. Interested in seeing how dual immersion works? Contact the principal at one of the elementary schools listed below and ask to visit a classroom. 


PTA Information:

  • We NEED you! ALL PTA members are invited to a General PTA Membership Meeting on Monday, 11/15, at 8:45am in the music room. It will be very brief. Please join us to vote on approving our proposed bylaws. Ridgecrest Elementary PTA – Proposed Bylaws 2021.pdf   If you haven’t joined PTA and would still like to, it’s not too late.  https://ridgecrest.memberhub.com/store
  • Papa Murphy’s Spirit Nights start this week from Wednesday (11/17) – Sunday (11/21).  Visit the Papa Murphy’s on 1933 E Ft. Union or 7878 S 1300 East in Sandy and show them this flyer Papa Muphy’s spirit .png , and they will donate 15% of the sales.  You can also order online for either location and use codeSUPPORT at checkout.

Congratulations to the following students who earned the Award of Excellence in the Reflections Art Contest this year! They will be recognized in their classes Friday, November 19th. We got to double the number of awards we can give this year! Every entry will receive a Participation Certificate with gift cards attached!


Kai Mackay

Maria Hao


Caiden Cobb

Lila Olson

Josie Toone

Chloe Cobb


Mae Madsen

Keri McNall

Annie Christensen

Charlotte Jimas

Adlee Madsen

Film Production

Jade Scott

2D Visual Arts

Wallace Davis

Ellie Freeman

Esther Edwards

Aaron Christensen

Jade Whiteley

Caiden Cobb

Jade Scott

Sophia Marron

3D Visual Arts:

Christopher German

Annie Christensen

Sophia Marron

Jasper Johnson

Isaac Christensen


Congratulations to these students who earned the Award of Merit!

Chloe Cobb 2D Visual Arts

Henry Featherstone 2D Visual Arts

Jasper Johnson Literature


  • We have a limited supply of T-shirts, sizes youth XS-YL, adult XS-adult L, and 2XL ($10), 1 youth XS hoodie left ($20), and adjustable baseball hats ($10) available. https://www.ridgecrestelementarypta.org/t-shirt-and-sweatshirt-orders.html has pictures of the items. Email ridgecrest1pta@gmail.com to request items. Emails will be responded to in the order received. Please label items with your child’s name.
  • The University of Utah won the Food Drive competition. So much food was donated.  Your donations will help a lot of students and their families! Thank you so very much!!



15        PTA General Membership meeting 8:45 AM in the Media Center

17        SCC Meeting 4:00-5:00 PM in Media Center

24-26  No School – Thanksgiving Break



3          No In-Person School – Remote Learning Day

17        Holiday Parties

20-Jan 2   Winter Break     



3rd – Acadience Testing grades K-2

5th – Acadience Testing grades 3-5

7th – Virtual Learning Day – No In-Person School

14th – Teacher Grading Day – No school for students

17th- No school – MLK Jr. Day        




-Julie                                                                -Sara  

Julie Winfree, Principal                                Sara Allen, Assistant Principal

801-826-9250 school                                   801-826-9250 school

Julia.winfree@canyonsdistrict.org              Sara.Allen@canyonsdistrict.org    

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