1800 East 7200 S., Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Ridgecrest Roar – October 9, 2022

RIDGECREST ROAR   October 9, 2022

Good evening Ridgecrest families,

We had Career Day on Friday. It was so kind of our community members to share their careers and expertise with our students. We had a wide array of careers represented, including police, fire fighters, a speech coach, scientists, and business leaders. Thank you so much for a great experience!

We also want to congratulate Marci Cardon, our School Community Council chairperson. Marci was selected as the Volunteer of the Year as part of Canyons School District’s Apex Awards. Marci has done so many great things for our school community. Marci has been the PTA president twice, the SCC president twice, runs the Ridgecrest Runners each year, and coordinates our spelling bee and Chinese New Year celebration each year. She is a Ridgecrest Tiger through and through and we are so excited her dedication to our school is being recognized. Thank you, Marci!

School Information

Dual Language Program – We have a couple dates coming up that are important for families in our Dual Language Program or who are interested in it for next year.

  • October 3rd – The DLI Lottery opened for students who will be in first grade next school year. To apply for the lottery, click this link.  Application portal. The application process will close on November 21st.
  • Octer 13th – There is a parent meeting for all families who are interested in the DLI program and would like more information before applying for the lottery. This will be from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Canyons Center at the district office.
  • Sept. 26- November 4th – All 5th grade DLI students are asked to complete an Intent to Return form as they transition to middle school. This form can be accessed here:  Secondary DLI Canvas Course. These are due on Nov. 4th.
  • October 28th – There will be a Q & A over zoom for parents from 4:00-6:00 PM. The zoom meeting can be accessed through the Canvas course linked here.

Digital Citizenship – We will be celebrating Digital Citizenship Week during October 17-19. Our students will be learning about many ways to be good consumers of digital media. Attached is a document that gives you an overview of the lessons that will be taught to our students during this time.

Halloween is quickly approaching! We will be holding our annual Halloween Parade as well as our classroom parties on Monday, Oct. 31st. The parade will start at 9:00 inside and we will proceed outside to the parade route by 9:15. Parents are encouraged to line the parade route and cheer us on. I will attach the parade route in the Oct. 23rd Ridgecrest Roar.

Please help your child to pick an appropriate costume. Here are some guidelines:

  • No face masks or full face paint.  We need to be able to visually identify students in costumes.
  • Costumes that are provocative, revealing, sexual in nature or employ questionable props are not permitted.
  • Costumes that depict violence, alcohol, or drugs are not permitted.   Fake (or real) weapons are not permitted.
  • Costumes that can be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage or religion are not permitted.
  • Costumes should not hinder your ability to participate in classes
  • Costumes should include shoes
  • Costumes and dressing up is optional

Choir is starting! – The Ridgecrest Choir is open to any student in 3rd – 5th grades who wants to sing and make new friends. There is no cost to join, and no singing experience is necessary. We will be preparing for a holiday performance on December 7.

  • 4th and 5th grades rehearse on Tuesday mornings, starting October 11, at 8:00 in the music room.
  • 3rd grade rehearses on Thursday mornings, starting October 13, at 8:00 in the music room.

Please register your student at  https://tinyurl.com/Choir2022-23 and contact Mrs. Longhurst at sherise.longhurst@canyonsdistrict.org with any questions.

Spirit Night – We have a spirit night coming up on Tuesday October 11th at Twisted Sugar in Cottonwood Heights. Visit between 3:00 – 9:00 Pm and mention Ridgecrest Elementary and a portion of your purchase will be used to support our school. See you there!

Zones of Regulation – Through our Zones lesson this week, students are recognizing how their behavior affects others. One aspect of this is learning about helpful and unhelpful behaviors. Helpful behaviors are those that help all students learn, follow our school rules, and are appropriate and kind. Unhelpful behaviors distract others from learning, may be unkind, and might make others uncomfortable. When we all try our hardest to have helpful behaviors, our school is a more kind and safe place where we can all learn and do our best.  For more information see Miss Allie’s Canvas Page: https://canyons.instructure.com/courses/1535293/modules#module_3168589

 Information previously shared that still might be helpful

Hiring Sweepers – Ridgecrest is still hiring! Our sweeper positions are part time positions that help clean our school for a couple of hours each day after school. If you or someone you know is interested, please get an application from the Ridgecrest front office.

Reflections Art Contest Call for Entries – It’s time! Reflect on the theme “Show your Voice” and create a:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film (child must hold the camera)
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography (child must hold the camera)
  • Visual Art 2D or 3D

Students can enter more than one category, but only one submission per category. Every entry receives a certificate and a prize! Parents enter information online at utahpta.org/ref or bring art pieces to the main office of the school. Art projects will be placed in the media center for display at the school. The deadline is Friday, November 4th. Questions? Contact Angela Toone sogoodgirl@gmail.com. See the flier attached and the following video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F30WEbPSYIs

 PTA News:

Hi Ridgecrest Families!

Our next PTA Meeting will be on Monday, October 10th. We will be amending our budget, so make sure to stop by and vote!

Red Ribbon Week is coming up on October 24th-28th. More information should be coming soon.

You still have time to order Spirit Wear. Check out this years’ designs at ridgecrest.memberhub.com.

Also, we are hoping to increase our PTA membership numbers! Signing up for PTA doesn’t mean you have to volunteer. Having a PTA membership helps our PTA organization. Make sure to sign up for your PTA membership now at ridgecrest.memberhub.com.

Have an amazing week,

Your Ridgecrest Elementary PTA 2022-23 Board



10            PTA Meeting – 12:00 PM

11             Shelter in Place Drill – 10:00 AM

20-21      Fall Break

23-28     Red and White Ribbon Week

24           Net Positive Assembly

31            Halloween Parade – 9:00 AM


Reflections Flier DigCit Week Overview

Reflections Flier

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