1800 East 7200 S., Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Ridgecrest Roar – September 26, 2021

RIDGECREST ROAR      Sept 26, 2021

Good evening Ridgecrest families,

I hope you were able to enjoy some of fall weather during this three-day weekend.  I wanted to reach out and thank the parents for attending Parent Teacher Conferences last week, we had a great turnout!  I also wanted to thank the PTA for providing meals to our staff for two nights, it is greatly appreciated and we always feel so spoiled!   The PTA has been so busy providing amazing experiences over the last few weeks. From a successful back to school week, the Fundraiser, the Fun Run, book fair and teacher meals, we couldn’t do it without you!  Thank you!

School Pictures are Monday, tomorrow!  A few parents have asked if the photographer will take their toddler’s picture. The answer is yes.  We would like all toddlers to come around the noon hour.  Here is the flyer if you still need it.  Ridgecrest ES Fall 21 E-Flyer.pdf 

Are you looking for a fun way to get involved at Ridgecrest?  In the past, we’ve had a volunteer opportunity called Watch Dog Dads, we are shifting that to Playful Parents and focusing on volunteering during lunch recess. This can happen any day from 11:55-1:15. We will have a meeting/training on Friday, October 1st from 4:00-4:30 where we’ll teach you a few favorite recess games so that you can help us engage students in safe and fun play. You’ll also be able to sign up for days to volunteer. Please email Allie Teller if you would like to volunteer at recess and can participate in the meeting on October 1st at: allie.teller@canyonsdistrict.org

If you plan to be a Playful Parent, you will need to fill out a Volunteer application.  A new one needs to be filled out each year. https://foundation.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteer/

Here is a Signup Genius for the Playful Parent meeting/training: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4CABAF2BA6FC1-playful

PTA Information:

  1. We are looking for some volunteers to help with hearing screening at the school on Monday 10/4.  Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084AA9A62EA6FF2-hearing1
  2. Fundraiser prize winners will be announced throughout the week and prizes will be sent home.
  3. Ms Gallagher’s 2nd grade homeroom class had the highest percentage increase in fundraiser participation from Thursday 9/9 – Friday 9/10! Way to go!!  Her home room students will get to silly string Mrs. Winfree on Friday, October 1st as a reward.
  4. Thank you for a successful book fair and for helping provide meals for our great teachers. We appreciate all the volunteers. We can’t do these events without volunteer help! 
  5. Ridgecrest T-shirts, hoodies, and hats are coming soon! We appreciate your patience. 
  6. The PTA would love to hear from parents about the Fundraiser Fun Run.  Please share your Fun Run feedback on this survey. https://forms.gle/mDFuiTE7Ahs1PLiG8
  7. Follow us on social media on Instagram @ridgecrest_pta and on Facebook “Ridgecrest Elementary“
    Thank you to all who have joined PTA so far!!  Please know that Joining PTA has no volunteer commitment requirement. Also joining at a different school does not join you at Ridgecrest. https://ridgecrest.memberhub.com/store
  1. Ridgecrest Runners will be starting soon.  Ridgecrest Runners Marathon team is back! BEGINNING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST at 7:45AM!  – Flyer

    What is a Ridgecrest Runner? Students meet at 7:45am on Fridays before school. They will run roughly 1 mile per week to finish a Marathon by the end of the year. They also participate in a fitness-based activity every week in addition to the run. See the attached flyer for more details, and follow the link found at www.Ridgecrestelementarypta.org to sign up.

       LAST DAY TO Join- Friday, October 8 (google sign up will close on Tuesday, October 5th.)
       Questions? Contact Marci Cardon- calebandmarci@gmail.com

  1. Reflections Art Contest Call for Entries!

       Link to Kick-off Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1BkCQkRwNs

Students reflect on the theme “I Will Change the World by….” and create a piece of art from the following categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Art 2D and 3D

Register and submit your creations online at https://www.utahpta.org/ref 

Link to instructions: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:2b3cbe71-3c4f-42da-84ad-073fff168aba

Deadline: Monday, October 18th after Fall Break

Questions? Contact Angela Toone, sogoodgirl@gmail.com, 801.916.2688

  1. Please tag our social media accounts on Instagram @ridgecrest_pta and on Facebook “Ridgecrest Elementary“ with your Fun Run photos/videos. 
  2. We are still taking submissions on our volunteer survey to tell us what you are interested in helping with https://forms.gle/T6B6qcuh9qRidNGe8
  3. Thank you to all who have joined PTA so far!!  Please know that Joining PTA has no volunteer commitment requirement. Also joining at a different school does not join you at Ridgecrest.   https://ridgecrest.memberhub.com/store

         Follow us on social media on Instagram @ridgecrest_pta and on Facebook “Ridgecrest Elementary“



27th     School Pictures                    all day             Gym


1          Playful Parents training       4:00 PM          Gym

4          Hearing Screening K, 2, 5    all day              Gym

11th     Lockdown drill                      2:30                Classrooms

14th & 15th      Fall Recess – No school

25-29   Red and White Ribbon Week

25th     Picture Retakes                     all day             Gym

29th    Halloween Parade                 9:00-10:30      School & Neighborhood


-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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