RIDGECREST ROAR Mar. 18, 2018
Hello Ridgecrest Parents,
Happy St. Patrick’s Day or what is left of it. Sorry this is late tonight. I hope you got out and enjoyed some of the sunshine this weekend. We are supposed to have a great start to the week weather. Tuesday is the first day of spring and hopefully we will get to have outside recess all week. Last week we had a hazardous materials safety drill and we also decided to practice evacuating the building. The students were so quiet when we went outside. I was so proud of their ability to take the drill seriously. Everyone made it out of the building in just over 3 minutes.
As we head into April we start to have a lot of fieldtrips. Please remember that if you are going on a fieldtrip with the students, you need to be registered as a volunteer and be approved before you go. This may take up to 48 hours, so please make sure you register early. https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteersystem/#!/application/volunteer//
Rise testing: In just a few weeks, our 3rd – 5th grade students will begin taking year-end exams to show how much they have learned over the course of the year. We are encouraging students to take the tests seriously and would appreciate parents’ support in reinforcing that message at home. The Utah State Board of Education has adopted a new testing platform called RISE, an acronym that stands for Readiness, Improvement, Success and Empowerment. Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, RISE will replace SAGE as Utah’s end-of-year assessment for students in grades 3-8. Students in grades 9-10 will participate in high school assessments that provide a predictive score for their college readiness assessment (ACT). Students will find the tests, their questions and their computer-adaptive design, very familiar. We will be testing May 13-May 24th. Please make sure your student is well rested, had a good breakfast, and on time each day though out this window.
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The Ridgecrest Talent Show is happening this Friday, March 22 at 7:00pm in the Butler Middle School Auditorium. For more Talent Show details check out the Talent Show Flyer.
March 22 Talent Show – Butler Middle 7:00 PM
March 25 Teacher of the Year assembly 2:00 PM
March 28 Repertory Dance Theatre assembly
April 1-5 Spring Break – No School
April 10 SCC meeting 4:00 PM
April 11 4th grade to Hogle Zoo
April 11 PTA Board meeting
April 11 Kindergarten Orientation 2:00 PM
April 18 3rd Grade fieldtrip to Congregation Garden Park
April 18 5th Grade fieldtrip to the Aquarium 9:30-2:00
April 23 Zupa’s Community Night 5:00-9:00 PM
April 29-May 3 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6 Dibels Testing 3rd-5th grades
May 6 2nd Grade fieldtrip to Loveland Aquarium 9:00-2:00
May 10 Dibels Testing K-2nd grades
May 21 School Carnival- Correction – 5:00 PM -this is the correct date.
June 4 Field Day
As always, please let us know if you have concerns or questions. We love working with your students!
Julie Winfree, Principal