Ridgecrest Roar

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RIDGECREST ROAR           Jan. 14, 2018

Hello Ridgecrest Parents,

There is so much to share with you this week. One of the most important things is just to make sure you are aware that Friday we do not have school due to the teachers having a professional development day and time to work on conference preparation.  Thursday will be a normal day, we will release students at 3:20 as usual.   We will also not have school on Monday, Jan. 21st so your students have a 4-day weekend, I hope you will also! 

Career Day – Save the Date!  Career Day is coming on Feb. 8th.  Please see the attached flyer.

Doodle4Google contest is now open.  Each year Google asks students to bring their dreams to life.  Students are encouraged to draw their doodle and enter for a chance to win a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 tech grant for their school. The winner will also be featured on the Google homepage. Students have until March 18, 2019 to bring your creativity to life in a Doodle about "When I grow up, I hope…”


Any student that wants to participate can bring in their doodle and Mrs. Williamson will help them to submit it.  Check out the 2018 winner at Doodle4Google.com

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SUPPLEMENTAL KINDERGARTEN: Patrons are already inquiring about Supplemental Kindergarten program, a testament to the growing popularity of CSD’s opt-in, tuition-based program. The list of schools that plan to offer Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction is still being finalized. But it’s expected that Canyons District will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. for the 2019-20 school year. More information about how to apply will be shared with families via Sklyert on Feb. 1. Detailed instructions also will be published on the District’s website. Ridgecrest is planning to hold ones session of Supplemental Kindergarten.

Choir has started, and Mrs. Longhurst welcomes any students who want to join. 4th and 5thgraders practice every Tuesday from 8:00-8:30 in the music room, and 3rd graders practice every Thursday from 8:00-8:30. No previous experience is necessary—just come with a good attitude and a willingness to make new friends, have fun, and sing great music. New students just need to come to rehearsal, and we will get them on the roll.

The spring choir concert will be on Monday, April 22, at 2:00 and 5:30 pm in the Ridgecrest gym. There will also be an optional performance at Butler Middle School on Thursday, May 9, at 7:00 pm.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR:  Canyons District began its process to choose a new TOY—Teacher of the Year—on Jan. 2nd. Nominations for the 2019 Teacher of the Year for Canyons District opened on Jan. 2 and close a month later, on Feb. 1.  We need your help to select the Teacher of the year for Ridgecrest.  Please click on this link and nominate a teacher you think does an amazing job!  https://goo.gl/forms/R48CBHxGuCYU5lfL2  We will also sent a hard copy The following are teachers that are eligible this year.  If your teacher is not listed it means they have already received this award in the past or they have not taught for one complete year yet.  Thank you for your help!

Sara Hawker -Kindergarten
Andrea Rowell - Kindergarten
Coco Mack - 1st grad Chinese
Courtney Terry - 1st Grade
Barbara Blaser - 2nd Grade
Melanie Lee - 2nd Grade
Colleen Gallagher - 2nd Grade
Flora Shi - 2nd Grade Chinese
Fred Manar - 3rd Grade
Katie O'Hanlon - 3rd Grade
Kaitlin Portzline - 3rd Grade
Bonnie White -3rd Grade
Haitao Zhao - 4th grade Chinese
Ashley MacArthur - 4th Grade
Amy Dinkelman - 4th Grade
Rebecca Jimas - 4th Grade
Linda Leavitt - 5th Grade
Julie Rodriquez - 5th Grade

PTA News

Find current PTA information and news (updated weekly) www.ridgecrestelementarypta.org AND Follow us on Instagram @ridgecrest_pta to see what is happening at the school.

Red and White Ribbon Week will be happening at Ridgecrest on Monday, January 14 through Thursday, January 17. The 2019 Theme is "Let's Get REAL." Students are invited to learn more about how they can stay Drug Free and take time away from electronics while focusing on things that are REAL in their lives.

The schedule for spirit days and student activities are listed on the attached flyer.

Red and White Ribbon Week requires parent volunteers and support to help with several events. Please take a moment to check out the sign up genius to see if you can help out during the week- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084AA9A62EA6FF2-redwhite

Class spelling bees have all been completed and 3 students from each class, grades 1-5, will advance to the School Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 24th. Students who are advancing should have brought home a certificate and information letter with details about the Spelling Bee and where they can find additional study lists, as well as tips and tricks for preparing for the School Bee.

Watch Dog Dads –thank you to all that attended the Dads and Donuts activity.  Here is the link to sign up as a Watch Dog. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49AFAD22A1FE3-2019

Upcoming Events    

Jan. 14-17                  Red and White Ribbon Week

Jan. 17                        NetSmarts Assembly 1:30-2:00 K-2;  2:15-2:45 3-5 Time Change

Jan. 18                        No School – Teacher Grading Day

Jan. 21                        No School MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 24                        School Spelling Bees K &1- 9:00 AM; 2 & 3 – 10:00 AM; 4 & 5 1:30 PM

Jan. 25                        3-5 Dibels testing

Feb. 1                         4th Grade Pioneer Day in the gym 10:00-12:30

Feb. 5                         5th Grade Students to Butler and Midvale Middle 9:30 AM

Feb. 5                         Midvale Middle 5th Grade student and Parent night 6:00-7:30 at Midvale Middle

Feb. 5                         Chinese New Year Community Celebration 6:00-8:00 PM – Date Change

Feb. 6                         Box Top Store 11:40-1:10

Feb. 7                         Butler Middle 5th Grade Student and Parent Night at Butler Middle 5:00-7:00 PM

Feb. 8                         Career Day 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Feb. 12                       5th Grade to Symphony at Abravanel Hall 11:00 AM

Feb. 13                       SCC meeting 4:00 PM Room 17

Feb. 14                       Valentine Parties

Feb. 15                       No Student – Teacher Grading Day

Feb. 18                       President’s Day – No School

Feb. 21                       PTA meeting

Feb. 26                       DLI parent conferences begin

Feb. 27 & 28             PTC conferences & Grandparents Lunch

Feb. 28                       Early Release 1:40 PM

March 1                     No School

March 4                     Auditions for Talent Show begin

March 19 & 20          Brain Booster Open House – more information to come

March 22                   Talent Show – Butler Middle 7:00 PM

April 1-5                     Spring Break – No School

As always, please let us know if you have concerns or questions.  We love working with your students! 


Julie Winfree, Principal