Ridgecrest Roar

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RIDGECREST ROAR       Oct. 16, 2017

Hello Parents,

We are in for a short week this week.  There is no school on Thursday and Friday.  It is our Fall Break. I hope everyone has a wonderful time with family.

This Roar has a lot of lengthy information, so please read to the end.  I will cover the Dual Immersion lottery, Dual Immersion Tours, a Secondary Dual Immersion Parent meeting, Veteran’s Day information, Halloween costumes, and our Parent Technology Night.  

DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION: Being bilingual has measurable effects on the brain and can help improve students' performance and engagement at school. It helps stave off dementia and opens the mind to new cultural influences and ideas. October signals the opening of the window to apply for Canyons District's Dual Language Immersion Programs for the 2018-2019 school year. From now until Wednesday, Nov. 22, parents and guardians can apply online to have their children learn Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese. Please note, students with siblings currently enrolled in a Dual-Language Immersion school must still submit applications by the Nov. 22 deadline. A lottery will be held to determine entrance into the programs if the number of applicants exceeds the 56 seats available per entering class.  Please go to the following link if you are interested in more information or to apply. https://isd.canyonsdistrict.org/index.php/content-areas/dual-language-immersion

Chinese Class Tours:  For parents that are wanting to see hands on what our Chinese classes look like and the level of Chinese language production of our students, we would like to offer parent tours on Nov. 2nd from 10:15 -11:30.  We will start with a welcome session in the media center and then proceed to the classrooms for 10 minutes in each grade level. If you would like to participate in a tour, please email Julie Winfree to be added to the list.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RELATED NEWS: Parents and guardians who are new to CSD's Dual Language Immersion Program are invited to a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The 6-8 p.m. event will be held in the Professional Development Center at CAB-East, 9361 S. 300 East. For DLI families whose children are transitioning to secondary school, there will be another informational meeting on Monday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. also in the PDC. Parents will receive information about the model of instruction for grades 6-12, including the availability of university-level courses in high school.  Please see the attached flyer: 

Veteran’s Day Assembly: We are going to be celebrating Veteran’s Day this year on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:15-10:00 am.  All students are encouraged to wear red, white, blue or a military T-shirt.  There will be posters and banners around the school that will highlight the day and show the value of the veterans to students. We encourage parents and Veterans to attend the assembly to celebrate Veteran’s Day with us. Please invite your loved ones that have served to join us so our students can say “Thank You”.

We would like to invite your student and your family to honor your veteran. If you have someone you would like to honor, please write a little something about your veteran and how he/she has served on the flyer provided. You may also include a picture if you like. These will be displayed with a banner to that the Veterans for their service.

We look forward to celebrating this day with your students.

Halloween Parade and Costumes:   Ridgecrest will be holding the annual Halloween parade on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. Students are to come to school in costume.  We will start the parade inside at 9:00 and we should be outside at 9:15. Kids may change out of their costume after the parade and before the Halloween parties if they choose.   Please remember no masks, weapons, or facsimiles are ever allowed.

Parent Technology Night:  Be sure to attend this informational night and hear from Canyons educators and technology experts. We are very excited to announce our parent technology night.  It will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24th from 6:00 -7:40 PM. Activities will be provided for children who have parents attending. The schedule is as follows:  6:00 Opening Speaker, 6:20-7:20  3 Rotations, each 15 minutes with a 5 minute rotation times.

Session Titles:

Understanding Report Cards – Jeny Wariner, Achievement Coach

Navigating Today’s Technology—Angi Williamson, Technology Teacher

How to Login (Lexia, Reflex, Pearson, Google Docs, Dojo)--Kate Mackin, Ed Tech

Providing Support for Children with Anxiety– Laura Conrad, School Psychologist

Behavior in School – Julie Winfree, Principal

Understanding Canvas –(for parents of current 4th and 5th graders)


PTA News

Reflections – please check your email from last week. I sent an email entirely about Reflections. Reflections are due Oct. 25th.  There are forms in the entryway of the school if you need them.

Upcoming Events

October 19-20         Fall Break

October 23-27         Papa Murphy’s Week

October 23-27         Red and White Ribbon Week

October 24               Digital Citizenship Night 6:00-7:30 PM

October 25               Reflections Due

October 30               No School Day – Teacher work day

October 31               Halloween Parade and Parties

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


Julie Winfree, Principal

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