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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//

Chicks: Mrs. Lundberg’s first grade class will be hatching chicks the second week of April! Depending on how many hatch. There will be up to 6 chicks available to take home on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have experience with chicks or chickens and want to take some chicks home, please email Mrs. L at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks!

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.

PTA News

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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.

Upcoming Events    

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