Ridgecrest Roar

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RIDGECREST ROAR      Sept. 17, 2018

Hello Parents,

This is a long Ridgecrest Roar, but full of great information! Please read to the end. I just want to take one more opportunity to thank you for your support in the fundraiser! What an incredible community we have!

Each year the Canyons School District awards 7 APEX awards. These are the highest awards given by Canyons District. This year our own Mr. Neely received the Apex the Volunteer of the Year Award. Mr. Neely is the grandfather of a former student at Ridgecrest. For the past 7 years he has spent 3 mornings a week volunteering in the school. He supports teachers and students to meet the needs of our kiddos. We are so excited to be able to honor Mr. Neely with this well-deserved award. Congratulations Mr. Neely!

Say Boo to the Flu – On Thursday, Sept 27th from 3:00-7:00 the Canyons School District Nurses will hold a flue clinic at Ridgecrest. This is during the second day of conferences. Please read the attached flyer for more information. Flyer

Before and After School Programs – Thanks to the success of the fundraiser, Ridgecrest will be able to fund the before and after school programs. Please watch your email this week for a flyer that includes each program and how to sign up for it. All before and after school programs, PTA and School sponsored, will begin the week of Oct. 1st.

Confucius Institute Chinese Culture Week 2018 is just around the corner! These free events are a fun way to experience Chinese culture in the community.
More details can be found on the Confucius Institute
website  calendar.

PTA News

Your go-to location for PTA information and news (updated weekly) www.ridgecrestelementarypta.org

Follow us on Instagram @ridgecrest_pta to see what is happening at the school.

Reflections Art Contest
Everyone can participate by creating a piece of art! Visual, Musical, Dance, Photography, Film, and/or Literature.

Here's How:
1. Reflect on this year's theme: "Heroes Around Me"
2. Create an original work inspired by the theme.
3. Celebrate your achievements and win prizes! 

Official Forms Required 

Find Forms and Rules on this website: http://www.utahpta.org/reflections 

Print and fill out an Entry Form (artist statement included!), and a consent form for those who appear in your photography or video.

Contact Angela Toone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801.916.2688 with any questions

Attach poster here

The first order of T-shirts and Sweatshirts will be sent home with students on Monday. There are still 2 more weeks to place an orderby turning in the 2018PTADonationandOrderForm.docx to the office with exact cash, check, or making a venmo payment to @Ridgecrest-PTA. You will also see the shirts and socks in person and place your order with a credit card during Book Fair 9/24 and 9/26-27. Forms can be found in the office or at the Book Fair. Deadline for All shirt orders is 8pm on Thursday, September 27.
Socks are $5, T-shirts $10, Youth Sweatshirts $20 and Adult Sweatshirts $25.

Grandparents lunches will be happening on Wednesday 9/26 and Thursday 9/27 from 11:30am-1pm, during the Book Fair. Grandparents can come either day no earlier than 11:30, but should know that Thursday is usually the less busy day. Please let your Grandparent know your teachers name to help them find and meet up with their student more quickly. Grandparents must bring their own lunch to school with them. There will not be lunch available to purchase.

More details can be found on the flyer-


The Book Fair will also be going on during Parent Teacher Conferences. The Book Fair will be open in the gym during the following times-

Monday 8:30am-3:30pm

Wednesday 11:00am-1:30pm and 3:30-8pm

Thursday 8am-8pm

For every book purchased during the fair, the library and classrooms receive a portion of the funds in Scholastic dollars that allow them to order books and classroom supplies. The PTA runs the Book Fair as a service to the school, but does not receive any portion of the funds.

Upcoming Events

September 17            Monday Morning Meeting 8:40 AM

September 17            Dibels Testing 3-5

September 20            School Pictures

September 20            Mrs. Winfree and Mrs. Cardon sleep on the roof

September 21            No School

September 26 & 27  Parent Teacher Conferences and Grandparents Lunch

September 28            No School – Teacher Comp Day

October 1-5               Before/After School Programs begin – more info to come

October 9                  Chipotle Night 5-9pm - we received 33% of sale this year.

October 18 & 19                   Fall Recess – No School

October 25                Picture Make-up Day

October 29               No School – Teacher work day

October 31                Halloween Parade & Parties

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


Julie Winfree, Principal