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Hello Parents,

I can not believe we are down to the last 31 days of school.  It is going so quickly.  As you can see below, we are very busy right up to the end.  Please check the calendar and notice important dates.  

SCC Nominations – Once again it is time for the School Community Council nominations. The school community council is a group of parents and teachers that help create and implement the School LAND Trust plan. We have several openings for next year.  The SCC meets once a month in the late afternoon. If you are interested in running for the SCC, please email Julie Winfree at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Saturday, May 6th with your name, email address, student’s name and grade, phone number.

This is the last week we will be offering the morning open computer lab time.  We will be using the lab daily for SAGE testing. Students will only be allowed to enter the building at 8:15 for breakfast.  If they are not eating breakfast, they will not be able to come inside until their teacher brings them in at 8:40.  Please do not drop them off before 8:30, unless they are at the school to eat breakfast, running club or Chess Club.

Mark Your Calendars - SAGE TESTING:  We will be administering the SAGE test to all 3rd-5th grade students during the weeks of May 8th- 26th.  Please try to have your student(s) at school on time each day during that window. If you plan to be on vacation or absent of any reason, please let your teacher know in advance. 

PTA News

The Marathon Club Finish Line will be on Friday, May 26th at 7:45.  We are so proud of our runners!  Way to go!

Next week, May 1st – 5th, we will be celebrating Teacher Appreciate Week.  Attached is the student schedule for the week.  Thank you for helping us thank our fabulous teachers.

Follow our Facebook page (Ridgecrest Elementary) and our Instagram account (Ridgecrest_pta) for PTA updates, reminders, and fun photos.

Upcoming Events

April 24                      PTA meeting 12:00 PM

April 26                      Secretary’s Day

April 26                      First Grade Fieldtrip to Tracy Aviary

April 27                      Spring Choir Concert (Student 2:00, Parent 6:00)

April 27                      Chinese Corner 3:30 in library

April 28                      Classic Skating Fieldtrip for top 50 fundraisers

May 1-5                     Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3                         50th Birthday Celebration Planning meeting 5:30

May 4                         K & 1 CBM testing day

May 4                         Chinese Corner 3:30

May 8                         Monday Morning Meeting 8:40

May 8-26                   SAGE end of year testing for 3rd-5th grades

May 11                       Box Top Store

May 15                       PTA meeting

May 15                       Lechtenberg Leadership Awards 1:45 PM

May 16                       2nd -5th CBM testing day

May 18                       2nd Grade Aquarium Fieldtrip

May 18                       Chinese Corner 3:30 PM

May 19                       Student of the Month Parent Breakfast 8:45 AM

May 22                       Jump Rope for Heart Week

May 22                       School Carnival

May 26                       Marathon Club Finish Line 7:45 AM

May 26                       Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 9:00 AM

May 29                       Memorial Day – No School

May 30-Jun 1            3-Day Book Fair in Gym

May 31                       1st grade fieldtrip to Museum of Ancient Life

June 1                         Parent Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 11:30-1:10

June 2                         NO SCHOOL for students – Teacher Planning Day

June 5                         Field Day

June 6                         Relay and Mile Run 9:00 outside

June 6                         5th grade moving on day 11:00 Pavilion at Antczak Park

June 7                        Last Day of School - Early Release 12:40 No Lunch Served

Have a wonderful week!


Julie Winfree, Principal




Julie Winfree, Principal