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RIDGECREST ROAR       May 20, 2018

Hello Parents,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and had time to get our and enjoy the beautiful weather. Our lost and found is full again, now that kids do not really need coats and sweatshirts. We have put the lost and found out and we will have it out until the end of the week. Please come look for any of your missing items.

SCC Nomimations: It is time again to fill the empty spots on our School Community Council. School Community Councils are comprised of elected parents and/or guardians whose children attend the school, elected employee representatives, and the school principal. As directed by state law, School Community Councils (SCC) review achievement data, help identify academic needs, provide input on school improvement plans, and assist in evaluating the success of the plans.  

The SCC is also responsible for determining how the LAND Trust funds are used in our school.  When Utah was granted Statehood, parcels of land were placed in a perpetual Trust with the children of Utah as beneficiaries.  Revenues from these lands go into the Permanent State School Fund. The dividends and interest of that fund are distributed annually to each public school in Utah.  Our school received $45,900 during the 2016-17 school year and $59,873 for the 2017-18 school year.

Serving on the School Community Council is an excellent way to be part of school improvement and supporting your child's educational experience.  

If you are interested in being on the SCC, please declare your candidacy to Julie Winfree by June 1st. If there are more people interested than available positions, we will hold an election. If not, Julie Winfree will contact you to let you know of your position. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 Governor's Summer Reading Program: We are please to announce the 2018 Governor's Summer Reading Program, we are again partnering with KSL Read Today, The Utah State Library Division, and the Salt Lake Bees. Postcards will be sent home and registration begins on June 1st. 

PTA News

The School Carnival is on Tuesday! The carnival will be at the school and Antczak Park on Tuesday, May 22 from 5-8pm. The Carnival includes bounce house, climbing wall and games. Wristbands can be purchased on arrival- $5 for unlimited bounce houses and $8 for unlimited games and bounce houses. See the Carnival flyer for more details. There will also be food truck on site- World's Best Corndog, Chig-a-Lug, Bumblebee's Korean BBQ and Waffle Luv. ​​

*Please note that the PTA does NOT receive any portion of the funds paid to Custom Events for wristbands. This event is not a fundraiser, but organized by the PTA as a chance for the school community to have fun together.

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: The 2017-18 PTA Board is so grateful for all of those who have volunteered this year to help our many programs and activities to succeed. We would like to show our appreciation for all of you with a lunch to be held at the Antczak Pavilion this Thursday, May 24 from 11:30-1. If you have volunteered at the school, please plan to attend.

Here is the link to RSVP: http://evite.me/Kt7JZhGJYs

Kindergarten Field Days will be happening on Thursday, May 31- 10-11am for AM Kindergarten and 2-3pm for PM Kindergarten.

Field day from grades 1-5 will be on Monday, June 4th.

To join PTA, stay informed of upcoming events, and learn more about the Ridgecrest PTA, please visit our website at http://www.ridgecrestelementarypta.org

You may also follow us on Instagram -  @Ridgecrest_PTA and on Facebook - Ridgecrest Elementary. 

Upcoming Events (through the end of the year)

May 22           School Carnival – Antczak Park 5:00 PM

May 24           3rd Grade Fieldtrip to Water Conservation Gardens 9:30-11:30

May 24           Parent Volunteer Luncheon 11:30 AM

May 25           Ridgecrest Runners Marathon Day – Final mile

May 25           3rd-5th Dibels testing

May 25           Kristy Jones (Speech & Language Specialist) Retirement Party 3:00 PM

May 28           Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

June 1             Last Day for Kindergarten

June 1             5th Grade Swimming Party – Cottonwood Heights Rec Center 9:00

June 1             4th Grade Mountain Man Rendezvous 10:00 AM in the Gym

June 1             3rd Grade Wax Museum in Gym 1:00-1:40

June 4-6         Kindergarten KEEP Assessment Appointments

June 4             Field Day 1st – 5th Grades

June 4             Safety Patrol Celebration 2:30-3:00 Antczak Park

June 7             Last Day of School – Early Release – 12:40 NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH SERVED

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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