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RIDGECREST ROAR                May 19, 2019

Hello Ridgecrest Parents,

This week has two large PTA functions scheduled, the carnival and the parent appreciation luncheon. Please make sure you read about those below.  I am concerned about the weather this week, so please make sure you listen for any Skyalerts.  We are expecting rain all week, please send your student with a jacket this week.  If it is not too wet, we will try to get the students out as much a possible.

I am including this School Community Council information for one last week. We have 4 returning member and we have many other seats open. I have not been contacted from any community members that might be interested. I would like to encourage you to be part of the SCC, we need your input.

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 $63,019 during the 2018-2019 school year.  We have estimated we will receive $66,306 for the 2019-20 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.  Each spring parents and teachers are invited to submit a Declaration of Candidacy to serve on the SCC. Positions are advertised through the Ridgecrest Roar, the school’s weekly newsletter. Parents email the principal if they are interested in becoming a candidate for the SCC.  If needed, elections are held each year before the start of the school year.  

If you have an interest, please email Mrs. Winfree, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, May 28th.  If needed, we will hold an election in early September.

Rise Testing: We are hoping to come close to completing RISE testing for grades 3, 4 and 5 this week. The internet glitches made it difficult for us to keep to our schedule. Testing starts at 9:00 AM in many classes so please have your students on time to school. Please make sure students are well rested and eat a good breakfast.

PTA News

Find current PTA information and news (updated weekly) www.ridgecrestelementarypta.org AND Follow us on Instagram @ridgecrest_pta to see what is happening at the school.

The Ridgecrest Carnival will be held in Antczak Park, next to the school, this Tuesday, May 21 from 5-8pm. There will be bounce houses and games- wristbands can be purchased on arrival- unlimited bouncing and games for $7, or just bouncing for $3. Food Trucks will also be on site to purchase food and treats. In the case of inclement weather, please watch for a Skyward call on Tuesday.

The School Carnival is coordinated by the PTA, but is run by an outside company, Custom Events. No proceeds from the purchase of wristbands or tickets go to the PTA or the school. This event is merely a way for the school community to come together for an evening of entertainment and food. 

The PTA would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered to help with PTA and school events during the year. There will be a Volunteer Thank You Lunch at the Antczak Pavilion on Thursday, May 23 from 11:30-1:00. If you have volunteered for any events during the year, please follow the link by Monday PM to RSVP for the lunch. It is important that we plan the right amount of food. http://evite.me/2fcvJRs8k1

Last week I sent home a list of the books for next year for Battle of the Books.  I was told they are still revising it and to hold off on sending home the list. I will post it once it has been confirmed. Sorry for the miscommunication.

Upcoming Events    

May 21                       School Carnival- 5:00 – 8:00 PM

May 23                       Volunteer Thank You Lunch 11:30-1:00 

May 27                       Memorial Day – No School

May 30                       Kindergarten Field Day

May 31                       Last Day of Kindergarten

May 31                       Fifth Grade Moving Up Celebration – Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center 9:45-1:00

May 31                       4th grade Mountain Man Rendezvous in gym 10:00-12:30

June 4                         Field Day 1st – 5th Grades

June 6                         Thursday, Last Day of School – Very 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