Ridgecrest Roar

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RIDGECREST ROAR       Oct. 14, 2019


Last week was a busy week filled with fieldtrips, Dads and Donuts, before and after school programs, an SCC meeting and a PTA meeting. This week will be much calmer as it is only a three-day week and then we have Fall break.  Please make sure if your student(s) plan to miss a day or two on either side of fall break that you call and let the office know.

The School Community Council met this week and approved our new attendance policy.  On Monday morning we will be educating our students on the new attendance policy.  We will let them know that any student that misses 8 days or less of school will be entered into a raffle for a new bicycle to be given at the end of the year.  We will also start our Mr. Potato Head incentive starting after fall break on the 21st.  Each class will get a Mr. Potato head. If all students are in class then the class will get to add a piece to their potato head.  Once the potato head is finished, they will get a reward.  Students that are out on a vacation that have a vacation form filled out will not count against the class.   Parents, please help to support our push to have students in school and on time.  Attached is the new attendance plan:

Our cafeteria needs your help. In response to a group of environmentally aware students at Butler Elementary, most Canyons District schools have eschewed Styrofoam lunchroom trays in favor of a new kind of compostable trays that are made of the pulpy residue that is left after juices are extracted from sugar cane. In addition, CSD’s Nutrition Services Department has begun using metal utensils that require washing after meals instead of single use plastic forks, spoons and knives. Trouble is, thousands of pieces of silverware have gone missing. Some are being found outside on school grounds or in bathrooms. The vast majority, however, are winding up in trash cans as students, accustomed to the routine of discarding plastic utensils, inadvertently throw them away with their compostable trays. Replacing the cutlery is quite expensive, and if trends continue, the District may have to return to the practice of using plasticware. Parents, please help us combat plastic pollution and environmental degradation by encouraging students to use our silverware responsibly. 

Dual Immersion Lottery Open - For Current Kindergarten Students

Did you know that at Canyons District, it's possible to learn two languages at the same time and to graduate from high school fluent in both? The start of October signals the opening of the window to apply for Canyons District's Dual Language Immersion Programs for the 2020-2021 school year. From Monday, Oct. 7 to Tuesday, Nov. 26, parents and guardians can apply at https://dual.canyonsdistrict.org/dual/#!/ to have their children learn Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese. In addition, parents and guardians who have questions about the programs are invited to a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, Oct. 23.  The 6-8 p.m. event will be held in the Atrium at Jordan High School, 95 E. Beetdigger Blvd. (9880 S.) in Sandy. Please note, students with siblings currently enrolled in a Dual-Language Immersion school must still submit applications by the Nov. 26 deadline. A lottery will be held to determine entrance into the programs if the number of applicants exceeds the seats available per entering class. Information about CSD’s immersion programs and the application process can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.



THANK YOU to all who came and supported our Dad's and Donuts event.  It was a big success!


Only one more week to get those Reflections entries in. If your child is interested please pick up a form in the Ridgecrest vestibule or visit the reflections website.  Entries are due October 21st.


Thursday, October 24th is the LAST box top store so get those box tops collected and send them with your kids.  

The PTA needs your help with this event.  Due to it being the last box top store we expect it to be a busier than usual.  We are in need of 5 people, if you are able to help run the store on October 24th during lunch, 11:30-1, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

For future collection we can still earn box tops for Ridgecrest.  Just download the Box Top app, enter our school name and scan your receipts. Thanks for all of your support throughout the years!


We still have some t-shirts and sweatshirts, youth and adult, for those who didn't or were unable to purchase.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   And we will do it on a first come first serve basis. 

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

October 15          Chipotle PTA night 5:00 PM

October 17 & 18 Fall Recess – No School

October 21          Makeup Picture Day

October 23          District conducts DLI parent information meeting 6:00-8:00 Jordan High School, 95 E. Beetdigger Blvd. (9880 S.) in Sand

October 24          Box Top Store during lunchtime Room 17

October 31          Halloween Parade 9:00 AM and Parties throughout the day

November 1                 Beat the Street Assembly 1st – 3rd Grades 9:30 AM

Nov. 26               DLI Applications close on-line (www.canyonsdistrict.org)

December 2-6     Jersey Mike’s Community week

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


Julie Winfree, Principal