Ridgecrest Roar

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RIDGECREST ROAR                April 15, 2018

Hello Ridgecrest Parents,

It looks like we might have a wet beginning to our week. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately each day.

I wanted to address some concerns I have been hearing about the lunchroom. At Ridgecrest, children are required to stay in the lunchroom for 15 minutes each day. We do this so that all students have time to eat and do not rush out to recess too soon. After 15 minutes, a cone is placed at the end of the table that signals to the students that they may be excused to go out to recess. Children do not have to go out at this time, and many do not. They may take as long as they need to eat their lunch. I hope this helps clarify any confusion. Our goal is for students to eat a healthy lunch so they can refuel their bodies for the afternoon and can learn.

We are hiring! Ridgecrest needs a recess aid and Playworks teacher next year. The recess aide position is 17 hours weekly and the hours are Monday- Friday 10-1:30. The Playworks teacher position is 20 hours a week. We are hoping to complete interviews this week. Please email Julie Winfree if you are interested in either position. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The school photographers are offering memory books again this year. These are optional and the school makes no money on them. If you are interest, please order online or return your money to the office by this Wednesday, April 17th.

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.

Ridgecrest Night at Zupas will be on Tuesday, April 23 from 5-9pm. Come in for dinner and 25% of your purchase will be donated to support PTA programs.

Check out the details on the attached flyer.

Upcoming Events    

April 17                      SCC meeting – rescheduled from last week

April 18                      3rd Grade fieldtrip to Congregation Garden Park

April 18                      5th Grade fieldtrip to the Aquarium 9:30-2:00

April 18                      Earthquake Drill

April 22                      Ridgecrest Choir Concert 2:00 PM for student body and 5:30 for parents and community

April 23                      Zupa’s Community Night 5:00-9:00 PM

April 29                      Last day for Chess Champs

April 29-May 3          Teacher Appreciation Week

April 30                      Kindergarten Energy Presentations

May 5                         Last PTA meeting 11:30

May 6                         Dibels Testing 3rd-5th grades

May 6                         2nd Grade fieldtrip to Loveland Aquarium 9:00-2:00

May 9                         Traditionz BYU Dancers assembly – K-2: 1:15-2:00   3-5: 2:15-3:00

May 10                       Dibels Testing K-2nd grades

May 13                       Monday Morning Meeting

May 13                       RISE testing starts

May 16                       First Grade fieldtrip

May 17                       Ridgecrest Runners Marathon Finish Line

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