RIDGECREST ROAR Oct. 25, 2020
Hello Ridgecrest families,
We have a busy week coming up. Not only do we have Halloween this week, but it is our Red and White Ribbon week. Every year the PTA hosts the Red and White Ribbon week for Ridgecrest students. This year they have done a wonderful job incorporating our crazy year with the celebration! Thank you to the PTA for hosting these activities!
Red and White Ribbon Week – R&W Ribbon schedule.pdf
Tomorrow is the start of our combined Red & White ribbon week, which is a reminder to our students about drug prevention as well as safely in media and technology, respectively.
On Monday we will WEAR RED to say no to drugs
On Tuesday students can wear CRAZY HAIR to stay aware
On Wednesday wear CRAZY SOCKS to take a stand
Also, on Wednesday, students can wear a mask (that will be provided) that they can decorate with crayons (no markers, please) at home showing how they feel empowered to be drug free and/or make good choices when using media and technology.
Halloween will be celebrated on Thursday. Students may come in costume. We will be filming a parade by grade level. I will send out an email with the links by noon of that day if you would like to watch the parade. I will use Skyward to send out the links, so if you are getting this Roar, you will get the links.
The Ridgecrest PTA will be holding a Food Drive November 9th-13th. If you need food items and would like to be a recipient of the food drive, please email Mrs. Winfree. Julia.email@example.com
Smiths – As a Ridgecrest staff we try to motivate students to follow the school rules, attend school, and participate in class so that learning is optimized. We do this through many different incentives, raffles, and classroom rewards. All of these incentives are costly. One easy way to contribute without sending in money is to connect your Smiths and/or Dans frequent shopper numbers to Ridgecrest. Each time you shop at the grocery store contributes a small amount to Ridgecrest. Please take a moment to sign up for these two programs. Attached are the directions. Thank you! Smiths.pdf Dans.pdf
NAMI Utah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) advocates for and supports individuals and families impacted by mental illness. NAMI Utah offers free classes, support groups, and mentoring for families and individuals living with mental illness. Please see the attached flyer for resources that are available to you and you families. NAMI Utah Programs.docx
Change of Placements: The window for submitting change requests is Sunday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 8. Learning option changes will take effect with the start of the trimester on Monday, Nov. 23.
Take a look (and share with your students) our Facebook and Instagram this week for a special Halloween feature from a real mad scientist!
Reflections Art Contest will look different this year, but it will be amazing! Students reflect on the theme” I Matter Because….” and create a work of art in one or more of these categories: Dance Choreography, Film, Literature, Music Composition, Visual Art 2D, Visual Art 3D.
Parents/guardians will submit entries online thru the Utah PTA website https://www.utahpta.org/ref with photos or videos of the child’s creation. The physical art will remain at home.
The Video Link below will show you how to enter online.
Here is a link to the rules: https://www.utahpta.org/reflections-rules
The deadline is Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 (just after Halloween). Questions? Contact Angela Toone 801.916.2688, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Ridgecrest INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK pages! Instagram: “ridgecrest-pta” Facebook: “Ridgecrest School”
Don’t forget to sign up for PTA to stay involved and informed.
Also, if you’d like to be a volunteer in any capacity throughout the year, don’t forget to get verified through Canyons District.
- Oct. 7- Nov. 25 DLI lottery open for current Kindergarten students
- Oct 26-29 Red and White Ribbon Week
- Oct 29 Halloween Celebration at school – No visitors at this time, we will send out links to a grade level parade through the lunchroom that is socially distanced.
- Nov. 4 Reflections Entries Due online
- Nov. 1-8 Parents who wish a placement change select new placement online
- Nov. 9-13 Ridgecrest Food Drive
- Nov. 10 PTA Meeting 12:00PM
- Nov. 12 SCC meeting 4:00 PM
- Nov. 23 New placements begin
- Nov. 24th Report Cards home
- Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving Break
Have a great week!
Julie Winfree, Principal