Ridgeview Review

Week 4 - Sept. 15 - 19


We have had several new staff members join us since the beginning of the year. Please welcome them to the Ridgeview family!

Jesica Chavira - STACC Aide

Galyla McClain - LIFE/STACC Aide

Nehemiah Ford - PE Aide

We have submitted candidates for our Resource Aide and Office Aide openings. We hope to be able to introduce them to you very soon!

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Energy Management

Our last energy review was very positive. Please remember to check for these things before you leave each day:

* Lights off (don't assume they will go off on their own)

* Projector off

* Monitor shut down and turned off

* Blinds to outside closed

* Classroom door closed and locked

Parent Conferences

As you know, all elementary classrooms are required to conference with every parent prior to the first report card. Here are some expectations for the conferences:

* Be positive! For many this is your first time to truly discuss your students with their parents. Share all the wonderful things you have discovered about their child!

* We have done a lot of testing this month. Ensure all assessments are completed prior to holding conferences so that you are able to give thorough and accurate information to parents.

* You should do your BEST to hold face to face conferences.

* Use this one-on-one time to LISTEN to your families. What are their expectations for the year? What are their goals for their children?

* All conference should be documented in AWARE.

* You are responsible for meeting your parents at the front door for after school conferences. We cannot guarantee there will be someone available to let them in.


Thursday, Sep. 18th, 5:30-7:30pm

RES Cafetereia and Gym

If you have signed up to be a BINGO Caller or to work at the Book Fair, you may wear jeans and an RES shirt on Thursday. We have 3 openings for Book Fair workers...sign up outside my office door.

Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week

Reminder: Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Celebrate Freedom Week is that same week.

According to EHBK(Legal):

The district will observe Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week by appropriate programs, celebrations, and activities.

For more information and ideas on how to observe Constitution Day, the US Department of Education developed a resource page on its website last year, which can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/constitutionday.html. Other resources are available in Forethought.

APEX Fun Run Teacher Huddle - required meeting

Monday, Sep. 22nd, 3:30-4:30pm

RES Cafeteria

All staff are required to attend the Teacher Huddle with APEX. We will go over the Teacher Playbook. The kick off assembly will be on Sept. 23 at 2:00. The Playbook is attached with this newsletter.
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This week at Ridgeview

* Generation Texas Week activities (see email from Sara)

* Take the First STEP Together Challenge (see email from Sue)

Monday, Sept. 15

* Grade level data talks (large conference room)

* Sara Moltenbrey out PM

* Heather Hord's baby shower, 3:30, downstairs library

Tuesday, Sept. 16

* Lockdown drill - 1:40 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 17

* Constitution Day - activities in classroom (document in lesson plans)

* Becky out all day at Principal Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 18

* Sara Moltenbrey out AM

* Grade Level Chair meeting, 3:30, large conference room

* BINGO Night - 5:30

Friday, Sept. 19

* Wear a college shirt day (staff and students)

* Food for the Soul

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