RIDGEGATE RANGER NEWS

December 6, 2015

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL HOLMES

Greetings!


We are full swing of the holiday season and nearing the conclusion of the first semester. We have been through many challenges and have experienced triumphs along the way because we kept our focus. We have much to be proud of... Friday the halls were filled with student joy and laughter as staff took time to have lunch with their mentees. Overall we did well on our first district assessment in math and will continue to provide excellence in preparing our students for the upcoming Science and Reading DAs. During this season of universal reflection, I would like to continue to express my gratitude to each of you for your support, encouragement, feedback, and dedication. When we come together, the possibilities for achievement are limitless!

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TECH TIP: iMOVIE


Sponsored By: Tracy Granger


This week's tip is on how to implement iMovie into your classrooms.

iMovie on the iPad is a wonderful tool to differentiate your classroom to meet the needs of your students! iMovie can assist your students with telling a story by using pictures. This is a great way to review your student’s learning by having them create an iMovie showing examples of concepts that have been taught in class. iMovie is also a fantastic tool for ELL learners, where they can express their thoughts through images where writing may seem difficult. Creating an iMovie is simple and the end product looks like an actual Blockbuster movie! iMovie is great for all grade levels and all subject areas. For more information, please click on the link below for lesson ideas, and contact me so I can help get your class iMovie ready!

To see iMovie examples, please click here: https://sway.com/Bcp0ao4eKP0-imDU

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*Book Fair Dec 7-11 (evening sales on Dec. 10)*

7 PK-2nd ELA District Walk-through

PLC: 2nd grade

***Be on the lookout for Secret Santa details****


8 PLC: 1st grade

Math Committee Meeting 3:30

Science Fair Parent Meeting 5:45-7:00 in the front computer lab


9 PLC: PK/K


10 Kindergarten Field Trip-Zoo

Wellness Committee Meeting 3:30 in the library

Winter Program 6-7PM


11 CMMS Fine Arts Tour Performance for Fifth Grade 10:15-10:45

Progress Reports Due to Data Specialist

PLC: Outclass

Name that Holiday Tune/Movie Contest


***Begin drafting report card comments***

14 PLC: 3rd grade


15 DTM Coaching (District Support)

Staff Holiday Luncheon

Staff Meeting 3:45 in the library (Contest winners Sweater/Tunes-Movies announced)


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17 Spelling Bee 8:30-10:00


18 Door Decoration Contest Winners announced;

Class Holiday Parties 11:30-12:00

Early Dismissal at 12:10