Pelham Ridge Elementary

Robin Hollingsworth, Principal September, 2019

Robin Hollingsworth, Principal

Dear Parents and Families,

The first 5 weeks of school have been a huge success! The staff and students are working very hard and we are proud of all that is happening at Ridge! We appreciate all of your support, and the support of our amazing PTO. Thanks to all of you we will continue our journey of learning and living the 7 Habits. There are many exciting things happening in September and October, so be sure to check the dates on the "At-A-Glance" I created for you. Also, Facebook is regularly updated and as always your teacher is your direct source for updates and information.

Thanks again for supporting our efforts in teaching and learning, and thank you for being our partner!


Robin Hollingsworth, Principal

PTO Highlights : Wild West Boosterthon

September 27-October 11 (More information will come home after the kick-off on September 27th)

The new character theme is "Wild West"

It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on September 27. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the Glow Run, which will happen on October 11. This year our goal is to raise $15,000 for our school and we need your help! Please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM. One-time donations can also be made by sending in cash or check (made out to PRES PTO) in an envelope labeled Boosterthon.

You can watch a quick teaser video here:

Important Dates- Note the highlighted Book Fair Revision

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7 Habits At Home

As the school year continues, students will learn the meaning behind each of the 7 Habits. You may even have already heard your children singing songs that promote each habit.

Here you will see a summary of each habit so you can also use the language at home.

Be Proactive Song with Motions:

Homecoming Elementary Dress Up Days

Tuesday, Sep. 17th, 7:45am to Friday, Sep. 20th, 7:45am

251 Applegate Parkway

Pelham, AL

Monday: Tacky Tourist

Tuesday: Jersey Day

Wednesday: Tie Dye

Thursday: Western Wear

Friday: Wear Green & Gold

Digital Citizenship

Pelham City Schools is also working to prepare our students to safely navigate the digital world. Every morning during our "Words of Wisdom" announcements, a message is also included that coincides with the Digital Citizenship lesson being taught. You can find additional family resources @

Digital Citizenship Elementary School Yearly Plan:

  • Aug-September - Be Internet Smart "Share With Care"
  • Oct-November - Be Internet Alert "Don't Fall for Fake"
  • Dec - January -Be Internet Strong "Secure Your Secrets"
  • Feb- March - Be Internet Kind "It's Cool to Be Kind"
  • April-May - Be Be Internet Brave "When in Doubt, Take it Out"

Google presents: Interland

This month's Digital Citizenship theme is "Share With Care"


Share with Care

Helping kids understand that what they post can be forwarded, copied, and found is crucial to staying safe online. Teach students how to recognize and steer clear of potentially embarrassing or even dangerous situations that could have lasting consequences

Students are enjoying Interland. You can play here:

About Us:

Pelham Ridge Elementary School was established in 2016. Pelham Ridge Elementary is an energetic community of diverse scholars, thinkers, creators and achievers. Our community-based school provides inquiry-based learning experiences, arts enrichment, and academic programs that help students reach their highest potential. We are a Leader in Me school. Through this initiative, students learn and practice Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We support each student's growth, self-motivation and set high standards of achievement.