Principal's Update

October 27, 2023

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Happy Friday Wolves!

Thanks so much for joining us for conferences this week. We hope you found the time helpful and enjoyed learning more about your child's progress so far this year.

A HUGE thank you to our PAC for the amazing dinner from Jalapeno & Rocoto Pepper on Thursday night! It was just the treat teachers needed to make it through the long conference days.

Please remember that next Wednesday (November 1st) will be a half day. Students will be dismissed at 11 am, and lunch will not be served (breakfast will still be available).

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,


Coffee With the Principal

On November 9th, Mrs. Johnson will be hosting Coffee with the Principal from 8:00-8:45 am in the Ridges Community Room. Coffee and snacks will be provided, and our hope is that this can be a regular event throughout the year! Families are invited to join us for an informal gathering that will allow parents to ask questions, share their thoughts, and learn more about our school. If you have younger siblings, they are welcome to join. We will have some toys and coloring pages available for them. To RSVP for Coffee with the Principal, please complete the form linked here.

Candy Buy-Back

Donate your extra Halloween candy to help our school earn cash! Now through the end of the day on November 9th, drop off your extra Halloween candy in the designated container in our school office vestibule. Wilson Orthodontics will “buy back” our candy by giving our school $1 per pound and a $100 bonus if we collect 50+ pounds. In addition, the school that donates the most candy will earn a $500 bonus and the 2nd place school will earn a $300 bonus! We would love your help to win one of these amazing bonuses!

November PAC Newsletter

Linked here is our PAC newsletter for the month of November! Be sure to check it out for updates on our Fun Run goals, upcoming event dates, and more!

Special Lunch Menu Options on October 31

Nutrition Services is serving up some spooky menu choices on October 31st! Join us for Batty Chicken Nuggets and Blue Monster Applesauce. For menus, nutrition information and more, please visit the link below.

Harvest Parties

We are excited to host our fall harvest parties this year! Students will be allowed to wear costumes at school, however the times for that will vary depending on class. Your child’s teacher will share those details as the date gets closer. Please know that all costumes need to be school appropriate (no violence, weapons, fake blood, face masks, or full-face paint) and ideally something that your child can take on and off fairly or completely independently. Each class will be running their own celebration and those may look different from class to class. In the event that party volunteers are needed, please know that all volunteers will need to have completed the volunteer items shared in my previous updates. Please also note that background checks are taking 2-3 weeks to clear so if you are hoping to volunteer at the end of the month please get those steps completed ASAP. More information to come from teachers soon!

Paper Towel Tubes Needed for STEM

It's paper towel tube season again, and probably again later on. Ms Phillips and Mr. Evers will gladly accept paper towel tube donations for an upcoming 1st/2nd project. Students can drop them off in either STEM lab. We don't need any TP tubes though, just paper towel tubes.

District Newsletter

Our most recent District Newsletter can be found linked here

Ridges PAC

Our parent volunteer group is a very important part of our school. Get connected with the Ridges PAC today! Visit the link here to see upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to get involved and be connected.

All volunteers will need to complete and have an approved background check on file prior to volunteering (this must be renewed each school year). The background check process can take 7-10 business days, so please allow sufficient processing time if you are planning to volunteer for a specific event.

The Ridges PAC meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm in the Ridges Community Room. They would love to have any and all parents attend!

Upcoming Dates

November 1st | Half Day for Students- elementary schools dismissed at 11 am

November 1st | Student Store in the Edy Courtyard 11:00-11:30 am

November 3rd | Popcorn Friday!

November 3rd | Wild Sock Day!

November 3rd | Student Store in the Edy Cafeteria 7:30-7:50 am

November 8th | Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:15 pm

November 10th | No School- Veterans Day Observed

November 15th | Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:15 pm

November 15th | Student Store in the Edy Courtyard 1:15-1:45 pm

November 17th | Ridges Spirit Day (wear your favorite Ridges gear or school colors)

November 17th | Student Store in the Edy Cafeteria 7:30-7:50 am

November 20th-24th | No School- Thanksgiving Break

November 29th | Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:15 pm

December 1st | No School- Teacher Report Card Day