TIGER BLAST! 3/13/2022
Parkridge's Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Ms. Adame's Assistant Principal's Message
Hello Parkridge Families,
This weekend we changed the clocks and have SPRUNG Forward!!! March 20th will mark the first day of spring!
As we have shared recently, we have started Trimester 3 and are looking forward to ending this academic year strong and beginning the new school year with preparation and excitement.
This week we are holding SART meetings with families in order to review, discuss, and develop a plan to improve their students' attendance. Daily attendance is essential to continual learning and growth academically and socioemotionally. We want all students here daily, on time and ready to contribute to the learning that takes place at Parkridge. Please refer o the attendance policy below.
We will be finishing up ELPAC testing before Spring Break and will begin SBAC testing for our 3rd - 6th graders upon our return in April. These very important State exams provide the students with opportunities to demonstrate their learning and act as one measure of data to analyze Parkridge's growth. We want to ensure that student needs are being met.
In addition, there will be many upcoming opportunities to join as one Parkridge Community and have fun! PTA events, Talent Show, on site ELAC and familiy meetings, and much more.
As always, thank you for the opportunity to serve the students, families, and staff of Parkridge.
Ms. Suzanne Adame, Assistant Principal
March 16th: ELAC Sponsored Information Night via zoom @ 5:30 pm
March 17th: Drive-In Bingo Night
March 17th- April 4th- PTA Chocolate Fundraiser
Welcome Back Parent Volunteers
We look forward to having parent volunteers on campus. To participate, you must fill out the CNUSD Volunteer Application. Here is the link for that:
Also, be sure to read important information on Parent Volunteers on the CNUSD's Website.
Link to CNUSD's Parent Volunteer Information
ATTENDANCE POLICY & TIPS ON HOW TO IMPROVE IT
Below is a copy of our Attendance Policy for your review.
Please take a moment to discuss our school site's and CNUSD's policy on attendance, tardies, and early outs.
Our tardies have reduced significantly because of all your support, but absences are still very high, even without it being for Covid reasons.
Please talk with your child about going to bed earlier, getting up on time, and being focused and prepared to learn, everyday!
PTA Chocolate Fundraiser
Our PTA will be doing our chocolate fundraiser from March 17th- April 4th. ALL money needs to be turned in to the school by Monday April 4th. Be on the look-out for a flyer coming home soon with more info regarding rules and great prizes. We appreciate everyone's effort and help towards Parkridge.
These last two weeks at Parkridge have been busy and FUN! It was awesome seeing so many of our Tigers participating in our Read Across America spirit days as well as see all the extra reading happening across campus. Ask your child what their favorite book is this week. For our primary grade students, offer to read it to them or read it together before bedtime. For our upper grade students, ask them to share a fun fact about it. Remember, asking those simple questions can help to strengthen your relationship.
Don't forget to check out the counseling page on our Parkridge Website for lots of great information and resources! You can find it by clicking here.
READ ACROSS PARKRIDGE WEEK
Trimester 2 Awards
In case you missed our 2nd trimester awards assembly, here are the videos for grades 3rd-6th and some pictures from TK/ kinder. We apologize for not providing a video of 1st and 2nd grade as we experienced some unexpected technical difficulties during that assembly causing it not to record as planned. Some good news to look forward to though, our next awards assembly is expected to be held in-person here on campus.
Click on the following links to view
PTA needs YOU!!
Why join PTA?
It's fun!: Helping with school events is fun and rewarding. You can make a difference in our school.
Children benefit: Research shows that engaging in your child's school helps them perform better academically.
Make connections: Get to know teachers, staff, and other parents on a different level and build strong relationships that can last years!
Spirit Days - Dias Escolares
"With great power, there must also come great responsibility." - Spider-Man
PROPER USAGE AND MAINTENANCE REMINDERS:
- Fully charge the device prior to coming to school.
- If the device or charger are lost or damaged fines will be charged.
- Siblings should not swap devices or chargers as each is checked out to the individual student.
- NO stickers or labels should be added to the devices as they are district property.
- District-provided devices are subject to history checks which include record of sites visited and usage times.
DISTRICT-ISSUED CHROMEBOOK SUPPORT
Is your student having issues with their District-issued Chromebook keyboard not working?
They may need to change the language of their keyboard. If your student(s) are getting a message that says "Your username or password is incorrect" but they are typing in their account information correctly, they may have accidently changed their keyboard language. Click on this link for more information: https://bit.ly/35bVHNe
Having trouble with a district device? Need to restart? Won't log in?
Check-out the Self-Help Knowledge Base with instructions for solving basic issues.
BOX TOPS EARNS OUR SCHOOL $$$
Resources for Students at Home!
Dear CNUSD Students and Families,
We are thinking about you and wishing you wellness in the form of creativity, nature, cooking, and more. We hope this virtual care package brings you joy and strength!
Your CNUSD Elementary School Counselors
School Uniform Policy
We have now added NAVY BLUE PANTS To our APPROVED BOTTOMS! (No Jeans Please!)
Attached is a link to CNUSD's Dress Code Policy which goes in conjunct with Parkridge Elementary School's Uniform Policy. Below are the minimum standards.
The following minimum standards shall be enforced in the Corona-Norco Unified School District in order to meet the requirements of the California Code of Regulations regarding grooming, dress, and appearance and the Education Code regarding free expression:
A. Any clothing, makeup, hairstyle or wig that has been demonstrated to contribute to the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school is inappropriate / unacceptable for school attire. Dress should be suitable and comfortable for normal school activities. Clothing should correspond with the demands and purpose of the activity in which students participate. Clothing should be clean and in good repair.
B. Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing so that undergarments shall not show. Skirts and dresses may be of any style if all slits, openings and the length are no higher than half the distance between the knees and waist and do not expose one's underclothing. No undergarments or posteriors shall show.
C. Pants must fit at the hip so they will stay on without a belt.
D. Footwear must be worn at all times and have hard soles. (Tennis shoes are appropriate/ acceptable, soft-soled slippers are unacceptable). Page 1 of 2 5332
E. Apparel with emblems, printing, etc., that are obscene, libelous, or slanderous, or that incite students as to create a clear and present danger are not permitted on campus and may not be worn. Skin art, which is obscene or libelous or so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on school premises, must be covered.
F. The following items of clothing are considered inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire:
1. Strapless, halter tops, or tube tops
2. Bare midriffs (no skin showing)
3. Undergarments showing
4. Chains or weapons (chains such as those attached to belts, pockets, or wallets present a safety hazard)
5. No shirts
6. Lack of undergarments
7. Shirts, tops or sweaters unbuttoned below the sternum
8. Bathing suits (except in the swimming pool areas and locker rooms)
9. Hats, visors of any kind, or sunglasses inside classrooms or office areas
10. Electronic equipment, including remote control devices, personal stereos and recording equipment
Other items or manner of wearing clothing may also be inappropriate / unacceptable according to A-F above.
If you have any questions regarding CNUSD's Dress Code or our Uniform Policy, please
reach out to Ms. Verdugo or Mrs. Adame at (951) 736-3236
Spirit wear can be purchased in our front office. We offer t-shirts, non-hooded sweaters, and hooded sweaters all in navy blue, black, and white.