Pine Ridge Weekly

4/27/2020

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Click the Loom video below to hear from Mrs. James

PR Families,


I hope this letter finds you and your family well and enjoying better weather!

Wow, we needed the sun. :)


We are so appreciative of your feedback and there is still time to complete the survey regarding this time of remote learning. Some of the feedback so far has let us know what is widely know; that our families are in different situations with various needs. Families have until this Thursday, April 30th to complete the survey.


Thank you for getting on and supporting your kids as they navigate learning this new way. Students are working hard and completing assignments! I love jumping on to Seesaw or Google Classroom seeing their efforts! This week I will look for Rangers that are showing their PRR through engaging in the learning to give our virtual Ranger Tickets! More information to come. :)


We are so grateful for your bidding! Our fantastic, dedicated, and hardworking PTO continues to outdo themselves with an online auction. Our gratitude is beyond measure with our Pine Ridge Community. Thank you for your generosity!


Rangers: Please create your name out of rocks and or sticks and take a picture with it. Send it to Mrs. James by Friday.


Announcements/Reminders:

  • There is still time to sign up for the Kids Read Now Free Summer Books for all K-3 students!
  • Important Food Service Update below regarding changes in family eligibility for services.
  • Remote Learning Survey is open until April 30.
  • Ranger Tickets coming soon!
  • Ranger challenge of the week: create your name out of rocks and or sticks and take a picture with your name. Send pictures to me: tjames@fhps.net
  • More books and chapters have been added to my Loom folders.
  • Don't forget to visit the Counselor's Corner below. Kathy Wittland is available to connect with our Rangers that need support.
Remote Learning Survey

Please click the button to complete the survey by April 30th.

Auction Announcements

THANK YOU to all our Pine Ridge families who participated in our online auction this year. The 125 items in the auction made over $13,555 for Pine Ridge! If you didn't win an item you had your eye on, there is still time to support the auction by funding our teacher wish lists. On the auction site, toggle to "Teacher Wish Lists." This portion of the auction closes at NOON today. Thanks again for your generous support!


http://www.accelevents.com/e/pineridge

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Food Service Update:

  • Free meal distribution for children ages 18 and under continues on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11a-1p at FHN and FHC. Children do not need to be in the vehicle to receive free meals.
  • If your financial status has recently changed due to COVID-19, you may temporarily qualify for free or reduced-price meals for the first 30 days of the new school year. Visit www.lunchapp.com to fill out a confidential application. (This will also qualify you to receive the P-EBT benefits described below.)
  • Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transaction (P-EBT) Program - Families on the free or reduced-price meal program will receive extra funds on their EBT card for each child in their household ages 5-18.
    • March & April benefits - $193.80 per eligible child will be loaded on the EBT card by the end of April.
    • May & June benefits - $182.40 per eligible child will be loaded on the EBT card at a later date.
    • If you don't currently receive food assistance benefits, a pre-loaded card will be mailed to you. Benefits for all eligible children will be loaded onto one card.
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4th Grade Fun

We will get together!
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Mrs. Wittland's Virtual Check In

Kids can fill this out or with the help of parents complete this form.

Counselor Connection

April 27, 2020



Hello Pine Ridge Families,


I hope that this second week of school from home is going well. There has been so much for all of us to learn along the way. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you or your child through these days.


I have attached two pieces of information that may be helpful to your family this week. One is a feelings scavenger hunt for your child to do. I know that all of us are dealing with a lot of different feelings right now. Our older students should be able to do this on their own. I hope that it will be fun for you and your child(ren).


https://media.centervention.com/pdf/Scavenger-Hunt-Worksheet.pdf



The other attachment is a quick guide to help you help your children as they go through the variety of emotions that I imagine could be part of this homeschool experience. I hope that it will be helpful!


Please feel free to reach out to me through my email, kwittland@fhps.net, or have your child reach out to me on my Virtual Check-in attached below.


Have a safe and happy week!


Mrs. Wittland


Pine Ridge School Counselor

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Links to Books Read Aloud by Mrs. James - Updated

Saving Fable - Up to Chapter 7!

Added a chapter to Saving Fable. :)

Wifi Access For All Buildings in FHPS

On the COVID page of the district's website, maps have been added under the quick links section that indicates the best parking lot location at each building for student access to WiFi. Each map includes a black box containing the words "WiFi Access." This is the best area for students to access WiFi for instructional purposes.

Previous Newsletters

Elementary Principals' Letter

Sent Thursday, 4/9/2020

Zoom Cheat Sheet for Parents

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Kindergarten Kick-Off POSTPONED

Kindergarten Kick-off - Kindergarten kick-off meetings scheduled for this spring are postponed. Families may continue to register for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Additional information will be forthcoming for families with an incoming kindergartner.

Connect With Us!

Pine Ridge Elementary Website: https://www.fhps.net/elementary-schools/pine-ridge/

Pine Ridge PTO Website: https://www.pineridgepto.com/

Pine Ridge Facebook Page: https: //www.facebook.com/PRfhps/

Other Helpful Links:

Forest Hills Public Schools Website- https://www.fhps.net/

School Messenger Notification- https://www.fhps.net/departments/technology/school-messenger-notifications/