Cedar Ridge Elementary
Welcome to CRE 2021-22
Dear Cedar Ridge Families,
I hope this message finds you relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am excited that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome you and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education and look forward to working with you and your children.
Our skilled and dedicated staff is already planning and preparing for your child. Our hard-working custodians have spent the last few weeks of summer thoroughly cleaning the building. Our teachers have been involved in professional development as well as creating a student-centered classroom. Also, our much-appreciated Family Teacher Organization (FTO) is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer exciting events for this school year. We are indeed a community with the common goal of providing a solid education in a nurturing and caring environment for our students.
Each year brings positive change, and this includes a few additions to our Cedar Ridge Staff. Please join me in welcoming the following classroom teachers to our community:
Grace Beerly, Kindergarten Teacher
Stephanie Shafer, Kindergarten Teacher
Amanda Kinkead, 2nd Grade Teacher
Abbi Faust, 3rd Grade Teacher
Monica Tracy, 3rd Grade Teacher
Allison Ziegler, 3rd Grade Teacher
Jessica Tierney, 4th Grade Teacher
Roma Long, 5th Grade Teacher
Somaly Moore, 5th Grade Teacher
Nissa Armstrong, DABI
Lisa Brooks, K-2 DASI
As we planned for this exciting new school year, a great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement. Careful consideration was given to input from staff as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities. Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him/her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher.
As we embark on this new school year, you will have an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher during our Meet the Teacher Night, August 19th from 4:30-6:30pm. The first day of school for grades 1st-5th is Tuesday, August 24th and the first day of school for our Kindergarten students is Thursday, August 26th. School begins at 8:20am and dismissal is 3:20pm. Students may enter the building as early as 8:00am and breakfast is served at no cost.
I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Together, we will make the 2021-2022 school year one of growth and achievement for all children.
Dr. Larry R. Nelson
Mrs. Taryn Brinlee
August 16 - Transportation Opt-In Deadline
August 19 - Meet the Teacher Night for Grades K-5 at CRE 4:30-6:30pm
August 24 - First Day of School for Grades 1-5th-School begins at 8:20am
August 24 & 25 - Kindergarten Assessment
August 26 - First Day of School for Kindergarten-School begins at 8:20am
September 6 - Labor Day-School NOT in Session
CPS Annual Registration!
TRANSPORTATION OPT-IN DEADLINE-AUGUST 16TH
Reminder...Families must "opt-in" for transportation while completing their annual registration.