OUR TIGER BLAST! January 18, 2022

Parkridge's Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Ms. Verdugo's Principal's Message

Happy New Year... Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing Winter break! Our students got right back into the groove of things and we had a GREAT short week back.

Just a reminder to let us know if your child is not feeling well and please keep them home if they are sick. We are trying to keep our campus as safe & healthy as possible, we appreciate all of your help as we continue to weather the COVID19 pandemic. I am hopeful that we will be on the other side of this “wave” in the near future.

Have a great week, and THANK YOU ALL for being a part of our Tiger Family!

Stay healthy and safe,

Sandy Verdugo, Principal / sverdugo@cnusd.k12.ca.us

Kid President AWESOME YEAR Challenge!
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January 18, 2021

Dear Parkridge Parents:

We are in the process of forming the School Site Council (SSC). The SSC is an important part of our school, and its members are an equal number of school staff and parents. The primary responsibility of SSC is to assess the needs and resources of the School Improvement Program. The members of SSC are elected by parents of the school. The committee meets three times during the school year for approximately one hour. Attendance is a requirement to be a member of the SSC. This year, we are in need of three parent representatives.

If you are interested in having your name submitted for election to the SSC, please write a brief paragraph introducing yourself and stating your reasons for wanting to be on the SSC. These will be included on the ballots sent to parents. E-mail your response to Sandy Verdugo, Principal at sverdugo@cnusd.k12.ca.us, by this Friday, January 21, 2022. Please include your name, your student’s name and contact information with your submission.

We are looking forward to working together with SSC and all our parents to make Parkridge the best it can be!

Yes, I would like to be considered for a position on the School Site Council.

Parent Name:__________________________________________________________

Student’s Name(s) and their Teacher(s) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone: ______________________________________

Email: ______________________________________

**Please attach your brief paragraph to this form.

January 18, 2021

Estimados padres de Parkridge:

Estamos en el proceso de formar el Consejo de Sitio Escolar (SSC). El SSC es una parte importante de nuestra escuela, y sus miembros son un número igual de personal escolar y padres. La responsabilidad principal de SSC es evaluar las necesidades y los recursos del Programa de Mejoramiento Escolar. Los miembros de SSC son elegidos por los padres de la escuela. El comité se reúne tres veces durante el año escolar durante aproximadamente una hora. La asistencia es un requisito para ser miembro de la SSC. Este año, necesitamos tres representantes de padres.

Si está interesado en que su nombre se presente para la elección al SSC, escriba un breve párrafo presentándose y exponiendo sus razones para querer estar en el SSC. Estos se incluirán en las boletas enviadas a los padres. Envíe su respuesta por correo electrónico a Sandy Verdugo, directora en sverdugo@cnusd.k12.ca.u,s viernes 21 de enero de 2022. Incluya su nombre, el nombre de su estudiante(s) y la información de contacto con su envío.

¡Estamos ansiosos por trabajar junto con SSC y todos nuestros padres para hacer de Parkridge lo mejor que pueda ser!

Sí, me gustaría ser considerado para un puesto en el Consejo del Sitio Escolar.

Nombre del padre:_____________________________________________________

Nombre(s) del alumno(s) y su(s) Profesor(es) _____________________________________________________________________

Teléfono: _____________________________________________________________

Correo electrónico: _____________________________________________________

**Por favor, adjunte su breve párrafo a este formulario.

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Friday, January 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

ZOOM: https://cnusd-k12-ca-us.zoom.us/j/9676378457

I. Introductory Procedure

  1. Call to Order
  2. Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Welcome and Introductions

II. Action Items

  1. SSC Training Slide Show
  2. Calendar next Meeting Dates
  3. Elect & Approve District Advisory Committee Representative from Parent Members
  4. Approve Categorical Expenditures for Elevo – PLC Teacher Release for SEL & PE

III. Discussion/Information

  1. Budget Reports by Funding Source

· LCAP – Title I – Title I Parent Involvement – Expanded Learning – Summer School


  1. Training Topics:

· Review SSC Roles and Responsibilities

· Review Bylaws

· Review Summary of SSC Elections

  1. Single Plan for Student Achievement
    • Begin evaluating effectiveness of last year’s SPSA actions
    • Discuss Goals: 1) Literacy and Math, 2) Closing the Achievement Gap and

3) Engagement, Parent Involvement.

  1. Reports from Parent Committees

· English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC)

  1. Program Reports:

· Professional Development Opportunities (Paraprofessionals, Teachers)

· Parent and Family Involvement Opportunities

· Interventions

  1. Principal’s Report

IV. Hearing Session/Public Comments

This item is placed on the agenda so that members of the audience have the opportunity to speak regarding subjects or concerns that do not appear on the agenda. The chair reserves the right to limit the speaking time to three minutes. Government Code Section 54954.2 and Education Code Section 35154.5 prohibit the council from discussion or acting upon matters not on the agenda.

V. Adjournment

  1. Agenda building for next meeting
  2. Adjournment: Action Item—

"With great power, there must also come great responsibility." - Spider-Man

All students have been issued District devices and this technology is intended to support student learning. In order to use the technology at an optimal level, it is fundamental that students are caring for their Chromebooks and meeting expectations of proper usage and maintenance. This includes fully charging the device prior to coming to school. Each device (which includes the charger) is assigned to a student , just like a school textbook. If the device and charger are lost or damaged it will be treated like a damaged or lost textbook or library book, which means fines will be charged. Please ensure that your student is responsible with their Chromebooks and chargers, as they are intended to support their learning.

If you have any questions or concerns,

please contact Ms. Adame, Assistant Principal , sadame@cnusd.k12.ca.us

Here is a commonly asked question:

Do families need to sign the Mobile Device Check-out agreement form?

No for the 2021-22 school year any Chromebook/hotspot check-outs are covered under the policy AR 8560. The policy is referenced in the Parent/Student handbook which parents/student acknowledge and confirm was read at the time of online registration.

In July of 2021 a section was also added to ParentConnect for parents to confirm that they have read the policy as part of online registration. Any parents that already completed online registration will not need to go back to confirm the policy. Parents that go into ParentConnect to make changes or with students that are new to the district will need to confirm the policy.


Don't miss out on great memories, buy a Yearbook today!

It's not too late to get your hands on our yearbook from last school year. We have them available for an amazing price of only $5. Come in to our front office and purchase one before they run out. Don't miss out on this great deal and an opportunity to keep these awesome memories alive forever.

Holidays Around the World

Thank you to our PTA and staff support for our winter event. Our Tigers experienced how different countries celebrate the holidays. They traveled around the world in only one night and learned about different cultures and the traditional treats they eat during this festive season. Some of the places we visited were Norway, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Philippines, and France.

Parkridge PTA Membership / Use this link to join our Tiger Family and enjoy some FUN!

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Do you want to request a school transfer for the 2022-23 school year? The transfer request period is now open! Learn more: www.cnusd.k12.ca.us/transfers

¿Quieres solicitar un traslado escolar para el año escolar 2022-23? ¡El período de solicitud de transferencia ya está abierto! Más información: www.cnusd.k12.ca.us/transfers


The Polar Express made a stop at our very own Parkridge Elementary this week! Thanks to our kinder team, our smallest tigers hopped aboard the "Polar Express" and went on a magical ride. They watched the featured film while enjoying some nice hot cocoa. An experience they will never forget!

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

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Sign Language Club

Our Sign Language Club got us into the Christmas spirit with their spectacular performance of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"! These students are learning SEE sign, ASL, and about deaf culture. Ms. Stacy meets with her sign language students every Wednesday and she is incredibly proud of these kiddos. This club has made some of our tigers feel more included and accepted and that is an AMAZING thing, kudos to Ms. Stacy!!
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Did you know that Parkridge has a band?? We do! Some of our 5th and 6th Tigers have been practicing over the last few months. Check it out!
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Sports Highlights

Congrats to our Girls' flag football team for their victory on Thursday's tournament!! We are so proud of our boys' team for giving it their all, can't wait to see their next tournament in January. Good luck guys!
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Tiger Tech Time

We are excited to announce that Tiger Tech Time has begun at our site. This is an intervention time offered daily to our 1st-6th graders during their lunch hour in the VDI computer lab by Ms. Marisol. During this block of time students have the option of coming in and playing fun but educational games on the computer that will help them thrive in different academic areas. They can play anything from math games to typing games, even games on iReady and much much more!
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School Uniform Policy

ALL STUDENTS must be in uniform.

Tops: Navy Blue, Black, or White polo shirt, or our very own spirit wear.

Bottoms: Khaki

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.
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District Devices

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