Pine Ridge Prep Update
September 12, 2022
Welcome from Mrs. Tanner & Mrs. Banzhaf
Dear Pine Ridge Prep Families,
THANK YOU to all those who joined us for Grandparents Day Tea! We had an excellent turnout and a wonderful time together! We are getting very excited for Pine Ridge Prep's 10th birthday party on Friday! We hope you can join us!
Click the link to access the 2022-2023 Family Handbook.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Thank you for the privilege of serving you ~
Mrs. Gabrielle Tanner, Principal
Mrs. Shelley Banzhaf, Building Leader Intern
September 14: United Way Junior Leader Reader Celebration
September 15: Picture Day
September 16: Pine Ridge Prep 10th Birthday Celebration @ 4:30-6:30
September 21: Family Fun Fitness Night @ Hummer Sports Park @ 5:30-7:00
You can find all school events listed on our school calendar which you can access on our webpage.
United Way Junior Leader Reader 50,000th Book Celebration
We're BEYOND excited to celebrate the distribution of the 50,000th book through our Young Leaders Society's Junior Leader Reader program!
You can be a part of this historic moment by signing-up to be a volunteer reader in a pre-k or kindergarten classroom over the next two weeks as part of JLR! Sign-up to volunteer here: https://bit.ly/JLR2022
Items That Need Your Attention
Picture Day is coming up on Thursday, September 15! Order forms were sent home last week. The flyer below provides details on the different packages that are available for order. You may order online, or pay by cash or check. If paying by cash, you must provide the EXACT amount. We will not be able to make change. If paying by check, please make the check out to Strawbridge Studios. Paying online is the easiest! We will collect orders and payments at the school beginning September 7 and ending on picture day, September 15.
ASQ Parent Reports
If you have not yet completed the ASQ screeners, please do so as soon as possible! This is a requirement for our program. You may access the screeners to complete digitally with the links below.
We Are Learning To...
This Week We Are Learning To...
3 Year Olds: Know number names and count in order - 0-3; Identifies numbers 1 and 2
4 Year Olds: Know number names and count in order - 0-5; Identify numbers 0-5
3 Year Olds: Identify letters in their names so they can recognize their names in print
4 Year Olds: Identify front cover, back cover, spine of a book; Hold the book right side up; Identify the table of contents.
Understands that living things live in different habitats; Identifies what plants and animals need to live
3 Year Olds: Identify people in our family and understand those relationships; What makes people the same and different
4 Year Olds: Identify leaders at home and at school; Describe characteristics of ourselves and others to see what makes each person unique
Learning skills to be a good learner; Ask for what we want or need in a respectful voice
Does your child have patience?
-Play freeze tag.
-Give a small treat to the child who can sit the longest.
-Teach your child how to walk up to pets.
Time to Eat!
Activities That Build Brains
DCF Kansas Practice Model Overview
At the Kansas Department for Children and Families, we believe working alongside families and communities is the best way to achieve our mission of strengthening families and assuring children are safe. The current practice model began development in 2019 and has since been implemented across our state.
The Kansas Practice Model integrates aspects and tools from multiple practice approaches with evidence-based research and best practices to come alongside families, their natural supports and the community on a journey toward improved safety and family well-being. DCF puts the well-being of family and safety of the children at the forefront of every step in the process.
Our hope with this video is that families and communities will know what to expect when working alongside our agency.
Home Depot Workshops
Workshops take place the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00.
October 1: Fire Rescue Boat
November 5: Scarecrow Napkin Holder
Food & Clothing Bank
Community Resources Council Directory
If in need of resources, you can also contact the United Way by dialing 211.