Timberwolf Times

January 25, 2019

Tiffany Ridge Elementary School

School Hours: 8:40 - 3:30

School Phone: 816-359-4400


Principal: Desiree Rios

Assistant Principal: Megan Pudenz

Counselors: Taylore Griffith and Leslie Andes

The Energy Bus Lesson

Dr. Rios has shared a story with each class over the past week called The Energy Bus. This story shows children how to overcome negativity, bullies and everyday challenges to be their best. Kids are shown how to find their inner motivation and pass on that positive energy to others.

The Energy Bus For Kids presents five rules for the "Ride of Your Life", teaches kids how to fuel their "ride" with positive energy, and shares with kids how to love the people you share your journey with and how to enjoy the ride!

Positive kids become positive adults. So the goal is to get our kids on the Energy Bus and infuse their lives with a newfound vision, attitude, and positivity!

Donuts with Dads

Plan to join your student on Friday, February 1st for Donuts with Dads! This event is from 7:30-8:30am in the Tiffany Ridge Gymnasium. Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, any Father-like figures are invited to bring their student(s) and enjoy a donut while finding out what being a Watch D.O.G. for a day is all about. Don't miss out on this yummy Friday morning treat with your student!
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Important Dates for Upcoming Events:

January 24th: 2nd Grade Musical @ 6:30pm

January 25th: Movie Night @ 6:30-8:00pm

February 5th: Chick-Fil-A Night

February 7th: Early Release @ 1:30pm

February 11th- 15th: Kindness Week at Tiffany Ridge

February 12th: PTA Meeting, TR Media Center @ 6:30pm

February 14th: Classroom Friendship Parties @ 2:30-3:15

February 16th: Mercury Gymnastics Night @ 6:30-8:00pm

February 18th: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

February 21st: Spring Picture Day

February 21st: Mathletics, Renner Elementary @ 4:15

February 21st: 1st Grade Musical @ 6:30pm

February 27th: Book Fair Opens

March 5th: Student Showcase, 5-7pm

March 7th: Early Release @ 1:30pm

March 7th: PTA Meeting, TR Media Center @ 6:30pm

Movie Night!

The students voted and the results are in. Tiffany Ridge PTA will be hosting PTA movie night on January 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM featuring Incredibles 2. Come join TR families at Tiffany Ridge for a FREE movie night….free movie, free popcorn, and free bottled water. Wear your pajamas, bring a blanket and settle in with a bag of popcorn. To add in the fun, students may also wear pajamas to school on January 25th (the day of the movie). Remember this is a family event. Students are not allowed to be dropped off. Please email TiffanyRidgePTA@gmail.com with any questions. Hope to see you there!!

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New Student Open House for the 2019-2020 School Year

On March 11th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, all Park Hill elementary schools will be hosting an open house for new students based on redistricting. Please click to go to the Park Hill website to find out more about the new boundaries. If you have questions about your student's location for next year, please feel free to call our office at 816-359-4400.

News from the Tiffany Ridge Counselors:

All students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade are learning how to manage strong emotions this month. We are learning several methods of deep breathing and how to have positive self talk. See the resources below for each grade level:

Kindergarten: Calming Down Strong Feelings


1st Grade: Self Talk for Calming Down


2nd Grade: Handling Strong Feelings


Third grade students are learning about managing anger and solving problems during counseling lessons. See the home links to lessons:


Lesson #1 Lesson #2


Fourth grade students are learning about calming down when angry, managing anxiety, and avoiding jumping to conclusions.


Lesson #1 Lesson #2 Lesson #3


Fifth grade students are learning about emotional management and calming down.

Lesson #1 Lesson #2

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Park Hill School District, Synergy Services, and Tri-County Mental Health Services are partnering with Pine Ridge Church to offer vital information at no cost on current mental health topics in order to understand and help our community members and youth.

The presentations are appropriate for adults and children from 6th grade and up.

Childcare will be provided for younger children.

Please join us for the following presentations:

Learn to detect danger signs in regard to death by suicide. Receive advice on when to take action, what to do, where to get help and how to have the difficult conversations around this topic. Presentation by Becky Milks and Katie Brewer, Youth and Family Therapists,

Synergy Services.

Children have access to more and more social media platforms at an increasingly young age. Learn how to keep children safe in the digital world. Two simultaneous presentations will give the necessary information to the caregivers and to children and youth. Presentation by Esther Guzan and Tracie Rezzelle, Prevention Educators, Synergy Services.

Learn about brain health, substance use, and current drug trends in our community.

Learn why youth and adults start and continue to use, signs of substance use, and how and where to get help. Presentation by Sherri Miller, Youth Prevention Specialist, Tri-County Mental Health Services.

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Yearbook Information

You may reserve your 2018-2019 Tiffany Ridge Yearbook at this time. Use the link below to place your order!

Watch DOGS!

We have open dates for our Watch DOGS program! Please call the school office at 816-359-4400 to schedule your day to be a Watch DOG for a day this year!

2018-19 PTA CALENDAR

2018-19 CALENDAR

Tiffany Ridge PTA

Have you joined PTA? Sign up online to support your Tiffany Ridge Timberwolves!


2018-19 PTA board

Crystal Hughbanks – President

Meredith Viljoen – Vice President of Membership

TBD – Vice President of Fund Raising

Meagan Imgarten – Secretary

Joe Ciccio – Treasurer

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Tiffany Ridge Elementary

Follow us for up-to-date information on all the events at Tiffany Ridge through social media. Each week we will send out a newsletter link with upcoming events and details.

Dr. Desiree Rios-Principal

Megan Pudenz-Assistant Principal