Timberwolf Times

December 6, 2019

Tiffany Ridge Elementary School

School Hours: 8:40 - 3:30

School Phone: 816-359-4400

Principal: Desiree Rios

Assistant Principal: Megan Pudenz

Counselor: Leslie Andes

Important Dates for Upcoming Events

December 6th: Christmas on the River, 8:00, Downtown Parkville (Park Hill Combined Choirs sing at 8:10 @ 8701 McAfee Street in Parkville

December 10th: 3rd Grade Musical, 11:20 and 6:30

December 12th: Early Release, 1:30, School Spirit Day, wear your Tiffany Ridge t-shirt or blue!

December 17th: PTA Chick-Fil-A Night, 6:30-8:00

December 19th: Coffee and Conversation with Ms. Andes, Counselor, 8:45-9:15, TR Library

December 20th: Spirit "Festive Friday" Day! Students are invited to wear anything "festive"!

December 20th: Winter Classroom Parties, 10:30-11:15

December 20th: End of Second Quarter, Dismissal at 11:45

December 23rd-January 2nd: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

Early Release Next Thursday!

Next Thursday, December 12th, students will be dismissed at 1:30. Teachers will spend the afternoon learning important strategies to support math instruction.

December Curriculum Connections

Check out the linked Curriculum Connections below to see what our Timberwolves are working on in each subject area during the month of December! Thanks to our Elementary Instructional Coaches for creating these detailed overviews. We want to share the learning topics at all of the grade levels so that you are familiar with what topics and content are taught this month! Your child's teacher is always happy to provide more details should you have questions!

Math K-5 Curriculum Connections

ELA K-5 Curriculum Connections

Science and Social Studies K-5 Curriculum Connections

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Kids Yoga Club

Current Yoga Clubs will end Monday, December 16. Both morning and afternoon clubs are invited to bring a snack to share as we celebrate all we have learned. Starting in January Yoga Club will be AFTERNOON ONLY and on Thursdays. Students who are interested must sign-up with the permission form below. The Thursday club is open to new and existing members.

About Kids Yoga: This club is open to all students K-5 who want to learn yoga breathing, postures, games, and relaxation techniques. This club will help children build a lifetime of health and wellness through yoga and mindfulness practices.

Club Meeting Dates/Times: Starting in January Yoga club will meet on Thursday Afternoon 3:35-4:30pm. Please pick your student up in the BACK of the school no later than 4:35. Students will be inside watching for their cars. Students are NOT allowed to walk home from clubs.

Yoga Club spaces are filled on a first come first served basis. Clubs are full at 22 kids. You will receive a flyer and email letting you know if you are in the club or on the waitlist. Applications/permission forms (BELOW) are due no later than Friday, January 10.

Here are the scheduled dates for our club. There is NO Yoga Club on Early Release days.

January 16, 23, 30

February 13, 20, 27

March 12, 19, 26

April 2,16, 23, 30

May 14, 21

Yoga Requirements: We will be using Yoga mats in our club. If you would like to purchase a Yoga mat for your child to bring you may do so, but it is not required. We will have mats available for club use. Please make sure your students dress comfortably as we will be sitting on the floor, bending and stretching.

Yes! I want to join Kids Yoga Club!

Child’s name ______________________________ Child’s Teacher_________________________

Parent contact number ____________________ Parent email _____________________________

___Yes, my child has permission to be a part of Kids Yoga Club

Parent Signature: __________________________________________________

This form is due no later than Friday, January 10.

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Miles of Smiles Program

Miles of Smiles Dental Program at Tiffany Ridge

December 19th – January 31st

Miles of Smiles is a full service dental program that provides FREE dental care to children in the Northland. This free service is made available through private donations and Missouri Medicaid funding. If your child participates in the program, their dental care will be provided on site, in the school, by a Missouri licensed dentist. Whether you have insurance or not, Miles of Smiles provides a full service dental program including cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, pulpotimies and extractions, for free. Follow up appointments are available in our office Monday through Friday, all year long.

You might be surprised at how flexible the income guidelines are. If your annual family income is below $51,500 for a family of four, you will qualify for Miles of Smiles. No co-pays and no deductibles to meet!

Patient registration forms can be completed online from a smart phone or a computer or you can contact the school and ask to be provided with a paper copy. Please include all of the the necessary information on your child’s form, including but not limited to: Health History, Allergies, and any concerns you have. Please remember in order for your child to be seen we will need all three parent signatures signed on the form. Please have the form completed and returned by: December 2nd

Please visit our website for more information and to sign your child up online!


Once the dentist has left the school, we are still your dentist. You can call our office and schedule an appointment any time. We hope you will consider us your dental home and visit us on a regular basis. We will return to the school around the same time next year.

Thank you for participating in the Miles of Smiles dental program.

Miles of Smiles

5416 NE Antioch Road Kansas City MO 64119


If you have questions regarding the program, please contact:

Gayle Laney, LCSW @ Erikson-LaneyG@parkhill.k12.mo.us OR 816-359-5747

Amy Powell, MSW @ PowellA@parkhill.k12.mo.us OR 816-359-6892

From Ms. Andes, School Counselor...

Go to the link below to see information from Ms. Andes about the very important work she does with our Tiffany Ridge students! Her classroom lessons always focus on topics to support our learners!

Counselor Courier

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Box Tops for Education

You might have noticed some changes with many Box Tops products you've purchased recently. Box Tops for Education (BTFE) is going digital! If you see the BTFE label on any products, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10 cents for your school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online. Just download the app, sign up for free, choose TIFFANY RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, and scan away. Receipts need to be scanned within 2 weeks of purchase. BTFE is phasing out the traditional Box Tops clips, but you can still send them to the school and we can still get 10 cents for every Box Tops clip. Thank you for helping raise money for our students!

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Watch D.O.G.S. at Tiffany Ridge

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative program that we have at Tiffany Ridge! Even though the program emphasizes Dads getting involved at school, ALL parents can be Watch DOGS, so Moms are welcome to sign up too! Sign up at the link below to be a Watch DOG at Tiffany Ridge!

Nominate a Staff Member for the Park Hill STAR Award

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee. Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.

Park Hill Star Nomination Form

Spiritwear Holiday Promotions!

Free Shipping Available Now! The clock is ticking to get great spiritwear items in time for the holidays. Take advantage of the holiday sale and get FREE SHIPPING on all orders! No coupon code needed. Free Shipping will automatically be applied at checkout through December 8th.

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Tiffany Ridge PTA

Join PTA by signing up online now!

2019-2020 PTA Board

President: Staci Moran

Vice President of Membership: Michelle Anderson

Vice President of Fund Raising: Rachel Blankenship

Secretary: Meagan Imgarten

Treasurer: Jeff Imgarten

2019-2020 PTA CALENDAR

Click link for the calendar of events for the 19-20 school year!

2019-20 Park Hill School District Calendar

Click on the link above to view the Park Hill School District Calendar.

2019-2020 Parent-Student Handbook

Click on the link above to view the Parent-Student Handbook.

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