TIGER BLAST! 4/10/2022
Parkridge's Bi-Monthly Newsletter
This week's Principal's Message!
Welcome back from Spring Break Tigers!
It was great seeing all of our staff and students looking well rested after a well deserved week off. We are DEFINITELY in the home stretch for the '21-'22 school year, and we know our learners and teachers are committed to making 3rd Trimester a tremendously successful academic and fun end of the year!
We are wrapping up ELPAC Testing for our hard working English Learners, and in a week, will begin administering the SBAC Common Core Standards-aligned test for students in grades 3rd -6th. This is a GREAT opportunity for our students to "show what they know' in the areas of Language Arts and Math. (5th Grade students also take a Science Test as well!)
The results of these assessments support our amazing educators in designing rigorous lessons, activities, projects, and intervention support in areas that meet the individual needs of all our students. Parents, we ask for your support in making sure that your student gets a good night's sleep the evenings before they test, that they eat a good breakfast the morning of testing, and attend school, ON TIME, on testing days. Encourage them to "DO THEIR BEST", and remind them that they've been working hard all year and are CAPABLE and ready to, "ROAR AND SOAR LIKE A TIGER!"
One final comment...
We'd like to give a HUGE shout out to our families, for supporting us in our efforts to improve morning drop off and afternoon pick-up by making it smoother, quicker, and SAFER! The following practices are what have REALLY made a difference:
- Parents are pulling up all the way forward, before students' exit their car
- Parents are not exiting their vehicles
- Students are prepared and ready to exit the car quickly and safely
- Students and parents are improving in only crossing Corona Ave. at the crosswalk where Mr. Sam our crossing guard is
- Parents are improving in not parking and releasing students' on Corona Ave, in the front of the school (see sign below)
Please don't hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, our school office personnel, or ME at (951) 736-3236 if you have any questions about school policies, procedures or upcoming events, AND HAVE A HAPPY WEEK!!!
Ms. Sandy Verdugo, Principal
April 18th- April 29th: Yearbook pre-sale
April 18th - May 13th: CAASSP Testing grades 3-6
April 30th: Talent Show at Norco High School 5:00 PM
Summer Boost 2022
Please visit the CNUSD website to learn more about 2022 Summer Boost. We are so excited to have this amazing opportunity for our Parkridge Tigers!
I hope everyone had a restful spring break! As we head into the home stretch of the end of our 2021-22 school year, some exciting things are happening. I had the opportunity to host the first drawing club of the year and it was so great to see how many students showed up and actively participated. I loved seeing all the students smiling, having fun, and stepping out of their comfort zone. This week's Think About it Thursday question was "Do you think you are a good friend? Why or Why not?" Ask you child what they answered and let them know what you think makes a good friend. Is it someone who is honest? Someone who is funny? Keep these simple, yet intentional conversations going to help strengthen your relationships.
Don't forget to check out the counseling page on our Parkridge Website for lots of great information and resources! You can find it by clicking here.
Welcome Back Parent Volunteers
We look forward to having parent volunteers on campus. To participate, you must fill out the CNUSD Volunteer Application. Here is the link for that:
Also, be sure to read important information on Parent Volunteers on the CNUSD's Website.
Link to CNUSD's Parent Volunteer Information
PTA needs YOU!!
Why join PTA?
It's fun!: Helping with school events is fun and rewarding. You can make a difference in our school.
Children benefit: Research shows that engaging in your child's school helps them perform better academically.
Make connections: Get to know teachers, staff, and other parents on a different level and build strong relationships that can last years!
"With great power, there must also come great responsibility." - Spider-Man
PROPER USAGE AND MAINTENANCE REMINDERS:
- Fully charge the device prior to coming to school.
- If the device or charger are lost or damaged fines will be charged.
- Siblings should not swap devices or chargers as each is checked out to the individual student.
- NO stickers or labels should be added to the devices as they are district property.
- District-provided devices are subject to history checks which include record of sites visited and usage times.
DISTRICT-ISSUED CHROMEBOOK SUPPORT
Is your student having issues with their District-issued Chromebook keyboard not working?
They may need to change the language of their keyboard. If your student(s) are getting a message that says "Your username or password is incorrect" but they are typing in their account information correctly, they may have accidently changed their keyboard language. Click on this link for more information: https://bit.ly/35bVHNe
Having trouble with a district device? Need to restart? Won't log in?
Check-out the Self-Help Knowledge Base with instructions for solving basic issues.
BOX TOPS EARNS OUR SCHOOL $$$
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
School Uniform Policy
We have now added NAVY BLUE PANTS To our APPROVED BOTTOMS! (No Jeans Please!)
Attached is a link to CNUSD's Dress Code Policy which goes in conjunct with Parkridge Elementary School's Uniform Policy. Below are the minimum standards.
The following minimum standards shall be enforced in the Corona-Norco Unified School District in order to meet the requirements of the California Code of Regulations regarding grooming, dress, and appearance and the Education Code regarding free expression:
A. Any clothing, makeup, hairstyle or wig that has been demonstrated to contribute to the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school is inappropriate / unacceptable for school attire. Dress should be suitable and comfortable for normal school activities. Clothing should correspond with the demands and purpose of the activity in which students participate. Clothing should be clean and in good repair.
B. Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing so that undergarments shall not show. Skirts and dresses may be of any style if all slits, openings and the length are no higher than half the distance between the knees and waist and do not expose one's underclothing. No undergarments or posteriors shall show.
C. Pants must fit at the hip so they will stay on without a belt.
D. Footwear must be worn at all times and have hard soles. (Tennis shoes are appropriate/ acceptable, soft-soled slippers are unacceptable). Page 1 of 2 5332
E. Apparel with emblems, printing, etc., that are obscene, libelous, or slanderous, or that incite students as to create a clear and present danger are not permitted on campus and may not be worn. Skin art, which is obscene or libelous or so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on school premises, must be covered.
F. The following items of clothing are considered inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire:
1. Strapless, halter tops, or tube tops
2. Bare midriffs (no skin showing)
3. Undergarments showing
4. Chains or weapons (chains such as those attached to belts, pockets, or wallets present a safety hazard)
5. No shirts
6. Lack of undergarments
7. Shirts, tops or sweaters unbuttoned below the sternum
8. Bathing suits (except in the swimming pool areas and locker rooms)
9. Hats, visors of any kind, or sunglasses inside classrooms or office areas
10. Electronic equipment, including remote control devices, personal stereos and recording equipment
Other items or manner of wearing clothing may also be inappropriate / unacceptable according to A-F above.
If you have any questions regarding CNUSD's Dress Code or our Uniform Policy, please
reach out to Ms. Verdugo or Ms. Adame at (951) 736-3236.
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.