TIGER BLAST! 9/5/2022
Parkridge's Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Message from our Parkridge Admin Team
Happy 5th Week of School Parkridge families,
We’ve had a wonderful start to the year thanks to our dedicated staff, enthusiastic learners, and their committed families who have R.O.A.R.-ed through 100+ degree temperatures, illnesses that have kept them home, and drop-off/pick-up traffic that felt like a nightmare at the beginning, but is running smoothly like a fine oiled machine.
Here are a few highlights and happenings that we're proud to share with you all:
- Kinder students are adjusting well to being on campus for a full day of learning.
- TK & Kinder students, for the 1st time, are attending our wonderful PAWS After School Program
- Teachers and students are digging deep into our new Math Curriculum, Illustrative for Grades K-5th and Reveal, the new 6th-8th Grade Math Adoption.
- Teachers in ALL Grade levels are busily attending trainings and planning days to learn about a body of research called the Science of Reading, which combines evidence of what matters and what works in teaching students literacy.
- We've already had our 1st Charlando con Cafe/Coffe with the Principals Meeting, which was a great way for admin to meet many of our families and talk about our plans for Student Success.
- And finally, our AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program is being implemented in all classrooms, and our students have already begun writing 2-Column Notes, utilizing their AVID Planners for organization and utilizing the WICOR model to comprehend concepts and articulate ideas with increasing complex levels. W-writing, I-inquiry, C-collaboration, O-organization, and R-reading.
- But it's not just academics we're focused on... Our P.T.A. is having their first Family Movie Night on Friday, Sept. 23rd @ 7:00 p.m. We can't wait to meet you all then!
It is our honor to serve the Parkridge Elementary school community and we are confident that our partnership will only improve our students’ academic success as we embark on this new school year. Take care, and please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback.
Sandy Verdugo, Principal / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayra Orozco, Co-Administrator / email@example.com
Our Attendance Theme is.. "STAY CONNECTED, KEEP LEARNING!"
Welcome our New Assistant Principal, Mrs. Mayra Orozco
Please welcome our new assistant principal, Mrs. Orozco. Mrs. Orozco was the previous Assistant Principal at Norco Elementary and Stallings Elementary. She brings 16 years of teaching experience and is also bilingual. She was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Her husband is a teacher at Centennial High School, and their 3 boys also attend CNUSD schools. We are happy to have her personal and professional experience here at Parkridge. Please introduce yourself and welcome her when you see her on campus.
Happy September! It's been a busy and exciting first few weeks of school. Student's are adjusting to their new classes and teachers. I am proud to see how flexible our Tigers have been with the inclement weather schedules due to the excessive heat!
Parents, we need your help getting your students to school every day and on time. Did you know that attending school regularly helps children feel better about school AND themselves! Please check out the tips below on ways to help your child get to school on time each and every school day! We are here to help, please reach out if you need support.
Looking forward to a great year!
Megan Blanco, School Counselor
☕ COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPALS (CHARLANDO CON CAFE) ☕
YOU'RE INVITED TO ATTEND OUR 1ST SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING FOR '22-'23
🐯 PTA MEMBERSHIPS 🐯
Use our online Totem service OR download the forms below to send in your cash or check made out to Parkridge PTA!
Your membership will give you special discounts and benefits as well as the privilege of voting and approving PTA events, expenses, and board members at our Association Meetings!
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💻 District-Provided Devices 💻
"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.
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.