South Ridge Elementary

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Highlights


Second graders at South Ridge Elementary School enjoyed spending time with local law enforcement officers from the Clark County Sheriff's Department.


This is the fourth consecutive year that SRES students took part in the Police Activities League (PAL) activity, where they learned about basic safety like when and how to call 911 and why it's important to ask for help. Then, the students gathered around for story time, as Detective Lau read the book "Llama Destroys the World" by Jonathan Stutzman.


The students each get to pick out a book to keep and take home, with many students asking the officers to sign their books. The students also got the chance for an up-close look at CCSO vehicles, a boat, and other equipment.


Special thanks to our local law enforcement officers and PAL for supporting our students!

Counselor's Corner


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is when someone is being hurt either by words or actions on purpose, usually more than once, feels bad because of it, and has a hard time stopping what is happening to them. Bullying can be physical (hitting, pushing, fighting, yelling at someone) or emotional (making fun of someone, starting rumors or telling lies about someone, sending mean messages on a computer or cell phone, trying to make someone feel bad about who they are).

What is Bullying? (n.d.). Pacer. Retrieved from https://pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/what-is-bullying/

Teasing Vs Bullying
Teasing with a sense of humor can be playful, promote social interactions, and happens between equals. Sometimes teasing ends up being hurtful if both parties do not agree to be part of the joke. Teasing turns into bullying when kids use it to get greater social status, or when the intent is to harm. The best way to learn how to deal with it is to understand it.

Define the difference between teasing and bullying:

  • Teasing creates stronger relationships, while bullying damages them.
  • Teasing adds to your character while bullying takes away from it.
  • Teasing occurs between equals, while bullying occurs between people who are unequal.
  • Teasing maintains respect, while bullying is done to embarrass or hurt the feelings.
Teach your child to respond when teasing turns into bullying:
  • Remain calm.
  • Using an assertive voice ask the person to stop the behavior.
  • If it does not stop, ignore the person or remove yourself from the situation.
  • Report continuing bullying to the adult (at home/at school). Write a note if you don’t want to talk in person.
Cook, J., & DuFalla, A. (2013). Tease monster: A book about teasing vs. bullying. Boys Town Press.

Social Media and Cyberbullying

Be aware of your student’s phone and social media usage to make sure they are safe and that they are being kind to others. This includes making sure we are not gossiping and talking badly about other people. For more information, visit Wired Safety.


Small Groups:

We will be starting to work with children in small groups. Groups meet for 8 weeks for a 30 minute session with a school counselor. If you are interested in your student being a part of a small Social Skills Group, please use this form.

Home Connection

Reminders!


Covid information and protocols are always changing and we will try to keep you as updated as possible as changes come our way.


Here is the latest DOH flowchart we are following as far as students who are symptomatic. Please review and follow if your child is displaying any symptoms listed on this chart. As of right now the only tests we can accept are molecular tests, such as a PCR test. (This is not very clear on the flowsheet and we are working to make some changes with the DOH on this.)


If your child is at school and displaying symptoms we will also be following the decision tree and they will be sent home. Attached is the send home letter for you to review. Please keep your child home from school if they are not feeling well.


Thank you!


Spanish version of flowchart.

PTA Updates

Thank you for all of your support this year for our annual Payback Book Fundraiser!! Thanks to student and family efforts, South Ridge sold 1,275 books!


The total dollar amount raised for our school is $12,250!

Mr. Clarke's second grade classroom led the sales with 108 books, and Avery Maudlin is our highest seller with a total of 31 books sold!


This is outstanding news for our Roadrunners. We truly appreciate all of your support.

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