Panther Tales

November 11, 2022

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News and Events You Can Use

Hello, Ridgeview United families! Please spread the word about our Community Open House next week on Wednesday, Nov. 16. It's a chance for all of our neighbors and community partners to visit and find out more about our great school. We have lots more information to share this week, so please read on!

Upcoming Events

Here are some of our events at a glance. Please join us when you can!

  • Nov. 15: Prospective Parent Tour, 12:45 p.m.
  • Nov. 15: Technology Night, 5:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 16: Community Open House, 9:15 a.m.

  • Nov. 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed
  • Dec. 5-6: Winter iReady Reading & Math Benchmark Tests
  • Dec. 6: Orchestra Cluster Concert, 6:30 p.m. Riverwood

  • Dec. 8: Band Cluster Concert, 6:00 p.m. Riverwood

  • Dec. 13: Chorus Concert, 6:00 p.m.

  • Dec. 16: Final Day of 1st Semester

  • Dec. 17-Jan. 3, 2023: Winter Break

  • Jan. 4, 2023: First Day of 2nd Semester

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

Prospective Parent Tour: Nov. 15

Ridgeview offers prospective parent tours monthly for parents (and students welcome!). The next offering is Nov. 15 at 12:45. Please visit our prospective parent tour page for more info and to RSVP.

Technology Night: Parent Skills for Student Success

All parents and families are invited to tune in virtually for this informative presentation on Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Learn about the most critical technology applications and how to use them effortlessly. This presentation is VIRTUAL. Please see below for more information.
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Community Open House on Nov. 16

The School Governance Council committee focused on continuing to Enhance the Image of Ridgeview will host a Community Open House for the target audience of neighbors, realtors, local business professionals, and prospective private school families. Please help us spread the word through the below flier with a QR code to RSVP and find out more.
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Be the Voice: Thanksgiving Food Drive for Solidarity Sandy Springs

Ridgeview is currently hosting a food drive for Solidarity Sandy Springs with the goal of 1,200 food items. If every student brings in one item, we will meet our goal!
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212 Degree Award Winners for October

To celebrate the IB traits our staff exemplify and to highlight those who have gone the 1 extra degree, we give monthly 212 Degree Awards. It is built on the premise that at 211 degrees, water doesn't boil. With just one extra degree, it boils. We're thankful for 5 staff members each month who will be highlighted for giving that 1 extra degree to our school.

  • Laney Hudson (Band) was given the Risk-Taking & Thinking Award: the recipient is not afraid to use creativity to inspire and to help others succeed.

  • Ayoluwa Parham (6th ESOL & ESOL Chair) was given the Inquiry & Knowledge Award: The recipient has innovatively instructed with MYP, WICOR, and Personalized Learning instruction that empowers student ownership of learning.

  • Kim Gunter (Media Specialist) was given the Caring & Communicator Award: The recipient maintains a positive, caring attitude in difficult situations and steps outside his/her job description to help others.

  • Jesse Gilbert (Chorus) was given the Principled & Balanced Award: The recipient demonstrates principled leadership during difficult times, showing balance and sensitivity to those following his/her lead.

  • Jordan Viera (Title I Parent Liaison) was given the Open-Minded & Reflective Award: The recipient is open-minded and reflective to support students in powerful ways beyond the expected as an educator.

Lost & Found Will Be Donated Soon

If your student has had a lunchbox, coat, water bottle or other item go missing, please be sure to check lost-and-found in the clinic by Nov. 17. All unclaimed items will be donated after the 17th. Please feel free to contact clinic aid Ms. Keiona Greene for assistance at

FCS Family Engagement Month

November is National Family Engagement Month. Join us for "Family Matters," an exciting event celebrating FCS families and their role in the education and well-being of their students. There will be interactive workshops, hands-on activities, vendors, entertainment, giveaways, food and a few special guests! Tickets are required per person for entry. Families may attend one or all events at four locations from November 14 through November 17. Please RSVP by November 1.

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Got News?

If you have news or an announcement that you would like to be considered for an upcoming issue of Panther Tales, which is sent out to our Ridgeview United families weekly, please fill out this form and submit it. The editorial team will review your request and will contact you with any questions.