Ridgeview Rundown

Week of April 27th, 2015

Connections...

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

~Albert Einstein

This Week's News

Next week is MAY! The last days will go by fast! As always, let us know anything we can do to help you make it a great one for our students. This time of year comes with so many strong emotions. Consistency, strong learning goal and compassion help students better cope with the emotions of saying goodbye and the uncertainty of what their days will look like over the summer and next school year. Thank you for all you do to support them!


Class Placements for 15-16: Placements will be made during our grade level collabs on May 13th. Please plan to have your pink and blue sheets finished before this meeting. Remember, you have the pink and blue forms from last year and these will follow your students year to year. If you need additional sheets for students who are new to RV, see the office.


End of Year Calendar: I'll be adding the rest of the May dates over the weekend. The calendar is complete up to May 8th. If you don't see an event on the Rundown, email Laura and Kathy to get it on the master calendar.


Field Trips: Remember to let the cafeteria, nurse and specials know when you are gone on a field trip. Advanced notice helps us ensure we have food for lunches and meds ready to go.


MAP: Congrats to 3rd grade for leading the way in our on-line MAP testing. Things have gone very smoothly and our students are giving it their best. Good luck next week to 4th and 5th graders!


Reminder Testing FOR ALL STAFF: This year Missouri will be doing online state testing for elementary and middle level students. Since this is the first year we are concerned with the bandwidth that will be needed. While we are being told that measures are in place to help cache content we will be taking some additional measures to help with the quality of the testing experience.

During the testing window students will not have access to YouTube or internet radio during the school day. Teacher access will not be affected during these time periods. We apologize for any inconvenience but feel this is a necessary measure for the first year of online testing state wide.

We still encourage you to utilize the student devices during this time with other online resources that you use. Should you come across a resource that is not accessible by students but you think it should be please contact the help desk.

Testing time periods where students will have limited access during the school day:

· April 20 –April 24

· April 27 – May 1

· May 4 – May 8

· May 11 – May 14

Grade Level & Learning Cadre Work

Grade Levels:

29th: No Collabs


As a Learning Cadre, you can decide if you want to meet the months of April and May. Or, if you prefer, you can have a virtual meeting or decide that your work for the year is done. I respect the work that is being done, but also want to respect how busy the next two months will be.


As a BLT, we will be deciding our structures for PD for next year, so please give any input to your BLT rep.

Upcoming Events

** If you don't see your event (including field trips) on this newsletter please let me know so I can update it and the master calendar.


April

25th

  • RV Bike Rodeo Sponsored by LUMC-details to come

26th

  • Amy Cordray's Memorial Scholarship Dinner and Raffle at Rancho Grande 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. See the fliers in the lounge. RV staff are going from 2:00-4:00-wear your RV shirt.
27th
  • 4th Grade Math Challenge @7:45 in room 234
  • MAP Testing: 4th and 5th Grade
  • Boy Scouts Recruiting during lunch-all grades
  • MacBook Training @4:00 in Computer Lab
28th
  • MAP Testing: 4th and 5th Grades
  • 1st Grade Field Trip-Paradise Park
  • Sped Team Data Release PM
  • Boy Scout Recruiting @6:15 in the cafeteria
29th
  • Happy Birthday, Emily Wales!
  • Whole Staff Picture @8:00 in Gym
  • MAP Testing: 4th and 5th Grades
  • Last day to RSVP to the Book Study (see email)
30th
  • Thinking of Amy on her birthday
  • MAP Testing: 4th Grade
  • Kinder Data Release All Day
  • SST Afternoon (see Jessica for schedule)
  • Amy's Tree Dedication @4:00 in the front circle driveway
  • Kindergarten Music Program @6:30

MAY:

1st:

  • Regular specials schedule (Zero Day)
  • Grade Level Talent Show-grade levels during specials

4th

  • Staff Appreciation Week!
  • Cafeteria Appreciation Week!
  • MAP Testing 5th
  • PEAK Open House

5th

  • MAP Testing 5th
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to the zoo
  • Dental Presentations in Gym
  • PTA Meeting @ 6:30

6th:

  • MAP Testing 5th
  • Dental Presentations in Gym
  • Nurse Appreciation Day
  • 4th Grade Release Day
  • BLT Meeting @7:45 in PD Room
7th
  • Coffee Bar for Staff @8:00 in Commons Area presented by StuCo
  • Dental Presentations in Gym
  • 5th Grade Field Trip to Truman Library
  • District Wellness Screenings in gym 1:30-7:30

8th:

  • Leadership Assembly @9:00 in gym
  • Dental Presentations in Gym
  • Staff End of Year Staff Party @4:15 @Rancho Grande

11th

  • Happy Birthday, Shella Pressly!
  • 4th Grade Math Challenge @7:45 in room 234
  • MAP Testing 5th
  • Mail Pals Stuffing Party @4:00 in LMC

12th:

  • Happy Birthday, Jennifer Janning!
  • Judith here for BIST
  • MAP Testing 5th
  • Kindergarten Field Trip at Union Station
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip at Martha Lafite
  • Jenny Buttman's retirement part @4:00 in the Library

13th:

  • Class Placement during collabs (bring your completed Pink and Blue sheets)
  • 5th Grade Field Trip to the Money Museum
14th
  • Student Council Meeting
  • MCPL summer reading visits. Starts at 9:30 in the commons-grade levels sign up
  • MAP Ice Cream Celebration Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th @2:30-3:30
  • District Staff Retirement Party @4:30 at SVMS
  • 5th Grade Recognition and Music Performance @6:30 in the gym
15th
  • Happy Birthday, Necole Luce!
  • Awards Ceremony Day (schedule to come)
  • 5th Grade Field Trip to the Roladium
17th
  • Girls on the Run 5K @8:00 at Corporate Woods
18th
  • Field day or Move Up Day Make Up (schedule to come)
  • 0 Day Specials (on Move Up Day, report to the gym for your specials)
  • Grades Due in PowerSchool
19th
  • Move Up Day or Field Day Make Up (schedule to come)
  • 0 Day Specials (on Move Up Day, report to the gym for your specials)
20th
  • Last Day of School
  • Talent Show-Whole School @ 9:15 in gym
  • 5th Grade Clap Out (line the halls @12:30)
  • Early Release @12:45
  • RV Staff Celebration & Lunch in the Library @1:00