Panther Tales

September 23, 2022

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Find Out the Latest News and Events

Happy Friday, Ridgeview United families. From Future Raider Night to Pantherpalooza and Hispanic Heritage Week, there are plenty of opportunities coming up to show off our Panther Pride. See below for all the events, educational information and much more.

Upcoming Events

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

  • Sept. 27: Hearth Pizza Spirit Night

  • Sept. 30: Future Raider Night / Feeder School Night at Riverwood Football Game

  • Oct. 4: Parent University Class: Student Success Skills

  • Oct. 6: Pantherpalooza after school

  • Oct. 7: College T-Shirt Day

  • Oct. 10-12: Fall Break - No School For Students

  • Oct. 20: Ridgeview United Music Festival & Hispanic Heritage Dinner

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

PTA Spirit Night at Hearth Pizza

Please join us at Hearth Pizza Tavern on Sept. 27 from 5-9 p.m. for our first Spirit Night of the year! 10% of our sales, dine-in AND take-out will go back to our school so please be sure to tell your server you are with Ridgeview. We look forward to seeing you there!

Future Raider Night

It’s a great night to be a future Raider at the Riverwood home football game on Sept. 30. Ridgeview students should wear an RCMS shirt and stop by the Riverwood Athletic Association area for a treat and cow bell.

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Pantherpalooza is Coming Up!

Inflatables, foam pit, dunk tank and more outdoor games? It must be time for Pantherpalooza! Our annual party for RCMS students will happen on Thursday, Oct. 6. Sponsored by our RCMS Foundation, Pantherpalooza will start right after school and requires a wristband. Purchase your wristband here and mark your calendars for this entertaining afternoon.
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Hispanic Heritage Spirit Week: Oct. 3-7

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Parent University Class: Student Success Skills

Join us virtually on Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. for an educational Parent University Class on our Student Success Skills program. Join the Teams meeting here.
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Building Parent Capacity: iReady

In August we presented a Parent University class on iReady ,which is a reading and math academic acceleration and support tool. This program helps students with important skills at their learning level. Parents can see students’ learning levels, current lesson topics, and weekly minutes accrued (goal is 45 minutes) easily.
Be in the know:

  • -Watch our initial iReady workshop here.

  • -Read “What is iReady” Family Guide including screenshots and graphics to help parents navigate supporting their students at home in English or Spanish.

School-Family Compact & Parent/Family Engagement Plan

As a school-wide Title I program, it is our responsibility to jointly develop and share our School-Family Compact and our Parent & Family Engagement Plans. Parents, school staff, and students partnered together to jointly develop the School-Family Compact and school Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) through input collected from feedback forms, surveys, and input meetings held annually in the spring; however, feedback is taken through the school year. For more information, you may contact the school at 470-254-8589. These documents can be viewed below or in English and Spanish on our Title I page.

  • School-Family Compact: Offers ways that we can work together to help students succeed. Compacts are being distributed now from homeroom teachers. We ask that each parent reads, signs, and returns the compact signature page. Click here for our compact.
  • Parent & Family Engagement Plan: Outlines how we will provide opportunities to improve family engagement to support student learning. Click here for our engagement plan.
  • FCS Parent & Family Engagement Plan: Outlines how the district will provide opportunities to improve family engagement. Click here for the FCS engagement plan.

These documents will be distributed in hard copy in the next few weeks. Please sign, date, and return the compact signature page by Oct. 31. Find our compact, engagement plan, translated documents and all Title I documents by visiting our Title I page.

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.