Pine Ridge Prep Update

September 6, 2022

Welcome from Mrs. Tanner & Mrs. Banzhaf

Dear Pine Ridge Prep Families,


Happy Tuesday! We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with family and friends! We are getting very excited for Pine Ridge Prep's 10th birthday party next Friday! We hope you can join us!


Click the link to access the 2022-2023 Family Handbook.


As always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us!


Thank you for the privilege of serving you ~

Mrs. Gabrielle Tanner, Principal

Mrs. Shelley Banzhaf, Building Leader Intern

Upcoming Events

September Events

September 9: Grandparents Day Celebration - please RSVP!

September 14: United Way Junior Leader Reader Celebration

September 15: Picture Day

September 16: Pine Ridge Prep 10th Birthday Celebration @ 4:30-6:30


You can find all school events listed on our school calendar which you can access on our webpage.

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Grandparent's Day Tea

Friday, Sep. 9th, 2pm

1110 Southeast Highland Avenue

Topeka, KS

Please join us for Grandparents Day Tea on Friday, September 9th at 2:00. Please RSVP to this event by Wednesday, September 7th. Hope to see you

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Items That Need Your Attention

Picture Day

Picture Day is coming up on Thursday, September 15! We will send home a paper flyer and ordering form today. The flyer below provides details on the different packages that are available for order. You may order online, or pay by cash or check. If paying by cash, you must provide the EXACT amount. We will not be able to make change. If paying by check, please make the check out to Strawbridge Studios. Paying online is the easiest! We will collect orders and payments at the school beginning September 7 and ending on picture day, September 15.

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ASQ Parent Reports

As part of Home Visits, each family completed the ASQ3 and ASQSE2 developmental screeners. As results were received, a parent report was generated which gives more information and some easy-to-use strategies that you can use at home to support your child's development. You will receive your parent report in your child's Friday Folder in the coming weeks. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions after you receive this report.


If you have not yet completed the ASQ screeners, please do so as soon as possible! This is a requirement for our program. You may access the screeners to complete digitally with the links below.


English: https://www.asqonline.com/family/ca822f


Spanish: https://www.asqonline.com/family/54618c

Time to Eat!

Medications & Meal Modifications

If your child takes medication at school, you will need to have your child's physician complete and sign a Request to Administer Medication form, which will need to be returned to Mrs. Banzhaf. Medication must be sent in the original packaging with the original label. If your child needs meal modifications due to religious or medical restrictions, please complete and return the attached forms.
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Transportation

Car Seats

We have seen in the news recently about many children and caregivers not surviving car accidents because they were not properly restrained. Unintentional accidents are the leading cause of death among children. If you need a car seat, we have a great resource to obtain one. Also, please remember that the car seat needs to be properly restrained within the car as well and you must have the proper number of seatbelts per person in the car. Please move seats between cars as needed when changing vehicles with the children.

Informational Items

Home Depot Workshops

Each month, Home Depot offers a fun workshop for kids! Show up toward the beginning of the session to ensure there are enough materials for your child. Children must be present to receive a kit. They get to keep their project, receive a free certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin (while supplies last). Can't make it to Home Depot for the kids' workshop? Why not bring the party home! Here are just a few of the ready to assemble kits you can buy and build at home. Homedepot.com also offers great kids' activities, videos, and how-to's!


Workshops take place the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00.


October 1: Fire Rescue Boat


November 5: Scarecrow Napkin Holder

September Healthy Tip

Click here to access the Healthy Schools Tip for September.

COVID Protocols

Please be sure to review both the COVID Update and the information on the Parent Resources page for the latest information from the CDC. Masks are encouraged, but not required. We will maintain strict sanitation protocols.

Late Start

Late Start is on FRIDAYS for this school year and the arival time will be at 9:30.

Academic Calendar

You can find the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar HERE.

Family Resources

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Food & Clothing Bank

The Pine Ridge Prep Food & Clothing Bank is up and running! If your family has any needs, reach out to Ms. Heather Hayden at 785-329-7876.

Community Resources Council Directory

You can find the link to the 2021 Community Resources Council Resource Directory here. This directory provides contact information for a variety of community resources.


If in need of resources, you can also contact the United Way by dialing 211.

Food Pantry Lists

See the following links for Food Pantry resources available to families.

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