Timberwolf Times

August 20, 2021

Tiffany Ridge Elementary School

School Hours: 9:10-4:00

School Phone: 816-359-4400


Principal: Desiree Rios Assistant Principal: Megan Pudenz

Counselor: Leslie Andes Social Worker: Gayle Laney

Office Staff: Robin Meyers and Andrea Berka

Nurse: Nicole Snodgrass

Welcome Back Timberwolves! Our First Day of School is Monday!

Important Dates!

August 23rd: First Day of School, 9:10-4:00

September 6th: NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

September 8th: Early Release, 2pm

September 14th: School Picture Day

September 14th: PTA Meeting, Library, 6:30pm

September 28th: Watch DOGS Donut Day, 8:15am

Tiffany Ridge Health & Safety Guidelines

See the information at this link for our procedures to keep our students safe at school!

First Day for Kindergarteners

We know the first day of school is exciting for all of our students, and can be extra exciting for our Kindergarteners who are coming to Tiffany Ridge for the first time!


Due to COVID restrictions, we can not permit parents to walk their children into the building.


In lieu of walking your kindergartner to their classroom, Kindergarten parents will have the opportunity to drop their children off on the blacktop between 9:10am-9:20am on the first day of school. Kindergarten teachers will be on the blacktop gathering their classes prior to entering the school building.


If your child is riding the bus to school, a school staff member will personally accompany Kindergarteners to their teacher!

Show your Timberwolf PRIDE!

We love our school and want everyone to show their Timberwolf pride! We have a one time offering of a specially designed t-shirt for purchase for students, staff and family members. The order form will be available at Back to School Night or you may print the form below!
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Important Art Information from Mrs. De La Piedra, Art Teacher

  • I am excited to be using the online portfolio app—Artsonia--again this year! All student artwork from last year is still visible and available to order products from. As new artwork is added to your students portfolio, you will receive an e-mail alerting you when there is new art to view.
  • I will not be using Art to Remember this year, but you can order many of the same products from Artsonia at any time. Our school receives a portion of the profit from the products you purchase!
  • Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you have about using Artsonia.
  • See below for the new QR and access code for Artsonia this year!

Attendance

School attendance is vital for student success and academic growth. Please help your student(s) be successful by arriving to school on time each day. We also ask for your help in this area by attempting to schedule any necessary appointments either after school hours or on non-attendance days. Please remember that the arrival time for Tiffany Ridge is 8:50. Prior to that time, there is no adult supervision for students. Students are tardy if they arrive after 9:10. If your child will be absent, please contact the school office by 9:00am. Also, if you have changes in plans regarding transportation home, please notify your child’s teacher or the school office before noon at 816-359-4400. Thank you for making your child’s education a top priority!

Cafeteria Information:

Students may bring their lunch from home or enjoy a school lunch from the cafeteria. School lunches are currently free for all students. Menus are sent home on a monthly basis.


Classroom Treats: To protect the health and safety of our students, homemade treats will not be distributed to students in the Park Hill School District. Due to allergies and other food intolerances, please consult your classroom teacher before sending any pre-packaged treats to school.

Birthday Treats

Due to our safety guidelines, we will not be able to have food or other items brought into the school building for birthdays or other celebrations. If you are still interested in birthday treats for your students, our Food Service has options available for purchase. Click HERE for ordering information.

Student Transportation Information

For the safety of all our Timberwolves, communication is the key! During Back to School Night, please be sure that you communicate with your child’s teacher the details of your child’s mode of dismissal transportation. Families must establish their child as one of the following:


  • Bus rider: Your student's ID badge will designate their bus information. A sticker with their bus number will be placed on the back of the badge on the first day of school. Please confirm your child's bus number with his/her teacher.
  • Car rider (loop A/B): All families with car rider students will receive a car name tag to place in the front car window to assist teachers assisting with student pick-up.
  • Walker or Bike Rider
  • Adventure Club


During the year, please notify the school office of any transportation changes prior to 12:00pm. Thank you for your assistance!


Additional Bus rider information: Bus information will be in Infinite Campus on Tuesday, August 17. Our recommendation is for you to contact First Student if you have any concerns regarding your student’s stop. First Student can be reached at 816-741-4023 or contact Kay Burnos at kay.burnos@firstgroup.com.

Parent Transportation Plan: Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival

Adventure Club: Drop-off begins at 6:30am and parents must check in their child through the lower level entrance. Students must be enrolled in Adventure Club to participate.

Walkers: Students may enter the building at 8:50 and have two entry points; the main entrance or the lower level entrance.

Bus Riders: Students will be released from the buses as soon as they arrive at Tiffany Ridge and will either report to the cafeteria for breakfast or go directly to their classrooms.

Car Riders: Drop-off begins at 8:50am. Students will report for breakfast in the cafeteria or go to their classrooms. All cars will enter Tiffany Ridge at the NE parking lots and use a single file line for dropping off students. If your child is late, arriving after 9:10, please escort them to the office to sign them in using our check-in system.


Dismissal

Adventure Club: Pick-up begins at 4:05pm through the lower level entrance.

Walkers: Students will be released to parents at the main entrance.

Bus Riders: Students riding buses will be escorted by their classroom teacher to their bus starting at 4:00pm.

Car Riders: Pick-up begins at 3:55pm. Cars will begin to line up in Loop A and Loop B along the curb. Students will be supervised in the main hallway until their name is called by our staff. Staff members use the name sign on your dash/visor to call student names in order of parent arrival. Students will stand by a designated cone and then be escorted by staff to their car.

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PTA Committee Sign-Up!

We need YOU! We are planning to return to a normal year for 2021-2022! Please consider getting involved in our school by volunteering for one of the committees below. You will not be "alone" or "in charge", as each committee will have several participants to work together to help with the event or activity. Research tells us that when parents are involved in their children's schools, then the children are more engaged and successful in school!

Order Your Tiffany Ridge Spiritwear for the 21-22 School year!

Do you need some new Timberwolf gear? Visit our online store to place your order now at https://www.tiffanyridgespiritwear.com/

Health Room - Medication and Immunizations

Our health room is available if your child becomes ill or injured while at school. All non-prescription, over-the-counter medication must be sent in the original container with a written request by the parent or physician. If for any reason your child is on medication, before it can be administered, the medication must be in a prescription labeled bottle accompanied by a doctor’s note. The medication is kept in the health room. The medication authorization form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian for all medications given at school. It is recommended that medication NOT be sent to school with the children. Parents should bring the medication to the health room. Please feel free to stop by and visit with Nurse Snodgrass in our Health Room any time.



All students need to be up to date on immunizations BEFORE starting school on August 23. Documentation of immunizations must be turned into the health room. No exceptions will be made. Please call the health room with any questions or concerns at (816)359-4354.


2021-2022 Missouri School Immunization Requirements

Infinite Campus - Parent Portal

Park Hill School District uses Infinite Campus as our student information system. You can access your child’s essential school information and district information quickly! This includes Attendance, Grades, Schedule, Bus Information, Technology Fees and School Communications.


To be able to access your child’s information, you must set up an account. You will need to log-in and enter the GUID code, followed by setting up your own username and password.


Infinite Campus organizes students by household, so you can access your family in just one account. If you have questions, need technical support, or have misplace your unique access key code, feel free to call us at 816-359-4400.

Family Support Service Options:

Please go to the "Heart to Home" newsletter below to access services to support your family. Please reach out to our Counselor, Leslie Andes, at 816-359-5719 or our Social Worker, Gayle Laney, at 816-359-5747 to seek more information.

Confidential Resource Checklist

Please fill out this form and drop off at the office for any resources or information you need.

Confidential Resource Checklist

Miles of Smiles: August 26th – September 15th

Miles of Smiles is a full service dental program that provides FREE comprehensive dental care to children in the Northland. This free service is made available through private donations and Missouri Medicaid funding. If your child participates in the program, their dental care will be provided on site, in the school, by a Missouri licensed dentist. Whether you have insurance or not, Miles of Smiles provides a full service dental program including cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, pulpotimies and extractions, for free.


Patient registration forms can be completed online from a smart phone, a computer, or you can contact the school. Forms will be sent home Back to School Night. Please include all of the necessary information on your child’s form, including but not limited to: Health History, Allergies, and any concerns you have. Please remember in order for your child to be seen we will need all three parent signatures signed on the form. Please have the form completed by August 25th. Call Gayle Laney if you have questions. Please visit our website for more information and to sign your child up online! https://levelupkidsinc.org/patientinfo

Heart to Home Newsletter

Click here for Social Emotional Resources to support our Tiffany Ridge families!

KidGuard Insurance

Park Hill School District continues to offer all families the opportunity to enroll their student(s) (Pre-K through 12th) in a low cost, district approved insurance program. Information is available at this LINK. The KidGuard Insurance Enrollment Form is to be mailed by families directly to KidGuard in Saint Louis, MO. The school district is not involved in the collection of applications or premium payments.

Nominate a Staff Member for the Park Hill STAR Award

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a Pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee. Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.
Nominate a Park Hill Star!

Use this link to nominate an awesome Tiffany Ridge staff member as a Park Hill Star!

Box Tops Link

Collecting Box Tops is a great way to "fundraise" for Tiffany Ridge! Use the link here to scan box tops. Each box top gives money back to our school!

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2021-2022 Park Hill School District Calendar

Click on the link above to view the Park Hill School District Calendar.

2021-2022 Parent-Student Handbook

Click on the link above to view the Parent-Student Handbook.

Tiffany Ridge PTA

2021-2022 PTA Board

President: Krista Heaivilin
Vice President of Fund Raising: Christine Carlson

Vice President of Membership: Amy Hoban
Secretary: Michelle Anderson
Treasurer: Courtney Pratten