Mustang Minutes

Week 25-Year 9 - February 21-25, 2022

Here's What's Happening @ Saddle Ridge:

-Mugs of Love- Send in your mug and our Ag department will fill it up for $5.00 with a house plant.

-PTO Chocolate Candy Bar Sale- MAke sure all candy money has been turned in to the school for PTO. The sale is over and we are getting ready to give out prizes in the coming weeks.

-Subs Needed- Parents that would like to have hours that match your children's schedule, please come see and let's get you set up to sub. We currently have 3-4 people that are willing to sub for a staff of appx 70 teachers. We truly need your help. You can call the school and come by and pick up and application this week. Meeting with Mrs. Ingram is also part of the process. We need you! We would love to have your help.

-Family Volunteers Needed- Please contact our new Family Engagement Specialist- April Hughes, to see how you can volunteer your time at SR.

-YMCA - Free Child Care for a limited time. They are also seeking workers. Flyers were sent home last week about the free childcare. Contact the North Georgia YMCA for more information or visit their website.

-SREM Soccer Team is selling Laundry Detergent. See your favorite soccer player to purchase the 5 gallon bucket. I've used it and it is great!

-Kiss Hunger Goodbye Change Drive- Send in your spare change to help make change in the lives of our students by supporting Backpack Blessings. The North Georgia YMCA and many other partners help provide snacks weekly for our students in Walker County. Students will add their coins to the change container in the front lobby up each day. We will have staff members receive a pie in the face at each grade level if we meet our grade level goal for their grade level goal of $100.00 per grade with a total of $1000 for the entire school. Each grade level will receive a sweet treat for meeting their goal.The grade level band (P-2, 3-5, 6,7, & 8) that raises the most money will receive an extra recess, popcorn treat and a drink.

February 21-Monday

Winter Break- No school

-Read 20 minutes

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts

February 22-Tuesday

Students and Staff Return- Wear TuTu's or Dress in pairs with your BFF

TWOS Day- 2-22-22, TACO Tuesday

-7th Grade Renaissance Field Trip - Hamilton Place Food Court & Cinema

-Read 20 minutes,

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts

February 23-Wednesday

-Black & Orange Day- LHS Ramblers move on to the GHSA State Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at LHS beginning at 6:00 pm. Let's cheer on our Ramblers by wearing ORange & Black.

-LHS Counselors visit 8th Grade Classrooms

-Open Concessions

-Ga National Junior Livestock Show

-Read 20 minutes,

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts

February 24-Thursday

-Open Concessions

-FFA Officers' Meeting 7:05

-SREM Baseball @ RInggold @ 5:00 pm

-Read 20 minutes,

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts

February 25-Friday

-Open Concessions

-Beta Club Induction- 6:00 pm

-Read 20 minutes,

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts

It is my hope that you work with your child at home each night on reading and math skills for all grade levels. We need our students to feel confident in these areas so that they can deepen their understanding in all areas. All students in grades 3-8 should know multiplication facts. All students should be able to read on their grade level. It takes all of us working together to help make your child successful in the classroom, home, and life. Thank you for your help with this matter. Set some family goals with your children that pertain to academics but also life. For example: Read one book per month as a family, spend time playing board games, exercise as a family, etc.

Ask your child what their goals are that they have gone over with their teachers.

Please go to this newsletter's website on S'more and click follow so that you can see all of the past newsletters as well as the current ones. I put a link each week on Facebook, Class Dojo, SR Website and our teachers also can share it through Remind as well. I send a school phone call through the School Messenger program and an email as well each week. We are doing our best to keep you informed. Please follow the newsletter and stay up to date with all things Saddle Ridge.

CONTINUED................... Keep bringing in your change to help make change in our Community!

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Georgia Parent Survey

We need all parents to complete this survey for the state of Georgia. The survey ends March 11, 2022. We value and respect your opinions about our school and our system. Thank you in advance for your help with this matter.

Georgia Student Wellness Survey for Grades 3rd-8th.

Attention Parents- All students in grades 3-8 will be administered the Georgia Student Wellness Survey for our school. This survey helps to shape our Climate rating that the state has given us in the past. We have been blessed to be ranked at the highest Five Star Rating in the past. If you do not want your child to take the survey, please complete the opt out form for the survey. If you would like more information about the survey or the Opt Out form , it is found at:

If I can be of any assistance to you in regard to this matter, please reach out to me at

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Walker County Schools' Covid Policy Update

This link contains the latest covid policy update for WCS effective 1/23/22. Students that are in quarantine currently can come back to school if they are asymptomatic.

Covid Positive Case Notification Update

Saddle Ridge will now email covid positive case information to our stakeholders in place of phone calls that were sent out to our entire school family in the past. Please make sure that you have sent in your current email information to the school so that we can put it into powerschool. If you have any questions about our updates on covid positives and/or the new quarantining process, please give me a call at 706-375-1219.
Click the links below to learn more about different programs that we offer at SREM.
Saddle Ridge FFA Newsletter

Our chapter is working hard to communicate with all stakeholders. Check this link weekly to see what's happening in FFA.

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