Pine Ridge Prep Update

Pine Ridge Prep's Weekly Family Newsletter ~ 9.11.23

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Welcome from Mrs. Tanner & Mrs. Meyers-Lopez

Dear Pine Ridge Prep Families,

THANK YOU to all those who visited this morning for Grandparents Day breakfast! We had a wonderful turn-out and it was so fun to see how excited students were to have their special guests there! Check out the pictures on our Facebook page!

Click here to access the 2023-2024 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. Kim Meyers-Lopez, Building Leader

Upcoming Events

September Events

September 11th: Grandparents Day Breakfast @ 8:30-9:00

September 20th: Family Fun Fitness Night @ Hummer

September 21st: Picture Day

September 21st: PTO Meeting - please join us at 3:45 in the Conference Room in Building 1120.

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Picture Day

Picture Day is coming up on Thursday, September 21! Retakes will be on November 2, 2023. We will send home a paper flyer and order form on September 13. The flyer below provides details on the different packages that are available for order. If ordering photos, you may pay in the following ways:

Pay by Cash: You must provide the EXACT amount. We will not be able to make change.

Pay by Check: Make the check out to Strawbridge Studios

Pay Online: This is the easiest! See the information in the flyer below.

We will collect orders and payments at the school beginning Thursday, September 14 and ending on picture day, September 21.

You can also use this link to sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school (you can double check this in your Synergy ParentVue).

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School Information

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline is a curricular resource that we use at Pine Ridge Prep for social-emotional development. The focus is on discipline through loving interactions teaches and models appropriate adult-child interactions. Each month, we will share a piece from Conscious Discipline for families to use in the home. Check out the information below!

Additionally, we received a grant through the United Way of Kaw Valley that focuses on a Whole Family Approach. The goal is to provide information and resources to families to support academic and social-emotional learning in the home. We will offer monthly sessions and will provide all families with really great home based resources! The social-emotional events will use Conscious Discipline as the guide. Stay tuned for more information!

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Introducing Heather Hayden, Family Outreach Facilitator

The Pine Ridge Prep school community has a Family Outreach Facilitator, Heather Hayden. Heather is liaison for you and community resources and services, such as social services, food and clothing bank information, mental and physical health, parenting, education and many more services. Pine Ridge also has a clothing bank and an emergency food bank available to families.

Heather will be meeting with each family this year as part of Pine Ridge’s whole family approach to learning. Heather works with your student’s teacher and families to help with communication, policies and challenges.

You can set up an appointment with Heather by calling 785-329-7876 or the office, at 785-329-7870. If you are in immediate need of assistance please come to the office at 1120 SE Highland Ave.

School Day Hours

Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Arrival begins: 8:30 a.m.

Arrival ends: 8:45 a.m. (students will be considered tardy after 8:50 a.m.)

Dismissal begins: 3:30 p.m.

Dismissal ends: 3:45 p.m. (all students must be picked up by 3:45 p.m.)

Late Start Fridays (every Friday): 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Arrival begins: 9:30 a.m.

Arrival ends: 9:45 a.m. (students will be considered tardy after 9:50 a.m.)

Dismissal begins: 3:30 p.m.

Dismissal ends: 3:45 p.m. (all students must be picked up by 3:45 p.m.)

Before the first day of school, you will receive a newsletter that explains the arrival and dismissal procedures.

Late Start Fridays

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

Time to Eat!

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TPS 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Pine Ridge Prep follows the Topeka Public Schools Academic Calendar.

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Community Resources

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Topeka Resources Checklist

Take a look at the Topeka Resources Checklist. This is very helpful for planning! This is a list of possible resources to help you stretch your dollars and avoid economic emergencies. Place a check beside the ones you are using or have used.
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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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