Panther Tales

January 6, 2023

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News and Events You Can Use

Greetings Ridgeview United families and welcome back to school! We hope you had a restful winter break and are rejuvenated to start the new year strong. Please mark your calendar for some of our many events and activities, including College T-Shirt Day, which has changed to Monday, Jan. 9.

Upcoming Events

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

  • Jan. 9: College T-Shirt Day (changed from Jan. 6)

  • Jan. 9: Physicals due for Baseball (boys), Track & Field (boys and girls), and Soccer (girls)

  • Jan. 10: Prospective Parent Tour

  • Jan. 10: Winter Sports Celebration at basketball games

  • Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School

  • Jan. 17: Teacher Professional Learning Day - No School

  • Jan. 23: PTA General Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

Spring Sports Physicals Due Jan. 9

Complete sports physicals, if not already on file, are due by Jan. 9 to Coach Dixon or Coach Lloyd if your student plans to play spring sports. Those sports include Girls Soccer, Baseball, and Co-ed Track. If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Dixon or Coach Lloyd.

UGA and College T-Shirt Day is Jan. 9

Throw on your UGA gear to help support the Georgia Bulldogs as they play in the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, or join in on the fun and wear your favorite college t-shirt or jersey on this approved College T-shirt + Jeans Day. Otherwise, normal uniform applies. Note: This was a change on the calendar dates from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9.

Winter Sports and Athletes Celebration at Jan. 10 Game

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Prospective Parent Tour is Jan. 10

Ridgeview offers prospective parent tours monthly for parents (and students welcome!). The next offering is Jan. 10 at 12:45 p.m. Please visit our prospective parent tour page for more info and to RSVP.

$5 Non-Uniform for Pay Day on Jan. 11 is CANCELLED. New Date: Feb. 8

Non-Uniform Day for Pay Day is CANCELLED on Jan. 11 but the next opportunity will be Feb. 8! For $5 cash, students not only contribute to our PTA & Foundation, but also they can wear non-uniform attire. Our non-uniform dress guidelines are described here. This will be a monthly opportunity to support PTA & Foundation and for students to dress down. Otherwise, our normal uniform applies.

FCS School Hardship Application Window Open

Applications are available for parents who wish to apply for a 2023-24 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton County Schools (FCS) elementary, middle or high school. Parents will use an online form to enter and submit their information. Hard copy applications are not required, with the exception of medical transfers which require pertinent medical provider’s signatures and documentation. The deadline for submitting a transfer application is Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, by 4:30 p.m., with no exceptions or extensions granted. Visit Schools participating in open enrollment, a separate transfer process that allows students to move to a school with available space, will be announced in early May.

IB Middle Years Programme Informational Night for Parents

Join us online the evening of Jan. 18 to learn about the recent MYP progress reports we shared, our IB programme, and the late spring Showcase of IB Learning. Join at

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212 Degree Award Winners for December

To celebrate the IB traits our staff exemplify and to highlight those who have gone the 1 extra degree, we give monthly 212 Degree Awards. It is built on the premise that at 211 degrees, water doesn't boil. With just one extra degree, it boils. We're thankful for 5 staff members each month who will be highlighted for giving that 1 extra degree to our school.

  • Tanya Barrett (6th ELA) was given the Risk-Taking & Thinking Award: the recipient is not afraid to use creativity to inspire and to help others succeed.

  • Michelle Nobles (7th Math) was given the Inquiry & Knowledge Award: The recipient has innovatively instructed with MYP, WICOR, and Personalized Learning instruction that empowers student ownership of learning.

  • Carmen Brown (ESOL Paraprofessional) was given the Caring & Communicator Award: The recipient maintains a positive, caring attitude in difficult situations and steps outside his/her job description to help others.

  • Andrew McGraw (Art Teacher) was given the Principled & Balanced Award: The recipient demonstrates principled leadership during difficult times, showing balance and sensitivity to those following his/her lead.

  • Andrea Mizell (ESOL Teacher) was given the Open-Minded & Reflective Award: The recipient is open-minded and reflective to support students in powerful ways beyond the expected as an educator.

Electronics Recycling and New School Supply Day

Are you purchasing new electronics for the holidays? You are in luck! You can recycle your old electronics and have the data securely wiped with a donation to Sandy Springs Education Force! Save the date and recycle your items for a good cause: Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., North Springs High School Parking Lot, 7447 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs.

Your donation of $20 per car will help provide urgently needed funds to support Sandy Springs Education Force's STEAM, literacy, after-school and mentoring programs in our schools. (Plus, fee free to bring new school supplies to donate!) Learn all the details here.

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