Pine Ridge Weekly


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PR Families,

3 weeks left and going fast!

Thank you for hanging in there. We can do this. Let us know how we can support our Rangers to finish strong!

Thank You To Our Many Awesome PR Volunteers! You Are Simply The Best!

We celebrate you this week, virtually. Please join us at our General PTO Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19 at 1:30.

Although we are still unsure about so many details for what school will look like this fall, we are committed to communicating as we know more. Planning is occurring at different levels for a variety of scenarios as you may have heard in the video by Dan Behm. If you have not had the opportunity to watch, the first of his weekly videos is posted below.

Personal Item Pick Up - We should hear about the process for personal items pick up soon. Teachers will begin bagging items this week and may ask for you to identify your child's items. We ask that you begin to gather library books or other media center materials. We will coordinate these items for drop off while you are picking up. :)

New Pine Ridge Google Site -

Pine Ridge now has a Google Site (website for information). This will be a place for important announcements and information that you will not have to dig through your emails to find! The site and a video tour are below.

Pine Ridge Elementary Google Site: Bookmark this page!

Google site:

Pine Ridge Elementary Site — Video


  • Reading Ranger Board! - Cate Afman has completed one 3 years in a row!
  • Ranger Ticket Video below.
  • Ranger challenge of the week: Create a color wheel from household items! Send pictures to me: See below for an example.
  • More books and chapters have been added to my Loom folders below.
  • Don't forget to visit the Counselor's Corner below. Kathy Wittland adds new strategies each week for the social and emotional support of all kids.

Thank you for your continued partnership! Stay safe!

Proud Principal,

Tamasha James

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General PTO Meeting - May 19, 2020 1:30 PM via Zoom

Topic: Pine Ridge PTO general meeting
Time: May 19, 2020 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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This Week's Challenge: Compose An Color Wheel with Household Items!

Dan Behm Video

Rangers with Pets and Stuffed Animal Video!

Video - Ranger Tickets Winners for May 15th!

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Mrs. Wittland's Virtual Check In

Kids can fill this out or with the help of parents complete this form.

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Ranger Completes Reading Ranger Board for Third Straight Year!

Congratulations to Cate Afman who for the first time ever, has completed a Reading Ranger Board three years in a row. Every year since she has been eligible. She is an example of Ranger Strong! We are proud of your efforts in spite of the challenges, Cate!

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Food Service Update:

  • Free meal distribution for children ages 18 and under continues on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11a-1p at FHN and FHC. Children do not need to be in the vehicle to receive free meals.
  • If your financial status has recently changed due to COVID-19, you may temporarily qualify for free or reduced-price meals for the first 30 days of the new school year. Visit to fill out a confidential application. (This will also qualify you to receive the P-EBT benefits described below.)
  • Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transaction (P-EBT) Program - Families on the free or reduced-price meal program will receive extra funds on their EBT card for each child in their household ages 5-18.
    • March & April benefits - $193.80 per eligible child will be loaded on the EBT card by the end of April.
    • May & June benefits - $182.40 per eligible child will be loaded on the EBT card at a later date.
    • If you don't currently receive food assistance benefits, a pre-loaded card will be mailed to you. Benefits for all eligible children will be loaded onto one card.

Links to Books Read Aloud by Mrs. James - Updated

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Wifi Access For All Buildings in FHPS

On the COVID page of the district's website, maps have been added under the quick links section that indicates the best parking lot location at each building for student access to WiFi. Each map includes a black box containing the words "WiFi Access." This is the best area for students to access WiFi for instructional purposes.
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Kindergarten Kick-Off POSTPONED

Kindergarten Kick-off - Kindergarten kick-off meetings scheduled for this spring are postponed. Families may continue to register for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Additional information will be forthcoming for families with an incoming kindergartner.

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