Parkridge Tiger Blast

February Week 1

To: Our Terrific Tigers

We are sending you all love and positive thoughts!

We also wish to recognize your hard work, resiliency and endurance as we carry on in remote and virtual learning. It is important to us to continue fostering student engagement by recognizing student achievement. As a school we recognize our students who excel in all aspects of learning.

The CNUSD School Board also recognizes students displaying outstanding qualities.

This Month two of our students received a special recognition at the CNUSD Board Meeting.

Congratulations Jovanna and Alejandro!!!

Expanded Learning (PAWS)

Are you interested in enrichment opportunities for your child? Join our Expanded Learning Program! Students will benefit from tutoring, enrichment activities, social-emotional support and FUN!

To join, please email our PAWS Lead, Miss Maria Elena

to sign-up for a spot.

Our PAWS program runs Monday-Friday



As a PTA we do so much more than the family events and fundraising! Find out more about what we do and how we support our students and our school!


Click on the link to Join Parkridge PTA

2021-2022 Virtual School

Virtual Transfer Information

CNUSD Families who are interested in placing their student(s) in a virtual learning environment for the 2021-22 school year must request a transfer to our CNUSD Virtual School, a brand new school focused on supporting our students who chose to learn in an online learning environment, rather than in our traditional school setting.

You will need your Parent Connect Pin number as well as your student(s) ID to complete the form. Deadline to submit transfer is Sunday, February 14, 2021

Transfer Applications:

Transportation & Bussing

In preparation for in-person instruction, parents can apply now for transportation


Bus Pass Application -

You will need to upload documents.

Link to application (PDF format):

If you would like to apply for a Bus Pass in-person at the transportation office you will need to schedule an appointment using the Schedule Appointment Link below

Bus Pass application appointments are available between the hours of 8:00AM-3:45PM (Monday-Friday)

Transportation Services
300 S. Buena Vista Avenue
Corona, CA 92882

Fax: 951-736-5131

Child Nutrition

Grab & Go meals are FREE for all students. Meals will continue to be distributed curbside at most CNUSD school sites, on the first day of each week. Students will receive breakfast and lunch for each school day. Students need not be present, but parents and/or students are asked to provide valid CNUSD pin numbers for all meals, just as we do during the typical school year. A student may receive only one bag of food per week.

While meals are free through the end of 2020, families are still encouraged to fill out free/reduced applications online at which can provide free and/or reduced lunch prices for the remainder of the school year. When you apply for free or reduced meals, you may qualify for income-eligible services, such as reduced Advanced Placement (AP) test fees, low-cost WIFI, and more! To apply click on the link

CNS Free Meal Program - Home - Home - Home

Material Distribution- ALL Grade Levels and Programs

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 2-4pm

750 Corona Avenue

Corona, CA

We will distribute student materials/supplies for all grade levels in the remote and virtual programs. Please drive up through the front office loop, remain in your vehicle. We will be respecting all health safety guidelines including the use of facial coverings/masks.

PEP Talks/Charlando con Cafe

Friday, Feb. 12th, 8:30am

This is an online event.

Join us for our Parent and Educator Partnership Talks/ Charlando con Café Meeting with our Principal Sandy Verdugo

This will be a Virtual Meeting. Zoom Info will be shared via email.

Food Distribution

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 10am

1150 West 10th Street

Corona, CA

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President's Day- No School

Monday, Feb. 15th, 7am

This is an online event.

DELAC Meeting

Friday, Feb. 19th, 9am

This is an online event.

If you are interested in attending the District English Learners Advisory Committee please contact Eunice Sanchez at for the Zoom Meeting Info

Virtual BINGO Night

Friday, Feb. 26th, 5:45-7pm

This is an online event.

RSVP FOR BINGO BY 2/19/21 so we can send your playing card

PTA Members get an extra playing card. To join PTA click the link or the button below

From the CNUSD Parent Center

Parent Center Appointments

The Parent Center is open to assist parents with resources, transfers, pre-enrollment, requests and much more. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please call to set up an appointment. (951) 273-3132.

The Connection on Facebook Live - Managing Covid-19 Anxiety and Other Stressors

--This month we're partnering with APCTC (Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers) to bring you workshops in English, Mandarin, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Schedule and zoom link will be as follows:

Thursday, February 4 - English 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Zoom Link: 669 564 6079

Click to view flyer

Thursday, February 11 - Mandarin 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Zoom Link: 985 9118 6806 Password: CNUSD

Click to view flyer

Thursday, February 18 - Tagalog 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Zoom Link: 669 564 6079

Click to view flyer

Friday, February 26 - Vietnamese 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Zoom Link: 951 233 8874

Click to view flyer

Dual Language Immersion Program for Spanish Speakers

Join our EL department and the Parent Center on Facebook Live as they discuss the benefits of enrolling your Spanish speaking child in the kindergarten bilingual program for the 2021-22 school year. Presentation will be in Spanish only.

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Time: 6:00pm

click to view flyer

Beyond the Cap and Gown Series

Middle School Series

February 9 - Middle School Survival Guide - Skills and habits that will help your student be successful in middle school.

February 16 - Social/Emotional Health - Learn how to navigate the changes in social and emotional health during middle school.

February 23 - Career and College Pathways - Start conversations about interests, colleges, and careers early with some conversation starters.

Time: English - 6:00pm • Spanish - 7:00pm

All presentations will be our the Parent Center Facebook Live

Click to view flyer

Impact Teen Driver Workshops

Impact Teen Driver zoom workshops educate parents and teens to save lives, prevent crashes, and ultimately to stop the number one killer of teens - reckless and distracted driving. Workshops are available in English and Spanish. Click on date/time to register.

Community Resources

United Lift Rental Assistance Program

Renters in the County of Riverside who meet the eligibility requirements may receive one-time rental assistance of $3,500 per household under the United Lift Rental Assistance Program. To apply or for more information please see click to view their website:

Parent Center and Saddleback Church Food Distribution

On the 2nd Saturday of each month from February to June, the Parent Center is partnering with Saddleback Church to host a food distribution at the Corona High School parking lot.

Dates include: February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, and June 12

Begins: 10am, until supplies last

Location: Corona High School parking lot, 1150 W. Tenth St, Corona 92882. Enter parking lot from Lincoln Avenue

Click to view flyer

Phileo Organization

Phileo is an organization started by a CNUSD alumni that assists families in need with groceries. Each family receives a tote filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and a $25 grocery gift card. To refer a family please contact Phileo directly at (714) 768-2645 or email at:

Head Start Registration Open

The Head Start program promotes school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children from low-income families. Services are provided in a variety of settings including centers, family child care, and children's own home. For more information or to registration please visit their website.

Didn't get your P-EBT card?

The second wave of P-EBT cards have been disbursed. If you moved or did not receive your payment contact the Department of Social Services at (877) 328-9677. No new applications are being accepted. For more information please call their office or visit:

Looking for Employment in 2021? CNUSD is hiring.

Check out our presentations for more information.

CNUSD Classified Job Search - EnglishSpanish
Become a Substitute Teacher - EnglishPowerpoint presentation

Resume Building presentation


Invest in your future now! Join teacher-led virtual classes at Corona-Norco Adult School. Free and low-cost classes starting in January.

· Practice computer skills to earn a Business Office Technology Certification

· Gain bookkeeping and accounting knowledge to become an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User

· Learn Spanish or improve your English

· Get your High School Diploma

Sign up for an orientation for more details and enrollment information:


The Corona Norco Unified School District provides counseling services for your student at every school site. These services include both academic and social emotional support for your student. To speak to a counselor, please call your child’s school office. Find Mental Health Resources and more at

24 Hour Mental Health Emergency Treatment Services

  • 9990 County Farm Road, Suite 4, Riverside 92503
  • (951) 358-4700
Catholic Charities Counseling Services
  • (909) 763-4970

CARES Riverside County Department of Mental Health

  • Helps locate outpatient mental health services for children and patients in Riverside County.
  • (800) 706-7500
Care Solace

Carolyn E. Wylie Center

  • Serving the Inland Empire, they provide the highest quality educational programs and therapeutic services to meet the needs, goals and hopes of individuals with special learning, emotional and developmental needs.
  • 4164 Brockton Avenue, Riverside 92501
  • (951) 683-5193

Community Access Network

  • CAN Counseling Center provides a variety of therapeutic services including individuals, family and couples therapy. For information:
  • 2275 South Main Street, Corona 92879
  • (951) 279-3222

Family Adolescent and Children’s Treatment (FACT of Corona)

  • For serious emotional difficulties. Psychiatrist available. Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Healthy Kids are accepted.
  • 1195 Magnolia Avenue, Corona 92879
  • (951) 273-0608

HELPline 24 Hour Crisis/Suicide Intervention

  • The HELPline connects you with someone who cares, who will listen and support you in your time of crisis. Bilingual counselors are also available. The hotline serves as a lifeline to those who may be feeling overwhelmed, in need of emotional assistance and possibly considering suicide. Together you explore alternatives to help stabilize your situation. All conversations are confidential.
  • (951) 686-4357

LifeSource Affordable Counseling

  • Serving adults, children, couples and families in the Inland Empire by providing individualized counseling options that are affordable and effective.
  • 7177 Brockton Avenue, Suite 452, Riverside 92506
  • (951) 682-7143

National Alliance on Mental Illness Western Riverside County

  • Provides support and referral services to people in the Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona, Norco and Jurupa Valley/Rubidoux area.
  • 4095 County Circle Drive, #A, Riverside 92503
  • (951) 369-2721

Parent to Parent Telephone Support Line

  • Non-emergency line for parents/caregivers of Riverside County who are raising a child/youth with mental health, emotional and/or behavioral challenges.
  • (888) 358-3622

The Lehman Center

  • Family counseling, individual counseling, and parent classes are offered.
  • Services for Children: 3705 Myers Street, Riverside 92503 - (951) 358-4625
  • Services for Adults: 9990 County Farm Road, Suite 5, Riverside 92503 - (951) 358-4834

Take My Hand

  • Connect with a Peer Support Specialists (PSS) who utilizes lived experiences to connect with people who are having life challenges. A PSS will support you by listening and validating your concerns, offer resources, provide coping strategies and link you to the right level of care.
  • Chat hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Website:

The Trevor Project

  • Provides crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 13-24.
  • (866) 488-7386

Top Tigers

2020-2021 Teacher of the Year is... Juan Mejia!

A BIG TIGER Congratulations to Mr. Mejía!! He is our 2020-2021 Parkridge Teacher of the Year! We are so very proud of him! Mr. Mejía always goes above and beyond to ensure that our students achieve success!! Please share with us in congratulating him!!

2021 Classified Employee of the Year is...Eunice Sanchez

Eunice has been selected as the Parkridge Elementary and Corona-Norco District Classified Employee of the year. Congratulations!