Timberwolf Times

September 25, 2020

Tiffany Ridge Elementary School

School Office Hours: 8:00 - 5:00

School Phone: 816-359-4400


Principal: Desiree Rios Assistant Principal: Megan Pudenz

Counselor: Leslie Andes Social Worker: Gayle Laney

Office Staff: Robin Meyers and Jill Kite

Nurse: Nicole Snodgrass

Important Dates

October 6th: PTA Meeting, 6pm, Zoom

October 13th: Chipotle Fundraiser, 5-8pm

Comprehensive School Counseling Survey

We need your input on this survey that each school in Park Hill is using to help improve our school counseling programs. Ms. Andes will be collecting our TR data and using this information to guide future plans!

Survey LINK

Support for Park Hill Online

Support for Park Hill Online

For our Park Hill Online students and their families, we have developed some resources to help with navigating the online experience, including all the online learning tools.


  • Check out the Parent University webpages our educators put together, with tips and resources for families. Using the feedback we hear, we will regularly add new information to support families as they help their students connect to technology, guide social-emotional learning, and navigate online learning.
  • Also, feel free to call for Park Hill Online support at 816-359-4044 during office hours. You will be able to get answers about our learning platforms, online assessments, and finding resources when you need them.

Support for Park Hill Online


LINK to Parent University

September Curriculum Connections

Check out the linked Curriculum Connections below to see what our Timberwolves will be working on in each subject area during the month of September! We want to share the learning topics at all of the grade levels so that you are familiar with what topics and content are taught this month! Your child's teacher is always happy to provide more details should you have questions!


Math K-5 Curriculum Connections

ELA K-5 Curriculum Connections

Science and Social Studies K-5 Curriculum Connections

NWEA Assessments

All students (both in person and online) will be taking the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress Assessments in the next few weeks. These assessments are used to help teachers identify specific student learning needs to guide the instruction provided to students. These diagnostic assessment will determine each child's learning level in Reading and Math. Your teachers will be letting you know in their newsletters the day that your children will be taking the assessments. Our online learners will be receiving an email with more details on the assessment process. Children do their best in school when they are well rested and have had a healthy breakfast. This is especially important on an assessment day!

Day of Hope

Day of Hope registration is open! This is an event where families can receive holiday gifts, groceries, clothing and learn about community resources. Please register ASAP before it is full! If you have any questions or need any help, please contact TR Social Worker, Gayle Laney @ 816-359-5747 or erikson-laneyg@parkhill.k12.mo.us

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Flu Shot Information

  • The Platte County Health Department is offering flu shots for all middle and high school students at the Congress Middle School gym from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 21. Please fill out this form, attach a copy of your insurance card and return to your child's school nurse by October 7.

  • On Tuesday October 6th from 6-8 pm the Park Hill PTA Clothing Center is partnering with Ian’s Rainbow Flu Foundation (www.iansrainbow.org) to provide a flu vaccine clinic. It will be a drive thru clinic that will take place at the south parking lot of Gerner (adjacent to the clothing center). No signups are necessary, it will be first come first served. In addition the clothing center will be opened from 5-8pm that night. Shopping sign-ups are available here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084fa4a72ba0fa7-ptapark

Park Hill Clothing Center

The Park Hill Clothing Center would like to thank all of the families who have contributed to our facility. For anyone not familiar with the clothing center there is more information here: https://www.parkhill.k12.mo.us/parent_resources/pta_clothing_center


There have been some changes due to Covid-19. The biggest change is that we must limit the number of people in the building. Therefore if you need to “shop” (the clothes are free) please sign up for a time slot using the link above. Volunteers are greatly needed! We have been fortunate to have received numerous donations, however we’ve had a difficult time hanging up all of the incoming clothes with very few volunteers. If anyone has 1-2 hours to contribute we would greatly appreciate it. The above link also has a link for volunteers. New dates are periodically added so keep checking back.

Thank you for all of your help! -The Park Hill Clothing Center

Feedback Survey for PTA

The Tiffany Ridge PTA would like your feedback about the various activities and programs offered throughout the year at Tiffany Ridge. We value ALL community input and your feedback will help guide future planning! Survey LINK HERE or at the link below.

Nominate a Staff Member for the Park Hill STAR Award

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a Pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee. Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.
Nominate a Park Hill Star!

Use this link to nominate an awesome Tiffany Ridge staff member as a Park Hill Star!

Check out the new Tiffany Ridge Spiritwear!

Do you need some new Timberwolf gear? There is FREE SHIPPING from now till October 5th, 2020 for Tiffany Ridge Spiritwear. Visit our online store to place your order now at https://www.tiffanyridgespiritwear.com/

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Healh and Safety Guidelines

We are taking every precaution we can to try to keep our students and our staff safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the special edition of the Timberwolf Times that was sent to the community on August 17th.

2020-2021 Park Hill School District Calendar

Click on the link above to view the Park Hill School District Calendar.

2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook

Click on the link above to view the Parent-Student Handbook.

Tiffany Ridge PTA

2020-2021 PTA Board


President: Krista Heaivilin
Vice President of Fund Raising: Christine Carlson

Vice President of Membership: Amy Hoban
Secretary: Michelle Anderson
Treasurer: Jeff Imgarten