Timberwolf Times

September 18, 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

September 23rd: Papa John's Fundraiser. ALL Day!

October 6th: PTA Meeting, 6pm, Zoom

October 13th: Chipotle Fundraiser, 5-8pm

Health and Safety: Wearing Masks at School

Thank you all for sending your students to school with masks! Please be sure that your student always comes to school in a mask that fits. This means that the mask should cover the students nose and mouth without falling down. Tiffany Ridge is able to provide 2 washable cloth masks to each student and we will hand these out to students as needed. Our goal is to keep all students safe and learning AT school!

Lost and Found: Please label all items with names!

Please label all lunch boxes, coats, hats, gloves, etc with first and last name. Due to health restrictions, we will not be able to house lost and found as we have in the past, so any unclaimed items will be bagged up and sent to the Park Hill clothing center. With names, we are easily able to return found items to your children!

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

VIrtual Club Opportunities

Several options for clubs are available for your students. Typically, these would be held at Tiffany Ridge, but all have been modified to be held virtually. See the links below for more details and registration information:


Chess Club

Mad Scientist's Club

Spanish Club

Young Rembrandt's Club

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!

Tiffany Ridge Papa John's Fundraiser - September 23rd

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Feedback 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.

Join PTA!

It is time to REFRESH your PTA Membership! Our goal is for ALL families to join our PTA to support the many activities at Tiffany Ridge! Joining PTA does not commit you to help with anything specifically, but it helps give back to the school in many ways, funding a birthday book for every student, the Reflections Program, teacher grants, teacher appreciation week, and much more! You can sign up by filling out this online membership form and sending payment to school with your student. (cash or check made out to “Tiffany Ridge PTA”) OR we now have online payment access at this LINK!

Confidential Resource Checklist

A number of resources exist to help Park Hill School District families. If your family can benefit from any of the resources listed below, please check the service(s) you feel will be helpful. All information received, and any service provided, is kept strictly confidential. We look forward to providing support to your family! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Tiffany Ridge School Social Worker, Gayle Laney at
erikson-laneyg@parkhill.k12.mo.us or (816) 359-5747.


Confidential Resource Checklist (Click HERE to complete and submit electronically)

2020-2021 Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Healthy meals help your children succeed in school. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Forms are available in the office and will be in each classroom at Back to School Night. Guidelines for qualifying for free or reduced price lunches available on the Park Hill website, which you may access HERE. Online application forms may be accessed HERE. Please fill out and drop off at the front office. These forms do not carry over and have to be filled out each school year. Should you have any questions, please contact our School Social Worker, Mrs. Laney at 816-359-5747.

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!

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.

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

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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.