Week of October 17 - October 21

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We are Building an Environment of Excellence where all learners Persevere and problem solve with compassion.

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Lead Learner's Corner

Hello Ridgecrest Family!

I hope October is treating you well so far! Lots to do and so little time...I understand. Thank you for the time, energy and love you put into your work here at Ridgecrest. It is recognized and truly appreciated. Please let me know if there is anything you need.

Celebrating T-2-4 success week prompted me to look through old pictures of my college graduation, and it brought back some memories. Since I was a little girl, I wanted to become a teacher. I played school everyday after school! Along the way, I made some decisions in my life that turned my future in a different path. I was married and had my first son, Adrian, when I was 16 years old. I didn't finish high school and instead got my GED. I didn't believe I would have the opportunity to go to college. I believed it was not in my future. One day, my loving mom told me I needed to study to give my children a good future, and she said she would help me by taking care of them while I went to class. I was so happy because I love learning and school! I started at Houston Community College, and I remember saying, I will go as long as I can. Peter and my mom stuck by me and helped me. Then the day came for me to transfer to a 4 year university. My big sister had graduated from HBU, and she encouraged me to apply. I held on to that application for a while because I believed I wouldn't be able to make it. It would be harder than HCC, and I wondered how could a high school dropout with small children be able to make it at such a school? One afternoon, my sister came to my house, unpacked the old typewriter and asked me, "Why do you want to become a teacher?" As I shared with her my desires of making an extraordinary impact in the lives of children, she started to type my words on the college essay part of my application. A few weeks later, I got my acceptance letter. I couldn't believe it; although, I was also scared to death. My college days were unlike most with a family to care for, but it was part of my journey which I will always remember and be grateful for.

I am very thankful that I had people who believed in me and didn't give up on me. It helped me not give up on myself. I am sure you had people like that as well who encouraged you along the way. :)

Our district and school vision includes preparing every child for higher education of some type. It is so important to me because my life could have turned out a different way if it weren't for family, friends and teachers who encouraged and believed in me. Thank you for modeling the importance of higher education to our students not only this week but everyday. We have the influence to instill in our students the belief that they can graduate from high school and continue studying for a career, too, no matter what the odds might be. :) Thank you for making T-2-4 a possibility for every child!

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The Learner's Journey so far...

A Week at a Glance...

Monday, 10/17

Happy Monday!

Report Cards to be reviewed and printed

Tuesday, 10/18

2nd Grade Curriculum Night

Wednesday, 10/19

Michelle off campus at Professional Development

Thursday, 10/20

Grades K-2 Field Day

Early Dismissal @ 12:00 p.m.

Parent Conferences

Friday, 10/21

Grades 3-5 Field Day

Early Dismissal @ 12:00 p.m.

Parent Conferences

Carnival/Health Fair 4-6

Upcoming events...

Monday, 10/24

Report cards go home if parent did not attend conference

Monday, October 24

Grades 2-5 District Science Priority Standard Assessment

Tuesday, October 25

Grades 2-5 District Math Priority Standard Assessment

Thursday, 10/27

K-5 Character Parade

Kinder - 2nd: 9:00 a.m.

3rd - 5th: 1:45 p.m.


Tuesday, 11/1

Picture Day

Wednesday, 11/2

Faculty Meeting

Friday, 11/4

Early Dismissal

AIR (American Institute of Research) Visiting Classrooms

Ridgecrest 1st Annual Rigor Mini-Conference

Tuesday, 11/8

Presidential Election Voting in Gym 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Ridgecrest Mock Election in Library (schedule to come)

Wednesday, 11/9

Committee Meetings - Digging deeper Vertical Alignment work

Monday, 11/14

JA Day

Tuesdsay, 11/15

Houston Texan's Day - Wear your favorite Texan's Shirt and jeans

Monday, 11/21

3rd Annual Read-a-thon


MORE CURRICULUM NIGHTS on the Learner's Journey!

Ridgecrest Boys' Outing! Our boys had the opportunity to watch a Landrum vs Spring Woods Football Game this week! They had a blast hanging out with their coaches and enjoying the game with their friends! These are good opportunities for our students to be engaged in positive activities after school!

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Attendance Procedures

Attendance is taken at 9:00 a.m. The district is auditing to ensure that attendance procedures are being followed. Here are the procedures:
- Attendance should be taken no earlier than 9:00 a.m.

- Before 9:00 a.m. and after 9:10 a.m., we are out of compliance so please keep the habit of entering attendance at 9:00 a.m.

-If you have any questions about attendance procedures, please contact Naomi.

Thank you for your help in following the procedures daily!

Fall Carnival

The Fall Carnival will take place this Friday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Teachers, thank you for giving your time to run the game your team will choose from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., someone should be arriving to replace your team. We will be walking around to help with the transition.

This is the time to enjoy your students in a different setting. They love seeing their teachers have fun outside of the classroom, too! Please invite your family and friends to join us. It is a family event! Looking forward to a great time together!

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Birthday wishes go out to...

Saturday, October 22nd

Veronica Caballero

(AB Team)

Sunday, October 23th

Norma Perez

(Custodial Team)

Wishing each of you a blessed, happy birthday!


Thank you for keeping Rocky the Roadrunner Character Traits in your communication with children daily!




Problem Solver


As we model and use this language daily, we will begin to see a difference.

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