Pine Ridge Prep Update

September 19, 2022

Welcome from Mrs. Tanner & Mrs. Banzhaf

Dear Pine Ridge Prep Families,

THANK YOU to all those who joined us Friday evening for Pine Ridge Prep's 10th birthday celebration! It was a wonderful evening!

Click the link to access the 2022-2023 Family Handbook.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Thank you for the privilege of serving you ~

Mrs. Gabrielle Tanner, Principal

Mrs. Shelley Banzhaf, Building Leader Intern

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Upcoming Events

September Events

September 21: Family Fun Fitness Night @ Hummer Sports Park @ 5:30-7:00

You can find all school events listed on our school calendar which you can access on our webpage.

Items That Need Your Attention

ASQ Parent Reports

As part of Home Visits, each family completed the ASQ3 and ASQSE2 developmental screeners. As results were received, a parent report was generated which gives more information and some easy-to-use strategies that you can use at home to support your child's development. You will receive your parent report in your child's Friday Folder in the coming weeks. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions after you receive this report.

If you have not yet completed the ASQ screeners, please do so as soon as possible! This is a requirement for our program. You may access the screeners to complete digitally with the links below.



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We Are Learning To...

This Week We Are Learning To...


3 Year Olds: Count up to 2 objects

4 Year Olds: Count and tell the number of objects in a group


3 Year Olds: Identify front cover and back cover of a book

4 Year Olds: Describe what the author does; Describe what the illustrator does


Understand that living things live in different habitats; Identify what plants and animals need to live

Social Studies:

3 Year Olds: Identify people in our family and understand those relationships; What makes people the same and different

4 Year Olds: Identify leaders at home and at school; Describe characteristics of ourselves and others to see what makes each person unique


Learning skills to be a good learner; Learn to ask for what we want or need in a respectful voice.

Does your child have patience?

-Play freeze tag.

-Give a small treat to the child who can sit the longest.

-Teach your child how to walk up to pets.

Time to Eat!

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Informational Items

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Home Depot Workshops

Each month, Home Depot offers a fun workshop for kids! Show up toward the beginning of the session to ensure there are enough materials for your child. Children must be present to receive a kit. They get to keep their project, receive a free certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin (while supplies last). Can't make it to Home Depot for the kids' workshop? Why not bring the party home! Here are just a few of the ready to assemble kits you can buy and build at home. also offers great kids' activities, videos, and how-to's!

Workshops take place the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00.

October 1: Fire Rescue Boat

November 5: Scarecrow Napkin Holder

COVID Protocols

Please be sure to review both the COVID Update and the information on the Parent Resources page for the latest information from the CDC. Masks are encouraged, but not required. We will maintain strict sanitation protocols.

Late Start

Late Start is on FRIDAYS for this school year and the arival time will be at 9:30.

Academic Calendar

You can find the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar HERE.

Family Resources

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Food & Clothing Bank

The Pine Ridge Prep Food & Clothing Bank is up and running! If your family has any needs, reach out to Ms. Heather Hayden at 785-329-7876.

Community Resources Council Directory

You can find the link to the 2021 Community Resources Council Resource Directory here. This directory provides contact information for a variety of community resources.

If in need of resources, you can also contact the United Way by dialing 211.

Food Pantry Lists

See the following links for Food Pantry resources available to families.

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