Ridge Circle Family Newsletter

March 3, 2023

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Monday Starts RC March/April Attendance Madness

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Ridge Circle Celebrates Read Across America March 6-10

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Parents...Did you do your homework???

All parents and guardians are encouraged to share your feedback about Ridge Circle. Our school improvement goals are designed to help us to grow and improve as a school. Your input is valuable to this process. We are currently at 39%.

Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Closes March 31, 2023.

Return the form below(with the apple on it) to receive your family paw!

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Ridge Circle yearbooks are now on sale. To purchase, students need to complete the yearbook envelop with $23 to the main office. Sales end March 31, 2023

To order online click here and enter this code: 73498E

Valuables-- Pokémon cards

This past week we have seen and increasing number of students bring their Pokémon cards to school to purchase or trade. This is not allowed at Ridge Circle.

Please leave all valuable items at home. They are safest at home.

Importance of Breakfast

Starting the day with breakfast has shown to have many benefits for our children. When our children have "fuel in their tank" to start their day, they tend to be in school more often, be a better learner and be more willing to participate in lessons. Another positive is that students who eat breakfast are less likely to cause disruptions in class related to disciplinary and behavioral challenges.

For many of our families, the food budget is stretched, especially over these past several years. Thankfully, School District U-46 is providing free breakfast (and lunch) for ALL students in the district this school year. That means your student can reap these rewards of being able to enjoy a school breakfast to start the day.


Students in 2nd grade will participate in the gifted universal screening process. Between February 27 and March 10th, all student will take the Cognitive Abilities Test during the school day.

If you would like to practice with your child, please click below for activities.

ISA--Illinois Science Assessment

Students in 5th grade will participate in the Illinois Science Assessment. Between March 1st and March 24th, all 5th grade students will complete 3 on-line sessions focusing on Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science. These results will be sent to our families when they arrive.

Please encourage your child to do their best and show their Science knowledge. Below are the parent letters to further explain.

Author Visit

John Bray author of The End, will be at Ridge Circle on March 14. Students in grade k through 3 will have an assembly to hear the story and learn about being a writer.

If you are interested in purchasing an autographed book, see the flyer that was sent home this week and below.

News from the Health Office

It’s that time of year again when things that crawl and make our heads itch become a problem. We expect a few cases of lice every year. While certainly not an epidemic, a few extra steps on your part will help to reduce the spread. Because research has shown that mass screening is not effective, the Nurses no longer screen entire classrooms. The best prevention is for you to examine your student’s hair on a regular basis and to remind them not to share combs, hats, scrunchies, barrettes, etc. If you notice they are scratching their heads, please look for the cause. If they have lice, please treat them and let the Health Office know. If you need information on prevention and/or treatment, please call the Health Office. There are many web sites as well. Lice aren’t lethal, just a nuisance. Thank you for helping us keep our students healthy.



Lost and (hopefully!!) Found

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Morning Drop Off / Afternoon Pick Up

Drop off begins at 8:15am. (There is no supervision prior to 8:15am)

Before School Line Up Locations

Grade Kindergarten, 1st , 2nd by door 6 and 7 and enter door 5

Grade 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th on the basketball courts and enter door 4

**Bus Riders will line up by Door 1.

After School Pick Up

Students will exit the door they enter.

Critical Information

Our teachers need your child's pick up information. Please share with them whether your child is a parent pick up, walker, turnabout pick up, Boys & Girls club or older sibling picking up.

If you are driving your child to or from school, you must use the turnabout on Streamwood Boulevard. Drivers must stay in their cars. Staff will escort your child to their line up location. There is no parking in the turnabout.

** In order for our process to work, it takes patience. **

RC Attendance Email

What should I do if my student is sick/tardy or can not go to school?

Ridge Circle now has an email that you can report your child(ren)’s absences and/or tardies!


ALL absences must be reported by a parent or guardian on or before the day of the absence(9am). Please provide the following information on the email:

● Child(ren)’s Name, Grade & Teacher

● Reason for absence:

Please state if your child(ren) is exhibiting one or more symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms are:

Fever of 100.4 or higher, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from an unknown cause, muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.

Doctor’s Appointment, Funeral, Family Emergency, or another issue.

Attendance Line: 630-213-5600 ext. 5601

Front Office 630-213-5600 ext. 5640

Bilingual Liaison 630-213-5600 ext. 7112

Nurse: 630-213-5600 ext. 5803

RC Upcoming Events

Feb. 27 - March 10 - 2nd Grade --CogAT Assessment

March 1 - March 24--5th Grade --IL Science Assessment

March 6 - April 10 - Attendance Madness

March 14 - Author Visit

March 27 - 31 - Spring Break!!

April 19 - Math Night

Join us for District Events

U-46 Bond Proposal on April 4 ballot

This spring, community members in U-46 will be asked to vote on a zero-tax-rate-change bond proposal that, if approved by voters, will enhance the quality of our school buildings by making them safer and by improving classrooms. Good schools help protect the investment in our homes and in our communities. And we can do this without increasing our District’s property tax rate. You can find more information at u-46.org/bondproposal.

U-46 STEM Expo--April 29

The STEM expo is an opportunity for k-12 students to explore and discover science. To participate, register before April 1, 2023. Click here to check out this opportunity.

District Parent Cafes in Spanish

The U-46 Family Welcome Center hosts “Parent Cafes” regularly at schools throughout the District. During these cafes, parents have the opportunity to talk with other caregivers about the challenges and rewards of raising a family. They also learn about five “protective factors” — such as social connections and knowledge of parenting — that have been shown to keep children safe and families strong.

For a complete schedule, click here.

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Positions available in U-46

U-46 is looking for Para Educators, Noon Hour Supervisors and Substitute Teachers. Please go to U-46.org and click on CAREERS. Mrs. Raine is also available to talk to you about these amazing opportunities.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Looking for Child Care Before and After School?

Ridge Circle is a Boys & Girls Club outside of school hours. If you are looking for excellent child care with academic support, recreation, daily meals, enrichment programs, and friendship, B & G is the place for you child. Most families qualify for free programing. Visit the website for more information www.bgcelgin.org

Ridge Circle Administrative Team

Please contact us if you need anything.

Janelle Raine, principal janelleraine@u-46.org

Anissa Lanotte, assistant principal anissaupshaw@u-46.org

Sarah Hansen, resident administrator sarahhansen@u-46.org