TIGER BLAST! 9/18/2022
Parkridge's Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Message from our Parkridge Admin Team
Happy 7th Week of School Parkridge families,
We are super excited to start week 7 with so many activities for our parents to be involved. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Please check out our Superintendents message below.
This week we will be hosting our first ELAC meeting. With so many bilingual students who attend our school, it is important to understand how to best support them to continue their biliteracy at home. Join us this Friday at 8:15 am, as we kick off our meetings this year with an awards ceremony for students who made improvement on the English Learner state assessment, we call the ELPAC. We had 94 students improve their score from the previous year! That is outstanding! All English Learner parents are welcome to attend, and a special invitation will be sent to parents who have students receiving awards. If your child is not receiving an awards, it is even more important for you to attend the meeting to find out why and how we can best support your child to make the necessary growth in their English Language Development every year. See more information about our next ELAC meeting below.
Friday, Sept. 23rd @ 7:00 pm Our P.T.A. is also having their first Family Movie Night. We can't wait to meet you all then! Make plans to attend!
September is Attendance Awareness Month! Showing up on time every day is important to your child’s success and learning from TK forward. Missing 10% of school (1 or 2 days every few weeks) can make it harder to:
• Gain early reading and math skills.
• Build relationships.
• Develop good attendance habits.
Make attendance and being to school on time a priority for your child to give the tools they need to succeed in the future!
DID YOU KNOW? The drive up drop off area has very little traffic between 7:20-7:35. Traffic significantly increases after 7:35am. The first bell rings at 7:42am to line up, and the gates close at 7:45am. They should be in line by 7:45, not crossing the gates. Please bring your child to school early and help them reduce anxiety as they arrive to school.
It is our honor to serve the Parkridge Elementary school community and we are confident that our partnership will only improve our students’ academic success as we embark on this new school year. Take care, and please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback.
Sandy Verdugo, Principal / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayra Orozco, Co-Administrator / email@example.com
Reunion de ELAC y Reconocimientos / ELAC Meeting & EL Improvement Awards
8:15- Bienvenida/ Welcome
8:30- Trajectoria de un aprendiz de Ingles/ English Learner Trajectory
8:45 ¿Qué es ELAC?/ What is ELAC?
9:00 ¿Qué es ELD? / What is ELD?
9:10 Premios de reconocimiento de progreso en ELPI en el examen de ELPAC / ELPI Awards for Improvement on ELPAC state test
Fri, Sep 23, 2022, 08:15 AM
Parkridge Elementary School, Corona Avenue, Corona, CA, USA
Family Movie Night
Bring chairs and blankets
Fri, Sep 23, 2022, 07:00 PM
Parkridge Elementary School, Corona Avenue, Corona, CA, USA
Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month
CALLING ALL PARKRIDGE STUDENT WRITERS! SEE WRITING CONTEST DETAILS BELOW!
Our Attendance Theme is.. "STAY CONNECTED, KEEP LEARNING!"
What can you do to Improve Attendance?
Work with your child and his/her teacher to develop your child’s strong attendance.
• Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.
• Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
• Share ideas with other parents for getting to school on time.
• Develop backup plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor or another parent.
• If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors and other parents for advice on how to make your child feel comfortable and excited about learning.
• If you are concerned your child may have Covid-19, call your school for advice.
• If your child must stay home due to illness or quarantine, ask the teacher for resources and ideas to continue learning at home.
• Try to schedule non-Covid-19 medical appointments and extended trips when school is not in session.
Welcome our New Assistant Principal, Mrs. Mayra Orozco
Please welcome our new assistant principal, Mrs. Orozco. Mrs. Orozco was the previous Assistant Principal at Norco Elementary and Stallings Elementary. She brings 16 years of teaching experience and is also bilingual. She was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Her husband is a teacher at Centennial High School, and their 3 boys also attend CNUSD schools. We are happy to have her personal and professional experience here at Parkridge. Please introduce yourself and welcome her when you see her on campus.
Happy September! It's been a busy and exciting first few weeks of school. Student's are adjusting to their new classes and teachers. I am proud to see how flexible our Tigers have been with the inclement weather schedules due to the excessive heat!
Parents, we need your help getting your students to school every day and on time. Did you know that attending school regularly helps children feel better about school AND themselves! Please check out the tips below on ways to help your child get to school on time each and every school day! We are here to help, please reach out if you need support.
Looking forward to a great year!
Megan Blanco, School Counselor
☕ COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPALS (CHARLANDO CON CAFE) ☕
🐯 PTA MEMBERSHIPS 🐯
Use our online Totem service OR download the forms below to send in your cash or check made out to Parkridge PTA!
Your membership will give you special discounts and benefits as well as the privilege of voting and approving PTA events, expenses, and board members at our Association Meetings!
🏃♀️ 100 MILE CLUB 🏃
💻 District-Provided Devices 💻
"With great power, there must also come great responsibility." - Spider-Man
PROPER USAGE AND MAINTENANCE REMINDERS:
- Fully charge the device prior to coming to school.
- If the device or charger are lost or damaged fines will be charged.
- Siblings should not swap devices or chargers as each is checked out to the individual student.
- NO stickers or labels should be added to the devices as they are district property.
- District-provided devices are subject to history checks which include record of sites visited and usage times.
DISTRICT-ISSUED CHROMEBOOK SUPPORT
Is your student having issues with their District-issued Chromebook keyboard not working?
They may need to change the language of their keyboard. If your student(s) are getting a message that says "Your username or password is incorrect" but they are typing in their account information correctly, they may have accidently changed their keyboard language. Click on this link for more information: https://bit.ly/35bVHNe
Having trouble with a district device? Need to restart? Won't log in?
Check-out the Self-Help Knowledge Base with instructions for solving basic issues.
Parents! Don't miss out on this Virtual Parents Writing Workshop!
School Uniform Policy
We have now added NAVY BLUE PANTS To our APPROVED BOTTOMS! (No Jeans Please!)
Attached is a link to CNUSD's Dress Code Policy which goes in conjunct with Parkridge Elementary School's Uniform Policy. Below are the minimum standards.
The following minimum standards shall be enforced in the Corona-Norco Unified School District in order to meet the requirements of the California Code of Regulations regarding grooming, dress, and appearance and the Education Code regarding free expression:
A. Any clothing, makeup, hairstyle or wig that has been demonstrated to contribute to the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school is inappropriate / unacceptable for school attire. Dress should be suitable and comfortable for normal school activities. Clothing should correspond with the demands and purpose of the activity in which students participate. Clothing should be clean and in good repair.
B. Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing so that undergarments shall not show. Skirts and dresses may be of any style if all slits, openings and the length are no higher than half the distance between the knees and waist and do not expose one's underclothing. No undergarments or posteriors shall show.
C. Pants must fit at the hip, so they will stay on without a belt.
D. Footwear must be worn at all times and have hard soles. (Tennis shoes are appropriate/ acceptable, soft-soled slippers are unacceptable). Page 1 of 2 5332
E. Apparel with emblems, printing, etc., that are obscene, libelous, or slanderous, or that incite students as to create a clear and present danger are not permitted on campus and may not be worn. Skin art, which is obscene or libelous or so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on school premises, must be covered.
F. The following items of clothing are considered inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire:
1. Strapless, halter tops, or tube tops
2. Bare midriffs (no skin showing)
3. Undergarments showing
4. Chains or weapons (chains such as those attached to belts, pockets, or wallets present a safety hazard)
5. No shirts
6. Lack of undergarments
7. Shirts, tops or sweaters unbuttoned below the sternum
8. Bathing suits (except in the swimming pool areas and locker rooms)
9. Hats, visors of any kind, or sunglasses inside classrooms or office areas
10. Electronic equipment, including remote control devices, personal stereos and recording equipment
Other items or manner of wearing clothing may also be inappropriate / unacceptable according to A-F above.
If you have any questions regarding CNUSD's Dress Code or our Uniform Policy, please
reach out to Ms. Verdugo or Ms. Adame at (951) 736-3236.
Spirit wear can be purchased in our front office. We offer t-shirts, non-hooded sweaters, and hooded sweaters all in navy blue, black, and white.