CRI Ridge Parent Newsletter

4_22_19 Our Kids, Families & Staff are DIFFERENCE MAKERS!

WEEK @ A GLANCE: State Testing all week 8:00am - 11:30am

Mon., 4/22 -

  • 5th Writing Test
  • Flipped Life Apps; Normal lunch times
  • STAR Testing in ELA (4/15 - 5/10)

Tues., 4/23 -

  • 5th ELA Test
  • Flipped Life Apps; Normal lunch times.

Wed., 4/24 -

  • 6th ELA Block 1 Test
  • Flipped Lunch Times - call office if questions
  • REDO Lab

Thurs., 4/25 -

  • 6th ELA Block 2 Test
  • Flipped Lunch Times - call office if questions

Fri., 4/26 -

  • 6th ELA Block 3 Test
  • Flipped Lunch Times - call office if questions

Beginning Wed., 4/24 - 5/1 lunch times will be switched!

  • 5th gr. lunches @ 10:48
  • 6th lunches @ 11:33

When 6th grade begins testing Wednesday, 5th & 6th graders will switch their lunch times to ensure 6th graders are able to finish their tests. Monday & Tuesday of this week, students' lunch times will be at normal times.

We are short FIVE (5) volunteers for TESTING on Tuesday the 23rd!

We have enough volunteers for all other testing days. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


STATE TESTING all this week: Rest & Encouragement!

Ensure your child rests, eats well & simply tries his/her best!


  • 5th grade concludes this week: MON. & TUES. - 4/16, 4/18, 4/22 & 4/23
  • 6th grade: 4/24, 4/25, 4/26 & 4/29, 4/30, 5/1
  • Link to sign up to help! If you are able to give 1/2 day to help us by monitoring a classroom while a teacher gives the test, it would make such a difference.

STUCCO Meetings Tuesdays (4/23 & 4/30) during lunch/recess!

5th grade STUCCO students will meet during lunch/recess Tuesday, April 23rd, & Tuesday, April 30th, in preparation for 4th grade tours. Bring your lunch!

LUNCH: “No Charging” policy begins May 1

Your child needs to have money in their lunch account or with them in order to eat breakfast and/or lunch through the rest of the school year. If they do not have money to purchase for that day, they will be given an alternate meal. We always ensure every child has a meal.

Any charges that are on their account now will need to be paid in full by May 1. If you cannot pay your charges, please send lunches with your child. You may monitor and pay your child’s lunch account at The cafeteria can only accept cash or checks. If questions, you may call Linda Riggs, cafeteria manager, at 256-6966.

Thursday, 5/2 is for 5th graders! Don't miss the BAND INSTRUMENT SELECTION EVENT!

Congratulations on signing up for BAND in 6th grade! Our important instrument selection event is May 2. It is a “come and go” event at the MHS Commons. We provide all materials. Students must be accompanied by an adult. CRI band directors will be @ Mustang High School from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Choose a time that works for your family, but please plan for about 45 minutes to an hour. Thank you for making the time for this event & supporting your child's interests!

CLICK HERE for additional info.

SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! Friday, 5/10 is PHYSICALS DAY for 6th graders @ MHS! Need to bring money & form!

  • Must have FORM filled out & SIGNED by parent, $15, PLUS bus PERMISSION SLIP to board bus Friday, 5/10, during school day. Info came home last week. Physicals forms & permission slips coming home MONDAY for 6th graders going into 7th grade.
  • Spring Softball tryouts & Spring football practices will begin NEXT MONTH for interested 6th graders, & a physical must be on file!
  • SEE info sheet your child brought home FRI. for UPCOMING SPORTS PARENT MEETINGS!
  • To participate in practices, tryouts, or any sport, students must have physical on file. This is an inexpensive, easy way to take care of physicals. It's just $15!

Drawing for Available Yearbooks! May 10th

Yearbook sales have drawn to a close, but call 405-256-6955 or email to ensure your child's name is added to the list to be included for a drawing for available yearbooks on May 10th. May 10th is Yearbook Signing Day! Students will need to have $25 with them on May 10th when their name is called to purchase a yearbook. Make checks payable to Canyon Ridge Intermediate. We hope this process will make the process fair to all. Students who were unable to purchase a yearbook will be given a signing packet to enjoy getting signatures from their friends, too!

"DOGS & DONUTS!" - Kim Austin's 5th ELA classes kick off SERVICE PROJECT!

A community speaker from the animal shelter will visit her classes on Monday, April 29th. Coming soon: 5th grade students will sell donuts during recess to benefit local animal shelter! Support this great cause!

Friday, 5/3 - 6th Grade Growth & Development

Boys will meet in the gym for presentation

Girls will meet in cafeteria for presentation

Preview material here: Click here

Opt out form: Click here

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5/3 - Super Heroes Dress-Up Day! Let's show our APPRECIATION!

Celebrating our lunch ladies service to us every day, we will be having a Super Hero Dress Up Day on May 3rd to show our gratitude to our Lunch Ladies! They are seriously the "BEST!" We are thankful for all they do.

5/13 - NEED VACCINATIONS? "SHOT CLINIC" for your family @ CRI

CANYON RIDGE is HOSTING an IMMUNIZATION SHOT CLINIC for your child & family. The TDAP, HPV shot clinic from Passport Health is on May 13th from 12 pm - 3:45 pm.


Week of 4/29:
  • 5/1 - 5th gr. S2 Art field trip to Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • 5/1 - Tri-state (Honor Choir)
  • 5/2 - 4th grade tours Canyon Ridge
  • 5/3 - 5th/6th gr. Rockin' the Ridge Char. Assemblies
  • 5/3 - 6th gr. Growth & Development Assemblies (To preview CLICK HERE; Turn in OPT OUT form if you do not want your child to attend)
  • 5/4, Sat. - Mustang Day of the Bands @ MHS Event Ctr. (CRI @ approx. 1pm)
  • 5/4, Sat. - Spotlight on the Arts (MPS Foundation auction, etc.) @ MHS 6pm
Week of 5/6:
  • 5/6 - Bronco Breakfast
  • 5/7 - 6th Vocal & Honor Choir practice during the day with EVENING CONCERT @ 6:30pm
  • 5/8 - 5th gr. Awards Assembly @ 9am; 6th gr. Awards Assembly @ 1:30 pm
  • 5/9 - 6th gr. S2 Art field trip to OKC monument and Sci. Museum
  • 5/9 - 6th gr. S2 Theater Showcase - performing for 5th graders @ 2:15
    Must have form filled out and signed by parent, $15, & bus permission slip to board bus.
  • 5/10 - Students' Yearbook Signing Parties - during Life Apps
Week of 5/13
  • 5/13 - Shot Clinic @ CRI - for you and your family 12pm - 3:45pm
  • 5/13 - MPS Board Mtg. @ MHS New Admin. MERC building @ 6pm
  • 5/14 - Stidham/Holeman classes 6th gr. OERB field trip
  • 5/16, 5/17 & Mon. 5/20 - Dodge Ball Tournament - during Life Apps
  • 5/20 - Rockin' Ridge Character Assembly during Dodge Ball @ 8:15 & 12:45
  • 5/21 - Brain & Brawn Fun Day! (Relay activities during Life App Times)
  • 5/22 - 1/2 DAY OF SCHOOL; LAST DAY OF SCHOOL; NO LIFE APPS; shortened schedule for students; students eat lunch & go home for summer - HALF DAY
  • 5/23 & 5/24 - no school

TECH QUEST summer opportunity for students grades 5 - 9

Tech Quest is open to students that will be entering grades 5-9 next school year.

Flyers are available at CRI. Check out the link below for details!

NEW Camp Invention® - SUMMER STEM camp on July 22-26 - SIGN UP NOW!

CAMP held at Mustang Creek Elem. from 8:30 to 3:00 - Campers need to bring their own lunch & an appetite for learning! Local educators will lead these innovative, hands-on STEM activities that build collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. Visit or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10).

Click - CRI WEBSITE! SEE students' weekly assignments!

Click on Schools/Canyon Ridge/FACULTY & WEBSITES!

We are here to help!

Mrs. Paula Allison & Mrs. Kathy Neuenschwander, office sec. 256 - 6955

Mrs. Kathy Blackwell, principal
Mr. George Meiwes, assistant principal
Mrs. Amy Cozens & Mrs. Amy Hill, counselors &

The Ridge ROCKS building relationships & keeps kids at the HEART OF ALL WE DO!

We have outstanding kids, parents, teachers & support staff! Thank you for all your support and partnering with us to provide great opportunities for our kids! We promise to keep them at the heart of all we do!

Library & eBook Links!

-Typing practice:

-CRI Library Catalog: Students can view the library collection & manage/view their library accounts.

-MPS Overdrive eBooks:

-Metropolitan Library: Most CRI students who have OKC water/trash can use Metro Libraries & their Overdrive collection for online eBooks for FREE!

-Mustang Public Library:

-Yukon Public Library: The Mustang & Yukon Public Libraries have a joint Overdrive collection separate from the Metro Library Overdrive collection.

Volunteer Process - WATCHDOGS or ATTENDING FIELD TRIPS - background checks

Dear Parents & Volunteers,
We welcome and appreciate you being a part of our kids' field trips and school. Whether you would enjoy being a Watchdog, walking the halls, helping secure doors, and building relationships with kids or would enjoy volunteering for an upcoming art, band or other field trip, MPS has a new procedure. To ensure safety, all volunteers are required to obtain a background check. The cost is $11.95, and the online application is easy! Thank you for volunteering at CRI. Please see the attached letter from Interim Superintendent Charles Bradley.

We are Difference Makers! Relationships. Student Success. Communication. Culture.

Motto: “At Canyon Ridge, I will be Responsible, On-Track for SUCCESS, Considerate & Kind. I will ROCK the Ridge”

VISION: Provide every child every opportunity to be Creative, Respectful, Intelligent higher-level THINKERS!

MISSION: We will work together so every child can become more confident & successful in Academics, the Arts, Character, & Technology.