Timberwolf Times

August 21, 2020

Tiffany Ridge Elementary School

School Office Hours: 8:15 - 4:45

School Phone: 816-359-4400

Principal: Desiree Rios

Assistant Principal: Megan Pudenz

Counselor: Leslie Andes

Social Worker: Gayle Laney

Important Dates

August 24th: Classroom Placement emailed to families

September 3rd: VIRTUAL Back to School Night and Parent Orientation (Presentations will be sent via email)

September 3rd: Kindergarten Kickoff (See classroom placement email to schedule an appointment)

September 8th: First Day of the 2020-2021 School Year!

September 15th: School Picture Day

Tiffany Ridge Families,

On Monday, you should receive an email from our school which will identify your child's teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Your teachers have been very busy at school for the past week preparing for your student's return to school and setting up exciting learning environments, while also learning about many new strategies, resources and programs to bring your children the best learning experiences!

This year presents many challenges, however we have planned and prepared to provide a safe and productive learning environment for your students at Tiffany Ridge and for our students who will be learning through our online learning option. ALL of our Timberwolves are important parts of our team! In just two weeks we will be learning together!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Healh and Safety Guidelines

Please see the special edition of the Timberwolf Times that was sent to the community.

Back to School and Parent Orientation Night: VIRTUAL in 2020

Our traditional Back to School Night and Parent Orientation will be held in a virtual format this year. Each teacher has created a welcome video so that your student can "meet" their teacher along with a presentation to orient you to your student's classroom. This video will provide you with important highlights about classroom expectations, curriculum, and more! This information will be sent to you by email on September 3rd.

Kindergarten Kickoff: NEW Date!

We know that starting Kindergarten is a very special time for you and your new kindergartner! Unfortunately, we needed to postpone the date of our Kindergarten Kickoff, but it has been rescheduled! All Kindergarten families are invited to come to Tiffany Ridge to see our school and meet your child's teacher in person. To maintain safety guidelines, the visits are planned to be scheduled appointments on September 3rd between 12:00 and 6:30. Details on signing up for a time will be included when you receive classroom placement information on August 24th.

Birthday Treats

Due to our safety guidelines, we will not be able to have food or other items brought into the school building for birthdays or other celebrations. If you are still interested in birthday treats for your students, our Food Service has options available for purchase. Click HERE for ordering information.

Cafeteria Information

Students may bring their lunch from home or purchase a school lunch from the cafeteria. Menus are sent home on a monthly basis. You can access your child’s lunch account at www.schoolcafe.com.

Classroom Treats: To protect the health and safety of our students, homemade treats will not be distributed to students in the Park Hill School District. Due to allergies, food intolerances, and current health and safety guidelines, please consult your classroom teacher before sending any treats to school.

2020-2021 Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Healthy meals help your children succeed in school. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Forms are available in the office and will be in each classroom at Back to School Night. Guidelines for qualifying for free or reduced price lunches available on the Park Hill website, which you may access HERE. Online application forms may be accessed HERE. Please fill out and drop off at the front office. These forms do not carry over and have to be filled out each school year. Should you have any questions, please contact our School Social Worker, Mrs. Laney at 816-359-6229.

Student Transportation Information

For the safety of all our Timberwolves, communication is the key! Please be sure that you communicate with your child’s teacher the details of your child’s mode of dismissal transportation. Families must establish their child as one of the following:

  • Bus rider: Your student's ID badge will designate their bus information. A sticker with their bus number will be placed on the back of the badge on the first day of school. Please confirm your child's bus number with his/her teacher.
  • Car rider (loop A/B): All families will receive a car name tag to place in the front car window to assist teachers assisting with student pick-up.
  • Walker or Bike Rider
  • Adventure Club

During the year, please notify the school office of any transportation changes prior to 2:00pm. Thank you for your assistance!

Additional Bus rider information: On August 31st, our transportation coordinator, Lana Dudzinski, will be sending an email with information about accessing your student’s bus information. Our recommendation is for you to contact First Student if you have any concerns regarding your student’s stop. First Student can be reached at 816-741-4023 or contact Kay Burnos at kay.burnos@firstgroup.com.

Health Room - Medication

Our health room is available if your child becomes ill or injured while at school. All non-prescription, over-the-counter medication must be sent in the original container with a written request by the parent or physician. If for any reason your child is on medication, before it can be administered, the medication must be in a prescription labeled bottle accompanied by a doctor’s note. The medication is kept in the health room. The medication authorization form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian for all medications given at school. It is recommended that medication NOT be sent to school with the children. Parents should schedule an appointment with Nurse Snodgrass to bring the medication to school.


Reminder from the health room: All students need to be up to date on immunizations BEFORE starting school on September 8th. Documentation of immunizations or scheduled appointment must be turned into the health room regardless if the student has elected to do online learning. No exceptions will be made. Please call the health room with any questions or concerns at (816)359-4404.

Infinite Campus - Parent Portal

Park Hill School District uses Infinite Campus as our student information system. You can

access your child’s essential school information and district information quickly!

This includes Attendance, Grades, Schedule, Bus Information, Technology Fees and School Communications.

To be able to access your child’s information, you must set up an account. You will need to log-in and enter the GUID code, followed by setting up your own username and password.

Infinite Campus organizes students by household, so you can access your family in just one account. If you have questions, need technical support, or have misplaced your unique access key code, feel free to call us at 816-359-4400.

Volunteers Needed for the 20-21 School Year!

We're looking for fresh faces and new ideas for the 2020-2021 school year! Please consider sharing your time and skills to support our students, teachers and school! Go to the

Committee/Volunteer sign-up HERE to see the different areas were we need you!

We need volunteers to help with the following committees! Which one looks like fun to you? We would love every family to participate to bring these important pieces to our school! If you'd like more details on the various committees, please contact PTA President, Krista Heaivilin at kheaivilin@gmail.com or Dr. Rios at riosd@parkhill.k12.mo.us.

  • Book Fair
  • Box Tops Program
  • Bulletin Board for PTA
  • Carnival
  • Copy Committee
  • Color Trek (Color Run)
  • PTA Facebook page
  • Legislative
  • Membership
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Park Hill Clothing Center Liason
  • Reflections Program
  • Room Party Coordinator
  • Online Auction
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Watch DOGS
  • Yearbook Committee

Tiffany Ridge PTA

2020-2021 PTA Board

President: Krista Heaivilin
Vice President of Fund Raising: Christine Carlson

Vice President of Membership: Amy Hoban
Secretary: Michelle Anderson
Treasurer: Jeff Imgarten

2020-2021 PTA CALENDAR

Click link for the calendar of events for the 19-20 school year!

2020-2021 Park Hill School District Calendar

Click on the link above to view the Park Hill School District Calendar.

2019-2020 Parent-Student Handbook

Click on the link above to view the Parent-Student Handbook.

Tiffany Ridge Elementary

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Dr. Desiree Rios-Principal

Megan Pudenz-Assistant Principal