Tiger Newsletter

October 2016

Dear Families,

September was a great month at Ponderosa and now we are rolling right into October. We have lots of events scheduled for October. Please make sure you check out the October events in the section below. Last Friday we had our Carnival/Movie night and it was a huge success. Thank you to all who helped make it a wonderful family night! We have picture day tomorrow on the 11th. There is an exciting opportunity for all families on the 18th at Butte College called the Explorer's Faire. Lastly, we will end the month with the Tri Tip Dinner fundraiser and PBIS/Virtue Assemblies.

Have a wonderful October! Enjoy the cooler weather.

Student Safety

Please be extra careful when you are dropping off or picking up your child(ren) at Ponderosa. Please drive slowly when you are entering and/or exiting the school. Please do not stop in crosswalks at anytime. Obey all signs. Student safety is the most important job we have as staff members and we need all families to help in the process.

Explorer's Faire- October 18, 2016 at Butte College

On October 18, 2016 from 5:00-7:30pm, Butte College will host the first annual Explorer’s Faire for kindergarten through 8th grade students and their families. The event aims to increase children’s awareness and interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) careers by showcasing business, industry and education in the North Valley.

Interactive exhibits and free raffles will be on-going at the Butte College Arts Building on the main campus, and food trucks will be available for low-cost dining options. Free $5.00 food vouchers will be given away to the first 200 attendees.

The Explorer’s Faire is sponsored by Butte College in collaboration with Butte County Office of Education, Glenn County Office of Education and Butte-Glenn Career Pathways Consortium.

Paradise Unified School District is offering to drive 11 people from Ponderosa to the Explorer's Faire on the 18th. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Each school is allotted 11 spots. We will have a sign up in the office.

The bus will pick families up at 4:10 from Ponderosa. The bus will be at Butte College by 5:00pm and leave at 7:30pm.

Ponderosa Winter Coat Drive

It’s that time of year again. Time for cold weather to set in. Time to help a fellow student stay warm this winter. We are looking for new or gently used warm coats. We are also looking for socks, hats, gloves and backpacks. We are in need of boy and girl coats sizes 4-20. Please bring in your donations to the front office. There is a large box in the office to collect all donations. Coat drive will end Oct. 31st.


iReady is up and running at Ponderosa. All students, K through 5th grade, have taken the diagnostic test and are now working on lessons at their level. Students can access iReady at home too. Students just need their username and password to access it at home. iReady is a great program that will help all students achieve in Math and Literacy. Please encourage your child to work on it at home.

Free Mental Health Workshop Parent Event

There will be a free mental health/childhood adversity and education workshop for parents with Matthew Reddam on Nov 17th from 5-7:30 at Paradise Intermediate School. Dinner is provided. Child supervision will be available with pre-registration. Space is limited. RSVP by calling (530) 532-5875.

October Events at Ponderosa

Friday, Oct. 7th- Movie and Carnival Night at 6:30

Tuesday, Oct. 11th- Picture Day at School

Wednesday, Oct. 12th-Instructional Meetings, Students Dismissed at 1:15(K-3) &1:20(4-5

Thursday, Oct. 13th- Site Council- Library at 2:30

Tuesday, Oct. 18th-Leadership Meeting, Library at 2:30

Tuesday, Oct. 18th- Explorer's Faire at Butte College

Tuesday, Oct. 18th- School Board Meeting at 6:30, Paradise Intermediate School

Wednesday, Oct. 19th-Instructional Meetings, Students Dismissed at 1:15(K-3) &1:20(4-5

Thursday, Oct. 20th- PEP Meeting at 6:30, Ponderosa Library

Wednesday, Oct. 26th-Instructional Meetings, Students Dismissed at 1:15(K-3) &1:20(4-5

Thursday, Oct. 27th- Minimum Day- Dismissal at 11:20

Thursday, Oct. 27th- Tri Tip Dinner Fundraiser

Thursday, Oct. 27th- K PBIS/Virtue Assembly

Friday, Oct. 28th- 1st-5th Grade PBIS/Virtue Assembly