RIDGEGATE STAFF NEWS

November 15, 2015

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL HOLMES

Greetings!


This past week has been a whirlwind. As you know we have been approved as an ESL program campus. With this program change there have been adjustments in class structures. Change is not always easy, but it can bring forth new opportunities for success. I ask that we stand together as a team to support each other and our students through this transition. Our students are resilient and can adapt if we set the framework through our words and actions. All decisions and considerations are to our students' benefit. As a community we have the power to make any and all changes make us stronger! I want to express my sincerest and most humble thank you for your commitment to our students success. The administrative team and specialists will work directly with teachers, staff, students, and parents as we transition into an ESL program campus.


Below is a familiar quote (from RGE) that I found inspirational during trying times:

We Possess the Power to Make a Change for We were not Built to Break!

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Kindergarten

  • Identifying the letter, and number keys

  • How to use the shift, tab, symbols and enter keys

  • How to select, drag, and double-click

First Grade

  • Creating Documents

  • Formatting Text

  • Grouping and Labeling

Second Grade

  • Windows and Controls

  • Toolbars and Menus

  • Software

Third Grade

  • Cyberbullying

  • Mobile Devices

  • Online Searching

Fourth Grade

  • Proofreading and Editing

  • Evaluating and Presenting

  • Sourcing and Ethics

Fifth Grade

  • Web Browsing and URLs

  • Sending and Responding to Email Messages

  • Digital Collaboration

Learning.com would be a Great tool for the students to work on during the Thanksgiving Break!

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