The Lake Ridge Bridge
September 6-9, 2022
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From the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardian,
The school year is off to a great start. Progress Reports are available for your viewing in Skyward. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's teacher.
We have some exciting events coming up this month: All Pro Dads Breakfast and Grandparents Day Celebration. Please fill out the form below if you are a grandparent and would like to participate. This will help us in planning.
Link: https://forms.gle/Fk6qoCSmk9YyMapk8. Stay tuned for more information about the date for Grandparents Day in September. However, the date for the All Pro Dads Breakfast is September 30th from 7:30am-8:30am in the LRE Cafeteria. Dads, we look forward to seeing you there.
Don't forget about signing up for PTA. Our first meeting was September 1st. We want and need your help. Please see the following information for PTA Membership: https://linktr.ee/lakeridgepta.
If you have any questions about the PTA Membership or the upcoming Grandparents Day Celebration, please contact our PTA President, Mrs. Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure that your child brings their Google Chromebook charged daily. Most scholars will have assignments in Schoology as the year progresses.
NWEA MAP testing continues next week. Please make sure that your child brings their Chromebook charged daily, has proper rest at night and is ready to do their best each day.
Below are a few reminders:
- To ensure that we continue to have safe arrival and dismissal procedures:
- Don't park your car in the car lanes for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.
- Don't pull your car in front of the buses in the morning during drop-off.
- Don't create a drop-off lane during morning arrival.
- Please be patient during car-rider arrival and dismissal. Don't get out of your car to pick-up your child/children.
- Notify the office by 3:20 p.m., if you are picking up your child early. Otherwise, the dismissal time is 3:35 p.m.
- The office is extremely busy during dismissal. Therefore, if you do not contact the office by 3:20 p.m. for early pick-up, you will have to wait until 3:50 p.m. unless it is an emergency.
- Please be patient with transportation.
Be sure to keep the following dates(s) in mind:
- September 5th-Staff and Student Holiday-No School
- September 23rd- District Staff Development Day (No school for scholars)
- September 28th from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. is the Open House. You will have an opportunity to meet the entire staff, receive critical information about the curriculum your child is learning and receive Title 1 information.
- September 30th: All Pro Dads Breakfast
- The free lunch program has expired. With that being said, please make sure to fill out a lunch application whether you qualify or not. This impacts our school accountability. The links are: https://www.chisd.net/Page/101 and https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome
- Transportation information can be found at the link below. Don't forget to register your child if he/she will ride the school bus.
During the month of September, we are focusing on the prefrontal cortex (PFC). This part of the brain is located behind your forehead. It helps us to know how to do math problem solving and with reading comprehension. The PFC also helps us to make the right decisions. Ask your child about this part of their brain and how they are making their brain stretch.
Always remember that "The Race for Excellence has No Finish Line."
Principal Dr. Washington
College Colors Day
College Color Day is September 2nd. Scholars and staff may rep their favorite college shirt or wear college colors to promote a college bound culture. College Spirit Week will be held September 26 - 30, 2022. More information to come in the coming weeks.
Tips for Managing Back to School Stress
August can be an exciting time for scholars, but it can also be a stressful time for parents. Here are a few suggestions from the experts to help manage back to school stress. Click here for parent tips and sign up for monthly newsletters.
September Guidance Focus
- Suicide Prevention
- College Awareness
- Hispanic Heritage Month
Counseling Request Form: LRE Counseling Request Form
School Counselor: Rashonda.Johnson@chisd.net
Restorative Coordinator: Christopher.Coit@chisd.net
Scenes From the Week
Dr. Hudson's Presentation regarding the Bond and VATRE
LRE's First PTA Meeting on September 1st
Morning Arrival Procedures:
Doors open daily at 7:45 a.m.
Scholars arriving by bus will enter through Door #14.
Scholars in Pre-K & their siblings will enter through Door #12.
Scholars in ECSE/SKILL & their siblings will enter through Door #11.
All other scholars (car riders and walkers), will enter through Door #1/Main Entrance.
- Vehicles may enter the school driveway via the back/second driveway that runs behind the building and form one line.
- Only those going to the Main Office or dropping off with the classes indicated for Door #11 and Door #12 should enter the main driveway.
Parents should follow the arrows that indicate the flow of traffic and drop off only in the lane next to the sidewalk. Children should not be dropped off in the center lane to ensure safety.
Walkers should not be dropped off via car. To be a walker, that means the scholar walks to the campus from his/her residence.
After the first day of school, parents will not be able to walk their children to their classrooms. All parents & visitors must report directly to the Main Office.
Dismissal occurs daily at 3:35 p.m.
Scholars in Pre-K & their siblings will exit through Door #12.
Scholars in SKILL & their siblings will exit through Door #11.
Scholars who ride the bus or walk home will exit through Door #14.
Scholars picked up via Private Daycare transportation will exit through Door #1.
Scholars who are picked up by car will exit through Door #5 (remain in cafeteria until called).
Parents may enter the school driveway via the back/second driveway that runs behind the building and form one line.
As the cars approach the pick-up area, the scholars will be called outside and will wait for a faculty member to load them into the cars.
Anyone picking up a scholar must have the color-coded card prominently displayed. If the card is not present, then the scholars(s) will be sent to the front office, and the driver will need to show proper identification.
Parents, please stay in your car at all times. Children will not be released if a parent walks up to the cafeteria door.
Only those going to the Main Office for appointments or picking up with the classes indicated for Door #11 and Door #12 should enter the main driveway.
If there is a change in how a scholar regularly gets home, please call the Main Office or email Dr. Washington, Ms. Vance or Ms. Cooke by 2:00 p.m. This will help avoid confusion.
The latest time to check a scholar out via the Main Office is 3:20 p.m. After that time, please wait until the regularly scheduled dismissal.
If your child is in Right at School, remember that checkout begins after 4:00 p.m.; that occurs at Door #5.
Walkers should not be picked up via car. To be a walker, that means the scholar walks to his/her residence from the campus.
The picture below shows how to properly place your car tag(s) for dismissal:
Driveway #1: Yellow
Driveway #2: Orange
K-5: Green Line (morning arrival=Door #1; dismissal=door #5)
ECSE/PK/SKILL: Blue Line
Main Office/Parking: Red Line
If you would like to recognize your child at school on his/her birthday that falls on a school day, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher so that he/she can notify the office. On your child's birthday, you may drop off store bought cupcakes or packaged fruit and individual juice/water at the time indicated by the teacher if you have communicated with the teacher. If your child's birthday falls on a weekend or on a non-school day for students, no alternate arrangements will be made.
Arrangements should be made prior to the child's birthday so that the teacher can verify that it will not interrupt scheduled class activities.
Birthdays in Montessori Primary and Lower Elementary are generally celebrated with an activity called "Walk Around the Sun". Each classroom, including Upper Elementary, has their own way of celebrating birthdays which is communicated by the classroom teacher.
CHISD C.A.R.E.S. & CHISD KUDOS
Unfortunately, there are times when a member of the Longhorn Family experiences a death. Employees, or families of scholars or former CHISD employees who wish to share the information are asked to complete the CHISD CARES (Cares About Retirees Employees & Scholars) form. The CHISD Communications Office handles all CHISD C.A.R.E.S submissions and shares the information via email to all staff. C.A.R.E.S notifications will be sent out by the end of the day that the form was received; if the submission is received after 2:30 p.m. it might not be sent out until the following business day.
The C.A.R.E.S form is available on the communications page of chisd.net. Here is a direct link.
The CHISD Communications Department loves to share the positive experiences and interactions happening across the district.
If you want to share some kudos for a parent, employee or scholar who exhibits the Longhorn Essentials, please email a description/information to email@example.com and you might see your kudos on one of the district’s social media accounts.
- September 5th-No School
- September 28th-Open House, Curriculum Expectations and Title 1 Night (5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)
- September 30th- All Pro Dads Breakfast
Campus Secretary and Office Manager
Campus Attendance Clerk
Lake Ridge Elementary
Location: 1020 Lake Ridge Parkway, Cedar Hill, TX, United States
Phone: (972) 293-4501