TIGER BLAST! 2/28/2022
Parkridge's Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Ms. Verdugo's Principal's Message
Hello Tiger Families!
Tomorrow begins our 3rd Trimester of the 2021-2022 School Year and time is flying by, WOW! We're excited to say that our students have made progress over these past few months and have surely proven that they are resilient with getting back into a full-time school mode that is quite different than they were used to.
Our entire Tiger Staff have been working hard to provide interventions both in and out of the classroom, as well as with tutoring, to get those students who need extra assistance to reach their grade level goals and really just 'catch up' after months of very trying year through Covid.
This week is "Read Across America Week," where we have lots of fun Dress Up Days and Activities planned for the students. We hope that our parents will encourage their students to READ... READ... READ when they are at home, both for homework, AND, just for fun. Our PAWS-ibilites Challenge is a great incentive we have on campus for students to Read, Record a Flip-Grid Video where they talk about their book, and then they can earn books for their home libraries, as well as other prizes. During this time, student get DOUBLE THE POINTS!!!
Parents, we thank you for all your support in helping us improve our traffic situation, as well as reduce the number of Tardies we have daily. We have gone for 80+ kids late to school, to about 18 on average. THAT'S AMAZING!! Please continue to follow our Drop-Off and Pick-Up practices by:
-Pulling all they way forward to where the yellow sign is
-Make sure your students are ready with all their belongings to exit your care quickly and safely
-Do not exit your vehicle if you are in the drop off lane. This delays our flow and we get very backed up. If you need to help your student exit the car, please park in our parking lot.
- Try to arrive at school earlier to avoid our busiest times. We open our gate at 7:45 a.m. and there is little to no delays between 7:45 a.m. and 8:05 a.m.
- Our gate closes at 8:15 promptly.
- To our families who walk their students. Please only cross at the crosswalk. If you cross anywhere else on Corona Ave., you are stopping the traffic flow, which increases delays.
- Please DO NO drop off any students on Corona Ave. This is dangerous and also causes traffic jams.
It's going to be a FANTASTIC few months until the end of this school year, and we're looking forward to Keeping you Informed, Supporting you with supporting your students, and Making sure our Tiger Students are having a memorable school year, with all the changes they've had to endure.
Happiness and Joy to you all!
Sandy Verdugo, Principal
February 28th - March 4th: Read Across Parkridge Week
Save the Date: Mar. 17th: Drive-In Bingo Night
ELAC meeting: Wednesday, March 9th 5:30 pm via zoom
ELAC sponsored Information Night: Wednesday, March 16th 5:30 pm via zoom
READ ACROSS PARKRIDGE WEEK
NOTE: Uniforms are still required if you're not participating in dress-up days.
Spirit Days - Dias Escolares
PTA needs YOU!!
Why join PTA?
It's fun!: Helping with school events is fun and rewarding. You can make a difference in our school.
Children benefit: Research shows that engaging in your child's school helps them perform better academically.
Make connections: Get to know teachers, staff, and other parents on a different level and build strong relationships that can last years!
"With great power, there must also come great responsibility." - Spider-Man
PROPER USAGE AND MAINTENANCE REMINDERS:
- Fully charge the device prior to coming to school.
- If the device or charger are lost or damaged fines will be charged.
- Siblings should not swap devices or chargers as each is checked out to the individual student.
- NO stickers or labels should be added to the devices as they are district property.
- District-provided devices are subject to history checks which include record of sites visited and usage times.
DISTRICT-ISSUED CHROMEBOOK SUPPORT
Is your student having issues with their District-issued Chromebook keyboard not working?
They may need to change the language of their keyboard. If your student(s) are getting a message that says "Your username or password is incorrect" but they are typing in their account information correctly, they may have accidently changed their keyboard language. Click on this link for more information: https://bit.ly/35bVHNe
Having trouble with a district device? Need to restart? Won't log in?
Check-out the Self-Help Knowledge Base with instructions for solving basic issues.
Don't miss out on great memories!
It's not too late to get your hands on our yearbook from last school year. We have them available for an amazing price of only $5. Come in to our front office and purchase one before they run out. Don't miss out on this great deal and an opportunity to keep these awesome memories alive forever.
BOX TOPS EARNS OUR SCHOOL $$$
Resources for Students at Home!
Dear CNUSD Students and Families,
We are thinking about you and wishing you wellness in the form of creativity, nature, cooking, and more. We hope this virtual care package brings you joy and strength!
Your CNUSD Elementary School Counselors