Timberwolf Times

July 30, 2021

Tiffany Ridge Elementary School

School Hours: 9:10-4:00

School Phone: 816-359-4400

Principal: Desiree Rios Assistant Principal: Megan Pudenz

Counselor: Leslie Andes Social Worker: Gayle Laney

Office Staff: Robin Meyers and Andrea Berka

Nurse: Nicole Snodgrass

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

We hope you have enjoyed a great summer with family and friends. Teachers and Staff at Tiffany Ridge have been working hard to prepare for the students to return on August 23rd. We are looking forward to another great year with our students and families! I am confident that we will have an exciting, enjoyable and learning-filled year! If you are brand new to Tiffany Ridge, we want to personally welcome you to a wonderful school community that embraces diversity and encourages all parents to be actively involved. We operate with the vision of “Challenging Today’s Learners to be Tomorrow’s Leaders.” Our mission is that Tiffany Ridge will provide a caring environment dedicated to helping students feel safe, take risks, solve problems, and reach their highest potential.

You can expect an email from the school each week called the “Timberwolf Times.” This

newsletter will be filled with important reminders and information about events at Tiffany Ridge. Please take a few minutes each week to read the email for important announcements.

Our school also has the following sites to provide information to our families!

Tiffany Ridge Website

Tiffany Ridge Facebook

Tiffany Ridge Twitter

Prior to the first day, we invite all families to our “Back to School Night” on Thursday, August 19th from 5:00-7:00pm. To provide for social distancing, please follow the times listed below based upon your last name.

As a reminder, every family must complete online verification and residency before your child will receive a classroom teacher assignment. This process is quick and necessary to verify your student’s information, as well as make any updates to emergency contacts. Classroom placement information will be emailed to you on Monday, August 9th. If you have not provided proof of residency, your child’s classroom placement will not be able to be emailed to you at that time. Please contact the Tiffany Ridge office at 816-359-4400 as soon as possible if you need assistance.

School begins Monday, August 23rd! Arrival time is between 8:50 and 9:10, with dismissal at 4:00. On behalf of the entire TR staff, we look forward to working with all of our Tiffany Ridge Timberwolves! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

It’s a great day to be a Timberwolf!

Desiree Rios, Principal

Megan Pudenz, Assistant Principal

Important Dates!

August 19th: Back to School Night, 5:00-7:00pm

August 23rd: First Day of School, 9:10-4:00

September 6th: NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

September 8th: Early Release, 2pm

September 14th: School Picture Day

September 14th: PTA Meeting, Library, 6:30pm

September 28th: Watch DOGS Donut Day, 8:15am

Tiffany Ridge Health & Safety Guidelines

See the information at this link for our procedures to keep our students safe at school!

Back to School Night

Our Back to School Night is on Thursday, August 19th! Come and meet your child’s teacher and drop off school supplies! It helps everyone make a smooth transition on the 1st day of school. We hope you can join us for this exciting event!

Our safety guidelines will require all individuals to wear a mask and to assist with social distancing, please attend at the following times, based on your last names:

Last Names A-E: 5:00-5:30pm

Last Names F-L: 5:30-6:00pm

Last Names M-Q: 6:00-6:30pm

Last Names R-Z: 6:30-7:00pm

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Show your Timberwolf PRIDE!

We love our school and want everyone to show their Timberwolf pride! We have a one time offering of a specially designed t-shirt for purchase for students, staff and family members. The order form will be available at Back to School Night or you may print the form below!
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School attendance is vital for student success and academic growth. Please help your student(s) be successful by arriving to school on time each day. We also ask for your help in this area by attempting to schedule any necessary appointments either after school hours or on non-attendance days. Please remember that the arrival time for Tiffany Ridge is 8:50. Prior to that time, there is no adult supervision for students. Students are tardy if they arrive after 9:10. If your child will be absent, please contact the school office by 9:00am. Also, if you have changes in plans regarding transportation home, please notify your child’s teacher or the school office before noon at 816-359-4400. Thank you for making your child’s education a top priority!

Cafeteria Information:

Students may bring their lunch from home or enjoy a school lunch from the cafeteria. School lunches are currently free for all students. Menus are sent home on a monthly basis.

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 and other food intolerances, please consult your classroom teacher before sending any pre-packaged treats to school.

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.

Student Transportation Information

For the safety of all our Timberwolves, communication is the key! During Back to School Night, 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 with car rider students 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 12:00pm. Thank you for your assistance!

Additional Bus rider information: In early August, our bus company, First Student, will be sending an email with 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.

Parent Transportation Plan: Arrival and Dismissal


Adventure Club: Drop-off begins at 6:30am and parents must check in their child through the lower level entrance. Students must be enrolled in Adventure Club to participate.

Walkers: Students may enter the building at 8:50 and have two entry points; the main entrance or the lower level entrance.

Bus Riders: Students will be released from the buses as soon as they arrive at Tiffany Ridge and will either report to the cafeteria for breakfast or go directly to their classrooms.

Car Riders: Drop-off begins at 8:50am. Students will report for breakfast in the cafeteria or go to their classrooms. All cars will enter Tiffany Ridge at the NE parking lots and use a single file line for dropping off students. If your child is late, arriving after 9:10, please escort them to the office to sign them in using our check-in system.


Adventure Club: Pick-up begins at 4:05pm through the lower level entrance.

Walkers: Students will be released to parents at the main entrance.

Bus Riders: Students riding buses will be escorted by their classroom teacher to their bus starting at 4:00pm.

Car Riders: Pick-up begins at 3:55pm. Cars will begin to line up in Loop A and Loop B along the curb. Students will be supervised in the main hallway until their name is called by our staff. Staff members use the name sign on your dash/visor to call student names in order of parent arrival. Students will stand by a designated cone and then be escorted by staff to their car.

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PTA Committee Sign-Up!

We need YOU! We are planning to return to a normal year for 2021-2022! Please consider getting involved in our school by volunteering for one of the committees below. You will not be "alone" or "in charge", as each committee will have several participants to work together to help with the event or activity. Research tells us that when parents are involved in their children's schools, then the children are more engaged and successful in school!

We are still seeking volunteers for these committees:

  • Hospitality
  • Legislative
  • Online Auction
  • Watch DOGS

Order Your Tiffany Ridge Spiritwear for the 21-22 School year!

Do you need some new Timberwolf gear? Visit our online store to place your order now at https://www.tiffanyridgespiritwear.com/

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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 bring the medication to the health room. Please feel free to stop by and visit with Nurse Snodgrass in our Health Room any time.
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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 misplace your unique access key code, feel free to call us at 816-359-4400.

Family Support Service Options:

Please go to the "Heart to Home" newsletter below to access services to support your family. Please reach out to our Counselor, Leslie Andes, at 816-359-5719 or our Social Worker, Gayle Laney, at 816-359-5747 to seek more information.

Confidential Resource Checklist

Please fill out this form and drop off at the office for any resources or information you need.

Resource Checklist

Heart to Home Newsletter

Click here for Social Emotional Resources to support our Tiffany Ridge families!

Nominate a Staff Member for the Park Hill STAR Award

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a Pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee. Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.
Nominate a Park Hill Star!

Use this link to nominate an awesome Tiffany Ridge staff member as a Park Hill Star!

Box Tops Link

Collecting Box Tops is a great way to "fundraise" for Tiffany Ridge! Use the link here to scan box tops. Each box top gives money back to our school!

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2021-2022 Park Hill School District Calendar

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

2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook

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

Tiffany Ridge PTA

2021-2022 PTA Board

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

Vice President of Membership: Amy Hoban
Secretary: Michelle Anderson
Treasurer: Courtney Pratten