The Roadrunner Report
The Rundown on Ridgewood Elementary - November 1, 2019
Together with our community, Ridgewood Elementary School provides an education inspired by the attributes of the IB Learner Profile while fostering learner agency and encouraging meaningful action.
Principal Perspective - Thank you!
What an amazing day our Jogathon was! Thanks to all who came out to support our students as they ran, and to those who pledged in support of our kids. Each year I am overwhelmed with the joy, enthusiasm and spirit of our Jogathon. We are grateful to the Jogathon Committee and look forward to celebrating our success next Wednesday during our award assemblies.
The funds from our Jogathon support many amazing things at Ridgewood. Programs such as Celebrate Reading, Passport, Track Club and our music programs are all supported by Jogathon funds. Additionally, all of our field trips are covered, as well as additional supplies and enrichments for our classrooms.
This year, we will also use designated funds to fuel a refresh of our library. To that end, we invite all parents to take our lIbrary survey below to give input on what we would like to see in our library in the future. We will also be surveying students and staff, and then will begin work on refreshing and updating our library.
As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for our school community, and the care and resources given to enrich and support all of our students. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Please take a couple minutes to let us know what you love about our library and what ideas you have to make it even better. Students and staff will take separate surveys.
Fall Conferences Soup & Salad:
- Thursday, November 7th: Help provide soup and salad for the amazing Ridgewood staff during this long day of parent/teacher conferences. Contact Jennifer Browning with questions: email@example.com. Sign up through the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D48A8A728A7F49-soup
Activity Coordinator Needs:
- Activity Coordinator positions still open for this 2019-2020 school year are: Field Day Coordinator. Contact Orissa Crispin or Sandy Dinsdale on the Volunteer Coordination Team to volunteer or with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinder Reading and Writing:
- Help one or two kindergarten children with their reading and writing. Click HERE to log in, then find a day and time that works for you on the Opportunity Calendar. Contact Ms Brown, Ms Curtis or Ms Simantel with questions: Jennifer_Brown@beaverton.k12.or.us,email@example.com, Cynthia_Simantel@beaverton.k12.or.us
Morning Mix Stations:
Recognize a deserving volunteer:
- Drop their name in the “Big Beep” bucket in the front office, near the volunteer sign-in computer. A winner is selected at each month’s PTC meeting.
spring conferences have changed
Spring conferences for Ridgewood will now be held on April 1st and 2nd, with school closed on April 2nd and 3rd.
The original conference dates (April 29th and 30th, plus Friday, May 1st) will now be regular school days.
Ridgewood will be conducting hearing screenings for all students in grades K-2 on Dec. 13.
Vision screening for all Ridgewood students will take place on Dec. 18. If your child wears glasses, please make sure they bring them to school that day.
Please notify the office in writing if you do not want your student(s) screened for either or both of these services.
Change of After School Plans?
The 2:00p.m. deadline allows us to communicate the changes to all affected students and teachers prior to dismissal. Since we typically have a large number of changes each day, we may not be able to accommodate your request if you call after 2:00p.m.
Dates to know...
11/6 - School in session, conferences 4:00-8:00pm
11/7 - NO SCHOOL, conferences 12:00-8:00pm
11/8 - SCHOOL CLOSED
11/11 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Veterans Day
11/12 - PTC meeting, 6:30pm
11/13 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:30-9:30am
11/18-25 - Cosmic Bowling
11/21 - Passport day
11/27-29 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday
12/2 - NO SCHOOL, staff development day
The Beaverton School District does not sponsor or endorse the activities and/or information in community flyers.