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Week 26-Year 9 - February 28- March 4, 2022

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CONTINUED................... Keep bringing in your change to help make change in our Community!

Here's What's Happening @ Saddle Ridge:


-Subs Needed- Parents that would like to have hours that match your children's schedule, please come see and let's get you set up to sub. We currently have 3-4 people that are willing to sub for a staff of appx 70 teachers. We truly need your help. You can call the school and come by and pick up and application this week. Meeting with Mrs. Ingram is also part of the process. We need you! We would love to have your help.

-Family Volunteers Needed- Please contact our new Family Engagement Specialist- April Hughes, to see how you can volunteer your time at SR.

-Kiss Hunger Goodbye Change Drive- Send in your spare change to help make change in the lives of our students by supporting Backpack Blessings. The North Georgia YMCA and many other partners help provide snacks weekly for our students in Walker County. Students will add their coins to the change container in the front lobby up each day. We will have staff members receive a pie in the face at each grade level if we meet our grade level goal for their grade level goal of $100.00 per grade with a total of $1000 for the entire school. Each grade level will receive a sweet treat for meeting their goal.The grade level band (P-2, 3-5, 6,7, & 8) that raises the most money will receive an extra recess, popcorn treat and a drink.

-Read Across America Week- We want to encourage all families to read all the time. This week focuses on reading stories and having some awesome reading volunteers to read to our students. We will have fun activities each day fin which the students can participate.


February 28-Monday

"If I ran the Zoo Day"- Wear Animal Print

-Mobile Dairy - Special Ag Program for Elementary & 8th grade

-WInter Sports Pictures- starting @ 2:00 pm. This is for Wrestling & Basketball teams. There were scheduling issues so we are trying to get caught up. Thank you for your patience,

-Home Soccer vs RInggold Middle Girls- 4:30 pm, Boys to follow

-Read 20 minutes

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts


March 1-Tuesday

-"Green Eggs & Ham" Day- Wear Green

-FFA Landscape and Nursery Career Development Events-Pickens High

-Band rehearsal with Mr. Walker using the auditorium

-Baseball @ Trion

Tuesday, March 15:00 – 6:00pm

-Read 20 Minutes

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts


March 2-Wednesday

-FCA Meeting 7:05 am

-"Cat in the Hat"- Wear your favorite hat

-Open Concessions

-Middle School Track Tryouts for Boys & Girls until 3:45

-Read 20 minutes,

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts


March 3-Thursday

-"Fox in Socks"- Wear crazy Socks

-FFA Chapter Meeting 7:00 am

-Scoliosis Screening 6th Grade & 8th Grade- A paper was sent home for you to sign if you do not want your child to participate in the screening. Make sure that you return it if you do not wish to have your child screened.

-Open Concessions

-Middle School Track Tryouts for Boys & Girls until 3:45

-Home Soccer game vs Dade County Boys -4:30 pm and girls to follow

-JV Baseball @ Chatt Valley Middle 5:00 pm

-Read 20 minutes,

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts


March 4-Friday

-"Oh the places you'll go"- College & Career Day

-Kindergarten Field Trip to the Zoo

-8th Grade Visits LHS & Crushed Tomato for lunch

-8:30 am Champs Graduation for 5th Grade- all students should plan on staying all day. We will be celebrating the 5th graders again with the Fry Word Fry party @ 12:00 so please, no check outs after Champs Graduation.

-Georgia STEM Day- many of our classroom teachers will have STEM activities for the students on this day.

-Student of the Month Celebration

-Open Concessions

-FFA Discovery Conference @ Cloudland Canyon- They will return on Saturday.

-Read 20 minutes,

-Grades 3-8 review multiplication facts


It is my hope that you work with your child at home each night on reading and math skills for all grade levels. We need our students to feel confident in these areas so that they can deepen their understanding in all areas. All students in grades 3-8 should know multiplication facts. All students should be able to read on their grade level. It takes all of us working together to help make your child successful in the classroom, home, and life. Thank you for your help with this matter. Set some family goals with your children that pertain to academics but also life. For example: Read one book per month as a family, spend time playing board games, exercise as a family, etc.

Ask your child what their goals are that they have gone over with their teachers.



Please go to this newsletter's website on S'more and click follow so that you can see all of the past newsletters as well as the current ones. I put a link each week on Facebook, Class Dojo, SR Website and our teachers also can share it through Remind as well. I send a school phone call through the School Messenger program and an email as well each week. We are doing our best to keep you informed. Please follow the newsletter and stay up to date with all things Saddle Ridge.
Pre K Info

On March 1, 2022 the new Pre-K application will be loaded on this link on our county website, Registration is March 1-31, 2022. SIgn up digitally or stop the school if you need help signing up online.

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Georgia Parent Survey

We need all parents to complete this survey for the state of Georgia. The survey ends March 11, 2022. We value and respect your opinions about our school and our system. Thank you in advance for your help with this matter.

Georgia Student Wellness Survey for Grades 3rd-8th.

Attention Parents- All students in grades 3-8 will be administered the Georgia Student Wellness Survey for our school. This survey helps to shape our Climate rating that the state has given us in the past. We have been blessed to be ranked at the highest Five Star Rating in the past. If you do not want your child to take the survey, please complete the opt out form for the survey. If you would like more information about the survey or the Opt Out form , it is found at:


https://www.gadoe.org/wholechild/GSHS-II/Pages/Georgia-Student-Health-Survey-II.aspx


If I can be of any assistance to you in regard to this matter, please reach out to me at wendyingram@walkerschools.org.

Walker County Schools' Covid Policy Update

This link contains the latest covid policy update for WCS effective 1/23/22. Students that are in quarantine currently can come back to school if they are asymptomatic.

Covid Positive Case Notification Update

Saddle Ridge will now email covid positive case information to our stakeholders in place of phone calls that were sent out to our entire school family in the past. Please make sure that you have sent in your current email information to the school so that we can put it into powerschool. If you have any questions about our updates on covid positives and/or the new quarantining process, please give me a call at 706-375-1219.
Click the links below to learn more about different programs that we offer at SREM.
Saddle Ridge FFA Newsletter

Our chapter is working hard to communicate with all stakeholders. Check this link weekly to see what's happening in FFA.