Timberwolf Times

September 3, 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

Virtual Parent Orientation

Click the link above to view this year's Virtual Parent Orientation!

Important Dates!

September 6th: NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

September 8th: Early Release, 2pm

September 8th: Papa John's Fundraiser Day

September 14th: School Picture Day

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

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

Early Release next Wednesday, September 8th, at 2pm!

Early Release Days!

One Wednesday per month, students are released from school at 2:00. Teachers are involved in various Professional Learning meetings during this time. We want to be sure you have these dates on your calendars, so you can plan for child care as needed! Our buses will operate as usual on these dates, just 2 hours earlier than usual! See the exact dates below in addition to other "No School" dates.
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September Curriculum Connections

Check out the linked Curriculum Connections below to see what our Timberwolves will be working on in each subject area during the month of September! We want to share the learning topics at all of the grade levels so that you are familiar with what topics and content are taught this month! Your child's teacher is always happy to provide more details should you have questions!

ELA Curriculum Connection- September 2021

Math Curriculum Connection- September 2021

Social Studies/Science Curriculum Connection- September 2021

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Safety Drills

This week we held our first fire drill. Our students learned what the safety plan and procedures are to keep safe. All schools in the Park Hill School District follow specific procedures to ensure the safety of students and staff in the event of an emergency. All schools have emergency plans in place. Each year we conduct 10 fire drills (one each month), one earthquake drill, two tornado drills, and two intruder drills. Our staff has been trained on these drills, and we will discuss emergency procedures for all drills in the classrooms during the first days of school. Please know that each teacher will approach their class discussions with care and consideration of all students.

Picture and Image Opt-Out

Throughout the school year, the district or school might take pictures or videos of special events or programs to be covered by the newspaper or television stations including Park Hill TV. Images and pictures may also be posted on the Park Hill or Tiffany Ridge website or Facebook pages. If you do not want your child’s image or information used for these purposes, please request and fill out an “opt out” form with the school office.

Weekly PACK Point Winners

At Tiffany Ridge, we utilize Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). We recognize students who are actively meeting our four core expectations of being a Problem Solver, Acting Responsibly, Caring for Everyone, and Keeping Safe. We will highlight students in various ways over the course of the year. Here are last week's winners!
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Tiffany Ridge Elementary

Picture Day is: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records.

NEW! Only online orders will be accepted.

(Please do not bring checks, cash, or order forms to school as they will no longer be accepted.)



Online Pre-Order Password: 5A2R7T6

Can’t order online or have other questions? We are happy to help! 314-567-5900 or 1-800-444-7986

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Join us for the first annual
Park Hill Education Foundation Fun Run
Register here to participate!

Become a sponsor by investing $100 in our district. Sponsorship includes

your logo/name on the back of every race participant’s t-shirt.

Register here to become a sponsor!

Proceeds from the Fun Run will benefit the

educational programs the Foundation supports.

Visit our website www.parkhillfoundation.org

Tiffany Ridge Health & Safety Guidelines

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

Join PTA! Help our Timberwolves Reach for the Stars!

Our goal is for ALL parents and staff to join our PTA to support the many activities at Tiffany Ridge! Joining PTA does not commit you to help with anything specifically, but it helps give back to the school in many ways. The money goes towards funding a birthday book for every student, the Reflections Program, classroom grants, and much more! You can sign up by filling out this form and sending payment to school (cash or check made out to “Tiffany Ridge PTA”) with your child OR you can join online by going to https://tiffany-ridge-elementary-pta.square.site/ or this QR Code.
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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/

Counselor News from Ms. Andes!

Back into Routines!

Are your students struggling to get back into the swing of things after summer OR after being an online learner for over a year? A new Morning or Bedtime Routine could help! Research has shown that kids thrive on dependable routines – when they know the same thing happens each day. The new school year is the perfect time to set up a routine to help things go more smoothly at home and set your student up for success during the day. Here are some quick tips to help you out:

  1. Discuss with your student what their morning, bedtime and getting to school routines will look like. Clear expectations help limit surprises or meltdowns.
  2. Set times for ending ‘play’ and starting on the routine. If play time ends at 8pm set an alarm on your phone for 7:55 and give a 5 minute warning signal.
  3. Posting visuals with times and clear steps can help them increase their independence while completing their morning or bedtime tasks. (see Visual example Below)
  4. Praise them for steps completed. This will not only build their self-confidence but help to reinforce the positive behavior.

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.
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Confidential Resource Checklist

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

Confidential Resource Checklist

Miles of Smiles: August 26th – September 15th

Miles of Smiles is a full service dental program that provides FREE comprehensive dental care to children in the Northland. This free service is made available through private donations and Missouri Medicaid funding. If your child participates in the program, their dental care will be provided on site, in the school, by a Missouri licensed dentist. Whether you have insurance or not, Miles of Smiles provides a full service dental program including cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, pulpotimies and extractions, for free.

Patient registration forms can be completed online from a smart phone, a computer, or you can contact the school. Forms will be sent home Back to School Night. Please include all of the necessary information on your child’s form, including but not limited to: Health History, Allergies, and any concerns you have. Please remember in order for your child to be seen we will need all three parent signatures signed on the form. Please have the form completed by August 25th. Call Gayle Laney if you have questions. Please visit our website for more information and to sign your child up online! https://levelupkidsinc.org/patientinfo

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.

2021-2022 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