TIGER BLAST! 3/27/2022
Parkridge's Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Ms. Adame's Assistant Principal's Message
Happy Spring Break!
I hope that you awoke this morning looking forward to the week ahead! Big smiles, relaxed, and ready to enjoy your family and friends. Some may have the opportunity to visit and vacation outside of the area, while others may be staying close to home. Whatever you may be doing, please enjoy every bit of your time and return to Parkridge safely on Monday, April 4, 2022.
As we return, we will remain focused on finishing 2021-2022 safely and successfully. Opportunities abound here at Parkridge: Daily demonstrations of how we all meet ROAR expectations inside and outside of the classroom, upcoming times for students to demonstrate levels of understanding on State Assessments, and ongoing moments to improve our practices and ourselves. We have so many opportunities that remind us of the countless possibilities.
As we continue to grow and improve, challenges are often times a part of the opportunities and possibilities that we seek. There are challenges that our students are facing academically, as well as social-emotionally. There are challenges that as a site we are recognizing, addressing, and overcoming to ensure ALL of our staff, families, and students are safe and thriving. With your input, support, and cooperation the challenges will become part of the success! Thank you for working with us.
Below you will see a photograph I took of a bee in my garden. For me, this image sums up the idea of opportunities, challenges, and limitless possibilities. Take a moment, think about that cycle~ opportunities, challenges, actions, and possibilities.
As always, thank you for the opportunity to serve the students, families, and staff of Parkridge. Enjoy your Spring Break!
Ms. Suzanne Adame, Assistant Principal
March 17th- April 4th: PTA Chocolate Fundraiser
March 28th- April 1st: No School (Spring Break)
April 4th: School resumes
April 8th: ELAC Meeting in person
April 18th- April 29th: Yearbook pre-sale
April 18th - May 13th: CAASSP Testing grades 3-6
Summer Boost 2022
Please visit the CNUSD website to learn more about 2022 Summer Boost. We are so excited to have this amazing opportunity for our Parkridge Tigers!
Welcome Back Parent Volunteers
We look forward to having parent volunteers on campus. To participate, you must fill out the CNUSD Volunteer Application. Here is the link for that:
Also, be sure to read important information on Parent Volunteers on the CNUSD's Website.
Link to CNUSD's Parent Volunteer Information
PTA Chocolate Fundraiser
WOW!!! We are so proud of all of our students for selling so many boxes! Everyone is doing such a great job that we are almost out of boxes. We would like to thank everyone that participated by either selling or buying chocolates. Those of you who still have boxes may continue to sell over Spring Break and our PTA will distribute prizes after the break once all boxes sold are counted.
Don't forget: ALL money is due Monday April 4th. Thank you!
I cannot believe it's already spring and we have just a few short months left of the 2021-22 school year! Over the last few week's we've had some changes and students and staff are now able to choose whether or not they wear a mask to school. While this transition has been easy for some, for others it may be more challenging. I am happy to hear and see most of our Tigers showing kindness towards one another in regards to their choices. Please click on the link here with some tips for parents on supporting your children through these changes. Wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing spring break!
Don't forget to check out the counseling page on our Parkridge Website for lots of great information and resources! You can find it by clicking here.
Anaheim Ducks Hockey
Drive-in Bingo Night
Our drive-in bingo night was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out and had a great time with us. Congrats to all our winners that took home some cool prizes including our grand prize of a $50 gas card.
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.
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
School Uniform Policy
We have now added NAVY BLUE PANTS To our APPROVED BOTTOMS! (No Jeans Please!)
Attached is a link to CNUSD's Dress Code Policy which goes in conjunct with Parkridge Elementary School's Uniform Policy. Below are the minimum standards.
The following minimum standards shall be enforced in the Corona-Norco Unified School District in order to meet the requirements of the California Code of Regulations regarding grooming, dress, and appearance and the Education Code regarding free expression:
A. Any clothing, makeup, hairstyle or wig that has been demonstrated to contribute to the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school is inappropriate / unacceptable for school attire. Dress should be suitable and comfortable for normal school activities. Clothing should correspond with the demands and purpose of the activity in which students participate. Clothing should be clean and in good repair.
B. Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing so that undergarments shall not show. Skirts and dresses may be of any style if all slits, openings and the length are no higher than half the distance between the knees and waist and do not expose one's underclothing. No undergarments or posteriors shall show.
C. Pants must fit at the hip so they will stay on without a belt.
D. Footwear must be worn at all times and have hard soles. (Tennis shoes are appropriate/ acceptable, soft-soled slippers are unacceptable). Page 1 of 2 5332
E. Apparel with emblems, printing, etc., that are obscene, libelous, or slanderous, or that incite students as to create a clear and present danger are not permitted on campus and may not be worn. Skin art, which is obscene or libelous or so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on school premises, must be covered.
F. The following items of clothing are considered inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire:
1. Strapless, halter tops, or tube tops
2. Bare midriffs (no skin showing)
3. Undergarments showing
4. Chains or weapons (chains such as those attached to belts, pockets, or wallets present a safety hazard)
5. No shirts
6. Lack of undergarments
7. Shirts, tops or sweaters unbuttoned below the sternum
8. Bathing suits (except in the swimming pool areas and locker rooms)
9. Hats, visors of any kind, or sunglasses inside classrooms or office areas
10. Electronic equipment, including remote control devices, personal stereos and recording equipment
Other items or manner of wearing clothing may also be inappropriate / unacceptable according to A-F above.
If you have any questions regarding CNUSD's Dress Code or our Uniform Policy, please
reach out to Ms. Verdugo or Ms. Adame at (951) 736-3236.
Spirit wear can be purchased in our front office. We offer t-shirts, non-hooded sweaters, and hooded sweaters all in navy blue, black, and white.