Timberwolf Times

September 10, 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

Important Dates!

September 14th: School Picture Day

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

September 17th: Timberwolf Spiritwear Day!

September 23rd: College Spiritwear Day!

September 23rd: Jason's Deli Fundraiser Day

September 24th: Chiefs' Red Friday!

September 24th: Progress Reports to Families

October 1st: Timberwolf Spiritwear Day!

October 5th: Raising Cane's Fundraiser Day

October 6th: Early Release, Dismissal at 2pm

October 8th: Chiefs' Red Friday!

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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

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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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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PACK Focus: Cafeteria Expectations

Curious about what our expectations look like in the cafeteria? Check out this video highlighting how our Timberwolves are Problem Solvers, Act Responsibly, Care for Everyone, and Keep Safe in the cafeteria!
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PTA Reflections Contest

We want to encourage your Timberwolf to unleash his or her inner artist through PTA’s Reflections Arts Program! This year’s theme is “I will change the world by…” This is your child’s chance to express him or herself through one of these categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, or Special Artist. Click here to watch the promotional video. Entries are due to your child’s classroom teacher or the front office by Wednesday, November 3rd.

The flyer and Reflections packet are attached. Should you choose to fill it out online, save it and send it to: hobana@parkhill.k12.mo.us.

  • Any student (Kindergarten-5th grade) is eligible to participate.
  • Participants in this year’s program will receive a treat, courtesy of our PTA, following the submission deadline.
  • In addition, winners will receive awards and recognition. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will advance to the Missouri State PTA Reflections Program. If chosen for 1st place in the Missouri State PTA then those winners will move on to the National PTA Reflections Program where additional prizes and awards are given.

Guidelines for Each Category:

Click HERE to access the Reflections Entry Form. Please submit this along with your project!

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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.

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!

September Counselor Lessons

September begins Counselor Lessons in ALL classrooms! All students in our building will be creating a Power Plan during our first counselor lesson. A Power Plan is a list of 3-5 things that we know help to calm us down or help us feel better when we have big emotions. All students are asked to think about what feelings or emotions they have during the school day. Then they are asked to think about when they have that feeling what comforts them. We are unique and like different things, so everyone’s Power Plan is going to look different. When I feel sad, I feel comforted by hugging a stuffed animal. However, when I feel angry, I need to step away and get a drink of water. All students have learned how breathing changes the part of your brain that is in control, so EVERYONE has a deep breathing strategy as their #1 thing on their Power Plan. The Power Plans will be hung up in their lockers, so we know where to go during the day when a student struggles with a big feeling and is unable to communicate their needs. Ask your students how you can create Power Plans at home!

The second Counselor lesson for grades K-2 will be talking about emotions and feelings. Students will learn to identify their own emotions as well as recognize what others are feeling by their facial expressions. Grades 3-5 will be taking the student Panorama SEL survey. This is a 40 question survey that asks students how they feel they use social-emotional skills. This survey measures Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Grit, Growth Mindset, Classroom Effort and Self-Efficacy. This self-report is used to help us determine which students need extra support in any of the measured areas.

If you have any questions about the Counseling Curriculum it is posted on the Park hill website HERE. You may also call or email me with any questions.

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