Roadrunner Times

Jan. 8 - 12th

Big image


Big image

BEEP! Our Vision

We are Building an Environment of Excellence where all learners Persevere and problem solve with compassion.

Big image

Roadrunners on the personalized learner's journey last week! (Please continue to post your pics!)

Last days before the Christmas break pics

Lead Learner's Corner

Dear Ridgecrest Family,

We are back on the personalized learner's journey together, and I believe like me, you feel the great sense of urgency to prepare our students to meet and exceed end of year expectations. That is what makes Ridgecrest successful. It is the heart of our staff to ensure all children and ourselves are growing and learning and the drive it takes to put great effort behind it. This is what moves student and our learning to the next level. As we grow, our students grow, and the learning outcome will be better than ever! Thank you for caring for Every Learner.

One thing I didn't get to do on Tuesday was to speak life, power, and positivity over you in 2018. It is in my heart to do it and here it is:

This year...

  • you will exceed in accomplishing your personal and professional goals like never before.
  • you will live with unwavering joy no matter what is happening around you.
  • your relationships will deepen, broken relationships will be healed and your love for others and their love for you will increase.
  • you will have the courage and strength you need to do the things you were created to do.
  • you will dream, be blessed with new ideas, create and innovate like never before.
  • you will ignore fear and trust more.
  • you will forgive and be forgiven.
  • you will have no regrets instead learn from every experience and become stronger.
  • you will be healthy and strong physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentality.
  • you will grow in wisdom and discernment.
  • you will smile and laugh more.
  • you will serve and help others more.
  • you will build up others and yourself with words and thoughts that speak life.
  • you will keep growing in your calling impacting children greater than ever before.
  • you will increase in gratitude for everyone and everything in your life.

This year...will be the best year you have ever had in every way!

Believe it and it will become! :) I will be praying!

One Team. One Family. On a mission for an outstanding 2018 personally, professionally and for Every Child!

Michelle :)

This past week in the learner's journey...


Monday, 1/8 DAY 5

  • Mid Year Reading Assessments
  • MAP Testing
  • T-TESS Walk-throughs continue

Tuesday, 1/9 DAY 6

  • Mid Year MAP Testing
  • Michelle off campus at Principal Meeting

Wednesday, 1/10 DAY 1

  • Committee Meetings

Thursday, 1/11 DAY 2

  • School Spelling Bee Grades 3-5
  • PLC Thursday

Friday, 1/12 DAY 3

  • Happy Friday!

Upcoming Events...


Thursday, 1/18

  • Texan's Toro Presentation 3rd-5th grades in the cafeteria PM

Friday, 1/19

  • Donuts with Parents 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Monday, 1/22

  • Tutoring will reconvene - (see upcoming email from Omaly)

Tuesday, 1/23

  • K-2 Math & Literacy Parent Night

Wednesday, 1/24

  • PSA 2nd Grade Math

Thursday, 1/25

  • PSA 2nd Grade Reading
  • 3-5 Math & Literacy Parent Night

Friday, 1/26

  • DRA/EDL/OS Window Closes
  • Dr. Mercuri visits

Monday, 1/29

  • PSA 2nd - 5th grade Science

Tuesday, 1/30

  • Practice STAAR 5th Grade Math
  • PSA Math 3rd & 4th Grades
  • Library Night 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 1/31

  • Practice STAAR Reading 5th Grade
  • PSA Reading 3 & 4th


Friday, 2/2

  • Progress Reports go home
  • Possible Retention Letters Go Home
  • Possible Retention List due

Wednesday, 2/7

  • Faculty Meeting: Patricia Kassir will share about Redesign & we will work on Empathy interview data. Please bring student interviews.

Thursday, 2/8

  • K-2 Reading Rally and Readathon
  • Early Dismissal Day 12:00 p.m.
  • Parent Conferences

Friday, 2/9

  • 3-5 Reading Rally and Readathon
  • Early Dismissal Day 12:00 p.m.
  • Parent Conferences

Tuesday, 2/13

  • Practice STAAR Writing 4th Grade

Wednesday, 2/14

  • Jump Rope for Heart Presentation in the cafeteria

9:00 am: 3, 4 and 5 grades

9:45 am: K, 1 and 2 grades

Friday, 2/16

  • Junior Achievement Visits

Monday, 2/19

  • Flex Day

Wednesday, 2/21

  • Jennifer Hernandez's Bridal Shower - 3:30 p.m. in MPR

Thursday, 2/22

  • Rodeo Day

Tuesday, 2/27

  • Practice STAAR Math 3-4, 5th Grade Science

Wednesday, 2/28

  • Practice STAAR Reading 3-4th

Things to keep in mind...

Block Rotation

Day 1-6 / 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, 1/3 - Wednesday, 1/9: Instructional Planning/Assessment Preparation

Thursday, 1/10 - Thursday, 1/18: Math & Literacy Night Planning with ILT

Friday, 1/19 - Friday 1/26: Work on RTIs & Possible Retention Lists

Monday, 1/29 - Monday, 2/5: Instructional Planning

Pennies for Pollinators!

Our children will continue contributing coins for our garden the month of January!

Ms. Duke sent out an email with information regarding coin collecting. Thank you for your support!

Roadrunner Character Trait of the Month

JANUARY: Problem Solving

Thank you for reinforcing this character trait in community circles, read alouds, writing opportunities, etc.
Big image

Ready to work off stress and get heart healthy? Join Martha Lopez's Aerobics Class this week!

Martha will send out an email with details.

After school until 4:30 p.m.

Big image

This week's birthday wishes go to...

January 7th


Child Nutrition Team

January 10th


3rd Grade Team

January 12th


5th Grade Team

Big image