February 8-12, 2021 Year 8, Week 23
This week at Saddle Ridge:
Mask Mandate on the WCS Buses
If your child rides a bus, they are now required to wear a mask for the health and well being of all students and staff members on the bus. The buses will have masks available for students. They need to wear the mask while they are in transit from their bus stop to the school. Students can keep their masks in their backpacks once they get off the bus so they can have it for their ride home. This is a mandate from the President for all public transportation. Thank you in advance for helping us with this matter. If you wish to transport your child to school rather than have them ride the bus, please contact the transportation department so they can alter their routes.
Animal Shelter Donations- We have a group of civic minded students that want to help out local animal shelters by collecting donations of dog food, cat food, old blankets, towels and newspapers.All items are due by February 11. Students can take the items to Room 215 , Mrs. Betts Berry.
Candy Grams are still available for $1.00. Please make sure to send in your money of you used the online form last week. Monday - Wednesday we will sell Valentine's Day grams using our paper form. Money must be turned when the candy gram paper is filled out. Students can purchase candy grams in the morning in the front Lobby and at lunch. Parents can come to the front lobby in the morning to purchase candy grams as well. The proceeds will go to the Backpack Blessings program through the North Georgia YMCA.
Monday-100th Day of School, Baseball Store Closes,
2/8/21-Baseball Tryouts & Baseball Apparel Orders are due along with money. We can't place your order until the money has been received.
Tuesday-101th Day of School- Dress up like a Dalmatian from 101 Dalmatians (Kindergarten- 2nd Grade) 2/9/21- Boys' and Girls' Golf Tryouts begin on this day. Please have a physical on a GHSA form.
Wednesday-Last day to purchase Candy Grams.
Thursday-wear White, Red or Pink to help celebrate Valentine's Day, Candy Grams Delivered, Valentine's Day Parties, Last day for Animal Shelter Donations. Food Bags will be sent home for the Winter Break. Students will have these on the bus and in parent pick-up.
Friday-Teacher Work Day, Soccer Team Store Closes,Winter Break for Students-
Enjoy some family time during this break starting on Friday 2/12/21- Tuesday 2/16/21. We will all return on Wednesday 2/17/21.
Join our "Conversation" about Learning
Thursday, Feb. 25th, 9:30am
This is an online event.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Groundhog Day- Six more weeks of winter!
Mustang Memos Celebrated
Who Doesn't ❤️ Hot Cocoa?
At Saddle Ridge, we expect all students to show Mustang Pride in every aspect of their lives! We expect students to be respectful and responsible. Our Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program shows our students just how to do it.
Students of the Month - January- Character Trait- Considerate
Staff Member of the Month- Jennifer Johnson
Teacher of the Month-Rick Penland
County Spelling Bee Results
Young Author's Fair Winners
K=Chase Ramsey - Beach Fight
1st=Josie Wallin- My Rooster Attack
3rd=Reagan Ragsdale-The Rainbow Stone
4th=Lauren Carson-The Escape Hotel
6th=Anabelle Penland-The Smallest One
7th=Berkley Rogers- Friendship: Under the Summer Skies
*Some of our winners are not pictured.
Valentine's Day Protocols
students shall submit all Valentine’s Day items to their teacher no later than 2/8. Items will sit until 2/11 and classes may celebrate 2/11.
Student-to-student gifts must be received by the teacher by or before 2/8.
Pre-packaged, individually-wrapped, food items may be received by the teacher up until 2/11.
High schools have a plan for deliveries.
Any delivered items to K-8 will sit in a designated school area until they may be picked up after school.
No balloons or glass items are allowed on any bus. These items must be picked up by parents.