Mustang Minutes

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

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.

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Join our "Conversation" about Learning

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 9:30am

This is an online event.

Your child will bring home a sweet treat invitation from our school on Thursday, February 11th. We are going to have a conversation about learning coming up on Friday, February 25 at 9:30 am. A link will be sent home with our invitation to the conversation. We hope that your child can enjoy the "conversation hearts" candy that we are sending home and we hope that you will join us to hear more about the Georgia Milestones Test, Measures of Academic Progress Data and some parent tips to help your child be successful in the classroom. This will be a google meet.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Groundhog Day- Six more weeks of winter!

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Mustang Memos Celebrated

Saddle Ridge teachers write up students for positive office referrals for good behavior, goal achievement ,being a good friend and many more reasons. These students recently were "written up" and sent to the principal's office so that their families could be notified. We love sharing postive referrals with our parents!

Who Doesn't ❤️ Hot Cocoa?

Our PBIS team asked teachers to select students to participate in a hot cocoa bar for a variety of reasons ( good grades, goal accomplishment, good behavior, etc). The hot cocoa bar was just another way of celebrating our students postive behaviors in the building.
Check out our PBIS Website

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

PK=Grayson Hale

K=Callie Hudson

1st=Paisley Young

2nd=Emmalynn Simpson

3rd=Lyla Silecchia

4th=Aleigha Thompson

5th=Madison Miller

6th=Brenley Miller

7th=Gabe Gunter

8th=Eli Hudson
Staff Member of the Month- Jennifer Johnson

Teacher of the Month-Rick Penland

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County Spelling Bee Results

Congratulations to our Walker County Spelling Bee Champion, Emma Edgeworth. We would like to also congratulate Anniston Pierce for placing second at the county spelling bee. These young ladies will proceed to the next level of competition.
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Young Author's Fair Winners

Congratulations to our Young Authors' Fair Winners:


K=Chase Ramsey - Beach Fight

1st=Josie Wallin- My Rooster Attack

2nd=Barrett Casteel

3rd=Reagan Ragsdale-The Rainbow Stone

4th=Lauren Carson-The Escape Hotel

5th=Madison Miller

6th=Anabelle Penland-The Smallest One

7th=Berkley Rogers- Friendship: Under the Summer Skies

8th=Ashley Yates-Endangered

*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.