Pine Ridge Prep Update

September 26, 2022

Welcome from Mrs. Tanner & Mrs. Banzhaf

Dear Pine Ridge Prep Families,

The weather is beginning to be cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoons. Please send your child in a jacket or layers as we will be going outside twice a day.

Click the link to access the 2022-2023 Family Handbook.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Thank you for the privilege of serving you ~

Mrs. Gabrielle Tanner, Principal

Mrs. Shelley Banzhaf, Building Leader Intern

Upcoming Events

October Events

October 7 - Field Trip to Little Munckins Pumpkin Patch

October 10 - NO SCHOOL!

October 11 - NO SCHOOL

October 25 - Fire Safety with Topeka Fire Department

October 26 - Trick or Treat on the Trail

October 26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences @ 4:00-8:00

October 27 - Parent/Teacher Conferences @ 8:00-8:00 - NO SCHOOL!

October 28 - NO SCHOOL!

You can find all school events listed on our school calendar which you can access on our webpage.

Items That Need Your Attention

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We Are Learning To...

This Week We Are Learning To...


3 Year Olds: Copy AB patterns

4 Year Olds: Show and solve real-world problems - collect and sort objects, clean up, put laundry/dishes away


3 Year Olds: Ask and answer questions about a book; Use pictures to retell the story

4 Year Olds: Use illustrations to help understand what they are reading


Understand that living things live in different habitats

Identifies what plants and animals need to live

Social Studies:

3 Year Olds: Identify people in our family and understand those relationships; What makes people the same and different

4 Year Olds: Identify leaders at home and at school; Describe characteristics of ourselves and others to see what makes each person unique


Skills to be a good learner

Ask for what we want or need in a respectful voice

Time to Eat!

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Informational Items

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Home Depot Workshops

Each month, Home Depot offers a fun workshop for kids! Show up toward the beginning of the session to ensure there are enough materials for your child. Children must be present to receive a kit. They get to keep their project, receive a free certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin (while supplies last). Can't make it to Home Depot for the kids' workshop? Why not bring the party home! Here are just a few of the ready to assemble kits you can buy and build at home. also offers great kids' activities, videos, and how-to's!

Workshops take place the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00.

October 1: Fire Rescue Boat

November 5: Scarecrow Napkin Holder

COVID Protocols

Please be sure to review both the COVID Update and the information on the Parent Resources page for the latest information from the CDC. Masks are encouraged, but not required. We will maintain strict sanitation protocols.

Late Start

Late Start is on FRIDAYS for this school year and the arival time will be at 9:30.

Academic Calendar

You can find the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar HERE.

Family Resources

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Food & Clothing Bank

The Pine Ridge Prep Food & Clothing Bank is up and running! If your family has any needs, reach out to Ms. Heather Hayden at 785-329-7876.

Community Resources Council Directory

You can find the link to the 2021 Community Resources Council Resource Directory here. This directory provides contact information for a variety of community resources.

If in need of resources, you can also contact the United Way by dialing 211.

Food Pantry Lists

See the following links for Food Pantry resources available to families.

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