Ridgeview Rundown

Week of May 4th, 2015


“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that; then I realized that I am somebody.”


I appreciate the way everyone at Ridgeview believes so strongly that we can and DO make a difference!

This Week's News

Teacher Appreciation Week: You are so appreciated! Thank you for everything you do to make Ridgeview a GREAT SCHOOL! We know that every one at Ridgeview is a teacher making a difference in the lives of kids, so we'll be honoring all of you next week. Thanks to PTA, you will be showered with appreciation daily :) Be looking for "Remind" texts from Jessica and me as well.

Remind Sign Up: You don't want to miss my texts. Sign up by texting 81010 with the message @rvstaf

HyVee Donation: HyVee chose RV to receive a donation for healthy living! We'll put it toward the trail and/or recess. We'll know the amount of the donation next week. We'll be thanking them at our Leadership Assembly next week. PTA members will also be our special guests at the Leadership Assembly to thank them for our new rock wall.

Reminder Testing FOR ALL STAFF:

During the testing window students will not have access to YouTube or internet radio during the school day. Teacher access will not be affected during these time periods.

We still encourage you to utilize the student devices during this time with other online resources that you use.Testing time periods where students will have limited access during the school day:

· May 4 – May 8

· May 11 – May 14

Grade Level & Learning Cadre Work

Grade Levels:

6th: No Collabs

13th: Grade Level Placements (bring completed Pink and Blue sheets)

As a Learning Cadre, you can decide if you want to meet in May. You can have a virtual meeting or decide that your work for the year is done.

As a BLT, we will be deciding our structures for PD for next year, so please give any input to your BLT rep.

Upcoming Events

** If you don't see your event (including field trips) on this newsletter please let me know so I can update it and the master calendar.



  • Regular specials schedule (Zero Day)
  • Grade Level Talent Show-grade levels during specials


  • Staff Appreciation Week!
  • Cafeteria Appreciation Week!
  • MAP Testing 5th
  • PEAK Open House


  • MAP Testing 5th
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to the zoo
  • Dental Presentations in Gym
  • PTA Meeting @ 6:30


  • MAP Testing 5th
  • Dental Presentations in Gym
  • Nurse Appreciation Day
  • 4th Grade Release Day
  • No Grade Level Collabs
  • BLT Meeting @7:45 in PD Room
  • Coffee Bar for Staff @8:00 in Commons Area presented by StuCo
  • Dental Presentations in Gym
  • 5th Grade Field Trip to Truman Library
  • District Wellness Screenings in gym 1:30-7:30


  • Leadership Assembly: Guests arrive @9:15 in gym
  • Dental Presentations in Gym
  • Staff End of Year Staff Party @4:15 @Rancho Grande
  • Happy Birthday, Shella Pressly!
  • 4th Grade Math Challenge @7:45 in room 234
  • MAP Testing 5th
  • Mail Pals Stuffing Party @4:00 in LMC


  • Happy Birthday, Jennifer Janning!
  • Judith here for BIST
  • MAP Testing 5th
  • Kindergarten Field Trip at Union Station @10:45 back by 1:45
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip at Martha Lafite
  • Strings class will play for the 4th and 5th graders in the cafeteria @2:10 to 2:25
  • Jenny Buttman's retirement part @4:00 in the Library


  • Class Placement during collabs (bring your completed Pink and Blue sheets)
  • 5th Grade Field Trip to the Money Museum
  • MCPL summer reading visits. Starts at 9:30 in the commons-grade levels sign up
  • MAP Ice Cream Celebration Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th @2:30-3:30
  • District Staff Retirement Party @4:30 at SVMS
  • 5th Grade Recognition and Music Performance @6:30 in the gym
  • Happy Birthday, Necole Luce!
  • Awards Ceremony Day

9:00 5th Grade

9:45 1st Grade

10:30 3rd Grade

11:15 4th Grade

12:45 Kindergarten

1:30 2nd Grade

  • 5th Grade Field Trip to the Roladium
  • Order for 2015/16 forms due to Kathy by 4:00
  • Girls on the Run 5K @8:00 at Corporate Woods
  • Field day or Move Up Day Make Up (schedule to come)
  • 0 Day Specials (on Move Up Day, report to the gym for your specials)
  • Grades Due in PowerSchool
  • Move Up Day or Field Day Make Up (schedule to come)
  • 0 Day Specials (on Move Up Day, report to the gym for your specials)
  • Last Day of School
  • Talent Show-Whole School @ 9:15 in gym
  • 5th Grade Clap Out (line the halls @12:30)
  • Early Release @12:45
  • RV Staff Celebration & Lunch in the Library @1:00