Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The PTA fundraiser has wrapped for the year and a huge THANK YOU goes out to all of you. We appreciate everyone's support and patience through out the process. The conclusion of the fund raiser also brings great news! We raised $7743! That can only be considered a phenomenal success.
A special thanks goes out to the following parents and business for their exraordianry support. Basic American/Chris Barker
Harvey & Afton Tanner
Cody & Heather Grimmett
Cannon Builders
Downtown Dance
Hansen Family Dental
Brent Gordon
Brandon & Summer Jackman
Terry & Claudia Betz
Hawker Funeral HOme
Dennis Hatch DDS
Pizza Hut
Downtown Bread

We were able to donate enough money to the school for them to buy the projectors needed for 11 classrooms!! These are awesome tools and our awesome Ridge Crest teachers appreciate the donation so much!

Reading Challenge

The reading challenge genra for March is Sports. Remember the goal for the reading challenge is to read 1 MILLION MINUTES by spring break! So lets get reading and turn our sheets in.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January Reading Challenge

The January genre is "Where in the world". Books that take place or teach about another country.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Reading Challange for November!

The reading challenge for November is to read 3 books from the Non-fiction/History genre. I know that my first graders teacher, Mrs Stocking, has decided to keep track of the kids reading challenge on their monthly reading calender instead of the minute log that is handed out. Which is just fine. Just make sure that your kids are reading and keeping track of the books for this month.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Together We Can!

Reflections is here! The theme for 2010-11 is "Together We Can". Your child came home Friday with the reflections brochure and entry form. The entries need to adhere to the theme and be titled. There are 6 different categories for the children participate in. Photography, Music, Literature, Visual Arts, Dance Choreography and Film and Video Production. The National PTA website, has entry forms, examples of past entries and more detailed entry rules. All entries must meet the specific rules for their categories. Turn entries into the school by: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th. Please make sure titles are on the front and names on the back. Winners will be announced and presented prizes. Entry forms need to accompany the entry. Please print the entry form off the website listed above or get one from the school. On the right hand column of this blog there are a couple links to help you out. One is to view or print an entry form and the other is to view the rules of each category. You can scan through the PTA website and get as much information that you need. You can even view past entries to get some ideas.
Here are some examples of how the kids can use this years theme.
"Together We Can.......Keep the Earth Green"
"Together We Can.......Help Others"
"Together We Can......Win the Dance Competition."
"Together We Can.......Build a Better Future."
"Together We Can.......All Succeed."

If you have any questions about Reflections please contact Angie Daw, chairperson for 2010-11 reflections, at 782-2379 or

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Upcoming Fundraiser Information

It is time to kick-off our PTA fundraising efforts for the school year 2010-2011! You may already be aware that with the budget cuts that went into effect this spring, there are no funds for student activities or new technology required by the math program the was implemented last year. The new text books that have been adopted have internet based programs that the teachers can access through the teacher's classroom computer. However, they need a specific projector that allows them to project those images on to the screen for the entire class. There is an immediate need for 13 of these classroom projectors at $600.00 each. That would total $7,800.00 plus tax. In addition, the only money available to fund student activities ( "A.R. parties", reading challenge party, activities to replace field trips, etc.) will have to come from PTA funds. Thus our goal for this fundraiser is $8,000.00. If we could collect $20.00 pre Ridge Crest student we would easily surpass our fundraising goal for this year.
This Friday monring at 8:45 we will have our kick-off assembly for the fundraiser. Many of you visited with us at Back-to-School Night and tasted some of the products from the fundraiser. The Lehi Roller Mill mixes and Idaho Preferred products range in price from$5.00 to $10.00 with the exception of one gift basket that is more.
We receive 45-50% profit on all the products. There are no prizes associated with the fundraiser this year. However, we are working on our own prizes for the top student fundraisers through the generous donations of some of our local businesses.
If you would rather not participate in the fundraising sales and just donate instead, please send your check or cash to Ridge Crest PTA Fundraising. Please mark the envelope clearly and include your student's name and teacher so that they get credit for participating in our fundraiser.
Thank you for your support! If you have any questions please leave a message at Ridge Crest for Nancy Wells or Michelle Kofoed.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ridge Crest Reading Challenge

Our Ridge Crest Reading Challenge has become a well know tradition and this year is going to be no different, although the challenge is changing slightly. In years past there has been a list of specific books that had to be read in order to meet the challenge. Here's the challenge for this year: Read three books each month within the designated genre of books. The genre changes each month. Students will be allowed to read books of their choice as long as it belongs to one of the genres that we are challenging them to read. Once they have read those three books, students may choose to read books of their choice. Here's the second half of the challenge, and it's a group effort; read one million minutes as a school before the end of March!

September: Animal Stories
October: Mystery/Suspense
November: Non-Fiction/History
December: Books that have been made into movies
January: Where in the world: (Books that take place or teach about another country)
February: Fairy Tales/Tall Tales
March: Sports
Here's how our reading challenge works:
Each year students are given a challenge to read specific books with a suprise at the end of those who complete it. It has become a favorite event at our school and we plan to make it an exciting challenge this year. Here are the rules for our participants:
  1. Do not count previously read books. Reread them if you liked them, then you can count them.
  2. Log your reading minutes on the log provided each month. You'll need your teachers or parent/guardians initials for them to count.
  3. Read three books from the genre of the month. List those books on your log and answer the questions about them.
  4. Make sure you complete your log entirely so we will know who to give credit to. (There might be a reward for you in the end). If you need more then one log, just staple them together.
Good luck and have fun!