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!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ridge Crest Fundraiser!

This years the fundraiser will be headed up by Michelle Kofoed and Nancy Wells. Michelle also headed up the fundraiser last year and did a great job. If you have any questions concerning the upcoming fundraiser please contact the school at 785-8894 and they will get your questions to the committee.

To the right of the screen you will find a link to the two companies who will be doing our fundraiser this year. Please do not order the products yet! These links are for you to become familier with the products offered so when the fundraiser gets underway you will be aware of what you may want to order. They both offer wonderful products that were sampled by many people at back to school night. Our schools fundraiser will be kicking off at the end of September. Keep an eye out for more information about it as the time gets closer. We always appreciate all the support we get from our Ridge Crest parents during the fundraiser. The fundraiser is THE biggest opportunity of the year to raise money for our school so we hope it's a HUGE success!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Welcome Back Eagles!!

  • Back to School Night

Back to School night is on Tuesday, August 24th from 6-7:30pm. Bring your childs school supplies, have a .25 cent popcorn and most importantly meet your childs teacher.

Become a Member of the PTA

PTA meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm starting September 1st. Your 10$ membership helps support activities for our kids. Last year the PTA helped fund:
Back to School Night
Teacher Appreciation
AR Party
Science Night
Student Council Activities
Walk Across America
ISAT Snacks
Buses to BHS play
Movie Night

Our Co-PTA Presidents this year are Mindy Polatis and Lisa Turner.

Mindy has four children. Her oldest 3 have already gone through Ridge Crest and her youngest is in the 4th grade. She is very excited to work with the parents and teachers of Ridge Crest Elementary. In years past she has volunteered on the PTA board and has great ideas to make sure our students have a great and fun year.
Lisa also has 4 children. She currently has 2 sons attending Ridge Crest. Lisa is full of energy and fun. She will have great ideas to help plan activities that will help our children learn and receive the best opportunities that we can offer.
The PTA is very excited to get started with this new school year. Please come and support our school in any way you can. There are many ways to help. Whether it is volunteering on a committee or just helping in your child's class room. Your help will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions for Mindy or Lisa please contact Ridge Crest at 785-8894.
On the right column you will find a link to the Blackfoot School District web page. Stay aware of everything that is going on in the district. Anything from sporting events, policies, calenders and lunch menus. Even pay your childs lunch money with the mynutrikids link.