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Week of 2/11-2/15/19

Hello Panthers!
Welcome to the rollercoaster of crazy ups and downs in temperature. It certainly is doing a number on students and adults with flu, sinus infections, and colds. All I can say is Vitamin C and soap and water. We added a handwashing sink in the lower commons in the Fall. The sole purpose of doing so was to encourage students to wash their hands before eating. A reminder from parents certainly won’t hurt. This week will be interesting with Valentine’s Day. For middle school, that translates to increased drama and sugar. Several things happening this week, see below.

High School Transition Information - Last Chance - Monday, Feb. 11th - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
It was great to see so many parents and students at Cedar Ridge on Thursday night. For those of you that still have questions, we will hosting a question and answer session Monday night in the Ridgeview Lecture Hall. Representatives from Cedar Ridge will be in attendance to answer questions as well. Hope to see you there!

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Week of 2/4-2/8/19

Hello Panthers!
Well Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone and I am sure that nothing major has happened as a result of it, other than many people loading up on extra calories and being more tired on Monday. Guilty as charged. I heard there was a push to have a holiday the Monday after the Super Bowl. Not a bad idea, but I guess that just feeds the already out of control emphasis on football as something magical. I guess I can talk about the weather instead. Warm early in the week and then back to near freezing by the end of the week.

Family Survey
Okay Ridgeview. This is the last week! We are still about 200 behind the school in front of us for parent responses. We would love to have your input to help us improve! Our Ridgeview Annual Family Survey is mobile-friendly and short, it should take about 5 minutes to complete. Your input is valuable and used to plan for improvement and implement new opportunities for your student.

Incoming 6th grade Parent Night - Success
We had over 300 incomin…

Week of 1/28 - 2/1/19

Hello Panthers!
Sunday was perfect weather to be outside! I hope you took advantage of the rare summer weather in January, especially since it was almost freezing a couple of days earlier. I know that everyone is thinking about their favorite appetizer for the upcoming weekend, but before we get there I just want to thank everyone for sending me their students each day! I know it gets tiring and I think we could all use mental wellness days now and then without penalty. Unfortunately we are not there yet, so I appreciate you sending them each day! Make sure you click on the “Upcoming Events” tab to stay on top of all the events that are happening over the next month.

Family Survey
Thank you to those of you that have filled out the latest climate survey from the district. We are only about 200 behind the school in front of us for parent responses. We would love to have your input to help us improve! Our Ridgeview Annual Family Survey is mobile-friendly and short, it should take about 5 mi…

Week of 1/21 - 1/25/19

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a fascinating weekend. For those of you that were able to have Monday off, I hope you were able to spend some time in thought, service, or just able to relax and catch up. Did anybody check out that moon over the weekend? I probably could have guessed there was a supermoon by the end of the week. There is always a little extra energy from students! Thursday morning looks to be super cold, so make sure they come with a jacket and leave with a jacket.

Family Survey
Thank you to those of you that have filled out the latest climate survey from the district. We get a report each week to show how many responses we received. We are ahead of last year’s pace, but still below the average voter turnout. Here is the information again. We would love to have your input to help us improve! Our Ridgeview Annual Family Survey is mobile-friendly and short, it should take about 5 minutes to complete. Your input is valuable and used to plan for improvement and implement new o…

Week of 1/15 - 1/19/19

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a great weekend and were more productive than I was. I guess I did get a few things done outside on Saturday when I was in shorts, only to bundle up the next day. Craziest weather ever! The side effects are being felt as we have had many students and staff out with allergy related illnesses, colds and a few with the flu. This is your reminder to consider a flu shot, wash your hands often, get plenty of fluids, get enough sleep, and get enough Vitamin C every day. It still might not keep you from getting sick, but it might lessen the duration.

It is about to get busy, busy the next few weeks. I went ahead and updated the “Upcoming Events” tab in Blogger to show the next seven weeks. I had to see a little end in sight. This gets us through the end of the 4th Six Weeks and into March - Eeeek! There are many announcements this week of upcoming events. Take your time to read through them.

Family Survey
You probably received an email from the district with this y…

Week of 1/8 - 1/11/19

Welcome back Panthers!
I can’t believe we are already at the halfway point of the school year. I hope you were able to enjoy the break, spend time with family in a positive way, and get a little rest to recharge for the new year.

We will somewhat ease back into the routine this week and will be going over student expectations for those that are new and those that might have “forgotten” over the break. Tomorrow I will send out the newest list of activities for parents that might have students in transition whether from 5th to 6th grade or 8th to 9th grade. This will be a separate tab in the blog. We will also have the dates posted on the “Upcoming Events” tab as they are approaching. We will be offering a few opportunities for 6th and 7th grade parents to join as well if they want to get a head start on what will be needed for high school.

Other Info
Coding Program (Spring Enrollment Open)
We want to prepare our students for the opportunities of a tech-driven future by providing them option…

Week of 12/17 - 12/21/18

Hello Panthers!
Can you believe it? Three school days this week and the first semester is behind us. I feel like I need another month before first semester should be over, but I am not going to request it :) That just means we have to hit the ground running when we return in January! I have talked about anxiety and anxiousness around the holidays. I want to talk about something else that adds to the mix: sugar and caffeine!

Please do not send your student with sugar and caffeine for consumption with friends this week. I am urging my teachers to not have classroom parties because we the highs and lows of sugar and caffeine, we also have unexpected behaviors that we should not have at school. I want to finish off the semester with everyone safe and sound and in great spirits, but we do not need the extra sugar and caffeine to make that happen. Thank you for supporting me in this effort!

Canned Food Drive Almost Done - Keep them coming! Drive ends Tuesday during Advisory!
We will be acceptin…