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Week of 10/15 - 10/19/18

Hello Panthers,
I hope you were able to enjoy a great weekend with amazing weather. Looking at the forcast it looks like the weather will be much cooler this week. I am going to make a prediction that you can call me on next week. Not sure how many of you are old enough to remember Carnac the magnificent, but here it goes. “We will have no fewer than 20 jackets/hoodies added to the lost and found over the next week, half of which will never be reported missing to parents and half of which students will say someone took when they set it down.” Seriously though, all items found are taken to the lost and found area in the lower commons outside the cafeteria. All hangable items will be on a hanger so that students or parents are able to identify. Although I encourage you to make students find their own lost clothes. I opened my calendar and promptly closed it. It is going to be a busy week full of activities. Make sure you stay up with all the latest by clicking on the “Upcoming Events” ta…

Week of 10/8-10/12/18

Hello Panthers,
I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Remember that students do not have school Monday or Tuesday 10/8-10/9! We will be busy with professional development on both days. The school office will be open, but teachers and administration will not be available. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Wednesday!

Girls in STEM Day - 10/8 - 8am - 4pm @ CRHS
Join girls in STEM at Cedar Ridge on Monday 10/8. All participants will check-in at room B131. Girls will learn and use the scientific and engineering design processes and be mentored by engineering club members and teachers. This will be a great opportunity for 5th to 8th grade students to learn more about Cedar Ridge’s STEM Academy and Engineering / STEM career pathways.
Here is a flyer with more information.

Enrichment Day Sign-up - 10/19
Students were informed via email and intercom announcements about signing up for 10/19 enrichment day. Students will have opportunities to sign up this week during lunch as well. If you ar…

Week of 10/1 - 10/5/18

Hello Panthers!
I hope you enjoyed the weekend! Lot of wins for Texas football teams this weekend, which is sometimes rare! I hope your favorite team did well. Everyone excited for October? This week seems low key, but is actually quite busy.

Festival of the Bands - Oct 1st, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
If you love to watch marching band perform then come on out to Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex on Monday night from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for the annual Festival of Bands! Hear from all middle and high school RRISD schools, including your famous Ridgeview Panther band!

7th grade Dance- Friday - October 5th, 6:30-9:00 pm
The votes have been counted and the theme is MASQUERADE Madness. Your student can dress to fit the theme or not, but they do need to be dress code compliant. The dance will be at Ridgeview on October 5th from 6:30 until 9pm. Admission wristbands will be sold the week before the dance; both online and during lunch. Wristbands cost 5 dollars or 4 dollars if your student is a PTA member. The dance…

Week of 9/24-9/28/18

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a great weekend! It was nice to dry out a little. I was even able to mow the yard yesterday. What’s up with all the mushrooms blooming? I am not a gardener by any means, but some have told me that it is actually a positive sign even though they look like an eyesore. I had a few in my flowerbed that looked like Smurf Mansion. A week later they completely melted into a smelly glop. I presume by Gargamel. Science is so cool and so weird at the same time!

College Day
College Day is upon us! I am so glad that the Longhorns won this weekend so that I am able to wear burnt orange. We have been hard at work getting students sign-up this past week. I am pleased to say that we have over 60 sessions for students to choose from. If your student did not get signed up. Don’t let it stress them out. We will help find some sessions during the first session so that they are at least able to attend three out of the four. Hopefully students get the hang of using Sched as a …

Week of 9/17-9/21/18

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a great weekend and are excited for a new week! Just a reminder that this week marks the end of the 1st six weeks. Yes, it was a short six weeks and odd that you just got progress reports and now the end of the six weeks is upon us. It will balance out as we go through the year. Who says sports is just for the weekend? Our volleyball and football teams are off to a great start. Come out and watch the fun this week!

Beautification Day Recap
What an awesome experience we had on Saturday morning! I made the ultimate mistake and forgot to take before and after pictures. Hopefully someone captured the difference. For those of you that were not able to make it, we had a solid group of teachers, parents, and students that put in a new phase to our outdoor garden area. There is no doubt that this is going to be an amazing addition once the plants are in bloom. A huge thank you to our lead teacher Ellen Duvall for her work in planning this project. I also want to …

Week of 9/10-9/14/18

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a great weekend and all your favorite football teams were victorious. I appreciate the rain that we received, I know it was needed. I am hoping that it will hold off on Monday and Tuesday so that we are able to get in our first football games of the season. I think now that Back to School nights are complete we can start settling into the school year.

SPIRIT NIGHT - Weds - Sept 12 @ Zaxby’s - 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Our second spirit night of the year is this Wednesday (September 12) at Zaxby’s. Please join us between 5 and 9pm. A portion of your purchase will be donated back to Ridgeview. You can dine in or drive through. Please tell the cashier that you are there to support Ridgeview. Thank you so much for your support of Ridgeview and a special thanks to Zaxby’s for partnering with us!

Picture Day - Tues - Sept 11th
Just a reminder for parents that students will be taking school pictures on Tuesday. Make sure and have your student practice that perfect smile!

Week of 9/3 - 9/7/18

Hello Panthers!
I hope you enjoy the day off for Labor Day. We are entering our third full week of school and we have had a great start. I am happy to report that we are almost fully hired. We hope to have new staff members ready for next Monday.

Back to School Night - 6th grade - Tues, Sept 4th, 5:30-8:00
This past week we held the 7th and 8th grade Back to School Nights. I feel like both events were well attended and I was glad to see so many families. This week we will have 6th grade on Tuesday, Sept 4th. The event will start at 5:30. We will be starting class rotations at 6:15. I encourage everyone to come to the PTA meeting as we will be voting during the general membership meeting.

PTA will hold its first General Membership meeting Tuesday, September 4th at 5:30pm. It shouldn’t take too long, but we will be electing a new President as well as addressing budget amendments. We thank you for your support of our PTA.

6th grade Dance - Sept 7th - 6:30 - 9:00
The first dance of the yea…