Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Weekly Updates for 1/30 - 2/3

 North Ridge Families, 


I hope that your week is off to a great start! Here are a couple of resources that we wanted to highlight to provide resources and 



Technology / Common Sense Media Support for families 


Have you wondered if a book is good for your child’s age --- is my child too young to play a game - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ is a great resource that provides parents and guardians with information about the ratings of books, movies, games and more. We will continue to highlight different aspects of this site. 

Supporting Students 

From time to time our Student Service Team will be completing surveys and check-in with students to monitor the support they will need to provide to create a safe learning environment. Here is the updated Student Service Team Site: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/northridgestudentservices/home 


Dates to Remember 


  • January 9th: mClass testing will take place

  • January 24-February 7: NKT Window (k-2) 

  • January 24-February 7: Star Math Window (3-5) 

  • February 1st: First day of Black History Month 

  • February 6th: Report Cards Go Home 

  • February 6th, 7th, and 8th: Second Grade Field Trip 

  • February 7th: 1st Grade Field Trip 

  • February 6th: - Feb 10 -  National Counselor week 

  • February 13th - 17th - National Love the Bus Week 

  • February 14th: PTA 




Wishing you well! 

 


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Updates for January 16th - 20th

 North Ridge Families, 


I hope that your week is off to a great start! Here are a couple of updates for this week. 


PTA Meeting 

Reminder that we have a PTA parent meeting at 6:30 in the cafeteria on Tuesday January 17th. 


School Drop off at 8:45 

Be sure that you are waiting until 8:45 to have your child dropped off for arrival. We have noticed an increase in students waiting at the front door prior to the 8:45 bell. 


Supporting Students 

From time to time our Student Service Team will be completing surveys and check-in with students to monitor the support they will need to provide to create a safe learning environment. 

 

Dates to Remember 

 

  • January 9th: mClass testing will take place

  • January 24-February 7: NKT Window (k-2) 

  • January 24-February 7: Star Math Window (3-5) 

  • January 26th: Last day of Second Quarter 

  • January 24th: School Family Assembly 

  • January 25th: 4th Grade Symphony 

  • January 26th: End of 2nd Quarter 

  • January 27th: No School (Teacher Workday) 

 



Wishing you well! 

 


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Weekly Updates

 North Ridge Families, 


I hope that your week is off to a great start! Here are a couple of updates for this week. 


Student Assignment Strips 

These were sent home with students in their Monday Folders. If you have questions, please reach out to Mrs. Keyer in the front office. 


School Drop off at 8:45 

Be sure that you are waiting until 8:45 to have your child dropped off for arrival. We have noticed an increase in students waiting at the front door prior to the 8:45 bell. 


Lost and Found items:


Attendance Policy: correct link:


https://boardpolicyonline.com/bl/?b=wake_new#&&hs=1064204 


  • December 6-7: 3rd Grade Iowa Testing 

  • December 8: 2nd Grade Play Performance k/3 and ⅘

  • December 8: 7:00 2nd Grade Night Time Performance

  • Monday 12/12 (D-Day) - 3rd Grade Math NC Check-in @ 1:30

  • Tuesday 12/13 (E-Day) - 5th Grade Math NC Check-in @ 10:30

  • December 21st: Early Release 



Wishing you well! 


Thursday, December 1, 2022

2 Additional Updates

North Ridge Families, 


A couple of updates for this week. I gave the incorrect link for the attendance policy and an update for the Unicornucopia interest meeting. 


Attendance Policy: correct link:


https://boardpolicyonline.com/bl/?b=wake_new#&&hs=1064204 


 

UNICORNUCOPIA INTEREST MEETING

Unicornucopia will be here before we know it, and it is North Ridge Elementary’s biggest event of the year. Our spring carnival has games, inflatables, food trucks, raffles and so much more.  But most importantly it is solely run by volunteers and we need your help! An interest meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, at 9:30 in the Cafeteria. Please join us, all are welcome and encouraged. 


In previous years, this event took over 300 volunteers, and we have jobs to fit all different times and talent. We are currently looking for a few fantastic people to join us in leading this event, and will go over the different leadership roles that need to be filled asap. We will also share how you can get involved, and what opportunities are to come leading up to the event. 


Let us know if you are interested here. Can’t attend? Leave your email and we can provide you with information missed, and upcoming opportunities. We look forward to seeing you there! Signing up prior to the meeting is not required to attend.

Thank you for continuing to partner with us to teach your children! 


Upcoming Events and Dates 


  • November 30th/December 1st: Third grade field trip 

  • Thursday 12/1 - 4th Grade Math NC Check @ 10:30

  • December 5th: Early Release 

  • December 6-7: 3rd Grade Iowa Testing 

  • December 8: 2nd Grade Play Performance k/3 and ⅘

  • December 8: 7:00 2nd Grade Night Time Performance

  • Monday 12/12 (D-Day) - 3rd Grade Math NC Check-in @ 1:30

  • Tuesday 12/13 (E-Day) - 5th Grade Math NC Check-in @ 10:30

  • December 21st: Early Release 



Wishing you well! 

 

Travis Shillings, Principal  

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

November 28 - December 2nd

 North Ridge Families, 


I hope that this email finds you well and you had a relaxing 5 day weekend with your family and friends and have adjusted back. 


Stay Home When Sick, Not Feeling Well or Exhibiting Symptoms of COVID-19

  • It is recommended that students and staff stay home if they are sick, not feeling well, or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and recommend getting tested for COVID-19.

  • People who are at risk for severe illness with COVID-19 who test positive are recommended to consult with a healthcare provider right away for possible treatment, even if their symptoms are mild.

  • We have test kits at school if needed, please contact the front desk for information or to obtain a test kit. 

  • Student absences should be addressed in alignment with Attendance Policy 4400 R&P


Spirit Night -- Tonight at Falls of Neuse Chick Fila. 


Volunteering at North Ridge

Are you interested in volunteering at North Ridge or another WCPSS school? You will need to update (or complete) the registration process at a Wake County School. This is required every year. Please visit our front office to complete the application, there is a second step in the process that will involve you responding to an email that is sent from the site.  We look forward to your support! 


Thank you for continuing to partner with us to teach your children! 


Upcoming Events and Dates 


  • November 30th: Fall Re-take Pictures 

  • November 30th/December 1st: Third grade field trip 

  • Thursday 12/1 - 4th Grade Math NC Check @ 10:30

  • December 5th: Early Release 

  • December 6-7: 3rd Grade Iowa Testing 

  • December 8: 2nd Grade Play Performance k/3 and ⅘

  • December 8: 7:00 2nd Grade Night Time Performance

  • Monday 12/12 (D-Day) - 3rd Grade Math NC Check-in @ 1:30

  • Tuesday 12/13 (E-Day) - 5th Grade Math NC Check-in @ 10:30

  • December 21st: Early Release 



Wishing you well! 

 


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Thankful for our School Family!


North Ridge Families, 

 


WOW! What a fantastic opportunity to continue to serve such outstanding students, parents and community members. We as the North Ridge staff are so thankful for the wonderful partners we have here at our incredible school. 


We are so thankful for our PTA that provides us with an abundant amount of resources that include teaching materials, professional development to enhance our conscious discipline in all classrooms to support students’ emotional well-being, the thanking PTA delicious treats throughout the year and the list goes on and on! We are so thankful to have volunteers back in our house and especially those who helped with Boosterthon!


Finally, we are thankful for all of the wonderful families that we have the opportunity to serve daily in this magnificent learning environment. Our families allow us to work with the very best students and to provide them the opportunity to develop individual talents as well as demonstrate academic, creative, and social growth in order to become productive, responsible citizens. 


This truly is a place that builds World Changers! 



Heartfelt THANKS for you all, 


North Ridge Elementary School Family 

 

Monday, October 31, 2022

Week of October 31 - November 4

 North Ridge Families, 


I hope that this email finds you well! Below are some updates and reminders to support our school family!


Boosterthon: 

Human S’More!!!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzyyPr77s8k 


Here are some Final Donation Stats:

States: 38 and Countries: 2 (USA & US minor outlying islands)

Students Donated: 60%

Current School Donation Profit: $66,811.97


Message from our School Nurse: 

When to stay home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gNvtYSc9Yhb29HqaHEiLpRUubICL-Vi0/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118118856140628802740&rtpof=true&sd=true 



Volunteering at North Ridge

Are you interested in volunteering at North Ridge or another WCPSS school? You will need to update (or complete) the registration process at a Wake County School. This is required evey year. Please visit our front office to complete the application, there is a second step in the process that will involve you responding to an email that is sent from the site.  We look forward to your support! 


Thank you for continuing to partner with us to teach your children! 


Upcoming Events and Dates 


  • November 4th: Staff Workday - no school 

  • November 8th (Election day) - Staff Workday  - no school 

  • November 10th: Early Release 

  • November 11th: No School (Vetern’s Day



Wishing you well! 

 


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