Welcome to Ridgecrest Elementary School. We are proud of our dynamic and student centered learning environment. Our vision is 100% student success believing that all students possess gifts and talents.
The 2014-15 school year brings some exciting new programs and school themes. One major theme centers on student enrichment. We aspire to provide all students with opportunities to explore their interests and talents. All Ridgecrest students will be provided with a Renzulli Learning account which is a wonderful learning tool for exploration. The Student Enrichment Model (SEM) will be expanded allowing students to select enrichment clusters to attend. We are also starting a Brown Bag Lunch Series for students providing opportunities to listen to speakers sharing their talents.
Another major initiative is to expand student clubs. I am excited that our school will have a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) club for each grade level. We are also starting a Robotics team that will compete in a league.
Teaching students to live our school’s core values, such as respect, responsibility, self-motivation, kindness and community, will continue to be a key emphasis of our school’s visible character education program. Placing a greater emphasis on service learning projects tied directly to the curriculum will be another character-based initiative this school year.
We believe that our parents and friends of Ridgecrest play a pivotal role in our learning community. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in our enrichment programs as the talents, experiences and expertise of our wonderful parents are substantial. We also invite our parents to attend the monthly All Pro Dad and IMOM breakfasts. One new program this year is Ridgecrest Parent University. This program allows parents and staff to participate and collaborate in a series of online book studies that I will facilitate. The books will pertain to teaching, learning and parenting.
For families interested in our school, a listing of tour dates is placed on the website. Please register for a school tour as we are excited to show you our dynamic learning community.
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Could your child benefit from extra learning opportunities over the summer?
Registration for Summer Bridge is underway.
Summer Bridge is especially important for students who are not performing
on grade level or need additional help to stay on track. Summer Bridge
provides engaging activities and intensive instruction to prepare students for
maximum success. Most Summer Bridge programs will run Monday through Thursday
from June 16 to July 23. Parents can register at https://reservation.pcsb.org. Schools will also
assist families with the registration process. Find the latest information at www.pcsb.org/summerbridge. Contact the
school for additional info.
Reminder: Connect for Success Laptop Inventory Return
If your child checked out a Title I Connect for Success laptop this year, please return it to your child’s school for mandatory inventory, updating and maintenance between April 13th and April 21st, 2015. If your child is currently enrolled in Kindergarten through fourth grade, the laptop may be reissued to your child for summer extended learning once the inventory process has been completed. Contact your school’s Connect for Success Liaison for any questions you may have regarding this program.