February 15, 2018
We are planning ahead for our “Career Days” at Timber Ridge. The events will take place on Thursday, April 26 and Wednesday, May 2. Please let us know if you may be interested in presenting!
Our goal is to help students develop a greater awareness about career options and to understand how education connects to the world of work. In order to emphasize the importance of education, students are invited to wear their favorite school shirt on their career day (Timber Ridge, middle school, high school or college shirts). We will continue to meet state guidelines by matching our career speakers to the career clusters. Please look at the career clusters for each grade level listed on the back of this letter.
Thursday, April 26 – Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd: Each grade level will visit the “Careers on Wheels” speakers on the blacktop between 8:15-10:30 a.m. If you or someone you know has a special vehicle that helps with their job, please let us know. We have many community helpers that attend, but are always looking for new careers to feature with our primary students.
Wednesday, May 2 – 3rd, 4th & 5th: Each grade level will see the speakers in a rotation format. Speakers will deliver their presentation for 20 minutes in each class, so we are asking for a time commitment of 1.5 hours for each speaker. The presentations will take place between 8:15-11:30 a.m.
We will try our best to place everyone interested, so if you think you can join us, please complete the form below or email by March 9. Please send emails to [email protected] Thank you in advance for helping us with these educational events!
Joslin Maxwell & Patrick Wilson
These are the new students Increasing The Peace at Timber Ridge! In second Grade: Nora Rhoden, Coleman Ford, Ambrose Richmond, Rebecca Otto, Vivi Kim, Hudson Lambert, Molly Miller, Andrew Grimberg, Grant Deline. In third Grade: Grant Johnson, Luke Koval, Sophie Morge, Sarah Blackwell. In fifth Grade: Anne Roundhill.
Our 5th grade students will have the opportunity to visit Dodgen or Dickerson Middle School on Tuesday, February 6th. They will get to learn about the academic programs, music & connections programs, meet the teachers & administrators, and tour the school. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
A BIG congrats to all of our Increase the Peace winners! These students were nominated by our staff and their peers for going above and beyond with kind words and actions. We are lucky to have such awesome role models increasing the peace at “the Ridge!”
As an extension of our Cyber Power event last week, we hope that families are choosing to take part in our “Stack Challenge.” This is where family members stack their tech devices in order to enjoy quality time with each other. Just a reminder that the calendars with the recorded time need to be turned into classroom teachers this Friday, Nov. 17. Thank you to everyone that chose to participate. We are excited to award Cyber Power t-shirts to the families that recorded the most “stack time!”
Students were nominated by staff members and their peers for showing kindness through their words and actions. These “bucket fillers” are showing that kindness is cool each and every day. Congratulations to these role model students!
The following students were Caught with Character in the month of September 2017.
Character Trait – INTEGRITY: Steadfast adherence to a strict code of moral, ethical or
artistic values; to consistently be truthful, sincere, and fair. They are truly leaders of the pack!
Red Ribbon Week is coming up on October 23-27. We hope everyone will join in with our theme of “Good Choices, Good Character – Drug & Bully Free.” Students are encouraged to dress-up to show their support!
- Monday, 10/23: Wear Red to show that you love yourself and others. Be drug & bully free!
- Tuesday, 10/24: Wear Neon to show that you are too bright to use drugs or bully others!
- Wednesday, 10/25: Wear Tie-Dye/Peace Signs to say “Peace Out” to drugs & bullying!
- Thursday, 10/26: Wear Sweatshirts to show that it’s “No Sweat” to be drug & bully free!
- Friday, 10/27: Wear Team Gear to show that kindness is a team sport – be drug & bully free!
We read the story of Simon’s Hook in our first grade classes this week. The story taught us that even if someone is teased, they don’t have to take the bait! The book discusses 5 strategies that can be used to handle a situation, making it better instead of worse. Sometimes more than one strategy may need to be tried, but very often they do work. If the situation isn’t able to be solved, it is always OK to ask an adult for help.
Students chose the strategy that they liked the best and we practiced what it would look like to use that strategy wit a put-down. For example, if someone was called a “Scaredy-cat,” they could reply with, “You mean I’m not a dog?” if they wanted to laugh and make a joke about it.
All students have learned the difference between playful vs. hurtful teasing. This lesson serves as an additional tool for students, building their skills to diffuse a teasing situation if it occured.