Congratulations Mr. Wolfe, CRI 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

Sixth grade teachers carried a poster board snake with messages from students declaring what they love about Canyon Ridge's Teacher of the Year, Mr. Wolfe. With a drumline and much fanfare, the school announced he won the Teacher of the Year honor during the dodgeball tournament.
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Limited # of Yearbooks for SaleOrder your yearbook today online or print off a form for $25.
Hat Day - Friday, January 30th!Bring $1 to wear your favorite school appropriate hat every other Friday during the school year.
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Parent Survey

Parents, 

We want to work with you to make this the best year possible for your child.   We know communication is key. Please take the 5 question survey below to better help us serve you and your child. Thank you for your continued support!

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Nurse's Corner
The stomach bug and Flu is here! Please help us in stopping the spread of germs. Remember to wash hands often, wipe down common used items in the home. Remote controls, phones, door handles, faucets, etc. We want to keep kids healthy and at school.

Remember to keep all kids healthy students need to be 24 hours free of fever or vomiting before returning to school.  This is a district policy. 

January 21st – National Hugging Day - Started in 1986 and you just offer someone a hug and it helps their mental health.  

National Mentoring MonthMore info. 

Announcements

Order Your Yearbook Today

There is still a limited number of yearbooks on sale for $25.  You can either order online or print off a form and turn it in at school.

Homeroom Box Tops Competition - 1/12 - 2/12

We are kicking off a Box Tops Competition between homerooms beginning Monday, Jan. 12th which will run through Feb. 12th.  We will still continue taking Box Tops after that date, but Feb. 12th will be the date we count Box Tops to see which homeroom class receives a Pizza Party Lunch with Mr. Waggoner and Mrs. Blackwell.  The winning teacher will also  win $50 in classroom supplies for their students’ classroom.  Please turn Box Tops in to Homeroom Teachers!

Thank You Veterans for Your Service

Canyon Ridge would like to thank all those veterans, families, and the entire Mustang community for your support of our veterans.  We appreciate all those that attended our assembly, honoring the sacrifices these men and women have made for our country.

Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners

Canyon Ridge students won 5 out of the top 10 posters during the 2014-2015 Fire Prevention Poster contest.
1st Place - Bethany Hutto - 6th Grade
3rd Place - Ella Emillio - 5th Grade
4th Place - Lily Dilbeck - 6th Grade
5th Place - Paige Gulley - 5th Grade
10th Place - Maya Beesley - 5th Grade

Bethany Hutto's poster will be displayed at other school's within the district.  Congratulations!

6th Grade ELA in Need of Hunger Games

Do you have a copy of Hunger Games that you are not using anymore?

The 6th Grade ELA team would love to have it!  Students will be working on a novel study over the first book in the series and the classes are in need of copies of the book.

Please contact your child's ELA teacher for more information of if you have any questions.

Ms. Richardson Wins OECU Grant!

Rachel Richardson, received grant money from Oklahoma Educators Credit Union (OECU).

Ms. Richardson, the 6th grade special educators math teacher, will apply her grant funds to focus on fractions/decimals/percents and organization.  

“With the requested funds, I plan to purchase hands-on manipulatives demonstrating in a tangible way, the use of fractions as well as some basic fraction books written for students with special education needs.  I also plan to create an accountability based organization system for my students,” Richardson said.

Each July, Oklahoma Educators Credit Union accepts grant applications from Oklahoma teachers who are OECU members.  In 2014, over 100 applications were received and reviewed by its Grants Committee with 64 grants being awarded. 

 “Oklahoma Educators Credit Union supports educators and their efforts to bring imaginative and innovative learning projects to their classrooms,” Cindy White, OECU President said. “That’s why we began our Teacher Grant Program – it’s our way to help Oklahoma teachers bring new projects to life.”  

The grants were awarded last week at OECU’s Teacher Grant Banquet held on the Reno campus of Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Educators Credit Union was founded in 1960 and for 54 years has been dedicated to serving the financial needs of educators and their families.  OECU membership is open to educators, school personnel, school students and their families. The OECU Yukon Branch is located at 732 Garth Brooks Blvd.  A complete list of 2014 Teacher Grant winners can be found at oecu.com.

Congratulations to Ms. Wilkes, Cox Grant Recipient!

Jessica Wilkes, our Communications/Broadcasting teacher, received a COX Connects Foundation Grant in the amount of $7,886.89!   She has such a great vision for her program and love for her students.    Ryan Waggoner and Kathy Blackwell visited her classroom to surprise her and enjoyed making a huge fuss.



Hat Day - Every Other Friday

Every other Friday will be Hat Day at Canyon Ridge Intermediate!

The next hat day will be Friday, January 16th.

Bring $1 and you can wear you favorite school appropriate hat!

All proceeds go to the Technology / Communications classrooms for purchase of new equipment / apps for student use.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Supporting Each Other During Grief and Loss

We hope you find the following resources helpful:
 
Young People and Grief
 
How Parents Can Help
 
Suggestions for the Friends and Relatives of the Grieving Survivor
 
*all above resources used with permission from Chemical Training Awareness Institute (2008)
 
www.webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-coping-with-grief
www.apa.org/helpcenter/grief.aspx
 
If you need further assistance, please contact us at 405-256-6955.
 
Amy Hill, 6th grade counselor
 
Amy Cozens, 5th grade counselor

Parent Portal is Up and Running!

Parent portal is now up and running. This is an online program that allows you to track your students grades and absences. It is important to know we will not be giving paper progress reports and report cards this year.  All grades will be available on parent portal. Please contact the office to get your username and password. You are able to pick up any of your Mustang Public School student’s information at one school site. 
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Contact Information
Physical Address:
3600 South Sara Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73099

Mailing Address:
906 South Heights Drive
Mustang, OK  73064

Phone Number:
(405) 256-6955

Fax Number:
(405) 577-2236