RED RIBBON WEEK - 10/27-10/31

Monday (10/27):

Please join us in kicking off Red Ribbon week.  Plan on wearing a Mustang Bronco shirt or a Red Ribbon Week Shirt to celebrate being Drug Free!

Tuesday (10/28):

Drugs are HAIRY!  Wear your hair in a crazy way to show your support of a drug free life!

Wednesday (10/29):

We’re drug free and ROCKin’ the Ridge!  Dress like a ROCKSTAR to show we’re too cool to mess with drugs!

Thursday (10/30):

Say “Peace Out” to drugs!  Dress like a hippie!

Friday (10/31):

Give drugs the “boot”! 

Dress up in western wear and learn the line dance “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” in Life Apps & P.E.

SHORT Parent Survey - Please take!

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!

Latest News
Ridge Readers Book Club Starts 10/23Go to "Calling All Readers" on the Media Center page for more information.
Hat Day - Friday, October 24th!Bring $1 to wear your favorite school appropriate hat every other Friday during the school year.
Canyon Ridge Echo
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    The school newsletter of events happening at Canyon Ridge Intermediate is being written by our students this year.  Be on the look out for our first issue coming soon!
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Announcements

Book Club "Ridge Readers" Starts 10/23

Meetings are held during lunch and recess starting on October 23rd. 

For more information, contact Mrs. Tobler or go to "Calling All Readers" on the Media Center page.
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Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Canyon Ridge Library Presents…

A Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Decorate a pumpkin like a literary character!
You may bring the book that goes with your character to display.
Pumpkins will be on display in the library.
Every entry will be entered to win a prize!
Other prizes will be given for the most creative pumpkins!

Pumpkins may be turned in to the library starting Oct. 20 – Oct. 29
Winners will be announced on Friday, Oct. 31

 

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Spelling Bee Information

Classroom Spelling bees will begin taking place Tuesday, October 28th.  ELA teachers have until Friday, November 21st to complete spelling bees in their rooms and submit names for the school spelling bee.  If a student is the top speller in their ELA class they will compete in The Canyon Ridge School Spelling bee on Tuesday, December 9th

Tip for Studying:
Stop by Ms. Wilkes room (C9) today and get a study list!  Have a family member or friend read off the words to you starting with the 4th grade list (regardless of your grade level).  Have them highlight the words you DON'T know.  Once you master all the words on the 4th grade list, move to the 5th grade list and so on.

Meningitis Information

Dear Parents,
We want to keep you informed as soon as information become available to us.

It was confirmed this afternoon, 10/20/14 that a 6th grade student at Canyon Ridge Intermediate has been diagnosed with viral meningitis.

Viral meningitis is typically less severe than bacterial meningitis and usually resolves without specific treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Your child is not at risk.  We have been in constant communication with the State Department of Health and all safety precautions have been taken. 

We are passing this information along to keep you informed.  Additional information can be found on the district website.

We will always take every precaution and make every effort to keep your child safe and happy and communicate with you openly and promptly.

 

Very sincerely,
Kathy Blackwell
Principal


Do You Know a Veteran?

Canyon Ridge would like to honor you, or your family member, at our Veteran’s Day program by displaying a photo of your choosing (in uniform).  If you would email a photo to wilkesj@mustangps.org we will put that into our slideshow.

Our Veteran’s Day program will be on November 11th (actual Veteran’s day) and we hope you will join us on that day.

Thank you for your help, and we look forward to seeing you! ( More info to come as we get closer)

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, October 24th.

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

All proceeds go to the Technology / Communications classroom 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. 

OTISS Parent Meeting and Math Night - POSTPONED

The parent meeting to discuss and give information about OTISS which is a positive behavior and academic reinforcement program we have started this year has been postponed for a future date.

The Everyday Math parent meeting has also been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

Helping Your Child Start the School Year Right...

Every parent wants to help their child either continue the success they have had in elementary school or get a fresh start.  Every parent wants their child to enjoy school, learn a lot, discover new talents, and be happy and successful.  Starting the school year is stressful for both parents and students.  Will the teachers be fair, will they be nice, fun, and enjoy every child?  Are academic standards both high and realistic in helping each child be successful even if he/she struggles?  What about gifted or academically advanced students?  Will my child be challenged or bored?  Even the most confident child wonders where he/she will eat, with whom, and will they see friends at school.  New students wonder if they will make new friends, if they will eat alone or how they will feel all day if they do not know anyone yet.  We are here to alleviate those fears and to spend every moment of every day trying to make Canyon Ridge the best school experience your child has ever had.More
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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
Nurse's Corner

October is National Physical therapy month SO try to remember our Lovely Physical therapist and tell them that we really appreciate them! Also, Health literacy month is October and they have several good topics to review. Brain Injury Awareness is October as well and I have listed some Signs/Symptoms below. Breast Cancer Awareness is October and WE are planning a PINK OUT DAY for October 15, 2014. So please wear your Pink on that Wednesday.  Again please let me know if you would like me to come talk to your class or if you have further questions.

PT:  www.APTA.org

Health Lit:  http://www.healthliteracyoutloud.com/

Brain Injury: (Concussion)

Seek medical attention if you are experiencing:

  • Numbness
  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Severe Headache
  • Weakness in your arms or legs
  • Dizziness or loss of vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of consciousness or confusion
  • Vomiting or nausea

Click for more information about the signs and symptoms of brain injury

 Cancer:

October 5 – 11, 2014 Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 9 – 15, 2014 OCD Awareness Week
October 19 – 25, 2014 National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW)
October 23 – 31, 2014 Red Ribbon Week (Drug-Free America)

October 1 – October 31, 2014 ADHD Awareness Month, Bullying Prevention Month, Cyber Security Awareness Month, Selective Mutism Awareness Month

Activities this month:

Affair of the Heart is coming up and Haunt the Zoo. 

- Sandra Farmer, RN