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    Wednesday Library Day

    Please return library books on Wednesday.

    Weekly Folders

    Please return weekly folders on Fridays.

    Parent Survey

    Last year Ponderosa was certified as a District Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative School (Level 1) from Robert Marzano’s High Reliability Framework (HRS). Many of you helped with this process last year by providing input through the parent survey.

    This year, the school is working on District certification for Effective Teaching in Every Classroom (Level 2). This is a two-year process. We expect to receive our District certification next school year. You will be receiving a survey this spring to complete. Embedded in the survey are terms and definitions to help you understand the amazing work our staff at Ponderosa does each day.

    Thank you, in advance, for completing the upcoming spring survey to help us focus on continuous improvement.

    Roaring Readers

    Due:  March  (before Spring Break)

    Reading every night pays off.  Keep track of the reading minutes your child practices reading books, sight words, or even sounding out other words.  IF they reach 600 minutes then they can earn a FREE Roaring Springs pass.  A reading log copy will also be sent home next Monday in folders, however if you need a new one please just send me an email. :)

    Kindergarten Registration - for next year

    Kindergarten Orientation is coming up for both Ponderosa and Pleasant View Elementary Schools on April 28th at 9:00 am-3:00 pm (by appointment only).

    In order to schedule an appointment, go to www.westada.org and click on registration. Follow the instructions to register your new Kindergartner.

    Then bring the following items (original birth certificate, proof of residency, and immunization record) into the front office at Ponderosa Elementary and set up your appointment.

    Please direct all questions to Ponderosa Elementary at (208) 855-4040. Open the attachment below for details.

    Birthday Celebrations

    We will celebrate birthdays together on one day of each month.  Please check out the smart snack website for ideas on treats if you would like to share a treat with the class. You may also share a fun party favor in place of a treat.  Please note that this is completely optional.  Treats or alternative "party" favors are not required, but just a fun way to celebrate birthdays at school.

    • Mar. – 3/16
    • April – 4/20
    • May/ June/July/ new students – 5/11

     Smart Snacks:   https://www.westada.org/Page/55688

    Whole grain-rich product; OR have fruit, vegetable, dairy product, or protein food.

What We Are Learning

What We Are Learning