Reminders & Updates
Web Resources & Educational Activities
Looking for educational things to do at home? Check out links under the web resources tab or a few of the educational documents I have posted on my website under class documents. You may have already seen that dozens more educational resources/ links are available for FREE online, due COVID-19 and encouragement for social distancing. I have included some of these on my web resources link. Please note that none of these links are required to do as student homework, however you may absolutely keep a log of learning activities that your child has participated in and when school resumes we can celebrate all the treasure box points they have earned and maybe even have a popcicle pic-nic party (if that is acceptable with health guidelines when we return).
I hope everyone is enjoying their time together and finding creative ways to stay entertained. I would love to see pictures of the fun you are having at home, the artwork, blanket forts, cartwheels in the backyard, or just simply looking at books. I have thought about each one of you over the last week and I hope you are well. Take care and I hope to see everyone in April.
For updated information regarding school closures due to COVID-19 please refer to the district website, West Ada School District.
Free Breakfast & Lunch Combo Meals for Kids
FREE Breakfast & Lunch Combo Meals for kids ages 1-18
Service Hours: 11am – 1pm, Monday - Friday Only
Sites providing meals:
- MERIDIAN MIDDLE
- LEWIS AND CLARK MIDDLE
- FRONTIER ELEMENTARY
- CHIEF JOSEPH ELEMENTARY
- SPALDING ELEMENTARY
- RENAISSANCE HIGH SCHOOL
- USTICK ELEMENTARY
- * DESERT SAGE ELEMENTARY (Starting 3/24)
- * PEREGRINE ELEMENTARY (Starting 3/25)
- * MCMILLAN ELEMENTARY (Starting 3/25)
- * BARBARA MORGAN (Starting 3/25)
- * MARY MCPHERSON (Starting 3/25)
- * CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY (Starting 3/25)
Children must be present in order to receive a free meal; parents may not pick up free meals for their children.
If a parent would like to pick up additional meals for children not present at pick up, then they will be charged $5.00 per combo meal. Exact change required.
Please refer to the district website for the most current information, West Ada Meal Program for Kids (COVID-19 update).Volunteer Sign Up:
- If you would like to volunteer please get in touch with me. For the remainder of the year volunteers may need to serve outside the classroom with items I might need help cutting/ stapling together/ etc.
- Click Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094fa8ad23a3f58-kindergarten1
Class picture day is coming soon!! Our whole class will stand together in 1 picture with our best smiles. I love it!! Individual spring portraits will be offered too should you wish to order pictures of you student. They have grown up so much since August! Order forms will be in Monday folders.
March Motivated & Meeting Goals
Due: When School Resumes
During the month of March we meeting goals left and right due to all of the hard work we have done all year. Stay motivated and stay healthy. Mrs. Stoor has a challenge calendar for this Month. If a student accomplishes that challenge they need to have a grown up initial that day. Return your calendar and get a prize. Calendars will be in Monday folders.
District Fun Run
Due: likely cancelled
Every year West Ada School District has a Fun Run (held and Meridian High School). This is so fun!! K-5 Students will run or walk 1 mile begining on the track. Everyone is wearing their T-shirts. Parents can run/ walk with their student is they would like or cheer from the sidelines. When they have completed the mile they get a snack. If our class has students who sign up I will also go and cheer them on! Sign-up forms and T-shirt orders will be in Monday folders. :)
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.Kindergarten Registration - for next year - TBD
Kindergarten Orientation is coming up for both Ponderosa and Pleasant View Elementary Schools in April (date TBA) (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.
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. Please note that the March birthday celebration will be in combination with April due to school closures.
- Mar/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.