Parent / Community Resources

Parents are an invaluable part of any educational partnership and we welcome and encourage parent involvement on many different levels. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education generally are more successful in school and in life. Please visit the school office any time and stay in touch with your child's teacher - see the Staff Directory for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
 
Parents may play an active role in school decision-making through their participation in our School Site Council or participate in PEP (Ponderosa Elementary Partnership) to support the educational experience for kids. We also host a number of annual activities to bring families together (children attending with their parents). Many of these are held in the evening so that working parents can attend. Examples include: Family Movie Nights, School Wide Auctions, Tri-Tip Drive-Through, Scholastic Book Fairs, and student performances.

Tiger Newsletter

Throughout the year this monthly newsletter will keep you informed about important dates, news and activities and the services provided for students and parents. 
 
Tiger Newsletter- September 2016

Parent Handbook

View the 2016-2017 Student/Parent Handbook for additional information about the school, including:
  • Rules
  • Behavior guidelines
  • Appropriate attire
  • Emergencies
  • Absences
  • Tardies
       

Kindergarten Registration


To enter kindergarten in any school year, a child must be five years old on or before December 2 of that year. Proof of residence may be required. If you do not live within our school’s boundary area, you may still choose to have your child attend this school through our School of Choice program providing space is available.

Kindergarten registration is normally held the preceding February, with parent orientation meetings in August. If you are unable to register your child at that time, you may register anytime at the School District Office, even during the summer when elementary school offices are closed.

To register a child, please present proof of date of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate or other legal proof) and the child's social security number. Parents must also present the child's written immunization record from a physician, nurse or health department. Prior to school entry, children must be immunized for the following:
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Measles
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Tetanus
  • Mumps
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chicken pox

A waiver of the immunization requirement may be obtained for religious or health reasons.

Volunteer Opportunities

Parent involvement is always welcome. Here are a few ways you can participate in your child’s school, but be creative in offering your time and talents to assist in the learning of our students.

  • Classroom volunteer –
  • Library volunteer – contact the librarian
  • PTA volunteer – contact the PTA President
  • Drive on field trips
  • Help with special classroom projects
  • Do a talk on your travels, job, hobby, etc.
  • Decorate for events
  • Help with reading, writing, math, science, computers, PE, fine arts, history projects
  • Organize a party
  • Help with the Talent Show
  • Post student art in the halls
  • Help on Clean-up Day
  • Do things outside school hours: make copies, shop for supplies, assemble party favors, make costumes

Who to Contact

Adopt-a-School

Adopt-A-School is a community partnership that links business and community organizations with schools to share expertise and resources in an effort to support our youth and schools. It is a national and statewide program that has been adapted to meet the educational needs of local children.

Adopting a school is a way for you and your employees to give back to the community by sharing your time, energy, expertise and financial resources with our schools. Participating business people serve as positive role and career models for students.

  • Businesses contribute in a variety of ways:
  • Field trips to tour your business
  • Sponsorship of field trips to cultural and other events
  • Classroom or assembly speakers and presentations
  • Career exploration, activities, and presentations
  • Incentives, awards, or scholarships that recognize outstanding student achievement
  • Sponsorship of school contests: art, writing, photography, spelling, etc.
  • Student performances at adopter events
  • Donations of equipment, resources, or funds to help students and schools
  • Assistance for students with specialized technology and other needs

To adopt our school, please contact the Principal, Betsy Amis.