Friday, January 19, 2018

Enero de 2018


Estimados padres,
            El descanso se terminó, los días festivos han sido celebrados, y ahora proseguimos en 2018.  ¡Es difícil de creer que hemos progresado hasta la marca de medio año! Shadow Ridge tiene muchas celebraciones y eventos memorables este año escolar.  Estamos extremadamente orgullosos de nuestros estudiantes en nuestra Sociedad Nacional de Honor para Juniors (NJHS siglas en inglés). El NJHS ha patrocinado amablemente varias familias en necesidad para los días festivos, ellos también recopilaron cienes de latas de comida para la campaña de comida.
            Los estudiantes del Departamento de Música de SRMS demostraron un talento extraordinario en sus conciertos.  ¡El Departamento de Drama de SRMS presentó tres programas de “The Adams Family”! La producción fue extraordinaria. Felicitaciones a los estudiantes y maestros quienes hicieron un trabajo increíble.     
            El invierno ha llegado a Colorado.  Por favor acuérdele a su niño de usar un abrigo para el recreo del almuerzo.  Los estudiantes necesitan aire fresco y nos gusta permitir a los estudiantes que salgan sin la vestimenta apropiada. Gracias por ayudarnos con esta preocupación de salud. Por favor recuerde que el distrito publicará cualquier cierre de escuela en las noticias por televisión y radio.  Este año el distrito implementó un inicio del inicio del día retrasado, es en nuestro sitio de web de la escuela y del distrito.  Nuestro personal comprende que, como padres, están haciendo lo mejor para llevar con seguridad a su niño a la escuela en tiempo inclemente/mal tiempo.  
            Por favor recuerde de consultar Infinite Campus para el progreso académico de su niño. Infinite Campus es un programa de información del estudiante accesible por medio del “web.” Para poder tener acceso a Infinite Campus, vaya a el sitio web de SRMS y haga clic en el enlace de Infinite Campus.  La registración de la familia es necesaria antes de que puede sacar varios expedientes de los años pasados y presente escolares.  
            El personal de Shadow Ridge Middle School está enfocado constantemente en el logro estudiantil. Para poder mejorar el logro estudiantil en lectura, escritura, y ESL, los maestros están, lo cual enfatiza una estructura de tiempo que permite a los estudiantes que lean, escriban, piensen y dialoguen en la mayoría de cada periodo de clase. La investigación en alfabetismo del adolescente enfatiza la importancia de que los estudiantes lean y escriban todos los días, por importantes razones relevantes.  Los maestros proporcionan modelaje y facilitan sistemas, estructuras, rutinas, y rituales que les permiten a las comunidades estudiantiles  profundizar en su aprendizaje.  Elementos claves del enfoque del taller incluye un incremento de opción para el estudiante y maestros trabajando con individuos o en grupos pequeños diariamente para atender las necesidades de aprendizaje del estudiante.
            Por último, un tema importante que me gustaría mencionar es que la primera ronda para Choice termina el 31 de enero.  Es crítico recordar que es necesario que los estudiantes que están fuera del límite de su escuela base soliciten Choice cada año.  Por favor revise el proceso en el sitio web de Adams 12 (www.adams12.org).
¡Espero que 2018 sea un año feliz y saludable para usted y su familia!

Atentamente,

Director Wickham


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Adams 12 Nutrition Services 2017-18 - Monthly “Did You Know?” Messaging
Instructions: Please post each message along with the corresponding graphic (identified in parentheses below) according to the date range listed. These messages and graphics should be posted on school social media outlets and on school websites within the dates listed. Schools may also choose to include them in newsletter distribution. Questions directed to TJ Ricciardi at Antonio.ricciardi@adams12.org.

     September 11-15:
ALL Five Star families are encouraged to complete a free and reduced meal application online at www.myschoolapps.com. For all of your school meal benefit needs, visit: adams12.org/nutrition_free_reduced (Free/Reduced Graphic)

     October 9-13:
It’s National School Lunch Week! This year’s theme is recipes for success and a key ingredient of our recipe for success is your feedback. Visit adams12.org/community-connections before October 20th to let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. (Survey: Recipes for Success Graphic)

     November 6-10: Did You Know parents have the power? It’s true! As a parent, you are able to view and manage your child’s meal purchases. To review a la carte items or limit purchases, contact your school’s kitchen manager and visit payforit.net to view your child’s purchases. (Parent Power Graphic)

     December 4-8:
We are food safety fanatics - we have a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program to keep your students safe and well nourished. (Food Borne Illness Graphic)

     January 16-19: During the time of year where we reflect and set goals, Did You Know that Nutrition Services sets its own goals based on what we hear from you? See the results of our feedback survey and how we are moving forward this upcoming year:  www.adams12.org/community-connections. (Goals Graphic)

     February 5-9:
Nutrition Services follows strict federal guidelines that limit the amount of sugar, sodium, calories, and fat in all a la carte snack items. Due to these guidelines, many of our snack offerings are not available to the public and are a healthier alternative to regular store bought snack items as they are specifically made for school programs. (Healthier Snack Graphic)

     March 5-9:
It’s National Nutrition Month and we have been challenged to “Go Further with Food”! 100% of grains served in our programs are whole grain-rich, meaning at least 51% of the grains in the product are whole. This even includes pizza crust, breading on chicken and other breaded items. Now, that’s taking our food further! (Whole Grain Graphic)

     April 2-16:
April is National Garden Month. Nutrition Services has created a Garden to Cafeteria Program to safely incorporate vegetables from school gardens into school lunch. Dig up more information: www.adams12.org/school-gardens. (Garden to Cafeteria Graphic)


     May 14-18:
For the 2017-2018 school year, we served ____ lunches,  ____ breakfasts and ___ snacks. We also donated ___ pounds of food to the Adams County Food Bank. We are feeding hungry minds in Adams 12 Five Star Schools and throughout Adams County! (Breakfasts Lunches Snacks Graphic)

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 2018


Dear Parents,
            The break is over, the holidays have been celebrated, and we are now proceeding into 2018.  It is hard to believe that we have progressed to the half-year mark!  Shadow Ridge has had many celebrations and memorable events this school year.  We are extremely proud of the students in our National Junior Honor Society (NJHS).  The NJHS graciously sponsored several families in need for the holidays, they also collected hundreds of cans of food for the food drive.
            The SRMS Music Department students displayed amazing musical talent in their concerts.  The SRMS Drama Department presented three performances of "The Addams Family!" The production was amazing.  Congratulations to both the students and teachers who did an unbelievable job.  
            Winter has arrived in Colorado.  Please remind your child to wear a coat to school for lunch recess.  The students need fresh air and we do not like to allow students outside without proper gear.  Thank you for assisting us with this health concern.  Please remember the district will post any school closures on the television news and radio.  This year the District implemented a delayed start snow schedule, it is on our school and district website.  Our staff understands you, as parents, are doing your best to get your child to school safely during inclement weather.
            Please remember to refer to Infinite Campus for your child’s academic progress.  Infinite Campus is a student database program accessible through the “web.”  In order to access Infinite Campus, go to SRMS Website and click on the link Infinite Campus.  Family registration is necessary before you are able to pull up various records from your child’s past and present school years.
            The Shadow Ridge Middle School Staff is constantly focused on student achievement.  In order to improve student achievement in reading, writing, and ESL, teachers are, which emphasizes a structure of time that allows students to be reading, writing, thinking, and discussing for the majority of each class period. Adolescent literacy research emphasizes the importance of students reading and writing every day, for important, relevant reasons.  Teachers provide modeling and facilitate systems, structures, routines, and rituals that allow for student communities of learners to go deep with learning.  Key elements of the workshop approach include increased student choice and teachers working with individuals or small groups on a daily basis to meet each student’s learning needs.
            One last important topic I’d like to mention is that the first round of Choice ends January 31st.  It is critical to remember that applying for Choice is necessary for students out of their home school’s boundary every year.  Please review the process on the Adams 12 website (www.adams12.org).
I hope that 2018 is a happy and healthy one for you and your family!

Sincerely,


Principal  Wickham