Sandy Ridge Visual and Performing Arts Elementary
Welcome to Sandy Ridge!
We are a visual and performing arts magnet elementary school.
The application period for 2014-2015 has passed. Notification letters were mailed from the Office of Student Assignment to all applicants at the end of February. Tours have concluded for this school year. If your child is offered a seat in the lottery, you will have an opportunity to visit the school prior to registration. For more information, please contact Carolyn Allen email@example.com (919) 560-2695 ext. 69057.
Was your child offered a seat in the lottery for the 2014-2015 school year? Please contact Michelle McAlexander firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 560-2695 ext 69038 to schedule an appointment to register your child prior to the deadline on your acceptance letter.
More information about DPS Magnet Schools can be found HERE.
For more information about Durham County's NC Pre-K Program or Head Start, click HERE.
Click HERE for 2013-2014 Makeup Days.
NEA's Read Across America (aka Dr. Seuss's Birthday) is March 2nd and Sandy Ridge is going to show our love for reading!!
Click HERE for more information.
Friday, February 28-Dress up as your favorite story book character.
Monday, March 3-Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat by wearing your favorite hat.
Wednesday, March 5-Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Wacky Wednesday by dressing wacky tacky.
Thursday, March 6-Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Fox in Socks by wearing crazy socks.
Friday, March 7-Celebrate Dr. Seuss's The Sleep Book by wearing your pajamas.
Monday, March 10-Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Hop on Pop & P.D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? by dressing like your mom or dad or the job they have.
2013-2014 Sandy Ridge Teacher of the Year and IA of the Year Announced!
Congratulations to Simone Brackett, Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Domonica Langley, IA of the Year!
Please take a moment to review the information found HERE regarding school policies and procedures. If you have any questions, please call the office at (919) 560-2695.
Cash in your "STARBUCKS" for cool prizes and supplies at the Sandy Ridge STAR Store! Browse the store HERE and ask your teacher for an order form.
Did you miss the Book Fair? Shop online Feb. 19-28.
Lost and Found
Is your child missing a coat, hat, lunchbox, or other item? Be sure to check both Lost and Found locations--in the cafeteria and beside the fire truck in the Town Hall area. Found items will be on display in the main entrance to the school now through February 28. Any items not claimed by this time will be donated.
Uhuru Child Schools For Schools
Schools For Schools (S4S) is a unique one and a half week program designed to partner schools in the United States with schools in the developing world. Benefits of partnering with Uhuru Child include increasing global awareness, building relationships with international students via video chat, raising funds for education, achieving curriculum standards and visiting their partner school in Kenya.
Sandy Ridge will be hosting a Walk-a-Thon fundraiser for this program in September 2014. We are currently in the process of seeking individual and business sponsors to help us procure t-shirts for the Walk-a-Thon. Learn more about how you can help HERE.
Celebrate your child's birthday, a wonderful teacher, or any special occasion with a gift that all the children at Sandy Ridge can enjoy... A BOOK! Learn more HERE.
Ms. Neil has received a grant through the American Heart Association in partnership with Quintiles for a school garden. The grant provides the materials for every grade level to have their own garden plot. We are in the process of forming a committee to establish a timeline for a school wide plant day and harvest day. Please call or email Ms. Neil (919) 560-2695 ext 69119 if you are interested in serving on the committee or volunteering your gardening expertise.
Sandy Ridge T-shirts Available NOW!
Sandy Ridge T-shirts are available now for $10 each! To place an order, please send a sealed envelope with cash or checks made payable to Sandy Ridge PTA or email email@example.com. Brought to you by the Sandy Ridge PTA.
Is your child interested in taking music lessons before or after school? For more information, please complete THIS FORM and return it in your child's folder or send it to Mrs. Allen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is your child interested in taking after school visual arts lessons in a small group setting? If so, please fill out THIS form and return it to your child's teacher. Lesson price is $90 per quarter. Please see form for additional information.
Rags to Riches Creative Dramatics Classes
Join Rags to Riches theatre for young audiences for Creative Drama classes after school! For more information, click HERE. Classes will begin January 27.
5 - Dress wacky tacky
6 - Wear crazy socks
7 - Wear your pajamas
8 - 9:30-10:30am 1-3 Chorus
9 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
10 - Dress like your mom or dad or the job they have
12 - 8am PTA Board Meeting / 5-7pm Panera Bread Spirit Night (3603 Witherspoon Blvd)
14 - Colombian Festival of Flowers
15 - 9:30-10:30am 1-3 Chorus
20 - 2-3 Music Performance
22 - Garden Pre-planting Day
27 - End of 3rd Quarter
31 - 9am School-wide Garden Planting Day
3 - 4-10pm Goodberry's Spirit Night
5 - 9:30-10:30am 1-3 Chorus
7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week
9 - Spring Picture Day / 8am PTA Board Meeting
10 - 6:30pm 4th Grade Dance Performance with 4-5 Chorus
12 - 9:30-10:30am 1-3 Chorus
Find this month's lunch menu and pay on your child's lunch account HERE.
Healthy Schools Award
The Healthy Schools Program works to create healthier school environments by promoting physical activity and healthy eating across the school--in classrooms, cafeterias, playgrounds, and gym. Our school applied for the Bronze Level Award in April 2013 and received the award by meeting various criterion. Ms. Neil will be receiving the award on September 30 for the school. Learn more at healthiergeneration.org.
Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world! Every child can have an online art gallery and preserve their masterpieces for all time!
If you would like your child to have a portfolio on Artsonia that you can access anytime, download digital images of their art, order personalized products, and leave comments to boost their self esteem, please turn in a permission slip to Ms. Breckenridge. (Forms in Spanish available HERE.)