STRIVING TO EMBRACE LEARNING
"Our One School, One Book is brings families together. It was so much fun to watch students, their siblings, and their parents get excited about reading a book together" said James Kyner, Principal of Springs Ranch Elementary. "This is a great way to support our community in building stronger families around reading."
"Pizza Bingo is one of our most popular events!" said James Kyner, Principal at Springs Ranch. "It was great to see so many of our families having fun and enjoying the time together."
Linda Hagerdorn, English Development Teacher at Springs Ranch, brings in her emotional support dogs, Kona and Ginny, to support her students through a program she created called PUP, Practice Upon a Pooch. “These animals can lower blood pressure and help the students feel more relaxed” said Hagerdorn of the response her students have when the dogs are present.
Dr. Tiffany Willard, medical student director for Memorial Hospital, began this program in a few local schools but has grown it to about 30 schools a year. “This program is about injury prevention” shared Willard, who runs the programs on her off weeks from working at the hospital. Dr. Willard, Dr. Reckard, and 5 interns coordinated the program for the students of Springs Ranch over a 2-day time period.
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
SRES physical education teacher Jeff Ingram greets kindergarten students, Aug. 1.
Congratulations Springs Ranch families on completing the 2018-2019 school year! School is out for the summer and we hope that you have a restful and rejuvenating break. We also hope that our learners will have a chance to keep learning over the summer. It is a good idea to set some time aside each day for your child to read. Each class had a visit from our local library (PPLD) to talk about the summer programs they have going on. As you may be travelling to various places have your students write about their travels in a journal. Play games, read books, and spend time together. You can always check out our Library Resource Page for great online resources as well.
Look for information via email for the 2019-2020 school year. Our SRES Open House to meet your teacher will be on Tuesday, July 30th from 3-5 p.m. and the first day of school for all students is Thursday, August 1st.
As always, thank you for your partnership as we work to provide your child with a great elementary experience. Enjoy you summer and we look forward to seeing you again at the start of next school year.
New Dismissal Procedures: Please read the dismissal procedure update on the leadership updates page. As time goes on, the routines and procedures will become second nature. Remember to keep the middle, front walkway clear and stand behind the grade level signs. This will help us be able to connect you with your children in a safe manner.
Starting May 1, student accounts must be funded to purchase meals. No students will be allowed to charge additional debt to their meal account. While District 49 often affords flexibility for young children in its elementary schools, each school year must end with all accounts current.