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Ship Notes 02/04/2024

Scotts Ridge Family Intent Form for 2024-2025 School Year (Very important for our school!)

*Due Friday!

The 2024-2025 school year is quickly approaching. Our hope is that your family loves Scotts Ridge Elementary as much as we do! By completing this form right away, you can help us ensure that Scotts Ridge continues to be a great place to teach and learn. Having an accurate count of our students for next year allows us to keep and hire the best teachers available, assign those teachers to the correct grade levels, and balance classes across grade levels. This is good for all students, families, and staff.


Please complete this form for each of your children at Scotts Ridge Elementary in kindergarten through fourth grade. Your response is requested by Friday, February 9th. We understand that changes can happen after the deadline, but we would appreciate it if you would let us know of such changes right away by emailing our data manager, Mrs. Alvarez, at


Rising Kindergarten Enrollment for School

If you have a child entering kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year, please click here for important, time-sensitive registration information. Because Scotts Ridge is a capped school, families who have children currently attending Scotts Ridge, who will also be attending next year, only have until March 1st to turn in EVERYTHING TO THE OFFICE for kindergarten enrollment to guarantee a seat at Scotts Ridge. Please register your rising kindergarten child as soon as possible. In an era of teacher shortages, it is incredibly helpful for our administration to know exactly how many students are coming next year to ensure that we can hire the best available teachers before other schools do AND to ensure that we do not lose any current teachers. Our amazing teachers are a major reason why Scotts Ridge is the amazing school it is, so your help is appreciated. If you have any family, friends, or neighbors with rising kindergarten children, please share this message.

Tracking School Buses

There are multiple ways to track the arrival of the yellow school buses. None of them are flawless, but all options help the vast majority of the time.
  1. Check this website. It is updated every 15 minutes, so remember to refresh your screen.
  2. Download the Here Comes the Bus app for your phone and use WCPSS school code 67500.
  3. Follow when the buses leave campus using X/Twitter @SRESTrans 


DreamBox Challenge Update

After our first official week of the DreamBox Challenge, we had so many classes hit their goal of 80% of students independently completing at least five lessons over the week. We are so proud of all of our students for their effort and dedication. How many classes will have hit their goal for the second week when we make the next announcement on Monday?
Remember . . . 
DreamBox is not assigned as homework, but at times we know students choose to work on it at home to either meet their goal of 5 lessons per week or because they just love DreamBox. Therefore, we feel it is important to share some information about supporting your Sailor when they work on DreamBox at home:
  • Students should work independently. DreamBox collects data while students are working and adapts their content based on their performance. If students receive help completing the lessons, they will encounter work that is too difficult for them and become very frustrated. Dreambox will no longer be an effective tool to help your child.
  • Students should listen to the audio while working in DreamBox, either by using headphones or turning the volume up on their device.
If you'd like to learn more about DreamBox and/or supporting your Sailor at home, this is a wonderful resource. If you have any questions about our DreamBox Challenge or DreamBox itself, please contact your child's teacher. 


Notes from our PTA . . . 


Family Marathon

The Family Marathon is underway, and we have over 500 participants registered! Tracking necklaces and beads started coming home on 1/25. T-shirt orders were due on 1/26 and will come home with students in March. Stay tuned for upcoming February Run Clinic information! We will run the last mile together at school on March 15th. More details can be found on our pta website.


Kids Invite Someone Special (KISS) Breakfast

Save the date for the KISS breakfast on 2/15 and 2/16! Invite someone special and join us in the cafeteria for pastries, then stop by the book fair and find something to read together. Please park in the parking lot and enter through the courtyard/K-2 playground.

2/15, 8:00-8:40 AM: Students with last names that start with A-M

2/16, 8:00-8:40 AM: Students with last names that start with N-Z 


*If you are unable to attend on the day that corresponds with the child's last name, you are still welcome to attend on the other day. 


Volunteer to help at the breakfast!


Bedford Falls Book Fair

Our spring book fair will run from 2/12-2/16. Unlike the fall, there will not be a separate preview day. Look for details in 2/2 Friday folders and reach out to with any questions!


Volunteer to help at the book fair!


Silent Auction

We are in the process of working on our spring fundraiser which will include a silent auction. Do you own a local business (or know someone who does)? Do you own a vacation rental and would be willing to donate a few nights? Do you have a contact in a local university athletic department who can assist with a donation? If so, we would love to hear from you. All donations are tax deductible. Please send an email to 



Just a reminder that the yearbook purchase deadline in March 15, 2024. Yearbooks will not automatically be sent home to all students like previous years - they will only be sold through the pre-sale. Purchased yearbooks will be distributed in May 2024.


Yearbooks can be purchased with cash, check (made payable to “Strawbridge”), or online ( using the online code: YB29848). 


Upcoming Dates

02/09: Deadline to turn in Family Intent Form for 2024-2025 School Year (Thank you!)

02/12-02/16: Spring Book Fair

02/15, 02/16:  Kids Invite Someone Special (KISS) Breakfast

2/15, 8:00-8:40 AM: Students with last names that start with A-M

2/16, 8:00-8:40 AM: Students with last names that start with N-Z 

03/01: Final date for families who lived in our school base before the cap to turn in all kindergarten registration documentation to ensure their children will have a space in kindergarten at Scotts Ridge . . . This is true even if a sibling attends the school.

03/05: Now a teacher workday

03/15: Family Marathon

03/15: Yearbook Purchase Deadline


Meet the Staff! New Videos Available!

Mrs. Townsend and her talented student reporters on the Morning Wave student news program have completed more interviews of our staff members for your viewing pleasure. You can check out all the episodes here with more to come soon. 


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