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PTA Chipotle Dine out Night - Wed 12/1 -

4pm-9pm Chipolte at 303&Waddell location! 
Flyers will be sent home this week and your online ordering code is  WD3H2EE   

Coupon Book Orders due Wed 12/1 - 

Our Coupon Book fundraising push is closing in a few days.  Please remember to return your order forms, found on the inside cover, and unsold books to your child's teacher or the front office by 12/1.  If you would like to purchase a book and haven’t already, please make sure to do so today!  You can send in cash or a check made payable to the Canyon Ridge PTA for $25 or pay online at

Holiday Shoppe 12/6 - 12/10

Flyers will go home this week! In school shopping available for all classes - We will also be open everyday after school for 1 hour from 3pm-4pm and 1-4pm on Monday 12/6.
You can also visit us during Polar Express 12/14 5pm-630pm.
Posted : 11/29 | Direct Link
Coming Events - December, 2021

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

Please remember Every Monday is early release at 1 p.m.

December 6 - December 14 -
Holiday Grams on Sale before and after school in the Crimson Hallway

PTA Holiday Shoppe Shopping Hours -
  • Monday , December 6  -
    • After school shopping available - 1pm-4pm 
  • Tuesday, December 7 -
    • After school shopping available - 3pm - 4pm
  • Wednesday, December 8 -
    • After school shopping available - 3pm - 4pm
  • Thursday, December 9 -
    • After school shopping available - 3pm - 4pm
  • Friday, December 10 -
    • After school shopping available - 3pm - 4pm
  • Tuesday, December 14 -
    • Shopping available from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. during Polar Express

Monday, December 6 -
Boys Soccer Playoffs; Round One; Canyon Ridge v Freedom Traditional Academy at Cimarron Springs Middle School; 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 7 -
Winter Band Concert at Dysart High School; 6:00 p.m.
Girls Volleyball Playoffs; Canyon Ridge v Luke at Canyon Ridge School; 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 8 -
Girls Volleyball Playoffs; Round Two; Canyon Ridge School; Time TBD
Dysart Governing Board Meeting; 6:00 p.m. at District Office

Friday, December 10 -
Student Council Meeting with Mrs. Bennett; 7:30 a.m.

Monday, December 13 -
Girls Volleyball Playoffs; Semi-finals at Kingswood Elementary School; Time TBD
Boys Soccer Playoffs; Semi-finals at Cimarron Springs Middle School; Time TBD
Boys Basketball Tryouts; 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Gym

Tuesday, December 14 -
Cheer Tryouts; 7:00 a.m. in the Gym
Kona Ice on Sale After School
Girls Soccer Tryouts; 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. on the back fields
Polar Express Night; 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. school wide

Wednesday, December 15 -
Cheer Tryouts; 7:00 a.m. in the Gym
Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer Playoffs; Championship Games; 6:00 p.m. at Willow Canyon High School
Girls Soccer Tryouts; 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. on the back fields
Boys Basketball Tryouts; 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. in the Gym

Thursday, December 16 -
Cheer Tryouts; 7:00 a.m. in the Gym
Reindeer Run all day during Specials
Girls Soccer Parent Meeting at 3:30 p.m. under the back canopies
Boys Basketball Tryouts; 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. in the Gym

Friday, December 17 - 
Early Release at 1:00 p.m. - Winter Break Begins!
Cheer Squad Parent Meeting at 1:30 p.m. Room 134

Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 31 -
Winter Break - School Resumes on Monday, January 3 

Attendance Reminder -
The Attendance Line - 623-523-8453 - is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   If you know your child will be absent, please remember to call in their absence by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. Please always contact the Attendance Line even if you have spoken with your child’s teacher.  Thank you.

Drop Off and Pick Up -

Students are not to arrive on campus BEFORE 7:55 a.m., unless they are attending a previously scheduled activity.  After the 8:10 a.m. bell, students will have to enter campus through the front office.  Gates and all other external doors will be locked at that time.
Students may begin arriving at 7:55 a.m.  Canyon Ridge will be on a soft start schedule for all grade levels, and upon arrival, all students will report directly to their homeroom class.

Students are to leave campus as soon as the 3:00 p.m. bell rings.  Both teacher and parent permission is required for students to remain on campus after 3:00 p.m.  Students will need to be picked up NO LATER than 3:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. for Mondays).  Please call the front office if you will be late picking up your child. 
The parking lot in the back of the school is for STAFF only,  please refrain from dropping off or picking up in this area.

Traffic Safety -
The speed limit in the school zone is 15 mph.   For the safety of our students, parents and staff, we ask that you please adhere to this speed limit at all times.  
Posted : 11/19 | Direct Link
Polar Express Night is Coming!
Canyon Ridge families -

Mark your calendars! 

Polar Express Night will be held on Tuesday, December 14 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

The event will feature the presentation of the movie, Polar Express, fun activities for your students to do, the PTA Holiday Shoppe, and hot chocolate and a cookie!

We will also have the following food trucks on hand selling various food and drink items:
  • Dungan Dogs - hot dogs/gourmet dogs/chips & sodas
  • Charros Mexican Food - Tacos, burritos, quesadillas
  • Bark & Brew - Coffee, hot cocoa, sandwiches

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 14th!
Posted : 11/17 | Direct Link
Canyon Ridge University
Canyon Ridge University presents after every PTA General Membership Meeting.  For information on what has been presented or what is coming up, please see the Canyon Ridge University Flyer
Posted : 11/17 | Direct Link
Canyon Ridge Blanket Drive
From November 15 - December, 3, Canyon Ridge School, in cooperation with the Surprise and Avondale Police Departments, will be holding our annual Buddy Blankets Drive.  We will be collecting NEW blankets of all sizes, to be distributed to local homeless and domestic violence shelters throughout the West Valley.  Donation bins will be located throughout the school.  Our goal is to collect 300 blankets!

Posted : 11/12 | Direct Link
Canyon Ridge Hosts Veterans Commemoration
On November 10, 2021 Canyon Ridge School offered their annual Veterans Commemoration and reception to all community stakeholders. For the eleventh consecutive year, students from preschool to eighth grade joined to honor those who have served our country and to thank members of our community who are currently on active duty.

Learners were accompanied by teachers, support staff and volunteers from ten patriotic community organizations. The program consisted of the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem and student and guest presentations regarding the importance of Veterans. On display for the event was a Veterans Hall of Fame of Remembrance exhibit featuring over one hundred and twenty photographs of family and community Veterans who have served in America’s Armed Services; from World War One to the War on Terror, and those presently in uniform.

Seventh grade learner Addisyn Wright shared her essay entry for the 2021 VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. She stated, “The child who learns how to be a good American at a young age will grow up to be a good American…this also means being selfless; like donating your time to make someone else happier and safer.” Student presentations were also provided by the members of the Canyon Ridge School Veterans Heritage Project writing group.

These learners have dedicated months to interviewing a Veteran and generating multiple drafts of an article that summarizes that hero’s actions in combat.  The topic of their essay has been the actions of Patrick R. Alley; who served as a helicopter crew chief during the Vietnam War. Their efforts will be printed in the VHP annual book, Since You Asked, which will be immortalized in the Library of Congress, and our eighth grade students will become published authors. 

The commemoration also included a number of awards that were presented to the staff of Canyon Ridge School. The members of the Julius W. Brown Post, VFW 2135 in Peoria, Arizona presented the VFW American Flag Award to fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Melissa Bennett. The flag folding ceremony was completed by Veterans Dennis Grau and Don Burnett. “Mrs. Bennett has shown outstanding dedication to the cause of patriotic education and teaching others to respect our flag and our Veterans, “ stated presenter and volunteer, Mrs. Harriett Grau. 

This grant to support the event was provided by the Surprise Veterans Commemorative Plaza committee in appreciation of all the fundraising  efforts by Canyon Ridge School, and the Cambridge Program at Marley Park Elementary, that assisted with the building of the Surprise Veterans monument in 2015. The reception and breakfast for Veterans was also sponsored by a generous five hundred dollar donation from Lance Clements Agency of the Farmers Insurance Group.

“The Veterans Commemoration program, like many of our patriotic endeavors, would not be possible at Canyon Ridge School without our community volunteers,” states the Veterans Commemoration planning committee chair and recipient of the 2019 NSSAR National American History Teacher Award, Christopher J. Raso, “Providing the foundation needed to build positive citizenship in our students is best accomplished with the contributions and outstanding example set by all of our stakeholders.”
Posted : 11/10 | Direct Link
Amazing Teacher of the Month
Each month, the Arizona Republic and Mega Furniture will recognize one teacher as the Amazing Teacher of the Month and they will be featured in print and on our publication’s website.
The Teacher of the Month will be eligible to win a national $5,000 monthly prize for themselves and $5,000 for their school!

Whether you’re a student who’s learned from a great teacher, or a colleague, here’s your chance to recognize an exemplary local teacher.  Nominate an educator to be recognized as the Amazing Teacher of the Month and show them just how grateful you are for the work they put in.  Make your nominations now at and share this email with your friends and colleagues. The more nominations made, the better the odds are at winning a national prize!
Posted : 11/8 | Direct Link
Making Payments for Student Fees
Hello Canyon Ridge families -

This is just a reminder that parents need to access the In Touch on line payment system on our district and/or school website to pay for all fees, fines, etc.  Student fees will NOT appear on their parent portal accounts, and parents will be unable to pay through this avenue.

Here are Making Payments Online [PDF] instructions to reference (a copy of this can also be found in the student's  folders which were sent home the first week of school).  Parents, you will need to have your child’s student ID number handy when making a payment and follow the directions to appropriately pay the fees.

Please contact our front office if you have any questions.  Thank you!
Posted : 11/3 | Direct Link
Nutrition Services Information
Hello Canyon Families -

Tomorrow the cafe will begin selling ice cream on Fridays.  Price per serving will be $1.00.

The products are smart-snack-approved, are a smaller portion than most, they are low sugar and the first ingredient is dairy, NOT sugar or high fructose corn syrup!

For more information, please check visit the Nutrition Service webpage on the Dysart website.
Posted : 9/30 | Direct Link
Constitution Day Celebration - The Many Faces of George Washington
Greetings Canyon families, 

Please take a moment to watch the Canyon Ridge School Constitution Day video.   A huge shout out to 7th grade Social Studies teacher, Christopher Raso and his students for all their hard work. 
Posted : 9/20 | Direct Link
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