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Jill Hoppe, Principal of Canyon RidgeA Message from the Principal
November 1, 2020

Dear Cougar Families - 

Second quarter is off to a great start. Thank you to all the families that participated in Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please know that the key to supporting your child is clear and consistent communication. Feel free to reach out to teachers at any time, we are here to help.  We continue to serve both in person and iSchool learners. Students that are back to in person learning have adjusted well to new routines and procedures. As a school, we will continue to communicate with families when there is an indirect or direct COVID-19 contact so that families can make the best possible health decisions. If you are an iSchool family, please make sure your child is checking in with their teacher during regularly scheduled “office hours”. We want to ensure all students make the maximum growth this school year whether they are in person or learning from home.  

The month of November brings a plethora of events that makes this time of year so much fun.  
  • Dysart Dash - 10/26-11/30 
  • Toy and Blanket Drive - 11/16-12/4 
  • Veterans Day - No School 11/11
  • Virtual Coffee Talk - 11/17 at 8:30 a.m. (see website for meeting link) 
  • Spelling Bee - Monday, 11/23 @ 8:30 a.m.   
  • Cross Grade Level STEM Collaboration Day - Tuesday, 11/24 all day

We continue our work with the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This month we are focusing on Habit 4, Think Win-Win.

Think Win-Win isn't about being nice, nor is it a quick-fix technique. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration.  Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. It means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying. 

The Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) outlines the goals we are working on achieving this school year. A school wide goal is to support the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) of all students. On November 16th, educator and author Ricky Robertson will be visiting Canyon Ridge to work with teachers to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Teachers will use new knowledge to identify needs and create plans to support students in need. 

We have so much to be grateful for, specifically the incredible support of our families. We are a school with extraordinary students, staff and families! We will continue to “Begin With the End in Mind” to have a clear vision of expected outcomes and work each day to accomplish our goals. 

 Have a YES! kind of month,

Jill Hoppe,