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15 days ago

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BuffaLO rIDGE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


wELCOME TO BUFFALO rIDGE eLEMENTARY!


Front Door (West) Opens 8:00AM / North Door Opens at 8:05AM

Visitors: Must report to the office and provide your state issued I.D.


WY-TOPP Testing


Greetings! As we continue to help our students progress in standard proficiency, assessment is necessary for optimal instructional planning.  Testing also helps with accountability for proper instruction for our students.  Therefore, there are several times during our school year that we will be administering assessments.  Please review the below dates for testing connected to each grade.  Attendance for the testing is crucial.  Please be sure to schedule appointments and make arrangements outside of the testing windows so that your student will not miss an assessment.   Here is a list and short summary of the tests your student may be administered:WY-TOPP: The Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress, or WY-TOPP, will assess students on Wyoming Content and Performance Standards, like PAWS did. However, WY-TOPP will be administered online with a computer adaptive assessment, will be administered later in the school year, and will offer more than just the end-of-year summative assessment. Schools will also have the option to use WY-TOPP for their interim and modular assessments.


 3rd Grade and 4th Grade:

WY-TOPP Modulars

WY-TOPP Fall Interim

WY-TOPP Winter Interim

WY-TOPP Summative

Monthly on Demand

10/23/17 - 11/17/17

1/16/ 18 –  2/9/18

4/16/18 – 5/11/18

    




1st and 2nd Grade:

WY-TOPP Modulars

WY-TOPP Winter Interim

WY-TOPP Spring Interim

Monthly on Demand

1/16/18 – 2/9/18

4/16/18 – 5/11/18

 

 



Kinder:

WY-TOPP Spring Interim

4/16/18 -5/11/18



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* Please remember to call the office at 771-2595 anytime your child is absent due to an illness or unexpected appointment.  You may leave a message with the following information:  Your name, your child's name, the date and the reason for the absence.

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* Emergency Information:  It is very important to keep your child's information updated. If you have any changes to your address, phone numbers or emergency contact please let the office know.

If your child has a morning appointment or will be late to school for any reason, it is important for you to call the office by 8:45AM to ensure that your child gets an opportunity to choose a lunch item.  All orders have to be processed by 8:50AM and we generally do not have any extra meals.  If your student's lunch wasn't per-ordered, you will need to bring your student a cold lunch from home.

It is important that your child checks in at the office if they arrive after the tardy bell.



Appropriate Weather Attire ......


With the colder weather soon approaching, please ensure you send your kiddos to school with weather appropriate attire.  Our kiddos attend recess outside on a daily basis and we want to keep them protected against Wyoming's weather.

If the temperature or wind chill temperature falls 0 or below, our kiddos will take part in INDOOR recess!

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Attendance


Please remember to call the office at 771-2595 anytime your child will absent or late for school.  If you have already notified the teacher of the absence, please call the office as well.

There have been many questions regarding attendance letters. 


Attendance Letters will be generated once absences have hit parameters set by our District. 

Parameters: 5 day excused, 5 day unexcused, 10 day absence, 20 day absence, 30 day absence.  Excused absences do accumulate in addition to unexcused absences

(3 tardies = 1 absence)



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Lunch Account

by Brooke Benton

Buffalo Ridge is striving to be the best it can be in assisting our families.  We thought we would try a system that other schools have successfully used to offer reminders to families.  In an attempt to help parents be aware of low and/or negative lunch balances (as we all know that our little kiddos don't always remember to tell us about needing lunch money).  Your child will be given a reminder slip to bring home as well as we will place a stamp on their hand and discontinue the automated calls home.

We hope this will strike up a conversation at home and your kiddo will let you know that money is needed on his or her lunch account :) 

Please check your student's balances or make online payments anytime at our website - you can set up balance reminders through this website as well .... it is a great resource!!

www.myschoolbucks.com


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CONTACT INFO
Lori Peeples, Principal

Main Office: 307-771-2595
Email: buffaloridge@laramie1.org
Fax: 307-771-2429

5331 Pineridge Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Office Hours: 8:00AM ~ 4:00PM

PRINCIPAL'S PAGE

about 1 month ago

It's Great to be a Buffalo Ridge Buff !!


Dear Buffalo Ridge Families,

I would like to officially welcome all of you to the 2017-2018 School Year!  I am excited and honored to be the principal of Buffalo Ridge, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to get to know all of you.  I look forward to engaging in the educational process together. The elementary school years are critical times of development for students and families alike, and I look forward to working with all of you to make this year successful.

I am a lifelong educator who brings a firm commitment to students and families, as well as a love of learning and problem solving. I have taught at the elementary and high school levels and served as an elementary school Assistant Principal in Greeley, CO before coming to Laramie County School District 1. I look forward to building lasting relationships with each and every member of the Buffalo Ridge community.

Lori Peeples, Principal


Photo of school principal Lori Peeples.

Sports Schedules 2017.2018

28 days ago

By Brooke Benton


Flag Football.


Co-Ed Flag Football

4th, 5th, & 6th Grade


Volleyball.


Girl's Volleyball

4th, 5th, & 6th Grade


Girl's Basketball.


Girl's Basketball

4th, 5th & 6th Grade


Boy's Basketball.


Boy's Basketball

4th, 5th & 6th Grade


Track


Co-Ed

4h, 5th & 6th Grade

Parent Resources

about 1 month ago

By Brooke Benton



Commonly Used Forms:

* Medication Administration Form: CLICK HERE
* Release of Information Form: CLICK HERE
* Field Trip Permission Slip: CLICK HERE
* After School Sports Permission Slip: CLICK HERE
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New to the Buffalo Ridge Area ?!?!

about 1 month ago

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First of all, WELCOME to the Buffalo Ridge area!!

If you are new to the Laramie County School District #1, you will need to register your students ONLINE. To register your new students please complete the Online Registration by clicking link below.   Upon completion, stop by the school office during office hours to provide the following documentation:

1.  Proof of Address - Mortgage, Lease or Electric Bill

2. Child's Birth Certificate

3. Child's Immunization Record

Click Here


If you are already enrolled at another LCSD#1 school just stop by the school office during office hours to provide the following documentation:

1.  Proof of Address - Mortgage, Lease or Electric Bill

2. Child's Birth Certificate

Once we have the documentation we will enroll your kiddo and place him/her into a classroom.  Please keep in mind, that LCSD#1 evaluates enrollment numbers and your kiddo may be forced to another school within the Triad.  Your child will be provided transportation if you are forced to another school.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give the office staff a call.

We are so excited to have you join us a Buffalo Ridge!!!!

The PRIDE and GLORY of our students and staff!!!

4 days ago

Check out ROCKY our mascot!!!!

Buffalo Ridge is super excited about our new playground equipment ~ our kiddos love it too!


Welcome Back!


Mrs. Peeples visited each of the classrooms to welcome back our fabulous staff and students.  We are off to another great year!

It is great to be a Buffalo Ridge Buff.


4th Grade - Miss Frontier Visit






4th Grade Ft. Laramie

4th Grade had a great time at Fort Laramie, where they had the opportunity to explore and learn more about the Oregon Trail Wagon Ruts.

Exploring


Learning


Observing



Track meet

Congratulations to all of our participants in a job well done during the track meet.  Way to represent Buffalo Ridge!!!!

Thank you to all the Coaches who made this a great event.

Calli representing Buffalo Ridge in the high jump - Congrats on 1st place !!!

Logan flying high over the hurdles.  Awesome job Logan !!!

Girl's relay team!!!

Boy's relay team!!!


DistrictLand - 6th Grade


6th grade went to Districtland for a day of fun and adventure.  The groups had a great time exploring, climbing the rock and finding the geocaches.  The kiddos were great leaders in reading the GPS.


Another Great 6th Grade Adventure!!!

Furs

The kiddos enjoyed checking out the furs of the wildlife of Wyoming

Antlers

Wow, look at the skulls & antlers.  Pretty Amazing!

Mr. Sandler from Laramie County Conservation District came and presented about Wyoming Wildlife to the Buffalo Ridge 6th graders. He had pelts, samples of fur, skulls, track casts, antlers, and horns that the students were aloud to touch and try to identify.


6th grade stem....




The 6th graders at Buffalo Ridge participated in 7 different STEM Stations on 3/24. They designed, built and ran experiments on electromagnets, 2 different types of rockets, lemon batteries, and had fun with a little chemistry and chemical equations making ooblick and erupting clay volcanoes. 





6th Grade Honor Choir


Ms. Fritz and her 6th grade Honor Choir Students pose for this beautiful picture while participating in the All City Choir Event at the Civic Center On Tuesday, March 14th.

What an awesome group of kids.  We appreciate the hard work these girls put in.




Dr. Seuss Week


Our first grade team showed their Dr. Seuss SpIrIt by dressing up as Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 & Thing 2.

The kiddos had such a great time with the themed fun.



Most birds cannot chew their food and owls are no exception. Owls usually swallow their prey whole. However, owls differ from other species of birds because they do not have a crop, the baglike organ used to store food after it has been swallowed so that it can be digested later. In owls, food passes directly from the mouth to the gizzard. The gizzard is an organ that uses digestive fluids and bits of sand and gravel to grind and dissolve all of the usable tissue from the prey.

So 3rd graders..... Lets.....DiG In !!!!

-Carolina Biological Supply Company

PTO Bingo Night

Our students, families and staff came together for some good, classic Bingo FUN!  Many great prizes and snacks were graciously donated by our FaBuLoUs PTO!!  Thank you to all who came for some BINGO fun.








100th Day of School


Several of our staff members agreed to have their picture aged to look 100 - the kiddos had a great time trying to guess who these staff members were.

What great Buffalo Ridge Spirit!!!

Happy 100th Day :)

Collage of staff members.

Spelling Bee


The girls competed in the first round of the County Spelling Bee. The first round consists of writing 75 words. The ten students who scored the highest moved on to the oral portion of the Spelling Bee. The three girls gave it their best effort and represented Buffalo Ridge well!

Kelleigh, Caytlin & Catriona

Photo of students at the spelling bee.

3rd Grade Math


We learned about tiny houses and made models of our very own tiny houses while learning about area and perimeter. Students had to design the placement of essential items for the tiny houses, like bathtubs, beds, couches, stoves, etc. This is the decorating part of the seven step process of making the houses.

     -Mrs. Essex


Photo of students doing math.


With these hands I hug my family.....


Check out this great project....Mrs. Hardsocg and Mrs. Essex's 3rd grade classes made these special mementos for their families.  What a great keepsake!! 

Photo of a student with artwork of two red hands.

Buffalo Ridge Holiday Concert

Thank you Ms. Fritz, staff, students and families for making this another performance to remember.

Concert pictures.

Our 1st through 3rd graders doing their performance...do you see what I see?  I see a little girl's shoe.  LOL, a dance mishap :)

Concert pictures.

All grades with their final song...this warmed the hearts of all.

Concert pictures.

So precious!!

Concert pictures.

Our 6th graders, final program ....

Group picture of students.

Kinder Program


Students at an assembly.

Awesome job Kiddos!



1st Grade Fun

Students building a White House made of treats.

Cookie Whitehouse Build - Great Job Kiddos!!  It looks Yummy!!!!

Students working on a project ad a table.

Nonfiction reading and writing fun in 1st grade, Mrs. Icenhower's class


Our Principal has SPIRIT, yes she does....she has SPIRIT, how about you?

Principal and various students

The dumping begins!

Students pouring liquid on the principal.

It is getting gooey...

The principal covered in goo.

The YuMmY end :)

Buffalo Ridge students gathered for an assembly as a reward for the great job they did with our Cup Fundraiser.  For their great efforts, several students won the prize of enjoying ice cream with Mrs. Peeples.  Then it became VERY interesting.....those prize winning kiddos got to participate in turning Mrs. Peeples into a giant gooey SuNdAe as the rest of the students cheered them on!!  What great Buffalo SPIRIT Mrs. Peeples has.  The laughter could be heard throughout the school. 

Mrs. Peeples ...... you look YUMMY!

The pricipal before she got covered in a sundae.


The pricipal looking like an ice cream sundae.


Goo all over her!

 

Students having fun watching.


Students having fun.


Students having ice cream.



Staff Turkey Bowling Fun

Staff members bowling in one of the hallways with a frozen turkey.

Look at that FORM!!!  Gotta love Mrs. Essex's bowling techniques.

Staff bowling in the hall with a turkey.

Ms. Bailey is going for the STRIKE :)

The principal getting ready to throw a strike.

Rocking the technique Mrs. Peeples.

Bowling with a turkey.

Now...that takes skill Mr. Carroll





Students on a hoverboard in the school.


Students on a hoverboard in the school.


Students on a hoverboard in the school.


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