Express Check-in: 2017/2018 school year

School will be starting soon! If you haven’t already, please complete the Express Check-In forms here:


Lightening Dismissal

Now that we’re into spring and the afternoon storms it brings, there is chance of a lightning dismissal.

When a lightening dismissal is called school staff will put out YELLOW and BLUE flags by the driveway and the staircase down to the parking lot.  If you see the flags, you will need to come into the school and sign your child out from his teacher in his/her classroom.  If your child is in a mobile, you will find them with their teacher in the cafeteria.  Please remember to bring your identification with you.  If your child walks home, your student will not be released until the storm has passed or a parent/guardian comes to the school to pick them up.


Teacher Appreciation Week!

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Join us in celebrating our amazing teachers!

Tuesday we will be holding a potluck lunch for teachers and staff. Sign up here to bring in a salad, main meal, or dessert.


Volunteers needed – PTCO Board members 2017/2018 school year!

The South Ridge Elementary PTCO is in need of volunteers for the 2017/2018 school year!

Many of our board members will be moving on this year, and we’re looking to bring in the next round of dedicated and enthusiastic parents to help lead our PTCO!

Open Board positions:
• President
• Vice President
• Treasurer

Other positions needed:
• Communications (website, social media)

Voting on board positions will occur at the meeting on May 9.

South Ridge PTCO is an organization of parents, teachers, and community members who volunteer their time to benefit the students of South Ridge Elementary School.

Meetings are held once a month during the school year. Volunteer opportunities are available many times throughout the school year. We encourage all parents to join us in supporting our students, faculty, and staff with your ideas and involvement even if you are unable to be at the meetings.

For more information on being a part of the South Ridge PTCO or to volunteer for any position on the board, email us at


Upcoming Events

Hard to believe, but there is less than two months left in the 2016/2017 school year, and in those short weeks there are a lot of events coming up!
SPIRIT WEAR April 26:  FINAL Spirit Wear Sale of the school year will take place Wednesday, April 26 before school in the front lobby. All Spirit Wear will be marked  25% OFF!!! Stock up and Save!

SOUTH GOES OUT  April 20: Join us at Chuck E Cheese’s for one of our most successful South Goes Out events! No school the following day! We look forward to seeing everyone there.


TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION May 1- 5: Help us show our Teachers and Staff how much we appreciate them! A flyer will be sent home as the week nears outlining fun ways you can help show your appreciation!  Complete Teacher Favorites forms can be found here.


IB FESTIVAL/INQUIRY FAIR May 5, 6-8pm: This is a FREE event. Come see all the amazing projects our students have been working hard on!



FUN RUN May 12: PTCO will be hosting a FUN RUN to help raise money for Teacher Grants. Packets with more info will be sent home on April 14th. The Fun Run will take place during Specials. Students will be encouraged to show their SOUTH RIDGE PRIDE and wear school colors! There will be fun prizes for top runners in each grade and the top fund raiser. Parent Volunteers will be needed! Please keep an eye our for a Sign Up Genius as the event get

Wednesday May 10
Parent Volunteers may be needed. Popsicle Donations will also be needed.

Volunteers Needed! Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair will be held March 9- 16 (the week before Spring Break) and our wonderful librarian, Laura Larson, is looking for volunteers to help with the set up and running of the fair. She is offering a $5 credit towards purchases for each 2 hour time slot worked.
For those of you who have not had the opportunity to volunteer in the past, this event is a lot of fun and a wonderful way to meet other parents!  Sign up early as there are a lot of times and dates to choose from!
Please sign up to help at the Book Fair using the link below:

DCSD – Principal Profile: Erin Carlson

Great article from Douglas County School District on our principal, Ms. Carlson!

Read it here!


Student Council presents its new website!

The South Ridge Student Council presents its new website! If you have a student on the council or are just interested in what student council is working on, be sure to check it out and bookmark it for future information.

South Ridge Elementary Student Council


Get your South Ridge Spirit wear!

PTCO members will be in the front entryway of the school the first Friday of every month. There is a variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, water bottles and more!


Student Drop Off and Pick Up

Kiss and Go Lane: Just a reminder that the Kiss and Go Lane (located on the north side on school, on South Street) is intended to pick up or drop off students without leaving your car unattended or parked for periods of time.  If you wish to park there is parking up the street closer to the church.


Parking Lot Closure: The school parking lot closes at 8:50am and again at 3:50pm daily for buses to drop off and pickup.  For the safety of our children please do not try to enter during these times.


Friends Going Home with Friends:  Parents, when your children have play dates or are going home with another student, please send a note. For the safety of our students we require confirmation from both families.  If we do not have a note from both families, we will require your students to go home as they normally do.