Mr. C's Blog - Aug. 11, 2015

Are you excited? Are you ready? Not far now...
Many of you are wondering what supplies you need. I have attached a general, recommended list of supplies you will need. Please do not over spend and buy things that are not needed. I know supplies are cheap now, but do not get things that are not needed. Remember... we do NOT allow Sharpies/permanent markers or White Out on school grounds.
Recommended General School Supplies

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___ Binder (3-ring, 2 inch)


___ Composition books

___ Earbuds/headphones

___ Highlighters

___ Spiral Notebooks (one subject)

___ Paper (college ruled)

___ Pens (blue or black)

___ Pencils

___ Pencil pouch

___ Pencil sharpener with shavings catcher (non-battery operated)

___ Pocket dividers for binder

___ Protractors

Your teachers will give you school supply information for your specific classes once school starts.

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School Information

Office Hours:  8:20 - 3:40 - Monday - Friday

Dress Code:  School Uniform: Polo tops in school colors only. Bottoms any color, no gym shorts allowed. Students wear lanyard/ID at all times while at DRA or on school bus.

SCHOOL COLORS: Royal Blue, Gold, Orange

MASCOT: Diamondbacks  


Ms. Greenwood - 7th grade Math/Science
My name is Ms. Greenwood. I have been an educator for the past 15 years. I hold a master’s degree in both Curriculum Instruction and Educational Administration/Leadership.
I have one daughter, Katelyn. She is twenty years old and will be starting college in September in San Diego. We relocated to the desert 10 years ago from Connecticut. The desert is a wonderful place to live, especially during the winter months.   
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cycling, scrapbooking, and watching sports. Looking forward to the football season and watching my team win the super bowl…again J.
 I am very excited about being part of the Desert Ridge Academy team.  It is going to be a great year!

Language Arts- 6th Grade
I graduated from CSUF, with a BA in Art and a MA in Education. I began my teaching career in Orange County in 2000 and moved to the desert in 2003. I taught at Jackson Elementary for 12 years and I am very excited to be part of the team at Desert Ridge this year!

I am proud to be the first American in my family. We are from Argentina, so I am also a Spanish speaker. I was born in Chicago, Illinois. I have two daughters. Savannah (22) is at UCI, studying Physics, and Tatiana (3) is in Preschool, studying Legos. 

I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces at Desert Ridge this year! Many of my former fifth graders will be 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Please feel free to email me with any               questions: