Welcome to all of our new students!
We are here to help make your transition to our school as easy and comfortable as possible. Counselors will have a "New to Park Ridge" lunch group for all new students at the beginning of the year. When one arrives at PRES as a new student during the year, our Classroom Ambassadors will escort new students to meet the counselors and others in the building. The Classroom Ambassador serves as the new student's "first friend" in the building as they will have lunch with them and play with them at recess for their first week here. This program's goal is to provide a warm and inviting environment in which new students feel they are important and belong.
We have a strong commitment to supporting our military-connected students. We have programs throughout the year recognizing the sacrifices and contributions that these families make. We have celebrated Veteran’s Day in a variety of ways during the past years. Please watch for information on how you can participate and be recognized. In April, we celebrate the Month of the Military Child with a Hall of Heroes and we “Purple Up” on the national recognition day. Additionally, if you and your child are experiencing a deployment, please let us know.