Blue Ridge Elementary School USD 473

Blue Ridge Elementary School is one of four elementary schools in the Chapman USD 473 School District.

USD 473

USD 473 is currently accepting applications for Out of District students. If you do not live in the Chapman USD 473 school district and wish to attend one of our schools, please go to our website and click on the District Forms link in the middle of the page. This will take you to the Out of District application form which can be completed and submitted online.

[05/21/20]   Blue Ridge families,

I can't believe today is our last day of school. I want to thank each one of you for your continued support and effort this past quarter in ensuring your students worked on educational materials. I know that this process could not have been easy, so thank you for being so amazing.

4th quarter grades have been posted. Your child's grades can be found in PowerSchool or your child's classroom teacher possibly sent the fourth quarter grades to you through email.

We will notify you of any money owed or a credit balance at the beginning of the next year. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Have a safe and healthy summer!

Mrs. Diehl
[email protected]

Happy last day of school! Here is our #TBT finale! Have a great summer! ☀️💚☺️

[05/20/20]   Grab and Go Meal reminders:
There will NOT be Grab and Go meals on Monday, May 25th due to Memorial Day. After today, the next opportunity to get meals at Enterprise Elementary or Chapman High School will be Wednesday, May 27th. The Grab and Go meals will be available on Monday's and Wednesday's through June 10th.

End of Year Staff Video

The Blue Ridge staff would like to finish the 2019-2020 school year by sharing one more fun video for our students! We did not finish the school year as we had planned, but we have all made the most of it. Wishing you the best last day of school tomorrow and a wonderful summer!

A special shout out to Mrs. Seirer for making the video for us! Thank you!

Blue Ridge Staff wishes our students a final farewell to the 2019-2020 school year.

Live Literature | greatplainstheatre

Below is a link to the Great Plains Theatre Live Literature production of "Wilbur’s Web.” Usually our school goes every year and enjoys an educational, fun, original play in our local community. Not this year…..for obvious reasons. BUT, that did not stop the GPT from producing one!

When you go to the attached link, you will then scroll down. In the first green paragraph, there is another link to view the play online. There are other blue links at the bottom of the page where students can download activity pages and answer keys that go with the play. This is only online throughout the month of May. Great Plains Theatre's Live Literature program is a great way to see a fun, educational show as an introduction to theatre! Our adaptation of the classic E.B. White story is sure to entertain and educate.

It's the last week at Blue Ridge for a great group of 5th graders! Here is a little message for you from the Blue Ridge staff:

Please help us congratulate Jordyn Hubley on winning the Blue Ridge PTO Scholarship! Congratulations Jordyn, we are so proud of you!

Congratulations to the class of 2020! Blue Ridge Elementary Staff, Students, and Parents are very proud of you! Good luck on your next adventure! 💚🍀💚

Please help us congratulate Lauren Hill on winning the Blue Ridge PTO Scholarship! Congratulations Lauren we are so proud of you!

It's that time again! Guess who!? #TBT

We would like to congratulate Shailynn Gfeller on winning the Blue Ridge PTO Scholarship! Congratulations Shailynn and we are so proud of you!

Lets congratulate Shelby Claeys for winning the Blue Ridge PTO Scholarship! Congratulations and we are so proud of you! 💚

Help us to congratulate our Blue Ridge PTO Scholarship winners! Come back throughout the week to congratulate these seniors! 💚

Thank you to ALL the mothers on this special day and always. We are grateful for you!

We are proud of our 5th graders for completing the DARE program!

USD 473 Social Work/School Counseling Services

ATTENTION: Incoming CMS 6th graders☘️

Every year around this time Mrs. Chestnut usually goes to your building to answer any questions you have about the middle school. Check out this form created by Mrs. Chestnut with frequently asked questions by 5th grade students and answers! Keep in mind that these are subject to change due to our current situation happening in the world right now. If you or your student have any additional questions feel free to message Mrs. Chestnut and she will get back to you as soon as she can!

Week 3 of #TBT: Can you guess the names of these Blue Ridge staff members?

Congratulations to our 5th grade students for recently completing 10 weeks of the DARE program. The students were honored in a virtual recognition program. We would like to congratulate Karson as the winner of the DARE essay contest. Cady’s essay was selected as the runner up. We are very proud of the 5th grade class for working hard and finishing strong these past few weeks.

Thank you Nurse Tara for all you do for Blue Ridge students!

Calling all current Blue Ridge Moms/Grandmas: Send your favorite picture with your Blue Ridge student(s) to [email protected] by Friday, May 8. A special Facebook post will be made on Sunday, May 10. Thank you for all you do!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to all of the staff at Blue Ridge Elementary! You are all truly amazing educators and we are very lucky to have you!

Irish pride day! ☘️Thank you for participating in Spirit Week!

Happy Principal’s Day to Mrs. Diehl!! Thank you Mrs. Diehl for all you do for the students and staff at Blue Ridge! 💚

Virtual Spirit Week Finale: Friday is Irish Pride! ☘️☘️☘️

Halloween dress-up day!🎃

2nd Edition of #TBT! Can you guess who these Blue Ridge staff members are?

Thursday is...

Favorite Pet or Stuffed Animal Day!

Thank you Britany and all the district cook’s for everything you do for our students.

Today is SUPER HERO DAY! Our community knows that we
have had some school cooks that have really stepped up to the plate this year at USD 473 to serve our students during this time.

So please Give a Big Shout Out to: Jennifer Tiller, Angela Hall, Ronda Zook, Andie Zook, Trish Worden, Krys Burks, Britany Zumbrunn, Shawna Wiley, Morgan Collie and Michelle Kelley.

They will be serving our students "curbside" Chicken Patty Wednesday today! The students will even get to choose between regular and spicy chicken patties! We will see you from 11am to noon to get your chicken patty!

Wednesday's Spirit Day is favorite pet (real or stuffed)! We can't wait to see your purrrfect😹 pictures tomorrow!

Favorite Team Day! 🏀🏈⚾️

Favorite Team Tuesday coming up tomorrow!

Pajama Monday in the books!

Don't forget tomorrow, April 27, kicks off our "Virtual Spirit Week" for Blue Ridge! Send your "pj pics" to [email protected] by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. 😄

USD 473

Just a reminder that USD 473 is still doing Grab and Go meals every Monday and Wednesday. If you have children ages 1-18 they are eligible for these lunches. Even if you have not had been taking advantage of these free meals for your kids it is not too late. Just fill out the following form:

If you have already completed the form you do not need to do it again.

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4th & 5th graders Skyped today with our partner Global Read Aloud class in Canada.




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