Recess & Lunch Start TimesRecess / LunchKind. 11:15 / 11:401st 10:40 / 11:052nd 11:40/ 12:053rd 10:45 / 11:104th 11:10 / 11:355th 11:45/ 12:10
My Stop is a web-based application available to all Unit 5 parents to access live bus GPS information using a smartphone, tablet or computer and securely view the current location of their child’s bus on routes. The system also provides the school bus’s estimated time of arrival at your child’s bus stop. For directions, CLICK HERE.
End of the Year Student Belongings Pick Up
The following schedule has been developed to ensure safe and efficient pickup of your child(ren)’s belongings. Please note: all established social distancing guidelines set forth by Governor Pritzker must be followed when picking up supplies. For this reason, teachers will not be at school on your assigned pickup day and time. If possible, please do not bring your child(ren) with you.
School Materials: If you have school materials to return such as library books, classroom books, take home book bag, etc. please bring those items with you on your assigned pick-up day.
Pick-up each day is from 8:45-12:45.
- Tuesday, May 26 - Student last name begins with: A-G
- Thursday, May 27 - Student last name begins with: H-P
- Friday, May 28 - Student last name begins with: Q-Z
Summer Reading at Bloomington Public Library
Even a pandemic does not stop reading! Here is information about Bloomington Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, which begins on Tuesday, May 26. The link below will give you more information about printing/obtaining/or creating a reading log on a piece of paper. Curbside pick up is now available and there will still be prizes for completion. Keep reading Pumas.
School Supply Orders
It's time to start thinking about next year's school supplies! Once again, Pepper Ridge PTO is partnering with the Write Stuff to provide a convenient and affordable way to get the school supplies required for your kids. Pepper's online shop is now open for purchases! You can customize your kits by adding extra supplies or deleting supplies that you may already have at home. Orders can be made until 7/15/20. If you place your order by 6/12/20 your supply box will be sent directly to Pepper with no shipping charge. Any orders placed between 6/13/20-7/15/20 must be shipped to your home and you will have shipping fees added to your total.
If you have any questions regarding school supply boxes, please reach out to a member of the PTO. Pepper PTO Contacts
Grab & Go Breakfast & Lunch
Unit 5 will provide grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to any student in need at several locations in the community using school buses on Monday and Wednesdays until June 29.
We will have three centralized locations open daily from 9-11 am:
Cedar Ridge Elementary, 2808 Breezewood Blvd., Bloomington
Kingsley Junior High, 303 Kingsley St., Normal
Sugar Creek Elementary, 200 N Towanda Ave, Normal
Buses will also stop at 30 locations to distribute meals. Below is a list of where you can get meals.
Walk In Registration - August 3, 2020
New students to the Pepper Ridge area can register at Walk In Registration on August 3 from 3:00 - 6:00 at Pepper Ridge School. Please bring school records, birth certificate, physical/immunization records and three proofs of residency to registration. More details about registration can be found at this link.
Important Start of the School Year Dates for the 2020/2021
- August 4 Walk-in Registration for new students to Pepper Ridge from 3-6
- August 13 Back to School Event at Collesium
- August 14 Class Lists will be shared with student & parents
- August 17 Back to School Night 6:00-7:00
- August 19 First Full Day of school
State Farm Grant Program
Do you work for State Farm and volunteer 40 or more hours in a calendar year at Pepper Ridge Elementary? Or would a team of State Farm employees be willing to work together and volunteer for 40 hours at Pepper Ridge Elementary to earn money for our school?
Through the Good Neighbor Grant Program, the State Farm Companies Foundation awards a $500 grant on behalf of each eligible State Farm® associate (active employee, agent, or retiree) who volunteered a minimum of 40 hours per calendar year to an eligible school or nonprofit organization. For more program information including eligibility requirements and the link to the application, visit their info page. Good Neighbor Grants are a great way to support your child’s teacher and school!