Ripley Central School Elementary
News and Information for our RCS families . . . . . 4-15-16
In library, our kindergarten and first grade scholars have been doing an in-depth study of a book entitled Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly. Although this is a fictional book we have learned so much about butterflies, the monarch to be exact. We have studied and learned new vocabulary words such as metamorphosis, conservatory, chrysalis, migration, and so much more. Ask any of these young scholars and they will be glad to tell you what they mean! Our students are now busy creating their own butterfly books to take home with them.
Our next step will be digging into non-fiction texts about butterflies and comparing and contrasting the fiction and non-fiction texts. These little scholars are showcasing a lot of zest and curiosity as we learn more about the various genres of books while learning all about butterflies!
New York State Assessments
Friday, April 22 ~ Grades 4, 5, 6 to Children's Safety Village in Ashville, NY
Wednesday, April 27 ~ Mr. Kirk Carris brings chicks back to visit RCS!
Thursday, April 28 ~ Walk/Bike to School presentations in classrooms, S. Fisher
Friday, April 29 ~ NO SCHOOL - Staff In-service Day
Tuesday, May 3 ~ Early Explorers to Ripley Hardware Store
Saturday, May 7 ~ Chorus sings the National Anthem for Westfield Little League!
Tuesday, May 10 ~ Early Explorers to Ripley Post Office
Friday, May 13 ~ Lockport Locks and Niagara Falls - Grade 4
Saturday, May 14 - Color Dash!
Tuesday, May 17 ~ Grades 1 & 2 to Children's Safety Village in Ashville, NY
Tuesday, May 17 ~ Early Explorers to Ripley Free Library
Tuesday, May 17 ~ Grade 3 to Children's Safety Village in Ashville, NY
Tuesday, May 17 ~ BOGO Book Fair - times to be announced
Tuesday, May 17 ~ Budget Vote - 2 - 8 PM (Maker Lab)
Tuesday, May 17 ~ Spring Choral Concert! 6:30 PM (Small Gym)
Tuesday, May 24 ~ Early Explorers to Meeder's Restaurant
Wednesday, May 25 ~ Conservation Field Days, Bemus Pt., NY, 5th grade
Wednesday, May 25 ~ Gr. 4 Science Performance Exam
Thursday, May 26 ~ Midway Park Outing for Prek & Kindergarten
Friday, May 27 ~ Waldameer, Erie, PA, 6th grade
Thursday, June 2 ~ Grades 3 - 6 Erie SeaWolves Education Days (Chorus sings!)
Monday, June 6 - Grade 4 - Science Written Exam
Thursday, June 9 - Last day of school for our Early Explorers
Monday, June 13 ~ Dismissal 1:00 PM; Student Led Conferences (SLC)
Tuesday, June 14 ~ Dismissal 1:00 PM; SLC; Students', PreK - 6, Last day of school