Ripley Central School Elementary
News and Information for our RCS families . . . . . 05-20-16
Gardening Day - YOU are invited!
12 noon. Please bring gardening tools if you have them. We are also looking for compost to add to our raised beds.
Mathematics - Sixth Grade Style
In 6th grade math we have been learning about mean, median, MAD, and IQR. The students in 6th grade are able to define each of those key vocabulary words. We have been taking a data set and then calculating the mean, median, MAD, and IQR. The students have found this both challenging and fun. We have done a lot of partner work then individual calculations so that we can talk through some of the problems and practice them independently. That helps us to know that we understand these concepts.
"Oh, say, can you see?"
What would make our community healthier?
We welcome all Ripley residents and business owners to attend a Community Conversation. Share your ideas for building a healthier community!
Friday, June 3, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Free dinner will be provided.
Location: RIPLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL CAFETERIA
12 North State Street, Ripley, NY 14775
RSVP for dinner by May 31 to Shelly Wells 338-0010 x 1209
We will begin our Community Conversation with student presentations on their health and wellness efforts. Later, while the adults are engaged in the Community Conversation, there will be age appropriate physical activity events for students.
6th grade Expeditions
The sixth graders are currently exploring digital tools in expeditions. The students were introduced to Google Classroom and Google apps. They practiced submitting assignments, creating schedules, and revising their writing. After finding out how useful technology could be in their daily lives, the students complete activities on digitalpassport.org, learning how to use the digital tools at their disposal safely.
At this time the 6th graders are watching Public Service Announcements, breaking apart professional models to determine the most effective production, script, acting and text to share what they have learned. Their final product will be a PSA on cell phone use, privacy, creative commons, searching, or cyber-bullying. Keep your eyes peeled for their PSAs in the near future.
Fairy Tale Festival
Just a reminder to first grade families: Students have been working diligently on their own fairy tales and would love to share theirs with you!
Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Our classrooms at RCS
Come celebrate your child's creation at our author celebration!
Monday, May 23 ~ Bike/Walk to School Reward! - Play, Picnic & Prizes
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
Friday, May 27 ~ Fairy Tale Festival, Grade 1
Friday, May 27 ~ Waldameer, Erie, PA, 6th grade
Friday, May 27 ~ A Community Conversation - Dinner included - 4:30 - 6:30 PM at RCS, Call the school for more information and reservations. (Activities for children included.)
Monday, May 30 ~ No School, Memorial Day - Building closed
Wednesday, June 1 ~ Visual and Performing Arts Night from 6 - 7 PM
Thursday, June 2 ~ Grades 3 - 6 Erie SeaWolves Education Days (Chorus sings!)
Thursday, June 2 ~ Early Explorers to Ripley Library (raindate: Friday, June 3)
Friday, June 3 ~ PreK - 2 to the Erie Zoo
Friday, June 3 ~ Community Conversation 4:30 - 6:30 PM ~ Dinner included, must R.S.V.P.
Monday, June 6 - Grade 4 - Science Written Exam
Tuesday, June 7 ~ Field Day
Wednesday, June 8 ~ Midway Park Outing for Prek & Kindergarten
Thursday, June 9 - Last day of school for our Early Explorers
Thursday, June 9 - 9:30 AM PreK Graduation
Thursday, June 9 - 1:30 PM 6th Grade Graduation Practice
Thursday, June 9 - 5:15 PM 6th Grade Graduation Dinner
Thursday, June 9 - 6:15 PM 6th Grade Graduation Lineup
Thursday, June 9 - 6:30 PM 6th Grade Graduation
Friday, June 10 ~ Last FULL day for students (Monday & Tuesday are 1/2 days)
Monday, June 13 ~ Dismissal 1:00 PM; Student Led Conferences (SLC)
Tuesday, June 14 ~ Dismissal 1:00 PM; SLC; PreK - 6 Students' Last Day of School