Ripley Central School Elementary

News and updates for our RCS families 11/21/14

lost and found

Attention all parents: We have quite a few clothing items in the lost and found. If your child is missing something, that might be the first place to look! We have lots of clothes - mostly shirts, jackets, and sweatshirts...we even have a pair of glasses. Please stop by the main office to see if something in our lost and found collection belongs at your home.

What's been happening in Pre-K

Students in Pre-K love holidays! How have we celebrated? Halloween saw us at the pumpkin patch, followed by a costumed parade around the building. We were happy to show off for the office folks and other classes. Gearing up for Thanksgiving, we traveled with Kindergarten to Darwin and Nancy Rowe's farm. We went on a hike, saw some animals, and even got to pet a turkey and feel its feathers. (Good luck, turkey!) Most recently, in honor of Veterans Day, we met 1st Sgt. Henry Link (Ret.), the Chautauqua County Commander of the American Legion. Besides being Mrs. Graham's dad, he is also a veteran. He brought in some of his uniforms for us to see and talked about how soldiers use grit to do their jobs, just like we do in school. We thanked him for his service and took turns trying on his drill sergeant hat. We may be young, but we are busy little people in Pre-K!

Operation Lifesaver

Three presenters representing Operation Lifesaver, a national organization, spoke with PreK - grade 6 students on Monday about the importance of Railroad Safety. These men love trains and are dedicated to keeping us safe around trains. Their message to all of us:

STAY OFF the tracks!

STAY AWAY from trains!


Operation Lifesaver is working to change people's behavior around railroad tracks and crossings with the national public awareness campaign: See Tracks? Think Train!

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Hip, hip, hooray!

Three of our students, pictured below, had art work accepted into the Quick Center for the Art, K - 5 Juried Art Exhibition! These students will each be awarded two tickets to see the Christmas show at the Quick center as well. Exhibition opening reception for artists and their families is on December 4 at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition is open through January 18, 2015. Tickets are $2.00 for children and $5.00 for adults. The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of St. Bonaventure University.

Hockey Hooky!

Sometimes rewards are in the form of something special - that was the case this week for students who had great attendance in our After School Program. The Erie Otters offered Hockey Hooky, which included lunch and a hockey game vs. the Plymouth Whalers. The hometown Otters won in overtime 4 -3! Watch for more pictures of this event that will be posted next week on Facebook.

Monday.........November 24....*Early Dismissal (1 PM) Parent Conferences in afternoon

Tuesday.........November 25....*Early Dismissal (1 PM) Parent Conferences in afternoon

Wed.-Fri.........Nov. 26-28.........Thanksgiving Break – no school (Building closed Thurs./Fri.)

Wednesday...December 3......."Harry the Dirty Dog” at SUNY Fredonia – Grades 1 – 3

Friday.............December 12....Snowshoeing at Presque Isle - Grade 6

Tuesday.........December 16....Winter Concert - 6:30 PM Small Gym

Wednesday...December 17....Ripley Senior Citizen Holiday Program (12:30) & Luncheon

Monday.........December 22....Christmas Play - 6:30 PM Small Gym

Tuesday.........December 23....*Early Dismissal (1 PM)

December 24 - January 2.........No School for students or staff

Monday.........January 5............School resumes

* Please note: There is NO After School Program on Early Dismissal Days