RISD Elementary Parent Newsletter

December 3

Message from Julie

Dear RISD Elementary Parents,


It is hard to believe that it is already December! It looks like December, as always, is going to be an action packed month! It is going to be an exciting month at the elementary schools, with some beautiful old traditions and some new ones too!


First and foremost, Winter Programming is almost here! We have received about 75% of the sign-ups for Winter Programming, and we are excited for our new options and our continued partnerships with Dartmouth Skiway and Hulbert. We also thank Rivendell Rec for their support of the ski program.


If you haven't registered your child, please do so! Payment is also due for skiing, which you can do here:

http://www.rivendellrec.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1190487


If your child is skiing, and you are not chaperoning, please take this survey about how to store skis:

https://goo.gl/forms/hQ5VKdfoxswOuo033


Here is the rundown of events:


Monday 12/3 at SME 530-645:

The Samuel Morey Elementary 5th/6th Grade Team would like to invite you to dinner and an informative presentation and discussion about healthy relationships. Children make relationships with teachers, with parents, with siblings, and friends and other individuals in their communities and this talk will help all of us teach children healthy relationship-building skills for friendships, siblings and more!


Tuesday, 12/4 at the District Office at 630

Board Meeting


Wednesday, 12/5 Both Schools

Report cards sent home


Wednesday, 12/5 at Dartmouth College 930-2

Students in grades 3-6 are invited to a Girls' basketball game and discussion about healthy choices and being a student athlete. Please get permission slips in!


Wednesday 12/5 at SME from 6-7

6th grade Greek Culture Exhibition


Friday, 12/7 at WES from 330-530

Art from the Heart - a wonderful tradition at Westshire, now for the both schools! Students are invited to come and make art for their families to give as Holiday gifts!


Wednesday, 12/12 at Northern Stage from 930-2

Students in grades 3-6 are invited to see the play, Matilda! All students must pay 10$ to offset ticket cost, and are encouraged to dress up! We are sorry that we cannot invite parent chaperones, as we only have a limited number of tickets and the show is sold out.


Monday, 12/17 at SME 6-7

Grade 6 "Chopped Junior" exhibition


Wednesday, 12/19 at Rivendell Academy 630-730

RISD Elementary 1st Annual All Elementary Concert! (Please note the change of date)


12/21 - K-4 field trip to WES for some holiday cheer! (Parents are welcome) 9-1030!


12/22-1/2 - Holiday break


1/10 - Winter Programming Begins:

A note for skiers:


Equipment:

  • YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT. Rentals MUST be arranged prior to the first day of the program. Rentals are available from various locations in the upper valley, including the Dartmouth Skiway.

  • HELMETS ARE REQUIRED and can be rented.

  • SNOW PANTS AND JACKETS ARE REQUIRED. Please dress your child in layers and send extra clothing - MITTENS, socks, etc. so your child stays warm. If you child is not dressed properly, they will not be able to attend.

  • Please label all equipment with NAME and SCHOOL. If equipment is lost we can identify it and easily return it to the appropriate location at the end of the day.

  • Skis/Poles/Snowboards must be left at the main entrance of your school on Thursday mornings by 8 am.

  • A designated equipment transporter will deliver the equipment to the Skiway as well as return it to SME at the end of the day.


Travel:

  • WES Pick-Up: Bus departs WES approximately 8:30, transports to SME.

  • Departure: Bus leaves SME approximately 9 am, then heads directly to Dartmouth Skiway.

  • Return to SME: Bus departs Dartmouth Skiway at 12:15 pm drops off at SME at 1 and continues to WES for 1:30 arrival. There will be regular dismissal and buses at 1:45

  • If you choose to pick your child up at the Skiway, you should arrive by 12 pm.

  • If your child intends to stay at the Skiway with another parents or volunteer, he/she will need a signed note.


Whew! It is indeed a busy month!



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5th grade ROCKS!

Have you asked your SME student about what it means to get ROCKS? WES has been doing this great positive behavior intervention for years, and SME is lucky to get "in" on the action!


Responsibility

Outstanding Scholar

Cooperation

Kindness

Safe


Each time a student or class demonstrates one of these characteristics, they receive a rock. 5th graders at SME just filled their ROCKS jar and came to the office to celebrate! We are PROUD!

Boosting those immune systems!

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What's New for the 2018-2019 School Year


Updated handbook!

We will be focusing on consistency between the two schools. A copy of the handbook will be sent home, but you can also access it online.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/19jroAmNhwgUPPgb80DztOg7WvUhc3hVh8JLW1rW57Xg/edit?usp=sharing

Upcoming Events

RISD Elementary Winter Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 6:30-8:30pm

2972 New Hampshire 25A

Orford, NH

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

5/6 Parent Meeting

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 5:30-6:45pm

214 School Street

Fairlee, VT

The Samuel Morey Elementary 5th/6th Grade Team would like to invite you to dinner and an informative presentation and discussion about healthy relationships. Children make relationships with teachers, with parents, with siblings, and friends and other individuals in their communities and this talk will help all of us teach children healthy relationship-building skills for friendships, siblings and more!


Art from the Heart

Friday, Dec. 7th, 3:30-5:30pm

744 Vermont 113

West Fairlee, VT

K-4 Holiday Cheer

Friday, Dec. 21st, 9-11am

744 Vermont 113

West Fairlee, VT