RISD Elementary Parent Newsletter

Week of 4/22/19

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Message from Julie

Dear RISD Elementary Parents,

Spring break is sooooooooo close, we can taste it! As I have said, I am travelling to sunny Florida for break and will hopefully not be looking at email throughout that time!


Events:

4th grade Hulbert trip May 16-17 (looking for chaperones!!! - email me if you are interested)

Please return your Hulbert materials ASAP!

ROCKS Celebration May 24th (At WES) - thanks to Mrs. Otis and Mrs. Goodrich for being organizing ROCK STARS!!!!!!!!! They are AMAZING! We would love any volunteers

Concert at Rivendell Academy May 28 630PM


6th grade Hulbert trip June 4-6


4th grade Move Up Ceremony June 14th (in the morning)


6th grade graduation June 6/19 6PM


Last day of school June 20 (we are checking to see if it is an early release)


Summerscapes signups will be out the week after break. Mrs. Cole is planning Summerscapes, and is working on a solution for staffing. If you are interested in helping out, you can reach her at jcole@rivendellschool.org


As you know, we are hiring a few teachers in both schools for next year. We have started a hiring committee of teachers. If you are interested in helping out with this, please email me at jdonahue@rivendellschool.org We are still looking for interview panelists if you are interested!


We are looking for donations of rakes, trowels, etc. for some of our planting projects. Please bring any items in!


Similarly, if you have any balls/frisbees, etc that you would like to donate to our schools, we would love them! Now that the weather is nice, recess is much more fun!


Tis the season - we do have some confirmed lice cases at SME, so please be sure to check your kiddos.


Thank you to all parents who reached out about the parole violation. He has been caught, and we so appreciate the swift actions of law enforcement professionals!


I hope you enjoy a wonderful and relaxing vacation!


Warmly,

Julie

Benefit of Gardening with Kids

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More Gardening

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Momo Challenge

Many people have been increasingly concerned about the "Momo Challenge," a supposed game from the internet that challenges kids who see it to consider hurting themselves. There isn't a lot of evidence that it is actually occurring, but the kids are worried about it. Here are some articles that discuss it:

https://www.vox.com/2019/3/3/18248783/momo-challenge-hoax-explained

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/style/momo-mania-hoax.html

Our students cannot access youtube while they are at school, so this shouldn't be an issue there. As always, we continue our diligence to safe internet access.

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

6th grade exhibition

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 6pm

214 School Street

Fairlee, VT

No school

Monday, Jan. 21st, 7am

This is an online event.