RISD Elementary Parent Newsletter

August 28, 2018

Message from the Principal


Dear Rivendell Elementary Families,


Can you believe the summer is over? I CAN'T! I cannot wait to begin our year together! It is going to be an awesome year.


We will be having the annual parades around both schools tomorrow for our first day of school - please consider attending - students will meet on the playgrounds and then gather for the parades. I am so excited to meet all of you and your students.


Just a head's up - we will be having a fire drill at both schools on the first day. We will be forewarning the students - both drills will occur at 2:00PM.


Some events that are coming right up - please mark your calendars!


9/12 (SME) Bring Your Family to School Night 6:00PM

9/13 *(Both schools; 1-6) Field Trip to Tunbridge Fair

9/19 (WES) Bring Your Family to School Night 6:00PM


Mrs. MacQueen and I will be alternating days each week at both elementary schools. I will start this week at SME and she will be at WES.


Please don't hesitate to call, email, or stop by if you have any questions or concerns! I am really looking forward to our year together.


Warmly,


Julie Donahue

Health Connection

Are you struggling with bedtimes?

Below is a handy chart that demonstrates how much sleep our students really need. I am finding it especially tricky transitioning from our more "loose" summer schedule to our more rigorous school schedule.
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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

RISD Elementary Welcomes New Staff Members

We are excited to welcome these new staff members to our team.

Leah Wolk-Derksen (SME 3/4 Literacy and Social Studies)

Molly Rice (SME Preschool)

Elizabeth Duvall (Elementary music)

Tanya Powers (Elementary art)

Hannah Taska (SME Grade 1 long term substitute)


The following members of our team have changed positions

Maureen Moran (SME 5/6 Math)

Rachael Weber (3/4 Math and Science)

Carmen Winchester (Title One Math)

Tammy MacQueen (Assistant Principal)

Upcoming Events

Bring Your Family to School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 6-7pm

744 Vermont 113

West Fairlee, VT

Come and have a fun meet and greet with teachers and a lovely meal with your school community.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Bring Your Family to School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 12th, 6-8pm

214 School Street

Fairlee, VT

Come and have a fun meet and greet with teachers and a lovely meal with your school community.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

First Day of School for Students

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 8am

214 School Street

Fairlee, VT

First Day of School For Students

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 8am

744 Vermont 113

West Fairlee, VT