Ripley Central School Elementary
News and Information for our RCS families . . . . . 05-27-16
Band and Chorus Concert
Physical Education Awards
Congratulations to this year’s National Physical Fitness Award winners. These students scored above the top 50% of students the same age and gender in the nation in five different fitness tests.
4th ~ Jasmine H., Stephanie O., Maya P., Russell C., & Maddison S.
5th ~ Kaitlyn B., Anayah C., Carson E., Kennedy N., Cole O., Sam C., Spencer D.,
. . . . Kentin E., Haley G., Emily H., & Joey O.
6th ~ Brooklyn S. & Carson D.
Congratulations to this year’s Presidential Physical Fitness Award winners. These students scored above the top 85% of students the same age and gender in the nation in five different fitness tests.
5th ~ Elias Q.
6th ~ Sienna C., Emma L., Kalen M., Sydney H., & David G.
This year’s Extra Effort Awards were given to students who stood out in giving extra effort to work hard and improve during their fitness units.
3rd ~ Jozlyn D.
4th ~ Russell C. & Jasmine H.
5th ~ Kentin E. & Haley G.
6th ~ Angel K. & Wayne S.
Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow
Now that snow has stopped and the weather has warmed up, third through sixth grade students have been busy working on our school garden. We have used a grant from Tractor Supply to buy seeds and equipment. Last Saturday we met to plant an herb garden and to prepare the raised beds for planting. You will notice in the pictures that we have marked off a grid to show each square foot in the garden. Seed were planted according to the Square Foot Gardening plan. We placed our homemade ollas, unglazed clay pots that can be used for irrigation, into the center of the garden beds. We hope that we can use them to deliver water directly to the roots as the water slowly seeps through the pottery. On Thursday, the cafeteria featured mashed potatoes with sour cream and chives from our garden. We are excited to see what will be ready to eat next.
Find Help. Find Hope.
Chautauqua Tapestry held a coloring contest for children’s mental health awareness month titled “Find Help, Find Hope.” Ripley students in grades 4th through 6th had the chance to submit their coloring page in early May. This week, Kennedy was chosen the winner of category B. Category B is students’ grades 5th through 8th. Kennedy will receive a $25 gift card and her work will be displayed in The Post Journal and The Dunkirk Observer this Sunday. Check it out! Congrats, Kennedy!
Creating a Healthier Community
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Monday, June 6 - Grade 4 - Science Written Exam
Tuesday, June 7 ~ Field Day
Wednesday, June 8 ~ Midway Park Outing for PreK & Kindergarten
Wednesday, June 8 - LAST DAY OF OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Thursday and Friday, June 9 & 10 - Dismissal for all at 3:20 PM
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
June 27 - July 8 ~ Eagle University - Session 1
July 11 - July 22 ~ Eagle University - Session 2
July 25 - August 5 ~ Eagle University - Session 3
August 8 - 19 ~ Eagle University - Session 4