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December 14, 2021

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Every December, the RES PTA has the distinct pleasure of expressing our immense gratitude to our staff of teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and custodial staff by providing a catered, hot lunch with an exciting raffle to bring even more fun to the day! You may have seen the sign up genius this week to contribute drinks, treats and gift cards for the raffle (click here to learn more). Your support is greatly appreciated! Our Staff Appreciation efforts are a prime example of your PTA dollars at work.

There are more ways to support the RES PTA this holiday season! Memberships are still available! By purchasing your membership now, you will be eligible for some really fun, family focused, members only events in January. Next, don't forget to select RES PTA on Amazon Smile and we'll be gifted a portion of your Amazon purchases- more info on that below. One last reminder that our RES Spirit Store is open year round at There you'll find great cold weather gear and cool gifts for yourself and your kiddos!

Thank you for your incredible support this year! We can't wait to present our awesome line up of in-school assemblies and extra-curricular fun coming this Spring, all funded by your PTA contributions.


Meredith and Angela

Missed Last Week's PTA Meeting?

Click here to catch up on all the happenings at last week's PTA meeting, as we review another year of hard work, amazing volunteers and accomplishments in service of our students. Come check out what we did this fall and what the winter and spring hold!

Frosty Drive Extended Through Tomorrow!

It's not too late to donate! The Frosty Drive has been extended through Wednesday, December 15th!

Every holiday season the RES PTA hosts an annual Frosty Gift Drive. The drive allows members of our community to donate gifts to organizations within our extended community. This year, the RES community will support the Boys and Girls Village in Milford, Kids in Crisis in Cos Cob and Redding Social Services.

If you are interested in giving this season, please visit the link below where you will be brought to a Sign-Up Genius with links to each organization's wish list. Thank you for your support!

RESPTA Staff Appreciation Holiday Luncheon

It’s time to thank our RES staff for a great first half of the year - and to wish them a happy new year! Sign up to donate to our RESPTA staff appreciation holiday season lunch at the link below! We need you to help send some cheer to our favorite team of educators! Click here to access the SignUpGenius link.
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Madeleine Baker - General & Choral Music

I grew up in Hackettstown New Jersey and received my undergraduate degree at Moravian College in May of 2021. While at Moravian, I completed my bachelors of music with a pre-K through 12 certification in music education.

Things I Love To Do:

  • Hiking
  • Playing ukulele,
  • Learning how to distance run.
  • Playing with my cat Callie.

Why Did I Choose Teaching?

I chose teaching as my career because of how rewarding the profession is. Though I have wanted to be a teacher my whole life, I discovered my passion for music by learning the clarinet. I love teaching those around me through the platform of music education.

I am enjoying getting to know all of the wonderful students at RES. I am a first year teacher who is dedicated towards making the school year positive, fun, and musical for all of the students.

RES Holiday Spirit Wear (12/20 to 12/23)

Let's deck our school halls with festive spirit wear!

  • Monday - Wear your favorite holiday shirt
  • Tuesday - Wear your favorite holiday or winter hat
  • Wednesday - Wear your favorite holiday, silly or mismatched socks
  • Thursday - Wear your favorite holiday/winter themed PJs.

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Notes From The Backpack: A PTA Podcast

Sometimes, your child forgets to share the notes from their backpack that tell you everything that’s happening at their school. On Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, we give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed—in school and at home. We discuss real issues with parents and experts—from handling homework to school discipline—to support you every step of the way! Join the conversation using #BackpackNotes and learn more at Click here to catch up on these recent Podcasts:
    • Our Culture is More than a Holiday
    • Raising Kids who Change the World
    • Supporting Students of Color

CT PTA Launches VoterVoice!

See below for more information on the Connecticut PTA's new VoterVoice initiative! And be sure to click here to learn how to become an a CT PTA advocate!

4th Grade Yearbook Opportunity!

Attention 4th grade families: Help commemorate your child’s final year at RES! The PTA-funded 4th grade yearbook is seeking candid photo submissions for the 2021-2022 yearbook. (Ie: Halloween, class parties through the RES years, field day, sports photos etc).
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A special RES PTA "Thank You" to:

  • Emily Stein for organizing the Charleston Wrap holiday fundraiser.
  • Many thanks to all the parents, grandparents and friends who participated in all our fundraising events.
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Volunteers Needed For:

  • International Fest volunteers

Many hands make light work! Please click on this link to complete the PTA Volunteer Form.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Thank you for helping serve our RES community!

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Join The RES PTA

The RES PTA is a community that aims to make life better for every elementary student. We invite you to join us, either by becoming a member or by volunteering to help out with the work we do (or, hopefully, both!) Your membership supports our mission by funding school enrichment activities, staff grants and community engagement, as well as keeps you in the know about all the events we host throughout the year!

-Angela Caes & Meredith Schuchard



2021/2022 RES PTA Membership Rates

$25 Family Membership | $10 Faculty Membership

For more information on how to join, go to:


or simply scan the QR code below to get started with your membership!

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  • Dec 21 - Save the Date: Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch (Sign up coming soon)

Upcoming PTA Meetings

Be sure to mark your calendar for the rest of this year's meetings. And remember, our meetings are open to ALL in our RES Community. Anyone can attend meetings but only members can vote.
  • Jan 12, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Feb 9, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Mar 9, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Apr 6, 2022 07:00 PM
  • May 11, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Jun 8, 2022 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 9394 7873
Passcode: 383854

Community Events In Redding:

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RES Spirit Wear is available for purchase at our RESPTA store. Check out the wonderful options by clicking
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