News You Can Use

November 23, 2021

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It’s hard not to smile when someone offers genuine thanks. After 50+ days of school, we're bursting with gratitude for the many volunteers, idea leaders, project managers, PTA members and supporters that make our community strong.

If you seek some incredible ideas, look no further than our caring and kind RES Faculty and Staff who circle up weekly and pause to recognize others.

Our community has a compliment circle each week. We hand out compliment cards acknowledging the kind and selfless acts members of the RES Community work on a weekly basis.

- Brian Dayton, 4th Grade.

Click here for your own template.

2nd Grade Classes award a "Certificate of Gratitude." A big thanks to Kelly Blessey for sharing this editable copy. Click here to create your certificate.

We encourage you to take a moment this week and reach out to someone special in our community with a note of kindness. ….or better yet, create a Gratitude jar!

- Angela & Meredith

What's For Dinner? LATKES!

The Inclusion Committee has created a beautiful bulletin board by the main office. Titled, ‘What’s For Dinner?", students will see a diverse dinner setting with foods from different parts of the world! And, to continue the theme at home, a recipe will be featured in this newsletter each week for you and your family to try!

This week’s recipe comes from Traci Greenberg, who also provides us a short history of Hanukkah:

"Hanukkah begins November 28 and lasts for 8 nights. This holiday is also known as ‘The Festival of Lights.’ Every night we add a candle to the menorah to remember the miracle that happened. A long time ago, there was a special lamp that was to always be lit, but because of a war, the light went out! Thankfully, there was a small amount of oil that the Jewish people thought would only last one day, but it lasted 8 nights until new oil was made! During Hanukkah, we also celebrate by playing the dreidel game and eating latkes (a potato pancake)."

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Stephanie Rich - Speech Therapy Specialist

I'm originally from NJ, graduated from UCONN, and went to grad school at USF in Tampa, FL. I've spent the last 12 years living two blocks from the beach in Virginia Beach, VA.

My family includes my husband, my two daughters (3 years, 6 years) and our dog. We just moved to Newtown in August, and I am surprised by the number of signs for fresh eggs I see as I drive. I fear I will need winter gear suitable for exploring the arctic to adjust to being back up north.

3 Facts About Me:

I love sports. I'm a die hard Huskies fan (who else has camped out for tickets to Gampel?) and I suffer along with fellow Giants fans.

I love being outside and my happy place is the beach.

My girls think I have awesome dance moves.

Why I Chose Speech Therapy:

I chose speech therapy as my career because of the opportunities in work settings and job availability it afforded me. I've worked for 12 years as an SLP - 3 years at a children's hospital and 9 years in the public schools. I've also spent several years working in early intervention.

This school year I am most excited to work with an awesome new special/general education team and the students at RES.

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Thanksgiving Drive Update

A big thank you to all who donated to this year's Thanksgiving Drive! Because of your incredible generosity, we were able to deliver 42 little gobblers to Redding Social Services with $50 gift cards attached to each. One additional card in the amount of $25 was also given to them. Thank you for making this a special Thanksgiving celebration for those in need in our community.

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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Spirit Wear Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 24

How cool is our school? Come decked out in your best RES Spirit Wear or wear RES colors.
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A special RES PTA "Thank You" to:

  • Emily Stein for organizing the Charleston Wrap holiday fundraiser.
  • Jen Lyons and Danielle Frenzel for coordinating the Thanksgiving Drive.
  • Heather Hopkins for running the Lyman's pie/cookie dough fundraiser. Thank you, also, to all the volunteers who helped hand out the goodies: Caroline Pheeney, Lauren Britton, Amy Saris, Meggin Lundstrom, Diana Jimenez, Stephanie Ortegon, Seana Bedard, Angela Caes, and Meredith Schuchard.
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Volunteers Needed For:

  • Snowball committee 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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  • Spirit Day: Nov 24
  • Early Dismissal: Wednesday, Nov 24

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.
  • Dec 8, 2021 07:00 PM
  • 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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