RISD Elementary Parent Newsletter

Week of November 13

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Message from Julie

Hello RISD Elementary Families!

Thank you to all the SME familes who came out for the Harvest Dinner...what a great time that was! My own parents came over the mountain to lunch with my little guy and were so impressed by what an awesome event it was. I look forward to the WES Harvest Dinner this week!

Thank you VETERANS!



Art from the Heart

Art From the Heart Holiday Gift Making Event Calling for Volunteers and Donations!


Date of event: Friday, December 7, 2018

Time: 3:30-5:30

Place: WES Gymnasium


We need your help to make this event successful.

We are looking for volunteers to either run a craft table or help support kids at the tables.

We also need the following items donated:


  • holiday gift bags & tags rolls of scotch tape wrapping paper
  • snacks (baked goods, fruit, popcorn)
  • candy/small toys
  • bows
  • tissue
  • paper
  • craft supplies (glue sticks and markers)
  • brown or white lunch bags
  • White Elephant items (new or gently used items from home that could be gifts for children to give to their families)



There will be wrapped boxes in the foyer of each elementary school for donations. Please bring donations by Friday, November 30, 2018.


Thanks for your support!


Coffee Chats are BACK! Come join us to ask questions/ give feedback:

11/13 (230-330) SME

11/19 (230-300) WES


Rivendell Rec is gearing up for basketball season after their super successful soccer season. Here is some information:


Reminder of our upcoming skills and drills nights. If you child has their own basketball, please have them bring it just in case. We have some large groups this year and the extra equipment might come in handy! Please contact the Rec Board or your coach for more information.



Date LocationTImeGrades

Monday 11/12 Rivendell Academy 6pm to 7:30pm3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Grades

Tuesday 11/13 Westshire Gym5:30 to 7pm Uniform Pickup

Wednesday 11/14Sam Morey Gym6pm to 7:30pm 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Grades

Thursday 11/15 Sam Morey Gym6pm to 7:30pm K, 1st and 2nd Grade


Important: The Holiday Concert is 12/11 at 6:30PM at Rivendell Academy.


A Note from Mrs. O'Hearn

Disability Awarenss Day is a Simulation Event held at school, where students will rotate through stations and get to feel what it would be like to have a real-life disability. Students will attend this event with their teachers. Volunteers are needed to run the stations. Please contact Mrs. Ann O'Hearn, School Counselor, if you are able to help out and volunteer at this event. No training is required, just your time and interest! :)

11/13 at WES

11/19 at SME



Don't forget to sign up for Winter Program!

https://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1190487



A Note from Mrs. Duvall -


Hello Rivendell Families! Concert season is quickly approaching and we're doing things a little differently this year. The elementary Winter Concert will be a combined concert for both Westshire and Samuel Morey schools. The Winter Concert will be on Tuesday, December 11th 630pm in the Rivendell Academy gymnasium. Students can wear seasonal dress clothes that align with the district dress code.


For students would like to practice at home, I have put links to lyrics and practice videos on my blog site. Please encourage your children to practice! Thank you for your continued support in the arts. https://musicwithmrsduvall.blogspot.com/


~ Elizabeth Duvall




If you are someone who enjoys social media, please consider "liking" our WES and SME Facebook pages. I am trying hard to post often about the exciting and cool things that go on at our schools. It is also a great place to see reminders about school events.


https://www.facebook.com/Samuel-Morey-Elementary-1398311943797694/


https://www.facebook.com/Westshire-1716146795294923/

Reading at home

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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

Upcoming Events

Harvest Luncheon (SME)

Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 11am

214 School Street

Fairlee, VT

Don't miss this delicious luncheon!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Harvest Luncheon (WES)

Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 11am

744 Vermont 113

West Fairlee, VT

Don't miss this delicious luncheon!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Disability Awareness Day (WES)

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 9am

744 Vermont 113

West Fairlee, VT

Disability Awarenss Day is a Simulation Event held at school, where students will rotate through stations and get to feel what it would be like to have a real-life disability. Students will attend this event with their teachers. Volunteers are needed to run the stations. Please contact Mrs. Ann O'Hearn, School Counselor, if you are able to help out and volunteer at this event. No training is required, just your time and interest! :)

Disability Awareness Day (SME)

Monday, Nov. 19th, 9am

214 School Street

Fairlee, VT

Disability Awarenss Day is a Simulation Event held at school, where students will rotate through stations and get to feel what it would be like to have a real-life disability. Students will attend this event with their teachers. Volunteers are needed to run the stations. Please contact Mrs. Ann O'Hearn, School Counselor, if you are able to help out and volunteer at this event. No training is required, just your time and interest! :)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Coffee Chat (SME)

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 2:30-3:30pm

214 School Street

Fairlee, VT

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Coffee Chat (WES)

Monday, Nov. 19th, 2:30-3:30pm

744 Vermont 113

West Fairlee, VT

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

RISD Elementary Winter Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 6:30-7:30pm

2972 New Hampshire 25A

Orford, NH

RSVPs are enabled for this event.