Meet Mrs. Ritchey

4th Grade ELAR

Welcome to Fourth Grade!!

Hello Fourth Grader,

My name is Mrs. Ritchey and I am so excited to be your 4th grade Reading and Writing teacher this year!

Here is a little bit about me. My family lives right here in Paris, TX. I graduated from A&M University-Commerce. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 12 years. Collyn, my daughter, is 5 years old and starting Kindergarten this year at Aikin! We also share our home with our four legged friend, Blue Belle. My family loves to travel, play board games, and just have a good time. I like to spend most of my free time reading and cooking (but not cleaning the mess I make in the kitchen). My favorite place to be, other than school, is on my back porch enjoying nature and watching Collyn play.

I am starting my 11th year at Aikin Elementary. This school year is going to look a little different but I know that we are going to have a wonderful time making memories and supporting each other! I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Your Excited Fourth Grade Teacher,

Mrs. Ritchey

Your Fourth Grade Team

Virtual Meet the Teacher (AM)

Wednesday, Sep. 2nd, 10am

This is an online event.

Topic: Meet the Teacher

Time: Sep 2, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 973 0918 2183

Passcode: meet

Virtual Meet the Teacher (PM)

Wednesday, Sep. 2nd, 3pm

This is an online event.

Topic: Meet the Teacher (PM)

Time: Sep 2, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 949 8175 8656

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Important Information

**Please read the information below carefully**


When your child is absent or tardy, he/she misses valuable instructional time. Our school day officially begins at 7:45 a.m. Children arriving after 7:45 a.m. will have to go through the office to get a tardy slip. Please contact us via email on days your child will not be at school so makeup work can be prepared!

Monday Folders

Your child will bring home an Aikin Monday Folder each Monday. Inside you will find the Aikin newsletter, class newsletter, graded papers, information regarding your child’s conduct for the week, and other important papers. Please clean out this folder, sign and return to school each Tuesday!

Homework Folder and Policy

Please check your child’s homework folder nightly for daily homework! Please allow time for your child to read a book for 30 minutes each night. All homework is expected to be complete and turned in on time for all students. Any work received more than 2 days late will receive a grade of a 70%. The result of missing and/or incomplete homework is a Study Skills Demerit.


Students are permitted to have plain water in a bottle with a secure lid. Students may also bring a small, healthy snack each day (nothing that requires utensils or refrigeration).We will still accept whole class snacks, but they will need to be individually packaged this year. Acceptable snack ideas: fruit, crackers, carrot sticks, graham crackers, fruit snacks, pretzels, raisins.


Please note, unless we have a note, email or text from a parent/guardian, we will send your child home each day by the way indicated to us on Meet the Teacher day. We will not take a verbal transportation change from a student. This policy is in place for the safety of your child!


Students will first be given a verbal warning for inappropriate behavior. A second instance will result in a check mark. The third instance will be a second check mark, which is an infraction. Please encourage your child to be on his/her best behavior, as study skills demerits and infractions will affect the child’s Study Habits and Citizenship report card grades!

Contact Information

All phone calls and emails will be returned after school. Please call the front office if you need immediate assistance during the school day!

Aikin Elementary (903) 737-7443

Daily Schedule

7:20-7:45: Scrimmage Time (Morning Work/Breakfast)

7:50-9:25: Math (Mrs. Clark)

9:25-10:55: Science/Social Studies (Mrs. Hamer)

10:55-12:00: Reading/Writing (Mrs. Ritchey)

12:00-12:20: Recess

12:20-12:50: Reading/Writing (Mrs. Ritchey)

12:50-1:20: Lunch

1:20-1:35: Reading/Writing (Mrs. Ritchey)

1:35-2:05: WIN RtI

2:05- 2:55: Rotation

2:55-3:05: Pack up

3:05: Dismissal

Rotation Schedule

Day 1: Computer 1

Day 2: Art

Day 3: PE

Day 4: Music 2

Day 5: Computer 2

Day 6: PE

Day 7: Music 1

Day 8: Writing Lab

Contact Info

Communication is extremely important, especially this school year, and I would like for us to work together. You can reach me anytime by email or the remind app. I try to respond by the end of the school day, if not sooner. Please make sure to check folders regularly for any important information or upcoming events.
More Info About Me!

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