RISD Elementary Parent Newsletter

Week of November 19

The below pictures are crafted from the words your wonderful teachers and staff said when I asked them "what are you thankful for at school and in life". They are such a dedicated and incredible group of people.

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Message from Julie

Hello RISD Elementary Families!

Thank you to all the WES familes who came out for the Harvest Dinner...what a great time that was! It was a truly beautiful event.


I am so grateful for our amazing teachers and students and their amazing work every day.


Thank you all for making me feel so welcome in this amazing community! :)


I will be rescheduling our coffee chats until after Thanksgiving.


Thank you for your patience with our dismissal on Tuesday - it was definitely an unexpected day! We are working on better procedures to make everything go smoother if that were to happen again.



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!



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! :)

11/19 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/

Avoiding the Christmas "greedies"

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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

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.

RISD Elementary Winter Concert

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

2972 New Hampshire 25A

Orford, NH

RSVPs are enabled for this event.