Ruth Cherry Intermediate

Family Newsletter - October

A great start!

We have had a wonderful start to the 2019-2020 school year. It is hard to believe we are already in October! Time sure does fly when you are having fun! We know communication is key in order to have a successful year. We plan to send out a newsletter in this format once a month and then weekly reminders through email. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and on Twitter. There are links below. We are constantly posting pictures of our students and reminders. You don't want to miss out!

All Pro Dads

We had an AWESOME turn out for our first All Pro Dads meeting. We enjoyed hearing the dads (or a special male role model) share how they were proud of their child. Below you will see some pictures from the event. Tuesday, October 22nd is our next meeting. Mark your calendars! We hope to see you there!


Your child coming to school daily (when they are healthy) is so important. I found an article with interesting facts about school attendance. Did you know that by 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school? I found this information at

Please help get your child to school every day and on time. We want all of our students to be successful. Let us know how we can help you with this.

Healthier Me

Our counselor, Ms. Sayavongsa, shared the above calendar with our students earlier this week. You may want to hang it on your refrigerator or take a picture of it so you can access it quickly on your phone. Let's commit to making healthier choices in October.

Parent Tip: 15 Apps Parents Should Look Into

Below is a great article and video sharing information on different apps you may want to learn more about before allowing your child to download them.

Cherry News Crew

Our amazing Cherry News Crew had so much fun touring the WFAA studio. They learned so much about the world of broadcasting. Thank you Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Payne, and Mrs. Boysen for volunteering your time to go with our Cherry Crew! Check out some pictures of the News Crew below.


We have had a great group of students sign up for various clubs. Here are a few pictures from running club and ballet.

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days

Monday (28th) - Rally in Red - Wear as much RED as possible to say yes to a healthy and body!

Tuesday (29th) – Drugs & Bullying are Old School Dress in Your Favorite Decade - 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or 2000’s

Wednesday (30th) - Use Your Head - Don’t use Drugs or be a Bully Wear your favorite hat, a crazy hat, or crazy hair!

Thursday (31st) – Say BOO to Drugs & Bullying - Wear your Halloween costume ( or dress as your favorite Storybook/Cartoon character) (masks, clown costumes, inappropriate props or costumes, and full-make-up are NOT allowed). Costumes may NOT be a disruption to class instruction.

Friday (1st) – Too Bright for Drugs & Bullying - Wear NEON colors or Orange for bullying

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 3rd - Pay $1 to wear a hat. All money goes to the Education Foundation

Friday, October 4th - Fall Picture Day

Wednesday, October 9th - RC Homecoming Pep Rally @6:00 on Main Street

Friday, October 11th - RC Homecoming Football Game

Monday, October 14th - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 14 - 18 - Fall Break

Wednesday, October 23rd - Stand Up Against Bullying Day - Students are encouraged to wear ORANGE

Thursday, October 24th - College and Career Spirit Day

Friday, October 25th - Fall Festival

Red Ribbon Week October 28th - November 1st (Dress Up Days listed above)

Morning Announcements

Our Cherry News Crew has been working hard to share our recorded announcements. Click on the videos below to check out the announcements for this week.
September 30 2019 09 27 11 03 58
October 1 2019 09 27 11 08 14
October 2 2019 09 27 11 44 11
October 4 2019 09 27 12 03 11
October 3 2019 09 27 11 59 38


Please feel free to call, email, or set up an appointment to meet in person.

Ruth Cherry Intermediate: 972-636-3301

Kara Onken, Principal

Holly Wheatley, Assistant Principal

Stacey Sayavongsa, Counselor