Tiger Tales

March 2023

RPS Newsletter


2nd- PTO Sweetheart Dance, 6:00-7:30pm, RPS gym

3rd- Book Character Parade

6th- Dental Van

9th- LSGT Meeting, 3:00pm, RPS

10th- IN SERVICE- No School

12th- Daylight Savings Time


16th- Young Ga Authors Reception, 3:00-3:30, RPS Media Center

17th- St. Patrick's Day, PBIS Celebration

21st- Spring and Class Pictures, Report cards sent home

30th- PBIS Parade

31st-April 7- SPRING BREAK-No School

April 10th- Students return to school

NEW! Catoosa County Public Schools APP for your phone!

Looking for a way to stay in touch with CCPS? Click on the link to visit the app download instructions page. The app is available for iOS and Google Play

Principal Announcements

Spring is almost here!

Thank you thank you for supporting RPS with the strawberry sales! We sold more this year than we ever have! Needless to say, RPS is very grateful! Hopefully you have all had the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss the progress your child has made this year. If you have not scheduled that meeting at this time, please do so, The teachers are planning to have these completed by March 10.

Hopefully many of you will be attending the PTO Sweetheart Dance on March 2 from 6-7:30.

Don’t forget we will not have school on March 10 or March 13 and we move our clocks up one hour on March 12. Spring break begins March 31 and the students return April 10. It seems every month is busy.

It is with mixed emotions that we share with you that the two of us have decided to end our careers as principals of Ringgold Primary. We have enjoyed working together the past three years and would not have been successful without the support of our stakeholders. Ringgold Primary is an amazing school and will continue to be so.

We wish to thank each of you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s first school experience.

We announced our decision to our staff last week and want you to be aware as well. We do not know at this time who will be hired as the next principal, but the county office will be posting this position and conducting interviews.

As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.


Nancy Gurganus

Alisan Taylor

Attendance Matters

Mrs. Bonine, Assistant Principal
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Title 1 Parent Engagement

The Title 1 Spring Survey has been posted. If you haven't already, please take a moment to complete it. Your input helps us to stay compliant with Title 1 guidelines and helps us to plan family engagement activities.

Spring Survey Link

Remember, there are a ton of resources in the Parent Room, 607. You are welcome to come check them out!

Tracy Wilson, RPS Parent Involvement Coordinator, twilson.rps@catoosa.k12.ga.us

Parent Institute Resource Library

Digital and printable brochures to help with parenting, behavior, and supporting your child in school.

Cafe News

Please make sure you pay your child's lunch charges.

You can use this link:https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/ or send in a check to your child's teacher.

If you have questions about your child's account, contact Tracie Brown, Cafeteria Bookkeeper at tbrown.rps@catoosa.k12.ga.us

Counselor Corner

  • Character Education Trait

Character Education Trait for March is Perseverance, which means working diligently without

giving up.

  • Mentors

We are hoping to begin having mentors meet with students at RPS again soon. Mentors typically

commit to meet with a student on a weekly basis to provide students with support and

encouragement from a positive adult role model. If you are interested in mentoring a student at

RPS, please contact Karen Farmer, RPS School Counselor by phone 706-937-5437, email

kfarmer.rps@catoosa.k12.ga.us or through Class Dojo. I look forward to hearing from you about

your willingness to participate in this wonderful opportunity!

Gym Notes

It is VERY important that your child wear tennis shoes or fitted shoes for the safest gym experience! Dojo message your teacher or myself if you need to know what day of the week that is.

Sweat, Smile, Repeat! Stay active Tigers!

Coach Mc

Library Lessons

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Safety Tips from the SRO

Safety Tip:

Spring is here, and the weather, well, we will see. It will soon be Spring Break and time to enjoy a renewal. When traveling, please wear your seatbelts, check your tires, watch your speed, and watch out for other drivers. They may be on their cell phones and not watching for you and your loved ones. Remember, we want you to arrive at your destinations safely. The world is a happier place with you in it.

-Deputy Chris Marcus

Catoosa County Schools Pre-K Drawing

Sign your child up for the lottery drawing between January 30-March 3rd. Deadline is March 3rd by 2:30pm. Hard copy forms are available at ALL Primary/Elementary Schools and at the Student Enrollment Center located at 108 High St. in Ringgold.

Georgia Pre-K is for children who will turn 4 years old by September 1, 2023. Once you turn in your form, selection is based on a lottery drawing to be held virtually on April 21, 2023 at 9:00am on the Catoosa County Public Schools website. https://www.catoosa.k12.ga.us/

If you have questions, please call the Pre-K Office at 706-965-6067

Notes from the Nurse

Our clinic clothes closet is in need of girls and boys pants sizes 5,6,6x,7,8 and 10.

We appreciate those parents and staff who have already donated clothing!!

If you have further questions, email Nurse Lunn at mlunn.rps@catoosa.k12.ga.us

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Nancy Gurganus, Principal


Alisan Taylor, Principal


Valerie Bonine,

Assistant Principal


Teresa Jenkins, Registrar


Dr. Karen Farmer, Counselor


Cindy Pedersen, Nurse


Missy Lunn, Nurse