RISD Elementary Parent Newsletter

Week of October 29

Message from Julie

Hello RISD Elementary Families!

We are excited to see you at Trunk or Treat this weekend! Sunday 430-530 at Westshire Elementary. Though the weather doesn't look PERFECT, it looks good enough for our special event. People who are having TRUNKS, please arrive between 4:00PM-4:20PM to set up. All other participants, please arrive at 4:30.

Picture retakes are this coming Tuesday. We do apologize for the interesting new way the Geskus sent out pictures. We are working with the company to improve this for next year. SME will also do their all school photo on Tuesday.

Thanks to all the participants in Crazy Hair Day! There were some awesome and creative kiddos!

Don't forget to send back your Winter Programming sheets and your sign ups for Harvest Dinner!

3 Way Conferences are next Friday - no school for students! :)

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 6pm 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

Register for Basketball!


Crazy Hair Day Sponsored by SME 6th grade

10/26/18 if you would like your child to participate! :)

FIrst Annual RISD Elementary Trunk or Treat

Both schools are invited to Westshire Elementary on 10/28 from 4:30-5:30 for a spooky good time.

We will be sending out sign ups to have a trunk/ bring your families in Friday folders.

Disability Awareness Day

11/14 (WES) 830-1130

11/19 (SME) 830-1230


Harvest Luncheon is now 11/14 at WES instead of 11/13

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.



As we know, the clocks are "falling back" in 2 weeks. This does aide in "early bedtime" - one of my favorite (and only) perks of the sun setting early.

The link above does discuss the importance of early bedtime for our little loves. :)

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.


Upcoming Events

Trunk or Treat!

Sunday, Oct. 28th, 4:30-5:30pm

744 Vermont 113

West Fairlee, VT

Are you looking for a spooky good time? Come on out to Westshire for the First Annual RISD Trunk or Treat! Are you creative and have some candy to spare? Plan to decorate your trunk and give out some candy to our aweome kids!

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RISD Elementary Winter Activities Open House

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 6-7pm

214 School Street

Fairlee, VT

Come learn about all the FABULOUS activities that we are offering for our elementary students for Winter Activities this winter!

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