Scotty Updates

A Newsletter from Scotland Elementary School

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March 7, 2022

Scotty Updates

The Scotty Updates has been created to provide families and staff with information regarding upcoming events, happenings, and programs at Scotland Elementary School. Please take time at the beginning of each week to review our newsletter. Thank you!

A Message from Mrs. Katkocin ❤️

Dear Scotland Families,

Happy Monday! Last week, our students and staff engaged in activities across content areas designed to support culture, tolerance, empathy, compassion, kindness, and mindfulness. It was an amazing opportunity to engage our students in these enriching experiences and discussions. A huge thank you to Ms. Weirsman, Mrs. Gaitho, Mrs. White, Ms. Violante, Mrs. Kounnas, Mr. Tornate, the Diversity Days Committee, our literacy team, The Prospector, The Ridgefield Library, and our PTA for all of their work in creating these experiences for our students! Thank you to all of our teachers for supporting and sharing these experiences with our students. It was truly an incredible week!

Bus Seating Assignments

While COVID mitigating practices have been rolling back and we continue to examine what can return to a traditional format, all RPS elementary schools are maintaining bus seating assignments at this time. Since the introduction of assigned seats on the bus, the number of bus conflicts and usafe student behaviors have reduced. If you have further questions, as with all things, feel free to contact me.

In addition, March Book Madness continues this week! This week, students in grades k-2 will be reading and voting on, Every Night is Pizza Night by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt and Gianna Ruggiero vs. Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long. Students in grades 3-5 will be reading and voting on, Zonia's Rain Forest by Juana Martinez Neal vs. My First Day by Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien. We are excited to see which texts students like most!

Our COVID-19 screenings for families who have opted in will continue this week, Tuesday, March 8th, beginning at 8:50am. If you would like to opt your child in, kindly indicate so in PowerSchool, and notify Mrs. Martire ( and Mr. Crook ( Once your child is fully vaccinated please email Aaron Crook to remove your child from the testing roster.

Have a wonderful week!

Kind regards,


Kindergarten Registration is coming soon. If you have a child turning 5 before January 1, 2023 please contact the main office at (203) 894-5825. More information will be forthcoming!

Water Wednesday Video 3

Presented by our 5th Grade Student Council Members

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Snaps Around Scotland 📸

Events and Happenings 🗓


Monday, March 7th:

  • F Day

Tuesday, March 8th:

  • A Day

Wednesday, March 9th:

  • B Day

Thursday, March 10th:

  • C Day
  • Early Dismissal - 11:40am
  • Professional Development for staff

Friday, March 11th:

  • D Day
  • Scotty Spirit Day - wear your spiritwear or red and black!



Thursday, March 10th:

  • Early Dismissal - 11:40am
  • Professional Development for staff

Friday, April 8th:

  • Early Dismissal - 11:40am
  • Professional Development for staff

Essentials Schedule - Effective 1/25/2022

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A Note from Our PTA

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The PTA Needs You! Volunteers Wanted!

We're so excited to get parents involved again at SES! We're so LUCKY to be able to offer opportunities for you to help our kiddos and our school!!

Volunteering with the PTA allows you to contribute your skills and knowledge for the benefit of both your own children and the greater school community. You’ll also meet and make new friends!

Please fill out the form and you'll hear back from us soon!

CLICK HERE to find out all the ways YOU can make a difference this year - opportunities available for those with extra time and those with little time!)

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Important Information to Keep Handy! 📝

Cafeteria Snack!

Snack will be available for 4th and 5th graders beginning in October. While school lunch continues to be free during the 21-22 school year, these snacks are available for purchase. These items can be purchased at the school kitchen or prepaid online at School Payment Portal Powered By LunchTime Software using your child's Lunch Pin available in PowerSchool. Snacks can not be provided if there is a negative balance in your child's account.

Welcome Back Library Volunteers!

YES! We are able to once again have volunteers during Library Classes! The SES library is looking for volunteers to help with library book check out, reshelving returned books and hands-on activities. Come spend time with your child and help the SES library at the same time! No long-term commitment necessary and it is not hard to do. If you have some time during the day and would like to be a part of the fun, here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 1) Click the link below to see our Sign-Ups by grade on 2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you would like. Please be considerate of other families and choose a few spots to begin with. Once everyone has had a chance to sign up, you can go back and volunteer for any open spots. If you do not see your class listed, it means it already has a volunteer. 3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.

Click on the links here or find them on the SES PTA WEBSITE:

Please contact Amy Tomasco at with any questions.

School Lunch

  • School Lunch will be available from the first day of school. Chartwells is the District-wide food service provider. The school lunch menu is available online on the RPS website; click District Offices and click on Food Service, as well as below.
  • School lunch will continue to be free during the 21-22 school year. Snacks and additional items will be available through The Lunch Time POS system that allows students to purchase their lunch by entering a 5-digit code at the cash register. These items can be prepaid online at School Payment Portal Powered By LunchTime Software and at the school kitchen.
  • Questions in regard to Lunch Time POS can be directed to John Morris, RPS Food Service Director at 203-894-5550 x1127 or