Ripley Central School Elementary

News and Information for our RCS families . . . . . 03-04-16

See you on Thursday, March 10th, for Student Led Conferences and the Bicentennial Pasta Dinner!

The pasta dinner has been rescheduled as we Celebrate Ripley's 200th Year!

We look forward to seeing YOU at the Pasta Dinner, sponsored by the Ripley Bicentennial Committee. The dinner will be Thursday, March 10th, from 4 - 7 PM in the RCS Cafeteria, so stop by before or after your Student Led Conference!

As a reminder: You may choose from Spaghetti with Meatballs OR Alfredo with Chicken. Cost: Our Family Pass is only $20!! Otherwise: Adults (Ages 13+) $6, Children (Ages 4 - 12) $5, Children 3 + under - free. Reservations are appreciated, but not required (Call 716-410-6695) SEE YOU THERE!

Though some parents will be coming in on Friday morning for Student led Conferences, you are still welcome to come over Thursday evening for dinner!!!

Just a reminder, Student Led Conferences are Thursday and Friday, March 10th and 11th

If you need to double check the time of your child's conference, please contact Laurie Kozlowski at the school ( 716-736-2631 Ext. 1192 ). We look forward to seeing all of our families at RCS for these conferences!
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The Dental Van is Coming to RCS!

The UB Dental Van will be coming to RCS soon! Your child was given a sign-up form on Monday, February 29, 2016. If you did not get one or need a second one, please have your son or daughter request another from his/her teacher. Extra forms are available in the Health Office.

The S-MILES TO GO DENTAL PROGRAM offers dental care for all students. Services, including exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, and more, are done by specially trained Pediatric and General Dentists and Dental Hygienists. With each visit, your child will receive a goody bag and a tooth brushing lesson. Contact Paula Fischer at UB at 716-829-6240 or

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Read Across America Day

"Did you know Dr. Seuss would be 112 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages of his books. He forever changed the way children's books were written and continues to inspire generations." Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! At RCS on Thursday, March 3rd, we celebrated his birthday in style! Sporting student designed t-shirts, children listened with delight as adults from the school, community and beyond read to them. We would like a special THANK YOU to go out to the Erie Seawolves representatives as they came and read with our children. In addition, everyone received a bookmark, designed by our students, and a brand new book of their own! Thank you to our administration for their support of this important program!!!

Cheers to these Ripley students who designed this year's bookmarks and t-shirt!

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Tractor Supply Company "Dig-It" Award

Did you know that Ripley Central School was awarded a "Dig-It" School Garden Grant? The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization will be collaborating with us on our school garden. This grant will help to expand our garden and hopefully inspire our students to grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Tractor Supply for this amazing opportunity! Watch the newsletter later this spring and during the summer for more updates on our school garden project! For more information you may go to Check out the "Student Center" while you are there for the 'Kids Zone' and more!


Wednesday, March 9 ~ "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Erie Playhouse, Gr. 3, 4, 5

Thursday, March 10th ~ Pasta Dinner at the RCS Cafeteria - Serving from 4 PM - 7 PM.

Thursday & Friday, March 10 & 11 ~ 1:00 PM Dismissal & no ASP due to Student Led Conferences! We look forward to seeing YOU at the Student Led Conferences.

Tuesday, March 15 ~ Agricultural Literacy Week Reader visits!

Thursday, March 17 (Small Gym) ~ Aladdin Kids: The Musical, 6:00 pm

Mon.-Fri., March 21-25 ~ No School - Spring Break (Building closed Good Friday)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 5 - 7 ~ NYS ELA Exams, grades 3 - 6

Tuesday, April 12 ~ "Big Bad Wolf" at Shea Theater, Buffalo, K - gr. 2

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, April 13 - 15 ~ NYS Math Exams, grades 3 - 6

Friday, April 29 ~ NO SCHOOL - Staff In-service Day