Ripley Central School Elementary

News and updates for our RCS families 12-5-14

Have you added our Winter Concert to your calendar yet?

Don't miss the debut performance of Ripley's 3-6 Grade Chorus! The students have been showing grit and zest this year as they prepare for their upcoming winter concert, and they want to share their songs with YOU. It's taken a lot of time and hard work, but the students have happily been rehearsing during recesses and during the After School Program to get ready. Please mark your calendars for December 16th at 6:30 PM. We hope to see you there!

Senior Citizens of Ripley - Holiday Luncheon Reminder!

Ripley Central School District presents its Ripley Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12:30 PM - Entertainment in the Small Gym

1:00 PM - Luncheon in the Ripley Central School Cafeteria

Menu: Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetable, Roll, Pumpkin Pie and Beverage (Coffee [regular and decaf.], Tea, Water)

Come and join the fun! FREE to all Ripley Senior Citizen Residents

Reservations are required! Please call Mrs. Laurie Kozlowski 716-726-2631 ext. 1192 by Monday, December 8, 2014. Our students and staff are looking forward to welcoming you to the RCS!

4th grade Poetry Slam

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, our 4th graders held the first RCS Poetry Slam! The poetry slam was the culminating performance task to the first module that students completed in English Language Arts this year. Students, inspired by published poets, created and shared their own poems. In addition, some students read a poem written by the poet who motivated them with their writing. 4th graders read for their parents and the school community; we even snapped for our applause, like a real poetry slam! Miss Humbert and Mrs. Sabella were so pleased to host this event, and look forward to more slams in the future! Pictured above are students reading during the Poetry Slam. Pictured below, our attentive audience and families who were able to come. We thank them!

6th grade ELA Literacy Centers

During ELA 6th grade has been using literacy centers to help them improve comprehension. Students rotate through different centers such as fluency, word work, independent reading, show the rule, and complex text. 6th graders are becoming experts using the live scribe pens, “ magic pens,” to record themselves reading fluently with a partner. It was also an exciting week for 6th grade because Expeditionary Learning came to RCS to video tape 6th grade during literacy centers. Expeditionary Learning will be making a DVD that will go into the back of a book that other teachers will be able to view so that they can see how literacy centers work.

Christmas in Ripley ~ Saturday, December 6th

Here's a few of the activities! (Handouts were sent home with students with full details.)

Reindeer Pancake Breakfast at Meeder's Restaurant only $2.00 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Firehall from 1 - 4 PM

Live Nativity at the Methodist Church from 3 - 5 PM

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner at the Presbyterian Church from 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Also happening on Saturday: Warming Station at the Library, Crafts and ornaments made, Tours of the Hamilton Mansion, Prayer Tree at Wings and Things, Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest (with $50 Prize!), Tree Lighting, Hayrides and Caroling, Horse Drawn Cart Rides....go to 7 events and get stamps of your Ripley Passport to be entered in a Holiday Basket Giveaway!


Does your family need a dentist?

The Dental Van has two dentists on staff, one general dentist and one pediatric dentist, and sees children, 0 to 17 years of age. Call 1-866-254-0052 to schedule an appointment. Medicaid and Univera Health Plex insurances accepted. Each week, at the end of the newsletter, we’ll list the current placement of the Van and the phone number listed above, but it would be a good idea to call now and schedule ahead if at all possible!

12/8/14 to 01/2/15 Dunkirk School #7

01/5/15 to 01/30/15 Dunkirk School #3

02/02/15 to 02/20/15 Fredonia Elementary School

02/23/15 to 03/20/15 Brocton Central School

03/23/15 to 04/10/15 Sinclairville Elementary School

04/13/15 to 05/05/15 Gowanda Elementary School

05/04/15 to 05/22/15 Chautauqua Lake Central School

05/26/15 to 06/19/15 Sherman Central School

06/22/15 to 09/11/15 JNP/Lutheran Church

*schedule is subject to change


Friday.............December 12....Snowshoeing at Presque Isle - Grade 6 (weather permitting)

Tuesday.........December 16....Winter Concert - 6:30 PM Small Gym

Wednesday...December 17....Ripley Senior Citizen Program/Luncheon, Reservations Required

Monday.........December 22....Santa Visits Ripley Central School

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christmas Play - 6:30 PM Small Gym

Tuesday.........December 23....*Early Dismissal (1 PM)

December 24 - January 2.........No School for students or staff

Monday.........January 5............School resumes

* Please note: There is NO After School Program on Early Dismissal Days


Mon. - Fri.......December 8 - January 2...Dental Van at Dunkirk School #7 Call: 1-866-254-0052