Ripley Central School Elementary
News and information for our RCS families . . . . . . 4-8-16
These three, almost four, year olds are making great progression in academics as well. Many of the children are able to identify their written name, along with tracing it. There are a few students who are able to write their name without the help of an adult. As a class students decided the Early Explorers are no longer “little kids” they are now “big kids”. They can walk in the hallway quietly, keep their hands to their sides, and they get to eat lunch in the cafeteria. They love being able to stand in the lunch line, get their own milk and utensils and carry their lunch tray to the table just like the older kids do. This is a HUGE step for students of this age level, and we are so excited as we look forward to the great leaps they will continue to make.
First Grade Skills - Word Puzzles and Fluency
The third grade has been focusing this ELA unit of Peter Pan on how an author captures a reader’s imagination. The last few lessons they focused on bringing the stories to life through Readers Theater. These lessons exposed our scholars to a new format of Peter Pan while also helping them build their reading fluency in an engaging way. Our third grade friends did a great job analyzing the characters in these Readers Theater more deeply and bringing them to life!
Jump Rope for Heart
Congratulations to Sydney who earned the 2015-2016 Top Student Award for our Jump Rope for Heart event that took place in February. Sydney raised a total of $110 in support of the American Heart Association. A close second was Cayden who raised a total of $105. Cayden was the top online fundraiser which qualified him for Milo the Mission Dog. Lily and Andrew also hit the $100 mark, which is nothing short of amazing. RCS students raised a grand total of $1,480.75 with makes the American Heart Association the biggest winner! Great Job to our dedicated students and all of their efforts; they truly are heart heroes! A special thank you to all the parents and family members who helped make this year’s Jump Rope for Heart event a success.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, April 13 - 15 ~ NYS Math Exams, grades 3 - 6
Friday, April 22 ~ Grades 4, 5, 6 to Children's Safety Village in Ashville, NY
Friday, April 29 ~ NO SCHOOL - Staff In-service Day
Tuesday, May 17 ~ Grades 1 & 2 to Children's Safety Village in Ashville, NY
Tuesday, May 17 ~ Grade 3 to Children's Safety Village in Ashville, NY - NOTE CHANGE IN DATE
Wednesday, May 25 ~ Conservation Field Days, 5th grade
Thursday, May 26 ~ Midway Park Outing for Prek & Kindergarten
Thursday, June 2 ~ Grades 3 - 6 Erie SeaWolves Education Days (Chorus sings!)
Thursday, June 9 - Last day of school for our Early Explorers
Monday, June 13 ~ Dismissal 1:00 PM; Student Led Conferences
Tuesday, June 14 ~ Dismissal 1:00 PM; Student Led Conferences; Last day of school