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February 8, 2022

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We’re approaching the first 100 days of school full steam ahead. Students have completed mid-year assessments. Faculty and staff are expertly guiding, supporting and building on new foundations. Parents are reaching out to help and eager to support each other in ways big and small.

In short, there is a lot to celebrate.

So, we’re launching a MONTH OF LOVE. Inspired by parents Amy Whittle’s and Tara Patrick’s tradition of writing positive notes to their kids in the month of February, we’re inviting all members of the community to share a kind thought. Hearts have been deployed all over school for students and staff to take advantage of the moment and share the love. You can join in too by dropping off a heart message at school, sending it in with your students’ work or stopping by the town hall (there’s a heart tree waiting for your messages). Let’s spread the love, Redding!

Our personal thanks this week to Lisa MacDonald for organizing a fantastic outdoor skating social on Sunday evening at Longshore Outdoor Rink, Westport. We all went slip-sliding-gliding together and met so many new friends. Thank you to all the families who came out to play.

Finally, here’s a sneak peak at what’s brewing at the PTA!

Mar 26 - International Festival
Travel around the world in a single afternoon! It’s a global hands-on event for all ages with professional entertainment and local families sharing a few key facts about a country of choice.

Apr 23 - Imagine a World Outdoors
Close your eyes and imagine the world of Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics coming alive at the back of the school. There’s a science fair for your little one, too! Stay tuned for messages in the mail soon!

Don’t you want to get involved and pitch in? Volunteers always welcome!

Angela and Meredith

RES PTA Meeting This Wednesday!

Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Meetings are open to ALL in our RES Community. Anyone can attend meetings but only members can vote.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 9394 7873
Passcode: 383854

Show Your Love Spirit Week

Our next Spirit Week will run from Monday, February 14th through Thursday, February 17th.

February 17th will be an opportunity to Show Your Love for RES by wearing your RES Spirit Wear! Spirit Wear can always be ordered through the RES PTA site by clicking here. Order by Sunday, February 13th to ensure your Spirit Wear arrives in time for February 17th!

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Glow Ball - Postponed to May 21

Check back soon for more exciting information on this super fun event in the coming weeks!

15th Annual Recycling Billboard Contest: Artwork Submission Date is February 25!

Open to all public, private and home-schooled students in the fourteen HRRA municipalities, grades K-12. See below for contest rules!
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A special RES PTA "Thank You":

  • Thomson Reuters and Erin Tiernan for matching volunteer time with a monetary donation to the RES PTA!
  • ....Colette Faulknor for volunteering to be our amazing lead for the 2022 International Festival.
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Volunteers Needed For:

  • International Fest volunteers

Many hands make light work! Please click on this link to complete the PTA Volunteer Form.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Thank you for helping serve our RES community!

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Join The RES PTA

The RES PTA is a community that aims to make life better for every elementary student. We invite you to join us, either by becoming a member or by volunteering to help out with the work we do (or, hopefully, both!) Your membership supports our mission by funding school enrichment activities, staff grants and community engagement, as well as keeps you in the know about all the events we host throughout the year!

-Angela Caes & Meredith Schuchard



2021/2022 RES PTA Membership Rates

$25 Family Membership | $10 Faculty Membership

For more information on how to join, go to:


or simply scan the QR code below to get started with your membership!

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  • Monday, February 14 - Report cards accessible thru parent portal in PowerSchool
  • Thursday, February 17 - Early Dismissal 12:50pm Gr. K - 4, PreSchool at 12:15pm
  • Friday, February 18 - Monday, February 21 - February Break
  • Tuesday, February 22 - Students return to school
  • Tuesday, February 22 - Joint Meeting of ER9 BOE - JBHS at 7:30pm
  • TENTATIVE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Friday, June 17 (as of 1/25/22)

Upcoming PTA Meetings

Be sure to mark your calendar for the rest of this year's meetings. And remember, our meetings are open to ALL in our RES Community. Anyone can attend meetings but only members can vote.
  • Feb 9, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Mar 9, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Apr 6, 2022 07:00 PM
  • May 11, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Jun 8, 2022 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 9394 7873
Passcode: 383854

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RES Spirit Wear is available for purchase at our RESPTA store. Check out the wonderful options by clicking
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