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Winter FAST (Family And School Team) Conferences
Student of the Month
For the month of April students and teachers focused on the character trait of Cooperation. Each teacher chose two students who most demonstrated this trait. Those students got a certificate and their picture on a bulletin board at Food Lion! Be sure to stop by and see it later this month! The students chosen for April are:
- Bearden - Teagan Runion and Deacon Coulter
- Dunkin - Gracen Cummings and Bennett Parker
- Courtney - Abigail Martin and Bella Shaver
- Fava/Berry - Ronan Swan and Sarah Barley
- Shadwick - Brooklynn Williams and Leon Crook
- Peters - Shalom Elvir and Sai Hernandez
- Bruce - Paisley Goins and Wyatt Brock
- Coulter - TBD
- Whitely - Madi McGee and Caleb Shipley
- Fayta - Aria McEntyre Korbin Scheunemann
- Rich - Caden Lingle and Zane Butler
- Giannamore - Kyler Beaty and Grayson Easterlin
- M. Burgess - McKenleigh King and Audrey Williams
- Sanders - Kami Catlett and Izea Croy
- McElhaney - Azmiyana Allen
- Bacha - Cameron Phillips and Brady Hampton
- Coney - Jaden Womack and Theo Fitzgerald
- Crosland - Joseph Neal & Kayleigh Wiggins
- Burgess - Ella Burgess and Morgan Brown
- Anderson - TBD
- Jones -Brennon Cooper and Aubree Stokes
- Khalili - Tristan Powers and Tory Bowen
At RES We Follow the RingGOLD Way!
- Give Respect
- Own My Actions
- Lead By Example
- Demonstrate Cooperation
Our Mission: Loving, Learning, and Growing Together
Our Vision: Equipping Everyone for Excellence
Our School Theme for This Year: Together We Can Move Mountains!
PBIS Character Trait for March: SELF-CONTROL - the ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires or the expression of them in one's behavior, especially in difficult situations.
PBIS Summer Kick Off Event
The final PBIS event of the year is coming up and it is going to be the best event yet. It will be on Wednesday May 24th. We will have all different types of fun games, face painting, and even some awesome inflatables. Did I mention a dunk tank? We have so many teachers that have volunteered to have a "seat" in the dunk tank. Who doesn't want to drench their teacher? In order to attend, students must have 175 PBIS Points, no office referrals, no more than 3 steps in their classes, and a willingness to have an awesome time!
Media Center Matters with Mrs. Crawford
All library books will be due May 12th.
Overdue notices will be sent out regularly so please help your student look for those missing books. Students have found books in closets, on a bookcase at home, under the bed, in a suitcase, and in one of the classrooms. We would much rather have the book than pay the $10.00 fine for a missing book.
Look for our Summer Reading information to come home in our Summer Bridge Packets the last week of school and visit the Catoosa County Public Library!
Full STEAM Ahead with Mrs. Nepp
3rd graders have sent in their submission for the GAE Spring STEM Challenge. We will find out the winners on May 5th. (Fingers crossed!) For the last weeks of the year we will be learning about a couple artists and implementing some mathematical and scientific elements to try and replicate some famous art pieces, for example, Monet's Magic Solution.
4th graders are beginning a weather unit and hopefully will be able to go outside a little more this month and perform some fun activities such as inflating wind bags and making bracelets with UV beads.
5th graders are wrapping up the year by squeezing in some experiments with bacteria. They have a lot of activities and field trips coming up that we will be working around. The Science Fair will be on May 6th and the awards will be given out at the 5th grade graduation ceremony.
We also have caterpillars in the STEAM room that will be morphing into "Painted Lady" butterflies. Each grade is participating in different stages of the butterflies and we will be releasing them hopefully, before the end of the school year.
Dance Force News
The RES Dance Force practices one day per week for most of the year (Wednesday) and may have occasional Monday or Saturday practices. We will work with Mrs. Roach in scheduling practices so that the students may participate in chorus as well. Practices are mandatory. Dancers will receive a strike for unexcused absences.
There will be some cost involved for team members for costumes, choreography, etc. However, the Father / Daughter Dance proceeds will defray much of that cost.
Tryouts are open to all rising 4th and 5th grade students whose parents have completed this form by Monday, May 8th. This completed form will serve as permission to stay after school on May 8th through May 10th. Students will learn the tryout dance at practice on Monday and Tuesday after school until 4:30. Students can practice at home by watching the practice video that we will post on the school website the week before. The first cuts will be held Wednesday the 10th after school. More specific information will come home the day before tryouts. The final cut (if needed) will be Thursday after school. The results will be posted on Dojo after school on Friday the 12th.
Please send a water bottle and snack with your student each day. The students must bring appropriate clothing for practice. All students who stay for practice / tryouts must be picked up by 4:45, or be paid/registered to stay for Tiger Den. We will have the practice video uploaded before practice begins.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bacha or Mrs. Crosland.
Ginger Bacha Jennifer Crosland
Summer Bridge Packets
We will be sending home Summer Bridge packets the last week of school.
The goal of these packets is to provide fun & engaging learning activities over the summer to prepare students for maximum success when the next school year begins. We will include information about summer reading and local events & activities. They will also contain tips on summer safety, staying healthy & active, social & emotional support, and much more!
Be sure to check them out when they come home! They will be a great summer resource for your students!
A Friendly Reminder From the Cafeteria
Please be sure to pay your child's lunch charges as soon as possible!
Make sure to keep money on your child's account. You can use this link: https://k12paymentcenter.com/ or send a check in to your child's teacher.
If you have any questions about your child's account, contact Tracie Brown, Cafeteria Bookkeeper at email@example.com
Safety Tips from Officer Marcus (RES School Resource Officer)
I am so very pleased with the two Youtube videos. You see after 21 years as a Catoosa County SRO, and having served as one in all three high schools and HMS and in all elementary schools in some fashion I have seen the changes in safety. We are heard in the right direction. The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office and Catoosa County Schools are collaborating to make our schools a safe place to learn and grow. My children graduated from our high schools, and my grandchildren now attend, so I have a vested interest.
I hope we can spread the word to other surrounding counties about our efforts. We must always be vigilant and able to change as times and attitudes have done. Change sometimes is not easy, but is necessary in an ever-changing world. Please continue with these types of positive messages.
Remember: See Something Say Something.
Please watch the Youtube links below. They are also on this month's CCPS May Newsletter.
322 Evitt Lane Ringgold, GA 30736