Ruby Bridges - where the STARS come to shine!
Hello from the principal's desk!
Hello Ruby families! All is well over here at Ruby Bridges. The sun is shining, recess is going better than ever, and the year is sadly coming to a close.
This week is Teacher Appreciation. Please send your teachers some love, they can use it :). Flowers, lunches, even a nice card saying how much you appreciate them can all go a long way. Post a note on our Ruby Bridges PTA Facebook page or tag us on Twitter. #ThankaTeacher today! We had lunch today cooked for our whole staff by our Arabic families, led by the amazing Mrs. Noor. It was delicious.
Our annual OPEN HOUSE is this Thursday night, tomorrow, from 6:15 - 7:45. I hope you can join us to celebrate our students' amazing work. Come visit, see your class and check out what your student might do in next year's grade.
We are in the middle of our annual SBAC testing for our 3rd - 5th graders. Our 5th graders started us off last week, and impressed all of our staff with their determination, drive, grit... whatever you want to call it, they showed it as they worked all week on these computer based assessments. If you want more information about these assessments, check them out here - https://practice.smarterbalanced.org/student/. See what our kids are being asked to do, you will be impressed.
In other news, the Walk and Wheel Wednesdays have started. We have a Walking School Bus leaving Coast Guard housing at 7:50 on Wednesday mornings. We are trying to get others going from Summer House and the Esperanza apartments. We also have Bike to School day on May 10th and the AUSD wide Bike Rodeo this Saturday from 12-4 with music from the Dilly Dallies. See the flyer below.
With love and gratitude,
Upcoming events at Ruby Bridges
May 9 - PTA Executive Board meeting, 5:30
May 10 - Bike to School Day!
May 10 - Open House, 6:15 - 7:45
May 12 - Bike Rodeo at RBE, 12:00 - 4:00pm
May 12 - Robotics competition at Wood Middle School, 11:00
May 17 - Coffee with the principals room 403, 8:30
May 19 - Rescheduled PTA Dreams and Doers, 8:30 - 12:00
May 24 - Art a la Mode
May 28 - NO SCHOOL
May 29 - SSC
June 1 - Field Day
June 4 - 6 Minimum days - TK out at 11:40, K-5 out at 12:30
June 4 - Kinder celebration
June 6 - 5th grade promotion and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
City-Wide Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo
Saturday, May 12, 12-4pm
351 Jack London Avenue
Hosted at Ruby Bridges Elementary
Festival Website: www.AlamedaBikes.com
Pre-Festival Free Bicycle Education Classes
Family Cycling Workshop 9:30am-12:00pm
Learn to Ride Class 10:00am-12:00pm
Pre-Registration links on Festival website
Festival activities include:
· free bicycle tune-ups with the BikeMobile
· a bike rodeo to practice skills and drills
· a helmet and bicycle decoration station
· helmet fittings and giveaways
· safety equipment giveaways (bells, lights, reflectors)
· a chance to learn how to use the AC Transit bus racks
· bike-blended smoothies
· a bicycle Trivia Wheel
· taco truck
· free raffle prizes
· and a whole lot more to inspire, educate and encourage bicycle riding in Alameda
This festival is a project of Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools, the Alameda Safe Routes to School Task Force in partnership with Alameda Unified School District, Alameda Recreation and Parks, the City of Alameda, Kiwanis Club of Alameda and the Alameda Elks Lodge.