RISD Elementary Parent Newsletter

Week of 3/11/19

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Message from Julie

Dear RISD Elementary Parents,

Can Winter just STOP?? :) I am excited for the change to longer days, but we do anticipate some tired kiddos tomorrow (and staff!). Please try to help us out and get everyone to bed early tonight.


March 21st at 600 is our First Annual Art and Music Gala for both schools at SME. Mark your calendars! All students will have artwork up and many students are performing in small groups. Mrs. Duvall and Mrs. Libby have done a fabulous job preparing our talented students for this event, and we are so excited!!! Please be sure to try to attend - there will also be tasty desserts!


Girls on the Run = A 10-week empowerment program for every girl. Open to 15 girls in grades 4-6 from Samuel Morey Elementary School. Girls meet twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5pm) for 90 minutes to have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. The season ends with a noncompetitive, celebratory 5k. If your girl would like to be part of GOTR, we encourage you to register for the program! The fee is $75. Families can request financial assistance which is based on household income, during the registration process. Registration opens Friday, March 8 online; if you do not have access to a computer, you may call Mrs. Ann O'Hearn at 802-333-3507. Program begins: Week of March 18.


We are rescheduling our Spring Concert for 5/29/19 (previously reported at 5/27) in the Academy Gym at 6:30PM. With all of the snow days, our early date feels a little stressful, and with all the snow, it would make parking pretty difficult at the Academy. Thank you for understanding!



I hope you have a great week! As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; my door(s) are always open!




Warmly,

Julie

Bullying or Conflict?

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Safety on the Internet

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Momo Challenge

Many people have been increasingly concerned about the "Momo Challenge," a supposed game from the internet that challenges kids who see it to consider hurting themselves. There isn't a lot of evidence that it is actually occurring, but the kids are worried about it. Here are some articles that discuss it:

https://www.vox.com/2019/3/3/18248783/momo-challenge-hoax-explained

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/style/momo-mania-hoax.html

Our students cannot access youtube while they are at school, so this shouldn't be an issue there. As always, we continue our diligence to safe internet access.

What's New for the 2018-2019 School Year


Updated handbook!

We will be focusing on consistency between the two schools. A copy of the handbook will be sent home, but you can also access it online.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/19jroAmNhwgUPPgb80DztOg7WvUhc3hVh8JLW1rW57Xg/edit?usp=sharing

Upcoming Events

6th grade exhibition

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 6pm

214 School Street

Fairlee, VT

No school

Monday, Jan. 21st, 7am

This is an online event.