Rocket Wrap Up

October Newsletter

It's starting to feel like Fall!

Dear Families,

There are moments where September seemed to take a bit longer, and others (such as when I sit down to write this opening) that it feels like September went by in a blur!

We have been wrapping up our Fall testing--this gives us great information on where each student is and helps to create goals for each student. These also help create individualized learning pathways through iReady for your student to work on specific skills that they can build and develop. Students will work in iReady during the school day; however, you can always have your student log on at home!

Please join us in wishing Mrs. Anderson well as she ends her time with Ridgedale Elementary and begins to purse other adventures. She will be greatly missed within our school community. We are grateful for her many years of service and are excited to see what is in store for her in the future.

We are also looking forward to welcoming families back in the building for conferences. Conference sign up information has been sent out by your teachers, as well as a school wide email. Please take a moment to sign up to meet and discuss your student's progress. Masks are required for in person conferences.

As always, please feel free to reach out to myself or your child's teacher if there is anything we can do to further assist you and your family!

Yours in Education,

Jess Parthemore, Ed.S.


Ridgedale Elementary

Book Fair is Coming!

Monday, Oct. 11th, 8am to Thursday, Oct. 14th, 3pm

3105 Hillman-Ford Road

Morral, OH

Book Fair will be open during school hours!

Your child's teacher will sign up for times to go through the book fair to browse and to purchase items (if wanted).

Please look for times, etc. from your child's teacher for more information.

If you are interested in assisting with Book Fair this year, please contact Ms. Outcalt.

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4th Grade Social Studies

4th graders have been studying Ohio's natural resources, as well as working on map skills. In September, students put their skills to the test as they "traveled Ohio" finding the resources and ingredients necessary to make the best blueberry pancakes Ohio has to offer! Students had to figure out what ingredients come from the different types of natural resources and what route woudl be best when traveling across the state.

Interested in Subbing?

Interested in helping in the school? We are always in need of additional subs for the following areas:

  • Classroom Aides
  • Nurse
  • Custodian
  • Teachers

Please contact Ms. Parthemore if you are interested in being added to one of these lists!

Boo At The Barn!

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PTO Information

Thank you!

Thank you to all who ordered, helped out, or otherwise assisted with our annual Fall Mum sale!

Counselor Connection

Miss Warwick would like to highlight the importance of building social emotional skills. She would like to encourage parents to try these 12 Social Emotional Learning activities with their kids. Have fun and enjoy!
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Nurse's Corner

Reminder from Mrs. Mosher

IF your child got a letter sent home regarding vaccinations that are not up to date, please schedule an appointment for your child or call Marion Public Health at (740) 387-6520 to get the necessary immunizations. All students must be up to date by October 15th, 2021 or they will not be able to attend school until they have received the necessary immunizations, per the Ohio Department of Health.

Principals are required by law to prohibit any student from attending school if documentation of immunizations has not been received by the state-wide exclusion date.

School/Home Connection Corner

Parent Tips for Reading at Home with Your Child

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month!

Mason Spiegel

Kade Taylor

Harper Forsey

Alaric Meade

Victoria Keller

Mackenzie Rossey

Paivyn Mosher

Falon Meade

Dylan Salyer

Bailey Spiegel

Sonny Shumaker

Avery Thiel

Silas Meade

Scarlett Evans

Josslyn Barnett

Ashton Gullett

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Family Literacy Calendar

Unique (and quick) activities to do each day with your child to bring in additional reading skills at home!

Upcoming Events

October 4th--No School/Conferences (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

October 6th--Conferences (4:00 - 8:00 PM)

October 11th - 14th--Book Fair

October 15th--No School

October 21st--Picture Make Up Day

October 26th--3rd Grade Fall ELA Assessment Part 1

October 27th--3rd Grade Fall ELA Assessment Part 2, Boo at the Barn (5:00 - 7:00 PM)

October 29th--End of 1st Quarter

November 11th--Veteran's Day Concert

November 24 - 26--No School/Thanksgiving Break

December 13th - December 17th--Holiday Shoppe

December 14th--Elementary Concert (Grades K-1)

December 16th--Dental Clinic

December 22nd - December 31st - No school/Winter Break

January 14th--End of 2nd Quarter

January 17th--No School/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 18th--No School/Professional Development

February 22nd--No School/Presidents Day

March 7th--No School/Conferences (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

March 18th--End of 3rd Quarter

March 31st--Elementary Concert (Grades 2-3)

April 5th--Grades 3 - 5 ELA Assessment Part 1

April 6th--Grades 3 - 5 ELA Assessment Part 2

April 15th--No School/Spring Break

April 18th--No School/Spring Break

April 20th--Grade 5 Science Assessment Part 1

April 21st--Grade 5 Science Assessment Part 2

April 26th--Grades 3 - 5 Math Assessment Part 1

April 27th--Grades 3 - 5 Math Assessment Part 2

May 18th--Last day of Preschool

May 25th--Last day of School

May 26th--Teacher Work Day