Ripley Central School Elementary
News and Information for our RCS families . . . . . . 5/8/15
Early Explorers are on the move!
The littlest learners at RCS had the first of four walking field trips around Ripley on Monday as they explore their community and the folks who help make it run smoothly. This first trip took them to the post office, where they were able to purchase post cards. They glued pictures of themselves to the cards, added address labels (thank you, Mrs. Boll for printing them out!) and mailed them in the letter slot. The best part was getting to go to the back part of the post office to find out what happens after our cards go into the mailbox. Each child saw the slot where their family's mail is sorted. A highlight of the trip was the wheeled cart the postal carriers use to haul the mail to their cars. We LOVE anything with wheels! We even played peek-a-boo with a man collecting his mail, peeking at him from the backside of his post office box. Next stop, Meeders!
How many books have you read in the last year?
4th grade "Eat Well, Live Well" Wegman's Tour
We need YOUR help!
For Eagle University, we are collecting the following items. Please help us out and send to school as soon as possible:
1) Gallon or half gallon plastic jugs (from milk, orange juice, water, iced tea, etc.) - please rinse them out before sending them to school! (Students will be building an igloo with these so we need a lot!
2) Baseball and softball mitts ~ We would love if you would donate them, as we have many students signed up for the summer program that need these gloves.
3) 1 or 2 liter bottles; rinsed out, of course.
4) Altoids tins.
Just send these to school and we'll see they get to the right place for Eagle U this summer. THANK YOU!
Helmets for Kids!
Walk & Roll!
Students participated in our Walk& Roll! Walk/Bike to school event on Wednesday, May 6th. In spite of the rainy start to the day, we had great participation by our students, including 11 of our sixth graders! Thanks to parents for encouraging/allowing your children to walk or roll to school, many parents walked right along with their children that day.
Prizes were awarded to RCS for participating in National Bike to School Day, so each participant received a Velcro strap reflector donated by NYSDOT. We would like to thank Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller, Healthy Communities Consultant from Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services and NYSDOT. Lisa let us know about the national Walk/Bike to school day and the possibility for prizes if our event was registered at walkbiketoschool.org. She also arranged for the prizes to be delivered to our school!
Did you know?
Did you know...students in grade 2 have a class pet? We are lucky to have a male hamster named Mateo! He has been part of our classroom since we became second graders! We recently used him in our lesson on adjectives. On the SMARTBOARD we brainstormed words to describe our four-footed friend. Then, we invited Mateo to the rug, in his corral, to share our descriptions of him. We were excited to share what we learned with Mateo. We think he was also excited to be a part of our learning in ELA! We are grateful to have Mateo ...or, as we call him, " Mathe-Mateo", because he always comes out to see us during morning Math lessons!!!
Lion's Club Bike and Hike for Sight
The Annual Bike and Hike For Sight to support the Sherman Lions Club will be held on May 16th in Sherman, NY. They are looking for individuals ages 4th grade to adult to bike and hike and raise money for the Lion's Club projects.
What does the Lions club do? They provide glasses for individuals in need, offer help and support for blind or sight impaired individuals, PreK eye screening service, collect used glasses and recycle them by sending them to 3rd World nations, and more.
For more information about the Bike and Hike for Sight and for a sponsor sheet, please contact: Inta Damcott, Sherman Lions Club President, at 761-6983 or Bob Rogers, Membership Chair, at 640-3096.
Monday . . . May 11. . . . . . .Early Explorers Walking Field Trip to Meeder's Restaurant
Tuesday . . . May 12 . . . . . . 1st & 2nd grade - Safety Village in Ashville, FIRE/TRAFFIC SAFETY
Wednesday May 13. . . . . . .3rd & 4th grade - Safety Village in Ashville, BIKE SAFETY
Wednesday May 13. . . . . . .6th grade sports’ physicals with Dr. Eggleston
Thursday . . May 14 . . . . . . 5th grade – 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival
Saturday . . .May 16 . . . . . . 3 - 6 Chorus - Music Festival at Martin’s Fantasy Island
Monday . . . May 18 . . . . . . Early Explorers Walking Field Trip to Hardware Store
Tuesday . . . May 19 . . . . . . 1st grade Author's Tea ~ in celebration of writing
Tuesday . . . May 19 . . . . . . 4 - 6 Assembly with Guest Artist
Tuesday . . . May 19 . . . . . . Visual & Performing Arts Night; Budget Vote
Wednesday May 20 . . . . . . Grade 4 Science Performance Test
Wednesday May 20 . . . . . . Kindergarten Screening
Thursday . . May 21 . . . . . . Kindergarten Screening
Thursday . . May 21 . . . . . . 6th grade tour of Chautauqua Lake Central School
Friday . . . . . May 22 . . . . . . 5th & 6th grade - Safety Village in Ashville First Aid
Monday . . .May 25 . . . . . . Memorial Day, No School - Building Closed
Tuesday . . . May 26 . . . . . . Early Explorers Walking Field Trip to Ripley Free Library
Tuesday . . . May 26 . . . . . . PreK - 2 Tom Ridge Environmental Center/Presque Isle
Thursday . . May 28 . . . . . . 5th grade - Conservation Days
Friday . . . . . May 29 . . . . . . PreK & Kindergarten - Midway Park
Friday . . . . . May 29 . . . . . . 4th grade - Lockport Locks and Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY
Reminder: DENTAL VAN Call: 1-866-254-0052 to make an appointment
May 26 - June 19, 2015 Sherman Central School
June 22 - September 11, 2015 JNP/Lutheran Church