HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 9.09.14The district's electronic newsletter, rps.eNews, contains highlights of the Board of Education meetings, news around the district, and upcoming events of interest to the RPS community.
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September: Read aloud of the month
Our first book of the year is Scaredy Squirrel, about a squirrel who takes comfort in everything being predicatable and routine. He's afraid of the unknown until he's forced to confront it. This is a great book to share at the beginning of the school year since some children can be anxious about a new grade, new teacher, friends, etc. We read it aloud at the September 12 ROC assembly and classroom teachers will be following up in weekly Open Circle meetings.
September Back-to-School activities at Ridge
The month of September is a busy one for Ridge families. Following the annual family picnic on September 5, Back to School Nights are September 16 (K-2) and September 23 (3-5). The first HSA meeting of the year is September 16 at 1:15pm. Activities for new parents include an orientation on September 10 and a coffee the evening of September 30.
Ridge community gathers at the annual picnic
Many thanks to the HSA organizers for a wonderful back-to-school family picnic on September 5. So many Ridge families attended and joined in the fun!