Trailblazing Terrier: March 2019 Newsletter


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Important Reminders

  • Planning to visit Ridgely Elementary School? All visitors must report to the front office and sign in using their driver’s license or photo ID.  If the visitor is going to a classroom or common area, they must wear a visitor’s badge at all times when they are in the building and sign out in the main office when they are leaving.
  • If your emergency contact information changes during the year, please inform the office immediately.
  • Please make any end-of-the-day dismissal changes by calling the main office before 3:00 PM.

Counselor’s Corner: News from Ms. Frisbie, School Conselor

Our Annual Career Day will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, this year.  Any parent or community member who may be interested in presenting their career to our students is asked to contact me at 410-479-3243 or prior to March 15, 2019.  We hope to offer a variety of career options to explore and appreciate parent and community involvement.


Character Kid’s Club

The students of Character Club have been working hard to learn the Six Pillar Shuffle.  The hope is for the club to teach it to the students and staff of Ridgely Elementary School in June.  We are also promoting another fundraiser for the Caroline County Humane Society.  The club is asking students to donate items on the Humane Society’s Wish List which includes:  batteries, canned dog and cat food, cat and dog toys, collars, hand sanitizer, ink pens, paper towels, peanut butter, toilet paper, trash bags, dish soap, hand soap (antibacterial), note pads, leashes and dry cat and dog food.  The class that donates the most items will receive a coupon for free ice cream for the cafeteria.  The fundraiser will run through the month of March.  One of the goals of the fundraiser is to raise student awareness that having a pet requires one to be responsible.  Being responsible means being dependable, keeping promises and honoring our commitments.  It is accepting the consequences for what we say and do.

Character Club meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 26.


Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM)

This month, music teacher, Ms. Weer, will be teaching several lessons outlined by the National Association of Music Education for Music In Our Schools Month.  In addition to celebrate music in our schools, she will teaching a song to the students about unity.  What is Music In Our Schools Month?  For more than 30 years March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month, the time of the year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.  MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community, and to display the benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.  Please be sure to ask your students all about how they are celebrating music for specials during the month of March.


National School Breakfast Week: Hear the Maryland Crunch!

To celebrate National School Breakfast Week, March 4 – 8, we will participate in Here the Maryland Crunch at 9:15 am on Wednesday, March 6.  Hear the Maryland Crunch is a state-wide synchronized apple crunch event that is organized by Maryland Hunger Solutions to spread the message that every child in Maryland should have access to a healthy school breakfast.  Research shows that eating breakfast helps children concentrate and learn at school.  Additionally, children who eat school breakfast perform better on tests, have improved health, and are less likely to be absent from school.  So on Wednesday at 9:15 am, all of RES will CRUNCH into a Local Pink Lady apple from Blades Orchard located in Preston and support school breakfast programs.


MSDE Special Education Parent Involvement Study

Your Opinion Matters!  Parents/Guardians of children receiving special education and related services will be mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey.  The results of this survey are very important to our school and Caroline County Public Schools because it will help us better understand how to provide support to your student and your family. You have 2 ways to complete the survey:

  1. Complete the paper survey and return it in the postage paid envelope by May 17, 2019.
  2. Complete the online survey.

We value our school and family partnership and thank you for your continued support of the special education program in Caroline County.


Upcoming Events

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