December 2019 Trailblazing Terrier


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The Trailblazing Terrier

Ridgely Elementary School

118 North Central Avenue

Ridgely, MD 21660



A School-wide TITLE I School

November/December, 2019


Lee Sutton                                                                                                                                                      Sarah Crebs

Principal                                                                                                                                                         Assistant Principal


11/18   Report cards distributed

11/19   Board Work Session – 7 PM

11/20   PTA Joe Corbi Fund Raiser Pick-up

11/22   2nd grade field trip – Adkins Arboretum

PTA meeting/Movie night

11/27 – 29        Thanksgiving Break

 12/3     Board Meeting – 6 PM – new start time

12/9     3rd grade field trip to Sultana Ed Center (Wyatt & Frantum)

12/11   3rd grade field trip to Sultana Ed Center (Slaughter & Brown)

             No School for Pre-k & Pre-k 3 students – teacher training

12/17   Winter Concert @ NCHS Auditorium – 6:30 PM

12/19   Kindergarten field trip to Chesapeake College

12/20   1 PM Dismissal for students

2nd Quarter Interim Reports distributed to students 

12/21 – 1/1/2020  Winter Break

1/2       School resumes

1/7        Board Meeting 6 PM

1/20     MLK Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL

1/24     PTA Meeting

1/26     PTA BINGO @ Goldsboro Fire Department

1/28     1 PM Dismissal Day

Board Work Session – 6 PM

1/29     No School for students – Teacher Professional Development

Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 17 @ 6:30 PM

The Winter concert is coming soon!  The Winter concert will take place on December 17th, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the North Caroline High School Auditorium.  Thank you for your support of the RES music program!


The PBIS Team would like to remind RES students and families of our school code of conduct.

Respect & Responsibility

Excellence through Effort

Safety for All

You can help your child be Respectful by reminding them to Respect their classmates, teachers, & property and to speak nicely to everyone.

 Caroline County BackPack Program

We are happy to inform you that Ridgely Elementary School is now part of a program called “Caroline’ Helping Hands (CHH)”  offered through the Maryland Food Bank-Eastern Shore.  If you choose to enroll your child, he/she will receive a bag/box of food items to help supplement weekend meals.  The delivery days of the “BackPack” is typically Friday, but may vary and are dependent on availability.  This program is absolutely FREE, there is no cost to you or your family.

If you wish to enroll, please call the school and request an application.  If you have any questions, call Anna Buffenmyer or Faith Christ at 410-479-3243.

Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers

 Due to an incident at one of the elementary schools, alcohol-based hand sanitizers were removed from schools. We continue to make other sanitizer available to students and staff and encourage their use, along with regular hand washing with soap and water. We also continue to maintain the same level of cleanliness in the schools as has always been required, using products provided by the CCPS Maintenance Department.

Catch Kindness

Show your child how much kindness happens around him/her everyday – he/she will see ways he/she can be kind too.  Make a label to stick on a clean, empty jar.  It might say “Be Kind” or “We’re a kind family.”  Place the jar in an easy-to-reach location along with slips of colored paper and a pen.  Now tell everyone in the family to add a note to the jar when the “catch” someone being kind.  For instance, “Dad made soup for me because I didn’t feel well.  Or Jeremy cleaned up the dog’s muddy paws so Mom did not have to do it.”  Once a week, read the slips aloud and celebrate kindness.  Then, start a new batch.  (Resources for Educators/Home&School Connection)