8:00—8:20 Breakfast is Served
8:25 Students must be in Classrooms
8:26 Morning Announcements
3:00 Begin Dismissal
3:10 Buses depart from Rippleside
The Ripple Effect: Catch the Wave
PBIS Mission Statement: The mission of Rippleside's Catch the Wave program is to create an effective learning community in which all members are actively contributing through the consistent practice of respect, responsibility, safety and positive attitudes.
Rippleside Elementary School started the year off with excitement and high expectations. All students had the opportunity to travel around the school and receive training on expected behavior in all locations. The students are responding to the changes, and the learning atmosphere continues to improve.
Wednesday, October 10th, is our official “Walk to School Day”. On this morning, students will have the opportunity to get off their bus and take a supervised walk around our school prior to starting the school day. For those of you who are in walking distance of the school we hope you will take advantage of this fun morning and enjoy a short walk with your family to Rippleside. Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for the weather; we hope you can join us!
PBIS UPDATE – CATCH THE WAVE
This October our theme in the school is Appropriate Ways to Handle Conflict. This area will be discussed and targeted in the classrooms.
· September Expectations in all Locations
· October Appropriate Ways to Handle Conflict
To start the school year, Rippleside celebrated together with our first PBIS rally of the year. We watched two videos on how we should respond when we see bullying taking place. Four 6th grade students sat next to me and they talked to the entire student body on how they have responded when they have been bullied or when they have witnessed a bullying act. It was so impactful!
We had six 5th grade students perform a skit for us about our new Buddy Bench at Ripplesde. This bench is where students who are lonely or without a friend can sit at recess. When others see them on this bench, they go and ask them to play. We had two students on the first day pull off many students and invite them to play. It truly was one of the most meaningful things I have witnessed at Rippleside.
We have amazing students and staff at Rippleside. Please continue to join me on this incredible journey as we impact the lives of all students at Rippleside.
Jesse C. Peterson
Picture Retake Day is the morning of October 16 at Rippleside. Order picture packages online at inter-state.com. Use order code 30514HF.
Peanut Aware School - Please avoid bringing peanut products into the building.
Family Fun Night - October 22
Conferences - November 12th
Aitkin Public Schools ISD 1 | 306 2nd St. NW | Aitkin, MN 56431 Phone: (218) 927-2115
District Fax: (218) 927-4234
Rippleside Elementary Fax: (218) 927-4608
High School Fax: (218) 927-7110
Counselor's Office Fax: (218) 927-2630