Dean of Students
Community Education Director
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.
Springtime is here, even though we still have snow on the ground. The spring weather tends to be the start of severe weather in the state of MN, therefore the Department of Public Safety has declared the week of April 9-13, 2018 Severe Weather Awareness Week. We will also be having a severe weather drill during this week in order to familiarize staff and students with proper procedures in the event that we should experience severe weather.
I would like to give parents of primary students a few tips for reading with your child in the home.
*Stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story.
*Read from a variety of children’s books, including fairy tales, song books, poems and informational books.
*Set aside special reading time (and a special reading place). Setting a designated reading time helps in several ways. First, it allows a parent to plan their day more effectively and make time for reading. It also helps the child, especially reluctant readers, to think of reading as a normal scheduled daily activity.
*Read with emotion. Reading with emotion draws a child into the story in a way that is much more memorable and enjoyable. It also helps them to better understand how words can describe something sad, happy or exciting.
*Let your child turn the pages. Besides being enjoyable, this activity helps more active children stay focused on the book.
Source: K-12 Reading Instructional Ideas
I was reminded the other day while visiting a classroom how quickly the school year has gone. With MCA tests around the corner, I wanted to remind parents how important reading to your child can be for their education. Also, please consider sleep and breakfast each day as we prepare our students to be their best each and every day. The MCA assessment schedule can be found under the Quick Links section on the Rippleside webpage.
PBIS IN THE HOME:
Our teaching focus area for the month of April will be PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF AND OTHERS
Some suggestions on how to keep your child VERY SAFE in your home include:
*Provide your child with a quiet place to do homework.
*Make sure your child gets supper and plenty of sleep.
*Every day, ask your child questions about what they learned at school.
*Make sure your child brings to school everything they need i.e. outside clothes, phy-ed shoes, homework, backpack, books etc.
Jesse C. Peterson
Peanut Aware School - Please avoid bringing peanut products into the building.
What can I do as a parent?
- Be part of PAC team at Rippleside Contact Jenny McGuire at (218) 927-4838 for more information and if childcare is needed.
- Be part of District Parent Advisory Team (contact Lisa DeMars at (218) 927-2115 Ext. 3301)
- Attend Entrance, Fall, and Spring Conferences
- Get involved in (PTO) Parent Teacher Organization (contact Rippleside Elementary School)
- Volunteer in your child’s classroom and other school activities
- Read to your child each day
- Guide them to independence as they prepare for school each morning
Thank you for your constant support for the continuous improvement of all children.