Happy December, Walnut Ridge Family!
Here are the announcements in no particular order:
    • Two weeks from today (December 15) report cards will be going out in student folders. Report cards are meant to update you on the progress of your child(ren) through the lens of Tools of the Mind. We ask that all parents sign the report to indicate that you have received, read, and understand the report. If you have any questions prior to December 15 about the report card or after you receive the report card, please feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher. We are happy to answer any questions!
    • In addition to December 15 being “Report Card Day” it is also the date of our Winter Sing Along! You have already received a copy of this flyer in your child(ren)’s folder, but if you need a digital copy – CLICK HERE. Many of you have already signed up via or sign-up genius link to bring in food for the event. Thank you!!! Looking forward to singing and eating with you (which by the way are among my two favorite hobbies)!
    • Next Friday, December 8 is Pajama Day at The Walnut Ridge School. All students are invited to wear their pajamas to school and parents are invited to bring in a pair of new pajamas for our Holiday Pajama Drive.
    • Beginning on Tuesday, we will begin having our pre-school students say the “Pledge of Allegiance” over the loudspeaker for the entire school and Board Office to hear. We will be beginning with Ms. Bicskei’s class and having a different class each week. Follow us on Instagram to see photo highlights of “The Pledge” and other events as they come!
    • Joanne Baez, Emma McKeon, and Adriana Soto are three hard working students at Glen Meadow that are working on their Girl Scouts Silver Award. The are looking for book donations to bring to children who are in local hospitals. See their flier HERE! The deadline is December 18.
    • In addition to report cards, many of you will be viewing IEP Progress Reports in two weeks. To access the reports you will need to go into the Power School Parent Portal. Directions on how to access those reports are HERE.
    • Just a reminder that this event is on December 11CLICK HERE for more details.
    • We are currently beginning plans for an optional Walnut Ridge parent meeting on Wednesday, January 17 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. More details and a formal letter with agenda items to come!
  • Governor’s Educator of the Year:
    • You will be getting a form home in you child(ren)’s folder today regarding the Governor’s Educator of the Year award. If you would like to nominate a teacher, aide, or support staff member please fill out the form and return it by Monday, December 11.
    • Check out these recent pictures from our Instagram page!
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Many of you have asked me to put the slide show up online that we showed during our Thanksgiving Feast. So here it is! I hope you enjoy it!

Thanksgiving Slide Show


Have a great weekend!
Principal Piccirillo