Good Afternoon Walnut Ridge Families,


Can you believe it is almost March!?! Here are some exciting announcements to take us through the rest of the winter and into the spring!


1) Pretzel and Cinnabon orders


As you know, the fundraising orders arrived incomplete last week and did not include the Cinnabon baking kits. We expect the rest of the order to arrive today so please plan to stop by tomorrow to pick up the remainder of your order.



2) Ski Trip to The National Winter Activity Center


Our field trip to the NWAC to learn to cross country ski is this Friday, March 1. The students will be fitted for their boots and skis tomorrow. Just a reminder to please have your child(ren) arrive to school on Friday already dressed for the ski trip. The forecast as of now looks like partly sunny and 42 degrees with no wind. (I’ll take it). It is important to note that the students will be very active while skiing so please keep that in mind when dressing them. They will want to be warm, but not overly bundled. (Think “A Christmas Story” CLICK HERE)



3) March is Registration Month


We will be registering new students for WR all month so please check out our registration website (CLICK HERE) and please let your friends and family know if they might be interested. For information on Cedar Mountain (Kindergarten) registration please CLICK HERE.



4) Love of Reading Week


We have many wonderful events planned for Love of Reading Week, which begins March 4th, so please CLICK HERE to see the details. This form will also be coming in your child’s folder so please look for it this week because there is important information especially as it pertains to different “Dress Up Activities” we will be participating in each day. For example, Monday March 4th students and staff will be wearing shirts with letters on them and reading Dr. Seuss’s ABCs book.



5) Parent Teacher Conferences/ Scholastic Book Fair


It is once again that time of year…..Parent/Teacher Conferences!!


As we did in the fall, we holding two dates for Parent/Conferences this spring.  Those dates are March 20 and March 21. The time slots will be during the following time frames for each day: 9am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, and 4pm-6:30pm.


To sign up for an appointment with your child(ren)’s teacher, please use the links below


Mrs. Bicskei


Mrs. Cook


Mrs. Lombardi


Mrs. MacDougall


Mrs. Vanderbeck

Also, please remember to leave yourself some extra time before or after your appointment with your child(ren)’s teacher to attend our Spring Scholastic Book Fair, which will be taking place in the All Purpose Room, as it did in the fall.  I will be working the fair with Mrs. DiCarlo, and we both would love to see you there!


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Joseph S. Piccirillo, Principal