Good Afternoon Walnut Ridge Family!
I wanted to update you on just a few items that are either recently past or up-and-coming!
1) Parent Teacher Conferences & Book Fair
Once again, as we did in the Fall, we will be combining the Parent Teacher Conferences with our Scholastic Book Fair. The dates and times are March 21 and March 22 (9am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 3pm, and 4pm – 7pm). Please use the following links (if you have not done so already) to sign up for a time slot with your child(ren)’s teacher. And don’t forget to stop by and see me at the Book Fair. CLICK HERE for Ms. Kusma, CLICK HERE for Mrs. Bicskei, CLICK HERE for Mrs. Cook, CLICK HERE for Mrs. Lombardi, and CLICK HERE for Mrs. MacDougall.
2) Mrs. Cook’s Video
Many of you know Mrs. Cook. She is one of our excellent PreK teachers here at The Walnut Ridge School. Recently she completed a helpful video for parents about Play Planning. I think that you will find that the video is very helpful in understanding what your child(ren) do each day in school and how you as parents/grandparents/guardian can best support and extend our school work at home. Thank you very much to Mrs. Cook for going above and beyond and taking the time to create this video! CLICK HERE TO WATCH!
3) Save the Date: The Walnut Ridge School 60th Anniversary Party/Graduation
On June 15 at 5 pm we will be having a mini graduation/moving-up ceremony for both our PreK students moving on to Cedar Mountain and our PreK students that are continuing next year at The Walnut Ridge School. Immediately following our ceremony will be a community party to celebrate the 60th Birthday of The Walnut Ridge School. We will be inviting current and previous Board members, teachers, administration, and we will have food provided by the Vernon PRIDE committee. More details on this will be coming in the next few weeks but please save the date on your calendars!
4) Dental Assembly — Snow date
Some of you may remember that we had a dental assembly for the students planned, but it was cancelled due to snow. We will now have the assembly on Friday, March 9, so be prepared to ask your child(ren) about brushing their teeth when they come from school!
5) Love of Reading Week – NEXT WEEK!
Recently, you received in your child(ren)’s folder a letter about our upcoming “Love of Reading Week.” Please CLICK HERE to see that letter. As a reminder, as part of the week, each day we will be wearing themed clothing. All children are welcome and encouraged to participate. Monday — Pajama Day, Tuesday — Wear Green, Wednesday — Wacky Clothing Day, Thursday — Silly Socks Day, Friday — Hat Day!
6) Online Payments — COMING SOON
Several of you have inquired about whether The Walnut Ridge School could set up a way to have tuition payments made online by credit card of ACH deposit. I am happy to report that we have recently made significant progress on this and I am hopeful that paying online will be a reality for our school very soon. More updates to come!
7) Service Dog Visit — March 14
One of our preschool parents has a registered, trained service dog and has offered to do an assembly for our students. We are very excited about this opportunity. For more information please be looking in your child(ren)’s folder in the next few days. There is an important permission slip that will need to be signed and returned for the children to participate. Be prepared for some wonderful pictures following this event. Thanks!
8) Valentine’s Day Reflection
Our Ice Cream Social was a huge hit. I hope that you are following our school on Instagram to see all the fantastic pictures that were taken. See some highlight below. Also, a big THANK YOU to all the students that made Valentine’s Day cards for the Senior Citizens. We were able to drop them off at the Senior Center in the Municipal Building and we really made their day!
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