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Scotland Elementary News

There’s nothing we enjoy more than sharing all the great news about our students and staff members. We love featuring their accomplishments and celebrating with them. And we have a lot to share! Stop by here regularly to read about student and staff awards, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more!

Online Elementary Art Show Highlights Fall Color
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Shape! Texture! Lines! Printmaking! Pop-art! All fall, Ridgefield Public Schools elementary students have been exploring art techniques, learning about new artists, and stretching their creativity. Please see our gallery to enjoy seasonal art since September.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break begins with early dismissal at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24 and continues through Friday, November 26. School resumes on Monday, November 29. Have a safe and enjoyable break!

RPS Partners with Ruby for Holiday Food Drive and More

Ridgefield Public Schools announced today that it would partner with Ruby’s Little Pantries for a Holiday Food Drive. The Little Pantries started last year by 12-year-old Ruby Weiner When the Little Pantry formerly at St. Stephens Church closed last year, Ruby wanted to find a way to provide to families during COVID. She earned a $500 grant from Youth Service America. Clark Construction jumped at the chance to partner with Ruby and built the first Little Pantry, and then four more, gratis. Now, Ruby has five pantries.
Please take the time to read the entire Holiday Food Drive article.

Scotty Spirit Store Now Open

We’re excited to launch a new Scotland Spiritwear store in partnership with Custom T’s and More located right here in Ridgefield!

You can access the shop via our PTA website as well as through the direct link.

Order online by November 15 for an estimated arrival date of November 30. Please note, the arrival date may change due to different vendors and ongoing supply chain challenges. We appreciate your patience! 

Cafeteria Snack

Snack will be available for 4th and 5th graders beginning in October. While school lunch continues to be free during the 2021–2022 school year, these snacks are available for purchase. You can purchase these items at the school kitchen or prepaid online at School Payment Portal Powered By LunchTime Software using your child's lunch pin available in PowerSchool. We will not provide snacks if there is a negative balance in your child's account.

Just Hop on the Bus, Scotland!
Photo of kindergarten students in front of school bus

Scotland Elementary kindergarteners came to the school on Wednesday to learn about bus safety. They joined SES Principal Jill Katkocin and Elementary Supervisor Sarah Weirsman for a bus short trip. First Student bus drivers showed students how to cross the street safely. Parents learned about protocols from Transportation Manager Rick Lupinacci. We have rescheduled the bus orientation, which happened at all the elementary schools, from Monday due to Storm Henri.

Join Your PTA!
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As you are ticking through your back-to-school to-do list, please join your PTA. Every year, Ridgefield PTAs go above and beyond to work with staff to support our shared mission. Parent involvement comes in many different forms, and joining the PTA can be an important step in staying connected to your child’s education.

Find information and links for all nine schools on the Ridgefield Council of PTA’s website.

RPS Releases Draft Safe Return Plan

Please learn more about RPS current plans for the fall, which are required by the state of CT in order to access ARP ESSER funds in August (COVID relief funds).