October 1, 2015
Dear Ryerson Families,
Our successful start has evolved into continuous joy and engagement in all classrooms! Students are making great strides in all areas of the curriculum. The energy in the classrooms is palpable as students share their thinking with peers, teachers and complete their individual work. As a staff, we look forward to sharing examples of this energy and rigorous work at our October conferences.
Next week, Ryerson School celebrates “Connecticut Loves to Read Week”. We have an exciting week planned for the students to further ignite their love of literacy! From a storyteller to mystery readers, students are sure to experience a wonderful week! In conjunction with this celebration, our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held. I hope to see many families visit our Book Fair on Wednesday, October 8th in the evening. I look forward to reading my favorite monster stories to students as they visit the book fair with their family.
There will be no school for students on October 12th. I hope all families enjoy the long October weekend.
As a reminder, our October conferences are scheduled for October 21st and 22nd. Both of these days will be early dismissal days for students which means dismissal will be at 1:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly for your child on these shortened days.
I would like to share at this time our school plans for Halloween. Students are allowed to wear a costume to school on Friday, October 30th. On the 30th, we will all gather, in costume, in the multi-purpose room to enjoy a “Halloween Safety Magic Show”. This will be followed by a Halloween treat for students back in their classrooms. After all of these exciting spooky events take place, students will pack up their costumes, place them in their backpacks and resume their regular classroom schedule and routines.
Students should wear costumes over their regular clothing. I am asking that students not bring in any accessories that may go along with their costume; such as pretend swords, wands, ropes, etc. Although these enhance a costume, these can be both distracting and unsafe in a school setting. I appreciate your support with this request.
Due to our need to adhere to room capacity and our limited parking, this event will be for students only. Again, I appreciate your understanding with this request.
As always, I have an open door policy. If you ever have any questions, concerns or suggestions; please don’t hesitate to call, email or drop by my office.
Kelly K. Spooner