September 6, 2013
Dear Ryerson Parents,
It has been a great start to the new year! It has been wonderful to watch the building come alive again and feel the energy from the children as we embark upon all the possibilities that a new year can bring to a school community. The children, with their smiles and boundless curiosity, are making the most of every day thus far. Much of the success to our beginning can be attributed to our teachers and staff members. The time and energy each one of them has made to making their classrooms welcoming and their activities rigorous has resulted in a memorable beginning for each child.
We look forward to seeing all of you at our Parent Open House – Back to School Evening on Tuesday, September 10th. This is an adult only evening. It is an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher and for your child’s teacher to provide a brief overview of classroom expectations, routines and curricular expectations for the year. During this evening, parents will also have an opportunity to sign up for the Parent-Teacher conferences which will be held on December 3rd and December 5th. Our evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. for our Kindergarten through Second Grade families. For families of Third and Fourth Grade students, our evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. Both programs begin in the multi-purpose room.
I want to remind everyone that our dismissal procedure for students being picked up at the end of the day has not changed. Students are to be picked up in the music room. Parents are asked to park their vehicle in the main parking area and walk to the back of the building to pick up their child. Please do not drive your vehicle in the back parking lot for the safety of all during this busy dismissal time! I appreciate everyone’s attention to this procedure and adherence to this protocol.
If your child is to be picked up at the end of the day and a note has not been sent into school with your child, please make every attempt to call the main office before 12:00 p.m. Phone calls after 3:00 p.m. make it very difficult for us to ensure that communication is distributed to all necessary staff members in a timely manner.
The children will continue to be experiencing enriching and exciting field trips this year! The trips align to both our social studies and science curriculum. The students enjoy these unique opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom walls and experience hands-on learning in the area of science and social studies. We look forward to another year of field study opportunities for students to deepen the learning in the months to come. We thank the PTO in advance for continuing to support these opportunities for our students.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend! If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (203) 245-6440 or stop by. My door is always open!
Kelly K. Spooner