Rippleside Elementary - Aitkin Public Schools

Jesse C.
Peterson
Principal
Volume 4
Rippleside Elementary
December, 2014
From your Principal
Catch the Wave
December Focus: Random Acts of
Kindness
 Caring words make others feel
good
Dear Parent:
SCHOOL UPDATE
REFERENDUM
2
The 2014 Christmas Concert will take place on December 4th in the Aitkin
High School Auditorium.
The first performance will
be at 6:15 p.m. for Kindergarten and 1st grade students, and the second performance will be at 7:15
p.m. for the 2nd and 3rd
grade students. We have
performances that require
free tickets. If you have not
received your tickets yet,
please stop by the Rippleside Office. We have added
a performance for those
adults that could not make
the evening performance.
This will take place on December 4th at 9:30 a.m. for
K-1 and 10:05 for 2nd – 3rd
grade. We look forward to
seeing you then.
BOOK FAIR/READ TO
ACHIEVE
2
PBIS UPDATE – CATCH
THE WAVE
 Say or do something kind just
because
 You feel good when you help
others feel good.
The Ripple Effect
Catch the
WAVE
We are Respectful
Always
Responsible
Very Safe
Excellent Attitude
Inside this issue:
PTO NEWS
VOLUNTEER
3
SCHOOL CLOSING
NOTIFICATIONS
3
UPCOMING
CONCERTS
4
LUNCH MENU
5
The December theme in the
school is Random Acts of
Kindness. This area will be
discussed and targeted in
the classrooms.
With our changing weather,
I would like to remind parents of the importance of
dressing your child properly
before they leave their residence each day.
The following includes our
expected school-wide dress
for each grade level.
WINTER PLAYGROUND
EXPECTATIONS
(SNOW)
Blacktop Only Students in
Grades K-4
 Hat
 Mittens
 Coat
Blacktop, Swings, and
Woodchip Area Students in
Grades K-4
 Hat
 Mittens
 Coat
 Boots
Entire Playground Area
Students in Grades K-4
 Boots
 Snow Pants
 Coat
 Mittens
 Hat
Students in Grades 5-6
 Hat
 Coat
 Mittens
Note: Below freezing and
no snow expectation: All
students K-6 must have
HAT/GLOVES/COAT
FACILITIES REFERENDUM: Vote, Tuesday,
January 6th, 2015
Aitkin Public Schools provides the community with
vital programs and is extremely proud of the educational opportunities and successes that have been enjoyed by our students. However, in order to continue to
provide excellent educational programs, and meet
the needs of 21st century
teaching and learning, the
District must face ongoing
needs as we plan for the
future. Our challenges are
three-fold, and include the
concern for safety and security, addressing ongoing
building conditions, and the
need for additional and improved learning space. We
also need to provide better
and safer outdoor athletic
facilities to meet student and
community use needs.
Therefore, to meet the needs
of all Pre-Kindergarten –
Grade 12 students, ISD #1 is
proposing a two (2) question
bond referendum to fund
projects that will meet our
challenges and respond to
our facility needs for now
and the future. (Please see
page 2 for more information.)
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Rippleside Elementary
Referendum - Vote January 6, 2015
Please make a
commitment to
vote on
January 6th!
After considerable planning and
discussion, the Aitkin School
Board is proposing a Building
Bond Referendum seeking voter
authorization of funding for
addressing our ongoing facility
needs and improving our teaching and learning environments
for all District learners.
To meet the needs of all Pre-K 12th grade students, ISD 1 is
proposing a two-question bond -- Question 1 ($24,200,000) will
address the educational space
needs, safety and security, and
ongoing facility needs at both
Rippleside Elementary School
and Aitkin High School; and
contingent Question 2
($3,200,000) will provide funding for much needed athletic
field improvements to meet
district and community needs.
*** Please note: Question 1
must pass in order for Question
2 to pass.
Public Meetings
Thursday, December 11 at
R i ppl e s i d e E l e me nt ar y
School Media Center
Wednesday, December 17 at
the High School Auditorium
Meetings start at 6:00 p.m.
with childcare provided.
“Empowering
Students to be
Life-Long
Learners”
——————————AS A DISTRICT, WE
CANNOT CONTINUE
TO WAIT TO
ADDRESS OUR
FACILITY NEEDS!
——————————• Physical problems do not
fix themselves, and will
continue to deteriorate.
• Our educational facilities
do not meet our ongoing
student needs.
• All our students deserve
safe, healthy, and appropriate learning environments.
• We are missing opportunities to take steps to lower
our operating costs.
Our Book Fair is Here!
At the Book Fair you find the
latest and finest titles for kids,
Pre-K through Teen’s, as well as
books for parents. Proceeds from
the Book Fair benefit the Rippleside Media Center and classroom
libraries. Mark your calendar.
Open for Sales:
To order online go to
Mon. Dec. 1 - 8:00—3:00 http://bookfairs.scholastic.
p.m. (Student Preview with com/ homepage/
their classrooms.)
Tues. Dec. 2 8:00—7:00 p.m.
ripplesideelementaryschool
Wed—Fri. Dec. 3-5 8:00 4:00 pm
Read to Achieve
The Timberwolves Read to
Achieve Program runs November 3, 2014 though January 5,
2015. Students who read at least
500 pages during this time will
receive a special Timberwolves
prize package. Students should
keep track of their reading pages
on the tracking bookmark
handed out November. Additional trackers are available if
needed. The prize package in2
cludes a special Timberwolves prize, bookmark,
poster, and a buy one get one
ticket offer to a designated
Timberwolves game.
At
these games Rippleside will
be recognized on the scoreboard as a member of the
Starting 5 program.
All
Tracking
Bookmarks
should be turned in to Mrs.
Gaulke in the Library by
January 9, 2015.
Please
contact Mrs. Gaulke at 218927-4838 ext 2301 with questions.
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Volume 4
PTO Monthly
Meetings
This next PTO meeting will
be on Monday, January 12
in the media center at Rippleside. Free childcare will
be available.
The meetings are usually
held on the third Monday of
each month. Everybody is
welcome!
CHIP SHOP FUNDRAISERThank you to everyone that
sold items, we raised
$17,000!
Golden Gobbler
Award!
The Rippleside PTO has created
the Golden Gobbler Award in
an effort to recognize the many
wonderful workers who make
up the Rippleside Elementary.
The Golden Gobbler for November is Julie Jensen. Each
month parents and Rippleside
employees will be able to nominate any employee (Teacher,
Custodian, Bus Driver, Secretary, etc.) of Rippleside that
they think has done an exceptional job. Nomination slips can
be found at the Rippleside Elementary office.
Notifications for School Closings
Instant Messenger:
We have a
new system that will be sending out
an emergency message when
school is closed or delayed due to
the weather. You can choose what
phone numbers you would like to
have these notifications received on
through the portal. Sign up for the
portal is available at the school
office.
EXTRA! for Kids
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
EXTRA! for kids provides childcare for students at Rippleside
school before and after school on
school days and also during some
non-school days. EXTRA! for kids
will be open during the upcoming Holiday Break on Mondays and
Tuesdays, December 22nd, 23rd,
29th and 30th. Cost is $25 per day.
Students are required to preregister and bring a sack lunch.
Outdoor clothing is needed as well
as gym shoes. Hours are 7am to
5:30pm. For more information or
to pick up a registration form, contact EXTRA! at 927-7722, email
[email protected] or contact Dawn
Wilke at 218-838-0966.
December
Scholastic Book Fair
1-5
Christmas Concerts
4
Special performance at
Rippleside for those that
didn’t get tickets.
9:30 a.m. K-1 Program
10:05 a.m. 2-3 Program
At High School Auditorium:
Must have ticket to attend
4
6:15 p.m. Kindergarten & 1st
Grade
7:15 p.m. 2nd & 3rd Grade
Referendum Informational 11
Meeting 6:00 p.m. @
Rippleside Media Center
PTO Funded:
In addition the district will be contacted the local radio/television
stations. If interested you can sign
up on KSTP.com to get a school
late start, early out or school closing. Register with School Alert on
KSTP.com

Playground equipment
for new zone play.
Referendum Informational 17
Meeting 6:00 p.m. @ High
School Auditorium
Band & Choir Concert
18
9:30 a.m.
Parent Volunteer Coordinator by Jenny McGuire
Thank You to all of the volunteers who volunteered
their time during the month
of November. During the
first week of December the
book fair will be held. It
runs from December 1st 5th and is staffed all by volunteers. This is a great way
to help out!! I am scheduling volunteers for 2 hour
PTO
shifts from 8-4 everyday.
The Holiday Program for
Kindergarten through 3rd
grade will be held on December 4th. There are also
numerous volunteer positions available on this evening. Volunteers are also
appreciated in the classroom. If you are interested
in any of the above please
contact
me
at
[email protected]
3
Christmas Break
Dec
22–
School Resumes
Jan 5
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Volume 4
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Concert
Grades K-3 will present
their annual Christmas Program in the Aitkin High
School
Auditorium
on
Thursday, December 4th
with two performances.
The first performance will
be at 6:15 p.m. for Kindergarten and 1st Grade students and the second performance will be at 7:15
p.m. for the 2nd and 3rd
Grade students. We are
very excited to share our
music with you! More
details will be provided
by a newsletter from the
music department in the
weeks to come. Please
plan to have your child
wear red, green, black or
white dress clothes. We
understand that this is difficult for many families, so we
have provided several options. We are thrilled that
your students are participating in the concert, so please
use your discretion and dress
your child appropriately—
we fully support whichever
clothing you are able to provide.
Rippleside Christmas Choir and Band Concert
The 5th and 6th Grade
Bands and the 4th, 5th and
6th Grade Choir will be
presenting their Christmas
concert on Thursday, Dec.
18th at 9:30 a.m in the Rippleside Cafeteria.
Doors
will not open until 9:10 a.m.
so please do not plan to
arrive before this time.
Concert attire is black
and white dress with
some festive colors
thrown in.
(please no
jeans or shirts with writing). Your students may
wear or bring these clothes to
school in the morning; please
consider sending a change of
clothes for the remainder of
the day. They will be performing a second concert for
the student body at 1:30 p.m.
DVDs available for Sale
Grandparents, friends, and
family if you were unable to
get a ticket to the K-3 Christmas Program, we have a special performance ONLY for
you. Please join us at Rippleside on Thursday, Dec. 4th at
9:30 a.m. Kindergarten and
1st Grade
10:05 a.m. 2nd & 3rd Grade
Please, if you were able to get
a ticket do NOT attend this
performance. We want everyone to have an opportunity to
see the program. The kids
have been working very hard!
Thank you for your cooperation.
DVD's of our Christmas Concerts may be purchased for $5.00 (all proceeds support the Rippleside music program). The DVDs will be sent home with your students when they are
ready.
# _______ Christmas Choir & Band Concert DVD (12/18/2014)
#________Christmas K-3 DVD (12/4/2014)
Total # of DVDs_____ x $5.00 = _____________
Checks may be made out to the Parent Teacher Organization at
“Rippleside PTO.”
Student Name: __________________________________________
Classroom Teacher: ________________________________________
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Parent Signature: _________________________________________________
December Menu
Jesse C. Peterson
Principal
Rippleside Elementary School
Aitkin, MN 56431
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
1—Day 3
FRENCH TST STIX
SYRUP, SAUSAGE
2—Day 4
MUFFIN
3—Day 5
POP TART
4—Day 1
EGG SANDWICH
5—Day 2
BAGEL
YOGURT
STRING CHEESE
FRUIT
CREAM CHEESE
FRUIT
FRUIT
FRUIT
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FRUIT
TACO
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CH. BREAD / SAUCE
CORN DOG
SPAGH/ MEATSAUCE
DICED TOMATO
PIZZA
GREEN BEANS
TATOR TRIES
ROMAINE SALAD
BAKED BEANS
CELERY P/B
SHREDDED
ROMAINE
BROC. SALAD
BROCCOLI / DIP
PEACHES
GRAPES
APPLE SLICES/ PB
BREAD STICK
CARROTS / DIP
BLACK BEANS
STRAWBERRIES
CORN
PEAS
8—Day 3
ASSORTED CEREAL
9—Day 4
MUFFIN
10—Day 5
MINI PANCAKES
JUICE
11—Day 1
POP TART
ASSORTED YOGURT
YOGURT
SYRUP, SAUSAGE
STRING CHEESE
YOGURT
FRUIT
FRUIT
FRUIT
FRUIT
FRUIT
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CHICKEN PATTY /BUN
GRILL CHEESE SAND
TURKEY GRAVY
SLOPPY JOE /BUN
BOSCO CH. STICKS
LETTUCE / TOMATO
TOMATO SOUP
MASHED POTATOES
TATOR TOTS
SAUCE
TATOR TRIES
CARROTS/BROCCOLI
CORN
PINTO BEANS
SPINACH /PEAS
SQUASH
CAULIFLOWER
STRAWBERRIES
APPLESAUCE
PINEAPPLE
GOLD FISH CRACKER
DINNER ROLL
MANDARIN
ORANGES
18—Day 1
EGG SANDWICH
APPLE-OATMEAL
COOKIE
19—Day 2
ASSORTED CEREAL
FRUIT
ASSORTED YOGURT
PEARS
15—Day 3
BAGEL
16—Day 4
MUFFIN
CREAM CHEESE
YOGURT
17—Day 5
FRENCH TST STIX
SYRUP, SAUSAGE
FRUIT
FRUIT
FRUIT
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We are on the web!
www.isd1.org
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TATOR TOT HOTDISH
CHIX NUGGETS
BROCCOLI SALAD
TACO
LETT/TOM/ PICKLES
ROMAINE SALAD
MASHED POTATOES
GREEN BEANS
DICED TOMATO
FRENCH FRIES
GARBONZO BEANS
CORN
PEAS
SQUASH
MANDARIN ORANGES
BANANA
STRAWBERRIES
SHREDDED
ROMAINE
BLACK BEANS
DINNER ROLL
BREAD STICK
22
APPLESAUCE
23
24
CHRISTMAS
29
REDUCED BKFT AND
LUNCH: FREE. EXTRA MILK
OR JUICE IS $.35 EACH
FRUIT
PIZZA
CH. BURGER / BUN
GRAPES
PRICES: BKFT: $1.25, LUNCH:
$1.80. DOUBLES: BKFT: $1.80,
LUNCH: $ 2.90
12—Day 2
CINNAMON ROLL
30
25
26
BREAK
31
1%, SKIM OR CHOC MILK
OFFERED WITH EACH
MEAL. LACTOSE REDUCED
MILK CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE UPON WRITTEN REQUEST FROM A PHYSICIAN.
ORANGE, APPLE OR GRAPE
JUICE OFFERED DAILY
WITH EACH REAKFAST.
PBJ OFFERED DAILY INSTEAD OF MAIN ENTRÉE.
THIS MENU SUBJECT TO
CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
W/G = WHOLE GRAIN
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