Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you to the Ridgebury community for all of your support and enthusiasm for this very special Teacher & Staff Appreciation week! You kicked off the week in the most beautiful way with all of the flowers you sent in. It was more awesome than we could have ever imagined! And thanks to your direct donations, we were able to bring the coffee truck to school! We want to highlight the wonderful businesses that helped us all week long in showing our appreciation for our staff. We want to encourage our school community to shop local and support these small businesses close to home whenever possible!  

A huge thanks to...

The lovely ladies at Books on the Common for their generous donation of gift certificates! 

Mike Principi of Chez Lenard for his delicious lunch! 

Wendy Fellows of Bubble & Brew for a before school breakfast surprise! 

Michael Cunningham of Bridge Street Premium Ice Co. for the perfect sweet treat to end the week!


 Art Show Help Needed!

RES is very excited to bring back our Art Show in late May/early June!

We are looking for art show volunteers to help mat and hang art around the school.  If you are interested, please email Amy Goralnick in the main office. 

 


 

 

 

5th Grade Used Book Sale

In June, the 5th graders will be running a used book sale.  Please set aside any books you would like to donate.  

Books should be in good condition (no ripped up covers, no doodling/drawing inside).  They do not need to be new.

More information about how to drop off books and about the sale will be coming.

 


 Spirit Pack Items Available!

Looking to add to your RES Pride? Grab some items from our Back to School pack a la carte!

 

Order today, while supplies last!

 

 

 


 
Enrichment Programs

The RES PTA Enrichment Team is looking for parent volunteers to work with our teachers/specialists to help coordinate both grade level and school-wide enrichment opportunities such as author visits, STEM Night, Mystery Night, Mountain Workshop, and a variety of other programming for this school year. These critical programs help our kids make real-world connections to what they are learning in the classroom as well as provide social, emotional, and cultural experiences in a fun and engaging way.

There is no need to have any previous experience. If you have a little bit of time and are interested in learning more, please email pta.enrichment@gmail.com. Help us to bring back amazing programs that were paused due to the pandemic!

Many thanks to the parents who have stepped up to help! We are still looking for assistance with some of the school-wide enrichment programs.
 

 
 
 

Did you know that every school in Ridgefield has a Special Services Representative? 


Special Services representatives are eager to support their school community in the following ways:  

  • Help provide information about the special education process and/or additional learning support that might be available to students. 

  • Help direct family members to the right school and community resources. 

  • Offer emotional support to families through informal chats.

  • Provide district special education updates.


This is a PTA-position, designed to support the needs of all families in the school district, especially those with children receiving special services through an IEP or 504. Special Services Representatives serve their individual school community, as well as attend monthly meetings with the Ridgefield Special Services administration. 


As a council with the special education administration, representatives collaborate in the following ways:   

  • Gather program updates from each school and from the special education administration.

  • Discuss special education-specific PTA programming or enrichment.

  • Communicate these updates to the individual schools and families we represent.


All families are welcome to contact their Special Services Representative at any time with questions or concerns. We are here to help! 

 
  
Ridgebury Elementary School Special Services Representative:
Bonnie Pope
 

Sandwich Making is BACK...

and we need your help to make the program a success!
 
Every month Ridgebury Elementary School provides 100 bagged lunches for people in need through the Dorothy Day Hospitality House. This is a self-funded program, and your generosity is greatly appreciated. No donation is too small. All proceeds go towards supplies for lunches (200 sandwiches, fruit, water, and cookies) made by students and parent volunteers. 
 
This is such a fabulous way for RES to give back to the community. Thank you for your support!
 
 

 
 
 

The Ridgebury Elementary School PTA strives to improve the lives of our students and parents through enrichment, advocacy for the needs of students and teachers, and opportunities to connect with each other outside of regular school activities.

 

Your membership provides financial support to the organization, and gives you exclusive access to the online directory and weekly newsletters*, which will keep you in the loop through the year.  There is no wrong or right way to be involved in the PTA - anything you can give, whether it is time or financial assistance, will bolster your child's potential. 
 
Your PTA needs you...join today! 
 
 

If you have any questions about our organization, please check out our FAQs, or feel free to contact Beth Ingram or Erica Ippoliti.

 

 

 
 
 
Remember, you need to join the PTA every year, so be sure to renew your membership!
 
Ridgebury Faculty...we need you, too!  Please join (or renew your membership) today!
 
 
 
 

 

 

It's So Easy to Support the RES PTA! 

Make a Donation

Your generous donation helps the RES PTA fund multiple enrichment and educational programs and purchase materials for our students. 

Donate Today!

 


Sandwich Making Program

Every month, RES provides 100 bagged lunches for people in need through the Dorothy Day Hospitality House. This is a self-funded program, and your generosity is greatly appreciated. No donation is too small!Donate to the Sandwich Making Fund

 

 


 

 

With a couple of clicks, you can support RES PTA each time you shop on Amazon via the AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to RES PTA so that we can continue funding various school events and mini-grants. Click on the link below for more information.