Holiday Hustle

1 mile run

Sunday, 12/4 8:30am-10:30am

 
Hello Ridgebury Families,
Let’s get ready to hustle for the holidays! 
The Ridgebury PTA is hosting our first Holiday Hustle 1 mile “Fun Run” on Sunday, December 4th from 8:30-10:30 AM at Ridgebury Elementary School.
Ridgebury’s Holiday Hustle 2022 is slated to be the PTA’s #1 fundraiser of the 2022-2023 school year. Please know that no donation amount is too small. Your ongoing backing and support are both truly appreciated.

Our goal is $36,700. That is $100 raised per student. (ANY amount is appreciated)
The race will start at 9:00am, but everyone is welcome to start gathering at 8:30am. We will have a hot cocoa bar and additional refreshments for our participants!

The one mile loop can be run, jogged, or walked. Our hope is that families will complete the loop together!

The money raised by the Holiday Hustle will enrich the education of our students by funding materials and programs that are NOT covered by our school budget. We will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to Scottlet Storehouse who partners with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families to help families in need during the holidays.

It's super easy to find your participant- search by first name to find students- their teachers name will appear by name- If multiple of a name is in a class the first initial of last name will show.

Here is the link to donate and share!

https://app.99pledges.com/fund/ridgeburye3

 

 


 Library Volunteers Needed!

 
Are you interested in volunteering your time in the Ridgebury Library Learning Commons? We are looking for volunteers to help with shelving and other small projects in the library during the afternoons, Monday-Friday, 2:45 and 3:20. No experience or regular commitment necessary. Please sign up for a short training on 11/16 or 11/18 from 2:45-3:20, or reach out about "virtual training" if you cannot attend in person. Thank you! 
Sign up here!
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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 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 Ashley Marciano 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!
 
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:
Kristen Glidden
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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!


 

 

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.