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RES April Newsletter

The April edition of the Rittman Elementary School Newsletter is now available.  Please take a minute to read about what is happening at RES.  As always, thank you for all the support you give at home.  Have a great day!

Smith Dairy Youth Track & Field Meet

The 27th Annual Smith Dairy Track and Field Meet will be held at Orrville High School on Saturday, May 16th.  The meet is open to students age 7-12.  To request an entry form or for questions, email Jason Ayers at Riders93 [at] zoominternet [dot] net

Fifth Grade Graduation 2015

The fifth graders of RES will soon be moving onto the middle school.  We will be wishing them farewell on May 27th, 2015 at the annual Fifth Grade Graduation Celebration.  Location and time are still being discussed, so please stay up to date as we finalize the details of this event. 

Labels For Education

Rittman Elementary is participating in the Labels for Education program.  This program collects UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products to earn points.  These points can be redeemed for free educational merchandise!  Our goal this year is to collect 20,000 points that we can redeem for a Gym Scoreboard. 

February/March Student of the Month

Our February/March Student of the Month has been honored in the usual exciting fashion.  RES Principal Dr. Devoe and Rittman Police Chief Mike Burg arrived at the home of Emily Carpenter bright and early to inform her of the awesome news.  Emily was selected as a dual month winner due to all of the snow days. 

Rittman Youth Soccer Spring Sign-Ups Are Here

Rittman Youth Soccer will continue to be run by the Rittman Varsity Soccer Staff and coached by parent volunteers and high school soccer players! Athletes will learn ball skills (dribbling, passing, and shooting), game management, and the rules of the game, and most importantly have fun playing soccer in Rittman!
1st Practice is April 6, 2015  from 4:30 - 6:00 and will take place at the HS Band Practice Field (located just outside the Athletic entrance of the High School)

December & January Students of the Month Honored

Our December and January Students of the Month have been honored in the usual exciting fashion.  RES Principal Dr. Devoe and Rittman Police Chief Mike Burg arrived at the homes of Asher Wooten and Wyatt Mills bright and early to inform them of the awesome news.  Wyatt was selected right before break in December and Asher is our January winner.  Both students got a special ride to school in the police cruiser. 

Incoming Kindergarten Student Registration

We are very excited to open up Kindergarten registration.  Please take note of the attached document as this has all of the important dates and information you will need to know.  If you have any questions, please contact us at Rittman Elementary.  Thank you for taking the time to register your child.

November Student of the Month

Our November Student of the Month, Luke Robinson, was picked up  for his special ride to school.  RES Principal Dr. Devoe and Rittman Police Chief Mike Burg arrived at the house bright and early to inform Luke of the awesome news.

RES First Grader Wins "Best of Show" at Art Exhibit

Tiffany Horton, a first grade student here at RES, won Best of Show at the 2014 Rotating Children's Art Exhibit.  The “Best of Show” artwork is to be donated by the student artist to the “permanent collection” or the student may decide to replicate his/her art piece.

New Arrival Procedures

Students will wait inside the building upon arrival to school.  Walkers can still enter the front doors.  However, parents should drop their children off (if car riders) in the back of the building.  Staff members will assist students into the building where students can walk to the cafeteria to eat breakfast or wait in the gym until dismissed to their classrooms. 

Student can arrive between 8:00-8:20am to eat breakfast.  Students are then dismissed to their classrooms at 8:20am and the tardy bell rings at 8:30am.

Art Supplies

Students will be using the following supplies in art classes. If you see any great back to school sales and are able to donate any of the following, it would be appreciated!
· 4oz. Bottle of Elmer’s Glue All
· Crayola Write Start Colored Pencils
· 8 color Set of Crayons
· #2 Pencils
· Quart & Gallon Bags
· Handi-wipes

Rittman Elementary School Hours

8:00-8:20 AM Breakfast served, students gather in gym/cafeteria
Car Rider Students drop off in back of building
8:20AM Students enter the building
8:30am Tardy bell rings
2:50 pm Dismissal begins for Kindergarten students
3:00pm Walkers dismissed through front door
Car riders
A-H front playground car pickup
I-Z  back of the building car pick up

Parent Information About the Third Grade Guarantee

Attention 3rd Grade Parents:
If you were unable to attend  the  Parent  Informational Session on the state mandated 3rd Grade Guarantee please take a look at the attached information.  It's purpose is to explain the legal requirements of the Third Grade Guarantee. This new law could have significant impact on the grade progression for your Third Grade Student.

3rd Grade Guarantee Information


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