Principal’s Note: From the Office of Susan L. Osterhoudt
First, I would like to thank our Field Day committee, Ms. Arcadipane, Ms. Frahm, Mrs. Shanley, and Mrs. White for putting on another fun-filled Field Day for our students. This is a day that both students and staff look forward to all year and I am grateful for the enthusiasm and hard work that the committee put into making the day exciting and memorable for all. Thank you also to all of our parent/guardian volunteers and to our wonderful PTA for arranging the Two by Two Zoo station. We couldn’t do it without you!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank various groups that contributed to another great and memorable school year! Thank you to:
Our Riccardi PTA for the time and effort you have put forth in bringing exciting opportunities to our students. With your hard work, our students experienced enriching activities throughout the entire school year.
Our PTA Officers for your time and dedication to our students: Nancy Gunn and Heather Dodd (Co-Presidents), Josh Wawro (Vice-President), Marie Kropp (Treasurer), Shannon Denise (Corresponding Secretary), and Diane Lammers (Recording Secretary). Thank you for your leadership and service to our school!
Our Riccardi Staff for your dedication to our students throughout the school year.
Our Student Government for their outstanding accomplishments this year planning and facilitating many school-wide activities and recognitions: the Veterans’ Appreciation Breakfast, Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast, bulletin board-decorating, morning announcements, and School Spirit Days. I am so proud of this group of students for the effort they have invested throughout the year. Thank you to our Officers: Gabriella Stracuzzi (President), Ella O’Donnell (Vice President), Daniel Stegmayer (Treasurer), Abigail Batista (Secretary), and Hannah Hoyt (Social Director), and to our Class Representatives: in third grade, Caitlyn Donohue & Madisen Gavner; in fourth grade, Kylar Tischler & Pierce Tierney; in 5th grade, Allison Budd & Vince Trocchio; and in 6th grade, Mrinank Mitra & Jade Arias Sorto. Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Pettit and Ms. Rinaldi for their guidance and devotion advising this important group of students.
Our Kindness Committee for spreading kindness, compassion, acceptance, and respect in a caring friendly way! Thank you to our Kindness Committee students: Denis Argueta, Alejandro Martinez, Harleigh Schoonmaker, Anthony Bertorelli, Teaghan Senor, Charlie Wawro, Abigail Batista, Evette Bull, Olivia Dean, Morgan Hallam, Allison Budd, Kathryn Cushman, Hannah Hoyt, Michael Pettit, Sahil Sekhon, Sydney Sidarous, and Alayna VanNosdall, and to our advisors for your dedication to this special group: Mrs. Lukaszewski, Mrs. F. Murphy, Mrs. Paul, and Ms. Tucker. Remember, always Work Hard and Be Kind!
And to ALL of our parents/guardians for your continued support throughout the year.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I extend my most sincere CONGRATULATIONS to our SIXTH GRADERS and wish each of them continued success and happiness as they move on to the Junior High School!
I encourage all Riccardi students to participate in our Summer Reading Challenge which will be kicked off at our Summer Reading Challenge assembly on June 25th.
I wish everyone a smooth ending to a great year and a safe, relaxing summer vacation!