Dear Riccardi School Families,
Once again, December is upon us and with it comes the hustle and bustle of preparing for the busy holiday season and setting personal goals for the New Year!
With the end of the first marking period and the distribution of report cards, your children might need assistance in setting goals for their continued academic success or for ways to improve their academic performance for the remaining marking periods. I encourage all parents to maintain on-going, effective communication with teachers and to stay informed and involved with the many activities that take place at school. If at any time you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher by Voice Mail or E-mail. Please refer to the Riccardi website, www.saugerties.k12.ny.us, then click the drop-down menu for “Select a School” and select “Riccardi Elementary School.” A voicemail and email directory is also printed in your copy of the Riccardi Parent/Guardian Handbook.
A highlight of November was our much anticipated annual Veteran Appreciation Breakfast on November 8th. I couldn’t be more proud of the staff and students for all of their hard work and dedication in showing our appreciation to our local veterans for their service to our country. Thank you to our student government for planning and organizing such a great event! Our local veterans were honored and touched by our heartfelt program.
Looking ahead, we have our annual Winter Concert scheduled on Wednesday, December 12th at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. The snow date is Thursday, December 13th. We also have our annual Riccardi Lights 6th Grade Fundraiser on December 7th and PTA Holiday Bazaar for students on December 13th & 14th. Take a look at our calendar for even more exciting and festive December school events.
Winter Recess is Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st. School will then re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
I extend my most sincere wishes to you and your family for a holiday season filled with peace, happiness, and all things great in 2019! Facilitate