Dear Riccardi Elementary School Families,
We are off to a great start! Since remote learning began in September, I have been happy to see our students learning in a variety of ways. I want to thank our community of teachers, families, the school nurse, support staff, kitchen staff, lunch and front desk monitors, bus drivers, administration and students for working together to foster a sense of hope and determination to educate our students while also preparing for another change that took place this month.
On October 5th, we began our hybrid model of in-person learning. It is so wonderful to see students in school again! Our safety measures and protocols have been working successfully and I could not be more proud of each individual who does their part to ensure we can continue to follow the hybrid model. Teachers and support staff are working very hard to make sure students are engaged whether in person-hybrid or 100% remote, continuing to put forth their greatest efforts to educate our students. A very special thank you goes to our custodial staff for the attention and dedication they have displayed in keeping our building clean and to our secretarial staff for keeping our information up to date and daily operations moving as smoothly as possible.
Parents/guardians, as I have said before, you have shared such strength and fortitude during this time. Thank you!
Please join me as we welcome our new PTA Officers for the 2020-2021 school year:
Co-Presidents: Ms. Jamie Hewitt & Mrs. Maureen Mayone
Vice-President: Ms. Madison Cantwell
Treasurer: Mrs. Rebecca Granwehr
Corresponding Secretary: Mrs. Heather Dodd
Recording Secretary: Mrs. Jennifer Stewart
PTA meetings are generally scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month. Please refer to the monthly calendar for the specific dates and times. All Riccardi parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.
Reminder, The Riccardi Review is published monthly and will contain valuable information concerning school business and PTA sponsored activities. In the spirit of going “green,” The Riccardi Review will be sent home with the youngest child in the family. It will also be posted on our school web page.
As the air becomes colder and the leaves turn colors, I hope that you get a chance to stop and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather we have had with your families, whether picking apples or pumpkins at a farm or taking a brisk walk with crunching leaves underfoot. I look forward to this festive time of year, and collaborating with staff, faculty and the PTA on creative ways to celebrate. We will make this fall the best we can for adaptive, resilient and incredibly kind Riccardi students.