Riccardi started the New Year off roaring with kindness, welcoming the Board of Education to our school and hosting the January Board of Ed meeting on Tuesday, January 14th. The Riccardi Student Government and Kindness Committee staff and students worked together on a fun, interactive “Night at the Museum” tour and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all! I couldn’t be more proud of our Riccardi community. Thank you to those Riccardi families and staff who donated the delicious baked goods and refreshments for the meeting too.
Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring the exciting and humorous Game Show assembly which took place on Thursday, January 23rd for all grades including Pre-K.
Following the successful Board of Ed meeting tour, the Kindness Committee jumped right into organizing “the Great Kindness Challenge,” a week of kindness-themed spirit days and activities that organizations around the world participate in, which we kicked off with a Pep Rally on Friday, January 24th. I am continuously impressed with the compassion and enthusiasm of the staff and students as they spread kindness and encourage others to pay that kindness forward. Thank you, Riccardi Kindness Committee, for making our first Great Kindness Challenge week a fantastic event for our school and for being the change you want to see in the world every day!
Our 2019 Read-a-thon, “Reading for Recreation,” is Friday, January 31st. Thank you to the entire Riccardi community for supporting our school once again! Funds raised will go toward improving our playground. Thank you also to our dedicated faculty and staff for planning reading activities for our students on this special day.
The Read-a-thon kicks off the PTA’s P.A.R.P. (“Parents as Reading Partners”) program which runs through the end of February. Look out for more information including a spirit days and activities calendar sent home with your child. This year’s theme is “Reading to Infinity and Beyond” and we are very excited to get started. Thank you to our PTA, especially Cristina Goodwin and Laura Panaro for organizing and running this important and fun-filled program. That being said, winter months are a great time to pick up a good book and read, read, read! Reading at home with your child has a direct connection with your child’s academic success and helps establish a lifelong love of reading.
Speaking of academic success, report cards will go home Friday, January 31st, and quarterly awards will be presented to students in grades 2-6 the same day. I continue to encourage an on-going, effective line of communication between home and school. We have just begun the third marking period, and student preparedness for the day is vital to a student’s academic success. Following a routine of coming to school on time and having all materials and homework assignments ready to start the day will help ensure your child’s academic success.
Riccardi’s Pre-K and Kindergarten registration will take place on one day, February 27th, with our Central Registrar at Riccardi from 9 am until 2:30 pm. For more information, please call the Riccardi Main Office at (845) 247-6870.
Schools will be closed on Monday, February 17th and Tuesday, February 18th in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Have a Fabulous February!