Dear New and Returning Ruby Bridges Families,
I sincerely hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and that you are looking forward to helping our staff make the 2015-16 the best ever for your child(ren). One of the first things all families must do before the school year begins is complete the district’s online enrollment registration that includes all your current contact information. By the last week of July, you will receive a letter from our district office that explains the new online registration process. While the letter will include ways to get help with registration, please note that I am available to help you. I will be returning to work on Monday, August 17; you may call me at (510)748-4006 or send an email to email@example.com if you need help with registration or if you need access to a computer.
What you must remember is that just like last year, you must come into the office to find out your child’s classroom assignment. You cannot obtain the name of your child’s teacher or room number until you have COMPLETED the ONLINE REGISTRATION. See the list below which shows the dates and times you will be able to obtain this information.
Please note that we understand that this process may cause some confusion so please do not hesitate to get assistance by coming to our Media Center for help. Please carefully read the following pages about upcoming events, first week’s schedule, school hours, breakfast and lunch hours and cost, after school programs, and much more…
Cheryl Wilson, Principal
♦ Kindergarteners will be on a modified schedule. This means they will be dismissed at 11:40AM beginning Monday, August 31 through Monday, September 14. This gives teachers time to get to know their students and place them into Groups A and B. Starting on Tuesday, September 15, Group A is dismissed at 1:45PM on Mondays and Tuesdays; Group B is dismissed at 1:45PMon Thursdays and Fridays. You will receive a letter with your child’s schedule. All kindergarten students will be dismissed at 12:45PM on Wednesdays.
♦ Grades 1-5 will also be on a modified schedule, this means they will be dismissed at 1:50PM beginning Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 4. Grades 1 - 5 will begin their regular schedule on Tuesday, September 8, 8:20AM to 2:50PM. All students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 1:20PM on Wednesdays.
IMPORTANT: Unless students are here for breakfast, which begins at 7:40AM, no student should arrive at school before 8:10AM because prior to 8:10 there is no supervision on the yard. If they finish breakfast or arrive earlier, they must wait quietly in the cafeteria until 8:10AM. For safety reasons, we will call the families of students who are on the yard before 8:10AM.
First Day Line Up
Line Up: Students in Grade K should report to the Kindergarten Yard at 8:10AM or to the cafeteria for breakfast at 7:40AM. We always escort Kindergarteners from the cafeteria to the K Yard.
Students in Grades 1-5 will line up at their room numbers by the outdoor stage. Teachers will hold signs up to help students find their lines.
School Breakfast and Lunch
IF YOU’RE DRIVING TO SCHOOL: There are two drop-off areas for students ~ in the front of the school (Grade K only) and on Robert Louis Stevenson (Grades 1-5). If you walk your child to the yard, park in a visitor space. If you park your car, use the streets that are adjacent to the school. Please do not double -park, do not use staff parking spaces, and do not block our neighbors’ driveways.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Please send your child to school with a backpack every day, with her/his name on it. We will provide all other supplies that are necessary for school. Free backpacks are available in the school office for students who need them.
PTA MEETING: The PTA invites all families to attend our first PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 1, from 6:15 to 7:30PM in the cafeteria. Our principal and vice principal will be available to answer questions about the school and its program.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: You will have an opportunity to meet our staff and visit your child’s classroom on Thursday, September 24, from 6:15 to 7:45PM. Please plan to attend this event so that we can all get to know one another. Child-care will be provided.
SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS: We always need adults to support teachers in classrooms and help with copying and distribution of materials and newsletters. We also need reading tutors who are willing to help students learn to read during the day. Send a note to your child’s teacher, the PTA, or Ms. Glenda Machrus, our Office Manager if you would like to volunteer. We also need room parents/guardians to work with teachers on special events and other activities.
NOTE: All volunteers and employees need to have a current TB test and a background check and fingerprint scan offered by the Alameda Police Department and one of the UPS offices. TB Tests are available for $20 on Mondays and Tuesdays, on a drop-in basis, from 9:00AM to 2:30PM at AAI Health Services, 1002 Central Avenue. Phone is 521-6078.
Help Your Children Become Ruby Bridges STARS!
NOTE: The Alameda Boys & Girls Club offers drop-in programs for all of its members for Grades 1-5. A Club staff member meets our students at the flagpole to walk them to the club. Contact them at: 900 3rd St, Alameda, (510) 522-4900.
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About Our School
Our beautiful new school opened in 2006 with Ruby Bridges, herself, coming to our dedication in October. We celebrate our diversity, value educational achievement and take pride in being the future. In addition to a fabulous staff, we have an active hardworking PTA and three afterschool programs. We have a variety of intervention and enrichment programs to help meet the needs of every student, a garden program and afterschool enrichment classes. Our students can learn the responsibilities of peer leadership by being Junior Coaches, Peacemakers and members of the student council. When you come visit our school you will see active learners and enthusiastic teachers.
ART A-LA-MODE AND SILENT AUCTION WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU BE HERE TONIGHT!!! With the support of their colleagues in the other grades, our spectacular and hard working team of kindergarten teachers have put in numerous hours to create an artistic display of student artwork and a range of items to be auctioned this evening. All of the funds from this event will be used to purchase more art supplies and materials for all of our children. This is one way to help children develop creative skills that are not always apparent when learning to read, write, or do mathematics. So come and enjoy the display, eat some ice cream and take a chance to bid on a tour at the St. George Distillery, Pizza for a Year!!!, a Rudy Bridges Commemorative Basket, and much, much more! We are looking forward to seeing you tonight as you support our school and as always, your child. The 180 days of school is coming a close…there are FOUR MORE MAJOR EVENTS that you don’t want to miss… 1. Awards Assemblies, June 1, June 2, June 4 & June 5: The final Awards Assemblies will be held next week. Please make a note of the date and time for each grade level: Fifth grade is Mon., June 1st, at 9:40AM. First grade is at 8:30AM and the kindergarten is at 10:15AM on Tues., June 2nd. The third grade is at 8:30AM and the fourth grade is at 9:30AM on Thurs., June 4t; and the second grade assembly is at 9:35AM on Fri., June 5th. 2. Field Day, Monday, June 8: Thanks to all of you who have already signed up to help set up, run a station, or cleanup for this event which will begin with set up at 8:30AM and end with clean-up which starts around 2:15PM. More volunteers are welcome so please contact our PTA representatives if you would like to participate: Nicole Lemmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Hopper at email@example.com. 3. Kindergarten Celebration, Tues, June 9 This very special celebration is going to be held in our Multipurpose Room at 9:00AM so don’t be late. As always, our kindergarten students will warm and thrill your hearts with their end of the year performance. This event includes light refreshments immediately following the performance in the Multipurpose Room. 4. Fifth Grade Promotion, Thurs., June 11 Around 9:00AM our fifth grade students will enter the Multipurpose Room for their last performance and Award Ceremony at our school. Fifth grade parents and guardians will receive more information about this event; however, all families are welcome to attend. SCENE from the LEAPS SPRING SHOWCASE
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