Good afternoon RMS Families!

Today was our Reading Counts check in point for 2ndquarter – 50%. If your child still needs to take a quiz to reach his/her goalwe will have the library open Monday morning at 7:35 for any student who wantsto come in and take a quiz. Our kids have been so good this year about readingand reaching their goals! Thank you students for taking time to read andparents for supporting reading in your homes.

NEXT TUESDAY 11/24 WE WILL HAVE AN IPOD& HAT DAY FOR $2.00 –students may bring in $2.00 to help support our Christmas Wish fund forfamilies in need this holiday season. Ridgewood receives many requests forassistance from families, each year we work hard to meet everyone’s needs thatcome our way. So this is one fundraiser we do in support of this. Students maylisten to their device and wear a hat for a $2.00 donation to help our kids atRidgewood Middle this Holiday Season.

Next week we have two days of school Monday and Tuesday,students will be off school for Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday 11/25-Friday11/27. Happy Turkey Day to everyone, enjoy time with family and friends overthe holiday break.

Our 8th graders completed the ACT Aspiretesting this week, thank you parents and students for ensuring your child washere to test this week. We had very few test make ups to do today. When scorescome in we will go over those individual scores with your child & Mrs.Stokes our school counselor.

I am very proud to announce after reviewing data the pastweek for our building improvement plan that Ridgewood Middle ranks 28thout of all Missouri Middle Schools! In 2015 RMS ranked better than 95.3% ofmiddle schools in the state of Missouri! This is fantastic I could not be moreproud to serve as Principal to all of you in our community and to our students& staff! I always tell the kids only the “BEST” come to Ridegewood and onlythe “BEST” work here – again thank you for being such a great parent to yourchild, children perform well in school because of parental support. You canfind out more rankings & data if you go to the website

We have many events coming up after the Holiday Break,one big event we hold every year is the Barnes & Noble Book Fair. This ison Saturday, December 5th from 9am-10pm – come out for a visit &see performances from our Choir & Band, our Cheerleaders, our ChallengeDepartment (demo Robots & Drones), Character Council will be working allday helping out our staff with various activities. Ridgewood staff will bepresent reading to kids and greeting our community members who shop throughoutthe day. This is a HUGE library fundraiser for us every year, when you checkout with your purchase mention Ridgewood and a portion of the profits gotowards books for our library. Our kids READ at Ridgewood so we stock ourlibrary with the BEST books for kids to read!

    Saturday12/5 (Shop 9am-10pm)

AtBarnes & Noble, Fenton, MO


See RMS students perform

Try out Robots & Drones

Meet Bruno—RMS School Mascot

Make a craft—Play a game

Hear a story—Earn team points


Gift Wrapping Available for FREE!!

Activities are from 10am-3pm from RMSstudents & staff

Mention your support of RIDGEWOOD when purchasing ANYTHING!

Visit BN.COM/bookfairsto supportus online from 12/06/12 to 12/11/12

byentering Bookfair ID 11719358 at checkout.

A percentage of yourBarnes & Noble purchases will benefit our school library when a purchase ismade and Ridgewood is mentioned.


Our WinterDance is on Friday 12/4 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, tickets are on sale for $5.00 youmay purchase them during lunch or order forms are in the office.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Cavato
Principal – Ridgewood Middle School


My Coke Points – any bottle tops from coke products or any boxesfrom the 12 packs

  • Box Tops – Can be found of many cereals, Ziploc products and many other food products

  • Shop-a-Roo – download the app and take pictures of your grocery receipts

  • – Bring in any old or partially used gift cards that you don’t want anymore and RMS gets the money left on them back in cash

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Teacher Web Pages – Our staff have been working diligently to get our teacher web pages up and running for parents and students! We had a transition from the old system when we moved to Tyler last year, so now we have ventured into our web pages for all of you to access from home! To access this information please visit our Ridgewood Web Page, click on Staff, then the team your child is on, click on the teacher, this will take you to his/her web page or link to the web page where you can find weekly homework assignments and other important information from that class!

Homework/Tutoring/Parent Meetings – Ridgewood prides ourselves on Academic & Character Excellence, again at any time you have concerns please contact your child’s teacher via email or contact the office to speak with myself or Mrs. Stokes (counselor). We have held several parent-team meetings the past few weeks, we are here to help and work together as a TEAM (teachers, counselor, principals, parents, students). Homework will be nightly/daily, our students are working with a Rigorous Curriculum and our teachers are working diligently to ensure your child is prepared for the upcoming state assessments in the spring and most of all, for High School and College!


Homework, “As a parent what do I do here?” – Not only checking on Tyler for your child’s academic progress, check the teacher webpages for homework. Let your child know that YOU know what is going on in his/her class for the school week. Designate a “homework time” & “homework place” at home to do work each evening after school. Somewhere without distractions is important along with taking away the cell phone for a bit so he/she can truly focus on school work. As a parent myself, I know how much time we are spending working on homework, and the “new” way of math and writing from the ways we were taught – it can be frustrating as a parent. On that note please do not hesitate to email your child’s teacher if you just cannot figure out how to help your child – “it’s OK!” This way the teacher has a heads up to meet with your child privately to go over homework that was not understood. Again we are all a TEAM when it comes to your child’s learning!

Attendance is Top Priority at Ridgewood! We have set a 97% attendance goal for our school this year, please ensure your child is at school each day! Our Ridgewood Attendance Committee is dedicated towards our weekly attendance incentives - thank you to our committee and thank you students & parents for ensuring your child is attending school daily!  We are meeting with students and parents of students who are falling below 90% attendance at this point, this is a new MSIP 5 requirement, that your child is in school 90% of the year, so essentially not missing any more than 7 days a semester. Please contact the office with any concerns or questions regarding attendance.
PAWS time (Powerful Academic Work Sessions) Tuesday's & Thursday's during Advisory students may work with a teacher for in-school tutoring, test make-ups, re-teaching, etc. If your child is struggling in a class, please check his/her tracker to ensure he/she is going to that class/teacher during PAWS for extra help. 

RTI - RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION ... Each Tuesday & Thursday we have tutoring in Math and Language Arts for students who are on the bubble in regard to movement of levels on the MAP test! Groups have been up and running the past several weeks!
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