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Prinpal Cavato’s Friday FYI


**Next Friday 9/8 is a Reading Counts Goal Check-In Due Date – 25% of your child’s 1st quarter goal needs to be met**


Good afternoon RMS Families! We have completed our first full week of school, even though we have been in school for 12 days, this was our first five day school week! Students are really starting to get into the groove – getting to classes, homework, lunch routines, etc. We are still working on getting to classes on time, we realize during our first semester we will all really be lucky to be on time every hour. Students are getting to class no less than 1-2 minutes after the bell, and for everything we have going on that is great news to me. Once our new wing & entrance/office area is completed we will be smooth sailing in our hallways. The kids & staff continue to be upbeat & positive each day while we work through our construction, that is what makes each day a great one here at RMS.


Part of our school culture is our daily announcements we remind students of our character trait of the month, three words of the day, our paw pillar of the day, & our 7 habit of the week. We strive to ensure our communication with our school community each day fosters a positive learning environment for everyone. We want our students to know how important it is to care, show love & support, along with genuine care for one another. Leading with your head and your heart is the motto our staff follows, it is the core of our buildings philosophy – we educate the whole child at Ridgewood Middle School. This year my own personal motto with our staff is this: “We’re here to make good things happen for other people”! A Smile is where pleasantness begins! Smile & move, a reminder to happily serve!


Today our students & staff had a visit from our Superintendent Dr. Wipke. Students enjoyed telling Dr. Wipke things about coming to Ridgewood Middle, their responses put a smile on my face! Students said they liked their teacher’s, changing classes, elective class options, lockers, & having more freedoms. As a principal & leader of our school community, I was overjoyed to hear the excitement about middle school coming from our student’s comments. Every parent wants their child to feel loved, be happy, be safe, & learn at school – I want nothing more than this for your child while you leave him/her with us during the school day.


Office Reminders – We do not allow verbal bus passes. Students are to turn in a written note from a parent for a bus pass to the office. Please remind your child to be proactive the night before and ask for a note from you to ride a different bus home with a friend. Thank you in advance for helping us with this. J


Dress Code Reminders – We do not allow students to wear sleeveless clothing. I have been lenient on this as we are all learning the middle school way, but it’s now time we all start following dress code. No sleeveless clothing for both males & females. Shirts must also not show bare tummy’s either at any time. Shorts we’ve been doing pretty good on following the rule – if it’s in question – don’t wear it!


Career Day – Parents we need your help! Our annual Career Day is coming up October 25th here at Ridgewood! Our morning is jammed pack with presenters on many different careers for our students, this is an enjoyable day for everyone as we learn about many career paths & get to invite our business & parent community into our school for the morning! I’ve attached our Career Day flyers, we encourage you to help us recruit for our Career Day 10/25 at RMS! 


Next week a lot of activities start up after school! I will list each week what is going on Monday through Friday to help you when you’re organizing your child’s schedule & arranging for pickups after clubs & activities end for the evening.


Today 9/1 was the last day for Basketball Permission slips to be turned in (no later than 3pm)!

Basketball Intramural practices next week are: Tuesday – Girls & Wednesday – Boys 3pm-4:30pm. Please have your rides here on time for pick up. After next week Girls will practice on Mondays, Boys on Wednesday’s.


DANCE TEAM! Ridgewood Middle is starting back up a dance team after many years of not having one! We are super excited for this! Ms. Lydia Cooper & Mrs. Kelly deRoode will sponsor our dance team. Sign-ups will start up next week during lunch in the cafeteria. A meeting will be held with the girls the last 10 min. of 8th hour next Thursday.


Clubs Coming Up:

Spanish Club with Senora Conrad in Room 309. They meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday’s of the month. Permission slips are available in Room 309, those are due Friday 9/15! They will meet 3:10pm-4:10pm.


Rescue Ranger applications are due Friday, 9/8 to Nurse Phares. This is our Teen Cert program with Rock Community Fire – it is an amazing way to learn CPR, & search & rescue techniques!


Chess Club will begin with Mr. Richmond on Monday, 9/11 after school. This is one of our most popular clubs! Everyone loves to learn the strategies & game of chess, & Mr. Richmond is just the staff member to teach your child. Permission slips are available in Room 205.


Coding Club will begin with Mrs. Bailie next Wednesday, 9/5. Permission slips are available in room 313.


Next Week Activities:

Monday 9/4 – School Closed / No School Labor Day

Tuesday 9/5 – Girls Basketball 3:10-4:30, XCountry 3:05-4:45

Wednesday 9/6 – Boys Basketball 3:10-4:30, Coding Club 3:05-4:00, XCountry 3:05-4:45

Thursday 9/7 – XCountry 3:05-4:45, Cheerleading 3:05-5:00

Friday 9/8 – XCountry 3:05-4:45


School Picture Day is coming up! Picture Day is Tuesday, 9/12/17. Information will be sent home to parents next Tuesday 9/5.


All School Fundraiser begins 9/13-9/27. We will begin by having a kick-off assembly here at RMS on 9/13 for our students!


Mark your calendars for our Sky Zone GLO Fundraiser night in Fenton! 9/20 7pm-9pm – our flyers went out via Peachjar this week. Come out for a night of fun, jumping & glowing in the dark!


Have a great 3 day weekend RMS families,


Mrs. Jaime Cavato, Ed.S


Ridgewood Middle School 


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