Ridgefield Council of PTAs

 

The Ridgefield Council of PTAs, with 9 local-unit PTAs, is the umbrella organization for the PTAs in Ridgefield.  The council serves as a liaison to the CT PTA, as well as with the school administration and the community.

 

For more than 100 years, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has provided support, information and resources to families focused on the health and education of children. As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, PTA reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students. 

 


Attention all parents and caregivers!
Important Information related to the Future of RPS

Please take a moment to read through the latest information from our Board of Education.

 

Significant changes to the structure of education in the Ridgefield Public Schools have been proposed, and decisions based on these proposals are to be made on a very short timeline. It is vitally important that all families are aware of the potential impacts.

  

Board of Education packet (1/9/17)

RPS Press release about 3 viable capacity study options (posted on Twitter 1/18/17)

RPS Capacity Study Fact Sheet (posted on Twitter 1/18/17)

 

Next important BOE date: January 23 - School configuration options will be further discussed along with School Start Time and Transportation Study.

 

The following are important dates related to 2017-2018 Operating Budget for RPS:

February 13: Dr. Baldwin will present Superintendent’s budget to BOE. 

February 25: The Board of Education Public Hearing on the Superintendent’s budget.  Scotts Ridge Middle School, 10:00am. 

February 27: BOE votes on Superintendent’s Budget

March 27: The Board of Finance Public Hearing on the budget

May 1: Annual Town Budget Meeting, tentative.

May 9: The town referendum vote, tentative.

 

BOE website for listing of board members, current budget, meeting minutes, video recordings of previous BOE meetings, and more.

  


 

Next Workshop: 

“How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success”

 

Who:  Julie Lythcott-Haims, best-selling author of How to Raise an Adult, former Dean at Stanford University, and an international key-note speaker.
 
When:  Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:00 pm
 
Where:  Ridgefield Playhouse
 
Price:  $15.00 tickets can be purchased directly through this link: How to Raise an Adult.  Tickets purchased at the door will be $20.00.
 
She will help parents:
•  Understand how to build confidence in their children and teens.
•  Develop essential life skills that will foster success in school, work and relationships.
•  Appreciate the serious risks of over-protecting kids and avoiding mistakes and disappointments.

 

See the 2016-17 Parent Workshop schedule.

To see a list of previous workshops that were recorded, click here.


Attention  Parents of 5th Graders  - 2017 Parent Circles

 
You and your child’s transition to middle school will be easier if you participate in a 5th Grade Circle.  These are sessions focused on the developmental issues of today’s 5th graders who are about to go into middle school.
 
The Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (RCCASA) sponsors these discussion groups which are led by an expert in adolescent development.

 

Click here for more information about dates and times.  Meeting begin in February 2017.

 


Date: 2/1/2017, 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Ridgefield Library  
Sponsored by The Ridgefield Prevention Council and the Ridgefield Library
 
This forum is an opportunity for the Ridgefield Community to hear from a diverse panel of local people involved in this issue, including treatment professionals, law enforcement, community education professionals and a person in recovery. There will be opening remarks from the First Selectman, Rudy Marconi, and the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Baldwin.  Following the panel, there will be time for questions and discussion on this important topic.
 
 
Open to the public.   Registration suggested www.ridgefieldlibrary.org.  For more the flier, click here.  

 

Ridgefield is celebrating families!  The mission of the Family Facetime Project is to get families to unplug from technology and connect with family over dinner. Click here for more information.