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.

  

RPS Press release about new 50-50 Aligned Feeder for ERMS and SRMS (posted 2/27/17)

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

Transportation and School Start Times (posted 1/24/17)

Documents related to Superintendent's proposed 2017-18 Budget

 

The upcoming meetings are:

 

Mon, Feb 27- BOE Reg Mtg at 7:30 pm in annex- BOE votes to approve BOE FY 2017-18 budget

Mon, March 6-  BOS mtg at 7:00 pm; location at Town Hall- BOE FY 2017-18 budget is slated to be on BOS agenda that evening

Mon, March 27- BOF Public Hearing- 7:30 pm; location TBD

Mon, May 1- Annual Town Mtg at time/location TBD

 

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

  


 

Next Workshops: 

 

March 9, 2017 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Ridgefield Library)

“All Our Children: Understanding the LGBT World”

Presenter: Cathy Plourde, author, educator, and editor of An Anthology of Performance Pieces Written by LGBTQ Youths and Allies

 

Click here for flier and registration information.

 

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
There are a few more spot available for the March circles!

 

The Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (RCCASA) sponsors Parent Circles, free three session parent education, discussion, and support groups just for 5th grade parents, facilitated by an expert in adolescent development. Join a Circle to get support from other parents, and learn strategies for fostering healthy development and  handling today's parenting challenges. Research tells us that parents continue to  have a powerful influence on children all through the teen years. Click here for the flier.  

Questions? coalition@ridgefieldct.org


Attention 8th Grade parents: Join a Parent Circle! 

Join other 8th grade parents for new Parent Circle dates starting in April at the Ridgefield Library. 8th grade Parent Circles are free two session education, support and discussion groups for parents of children in transition grades; facilitated by an expert in adolescent development.Register at www.Ridgefieldlibrary.org  (In Library events, look for the first date of your Circle )

Topics include:
  • Maintaining connection and influence during the High School years   
  • Anticipating risky situations and behaviors
  • Providing the support your child needs to thrive
Click here for flier.

Questions?: contact Laura Cleary, coalition@ridgefieldct.org (203) 431-1893
Parent Circles are sponsored by RCCASA and the Ridgefield Library

 


 

Family Facetime Program is open for registration for two programs:

 

Family Dinner Nights

March 15, May 17 (register for one or both dinners)

Family dinner from a local restaurant; $25 for a family of four with technology basket and family game

 

 

Register for dinners and/or Parent Night at: Ridgefield Parks and Recreation

More information: www.familyfacetime.org