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VP News

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout-outs. Please check back often, and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Calendar Changes – “Talk Time” Meetings

The principal's "Talk Time" meetings continue with a few time adjustments. Morning sessions will now take place at 9:30 a.m. All meetings are on our Calendar page.

  • Friday, February 17, 9:30 a.m. - new February date
  • Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 7, 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 2, 9:30 a.m.

Capacity Study Press Release

The Ridgefield Board of Education continued its deliberations of the school capacity study during the January 9 board of education meeting. To learn more about the study, we invite you to view the links below.

A Day In The District

Our communications coordinator reports on professional development in our k-5 schools with the Teacher's College reading and writing project. Please view details of the project for more information.

December Monthly Morning Meeting at VPES

"Monthly Morning Meetings" are a community building practice at VPES. Each month, a different grade hosts this meeting in the gym and it is done in the same way a single classroom may have a morning meeting. Students are all greeted and welcomed by grade, they say the pledge, they make announcements, celebrate students who have been especially helpful or kind, sing the school song, and then head on to class. It provides leadership opportunities for the sponsoring class and sets a tone of compassion and community throughout the school. The second part of this particular morning meeting was - it was pajama day! The kids were so cute - even the staff got into the fun.

January Holidays And Important Dates

In the month of January 2017, Ridgefield Public Schools will close on Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please review the district calendar on our District Calendar page. Board of education (BOE) meetings will take place on Monday, January 9 and Monday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. Please visit our Board of Education page to learn more about the BOE and how to view meetings live online.  

Parenting Workshop on January 24

Parents, you are invited to the Parenting the #Selfie Generation series, "How to Raise an Adult," on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse. This workshop will feature Julie Lythcott-Haims, author and former dean of Stanford University. This series is a collaboration of Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTA’s, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Fairfield County Bank, Books on Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital. Please view the flyer for more details. You may also view the complete schedule here.