Veterans Park Elementary School
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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.

An Event for 4th Grade Students & Parents

Vernal Pools: The Jewels of Ridgefield’s Forests

All fourth graders and their parents are invited to a special event at Veterans Park Elementary School auditorium on June 5 to learn about vernal pools, a unique habitat that can be found throughout Ridgefield. Come learn alongside your child as they conclude their nature study with our district-wide partners, the Woodcock Nature Center and the Ridgefield Conservation Commission. View our flyer for full details.

School Start Times Project Update

At the May 22 Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent Baldwin and the Strategic Planning Committee presented their plan for reviewing school start times across the district and the opportunity to change them to align with current research on adolescent sleep and be responsive to elementary level feedback.

We invite you to visit our new webpage dedicated to the School Start Times project.

Ridgefield Public Schools Appoints New Veterans Park Elementary School Leader

On Monday, May 22, the Ridgefield Board of Education voted unanimously to support Superintendent Karen Baldwin's recommendation of Ellen Tuckner as Principal for Veterans Park Elementary School. Ellen Tuckner is currently Principal of Mohegan Elementary School in Shelton and was previously Assistant Principal at Cider Mill School in Wilton. "Ellen’s breadth of experience in elementary school education is a perfect fit for Ridgefield Public Schools,” said Ridgefield Superintendent Dr. Karen Baldwin. 

We invite you to read the press release in full here.

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.